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Psalm 25

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David's confidence in prayer.

By David.

25:1 To you, Yahweh, do I lift up my soul.

25:2 My God, I have trusted in you.
Donít let me be shamed.
Donít let my enemies triumph over me.

25:3 Yes, no one who waits for you shall be shamed.
They shall be shamed who deal treacherously without cause.

25:4 Show me your ways, Yahweh.
Teach me your paths.

25:5 Guide me in your truth, and teach me,
For you are the God of my salvation,
I wait for you all day long.

25:6 Yahweh, remember your tender mercies and your loving kindness,
for they are from old times.

He prays for remission of sins;

25:7 Donít remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions.
Remember me according to your loving kindness,
for your goodnessí sake, Yahweh.

25:8 Good and upright is Yahweh,
therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.

25:9 He will guide the humble in justice.
He will teach the humble his way.

25:10 All the paths of Yahweh are loving kindness and truth
to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

25:11 For your nameís sake, Yahweh,
pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

25:12 What man is he who fears Yahweh?
He shall instruct him in the way that he shall choose.

25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease.
His seed shall inherit the land.

25:14 The friendship of Yahweh is with those who fear him.
He will show them his covenant.

25:15 My eyes are ever on Yahweh,
for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

and for help in affliction.

25:16 Turn to me, and have mercy on me,
for I am desolate and afflicted.

25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged.
Oh bring me out of my distresses.

25:18 Consider my affliction and my travail.
Forgive all my sins.

25:19 Consider my enemies, for they are many.
They hate me with cruel hatred.

25:20 Oh keep my soul, and deliver me.
Let me not be disappointed, for I take refuge in you.

25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for you.

25:22 Redeem Israel, God,
out all of his troubles.

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