David’s. [An Alphabetical Psalm.]
25 Unto thee O Yahweh, my soul would I lift:
2 O my God, in thee have I put my trust, Let me not be put to shame, Let not my foe exult over me:
3 Yea let none who wait for thee be put to shame, Let them be put to shame who act covertly without cause!
4 Thy ways O Yahweh let me know, Thy paths teach thou me:
5 Guide me into thy truth and teach me For thou art my delivering God,
For thee have I waited all the day:
6 Remember thy compassions, O Yahweh, and thy lovingkindnesses, For from age-past times have they been.
7 The sins of my youth and my transgressions do not thou call to mind,—According to thine own lovingkindness remember thou me, For the sake of thine own goodness, O Yahweh.
8 Good and upright is Yahweh, For this cause will he direct sinners into the way.
9 May he guide patient wronged-ones to be righted, And teach such oppressed-ones his way.
10 All the paths of Yahweh are lovingkindness and faithfulness, To such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For the sake of thy Name O Yahweh, Therefore wilt thou pardon mine iniquity For great it is.
12 Who then is the man that revereth Yahweh? Let him direct him into the way he should choose.
13 His soul with prosperity shall tarry, And his seed shall possess the land.
14 Intimacy with Yahweh have they who revere him, His covenant also he letteth them know.
15 Mine eyes are continually unto Yahweh,—For he bringeth out of the net my feet.
16 Turn thou unto me, and shew me favour, For alone and oppressed I am.
17 The distresses of my heart hath he relieved,—And out of my straits brought me forth.
18 Behold my humiliation and my pain, And take away all my sins.
19 Behold my foes for they abound,—And with the hatred of violence do they hate me.
20 Oh keep my soul and rescue me, Let me not be put to shame for I have sought refuge in thee.
21 Let blamelessness and uprightness watch over me, Because I have waited for thee.
22 Redeem Israel, O God,—Out of all his distresses.