Psalms Chapter 71 |
1I seek refuge in You, O Lord;
may I never be disappointed.
2As You are beneficent, save me and rescue me;
incline Your ear to me and deliver me.
3Be a sheltering rock for me to which I may always repair;
decree my deliverance,
for You are my rock and my fortress.
4My God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and the lawless.
5For You are my hope,
O Lord God,
my trust from my youth.
6While yet unborn, I depended on You;
in the womb of my mother, You were my support;
I sing Your praises always.
7I have become an example for many,
since You are my mighty refuge.
8My mouth is full of praise to You,
glorifying You all day long.
9Do not cast me off in old age;
when my strength fails, do not forsake me!
10For my enemies talk against me;
those who wait for me are of one mind,
11saying, “God has forsaken him;
chase him and catch him,
for no one will save him!”
12O God, be not far from me;
my God, hasten to my aid!
13Let my accusers perish in frustration;
let those who seek my ruin be clothed in reproach and disgrace!
14As for me, I will hope always,
and add to the many praises of You.
15My mouth tells of Your beneficence,
of Your deliverance all day long,
though I know not how to tell it.
16I come with praise of Your mighty acts, O Lord God;
I celebrate Your beneficence, Yours alone.
17You have let me experience it, God, from my youth;
until now I have proclaimed Your wondrous deeds,
18and even in hoary old age do not forsake me, God,
until I proclaim Your strength to the next generation,
19Your mighty acts, to all who are to come,
Your beneficence, high as the heavens, O God,
You who have done great things;
O God, who is Your peer!
20You who have made me undergo many troubles and misfortunes
will revive me again,
and raise me up from the depths of the earth.
21You will grant me much greatness,
You will turn and comfort me.
22Then I will acclaim You to the music of the lyre
for Your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing a hymn to You with a harp,
O Holy One of Israel.
23My lips shall be jubilant, as I sing a hymn to You,
my whole being, which You have redeemed.
24All day long my tongue shall recite Your beneficent acts,
how those who sought my ruin were frustrated and disgraced.