Psalm 71
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In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge

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1In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.1In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!1In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed.1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.1 LORD, I seek refuge in You; let me never be disgraced.
2In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.2In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!2In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me.2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.2In Your justice, rescue and deliver me; listen closely to me and save me.
3Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.3Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.3Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.3Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.3Be a rock of refuge for me, where I can always go. Give the command to save me, for You are my rock and fortress.
4Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.4Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.4Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.4Deliver me, my God, from the power of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and oppressive.
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5For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.5For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.5For You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence from my youth.5For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.5For You are my hope, Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth.
6From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you.6Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.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.6By 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.6I have leaned on You from birth; You took me from my mother's womb. My praise is always about You.
7I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.7I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.7I have become a marvel to many, For You are my strong refuge.7I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.7I have become an ominous sign to many, but You are my strong refuge.
8My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.8My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.8My mouth is filled with Your praise And with Your glory all day long.8Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.8My mouth is full of praise and honor to You all day long.
9Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.9Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.9Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.9Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.9Don't discard me in my old age; as my strength fails, do not abandon me.
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10For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.10For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together10For my enemies have spoken against me; And those who watch for my life have consulted together,10For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,10For my enemies talk about me, and those who spy on me plot together,
11They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him."11and say, “God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him.”11Saying, "God has forsaken him; Pursue and seize him, for there is no one to deliver."11Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.11saying, "God has abandoned him; chase him and catch him, for there is no one to rescue him."
12Do not be far from me, my God; come quickly, God, to help me.12O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me!12O God, do not be far from me; O my God, hasten to my help!12O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.12God, do not be far from me; my God, hurry to help me.
13May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.13May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt.13Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek to injure me.13Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.13May my adversaries be disgraced and destroyed; may those who seek my harm be covered with disgrace and humiliation.
14As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.14But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.14But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.14But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.14But I will hope continually and will praise You more and more.
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15My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long-- though I know not how to relate them all.15My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge.15My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the sum of them.15My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.15My mouth will tell about Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot sum them up.
16I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.16With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.16I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.16I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.16I come because of the mighty acts of the Lord GOD; I will proclaim Your righteousness, Yours alone.
17Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.17O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.17O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.17O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.17God, You have taught me from my youth, and I still proclaim Your wonderful works.
18Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.18So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.18And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.18Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.18Even when I am old and gray, God, do not abandon me. Then I will proclaim Your power to another generation, Your strength to all who are to come.
19Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?19Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?19For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?19Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!19Your righteousness reaches heaven, God, You who have done great things; God, who is like You?
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20Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.20You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.20You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.20Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.20You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth.
21You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.21You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.21May You increase my greatness And turn to comfort me.21Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.21You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
22I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.22I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.22I will also praise You with a harp, Even Your truth, O my God; To You I will sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.22I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.22Therefore, I will praise You with a harp for Your faithfulness, my God; I will sing to You with a lyre, Holy One of Israel.
23My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you-- I whom you have delivered.23My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.23My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed.23My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.23My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You because You have redeemed me.
24My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion.24And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.24My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long; For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.24My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.24Therefore, my tongue will proclaim Your righteousness all day long, for those who seek my harm will be disgraced and confounded.



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