Psalms 25:21

21 May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, LORD,[a] is in you.

Psalms 25:21 in Other Translations

21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.
21 May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you.
21 Use all your skill to put me together; I wait to see your finished product.
21 May integrity and uprightness keep me, for I wait for You.

Psalms 25:21 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:21

Let integrity and uprightness preserve me
Meaning either his own, as in ( Psalms 7:8 ) ( 26:1 ) ; and then the sense is, either that God would preserve him, seeing he had acted the faithful and upright part in the government of the people of Israel, and they had rebelled against him without a cause; see ( Psalms 78:72 ) ; or that those might be continued with him, that he might not be led aside by the corruptions of his heart, and the temptations of Satan, and by the provocations of his rebellious subjects, to act a part disagreeable to his character, as a man of integrity and uprightness; but that these remaining with him, might be a means of keeping him in the ways of God, ( Proverbs 13:6 ) ; or else the integrity and uprightness of God are designed, which are no other than his goodness and grace to his people, and his faithfulness in his covenant and promises, or his lovingkindness and his truth; see ( Psalms 40:11 ) ;

for I wait on thee:
in the use of means for deliverance and safety; the Targum is, "for I trust in thy word".

Psalms 25:21 In-Context

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 3

  • 1. S Genesis 20:5; Proverbs 10:9; Psalms 41:12
  • 2. 1 Kings 9:4; Psalms 85:10; Psalms 111:8; Isaiah 60:17; Malachi 2:6
  • 3. ver 3

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Septuagint; Hebrew does not have Lord.
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