David strengtheneth his prayer by the conscience of his religion,
Psalms 86:1 A Prayer of David. Incline, O Jehovah, Thine ear, Answer me, for I [am] poor and needy. Psalms 86:2 Keep my soul, for I [am] pious, Save Thy servantwho is trusting to Thee, O Thou, my God. Psalms 86:3 Favour me, O Lord, for to Thee I call all the day. Psalms 86:4 Rejoice the soul of Thy servant, For unto Thee, O Lord, my soul I lift up.
by the goodness and power of God.
Psalms 86:5 For Thou, Lord, [art] good and forgiving. And abundant in kindness to all calling Thee. Psalms 86:6 Hear, O Jehovah, my prayer, And attend to the voice of my supplications. Psalms 86:7 In a day of my distress I call Thee, For Thou dost answer me. Psalms 86:8 There is none like Thee among the gods, O Lord, And like Thy works there are none. Psalms 86:9 All nations that Thou hast made Come and bow themselves before Thee, O Lord, And give honour to Thy name. Psalms 86:10 For great [art] Thou, and doing wonders, Thou [art] God Thyself alone.
He desireth the continuance of former grace.
Psalms 86:11 Show me, O Jehovah, Thy way, I walk in Thy truth, My heart doth rejoice to fear Thy name. Psalms 86:12 I confess Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I honour Thy name to the age. Psalms 86:13 For Thy kindness [is] great toward me, And Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
Complaining of the proud, he craveth some token of God's goodness.
Psalms 86:14 O God, the proud have risen up against me, And a company of the terrible sought my soul, And have not placed Thee before them, Psalms 86:15 And Thou, O Lord, [art] God, merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in kindness and truth. Psalms 86:16 Look unto me, and favour me, Give Thy strength to Thy servant, And give salvation to a son of Thine handmaid. Psalms 86:17 Do with me a sign for good, And those hating me see and are ashamed, For Thou, O Jehovah, hast helped me, Yea, Thou hast comforted me!