Psalms Chapter 71 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Dauid in confidence of faith and experience of Gods fauour, prayeth both for himselfe, and against the enemies of his soule. 14 He promiseth constancie. 17 Hee prayeth for perseuerance. 19 He praiseth God, and promiseth to doe it cheerefully.
In thee, O Lord, doe I put my trust, let me neuer be put to confusion.1
Deliuer mee in thy righteousnesse, and cause me to escape: incline thine eare vnto me, and saue me.
Bee thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast giuen commandement to saue mee, for thou art my rocke, and my fortresse.3
Deliuer me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the vnrighteous, and cruel man.
For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.
By thee haue I bene holden vp from the wombe: thou art hee that tooke mee out of my mothers vowels, my praise shalbe continually of thee.
I am as a wonder vnto many, but thou art my strong refuge.
Let my mouth bee filled with thy praise, and with thy honour all the day.
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
For mine enemies speake against mee: and they that lay waite for my soule, take counsell together,10
Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him, for there is none to deliuer him.
O God, be not farre from mee: O my God, make haste for my helpe.
Let them be confounded and consumed, that are aduersaries to my soule: let them bee couered with reproch and dishonour, that seeke my hurt.
But I wil hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
My mouth shall shew foorth thy righteousnesse, and thy saluation all the day: for I know not the numbers thereof.
I will goe in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousnesse, euen of thine onely.
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto haue I declared thy wonderous workes.
Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not: vntill I haue shewed thy strength vnto this generation, and thy power to euery one that is to come.18
Thy righteousnes also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like vnto thee?
Thou which hast shewed mee great, and sore troubles, shalt quicken mee againe, and shalt bring mee vp againe from the depthes of the earth.
Thou shalt increase my greatnesse, and comfort me on euery side.
I will also praise thee with the psalterie, euen thy trueth, O my God: vnto thee will I sing withthe harpe, O thou Holy one of Israel.22
My lippes shall greatly reioyce when I sing vnto thee: and my soule, which thou hast redeemed.
My tongue also shall talke of thy righteousnesse all the day long: for they are confounded, forthey are brought vnto shame, that seeke my hurt.
View Wesley's Notes for Psalms Chapter 71
71:7 A wonder - For my many and sore calamities.
71:15 The numbers - Of thy salvations and mercies vouchsafed to me.
71:16 Make mention - To support and comfort myself with the remembrance of it. Righteousness - Of thy faithfulness in making good all thy promises.
71:19 Very high - Most eminent.
71:20 Bring me - From the grave.
Psalms Chapter 71 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 Hebr. be thou to me for a rocke of habitation
10 Hebr. watch, or obserue.
18 Hebr. vnto old age, and gray haires. , Hebr. thine arme.
22 Hebr. with the instrument of psalterie.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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