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Chapter 31

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Bow down your ear to me. Deliver me speedily. Be to me a strong rock, a house of defense to save me.
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For you are my rock and my fortress, therefore for your name’s sake lead me and guide me.
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Pluck me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me, for you are my stronghold.
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Into your hand I commend my spirit.
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You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.
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I hate those who regard lying vanities, but I trust in Yahweh.
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I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness, for you have seen my affliction. You have known my soul in adversities.

Chapter 32

Chapter 31

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In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. Let me never be disappointed. Deliver me in your righteousness.
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Bow down your ear to me. Deliver me speedily. Be to me a strong rock, a house of defense to save me.

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For you are my rock and my fortress, therefore for your name’s sake lead me and guide me.

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Pluck me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me, for you are my stronghold.
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Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.

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I hate those who regard lying vanities, but I trust in Yahweh.

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I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness, for you have seen my affliction. You have known my soul in adversities.

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You have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy. You have set my feet in a large place.
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Have mercy on me, Yahweh, for I am in distress. My eye, my soul, and my body waste away with grief.
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For my life is spent with sorrow, my years with sighing. My strength fails because of my iniquity. My bones are wasted away.
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Because of all my adversaries I have become utterly contemptible to my neighbors, a horror to my acquaintances. Those who saw me on the street fled from me.
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I am forgotten from their hearts like a dead man. I am like broken pottery.
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For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side, while they conspire together against me, they plot to take away my life.
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But I trust in you, Yahweh. I said, “You are my God.”
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My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
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Make your face to shine on your servant. Save me in your loving kindness.
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Let me not be disappointed, Yahweh, for I have called on you. Let the wicked be disappointed. Let them be silent in Sheol.[1]
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Let the lying lips be mute, which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.
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Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have worked for those who take refuge in you, before the sons of men!
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In the shelter of your presence you will hide them from the plotting of man. You will keep them secretly in a dwelling away from the strife of tongues.
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Praise be to Yahweh, for he has shown me his marvelous loving kindness in a strong city.
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As for me, I said in my haste, “I am cut off from before your eyes.” Nevertheless you heard the voice of my petitions when I cried to you.
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Oh love Yahweh, all you his saints! Yahweh preserves the faithful, and fully recompenses him who behaves arrogantly.
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Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in Yahweh.

Chapter 32

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Blessed is he whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
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Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh doesn’t impute iniquity, in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
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For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah.
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I acknowledged my sin to you. I didn’t hide my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
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For this, let everyone who is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found. Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to him.
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You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble. You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
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I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. I will counsel you with my eye on you.
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Don’t be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding, who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you.
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Many sorrows come to the wicked, but loving kindness shall surround him who trusts in Yahweh.
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