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Psalm 86 (New International Version)

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A prayer of David.

1 Hear, O LORD, and answer1 me, for I am poor and needy. 2 Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.2 3 Have mercy3 on me, O Lord, for I call4 to you all day long. 4 Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift5 up my soul. 5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love6 to all who call to you. 6 Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my cry7 for mercy. 7 In the day of my trouble8 I will call9 to you, for you will answer10 me. 8 Among the gods11 there is none like you,12 O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. 9 All the nations you have made will come13 and worship14 before you, O Lord; they will bring glory15 to your name. 10 For you are great16 and do marvelous deeds;17 you alone18 are God. 11 Teach me your way,19 O LORD, and I will walk in your truth;20 give me an undivided21 heart, that I may fear22 your name. 12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart;23 I will glorify your name forever. 13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me24 from the depths of the grave.a25 14 The arrogant are attacking me, O God; a band of ruthless men seeks my life-- men without regard for you.26 15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious27 God, slow to anger,28 abounding29 in love and faithfulness.30 16 Turn to me31 and have mercy32 on me; grant your strength33 to your servant and save the son of your maidservant.b34 17 Give me a sign35 of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
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