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Psalm 71 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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God’s Help in Old Age
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LORD, I seek refuge in you;

let me never be disgraced.

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In your justice, rescue and deliver me;

listen closely to me and save me.

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Be a rock of refuge for me,

where I can always go.

Give the command to save me,

for you are my rock and fortress.

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Deliver me, my God, from the power of the wicked,

from the grasp of the unjust and oppressive.

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For you are my hope, Lord GOD,

my confidence from my youth.

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I have leaned on you from birth;

you took me from my mother’s womb.

My praise is always about you.

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I am like a miraculous sign to many,

and you are my strong refuge.

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My mouth is full of praise

and honor to you all day long.

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Don’t discard me in my old age.

As my strength fails, do not abandon me.

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For my enemies talk about me,

and those who spy on me plot together,

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saying, “God has abandoned him;

chase him and catch him,

for there is no one to rescue him.”

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God, do not be far from me;

my God, hurry to help me.

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May my adversaries be disgraced and destroyed;

may those who intend to harm me

be covered with disgrace and humiliation.

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But I will hope continually

and will praise you more and more.

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My mouth will tell about your righteousness

and your salvation all day long,

though I cannot sum them up.

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I come because of the mighty acts of the Lord GOD;

I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.

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God, you have taught me from my youth,

and I still proclaim your wondrous works.

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Even while I am old and gray,

God, do not abandon me,

while I proclaim your power

to another generation,

your strength to all who are to come.

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Your righteousness reaches the heights, God,

you who have done great things;

God, who is like you?

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You caused me to experience

many troubles and misfortunes,

but you will revive me again.

You will bring me up again,

even from the depths of the earth.

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You will increase my honor

and comfort me once again.

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Therefore, I will praise you with a harp

for your faithfulness, my God;

I will sing to you with a lyre,

Holy One of Israel.

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My lips will shout for joy

when I sing praise to you

because you have redeemed me.

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Therefore, my tongue will proclaim

your righteousness all day long,

for those who intend to harm me

will be disgraced and confounded.


Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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