Psalms 25:4

4 1Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.

Psalms 25:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:4

Show me thy ways, O Lord
Either those which the Lord himself took and walked in; as those of creation and providence, in which he has displayed his power, wisdom, and goodness; and which are desirable to be known by his people, and require divine instruction and direction; and particularly his ways of grace, mercy, and truth, and the methods he has taken for the salvation of his people, both in eternity and in time; or those ways which he orders and directs his people to walk in; namely, the paths of duty, the ways of his worship and ordinances; a greater knowledge of which good men desire to have, as well as more grace to enable them to walk more closely and constantly in them;

teach me thy paths;
a petition the same with the other, in different words.

Psalms 25:4 In-Context

2 O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
4 Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
6 Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 27:11; Psalms 86:11; Psalms 143:8, 10; Exodus 33:13; [Psalms 5:8; Psalms 119:35]
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