1In you, LORD my God, I put my trust.2I trust in you. Don’t let me be put to shame. Don’t let my enemies win the battle over me.3Those who put their hope in you will never be put to shame. But those who lie to other people for no reason will be put to shame.4LORD, show me your ways. Teach me how to follow you.5Guide me in your truth. Teach me. You are God my Saviour. I put my hope in you all day long.6LORD, remember your great mercy and love. You have shown them to your people for a long time.7Don’t remember the sins I committed when I was young. Don’t remember how often I refused to obey you. Remember me because you love me. LORD, you are good.8The LORD is honest and good. He teaches sinners to walk in his ways.9He shows those who aren’t proud how to do what is right. He teaches them his ways.10All the LORD’s ways are loving and faithful towards those who obey what his covenant commands.11LORD, be true to your name. Forgive my sin, even though it is great.12Who are the people who have respect for the LORD? God will teach them the ways they should choose.13Things will always go well for them. Their children will be given the land.14The LORD shares his plans with those who have respect for him. He makes his covenant known to them.15My eyes always look to the LORD. He alone can set my feet free from the trap.16Turn to me and help me. I am lonely and hurting.17Take away the troubles of my heart. Set me free from my great pain.18Look at how I’m hurting! See how much I suffer! Take away all my sins.19Look at how many enemies I have! See how terrible their hatred is for me!20Guard my life. Save me. Don’t let me be put to shame. I go to you for safety.21May my honest and good life keep me safe. LORD, I have put my hope in you.22God, set Israel free from all their troubles!
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Teach Me Your Paths
1 Of David. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. (Ps 24:4; Ps 86:4; Ps 143:8; La 3:41)2O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. (Ps 11:1; Ps 13:4; Ps 25:20; Ps 31:1; Ps 31:17; Ps 71:1)3Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. (Ps 59:3; Isa 49:23; Jer 3:20; Ro 5:5; Php 1:20)4Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. (Ex 33:13; Ps 5:8; Ps 27:11; Ps 86:11; Ps 119:35; Ps 143:8; Ps 143:10)5Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. (Ps 26:3; Ps 86:11)6Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. (Ge 8:1; Ge 9:15; Ge 19:29; Ps 51:1; Ps 103:17; Isa 63:15)7Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord! (Job 13:26; Job 20:11; Ps 51:1; Jer 3:25)8Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. (Ps 32:8; Ps 100:5)9He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.10All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. (Joh 1:17)11For your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great. (Ps 23:3; Ro 5:20)12Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose. (Ps 25:8)13His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land. (Ps 37:9; Ps 112:2; Pr 1:33; Pr 19:23)14The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant. (Job 29:4; Am 3:7)15My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net. (2Ch 20:12; Ps 31:4; Ps 123:1; Ps 141:8)16Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. (Ps 69:16; Ps 86:16; Ps 119:132)17The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses.18Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. (Job 10:15)19Consider how many are my foes, and with what violent hatred they hate me.20Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. (Ps 25:2)21May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.22Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. (2Sa 4:9; Ps 34:22; Ps 71:23; Ps 130:8; La 3:58)