Psalm 71
A Faithful Version

1In You, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.

2Deliver me in Your righteousness and cause me to escape; incline Your ear unto me, and save me.

3Be my strong Rock of refuge to which I may always go; You have commanded to save me; for You are my Rock and my Fortress.

4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and ruthless man,

5For You are my hope, O Lord GOD, my trust from my youth.

6By You I have been upheld from the womb; You are He who took me out of my mother's belly; my praise always shall be of You.

7I am like a wonder to many, but You are my strong refuge.

8Let my mouth be filled with Your praise, with Your glory all the day.

9Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails,

10For my enemies speak against me; and those who watch for my soul plot together,

11Saying, "God has forsaken him; pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him."

12O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me.

13Let them be ashamed; let those who are enemies of my soul be consumed; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, those who seek my hurt.

14But I will hope without ceasing, and I will praise You more and more.

15My mouth shall show forth Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day, for I do not know how many they are.

16I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will speak of Your righteousness, even of Yours alone.

17O God, You have taught me from my youth; and until now I have declared Your wonderful works.

18But now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me until I have declared Your strength to this generation, and Your power to everyone who is to come.

19And Your righteousness, O God, is very high, You Who have done great things. O God, who is like You?

20You Who have shown me many and sore troubles--You will revive me again; You will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

21You will increase my greatness and surround and comfort me on every side.

22I will also praise You with the harp for Your truth, O my God; I will sing praises unto you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

23My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, and my life, which You have redeemed.

24My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long, for those who seek my hurt are confounded; they are brought to shame.

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