New Living Translation
Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust 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.
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.
Psalm 86:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
86:2 Holy - Sincerely devoted to thy service.
LibraryThe 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
You can be sure of this: The LORD set apart the godly for himself. The LORD will answer when I call to him.
I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
Protect me! Rescue my life from them! Do not let me be disgraced, for in you I take refuge.
But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, "You are my God!"
"Bring my faithful people to me--those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices."
I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
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