Psalm 86:1
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New Living Translation
A prayer of David. Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help.

King James Bible
A Prayer of David. Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Prayer of David.} Incline thine ear, Jehovah, answer me; for I am afflicted and needy.

World English Bible
Hear, Yahweh, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Young's Literal Translation
A Prayer of David. Incline, O Jehovah, Thine ear, Answer me, for I am poor and needy.

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The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

The Third Commandment
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.' Exod 20: 7. This commandment has two parts: 1. A negative expressed, that we must not take God's name in vain; that is, cast any reflections and dishonour on his name. 2. An affirmative implied. That we should take care to reverence and honour his name. Of this latter I shall speak more fully, under the first petition in the Lord's Prayer, Hallowed be thy name.' I shall
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 17:6
I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray.

Psalm 31:2
Turn your ear to listen to me; rescue me quickly. Be my rock of protection, a fortress where I will be safe.

Psalm 37:14
The wicked draw their swords and string their bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right.

Psalm 40:17
As for me, since I am poor and needy, let the Lord keep me in his thoughts. You are my helper and my savior. O my God, do not delay.

Psalm 70:5
But as for me, I am poor and needy; please hurry to my aid, O God. You are my helper and my savior; O LORD, do not delay.

Psalm 71:2
Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me, and set me free.

Psalm 88:2
Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry.

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