Psalm 71:1-24 - A Prayer To God The Rock Of Refuge
1 In thee, O Jehovah, I put my trust; shall not be ashamed forever. 2 In thy justice thou wilt deliver me, and let me escape: incline to me thine ear and save me. 3 Be thou to me for a rock of refuge to come always: thou didst command to save me, for thou my rock and my fortress. 4 My God, deliver me from the hand of the unjust one, from the hand of him transgressing, and the violent one. 5 For thou my hope, O Lord Jehovah: my trust from my youth. 6 Upon thee was I supported from the womb: from the bowels of my mother thou didst separate me: in thee my praise always. 7 I was as a wonder to many: and thou my refuge of strength. 8 My mouth shall be filled with thy praise, thy magnificence all the day.
9 Thou wilt not cast me off to the time of old age; as my strength fails thou wilt not forsake me. 10 For mine enemies said to me, and they watching my soul took counsel together, 11 Saying, God forsook him: pursue him and take him, for none delivering. 12 O God, thou wilt not be far off from me: my God, hasten for my help. 13 They lying in wait for my soul shall be ashamed; they shall be finished; they seeking my evil shall be covered with reproach and shame. 14 And I will always hope, and I added upon all thy praise. 15 My mouth shall recount thy justice, all the day thy salvation, for I knew not numbers. 16 I will go in the strength of the Lord Jehovah: I will keep in remembrance thy justice, thine alone.
17 O God, thou didst teach me from my youth: and even to this will I announce thy wonders. 18 And also even to old age and grayness, O God, thou wilt not forsake me; till I shall announce thine arm to the generation, thy strength to every one who shall come: 19 And thy justice, O God, even to height, who didst great things: O God, who like thee? 20 Who didst cause us to see great straits and evils; thou wilt turn back, thou wilt preserve us alive, and from the depths of the earth thou wilt turn back, thou wilt bring us up. 21 Thou wilt increase my greatness, thou wilt surround me, thou wilt comfort me. 22 Also I will praise thee with the instrument of the harp; thy truth, O God, I will play on the harp, to thee, O Thou, Holy One of Israel. 23 My lips shall rejoice when I shall play on the harp to thee, and my soul which thou redeemedst. 24 Also my tongue all the day shall celebrate thy justice; for they were confused, for they seeking my evil were ashamed.