New American Standard Bible

Psalm 61

Confidence in God’s Protection.

For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.

1Hear my cry, O God;
Give heed to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been a refuge for me,
A tower of strength [a]against the enemy.
Let me [b]dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. [c]Selah.

For You have heard my vows, O God;
You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name.
You will [d]prolong the king’s [e]life;
His years will be as many generations.
He will [f]abide before God forever;
Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.
So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
That I may pay my vows day by day.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 61:3 Lit from
  2. Psalm 61:4 Or sojourn
  3. Psalm 61:4 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  4. Psalm 61:6 Lit add days to
  5. Psalm 61:6 Lit days
  6. Psalm 61:7 Or sit enthroned

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 61

Psalm 61

For the director of music. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments.

God, hear my cry for help.
    Listen to my prayer.

From a place far away I call out to you.
    I call out as my heart gets weaker.
    Lead me to the safety of a rock that is high above me.
You have always kept me safe from my enemies.
    You are like a strong tower to me.

I long to live in your holy tent forever.
    There I find safety in the shadow of your wings.
God, you have heard my promises.
    You have given me what belongs to those who worship you.

Add many days to the king’s life.
    Let him live on and on for many years.
May he always enjoy your blessing as he rules.
    Let your love and truth keep him safe.

Then I will always sing praise to you.
    I will keep my promises day after day.