New American Standard Bible

Psalm 86

A Psalm of Supplication and Trust.

A Prayer of David.

1Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me;
For I am afflicted and needy.
Preserve my [a]soul, for I am a godly man;
O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
For to You I cry all day long.
Make glad the soul of Your servant,
For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You,
For You will answer me.
There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord,
Nor are there any works like Yours.
All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
And they shall glorify Your name.
10 For You are great and do [b]wondrous deeds;
You alone are God.

11 Teach me Your way, O Lord;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
12 I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And will glorify Your name forever.
13 For Your lovingkindness toward me is great,
And You have delivered my soul from the [c]depths of [d]Sheol.

14 O God, arrogant men have risen up against me,
And [e]a band of violent men have sought my [f]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 [g]truth.
16 Turn to me, and be gracious to me;
Oh grant Your strength to Your servant,
And save the son of Your handmaid.
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.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 86:2 Or life
  2. Psalm 86:10 Or miracles
  3. Psalm 86:13 Lit lowest Sheol
  4. Psalm 86:13 I.e. the nether world
  5. Psalm 86:14 Or an assembly
  6. Psalm 86:14 Lit soul
  7. Psalm 86:15 Or faithfulness

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 86

Psalm 86

A prayer of David.

Lord, hear me and answer me.
    I am poor and needy.
Keep my life safe, because I am faithful to you.
    Save me, because I trust in you.
    You are my God.
Lord, have mercy on me.
    I call out to you all day long.
Bring joy to me.
    Lord, I put my trust in you.

Lord, you are forgiving and good.
    You are full of love for all who call out to you.
Lord, hear my prayer.
    Listen to my cry for mercy.
When I’m in trouble, I will call out to you.
    And you will answer me.

Lord, there’s no one like you among the gods.
    No one can do what you do.
Lord, all the nations you have made
    will come and worship you.
    They will bring glory to you.
10 You are great. You do wonderful things.
    You alone are God.

11 Lord, teach me how you want me to live.
    Do this so that I will depend on you, my faithful God.
Give me a heart that doesn’t want anything
    more than to worship you.
12 Lord my God, I will praise you with all my heart.
    I will bring glory to you forever.
13 Great is your love for me.
    You have kept me from going down into the place of the dead.

14 God, proud people are attacking me.
    A gang of mean people is trying to kill me.
    They don’t care about you.
15 But Lord, you are a God who is tender and kind.
    You are gracious.
You are slow to get angry.
    You are faithful and full of love.
16 Come to my aid and have mercy on me.
    Show your strength by helping me.
    Save me because I serve you just as my mother did.
17 Prove your goodness to me.
    Then my enemies will see it and be put to shame.
    Lord, you have helped me and given me comfort.