Compare Translations for Psalm 71:18

Psalm 71:18 ASV
Yea, even when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not, Until I have declared thy strength unto [the next] generation, Thy might to every one that is to come.
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Psalm 71:18 BBE
Now when I am old and grey-headed, O God, give me not up; till I have made clear your strength to this generation, and your power to all those to come.
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Psalm 71:18 CEB
So, even in my old age with gray hair, don't abandon me, God! Not until I tell generations about your mighty arm, tell all who are yet to come about your strength,
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Psalm 71:18 CJB
So now that I'm old, and my hair is gray, don't abandon me, God, till I have proclaimed your strength to the next generation, your power to all who will come,
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Psalm 71:18 RHE
(70-18) And unto old age and grey hairs: O God, forsake me not, Until I shew forth thy arm to all the generation that is to come: Thy power,
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Psalm 71:18 ESV
So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.
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Psalm 71:18 GW
Even when I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me live to tell the people of this age what your strength has accomplished, to tell about your power to all who will come.
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Psalm 71:18 GNT
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.
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Psalm 71:18 HNV
Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed, God, don't forsake me, Until I have declared your strength to the next generation, Your might to everyone who is to come.
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Psalm 71:18 CSB
Even when I am old and gray, God, do not abandon me. Then I will proclaim Your power to [another] generation, Your strength to all who are to come.
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Psalm 71:18 KJV
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come .
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Psalm 71:18 LEB
And even when [I am] old and gray, O God, do not abandon me until I proclaim your {strength} to [this] generation, your power to every [one that] comes [after].
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Psalm 71:18 NAS
And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.
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Psalm 71:18 NCV
Even though I am old and gray, do not leave me, God. I will tell the children about your power; I will tell those who live after me about your might.
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Psalm 71:18 NIRV
God, don't leave me even when I'm old and have gray hair. Let me live to tell my children about your power. Let me tell all of them about your mighty acts.
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Psalm 71:18 NIV
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.
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Psalm 71:18 NKJV
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.
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Psalm 71:18 NLT
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.
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Psalm 71:18 NRS
So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to all the generations to come. Your power
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Psalm 71:18 RSV
So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, till I proclaim thy might to all the generations to come. Thy power
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Psalm 71:18 DBY
Now also, when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not, until I have proclaimed thine arm unto [this] generation, thy might to every one that is to come.
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Psalm 71:18 MSG
I'll keep at it until I'm old and gray. God, don't walk off and leave me until I get out the news Of your strong right arm to this world, news of your power to the world yet to come,
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Psalm 71:18 WBT
Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shown thy strength to [this] generation, [and] thy power to every one [that] is to come.
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Psalm 71:18 TMB
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not, until I have shown Thy strength unto this generation and Thy power to every one that is to come.
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Psalm 71:18 TNIV
Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.
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Psalm 71:18 WEB
Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed, God, don't forsake me, Until I have declared your strength to the next generation, Your might to everyone who is to come.
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Psalm 71:18 WYC
And till into eld (age)/into oldness, and the last age; God, forsake thou not me. Till I tell thine arm, or power, to each generation that shall come. (And now in my old age, and in the last moments; O God, do not thou desert, or abandon, me. And I shall tell of thy power, or of thy might, to each generation yet to come.)
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Psalm 71:18 YLT
And also unto old age and grey hairs, O God, forsake me not, Till I declare Thy strength to a generation, To every one that cometh Thy might.
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Psalms 71 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 71

Prayers that God would deliver and save. (1-13) Believing praises. (14-24)

Verses 1-13 David prays that he might never be made ashamed of dependence upon God. With this petition every true believer may come boldly to the throne of grace. The gracious care of Divine providence in our birth and infancy, should engage us to early piety. He that was our Help from our birth, ought to be our Hope from our youth. Let none expect ease or comfort from the world. Those who love the Lord, often are hated and persecuted; men wondered at for their principles and conduct; but the Lord has been their strong refuge. The faithful servants of God may be assured that he will not cast them off in old age, nor forsake them when their strength fails.

Verses 14-24 The psalmist declares that the righteousness of Christ, and the great salvation obtained thereby, shall be the chosen subject of his discourse. Not on a sabbath only, but on every day of the week, of the year, of his life. Not merely at stated returns of solemn devotion, but on every occasion, all the day long. Why will he always dwell on this? Because he knew not the numbers thereof. It is impossible to measure the value or the fulness of these blessings. The righteousness is unspeakable, the salvation everlasting. God will not cast off his grey-headed servants when no longer capable of labouring as they have done. The Lord often strengthens his people in their souls, when nature is sinking into decay. And it is a debt which the old disciples of Christ owe to succeeding generations, to leave behind them a solemn testimony to the advantage of religion, and the truth of God's promises; and especially to the everlasting righteousness of the Redeemer. Assured of deliverance and victory, let us spend our days, while waiting the approach of death, in praising the Holy One of Israel with all our powers. And while speaking of his righteousness, and singing his praises, we shall rise above fears and infirmities, and have earnests of the joys of heaven. The work of redemption ought, above all God's works, to be spoken of by us in our praises. The Lamb that was slain, and has redeemed us to God, is worthy of all blessing and praise.

Psalms 71 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 71

Psalms 71:1-24 . The Psalmist, probably in old age, appeals to God for help from his enemies, pleading his past favors, and stating his present need; and, in confidence of a hearing, he promises his grateful thanks and praise.

1-3. (Compare Psalms 30:1-3 ).

3. given commandment--literally, "ordained," as in Psalms 44:4 , 68:28 .
rock . . . fortress--( Psalms 18:2 ).

4, 5. cruel man--corrupt and ill-natured--literally, "sour."

5. trust--place of trust.

6-9. His history from early infancy illustrated God's care, and his wonderful deliverances were at once occasions of praise and ground of confidence for the future.
my praise . . . of thee--literally, "in" or "by Thee" ( Psalms 22:25 ).

10, 11. The craft and malicious taunts of his enemies now led him to call for aid (compare the terms used, 2 Samuel 17:12 , Psalms 3:2 , 7:2 ).

12. (Compare Psalms 22:19 , 40:4 ).

13. (Compare Psalms 35:4 , 40:14 ).

14-16. The ruin of his enemies, as illustrating God's faithfulness, is his deliverance, and a reason for future confidence.

15. for I know . . . thereof--innumerable, as he had not time to count them.

16. in the strength--or, relying on it.
thy righteousness--or, faithful performance of promises to the pious ( Psalms 7:17 , 31:1 ).

17-21. Past experience again encourages.
taught me, &c.--by providential dealings.

19. is very high--distinguished ( Psalms 36:5 , Isaiah 55:9 ).

20. depths of the earth--debased, low condition.

21. increase, &c.--that is, the great things done for me ( Psalms 71:19 ; compare Psalms 40:5 ).

22-24. To the occasion of praise he now adds the promise to render it.
will . . . praise--literally, "will thank."
even thy truth--as to Thy truth or faithfulness.