Teach me thy way, O Lord
Of providence, grace, and duty; (See Gill on Psalms 25:4);
and lead me in a plain path:
as the path of truth is to those that understand and find knowledge; and as the way of holiness is, even to such who in other things are fools, but shall not err therein, ( Proverbs 8:9 ) ( Isaiah 35:8 ) ; or the path of righteousness, in which Christ, the wisdom of God, and shepherd of his people, leads them, ( Psalms 23:3 ) ( Proverbs 8:20 ) ;
because of mine enemies,
or "those that observe me"; who eyed him as Saul did, ( 1 Samuel 18:9 ) ; and waited for his halting, as Jeremiah's familiars did for him; and lay in wait to deceive him, and lead him out of the way, as false teachers do; and come upon him at an unawares, and take every advantage against him, as Satan does.