Psalms 86

1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

2 Preserve my soul, for I am devout. O thou my God, save thy servant who trusts in thee.

3 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for to thee do I cry all the day long.

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

5 For thou, LORD, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in loving kindness to all those who call upon thee.

6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer, and hearken to the voice of my supplications.

7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee, for thou will answer me.

8 There is none like thee among the gods, O LORD, nor like thy works.

9 All nations whom thou have made shall come and worship before thee, O LORD, and they shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou are great, and do wondrous things. Thou alone are God.

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 my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

13 For great is thy loving kindness toward me, and thou have delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.

14 O God, the proud have risen up against me, and a company of violent men have sought after my soul, and have not set thee before them.

15 But thou, O LORD, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.

16 O turn to me, and have mercy upon me. Give thy strength to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid.

17 Show me a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it, and be put to shame, because thou, LORD, have helped me, and comforted me.