Psalms 71 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 71


Psalms 71:1

In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge: Let me never be put to shame.

Psalms 71:2

Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me: Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.

Psalms 71:3

Be thou to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: Thou hast given commandment to save me; For thou art my rock and my fortress.

Psalms 71:4

Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Psalms 71:5

For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah: [Thou art] my trust from my youth.

Psalms 71:6

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.

Psalms 71:7

I am as a wonder unto many; But thou art my strong refuge.

Psalms 71:8

My mouth shall be filled with thy praise, And with thy honor all the day.

Psalms 71:9

Cast me not off in the time of old age; Forsake me not when my strength faileth.

Psalms 71:10

For mine enemies speak concerning me; And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,

Psalms 71:11

Saying, God hath forsaken him: Pursue and take him; For there is none to deliver.

Psalms 71:12

O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me.

Psalms 71:13

Let them be put to shame [and] consumed that are adversaries to my soul; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.

Psalms 71:14

But I will hope continually, And will praise thee yet more and more.

Psalms 71:15

My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness, [And] of thy salvation all the day; For I know not the numbers [thereof].

Psalms 71:16

I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Jehovah: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

Psalms 71:17

O God, thou hast taught me from my youth; And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

Psalms 71:18

Yea, even when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not, Until I have declared thy strength unto [the next] generation, Thy might to every one that is to come.

Psalms 71:19

Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high; Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto thee?

Psalms 71:20

Thou, who hast showed us many and sore troubles, Wilt quicken us again, And wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth.

Psalms 71:21

Increase thou my greatness, And turn again and comfort me.

Psalms 71:22

I will also praise thee with the psaltery, [Even] thy truth, O my God: Unto thee will I sing praises with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

Psalms 71:23

My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises unto thee; And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

Psalms 71:24

My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long; For they are put to shame, for they are confounded, that seek my hurt.

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