Psalm 86
New Living TranslationNET Bible
1Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help.1A prayer of David. Listen O LORD! Answer me! For I am oppressed 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 loyal! O 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, O Lord, for I cry out to you all day long!
4Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you.4Make your servant glad, for to you, O Lord, I pray!
5O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.5Certainly O Lord, you are kind and forgiving, and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you.
6Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD; hear my urgent cry.6O LORD, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my plea for mercy!
7I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me.7In my time of trouble I cry out to you, for you will answer me.
8No pagan god is like you, O Lord. None can do what you do!8None can compare to you among the gods, O Lord! Your exploits are incomparable!
9All the nations you made will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your holy name.9All the nations, whom you created, will come and worship you, O Lord. They will honor your name.
10For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God.10For you are great and do amazing 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.11O LORD, teach me how you want me to live! Then I will obey your commands. Make me wholeheartedly committed to you!
12With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever,12O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks with my whole heart! I will honor your name continually!
13for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death.13For you will extend your great loyal love to me, and will deliver my life 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.14O God, arrogant men attack me; a gang of ruthless men, who do not respect you, seek my life.
15But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.15But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient and demonstrate great loyal love and faithfulness.
16Look down and have mercy on me. Give your strength to your servant; save me, the son of your servant.16Turn toward me and have mercy on me! Give your servant your strength! Deliver your slave!
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 evidence of your favor! Then those who hate me will see it and be ashamed, for you, O LORD, will help me and comfort me.
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