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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book III
 
LXXXVI
 
A Psalm of Supplication and Trust
 
 
A Prayer of David.
 
 
[1]  BOW down thine ear, O Jehovah, and answer me;
For I am poor and needy.
[2]  Preserve my soul; for I am godly:
O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
[3]  Be merciful unto me, O Lord;
For unto thee do I cry all the day long.
[4]  Rejoice the soul of thy servant;
For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
[5]  For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.
[6]  Give ear, O Jehovah, unto my prayer;
And hearken unto the voice of my supplications.
[7]  In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee;
For thou wilt answer me.
[8]  There is none like unto thee among the gods, O Lord;
Neither are there any works like unto thy works.
[9]  All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord;
And they shall glorify thy name.
[10]  For thou art great, and doest wondrous things:
Thou art God alone.
[11]  Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; I will walk in thy truth:
Unite my heart to fear thy name.
[12]  I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart;
And I will glorify thy name for evermore.
[13]  For great is thy lovingkindness toward me;
And thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
[14]  O God, the proud are risen up against me,
And a company of violent men have sought after my soul,
And have not set thee before them.
[15]  But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
[16]  Oh turn unto me, and have 1 mercy upon me;
Give thy strength unto thy servant,
And save the son of thy handmaid.
[17]  Show me a token for good,
That they who hate me may see it, and be put to shame,
Because thou, Jehovah, hast helped me, and comforted me.
 
Note 1. Or, be gracious unto. [back]
 

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