Psalms 25
# Psalm 25 In Hebrew, each verse in this psalm begins with the next letter of the alphabet. A song of David.
1Lord, I put my life in your hands.#25:1 I put … hands Literally, “I lift my soul to you.”
2I trust in you, my God,
and I will not be disappointed.
My enemies will not laugh at me.
3No one who trusts in you will be disappointed.
But disappointment will come to those who try to deceive others.
They will get nothing.
4Lord, help me learn your ways.
Show me how you want me to live.
5Guide me and teach me your truths.
You are my God, my Savior.
You are the one I have been waiting for.
6Remember to be kind to me, Lord.
Show me the tender love that you have always had.
7Don’t remember the sinful things I did when I was young.
Because you are good, Lord, remember me with your faithful love.
8The Lord is good and does what is right.
He shows sinners the right way to live.
9He teaches his ways to humble people.
He leads them with fairness.
10The Lord is kind and true to those
who obey what he said in his agreement.
11Lord, I have done many wrong things.
But I ask you to forgive them all to show your goodness.
12When people choose to follow the Lord,
he shows them the best way to live.
13They will enjoy good things,
and their children will get the land God promised.
14The Lord tells his secrets to his followers.
He teaches them about his agreement.
15I always look to the Lord for help.
Only he can free me from my troubles.#25:15 Only … troubles Literally, “For he will remove my feet from the net.”
16I am hurt and lonely.
Turn to me, and show me mercy.
17Free me from my troubles.
Help me solve my problems.
18Look at my trials and troubles.
Forgive me for all the sins I have done.
19Look at all the enemies I have.
They hate me and want to hurt me.
20Protect me! Save me from them!
I come to you for protection, so don’t let me be disappointed.
21You are good and do what is right.
I trust you to protect me.
22God, save the people of Israel
from all their enemies.
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