Psalms Chapter 86 |
1A prayer of David.
Incline Your ear, O Lord,
for I am poor and needy.
2Preserve my life, for I am steadfast;
O You, my God,
deliver Your servant who trusts in You.
3Have mercy on me, O Lord,
for I call to You all day long;
4bring joy to Your servant’s life,
for on You, Lord, I set my hope.
5For You, Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call on You.
6Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
heed my plea for mercy.
7In my time of trouble I call You,
for You will answer me.
8There is none like You among the gods, O Lord,
and there are no deeds like Yours.
9All the nations You have made
will come to bow down before You, O Lord,
and they will pay honor to Your name.
10For You are great and perform wonders;
You alone are God.
11Teach me Your way, O Lord;
I will walk in Your truth;
let my heart be undivided in reverence for Your name.
12I will praise You, O Lord, my God, with all my heart
and pay honor to Your name forever.
13For Your steadfast love toward me is great;
You have saved me from the depths of Sheol.
14O God, arrogant men have risen against me;
a band of ruthless men seek my life;
they are not mindful of You.
15But You, O Lord, are a God
compassionate and merciful,
slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
16Turn to me and have mercy on me;
grant Your strength to Your servant
and deliver the son of Your maidservant.
17Show me a sign of Your favor,
that my enemies may see and be frustrated
because You, O Lord, have given me aid and comfort.