Psalm 86 CSB

Lament and Petition

A Davidic prayer.

1 Listen, Lord, and answer me,a for I am poor and needy.

References for Psalms 86:1

    • a 86:1 - Ps 4:1; 17:6; 71:2; 102:2
      2 Protect my life, for I am faithful.b You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You.

      References for Psalms 86:2

        • b 86:2 - Ps 37:28; 97:10; 1 Sm 2:9
          3 Be gracious to me, Lord, for I call to You all day long.c

          References for Psalms 86:3

            • c 86:3 - Ps 27:7; 57:1; 119:58
              4 Bring joy to Your servant's life,d since I set my hope on You, Lord.e

              References for Psalms 86:4

                • d 86:4 - Ps 90:15; 92:4
                • e 86:4 - Ps 43:8
                  5 For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, abundant in faithful lovef to all who call on You.

                  References for Psalms 86:5

                    • f 86:5 - Ex 34:6; Nm 14:18; Neh 9:17
                      6 Lord, hear my prayer; listen to my plea for mercy.
                      7 I call on You in the day of my distress, for You will answer me.g

                      References for Psalms 86:7

                        • g 86:7 - Ps 20:1; 50:15; Gn 35:3
                          8 Lord, there is no one like You among the gods, and there are no works like Yours.h

                          References for Psalms 86:8

                            • h 86:8 - Ex 15:11; Dt 3:24; Isa 45:21
                              9 All the nations You have made will come and bow down before You, Lord, and will honor Your name.i

                              References for Psalms 86:9

                                • i 86:9 - Ps 22:27; 66:4; Zch 14:16
                                  10 For You are great and perform wonders; You alone are God.j

                                  References for Psalms 86:10

                                    • j 86:10 - Ps 83:19; 2 Kg 19:15; Jr 10:6
                                      11 Teach me Your way, Lord, and I will live by Your truth.k Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name.l

                                      References for Psalms 86:11

                                        • k 86:11 - Ps 26:3; 27:11; Isa 2:3
                                        • l 86:11 - Ps 111:9; Dt 28:58; 1 Kg 8:43
                                          12 I will praise You with all my heart, Lord my God, and will honor Your name forever.
                                          13 For Your faithful love for me is great,m and You deliver my life from the depths of Sheol.n

                                          References for Psalms 86:13

                                            • m 86:13 - Ps 57:10; 145:8
                                            • n 86:13 - Ps 30:3; 49:14-15; Jnh 2:3-6
                                              14 God, arrogant people have attacked me; a gang of ruthless men seeks my life.o They have no regard for You.

                                              References for Psalms 86:14

                                                  15 But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abundant in faithful love and truth.p

                                                  References for Psalms 86:15

                                                    • p 86:15 - Ex 34:6; Nm 14:18; Neh 9:17
                                                      16 Turn to me and be gracious to me. Give Your strength to Your servant; save the son of Your female servant.
                                                      17 Show me a sign of Your goodness; my enemies will see and be put to shame because You, Lord, have helped and comforted me.