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Psalm 25

Prayer for Guidance and for Deliverance

Of David.

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.(A)
O my God, in you I trust;
    do not let me be put to shame;
    do not let my enemies exult over me.(B)
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
    let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.(C)

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.(D)
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all day long.(E)

Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
    for they have been from of old.(F)
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to your steadfast love remember me,
    for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!(G)

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in the way.(H)
He leads the humble in what is right
    and teaches the humble his way.(I)
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
    for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.(J)

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord,
    pardon my guilt, for it is great.(K)
12 Who are they who fear the Lord?
    He will teach them the way that they should choose.

13 They will abide in prosperity,
    and their children shall possess the land.(L)
14 The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
    and he makes his covenant known to them.(M)
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
    for he will pluck my feet out of the net.(N)

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.(O)
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart,
    and bring me[a] out of my distress.(P)
18 Consider my affliction and my trouble,
    and forgive all my sins.(Q)

19 Consider how many are my foes
    and with what violent hatred they hate me.(R)
20 O guard my life and deliver me;
    do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
    for I wait for you.(S)

22 Redeem Israel, O God,
    out of all its troubles.(T)


  1. 25.17 Or The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
    a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
    of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.(A)
And he will destroy on this mountain
    the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
    the covering that is spread over all nations;
    he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,
    and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
    for the Lord has spoken.(B)
It will be said on that day,
    “See, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
    This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
    let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”(C)

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20 But our citizenship[a] is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 21 He will transform the body of our humiliation[b] that it may be conformed to the body of his glory,[c] by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.(A)

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  1. 3.20 Or commonwealth
  2. 3.21 Or our humble bodies
  3. 3.21 Or his glorious body

37 Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away,(A) 38 for I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.(B) 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me but raise it up on the last day.(C) 40 This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day.”(D)

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