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Psalms 86:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Preserve my soul; for I am godly: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Preserve my soul; for I [am] holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Preserve my soul; for I [am] holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Keep my soul, for I am godly; O thou my God, save thy servant who confideth in thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— O guard my life, For, a man of lovingkindness, am I,—Save thy servant, O thou my God, [Thy servant] who trusteth in thee;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Keep my soul, for I [am] pious, Save Thy servant—who is trusting to Thee, O Thou, my God.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Preserve my soul, for I am holy: save thy servant, O my God, that trusteth in thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Preserue my soule, for I [am] holy: O thou my God, saue thy seruant, that trusteth in thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Preserve my soul, for I am holy; save thy servant, O God, who hopes in thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Preserve my soul; for I [am] holy: O thou my Elohim, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Preserve 8104
{8104} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
my soul; 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
for x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I x589
(0589) Complement
Contracted from H0595; I.
[am] holy: 2623
{2623} Prime
From H2616; properly kind, that is, (religiously) pious (a saint).
O thou x859
(0859) Complement
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
my lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
save 3467
{3467} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor.
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
thy servant 5650
{5650} Prime
From H5647; a servant.
that trusteth 982
{0982} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively to trust, be confident or sure.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in thee. x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 86:1-2.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 86:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 86:2

Holy — Sincerely devoted to thy service.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 86:2

Preserve my soul; for I [am] (b) holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

(b) I am not an enemy to them, but I pity them even though they are cruel to me.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
Psalms 37:28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
Psalms 119:94 I [am] thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
John 10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: ... My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand.
John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we [are].
1 Peter 5:3-5 Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. ... Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

or, one whom thou favourest,
Psalms 18:19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Deuteronomy 7:7-8 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye [were] the fewest of all people: ... But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Romans 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will [have mercy], and whom he will he hardeneth.
Romans 9:23-24 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, ... Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?


Psalms 119:124-125 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. ... I [am] thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
Psalms 143:12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I [am] thy servant.
John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour.


Psalms 13:5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
Psalms 16:1 [[Michtam of David.]] Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
Psalms 31:1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee. ... Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength:
Romans 15:12-13 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. ... Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Ephesians 1:12-13 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. ... In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
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