31:1In thee, Jehovah, do I trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
31:2Incline thine ear to me, deliver me speedily; be a strong rock to me, a house of defence to save me.
31:3For thou art my rock and my fortress; and, for thy name's sake, thou wilt lead me and guide me.
31:4Draw me out of the net that they have hidden for me; for thou art my strength.
31:5Into thy hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, Jehovah, thou ùGod of truth.
31:6I have hated them that observe lying vanities; and as for me, I have confided in Jehovah.
31:7I will be glad and rejoice in thy loving-kindness, for thou hast seen mine affliction; thou hast known the troubles of my soul,
31:8And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large place.
31:9Be gracious unto me, Jehovah, for I am in trouble: mine eye wasteth away with vexation, my soul and my belly.
31:10For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength faileth through mine iniquity, and my bones are wasted.
31:11More than to all mine oppressors, I am become exceedingly a reproach, even to my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that see me without flee from me.
31:12I am forgotten in their heart as a dead man; I am become like a broken vessel.
31:13For I have heard the slander of many -- terror on every side -- when they take counsel together against me: they plot to take away my life.
31:14But I confided in thee, Jehovah; I said, thou art my God.
31:15My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from my persecutors.
31:16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy loving-kindness.
31:17Jehovah, let me not be ashamed; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, let them be silent in Sheol.
31:18Let the lying lips become dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.
31:19Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee, before the sons of men!
31:20Thou keepest them concealed in the secret of thy presence from the conspiracies of man; thou hidest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
31:21Blessed be Jehovah; for he hath shewn me wondrously his loving-kindness in a strong city.
31:22As 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.
31:23Love Jehovah, all ye his saints. Jehovah preserveth the faithful, and plentifully requiteth the proud doer.
31:24Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all ye that hope in Jehovah.
32:1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!
32:2Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah reckoneth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile!
32:3When I kept silence, my bones waxed old, through my groaning all the day long.
32:4For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me; my moisture was turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
32:5I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity I covered not; I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah, and *thou* forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
32:6For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee at a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they will not reach him.
32:7Thou art a hiding-place for me; thou preservest me from trouble; thou dost encompass me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
32:8I will instruct thee and teach thee the way in which thou shalt go; I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.
32:9Be ye not as a horse, as a mule, which have no understanding: whose trappings must be bit and bridle, for restraint, or they will not come unto thee.
32:10Many sorrows hath the wicked; but he that confideth in Jehovah, loving-kindness shall encompass him.
32:11Rejoice in Jehovah, and be glad, ye righteous; and shout for joy, all ye upright in heart.
33:1Exult, ye righteous, in Jehovah: praise is comely for the upright.
33:2Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp; sing psalms unto him with the ten-stringed lute.
33:3Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud sound.
33:4For the word of Jehovah is right, and all his work is in faithfulness.
33:5He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the loving-kindness of Jehovah.
33:6By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
33:7He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap; he layeth up the deeps in storehouses.
33:8Let all the earth fear Jehovah; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
33:9For *he* spoke, and it was done; *he* commanded, and it stood fast.
33:10Jehovah frustrateth the counsel of the nations; he maketh the thoughts of the peoples of none effect.
33:11The counsel of Jehovah standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.
33:12Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, the people that he hath chosen for his inheritance!
33:13Jehovah looketh from the heavens; he beholdeth all the sons of men:
33:14From the place of his habitation he looketh forth upon all the inhabitants of the earth;
33:15He who fashioneth the hearts of them all, who considereth all their works.
33:16The king is not saved by the multitude of his forces; a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
33:17The horse is a vain thing for safety; neither doth he deliver by his great power.
33:18Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his loving-kindness,
33:19To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
33:20Our soul waiteth for Jehovah: he is our help and our shield.
33:21For in him shall our heart rejoice, because we have confided in his holy name.
33:22Let thy loving-kindness, O Jehovah, be upon us, according as we have hoped in thee.