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Psalm 86 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:1 - A prayer of David.

Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:2 - Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:3 - Be merciful to me, O Lord,
for I am calling on you constantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:4 - Give me happiness, O Lord,
for I give myself to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:5 - O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:6 - Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD;
hear my urgent cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:7 - I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble,
and you will answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:8 - No pagan god is like you, O Lord.
None can do what you do!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:9 - All the nations you made
will come and bow before you, Lord;
they will praise your holy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:10 - For you are great and perform wonderful deeds.
You alone are God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:11 - Teach me your ways, O LORD,
that I may live according to your truth!
Grant me purity of heart,
so that I may honor you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:12 - With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God.
I will give glory to your name forever,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:13 - for your love for me is very great.
You have rescued me from the depths of death.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:14 - O God, insolent people rise up against me;
a violent gang is trying to kill me.
You mean nothing to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:15 - But you, O Lord,
are a God of compassion and mercy,
slow to get angry
and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:16 - Look down and have mercy on me.
Give your strength to your servant;
save me, the son of your servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:17 - Send me a sign of your favor.
Then those who hate me will be put to shame,
for you, O LORD, help and comfort me.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew of Sheol.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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