Psalm 31

In te, Domine, speravi
In you, O Lord, have I put my trust; *
let me never be put to confusion; deliver me in your righteousness.
Bow down your ear to me; *
make haste to deliver me;
And be my strong rock and house of defense, *
that you may save me.
For you are my strong rock and my castle; *
be also my guide, and lead me for your Name’s sake.
Draw me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me, *
for you are my strength.
Into your hands I commend my spirit, *
for you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.
I have hated those who hold to worthless vanities, *
and my trust has been in the Lord.
I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy, *
for you have considered my trouble, and have known my soul in adversities.
You have not shut me up in the hand of the enemy *
but have set my feet where they may walk at liberty.
Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; *
my eye is consumed with heaviness, and also my soul and my body.
For my life has grown old with heaviness, *
and my years with mourning.
My strength fails me because of my iniquity, *
and my bones are consumed.
I have become a reproof among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors; *
my acquaintances are afraid of me, and those who see me in the street shrink from me.
I am utterly forgotten, as a dead man, out of mind; *
I have become like a broken vessel.
For I have heard the whispering of the multitude, and fear is on every side, *
while they conspire together against me and take their counsel to take away my life.
But my hope has been in you, O Lord; *
I have said, “You are my God.”
My time is in your hand; *
deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
Show your servant the light of your countenance, *
and save me for your mercy’s sake.
Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon you; *
let the ungodly be put to confusion, and be put to silence in the grave.
Let the lying lips be put to silence, *
which cruelly, disdainfully, and despitefully speak against the righteous.
Oh, how plentiful is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, *
and which you have prepared for those who put their trust in you, even before the children of men!
You hide them in the secret place of your presence from those who conspire against them; *
you keep them in your refuge from the strife of tongues.
Thanks be to the Lord, *
for he has shown me marvellously great kindness in a strong city.
But when I was afraid, I said in my haste, *
“I am cast out of the sight of your eyes.”
Nevertheless, you heard the voice of my prayer *
when I cried unto you.
O love the Lord, all you his saints, *
for the Lord preserves those who are faithful, and plenteously repays the proud.
Be strong, and he shall establish your heart, *
all you that put your trust in the Lord.