PS 31:1 To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. In Thee, O Jehovah, I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed to the age, In Thy righteousness deliver me.
PS 31:2 Incline unto me Thine ear hastily, deliver me, Be to me for a strong rock, For a house of bulwarks to save me.
PS 31:3 For my rock and my bulwark `art' Thou, For Thy name's sake lead me and tend me.
PS 31:4 Bring me out from the net that they hid for me, For Thou `art' my strength.
PS 31:5 Into Thy hand I commit my spirit, Thou hast redeemed me, Jehovah God of truth.
PS 31:6 I have hated the observers of lying vanities, And I toward Jehovah have been confident.
PS 31:7 I rejoice, and am glad in Thy kindness, In that Thou hast seen mine affliction, Thou hast known in adversities my soul.
PS 31:8 And Thou hast not shut me up, Into the hand of an enemy, Thou hast caused my feet to stand in a broad place.
PS 31:9 Favour me, O Jehovah, for distress `is' to me, Mine eye, my soul, and my body Have become old by provocation.
PS 31:10 For my life hath been consumed in sorrow And my years in sighing. Feeble because of mine iniquity hath been my strength, And my bones have become old.
PS 31:11 Among all mine adversaries I have been a reproach, And to my neighbours exceedingly, And a fear to mine acquaintances, Those seeing me without -- fled from me.
PS 31:12 I have been forgotten as dead out of mind, I have been as a perishing vessel.
PS 31:13 For I have heard an evil account of many, Fear `is' round about. In their being united against me, To take my life they have devised,
PS 31:14 And I on Thee -- I have trusted, O Jehovah, I have said, `Thou `art' my God.'
PS 31:15 In Thy hand `are' my times, Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from my pursuers.
PS 31:16 Cause Thy face to shine on Thy servant, Save me in Thy kindness.
PS 31:17 O Jehovah, let me not be ashamed, For I have called Thee, let the wicked be ashamed, Let them become silent to Sheol.
PS 31:18 Let lips of falsehood become dumb, That are speaking against the righteous, Ancient sayings, in pride and contempt.
PS 31:19 How abundant is Thy goodness, That Thou hast laid up for those fearing Thee,
PS 31:20 Thou hast wrought for those trusting in Thee, Before sons of men. Thou hidest them in the secret place of Thy presence, From artifices of man, Thou concealest them in a tabernacle, From the strife of tongues.
PS 31:21 Blessed `is' Jehovah, For He hath made marvellous His kindness To me in a city of bulwarks.
PS 31:22 And I -- I have said in my haste, `I have been cut off from before Thine eyes,' But Thou hast heard the voice of my supplications, In my crying unto Thee.
PS 31:23 Love Jehovah, all ye His saints, Jehovah is keeping the faithful, And recompensing abundantly a proud doer.
PS 31:24 Be strong, and He strengtheneth your heart, All ye who are waiting for Jehovah!