Psalms 31

Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit

1 For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; save me by Your righteousness. 2 Incline Your ear to me; come quickly to my rescue. Be my rock of refuge, the stronghold of my deliverance. 3 For You are my rock and my fortress; lead and guide me for the sake of Your name. 4 You will free me from the net laid for me, for You are my refuge. 5 Into Your hands I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O LORD, God of truth. 6 I hate
MT; one Hebrew manuscript, LXX, Syriac, Jerome You hate
those who cling to worthless idols, but in the LORD I trust.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in Your loving devotion, for You have seen my affliction; You have known the anguish of my soul. 8 You have not delivered me to the enemy; You have set my feet in the open. 9 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes fail from sorrow, my soul and body as well. 10 For my life is consumed with grief and my years with groaning; my iniquity has drained my strength and my bones are wasting away. 11 Among all my enemies I am a disgrace and among my neighbors all the more. I am dreaded by my friends— they flee when they see me on the street. 12 I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind. I am like a broken vessel. 13 For I hear the slander of many; there is terror on every side. They conspire against me [and] plot to take my life. 14 But I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” 15 My times [are] in Your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. 16 Make Your face shine on Your servant; save me by Your loving devotion. 17 O LORD, let me not be ashamed, for I have called on You. Let the wicked be put to shame; let them lie silent in Sheol. 18 May lying lips be silenced, which speak with arrogance against the righteous, full of pride and contempt. 19 How great is Your goodness which You have laid up for those who fear You, and bestowed on those who take refuge in You in the sight of the sons of men. 20 You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the schemes of men. You conceal them in Your shelter from accusing tongues. 21 Blessed be the LORD, for He has shown me His loving devotion in a city under siege. 22 In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from Your sight!” But You heard my plea for mercy when I called to You for help. 23 Love the LORD, all His saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but fully repays the arrogant. 24 Be strong and courageous, all you who hope in the LORD.
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