Tehilim Chapter No 31

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Translation

1. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
2. In you, O Lord, I take refuge; never let me be ashamed; save me in your righteousness.
3. Incline your ear to me; save me speedily; be you my strong rock, a fortress of defense to save me.
4. For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name’s sake lead me, and guide me.
5. Pull me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me; for you are my stronghold.
6. Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
7. I hate those who regard lying vanities; but I trust in the Lord.
8. I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness; for you have considered my affliction; you have known the troubles of my soul;
9. And you have not delivered into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.
10. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is consumed with grief, my soul and my body.
11. For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.
12. I am the scorn of all my enemies, and exceedingly of my neighbors, and a dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street flee from me.
13. I am forgotten out of mind like one who is dead; I am like a broken vessel.
14. For I have heard the slander of many; fear was on every side; while they took counsel together against me, they schemed to take away my life.
15. But I trusted in you, O Lord; I said, You are my God.
16. My times are in your hand; save me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
17. Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your loving kindness.
18. Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called on you; let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in Sheol.
19. Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak insolent words, arrogantly and contemptuously against the righteous.
20. Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you; which you have done for those who trust in you, in the sight of the sons of men!
21. You hide them in the covert of your presence from the plots of men; you keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
22. Blessed be the Lord; for he has marvelously shown me his loving kindness in a besieged city.
23. For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes; nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to you.
24. O love the Lord, all you his pious ones; for the Lord preserves the faithful, and plentifully repays him who acts arrogantly.
25. Be of good courage, and let your heart be strong, all you who hope in the Lord.