Psalm 71
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1In you, O LORD, I have taken shelter! Never let me be humiliated! 1In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!
2Vindicate me by rescuing me! Listen to me! Deliver me! 2In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!
3Be my protector and refuge, a stronghold where I can be safe! For you are my high ridge and my stronghold. 3Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
4My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the hand of the cruel oppressor! 4Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.
5For you give me confidence, O Lord; O LORD, I have trusted in you since I was young. 5For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
6I have leaned on you since birth; you pulled me from my mother's womb. I praise you continually. 6Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.
7Many are appalled when they see me, but you are my secure shelter. 7I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.
8I praise you constantly and speak of your splendor all day long. 8My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.
9Do not reject me in my old age! When my strength fails, do not abandon me! 9Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.
10For my enemies talk about me; those waiting for a chance to kill me plot my demise. 10For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together
11They say, "God has abandoned him. Run and seize him, for there is no one who will rescue him!" 11and say, “God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him.”
12O God, do not remain far away from me! My God, hurry and help me! 12O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me!
13May my accusers be humiliated and defeated! May those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace! 13May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt.
14As for me, I will wait continually, and will continue to praise you. 14But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.
15I will tell about your justice, and all day long proclaim your salvation, though I cannot fathom its full extent. 15My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge.
16I will come and tell about the mighty acts of the sovereign LORD. I will proclaim your justice--yours alone. 16With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.
17O God, you have taught me since I was young, and I am still declaring your amazing deeds. 17O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
18Even when I am old and gray, O God, do not abandon me, until I tell the next generation about your strength, and those coming after me about your power. 18So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.
19Your justice, O God, extends to the skies above; you have done great things. O God, who can compare to you? 19Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?
20Though you have allowed me to experience much trouble and distress, revive me once again! Bring me up once again from the depths of the earth! 20You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.
21Raise me to a position of great honor! Turn and comfort me! 21You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.
22I will express my thanks to you with a stringed instrument, praising your faithfulness, O my God! I will sing praises to you accompanied by a harp, O Holy One of Israel! 22I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
23My lips will shout for joy! Yes, I will sing your praises! I will praise you when you rescue me! 23My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.
24All day long my tongue will also tell about your justice, for those who want to harm me will be embarrassed and ashamed. 24And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.
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