Psalms 71
God the Rock of Salvation
1In #Ps. 25:2, 3You, O Lord, I put my trust;
Let me never be put to shame.
2#Ps. 31:1Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape;
#Ps. 17:6Incline Your ear to me, and save me.
3#Ps. 31:2, 3Be my strong refuge,
To which I may resort continually;
You have given the #Ps. 44:4commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.
4#Ps. 140:1, 3Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5For You are #Jer. 14:8; 17:7, 13, 17; 50:7my hope, O Lord God;
You are my trust from my youth.
6#Ps. 22:9, 10; Is. 46:3By You I have been upheld from birth;
You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb.
My praise shall be continually of You.
7#Is. 8:18; Zech. 3:8; 1 Cor. 4:9I have become as a wonder to many,
But You are my strong refuge.
8Let #Ps. 35:28my mouth be filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all the day.
9Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
10For my enemies speak against me;
And those who lie in wait for my life #2 Sam. 17:1take counsel together,
11Saying, “God has forsaken him;
Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him.”
12#Ps. 35:22O God, do not be far from me;
O my God, #Ps. 70:1make haste to help me!
13Let them be confounded and consumed
Who are adversaries of my life;
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor
Who seek my hurt.
14But I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more.
15My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And Your salvation all the day,
For I do not know their limits.
16I will go in the strength of the Lord God;
I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.
17O God, You have taught me from my #Deut. 4:5; 6:7youth;
And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
18Now also #(Is. 46:4)when I am old and grayheaded,
O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.
19Also #Deut. 3:24; Ps. 57:10Your righteousness, O God, is very high,
You who have done great things;
#Ps. 35:10O God, who is like You?
20#Ps. 60:3You, who have shown me great and severe troubles,
#Hos. 6:1, 2Shall revive me again,
And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21You shall increase my greatness,
And comfort me on every side.
22Also #Ps. 92:1–3with the lute I will praise You—
And Your faithfulness, O my God!
To You I will sing with the harp,
O #2 Kin. 19:22; Is. 1:4Holy One of Israel.
23My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You,
And #Ps. 103:4my soul, which You have redeemed.
24My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long;
For they are confounded,
For they are brought to shame
Who seek my hurt.

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