A Prayer of David.
1Incline thine ear, Jehovah, answer me; for I am afflicted and needy. 2Keep my soul, for I am godly; O thou my God#GodHebrew: Elohim save thy servant who confideth in thee. 3Be gracious unto me, O Lord; for unto thee do I call all the day. 4Rejoice the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and art of great loving-kindness unto all that call upon thee. 6Give ear, O Jehovah, unto my prayer, and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7In the day of my distress I will call upon thee, for thou wilt answer me.
8Among the gods there is none like unto thee, Lord, and there is nothing like unto thy works. 9All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord, and shall glorify thy name. 10For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God#GodHebrew: Elohim thou alone. 11Teach me thy way, Jehovah; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. 12I will praise thee, O Lord my God#GodHebrew: Elohim with my whole heart; and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 13For great is thy loving-kindness toward me, and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol. 14O God#GodHebrew: Elohim the proud are risen against me, and the assembly of the violent seek after my soul, and they have not set thee before them. 15But thou, Lord, art a ·God#GodHebrew: El merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth. 16Turn toward me, and be gracious unto me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid. 17Shew me a token for good, that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed; for thou, Jehovah, hast helped me and comforted me.
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