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

New Living Translation
You are my rock and my fortress. For the honor of your name, lead me out of this danger.

English Standard Version
For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;

New American Standard Bible
For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name's sake You will lead me 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You are my rock and my fortress; You lead and guide me because of Your name.

International Standard Version
For you are my rock and my fortress; for the sake of your name guide me and lead me.

NET Bible
For you are my high ridge and my stronghold; for the sake of your own reputation you lead me and guide me.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you are my strength and the house of my refuge, comfort me, Lord Jehovah, for your Name's sake!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Indeed, you are my rock and my fortress. For the sake of your name, lead me and guide me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou art my rock and my fortress; Therefore for Thy name's sake lead me and guide me.

New American Standard 1977
For Thou art my rock and my fortress;
            For Thy name’s sake Thou wilt lead me and guide me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake thou shalt lead me and guide me.

King James 2000 Bible
For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name's sake lead me, and guide me.

American King James Version
For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name's sake lead me, and guide me.

American Standard Version
For thou art my rock and my fortress; Therefore for thy name's sake lead me and guide me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou art my strength and my refuge; and for thy name's sake thou wilt lead me, and nourish 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.

English Revised Version
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me and guide me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake 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.
Study Bible
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
2Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me. 3For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me. 4You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:2
He said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

2 Samuel 22:33
"God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way.

Psalm 5:8
O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me.

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

Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.

Psalm 25:11
For Your name's sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

Psalm 71:3
Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.

Psalm 79:9
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake.

Psalm 91:2
I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!"
Treasury of Scripture

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

for thy

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

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 …

Joshua 7:9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear …

Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do you it for your …

Ezekiel 36:21,22 But I had pity for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned …

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; …

Psalm 43:3 O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them …

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; …

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

Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun …

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, …

John 16:13 However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you …

(3) Rock.--As rock in this verse is sel (LXX. and Vulg., "strength") instead of tsr, as in Psalm 31:2, it is better to render "for thou art my cliff fortress;" literally, cliff and fortress.

For thy name's sake--i.e., because Thou hast this name of rock and fortress.

Lead me, and guide me.--The future is better,

"Thou wilt lead and guide me."

To pray for protection and then stoutly affirm belief, as in Psalm 31:3, has been called illogical; but it is the logic of the heart if not of the intellect; the logic, it may be added, of every prayer of faith.

Verse 3., - For thou art my Rock; or, my cliff (סלעי, not צורי). And my Fortress. David prays God to be his Rock and Fortress in the future, because he has always looked to him as his Rock and Fortress in the past. Faith establishes a claim to have its anticipations made good. Therefore for thy Name's sake lead me, and guide me. Metaphor is dropped, and God is simply asked for guidance and direction. In the struggle between Absalom and David more depended upon wise counsel than upon mere force (2 Samuel 15:31-37; 2 Samuel 16:15-23; 2 Samuel 17:5-23). For thou art my rock and my fortress,.... What he prayed for he knew him to be, and to have been in times past, and could claim his interest in him; and therefore entreats that he would appear to be to him what he was in himself, and what he had been to him;

therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me; either as a shepherd does his flock, gently, as they are able to bear it; into the green pastures of the word and ordinances, and beside the still waters of divine love, and to the overflowing fountain, and fulness of grace in himself; or as a general leads and guides his army; Christ being a Leader and Commander of the people, and the great Captain of their salvation, and who being at the head of them, they fear no enemy; or as a guide leads and directs such as are ignorant, and out of the way. The psalmist desires the Lord would lead him in the way of truth and paths of righteousness, according to his word; and guide him with his counsel, and by his Spirit, that so he might walk in the way in which he should go; and this he entreats he would do "for his name's sake"; not for any merit or worthiness in him; but for the glory of his own name, and for the honour of his free grace and mercy, for which the Lord often does many things; he defers his anger, he purges away the sins of his people, he forgives their transgressions, and remembers their sins no more, for his name's sake. 31:1-8 Faith and prayer must go together, for the prayer of faith is the prevailing prayer. David gave up his soul in a special manner to God. And with the words, ver. 5, our Lord Jesus yielded up his last breath on the cross, and made his soul a free-will offering for sin, laying down his life as a ransom. But David is here as a man in distress and trouble. And his great care is about his soul, his spirit, his better part. Many think that while perplexed about their worldly affairs, and their cares multiply, they may be excused if they neglect their souls; but we are the more concerned to look to our souls, that, though the outward man perish, the inward man may suffer no damage. The redemption of the soul is so precious, that it must have ceased for ever, if Christ had not undertaken it. Having relied on God's mercy, he will be glad and rejoice in it. God looks upon our souls, when we are in trouble, to see whether they are humbled for sin, and made better by the affliction. Every believer will meet with such dangers and deliverances, until he is delivered from death, his last enemy.
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