86 Lord, ·listen to me [L incline your ear] and answer me. I am poor and ·helpless [needy]. 2 ·Protect [Guard] me, because I ·worship you [am loyal/holy/a saint]. My God, ·save me [give me victory], your servant who ·trusts [has confidence] in you. 3 Lord, ·have mercy on [be gracious to] me, because I have called to you all day. 4 Give ·happiness [joy] to me, your servant, because I ·give [lift up] my life to you, Lord. 5 Lord, you are ·kind [good] and forgiving and have great ·love [loyalty] for those who call to you [Ex. 34:7]. 6 Lord, ·hear [L give ear to] my prayer, and ·listen [pay attention] ·when I ask for mercy [L to the sound of my supplication]. 7 I call to you in ·times of trouble [L the day of my distress], because you will answer me.
8 Lord, there is ·no god like you [L none like you among the gods; Ex. 15:11; 20:3] and no works like yours. 9 Lord, all the nations you have made will come and ·worship [bow down before] you. They will ·honor you [L glorify your name]. 10 You are great and you do ·miracles [wonderful acts]. Only you are God. 11 Lord, teach me ·what you want me to do [L your way], and I will ·live [walk] ·by your truth [in your faithfulness]. ·Teach me to respect you completely [L Give me an undivided heart to fear your name]. 12 Lord, my God, I will ·praise [thank] you with all my heart, and I will ·honor [glorify] your name forever. 13 You have great ·love [loyalty] for me. You have ·saved [T delivered] me from ·death [L Sheol down below; C the grave or the underworld].
14 God, ·proud [arrogant] people ·are attacking [rise up against] me; a ·gang [assembly] of ·cruel [violent] people ·is trying to kill me [seek my life]. They do not ·respect you [L set you before them]. 15 But, Lord, you are a God who shows ·mercy [compassion] and is ·kind [merciful; compassionate]. You ·don’t become angry quickly [are patient/longsuffering]. You have great ·love [loyalty] and ·faithfulness [truth; Ex. 34:6–7]. 16 Turn to me and ·have mercy [be gracious]. Give me, your servant, strength. ·Save [Give victory to] me, the son of your female servant. 17 ·Show [L Give] me a sign of your goodness. When my enemies look, they will be ashamed. You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
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