1Lord,[B]25:1 The lines of this poem form an acrostic. I turn to You.[C]25:1 Or To You, Lord, I lift up my soul2My God, I trust in You.Do not let me be disgraced;do not let my enemies gloat over me.3No one who waits for Youwill be disgraced;those who act treacherously without causewill be disgraced.4Make Your ways known to me, Lord;teach me Your paths.5Guide me in Your truth and teach me,for You are the God of my salvation;I wait for You all day long.6Remember, Lord, Your compassionand Your faithful love,for they have existed from antiquity.[D]25:6 Or everlasting7Do not remember the sins of my youthor my acts of rebellion;in keeping with Your faithful love, remember mebecause of Your goodness, Lord.8The Lord is good and upright;therefore He shows sinners the way.9He leads the humble in what is rightand teaches them His way.10All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truthto those who keep His covenant and decrees.11Because of Your name, Yahweh,forgive my sin, for it is great.12Who is the man who fears the Lord?He will show him the way he should choose.13He will live a good life,and his descendants will inherit the land.[E]25:13 Or earth14The secret counsel of the Lordis for those who fear Him,and He reveals His covenant to them.15My eyes are always on the Lord,for He will pull my feet out of the net.16Turn to me and be gracious to me,for I am alone and afflicted.17The distresses of my heart increase;[F]25:17 Or Relieve the distresses of my heartbring me out of my sufferings.18Consider my affliction and trouble,and take away all my sins.19Consider my enemies; they are numerous,and they hate me violently.20Guard me and deliver me;do not let me be put to shame,for I take refuge in You.21May integrity and what is rightwatch over me,for I wait for You.22God, redeem Israel, from all its distresses.