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Psalms: 86

[A Prayer of David.]

In Praise of Zion.

Incline thy ear, O LORD, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am godly;
save thy servant who trusts in thee.
Thou art my God; be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to thee do I cry all the day.
Gladden the soul of thy servant,
for to thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee.
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer;
hearken to my cry of supplication.
In the day of my trouble I call on thee,
for thou dost answer me.

There is none like thee among the gods,
O Lord, nor are there any works like thine.
All the nations thou hast made shall come and bow down before thee, O Lord,
and shall glorify thy name.
For thou art great and doest wondrous things,
thou alone art God.
Teach me thy way, O LORD, that I may walk in thy truth;
unite my heart to fear thy name.
I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify thy name for ever.
For great is thy steadfast love toward me;
thou hast delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seek my life,
and they do not set thee before them.
But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
Turn to me and take pity on me;
give thy strength to thy servant,
and save the son of thy handmaid.
Show me a sign of thy favor,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because thou, LORD, hast helped me and comforted me.


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