Psalm 86:2
New International Version
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;

New Living Translation
Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust you. You are my God.

English Standard Version
Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.

Berean Study Bible
Preserve my soul, for I am godly. You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You.

King James Bible
Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

New King James Version
Preserve my life, for I am holy; You are my God; Save Your servant who trusts in You!

New American Standard Bible
Protect my soul, for I am godly; You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.

NASB 1995
Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.

NASB 1977
Do preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O Thou my God, save Thy servant who trusts in Thee.

Amplified Bible
Protect my life (soul), for I am godly and faithful; O You my God, save Your servant, who trusts in You [believing in You and relying on You, confidently committing everything to You].

Christian Standard Bible
Protect my life, for I am faithful. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Protect my life, for I am faithful. You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You.

American Standard Version
Preserve my soul; for I am godly: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Keep my soul because you are good; deliver your Servant who hopes in you, oh God!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Preserve my soul, for I am holy; save thy servant, O God, who hopes in thee.

Contemporary English Version
Protect me and save me because you are my God. I am your faithful servant, and I trust you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Preserve my soul, for I am holy: save thy servant, O my God, that trusteth in thee.

English Revised Version
Preserve my soul; for I am godly: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

Good News Translation
Save me from death, because I am loyal to you; save me, for I am your servant and I trust in you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Protect me, because I am faithful [to you]. Save your servant who trusts you. You are my God.

International Standard Version
Protect me, for I am faithful; My God, deliver your servant who trusts in you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Keep my soul, for I am godly; O Thou my God, save Thy servant that trusteth in Thee.

Literal Standard Version
Keep my soul, for I [am] pious, Save Your servant who is trusting to You, O You, my God.

NET Bible
Protect me, for I am loyal! O my God, deliver your servant, who trusts in you!

New Heart English Bible
Preserve my soul, for I am faithful. You, my God, save your servant who trusts in you.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Tried But Trusting
1A prayer of David. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2Preserve my soul, for I am godly. You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You. 3Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I call to You all day long.…

Cross References
Psalm 4:3
Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for Himself; the LORD hears when I call to Him.

Psalm 25:2
in You, my God, I trust. Do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me.

Psalm 25:20
Guard my soul and deliver me; let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.

Psalm 31:14
But I trust in You, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."

Psalm 50:5
"Gather to Me My saints, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."

Psalm 56:4
In God, whose word I praise--in God I trust. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?


Treasury of Scripture

Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O you my God, save your servant that trusts in you.

preserve

Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 119:94
I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.

holy.

Psalm 18:19
He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Deuteronomy 7:7,8
The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: …

Romans 9:18,23,24
Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth…

save

Psalm 119:124,125
Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes…

Psalm 143:12
And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

John 12:26
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

trusteth

Psalm 13:5
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

Psalm 16:1
Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

Psalm 31:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.









(2) For I am holy.--Rather, in order to reproduce the feeling, for I am one of the chosen ones; one of Thy saints, &c. He pleads the covenant relation as a claim to the blessing. (See, on chasid, Note, Psalm 1:5.)

Verse 2. - Preserve my soul. It is one of the special offices of God to "preserve the souls of his saints" (Psalm 97:10). He is not only man's Creator, but his "Preserver" (Job 7:20; Job 10:12). For I am holy. The psalmist does not mean to claim for himself perfect holiness, but only that sincerity in religion which God's servants may rightly vindicate to themselves. O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee (comp, Psalm 34:22; Psalm 37:40).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Preserve
שָֽׁמְרָ֣ה (šā·mə·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

my soul,
נַפְשִׁי֮ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I [am]
אָ֥נִי (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

godly.
חָסִ֪יד (ḥā·sîḏ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2623: Kind, pious

You
אַתָּ֣ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are my God;
אֱלֹהַ֑י (’ĕ·lō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

save
הוֹשַׁ֣ע (hō·wō·ša‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

Your servant
עַ֭בְדְּךָ (‘aḇ·də·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

who trusts
הַבּוֹטֵ֥חַ (hab·bō·w·ṭê·aḥ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in You.
אֵלֶֽיךָ׃ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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