Bible Society of South Africa

Heilige Week: Dinsdag

Psalm

An Old Person's Prayer

1LORD, I have come to you for protection;

never let me be defeated!

2Because you are righteous, help me and rescue me.

Listen to me and save me!

3Be my secure shelter

and a strong fortress to protect me;

you are my refuge and defence.

4My God, rescue me from the wicked,

from the power of those who are cruel and evil.

5Sovereign LORD, I put my hope in you;

I have trusted in you since I was young.

6I have relied on you all my life;

you have protected me since the day I was born.

I will always praise you.

7My life has been an example to many,

because you have been my strong defender.

8All day long I praise you

and proclaim your glory.

9Do not reject me now that I am old;

do not abandon me now that I am feeble.

10My enemies want to kill me;

they talk and plot against me.

11They say, “God has abandoned him;

let's go after him and catch him;

there is no one to rescue him.”

12Don't stay so far away, O God;

my God, hurry to my aid!

13May those who attack me

be defeated and destroyed.

May those who try to hurt me

be shamed and disgraced.

14I will always put my hope in you;

I will praise you more and more.

Psalms 71:1-14GNBOpen in Bible reader
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