Be thou my strong rock, whereunto I may always resort: thou [a]hast given commandment to save me: for thou art my rock, and my fortress.

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand [b]of the wicked: out of the hand of the evil and cruel man.

For thou art mine hope, O Lord God, even my [c]trust from my youth.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 71:3 Thou hast infinite means, and all creatures are at thy commandment: therefore show some sign, whereby I shall be delivered.
  2. Psalm 71:4 That is, from Absalom, Ahithophel and that conspiracy.
  3. Psalm 71:5 He strengtheneth his faith by the experience of God’s benefits, who did not only preserve him in his mother’s belly, but took him thence, and ever since hath preserved him.

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