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Psalm 71

God the Rock of Salvation

1 In aYou, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.

2 bDeliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape;

cIncline Your ear to me, and save me.

3 dBe my 1strong refuge,

To which I may resort continually;

You have given the ecommandment to save me,

For You are my rock and my fortress.

4 fDeliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,

Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

5 For You are gmy hope, O Lord God;

You are my trust from my youth.

6 hBy You I have been 2upheld from birth;

You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb.

My praise shall be continually of You.

7 iI have become as a wonder to many,

But You are my strong refuge.

8 Let jmy mouth be filled with Your praise

And with Your glory all the day.

9 Do not cast me off in the time of old age;

Do not forsake me when my strength fails.

10 For my enemies speak against me;

And those who lie in wait for my life ktake counsel together,

11 Saying, “God has forsaken him;

Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him.”

12 lO God, do not be far from me;

O my God, mmake haste to help me!

13 Let them be 3confounded and consumed

Who are adversaries of my life;

Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor

Who seek my hurt.

14 But I will hope continually,

And will praise You yet more and more.

15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness

And Your salvation all the day,

For I do not know their limits.

16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God;

I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.

17 O God, You have taught me from my nyouth;

And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.

18 Now also owhen I am old and grayheaded,

O God, do not forsake me,

Until I declare Your strength to this generation,

Your power to everyone who is to come.

19 Also pYour righteousness, O God, is 4very high,

You who have done great things;

qO God, who is like You?

20 rYou, who have shown me great and severe troubles,

sShall revive me again,

And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

21 You shall increase my greatness,

And comfort me on every side.

22 Also twith the lute I will praise You—

And Your faithfulness, O my God!

To You I will sing with the harp,

O uHoly One of Israel.

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You,

And vmy soul, which You have redeemed.

24 My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long;

For they are confounded,

For they are brought to shame

Who seek my hurt.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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