Psalm 31 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the choir director: A psalm of David. O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don't let me be put to shame. Rescue me, for you always do what is right. 1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.
2 Bend down and listen to me; rescue me quickly. Be for me a great rock of safety, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. 2 Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
3 You are my rock and my fortress. For the honor of your name, lead me out of this peril. 3 Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
4 Pull me from the trap my enemies set for me, for I find protection in you alone. 4 Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.
5 I entrust my spirit into your hand. Rescue me, LORD, for you are a faithful God. 5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
6 I hate those who worship worthless idols. I trust in the LORD. 6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols; I trust in the LORD.
7 I am overcome with joy because of your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. 7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
8 You have not handed me over to my enemy but have set me in a safe place. 8 You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.
9 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am in distress. My sight is blurred because of my tears. My body and soul are withering away. 9 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief.
10 I am dying from grief; my years are shortened by sadness. Misery has drained my strength; I am wasting away from within. 10 My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.
11 I am scorned by all my enemies and despised by my neighbors -- even my friends are afraid to come near me. When they see me on the street, they turn the other way. 11 Because of all my enemies, I am the utter contempt of my neighbors; I am a dread to my friends-- those who see me on the street flee from me.
12 I have been ignored as if I were dead, as if I were a broken pot. 12 I am forgotten by them as though I were dead; I have become like broken pottery.
13 I have heard the many rumors about me, and I am surrounded by terror. My enemies conspire against me, plotting to take my life. 13 For I hear the slander of many; there is terror on every side; they conspire against me and plot to take my life.
14 But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, "You are my God!" 14 But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."
15 My future is in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly. 15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.
16 Let your favor shine on your servant. In your unfailing love, save me. 16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
17 Don't let me be disgraced, O LORD, for I call out to you for help. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them lie silent in the grave. 17 Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I have cried out to you; but let the wicked be put to shame and lie silent in the grave.
18 May their lying lips be silenced -- those proud and arrogant lips that accuse the godly. 18 Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.
19 Your goodness is so great! You have stored up great blessings for those who honor you. You have done so much for those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world. 19 How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.
20 You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues. 20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues.
21 Praise the LORD, for he has shown me his unfailing love. He kept me safe when my city was under attack. 21 Praise be to the LORD, for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city.
22 In sudden fear I had cried out, "I have been cut off from the LORD!" But you heard my cry for mercy and answered my call for help. 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.
23 Love the LORD, all you faithful ones! For the LORD protects those who are loyal to him, but he harshly punishes all who are arrogant. 23 Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full.
24 So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the LORD! 24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.