Psalm 5:8
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New International Version
Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- 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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness - When entered into the house, and prostrated before the temple, he knew that, unless God continued to lead and direct, he was not likely to profit even by such great advantages. We need God not only to bring us to his house, but to keep our feet while we are there.

Because of mine enemies - His conduct was marked; his enemies looked upon and watched him with an evil eye. They would have been glad of his halting, that they might have brought a reproach on the good cause which he had espoused. O how cautiously should those walk who make a profession of living to God, of knowing themselves to be in his favor, and of being delivered from all sin in this life!

Make thy way straight - Show me that I must go right on; and let thy light always shine on my path, that I may see how to proceed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Lead

Psalm 25:4,5 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 to fear your name.

Psalm 119:10,64 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments...

Psalm 143:8-10 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk...

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding...

mine. Heb. those which observe me

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

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

Psalm 59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire on my enemies.

2 Samuel 12:14 However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme...

make

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

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

Proverbs 4:25 Let your eyes look right on, and let your eyelids look straight before you.

Matthew 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness...

Hebrews 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Library
A Staircase of Three Steps
'All those that put their trust in Thee ... them also that love Thy name ... the righteous.'--PSALM v. 11, 12. I have ventured to isolate these three clauses from their context, because, if taken in their sequence, they are very significant of the true path by which men draw nigh to God and become righteous. They are all three designations of the same people, but regarded under different aspects and at different stages. There is a distinct order in them, and whether the Psalmist was fully conscious
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Moreover what is Written "Thou Wilt Destroy all that Speak Leasing...
35. Moreover what is written "Thou wilt destroy all that speak leasing:" [2360] one saith that no lie is here excepted, but all condemned. Another saith: Yea verily: but they who speak leasing from the heart, as we disputed above; for that man speaketh truth in his heart, who hateth the necessity of lying, which he understands as a penalty of the moral life. Another saith: All indeed will God destroy who speak leasing, but not all leasing: for there is some leasing which the Prophet was at that time
St. Augustine—On Lying

Covenanting a Duty.
The exercise of Covenanting with God is enjoined by Him as the Supreme Moral Governor of all. That his Covenant should be acceded to, by men in every age and condition, is ordained as a law, sanctioned by his high authority,--recorded in his law of perpetual moral obligation on men, as a statute decreed by him, and in virtue of his underived sovereignty, promulgated by his command. "He hath commanded his covenant for ever."[171] The exercise is inculcated according to the will of God, as King and
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenant Duties.
It is here proposed to show, that every incumbent duty ought, in suitable circumstances, to be engaged to in the exercise of Covenanting. The law and covenant of God are co-extensive; and what is enjoined in the one is confirmed in the other. The proposals of that Covenant include its promises and its duties. The former are made and fulfilled by its glorious Originator; the latter are enjoined and obligatory on man. The duties of that Covenant are God's law; and the demands of the law are all made
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
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 23:3
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake.

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

Psalm 31:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.

Psalm 31:3
Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

Psalm 107:7
He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.

Psalm 139:24
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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