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Psalms 31:1

    Psalms 31:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In you, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in your righteousness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge; Let me never be put to shame: Deliver me in thy righteousness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.> In you, O Lord, have I put my hope; let me never be shamed; keep me safe in your righteousness.

    Webster's Revision

    In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge; Let me never be put to shame: Deliver me in thy righteousness.

    World English Bible

    In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. Let me never be disappointed. Deliver me in your righteousness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

    Definitions for Psalms 31:1

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 31:1

    In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust - I confide in thee for every good I:need: let me not be confounded by not receiving the end of my faith, the supply of my wants, and the salvation of my soul.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 31:1

    In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust - This is the ground of the petitions which follow; or the reason why the psalmist thus appeals to God. It was his firm confidence in Him; in His character; in His promises; in His ability to deliver Him in the time of danger. Compare the notes at Psalm 7:1.

    Let me never be ashamed - That is, let me never have occasion to be ashamed for having put this confidence in Thee. Let Thy dealings toward me be such as to show that my confidence was well founded. The word is not used here in the sense of being unwilling to confess his faith in God, or his love for Him, as it is often now (compare Romans 1:16; Romans 5:5; 2 Timothy 1:12), but in the sense of being so "disappointed" as to make one ashamed that he had thus relied on that which was unworthy of confidence. See the notes at Job 6:20; compare also Isaiah 30:5; Jeremiah 2:26; Jeremiah 14:3-4. The psalmist prays that God would interpose in his behalf in answer to his prayers, and that he would show that He was worthy of the confidence which he had reposed in him, or that He was a God who might be trusted in the time of trial; in other words, that he might not be subjected to the reproach of the wicked for having in his troubles relied upon such a God.

    Deliver me in thy righteousness - In the manifestation of Thy righteous character; in the exhibition of that character as righteous; as doing justice between man and man; as pronouncing a just sentence between me and my enemies.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 31:1

    31:1 Ashamed - Of my confidence in thy promise. Deliver me - According to thy faithfulness and goodness.