71:1 In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge: Let me never be put to shame.
71:2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me: Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.
71:3 Be thou to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: Thou hast given commandment to save me; For thou art my rock and my fortress.
71:4 Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
71:5 For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah: `Thou art' my trust from my youth.
71:6 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.
71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; But thou art my strong refuge.
71:8 My mouth shall be filled with thy praise, And with thy honor all the day.
71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; Forsake me not when my strength faileth.
71:10 For mine enemies speak concerning me; And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,
71:11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: Pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.
71:12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me.
71:13 Let them be put to shame `and' consumed that are adversaries to my soul; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
71:14 But I will hope continually, And will praise thee yet more and more.
71:15 My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness, `And' of thy salvation all the day; For I know not the numbers `thereof'.
71:16 I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Jehovah: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
71:17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth; And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
71:18 Yea, even when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not, Until I have declared thy strength unto `the next' generation, Thy might to every one that is to come.
71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high; Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto thee?
71:20 Thou, who hast showed us many and sore troubles, Wilt quicken us again, And wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
71:21 Increase thou my greatness, And turn again and comfort me.
71:22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, `Even' thy truth, O my God: Unto thee will I sing praises with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
71:23 My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises unto thee; And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
71:24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long; For they are put to shame, for they are confounded, that seek my hurt. Psalm 72 `A Psalm' of Solomon.