Psalm 31 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In you, O Lord, have I put my hope; let me never be shamed; keep me safe in your righteousness. 1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.
2 Let your ear be turned to me; take me quickly out of danger; be my strong Rock, my place of strength where I may be safe. 2 Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
3 For you are my Rock and my strong tower; go in front of me and be my guide, because of your name. 3 Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
4 Take me out of the net which they have put ready for me secretly; for you are my strength. 4 Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.
5 Into your hands I give my spirit; you are my saviour, O Lord God for ever true. 5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
6 I am full of hate for those who go after false gods; but my hope is in the Lord. 6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols; I trust in the LORD.
7 I will be glad and have delight in your mercy; because you have seen my trouble; you have had pity on my soul in its sorrows; 7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
8 And you have not given me into the hand of my hater; you have put my feet in a wide 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, O Lord, for I am in trouble; my eyes are wasted with grief, I am wasted in soul and body. 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 My life goes on in sorrow, and my years in weeping; my strength is almost gone because of my sin, and my bones are wasted away. 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 Because of all those who are against me, I have become a word of shame to my neighbours; a cause of shaking the head and a fear to my friends: those who saw me in the street went in flight from me. 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 gone from men's minds and memory like a dead man; I am like a broken vessel. 12 I am forgotten by them as though I were dead; I have become like broken pottery.
13 False statements against me have come to my ears; fear was on every side: they were talking together against me, designing to take away 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 had faith in you, O Lord; I said, You are my God. 14 But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."
15 The chances of my life are in your hand; take me out of the hands of my haters, and of those who go after me. 15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.
16 Let your servant see the light of your face; in your mercy be my saviour. 16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
17 Let me not be shamed, O Lord, for I have made my prayer to you; let the sinners be shamed, and let their mouths be shut in the underworld. 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 Let the false lips be shut, which say evil against the upright, looking down on him in their pride. 18 Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.
19 O how great is your grace, which you have put in store for your worshippers, and which you have made clear to those who had faith in you, before the sons of men! 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 will keep them safe in your house from the designs of man; in the secret of your tent will you keep them from angry 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 May the Lord be praised, because he has made clear to me the wonder of his grace in a strong town. 21 Praise be to the LORD, for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city.
22 And as for me, I said in my fear, I am cut off from before your eyes; but you gave ear to the voice of my prayer, when my cry went up to you. 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 O have love for the Lord, all you his saints; for the Lord keeps safe from danger all those who are true to him, and gives the workers of pride their right reward. 23 Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full.
24 Put away fear and let your heart be strong, all you whose hope is in the Lord. 24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.