Psalms 25:1

NET ©

By David. O Lord, I come before you in prayer.

NIV ©

Of David. To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

NASB ©

<< A Psalm of David.>> To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

NLT ©

<<A psalm of David.>> To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

MSG ©

My head is high, GOD, held high;

BBE ©

<Of David.> To you, O Lord, my soul is lifted up.

NRSV ©

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

NKJV ©

<< A Psalm of David.>> To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

KJV
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Unto thee, O LORD
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do I lift up
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my soul
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HEBREW
ava
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yspn
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hwhy
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Kyla
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dwdl (25:1)
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LXXM
(24:1) qalmov
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N-NSM
tw
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T-DSM
dauid
 
N-PRI
prov
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PREP
se
<4771>  
P-AS
kurie
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N-VSM
hra
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V-AAI-1S
thn
<3588>  
T-ASF
quchn
<5590>  
N-ASF
mou
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P-GS
o
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T-NSM
yeov
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N-NSM
mou
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P-GS
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By David
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. O
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Lord
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come before
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you in prayer
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NET © Notes

sn Psalm 25. The psalmist asks for divine protection, guidance and forgiveness as he affirms his loyalty to and trust in the Lord. This psalm is an acrostic; every verse begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet, except for v. 18, which, like v. 19, begins with ר (resh) instead of the expected ק (qof). The final verse, which begins with פ (pe), stands outside the acrostic scheme.

tn Heb “to you, O Lord, my life I lift up.” To “lift up” one’s “life” to the Lord means to express one’s trust in him through prayer. See Pss 86:4; 143:8.