71 In you, O Jehovah, I have taken refuge.
May I never be put to shame.+
2 In your righteousness save me and rescue me.
Incline your ear* to me and save me.+
3 Become for me a rock fortress
Where I can always enter.
Give the command to save me,
For you are my crag and my stronghold.+
4 O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked,+
From the grasp of the unjust oppressor.
5 For you are my hope, O Sovereign Lord Jehovah;
I have trusted in you* since my youth.+
6 I have depended on you from birth;
It was you who took me from my mother’s womb.+
I praise you constantly.
7 I have become like a miracle to many,
But you are my strong refuge.
8 My mouth is filled with your praise;+
All day long I tell about your splendor.
9 Do not cast me off in my old age;+
Do not abandon me when my strength fails.+
10 My enemies speak against me,
And those seeking to take my life* conspire together,+
11 Saying: “God has abandoned him.
Chase after him and seize him, for there is no one to save him.”+
12 O God, do not remain far away from me.
O my God, hurry to help me.+
13 May those who are resisting me*
Be put to shame and perish.+
May those seeking my calamity
Be covered with disgrace and humiliation.+
14 But as for me, I will continue to wait;
I will add to your praise.
15 My mouth will recount your righteousness,+
All day long your acts of salvation,
Though they are too many for me to grasp.*+
16 I will come and tell about your mighty acts,
O Sovereign Lord Jehovah;
I will mention your righteousness, yours alone.
17 O God, you have taught me from my youth,+
And until now I keep declaring your wonderful works.+
18 Even when I am old and gray, O God, do not abandon me.+
Let me tell the next generation about your power*
And about your mightiness to all those who are to come.+
19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heights;+
You have done great things;
O God, who is like you?+
20 Though you have made me experience much distress and calamity,+
Revive me again;
Bring me up from the depths* of the earth.+
21 May you increase my greatness
And surround and comfort me.
22 Then I will praise you on a stringed instrument
Because of your faithfulness, O my God.+
I will sing your praises* with the harp,
O Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout joyfully as I sing praises to you,+
For you have saved my life.*+
24 My tongue will speak about* your righteousness all day long,+
For those seeking my destruction will be ashamed and disgraced.+