Psalm 70
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Psalm 70a

For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

1Hasten, O God, to save me;

come quickly, Lord, to help me.

2May those who want to take my life

be put to shame and confusion;

may all who desire my ruin

be turned back in disgrace.

3May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”

turn back because of their shame.

4But may all who seek you

rejoice and be glad in you;

may those who long for your saving help always say,

“The Lord is great!”

5But as for me, I am poor and needy;

come quickly to me, O God.

You are my help and my deliverer;

Lord, do not delay.


Footnotes:
a 1 In Hebrew texts 70:1-5 is numbered 70:2-6.

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