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Psalm 86

A prayer of David.

Hear me, Lord, and answerg me,

for I am poor and needy.

Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;

save your servant who trusts in you.h

You are my God; have mercyi on me, Lord,

for I callj to you all day long.

Bring joy to your servant, Lord,

for I put my trustk in you.

You, Lord, are forgiving and good,

abounding in lovel to all who call to you.

Hear my prayer, Lord;

listen to my crym for mercy.

When I am in distress,n I callo to you,

because you answerp me.

Among the godsq there is none like you,r Lord;

no deeds can compare with yours.

All the nations you have made

will comes and worshipt before you, Lord;

they will bring gloryu to your name.

10 For you are greatv and do marvelous deeds;w

you alonex are God.

11 Teach me your way,y Lord,

that I may rely on your faithfulness;z

give me an undivideda heart,

that I may fearb your name.

12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;c

I will glorify your name forever.

13 For great is your love toward me;

you have delivered med from the depths,

from the realm of the dead.e

14 Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God;

ruthless people are trying to kill me—

they have no regard for you.f

15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and graciousg God,

slow to anger,h aboundingi in love and faithfulness.j

16 Turn to mek and have mercyl on me;

show your strengthm in behalf of your servant;

save me, because I serve you

just as my mother did.n

17 Give me a signo of your goodness,

that my enemies may see it and be put to shame,

for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.


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