Psalm 71:12
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New International Version
Do not be far from me, my God; come quickly, God, to help me.

King James Bible
O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

Darby Bible Translation
O God, be not far from me; my God, hasten to my help.

World English Bible
God, don't be far from me. My God, hurry to help me.

Young's Literal Translation
O God, be not far from me, O my God, for my help make haste.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

God hath forsaken him - "God, who has been his special help all through life, and who has guarded him so that no hand could be raised successfully against him, has now cast him off; therefore we shall easily prevail against him. His present adversity shows that God is no longer his friend." Thus men judge. "Secular prosperity is a proof of God's favor: adversity is a proof of his displeasure." But this is not God's way, except in especial judgments, etc. He never manifests his pleasure or displeasure by secular good or ill.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O God

Psalm 22:11,19 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help...

Psalm 35:22 This you have seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

Psalm 38:21,22 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me...

Psalm 69:18 Draw near to my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies.

make

Psalm 70:1,2 MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME; MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O LORD...

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

Library
December 22. "My Tongue Also Shall Talk of Thy Righteousness all the Day Long" (Ps. Lxxi. 24).
"My tongue also shall talk of Thy righteousness all the day long" (Ps. lxxi. 24). It is a simple law of nature, that air always comes in to fill a vacuum. You can produce a draught at any time, by heating the air until it ascends, and then the cold air rushes in to supply its place. And so we can always be filled with the Holy Spirit by providing a vacuum. This breath is dependent upon exhausting the previous breath before you can inhale a fresh one. And so we must empty our hearts of the last breath
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of the Day of Eternity and of the Straitnesses of this Life
Oh most blessed mansion of the City which is above! Oh most clear day of eternity which the night obscureth not, but the Supreme Truth ever enlighteneth! Day always joyful, always secure and never changing its state into those which are contrary. Oh would that this day might shine forth, and that all these temporal things would come to an end. It shineth indeed upon the Saints, glowing with unending brightness, but only from afar and through a glass, upon those who are pilgrims on the earth.
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 10:1
Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 22:11
Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

Psalm 35:22
LORD, you have seen this; do not be silent. Do not be far from me, Lord.

Psalm 38:21
LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God.

Psalm 38:22
Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.

Psalm 40:13
Be pleased to save me, LORD; come quickly, LORD, to help me.

Psalm 70:1
For the director of music. Of David. A petition. Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, LORD, to help me.

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