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Psalm 25 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:1 - A psalm of David.

O LORD, I give my life to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:2 - I trust in you, my God!
Do not let me be disgraced,
or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:3 - No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced,
but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:4 - Show me the right path, O LORD;
point out the road for me to follow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:5 - Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:6 - Remember, O LORD, your compassion and unfailing love,
which you have shown from long ages past.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:7 - Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth.
Remember me in the light of your unfailing love,
for you are merciful, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:8 - The LORD is good and does what is right;
he shows the proper path to those who go astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:9 - He leads the humble in doing right,
teaching them his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:10 - The LORD leads with unfailing love and faithfulness
all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:11 - For the honor of your name, O LORD,
forgive my many, many sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:12 - Who are those who fear the LORD?
He will show them the path they should choose.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:13 - They will live in prosperity,
and their children will inherit the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:14 - The LORD is a friend to those who fear him.
He teaches them his covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:15 - My eyes are always on the LORD,
for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:16 - Turn to me and have mercy,
for I am alone and in deep distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:17 - My problems go from bad to worse.
Oh, save me from them all!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:18 - Feel my pain and see my trouble.
Forgive all my sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:19 - See how many enemies I have
and how viciously they hate me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:20 - Protect me! Rescue my life from them!
Do not let me be disgraced, for in you I take refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:21 - May integrity and honesty protect me,
for I put my hope in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:22 - O God, ransom Israel
from all its troubles.
NLT Footnotes
This psalm is a Hebrew acrostic poem; each verse begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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