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Psalm 25

A Plea for Deliverance and Forgiveness

A Psalm of David.

1 To aYou, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, I btrust in You;

Let me not be ashamed;

cLet not my enemies triumph over me.

3 Indeed, let no one who 1waits on You be ashamed;

Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.

4 dShow me Your ways, O Lord;

Teach me Your paths.

5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me,

For You are the God of my salvation;

On You I wait all the day.

6 Remember, O Lord, eYour tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses,

For they are from of old.

7 Do not remember fthe sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;

gAccording to Your mercy remember me,

For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.

8 Good and upright is the Lord;

Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.

9 The humble He guides in justice,

And the humble He teaches His way.

10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth,

To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.

11 hFor Your name’s sake, O Lord,

Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

12 Who is the man that fears the Lord?

iHim shall 2He teach in the way 2He chooses.

13 jHe himself shall dwell in 3prosperity,

And khis descendants shall inherit the earth.

14 lThe secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,

And He will show them His covenant.

15 mMy eyes are ever toward the Lord,

For He shall 4pluck my feet out of the net.

16 nTurn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me,

For I am 5desolate and afflicted.

17 The troubles of my heart have enlarged;

Bring me out of my distresses!

18 oLook on my affliction and my pain,

And forgive all my sins.

19 Consider my enemies, for they are many;

And they hate me with 6cruel hatred.

20 Keep my soul, and deliver me;

Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.

21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,

For I wait for You.

22 pRedeem Israel, O God,

Out of all their troubles!


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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