don’t let me be disgraced.
for you do what is right.
Turn your ear to listen to me,
and set me free.
where I can always hide.
Give the order to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
from the clutches of cruel oppressors.
I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood.
from my mother’s womb you have cared for me.
No wonder I am always praising you!
because you have been my strength and protection.
I declare your glory all day long.
Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing.
They are plotting together to kill me.
Let’s go and get him,
for no one will help him now.”
My God, please hurry to help me.
Humiliate and shame those who want to harm me.
I will praise you more and more.
All day long I will proclaim your saving power,
though I am not skilled with words.*
I will tell everyone that you alone are just.
and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do.
do not abandon me, O God.
Let me proclaim your power to this new generation,
your mighty miracles to all who come after me.
You have done such wonderful things.
Who can compare with you, O God?
but you will restore me to life again
and lift me up from the depths of the earth.
and comfort me once again.
because you are faithful to your promises, O my God.
I will sing praises to you with a lyre,
O Holy One of Israel.
for you have ransomed me.
all day long,
for everyone who tried to hurt me
has been shamed and humiliated.
71:15 Or though I cannot count it.