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Psalm 70[a]

Prayer for Divine Help

For the leader; of David. For remembrance.

Graciously rescue me, God!(A)
    Come quickly to help me, Lord!(B)
Let those who seek my life
    be confused and put to shame.(C)
Let those who desire my ruin
    turn back in disgrace.
Let those who say “Aha!”(D)
    turn back in their shame.
But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you,
Those who long for your help
    always say, “God be glorified!”(E)
I am miserable and poor.
    God, come to me quickly!
You are my help and deliverer.
    Lord, do not delay!


  1. Psalm 70 A lament of a poor and afflicted person (Ps 70:6) who has no resource except God, and who cries out to be saved from the enemy. The Psalm is almost identical to Ps 40:14–17.