Psalm 25:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.

New Living Translation
Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow.

English Standard Version
Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.

New American Standard Bible
Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.

King James Bible
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Make Your ways known to me, LORD; teach me Your paths.

International Standard Version
Cause me to understand your ways, LORD; teach me your paths.

NET Bible
Make me understand your ways, O LORD! Teach me your paths!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Show me your way, Lord Jehovah, and teach me your paths.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make your ways known to me, O LORD, and teach me your paths.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Daleth Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

King James 2000 Bible
Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.

American King James Version
Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.

American Standard Version
Show me thy ways, O Jehovah; Teach me thy paths.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let all them be confounded that act unjust things without cause. Shew, O Lord, thy ways to me, and teach me thy paths.

Darby Bible Translation
Make me to know thy ways, O Jehovah; teach me thy paths.

English Revised Version
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

Webster's Bible Translation
Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

World English Bible
Show me your ways, Yahweh. Teach me your paths.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy ways, O Jehovah, cause me to know, Thy paths teach Thou me.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

25:1-7 In worshipping God, we must lift up our souls to him. It is certain that none who, by a believing attendance, wait on God, and, by a believing hope, wait for him, shall be ashamed of it. The most advanced believer both needs and desires to be taught of God. If we sincerely desire to know our duty, with resolution to do it, we may be sure that God will direct us in it. The psalmist is earnest for the pardon of his sins. When God pardons sin, he is said to remember it no more, which denotes full remission. It is God's goodness, and not ours, his mercy, and not our merit, that must be our plea for the pardon of sin, and all the good we need. This plea we must rely upon, feeling our own unworthiness, and satisfied of the riches of God's mercy and grace. How boundless is that mercy which covers for ever the sins and follies of a youth spent without God and without hope! Blessed be the Lord, the blood of the great Sacrifice can wash away every stain.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Show me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. An echo of the prayer of Moses when his people were rebellious at Sinai (Exodus 33:13), reiterated by David in Psalm 27:11, and perhaps again in Psalm 86:11 (see also Psalm 119:33). Man is so wanting in spiritual understanding, so morally blind and ignorant, that, unless enlightened from on high, he cannot discern aright the "way of godliness;" he does not know at any given moment what God would have him to do. Hence it is the constant prayer of every religious man that God will "lighten his darkness;" "make his way plain before his face;" "show him the path that he should walk in;" enable him to see, if no more, at any rate the next step which it is his duty to take. The idea has been beautifully expressed by a modern poet -

"Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
Lead thou me on.
The night is dark, and I am far from homo;
Lead thou me on.
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me."


Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Show me thy ways, O Lord,.... Either those which the Lord himself took and walked in; as those of creation and providence, in which he has displayed his power, wisdom, and goodness; and which are desirable to be known by his people, and require divine instruction and direction; and particularly his ways of grace, mercy, and truth, and the methods he has taken for the salvation of his people, both in eternity and in time; or those ways which he orders and directs his people to walk in; namely, the paths of duty, the ways of his worship and ordinances; a greater knowledge of which good men desire to have, as well as more grace to enable them to walk more closely and constantly in them;

teach me thy paths; a petition the same with the other, in different words.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4, 5. On the ground of former favor, he invokes divine guidance, according to God's gracious ways of dealing and faithfulness.

Psalm 25:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul
3Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed. 4Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. 5Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.…
Cross References
Exodus 33:13
If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people."

1 Kings 8:36
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.

Psalm 27:11
Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

Psalm 86:11
Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

Psalm 119:15
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

Psalm 119:26
I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.

Psalm 119:35
Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.

Psalm 143:10
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

Isaiah 26:7
The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.
Treasury of Scripture

Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.

Psalm 5:1,8 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation…

Psalm 27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.

Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart …

Psalm 119:27 Make me to understand the way of your precepts: so shall I talk of …

Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you …

Exodus 33:13 Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found grace in your sight, show …

Proverbs 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the middle of the paths of judgment:

Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the …

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the …

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