31:1¤ In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: deliver me in thy justice.
31:2Bow down thy ear to me: make haste to deliver me. Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a house of refuge, to save me.
31:3For thou art my strength and my refuge; and for thy name's sake thou wilt lead me, and nourish me.
31:4Thou wilt bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for me: for thou art my protector.
31:5Into thy hands I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth.
31:6Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord:
31:7I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. For thou hast regarded my humility, thou hast saved my soul out of distresses.
31:8And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a spacious place.
31:9Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly:
31:10For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs. My strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed.
31:11I am become a reproach among all my enemies, and very much to my neighbours; and a fear to my acquaintance. They that saw me without fled from me.
31:12I am forgotten as one dead from the heart. I am become as a vessel that is destroyed.
31:13For I have heard the blame of many that dwell round about. While they assembled together against me, they consulted to take away my life.
31:14But I have put my trust in thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my God.
31:15My lots are in thy hands. Deliver me out of the hands of my enemies; and from them that persecute me.
31:16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy mercy.
31:17Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee. Let the wicked be ashamed, and be brought down to hell.
31:18Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse.
31:19O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.
31:20Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, from the disturbance of men. Thou shalt protect them in thy tabernacle from the contradiction of tongues.
31:21Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me in a fortified city.
31:22But I said in the excess of my mind: I am cast away from before thy eyes. Therefore thou hast heard the voice of my prayer, when I cried to thee.
31:23O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord will require truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly.
31:24Do ye manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all ye that hope in the Lord.
32:1¤ Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
32:2Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
32:3Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all the day long.
32:4For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: I am turned in my anguish, whilst the thorn is fastened.
32:5I have acknowledged my sin to thee, and my injustice I have not concealed. I said I will confess against my self my injustice to the Lord: and thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my sin.
32:6For this shall every one that is holy pray to thee in a seasonable time. And yet in a flood of many waters, they shall not come nigh unto him.
32:7Thou art my refuge from the trouble which hath encompassed me: my joy, deliver me from them that surround me.
32:8I will give thee understanding, and I will instruct thee in this way, in which thou shalt go: I will fix my eyes upon thee.
32:9Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.
32:10Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass him that hopeth in the Lord.
32:11Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye just, and glory, all ye right of heart.
33:1¤ Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh the upright.
33:2Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.
33:3Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise.
33:4For the word of the Lord is right, and all his works are done with faithfulness.
33:5He loveth mercy and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord.
33:6By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the power of them by the spirit of his mouth:
33:7Gathering together the waters of the sea, as in a vessel; laying up the depths in storehouses.
33:8Let all the earth fear the Lord, and let all the inhabitants of the world be in awe of him.
33:9For he spoke and they were made: he commanded and they were created.
33:10The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes.
33:11But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
33:12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance.
33:13The Lord hath looked from heaven: he hath beheld all the sons of men.
33:14From his habitation which he hath prepared, he hath looked upon all that dwell on the earth.
33:15He who hath made the hearts of every one of them: who understandeth all their works.
33:16The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength.
33:17Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength.
33:18Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him: and on them that hope in his mercy.
33:19To deliver their souls from death; and feed them in famine.
33:20Our soul waiteth for the Lord: for he is our helper and protector.
33:21For in him our heart shall rejoice: and in his holy name we have trusted.
33:22Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have hoped in thee.