Psalm 71
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O God, Do Not Forsake Me

1In You, O Yahweh, I have taken refuge;

Let me never be ashamed.

2In Your righteousness deliver me and protect me;

Incline Your ear to me and save me.

3Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come;

You have given the command to save me,

For You are my [†]rock and my fortress.

4Protect me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,

Out of the [†]grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man,

5For You are my hope;

O Lord Yahweh, You are my trust from my youth.

6[†]By You I have been sustained from my birth;

You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;

My praise is continually [†]of You.

7I have become a marvel to many,

For You are my strong refuge.

8My mouth is filled with Your praise

And with Your beauty all day long.

9Do not cast me off in the time of old age;

Do not forsake me when my strength fails.

10For my enemies have spoken [†]against me;

And those who watch my [†]life have counseled together,

11Saying, “God has forsaken him;

Pursue and seize him, for there is no one to deliver.”

12O God, do not be far from me;

O my God, hasten to my help!

13Let those who accuse my soul be ashamed and consumed;

Let them be wrapped up with reproach and dishonor, who seek [†]to do me evil.

14But as for me, I will wait continually,

And will [†]praise You yet more and more.

15My mouth shall recount Your righteousness

And of Your salvation all day long;

For I do not know the [†]sum of them.

16I will come with the mighty deeds of Lord Yahweh;

I will bring to remembrance Your righteousness, Yours alone.

17O God, You have taught me from my youth,

And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.

18And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me,

Until I declare Your [†]strength to this generation,

Your might to all who are to come.

19[†]For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the [†]heavens,

You who have done great things;

O God, who is like You?

20You, who have shown [†]me many troubles and [†]evils,

Will revive [†]me again,

And will bring [†]me up again from the depths of the earth.

21May You increase my greatness

And turn to comfort me.

22I will also praise You with [†]a harp,

Even Your [†]truth, O my God;

To You I will sing praises with the lyre,

O Holy One of Israel.

23My lips will sing for joy when I sing praises to You;

And my soul, which You have redeemed.

24My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long;

For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek [†]to do me evil.

3 Or crag
4 Lit palm
6 Lit Upon You I have been supported
6 Lit in
10 Lit with reference to
10 Lit soul
13 Or my calamity
14 Lit add upon all Your praise
15 Lit numbers
18 Lit arm
19 Or And
19 Lit height
20 Or us
20 Or calamities
20 Or us
20 Or us
22 Lit an instrument of a harp
22 Or faithfulness
24 Or my calamity

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