2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
2 In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.
2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!
2 Do what you do so well: get me out of this mess and up on my feet. Put your ear to the ground and listen, give me space for salvation.
2 Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me.
2 Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me, and set me free.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 71:2
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.