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Psalm 71 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:1 - In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:2 - In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:3 - Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:4 - Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:5 - For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:6 - From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:7 - I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:8 - My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:9 - Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:10 - For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:11 - They say, “God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:12 - Do not be far from me, my God; come quickly, God, to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:13 - May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:14 - As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:15 - My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long— though I know not how to relate them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:16 - I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:17 - Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:18 - Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:19 - Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:20 - Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:21 - You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:22 - I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:23 - My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:24 - My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion.

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