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Psalm 70 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

(By David for the music leader. To be used when an offering is made.)

God Is Wonderful

70 Save me, Lord God!
    Hurry and help.
    Disappoint and confuse
    all who want to kill me.
Turn away and disgrace
    all who want to hurt me.
    Embarrass and shame those
    who say, “We told you so!”

Let your worshipers celebrate
    and be glad because of you.
They love your saving power,
so let them always say,
    “God is wonderful!”
I am poor and needy,
    but you, the Lord God,
    care about me.

You are the one who saves me.
    Please hurry and help!

Psalm 70 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

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.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 70:1 In Hebrew texts 70:1-5 is numbered 70:2-6.
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

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