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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Psalms Chapter 25

Psalms 25:2

psa 25:2

Ashamed - Disappointed of my hope.

Psalms 25:3

psa 25:3

Cause - Without any provocation of mine.

Psalms 25:4

psa 25:4

Teach - Teach me my duty, and cause me to keep close to it, notwithstanding all temptations.

Psalms 25:8

psa 25:8

Upright - Holy and true, in all his declarations and offers of mercy to sinners. Therefore - He will not be wanting to such poor sinners as I am, but will guide them into the way of life and peace.

Psalms 25:9

psa 25:9

The meek - Such as meekly submit themselves to God, and are desirous to be directed and governed by him. Judgment - In the paths of judgment, in the right way.

Psalms 25:10

psa 25:10

Paths - All the dealings of God with them, yea even those that are afflictive, are done in kindness and faithfulness to them.

Psalms 25:11

psa 25:11

For - Or, though (as this particle is often rendered) it be great. Possibly he speaks of his sin against Uriah and Bathsheba. Great - Or, much or manifold. For the Hebrew word signifies both great and much.

Psalms 25:12

psa 25:12

Chuse - Which God appointeth.

Psalms 25:13

psa 25:13

At ease - Heb. in Good; in the possession and enjoyment of the true good. The land - Canaan; which was given as an earnest of the whole Covenant of Grace, and all its promises.

Psalms 25:14

psa 25:14

The secret - His love and favour, which is called his secret, Job 29:4; Pro 3:32, because it is known to none but him that enjoyeth it. Will shew - He will make them clearly to understand it, both its duties and its blessings; neither of which ungodly men rightly understand.

Psalms 25:15

psa 25:15

Pluck - He will deliver me out of all my troubles.

Psalms 25:20

psa 25:20

Soul - My life.

Psalms 25:22

psa 25:22

Israel - If thou wilt not help me, yet spare thy people who suffer for my sake, and in my sufferings.

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