Psalm 71



A Prayer To God The Rock Of Refuge

1 In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed.

1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

1 In you, LORD, I take refuge; let me never be humiliated.

1 In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and confidently take refuge; let me never be put to shame or confusion!

2 In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me.

2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

2 Rescue and deliver me, because you are righteous. Turn your ear to me and save me.

2 Deliver me in Your righteousness and cause me to escape; bow down Your ear to me and save me!

3 Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.

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

3 Be my sheltering refuge where I may go continuously; command my deliverance for you are my rock and fortress.

3 Be to me a rock of refuge in which to dwell, and a sheltering stronghold to which I may continually resort, which You have appointed to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress.

4 Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,

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

4 My God, deliver me from the power of the wicked and the grasp of ruthless practicers of evil.

4 Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.

5 For You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence from my youth.

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

5 For you are my hope, Lord GOD, my security since I was young.

5 For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence.

6 By You I have been sustained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother's womb; My praise is continually of You.

6 By 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.

6 I depended on you since birth, when you brought me from my mother's womb; I praise you continuously.

6 Upon You have I leaned and relied from birth; You are He Who took me from my mother's womb and You have been my benefactor from that day. My praise is continually of You.

7 I have become a marvel to many, For You are my strong refuge.

7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

7 I have become an example to many that you are my strong refuge.

7 I am as a wonder and surprise to many, but You are my strong refuge.

8 My mouth is filled with Your praise And with Your glory all day long.

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

8 My mouth is filled with your praise and your splendor daily.

8 My mouth shall be filled with Your praise and with Your honor all the day.

9 Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.

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

9 Don't throw me away when I am old; do not abandon me when my strength fails.

9 Cast me not off nor send me away in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent and my powers fail.

10 For my enemies have spoken against me; And those who watch for my life have consulted together,

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

10 For my enemies talk against me; those who seek to kill me plot together

10 For my enemies talk against me; those who watch for my life consult together,

11 Saying, "God has forsaken him; Pursue and seize him, for there is no one to deliver."

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

11 and say, "God has abandoned him. Run after him and seize him, because there's no deliverer."

11 Saying, God has forsaken him; pursue and persecute and take him, for there is none to deliver him.

12 O God, do not be far from me; O my God, hasten to my help!

12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

12 God, do not be distant from me. My God, come quickly to help me.

12 O God, be not far from me! O my God, make haste to help me!

13 Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek to injure me.

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

13 Let my adversaries be ashamed and consumed; let those who seek my destruction be covered with scorn and disgrace.

13 Let them be put to shame and consumed who are adversaries to my life; let them be covered with reproach, scorn, and dishonor who seek and require my hurt.

14 But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.

14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

14 As for me, I will hope continuously and will praise you more and more.

14 But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more.

15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the sum of them.

15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

15 I will declare your righteousness and your salvation every day, though I do not fully understand what the outcome will be.

15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteous acts and of Your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is more than I know.

16 I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.

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

16 Lord GOD, I will come in the power of your mighty acts, remembering your righteousness yours alone.

16 I will come in the strength and with the mighty acts of the Lord God; I will mention and praise Your righteousness, even Yours alone.

17 O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.

17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

17 God, you taught me from my youth, so I am still declaring your awesome deeds.

17 O God, You have taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I declared Your wondrous works.

18 And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.

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

18 Also, when I reach old age and have gray hair, God, do not forsake me, until I have declared your power to this generation and your might to the next one.

18 Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not, [but keep me alive] until I have declared Your mighty strength to [this] generation, and Your might and power to all that are to come.

19 For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?

19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

19 Your many righteous deeds, God, are great,

19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high [reaching to the heavens], You Who have done great things; O God, who is like You, or who is Your equal?

20 You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

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

20 God, who can compare to you, who caused me to experience troubles that were numerous and disastrous? You will return to revive me and lift me up from the depths of the earth.

20 You Who have shown us [all] troubles great and sore will quicken us again and will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.

21 May You increase my greatness And turn to comfort me.

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

21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.

21 Increase my greatness (my honor) and turn and comfort me.

22 I will also praise You with a harp, Even Your truth, O my God; To You I will sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

22 I also will praise you with the harp; because of your faithfulness, my God, I will praise you with the lyre Holy One of Israel.

22 I will also praise You with the harp, even Your truth and faithfulness, O my God; unto You will I sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed.

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you, whose life you have redeemed.

23 My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises to You, and my inner being, which You have redeemed.

24 My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long; For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.

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

24 Moreover, my tongue will speak all day about your justice; for those who seek my destruction will be utterly humiliated. Solomonic

24 My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long; for they are put to shame, for they are confounded, who seek and demand my hurt.



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