30:11. For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs. My strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed.
30:12. I am become a reproach among all my enemies, and very much to my neighbours; and a fear to my acquaintance. They that saw me without fled from me.
30:13. I am forgotten as one dead from the heart. I am become as a vessel that is destroyed.
30:14. For I have heard the blame of many that dwell round about. While they assembled together against me, they consulted to take away my life.
30:15. But I have put my trust in thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my God.
30:16. My lots are in thy hands. Deliver me out of the hands of my enemies; and from them that persecute me.
30:17. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy mercy.
30:18. Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee.
Let the wicked be ashamed, and be brought down to hell.
30:19. Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse.
30:20. O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrougth for them that hope inthee, in the sight of the sons of men.
30:21. Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, from the disturbance of men. Thoushalt protect them in thy tabernacle form the contradiction of tongues.
30:22. Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me in a fortified city.
30:23. But I said in the excess of my mind: I am cast away from before thy eyes. Therefore thou hast heard the voice of my prayer, when I cried to thee.
30:24. O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord will require truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly.
30:25. Do ye manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all ye that hope in the Lord.
Psalms Chapter 31
The second penitential psalm.
31:1. To David himself, understanding. Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
31:2. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not inputed sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
31:3. Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all the day long.
Because I was silent, etc... That is, whilst I kept silence, by concealing, or refusing to confess my sins, thy hand was heavy upon me, etc.
31:4. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: I am turned in my anguish, whilst the thorn is fastened.
I am turned, etc... That is, I turn and roll about in my bed to seek for ease in my pain whilst the thorn of thy justice pierces my flesh, and sticks fast in me. Or, I am turned: that is, I am converted to thee, my God, by being brought to a better understanding by thy chastisements. In the Hebrew it is, my moisture is turned into the droughts of the summer.
31:5. I have acknowledged my sin to thee, and my injustice I have not concealed. I said I will confess against my self my injustice to the Lord: and thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my sin.
31:6. For this shall every one that is holy pray to thee in a seasonable time. And yet in a flood of many waters, they shall not come nigh unto him.
31:7. Thou art my fefuge from the trouble which hath eencompassed me: my joy, deliver me from them that surround me.
31:8. I will give thee understanding, and I will instruct thee in this way, in which thou shalt go: I will fix my eyes upon thee.
31:9. Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.
31:10. Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass him that hopeth in the Lord.
31:11. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye just, and glory, all ye right of heart.
Psalms Chapter 32
An exhortation to praise God, and to trust in him.
32:1. A psalm for David. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh the upright.
32:2. Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.
32:3. Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise.
32:4. For the word of the Lord is right, and all his works are done with faithfulness.
32:5. He loveth mercy and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord.
32:6. By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the power of them by the spirit of his mouth:
32:7. Gathering together the waters of the sea, as in a vessel; laying up the depths in storehouses.
32:8. Let all the earth fear the Lord, and let all the inhabitants of the world be in awe of him.
32:9. For he spoke and they were made: he commanded and they were created.
32:10. The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes.
32:11. But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
32:12. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance.
32:13. The Lord hath looked from heaven: he hath beheld all the sons of men.
32:14. From his habitation which he hath prepared, he hath looked upon all that dwell on the earth.
32:15. He who hath made the hearts of every one of them: who understandeth all their works.
32:16. The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength.