Psalm 86 – New International Version (NIV)

A prayer of David.

  1. Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
  2. Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;
  3. have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.
  4. Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.
  5. You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
  6. Hear my prayer, Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.
  7. When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.
  8. Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.
  9. All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
  10. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.
  11. Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
  12. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
  13. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.
  14. Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me— they have no regard for you.
  15. But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
  16. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.
  17. Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

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Psalm 86 – King James Version (KJV)

A Prayer of David.

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