Compare Translations for Psalm 71:2

Psalm 71:2 ASV
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me: Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 BBE
Keep me safe in your righteousness, and come to my help; give ear to my voice, and be my saviour.
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Psalm 71:2 CEB
Deliver me and rescue me by your righteousness! Bend your ear toward me and save me!
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Psalm 71:2 CJB
In your righteousness, rescue me; and help me to escape. Turn your ear toward me, and deliver me.
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Psalm 71:2 RHE
(70-2) Deliver me in thy justice, and rescue me. Incline thy ear unto me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 ESV
In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!
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Psalm 71:2 GW
Rescue me and free me because of your righteousness. Turn your ear toward me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 GNT
Because you are righteous, help me and rescue me. Listen to me and save me!
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Psalm 71:2 HNV
Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 CSB
In Your justice, rescue and deliver me; listen closely to me and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 KJV
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape : incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 LEB
In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 NAS
In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 NCV
Because you do what is right, save and rescue me; listen to me and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 NIRV
You do what is right. Save me and help me. Pay attention to me and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 NIV
Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 NKJV
Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 NLT
Rescue me! Save me from my enemies, for you are just. Turn your ear to listen and set me free.
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Psalm 71:2 NRS
In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 RSV
In thy righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline thy ear to me, and save me!
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Psalm 71:2 DBY
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 MSG
Do what you do so well: get me out of this mess and up on my feet. Put your ear to the ground and listen, give me space for salvation.
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Psalm 71:2 WBT
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thy ear to me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 TMB
Deliver me in Thy righteousness, and cause me to escape; incline Thine ear unto me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 TNIV
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 WEB
Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me.
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Psalm 71:2 WYC
in thy rightwiseness deliver thou me, and ravish me out. Bow down thine ear to me; and make me safe. (in thy righteousness save thou me, and rescue me. Bow down thy ear to me; and save me.)
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Psalm 71:2 YLT
In Thy righteousness Thou dost deliver me, And dost cause me to escape, Incline unto me Thine ear, and save me.
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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.