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Psalm 61 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Confidence in God’s Protection.

For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.

61 Hear my cry, O God;
Give heed to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been a refuge for me,
A tower of strength [a]against the enemy.
Let me [b]dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. [c]Selah.

For You have heard my vows, O God;
You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name.
You will [d]prolong the king’s [e]life;
His years will be as many generations.
He will [f]abide before God forever;
Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.
So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
That I may pay my vows day by day.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 61:3 Lit from
  2. Psalm 61:4 Or sojourn
  3. Psalm 61:4 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  4. Psalm 61:6 Lit add days to
  5. Psalm 61:6 Lit days
  6. Psalm 61:7 Or sit enthroned
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Psalm 61 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 61[a]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

Hear my cry, O God;
    listen to my prayer.

From the ends of the earth I call to you,
    I call as my heart grows faint;
    lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For you have been my refuge,
    a strong tower against the foe.

I long to dwell in your tent forever
    and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.[b]
For you, God, have heard my vows;
    you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

Increase the days of the king’s life,
    his years for many generations.
May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
    appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.

Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
    and fulfill my vows day after day.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 61:1 In Hebrew texts 61:1-8 is numbered 61:2-9.
  2. Psalm 61:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
New International Version (NIV)

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