A Prayer of David.
1Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.86.1 A Prayer…: or, A Prayer, being a Psalm of David
2Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.86.2 holy: or, one whom thou favourest
3Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.86.3 daily: or, all the day
4Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
8Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
9All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
10For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
11Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
13For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.86.13 hell: or, grave
14O 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.86.14 violent: Heb. terrible
15But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
17Shew 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.