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Psalm 25 The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 25

A song of David.

ALWAYS I will lift up my soul to You, Eternal One,
BECAUSE You are my God and I put my trust in You.
    Do not let me be humiliated.
    Do not let my enemies celebrate at my expense.
CERTAINLY none of the people who rely on You will be shamed,
    but those who are unfaithful, who intentionally deceive,
    they are the ones who will be disgraced.

DEMONSTRATE Your ways, O Eternal One.
    Teach me to understand so I can follow.
EASE me down the path of Your truth.
    FEED me Your word
    because You are the True God who has saved me.
    I wait all day long, hoping, trusting in You.

GRACIOUS Eternal One, remember Your compassion; rekindle Your concern and love,
    which have always been part of Your actions toward those who are Yours.
Do not HOLD against me the sins I committed when I was young;
    instead, deal with me according to Your mercy and love.
    Then Your goodness may be demonstrated in all the world, Eternal One.

IMMENSELY good and honorable is the Eternal;
    that’s why He teaches sinners the way.
With JUSTICE, He directs the humble in all that is right,
    and He shows them His way.
10 KIND and true are all the ways of the Eternal
    to the people who keep His covenant and His words.

11 O LORD, the Eternal, bring glory to Your name,
    and forgive my sins because they are beyond number.
12 MAY anyone who fears the Eternal
    be shown the path he should choose.

13 His soul will NOT only live in goodness,
    but his children will inherit the land.
14 ONLY those who stand in awe of the Eternal will have intimacy with Him,
    and He will reveal His covenant to them.
15 PERPETUALLY my focus takes me to the Eternal
    because He will set me free from the traps laid for me.

16 QUIETLY turn Your eyes to me and be compassionate toward me
    because I am lonely and persecuted.
17 RAPIDLY my heart beats as troubles build on the horizon.
    Come relieve me from these threats.
18 SEE my troubles and my misery,
    and forgive all my sins.
19 TAKE notice of my enemies.
    See how there are so many of them
    who hate me and would seek my violent destruction.
20 Watch over my soul,
    and let me face shame and defeat
UNASHAMED because You are my refuge.
21 May honor and strong character keep me safe.
    VIGILANTLY I wait for You, hoping, trusting.

22 Save Israel from all its troubles,
    O True God.

The Voice (VOICE)

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Psalm 25 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 25[a]

Of David.

In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.

I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
    forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
    He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.[b]
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
    and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,
    for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
    and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
    and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies
    and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
    because my hope, Lord,[c] is in you.

22 Deliver Israel, O God,
    from all their troubles!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 25:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 25:12 Or ways he chooses
  3. Psalm 25:21 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have Lord.
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