Psalm 25
By David.
25:1 O LORD, I come before you in prayer.
25:2 My God, I trust in you.
Please do not let me be humiliated;
do not let my enemies triumphantly rejoice over me!
25:3 Certainly none who rely on you will be humiliated.
Those who deal in treachery will be thwarted and humiliated.
25:4 Make me understand your ways, O LORD!
Teach me your paths!
25:5 Guide me into your truth and teach me.
For you are the God who delivers me;
on you I rely all day long.
25:6 Remember your compassionate and faithful deeds, O LORD,
for you have always acted in this manner.
25:7 Do not hold against me the sins of my youth or my rebellious acts!
Because you are faithful to me, extend to me your favor, O LORD!
25:8 The LORD is both kind and fair;
that is why he teaches sinners the right way to live.
25:9 May he show the humble what is right!
May he teach the humble his way!
25:10 The LORD always proves faithful and reliable
to those who follow the demands of his covenant.
25:11 For the sake of your reputation, O LORD,
forgive my sin, because it is great.
25:12 The LORD shows his faithful followers
the way they should live.
25:13 They experience his favor;
their descendants inherit the land.
25:14 The LORD’s loyal followers receive his guidance,
and he reveals his covenantal demands to them.
25:15 I continually look to the LORD for help,
for he will free my feet from the enemy’s net.
25:16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me,
for I am alone and oppressed!
25:17 Deliver me from my distress;
rescue me from my suffering!
25:18 See my pain and suffering!
Forgive all my sins!
25:19 Watch my enemies, for they outnumber me;
they hate me and want to harm me.
25:20 Protect me and deliver me!
Please do not let me be humiliated,
for I have taken shelter in you!
25:21 May integrity and godliness protect me,
for I rely on you!
25:22 O God, rescue Israel
from all their distress!