Psalms 25:12

12 Who, then, are those who fear the LORD? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.[a]

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Psalms 25:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
ESV
12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
NLT
12 Who are those who fear the LORD ? He will show them the path they should choose.
MSG
12 My question: What are God-worshipers like? Your answer: Arrows aimed at God's bull's-eye.
CSB
12 Who is the person who fears the Lord? He will show him the way he should choose.

Psalms 25:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:12

What man [is] he that feareth the Lord?
That is, how happy a man is he! and one that fears the Lord is one that has the fear of God put into his heart, as a blessing of the covenant of grace before spoken of; who fears the Lord, not on account of the punishment of sin, but under the influence of the pardon of it, and for his goodness's sake; who loves the Lord, trusts in him, is careful not to offend him, hates sin, and avoids it, and has a strict regard to the worship of God in all its parts and branches, and performs it in fear; or who serves the Lord with reverence and godly fear. The description of this man's happiness follows in this verse and ( Psalms 25:12 ) :

him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose;
either which the man that fears God shall choose, which is the way of truth and duty, ( Psalms 119:30 Psalms 119:173 ) ; or the way which God prescribes to him, and is well pleasing in his sight, who teaches to profit, and leads in the way his people should go; and a great happiness it is for a man to have his steps ordered by the Lord and his goings directed by him.

Psalms 25:12 In-Context

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.
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.

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