1 In thee, Jehovah, do I trust: let me never be ashamed.
2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

References for Psalms 71:3

    • a 71:3 - Sela, as Ps. 18.2 (first time); 31.3, &c.
      4 My God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
      5 For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah, my confidence from my youth.
      6 On thee have I been stayed from the womb; from the bowels of my mother thou didst draw me forth: my praise shall be continually of thee.

      References for Psalms 71:6

        • b 71:6 - Or 'art my benefactor.'
          7 I have been as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
          8 My mouth shall be filled with thy praise, with thy glory, all the day.

          References for Psalms 71:8

            • c 71:8 - Or 'Let my mouth.'
              9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
              10 For mine enemies speak against me, and they that watch for my soul consult together,
              11 Saying, God hath forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver.
              12 O God, be not far from me; my God, hasten to my help.
              13 Let them be ashamed, let them be consumed, that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

              References for Psalms 71:13

                • d 71:13 - Heb. Satan: see Ps. 38.20.
                  14 But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise thee yet more and more.
                  15 My mouth shall declare thy righteousness, [and] thy salvation all the day: for I know not the numbers [thereof].
                  16 I will go in the might of the Lord Jehovah; I will recall thy righteousness, thine alone.

                  References for Psalms 71:16

                    • e 71:16 - Or 'make mention of.'
                      17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I proclaimed thy marvellous works:
                      18 Now also, when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not, until I have proclaimed thine arm unto [this] generation, thy might to every one that is to come.
                      19 And thy righteousness, O God, reacheth on high, thou who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee?

                      References for Psalms 71:19

                        • f 71:19 - Or 'is very high.'
                          20 Thou, who hast shewn us many and sore troubles, wilt revive us again, and wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth;

                          References for Psalms 71:20

                              21 Thou wilt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

                              References for Psalms 71:21

                                • h 71:21 - Or 'and thou wilt turn and comfort me.'
                                  22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, my God; unto thee will I sing psalms with the harp, thou holy One of Israel.

                                  References for Psalms 71:22

                                    • i 71:22 - Or 'give thee thanks.'
                                    • j 71:22 - Lit. 'an instrument, a lute.'
                                      23 My lips shall exult when I sing psalms unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

                                      References for Psalms 71:23

                                        • k 71:23 - Or 'exult; for I will.'
                                          24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day; for they shall be ashamed, for they shall be brought to confusion, that seek my hurt.