A Prayer. David’s.
86 Bow down, O Yahweh, thine ear—answer me, For oppressed and needy am I;
2 O guard my life For a man of lovingkindness am I,—Save thy servant, O thou my God, [Thy servant] who trusteth in thee;
3 Shew me favour, O My Lord, For unto thee do I cry all the day;
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant, For unto thee O My Lord my soul do I lift.
5 For thou O My Lord art good and forgiving And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O Yahweh, unto my prayer, And attend unto the voice of my supplications.
7 In the day of my distress will I call upon thee, For thou wilt answer me.
8 There is none like unto thee among the gods, O My Lord, And nothing like thy works.
9 All nations whom thou hast made Shall come in and bow down before thee, O My Lord, That they may glorify thy Name.
10 For great thou art and doest wondrous things, Thou, O God, of thyself alone.
11 Point out to me, O Yahweh, thy way, I will walk steadfastly in thy truth, My heart will rejoice to revere thy Name.
12 I will give thee thanks, Adonay, my God, with all my heart, And will glorify thy Name unto times age-abiding.
13 For thy lovingkindness is great towards me, And thou hast rescued my soul from Hades beneath.
14 O God, the insolent have arisen against me, And the assembly of tyrants have sought my life, And have not set thee before them.
15 But thou O My Lord art A God of compassion and favour, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and faithfulness.
16 Turn thou unto me and shew me favour,—Give thy strength to thy servant, And save the son of thy handmaid.
17 Perform with me a token for good,—That they who hate me may see and be ashamed, In that thou Yahweh hast helped me and comforted me.