Chapter 31

David rejoiceth in God's mercy, and praiseth him for his goodness. (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.)

1)In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in thy righteousness.

2)Bow down thine ears to me; deliver me speedily; be thou my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me.

3)For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake, lead me, and guide me.

4)Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; for thou art my strength.

5)Into thine hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

6)I have hated them that regard lying vanities; but I trust in the Lord.

7)I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

8)And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.

9)Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

10)For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing; my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

11)I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to mine acquaintance; they that did see me without 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 was on every side; while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

14)But I trusted in thee, O Lord; I said, Thou art my God.

15)My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

16)Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me for thy mercies' sake.

17)Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee; let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

18)Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

19)Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

20)Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man; thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

21)Blessed be the Lord; for he hath showed me his marvelous kindness in a strong city.

22)For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes; nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

23)O love the Lord, all ye his saints; for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

24)Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.