Psalm 25

Teach Me Your Paths

1 Of David.

To you, O Lord, I o lift up my soul.
2 O my God, in you I p trust;
q let me not be put to shame;
r let not my enemies exult over me.
3 Indeed, s none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are t wantonly u treacherous.

4 v Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your w truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.

6 Remember your x mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
y for they have been from of old.
7 Remember not z the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your a steadfast love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

8 b Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he c instructs sinners in the way.
9 He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are d steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

11 For your e name's sake, O Lord,
pardon my guilt, for it is f great.
12 Who is the man who fears the Lord?
Him c will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
13 His soul shall g abide in well-being,
and his h offspring i shall inherit the land.
14 j The friendship 2 of the Lord is for those who fear him,
and he makes known to them his covenant.
15 My k eyes are ever toward the Lord,
for he will l pluck my feet out of the net.

16 m Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
bring me out of my distresses.
18 n Consider my affliction and my trouble,
and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider how many are my foes,
and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
o Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for you.

22 p Redeem Israel, O God,
out of all his troubles.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 86:4
    Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
    Psalms 143:8
    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
    Lamentations 3:41
    Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven:
    Psalms 24:4
    He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 11:1
    In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 25:20
    Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
    Psalms 31:1
    In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me!
    Psalms 31:17
    O Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to Sheol.
    Psalms 71:1
    In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 13:4
    Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed over him," lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:23
    Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you, and lick the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord ; those who wait for me shall not be put to shame.
    Romans 5:5
    And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
    Philippians 1:20
    As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 59:3 - 4
    For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord.
  7. Cross References
    Jeremiah 3:20
    Surely, as a treacherous wife leaves her husband, so have you been treacherous to me, O house of Israel, declares the Lord.'
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 27:11
    Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a lev...
    Psalms 86:11
    Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in y...
    Psalms 143:8
    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast lo...
    Psalms 143:10
    Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! L...
    Exodus 33:13
    Now therefore, if I have found favor in your si...
    Psalms 5:8
    Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because ...
    Psalms 119:35
    Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I...
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 26:3
    For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.
    Psalms 86:11
    Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 51:1
    Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
    Psalms 103:17
    But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children.
    Isaiah 63:15
    Look down from heaven and see, from your holy and beautiful habitation. Where are your zeal and your might? The stirring of your inner parts and your compassion are held back from me.
  11. Cross References
    Genesis 8:1
    But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.
    Genesis 9:15
    I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
    Genesis 19:29
    So it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the valley, God remembered Abraham and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow when he overthrew the cities in which Lot had lived.
  12. Cross References
    Job 13:26
    For you write bitter things against me and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.
    Job 20:11
    His bones are full of his youthful vigor, but it will lie down with him in the dust.
    Jeremiah 3:25
    Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor cover us. For we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day, and we have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 51:1
    Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 100:5
    For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 32:8
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
  16. Cross References
    John 1:17
    For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 23:3
    He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
  18. Cross References
    Romans 5:20
    Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 25:8
    Good and upright is the Lord ; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
  20. Cross References
    Proverbs 1:33
    But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.
    Proverbs 19:23
    The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 112:2
    His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 37:9
    For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
  23. Cross References
    Amos 3:7
    For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
    Job 29:4
    As I was in my prime, when the friendship of God was upon my tent.
  24. Cross References
    Psalms 123:1 - 2
    To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
    Psalms 141:8
    But my eyes are toward you, O God, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!
    2 Chronicles 20:12
    O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 31:4
    You take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 69:16
    Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
    Psalms 86:16
    Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant, and save the son of your maidservant.
    Psalms 119:132
    Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.
  27. Cross References
    Job 10:15
    If I am guilty, woe to me! If I am in the right, I cannot lift up my head, for I am filled with disgrace and look on my affliction.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 25:2
    O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
  29. Cross References
    Psalms 34:22
    The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.
    Psalms 71:23
    My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.
    Psalms 130:8
    And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
    Lamentations 3:58
    You have taken up my cause, O Lord; you have redeemed my life.
    2 Samuel 4:9
    But David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, "As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my life out of every adversity.
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