25 I will lift up my soul to you, Lord. 2 I trust in you, my God, do not let me be ashamed; do not let my enemies triumph over me. 3 Indeed, no one who waits on you will be ashamed, but those who offend for no reason will be put to shame.
4 Cause me to understand your ways, Lord; teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth and teach me; for you are the God who delivers me. All day long I have waited for you.
6 Remember, Lord, your tender mercies and your gracious love; indeed, they are eternal! 7 Do not remember my youthful sins and transgressions; but remember me in light of your gracious love, in light of your goodness, Lord.
8 The Lord is good and just; therefore he will teach sinners concerning the way. 9 He will guide the humble[b] to justice; he will teach the humble[c] his way. 10 All the paths of the Lord lead to gracious love and truth for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.[d]
11 For the sake of your name,[e]Lord, forgive my sin, for it is great. 12 Who is the man who fears the Lord? God[f] will teach him the path he should choose.
13 He[g] will experience good things; his descendants will inherit the earth. 14 The intimate counsel of the Lord is for those who fear him so they may know his covenant. 15 My eyes look to the Lord continuously, because he’s the one who releases my feet from the trap.[h]
16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me, for I am lonely and oppressed. 17 The troubles of my heart have increased; bring me out of my distress! 18 Look upon my distress and affliction; forgive all my sins.
19 Look how many enemies I have gained! They hate me with a vicious hatred. 20 Preserve my life and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, because I take refuge in you. 21 Integrity and justice will preserve me, because I wait on you.
22 Redeem Israel, God, from all its troubles.
Psalm 25:1This acrostic psalm begins each verse with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet
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