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Psalm 71:2-12 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.