71:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to
71:2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape:
incline thy ear to me, and save me.
71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, to which I may continually
resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou [art]
my rock and my fortress.
71:4 Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the
hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
71:5 For thou [art] my hope, O LORD God: [thou art] my trust
from my youth.
71:6 By thee have I been sustained from my birth: thou art he
that brought me into life: my praise [shall be] continually of
71:7 I am as a wonder to many; but thou [art] my strong refuge.
71:8 Let my mouth be filled [with] thy praise [and with] thy
honor all the day.
71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when
my strength faileth.
71:10 For my enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait
for my soul take counsel together,
71:11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for
[there is] none to deliver [him].
71:12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my
71:13 Let them be confounded [and] consumed that are adversaries
to my soul; let them be covered [with] reproach and dishonor
that seek my hurt.
71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more
71:15 My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness [and] thy
salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers [thereof].
71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make
mention of thy righteousness, [even] of thine only.
71:17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto
have I declared thy wondrous works.
71:18 Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me
not; until I have shown thy strength to [this] generation,
[and] thy power to every one [that] is to come.
71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, [is] very high, who hast
done great things: O God, who [is] like to thee!
71:20 [Thou], who hast shown me great and severe troubles, wilt
revive me again, and wilt bring me again from the depths of the
71:21 Thou wilt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every
71:22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, [even] thy
truth, O my God: to thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy
One of Israel.
71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to thee; and my
soul, which thou hast redeemed.
71:24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day
long: for they are confounded, for they are brought to shame,
that seek my hurt.