1 In you, Yahweh, have I taken refuge; *
let me never be ashamed.
2 In your righteousness, deliver me and set me free; *
incline your ear to me and save me.
3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe; *
you are my crag and my stronghold.
4 Deliver me, elohay, from the hand of the wicked, *
from the clutches of the evildoer and the oppressor.
5 For you are my hope, adonay Yahweh, *
my confidence since I was young.
6 I have been sustained by you ever since I was born; from my mother's womb you have been my strength; *
my praise shall be always of you.
It is clear to see how this Psalm 71 selection is the companion to the Track 1 Old Testament reading from Jeremiah 1, as both sing of being a youth whose soul was known by Yahweh to serve Him prior to birth. What is not so easy to see, due to the translation aborting “Yahweh” into “the Lord,” while making “adonay” be “the Lord,” followed by “Yahweh” translating as “God.” The use of “elohay” – a masculine plural construct of the singular “el” – is translated as “my God,” as if all three words are interchangeable and were written by some ignoramus. The uses of “elohay” and “adonay” are references to the possessing soul of Yahweh’s Son, who then becomes the twin soul that “lords” over one’s flesh.
In verse one, David sings of being “in Yahweh. This is a statement of submission of self, which relates to a divine marriage of David’s soul and the Spirit of Yahweh. David is not external to Yahweh, nor is Yahweh external to David. The two are one, with David’s soul “in Yahweh,” as His to control. This presence is then called “refuge.” Just as Yahweh would tell Jeremiah to have no fear, because He was with him, David sang of this presence “never bring him to shame.” In that, “shame” means sin.
In verse two, David sing that being “in Yahweh” brings his life to a state of “righteousness.” It is that “righteous” lifestyle that “delivers” him or saves his soul from the punishments of having unrepented sins. David “escapes” this Judgment because his “ear” is able to hear the voice of Yahweh. This voice leads David to wake from sleep, take down his harp and record the messages of Yahweh spoken to him spiritually.
Verse three speaks metaphorically about the “strength” the “refuge” within Yahweh is. It is a bond that can never be broken. That “strength” is then called “my elohim” (“elohay”), which is the presence of Yahweh’s Son’s soul within David’s soul. That comes from Yahweh as His gift of salvation (the name “Jesus” means “Yah Saves”); and, it is this possessing soul that is the Lord (his “adonay”) that keeps David from falling prey to the “wicked,” who are spirits and demons that seek to make David become a “cruel and unrighteous man.”
In verse five, David sings of Yahweh’s Son being his lifeline (or “cord”) that connects his soul to the Spirit of Yahweh. This connection is then stated by David as the “adonay Yahweh” that governs his every move in life. That presence took hold of David’s soul in his “youth” and it is his true source of faith, which is personally known and trusted.
In verse six, where David sings like Yahweh sang through Jeremiah, about being a soul known before entering his “mother’s womb,” the same references can be seen saying that the soul of David would likewise become a “mother’s womb,” in the resurrection of the soul of Adam-Jesus. This says the “Mother” must be a virgin, as far as sin is concerned. This implies that all “youths” possessed by Yahweh in divine marriage were so divinely wed before conception [Samuel, David, Jeremiah, John the baptizer and Jesus … minimally]. As such, once David’s soul was cleansed of all sins – made a virgin soul – his soul could become a divine mother where the Son of Yahweh could be reborn.