Psalm 71:1-13 NIV

71:1-3pp -- Ps 31:1-4

1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;1 let me never be put to shame.2

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2 Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear3 to me and save me.

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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

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4 Deliver5 me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,6 from the grasp of evil and cruel men.7

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5 For you have been my hope,8 O Sovereign LORD, my confidence9 since my youth.

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6 From birth10 I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb.11 I will ever praise12 you.

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7 I have become like a portent13 to many, but you are my strong refuge.14

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8 My mouth15 is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor16 all day long.

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9 Do not cast17 me away when I am old;18 do not forsake19 me when my strength is gone.

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      10 For my enemies20 speak against me; those who wait to kill21 me conspire22 together.

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      11 They say, "God has forsaken23 him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue24 him."

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      12 Be not far25 from me, O God; come quickly, O my God, to help26 me.

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      13 May my accusers27 perish in shame;28 may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.29

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