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Psalms Chapter 25

Psalms 25:1

psa 25:1

"[A Psalm] of David." Unto thee, (a) O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

(a) I did not put my trust in any worldly thing.

Psalms 25:2

psa 25:2

O my God, I (b) trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

(b) That you will take away my enemies, which are your rods.

Psalms 25:4

psa 25:4

(c) Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

(c) Retain me in the faith of your promise that I swore not on any side.

Psalms 25:5

psa 25:5

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou [art] the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait (d) all the day.

(d) Constantly and against all temptations.

Psalms 25:7

psa 25:7

Remember not the (e) sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

(e) He confesses that his many sins were the reason that his enemies persecuted him, desiring that the cause of the evil may be taken away, so that the effect may cease.

Psalms 25:8

psa 25:8

Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he (f) teach sinners in the way.

(f) That is, call them to repentance.

Psalms 25:9

psa 25:9

The meek will he (g) guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

(g) He will govern and comfort them that are truly humbled for their sins.

Psalms 25:11

psa 25:11

For thy (h) name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it [is] great.

(h) For no other respect.

Psalms 25:12

psa 25:12

What (i) man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall (k) choose.

(i) Meaning, the number is very small.

(k) He will direct such with his spirit to follow the right way.

Psalms 25:13

psa 25:13

His soul shall dwell at (l) ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

(l) He will prosper both in spiritual and corporal things.

Psalms 25:14

psa 25:14

The (m) secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

(m) His counsel contained in his word, by which he declares that he is the protector of the faithful.

Psalms 25:17

psa 25:17

The troubles of my heart (n) are enlarged: [O] bring thou me out of my distresses.

(n) My grief is increased because of my enemies cruelty.

Psalms 25:19

psa 25:19

Consider mine (o) enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

(o) The greater that his afflictions were and the more that his enemies increased, the more near he felt God's help.

Psalms 25:21

psa 25:21

Let (p) integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

(p) As I have behaved myself uprightly toward my enemies, let them know that you are the defender of my just cause.

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