Psalm 71:7
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New International Version
I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.

New Living Translation
My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection.

English Standard Version
I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.

New American Standard Bible
I have become a marvel to many, For You are my strong refuge.

King James Bible
I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have become an ominous sign to many, but You are my strong refuge.

International Standard Version
I have become an example to many that you are my strong refuge.

NET Bible
Many are appalled when they see me, but you are my secure shelter.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have been a wonder to many, for you are my strong confidence.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have become an example to many people, but you are my strong refuge.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am as a wonder unto many; But Thou art my strong refuge.

New American Standard 1977
I have become a marvel to many;
            For Thou art my strong refuge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am as a wonder unto many, but thou art my strong refuge.

King James 2000 Bible
I am as a wonder unto many; but you are my strong refuge.

American King James Version
I am as a wonder to many; but you are my strong refuge.

American Standard Version
I am as a wonder unto many; But thou art my strong refuge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I run become unto many as a wonder, but thou art a strong helper.

Darby Bible Translation
I have been as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

English Revised Version
I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am as a wonder to many; but thou art my strong refuge.

World English Bible
I am a marvel to many, but you are my strong refuge.

Young's Literal Translation
As a wonder I have been to many, And Thou art my strong refuge.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge
6By You I have been sustained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother's womb; My praise is continually of You. 7I have become a marvel to many, For You are my strong refuge. 8My mouth is filled with Your praise And with Your glory all day long.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me that God has displayed us apostles at the end of the procession, like prisoners appointed for death. We have become a spectacle to the whole world, to angels as well as to men.

Psalm 61:3
For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.

Psalm 73:28
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

Psalm 94:22
But the LORD has been my stronghold, And my God the rock of my refuge.

Isaiah 8:18
Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.
Treasury of Scripture

I am as a wonder to many; but you are my strong refuge.

as a wonder--Kemopaton, `as a prodigy:' my low estate,--my slaying the lion and bear, -conquering the Philistine,-escaping the fury of Saul,-being raised to the throne of Israel,- enduring such uncommon trials and afflictions,--and experiencing such wonderful deliverances, all mark me out as the subject of `[wonder] unto many; but Thou art my strong Refuge.'

Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs …

Zechariah 3:6 And the angel of the LORD protested to Joshua, saying,

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this …

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that …

1 Corinthians 4:9 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were …

2 Corinthians 4:8-12 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, …

2 Corinthians 6:8-10 By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, …

thou art

Psalm 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and …

Psalm 142:4,5 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that …

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of …

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