PSALM 31

A (1) In thee, O YAHWEH, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

B (2) Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: BE THOU MY STRONG rock (sur),

C (2) for an house OF DEFENCE (masud) to save me.

D (3) For thou art my rock (sela)

C1 (3) and MY FORTRESS (masud) ; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.

B1 (4) Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: FOR THOU ART MY STRENGTH .

A1 (5) Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O YAHWEH God of truth.

A (6) I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I TRUST in Yahweh.

B (7) I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for THOU HAST CONSIDERED my trouble;

C (7,8) THOU HAST KNOWN my soul in adversities; And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

D (9) Have mercy upon me, O Yahweh, for I AM IN TROUBLE :

E (9) mine eye IS CONSUMED with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

F (10) For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing:

E1 (10) my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones ARE CONSUMED .

D1 (11) I was a reproach among all mine ENEMIES ,

C1 (11) but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine ACQUAINTANCE :

B1 (11, 12) THEY THAT DID SEE me without fled from me. I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

A1 (13, 14) For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. But I TRUSTED in thee, O Yahweh: I said, Thou art my God.

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