Psalm 31:1-Psalm 32:1 - A Plea For Protection
1 To the overseer, chanting of David. In thee, O Jehovah, I put my trust, I shall not be ashamed forever: in thy justice deliver me. 2 Incline thine ear to me, hastening to deliver me: be to me for a rock of strength, for a house of fortresses to save me. 3 For thou my rock and my fortress; and for sake of thy name thou wilt guide me, and thou wilt protect me. 4 Thou wilt bring me forth from the net which they concealed for me: for thou my fortress. 5 Into thy hand I will commit my spirit: thou didst redeem me, O Jehovah God of truth.
6 I hated those watching vanities of falsehood, and I trusted to Jehovah. 7 I will rejoice and be glad in thy mercy, for thou sawest mine affliction; thou knewest my soul in straits; 8 And thou didst not shut me up in the hand of the enemy: thou didst cause my feet to stand in a broad place.
9 Pity me, O Jehovah, for straits are to me: mine eye fell away; with trouble my soul and my belly. 10 For my life was finished in sorrow, and my years in sighing: my strength was weak in mine iniquity, and my bones fell away. 11 From all mine enemies I was a reproach, and greatly to my neighbors, and a fear to those knowing me: they seeing me without fled from me. 12 I was forgotten as the dead from the heart: I was a vessel perishing. 13 For I heard the slander of many sojourning round about: in their sitting together against me they purposed to take away my soul
14 And I trusted upon thee, O Jehovah: I said, Thou my God. 15 My times in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from those pursuing me. 16 Cause thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me in thy mercy. 17 O Jehovah, I shall not be ashamed, for I called upon thee: the unjust shall be ashamed and they shall be destroyed to hades. 18 The lips of falsehood shall be mute; speaking boldly in pride and contempt.
19 How much thy goodness which thou didst conceal for them fearing thee; thou didst work for those putting their trust in thee before the sons of man. 20 Thou wilt cover them in the covering of thy face from the snares of man: thou wilt conceal them in the booth from the strife of tongues. 21 Praised be Jehovah, for he made wonderful his mercy to me in the fortified city. 22 And I said in my hasty flight; I was cut off from before thine eyes: yet thou heardest the voice of my supplications in my crying to thee.
1 To David, wisdom. Happy the taking away of transgression, the covering of sin.