Compare Translations for Psalm 71:9

Psalm 71:9 ASV
Cast me not off in the time of old age; Forsake me not when my strength faileth.
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Psalm 71:9 BBE
Do not give me up when I am old; be my help even when my strength is gone.
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Psalm 71:9 CEB
Don't cast me off in old age. Don't abandon me when my strength is used up!
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Psalm 71:9 CJB
Don't reject me when I grow old; when my strength fails, don't abandon me.
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Psalm 71:9 RHE
(70-9) Cast me not off in the time of old age: when my strength shall fail, do not thou forsake me.
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Psalm 71:9 ESV
Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.
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Psalm 71:9 GW
Do not reject me when I am old or abandon me when I lose my strength.
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Psalm 71:9 GNT
Do not reject me now that I am old; do not abandon me now that I am feeble.
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Psalm 71:9 HNV
Don't reject me in my old age. Don't forsake me when my strength fails.
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Psalm 71:9 CSB
Don't discard me in my old age: as my strength fails, do not abandon me.
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Psalm 71:9 KJV
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth .
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Psalm 71:9 LEB
Do not cast me away in the time of old age; when my strength fails do not abandon me.
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Psalm 71:9 NAS
Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
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Psalm 71:9 NCV
Do not reject me when I am old; do not leave me when my strength is gone.
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Psalm 71:9 NIRV
Don't push me away when I'm old. Don't desert me when my strength is gone.
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Psalm 71:9 NIV
Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
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Psalm 71:9 NKJV
Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
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Psalm 71:9 NLT
And now, in my old age, don't set me aside. Don't abandon me when my strength is failing.
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Psalm 71:9 NRS
Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength is spent.
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Psalm 71:9 RSV
Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.
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Psalm 71:9 DBY
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
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Psalm 71:9 MSG
But don't turn me out to pasture when I'm old or put me on the shelf when I can't pull my weight.
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Psalm 71:9 WBT
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
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Psalm 71:9 TMB
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
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Psalm 71:9 TNIV
Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
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Psalm 71:9 WEB
Don't reject me in my old age. Don't forsake me when my strength fails.
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Psalm 71:9 WYC
Cast thou not away me in the time of eld (age)/in the time of oldness; when my strength faileth, forsake thou not me. (Cast thou me not away in the time of old age; when my strength faileth, desert thou me not.)
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Psalm 71:9 YLT
Cast me not off at the time of old age, According to the consumption of my power forsake me not.
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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.