For the music director; by David; written to get God’s attention.2
70:1 O God, please be willing to rescue me!3
O Lord, hurry and help me!4
70:2 May those who are trying to take my life
be embarrassed and ashamed!5
May those who want to harm me
be turned back and ashamed!6
70:3 May those who say, “Aha! Aha!”
be driven back7 and disgraced!8
70:4 May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you!
May those who love to experience9 your deliverance say continually,10
“May God11 be praised!”12
70:5 I am oppressed and needy!13
O God, hurry to me!14
You are my helper and my deliverer!
O Lord,15 do not delay!