A Prayer of David.1 Bow down thy ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. ▼
▼A Prayer...: or, A Prayer, being a Psalm of David2Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. ▼
▼holy: or, one whom thou favourest3Be merciful to me, O Lord: for I cry to thee daily. ▼
▼daily: or, all the day4Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for to thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and abundant in mercy to all them that call upon thee. 6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. 8Among the gods there is none like thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like thy works. 9All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. 10For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. 11Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. 12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 13For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. ▼
▼hell: or, grave14O God, the proud have risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them. ▼
▼violent: Heb. terrible15But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in mercy and truth. 16O turn to me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid. 17Show me a sign for good; that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast helped me, and comforted me.
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