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A prayer of David. 86 Incline, O Jehovah, your ear. Answer me,+ For I am afflicted and poor.+ 2 O do guard my soul, for I am loyal.+ Save your servant—you are my God—that is trusting in you.+ 3 Show me favor, O Jehovah,*+ For to you I keep calling all day long.+ 4 Make the soul of your servant rejoice,+ For to you, O Jehovah,* I lift up my very soul.+ 5 For you, O Jehovah,* are good+ and ready to forgive;+ And the loving-kindness to all those calling upon you is abundant.+ 6 Do give ear, O Jehovah, to my prayer;+ And do pay attention to the voice of my entreaties.+ 7 In the day of my distress I will call upon you,+ For you will answer me.+ 8 There is none like you among the gods,* O Jehovah,*+ Neither are there any works like yours.+ 9 All the nations whom you have made will themselves come,+ And they will bow down before you, O Jehovah,*+ And will give glory to your name.+ 10 For you are great and are doing wondrous things;+ You are God, you alone.+ 11 Instruct me, O Jehovah, about your way.+ I shall walk in your truth.+ Unify my heart to fear your name.+ 12 I laud you, O Jehovah* my God, with all my heart,+ And I will glorify your name to time indefinite, 13 For your loving-kindness is great toward me,+ And you have delivered my soul out of Sheʹol, its lowest place.+ 14 O God, the presumptuous ones themselves have risen up against me;+ And the very assembly of tyrannical ones have looked for my soul,+ And they have not set you in front of themselves.+ 15 But you, O Jehovah,* are a God* merciful and gracious,+ Slow to anger+ and abundant in loving-kindness and trueness.*+ 16 Turn to me and show me favor.+ Do give your strength to your servant,+ And do save the son of your slave girl.+ 17 Work out with me a sign meaning goodness, That those hating me may see [it] and be ashamed.+ For you yourself, O Jehovah, have helped me and comforted me.+
^ One of 134 scribal changes from YHWH to ʼAdho·naiʹ. See App 1B.
^ “Among the gods.” Heb., va·ʼelo·himʹ; Gr., the·oisʹ; Lat., diʹis; T, “lofty angels.”
^ “God.” Heb., ʼEl.
^ Or, “and truth.” Heb., we·ʼemethʹ.