Psalm 86:11
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

New Living Translation
Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.

English Standard Version
Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

New American Standard Bible
Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.

King James Bible
Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Teach me Your way, Yahweh, and I will live by Your truth. Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name.

International Standard Version
Teach me your ways, LORD, that I may walk in your truth; let me wholeheartedly revere your name.

NET Bible
O LORD, teach me how you want me to live! Then I will obey your commands. Make me wholeheartedly committed to you!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Show me your road, Lord Jehovah, and I shall walk in the truth; my heart shall rejoice with those who are in awe of your Name!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Teach me your way, O LORD, so that I may live in your truth. Focus my heart on fearing you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth; firm up my heart that I might fear thy name.

King James 2000 Bible
Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name.

American King James Version
Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name.

American Standard Version
Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; I will walk in thy truth: Unite my heart to fear thy name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Conduct me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth: let my heart rejoice that it may fear thy name.

Darby Bible Translation
Teach me thy way, Jehovah; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

English Revised Version
Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

Webster's Bible Translation
Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

World English Bible
Teach me your way, Yahweh. I will walk in your truth. Make my heart undivided to fear your name.

Young's Literal Translation
Show me, O Jehovah, Thy way, I walk in Thy truth, My heart doth rejoice to fear Thy name.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

86:8-17 Our God alone possesses almighty power and infinite love. Christ is the way and the truth. And the believing soul will be more desirous to be taught the way and the truth. And the believing soul will be more desirous to be taught the way and the truth of God, in order to walk therein, than to be delivered out of earthly distress. Those who set not the Lord before them, seek after believers' souls; but the compassion, mercy, and truth of God, will be their refuge and consolation. And those whose parents were the servants of the Lord, may urge this as a plea why he should hear and help them. In considering David's experience, and that of the believer, we must not lose sight of Him, who though he was rich, for our sakes became poor, that we through his poverty might be rich.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 11-17. - The third strophe is almost equally divided between prayer and praise, vers. 11, 16, and 17 being devoted to the one; and vers. 12, 13, and 15 to the other. Ver. 14 is of the nature of a complaint. Verse 11. - Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth (comp. Psalm 25:4; Psalm 27:11; Psalm 119:33). Man cannot know "the way of the Lord," unless he is taught of God. The inward anointing of the Spirit is needful to teach us what God would really have us do (1 John 2:27). It is only when we are thus taught that we can "walk in his truth." Unite my heart to fear thy Name. So Symmachus, who has ἕνωσον; Canon Cook, Dr. Kay, Hupfeld, Professor Alexander, and the Revised Version. Hengstenberg prefers "incline my heart;" and Professor Cheyne would alter the text into accordance with the LXX., Αὐφρανθήτω ἡ καρδία μου, "Make my heart to rejoice." But the textual reading has the weight of authority in its favour, and gives an excellent sense, "Bring all my heart into unison, that it may be wholly fixed on thee." Compare the following verse.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Teach me thy way, O Lord,.... The methods of thy grace, which thou hast taken, and dost take, in the salvation of men, in the contrivance, impetration, and application of it; or the way which thou hast marked out for thy people to walk in, the way of thy commandments: each of these the psalmist had knowledge of before; but he desires to be more and more instructed therein, as every good man does; see Psalm 25:4.

I will walk in thy truth; in Christ, the truth of types, and by whom grace and truth came, and who is truth itself, and the true way to eternal life; and to walk in him is to walk by faith in him, in hope of eternal happiness through him, John 1:17 or in the truth of the Gospel, of Gospel doctrine, Gospel worship, and Gospel conversation; to walk in it is to walk becoming it, and abide by it, its truths and ordinances; see 2 John 1:4.

unite my heart to fear thy name; there must be an heart given to man to fear the Lord; for the fear of the Lord is not naturally in their hearts, or before their eyes; and they should have, not a divided and distracted heart, an heart divided between God and the world, between the fear of God and the fear of man; but a heart united to the Lord, that cleaves to him, and him only; a single and a sincere heart; a heart that has a single view to his glory, and a sincere affection for him; and such a heart the Lord has promised to give to his people, in order to fear him, Jeremiah 32:39.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. Teach—Show, point out.

the way—of Providence.

walk in thy truth—according to its declarations.

unite my heart—fix all my affections (Ps 12:2; Jas 4:8).

to fear thy name—(compare Ps 86:12) to honor Thy perfections.

Psalm 86:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hear, O Lord, for I am Poor and Needy
10For You are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God. 11Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. 12I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.…
Cross References
Exodus 33:13
If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people."

1 Kings 8:36
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.

Psalm 25:4
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.

Psalm 25:5
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 26:3
for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.

Psalm 27:11
Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

Psalm 61:5
For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

Psalm 84:5
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

Psalm 119:26
I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.

Psalm 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

Jeremiah 32:39
I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them.

Jeremiah 42:3
Pray that the LORD your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do."
Treasury of Scripture

Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name.

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Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make …

Psalm 25:4,12 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths…

Psalm 27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.

Psalm 119:33,73 Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I shall keep it to the end…

Psalm 143:8-10 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you …

Job 34:1 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,

John 6:45,46 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. …

Ephesians 4:21 If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as …

I will

Psalm 26:3 For your loving kindness is before my eyes: and I have walked in your truth.

Psalm 119:30 I have chosen the way of truth: your judgments have I laid before me.

Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in …

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Jeremiah 32:38,39 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God…

Hosea 10:2 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall …

Hosea 14:8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have …

Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven on the housetops; and them …

Matthew 6:22-24 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, …

John 17:20,21 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe …

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking …

1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.

1 Corinthians 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: you …

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through …

Colossians 3:17,22,23 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

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