Psalms Chapter 71

1 In Thee, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed.
2 Deliver me in Thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline Thine ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be Thou to me a sheltering rock, whereunto I may continually resort, which Thou hast appointed to save me; {N}
for Thou art my rock and my fortress.
4 O my God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.
5 For Thou art my hope; O Lord GOD, my trust from my youth.
6 Upon Thee have I stayed myself from birth; Thou art He that took me out of my mother's womb; my praise is continually of Thee.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but Thou art my strong refuge.
8 My mouth shall be filled with Thy praise, and with Thy glory all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; when my strength faileth, forsake me not.
10 For mine enemies speak concerning me, and they that watch for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying: 'God hath forsaken him; pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.'
12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me.
13 Let them be ashamed and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and confusion that seek my hurt.
14 But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise Thee yet more and more.
15 My mouth shall tell of Thy righteousness, and of Thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16 I will come with Thy mighty acts, O Lord GOD; I will make mention of Thy righteousness, even of Thine only.
17 O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth; and until now do I declare Thy wondrous works.
18 And even unto old age and hoary hairs, O God, forsake me not; {N}
until I have declared Thy strength unto the next generation, Thy might to every one that is to come.
19 Thy righteousness also, O God, which reacheth unto high heaven; {N}
Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto Thee?
20 Thou, who hast made me to see many and sore troubles, {N}
wilt quicken me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 Thou wilt increase my greatness, and turn and comfort me.
22 I also will give thanks unto Thee with the psaltery, even unto Thy truth, O my God; {N}
I will sing praises unto Thee with the harp, O Thou Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing praises unto Thee; and my soul, which Thou hast redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall tell of Thy righteousness all the day; {N}
for they are ashamed, for they are abashed, that seek my hurt. {P}