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Book of Tehillim (Psalms):
Chapter 31


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31:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

31:2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

31:3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

31:4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

31:6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

31:8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

31:9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

31:10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

31:11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

31:14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

31:15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.

31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

31:19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

31:20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

31:21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.

31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.


Sources: Portions copyright © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant, All Rights Reserved
JPS Electronic Edition Copyright © 1998 by Larry Nelson, All Rights Reserved
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