Psalms - Chapter 86




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

1 <A Prayer. Of David.> Let your ears be open to my voice, O Lord, and give me an answer; for I am poor and in need.

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

2 Keep my soul, for I am true to you; O my God, give salvation to your servant, whose hope is in you.

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

3 Have mercy on me, O Lord; for my cry goes up to you all the day.

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

4 Make glad the soul of your servant; for it is lifted up to you, O Lord.

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

5 You are good, O Lord, and full of forgiveness; your mercy is great to all who make their cry to you.

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

6 O Lord, give ear to my prayer; and take note of the sound of my requests.

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

7 In the day of my trouble I send up my cry to you; for you will give me an answer.

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

8 There is no god like you, O Lord; there are no works like your works.

9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

9 Let all the nations whom you have made come and give worship to you, O Lord, giving glory to your name.

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

10 For you are great, and do great works of wonder; you only are God.

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

11 Make your way clear to me, O Lord; I will go on my way in your faith: let my heart be glad in the fear of your name.

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

12 I will give you praise, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will give glory to your name for ever.

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

13 For your mercy to me is great; you have taken my soul up from the deep places of the underworld.

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

14 O God, men of pride have come up against me, and the army of violent men would take my life; they have not put you before them.

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of pity and forgiveness, slow to get angry, great in mercy and wisdom.

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

16 O be turned to me and have mercy on me: give your strength to your servant, and your salvation to the son of her who is your servant.

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.

17 Give me a sign for good; so that my haters may see it and be shamed; because you, Lord, have been my help and comfort.




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