Psalm 71
NASB 1977
Prayer of an Old Man for Deliverance.

     1In Thee, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
            Let me never be ashamed.

     2In Thy righteousness deliver me, and rescue me;
            Incline Thine ear to me, and save me.

     3Be Thou to me a rock of habitation, to which I may continually come;
            Thou hast given commandment to save me,
            For Thou art my rock and my fortress.

     4Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
            Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,

     5For Thou art my hope;
            O Lord GOD, Thou art my confidence from my youth.

     6By Thee I have been sustained from my birth;
            Thou art He who took me from my mother’s womb;
            My praise is continually of Thee.

     7I have become a marvel to many;
            For Thou art my strong refuge.

     8My mouth is filled with Thy praise,
            And with Thy glory all day long.

     9Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
            Do not forsake me when my strength fails.

     10For my enemies have spoken against me;
            And those who watch for my life have consulted together,

     11Saying, “God has forsaken him;
            Pursue and seize him, for there is no one to deliver.”

     12O God, do not be far from me;
            O my God, hasten to my help!

     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.

     14But as for me, I will hope continually,
            And will praise Thee yet more and more.

     15My mouth shall tell of Thy righteousness,
            And of Thy salvation all day long;
            For I do not know the sum of them.

     16I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD;
            I will make mention of Thy righteousness, Thine alone.

     17O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth;
            And I still declare Thy wondrous deeds.

     18And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me,
            Until I declare Thy strength to this generation,
            Thy power to all who are to come.

     19For Thy righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens,
            Thou who hast done great things;
            O God, who is like Thee?

     20Thou, who hast shown me many troubles and distresses,
            Wilt revive me again,
            And wilt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

     21Mayest Thou increase my greatness,
            And turn to comfort me.

     22I will also praise Thee with a harp,
            Even Thy truth, O my God;
            To Thee I will sing praises with the lyre,
            O Thou Holy One of Israel.

     23My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to Thee;
            And my soul, which Thou hast redeemed.

     24My tongue also will utter Thy righteousness all day long;
            For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.

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