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Psalm 31 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:1 - [fn]For the director of music. A psalm of David. In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:2 - Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:3 - Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:4 - Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:5 - Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, LORD, my faithful God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:6 - I hate those who cling to worthless idols; as for me, I trust in the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:7 - I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:8 - You have not given me into the hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:9 - Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:10 - My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction,[fn] and my bones grow weak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:11 - Because of all my enemies, I am the utter contempt of my neighbors and an object of dread to my closest friends— those who see me on the street flee from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:12 - I am forgotten as though I were dead; I have become like broken pottery.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:13 - For I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side!” They conspire against me and plot to take my life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:14 - But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:15 - My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:16 - Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:17 - Let me not be put to shame, LORD, for I have cried out to you; but let the wicked be put to shame and be silent in the realm of the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:18 - Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:19 - How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:20 - In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:21 - Praise be to the LORD, for he showed me the wonders of his love when I was in a city under siege.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:22 - In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:23 - Love the LORD, all his faithful people! The LORD preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:24 - Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 31:1-24 is numbered 31:2-25.
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