Psalm 25 – New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 25[a]

Of David.

  1. In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.
  2. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
  3. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.
  4. Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
  5. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
  6. Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.
  7. Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.
  8. Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
  9. 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!


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

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Psalm 25 – King James Version (KJV)

A Psalm of David.

א Aleph

  1. Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
  2. O my God, I trust in thee:

ב Bet

Let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

ג Gimel

  1. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: Let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

ד Dalet

  1. Shew me thy ways, O LORD; Teach me thy paths.

ה He

  1. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:

(ו Waw)

For thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

ז Zain

  1. Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; For they have been ever of old.

ח Het

  1. Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: According to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD.

ט Tet

  1. Good and upright is the LORD: Therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

י Yod

  1. The meek will he guide in judgment: And the meek will he teach his way.

כ Kaph

  1. All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth Unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

ל Lamed

  1. For thy name’s sake, O LORD, Pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

מ Mem

  1. What man is he that feareth the LORD? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

נ Nun

  1. His soul shall dwell at ease; And his seed shall inherit the earth.

ס Samek

  1. The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; And he will shew them his covenant.

ע Ain

  1. Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; For he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

פ Pe

  1. Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; For I am desolate and afflicted.

צ Zade

  1. The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.

(ק Qoph)

  1. Look upon mine affliction and my pain; And forgive all my sins.

ר Resh

  1. Consider mine enemies; for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred.

ש Shin

  1. O keep my soul, and deliver me: Let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

ת Taw

  1. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; For I wait on thee.
  2. Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.