A Prayer of David.

[1] BOW down thine ear, O Jehovah, and answer me;

For I am poor and needy.

[2] Preserve my soul; for I am godly:

O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

[3] Be merciful unto me, O Lord;

For unto thee do I cry all the day long.

[4] Rejoice the soul of thy servant;

For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

[5] For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive,

And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.

[6] Give ear, O Jehovah, unto my prayer;

And hearken unto the voice of my supplications.

[7] In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee;

For thou wilt answer me.

[8] There is none like unto thee among the gods, O Lord;

Neither are there any works like unto thy works.

[9] All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord;

And they shall glorify thy name.

[10] For thou art great, and doest wondrous things:

Thou art God alone.

[11] Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; I will walk in thy truth:

Unite my heart to fear thy name.

[12] I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart;

And I will glorify thy name for evermore.

[13] For great is thy lovingkindness toward me;

And thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.

[14] O God, the proud are risen up against me,

And a company of violent men have sought after my soul,

And have not set thee before them.

[15] But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious,

Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

[16] Oh turn unto me, and have〖Or, be gracious unto.〗 mercy upon me;

Give thy strength unto thy servant,

And save the son of thy handmaid.

[17] Show me a token for good,

That they who hate me may see it, and be put to shame,

Because thou, Jehovah, hast helped me, and comforted me.

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