A Psalm of Supplication and Trust.

1 1Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am 2afflicted and needy.
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2 3Preserve my soul, for I am a 4godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who 5trusts in You.
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3 Be 6gracious to me, O Lord, For 7to You I cry all day long.
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4 Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, 8I lift up my soul.
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5 For You, Lord, are 9good, and 10ready to forgive, And 11abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
6 12Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
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7 In 13the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For 14You will answer me.
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8 There is 15no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works 16like Yours.
9 17All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name.
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11 21Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; 22Unite my heart to fear Your name.
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12 I will 23give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.
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13 For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have 24delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
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    • c 86:13 - Lit "lowest Sheol"
    • d 86:13 - I.e. the nether world
      14 O God, arrogant men have 25risen up against me, And a band of violent men have sought my life, And they have not set You before them.
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          15 But You, O Lord, are a God 26merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
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            • g 86:15 - Or "faithfulness"
              16 27Turn to me, and be gracious to me; Oh 28grant Your strength to Your servant, And save the 29son of Your handmaid.
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              17 30Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me may 31see it and be ashamed, Because You, O LORD, 32have helped me and comforted me.
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