Psalm 70 (Kathisma 10)
Read on Wednesday (Tuesday and Thursday during Lent)
David’s. A Psalm of the Sons of Jonadab and the First That Were Taken Away Captive. Without Superscription among the Hebrews.
(Psalm 71 – Hebrew Numbering)
In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to shame in the age to come; in Thy righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline Thine ear unto me and save me.
Be Thou unto me a God that is my defender and a place of strength that Thou mayest save me, for Thou art my foundation and refuge.
O my God, deliver me out of the hand of the sinner, out of the hand of the transgressor and the unrighteous man.
For Thou art my patience, O Lord; O Lord, Thou art my hope from my youth.
On Thee have I been made fast from the womb; from my mother?s womb Thou art my protector.
In Thee continually is my singing of praise; I am become as a wonder to many, and Thou art my strong helper.
Let my mouth be filled with praise, that I may hymn Thy glory and Thy majesty all the day long.
Cast me not away in the time of mine old age; when my strength faileth, forsake me not.
For mine enemies have spoken against me, and they that watch my soul took counsel together, saying: God hath forsaken him; pursue him and take him for there is none to deliver him.
My God, be not far off from me; my God, be attentive unto helping me.
Let them be put to shame and brought to nought that falsely accuse my soul; let them be covered with shame and confusion, they that seek evils for me.
But as for me, I will ever hope in Thee, and I will add to all Thy praise.
My mouth shall declare Thy righteousness, all the day long Thy salvation; for I know not the reckoning thereof.
I will commence in the might of the Lord; O Lord, I will make mention of the righteousness which is Thine alone.
O my God, Thou hast taught me from my youth, and till now will I declare Thy wondrous works.
Yea, even unto old age and the dignity of years, my God, forsake me not, Until I declare Thy mighty arm to every generation that is to come, Yea, Thy sovereignty and Thy righteousness, O God, and declare even to the heights the great things which Thou hast done for me. O God, who is like unto Thee?
How great are the many and evil afflictions which Thou hast showed unto me; yet, having returned, Thou madest me to live, and out of the depths of the earth Thou broughtest me up.
Thou hast multiplied Thy magnificence over me; and having returned, Thou hast comforted me, and out of the depths of the earth Thou broughtest me up.
Thou hast multiplied Thy magnificence over me; and having returned, Thou hast comforted me, and out of the depths of the earth again Thou broughtest me up.
Therefore also will I confess Thee among the peoples, O Lord, with instruments of psalmody; with the harp I will chant of Thy truth unto Thee, O God, O Holy One of Israel.
My lips shall rejoice when I chant unto Thee, yea, even my soul which Thou hast redeemed.
Moreover my tongue will meditate on Thy righteousness all the day long, when they be put to shame and confounded which seek evils for me.