PSALM 86 A Psalm of Supplication and Trust. A Prayer of David. 86 1Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy. 2Preserve my [B]soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You. 3Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long. 4Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 5For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. 6Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications! 7In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me. 8There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours. 9All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name. 10For You are great and do [C]wondrous deeds; You alone are God. 11Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. 12I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever. 13For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the [D]depths of [E]Sheol. 14O God, arrogant men have risen up against me, And [F]a band of violent men have sought my [G]life, And they have not set You before them. 15But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and [H]truth. 16Turn to me, and be gracious to me; Oh grant Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your handmaid. 17Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, O Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
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