New International Version
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.
King James Bible
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
Darby Bible Translation
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
World English Bible
Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me.
Young's Literal Translation
In Thy righteousness Thou dost deliver me, And dost cause me to escape, Incline unto me Thine ear, and save me.
Psalm 71:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But I am poor and needy - עני ואביון ani veebyon, I am a poor man, and a beggar - an afflicted beggar; a sense of my poverty causes me to beg.
Thou art my help - I know thou hast enough, and to spare; and therefore I come to thee.
Make no tarrying - My wants are many, my danger great, my time short. O God, delay not!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDecember 22. "My Tongue Also Shall Talk of Thy Righteousness all the Day Long" (Ps. Lxxi. 24).
"My tongue also shall talk of Thy righteousness all the day long" (Ps. lxxi. 24). It is a simple law of nature, that air always comes in to fill a vacuum. You can produce a draught at any time, by heating the air until it ascends, and then the cold air rushes in to supply its place. And so we can always be filled with the Holy Spirit by providing a vacuum. This breath is dependent upon exhausting the previous breath before you can inhale a fresh one. And so we must empty our hearts of the last breath …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Of the Day of Eternity and of the Straitnesses of this Life
I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
A psalm of David. LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
For your name's sake, LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
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