Psalm 31:1
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New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David. O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don't let me be disgraced. Save me, for you do what is right.

King James Bible
To 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.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} In thee, Jehovah, do I trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

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

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. In Thee, O Jehovah, I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed to the age, In Thy righteousness deliver me.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

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

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That it is Sweet to Despise the World and to Serve God
Now will I speak again, O my Lord, and hold not my peace; I will say in the ears of my God, my Lord, and my King, who is exalted above all, Oh how plentiful is Thy goodness which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee!(1) But what art Thou to those who love Thee? What to those who serve Thee with their whole heart? Truly unspeakable is the sweetness of the contemplation of Thee, which Thou bestowest upon those who love Thee. In this most of all Thou hast showed me the sweetness of Thy charity,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

An Exhortation to Love God
1. An exhortation. Let me earnestly persuade all who bear the name of Christians to become lovers of God. "O love the Lord, all ye his saints" (Psalm xxxi. 23). There are but few that love God: many give Him hypocritical kisses, but few love Him. It is not so easy to love God as most imagine. The affection of love is natural, but the grace is not. Men are by nature haters of God (Rom. i. 30). The wicked would flee from God; they would neither be under His rules, nor within His reach. They fear God,
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Father, I Know that all My Life
"My times are in Thy hand." -- Psalm 31:15 Father, I know that all my life Is portioned out for me, And the changes that are sure to come, I do not fear to see; But I ask Thee for a present mind Intent on pleasing Thee. I ask Thee for a thoughtful love, Through constant watching wise, To meet the glad with joyful smiles, And to wipe the weeping eyes; And a heart at leisure from itself, To soothe and sympathize. I would not have the restless will That hurries to and fro, Seeking for some great
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

His Journey to South Russia.
1853. The call which John Yeardley had received to visit the German colonies in South Russia, and which had lain for a long time dormant, now revived. A friend who had watched with regret his unsuccessful attempts on former journeys to enter that jealous country, and who augured from the political changes which had taken place that permission might probably now be obtained, brought the subject again under his notice. The admonition was timely and effectual. After carefully pondering the matter--with,
John Yeardley—Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel

Cross References
Psalm 5:8
Lead me in the right path, O LORD, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.

Psalm 7:1
A psalm of David, which he sang to the L I come to you for protection, O LORD my God. Save me from my persecutors--rescue me!

Psalm 25:2
I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.

Psalm 71:1
O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don't let me be disgraced.

Psalm 71:2
Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me, and set me free.

Psalm 119:116
LORD, sustain me as you promised, that I may live! Do not let my hope be crushed.

Psalm 143:1
A psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my plea! Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.

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