Psalms 25:8

8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

Psalms 25:8 in Other Translations

8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
8 The LORD is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray.
8 God is fair and just; He corrects the misdirected, Sends them in the right direction.
8 The Lord is good and upright; therefore He shows sinners the way.

Psalms 25:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:8

Good and upright [is] the Lord
He is essentially, originally, and independently good of himself in his own nature, and he is providentially good to all his creatures; and he is in a way of special grace and mercy good to his own people: and he is "upright", just in himself, righteous in all his ways and works, and faithful in all his promises; and the consideration of these excellent perfections of his encouraged the psalmist to entertain an holy confidence, that his petitions, respecting instruction and guidance in the ways of the Lord, ( Psalms 25:4 Psalms 25:5 ) ; would be heard and answered, notwithstanding his sins and transgressions;

therefore will he teach sinners in the way;
such who are in sinful ways, he will teach them by his word and Spirit the evil of their ways, and bring them out of them, and to repentance for them; and he will teach them his own ways, both the ways and methods of his grace, in saving sinners by Christ, and the paths of faith and duty in which he would have them walk; see ( Psalms 51:13 ) .

Psalms 25:8 In-Context

6 Remember, LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, LORD, are good.
8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 92:15; Isaiah 26:7
  • 2. Psalms 32:8; Isaiah 28:26
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