Psalm 86



Lament And Petition

1 Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy.

1 {A Prayer of David.} Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

1 Listen, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

1 LORD, listen and answer me, for I am afflicted and needy.

1 Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and distressed, needy and desiring.

2 Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.

2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

2 Protect my life, for I am faithful. You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You.

2 Protect me, for I am faithful; My God, deliver your servant who trusts in you.

2 Preserve my life, for I am godly and dedicated; O my God, save Your servant, for I trust in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, without fear or doubt].

3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long.

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

3 Be gracious to me, Lord, for I call to You all day long.

3 Have mercy on me Lord, for I call on you all day long.

3 Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord, for to You do I cry all the day.

4 Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

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

4 Bring joy to Your servant's life, since I set my hope on You, Lord.

4 Your servant rejoices, because, Lord, I set my hope on you.

4 Make me, Your servant, to rejoice, O Lord, for to You do I lift myself up.

5 For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

5 For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, abundant in faithful love to all who call on You.

5 Indeed you, Lord, are kind and forgiving, overflowing with gracious love to everyone who calls on you.

5 For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You.

6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!

6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

6 Lord, hear my prayer; listen to my plea for mercy.

6 Hear my prayer, LORD; attend to my prayer of supplication.

6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and listen to the cry of my supplications.

7 In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.

7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

7 I call on You in the day of my distress, for You will answer me.

7 In my troubled times I will call on you, for you will answer me.

7 In the day of my trouble I will call on You, for You will answer me.

8 There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours.

8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

8 Lord, there is no one like You among the gods, and there are no works like Yours.

8 No one can compare with you among the gods, Lord; No one can accomplish your work.

8 There is none like unto You among the gods, O Lord, neither are their works like unto Yours.

9 All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name.

9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

9 All the nations You have made will come and bow down before You, Lord, and will honor Your name.

9 All the nations that you have established will come and worship you, my Lord. They will honor your name.

9 All nations whom You have made shall come and fall down before You, O Lord; and they shall glorify Your name.

10 For You are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God.

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

10 For You are great and perform wonders; You alone are God.

10 For you are great, and you are doing awesome things; you alone are God.

10 For You are great and work wonders! You alone are God.

11 Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

11 Teach me Your way, Lord, and I will live by Your truth. Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name.

11 Teach me your ways, LORD, that I may walk in your truth; let me wholeheartedly revere your name.

11 Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently] to fear and honor Your name.

12 I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

12 I will praise You with all my heart, Lord my God, and will honor Your name forever.

12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with my whole being; and I will honor your name continuously.

12 I will confess and praise You, O Lord my God, with my whole (united) heart; and I will glorify Your name forevermore.

13 For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

13 For Your faithful love for me is great, and You deliver my life from the depths of Sheol.

13 For great is your gracious love to me; you've delivered me from the depths of Sheol.

13 For great is Your mercy and loving-kindness toward me; and You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol [from the exceeding depths of affliction].

14 O God, arrogant men have risen up against me, And a band of violent men have sought my life, And they have not set You before them.

14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

14 God, arrogant people have attacked me; a gang of ruthless men seeks my life. They have no regard for You.

14 God, arrogant men rise up against me, while a company of ruthless individuals want to kill me. They do not have regard for you.

14 O God, the proud and insolent are risen against me; a rabble of violent and ruthless men has sought and demanded my life, and they have not set You before them.

15 But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

15 But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abundant in faithful love and truth.

15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate God, merciful and patient, with unending gracious love and faithfulness.

15 But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness and truth.

16 Turn to me, and be gracious to me; Oh grant Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your handmaid.

16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me. Give Your strength to Your servant; save the son of Your female servant.

16 Return to me and have mercy on me; clothe your servant with your strength and deliver the son of your maid servant.

16 O turn to me and have mercy and be gracious to me; grant strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) to Your servant and save the son of Your handmaiden.

17 Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

17 Show me a sign of Your goodness; my enemies will see and be put to shame because You, Lord, have helped and comforted me.

17 Show 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. A psalm by the descendants of Korah. A song.

17 Show me a sign of [Your evident] goodwill and favor, that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because You, Lord, [will show Your approval of me when You] help and comfort me.



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