View Psalms 25 in the note window.
David distrest, takes refuge in God, ver. 1 - 7.
Shews the goodness of God to them that fear him, ver. 8 - 15.
Prays for help against his enemies, and for the church, ver. 16 - 22.
A psalm of David.
2: Ashamed - Disappointed of my hope.
3: Cause - Without any provocation of mine.
4: Teach - Teach me my duty, and cause me to keep close to it,
notwithstanding all temptations.
8: Upright - Holy and true, in all his declarations and offers of
mercy to sinners. Therefore - He will not be wanting to such poor sinners
as I am, but will guide them into the way of life and peace.
9: The meek - Such as meekly submit themselves to God, and are
desirous to be directed and governed by him. Judgment - In the paths
of judgment, in the right way.
10: Paths - All the dealings of God with them, yea even those that
are afflictive, are done in kindness and faithfulness to them.
11: For - Or, though (as this particle is often rendered) it be
great. Possibly he speaks of his sin against Uriah and Bathsheba.
Great - Or, much or manifold. For the Hebrew word signifies both
great and much.
12: Chuse - Which God appointeth.
13: At ease - Heb. in Good; in the possession and enjoyment of
the true good. The land - Canaan; which was given as an earnest of
the whole Covenant of Grace, and all its promises.
14: The secret - His love and favour, which is called his secret,(Job 29:4,Pr 3:32), because it is known to none but him that enjoyeth
it. Will shew - He will make them clearly to understand it, both its
duties and its blessings; neither of which ungodly men rightly understand.
15: Pluck - He will deliver me out of all my troubles.
20: Soul - My life.
22: Israel - If thou wilt not help me, yet spare thy people who
suffer for my sake, and in my sufferings.