Psalms 86:7-8

7 When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.

Psalms 86:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
ESV
7 In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.
NLT
7 I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me.
MSG
7 Every time I'm in trouble I call on you, confident that you'll answer.
CSB
7 I call on You in the day of my distress, for You will answer me.

Psalms 86:7-8 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 86

\\<>\\. The title is the same with the Seventeenth Psalm, and the subject of it is much alike: it was written by David, when in distress, and his life was sought after; very likely when he was persecuted by Saul, and fled from him; so Aben Ezra, Jarchi, and Kimchi: and as he was a type of Christ in his afflictions, as well as in his exalted state, it may not be unfitly applied to him, as it is by some interpreters. The Syriac inscription of it is, ``for David, when he built an house for the Lord; and a prophecy of the calling of the Gentiles; and moreover, a prayer of a peculiar righteous man.'' Theodoret thinks it predicts the siege of Jerusalem by the Assyrians, and Hezekiah's hope in God.

Psalms 86:7-8 In-Context

5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
6 Hear my prayer, LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.
7 When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.
9 All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Psalms 27:5; S Psalms 50:15; Psalms 94:13; Habakkuk 3:16
  • 2. Job 22:27; Psalms 4:3; Psalms 80:18; Psalms 91:15; Isaiah 30:19; Isaiah 58:9; Isaiah 65:24; Zechariah 13:9
  • 3. Psalms 3:4
  • 4. S Exodus 8:10; S Job 21:22
  • 5. Exodus 15:11; Deuteronomy 3:24; Psalms 89:6; S Psalms 18:31
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