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Psalm 71:1-2 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Psalm 71[a]

Prayer in Time of Old Age

I

In you, Lord, I take refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue and deliver me;
    listen to me and save me!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 71 A lament of an old person (Ps 71:9, 18) whose afflictions are interpreted by enemies as a divine judgment (Ps 71:11). The first part of the Psalm pleads for help (Ps 71:1–4) on the basis of a hope learned from a lifetime’s experience of God; the second part describes the menace (Ps 71:9–13) yet remains buoyant (Ps 71:14–16); the third develops the theme of hope and praise.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Psalm 71:3-4 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Be my rock of refuge,
    my stronghold to give me safety;
    for you are my rock and fortress.
My God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked,
    from the clutches of the evil and violent.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Psalm 71:5-6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

You are my hope, Lord;
    my trust, God, from my youth.
On you I have depended since birth;
    from my mother’s womb you are my strength;
    my hope in you never wavers.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Psalm 71:15-17 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

15 My mouth shall proclaim your just deeds,
    day after day your acts of deliverance,
    though I cannot number them all.
16 I will speak of the mighty works of the Lord;
    O God, I will tell of your singular justice.

III

17 God, you have taught me from my youth;
    to this day I proclaim your wondrous deeds.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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