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Psalms 71

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PS 71:1 In Thee, O Jehovah, I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed to the age.

PS 71:2 In Thy righteousness Thou dost deliver me, And dost cause me to escape, Incline unto me Thine ear, and save me.

PS 71:3 Be to me for a rock -- a habitation, To go in continually, Thou hast given command to save me, For my rock and my bulwark `art' Thou.

PS 71:4 O my God, cause me to escape From the hand of the wicked, From the hand of the perverse and violent.

PS 71:5 For Thou `art' my hope, O Lord Jehovah, My trust from my youth.

PS 71:6 By Thee I have been supported from the womb, From my mother's bowels Thou dost cut me out, In Thee `is' my praise continually.

PS 71:7 As a wonder I have been to many, And Thou `art' my strong refuge.

PS 71:8 Filled is my mouth `with' Thy praise, All the day `with' Thy beauty.

PS 71:9 Cast me not off at the time of old age, According to the consumption of my power forsake me not.

PS 71:10 For mine enemies have spoken against me, And those watching my soul have taken counsel together,

PS 71:11 Saying, `God hath forsaken him, Pursue and catch him, for there is no deliverer.'

PS 71:12 O God, be not far from me, O my God, for my help make haste.

PS 71:13 They are ashamed, they are consumed, Who are opposing my soul, They are covered `with' reproach and blushing, Who are seeking my evil,

PS 71:14 And I continually do wait with hope, And have added unto all Thy praise.

PS 71:15 My mouth recounteth Thy righteousness, All the day Thy salvation, For I have not known the numbers.

PS 71:16 I come in the might of the Lord Jehovah, I mention Thy righteousness -- Thine only.

PS 71:17 God, Thou hast taught me from my youth, And hitherto I declare Thy wonders.

PS 71:18 And also unto old age and grey hairs, O God, forsake me not, Till I declare Thy strength to a generation, To every one that cometh Thy might.

PS 71:19 And Thy righteousness, O God, `is' unto the heights, Because Thou hast done great things, O God, who `is' like Thee?

PS 71:20 Because Thou hast showed me many and sad distresses, Thou turnest back -- Thou revivest me, And from the depths of the earth, Thou turnest back -- Thou bringest me up.

PS 71:21 Thou dost increase my greatness, And Thou surroundest -- Thou comfortest me,

PS 71:22 I also thank Thee with a vessel of psaltery, Thy truth, O my God, I sing to Thee with a harp, O Holy One of Israel,

PS 71:23 My lips cry aloud when I sing praise to Thee, And my soul that Thou hast redeemed,

PS 71:24 My tongue also all the day uttereth Thy righteousness, Because ashamed -- because confounded, Have been those seeking my evil!