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Psalm 70

Of David. A Psalm of the sons of Jonadab and the first that were taken captive. Untitled in the Hebrew

In Thee, O Lord, have I put my hope; let me never be put to shame. Deliver me in Thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline Thine ear unto me, and save me.
Be Thou unto me a defending God, and stronghold to save me, for Thou art my firm support and my refuge.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the sinner, out of the hand of the transgressor and unrighteous man.
For Thou art mine endurance, O Lord; O Lord, Thou art my hope from my youth.

On Thee have I been holden up from the womb; from my mother’s belly Thou art my protector. My song of praise is continually of Thee.
I am become as a wonder unto many, but Thou art my strong helper.
Let my mouth be filled with Thy praise, that I may hymn Thy glory and majesty all the day long.
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
For my enemies spake against me, and they that lay wait for my soul took counsel together, Saying, God hath forsaken him; persecute and take him, for there is none to deliver him.
My God, be not far from me; O my God, attend unto my help.
Let them be ashamed and brought to nought that slander my soul; let them be covered with shame and confusion that seek evils for me.
But I will hope in Thee continually, and will add to all Thy praise.
My mouth shall shew forth Thy righteousness, Thy salvation all the day; for I know not the reckoning thereof.
I will go in the strength of the Lord; O Lord, I will make mention of Thy righteousness, which is Thine alone.
O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth; and until now will I declare Thy wondrous works.
Yea, unto old age and gray hairs, my God, forsake me not; until I have shewed Thy mighty arm to every generation that is to come, Thy power and Thy righteousness, O God, and even to the highest the great things which Thou hast done. O God, who is like unto Thee? How great are the troubles which Thou hast shewed me, many and evil; yet Thou hast turned and quickened me, and hast brought me up again from the depths of the earth.
Thou hast multiplied Thy magnificence over me, and Thou hast turned and comforted me, and hast brought me up again from the depths of the earth.
Therefore I will confess Thy truth unto Thee among the peoples, O Lord, with instruments of psalmody; unto Thee will I sing with the harp, O God, the Holy One of Israel.
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto Thee, and my soul, which Thou hast redeemed.

My tongue also shall meditate on Thy righteousness all the day long, when they are brought to shame, and confounded, that seek evils for me.