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Psalm 71 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Forsake Me Not When My Strength Is Spent

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:1 - In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:2 - In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
incline your ear to me, and save me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:3 - Be to me a rock of refuge,
to which I may continually come;
you have given the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:4 - Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:5 - For you, O Lord, are my hope,
my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:6 - Upon you I have leaned from before my birth;
you are he who took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is continually of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:7 - I have been as a portent to many,
but you are my strong refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:8 - My mouth is filled with your praise,
and with your glory all the day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:9 - Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
forsake me not when my strength is spent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:10 - For my enemies speak concerning me;
those who watch for my life consult together
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:11 - and say, “God has forsaken him;
pursue and seize him,
for there is none to deliver him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:12 - O God, be not far from me;
O my God, make haste to help me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:13 - May my accusers be put to shame and consumed;
with scorn and disgrace may they be covered
who seek my hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:14 - But I will hope continually
and will praise you yet more and more.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:15 - My mouth will tell of your righteous acts,
of your deeds of salvation all the day,
for their number is past my knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:16 - With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come;
I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:17 - O God, from my youth you have taught me,
and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:18 - So even to old age and gray hairs,
O God, do not forsake me,
until I proclaim your might to another generation,
your power to all those to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:19 - Your righteousness, O God,
reaches the high heavens.
You who have done great things,
O God, who is like you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:20 - You who have made me see many troubles and calamities
will revive me again;
from the depths of the earth
you will bring me up again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:21 - You will increase my greatness
and comfort me again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:22 - I will also praise you with the harp
for your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing praises to you with the lyre,
O Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:23 - My lips will shout for joy,
when I sing praises to you;
my soul also, which you have redeemed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:24 - And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long,
for they have been put to shame and disappointed
who sought to do me hurt.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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