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Psalm 71 GNTA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Good News Translation w/ Apocrypha (GNTA) New International Version (NIV)
1 Lord, I have come to you for protection; never let me be defeated! 1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.
2 Because you are righteous, help me and rescue me. Listen to me and save me! 2 Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me.
3 Be my secure shelter and a strong fortress to protect me; you are my refuge and defense. 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 wicked people, from the power of cruel and evil people. 4 Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men.
5 Sovereign Lord, I put my hope in you; I have trusted in you since I was young. 5 For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.
6 I have relied on you all my life; you have protected me since the day I was born. I will always praise 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 has been an example to many, because you have been my strong defender. 7 I have become like a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.
8 All day long I praise you and proclaim your glory. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
9 Do not reject me now that I am old; do not abandon me now that I am feeble. 9 Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
10 My enemies want to kill me; they talk and plot against 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 after him and catch him; there is no one to rescue him." 11 They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him."
12 Don't stay so far away, O God; my God, hurry to my aid! 12 Be not far from me, O God; come quickly, O my God, to help me.
13 May those who attack me be defeated and destroyed. May those who try to hurt me be shamed and disgraced. 13 May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.
14 I will always put my hope in you; 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 of your goodness; all day long I will speak of your salvation, though it is more than I can understand. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure.
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God; I will proclaim your goodness, yours alone. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.
17 You have taught me ever since I was young, and I still tell of your wonderful acts. 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 my hair is gray, do not abandon me, O God! Be with me while I proclaim your power and might to all generations to come. 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, God, reaches the skies. You have done great things; there is no one like you. 19 Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you?
20 You have sent troubles and suffering on me, but you will restore my strength; you will keep me from the grave. 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 make me greater than ever; you will comfort me again. 21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
22 I will indeed praise you with the harp; I will praise your faithfulness, my God. On my harp I will play hymns to you, the 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 as I play for you; with my whole being I will sing because you have saved me. 23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you-- I, whom you have redeemed.
24 I will speak of your righteousness all day long, because those who tried to harm me have been defeated and disgraced. 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.