New American Standard Bible
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
King James Bible
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Darby Bible Translation
I will instruct thee and teach thee the way in which thou shalt go; I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.
World English Bible
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. I will counsel you with my eye on you.
Young's Literal Translation
I cause thee to act wisely, And direct thee in the way that thou goest, I cause mine eye to take counsel concerning thee.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I will instruct thee - Many interpreters have understood this to refer to God - as if he were now introduced as speaking, and as saying that he would be the guide of those who thus submitted to him, and who sought him by penitence and confession. But it is more natural to regard the psalmist as still speaking, and referring to his own experience as qualifying him to give counsel to others, showing them how they might find peace, and with what views and feelings they should come before God if they wished to secure his favor. He had himself learned by painful experience, and after much delay, how the favor of God was to be obtained, and how deliverance from the distressing consciousness of guilt was to be secured; and he regards himself as now qualified to teach others who are borne down with the same consciousness of guilt, and who are seeking deliverance, how they may find peace. It is an instance of one who, by personal experience, is fitted to give instruction to others; and the psalmist, in what follows, does merely what every converted man is qualified to do, and should do, by imparting valuable knowledge to those who are inquiring how they must be saved. Compare Psalm 51:12-13.
And teach thee in the way which thou shalt go - The way which you are to take to find pardon and peace; or, the way to God.
I will guide thee with mine eye - Margin, I will counsel thee, mine eye shall be upon thee. The margin expresses the sense of the Hebrew. The literal meaning is, "I will counsel thee; mine eye shall be upon thee." DeWette, "my eye shall be directed toward thee." The idea is that of one who is telling another what way he is to take in order that he may reach a certain place; and he says he will watch him, or will keep an eye upon him; he will not let him go wrong.
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Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
Epistle Xlvi. To Isacius, Bishop of Jerusalem .
"And I bowed low and worshiped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had guided me in the right way to take the daughter of my master's kinsman for his son.
Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness,
Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory.
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.
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