Psalm 71:1
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New International Version
In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.

New Living Translation
O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don't let me be disgraced.

English Standard Version
In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!

New American Standard Bible
In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed.

King James Bible
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, I seek refuge in You; let me never be disgraced.

International Standard Version
In you, LORD, I take refuge; let me never be humiliated.

NET Bible
In you, O LORD, I have taken shelter! Never let me be humiliated!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In you, Lord Jehovah, I have hope; I shall never be ashamed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have taken refuge in you, O LORD. Never let me be put to shame.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In thee, O LORD, have I waited; let me not be forever put to shame.

King James 2000 Bible
In you, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

American King James Version
In you, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

American Standard Version
In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge: Let me never be put to shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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:

Darby Bible Translation
In thee, Jehovah, do I trust: let me never be ashamed.

English Revised Version
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be ashamed.

Webster's Bible Translation
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

World English Bible
In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. Never let me be disappointed.

Young's Literal Translation
In Thee, O Jehovah, I have trusted, Let me not be ashamed to the age.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

71:1-13 David prays that he might never be made ashamed of dependence upon God. With this petition every true believer may come boldly to the throne of grace. The gracious care of Divine providence in our birth and infancy, should engage us to early piety. He that was our Help from our birth, ought to be our Hope from our youth. Let none expect ease or comfort from the world. Those who love the Lord, often are hated and persecuted; men wondered at for their principles and conduct; but the Lord has been their strong refuge. The faithful servants of God may be assured that he will not cast them off in old age, nor forsake them when their strength fails.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust let me never be put to confusion; rather, as in Psalm 31:1, "let me never Be ashamed;" or, let me never be put to shame (Cheyne).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust,.... The Targum is,

"in thy Word;''

See Gill on Psalm 31:1;

let me never be put to confusion; or "be ashamed"; see the note as before.

The Treasury of David

1 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Psalm 71:1

"In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust." Jehovah deserves our confidence; let him have it all. Every day must we guard against every form of reliance upon an arm of flesh, and hourly hang our faith upon the ever faithful God. Not only on God must we rest, as a man stands on a rock, but in him must we trust, as a man hides in a cave. The more intimate we are with the Lord, the firmer will our trust be. God knows our faith, and yet he loves to hear us avow it; hence, the Psalmist not only trusts in the Lord, but tells him that he is so trusting. "Let me never be put to confusion." So long as the world stands, stand thou by me; yea, for ever and ever be faithful to thy servants. If thou forsake me, men will ridicule my religion, and how shall I be able to answer them? Confusion will silence me, and thy cause will be put to shame. This verse is a good beginning for prayer; those who commence with trust shall conclude with joy.

Psalm 71:2

"Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape." Be true, O God, to thy word. It is a righteous thing in thee to keep the promises which thou hast made unto thy servants. I have trusted thee, and thou wilt not be unrighteous to forget my faith. I am taken as in a net, but do thou liberate me from the malice of my persecutors. "Incline thine ear unto me, and save me." Stoop to my feebleness, and hear my faint whispers; be gracious to my infirmities, and smile upon me: I ask salvation; listen thou to my petitions, and save me. Like one wounded and left for dead by mine enemies, I need that thou bend over me and bind up my wounds. These mercies are asked on the plea of faith, and they cannot, therefore, be denied.

Psalm 71:3

"Be thou my strong habitation." Permit me to enter into thee, and be as much at home as a man in his own house, and then suffer me to remain in thee as my settled abode. Whereas foes molest me, I need a dwelling framed and bulwarked, to sustain a siege and resist the attacks of armies; let, then, thine omnipotence secure me, and be as a fortress unto me. Here we see a weak man, but he is in a strong habitation: his security rests upon the tower in which he hides and is not placed in Jeopardy through his personal feebleness. "Whereunto I may continually resort." Fast shut is this castle against all adversaries, its gates they cannot burst open; the drawbridge is up, the portcullis is down, the bars are fast in their places; but, there is a secret door, by which friends of the great Lord can enter at all hours of the day or night, as often as ever they please. There is never an hour when it is unlawful to pray, Mercy's gates stand wide open, and shall do so, till, at the last, the Master of the house has risen up and shut to the door. Believers find their God to be their habitation, strong and accessible, and this is for them a sufficient remedy for all the ills of their mortal life. "Thou hast given commandment to save me." Nature is charged to be tender with God's servants; Providence is ordered to work their good, and the forces of the invisible world are ordained as their guardians. David charged all his troops to spare the young man Absalom, but yet he fell. God's commandment is of far higher virtue, for it compels obedience, and secures its end. Destruction cannot destroy us, famine cannot starve us; but we laugh at both, while God's mandate shields us. No stones of the field can throw us down, while angels bear us up in their hands; neither can the beasts of the field devour us, while David's God delivers us from their ferocity, or Daniel's God puts them in awe of us. "For thou art my rock and my fortress." In God we have all the security which nature which furnishes the rock, and art which builds the fortress, could supply; he is the complete preserver of his people. Immutability may be set forth by the rock, and omnipotence by the fortress. Happy is he who can use the personal pronoun "my" - not only once, but as many times as the many aspects of the Lord may render desirable. Is he a strong habitation? I will call him "my strong habitation," and he shall be my rock, my fortress, my God (Psalm 71:4), my hope, my trust (Psalm 71:5), my praise (Psalm 71:6). All mine shall be his, all his shall be mine. This was the reason why the Psalmist was persuaded that God had commanded his salvation, namely, because he had enabled him to exercise a calm and appropriating faith.

Psalm 71:4

"Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked." God is on the Same side with us, and those who are our enemies are also his, for they are wicked; therefore will the Lord surely rescue his own confederates, and he will not suffer the evil to triumph over the just. He who addresses such a prayer as this to heaven, does more injury to his enemies than if he had turned a battery of Armstrongs upon them. "Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man." Being wicked to God, they become unrighteous towards men, and cruel in their persecutions of the godly. Two hands are here mentioned: they grasp and they crush; they strike and they would slay if God did not prevent; had they as many hands as Briareus, the finger of God would more than match them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

PSALM 71

Ps 71:1-24. The Psalmist, probably in old age, appeals to God for help from his enemies, pleading his past favors, and stating his present need; and, in confidence of a hearing, he promises his grateful thanks and praise.

1-3. (Compare Ps 30:1-3).

Psalm 71:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge
1In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed. 2In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me.…
Cross References
Psalm 7:1
A shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite. LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,

Psalm 25:2
I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

Psalm 25:3
No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

Psalm 31:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture

In you, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

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Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot …

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is …

2 Kings 18:5 He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none …

1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered …

Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock …

1 Peter 2:6 Why also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion …

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Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: …

Jeremiah 17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: …

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