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Psalm 71 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O LORD, you are my refuge; never let me be disgraced. 1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.
2 Rescue me! Save me from my enemies, for you are just. Turn your ear to listen and set me free. 2 Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me.
3 Be to me a protecting rock of safety, where I am always welcome. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. 3 Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
4 My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors. 4 Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men.
5 O Lord, you alone are my hope. I've trusted you, O LORD, from childhood. 5 For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.
6 Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother's womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you! 6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you.
7 My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. 7 I have become like a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.
8 That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
9 And now, in my old age, don't set me aside. Don't abandon me when my strength is failing. 9 Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
10 For my enemies are whispering against me. They are plotting together to kill me. 10 For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
11 They say, "God has abandoned him. Let's go and get him, for there is no one to help him now." 11 They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him."
12 O God, don't stay away. My God, please hurry to help me. 12 Be not far from me, O God; come quickly, O my God, to help me.
13 Bring disgrace and destruction on those who accuse me. May humiliation and shame cover those who want to harm me. 13 May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.
14 But I will keep on hoping for you to help me; I will praise you more and more. 14 But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
15 I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, for I am overwhelmed by how much you have done for me. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure.
16 I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign LORD. I will tell everyone that you alone are just and good. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.
17 O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I have constantly told others about the wonderful things you do. 17 Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
18 Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. 18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.
19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God? 19 Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you?
20 You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth. 20 Though 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.
21 You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again. 21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
22 Then I will praise you with music on the harp, because you are faithful to your promises, O God. I will sing for you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel. 22 I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
23 I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have redeemed me. 23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you-- I, whom you have redeemed.
24 I will tell about your righteous deeds all day long, for everyone who tried to hurt me has been shamed and humiliated. 24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion.