6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you.
6 Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother's womb. My praise is continually of you.
6 I've hung on you from the day of my birth, the day you took me from the cradle; I'll never run out of praise.
6 By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother's womb. My praise shall be continually of You.
6 Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother's womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you!
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 71:6
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.