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