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Psalms 86:1
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A prayer of David.

Hear me, Lord , and answer(a) me, for I am poor and needy.
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Psalms 86:2
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Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you.(b) You are my God;
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Psalms 86:3
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3have mercy(c) on me, Lord, for I call(d) to you all day long.
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Psalms 86:4
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Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust(e) in you.
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Psalms 86:5
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You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love(f) to all who call to you.
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Psalms 86:6
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Hear my prayer, Lord ; listen to my cry(g) for mercy.
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Psalms 86:7
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When I am in distress,(h) I call(i) to you, because you answer(j) me.
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Psalms 86:8
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Among the gods(k) there is none like you,(l) Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.
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Psalms 86:9
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All the nations you have made will come(m) and worship(n) before you, Lord; they will bring glory(o) to your name.
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Psalms 86:10
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For you are great(p) and do marvelous deeds;(q) you alone(r) are God.
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Psalms 86:11
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Teach me your way,(s) Lord , that I may rely on your faithfulness;(t) give me an undivided(u) heart, that I may fear(v) your name.
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Psalms 86:12
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I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;(w) I will glorify your name forever.
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Psalms 86:13
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For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me(x) from the depths, from the realm of the dead.(y)
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Psalms 86:14
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Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me— they have no regard for you.(z)
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Psalms 86:15
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But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious(aa) God, slow to anger,(ab) abounding(ac) in love and faithfulness.(ad)
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Psalms 86:16
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Turn to me(ae) and have mercy(af) on me; show your strength(ag) in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.(ah)
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Psalms 86:17
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Give me a sign(ai) of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, Lord , have helped me and comforted me.
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Psalms 87:1
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Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

He has founded his city on the holy mountain.(a)
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Psalms 87:2
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The Lord loves the gates of Zion(b) more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
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Psalms 87:3
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Glorious things are said of you, city of God:[a](c)
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Psalms 87:4
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"I will record Rahab[b](d) and Babylon among those who acknowledge me— Philistia(e) too, and Tyre(f), along with Cush[c]— and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.'"[d](g)
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Psalms 87:5
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Indeed, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her."
Psalms 87:6
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The Lord will write in the register(h) of the peoples: "This one was born in Zion."
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Psalms 87:7
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As they make music(i) they will sing, "All my fountains(j) are in you."
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Psalms 88:1
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A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth.[b] A maskil[c] of Heman the Ezrahite.

Lord , you are the God who saves me;(a) day and night I cry out(b) to you.
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Psalms 88:2
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May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
Psalms 88:3
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I am overwhelmed with troubles(c) and my life draws near to death.(d)
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Psalms 88:4
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I am counted among those who go down to the pit;(e) I am like one without strength.(f)
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Psalms 88:5
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I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off(g) from your care.
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Psalms 88:6
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You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.(h)
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Psalms 88:7
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Your wrath(i) lies heavily on me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d](j)
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Psalms 88:8
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You have taken from me my closest friends(k) and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined(l) and cannot escape;(m)
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Psalms 88:9
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my eyes(n) are dim with grief. I call(o) to you, Lord , every day; I spread out my hands(p) to you.
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Psalms 88:10
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Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?(q)
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Psalms 88:11
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Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness(r) in Destruction[e]?
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Psalms 88:12
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Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
Psalms 88:13
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But I cry to you for help,(s) Lord ; in the morning(t) my prayer comes before you.(u)
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Psalms 88:14
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Why, Lord , do you reject(v) me and hide your face(w) from me?
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Psalms 88:15
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From my youth(x) I have suffered(y) and been close to death; I have borne your terrors(z) and am in despair.(aa)
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Psalms 88:16
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Your wrath(ab) has swept over me; your terrors(ac) have destroyed me.
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Psalms 88:17
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All day long they surround me like a flood;(ad) they have completely engulfed me.
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Psalms 88:18
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You have taken from me friend(ae) and neighbor— darkness is my closest friend.
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