A prayer of David.
86 Incline your ear, O Jehovah, and answer me,
For I am afflicted and poor.+
2 Guard my life, for I am loyal.+
Save your servant who is trusting in you,
For you are my God.+
3 Show me favor, O Jehovah,+
For I call to you all day long.+
4 Make your servant rejoice,
For to you, O Jehovah, I turn.
5 For you, O Jehovah, are good+ and ready to forgive;+
You abound in loyal love for all those who call on you.+
6 Listen, O Jehovah, to my prayer;
And pay attention to my pleas for help.+
7 I call on you in the day of my distress,+
For you will answer me.+
8 There is none like you among the gods, O Jehovah,+
There are no works like yours.+
9 All the nations that you made
Will come and bow down before you, O Jehovah,+
And they will give glory to your name.+
10 For you are great and do wondrous things;+
You are God, you alone.+
11 Instruct me, O Jehovah, about your way.+
I will walk in your truth.+
Unify my heart to fear your name.+
12 I praise you, O Jehovah my God, with all my heart,+
And I will glorify your name forever,
13 For your loyal love toward me is great,
And you have saved my life from the depths of the Grave.+
14 O God, presumptuous men rise up against me;+
A band of ruthless men seek to take my life,
And they have no regard for you.+
15 But you, O Jehovah, are a God merciful and compassionate,
Slow to anger and abundant in loyal love and faithfulness.+
16 Turn to me and show me favor.+
Give your strength to your servant,+
And save the son of your slave girl.
17 Show me a sign of your goodness,
So that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame.
For you, O Jehovah, are my helper and comforter.