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Psalm 70 Good News Translation (GNT)

A Prayer for Help[a]

70 Save me, O God!
    Lord, help me now!
May those who try to kill me
    be defeated and confused.
May those who are happy because of my troubles
    be turned back and disgraced.
May those who make fun of me
    be dismayed by their defeat.

May all who come to you
    be glad and joyful.
May all who are thankful for your salvation
    always say, “How great is God!”

I am weak and poor;
    come to me quickly, O God.
You are my savior and my Lord
    hurry to my aid!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 70:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David; a lament.
Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

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.

Footnotes:

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

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Psalm 70 The Message (MSG)

A David Prayer

70 1-3 God! Please hurry to my rescue!
    God, come quickly to my side!
Those who are out to get me—
    let them fall all over themselves.
Those who relish my downfall—
    send them down a blind alley.
Give them a taste of their own medicine,
    those gossips off clucking their tongues.

Let those on the hunt for you
    sing and celebrate.
Let all who love your saving way
    say over and over, “God is mighty!”

But I’ve lost it. I’m wasted.
    God—quickly, quickly!
Quick to my side, quick to my rescue!
    God, don’t lose a minute.

The Message (MSG)

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