A prayer of David.
86:1 Listen2 O Lord! Answer me!
For I am oppressed and needy.
86:2 Protect me,3 for I am loyal!
O my God, deliver your servant, who trusts in you!
86:3 Have mercy on me,4 O Lord,
for I cry out to you all day long!
86:4 Make your servant5 glad,
for to you, O Lord, I pray!6
86:5 Certainly7 O Lord, you are kind8 and forgiving,
and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you.
86:6 O Lord, hear my prayer!
Pay attention to my plea for mercy!
86:7 In my time of trouble I cry out to you,
for you will answer me.
86:8 None can compare to you among the gods, O Lord!
Your exploits are incomparable!9
86:9 All the nations, whom you created,
will come and worship you,10 O Lord.
They will honor your name.
86:10 For you are great and do amazing things.
You alone are God.
86:11 O Lord, teach me how you want me to live!11
Then I will obey your commands.12
Make me wholeheartedly committed to you!13
86:12 O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks with my whole heart!
I will honor your name continually!14
86:13 For you will extend your great loyal love to me,15
and will deliver my life16 from the depths of Sheol.17
86:14 O God, arrogant men attack me;18
a gang19 of ruthless men, who do not respect you, seek my life.20
86:15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God.
You are patient21 and demonstrate great loyal love and faithfulness.22
86:16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me!
Give your servant your strength!
Deliver your slave!23
86:17 Show me evidence of your favor!24
Then those who hate me will see it and be ashamed,25
for you, O Lord, will help me and comfort me.26