New International Version
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;
King James Bible
Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Keep my soul, for I am godly; O thou my God, save thy servant who confideth in thee.
World English Bible
Preserve my soul, for I am godly. You, my God, save your servant who trusts in you.
Young's Literal Translation
Keep my soul, for I am pious, Save Thy servant -- who is trusting to Thee, O Thou, my God.
Psalm 86:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Preserve my soul - Keep it as in a strong place.
For I am holy - כי חשיד אני ki chasid ani, for I am merciful. The spirit of this prayer is,
"The mercy I to others show,
That mercy show to me!"
Save thy servant - I have long taken thee as my Master and Lord; I receive the word from thy mouth, and obey thee.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
holy. or, one whom thou favourest
LibraryA Sheaf of Prayer Arrows
'Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, hear me; for I am poor and needy. 2. Preserve my soul, for I am holy: O Thou my God, save Thy servant that trusteth in Thee. 3. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto Thee daily. 4. Rejoice the soul of Thy servant: for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5. For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.'--PSALM lxxxvi. 1-5. We have here a sheaf of arrows out of a good man's quiver, shot into heaven. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
But I trust in you, LORD; I say, "You are my God."
"Gather to me this consecrated people, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice."
In God, whose word I praise-- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
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