Psalm 71

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1: In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. edit

2: Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. edit

3: Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress. edit

4: Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. edit

5: For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth. edit

6: By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee. edit

7: I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. edit

8: Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day. edit

9: Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. edit

10: For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together, edit

11: Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him. edit

12: O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help. edit

13: Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt. edit

14: But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. edit

15: My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. edit

16: I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. edit

17: O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. edit

18: Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. edit

19: Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee! edit

20: Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. edit

21: Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side. edit

22: I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel. edit

23: My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. edit

24: My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt. edit

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