Psalm 31 to the overcomer, a psalm of David of extreme fear

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1 In Thee, LORD, I put my trust.
Ashamed ne'er let me be.
Based upon Your righteousness
do Thou deliver me.

2 Thine ear unto me bow down.
Quickly deliver me.
Be my strong Rock for a house
of defense to save me.

3 Because You are my Rock sure
and a defense to me,
therefore, for Your name's sake, Lord,
You lead me and guide me.

4 Pull me out of the net they
laid for me secretly
for You are my inner strength,
to follow Your leading.

5 Into Thy faithful hand Lord,
my spirit I commit.
You have redeemed me, O Lord,
O LORD, Thou God of truth.

6 You've hated the enforcers
of worthless vanities,
 but I've to the LORD trusted.
7 Therefore I'll be happy

and rejoice in Thy mercy,
in which mercy You see
my troubles. You've known my soul
in my adversities.
8 And You have not shut up me
in the enemy's hand.
Into a large place freely
You've made my feet to stand.

9 O LORD to me be gracious;
away my eye's wasting
because I am in distress,
my soul and my belly.
10 With sorrow, also with tears,
in these my life is spent,
and with sighing all my years.
Exhausted is my strength
due to my ini-quity,
and my bones waste away.
11 To all of my enemies
I am become a shame,

and to my neighbors e'en more,
and to my friends a dread.
They that did see me outdoors,
away from me they fled.

12 As a dead man out of mind,
I have been forgotten.
A useless thing became I,
like a vessel broken.

13 For I have heard of the lies,
defaming by many.
Terror is on every side,
united against me.

To take away my soul's life
together they devised.
14 But I on Thee trusted, LORD.
"You are my God", I cried.

15 My times, Lord, are in Your hand.
Do Thou deliver me
out from the enemy's hand
and those pursuing me.

16 Make Your face to shine on me,
upon Thy servant, Lord.
Do save me in Your mercy.
Let me not be shamed, Lord.

17 LORD, let me not be ashamed
for I have called on Thee.
Let the wicked be ashamed
in Sheol silent be.

18 Let lying lips become dumb,
which speak insolently
lies against the righteous ones
with contempt and proudly.

19 O How great is Thy goodness
which You've laid up for them
who fear Thee and hide in Thee
before the sons of men.

20 In secret of Your presence
from the bindings of men,
You will hide them and keep them
within Your pavilion

from tongues that are arguing.
21 But blessed be the LORD
for His marvelous mercy
in a city secure.

22 And I, I said in my haste,
"I'm cut off 'fore Thine eyes".
Yet You listened to my voice
when unto Thee I cried.

23 Love the LORD all ye His saints.
LORD preserves the faithful,
and to those who deal proudly
He will repay in full.
24 Be of good courage, endure,
and your heart He'll strengthen,
all ye that wait for the LORD
in your tribulation.

copyright 2012
- Steve Miller 11/11/2012
Lu 23:46  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
Ac 7:59  And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
2Ti 1:12  For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
1Pe 2:23  Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously: {himself: or, his cause}
1Pe 4:19  Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Jer 45:3  Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.
La 1:22  Let all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.
Ps 38:9  Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
Ac 7:34  I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning , and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.
Ro 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Matt 7:24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Luke 6:46  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47  Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48  He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49  But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Mt 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock <4073> I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Rom 9:33  As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Isa 28:16  (AV) Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Re 2:6  But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
15  So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Heb 9:14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Mt 5:43  Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Lk 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28  Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
29  And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
35  But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Isa 64:4  For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
1Co 2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1Jo 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Mat 5:13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Mat 10:30  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31  Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32  Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Lk 12:8  Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
9  But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
Ps 71:1   In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2  Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3  Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
Jer 20:10  For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
Ps 35:23  Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
Ps 43:1  Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
Ps 74:22  Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproaches thee daily.
Ps 119:154  Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
Pr 22:23  For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Pr 23:11  For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
Pr 25:9  Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another:
Isa 1:23  Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
Isa 34:8  For it is the day of the LORDíS vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
Isa 41:21  Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
Jer 11:20  But, O LORD of hosts, that judges righteously, that tries the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.
Jer 20:12  But, O LORD of hosts, that tries the righteous, and sees the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.
Jer 25:31  A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.
Jer 50:34  Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
Jer 51:36  Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.
La 3:36  To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approves not.
La 3:58  O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.
Ho 4:1  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
Ho 12:2  The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.
Mic 6:2  Hear ye, O mountains, the LORDíS controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with his people, and he will plead with Israel.
Mic 7:9  I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.
Ps 37:23 The steps of a mighty man
are ordered from the Lord,
and He delights
in his way.
24. Though he fall,
he shall not utterly be cast down
for the LORD
upholds him by His hand.
139:3  (Leeser) My walking and my lying down hast thou limited, and with all my ways art thou acquainted.
9  If I should lift up the wings of the morning-dawn, if I should dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:
10  Even there would thy hand lead me, and thy right hand would seize hold of me.
Ps 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
1John 2:12  I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his nameís sake.
25  And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
Ps 119:65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
19:11  (AV) Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
2Tim 4:6  For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. (Jon 2:8 DBY)
Judges 1:24 And the watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with thee. (Jdg 1:24 ASV)
7:19 And Gideon cometh -- and the hundred men who are with him -- into the extremity of the camp, at the beginning of the middle watch (it hath only just confirmed the watchmen), and they blow with trumpets -- dashing in pieces also the pitchers which are in their hand; (Jdg 7:19 YLT)
1 Kings 14:27 So King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place, and committed them to the care of the commanders of the guard who guarded the doorway of the king's house. (1Ki 14:27 NAS)
2 Chronicles 12:10 Then King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place, and committed them to the care of the commanders of the guard who guarded the door of the king's house. (2Ch 12:10 NAS)
Nehemiah 11:19 And the doorkeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, that kept watch at the gates, were a hundred and seventy-two (Neh 11:19 DBY)
Song of Solomon 3:3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: -- Have ye seen him whom my soul loveth? (Sol 3:3 DBY)
5:7 The watchmen that went about the city found me; They smote me, they wounded me; The keepers of the walls took away my veil from me. (Sol 5:7 DBY)