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.
|25:2||Ashamed - Disappointed of my hope.|
|25:3||Cause - Without any provocation of mine.|
|25:4||Teach - Teach me my duty, and cause me to keep close to it, notwithstanding all temptations.|
|25:8||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.|
|25:9||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.|
|25:10||Paths - All the dealings of God with them, yea even those that are afflictive, are done in kindness and faithfulness to them.|
|25:11||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.|
|25:12||Chuse - Which God appointeth.|
|25:13||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.|
|25:14||The secret - His love and favour, which is called his secret, Job 29:4 ps 25: , Proverbs 3:32 , because it is known to none but him that enjoyethit. Will shew - He will make them clearly to understand it, both its duties and its blessings; neither of which ungodly men rightly understand.|
|25:15||Pluck - He will deliver me out of all my troubles.|
|25:20||Soul - My life.|
|25:22||Israel - If thou wilt not help me, yet spare thy people who suffer for my sake, and in my sufferings.|