Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;(A)
    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,(B)
    my soul and body(C) with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish(D)
    and my years by groaning;(E)
my strength fails(F) because of my affliction,[a](G)
    and my bones grow weak.(H)
11 Because of all my enemies,(I)
    I am the utter contempt(J) of my neighbors(K)
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;(L)
    I have become like broken pottery.
13 For I hear many whispering,(M)
    “Terror on every side!”(N)
They conspire against me(O)
    and plot to take my life.(P)

14 But I trust(Q) in you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times(R) are in your hands;
    deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
    from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine(S) on your servant;
    save me in your unfailing love.(T)

Read full chapter


  1. Psalm 31:10 Or guilt

55 I called on your name, Lord,
    from the depths(A) of the pit.(B)
56 You heard my plea:(C) “Do not close your ears
    to my cry for relief.”
57 You came near(D) when I called you,
    and you said, “Do not fear.”(E)

58 You, Lord, took up my case;(F)
    you redeemed my life.(G)
59 Lord, you have seen the wrong done to me.(H)
    Uphold my cause!(I)
60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance,
    all their plots against me.(J)

61 Lord, you have heard their insults,(K)
    all their plots against me—
62 what my enemies whisper and mutter
    against me all day long.(L)
63 Look at them! Sitting or standing,
    they mock me in their songs.(M)

64 Pay them back what they deserve, Lord,
    for what their hands have done.(N)
65 Put a veil over their hearts,(O)
    and may your curse be on them!
66 Pursue(P) them in anger and destroy them
    from under the heavens of the Lord.

Read full chapter

Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time(A)

32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve(B) aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,”(C) he said, “and the Son of Man(D) will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law.(E) They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him(F) and kill him.(G) Three days later(H) he will rise.”(I)

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends