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Psalm 31 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I take refuge in you, LORD. Please never let me be put to shame. Rescue me by your righteousness! 1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.
2 Listen closely to me! Deliver me quickly; be a rock that protects me; be a strong fortress that saves 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 definitely my rock and my fortress. Guide me and lead me for the sake of your good name! 3 Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
4 Get me out of this net that's been set for me because you are my protective fortress. 4 Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.
5 I entrust my spirit into your hands; you, LORD, God of faithfulness— you have saved me. 5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
6 I hate those who embrace what is completely worthless. I myself trust the LORD. 6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols; I trust in the LORD.
7 I rejoice and celebrate in your faithful love because you saw my suffering— you were intimately acquainted with my deep distress. 7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
8 You didn't hand me over to the enemy, but set my feet in wide-open spaces. 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, because I'm depressed. My vision fails because of my grief, as do my spirit and my 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 is consumed with sadness; my years are consumed with groaning. Strength fails me because of my suffering; my bones dry up. 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'm a joke to all my enemies, still worse to my neighbors. I scare my friends, and whoever sees me in the street runs away! 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 am forgotten, like I'm dead, completely out of mind; I am like a piece of pottery, destroyed. 12 I am forgotten by them as though I were dead; I have become like broken pottery.
13 Yes, I've heard all the gossiping, terror all around; so many gang up together against me, they plan 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 me? I trust you, LORD! I affirm, "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. Don't hand me over to my enemies, to all who are out to get me! 15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.
16 Shine your face on your servant; save me by your faithful love! 16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
17 LORD, don't let me be put to shame because I have cried out to you. Let the wicked be put to shame; let them be silenced in death's domain! 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 their lying lips be shut up whenever they speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt! 18 Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.
19 How great is the goodness that you've reserved for those who honor you, that you commit to those who take refuge in you— in the sight of everyone! 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 wings, safe from human scheming. You conceal them in a shelter, safe 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 Bless the LORD, because he has wondrously revealed his faithful love to me when I was like a city under siege! 21 Praise be to the LORD, for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city.
22 When I was panicked, I said, "I'm cut off from your eyes!" But you heard my request for mercy when I cried out to you 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 All you who are faithful, love the LORD! The LORD protects those who are loyal, but he pays the proud back to the fullest degree. 23 Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full.
24 All you who wait for the LORD, be strong and let your heart take courage. 24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.