31:1 In you, O LORD, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me.
31:2 Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.
31:3 You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name's sake lead me and guide me,
31:4 take me out of the net that is hidden for me, for you are my refuge.
31:5 Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
31:19 O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid up for those who fear you, and accomplished for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of everyone!
31:20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them from human plots; you hold them safe under your shelter from contentious tongues.
31:21 Blessed be the LORD, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was beset as a city under siege.
31:22 I had said in my alarm, "I am driven far from your sight." But you heard my supplications when I cried out to you for help.
31:23 Love the LORD, all you his saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily.
31:24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD.
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