Psalm 31:24
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New International Version
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

King James Bible
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all ye that hope in Jehovah.

World English Bible
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in Yahweh. By David. A contemplative psalm.

Young's Literal Translation
Be strong, and He strengtheneth your heart, All ye who are waiting for Jehovah!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart - In 1 Corinthians 16:13, St. Paul says, "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith; quit you like men; be strong:" Γρηγορειτε, στηκετε εν τῃ πιστει, ανδριζεσθε, κραταιουσθε. The latter words he seems to have borrowed from the Septuagint, who translate, "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart," by Ανδριζεσθε και κραταιουσθω ἡ καρδια ὑμων "Act like men, and your hearts shall be strengthened." They that hope in God, and are endeavoring to walk carefully before him, may take courage at all times, and expect the fullness of the blessing of the Gospel of peace.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Be of

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...

Luke 22:31,32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat...

Hebrews 12:12,13 Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees...

James 5:10,11 Take, my brothers, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience...

shall

Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

all ye

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

Romans 15:12,13 And again, Esaias said, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles...

1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

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Goodness Wrought and Goodness Laid Up
'Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!'--PSALM xxxi. 19. The Psalmist has been describing, with the eloquence of misery, his own desperate condition, in all manner of metaphors which he heaps together--'sickness,' 'captivity,' 'like a broken vessel,' 'as a dead man out of mind.' But in the depth of desolation he grasps at God's hand, and that lifts him up out of the pit. 'I trusted
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'Lying Vanities'
'They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.'--JONAH 11. 8. Jonah's refusal to obey the divine command to go to Nineveh and cry against it is best taken, not as prosaic history, but as a poetical representation of Israel's failure to obey the divine call of witnessing for God. In like manner, his being cast into the sea and swallowed by the great fish, is a poetic reproduction, for homiletical purposes, of Israel's sufferings at the hands of the heathen whom it had failed to warn. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Other Fragments on the Psalms. Ii.
On Psalm xxxi. 22. Of the Triumph of the Christian Faith. The mercy of God is not so "marvellous" when it is shown in humbler cities as when it is shown in "a strong city," [1389] and for this reason "God is to be blessed."
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus

My Spirit on Thy Care
[861]Emmaus: [862]St. Michael: Louis Bourgeois, 1551; Arr. William Crotch, 1836 Psalm 31 Henry F. Lyte, 1834 My spirit on Thy care, Blest Savior, I recline; Thou wilt not leave me to despair, For Thou art love divine. In Thee I place my trust, On Thee I calmly rest; I know Thee good, I know Thee just, And count thy choice the best. Whate'er events betide, Thy will they all perform: Safe in Thy breast my head I hide, Nor fear the coming storm. Let good or ill befall, It must be good for me; Secure
Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

1 Samuel 30:6
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

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