Psalm 31:17
New International Version
Let me not be put to shame, LORD, for I have cried out to you; but let the wicked be put to shame and be silent in the realm of the dead.

New Living Translation
Don’t let me be disgraced, O LORD, for I call out to you for help. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them lie silent in the grave.

English Standard Version
O LORD, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to Sheol.

Berean Study Bible
O LORD, let me not be ashamed, for I have called on You. Let the wicked be put to shame; let them lie silent in Sheol.

King James Bible
Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

New King James Version
Do not let me be ashamed, O LORD, for I have called upon You; Let the wicked be ashamed; Let them be silent in the grave.

New American Standard Bible
Let me not be put to shame, LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.

NASB 1995
Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.

NASB 1977
Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon Thee; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.

Amplified Bible
Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call on You; Let the wicked (godless) be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead).

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, do not let me be disgraced when I call on you. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them be quiet in Sheol.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, do not let me be disgraced when I call on You. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them be silent in Sheol.

American Standard Version
Let me not be put to shame, O Jehovah; for I have called upon thee: Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH, I shall not be ashamed that I called you; the wicked shall be ashamed and they shall descend into Sheol.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord, let me not be ashamed, for I have called upon thee: let the ungodly be ashamed, and brought down to Hades.

Contemporary English Version
I pray only to you. Don't disappoint me. Disappoint my cruel enemies until they lie silent in their graves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee. Let the wicked be ashamed, and be brought down to hell.

English Revised Version
Let me not he ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, let them be silent in Sheol.

Good News Translation
I call to you, LORD; don't let me be disgraced. May the wicked be disgraced; may they go silently down to the world of the dead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, I have called on you, so do not let me be put to shame. Let wicked people be put to shame. Let them be silent in the grave.

International Standard Version
Let me not be ashamed, LORD, for I have called upon you. Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in the next life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD, let me not be ashamed, for I have called upon Thee; Let the wicked be ashamed, let them be put to silence in the nether-world.

Literal Standard Version
O YHWH, do not let me be ashamed, "" For I have called You, let the wicked be ashamed, "" Let them become silent to Sheol.

NET Bible
O LORD, do not let me be humiliated, for I call out to you! May evil men be humiliated! May they go wailing to the grave!

New Heart English Bible
Let me not be disappointed, LORD, for I have called on you. Let the wicked be disappointed. Let them be silent in Sheol.

World English Bible
Let me not be disappointed, Yahweh, for I have called on you. Let the wicked be disappointed. Let them be silent in Sheol.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, let me not be ashamed, For I have called Thee, let the wicked be ashamed, Let them become silent to Sheol.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
16Make Your face shine on Your servant; save me by Your loving devotion. 17O LORD, let me not be ashamed, for I have called on You. Let the wicked be put to shame; let them lie silent in Sheol. 18May lying lips be silenced—lips that speak with arrogance against the righteous, full of pride and contempt.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
He guards the steps of His faithful ones, but the wicked perish in darkness; for by his own strength shall no man prevail.

2 Kings 2:23
From there, Elisha went up to Bethel, and as he was walking up the road, a group of boys came out of the city and jeered at him, chanting, "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!"

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 25:3
Surely none who wait for You will be put to shame; but those who are faithless without cause will be disgraced.

Psalm 25:20
Guard my soul and deliver me; let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.

Psalm 94:17
Unless the LORD had been my helper, I would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.

Psalm 115:17
It is not the dead who praise the LORD, nor any who descend into silence.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called on you: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

Let me

Psalm 31:1
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.

Psalm 25:2,3
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me…

Psalm 34:5
They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

wicked

Psalm 6:10
Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Psalm 35:4,26
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt…

Psalm 40:14,15
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil…

them

Psalm 115:17
The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

1 Samuel 2:9
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Matthew 22:12
And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

them

Psalm 115:17
The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

1 Samuel 2:9
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Matthew 22:12,13
And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless…

silent in the grave.









Verse 17. - Let me not be ashamed, O Lord (see the comment on ver. l). For I have called upon thee. "I have," i.e., "been ever thy true worshipper." Even when I have sinned (ver. 10), my sins have not been "sins of unfaithfulness," but lapses, sins of infirmity, unpremeditated yieldings to temptation. Let the wicked be ashamed. Bring shame, i.e., upon those who are at once my enemies and thine - the wicked and impenitent generally - and, among them on my present adversaries, those who are collected together to carry on war against me. And let them be silent in the grave; or, in Sheol. Let a stop be put to their slanders (ver. 13) and lying speeches (ver. 18); let them he silenced by removal from this world to the land of the departed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

let me not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

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

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I have called on You.
קְרָאתִ֑יךָ (qə·rā·ṯî·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

Let the wicked
רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

be put to shame;
יֵבֹ֥שׁוּ (yê·ḇō·šū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

let them lie silent
יִדְּמ֥וּ (yid·də·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1826: To be dumb, to be astonished, to stop, to perish

in Sheol.
לִשְׁאֽוֹל׃ (liš·’ō·wl)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)


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