Psalms 86

Great Is Your Steadfast Love

a  A Prayer of David.

1 b  Incline your ear, O  Lord, and answer me,
for I am c  poor and needy.
2Preserve my life, for I am d  godly;
save your servant, who e  trusts in you—you are my God.
3 f  Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to you do I cry all the day.
4Gladden the soul of your servant,
for g  to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5For you, O Lord, are good and h  forgiving,
i  abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6 j  Give ear, O  Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.
7In k  the day of my trouble I call upon you,
l  for you answer me.
8 There is m  none like you among the gods, O Lord,
n  nor are there any works like yours.
9 o  All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
10For p  you are great and q  do wondrous things;
r  you alone are God.
11 s  Teach me your way, O  Lord,
that I may t  walk in your truth;
u  unite my heart to fear your name.
12I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
13 v  For great is your steadfast love toward me;
you have w  delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
14 O God, insolent men have x  risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
and they do not set you before them.
15But you, O Lord, are a God y  merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
16 z  Turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to aa  your servant,
and save ab  the son of your maidservant.
17 ac  Show me a sign of your ad  favor,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because you,  Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
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