Psalm 71

Forsake Me Not When My Strength Is Spent

1 In a You, O LORD, I put my trust;
Let me never be put to shame.
2 b Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape;
c Incline Your ear to me, and save me.
3 d Be my 1 strong refuge,
To which I may resort continually;
You have given the e commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.

4 f 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 g my hope, O Lord GOD;
You are my trust from my youth.
6 h By You I have been 2 upheld from birth;
You are He who took me out of my mother's womb.
My praise shall be continually of You.

7 i I have become as a wonder to many,
But You are my strong refuge.
8 Let j my mouth be filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all the day.
9 Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
10 For my enemies speak against me;
And those who lie in wait for my life k take counsel together,
11 Saying, "God has forsaken him;
Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him."

12 l O God, do not be far from me;
O my God, m make haste to help me!
13 Let them be 3 confounded and consumed
Who are adversaries of my life;
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor
Who seek my hurt.
14 But I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more.
15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And Your salvation all the day,
For I do not know their limits.
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD;
I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.

17 O God, You have taught me from my n youth;
And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
18 Now also o when I am old and grayheaded,
O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.
19 Also p Your righteousness, O God, is 4 very high,
You who have done great things;
q O God, who is like You?
20 r You, who have shown me great and severe troubles,
s Shall revive me again,
And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 You shall increase my greatness,
And comfort me on every side.

22 Also t with the lute I will praise You -
And Your faithfulness, O my God!
To You I will sing with the harp,
O u Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You,
And v my soul, which You have redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long;
For they are confounded,
For they are brought to shame
Who seek my hurt.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 25:2
    O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me.
    Psalms 25:3
    Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 31:1
    In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 17:6
    I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 31:2
    Bow down Your ear to me, Deliver me speedily; Be my rock of refuge, A fortress of defense to save me.
    Psalms 31:3
    For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name's sake, Lead me and guide me.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 44:4
    You are my King, O God; Command victories for Jacob.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 140:1
    Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men.
    Psalms 140:3
    They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah
  7. Cross References
    Jeremiah 14:8
    O the Hope of Israel, his Savior in time of trouble, Why should You be like a stranger in the land, And like a traveler who turns aside to tarry for a night?
    Jeremiah 17:7
    Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
    Jeremiah 17:13
    O LORD, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You shall be ashamed. "Those who depart from Me Shall be written in the earth, Because they have forsaken the LORD, The fountain of living waters.
    Jeremiah 17:17
    Do not be a terror to me; You are my hope in the day of doom.
    Jeremiah 50:7
    All who found them have devoured them; And their adversaries said, 'We have not offended, Because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, The LORD, the hope of their fathers.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 22:9
    But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother's breasts.
    Psalms 22:10
    I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother's womb You have been My God.
    Isaiah 46:3
    Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, Who have been upheld by Me from birth, Who have been carried from the womb:
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 8:18
    Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel From the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion.
    Zechariah 3:8
    Hear, O Joshua, the high priest, You and your companions who sit before you, For they are a wondrous sign; For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH.
    1 Corinthians 4:9
    For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 35:28
    And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness And of Your praise all the day long.
  11. Cross References
    2 Samuel 17:1
    Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Now let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 35:22
    This You have seen, O LORD; Do not keep silence. O Lord, do not be far from me.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 70:1
    MAKE haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O LORD!
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:5
    Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess.
    Deuteronomy 6:7
    You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 46:4
    Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
  16. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 3:24
    O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?
    Psalms 57:10
    For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, And Your truth unto the clouds.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 35:10
    All my bones shall say, "LORD, who is like You, Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 60:3
    You have shown Your people hard things; You have made us drink the wine of confusion.
  19. Cross References
    Hosea 6:1
    Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
    Hosea 6:2
    After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 92:1 - 3
    IT is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.
  21. Cross References
    2 Kings 19:22
    Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice, And lifted up your eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel.
    Isaiah 1:4
    Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the LORD, They have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 103:4
    Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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