31:1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
31:2 In thee, O the Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in Thy righteousness.
31:3 Incline Thine ear unto me, deliver me speedily; be Thou to me a rock of refuge, even a fortress of defence, to save me.
31:4 For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy name's sake lead me and guide me.
31:5 Bring me forth out of the net that they have hidden for me; for Thou art my stronghold.
31:6 Into Thy hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O the Lord, Thou God of truth.
31:7 I hate them that regard lying vanities; but I trust in the Lord.
31:8 I will be glad and rejoice in Thy lovingkindness; for Thou hast seen mine affliction, Thou hast taken cognizance of the troubles of my soul,
31:9 And Thou hast not given me over into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a broad place.
31:10 Be gracious unto me, O the Lord, for I am in distress; mine eye wasteth away with vexation, yea, my soul and my body.
31:11 For my life is spent in sorrow, and my years in sighing; my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are wasted away.
31:12 Because of all mine adversaries I am become a reproach, yea, unto my neighbours exceedingly, and a dread to mine acquaintance; they that see me without flee from me.
31:13 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind; I am like a useless vessel.
31:14 For I have heard the whispering of many, terror on every side; while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
31:15 But as for me, I have trusted in Thee, O the Lord; I have said: 'Thou art my God.'
31:16 My times are in Thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
31:17 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant; save me in Thy lovingkindness.
31:18 O the Lord, let me not be ashamed, for I have called upon Thee; let the wicked be ashamed, let them be put to silence in the nether-world.
31:19 Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak arrogantly against the righteous, with pride and contempt.
31:20 Oh how abundant is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that take their refuge in Thee, in the sight of the sons of men!
31:21 Thou hidest them in the covert of Thy presence from the plottings of man; Thou concealest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
31:22 Blessed be the Lord; for He hath shown me His wondrous lovingkindness in an entrenched city.
31:23 As 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.
31:24 O love the Lord, all ye His godly ones; the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully repayeth him that acteth haughtily.
lamnatsêach mizmor ledhâvidh
31:1 lamnatsêach mizmor ledhâvidh
31:2 bekha Adonay châsiythiy'al-'êbhoshâh le`olâm betsidhqâthekha phallethêniy
31:3 hathêh 'êlay 'âzenekhamehêrâh hatsiylêniy heyêh liy letsur-mâ`oz lebhêyth metsudhothlehoshiy`êniy
31:4 kiy-sal`iy umetsudhâthiy 'âttâh ulema`an shimkhatanchêniy uthenahalêniy
31:5 totsiy'êniy mêresheth zu thâmenu liy kiy-'attâhmâ`uzziy
31:6 beyâdhekha 'aphqiydh ruchiy pâdhiythâh 'othiy Adonay 'êl'emeth
31:7 sânê'thiy hashomeriym habhlêy-shâve' va'aniy 'el-Adonaybâthâchetiy
31:8 'âghiylâh ve'esmechâh bechasdekha 'asher râ'iythâ 'eth-`âneyiyyâdha`tâ betsâroth naphshiy
31:9 velo' hisgartaniy beyadh-'oyêbh he`emadhtâbhammerchâbh raghlây
31:10 chânnêniy Adonay kiy tsar-liy `âsheshâhbhekha`as `êyniy naphshiy ubhithniy
31:11 kiy khâlu bheyâghon chayyay ushenothayba'anâchâh kâshal ba`avoniy khochiy va`atsâmay `âshêshu
31:12 mikkol-tsoreray hâyiythiy cherpâh velishakhênay me'odh uphachadh limyuddâ`âyro'ay bachuts nâdhdhu mimmenniy
31:13 nishkachtiy kemêth millêbh hâyiythiykikhliy 'obhêdh
31:14 kiy shâma`tiy dibbath rabbiym mâghor missâbhiybhbehivvâsdhâm yachadh `âlay lâqachath naphshiy zâmâmu
31:15 va'aniy`âleykha bhâthachtiy Adonay 'âmartiy 'elohay 'âttâh
31:16 beyâdhkha`ittothây hatsiylêniy miyyadh-'oyebhay umêrodhephây
31:17 hâ'iyrâhphâneykha `al-`abhdekha hoshiy`êniy bhechasdekha
31:18 Adonay'al-'êbhoshâh kiy qerâ'thiykha yêbhoshu reshâ`iym yiddemu lish'ol
31:19 tê'âlamnâh siphthêy shâqer haddobheroth `al-tsaddiyq `âthâq begha'avâhvâbhuz
31:20 mâh rabh-thubhekha 'asher-tsâphantâ liyrê'eykha pâ`altâ lachosiym.bâkh neghedh benêy 'âdhâm
31:21 tastiyrêm besêther pâneykha mêrukhsêy'iysh titspenêm besukkâh mêriybh leshonoth
31:22 bârukh Adonay kiyhiphliy' chasdo liy be`iyr mâtsor
31:23 va'aniy 'âmartiy bhechâphziynighraztiy minneghedh `êyneykha 'âkhên shâma`tâ qol tachanunaybeshavve`iy 'êleykha
31:24 'ehebhu 'eth-Adonay kol-chasiydhâyv'emuniym notsêr Adonay umeshallêm `al-yether `osêh gha'avâh
31:25 chizqu veya'amêts lebhabhkhem kol-hamyachaliym layhvh
version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.
The text is in the public domain.
Source for English: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jps/psa.htm
Source for transliteration: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/tv/psa.htm
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