Psalm 31:20
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New International Version
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.

New Living Translation
You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues.

English Standard Version
In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.

New American Standard Bible
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.

King James Bible
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You hide them in the protection of Your presence; You conceal them in a shelter from the schemes of men, from quarrelsome tongues.

International Standard Version
You will hide them in the secret place of your presence, away from the conspiracies of men. You will hide them in your tent, away from their contentious tongues.

NET Bible
You hide them with you, where they are safe from the attacks of men; you conceal them in a shelter, where they are safe from slanderous attacks.

New Heart English Bible
In the shelter of your presence you will hide them from the plotting of man. You will keep them secretly in a dwelling away from the strife of tongues.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You will hide them in the shelter of your presence; from the trouble of the children of men you will hide them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You hide them in the secret place of your presence from those who scheme against them. You keep them in a shelter, safe from quarrelsome tongues.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hidest them in the covert of Thy presence from the plottings of man; Thou concealest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

New American Standard 1977
Thou dost hide them in the secret place of Thy presence from the conspiracies of man;
            Thou dost keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt keep them in the secret place of thy face from the pride of man; thou shalt keep them in the tabernacle protected from the strife of tongues.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man: you shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

American King James Version
You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man: you shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

American Standard Version
In the covert of thy presence wilt thou hide them from the plottings of man: Thou wilt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, from the disturbance of men. Thou shalt protect them in thy tabernacle from the contradiction of tongues.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou keepest them concealed in the secret of thy presence from the conspiracies of man; thou hidest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

English Revised Version
In the covert of thy presence shalt thou hide them from the plottings of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

World English Bible
In the shelter of your presence you will hide them from the plotting of man. You will keep them secretly in a dwelling away from the strife of tongues.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast wrought for those trusting in Thee, Before sons of men. Thou hidest them in the secret place of Thy presence, From artifices of man, Thou concealest them in a tabernacle, From the strife of tongues.
Study Bible
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
19How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men! 20You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues. 21Blessed be the LORD, For He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city.…
Cross References
Job 5:21
"You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.

Psalm 17:9
From the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies who surround me.

Psalm 27:5
For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

Psalm 31:13
For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.

Psalm 32:7
You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 37:12
The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth.

Psalm 83:3
They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones.

Psalm 91:1
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 119:114
You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.

Jeremiah 43:10
and say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am going to send and get Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and I am going to set his throne right over these stones that I have hidden; and he will spread his canopy over them.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man: you shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

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Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the …

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you …

Psalm 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection …

Psalm 91:1-4 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under …

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Psalm 10:2 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken …

Psalm 36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of …

Psalm 40:4 Blessed is that man that makes the LORD his trust, and respects not …

Psalm 86:14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent …

Psalm 124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

Psalm 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a …

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing …

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but …

the strife

Psalm 64:2-4 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection …

Psalm 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison …

Job 5:21 You shall be hid from the whip of the tongue: neither shall you be …

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, …

Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, jealousies, wrath, strife, …

1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes …

James 3:5,6,14-16 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. …

(20) The secret of thy presence.--Better, in the hiding-place of thy countenance, a beautiful thought and common in the Psalms, although expressed by different images. In Psalm 27:5, "the hiding-place of his tabernacle;" 61:4, "of his wings;" 91:1, "of his shadow."

The form the same image takes in the Christian's hope is beautifully expressed by Tennyson:

"To lie within the light of God as I lie upon your breast,

And the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest."

Pride.--Better, rough or wrangling talk, as the parallelism shows and the LXX. confirm; and, referring back to Psalm 31:18, Gesenius renders the word "conspiracies."

Verse 20. - Thou shalt hide (or, thou hidest) them in the secret of thy presence from the pride (rather, conspiracies) of man. Intense light forms as good a hiding-place as intense darkness. No vision can penetrate it. It is "too dazzling bright for mortal eye." Thus those whom God brings close to himself, and on whom he pours the light of his countenance, need no other protection. Their life is hid in God. Thou shalt keep them (or, thou keepest them) secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. God keeps his own in a "pavilion," or leafy arbour, a place of coolness and refreshment, far away from the "lying lips" (ver. 18) and slanderous tongues (ver. 13) of the ungodly. Thou shall hide them in the secret of thy presence,.... That is, those that fear the Lord and trust in him; and therefore they are called his "hidden ones", Psalm 83:3; these the Lord preserves in times of trouble and danger, and when his indignation is out against others; and so the Targum is, "in the time of thine anger"; see Isaiah 26:20; the presence of God is their protection, he himself is a wall of fire round about them, his favour compasses them as a shield, and they are kept as in a garrison by his power; see Psalm 91:1; and that "from the pride of man", which otherwise would at once oppress, bear them down, and destroy them, Psalm 124:1;

thou shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues; which areas a sharp sword, and from whence proceed devouring words, such contradiction of sinners as Christ endured; not that the saints are kept free from the reproaches of men, from the lash of their tongues, but from being harmed by them; and sometimes, through the strivings and contentions of men with one another, they privately escape and are preserved, as the Apostle Paul was, Acts 23:9. 20. the secret of thy presence—or, covering of Thy countenance; the protection He thus affords; compare Ps 27:5 for a similar figure; "dwelling" used there for "presence" here. The idea of security further presented by the figure of a tent and a fortified city [Ps 31:21].31:19-24 Instead of yielding to impatience or despondency under our troubles, we should turn our thoughts to the goodness of the Lord towards those who fear and trust in Him. All comes to sinners through the wondrous gift of the only-begotten Son of God, to be the atonement for their sins. Let not any yield to unbelief, or think, under discouraging circumstances, that they are cut off from before the eyes of the Lord, and left to the pride of men. Lord, pardon our complaints and fears; increase our faith, patience, love, and gratitude; teach us to rejoice in tribulation and in hope. The deliverance of Christ, with the destruction of his enemies, ought to strengthen and comfort the hearts of believers under all their afflictions here below, that having suffered courageously with their Master, they may triumphantly enter into his joy and glory.
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