71:1 In Thee, O the Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed.

71:2 Deliver me in Thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline Thine ear unto me, and save me.

71:3 Be Thou to me a sheltering rock, whereunto I may continually resort, which Thou hast appointed to save me; for Thou art my rock and my fortress.

71:4 O my God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.

71:5 For Thou art my hope; O L-rd GOD, my trust from my youth.

71:6 Upon Thee have I stayed myself from birth; Thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; my praise is continually of Thee.

71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; but Thou art my strong refuge.

71:8 My mouth shall be filled with Thy praise, and with Thy glory all the day.

71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; when my strength faileth, forsake me not.

71:10 For mine enemies speak concerning me, and they that watch for my soul take counsel together,

71:11 Saying: 'God hath forsaken him; pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.'

71:12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me.

71:13 Let them be ashamed and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and confusion that seek my hurt.

71:14 But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise Thee yet more and more.

71:15 My mouth shall tell of Thy righteousness, and of Thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

71:16 I will come with Thy mighty acts, O L-rd GOD; I will make mention of Thy righteousness, even of Thine only.

71:17 O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth; and until now do I declare Thy wondrous works.

71:18 And even unto old age and hoary hairs, O God, forsake me not; until I have declared Thy strength unto the next generation, Thy might to every one that is to come.

71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, which reacheth unto high heaven; Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto Thee?

71:20 Thou, who hast made me to see many and sore troubles, wilt quicken me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

71:21 Thou wilt increase my greatness, and turn and comfort me.

71:22 I also will give thanks unto Thee with the psaltery, even unto Thy truth, O my God; I will sing praises unto Thee with the harp, O Thou Holy One of Israel.

71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing praises unto Thee; and my soul, which Thou hast redeemed.

71:24 My tongue also shall tell of Thy righteousness all the day; for they are ashamed, for they are abashed, that seek my hurt.



Hebrew Transliteration

71:1 bekha-Adonay châsiythiy 'al-'êbhoshâh le`olâm

71:2 betsidhqâthekha tatsiylêniy uthephallethêniy hathêh-'êlay 'âzenekhavehoshiy`êniy

71:3 heyêh liy letsur mâ`on lâbho' tâmiydh tsivviythâ.lehoshiy`êniy kiy-sal`iy umetsudhâthiy 'âttâh

71:4 'elohay pallethêniymiyyadh râshâ` mikkaph me`avvêl vechomêts

71:5 kiy-'attâh thiqvâthiy'adhonây Adonay mibhthachiy minne`urây

71:6 `âleykha nismakhtiymibbethen mimme`êy 'immiy 'attâh ghoziy bekha thehillâthiy thâmiydh

71:7 kemophêth hâyiythiy lerabbiym ve'attâh machasiy-`oz

71:8 yimmâlê' phiytehillâthekha kol-hayyom tiph'artekha

71:9 'al-tashliykhêniy le`êth ziqnâhkikhloth kochiy 'al-ta`azbhêniy

71:10 kiy-'âmru 'oyebhay liy veshomerêynaphshiy no`atsu yachdâv

71:11 lê'mor 'elohiym `azâbho ridhphu vethiphsuhukiy-'êyn matsiyl

71:12 'elohiym 'al-tirchaq mimmenniy 'elohayle`ezrâthiy chiyshâh [chushâh]

71:13 yêbhoshu yikhlu sothenêy naphshiy ya`athucherpâh ukhelimmâh mebhaqshêy râ`âthiy

71:14 va'aniy tâmiydh 'ayachêlvehosaphtiy `al-kâl-tehillâthekha

71:15 piy yesappêr tsidhqâthekha kol-hayyom teshu`âthekha kiy lo' yâdha`tiy sephoroth

71:16 'âbho' bighbhuroth'adhonây Adonay 'azkiyr tsidhqâthkha lebhaddekha

71:17 'elohiymlimmadhtaniy minne`urây ve`adh-hênnâh 'aggiydh niphle'otheykha

71:18 vegham `adh-ziqnâh vesêybhâh 'elohiym 'al-ta`azbhêniy `adh-'aggiydhzero`akha ledhor lekhol-yâbho' gebhurâthekha

71:19 vetsidhqâthkha 'elohiym `adh-mârom 'asher-`âsiythâ ghedholoth 'elohiym miy khâmokha

71:20 'asherhir'iythanu [hir'iythaniy] tsâroth rabboth verâ`oth tâshubh techayyêynu[techayyêyniy] umittehomoth hâ'ârets tâshubh ta`alêniy

71:21 terebhgedhullâthiy vethissobh tenachamêniy

71:22 gam-'aniy 'odhekha bhikhliy-nebhel'amittekha 'elohây 'azammerâh lekha bhekhinnor qedhosh yisrâ'êl

71:23 terannênnâh sephâthay kiy 'azammerâh-lâkh venaphshiy 'asher pâdhiythâ

71:24 gam-leshoniy kol-hayyom tehgeh tsidhqâthekha kiy-bhoshu khiy-châphrumebhaqshêy râ`âthiy


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

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