New American Standard Bible
O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me.
King James Bible
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
Darby Bible Translation
Lead me, Jehovah, in thy righteousness, because of my foes; make thy way plain before me.
World English Bible
Lead me, Yahweh, in your righteousness because of my enemies. Make your way straight before my face.
Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, lead me in Thy righteousness, Because of those observing me, Make straight before me Thy way,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness - That is, conduct me safely in the manifestation of the principles of justice or righteousness which belong to thy nature. David felt assured that his was a righteous cause, and that he might make his appeal to God on the ground of the justness of that cause. Such a ground of appeal is always proper when we are in danger or in trouble from the injustice of others, for we may always ask of God to interpose, and to cause that which is right to be done.
Because of mine enemies - On account of my enemies, or in respect to them; that is, that they may not triumph, but that I may be vindicated and may be delivered from them.
Make thy way straight before my face - The way in which thou wouldst have me to walk. That is, mark out or make plain before me the path for me to tread - the path in which thou wilt deliver me. He was in perplexity, and knew not which way to go, and he looks up to God for guidance and direction.
Morning Hymns.  My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3 …
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1 Kings 8:36
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.
Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me.
For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me.
He led them also by a straight way, To go to an inhabited city.
And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
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