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Psalm 70 The Passion Translation (TPT)

A Cry for Help

70 To the Pure and Shining One
David’s poetic lament to always remember
Please, Lord! Come quickly and rescue me!
God, show me your favor and restore me.
Let all who seek my life be humiliated, confused, and ashamed.
God, send them sprawling, all who wish me evil;
they just want me dead.
Scoff at every scoffer and cause them all to be utter failures!
Let them be ashamed and horrified over their complete defeat.
But let all who passionately seek you erupt with excitement and joy
over what you’ve done!
Let all your lovers, who continually rejoice in the Savior,[a]
say aloud, “How great and glorious is our God!”
Lord, in my place of weakness and need,
won’t you turn your heart toward me and hurry to help me?
For you are my Savior and I’m always in your thoughts.
So don’t delay to deliver me now, for you are my God.


  1. Psalm 70:4 This verse contains the Hebrew root word for Yeshua.
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Psalm 70 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 70[a]

For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Hasten, O God, to save me;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.

May those who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
    turn back because of their shame.
But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    come quickly to me, O God.
You are my help and my deliverer;
    Lord, do not delay.


  1. Psalm 70:1 In Hebrew texts 70:1-5 is numbered 70:2-6.
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