1In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!
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In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!
Be to me a rock of 2refuge, to which I may continually come; you have 3given the command to save me, for you are my 4rock and my fortress.
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5Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.
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For you, O Lord, are my 6hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
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Upon you I have leaned 7from before my birth; you are he who 8took me from my mother's womb. My praise is continually of you.
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I have been as 9a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.
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My 10mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.
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11Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.
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For my enemies speak concerning me; those who 12watch for my life 13consult together
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and say, "God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him."
O God, be not 14far from me; O my God, 15make haste to help me!
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May my accusers be 16put to shame and consumed; 17with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who 18seek my hurt.
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But I will 19hope continually and will 20praise you yet more and more.
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My 21mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for 22their number is past my knowledge.
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With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.
O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
So even to 23old age and gray hairs, O God, 24do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.
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Your 25righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done 26great things, O God, 27who is like you?
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You who have 28made me see many troubles and calamities will 29revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.
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You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.
I will also praise you with 30the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O 31Holy One of Israel.
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My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have 32redeemed.
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And my 33tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been 34put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.
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