Psalm 71:2

2 In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.

Read Psalm 71:2 Using Other Translations

Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!
Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me, and set me free.

What does Psalm 71:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 71:2

Deliver me in thy righteousness
By it, or "for the sake of [it]" F17; (See Gill on Psalms 31:1);

and cause me to escape;
present danger, and out of the hands of enemies, as well as wrath to come, and eternal death; which nothing but the righteousness of God can deliver from, or cause to escape;

incline thine ear unto me; or "bow it"; (See Gill on Psalms 31:2);

and save me;
out of all troubles and afflictions, and from wicked and unreasonable men.


FOOTNOTES:

F17 (Ktqdub) "propter justitiam tuam", Pagninus, Piscator; so Schmidt.
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