Psalm 25

  1. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid.
    To you, O Lord, I lifted up my soul, O my God.
  2. In you I trust; may I not be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies laugh at me.
  3. Indeed, those who wait for you shall NOT be put to shame;
    let those who are foolishly lawless be shamed.
  4. Make known to me, O Lord, your ways,
    and teach me your paths.
  5. Guide me to your truth,
    and teach me, because you are God, my savior,
    and for you I waited all day long.
  6. Remember your acts of compassion, O Lord,
    and your mercies, because they are from forever.
  7. The sins of my youth and my acts of ignorance do not remember;
    because of your mercy, remember me,
    for the sake of your kindness, O Lord!
  8. Kind and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he will set a law for people sinning in the way.
  9. He will guide the meek in justice;
    he will teach the meek his ways.
  10. All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth
    for those seeking his covenant and his testimonies.
  11. For the sake of your name, O Lord—
    and you will pardon my sin, for it is great.
  12. Who is the person fearing the Lord?
    He will set a law for him in the way he chose.
  13. His soul will lodge in goodness,
    and his seed will inherit land.
  14. The Lord is empowerment for those fearing him,
    and the name of the Lord is for those fearing him,
    and his covenant is for making clear to them.
  15. My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
    because it is he that will pull my feet out of a snare.
  16. Look upon me and have mercy on me,
    because I am an only child and poor.
  17. The afflictions of my heart were enlarged;
    forgive me all my sins.
  18. See my humiliation and my trouble,
    and forgive all my sins.
  19. Behold my enemies, that they multiplied,
    and with unjust hatred they hated me.
  20. O guard my soul, and deliver me;
    may I not be put to shame, because I hoped in you.
  21. The innocent and upright attached themselves to me,
    because I waited for you.
  22. Redeem Israel, O God,
    out of all its afflictions.