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Psalms 31 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. A psalm of David.


In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.

2 Turn your ear to me,
come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.

3 Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

4 Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
for you are my refuge.

5 Into your hands I commit my spirit;
deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.


I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
as for me, I trust in the Lord.

7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
for you saw my affliction
and knew the anguish of my soul.

8 You have not given me into the hands of the enemy
but have set my feet in a spacious place.


Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
my soul and body with grief.

10 My life is consumed by anguish
and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,[b]
and my bones grow weak.

11 Because of all my enemies,
I am the utter contempt of my neighbors
and an object of dread to my closest friends—
those who see me on the street flee from me.

12 I am forgotten as though I were dead;
I have become like broken pottery.

13 For I hear many whispering,
“Terror on every side!”
They conspire against me
and plot to take my life.


But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”

15 My times are in your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
from those who pursue me.

16 Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.

17 Let me not be put to shame, Lord,
for I have cried out to you;
but let the wicked be put to shame
and be silent in the realm of the dead.

18 Let their lying lips be silenced,
for with pride and contempt
they speak arrogantly against the righteous.


How abundant are the good things
that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all,
on those who take refuge in you.

20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
from all human intrigues;
you keep them safe in your dwelling
from accusing tongues.


Praise be to the Lord,
for he showed me the wonders of his love
when I was in a city under siege.

22 In my alarm I said,
“I am cut off from your sight!”
Yet you heard my cry for mercy
when I called to you for help.


Love the Lord, all his faithful people!
The Lord preserves those who are true to him,
but the proud he pays back in full.

24 Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.


a. Psalms 31:1 In Hebrew texts 31:1-24 is numbered 31:2-25.
b. Psalms 31:10 Or guilt

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Michael Deutsch avatar
Attacking Panic
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Sep, 2016
Summary: How can we use David's example and attack panic!
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 284
David Henderson avatar
"Unloading our Guilt"
Shared by: David Henderson on Mar, 2016
Summary: Many people suffer from an overactive conscience. They sin, they repent and receive forgiveness but still carry the weight of the guilt with them. All of this has already been paid for by the blood of Jesus.
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-32:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 280
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Feb, 2016
Scripture: Psalms 31:14-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 226
Brian Bill avatar
A Request for Refuge
Shared by: Brian Bill on Jul, 2015
Summary: When times are tough its time to fight for your faith, knowing that your times are in His hands.
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,097
William R. Nabaza avatar
Great goodness of the LORD
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2014
Summary: To show that GOD in His Great Goodness laid up all things for us and even labored and work hard for His children.
Scripture: Psalms 31:19
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 879
William R. Nabaza avatar
The LORD will hide us
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2014
Summary: To show one of the infinite ways of how GOD protects us from pride of man and strife of tongues.
Curry Pikkaart avatar
How Can I Ever Trust?
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Oct, 2014
Summary: It's interesting how we view famous people or those in authority over us. We want them to be distinctively different from us and yet we long for them to be human enough that they're like us - we feel the same way towards God.
Series: Soul Talk
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-24
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 880
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Pray and Praise
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Mar, 2014
Summary: With the ups and downs of life there is something we can do to make any situation better, to respond to any situation. Talk to God!
Series: Pray
Gregory Thomas avatar
Looking for a blessing on Empty
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Feb, 2014
Summary: The creeping of depression can prevail when you embrace the iniquity of your past and reality of a faint spirit are no longer as strong as they once were.
Gordon Curley avatar
Safe In Your Hands!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jan, 2014
Summary: Psalm 31 - Safe In Your Hands! (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-24
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 1,949
Spencer Miller avatar
Our Times Are In God’s Hands
Shared by: Spencer Miller on May, 2013
Summary: Many of us feel as if somehow we have been demoted and overlooked by life, when in fact, every step we take and every move we make is carefully planned; God Himself is orchestrating all our circumstances and endeavors
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:14-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,556
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Mar, 2013
Scripture: Psalms 31:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 736
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
The mystery of life is all about timing
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Mar, 2013
Summary: Life and time are world's two teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time, while time teaches us the value of life "My times are in your hands.” Psalm 31:15.
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 7,224
Juan Quintero avatar
Shared by: Juan Quintero on Feb, 2013
Summary: Ser fuerte y valiente es un mensaje tan actual como nuestra sociedad. Fue la peticion de Dios a Josue.. Esfuerzate.. hay mas de Dios para ti..
Tom Fuller avatar
What To Do When You Mess Up
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jan, 2013
Summary: Everybody messes up now and again. How you feel about it and what you do about it makes a huge difference. Find out how David handled sin in a wonderful way we can learn from.
Series: Psalms
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-32:11
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,610
Tom Feola avatar
The Goodness Of God
Shared by: Tom Feola on Jun, 2012
Summary: God is good and He wants us to enjoy His goodness.
Scripture: Psalms 31:19-20
Views: 1,747
Jason Jones avatar
Bush University
Shared by: Jason Jones on Jan, 2011
Summary: Exposition of Psalm 31 regarding David's pattern for prayer in turbulent times
Series: Psalms
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,021
Ralph Andrus avatar
A Decade in God’s Grasp
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Jan, 2010
Summary: ❶ Ruin ❷ Resolve ❸ Realize ❹ Remedy
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 583
Steve Shepherd avatar
Hope, Help and Happiness
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Oct, 2009
Summary: I want us to think about three thoughts, which most people seek after or focus on in life: hope, help and happiness.
based on 105 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:24
Views: 11,176
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on May, 2009
Summary: The fear of the Lord starts from your tongue. Judicious use of the tongue enables you to see good days. Likewise if you misuse your tongue, you will see evil days. Proverbs 13: 3 says, “He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life, but he that openeth wide
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 16,715
David Quackenbush avatar
In God We Trust
Shared by: David Quackenbush on Feb, 2009
Summary: A brief look at Psalm 31 and David’s Trust in God to inspire us in times of trial and difficulty
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,293
Carl Allen avatar
Let Me Not be Ashamed
Shared by: Carl Allen on Oct, 2008
Summary: As Christians that last thing we need to be is ashamed, especially about what our savior has done for us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 679
Nathan Johnson avatar
Courageous Living
Shared by: Nathan Johnson on May, 2008
Summary: The right kind of courage is an indispensable part of the Christian life.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,114
Jimmy Chapman avatar
In Thee, Do I Trust
Shared by: Jimmy Chapman on Mar, 2008
Summary: Three keys to facing tomorrow
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 819
Ken Harris avatar
Palm Sunday & "Words of Life"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Mar, 2008
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that Christ expects his followers to follow His steps and declare from their hearts His last eight Words of Life.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,038
Ralph Andrus avatar
Being Prepared “At All Times"
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Jan, 2008
Summary: At all times I will 1. Trust Him 2. Praise Him 3. Love him 4.Be Holy 5. Desire Him
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,933
Robert Cox avatar
New Year, New Man
Shared by: Robert Cox on Jan, 2008
Summary: A New Years Prayer
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 600
Bob Joyce avatar
Hanging in There Through Mistakes
Shared by: Bob Joyce on Sep, 2007
Summary: Five areas of mistakes that we commonly make and the answer for how to deal with them according to Psalm 31.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,450
Robert Higgins avatar
Trust - an introduction
Shared by: Robert Higgins on Apr, 2007
Summary: Trust is a theme that runs throughout the bible. It runs from cover to cover.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,272
Jose Vega avatar
En sus manos...
Shared by: Jose Vega on Dec, 2006
Summary: Nuestro Dios no es un Dios que se esconde para no ser encontrado Nuestro Dios no es un Dios de distancia.Nuestro Dios es un Dios que desea, anhela y busca hacerse conocer y desea una comunión con su creación, nosotros.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 31:14-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,809