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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    • a 86:2 - Or "life"
      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.

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      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.

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      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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      10 For You are 18great and 19do wondrous deeds; You alone 20are God.

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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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