Psalm 86:2
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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.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

86:2 Holy - Sincerely devoted to thy service.

Psalm 86:2 Parallel Commentaries

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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 4:3
You can be sure of this: The LORD set apart the godly for himself. The LORD will answer when I call to him.

Psalm 25:2
I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.

Psalm 25:20
Protect me! Rescue my life from them! Do not let me be disgraced, for in you I take refuge.

Psalm 31:14
But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, "You are my God!"

Psalm 50:5
"Bring my faithful people to me--those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices."

Psalm 56:4
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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