Do not let me be disgraced,
or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.
point out the road for me to follow.
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
which you have shown from long ages past.
Remember me in the light of your unfailing love,
for you are merciful, O Lord.
he shows the proper path to those who go astray.
teaching them his way.
all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.
forgive my many, many sins.
He will show them the path they should choose.
and their children will inherit the land.
He teaches them his covenant.
for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
for I am alone and in deep distress.
Oh, save me from them all!
Forgive all my sins.
and how viciously they hate me!
Do not let me be disgraced, for in you I take refuge.
for I put my hope in you.
from all its troubles.
25 This psalm is a Hebrew acrostic poem; each verse begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.