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Psalm 71:1 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Psalm 71[a]

Prayer in Time of Old Age


In you, Lord, I take refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.


  1. Psalm 71 A lament of an old person (Ps 71:9, 18) whose afflictions are interpreted by enemies as a divine judgment (Ps 71:11). The first part of the Psalm pleads for help (Ps 71:1–4) on the basis of a hope learned from a lifetime’s experience of God; the second part describes the menace (Ps 71:9–13) yet remains buoyant (Ps 71:14–16); the third develops the theme of hope and praise.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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