Psalms 25

Teach Me Your Paths

This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet
Of David.

1 To you, O  Lord, I blift up my soul.
2O my God, in you I ctrust;
dlet me not be put to shame;
elet not my enemies exult over me.
3Indeed fnone who wait for you shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are gwantonly htreacherous.
4 iMake me to know your ways, O  Lord;
teach me your paths.
5Lead me in your jtruth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
6 Remember your kmercy, O  Lord, and your steadfast love,
lfor they have been from of old.
7Remember not mthe sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your nsteadfast love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness, O  Lord!
8 oGood and upright is the  Lord;
therefore he pinstructs sinners in the way.
9He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.
10All the paths of the  Lord are qsteadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For your rname’s sake, O  Lord,
pardon my guilt, for it is sgreat.
12Who is the man who fears the  Lord?
Him twill he instruct in the way that he should choose.
13His soul shall uabide in well-being,
and his voffspring wshall inherit the land.
14 xThe friendship
Or  The secret counsel
of the  Lord is for those who fear him,
and he makes known to them his covenant.
15My zeyes are ever toward the  Lord,
for he will aapluck my feet out of the net.
16 abTurn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
17The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
bring me out of my distresses.
18 acConsider my affliction and my trouble,
and forgive all my sins.
19 Consider how many are my foes,
and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
adLet me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for you.
22 aeRedeem Israel, O God,
out of all his troubles.
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