Psalms

Psalm 86 ©

1David imploreth God's aid because of his need and religious faith; 5and of the power and goodness of God: 11he prayeth for grace, and promiseth praise for past mercies: 14complaining of the proud, he craveth some token of God's favour.

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A Prayer 1of David.

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BOW adown thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for bI am poor and needy.

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cPreserve my soul; for I am 2holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that dtrusteth in thee.

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Be merciful unto me, O Lord: efor I cry unto thee 3daily.

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fRejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do gI lift up my soul.

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For hthou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

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iGive ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

7

In jthe day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

8

Among kthe gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

9

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

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For mthou art great, and doest wondrous things: nthou art God alone.

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oTeach me thy way, O LORD; pI will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

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I qwill praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

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For rgreat is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast sdelivered my soul from the 4lowest hell.

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O God, the tproud are risen against me, and the assemblies of 5violent men have sought after my soul; and uhave not set thee before them.

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But vthou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

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O wturn unto me, and have mercy upon me; xgive thy strength unto ythy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

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Shew me za token for good; athat they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, bhast *holpen me, and comforted me.