31:1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

31:2 In thee, O the Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in Thy righteousness.

31:3 Incline Thine ear unto me, deliver me speedily; be Thou to me a rock of refuge, even a fortress of defence, to save me.

31:4 For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy name's sake lead me and guide me.

31:5 Bring me forth out of the net that they have hidden for me; for Thou art my stronghold.

31:6 Into Thy hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O the Lord, Thou God of truth.

31:7 I hate them that regard lying vanities; but I trust in the Lord.

31:8 I will be glad and rejoice in Thy lovingkindness; for Thou hast seen mine affliction, Thou hast taken cognizance of the troubles of my soul,

31:9 And Thou hast not given me over into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a broad place.

31:10 Be gracious unto me, O the Lord, for I am in distress; mine eye wasteth away with vexation, yea, my soul and my body.

31:11 For my life is spent in sorrow, and my years in sighing; my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are wasted away.

31:12 Because of all mine adversaries I am become a reproach, yea, unto my neighbours exceedingly, and a dread to mine acquaintance; they that see me without flee from me.

31:13 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind; I am like a useless vessel.

31:14 For I have heard the whispering of many, terror on every side; while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

31:15 But as for me, I have trusted in Thee, O the Lord; I have said: 'Thou art my God.'

31:16 My times are in Thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

31:17 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant; save me in Thy lovingkindness.

31:18 O the Lord, let me not be ashamed, for I have called upon Thee; let the wicked be ashamed, let them be put to silence in the nether-world.

31:19 Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak arrogantly against the righteous, with pride and contempt.

31:20 Oh how abundant is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that take their refuge in Thee, in the sight of the sons of men!

31:21 Thou hidest them in the covert of Thy presence from the plottings of man; Thou concealest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

31:22 Blessed be the Lord; for He hath shown me His wondrous lovingkindness in an entrenched city.

31:23 As for me, 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.

31:24 O love the Lord, all ye His godly ones; the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully repayeth him that acteth haughtily.



Hebrew Transliteration

31:1 lamnatsêach mizmor ledhâvidh

31:2 bekha Adonay châsiythiy'al-'êbhoshâh le`olâm betsidhqâthekha phallethêniy

31:3 hathêh 'êlay 'âzenekhamehêrâh hatsiylêniy heyêh liy letsur-mâ`oz lebhêyth metsudhothlehoshiy`êniy

31:4 kiy-sal`iy umetsudhâthiy 'âttâh ulema`an shimkhatanchêniy uthenahalêniy

31:5 totsiy'êniy mêresheth zu thâmenu liy kiy-'attâhmâ`uzziy

31:6 beyâdhekha 'aphqiydh ruchiy pâdhiythâh 'othiy Adonay 'êl'emeth

31:7 sânê'thiy hashomeriym habhlêy-shâve' va'aniy 'el-Adonaybâthâchetiy

31:8 'âghiylâh ve'esmechâh bechasdekha 'asher râ'iythâ 'eth-`âneyiyyâdha`tâ betsâroth naphshiy

31:9 velo' hisgartaniy beyadh-'oyêbh he`emadhtâbhammerchâbh raghlây

31:10 chânnêniy Adonay kiy tsar-liy `âsheshâhbhekha`as `êyniy naphshiy ubhithniy

31:11 kiy khâlu bheyâghon chayyay ushenothayba'anâchâh kâshal ba`avoniy khochiy va`atsâmay `âshêshu

31:12 mikkol-tsoreray hâyiythiy cherpâh velishakhênay me'odh uphachadh limyuddâ`âyro'ay bachuts nâdhdhu mimmenniy

31:13 nishkachtiy kemêth millêbh hâyiythiykikhliy 'obhêdh

31:14 kiy shâma`tiy dibbath rabbiym mâghor missâbhiybhbehivvâsdhâm yachadh `âlay lâqachath naphshiy zâmâmu

31:15 va'aniy`âleykha bhâthachtiy Adonay 'âmartiy 'elohay 'âttâh

31:16 beyâdhkha`ittothây hatsiylêniy miyyadh-'oyebhay umêrodhephây

31:17 hâ'iyrâhphâneykha `al-`abhdekha hoshiy`êniy bhechasdekha

31:18 Adonay'al-'êbhoshâh kiy qerâ'thiykha yêbhoshu reshâ`iym yiddemu lish'ol

31:19 tê'âlamnâh siphthêy shâqer haddobheroth `al-tsaddiyq `âthâq begha'avâhvâbhuz

31:20 mâh rabh-thubhekha 'asher-tsâphantâ liyrê'eykha pâ`altâ lachosiym.bâkh neghedh benêy 'âdhâm

31:21 tastiyrêm besêther pâneykha mêrukhsêy'iysh titspenêm besukkâh mêriybh leshonoth

31:22 bârukh Adonay kiyhiphliy' chasdo liy be`iyr mâtsor

31:23 va'aniy 'âmartiy bhechâphziynighraztiy minneghedh `êyneykha 'âkhên shâma`tâ qol tachanunaybeshavve`iy 'êleykha

31:24 'ehebhu 'eth-Adonay kol-chasiydhâyv'emuniym notsêr Adonay umeshallêm `al-yether `osêh gha'avâh

31:25 chizqu veya'amêts lebhabhkhem kol-hamyachaliym layhvh


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

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