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Psalm 61 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

61 (0) For the leader. With stringed instruments. By David:

(1) Hear my cry, God;
listen to my prayer.
(2) From the end of the earth, with fainting heart,
I call out to you.
Set me down on a rock
far above where I am now.

(3) For you have been a refuge for me,
a tower of strength in the face of the foe.
(4) I will live in your tent forever
and find refuge in the shelter of your wings. (Selah)
(5) For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

(6) Prolong the life of the king!
May his years go on for many generations.
(7) May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever!
Appoint grace and truth to preserve him!
(8) Then I will sing praise to your name forever,
as day after day I fulfill my vows.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.

Psalm 61 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 61[a]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

Hear my cry, O God;
    listen to my prayer.

From the ends of the earth I call to you,
    I call as my heart grows faint;
    lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For you have been my refuge,
    a strong tower against the foe.

I long to dwell in your tent forever
    and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.[b]
For you, God, have heard my vows;
    you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

Increase the days of the king’s life,
    his years for many generations.
May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
    appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.

Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
    and fulfill my vows day after day.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 61:1 In Hebrew texts 61:1-8 is numbered 61:2-9.
  2. Psalm 61:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
New International Version (NIV)

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