Psalm 71

English Standard Version

1 In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! (Ps 31:1) 2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! 3 Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. (De 33:27; Ps 18:2; Ps 42:8; Ps 90:1; Ps 91:9) 4 Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man. (Ps 140:1; Ps 140:4) 5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. (Jer 14:8; Jer 17:13; Jer 50:7; 1Ti 1:1) 6 Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you. (Ps 22:9; Ps 22:10) 7 I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge. (Isa 8:18; 1Co 4:9) 8 My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day. (Ps 71:24) 9 Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent. (Ps 71:18) 10 For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together (Ps 41:7; Ps 56:6; Ps 83:5) 11 and say, “God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him.” 12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me! (Ps 10:1; Ps 40:13; Ps 70:5) 13 May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt. (Es 9:2; Ps 35:4; Ps 35:26; Ps 70:2; Ps 71:24; Ps 109:29) 14 But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more. (Ps 71:5; Ps 71:22) 15 My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. (Ps 40:5; Ps 71:8; Ps 71:24) 16 With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. 17 O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. 18 So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. (Ps 71:9; Isa 46:4) 19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you? (1Sa 12:24; Ps 35:10; Ps 36:5; Ps 126:2; Lu 1:49) 20 You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. (Ps 60:3; Ps 80:18; Ps 85:6; Ps 119:25; Ps 138:7; Ps 143:11; Ho 6:2) 21 You will increase my greatness and comfort me again. 22 I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. (2Ki 19:22; Ps 33:2; Ps 78:41; Ps 89:18; Isa 60:9) 23 My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed. (Ps 34:22) 24 And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt. (Ps 35:28; Ps 71:8; Ps 71:13; Ps 71:15)