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Psalm 25:1-22

Psalm 25

A psalm of David.

1In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.

2I trust in you.

Don’t let me be put to shame.

Don’t let my enemies win the battle over me.

3Those who put their hope in you

will never be put to shame.

But those who lie to other people for no reason

will be put to shame.

4Lord, show me your ways.

Teach me how to follow you.

5Guide me in your truth. Teach me.

You are God my Savior.

I put my hope in you all day long.

6Lord, remember your great mercy and love.

You have shown them to your people for a long time.

7Don’t remember the sins I committed when I was young.

Don’t remember how often I refused to obey you.

Remember me because you love me.

Lord, you are good.

8The Lord is honest and good.

He teaches sinners to walk in his ways.

9He shows those who aren’t proud how to do what is right.

He teaches them his ways.

10All the Lord’s ways are loving and faithful

toward those who obey what his covenant commands.

11Lord, be true to your name.

Forgive my sin, even though it is great.

12Who are the people who have respect for the Lord?

God will teach them the ways they should choose.

13Things will always go well for them.

Their children will be given the land.

14The Lord shares his plans with those who have respect for him.

He makes his covenant known to them.

15My eyes always look to the Lord.

He alone can set my feet free from the trap.

16Turn to me and help me.

I am lonely and hurting.

17Take away the troubles of my heart.

Set me free from my great pain.

18Look at how I’m hurting! See how much I suffer!

Take away all my sins.

19Look at how many enemies I have!

See how terrible their hatred is for me!

20Guard my life. Save me.

Don’t let me be put to shame.

I go to you for safety.

21May my honest and good life keep me safe.

Lord, I have put my hope in you.

22God, set Israel free

from all their troubles!

New International Version - UK

Psalms 25:1-22

Psalm 25This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

Of David.

1In you, Lord my God,

I put my trust.

2I trust in you;

do not let me be put to shame,

nor let my enemies triumph over me.

3No-one who hopes in you

will ever be put to shame,

but shame will come on those

who are treacherous without cause.

4Show me your ways, Lord,

teach me your paths.

5Guide me in your truth and teach me,

for you are God my Saviour,

and my hope is in you all day long.

6Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,

for they are from of old.

7Do not remember the sins of my youth

and my rebellious ways;

according to your love remember me,

for you, Lord, are good.

8Good and upright is the Lord;

therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

9He guides the humble in what is right

and teaches them his way.

10All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful

towards those who keep the demands of his covenant.

11For the sake of your name, Lord,

forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?

He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.25:12 Or ways he chooses

13They will spend their days in prosperity,

and their descendants will inherit the land.

14The Lord confides in those who fear him;

he makes his covenant known to them.

15My eyes are ever on the Lord,

for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16Turn to me and be gracious to me,

for I am lonely and afflicted.

17Relieve the troubles of my heart

and free me from my anguish.

18Look on my affliction and my distress

and take away all my sins.

19See how numerous are my enemies

and how fiercely they hate me!

20Guard my life and rescue me;

do not let me be put to shame,

for I take refuge in you.

21May integrity and uprightness protect me,

because my hope, Lord,25:21 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have Lord. is in you.

22Deliver Israel, O God,

from all their troubles!