70:1Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
70:2Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
70:3Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
70:4Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
70:5But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.
71:1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
71:2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
71:3Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
71:4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
71:5For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: 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.
71:8Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
71:9Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
71:10For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
71:11Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
71:12O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
71:13Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
71:14But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
71:15My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
71:16I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
71:17O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
71:18Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
71:19Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
71:20Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
71:21Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
71:22I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
71:23My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
71:24My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
72:1Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
72:2He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
72:3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
72:4He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
72:5They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
72:6He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
72:7In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
72:8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
72:9They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
72:10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
72:11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
72:12For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
72:13He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
72:14He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
72:15And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
72:16There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
72:17His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
72:18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
72:19And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
72:20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.