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Psalm 71

Prayer for Lifelong Protection and Help


In you, O Lord, I take refuge;

let me never be put to shame.

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Ps 71:1-24. The Psalmist, probably in old age, appeals to God for help from his enemies, pleading his past favors, and stating his present need; and, in confidence of a hearing, he promises his grateful thanks and praise.

1-3. (Compare Ps 30:1-3).