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Psalms 31

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 1 In you, O LORD, I put my trust and take refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.

 2 Bow down your ear to me, deliver me speedily! Be my strong rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me.

 3 For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore lead me and guide me for your name's sake.

 4 Pull me out of the net that they have secretly laid for me, for you are my strength.

 5 Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

 6 I have hated those who regard lying idols; but I trust in the LORD.

 7 I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy, for you have seen my affliction, you have known the anguish of my soul,

 8 And have not given me up into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet on a wide place.

 9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye grows weak with grief, yes, my soul and my body.

 10 For my life is consumed with grief and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.

 11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a dread to my friends, those who saw me outside fled from me.

 12 I am forgotten like 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 and plotted to take away my life.1

 14 But I trusted in you, O LORD; I 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 to shine upon your servant; save me for your mercies' sake.

 17 Let me not be put to shame, O LORD; for I have called upon you; let the wicked be put to shame, 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 your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have wrought 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 plots of man; you shall keep them secretly in your pavilion from the strife of tongues.

 21 Blessed be the LORD! For he has shown me his marvelous kindness when I was as if in a besieged city.

 22 For I said in my alarm, "I am cut off from before your eyes." But you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to you.

 23 O love the LORD, all you his saints! For the LORD preserves the faithful and plentifully repays the proud.

 24 Be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart, all you who wait for, hope for, and expect the LORD.


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1 I have heard the slander of many; fear was on every side, while they took counsel together against me and plotted to take away my life. David was King; no one could be slandering him and plotting to take his life, unless they were not men of the earth; but rather his enemies are supernatural enemies — demons who afflict him; demons whom God uses to chasten and scourge all sons whom he accepts as sons, Heb 12:6.

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