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Psalm 25

Of David.
1" To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

2 in you I trust, O my God.
Do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.

3 No one whose hope is in you
will ever be put to shame,
but they will be put to shame
who are treacherous without excuse.

4 Show me your ways, O LORD,
teach me your paths;

5 guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.

6 Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.

7 Remember not the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you are good, O LORD.

8 Good and upright is the LORD;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

9 He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.

10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful
for those who keep the demands of his covenant.

11 For the sake of your name, O LORD,
forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD ?
He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.

13 He will spend his days in prosperity,
and his descendants will inherit the land.

14 The LORD confides in those who fear him;
he makes his covenant known to them.

15 My eyes are ever on the LORD,
for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.

17 The troubles of my heart have multiplied;
free me from my anguish.

18 Look upon my affliction and my distress
and take away all my sins.

19 See how my enemies have increased
and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me;
let me not be put to shame,
for I take refuge in you.

21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
because my hope is in you.

22 Redeem Israel, O God,
from all their troubles!"


Cathryn said...

Hi Karin, Came by to say howdy. Hope you are doing well. I love the Psalms. It seems there are Psalms for all occasions - all situations. I particularly enjoy reading them when I need encouragement. Blessings ~ Cathryn

Karabeth said...

I love this psalm and have for many years. It speaks to me from the very beginning where it talks about lifting up my soul to the Lord; to the middle where it talks about forgetting my youthful sins; all the way to the end where it talks about God's protection. Wonderful!

McMahon Manifesto said...

I love this Psalm. It refreshes my trust and confidence in God just to read it! Trusting God who is trustworthy...all day long!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

When I was in high school and going through some very trying times, I used to read the Psalms over and over and over again to myself...thank you for reminding me of what a comfort the Word of God has been, in my life. :)

karin said...

Thank you all for stopping by! Always nice to hear from you. Oh, I know, everyone could look up their own Psalm to read, but I need reminders again and again. Sometimes I'm tempted just to read just a portion, when I really need to read the whole Psalm. I love that David feels so free to express to God what he is thinking and going through! What a model for me. God knows anyways! Nothing hidden from Him.