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