Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

70:1Make haste, O God, to deliver me; Jehovah, hasten to my help.

70:2Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;

70:3Let them turn back because of their shame that say, Aha! Aha!

70:4Let all those that seek thee be glad and rejoice in thee, and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified!

70:5But I am afflicted and needy: make haste unto me, O God. Thou art my help and my deliverer: O Jehovah, make no delay.

71:1In thee, Jehovah, do I trust: let me never be ashamed.

71:2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

71:3Be to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

71:4My God, rescue me 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 Jehovah, my confidence from my youth.

71:6On thee have I been stayed from the womb; from the bowels of my mother thou didst draw me forth: my praise shall be continually of thee.

71:7I have been as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

71:8My mouth shall be filled with thy praise, with thy glory, 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 watch for my soul consult together,

71:11Saying, God hath forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver.

71:12O God, be not far from me; my God, hasten to my help.

71:13Let them be ashamed, let them be consumed, that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

71:14But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise thee yet more and more.

71:15My mouth shall declare thy righteousness, and thy salvation all the day: for I know not the numbers thereof.

71:16I will go in the might of the Lord Jehovah; I will recall thy righteousness, thine alone.

71:17O God, thou hast taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I proclaimed thy marvellous works:

71:18Now also, when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not, until I have proclaimed thine arm unto this generation, thy might to every one that is to come.

71:19And thy righteousness, O God, reacheth on high, thou who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee?

71:20Thou, who hast shewn us many and sore troubles, wilt revive us again, and wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth;

71:21Thou wilt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

71:22I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, my God; unto thee will I sing psalms with the harp, thou holy One of Israel.

71:23My lips shall exult when I sing psalms unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

71:24My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day; for they shall be ashamed, for they shall be brought to confusion, that seek my hurt.

72:1O God, give the king thy judgments, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

72:2He will judge thy people with righteousness, and thine afflicted with judgment.

72:3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills, by righteousness.

72:4He will do justice to the afflicted of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.

72:5They shall fear thee as long as sun and moon endure, from generation to generation.

72:6He shall come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

72:7In his days shall the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace till the moon be no more.

72:8And he shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

72:9The dwellers in the desert shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust.

72:10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer tribute:

72:11Yea, all kings shall bow down before him; all nations shall serve him.

72:12For he will deliver the needy who crieth, and the afflicted, who hath no helper;

72:13He will have compassion on the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy:

72:14He will redeem their souls from oppression 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; and prayer shall be made for him continually: all the day shall he be blessed.

72:16There shall be abundance of corn in the earth, upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon; and they of the city shall bloom like the herb of the earth.

72:17His name shall endure for ever; his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall bless themselves in him; all nations shall call him blessed.

72:18Blessed be Jehovah Elohim, the God of Israel, who alone 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.

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