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Psalm 70 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 70

A Call for Deliverance

For the choir director. Davidic. To bring remembrance.

God, deliver me.
Hurry to help me, Lord!

Let those who seek my life
be disgraced and confounded;
let those who wish me harm
be driven back and humiliated.
Let those who say, “Aha, aha!”
retreat because of their shame.

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
let those who love Your salvation
continually say, “God is great!”
I am afflicted and needy;
hurry to me, God.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Lord, do not delay.

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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