Today's reading

Reading 1

Psalm chapter 31

(Psa 31:1) To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. In Thee, O Jehovah, I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed to the age, In Thy righteousness deliver me.

(Psa 31:2) Incline unto me Thine ear hastily, deliver me, Be to me for a strong rock, For a house of bulwarks to save me.

(Psa 31:3) For my rock and my bulwark [art] Thou, For Thy name`s sake lead me and tend me.

(Psa 31:4) Bring me out from the net that they hid for me, For Thou [art] my strength.

(Psa 31:5) Into Thy hand I commit my spirit, Thou hast redeemed me, Jehovah God of truth.

(Psa 31:6) I have hated the observers of lying vanities, And I toward Jehovah have been confident.

(Psa 31:7) I rejoice, and am glad in Thy kindness, In that Thou hast seen mine affliction, Thou hast known in adversities my soul.

(Psa 31:8) And Thou hast not shut me up, Into the hand of an enemy, Thou hast caused my feet to stand in a broad place.

(Psa 31:9) Favour me, O Jehovah, for distress [is] to me, Mine eye, my soul, and my body Have become old by provocation.

(Psa 31:10) For my life hath been consumed in sorrow And my years in sighing. Feeble because of mine iniquity hath been my strength, And my bones have become old.

(Psa 31:11) Among all mine adversaries I have been a reproach, And to my neighbours exceedingly, And a fear to mine acquaintances, Those seeing me without -- fled from me.

(Psa 31:12) I have been forgotten as dead out of mind, I have been as a perishing vessel.

(Psa 31:13) For I have heard an evil account of many, Fear [is] round about. In their being united against me, To take my life they have devised,

(Psa 31:14) And I on Thee -- I have trusted, O Jehovah, I have said, `Thou [art] my God.`

(Psa 31:15) In Thy hand [are] my times, Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from my pursuers.

(Psa 31:16) Cause Thy face to shine on Thy servant, Save me in Thy kindness.

(Psa 31:17) O Jehovah, let me not be ashamed, For I have called Thee, let the wicked be ashamed, Let them become silent to Sheol.

(Psa 31:18) Let lips of falsehood become dumb, That are speaking against the righteous, Ancient sayings, in pride and contempt.

(Psa 31:19) How abundant is Thy goodness, That Thou hast laid up for those fearing Thee,

(Psa 31:20) 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.

(Psa 31:21) Blessed [is] Jehovah, For He hath made marvellous His kindness To me in a city of bulwarks.

(Psa 31:22) And I -- I have said in my haste, `I have been cut off from before Thine eyes,` But Thou hast heard the voice of my supplications, In my crying unto Thee.

(Psa 31:23) Love Jehovah, all ye His saints, Jehovah is keeping the faithful, And recompensing abundantly a proud doer.

(Psa 31:24) Be strong, and He strengtheneth your heart, All ye who are waiting for Jehovah!

Reading 2

Psalm chapter 32

(Psa 32:1) By David. -- An Instruction. O the happiness of him whose transgression [is] forgiven, Whose sin is covered.

(Psa 32:2) O the happiness of a man, To whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

(Psa 32:3) When I have kept silence, become old have my bones, Through my roaring all the day.

(Psa 32:4) When by day and by night Thy hand is heavy upon me, My moisture hath been changed Into the droughts of summer. Selah.

(Psa 32:5) My sin I cause Thee to know, And mine iniquity I have not covered. I have said, `I confess concerning My transgressions to Jehovah,` And Thou -- Thou hast taken away, The iniquity of my sin. Selah.

(Psa 32:6) For this doth every saintly one pray to Thee, As the time to find. Surely at an overflowing of many waters, Unto him they come not.

(Psa 32:7) Thou [art] a hiding-place for me, From distress Thou dost keep me, [With] songs of deliverance dost compass me. Selah.

(Psa 32:8) I cause thee to act wisely, And direct thee in the way that thou goest, I cause mine eye to take counsel concerning thee.

(Psa 32:9) Be ye not as a horse -- as a mule, Without understanding, With bridle and bit, its ornaments, to curb, Not to come near unto thee.

(Psa 32:10) Many [are] the pains of the wicked; As to him who is trusting in Jehovah, Kindness doth compass him.

(Psa 32:11) Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, ye righteous, And sing, all ye upright of heart!

Reading 3

Psalm chapter 33

(Psa 33:1) Sing, ye righteous, in Jehovah, For upright ones praise [is] comely.

(Psa 33:2) Give ye thanks to Jehovah with a harp, With psaltery of ten strings sing praise to Him,

(Psa 33:3) Sing ye to Him a new song, Play skilfully with shouting.

(Psa 33:4) For upright [is] the word of Jehovah, And all His work [is] in faithfulness.

(Psa 33:5) Loving righteousness and judgment, Of the kindness of Jehovah is the earth full.

(Psa 33:6) By the word of Jehovah The heavens have been made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

(Psa 33:7) Gathering as a heap the waters of the sea, Putting in treasuries the depths.

(Psa 33:8) Afraid of Jehovah are all the earth, Of Him are all the inhabitants of the world afraid.

(Psa 33:9) For He hath said, and it is, He hath commanded, and it standeth.

(Psa 33:10) Jehovah made void the counsel of nations, He disallowed the thoughts of the peoples.

(Psa 33:11) The counsel of Jehovah to the age standeth, The thoughts of His heart to all generations.

(Psa 33:12) O the happiness of the nation whose God [is] Jehovah, Of the people He did choose, For an inheritance to Him.

(Psa 33:13) From the heavens hath Jehovah looked, He hath seen all the sons of men.

(Psa 33:14) From the fixed place of His dwelling, He looked unto all inhabitants of the earth;

(Psa 33:15) Who is forming their hearts together, Who is attending unto all their works.

(Psa 33:16) The king is not saved by the multitude of a force. A mighty man is not delivered, By abundance of power.

(Psa 33:17) A false thing [is] the horse for safety, And by the abundance of his strength He doth not deliver.

(Psa 33:18) Lo, the eye of Jehovah [is] to those fearing Him, To those waiting for His kindness,

(Psa 33:19) To deliver from death their soul, And to keep them alive in famine.

(Psa 33:20) Our soul hath waited for Jehovah, Our help and our shield [is] He,

(Psa 33:21) For in Him doth our heart rejoice, For in His holy name we have trusted.

(Psa 33:22) Let Thy kindness, O Jehovah, be upon us, As we have waited for Thee!