Psalm 86: For great is your steadfast love
Psalm 86 (ESV)
A Prayer of David.
1 Incline your ear, O LORD,
.....and answer me,
.....for I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my life, for I am godly;
.....save your servant, who trusts in you--
.....you are my God.
3 Be gracious to me, O Lord,
.....for to you do I cry all the day.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant,
.....for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
.....abounding in steadfast love
.....to all who call upon you.
6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer;
.....listen to my plea for grace.
7 In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
.....for you answer me.
8 There is none like you among the gods,
.....O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.
9 All the nations you have made shall come
.....and worship before you, O Lord,
.....and shall glorify your name.
10 For you are great and do wondrous things;
.....you alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD,
.....that I may walk in your truth;
.....unite my heart to fear your name.
12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God,
.....with my whole heart,
.....and I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is your steadfast love toward me;
.....you have delivered my soul
.....from the depths of Sheol.
14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
.....a band of ruthless men seek my life,
.....and they do not set you before them.
15 But you, O Lord,
.....are a God merciful and gracious,
.....slow to anger
.....and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me;
.....give your strength to your servant,
.....and save the son of your maidservant.
17 Show me a sign of your favor,
.....that those who hate me may see
.....and be put to shame because you, LORD,
.....have helped me and comforted me.
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