Psalm 86:2
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King James Version
Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Keep my soul, for I am godly; O thou my God, save thy servant who confideth in thee.

World English Bible
Preserve my soul, for I am godly. You, my God, save your servant who trusts in you.

Young's Literal Translation
Keep my soul, for I am pious, Save Thy servant -- who is trusting to Thee, O Thou, my God.

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King James Translators' Notes

holy: or, one whom thou favourest

Geneva Study Bible

Preserve my soul; for I am {b} holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

(b) I am not an enemy to them, but I pity them even though they are cruel to me.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin trusteth

See Scofield Note: "Ps 2:12".Psalm 86:2 Parallel Commentaries

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"Behold Your God!"
In Isaiah's day the spiritual understanding of mankind was dark through misapprehension of God. Long had Satan sought to lead men to look upon their Creator as the author of sin and suffering and death. Those whom he had thus deceived, imagined that God was hard and exacting. They regarded Him as watching to denounce and condemn, unwilling to receive the sinner so long as there was a legal excuse for not helping him. The law of love by which heaven is ruled had been misrepresented by the archdeceiver
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
The Voice of the Disciple Behold I come unto Thee, O Lord, that I may be blessed through Thy gift, and be made joyful in Thy holy feast which Thou, O God, of Thy goodness hast prepared for the poor.(1) Behold in Thee is all that I can and ought to desire, Thou art my salvation and redemption, my hope and strength, my honour and glory. Therefore rejoice the soul of Thy servant this day, for unto Thee, O Lord Jesus, do I lift up my soul.(2) I long now to receive Thee devoutly and reverently, I desire
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Truth of God
The next attribute is God's truth. A God of truth and without iniquity; just and right is he.' Deut 32:4. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.' Psa 57:10. Plenteous in truth.' Psa 86:15. I. God is the truth. He is true in a physical sense; true in his being: he has a real subsistence, and gives a being to others. He is true in a moral sense; he is true sine errore, without errors; et sine fallacia, without deceit. God is prima veritas, the pattern and prototype
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Psalm 25:2
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Psalm 25:20
O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

Psalm 31:14
But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

Psalm 50:5
Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

Psalm 56:4
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

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