Psalm 31. In te, Domine, speravi.
- IN thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me never be put to confusion; *
deliver me in thy righteousness.
- Bow down thine ear to me; *
make haste to deliver me.
- And be thou my strong rock, and house of defence, *
that thou mayest save me.
- For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: *
be thou also my guide, and lead me for thy Name's sake.
- Draw me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; *
for thou art my strength.
- Into thy hands I commend my spirit; *
for thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.
- I have hated them that hold of lying vanities, *
and my trust hath been in the Lord.
- I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; *
for thou hast considered my trouble, and hast known my soul in adversities.
- Thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; *
but hast set my feet in a large room.
- Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble, *
and mine eye is consumed for very heaviness; yea, my soul and my body.
- For my life is waxen old with heaviness, *
and my years with mourning.
- My strength faileth me, because of mine iniquity, *
and my bones are consumed.
- I became a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours; *
and they of mine acquaintance were afraid of me; and they that did see me without, conveyed themselves from me.
- I am clean forgotten as a dead man out of mind; *
I am become like a broken vessel.
- For I have heard the blasphemy of the multitude, and fear is on every side; *
while they conspire together against me, and take their counsel to take away my life.
- But my hope hath been in thee, O Lord; *
I have said, Thou art my God.
- My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, *
and from them that persecute me.
- Show thy servant the light of thy countenance, *
and save me for thy mercy's sake.
- Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee; *
let the ungodly be put to confusion, and be put to silence in the grave.
- Let the lying lips be put to silence, *
which cruelly, disdainfully, and despitefully speak against the righteous.
- O how plentiful is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, *
and that thou hast prepared for them that put their trust in thee, even before the sons of men!
- Thou shalt hide them in the covert of thine own presence from the plottings of men: *
thou shalt keep them secretly in thy tabernacle from the strife of tongues.
- Thanks be to the Lord; *
for he hath showed me marvellous great kindness in a strong city.
- But in my haste I said, *
I am cast out of the sight of thine eyes.
- Nevertheless, thou heardest the voice of my prayer, *
when I cried unto thee.
- O love the Lord, all ye his saints; *
for the Lord preserveth them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud doer.
- Be strong, and he shall establish your heart, *
all ye that put your trust in the Lord.
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