Psalm 86
GOD'S WORD® Translation

1[A prayer by David.] Turn your ear [toward me], O LORD. Answer me, because I am oppressed and needy.

2Protect me, because I am faithful [to you]. Save your servant who trusts you. You are my God.

3Have pity on me, O Lord, because I call out to you all day long.

4Give me joy, O Lord, because I lift my soul to you.

5You, O Lord, are good and forgiving, full of mercy toward everyone who calls out to you.

6Open your ears to my prayer, O LORD. Pay attention when I plead for mercy.

7When I am in trouble, I call out to you because you answer me.

8No god is like you, O Lord. No one can do what you do.

9All the nations that you have made will bow in your presence, O Lord. They will honor you.

10Indeed, you are great, a worker of miracles. You alone are God.

11Teach me your way, O LORD, so that I may live in your truth. Focus my heart on fearing you.

12I will give thanks to you with all my heart, O Lord my God. I will honor you forever

13because your mercy toward me is great. You have rescued me from the depths of hell.

14O God, arrogant people attack me, and a mob of ruthless people seeks my life. They think nothing of you.

15But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient, always faithful and ready to forgive.

16Turn toward me, and have pity on me. Give me your strength because I am your servant. Save me because I am the son of your female servant.

17Grant me some proof of your goodness so that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame. You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

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