Psalm 71
Douay-Rheims Bible

In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge

1{70:1}A psalm for David. Of the sons of Jonadab, and the former captives. In thee, O Lord, I have hoped, let me never be put to confusion:

2{70:2}Deliver me in thy justice, and rescue me. Incline thy ear unto me, and save me.

3{70:3}Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a place of strength: that thou mayst make me safe. For thou art my firmament and my refuge.

4{70:4}Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the sinner, and out of the hand of the transgressor of the law and of the unjust.

5{70:5}For thou art my patience, O Lord: my hope, O Lord, from my youth.

6{70:6}By thee have I been confirmed from the womb: from my mother's womb thou art my protector. Of thee I shall continually sing:

7{70:7}I am become unto many as a wonder, but thou art a strong helper.

8{70:8}Let my mouth be filled with praise, that I may sing thy glory; thy greatness all the day long.

9{70:9}Cast me not off in the time of old age: when my strength shall fail, do not thou forsake me.

10{70:10}For my enemies have spoken against me; and they that watched my soul have consulted together,

11{70:11}Saying: God hath forsaken him: pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him.

12{70:12}O God, be not thou far from me: O my God, make haste to my help.

13{70:13}Let them be confounded and come to nothing that detract my soul; let them be covered with confusion and blame that seek my hurt.

14{70:14}But I will always hope; and will add to all thy praise.

15{70:15}My mouth shall shew forth thy justice; thy salvation all the day long. Because I have not known learning,

16{70:16}I will enter into the powers of the Lord: O Lord, I will be mindful of thy justice alone.

17{70:17}Thou hast taught me, O God, from my youth: and till now I will declare thy wonderful works.

18{70:18}And unto old age and grey hairs: O God, forsake me not, Until I shew forth thy arm to all the generation that is to come: Thy power,

19{70:19}And thy justice, O God, even to the highest great things thou hast done: O God, who is like to thee?

20{70:20}How great troubles hast thou shewn me, many and grievous: and turning thou hast brought me to life, and hast brought me back again from the depths of the earth:

21{70:21}Thou hast multiplied thy magnificence; and turning to me thou hast comforted me.

22{70:22}For I will also confess to thee thy truth with the instruments of psaltery: O God, I will sing to thee with the harp, thou holy one of Israel.

23{70:23}My lips shall greatly rejoice, when I shall sing to thee; and my soul which thou hast redeemed.

24{70:24}Yea and my tongue shall meditate on thy justice all the day; when they shall be confounded and put to shame that seek evils to me.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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