David shewing his confidence in God craveth his help.
Psalms 31:1 To the Overseer.A Psalm of David. In Thee, O Jehovah, I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed to the age, In Thy righteousness deliver me. Psalms 31:2 Incline unto me Thine ear hastily, deliver me, Be to me for a strong rock, For a house of bulwarks to save me. Psalms 31:3 For my rock and my bulwark [art] Thou, For Thy name's sake lead me and tend me. Psalms 31:4 Bring me out from the net that they hid for me, For Thou [art] my strength. Psalms 31:5 Into Thy hand I commit my spirit, Thou hast redeemed me, Jehovah God of truth. Psalms 31:6 I have hated the observers of lying vanities, And I toward Jehovah have been confident.
He rejoiceth in his mercy.
Psalms 31:7 I rejoice, and am glad in Thy kindness, In that Thou hast seen mine affliction, Thou hast known in adversities my soul. Psalms 31:8 And Thou hast not shut me up, Into the hand of an enemy, Thou hast caused my feet to stand in a broad place.
He prayeth in his calamity.
Psalms 31:9 Favour me, O Jehovah, for distress [is] to me, Mine eye, my soul, and my body Have become old by provocation. Psalms 31:10 For my life hath been consumed in sorrow And my years in sighing. Feeble because of mine iniquity hath been my strength, And my bones have become old. Psalms 31:11 Among all mine adversaries I have been a reproach, And to my neighbours exceedingly, And a fear to mine acquaintances, Those seeing me withoutfled from me. Psalms 31:12 I have been forgotten as dead out of mind, I have been as a perishing vessel. Psalms 31:13 For I have heard an evil account of many, Fear [is] round about. In their being united against me, To take my life they have devised, Psalms 31:14 And I on TheeI have trusted, O Jehovah, I have said, 'Thou [art] my God.' Psalms 31:15 In Thy hand [are] my times, Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from my pursuers. Psalms 31:16 Cause Thy face to shine on Thy servant, Save me in Thy kindness. Psalms 31:17 O Jehovah, let me not be ashamed, For I have called Thee, let the wicked be ashamed, Let them become silent to Sheol. Psalms 31:18 Let lips of falsehood become dumb, That are speaking against the righteous, Ancient sayings, in pride and contempt.
He praiseth God for his goodness.
Psalms 31:19 How abundant is Thy goodness, That Thou hast laid up for those fearing Thee, Psalms 31:20 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. Psalms 31:21 Blessed [is] Jehovah, For He hath made marvellous His kindness To me in a city of bulwarks. Psalms 31:22 And II have said in my haste, 'I have been cut off from before Thine eyes,' But Thou hast heard the voice of my supplications, In my crying unto Thee. Psalms 31:23 Love Jehovah, all ye His saints, Jehovah is keeping the faithful, And recompensing abundantly a proud doer. Psalms 31:24 Be strong, and He strengtheneth your heart, All ye who are waiting for Jehovah!