Psalms 31

DouayRheims(i) 1 Unto the end, a psalm for David, in an ecstasy. (31:2) In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: deliver me in thy justice. 2 (31:3) Bow down thy ear to me: make haste to deliver me. Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a house of refuge, to save me. 3 (31:4) For thou art my strength and my refuge; and for thy name's sake thou wilt lead me, and nourish me. 4 (31:5) Thou wilt bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for me: for thou art my protector. 5 (31:6) Into thy hands I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth. 6 (31:7) Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord: 7 (31:8) I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. For thou hast regarded my humility, thou hast saved my soul out of distresses. 8 (31:9) And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a spacious place. 9 (31:10) Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly: 10 (31:11) For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs. My strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed. 11 (31:12) I am become a reproach among all my enemies, and very much to my neighbours; and a fear to my acquaintance. They that saw me without fled from me. 12 (31:13) I am forgotten as one dead from the heart. I am become as a vessel that is destroyed. 13 (31:14) For I have heard the blame of many that dwell round about. While they assembled together against me, they consulted to take away my life. 14 (31:15) But I have put my trust in thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my God. 15 (31:16) My lots are in thy hands. Deliver me out of the hands of my enemies; and from them that persecute me. 16 (31:17) Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy mercy. 17 (31:18) Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee. Let the wicked be ashamed, and be brought down to hell. 18 (31:19) Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse. 19 (31:20) O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrougth for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men. 20 (31:21) 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. 21 (31:22) Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me in a fortified city. 22 (31:23) But I said in the excess of my mind: I am cast away from before thy eyes. Therefore thou hast heard the voice of my prayer, when I cried to thee. 23 (31:24) O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord will require truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly. 24 (31:25) Do ye manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all ye that hope in the Lord.