Psalm 86 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 1 Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you--you are my God. 2 Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.
3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. 3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 4 Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. 5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.
6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. 6 Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.
7 In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. 7 In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.
8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. 8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.
9 All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. 9 All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. 10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. 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 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. 12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. 13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.
14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me; a band of ruthless men seeks my life, and they do not set you before them. 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 Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. 15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant, and save the son of your maidservant. 16 Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant and save the son of your maidservant.
17 Show me a sign of your favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me. 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.