Psalms 25

Dependence on the Lord


The lines of this poem form an acrostic
. I turn to You.
Or To You, Lord, I lift up my soul
2 My God, I trust in You.
Do not let me be disgraced; d
do not let my enemies gloat over me. e
3 No one who waits for You
will be disgraced; f
those who act treacherously without cause
will be disgraced. g

4 Make Your ways known to me, Lord;
teach me Your paths. h
5 Guide me in Your truth and teach me, i
for You are the God of my salvation; j
I wait for You all day long. k
6 Remember, Lord, Your compassion
and Your faithful love,
for they have existed from antiquity.
Or everlasting
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth n
or my acts of rebellion; o
in keeping with Your faithful love, remember me
because of Your goodness, Lord. p

8 The Lord is good and upright; q
therefore He shows sinners the way. r
9 He leads the humble in what is right s
and teaches them His way. t
10 All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truth
to those who keep His covenant and decrees. u
11 Because of Your name,
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
forgive my sin, for it is great. w

12 Who is the man who
fear(s) God or the Lord/ the fear of the Lord: No single English word conveys every aspect of the word fear in this phrase. The meaning includes worshipful submission, reverential awe, and obedient respect to the covenant-keeping God of Israel.
fears the Lord? y
He will show him the way he should choose. z
13 He will live a good life,
and his descendants will inherit the land.
Or earth
14 The secret counsel of the Lord
is for those who fear Him,
and He reveals His covenant to them. ac
15 My eyes are always on the Lord,
for He will pull my feet out of the net. ad

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am alone and afflicted. ae
17 The distresses of my heart increase;
Or Relieve the distresses of my heart
bring me out of my sufferings. ah
18 Consider my affliction and trouble, ai
and take away all my sins. aj
19 Consider my enemies; they are numerous, ak
and they hate me violently. al
20 Guard me and deliver me; am
do not let me be put to shame,
for I take refuge in You. an
21 May integrity and what is right
watch over me,
for I wait for You. ao

22 God, redeem Israel, from all its distresses. ap
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