Psalms 71:5

5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.

Psalms 71:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
ESV
5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
NLT
5 O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O LORD, from childhood.
MSG
5 You keep me going when times are tough - my bedrock, God, since my childhood.
CSB
5 For You are my hope, Lord God , my confidence from my youth.

Psalms 71:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 71:5

For thou [art] my hope, O Lord God
The object, ground, and foundation of it, even of present deliverance, and of future and eternal salvation;

[thou art] my trust from my youth;
in whom he trusted in his youthful days, of which there is an eminent instance in ( 1 Samuel 17:33-45 ) .

Psalms 71:5 In-Context

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 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.
6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.
7 I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 9:18; S Psalms 25:5
  • 2. S Job 4:6; Jeremiah 17:7