New International Version
Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies-- make your way straight before me.
King James Bible
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
Darby Bible Translation
Lead me, Jehovah, in thy righteousness, because of my foes; make thy way plain before me.
World English Bible
Lead me, Yahweh, in your righteousness because of my enemies. Make your way straight before my face.
Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, lead me in Thy righteousness, Because of those observing me, Make straight before me Thy way,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness - When entered into the house, and prostrated before the temple, he knew that, unless God continued to lead and direct, he was not likely to profit even by such great advantages. We need God not only to bring us to his house, but to keep our feet while we are there.
Because of mine enemies - His conduct was marked; his enemies looked upon and watched him with an evil eye. They would have been glad of his halting, that they might have brought a reproach on the good cause which he had espoused. O how cautiously should those walk who make a profession of living to God, of knowing themselves to be in his favor, and of being delivered from all sin in this life!
Make thy way straight - Show me that I must go right on; and let thy light always shine on my path, that I may see how to proceed.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
mine. Heb. those which observe me
LibraryA Staircase of Three Steps
'All those that put their trust in Thee ... them also that love Thy name ... the righteous.'--PSALM v. 11, 12. I have ventured to isolate these three clauses from their context, because, if taken in their sequence, they are very significant of the true path by which men draw nigh to God and become righteous. They are all three designations of the same people, but regarded under different aspects and at different stages. There is a distinct order in them, and whether the Psalmist was fully conscious …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Moreover what is Written "Thou Wilt Destroy all that Speak Leasing...
Covenanting a Duty.
1 Kings 8:36
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake.
Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.
Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
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