Bible: Ps 86

Psalm 86 1 

86:1 A prayer of David.

Listen 2  O Lord! Answer me!

For I am oppressed and needy.

86:2 Protect me, 3  for I am loyal!

O my God, deliver your servant, who trusts in you!

86:3 Have mercy on me, 4  O Lord,

for I cry out to you all day long!

86:4 Make your servant 5  glad,

for to you, O Lord, I pray! 6 

86:5 Certainly 7  O Lord, you are kind 8  and forgiving,

and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you.

86:6 O Lord, hear my prayer!

Pay attention to my plea for mercy!

86:7 In my time of trouble I cry out to you,

for you will answer me.

86:8 None can compare to you among the gods, O Lord!

Your exploits are incomparable! 9 

86:9 All the nations, whom you created,

will come and worship you, 10  O Lord.

They will honor your name.

86:10 For you are great and do amazing things.

You alone are God.

86:11 O Lord, teach me how you want me to live! 11 

Then I will obey your commands. 12 

Make me wholeheartedly committed to you! 13 

86:12 O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks with my whole heart!

I will honor your name continually! 14 

86:13 For you will extend your great loyal love to me, 15 

and will deliver my life 16  from the depths of Sheol. 17 

86:14 O God, arrogant men attack me; 18 

a gang 19  of ruthless men, who do not respect you, seek my life. 20 

86:15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God.

You are patient 21  and demonstrate great loyal love and faithfulness. 22 

86:16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me!

Give your servant your strength!

Deliver your slave! 23 

86:17 Show me evidence of your favor! 24 

Then those who hate me will see it and be ashamed, 25 

for you, O Lord, will help me and comfort me. 26 

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