Psalm 71 TNIV

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

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

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2 In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; 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, my God, from the hand of the wicked,6 from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.7

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5 For you have been my hope,8 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 Do not be far25 from me, my God; come quickly, 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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      14 As for me, I will always have hope;30 I will praise you more and more.

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      15 My mouth will tell31 of your righteous deeds,32 of your saving acts all day long-- though I know not how to relate them all.

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      16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts,33 Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.

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      17 Since my youth, God, you have taught34 me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.35

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      18 Even when I am old and gray,36 do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power37 to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.38

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      19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the skies,39 you who have done great things.40 Who is like you, God?41

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      20 Though you have made me see troubles,42 many and bitter, you will restore43 my life again; from the depths of the earth44 you will again bring me up.

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      21 You will increase my honor45 and comfort46 me once more.

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      22 I will praise you with the harp47 for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre,48 Holy One of Israel.49

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      23 My lips will shout for joy50 when I sing praise to you-- I, whom you have redeemed.51

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      24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long,52 for those who wanted to harm me53 have been put to shame and confusion.54

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