PS 25 David distrest, takes refuge in God, ver. 1-7. Shews the goodness of God to them that fear him, ver. 8-15. Prays for help against his enemies, and for the church, ver. 16-22. A psalm of David.
Verse 2. Ashamed - Disappointed of my hope.
Verse 3. Cause - Without any provocation of mine.
Verse 4. Teach - Teach me my duty, and cause me to keep close to it, notwithstanding all temptations.
Verse 8. Upright - Holy and true, in all his declarations and offers of mercy to sinners. Therefore - He will not be wanting to such poor sinners as I am, but will guide them into the way of life and peace.
Verse 9. The meek - Such as meekly submit themselves to God, and are desirous to be directed and governed by him. Judgment - In the paths of judgment, in the right way.
Verse 10. Paths - All the dealings of God with them, yea even those that are afflictive, are done in kindness and faithfulness to them.
Verse 11. For - Or, though (as this particle is often rendered) it be great. Possibly he speaks of his sin against Uriah and Bathsheba. Great - Or, much or manifold. For the Hebrew word signifies both great and much.
Verse 13. At ease - Hebrew. in Good; in the possession and enjoyment of the true good. The land - Canaan; which was given as an earnest of the wholeCovenant of Grace, and all its promises.
Verse 14. The secret - His love and favour, which is called his secret, Job xxix, 4
Prov. iii, 32, because it is known to none but him that enjoyeth it. Will shew - He will make them clearly to understand it, both its duties and its blessings; neither of which ungodly men rightly understand.
Verse 15. Pluck - He will deliver me out of all my troubles.