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Psalm 31:9–16


9Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am | in distress;*

         my eye is wasted from grief;

         my soul and my body | also.

10For my life is spent with sorrow,

         and my years with | sighing;*

my strength fails because of my iniquity,

         and my bones | waste away.

11Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,

         especially to my neighbors,

and an object of dread to my ac- | quaintances;*

         those who see me in the street | flee from me.

12I have been forgotten like one | who is dead;*

         I have become like a broken | vessel.

13For I hear the whispering of many—

         terror on | every side!—*

as they scheme together against me,

         as they plot to | take my life.

14But I trust in you, | O Lord;*

         I say, “You | are my God.”

15My times are | in your hand;*

         rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my perse- | cutors!

16Make your face shine on your | servant;*

         save me in your | steadfast love!