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Psalm 31

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David
1 In You, O Jehovah, I put my trust; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in Your righteousness.
2 Extend Your ear to me; rescue me quickly; be my rock of refuge, a house of defense to deliver me.
3 For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore for Your great name lead me and guide me.
4 Bring me out of the net that they have hid for me, for You are my strength.
5 Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Jehovah, the Mighty God of Truth.
6 I have hated those who regard lying vanities; but I trust in Jehovah.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy; for You have looked upon my affliction; You have known the distress of my soul,
8 and have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a broad place.
9 Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah, for I am in trouble; my eye has wasted away with grief; even my soul and my belly.
10 For my life has been spent with grief, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones have wasted away.
11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and an object of dread to my friends; those who saw me outside have fled from me.
12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.
13 For I have heard the slander of many; fear is on every side; while they take counsel together against me, they have plotted to take away my life.
14 But I trusted in You, O Jehovah; I have said, You are my God.
15 My times are in Your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
16 Make Your face shine upon Your servant; in Your mercy deliver me.
17 Let me not be ashamed, O Jehovah; for I have called upon You. Let the wicked be ashamed; let them be silent in Sheol.
18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; the lips which speak with arrogance, haughtiness and contempt against the just.
19 How great is Your goodness, which You have treasured up for those who fear You, which You have done for those who trust in You before the sons of men!
20 You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the snares of man; You shall hide them in a shelter away from the strife of tongues.
21 Blessed is Jehovah, for He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a besieged city.
22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before Your eyes; but indeed You heard the voice of my supplications, when I cried out to You.
23 O love Jehovah, all you His saints; for Jehovah preserves the faithful, and abundantly recompenses the proud doer.
24 Be strong, and He will strengthen your heart, all you who hope in Jehovah.
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