Psalm 71:17
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English Standard Version
O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.

King James Bible
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

American Standard Version
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth; And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast taught me, O God, from my youth: and till now I will declare thy wonderful works.

English Revised Version
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth; and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

Webster's Bible Translation
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Brought safely through dangers of every kind, he is become כּמופת, as a wonder, a miracle (Arabic aft from afata, cognate afaka, הפך, to bend, distort: a turning round, that which is turned round or wrenched, i.e., that which is contrary to what is usual and looked for) to many, who gaze upon him as such with astonishment (Psalm 40:4). It is his God, however, to whom, as hitherto so also in time to come, he will look to be thus wonderfully preserved: מחסי־עז, as in 2 Samuel 22:33. עז is a genitive, and the suffix is thrown back (vid., supra, p 171) in order that what God is to, and does for, the poet may be brought forward more clearly and independently [lit. unalloyed]. Psalm 71:8 tells us what it is that he firmly expects on the ground of what he possesses in God. And on this very ground arises the prayer of Psalm 71:9 also: Cast me not away (viz., from Thy presence, Psalm 51:13; Jeremiah 7:15, and frequently) in the time (לעת, as in Genesis 8:11) of old age - he is therefore already an old man (זקן), though only just at the beginning of the זקנה. He supplicates favour for the present and for the time still to come: now that my vital powers are failing, forsake me not! Thus he prays because he, who has been often wondrously delivered, is even now threatened by foes. Psalm 71:11, introduced by means of Psalm 71:10, tells us what their thoughts of him are, and what they purpose doing. לי, Psalm 71:10, does not belong to אויבי, as it dies not in Psalm 27:2 also, and elsewhere. The ל is that of relation or of reference, as in Psalm 41:6. The unnecessary לאמר betrays a poet of the later period; cf. Psalm 105:11; Psalm 119:82 (where it was less superfluous), and on the contrary, Psalm 83:5. The later poet also reveals himself in Psalm 71:12, which is an echo of very similar prayers of David in Psalm 22:12, Psalm 22:20 (Psalm 40:14, cf. Psalm 70:2), Psalm 35:22; Psalm 38:22. The Davidic style is to be discerned here throughout in other points also. In place of הישׁה the Ker substitutes חוּשׁה, which is the form exclusively found elsewhere.

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thou hast

Psalm 71:5 For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth.

Psalm 119:9,102 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word...

hitherto

Psalm 66:16 Come and hear, all you that fear God, and I will declare what he has done for my soul.

1 Samuel 17:36,37 Your servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them...

2 Samuel 4:9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, As the LORD lives...

2 Samuel 22:1 And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies...

1 Chronicles 16:4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:5
See, I have taught you statutes and rules, as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

Deuteronomy 6:7
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Psalm 26:7
proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.

Psalm 40:5
You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

Psalm 75:1
We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds.

Psalm 78:4
We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.

Psalm 119:27
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

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