To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in
Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for
an house of defence to save me.||
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead
me, and guide me.||
Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my
Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of
|31:6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities:
but I trust in the LORD.||
(31:6) "I have hated them that regard lying vanities:
but I trust in the LORD."|
The psalmist sets an example for Christians by hating people but loving God.
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my
trouble; 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.||
Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with
grief, yea, my soul and my belly.||
For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength
faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.||
I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my
neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: 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.||
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 LORD: I said, Thou art my God.||
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and
from them that persecute me.||
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.||
Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked
be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.||
(31:17) "Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave."|
Is death final?
Does hell exist?
Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly
and contemptuously against the righteous.
Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear
thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of
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.||
Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a
For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless
thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.||
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful,
and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.||
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope
in the LORD.