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Psalm 71

1 In You, O Jehovah, I put my trust; let me never be put to shame.
2 Rescue me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; extend Your ear to me, and save me.
3 Be a rock of refuge for me, to which I may continually go; You have given command to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress.
4 Deliver 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 my hope, O Lord Jehovah, my trust from my youth.
6 Upon You I have been supported from the womb; You are He who took me out of my mother's belly; my praise shall continually be of You.
7 I am like a wonder to many, but You are my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with Your praise, with Your glory all the day.
9 Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.
10 For my enemies speak against me; and those who lie in wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 saying, God has forsaken him; pursue and take him, for there is no one to rescue him.
12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me!
13 Let them be ashamed; let those who are enemies of my soul be consumed; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek my hurt.
14 But I will hope continually, and I have praised You again and again.
15 My mouth shall recount Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day; for I do not know their number.
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord Jehovah; I will keep in remembrance Your righteousness; Yours alone.
17 O God, You have taught me from my youth; and to this day I have declared Your marvelous works.
18 And now when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not leave me, until I have declared Your strength to this generation, and Your power to everyone who is to come.
19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, You who have done great things. O God, who is like You,
20 who has shown me great and evil distresses. You will revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 You will increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22 I will also give thanks unto You with the lute, O my God, for Your faithfulness. To You I will make music with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I make music unto You, and my soul, which You have redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall meditate on Your righteousness all day long; for those who seek evil upon me are abashed; they are brought to shame.
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