Salmos 31

1 In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; ¶ let me never be put to shame; ¶ deliver me in your righteousness.

2 Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; ¶ be my rock of refuge, ¶ a strong fortress to save me.

3 Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

4 Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.

5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, LORD, my faithful God.

6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols; ¶ as for me, I trust in the LORD.

7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction ¶ and knew the anguish of my soul.

8 You have not given me into the hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.

9 Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am in distress; ¶ my eyes grow weak with sorrow, ¶ my soul and body with grief.

10 My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; ¶ my strength fails because of my affliction, [^1] and my bones grow weak.

11 Because of all my enemies, I am the utter contempt of my neighbors ¶ and an object of dread to my closest friends — ¶ those who see me on the street flee from me.

12 I am forgotten as though I were dead; I have become like broken pottery.

13 For I hear many whispering, "Terror on every side!" ¶ They conspire against me ¶ and plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, LORD; ¶ I say, "You are my God."

15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, ¶ from those who pursue me.

16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

17 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.

18 Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt ¶ they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

19 How abundant are the good things ¶ that you have stored up for those who fear you, ¶ that you bestow in the sight of all, ¶ on those who take refuge in you.

20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; ¶ you keep them safe in your dwelling ¶ from accusing tongues.

21 Praise be to the LORD, ¶ for he showed me the wonders of his love ¶ when I was in a city under siege.

22 In my alarm I said, "I am cut off from your sight!" ¶ Yet you heard my cry for mercy ¶ when I called to you for help.

23 Love the LORD, all his faithful people! ¶ The LORD preserves those who are true to him, ¶ but the proud he pays back in full.

24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.