Psalms 71

Prayer of an Old Man for Deliverance.

a In You, O  Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed.
b In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
c Incline Your ear to me and save me.
d Be to me a rock of e habitation to which I may continually come;
You have given f commandment to save me,
For You are g my
Or crag
rock and my fortress.
i Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the
Lit palm
grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,
For You are my k hope;
O Lord
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord
 God, You are my m confidence from my youth.
Lit Upon You I have been supported
By You I have been o sustained from my birth;
You are He who p took me from my mother’s womb;
My q praise is continually
Lit in
of You.

I have become a s marvel to many,
For You are t my strong refuge.
My u mouth is filled with Your praise
And with v Your glory all day long.
Do not cast me off in the w time of old age;
Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
10 For my enemies have spoken
Lit with reference to
against me;
And those who y watch for my
Lit soul
life aa have consulted together,
11 Saying ab God has forsaken him;
Pursue and seize him, for there is ac no one to deliver.”

12 O God ad do not be far from me;
O my God ae hasten to my help!
13 Let those who are adversaries of my soul be af ashamed and consumed;
Let them be ag covered with reproach and dishonor, who ah seek
Lit my injury
to injure me.
14 But as for me, I will aj hope continually,
And will
Lit add upon all Your praise
al praise You yet more and more.
15 My am mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And of an Your salvation all day long;
For I ao do not know the
Lit numbers
sum of them.
16 I will come aq with the mighty deeds of the Lord
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord
I will as make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.

17 O God, You at have taught me from my youth,
And I still au declare Your wondrous deeds.
18 And even when I am av old and gray, O God, do not forsake me,
Until I aw declare Your
Lit arm
strength to this generation,
Your power to all who are to come.
Or And
For Your az righteousness, O God, reaches to the
Lit height
You who have bb done great things;
O God bc who is like You?
20 You who have bd shown
Another reading is us
me many troubles and distresses
Will bf revive
Another reading is us
me again,
And will bring
Another reading is us
me up again bi from the depths of the earth.
21 May You increase my bj greatness
And turn to bk comfort me.

22 I will also praise You with
Lit an instrument of a harp
bm a harp,
Even Your
Or faithfulness
truth, O my God;
To You I will sing praises with the bo lyre,
O bp Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will bq shout for joy when I sing praises to You;
And my br soul, which You have redeemed.
24 My bs tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long;
For they are bt ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek
Or to injure me
my hurt.

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