2 31:1To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
3 31:2Bow down thy ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me.
4 31:3For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
5 31:4Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.
6 31:5Into thy hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
7 31:6I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.
8 31:7I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
9 31:8And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my foot in a large room.
10 31:9Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief, yes, my soul and my belly.
11 31:10For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of my iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
12 31:11I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to my acquaintance: they that saw me without fled from me.
13 31:12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
14 31:13For 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.
15 31:14But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.
16 31:15My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.
17 31:16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
18 31:17Let 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.
19 31:18Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
20 31:19Oh 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!
21 31:20Thou 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.
22 31:21Blessed be the LORD: for he hath showed me his wonderful kindness in a strong city.
23 31:22For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thy eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried to thee.
24 31:23O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
25 31:24Be of good courage, and he will strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.