Psalms

Psalm 71 ©

1The Psalmist, declaring his trust in God founded on past experience, prayeth for the continuance of God's saving help, and the confusion of his enemies: 14he promiseth acts of praise: 17he prayeth not to be abandoned in the decline of life: 19he praiseth God, and promiseth to do it cheerfully.

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IN athee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

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bDeliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: cincline thine ear unto me, and save me.

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1Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: dthou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

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eDeliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

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For fthou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

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By gthee have I been *holden up from the womb: thou art hhe that took me out of my mother's bowels: imy praise shall be continually of thee.

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I jam as a wonder unto many; kbut thou art my strong refuge.

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Let lmy mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

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mCast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

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For nmine enemies speak against me; and they that 2lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

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Saying, oGod hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

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O pGod, be not far from me: O my God, qmake haste for my help.

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rLet them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

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But sI will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

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My tmouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for uI know not the numbers thereof.

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I vwill go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention wof thy righteousness, even of thine only.

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O God, xthou hast taught me from my youth: and *hitherto yhave I declared thy wondrous works.

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Now also 3when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until zI have shewed 4thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

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Thy arighteousness also, O God, is very high, bwho hast done great things: O God, cwho is like unto thee!

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Thou, dwhich hast shewed me great and *sore troubles, shalt e*quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

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Thou fshalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

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I gwill also praise thee 5with the *psaltery, even hthy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou iHoly One of Israel.

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My jlips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and kmy soul, which thou hast redeemed.

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My ltongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for mthey are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.