New International Version - UK

Psalm 25

Psalm 25[a]

Of David.

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

I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Saviour,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
    forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
    He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.[b]
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
    and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,
    for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
    and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
    and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies
    and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
    because my hope, Lord,[c] is in you.

22 Deliver Israel, O God,
    from all their troubles!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 25:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 25:12 Or ways he chooses
  3. Psalm 25:21 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have Lord.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 25

Psalm 25

A psalm of David.

In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.
    I trust in you.
Don’t let me be put to shame.
    Don’t let my enemies win the battle over me.
Those 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.

Lord, show me your ways.
    Teach me how to follow you.
Guide me in your truth. Teach me.
    You are God my Savior.
    I put my hope in you all day long.
Lord, remember your great mercy and love.
    You have shown them to your people for a long time.
Don’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.

The Lord is honest and good.
    He teaches sinners to walk in his ways.
He shows those who aren’t proud how to do what is right.
    He teaches them his ways.
10 All the Lord’s ways are loving and faithful
    toward those who obey what his covenant commands.
11 Lord, be true to your name.
    Forgive my sin, even though it is great.
12 Who are the people who have respect for the Lord?
    God will teach them the ways they should choose.
13 Things will always go well for them.
    Their children will be given the land.
14 The Lord shares his plans with those who have respect for him.
    He makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes always look to the Lord.
    He alone can set my feet free from the trap.

16 Turn to me and help me.
    I am lonely and hurting.
17 Take away the troubles of my heart.
    Set me free from my great pain.
18 Look at how I’m hurting! See how much I suffer!
    Take away all my sins.
19 Look at how many enemies I have!
    See how terrible their hatred is for me!
20 Guard my life. Save me.
    Don’t let me be put to shame.
    I go to you for safety.
21 May my honest and good life keep me safe.
    Lord, I have put my hope in you.

22 God, set Israel free
    from all their troubles!