Psalms 25:20

20 Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

Psalms 25:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
ESV
20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
NLT
20 Protect me! Rescue my life from them! Do not let me be disgraced, for in you I take refuge.
MSG
20 Keep watch over me and keep me out of trouble; Don't let me down when I run to you.
CSB
20 Guard me and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.

Psalms 25:20 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:20

O keep my soul
Or "life" F14, which was in danger, his enemies seeking for it; wherefore he applies to God that gave it, and who had hitherto held him in it, to preserve it. God is the keeper of has people in a spiritual sense; they cannot keep themselves from sin, Satan, and the world; but he is able to keep them from falling, and therefore they pray to him that he would keep them; and they have reason to believe they shall be kept by his power, through faith, unto salvation;

and deliver me;
as out of the hands of his present enemies, so from all evil, from the evils of the world, from the evil one, Satan, from the evil of sin, and out of all affliction and troubles;

let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee;
(See Gill on Psalms 25:2).


FOOTNOTES:

F14 (yvpn) "animam meam", i.e. "vitam meam", Gejerus.

Psalms 25:20 In-Context

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, is in you.
22 Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!

Cross References 4

  • 1. Psalms 86:2
  • 2. Psalms 17:13; Psalms 22:21; Psalms 43:1; Psalms 71:2; Psalms 116:4; Psalms 140:1; Psalms 142:6; Psalms 144:11
  • 3. ver 3
  • 4. Psalms 2:12