Psalms 25:15

15 My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

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Psalms 25:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
ESV
15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
NLT
15 My eyes are always on the LORD, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
MSG
15 If I keep my eyes on God, I won't trip over my own feet.
CSB
15 My eyes are always on the Lord, for He will pull my feet out of the net.

Psalms 25:15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:15

Mine eyes [are] ever towards the Lord
Not only as the God of nature and providence, for his daily support and supply, in which sense the eyes of all creatures wait upon him; but as his covenant God and Father, having the eyes of his understanding opened to see and know him as such, and the eye of his faith directed to him, to believe in him, and make him his hope and trust; and his eye was single to him; it was to him, and him only, that he looked; and it was constant, it was ever to him, he set the Lord always before him; and such a look was well pleasing to God: it may also respect the lifting up of his eyes to God in prayer for all mercies temporal and spiritual, and his prayer was the prayer of faith; as follows:

for he shall pluck my feet out of the net;
of the corruption of nature, and the lusts of it, as Aben Ezra interprets it; by which the saints are sometimes ensnared and taken captive, and out of which they cannot make their escape of themselves; but there is a deliverance from it by Jesus Christ their Lord: or out of the temptations of Satan, called his devices, and wiles, and the snares of the devil; and as the Lord knows how to deliver his out of temptations, he does deliver them in his own time; or rather out of the nets and snares laid for him by wicked men; as by his son Absalom, Ahithophel, and others, in which his feet were as a bird in the snare of the fowler; but he believed the net, or snare, would be broken, and he should escape, as he did.

Psalms 25:15 In-Context

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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 2 Chronicles 20:12; Psalms 123:2; Hebrews 12:2; Psalms 141:8
  • 2. S Job 34:30; S Psalms 119:110
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