Psalm 86:11-17


Teach me Your way, O Lord,
I will walk and live in Your truth;
Direct my heart to fear Your name [with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder].

I will give thanks and praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
And will glorify Your name forevermore.

For great is Your lovingkindness and graciousness toward me;
And You have rescued my life from the depths of Sheol [from death].


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

But You, O Lord, are a God [who protects and is] merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and truth.

Turn to me, and be gracious to me;
Grant Your strength [Your might and the power to resist temptation] to Your servant,
And save the son of Your handmaid.

Show me a sign of [Your] goodwill,
That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed,
Because You, O Lord, helped and comforted me.

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