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Bible Commentaries

Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 25

Verses 1-22

XXV. An acrostic poem composed of religious maxims and prayers which have little or no connexion with each other. The text is imperfect, for in Psalms 25:18 f. the letter Q is omitted and R is repeated twice.

Psalms 25:9 . In post-exilic times the pious Jews were usually poor. Hence the favourite virtue of the good Jews was submission to God, gentleness, resignation; such are the persons here called “ meek.” See Psalms 62 for the estimate of riches in later times.

Psalms 25:11 . for it is great: and so too hard for me.

Psalms 25:14 . The secret of Yahweh is His purpose of exalting the meek.

Psalms 25:22 is an addition to the original acrostic.

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 25". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pfc/psalms-25.html. 1919.