12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
12 Do not be far from me, my God; come quickly, God, to help me.
12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me!
12 God, don't just watch from the sidelines. Come on! Run to my side!
12 O God, do not be far from me; O my God, make haste to help me!
12 OÂ God, don't stay away. My God, please hurry to help me.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 71:12
Commentary on Psalm 71:1-13
(Read Psalm 71:1-13)
David prays that he might never be made ashamed of dependence upon God. With this petition every true believer may come boldly to the throne of grace. The gracious care of Divine providence in our birth and infancy, should engage us to early piety. He that was our Help from our birth, ought to be our Hope from our youth. Let none expect ease or comfort from the world. Those who love the Lord, often are hated and persecuted; men wondered at for their principles and conduct; but the Lord has been their strong refuge. The faithful servants of God may be assured that he will not cast them off in old age, nor forsake them when their strength fails.