Psalm 25:16
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New International Version
Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

King James Bible
Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.

Darby Bible Translation
Turn toward me, and be gracious unto me; for I am solitary and afflicted.

World English Bible
Turn to me, and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn Thou unto me, and favour me, For lonely and afflicted am I.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Turn thee unto me - Probably the prayer of the poor captives in Bablyon, which is continued through this and the remaining verses.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 60:1 O God, you have cast us off, you have scattered us, you have been displeased; O turn yourself to us again.

Psalm 69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for your loving kindness is good: turn to me according to the multitude of your tender mercies.

Psalm 86:16 O turn to me, and have mercy on me; give your strength to your servant, and save the son of your handmaid.

Micah 7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion on us; he will subdue our iniquities...

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Psalm 69:14-20 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters...

Psalm 88:15-18 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer your terrors I am distracted...

Psalm 143:4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

Daniel 9:17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his supplications...

Mark 15:33-35 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour...

June 14. "The Secret of the Lord is with them that Fear Him" (Ps. xxv. 14).
"The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him" (Ps. xxv. 14). There are secrets of Providence which God's dear children may learn. His dealing with them often seems, to the outward eye, dark and terrible. Faith looks deeper and says, "This is God's secret. You look only on the outside; I can look deeper and see the hidden meaning." Sometimes diamonds are done up in rough packages, so that their value cannot be seen. When the tabernacle was built in the wilderness there was nothing rich in its
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Safe Walking.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "All the Paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies."--PSALM xxv. 10. Safe Walking. The paths of the Lord? My soul! never follow thine own paths. If thou dost so, thou wilt be in danger often of following sight rather than faith,--choosing the evil, and refusing the good. But "commit thy way unto the Lord, and He shall bring it to pass." Let this be thy prayer, "Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths." Oh! for
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser

May one Lose the Blessing?
The question trembles from many a lip--If I get the blessing, may I lose it? Most certainly. But, glory be to God! He has made ample provision for failure. There is no reason why we should fail; God has made ample provision against failure; we must not expect to fail; but in case we do fail, provision has been made. The most prolific cause of loss is disobedience--disobedience either to one of God's written commands, or to the inward promptings of His Holy Spirit. "The Holy Ghost whom God hath
John MacNeil—The Spirit-Filled Life

Lastly; they who Will Not, by the Arguments and Proofs Before Mentioned,
be convinced of the truth and certainty of the Christian religion, and be persuaded to make it the rule and guide of all their actions, would not be convinced, (so far as to influence their practice and reform their lives,) by any other evidence whatsoever; no, not though one should rise on purpose from the dead to endeavour to convince them. That the evidence which God has afforded us of the truth of our religion is abundantly sufficient. From what has been said, upon the foregoing heads, it is
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God

Cross References
Psalm 4:1
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

Psalm 69:16
Answer me, LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.

Psalm 86:16
Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.

Psalm 119:132
Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.

Psalm 143:4
So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.

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