Psalm 86
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1Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help.1LORD, listen and answer me, for I am afflicted and needy.
2Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust you. You are my God.2Protect me, for I am faithful; My God, deliver your servant who trusts in you.
3Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly.3Have mercy on me Lord, for I call on you all day long.
4Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you.4Your servant rejoices, because, Lord, I set my hope on you.
5O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.5Indeed you, Lord, are kind and forgiving, overflowing with gracious love to everyone who calls on you.
6Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD; hear my urgent cry.6Hear my prayer, LORD; attend to my prayer of supplication.
7I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me.7In my troubled times I will call on you, for you will answer me.
8No pagan god is like you, O Lord. None can do what you do!8No one can compare with you among the gods, Lord; No one can accomplish your work.
9All the nations you made will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your holy name.9All the nations that you have established will come and worship you, my Lord. They will honor your name.
10For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God.10For you are great, and you are doing awesome things; you alone are God.
11Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.11Teach me your ways, LORD, that I may walk in your truth; let me wholeheartedly revere your name.
12With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever,12I will praise you, Lord my God, with my whole being; and I will honor your name continuously.
13for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death.13For great is your gracious love to me; you've delivered me from the depths of Sheol.
14O God, insolent people rise up against me; a violent gang is trying to kill me. You mean nothing to them.14God, arrogant men rise up against me, while a company of ruthless individuals want to kill me. They do not have regard for you.
15But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.15But you, Lord, are a compassionate God, merciful and patient, with unending gracious love and faithfulness.
16Look down and have mercy on me. Give your strength to your servant; save me, the son of your servant.16Return to me and have mercy on me; clothe your servant with your strength and deliver the son of your maid servant.
17Send me a sign of your favor. Then those who hate me will be put to shame, for you, O LORD, help and comfort me.17Show me a sign of your goodness, so that those who hate me will see it and be ashamed. For you, LORD, will help and comfort me.
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Psalm 85
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