Psalm 71:2

Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

Deliver me in thy righteousness,.... By it, or "for the sake of it" {q}; See Gill on "Psalms 31:1";

and cause me to escape; present danger, and out of the hands of enemies, as well as wrath to come, and eternal death; which nothing but the righteousness of God can deliver from, or cause to escape;

incline thine ear unto me; or "bow it"; See Gill on "Psalms 31:2";

and save me; out of all troubles and afflictions, and from wicked and unreasonable men.

{q} Ktqdub "propter justitiam tuam", Pagninus, Piscator; so Schmidt.