Psalm 61 New International Version

Confidence in God's Protection

61 1 [1]Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. 2 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. 3 For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. 4 I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.[2]

5 For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. 6 Increase the days of the king's life, his years for many generations. 7 May he be enthroned in God's presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him. 8 Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.


[1] 61:1 In Hebrew texts 61:1-8 is numbered 61:2-9.

[2] 61:4 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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