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Psalm 61

For the Chief Musician; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.

1Hear my cry, O God;

Attend unto my prayer.

2From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed:

Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

3For thou hast been a refuge for me,

A strong tower from the enemy.

4I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever:

I will take refuge in the covert of thy wings. Selah

5For thou, O God, hast heard my vows:

Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

6Thou wilt prolong the king’s life;

His years shall be as many generations.

7He shall abide before God for ever:

Oh prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

8So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever,

That I may daily perform my vows.

ASV 1901

About American Standard Version

The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.

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