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Psalms 86:3

3 1Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.

Psalms 86:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:3

Be merciful unto me, O Lord
In my distressed and miserable condition, being an object of mercy, pity, and compassion; this petition is used by Christ in ( Psalms 41:10 )

for I cry unto thee daily;
or "all the day"; every day, and several times in a day, ( Psalms 55:17 ) constant and importunate prayer is the duty of saints, and available with God, ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 ) ( Luke 18:1-7 ) . Christ was much in the exercise of it, ( Luke 6:12 ) .

Psalms 86:3 In-Context

1 Incline your ear, 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.
3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver. 16; Psalms 56:1; Psalms 57:1; See Psalms 4:1
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