Psalms 86

A Prayer of Dawid.

1 Bow down Your ear, O יהוה, hear me; for I am poor and needy.

2 Preserve my soul, for I am holy; O You my God (Elohim), save Your servant who trusteth in You.

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord (Adonai), for I cry unto You daily.

4 Rejoice the soul of Your servant, for unto You, O Lord (Adonai), do I lift up my soul.

5 For You, my Lord (Adonai), art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon You.

6 Give ear, O יהוה, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

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

8 Among the elohim there is none like unto You, O Lord (Adonai); neither are there any works like unto Your works.

9 All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord (Adonai); and shall glorify Your name.

10 For You are great, and doest wondrous things; You are God (Elohim) alone.

11 Teach me Your way, O יהוה; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.

12 I will praise You, O Lord (Adonai) my God (Elohim), with all my heart; and I will glorify Your name forevermore.

13 For great is Your mercy toward me; and You have delivered my soul from the lowest hell (sheol).

14 O God (Elohim), the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set You before them.

15 But You, O Lord (Adonai), art a God (Elohim) full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give Your strength unto Your servant, and save the son of Your handmaid.

17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed, because You, יהוה, have holpen me, and comforted me.