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Psalms 25

 

 

Introduction
1David's confidence in prayer.
7He prays for remission of sins;
16and for help in affliction.

Verse 1
Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
A. M. cir. 3463. B.C. cir. 541. do I
24:4; 86:4; 143:8; 1 Samuel 1:15; Lamentations 3:41

Verse 2
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
O
7:1; 18:2; 22:1,5,8; 31:1; 34:8; 37:40; 71:1; Isaiah 26:3; 28:16; 41:16; Isaiah 49:23; Romans 5:5; 10:11; 1 Peter 2:6
let not
13:2-4; 35:19-25; 41:11; 56:1; 94:3; 142:6; Isaiah 36:14-20; Isaiah 37:10,20,35

Verse 3
Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
wait
27:14; 33:20; 37:34; 40:1-3; 62:1,5; 123:2; Genesis 49:13; Isaiah 25:9; Isaiah 40:31; Lamentations 3:25; Micah 7:7; Romans 8:25
be ashamed
69:6; 6:10; 31:17; 35:26; 40:14,15; 70:2,3; 71:13; 132:18; Jeremiah 20:11
without
7:4,5; 59:2-5; 69:4; 109:3; 119:78; John 15:25

Verse 4
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
5:1,8; 27:11; 86:11; 119:27; 143:8; Exodus 33:13; Proverbs 8:20; Isaiah 2:3; Jeremiah 6:16

Verse 5
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Lead
8,10; 43:3,4; 107:7; Isaiah 35:8; 42:16; 49:10; Jeremiah 31:9; John 8:31,32; John 14:26; 16:13; Romans 8:14; Ephesians 4:21; 1 John 2:27; Revelation 7:17
teach
119:26,33,66; Nehemiah 9:20; Job 36:22; Isaiah 54:13; Jeremiah 31:33,34; John 6:45; Ephesians 4:20,21
God
24:5; 68:20; 79:9; 88:1
on thee
22:2; 86:3; 88:1; 119:97; Proverbs 8:34; 23:17; Isaiah 30:18; Luke 18:7

Verse 6
Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
Remember
98:3; 106:45; 136:23; 2 Chronicles 6:42; Luke 1:54,71,72
thy tender mercies
Heb. bowels.
40:11; 69:13,16; 103:4; 119:77; Isaiah 55:7; 63:15; Jeremiah 31:20; Luke 1:78; *marg:; 2 Corinthians 1:3; Philippians 1:8; 2:1; Colossians 3:12; 1 John 3:17
for they
77:7-12; 103:17; 106:1; 107:1; 136:11-26; Genesis 24:27; 32:9; Exodus 15:13; Exodus 34:6; Nehemiah 9:19; Jeremiah 33:11; Micah 7:18-20; Luke 1:50

Verse 7
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
Remember
79:8; 109:14,16; Isaiah 38:17; 43:25; 64:9; Hebrews 8:12; 10:16-18
the sins
Job 13:26; 20:11; Proverbs 5:7-14; Jeremiah 3:25; John 5:5,14
according
51:1; 109:26; 119:124
for thy
6:4; 31:16; Ephesians 1:6,7; 2:4-8

Verse 8
Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
Good
119:68
upright
92:15; Isaiah 26:7
teach
Proverbs 1:20-23; 2:1-6; 9:4-6; Micah 4:2; Matthew 9:13; 11:29,30; Luke 11:13; John 6:44,45; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 1:17,18; James 1:5

Verse 9
The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
meek
22:26; 76:9; 147:6; 149:4; Isaiah 11:4; 61:1; Zephaniah 2:3; Matthew 5:5; Galatians 5:23; James 1:21; 1 Peter 3:4,15
guide
23:3; 32:8,9; 73:24; 119:66; 143:10; Proverbs 3:5,6; 8:20; Isaiah 42:1-3; Ezekiel 11:19,20; 36:27
his way
119:35; John 14:6; Acts 9:2; 13:10; Hebrews 10:20

Verse 10
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
the paths
18:25,26; 28:4-6; 37:23,24; 91:14; 119:75,76; 138:7; Genesis 5:24; 17:1; Genesis 48:15,16; Isaiah 43:2; Romans 8:28
mercy
33:4; 57:3; 85:10; 89:14; 98:3; Genesis 24:27; 2 Samuel 15:20; Isaiah 25:1; John 1:14,17; James 5:11
keep
24:4,5; 50:23; 103:17,18; Isaiah 56:1-6; Hosea 14:9; Zephaniah 2:3; Acts 10:35; Romans 2:13; Hebrews 8:8-12; 12:14

Verse 11
For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
thy
31:3; 79:9; 109:21; 143:11; Isaiah 43:25; 48:9; Ezekiel 20:9; 36:22; 1 John 2:12
for it
Numbers 14:17-19; Romans 5:15,20,21

Verse 12
What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
What
111:10; Proverbs 1:7; 2:5; 15:33; 16:6; Ecclesiastes 12:13; Isaiah 50:10; Acts 10:2,22; Acts 13:26
him
32:8; 37:23; Isaiah 35:8; John 3:20,21; 7:17; 8:31,32; Acts 11:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; 1 John 2:27

Verse 13
His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
His soul
Deuteronomy 33:12,26-29; Proverbs 1:33; 19:23; 29:25; Ezekiel 34:25-28; Matthew 11:28,29
dwell at ease
Heb. lodge in goodness.
31:19; 36:8; 63:5; Isaiah 66:10-14; Jeremiah 31:12-14; Zephaniah 3:17; Zechariah 9:17; Philippians 4:19
his seed
37:26; 69:36; 112:2; Genesis 17:7-10; Proverbs 20:7; Isaiah 65:23; Jeremiah 32:39; Acts 2:39
inherit
37:11,22,29; Ezekiel 33:24-26; Matthew 5:5; 1 Peter 3:10; 2 Peter 3:13

Verse 14
The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
secret
Genesis 18:17-19; Jeremiah 13:18; Proverbs 3:32; Matthew 13:11,12; John 7:17; John 14:17,21-23; 15:15; 17:6; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 1:9,18; Colossians 3:3; Revelation 2:17
he will, etc
or, his covenant to make them know it.
Genesis 17:13; Deuteronomy 4:13; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Romans 11:26,27

Verse 15
Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
Mine
121:1,2; 123:2; 141:8
pluck
Heb. bring forth. out.
31:4; 124:7,8; Jeremiah 5:26; 2 Timothy 2:25,26

Verse 16
Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
Turn
60:1; 69:16; 86:16; Micah 7:19
for I
69:14-20; 88:15-18; 143:4; Daniel 9:17; Mark 15:33-35

Verse 17
The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
34:19; 38:1-8; 42:7; 77:2-4; Habakkuk 3:17-19; 1 Corinthians 4:11-13; 2 Corinthians 4:8,9

Verse 18
Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
Look
119:132,153; 1 Samuel 1:11; 2 Samuel 16:12; Lamentations 5:1; Luke 1:25
forgive
32:1-5; 51:8,9; Matthew 9:2

Verse 19
Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
Consider
3:1,2; 27:2,12; 38:19; 56:2; 57:4; 138:7; 143:3; 2 Samuel 16:11; 17:2-4; Luke 22:2; 23:5,21-23
cruel hatred
Heb. hatred of violence.
11:5; 18:48; *marg:; 52:2; 86:14; 140:1,4,11

Verse 20
O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
O
17:8; 22:20,21; 121:7; Luke 23:46; Acts 7:59
let
71:1,2; Joel 2:26,27

Verse 21
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
7:8; 18:20-24; 26:1,11; 41:12; 1 Samuel 24:11-13; 26:23; Proverbs 11:3; 20:7; Daniel 6:22; Acts 24:16; 25:10,11

Verse 22
Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
14:7; 51:18,19; 122:6; 130:8

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 25:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-25.html.

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