Psalm 31:3
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;

Berean Study Bible
For You are my rock and my fortress; lead me and guide me for the sake of Your name.

King James Bible
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

New King James Version
For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name’s sake, Lead me and guide me.

New American Standard Bible
For You are my rock and my fortress; For the sake of Your name You will lead me and guide me.

NASB 1995
For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.

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

Amplified Bible
Yes, You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.

Christian Standard Bible
For you are my rock and my fortress; you lead and guide me for your name’s sake.

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

American Standard Version
For thou art my rock and my fortress; Therefore for thy 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!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thou art my strength and my refuge; and thou shalt guide me for thy name's sake, and maintain me.

Contemporary English Version
You, LORD God, are my mighty rock and my fortress. Lead me and guide me, so that your name will be honored.

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

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

Good News Translation
You are my refuge and defense; guide me and lead me as you have promised.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
For You [are] my rock and my bulwark, For Your Name’s sake lead me and tend 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
2Incline Your ear to me; come quickly to my rescue. Be my rock of refuge, the stronghold of my deliverance. 3For You are my rock and my fortress; lead me and guide me for the sake of Your name. 4You free me from the net laid out for me, for You are my refuge.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:2
He said: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.

2 Samuel 22:33
God is my strong fortress and He makes my way clear.

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

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is 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 the sake of His name.

Psalm 25:11
For the sake of Your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, for it is great.

Psalm 71:3
Be my rock of refuge, where I can always go. Give the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.


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 maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters…

Psalm 25:11
For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

Psalm 79:9
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

lead

Psalm 25:5,9
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day…

Psalm 43:3
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Psalm 139:24
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.









(3) Rock.--As rock in this verse is sela (LXX. and Vulg., "strength") instead of ts-r, 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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

You
אָ֑תָּה (’āt·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are my rock
סַלְעִ֣י (sal·‘î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5553: A craggy rock

and my fortress;
וּמְצוּדָתִ֣י (ū·mə·ṣū·ḏā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4686: A net, capture, a fastness

lead
תַּֽנְחֵ֥נִי (tan·ḥê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5148: To guide, to transport

and guide me
וּֽתְנַהֲלֵֽנִי׃ (ū·ṯə·na·hă·lê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5095: To lead or guide to a watering place, bring to a place of rest, refresh

for the sake of
וּלְמַ֥עַן (ū·lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

Your name.
שִׁ֝מְךָ֗ (mə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name


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