Psalm 71
New Living TranslationBerean Study Bible
1O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced.1In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.
2Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me, and set me free.2In Your justice, rescue and deliver me; incline Your ear and save me.
3Be my rock of safety where I can always hide. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.3Be my rock of refuge, where I can always go. Give the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.
4My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors.4Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and ruthless.
5O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O LORD, from childhood.5For You are my hope, O Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth.
6Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you!6I have leaned on You since birth; You pulled me from my mother’s womb. My praise is always for You.
7My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection.7I have become a portent to many, but You are my strong refuge.
8That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long.8My mouth is filled with Your praise and with Your splendor all day long.
9And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing.9Do not discard me in my old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails.
10For my enemies are whispering against me. They are plotting together to kill me.10For my enemies speak against me, and those who lie in wait for my life conspire,
11They say, “God has abandoned him. Let’s go and get him, for no one will help him now.”11saying, “God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for there is no one to rescue him.”
12O God, don’t stay away. My God, please hurry to help me.12Be not far from me, O God. Hurry, O my God, to help me.
13Bring disgrace and destruction on my accusers. Humiliate and shame those who want to harm me.13May the accusers of my soul be ashamed and consumed; may those who seek my harm be covered with scorn and disgrace.
14But I will keep on hoping for your help; I will praise you more and more.14But I will always hope and will praise You more and more.
15I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words.15My mouth will declare Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot know their full measure.
16I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign LORD. I will tell everyone that you alone are just.16I will enter in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will proclaim Your righteousness—Yours alone.
17O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do.17O God, You have taught me from my youth, and to this day I proclaim Your marvelous deeds.
18Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me.18Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, until I proclaim Your power to the next generation, Your might to all who are to come.
19Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God?19Your righteousness reaches to the heavens, O God, You who have done great things. Who, O God, is like You?
20You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.20Though You have shown me many troubles and misfortunes, You will revive me once again. Even from the depths of the earth You will bring me back up.
21You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again.21You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
22Then I will praise you with music on the harp, because you are faithful to your promises, O my God. I will sing praises to you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel.22So I will praise You with the harp for Your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to You with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
23I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have ransomed me.23When I sing praise to You my lips will shout for joy, along with my soul, which You have redeemed.
24I will tell about your righteous deeds all day long, for everyone who tried to hurt me has been shamed and humiliated.24My tongue will indeed proclaim Your righteousness all day long, for those who seek my harm are disgraced and confounded.
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