New American Standard Bible
Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes.
King James Bible
Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
Darby Bible Translation
Teach me thy way, Jehovah, and lead me in an even path, because of mine enemies.
World English Bible
Teach me your way, Yahweh. Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.
Young's Literal Translation
Shew me, O Jehovah, Thy way, And lead me in a path of uprightness, For the sake of my beholders.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Teach me thy way, O Lord - See the notes at Psalm 25:4-5.
And lead me in a plain path - Margin, "a way of plainness." That is, a straight or smooth path. In other words, he prayed that he might be enabled to act wisely and right; he desired that God would teach him what he should do.
Because of mine enemies - Margin, "those which observe me." The translation in the text expresses the true sense. The word which is used is derived from a verb that signifies "to twist; to twist together;" and then, to oppress; to treat as an enemy. Here it refers to those who would treat him harshly or cruelly; and he prays that God would show him how to act in view of the fact that he was surrounded by such foes. They were harsh and cruel; they sought to overcome him; they laid snares for him. He knew not how to act so as to escape from them, and he, therefore, pleads that God would instruct and guide him.
Library'Seek Ye' --'I Will Seek'
'When Thou saidst, Seek ye my face; My heart said unto Thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 9. Hide not Thy face far from me.' --PSALM xxvii. 8, 9. We have here a report of a brief dialogue between God and a devout soul. The Psalmist tells us of God's invitation and of his acceptance, and on both he builds the prayer that the face which he had been bidden to seek, and had sought, may not be hid from him. The correspondence between what God said to him and what he said to God is even more emphatically …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Prayer in the Unconverted.
Out of the Deep of Fear and Anxiety.
The Acceptable Sacrifice;
"Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight. Consider too, that this nation is Your people."
1 Kings 8:36
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.
O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me.
Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.
He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.
My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.
Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.
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