Psalms 31

Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 a  In you, O  Lord, do I b  take refuge;
c  let me never be put to shame;
in your d  righteousness deliver me!
2Incline your ear to me;
rescue me speedily!
Be e  a rock of f  refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me!
3 For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your g  name’s sake you lead me and guide me;
4you h  take me out of i  the net they have hidden for me,
for you are my j  refuge.
5 k  Into your hand I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me, O  Lord l  faithful God.
6 I m  hate
Masoretic Text; one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome You hate
those who pay o  regard to worthless p  idols,
but I trust in the  Lord.
7I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love,
because you have seen my affliction;
you have q  known the distress of my soul,
8and you have not r  delivered me into the hand of the enemy;
you have set my feet in s  a broad place.
9 Be gracious to me, O  Lord, for I am t  in distress;
u  my eye is wasted from grief;
my soul and my body also.
10For my life is spent with sorrow,
and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
and v  my bones waste away.
11 Because of all my adversaries I have become w  a reproach,
especially to my x  neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street y  flee from me.
12I have been z  forgotten like one who is dead;
I have become like aa  a broken vessel.
13For I ab  hear the whispering of many
terror on every side!—
ac  as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.
14 But I ad  trust in you, O  Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
15My ae  times are in your hand;
af  rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
16 ag  Make your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love!
17O  Lord ah  let me not be put to shame,
for I call upon you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
let them go ai  silently to Sheol.
18Let the lying lips be mute,
which aj  speak ak  insolently against the righteous
in pride and contempt.
19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
al  in the sight of the children of mankind!
20In am  the cover of your presence you hide them
from the plots of men;
you an  store them in your shelter
from the strife of tongues.
21 Blessed be the  Lord,
for he has wondrously ao  shown his steadfast love to me
when I was in ap  a besieged city.
22I had said in my aq  alarm
Or  in my haste

“I am as  cut off from at  your sight.”
But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy
when I cried to you for help.
23 Love the  Lord, all you his au  saints!
The  Lord preserves the faithful
but abundantly av  repays the one who acts in pride.
24 aw  Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the  Lord!
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