Psalm 31-33

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Psalm 31

In you, O Yahweh, do I take refuge;

Let me never be put to shame:

Deliver me in your righteousness.

2 Bow down your ear to me; deliver me speedily:

Be to me a strong rock,

A house of defence to save me.

3 For you are my rock and my fortress;

Therefore for your name’s sake lead me and guide me.

4 Pluck me out of the net that they have laid privately for me;

For you are my stronghold.

5 Into your hand I commend my spirit:

You have redeemed me, O Yahweh, you El of truth.

6 I hate them that regard lying vanities;

But I trust in Yahweh.

7 I will be glad and rejoice in your lovingkindness;

For you have seen my affliction:

You have known my soul in adversities;

8 And you have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy;

You have set my feet in a large place.

9 Have mercy upon me, O Yahweh, for I am in distress:

My eye wastes away with grief, yes, my soul and my body.

10 For my life is spent with sorrow,

And my years with sighing:

My strength fails because of my iniquity.

And my bones are wasted away.

11 Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,

Yes, to my neighbors greatly,

And a fear to my acquaintance:

They that saw me outside fled from me.

12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind:

I am like a broken vessel.

13 For I have heard the defaming of many,

Terror on every side:

While they took counsel together against me,

They devised to take away my life.

14 But I trust in you, O Yahweh: I said,

You are my Elohim.

15 My times are in your hand:

Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.

16 Make your face to shine upon your servant:

Save me in your lovingkindness.

17 Let me not be put to shame, O Yahweh; for I have called upon you:

Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.

18 Let the lying lips be dumb,

Which speak against the righteous insolently

With pride and contempt.

19 Oh how great is your goodness

Which you have laid up for them that fear you,

Which you have worked for them that take refuge in you,

Before the sons of men!

20 In the covert of your presence will you hide them from the plottings of man:

You will keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be Yahweh:

For he has showed me his marvelous lovingkindness in a strong city.

22 As for me, I said in my haste,

I am cut off from before your eyes:

Nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications

When I cried to you.

23 Oh love Yahweh, all you his saints:

Yahweh preserves the faithful,

And plentifully rewards him that deals proudly.

24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage,

All you that hope in Yahweh.



Psalm 32

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,

Whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh imputes not iniquity,

And in whose spirit there is no guile.

3 When I kept silence, my bones wasted away

Through my groaning all the day long.

4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me:

My moisture was changed as with the drought of summer.


5 I acknowledged my sin to you,

And my iniquity did I not hide:

I said, I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh;

And you forgave the iniquity of my sin.


6 For this let every one that is righteous pray to you in a time when you may be found:

Surely when the great waters overflow they shall not reach to him.

7 You are my hiding-place; you will preserve me from trouble;

You will compass me about with songs of deliverance.


8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go:

I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

9 Be not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding;

Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in,

Else they will not come near to you.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;

But he that trusts in Yahweh, lovingkindness shall compass him about.

11 Be glad in Yahweh, and rejoice, you righteous;

And shout for joy, all you that are upright in heart.



Psalm 33

Rejoice in Yahweh, O you righteous:

Praise is comely for the upright.

2 Give thanks to Yahweh with the harp:

Sing praises to him with the psaltery of ten strings.

3 Sing to him a new song;

Play skilfully with a loud noise.

4 For the word of Yahweh is right;

And all his work is done in faithfulness.

5 He loves righteousness and justice:

The earth is full of the lovingkindness of Yahweh.

6 By the word of Yahweh were the heavens made.

And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap:

He lays up the deeps in store-houses.

8 Let all the earth fear Yahweh:

Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

9 For he spoke, and it was done;

He commanded, and it stood fast.

10 Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;

He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.

11 The counsel of Yahweh stands fast forever

The thoughts of his heart to all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose Elohim is Yahweh,

The people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.

13 Yahweh looks from heaven;

He beholds all the sons of men;

14 From the place of his habitation he looks forth

Upon all the inhabitants of the earth,

15 He that fashions the hearts of them all,

That considers all their works.

16 There is no king saved by the multitude of a host;

A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

17 A horse is a vain thing for safety;

Neither does he deliver any by his great power.

18 Behold, the eye of Yahweh is upon them that fear him,

Upon them that hope in his lovingkindness;

19 To deliver their soul from death,

And to keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul has waited for Yahweh:

He is our help and our shield.

21 For our heart shall rejoice in him,

Because we have trusted in his holy name.

22 Let your lovingkindness, O Yahweh, be upon us,

According as we have hoped in you.



A Psalm of David; when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.


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