Psalms 71 (asv)
71:1In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge:
Let me never be put to shame.
71:2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me:
Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.
71:3Be thou to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort:
Thou hast given commandment to save me;
For thou art my rock and my fortress.
Thou art my trust from my youth.
71:6By thee have I been holden up from the womb;
Thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels:
My praise shall be continually of thee.
71:7I am as a wonder unto many;
But thou art my strong refuge.
71:8My mouth shall be filled with thy praise,
And with thy honor all the day.
Forsake me not when my strength faileth.
71:10For mine enemies speak concerning me;
71:11Saying, God hath forsaken him:
Pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.
71:12O God, be not far from me;
O my God, make haste to help me.
71:13Let them be put to shame and consumed that are adversaries to my soul;
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
71:14But I will hope continually,
And will praise thee yet more and more.
71:15My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness,
For I know not the numbers thereof.
I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
Thy might to every one that is to come.
71:20Thou, who hast showed us many and sore troubles,
Wilt quicken us again,
And wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
71:21Increase thou my greatness,
And turn again and comfort me.
71:22I will also praise thee with the psaltery,
Unto thee will I sing praises with the harp,
And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
For they are put to shame, for they are confounded, that seek my hurt.