5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.
5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
5 You keep me going when times are tough - my bedrock, God, since my childhood.
5 For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth.
5 OÂ Lord, you alone are my hope. I've trusted you, O Lord, from childhood.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 71:5
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.