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Psalms 71 (asv)

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71:1In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge:

Let me never be put to shame.

71:2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me:

Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.

71:3Be thou to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort:

Thou hast given commandment to save me;

For thou art my rock and my fortress.

71:4Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,

Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

71:5For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah:

Thou art my trust from my youth.

71:6By thee have I been holden up from the womb;

Thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels:

My praise shall be continually of thee.

71:7I am as a wonder unto many;

But thou art my strong refuge.

71:8My mouth shall be filled with thy praise,

And with thy honor all the day.

71:9Cast me not off in the time of old age;

Forsake me not when my strength faileth.

71:10For mine enemies speak concerning me;

And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,

71:11Saying, God hath forsaken him:

Pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.

71:12O God, be not far from me;

O my God, make haste to help me.

71:13Let them be put to shame and consumed that are adversaries to my soul;

Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.

71:14But I will hope continually,

And will praise thee yet more and more.

71:15My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness,

And of thy salvation all the day;

For I know not the numbers thereof.

71:16I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Jehovah:

I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

71:17O God, thou hast taught me from my youth;

And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

71:18Yea, even when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not,

Until I have declared thy strength unto the next generation,

Thy might to every one that is to come.

71:19Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high;

Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto thee?

71:20Thou, who hast showed us many and sore troubles,

Wilt quicken us again,

And wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth.

71:21Increase thou my greatness,

And turn again and comfort me.

71:22I will also praise thee with the psaltery,

Even thy truth, O my God:

Unto thee will I sing praises with the harp,

O thou Holy One of Israel.

71:23My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises unto thee;

And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

71:24My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long;

For they are put to shame, for they are confounded, that seek my hurt.


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