Psalm 31:3
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Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

King James Bible
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou art my rock and my fortress; and, for thy name's sake, thou wilt lead me and guide me.

World English Bible
For you are my rock and my fortress, therefore for your name's sake lead me and guide me.

Young's Literal Translation
For my rock and my bulwark art Thou, For Thy name's sake lead me and tend me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Bow down thine ear - Listen to my complaint. Put thy ear to my lips, that thou mayest hear all that my feebleness is capable of uttering. We generally put our ear near to the lips of the sick and dying, that we may hear what they say. To this the text appears to allude.

Strong rock - Rocks, rocky places, or caves in the rocks, were often strong places in the land of Judea. To such natural fortifications allusions are repeatedly made by the Hebrew poetic writers.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 23:2,3 He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters...

Psalm 25:11 For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon my iniquity; for it is great.

Psalm 79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name's sake.

Joshua 7:9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round...

Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do you it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many...

Ezekiel 36:21,22 But I had pity for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, where they went...

Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

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Psalm 25:5,9 Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation; on you do I wait all the day...

Psalm 43:3 O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.

Psalm 139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 143:10,11 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness...

Nehemiah 9:12,19 Moreover you led them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire...

Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them...

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

John 16:13 However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself...

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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
2 Samuel 22:2
He said: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

2 Samuel 22:33
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

Psalm 5:8
Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make your way straight before me.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 23:3
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake.

Psalm 25:11
For the sake of your name, LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

Psalm 71:3
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

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