Psalm 86 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Bend an ear, God; answer me. I'm one miserable wretch! 1 Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
2 Keep me safe - haven't I lived a good life? Help your servant - I'm depending on you! 2 Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.
3 You're my God; have mercy on me. I count on you from morning to night. 3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.
4 Give your servant a happy life; I put myself in your hands! 4 Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5 You're well-known as good and forgiving, bighearted to all who ask for help. 5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.
6 Pay attention, God, to my prayer; bend down and listen to my cry for help. 6 Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.
7 Every time I'm in trouble I call on you, confident that you'll answer. 7 In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.
8 There's no one quite like you among the gods, O Lord, and nothing to compare with your works. 8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.
9 All the nations you made are on their way, ready to give honor to you, O Lord, Ready to put your beauty on display, 9 All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
10 parading your greatness, And the great things you do - God, you're the one, there's no one but you! 10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.
11 Train me, God, to walk straight; then I'll follow your true path. Put me together, one heart and mind; then, undivided, I'll worship in joyful fear. 11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
12 From the bottom of my heart I thank you, dear Lord; I've never kept secret what you're up to. 12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
13 You've always been great toward me - what love! You snatched me from the brink of disaster! 13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.
14 God, these bullies have reared their heads! A gang of thugs is after me - and they don't care a thing about you. 14 The arrogant are attacking me, O God; a band of ruthless men seeks my life-- men without regard for you.
15 But you, O God, are both tender and kind, not easily angered, immense in love, and you never, never quit. 15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
16 So look me in the eye and show kindness, give your servant the strength to go on, save your dear, dear child! 16 Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant and save the son of your maidservant.
17 Make a show of how much you love me so the bullies who hate me will stand there slack-jawed, As you, God, gently and powerfully put me back on my feet. 17 Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.