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Psalm 70

Psalm 70a

70:1–5pp—Ps 40:13–17

For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Hasten, O God, to save me;

come quickly, Lord, to help me.b

May those who want to take my lifec

be put to shame and confusion;

may all who desire my ruin

be turned back in disgrace.d

May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”e

turn back because of their shame.

But may all who seek youf

rejoice and be gladg in you;

may those who long for your saving help always say,

“The Lord is great!”h

But as for me, I am poor and needy;i

come quickly to me,j O God.

You are my helpk and my deliverer;l

Lord, do not delay.m

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Psalm 70 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Title To the choirmaster. Of David, for the memorial offering.

Make haste, O God, to deliver me!

O Lord, make haste to help me!

Let them be put to shame and confusion

who seek my life!

Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor

who delight in my hurt!

Let them turn back because of their shame

who say, “Aha, Aha!”

May all who seek you

rejoice and be glad in you!

May those who love your salvation

say evermore, “God is great!”

But I am poor and needy;

hasten to me, O God!

You are my help and my deliverer;

O Lord, do not delay!

Psalm 70 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Title To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

Make haste, O God, to deliver me;

Make haste to help me, O Lord.

Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul:

Let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame

That say, Aha, aha.

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:

And let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God:

Thou art my help and my deliverer;

O Lord, make no tarrying.

Psalm 70 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Title For the choir director: A psalm of David, asking God to remember him.

Please, God, rescue me!

Come quickly, Lord, and help me.

May those who try to kill me

be humiliated and put to shame.

May those who take delight in my trouble

be turned back in disgrace.

Let them be horrified by their shame,

for they said, “Aha! We’ve got him now!”

But may all who search for you

be filled with joy and gladness in you.

May those who love your salvation

repeatedly shout, “God is great!”

But as for me, I am poor and needy;

please hurry to my aid, O God.

You are my helper and my savior;

O Lord, do not delay.

Psalm 70 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Title To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. To Bring to Remembrance.

Make haste, O God, to deliver me!

Make haste to help me, O Lord!

Let them be ashamed and confounded

Who seek my life;

Let them be turned back and confused

Who desire my hurt.

Let them be turned back because of their shame,

Who say, “Aha, aha!”

Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;

And let those who love Your salvation say continually,

“Let God be magnified!”

But I am poor and needy;

Make haste to me, O God!

You are my help and my deliverer;

O Lord, do not delay.

Psalm 70 — New Century Version (NCV)

Title For the director of music. A psalm of David. To help people remember.

God, come quickly and save me.

Lord, hurry to help me.

Let those who are trying to kill me

be ashamed and disgraced.

Let those who want to hurt me

run away in disgrace.

Let those who make fun of me

stop because of their shame.

But let all those who worship you

rejoice and be glad.

Let those who love your salvation

always say, “Praise the greatness of God.”

I am poor and helpless;

God, hurry to me.

You help me and save me.

Lord, do not wait.

Psalm 70 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Title For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; to bring to remembrance.

Make haste, O God, to deliver me;

Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.

Let them be put to shame and confounded

That seek after my soul:

Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor

That delight in my hurt.

Let them be turned back by reason of their shame

That say,

Aha, aha.

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee;

And let such as love thy salvation say continually,

Let God be magnified.

But I am poor and needy;

Make haste unto me, O God:

Thou art my help and my deliverer;

O Jehovah, make no tarrying.

Psalm 70 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Title To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David: to bring to remembrance.

Make haste, O God, to deliver me; Jehovah, hasten to my help. Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity; Let them turn back because of their shame that say, Aha! Aha! Let all those that seek thee be glad and rejoice in thee, and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified! But I am afflicted and needy: make haste unto me, O God. Thou art my help and my deliverer: O Jehovah, make no delay.

Psalm 70 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Title For the choir director; by David; to be kept in mind. 

Come quickly to rescue me, O God! 

Come quickly to help me, O Lord

Let those who seek my life 

be confused and put to shame. 

Let those who want my downfall 

be turned back and disgraced. 

Let those who say, “Aha! Aha!” 

be turned back because of their own shame. 

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad because of you. 

Let those who love your salvation continually say, 

“God is great!” 

But I am oppressed and needy. 

O God, come to me quickly. 

You are my help and my savior. 

O Lord, do not delay! 

Psalm 70 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Title For the choir director. Davidic. To bring remembrance.

God, deliver me.

Hurry to help me, Lord!

Let those who seek my life

be disgraced and confounded;

let those who wish me harm

be driven back and humiliated.

Let those who say, “Aha, aha!”

retreat because of their shame.

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;

let those who love Your salvation

continually say, “God is great!”

I am afflicted and needy;

hurry to me, God.

You are my help and my deliverer;

Lord, do not delay.

Psalm 70 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Title To the leader. Of David, for the memorial offering.

Be pleased, O God, to deliver me.

O Lord, make haste to help me!

Let those be put to shame and confusion

who seek my life.

Let those be turned back and brought to dishonor

who desire to hurt me.

Let those who say, “Aha, Aha!”

turn back because of their shame.

Let all who seek you

rejoice and be glad in you.

Let those who love your salvation

say evermore, “God is great!”

But I am poor and needy;

hasten to me, O God!

You are my help and my deliverer;

O Lord, do not delay!

Psalm 70 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Title For the music director. Of David. To bring to remembrance.

O God, make haste to deliver me.

O Yahweh, make haste to help me.

Let them be ashamed and abashed

who seek my life.

Let them be repulsed and humiliated

who desire my harm.

let them turn back because of their shame,

those who say, “Aha! Aha!”

Let them rejoice and be glad in you,

all those who seek you.

Let them say continually, “God is great!”

those who love your salvation.

But I am poor and needy;

O God hasten to me.

You are my help and my deliverer.

O Yahweh, do not delay.

Psalm 70 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Title For the director of music. A prayer of David.

God, hurry and save me.

Lord, come quickly and help me.

Let those who are trying to kill me be put to shame.

Let them not be honored.

Let all those who want to destroy me

be turned back in shame.

Some people make fun of me.

Let them be turned back when their plans fail.

But let all those who look to you

be joyful and glad because of what you have done.

Let those who love you because you save them always say,

“May God be honored!”

But I am poor and needy.

God, come quickly to me.

You are the One who helps me and saves me.

Lord, please don’t wait any longer.

Psalm 70 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Title For the choir director. A Psalm of David; for a memorial.

O God, hasten to deliver me;

O Lord, hasten to my help!

Let those be ashamed and humiliated

Who seek my life;

Let those be turned back and dishonored

Who delight in my hurt.

Let those be turned back because of their shame

Who say, “Aha, aha!”

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;

And let those who love Your salvation say continually,

“Let God be magnified.”

But I am afflicted and needy;

Hasten to me, O God!

You are my help and my deliverer;

O Lord, do not delay.