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Psalms 71

Psalms 71:1  
In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. Never let me be disappointed.

Psalms 71:2  
Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me.

Psalms 71:3  
Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go. Give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

Psalms 71:4  
Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Psalms 71:5  
For you are my hope, Lord Yahweh, my confidence from my youth.

Psalms 71:6  
I have relied on you from the womb. You are he who took me out of my mother’s womb. I will always praise you.

Psalms 71:7  
I am a marvel to many, but you are my strong refuge.

Psalms 71:8  
My mouth shall be filled with your praise, with your honor all day long.

Psalms 71:9  
Don’t reject me in my old age. Don’t forsake me when my strength fails.

Psalms 71:10  
For my enemies talk about me. Those who watch for my soul conspire together,

Psalms 71:11  
saying, “God has forsaken him. Pursue and take him, for no one will rescue him.”

Psalms 71:12  
God, don’t be far from me. My God, hurry to help me.

Psalms 71:13  
Let my accusers be disappointed and consumed. Let them be covered with disgrace and scorn who want to harm me.

Psalms 71:14  
But I will always hope, and will add to all of your praise.

Psalms 71:15  
My mouth will tell about your righteousness, and of your salvation all day, though I don’t know its full measure.

Psalms 71:16  
I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Yahweh. I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours alone.

Psalms 71:17  
God, you have taught me from my youth. Until now, I have declared your wondrous works.

Psalms 71:18  
Yes, even when I am old and gray-haired, God, don’t forsake me, until I have declared your strength to the next generation, your might to everyone who is to come.

Psalms 71:19  
God, your righteousness also reaches to the heavens. You have done great things. God, who is like you?

Psalms 71:20  
You, who have shown us many and bitter troubles, you will let me live. You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.

Psalms 71:21  
Increase my honor and comfort me again.

Psalms 71:22  
I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God. I sing praises to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.

Psalms 71:23  
My lips shall shout for joy! My soul, which you have redeemed, sings praises to you!

Psalms 71:24  
My tongue will also talk about your righteousness all day long, for they are disappointed, and they are confounded, who want to harm me.


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