Psalms 31


The LORD is Our Refuge

To the director; a psalm to David; a change of state.

1Upon you, O  lord, I hoped. May I not be disgraced into the eon. In your righteousness rescue me, and take me out! 2Lean [2to 3me 1your ear]! Hasten to take me out! Become to me as a defending God! and for a house of refuge to deliver me. 3For [2my fortification 3and 4my refuge 1you are]; and because of your name you shall guide me and nourish me. 4You shall lead me out of the snare which these hid for me; for you are my defender, O  lord. 5Into your hands I shall place my spirit. You ransomed me, O  lord God of truth. 6You detested the ones guarding [2follies 1ineffectual]. But I [2upon 3the 4  lord 1hoped]. 7I will exult and be glad over your mercy, for you looked upon my humiliation. You delivered [2from 3the wants 4of necessities 1my soul]; 8and you did not close me up by hands of enemies. You set [2in 3a broad space 1my feet]. 9Show mercy on me, O  lord! for I am afflicted. [5are disturbed 6in 7rage 1My eye 2my soul 3and 4my belly]; 10for [2failed 3in 4grief 1my life], and my years in moanings. [2weakened 3in 4poorness 1My strength], and my bones are disturbed. 11By all my enemies I became a scorn, even to my neighbors exceedingly so, and a fear to my acquaintances. The ones viewing me outside fled from me. 12I was forgotten as one dead from the heart; I am become as a vessel being destroyed. 13For I heard the fault of many sojourning round about. In their gathering together against me [2to take 3my soul 1they consulted]. 14But I [2upon 3you 4O  lord 1hoped]. I said, You are my God. 15[2are in 3your hands 1My lots]. Rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from the ones pursuing me! 16Let [2appear 1your face] unto your servant! Deliver me in your mercy! 17O  lord, may I not be disgraced, for I called upon you. May [3be ashamed 1the 2impious], and led down into Hades. 18[7speechless 1Let 6become 2the 3lips 4of the 5deceitful]! even the ones speaking against the just in lawlessness with pride and contempt. 19How abundant is the multitude of your graciousness, O  lord, of which you hid to the ones fearing you. You brought it to completion to the ones hoping upon you, before the sons of men. 20You shall hide them in the concealment of your face from the disturbance of men. You shall shelter them in a tent from the dispute of tongues. 21Blessed be the  lord, for [2caused wonders 1his mercy] in the city encompassed about. 22But I said in my change of state, I am thrown away from in front of your eyes. On account of this you heard of the voice of my supplication in my crying out to you. 23Let [3love 4the 5  lord 1all 2his sacred ones]! For [3truth 2requires 1the  lord]; and he recompenses [2to the ones 1extremely] having pride. 24Let [6be manly 7and 8be fortified 9in 10your heart 1all 2the ones 3hoping 4upon 5the  lord]!
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