Psalms 30 to 33 : American Standard Version
Psalm 30A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David.
1I will extol thee, O Jehovah; for thou hast raised me up, And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2O Jehovah my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3O Jehovah, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol; Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4Sing praise unto Jehovah, O ye saints of his, And give thanks to his holy memorial name. 5For his anger is but for a moment; His favor is for a life-time: Weeping may tarry for the night, But joy cometh in the morning. 6As for me, I said in my prosperity, I shall never be moved. 7Thou, Jehovah, of thy favor hadst made my mountain to stand strong: Thou didst hide thy face; I was troubled. 8I cried to thee, O Jehovah; And unto Jehovah I made supplication: 9What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? 10Hear, O Jehovah, and have mercy upon me: Jehovah, be thou my helper. 11Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing; Thou hast loosed my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 12To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Jehovah my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Psalm 31 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge; Let me never be put to shame: Deliver me in thy righteousness. 2Bow down thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily: Be thou to me a strong rock, A house of defence to save me. 3For thou art my rock and my fortress; Therefore for thy name's sake lead me and guide me. 4Pluck me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; For thou art my stronghold. 5Into thy hand I commend my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Jehovah, thou God of truth. 6I hate them that regard lying vanities; But I trust in Jehovah. 7I will be glad and rejoice in thy lovingkindness; For thou hast seen my affliction: Thou hast known my soul in adversities; 8And thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a large place. 9Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah, for I am in distress: Mine eye wasteth away with grief, yea, my soul and my body. 10For my life is spent with sorrow, And my years with sighing: My strength faileth because of mine iniquity, And my bones are wasted away. 11Because of all mine adversaries I am become a reproach, Yea, unto my neighbors exceedingly, And a fear to mine acquaintance: They that did see me without fled from me. 12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. 13For I have heard the defaming of many, Terror on every side: While they took counsel together against me, They devised to take away my life. 14But I trusted in thee, O Jehovah: I said, Thou art my God. 15My times are in thy hand: Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. 16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: Save me in thy lovingkindness. 17Let me not be put to shame, O Jehovah; for I have called upon thee: Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol. 18Let the lying lips be dumb, Which speak against the righteous insolently, With pride and contempt. 19Oh how great is thy goodness, Which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, Which thou hast wrought for them that take refuge in thee, Before the sons of men! 20In the covert of thy presence wilt thou hide them from the plottings of man: Thou wilt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 21Blessed be Jehovah; For he hath showed me his marvellous lovingkindness in a strong city. 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. 23Oh love Jehovah, all ye his saints: Jehovah preserveth the faithful, And plentifully rewardeth him that dealeth proudly. 24Be strong, and let your heart take courage, All ye that hope in Jehovah.
Psalm 32 A Psalm of David. Maschil.
1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. 2Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no guile. 3When I kept silence, my bones wasted away Through my groaning all the day long. 4For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: My moisture was changed as with the drought of summer. Selah 5I acknowledged my sin unto thee, And mine iniquity did I not hide: I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah; And thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah 6For this let every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: Surely when the great waters overflow they shall not reach unto him. 7Thou art my hiding-place; thou wilt preserve me from trouble; Thou wilt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah 8I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee. 9Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, Else they will not come near unto thee. 10Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he that trusteth in Jehovah, lovingkindness shall compass him about. 11Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, ye righteous; And shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
1Rejoice in Jehovah, O ye righteous: Praise is comely for the upright. 2Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp: Sing praises unto him with the psaltery of ten strings. 3Sing unto him a new song; Play skilfully with a loud noise. 4For the word of Jehovah is right; And all his work is done in faithfulness. 5He loveth righteousness and justice: The earth is full of the lovingkindness of Jehovah. 6By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: He layeth up the deeps in store-houses. 8Let all the earth fear Jehovah: Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9For he spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. 10Jehovah bringeth the counsel of the nations to nought; He maketh the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect. 11The counsel of Jehovah standeth fast for ever, The thoughts of his heart to all generations. 12Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, The people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 13Jehovah looketh from heaven; He beholdeth all the sons of men; 14From the place of his habitation he looketh forth Upon all the inhabitants of the earth, 15He that fashioneth the hearts of them all, That considereth all their works. 16There is no king saved by the multitude of a host: A mighty man is not delivered by great strength. 17A horse is a vain thing for safety; Neither doth he deliver any by his great power. 18Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him, Upon them that hope in his lovingkindness; 19To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine. 20Our soul hath waited for Jehovah: He is our help and our shield. 21For our heart shall rejoice in him, Because we have trusted in his holy name. 22Let thy loving kindness, O Jehovah, be upon us, According as we have hoped in thee.