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Psalm 31 (English Standard Version)

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Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

1 1In you, O LORD, do I 2take refuge; 3let me never be put to shame; in your 4righteousness deliver me! 2 Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be 5a rock of 6refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! 3 For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your 7name's sake you lead me and guide me; 4 you 8take me out of 9the net they have hidden for me, for you are my 10refuge. 5 11Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD, 12faithful God. 6 I 13hatea those who pay 14regard to worthless 15idols, but I trust in the LORD. 7 I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have 16known the distress of my soul, 8 and you have not 17delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in 18a broad place. 9 Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am 19in distress; 20my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. 10 For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and 21my bones waste away. 11 Because of all my adversaries I have become 22a reproach, especially to my 23neighbors, and an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street 24flee from me. 12 I have been 25forgotten like one who is dead; I have become like 26a broken vessel. 13 For I 27hear the whispering of many-- terror on every side!-- 28as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life. 14 But I 29trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God." 15 My 30times are in your hand; 31rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! 16 32Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love! 17 O LORD, 33let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go 34silently to Sheol. 18 Let the lying lips be mute, which 35speak 36insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt. 19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, 37in the sight of the children of mankind! 20 In 38the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you 39store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues. 21 Blessed be the LORD, for he has wondrously 40shown his steadfast love to me when I was in 41a besieged city. 22 I had said in my 42alarm,b "I am 43cut off from 44your sight." But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help. 23 Love the LORD, all you his 45saints! The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly 46repays the one who acts in pride. 24 47Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!
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