Psalm 25:8
New International Version
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

New Living Translation
The LORD is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray.

English Standard Version
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

Berean Study Bible
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He shows sinners the way.

New American Standard Bible
Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.

King James Bible
Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is good and upright; therefore he shows sinners the way.

Contemporary English Version
You are honest and merciful, and you teach sinners how to follow your path.

Good News Translation
Because the LORD is righteous and good, he teaches sinners the path they should follow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is good and upright; therefore He shows sinners the way.

International Standard Version
The LORD is good and just; therefore he will teach sinners concerning the way.

NET Bible
The LORD is both kind and fair; that is why he teaches sinners the right way to live.

New Heart English Bible
Good and upright is the LORD, therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Good and upright is Lord Jehovah, therefore he corrects sinners in the way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is good and decent. That is why he teaches sinners the way they should live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore doth He instruct sinners in the way.

New American Standard 1977
Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cheth Good and upright is the LORD: therefore he will teach sinners in the way.

King James 2000 Bible
Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

American King James Version
Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

American Standard Version
Good and upright is Jehovah: Therefore will he instruct sinners in the way.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he instruct sinners in the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is sweet and righteous: therefore he will give a law to sinners in the way.

Darby Bible Translation
Good and upright is Jehovah; therefore will he instruct sinners in the way:

English Revised Version
Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he instruct sinners in the way.

Webster's Bible Translation
Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

World English Bible
Good and upright is Yahweh, therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.

Young's Literal Translation
Good and upright is Jehovah, Therefore He directeth sinners in the way.
Study Bible
To You I Lift Up My Soul
7Remember not the sins of my youth, or my rebellious acts; remember me according to Your loving devotion, because of Your goodness, O LORD. 8Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He shows sinners the way. 9He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.…
Cross References
Psalm 25:12
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will give you counsel and watch over you.

Psalm 86:5
For You, O Lord, are kind and forgiving, rich in loving devotion to all who call on You.

Psalm 92:15
to proclaim, "The LORD is upright; He is my rock, and in Him there is no unrighteousness."

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good, and His loving devotion endures forever; His faithfulness continues to all generations.

Isaiah 30:21
And whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: "This is the way. Walk in it."

Micah 4:2
And many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths." For the law will go forth from Zion and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of distress; He cares for those who trust in Him.

Treasury of Scripture

Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

Good

Psalm 119:68
Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

upright

Psalm 92:15
To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Isaiah 26:7
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

teach

Proverbs 1:20-23
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: …

Proverbs 2:1-6
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; …

Proverbs 9:4-6
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, …







Lexicon
Good
טוֹב־ (ṭō·wḇ-)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

and upright
וְיָשָׁ֥ר (wə·yā·šār)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

[is] the LORD;
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

therefore
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

He shows
יוֹרֶ֖ה (yō·w·reh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

sinners
חַטָּאִ֣ים (ḥaṭ·ṭā·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2400: A criminal, one accounted guilty

the way.
בַּדָּֽרֶךְ׃ (bad·dā·reḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(8)"With recollections clear, august, sublime,

Of God's great Truth and Right immutable

She queened it o'er her weakness."--A. H. CLOUGH.

Verse 8. - Good and upright is the Lord. A transition. From prayer the psalmist turns to reflection, and meditates awhile (vers. 8-10) on the character and ways of God. God is, indeed, "good," as he has implied in the preceding verse - i.e., kind, tender, gentle, merciful; but he is also "upright" (יָשָׁר) - just, straight, strict, undeviating from the path of right. As Bishop Butler observes, "Divine goodness, with which, if I mistake not, we make very free in our speculations, may not be a bare single disposition to produce happiness, but a disposition to make the good, the faithful, the honest man happy" ('Anal.,' 1:2, p. 41) - s disposition, i.e., to be just as well as merciful to distribute happiness by the canon of right. Therefore will he teach sinners in the way. He will not abandon sinners - this is his "goodness;" but will reclaim them, chasten them, make them to walk in his way - this is his uprightness. 25:8-14 We are all sinners; and Christ came into the world to save sinners, to teach sinners, to call sinners to repentance. We value a promise by the character of him that makes it; we therefore depend upon God's promises. All the paths of the Lord, that is, all his promises and all his providences, are mercy and truth. In all God's dealings his people may see his mercy displayed, and his word fulfilled, whatever afflictions they are now exercised with. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth; and so it will appear when they come to their journey's end. Those that are humble, that distrust themselves, and desire to be taught and to follow Divine guidance, these he will guide in judgment, that is, by the rule of the written word, to find rest for their souls in the Saviour. Even when the body is sick, and in pain, the soul may be at ease in God.
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