New International Version
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.
Psalm 31:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryGoodness 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
Other Fragments on the Psalms. Ii.
My Spirit on Thy Care
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.
Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make your way straight before me.
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.
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake.
For the sake of your name, LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
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.
Jump to PreviousBulwark Fortress Front Guide Lead Name's Rock Sake Strong Tend Tower Wilt
Jump to NextBulwark Fortress Front Guide Lead Name's Rock Sake Strong Tend Tower Wilt
LinksPsalm 31:3 NIV
Psalm 31:3 NLT
Psalm 31:3 ESV
Psalm 31:3 NASB
Psalm 31:3 KJV
Psalm 31:3 Bible Apps
Psalm 31:3 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 31:3 Chinese Bible
Psalm 31:3 French Bible
Psalm 31:3 German Bible
Psalm 31:3 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.