Psalm 25:12
New International Version
Who, then, are those who fear the LORD? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.

New Living Translation
Who are those who fear the LORD? He will show them the path they should choose.

English Standard Version
Who is the man who fears the LORD? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.

Berean Study Bible
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the path chosen for him.

King James Bible
What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

New King James Version
Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses.

New American Standard Bible
Who is the person who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

NASB 1995
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

NASB 1977
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

Amplified Bible
Who is the man who fears the LORD [with awe-inspired reverence and worships Him with submissive wonder]? He will teach him [through His word] in the way he should choose.

Christian Standard Bible
Who is this person who fears the LORD? He will show him the way he should choose.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will show him the way he should choose.

American Standard Version
What man is he that feareth Jehovah? Him shall he instruct in the way that he shall choose.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who is the man that is in awe of LORD JEHOVAH? He will teach him the way that he chooses.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who is the man that fears the Lord? he shall instruct him in the way which he has chosen.

Contemporary English Version
You will show the right path to all who worship you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is the man that feareth the Lord? He hath appointed him a law in the way he hath chosen.

English Revised Version
What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he instruct in the way that he shall choose.

Good News Translation
Those who have reverence for the LORD will learn from him the path they should follow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Who, then, is this person that fears the LORD? He is the one whom the LORD will teach which path to choose.

International Standard Version
Who is the man who fears the LORD? God will teach him the path he should choose.

JPS Tanakh 1917
What man is he that feareth the LORD? Him will He instruct in the way that He should choose.

Literal Standard Version
Who [is] this—the man fearing YHWH? He directs him in the way He chooses.

NET Bible
The LORD shows his faithful followers the way they should live.

New Heart English Bible
What man is he who fears the LORD? He shall instruct him in the way that he shall choose.

World English Bible
What man is he who fears Yahweh? He shall instruct him in the way that he shall choose.

Young's Literal Translation
Who is this -- the man fearing Jehovah? He directeth him in the way He doth choose.

Additional Translations ...
Context
To You I Lift Up My Soul
11For the sake of Your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, for it is great. 12Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the path chosen for him. 13His soul will dwell in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.…

Cross References
Psalm 25:8
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He shows sinners the way.

Psalm 31:19
How great is Your goodness which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have bestowed before the sons of men on those who take refuge in You!

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a man are ordered by the LORD who takes delight in his journey.

Proverbs 1:33
But whoever listens to me will dwell in safety, secure from the fear of evil."


Treasury of Scripture

What man is he that fears the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

What

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 2:5
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

him

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Isaiah 35:8
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.









(12) What man is he . . .?--For the emphatic question compare Psalm 34:12.

The way that he shall choose.--Rather, the way that he should choose--i.e., the way of right choice. The LXX. and Vulg., however, refer it to God--"the way in which He took delight."

Verse 12. - What man is he that feareth the Lord? Once more we have a series of reflections (vers. 12-15) - first, with respect to the God-fearing man. Every such man shall have favour shown him by God - him shall he (i.e. God) teach in the way that he shall choose. This is, of course, the right way - the way of God's commandments (Psalm 119:30, 173). God shall make his way plain to the God-fearing man.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Who
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

is the man
הָ֭אִישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who fears
יְרֵ֣א (yə·rê)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3373: Fearing, reverent

the LORD?
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

He will instruct him
י֝וֹרֶ֗נּוּ (yō·w·ren·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

in the way
בְּדֶ֣רֶךְ (bə·ḏe·reḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

he should choose.
יִבְחָֽר׃ (yiḇ·ḥār)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select


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