Psalm 86:4
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New Living Translation
Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you.

King James Bible
Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Darby Bible Translation
Rejoice the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, Lord, do I lift up my soul.

World English Bible
Bring joy to the soul of your servant, for to you, Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Young's Literal Translation
Rejoice the soul of Thy servant, For unto Thee, O Lord, my soul I lift up.

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Psalm 86:4 Parallel Commentaries
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

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 25:1
A psalm of David. O LORD, I give my life to you.

Psalm 90:15
Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery! Replace the evil years with good.

Psalm 143:8
Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.

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