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Psalm 86

A prayer of David.

1 LORD, listen closely to me and answer me, because I am poor and in need.

References for Psalms 86:1

      2 Guard my life because I am faithful. Save your servant who trusts in you—you! My God!
      3 Have mercy on me, Lord, because I cry out to you all day long.
      4 Make your servant's life happy again because, my Lord, I offer my life to you,

      References for Psalms 86:4

        • a 86:4 - Or <i>soul; </i>also in 86:4<i>b</i>, 13
          5 because, my Lord, you are good and forgiving, full of faithful love for all those who cry out to you.
          6 Listen closely to my prayer, LORD; pay close attention to the sound of my requests for mercy.
          7 Whenever I am in trouble, I cry out to you, because you will answer me.
          8 My Lord! There is no one like youamong the gods! There is nothing that can compare to your works!
          9 All the nations that you've made will come and bow down before you, Lord; they will glorify your name,
          10 because you are awesome and a wonder-worker. You are God. Just you.
          11 Teach me your way, LORD, so that I can walk in your truth. Make my heart focused only on honoring your name.
          12 I give thanks to you, my Lord, my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify your name forever,
          13 because your faithful love toward me is awesome and because you've rescued my life from the lowest part of hell.

          References for Psalms 86:13

            • b 86:13 - Heb <i>Sheol</i>
              14 The arrogant rise up against me, God. A gang of violent people want me dead. They don't give a thought for you.
              15 But you, my Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy; you are very patient and full of faithful love.
              16 Come back to me! Have mercy on me! Give your servant your strength; save this child of your servant!
              17 Show me a sign of your goodness so that those who hate me will see it and be put to shame— show a sign that you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.