Psalm 25
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Dependence on the Lord

Davidic.

1LORD,a I turn to You.b, c

2My God, I trust in You.

Do not let me be disgraced;d

do not let my enemies gloat over me.e

3No one who waits for You

will be disgraced;f

those who act treacherously without cause

will be disgraced.g

4Make Your ways known to me, LORD;

teach me Your paths.h

5Guide me in Your truth and teach me,i

for You are the God of my salvation;j

I wait for You all day long.k

6Remember, LORD, Your compassion

and Your faithful love,

for they have existed from antiquity.l, m

7Do not remember the sins of my youthn

or my acts of rebellion;o

in keeping with Your faithful love, remember me

because of Your goodness, LORD.p

8The LORD is good and upright;q

therefore He shows sinners the way.r

9He leads the humble in what is rights

and teaches them His way.t

10All the LORD’s ways show faithful love and truth

to those who keep His covenant and decrees.u

11Because of Your name, Yahweh,

forgive my sin, for it is great.v

12Who is the man who fears the LORD?w

He will show him the way he should choose.x

13He will live a good life,

and his descendants will inherit the land.y, z

14The secret counsel of the LORD

is for those who fear Him,

and He reveals His covenant to them.aa

15My eyes are always on the LORD,

for He will pull my feet out of the net.ab

16Turn to me and be gracious to me,

for I am alone and afflicted.ac

17The distresses of my heart increase;ad, ae

bring me out of my sufferings.af

18Consider my affliction and trouble,ag

and take away all my sins.ah

19Consider my enemies; they are numerous,ai

and they hate me violently.aj

20Guard me and deliver me;ak

do not let me be put to shame,

for I take refuge in You.al

21May integrity and what is right

watch over me,

for I wait for You.am

22God, redeem Israel, from all its distresses.an


Footnotes:
a. 25:1 The lines of this poem form an acrostic.
b. 25:1 Or To You, Lord, I lift up my soul
c. 25:1 Ps 38:15; 86:4
d. 25:2 Ps 31:1; 71:1
e. 25:2 Ps 13:4; 41:11
f. 25:3 Is 49:23
g. 25:3 Pr 2:22; Is 21:2
h. 25:4 Ex 33:13; Ps 27:11; 86:11
i. 25:5 Jn 16:13
j. 25:5 Ex 15:2
k. 25:5 Ps 40:1
l. 25:6 Or everlasting
m. 25:6 Ps 98:3; 103:17
n. 25:7 Jb 13:26
o. 25:7 Ps 51:1
p. 25:7 Neh 13:22
q. 25:8 Ps 100:5; Nah 1:7
r. 25:8 Ps 32:8
s. 25:9 Ps 23:3
t. 25:9 Ex 18:20; Ps 86:11
u. 25:10 Ps 40:11; 103:17-18
v. 25:11 Jb 7:21; Ps 103:3; Jr 31:34
w. 25:12 Ps 31:19
x. 25:12 Ps 37:23
y. 25:13 Or earth
z. 25:13 Ps 37:11; 69:36
aa. 25:14 Jn 7:17; 1Co 2:9
ab. 25:15 Ps 31:4; 124:7
ac. 25:16 Ps 70:5; 73:14
ad. 25:17 Or Relieve the distresses of my heart
ae. 25:17 Lm 1:20
af. 25:17 Jr 10:19
ag. 25:18 Ps 31:7
ah. 25:18 Rm 11:27; 1Jn 3:5
ai. 25:19 Ps 3:1
aj. 25:19 Ps 9:13
ak. 25:20 Ps 17:8; 31:15
al. 25:20 Ps 86:2
am. 25:21 Ps 41:12
an. 25:22 Ps 34:22; 130:8
Psalm 24
Top of Page
Top of Page