Psalms 86 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 86


Psalms 86:1

Bow down thine ear, O Jehovah, and answer me; For I am poor and needy.

Psalms 86:2

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

Psalms 86:3

Be merciful unto me, O Lord; For unto thee do I cry all the day long.

Psalms 86:4

Rejoice the soul of thy servant; For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Psalms 86:5

For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.

Psalms 86:6

Give ear, O Jehovah, unto my prayer; And hearken unto the voice of my supplications.

Psalms 86:7

In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee; For thou wilt answer me.

Psalms 86:8

There is none like unto thee among the gods, O Lord; Neither [are there any works] like unto thy works.

Psalms 86:9

All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; And they shall glorify thy name.

Psalms 86:10

For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: Thou art God alone.

Psalms 86:11

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

Psalms 86:12

I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart; And I will glorify thy name for evermore.

Psalms 86:13

For great is thy lovingkindness toward me; And thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.

Psalms 86:14

O God, the proud are risen up against me, And a company of violent men have sought after my soul, And have not set thee before them.

Psalms 86:15

But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

Psalms 86:16

Oh turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; Give thy strength unto thy servant, And save the son of thy handmaid.

Psalms 86:17

Show me a token for good, That they who hate me may see it, and be put to shame, Because thou, Jehovah, hast helped me, and comforted me.

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