Psalm 31:1
New International Version
For the director of music. A psalm of David. In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.

New Living Translation
O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced. Save me, for you do what is right.

English Standard Version
In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me!

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; save me by Your righteousness.

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.

New King James Version
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
For the music director. A Psalm of David. In You, LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be put to shame; In Your righteousness rescue me.

NASB 1995
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me.

NASB 1977
In Thee, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Thy righteousness deliver me.

Amplified Bible
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I have placed my trust and taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness rescue me.

Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A psalm of David. LORD, I seek refuge in you; let me never be disgraced. Save me by your righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. LORD, I seek refuge in You; let me never be disgraced. Save me by Your righteousness.

American Standard Version
In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge; Let me never be put to shame: Deliver me in thy righteousness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have hoped in you, LORD JEHOVAH; I shall never be disappointed; deliver me in your righteousness!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, a Psalm of David, an utterance of extreme fear. O Lord, I have hoped in thee; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness and rescue me.

Contemporary English Version
I come to you, LORD, for protection. Don't let me be ashamed. Do as you have promised and rescue me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, a psalm for David, in an ecstasy. In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, Iet me never be confounded: deliver me in thy justice.

English Revised Version
For 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.

Good News Translation
I come to you, LORD, for protection; never let me be defeated. You are a righteous God; save me, I pray!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by David.] I have taken refuge in you, O LORD. Never let me be put to shame. Save me because of your righteousness.

International Standard Version
In you, LORD, I have taken refuge. Let me never be ashamed. Because you are righteous, deliver me!

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. In thee, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Thy righteousness.

Literal Standard Version
TO THE OVERSEER. A PSALM OF DAVID. In You, O YHWH, I have trusted, "" Do not let me be ashamed for all time, "" In Your righteousness deliver me.

NET Bible
For the music director; a psalm of David. In you, O LORD, I have taken shelter! Never let me be humiliated! Vindicate me by rescuing me!

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.] In you, LORD, I take refuge. Let me never be disappointed. Deliver me in your 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; save me by Your righteousness. 2Incline Your ear to me; come quickly to my rescue. Be my rock of refuge, the stronghold of my deliverance.…

Cross References
Psalm 5:8
Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make straight Your way before me.

Psalm 7:1
O LORD my God, I take refuge in You; save me and deliver me from all my pursuers,

Psalm 25:2
in You, my God, I trust. Do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me.

Psalm 71:1
In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.

Psalm 71:2
In Your justice, rescue and deliver me; incline Your ear and save me.

Psalm 119:116
Sustain me as You promised, that I may live; let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Psalm 143:1
O LORD, hear my prayer. In Your faithfulness, give ear to my plea; in Your righteousness, answer me.

Psalm 143:11
For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me. In Your righteousness, bring my soul out of trouble.


Treasury of Scripture

In you, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in your righteousness.

A.

Psalm 22:4,5
Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them…

Psalm 25:2
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Psalm 71:1,2
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion…

deliver

Psalm 7:8,9
The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me…

Psalm 43:1
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Psalm 143:1,11,12
A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness…









(1) The words of this verse are interesting as being the last words of Xavier, and as concluding the Te Deum.

Psalm 31:1-3 occur again with slight variations in Psalm 71:1-3.

Let me never.--Literally, let me not for ever be ashamed.

Verse 1. - In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust. If prayer to God for aid in a special time of trouble is the main object of the psalm, the expression of full trust in God is a secondary object, and is maintained throughout (see vers. 3-8, 14, 19-21, 24). Notwithstanding the extremity of his danger, his belief is firm in the coming overthrow of his enemies, and in his own deliverance and restoration. Let me never be ashamed (comp. ver. 17, where the idea is expanded). David's enemies having come to an open rupture with him, and appealed to arms (2 Samuel 15:10-12; 2 Samuel 17:24-26), one party or the other must of necessity be put to shame. Here he prays that it may not be himself; in ver. 17 he goes a step further, and asks that the shame may fall upon his enemies. Deliver me in thy righteousness. Seeing that my cause is the righteous one.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֗חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִֽד׃ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

In You,
בְּךָ֖ (bə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

O LORD,
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

I take refuge;
חָ֭סִיתִי (ḥā·sî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2620: To flee for, protection, to confide in

let me never
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

be put to shame;
אֵב֣וֹשָׁה (’ê·ḇō·wō·šāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

save me
פַלְּטֵֽנִי׃ (p̄al·lə·ṭê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 6403: To slip out, escape, to deliver

by Your righteousness.
בְּצִדְקָתְךָ֥ (bə·ṣiḏ·qā·ṯə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively


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