Psalm 86:2
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English Standard Version
Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.

King James Bible
Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Preserve my soul, for I am holy: save thy servant, O my God, that trusteth in thee.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

Psalm 86:2 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prayer is followed by attention to the divine answer, and by the answer itself. The poet stirs himself up to give ear to the words of God, like Habakkuk, Habakkuk 2:1. Beside אשׁמעה we find the reading אשׁמעה, vid., on Psalm 39:13. The construction of האל ה is appositional, like המּלך דּוד, Ges. 113. כּי neither introduces the divine answer in express words, nor states the ground on which he hearkens, but rather supports the fact that God speaks from that which He has to speak. Peace is the substance of that which He speaks to His people, and that (the particularizing Waw) to His saints; but with the addition of an admonition. אל is dehortative. It is not to be assumed in connection with this ethical notion that the ah of לכסלה is the locative ah as in לשׁאולה, Psalm 9:18. כּסלה is related to כּסל like foolery to folly. The present misfortune, as is indicated here, is the merited consequence of foolish behaviour (playing the fool). In Psalm 85:10. the poet unfolds the promise of peace which he has heard, just as he has heard it. What is meant by ישׁעו is particularized first by the infinitive, and then in perfects of actual fact. The possessions that make a people truly happy and prosperous are mentioned under a charming allegory exactly after Isaiah's manner, Isaiah 32:16., Isaiah 45:8; Isaiah 59:14. The glory that has been far removed again takes up its abode in the land. Mercy or loving-kindness walks along the streets of Jerusalem, and there meets fidelity, like one guardian angel meeting the other. Righteousness and peace or prosperity, these two inseparable brothers, kiss each other there, and fall lovingly into each other's arms.

(Note: Concerning St. Bernard's beautiful parable of the reconciliation of the inviolability of divine threatening and of justice with mercy and peace in the work of redemption, which has grown out of this passage of the Psalms, Misericordia et veritas obviaverunt sibi, justitia et pax osculatae sunt, and has been transferred to the painting, poetry, and drama of the middle ages, vid., Piper's Evangelischer Kalender, 1859, S. 24-34, and the beautiful miniature representing the ἀσπασμός of δικαιοσύνη and εἰρήνη of a Greek Psalter, 1867, S. 63.)

Psalm 86:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

preserve

Psalm 4:3 But know that the LORD has set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call to him.

Psalm 37:28 For the LORD loves judgment, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

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

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

John 10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me...

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father...

1 Peter 5:3-5 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock...

holy. or, one whom thou favourest

Psalm 18:19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Deuteronomy 7:7,8 The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people...

Romans 9:18,23,24 Therefore has he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardens...

save

Psalm 119:124,125 Deal with your servant according to your mercy, and teach me your statutes...

Psalm 143:12 And of your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am your servant.

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.

trusteth

Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 16:1 Preserve me, O God: for in you do I put my trust.

Psalm 31:1 In you, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in your righteousness.

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you...

Romans 15:12,13 And again, Esaias said, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles...

Ephesians 1:12,13 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ...

Cross References
Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.

Psalm 25:2
O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

Psalm 25:20
Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

Psalm 31:14
But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."

Psalm 50:5
"Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!"

Psalm 56:4
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

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