Psalm 25[a]

Of David.

In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.(A)

I trust in you;(B)
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,(C)
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous(D) without cause.

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.(E)
Guide me in your truth(F) and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,(G)
    and my hope is in you(H) all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,(I)
    for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth(J)
    and my rebellious ways;(K)
according to your love(L) remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.(M)

Good and upright(N) is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs(O) sinners in his ways.
He guides(P) the humble in what is right
    and teaches them(Q) his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful(R)
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.(S)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 25:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

You alone are the Lord.(A) You made the heavens,(B) even the highest heavens, and all their starry host,(C) the earth(D) and all that is on it, the seas(E) and all that is in them.(F) You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven(G) worship you.

“You are the Lord God, who chose Abram(H) and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans(I) and named him Abraham.(J) You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites.(K) You have kept your promise(L) because you are righteous.(M)

“You saw the suffering of our ancestors in Egypt;(N) you heard their cry at the Red Sea.[a](O) 10 You sent signs(P) and wonders(Q) against Pharaoh, against all his officials and all the people of his land, for you knew how arrogantly the Egyptians treated them. You made a name(R) for yourself,(S) which remains to this day. 11 You divided the sea before them,(T) so that they passed through it on dry ground, but you hurled their pursuers into the depths,(U) like a stone into mighty waters.(V) 12 By day(W) you led(X) them with a pillar of cloud,(Y) and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.

13 “You came down on Mount Sinai;(Z) you spoke(AA) to them from heaven.(AB) You gave them regulations and laws that are just(AC) and right, and decrees and commands that are good.(AD) 14 You made known to them your holy Sabbath(AE) and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses. 15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven(AF) and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock;(AG) you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand(AH) to give them.(AI)

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 9:9 Or the Sea of Reeds

The Day of the Lord

Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates(A) we do not need to write to you,(B) for you know very well that the day of the Lord(C) will come like a thief in the night.(D) While people are saying, “Peace and safety,”(E) destruction will come on them suddenly,(F) as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.(G)

But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness(H) so that this day should surprise you like a thief.(I) You are all children of the light(J) and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep,(K) but let us be awake(L) and sober.(M) For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.(N) But since we belong to the day,(O) let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate,(P) and the hope of salvation(Q) as a helmet.(R) For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath(S) but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.(T) 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.(U) 11 Therefore encourage one another(V) and build each other up,(W) just as in fact you are doing.

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