Psalm 31:20
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.

Berean Study Bible
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the schemes of men. You conceal them in Your shelter from accusing 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.

New King James Version
You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion From the strife of tongues.

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

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
In the secret place of Your presence You hide them from the plots and conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter (pavilion) from the strife of tongues.

Christian Standard Bible
You hide them in the protection of your presence; you conceal them in a shelter from human schemes, from quarrelsome 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.

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.

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 from strife in your shadow.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou wilt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the vexation of man: thou wilt screen them in a tabernacle from the contradiction of tongues.

Contemporary English Version
You are their shelter from harmful plots, and you are their protection from vicious gossip.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
You hide them in the safety of your presence from the plots of others; in a safe shelter you hide them from the insults of their enemies.

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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence, From schemes of man, You conceal them in a dwelling place, From the strife of 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
19How great is Your goodness which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have bestowed before the sons of men on those who take refuge in You! 20You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the schemes of men. You conceal them in Your shelter from accusing tongues. 21Blessed be the LORD, for He has shown me His loving devotion in a city under siege.…

Cross References
Job 5:21
You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and will not fear havoc when it comes.

Psalm 17:9
from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.

Psalm 27:5
For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 31:13
For I hear the slander of many; there is terror on every side. They conspire against me and plot to take my life.

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

Psalm 37:12
The wicked scheme against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them,

Psalm 83:3
With cunning they scheme against Your people and conspire against those You cherish,


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.

hide

Psalm 27:5
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Psalm 32:7
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

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

from

Psalm 10:2
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

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

Psalm 40:4
Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

the strife

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

Psalm 140:3
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Job 5:21
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You hide them
תַּסְתִּירֵ֤ם ׀ (tas·tî·rêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5641: To hide, conceal

in the secret place
בְּסֵ֥תֶר (bə·sê·ṯer)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5643: A covering, hiding place, secrecy

of Your presence
פָּנֶיךָ֮ (pā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

from the schemes
מֵֽרֻכְסֵ֫י (mê·ruḵ·sê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7407: Perhaps conspiracy

of men.
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

You conceal them
תִּצְפְּנֵ֥ם (tiṣ·pə·nêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk

in Your shelter
בְּסֻכָּ֗ה (bə·suk·kāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5521: A thicket, booth

from accusing
מֵרִ֥יב (mê·rîḇ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7379: Strife, dispute

tongues.
לְשֹׁנֽוֹת׃ (lə·šō·nō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 3956: The tongue


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