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

New Living Translation
Teach me how to live, O LORD. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me.

English Standard Version
Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.

New American Standard Bible
Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes.

King James Bible
Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of my adversaries, show me Your way, LORD, and lead me on a level path.

International Standard Version
Teach me your way, LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.

NET Bible
Teach me how you want me to live; lead me along a level path because of those who wait to ambush me!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Teach me your way, Lord Jehovah, and lead me in your straight paths.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Teach me your way, O LORD. Lead me on a level path because I have enemies who spy on me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a right path because of my enemies.

King James 2000 Bible
Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a level path, because of my enemies.

American King James Version
Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.

American Standard Version
Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; And lead me in a plain path, Because of mine enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Set me, O Lord, a law in thy way, and guide me in the right path, because of my enemies.

Darby Bible Translation
Teach me thy way, Jehovah, and lead me in an even path, because of mine enemies.

English Revised Version
Teach me thy way, O LORD; and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

Webster's Bible Translation
Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.

World English Bible
Teach me your way, Yahweh. Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.

Young's Literal Translation
Shew me, O Jehovah, Thy way, And lead me in a path of uprightness, For the sake of my beholders.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:7-14 Wherever the believer is, he can find a way to the throne of grace by prayer. God calls us by his Spirit, by his word, by his worship, and by special providences, merciful and afflicting. When we are foolishly making court to lying vanities, God is, in love to us, calling us to seek our own mercies in him. The call is general, Seek ye my face; but we must apply it to ourselves, I will seek it. The word does us no good, when we do not ourselves accept the exhortation: a gracious heart readily answers to the call of a gracious God, being made willing in the day of his power. The psalmist requests the favour of the Lord; the continuance of his presence with him; the benefit of Divine guidance, and the benefit of Divine protection. God's time to help those that trust in him, is, when all other helpers fail. He is a surer and better Friend than earthly parents are, or can be. What was the belief which supported the psalmist? That he should see the goodness of the Lord. There is nothing like the believing hope of eternal life, the foresights of that glory, and foretastes of those pleasures, to keep us from fainting under all calamities. In the mean time he should be strengthened to bear up under his burdens. Let us look unto the suffering Saviour, and pray in faith, not to be delivered into the hands of our enemies. Let us encourage each other to wait on the Lord, with patient expectation, and fervent prayer.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Teach me thy way, O Lord (comp. Psalm 25:3, and the comment ad loc.). And lead me in a plain path; literally, a level path - a path traversing a fiat and smooth country, not one where the ground is rugged and beset with rocks and precipices. Because of mine enemies. David's enemies are ever at hand, to swallow him up (Psalm 56:2). If his way be not plain and smooth, it will be to their advantage and to his detriment.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Teach me thy way, O Lord,.... Of providence, grace, and duty; See Gill on Psalm 25:4;

and lead me in a plain path: as the path of truth is to those that understand and find knowledge; and as the way of holiness is, even to such who in other things are fools, but shall not err therein, Proverbs 8:9, Isaiah 35:8; or the path of righteousness, in which Christ, the wisdom of God, and shepherd of his people, leads them, Psalm 23:3;

because of mine enemies, or "those that observe me"; who eyed him as Saul did, 1 Samuel 18:9; and waited for his halting, as Jeremiah's familiars did for him; and lay in wait to deceive him, and lead him out of the way, as false teachers do; and come upon him at an unawares, and take every advantage against him, as Satan does.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. thy way—of providence.

a plain path—(Ps 26:12).

enemies—literally, "watchers for my fall" (Ps 5:8).

Psalm 27:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord is My Salvation
10For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up. 11Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes. 12Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.…
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 5:8
Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make your way straight before me.

Psalm 25:4
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.

Psalm 25:9
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

Psalm 26:12
My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the LORD.

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 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

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

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

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Psalm 25:4,5,9,12 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths…

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

Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your …

Psalm 143:8-10 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you …

Proverbs 2:6-9 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding…

Isaiah 30:20,21 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water …

a plain path [heb.] a way of plainness

Psalm 26:12 My foot stands in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.

Proverbs 8:9 They are all plain to him that understands, and right to them that …

Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way …

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called …

Luke 3:4-6 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, …

mine enemies [heb.] those which observe me

Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make …

Psalm 54:5 He shall reward evil to my enemies: cut them off in your truth.

Psalm 56:5,6 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil…

Psalm 64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both …

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say …

Daniel 6:4,5 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel …

Luke 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves …

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