Psalm 71:5
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New International Version
For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.

New Living Translation
O Lord, you alone are my hope. I've trusted you, O LORD, from childhood.

English Standard Version
For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.

Berean Study Bible
For You are my hope, O Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth.

New American Standard Bible
For You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence from my youth.

King James Bible
For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

Christian Standard Bible
For you are my hope, Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth.

Contemporary English Version
I depend on you, and I have trusted you since I was young.

Good News Translation
Sovereign LORD, I put my hope in you; I have trusted in you since I was young.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You are my hope, Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth.

International Standard Version
For you are my hope, Lord GOD, my security since I was young.

NET Bible
For you give me confidence, O Lord; O LORD, I have trusted in you since I was young.

New Heart English Bible
For you are my hope, Lord GOD; my confidence from my youth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you are my hope, Lord Jehovah, oh, God, my trust from my youth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are my hope, O Almighty LORD. You have been my confidence ever since I was young.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou art my hope; O Lord GOD, my trust from my youth.

New American Standard 1977
For Thou art my hope; O Lord GOD, Thou art my confidence from my youth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD; thou art my security from my youth.

King James 2000 Bible
For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth.

American King James Version
For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth.

American Standard Version
For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah: Thou art my trust from my youth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou art my patience, O Lord: my hope, O Lord, from my youth;

Darby Bible Translation
For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah, my confidence from my youth.

English Revised Version
For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

World English Bible
For you are my hope, Lord Yahweh; my confidence from my youth.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah, My trust from my youth.
Study Bible
In You, O LORD, I Have Taken Refuge
4Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and ruthless. 5For You are my hope, O Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth. 6I have leaned on You since birth; You pulled me from my mother’s womb. My praise is always for You.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of every man grieved for his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

Psalm 9:18
For the needy will not always be forgotten; nor the hope of the oppressed forever dashed.

Psalm 22:9
Yet You brought me out of the womb; You secured me at my mother's breast.

Psalm 39:7
Now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.

Psalm 146:5
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,

Jeremiah 14:8
O Hope of Israel, its Savior in times of distress, why are You like a stranger in the land, like a traveler who stays but a night?

Jeremiah 17:7
But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is Him.

Jeremiah 17:13
O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who abandon You will be put to shame. All who turn away will be written in the dust, for they have abandoned the LORD, the fountain of living water.

Jeremiah 50:7
All who found them devoured them, and their enemies said, 'We are not guilty, for they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of righteousness, the LORD, the hope of their fathers.'

Treasury of Scripture

For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth.

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Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you.

Psalm 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within …

Psalm 119:81,166 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word…

Jeremiah 17:7,13,17 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is…

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, …

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Psalm 71:17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared …

Psalm 22:9,10 But you are he that took me out of the womb: you did make me hope …

1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the middle …

1 Samuel 17:33-37,45-47 And Saul said to David, You are not able to go against this Philistine …

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil …

Luke 2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: …

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures…

(5) My hope.--Comp. Jeremiah 14:8; Jeremiah 1:7. Also in New Testament, 1Timothy 1:1, "The Lord Jesus Christ our hope." Shakespeare, with his fine ear for scriptural expressions, caught this.

"And God shall be my hope, my stay."

"God, our hope, shall succour us."--2 Henry VI.

Verse 5. - For thou art my Hope, O Lord God (comp. Psalm 39:7; Jeremiah 14:8; Jeremiah 17:13; Jeremiah 50:7). Thou art my Trust from my youth (comp. Psalm 40:4). For thou art my hope, O Lord God,.... The object, ground, and foundation of it, even of present deliverance, and of future and eternal salvation;

thou art my trust from my youth; in whom he trusted in his youthful days, of which there is an eminent instance in 1 Samuel 17:33. 5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.

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.

7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

Psalm 71:5

"For thou art my hope, O Lord God." God who gives us grace to hope in him, will assuredly fulfil our hope, and, therefore, we may plead it in prayer. His name is "Jehovah, the hope of Israel" (Jeremiah 17:13); and, as he cannot be a false or falling hope, we may expect to see our confidence justified. "Thou art my trust from my youth." David had proved his faith by notable exploits when he was a youth and ruddy; it was to him a cheering recollection, and he felt persuaded that the God of his youth would not forsake him in his age. They are highly favoured who can like David, Samuel, Josiah, Timothy, and others say, "Thou art my trust from my youth."

Psalm 71:6

"By thee have I been holden up Item the womb." Before he was able to understand the power which preserved him, he was sustained by it. God knows us before we know anything. The elect of old lay in the bosom of God before they were laid on their mothers' bosoms; and when their infantile weakness had no feet strong enough to carry it, the Lord upheld it. We do well to reflect upon divine goodness to us in childhood, for it is full of food for gratitude. "Thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels." Even before conscious life, the care of God is over his chosen. Birth is a mystery of mercy, and God is with both mother and babe. If marriages are registered in heaven we may be sure that births are also. Holy women do well to bless God for his mercy to them in nature's perilous hour; but every one who is born of woman has equal cause for thankfulness. She, whose life is preserved, should render thanks, and so should he whose life is given. "My praise shall be continually of thee." Where goodness has been unceasingly received, praise should unceasingly be offered. God is the circle where praise should begin, continue, and endlessly revolve, since in him we live, and move, and have our being.

Psalm 71:7

"I am as a wonder unto many." "To thousand eyes a mark and gaze am I." The saints are men wondered at; often their dark side is gloomy even to amazement, while their bright side is glorious even to astonishment. The believer is a riddle, an enigma puzzling the unspiritual; he is a monster warring with those delights of the flesh, which are the all in all of other men; he is a prodigy, unaccountable to the judgments of ungodly men; a wonder gazed at, feared, and, by-and-by, contemptuously derided. Few understand us, many are surprised at us. "But thou art my strong refuge." Here is the answer to our riddle. If we are strong, it is in God; if we are safe, our refuge shelters us; if we are calm, our soul hath found her stay in God. When faith is understood, and the grounds of her confidence seen, the believer is no longer a wonder; but the marvel is that so much unbelief remains among the sons of men.

Psalm 71:8

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day." What a blessed mouthful! A man never grows nauseated though the flavour of it be all day in his mouth. God's bread is always in our mouths, so should his praise be. He fills us with good; let us be also filled with gratitude. This would leave no room for murmuring or backbiting; therefore, may we well join with holy David in this sacred wish. 5. trust—place of trust.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.
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