Do not cast me aside in my old age; as my strength fails, do not forsake me.
For my enemies speak against me; they watch and plot against me.
They say, “God has abandoned that one. Pursue, seize the wretch!
No one will come to the rescue!”
God, do not stand far from me; my God, hasten to help me.
Bring to a shameful end those who attack me;
cover with contempt and scorn those who seek my ruin.
I will always hope in you and add to all your praise.
My mouth shall proclaim your just deeds, day after day your acts of deliverance,
though I cannot number them all.
I will speak of the mighty works of the Lord; O God, I will tell of your singular justice.
Psalm 71 continued – verses 9-16