Psalm 71

1In thee, Jehovah, do I trust: let me never be ashamed.

2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

3Be 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.

4My ElohimGod, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

5For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah, my confidence from my youth.

6On thee have I been stayed from the womb; from the bowels of my mother thou didst draw me forth: my praise shall be continually of thee.

7I have been as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

8My mouth shall be filled with thy praise, with thy glory, all the day.

9Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

10For mine enemies speak against me, and they that watch for my soul consult together,

11Saying, ElohimGod hath forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver.

12O ElohimGod, be not far from me; my ElohimGod, hasten to my help.

13Let them be ashamed, let them be consumed, that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

14But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise thee yet more and more.

15My mouth shall declare thy righteousness, [and] thy salvation all the day: for I know not the numbers [thereof].

16I will go in the might of the Lord Jehovah; I will recall thy righteousness, thine alone.

17O ElohimGod, thou hast taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I proclaimed thy marvellous works:

18Now also, when I am old and greyheaded, O ElohimGod, forsake me not, until I have proclaimed thine arm unto [this] generation, thy might to every one that is to come.

19And thy righteousness, O ElohimGod, reacheth on high, thou who hast done great things: O ElohimGod, who is like unto thee?

20Thou, who hast shewn us many and sore troubles, wilt revive us again, and wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth;

21Thou wilt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

22I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, my ElohimGod; unto thee will I sing psalms with the harp, thou holy One of Israel.

23My lips shall exult when I sing psalms unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

24My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day; for they shall be ashamed, for they shall be brought to confusion, that seek my hurt.