Bible: Psalm 25

Psalm 25 1 

25:1 By David.

O Lord, I come before you in prayer. 2 

25:2 My God, I trust in you.

Please do not let me be humiliated;

do not let my enemies triumphantly rejoice over me!

25:3 Certainly none who rely on you will be humiliated.

Those who deal in treachery will be thwarted 3  and humiliated.

25:4 Make me understand your ways, O Lord!

Teach me your paths! 4 

25:5 Guide me into your truth 5  and teach me.

For you are the God who delivers me;

on you I rely all day long.

25:6 Remember 6  your compassionate and faithful deeds, O Lord,

for you have always acted in this manner. 7 

25:7 Do not hold against me 8  the sins of my youth 9  or my rebellious acts!

Because you are faithful to me, extend to me your favor, O Lord! 10 

25:8 The Lord is both kind and fair; 11 

that is why he teaches sinners the right way to live. 12 

25:9 May he show 13  the humble what is right! 14 

May he teach 15  the humble his way!

25:10 The Lord always proves faithful and reliable 16 

to those who follow the demands of his covenant. 17 

25:11 For the sake of your reputation, 18  O Lord,

forgive my sin, because it is great. 19 

25:12 The Lord shows his faithful followers

the way they should live. 20 

25:13 They experience his favor; 21 

their descendants 22  inherit the land. 23 

25:14 The Lord’s loyal followers receive his guidance, 24 

and he reveals his covenantal demands to them. 25 

25:15 I continually look to the Lord for help, 26 

for he will free my feet from the enemy’s net. 27 

25:16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me,

for I am alone 28  and oppressed!

25:17 Deliver me from my distress; 29 

rescue me from my suffering! 30 

25:18 See my pain and suffering!

Forgive all my sins! 31 

25:19 Watch my enemies, for they outnumber me;

they hate me and want to harm me. 32 

25:20 Protect me 33  and deliver me!

Please do not let me be humiliated,

for I have taken shelter in you!

25:21 May integrity and godliness protect me,

for I rely on you!

25:22 O God, rescue 34  Israel

from all their distress! 35 

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