Psalm 86:16
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English Standard Version
Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant, and save the son of your maidservant.

King James Bible
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
O look upon me, and have mercy on me: give thy command to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid.

English Revised Version
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

Webster's Bible Translation
O turn to me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid.

Psalm 86:16 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Here, too, almost everything is an echo of earlier language of the Psalms and of the Law; viz., Psalm 86:7 follows Psalm 17:6 and other passages; Psalm 86:8 is taken from Exodus 15:11, cf. Psalm 89:9, where, however, אלהים, gods, is avoided; Psalm 86:8 follows Deuteronomy 3:24; Psalm 86:9 follows Psalm 22:28; Psalm 86:11 is taken from Psalm 27:11; Psalm 86:11 from Psalm 26:3; Psalm 86:13, שׁאול תּחתּיּה from Deuteronomy 32:22, where instead of this it is תּחתּית, just as in Psalm 130:2 תּחנוּני (supplicatory prayer) instead of תּחנוּנותי (importunate supplications); and also Psalm 86:10 (cf. Psalm 72:18) is a doxological formula that was already in existence. The construction הקשׁיב בּ is the same as in Psalm 66:19. But although for the most part flowing on only in the language of prayer borrowed from earlier periods, this Psalm is, moreover, not without remarkable significance and beauty. With the confession of the incomparableness of the Lord is combined the prospect of the recognition of the incomparable One throughout the nations of the earth. This clear unallegorical prediction of the conversion of the heathen is the principal parallel to Revelation 15:4. "All nations, which Thou hast made" - they have their being from Thee; and although they have forgotten it (vid., Psalm 9:18), they will nevertheless at last come to recognise it. כּל־גּוים, since the article is wanting, are nations of all tribes (countries and nationalities); cf. Jeremiah 16:16 with Psalm 22:18; Tobit 13:11, ἔθνη πολλά, with ibid. Psalm 14:6, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη. And how weightily brief and charming is the petition in Psalm 86:11 : uni cor meum, ut timeat nomen tuum! Luther has rightly departed from the renderings of the lxx, Syriac, and Vulgate: laetetur (יחדּ from חדה). The meaning, however, is not so much "keep my heart near to the only thing," as "direct all its powers and concentrate them on the one thing." The following group shows us what is the meaning of the deliverance out of the hell beneath (שׁאול תּחתּיּה, like ארץ תּחתּית, the earth beneath, the inner parts of the earth, Ezekiel 31:14.), for which the poet promises beforehand to manifest his thankfulness (כּי, Psalm 86:13, as in Psalm 56:14).

Psalm 86:16 Parallel Commentaries

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turn

Psalm 25:16 Turn you to me, and have mercy on me; for I am desolate and afflicted.

Psalm 69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for your loving kindness is good: turn to me according to the multitude of your tender mercies.

Psalm 90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants.

Psalm 119:132 Look you on me, and be merciful to me, as you use to do to those that love your name.

give

Psalm 28:7,8 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices...

Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the ways of them.

Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.

Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength...

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come...

Zechariah 10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, said the LORD.

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;


the son

Psalm 116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

Psalm 119:94 I am yours, save me: for I have sought your precepts.

Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.

Cross References
Numbers 6:25
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

Psalm 25:16
Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

Psalm 68:35
Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel--he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!

Psalm 69:16
Answer me, O LORD, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.

Psalm 116:16
O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.

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