Psalm 86
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Psalm 86

A prayer of David.

1Listen O Lord! Answer me!

For I am oppressed and needy.

2Protect me, for I am loyal!

O my God, deliver your servant, who trusts in you!

3Have mercy on me, O Lord,

for I cry out to you all day long!

4Make your servant glad,

for to you, O Lord, I pray!

5Certainly O Lord, you are kind and forgiving,

and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you.

6O Lord, hear my prayer!

Pay attention to my plea for mercy!

7In my time of trouble I cry out to you,

for you will answer me.

8None can compare to you among the gods, O Lord!

Your exploits are incomparable!

9All the nations, whom you created,

will come and worship you, O Lord.

They will honor your name.

10For you are great and do amazing things.

You alone are God.

11O Lord, teach me how you want me to live!

Then I will obey your commands.

Make me wholeheartedly committed to you!

12O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks with my whole heart!

I will honor your name continually!

13For you will extend your great loyal love to me,

and will deliver my life from the depths of Sheol.

14O God, arrogant men attack me;

a gang of ruthless men, who do not respect you, seek my life.

15But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God.

You are patient and demonstrate great loyal love and faithfulness.

16Turn toward me and have mercy on me!

Give your servant your strength!

Deliver your slave!

17Show me evidence of your favor!

Then those who hate me will see it and be ashamed,

for you, O Lord, will help me and comfort me.

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