71 In you, Lord, I take refuge; let me never be humiliated. 2 Rescue and deliver me,[a] because you are righteous. Turn your ear to me and save me. 3 Be my sheltering refuge where I may go continuously; command my deliverance for you are my rock and fortress.
4 My God, deliver me from the power of the wicked and the grasp of ruthless practicers of evil. 5 For you are my hope, Lord God, my security since I was young. 6 I depended on you since birth,[b] when you brought me[c] from my mother’s womb; I praise you continuously.
7 I have become an example to many that you are my strong refuge. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise and your splendor daily. 9 Don’t throw me away when I am old; do not abandon me when my strength fails.
10 For my enemies talk against me; those who seek to kill me plot together 11 and say, “God has abandoned him. Run after him and seize him, because there’s no deliverer.”
12 God, do not be distant from me. My God, come quickly to help me. 13 Let my adversaries be ashamed and consumed;[d] let those who seek my destruction be covered with scorn and disgrace. 14 As for me, I will hope continuously and will praise you more and more. 15 I[e] will declare your righteousness and your salvation every day, though I do not fully understand what the outcome will be.[f] 16 Lord God, I will come in the power of[g] your mighty acts, remembering your righteousness—yours alone.
17 God, you taught me from my youth, so I am still declaring your awesome deeds.
18 Also, when I reach old age and have gray hair, God, do not forsake me, until I have declared your power to this generation and your might to the next one. 19 Your many righteous deeds,[h] God, are great,
20 God, who can compare to you, who caused me to experience[i] troubles that were numerous and disastrous? You will return to revive me and lift me up from the depths of the earth. 21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. 22 I also will praise you with the harp; because of your faithfulness, my God, I will praise you with the lyre— Holy One of Israel. 23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you, whose life you have redeemed. 24 Moreover, my tongue will speak all day about your justice; for those who seek my destruction will be utterly humiliated.
Psalm 71:2So LXX DSS 4QPsa; MT reads In your righteousness you are delivering me and rescuing me
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