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Psalm 70 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Psalm 70[a]

Prayer for Divine Help

For the leader; of David. For remembrance.

Graciously rescue me, God!
    Come quickly to help me, Lord!
Let those who seek my life
    be confused and put to shame.
Let those who desire my ruin
    turn back in disgrace.
Let those who say “Aha!”
    turn back in their shame.
But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you,
Those who long for your help
    always say, “God be glorified!”
I am miserable and poor.
    God, come to me quickly!
You are my help and deliverer.
    Lord, do not delay!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 70 A lament of a poor and afflicted person (Ps 70:6) who has no resource except God, and who cries out to be saved from the enemy. The Psalm is almost identical to Ps 40:14–17.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Psalm 70 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 70[a]

For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Hasten, O God, to save me;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.

May those who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
    turn back because of their shame.
But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    come quickly to me, O God.
You are my help and my deliverer;
    Lord, do not delay.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 70:1 In Hebrew texts 70:1-5 is numbered 70:2-6.
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