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Psalm 86

David implores God for mercy and is saved from the lowest hell—The Lord is good and generous in mercy—All nations will worship before Him.

A Prayer of David.

1 aBow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am bpoor and needy.

2 Preserve my asoul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I alift up my soul.

5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to aforgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

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

7 In the day of my trouble I will acall upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

8 Among the agods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

9 aAll bnations whom thou hast made shall ccome and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

11 aTeach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast adelivered my soul from the lowest hell.

14 O God, the aproud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

15 But thou, O aLord, art a God full of bcompassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in cmercy and truth.

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

17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.