25:1 O Lord, I come before you in prayer.1
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 thwarted2 and humiliated.
25:4 Make me understand your ways, O Lord!
Teach me your paths!3
25:5 Guide me into your truth4 and teach me.
For you are the God who delivers me;
on you I rely all day long.
25:6 Remember5 your compassionate and faithful deeds, O Lord,
for you have always acted in this manner.6
25:7 Do not hold against me7 the sins of my youth8 or my rebellious acts!
Because you are faithful to me, extend to me your favor, O Lord!9
25:8 The Lord is both kind and fair;10
that is why he teaches sinners the right way to live.11
25:9 May he show12 the humble what is right!13
May he teach14 the humble his way!
25:10 The Lord always proves faithful and reliable15
to those who follow the demands of his covenant.16
25:11 For the sake of your reputation,17 O Lord,
forgive my sin, because it is great.18
25:12 The Lord shows his faithful followers
the way they should live.19
25:13 They experience his favor;20
their descendants21 inherit the land.22
25:14 The Lord’s loyal followers receive his guidance,23
and he reveals his covenantal demands to them.24
25:15 I continually look to the Lord for help,25
for he will free my feet from the enemy’s net.26
25:16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me,
for I am alone27 and oppressed!
25:17 Deliver me from my distress;28
rescue me from my suffering!29
25:18 See my pain and suffering!
Forgive all my sins!30
25:19 Watch my enemies, for they outnumber me;
they hate me and want to harm me.31
25:20 Protect me32 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, rescue33 Israel
from all their distress!34
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