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Psalm 31

Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies

To the leader. A Psalm of David.


In you, O Lord, I seek refuge;

do not let me ever be put to shame;

in your righteousness deliver me.

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Ps 31:1-24. The prayer of a believer in time of deep distress. In the first part, cries for help are mingled with expressions of confidence. Then the detail of griefs engrosses his attention, till, in the assurance of strong but submissive faith, he rises to the language of unmingled joyful trust and exhorts others to like love and confidence towards God.

1. Expresses the general tone of feeling of the Psalm.