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Psalm 31:20 ASV
In the covert of thy presence wilt thou hide them from the plottings of man: Thou wilt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 BBE
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.
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Psalm 31:20 CEB
You hide them in the shelter of your wings, safe from human scheming. You conceal them in a shelter, safe from accusing tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 CJB
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from human plots, you conceal them in your shelter, safe from contentious tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 RHE
(30-21) Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, from the disturbance of men. Thou shalt protect them in thy tabernacle form the contradiction of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 ESV
In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 GW
You hide them in the secret place of your presence from those who scheme against them. You keep them in a shelter, safe from quarrelsome tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 GNT
You hide them in the safety of your presence from the plots of others; in a safe shelter you hide them from the insults of their enemies.
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Psalm 31:20 HNV
In the covert of your presence will you hide them from the plotting of man. You will keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 CSB
You hide them in the protection of Your presence; You conceal them in a shelter from the schemes of men, from quarrelsome tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 KJV
Thou 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.
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Psalm 31:20 LEB
You will hide them in the protection of your presence from [the] plots of man. You will hide them in a shelter from [the] strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 NAS
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man ; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 NCV
You protect them by your presence from what people plan against them. You shelter them from evil words.
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Psalm 31:20 NIRV
They are safe because you are with them. You hide them from the evil plans of their enemies. In your house you keep them safe from those who bring charges against them.
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Psalm 31:20 NIV
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 NKJV
You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion From the strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 NLT
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.
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Psalm 31:20 NRS
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from human plots; you hold them safe under your shelter from contentious tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 RSV
In the covert of thy presence thou hidest them from the plots of men; thou holdest them safe under thy shelter from the strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 DBY
Thou keepest them concealed in the secret of thy presence from the conspiracies of man; thou hidest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 MSG
You hide them safely away from the opposition. As you slam the door on those oily, mocking faces, you silence the poisonous gossip.
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Psalm 31:20 WBT
Thou 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.
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Psalm 31:20 TMB
Thou shalt hide them in the safety of Thy presence from the pride of man; Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 TNIV
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 WEB
In the covert of your presence will you hide them from the plotting of man. You will keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 WYC
Thou shalt hide them in the private of thy face; from [the] troubling of men (Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence; from all the troubles caused by people). Thou shalt defend them in thy tabernacle; from [the] against-saying of tongues.
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Psalm 31:20 YLT
Thou hast wrought for those trusting in Thee, Before sons of men. Thou hidest them in the secret place of Thy presence, From artifices of man, Thou concealest them in a tabernacle, From the strife of tongues.
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Psalms 31 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 31

Confidence in God. (1-8) Prayer in trouble. (9-18) Praise for God's goodness. (19-24)

Verses 1-8 Faith and prayer must go together, for the prayer of faith is the prevailing prayer. David gave up his soul in a special manner to God. And with the words, ver. 5, our Lord Jesus yielded up his last breath on the cross, and made his soul a free-will offering for sin, laying down his life as a ransom. But David is here as a man in distress and trouble. And his great care is about his soul, his spirit, his better part. Many think that while perplexed about their worldly affairs, and their cares multiply, they may be excused if they neglect their souls; but we are the more concerned to look to our souls, that, though the outward man perish, the inward man may suffer no damage. The redemption of the soul is so precious, that it must have ceased for ever, if Christ had not undertaken it. Having relied on God's mercy, he will be glad and rejoice in it. God looks upon our souls, when we are in trouble, to see whether they are humbled for sin, and made better by the affliction. Every believer will meet with such dangers and deliverances, until he is delivered from death, his last enemy.

Verses 9-18 David's troubles made him a man of sorrows. Herein he was a type of Christ, who was acquainted with grief. David acknowledged that his afflictions were merited by his own sins, but Christ suffered for ours. David's friends durst not give him any assistance. Let us not think it strange if thus deserted, but make sure of a Friend in heaven who will not fail. God will be sure to order and dispose all for the best, to all those who commit their spirits also into his hand. The time of life is in God's hands, to lengthen or shorten, make bitter or sweet, according to the counsel of his will. The way of man is not in himself, nor in our friend's hands, nor in our enemies' hands, but in God's. In this faith and confidence he prays that the Lord would save him for his mercies's sake, and not for any merit of his own. He prophesies the silencing of those that reproach and speak evil of the people of God. There is a day coming, when the Lord will execute judgment upon them. In the mean time, we should engage ourselves by well-doing, if possible, to silence the ignorance of foolish men.

Verses 19-24 Instead of yielding to impatience or despondency under our troubles, we should turn our thoughts to the goodness of the Lord towards those who fear and trust in Him. All comes to sinners through the wondrous gift of the only-begotten Son of God, to be the atonement for their sins. Let not any yield to unbelief, or think, under discouraging circumstances, that they are cut off from before the eyes of the Lord, and left to the pride of men. Lord, pardon our complaints and fears; increase our faith, patience, love, and gratitude; teach us to rejoice in tribulation and in hope. The deliverance of Christ, with the destruction of his enemies, ought to strengthen and comfort the hearts of believers under all their afflictions here below, that having suffered courageously with their Master, they may triumphantly enter into his joy and glory.

Psalms 31 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 31

Psalms 31:1-24 . The prayer of a believer in time of deep distress. In the first part, cries for help are mingled with expressions of confidence. Then the detail of griefs engrosses his attention, till, in the assurance of strong but submissive faith, he rises to the language of unmingled joyful trust and exhorts others to like love and confidence towards God.

1. Expresses the general tone of feeling of the Psalm.

2-4. He seeks help in God's righteous government ( Psalms 5:8 ), and begs for an attentive hearing, and speedy and effectual aid. With no other help and no claim of merit, he relies solely on God's regard to His own perfections for a safe guidance and release from the snares of his enemies. On the terms "rock," &c., (compare Psalms 17:2 , Psalms 18:2 Psalms 18:50 , 20:6 , 23:3 , 25:21 ).

5, 6. commit my spirit--my life, or myself. Our Saviour used the words on the Cross ( Luke 23:46 ), not as prophetical, but, as many pious men have done, as expressive of His unshaken confidence in God. The Psalmist rests on God's faithfulness to His promises to His people, and hence avows himself one of them, detesting all who revere objects of idolatry (compare Deuteronomy 32:21 , 1 Corinthians 8:4 ).

7. hast known my soul, &c.--had regard to me in trouble.

8. shut me up . . . enemy--abandon to ( 1 Samuel 23:11 ).
large room--place of safety (compare Psalms 18:19 ).

9, 10. mine eye, &c.--denotes extreme weakness (compare Psalms 6:7 ).
grief--mingled sorrow and indignation ( Psalms 6:7 ).
soul and . . . belly--the whole person.

10. Though the effects ascribed to grief are not mere figures of speech--
spent . . . consumed--must be taken in the modified sense of wasted and decayed.
iniquity--or, suffering by it

11. among--or, literally, "from," or, "by" my enemies. The latter clauses describe the progress of his disgrace to the lowest degree, till,

12. he is forgotten as one dead, and contemned as a useless broken vessel.

13. For--introduces further reasons for his prayer, the unjust, deliberate, and murderous purposes of his foes.

14-18. In his profession of trust he includes the terms of the prayer expressing it.

15. times--course of life.
deliver . . . hand--opposed to "shut me up," &c. of Psalms 31:8 .

16. Make . . . shine--(Compare Numbers 6:25 , Psalms 4:6 ). Deprecating from himself, he imprecates on the wicked God's displeasure, and prays that their virulent persecution of him may be stopped.

19-21. God displays openly His purposed goodness to His people.

20. the secret of thy presence--or, covering of Thy countenance; the protection He thus affords; compare Psalms 27:5 for a similar figure; "dwelling" used there for "presence" here. The idea of security further presented by the figure of a tent and a fortified city [ Psalms 31:21 ].

22. For I said--literally, "And I said," in an adversative sense. I, thus favored, was despondent.
in my haste--in my terror.
cut off . . . eyes--from all the protection of Thy presence.

23, 24. the Lord . . . proud doer--literally, "the Lord is keeping faith," that is, with His people, and is repaying, &c. Then let none despair, but take courage; their hopes shall not be in vain.