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Psalm 71 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Prayer of an Old Man for Deliverance.

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In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge:
Let me never be put to shame.
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Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me:
Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.
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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.
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Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
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For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah:
Thou art my trust from my youth.
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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.
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I am as a wonder unto many;
But thou art my strong refuge.
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My mouth shall be filled with thy praise,
And with thy honor all the day.
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Cast me not off in the time of old age;
Forsake me not when my strength faileth.
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For mine enemies speak concerning me;
And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,
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Saying, God hath forsaken him:
Pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.
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O God, be not far from me;
O my God, make haste to help me.
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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.
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But I will hope continually,
And will praise thee yet more and more.
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My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness,
And of thy salvation all the day;
For I know not the numbers thereof.
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I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Jehovah:
I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
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O God, thou hast taught me from my youth;
And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
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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.
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Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high;
Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto thee?
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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.
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Increase thou my greatness,
And turn again and comfort me.
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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.
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My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises unto thee;
And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
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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.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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