Psalm 31

Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

1 In a You, O LORD, I 1 put my trust;
Let me never be ashamed;
Deliver me in Your righteousness.
2 b Bow down Your ear to me,
Deliver me speedily;
Be my rock of 2 refuge,
A 3 fortress of defense to save me.

3 c For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, d for Your name's sake,
Lead me and guide me.
4 Pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength.
5 e Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have redeemed me, O LORD God of f truth.

6 I have hated those g who regard useless idols;
But I trust in the LORD.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy,
For You have considered my trouble;
You have h known my soul in 4 adversities,
8 And have not i shut 5 me up into the hand of the enemy;
j You have set my feet in a wide place.

9 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble;
k My eye wastes away with grief,
Yes, my soul and my 6 body!
10 For my life is spent with grief,
And my years with sighing;
My strength fails because of my iniquity,
And my bones waste away.

11 l I am a 7 reproach among all my enemies,
But m especially among my neighbors,
And am repulsive to my acquaintances;
n Those who see me outside flee from me.
12 o I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind;
I am like a 8 broken vessel.
13 p For I hear the slander of many;
q Fear is on every side;
While they r take counsel together against me,
They scheme to take away my life.

14 But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD;
I say, "You are my God."
15 My times are in Your s hand;
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies,
And from those who persecute me.
16 t Make Your face shine upon Your servant;
Save me for Your mercies' sake.
17 u Do not let me be ashamed, O LORD, for I have called upon You;
Let the wicked be ashamed;
v Let them be silent in the grave.
18 w Let the lying lips be put to silence,
Which x speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

19 y Oh, how great is Your goodness,
Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust in You
In the presence of the sons of men!
20 z You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence
From the plots of man;
a You shall keep them secretly in a 9 pavilion
From the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be the LORD,
For b He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a 10 strong city!
22 For I said in my haste,
"I am cut off from before Your eyes";
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications
When I cried out to You.

23 Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints!
For the LORD preserves the faithful,
And fully repays the proud person.
24 c Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the LORD.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 22:5
    They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 17:6
    I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.
    Psalms 71:2
    Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me.
    Psalms 86:1
    Bow down Your ear, O LORD, hear me; For I am poor and needy.
    Psalms 102:2
    Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; Incline Your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 18:2
    The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 23:3
    He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.
    Psalms 25:11
    For Your name's sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
  5. Cross References
    Luke 23:46
    And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, 'into Your hands I commit My spirit.' " Having said this, He breathed His last.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:4
    He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
    Psalms 71:22
    Also with the lute I will praise You - And Your faithfulness, O my God! To You I will sing with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.
  7. Cross References
    Jonah 2:8
    Those who regard worthless idols Forsake their own Mercy.
  8. Cross References
    John 10:27
    My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
  9. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:30
    How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had surrendered them?
    Psalms 37:33
    The LORD will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 4:1
    Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
    Psalms 18:19
    He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 6:7
    My eye wastes away because of grief; It grows old because of all my enemies.
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:4
    Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
  13. Cross References
    Job 19:13
    He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
    Psalms 38:11
    My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, And my relatives stand afar off.
    Psalms 88:8
    You have put away my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an abomination to them; I am shut up, and I cannot get out.
    Psalms 88:18
    Loved one and friend You have put far from me, And my acquaintances into darkness.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 64:8
    So He will make them stumble over their own tongue; All who see them shall flee away.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 88:4
    I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength.
    Psalms 88:5
    Adrift among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And who are cut off from Your hand.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 50:20
    You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son.
    Jeremiah 20:10
    For I heard many mocking: "Fear on every side!" "Report," they say, "and we will report it!" All my acquaintances watched for my stumbling, saying, "Perhaps he can be induced; Then we will prevail against him, And we will take our revenge on him.
  17. Cross References
    Lamentations 2:22
    "You have invited as to a feast day The terrors that surround me. In the day of the LORD's anger There was no refugee or survivor. Those whom I have borne and brought up My enemies have destroyed."
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 62:4
    They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, But they curse inwardly. Selah
    Matthew 27:1
    When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death.
  19. Cross References
    Job 14:5
    Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.
    Job 24:1
    Since times are not hidden from the Almighty, Why do those who know Him see not His days?
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 4:6
    There are many who say, "Who will show us any good?" LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
    Psalms 80:3
    Restore us, O God; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 25:2
    O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me.
    Psalms 25:20
    Keep my soul, and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
  22. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:9
    He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. "For by strength no man shall prevail.
    Psalms 94:17
    Unless the LORD had been my help, My soul would soon have settled in silence.
    Psalms 115:17
    The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor any who go down into silence.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 109:2
    For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful Have opened against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
    Psalms 120:2
    Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue.
  24. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:3
    Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.
    Psalms 94:4
    They utter speech, and speak insolent things; All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 145:7
    They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.
    Romans 2:4
    Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
    Romans 11:22
    Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 27:5
    For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
    Psalms 32:7
    You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
  27. Cross References
    Job 5:21
    You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 17:7
    Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You From those who rise up against them.
  29. Cross References
    Psalms 27:14
    Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
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