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On you I have depended since birth;
    from my mother’s womb you are my strength;(A)
    my hope in you never wavers.
[a]I have become a portent to many,
    but you are my strong refuge!
My mouth shall be filled with your praise,
    shall sing your glory every day.

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  1. 71:7 A portent to many: the afflictions of the sufferer are taken as a manifestation of God’s anger, cf. Dt 28:46; Ps 31:12.

From birth(A) I have relied on you;
    you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.(B)
    I will ever praise(C) you.
I have become a sign(D) to many;
    you are my strong refuge.(E)
My mouth(F) is filled with your praise,
    declaring your splendor(G) all day long.

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