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Psalm 70

Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

To the leader. Of David, for the memorial offering.

1

Be pleased, O God, to deliver me.

O Lord, make haste to help me!

2

Let those be put to shame and confusion

who seek my life.

Let those be turned back and brought to dishonor

who desire to hurt me.

3

Let those who say, “Aha, Aha!”

turn back because of their shame.

 

4

Let all who seek you

rejoice and be glad in you.

Let those who love your salvation

say evermore, “God is great!”

5

But I am poor and needy;

hasten to me, O God!

You are my help and my deliverer;

O Lord, do not delay!


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Ps 70:1-5. This corresponds to Ps 40:13-17 with a very few variations, as "turn back" (Ps 70:3) for "desolate," and "make haste unto me" (Ps 70:5) for "thinketh upon me." It forms a suitable appendix to the preceding, and is called "a Psalm to bring to remembrance," as the thirty-eighth [see on Ps 38:1, title].




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