Psalm 31

Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

o In you, O Lord, do I p take refuge;
q let me never be put to shame;
in your r righteousness deliver me!
2 Incline your ear to me;
rescue me speedily!
Be s a rock of t refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me!

3 For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your u name's sake you lead me and guide me;
4 you v take me out of w the net they have hidden for me,
for you are my x refuge.
5 y Into your hand I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me, O Lord, z faithful God.

6 I a hate 1 those who pay b regard to worthless c idols,
but I trust in the Lord.
7 I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love,
because you have seen my affliction;
you have d known the distress of my soul,
8 and you have not e delivered me into the hand of the enemy;
you have set my feet in f a broad place.

9 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am g in distress;
h my eye is wasted from grief;
my soul and my body also.
10 For my life is spent with sorrow,
and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
and i my bones waste away.

11 Because of all my adversaries I have become j a reproach,
especially to my k neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street l flee from me.
12 I have been m forgotten like one who is dead;
I have become like n a broken vessel.
13 For I o hear the whispering of many -
terror on every side! -
p as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.

14 But I q trust in you, O Lord;
I say, "You are my God."
15 My r times are in your hand;
s rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
16 t Make your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love!
17 O Lord, u let me not be put to shame,
for I call upon you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
let them go v silently to Sheol.
18 Let the lying lips be mute,
which w speak x insolently against the righteous
in pride and contempt.

19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
y in the sight of the children of mankind!
20 In z the cover of your presence you hide them
from the plots of men;
you a store them in your shelter
from the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be the Lord,
for he has wondrously b shown his steadfast love to me
when I was in c a besieged city.
22 I had said in my d alarm, 2
"I am e cut off from f your sight."
But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy
when I cried to you for help.

23 Love the Lord, all you his g saints!
The Lord preserves the faithful
but abundantly h repays the one who acts in pride.
24 i Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the Lord!

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 31:1 - 3
    In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me!
    Psalms 71:1 - 3
    In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 11:1
    In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 31:17
    O Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to Sheol.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 143:1
    Hear my prayer, O Lord ; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 18:2
    The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 91:2
    I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 23:3
    He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 25:15
    My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
  9. Cross References
    Job 18:8
    For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on its mesh.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 43:2
    For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
  11. Cross References
    Luke 23:46
    Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last.
    Acts 7:59
    And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
  12. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:4
    The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 26:5
    I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.
  14. Cross References
    Jonah 2:8
    Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.
  15. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:21
    They have made me jealous with what is no god; they have provoked me to anger with their idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are no people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
    Jeremiah 8:19
    Behold, the cry of the daughter of my people from the length and breadth of the land: "Is the Lord not in Zion? Is her King not in her?" "Why have they provoked me to anger with their carved images and with their foreign idols?
    Jeremiah 14:22
    Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are you not he, O Lord our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 1:6
    For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
  17. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:30
    How could one have chased a thousand, and two have put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had given them up?
  18. Cross References
    Job 36:16
    He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 66:14
    That which my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 6:7
    My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 6:2
    Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
    Psalms 32:3
    For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
    Psalms 38:3
    There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin.
    Psalms 102:3
    For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 41:7 - 8
    All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me.
    Isaiah 53:3
    He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
  23. Cross References
    Job 19:13 - 14
    He has put my brothers far from me, and those who knew me are wholly estranged from me.
  24. Cross References
    Matthew 26:56
    But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left him and fled.
    Mark 14:50
    And they all left him and fled.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 88:5
    Like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom you remember no more, for they are cut off from your hand.
    Ecclesiastes 9:5
    For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
  26. Cross References
    Isaiah 30:14
    And its breaking is like that of a potter's vessel that is smashed so ruthlessly that among its fragments not a shard is found with which to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern.
  27. Cross References
    Jeremiah 20:10
    For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! "Denounce him! Let us denounce him!" say all my close friends, watching for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived; then we can overcome him and take our revenge on him.
  28. Cross References
    Matthew 27:1
    When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.
    2 Samuel 17:1 - 4
    Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight.
  29. Cross References
    Psalms 31:1
    In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me!
    Psalms 31:6
    I hate those who pay regard to worthless idols, but I trust in the Lord.
  30. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 29:30
    With accounts of all his rule and his might and of the circumstances that came upon him and upon Israel and upon all the kingdoms of the countries.
    Job 24:1
    Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know him never see his days?
  31. Cross References
    Psalms 7:1
    O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me.
  32. Cross References
    Psalms 4:6
    There are many who say, "Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!
  33. Cross References
    Psalms 31:1
    In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me!
  34. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:9
    He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail.
    Psalms 94:17
    If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.
    Psalms 115:17
    The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence.
  35. Cross References
    Jude 1:15
    To execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
  36. Cross References
    Psalms 17:10
    They close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
  37. Cross References
    Psalms 23:5
    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
  38. Cross References
    Psalms 32:7
    You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
  39. Cross References
    Psalms 27:5
    For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.
  40. Cross References
    Psalms 17:7
    Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.
  41. Cross References
    1 Samuel 23:7
    Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, "God has given him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars.
  42. Cross References
    Psalms 116:11
    I said in my alarm, "All mankind are liars.
    2 Samuel 15:14
    Then David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, "Arise, and let us flee, or else there will be no escape for us from Absalom. Go quickly, lest he overtake us quickly and bring down ruin on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.
  43. Cross References
    Isaiah 38:11 - 12
    I said, I shall not see the Lord, the Lord in the land of the living; I shall look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world.
    Lamentations 3:54
    Water closed over my head; I said, 'I am lost.
  44. Cross References
    Jonah 2:4
    Then I said, 'I am driven away from your sight; yet I shall again look upon your holy temple.
  45. Cross References
    Psalms 30:4
    Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
  46. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:41
    If I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and will repay those who hate me.
  47. Cross References
    Psalms 27:14
    Wait for the Lord ; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
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