Psalm 25:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 25:5, NIV: "Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."

Psalm 25:5, ESV: "Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long."

Psalm 25:5, KJV: "Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day."

Psalm 25:5, NASB: "Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day."

Psalm 25:5, NLT: "Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you."

Psalm 25:5, CSB: "Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; I wait for you all day long."

What does Psalm 25:5 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Here continues David's prayer, now asking the Lord to lead him in God's truth and to teach him. Prayer and Scripture were both important to David.

We cannot go astray if we look to the Lord in prayer and obey His Word. Psalm 119:105 states, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." We find guidance in Scripture for the next step as well as for life's long journey. As a righteous Hebrew, David knew that God had delivered His precepts and promises to the people of Israel to keep them in the path of blessing (Deuteronomy 27—30). He knew, too, that God had promised to make Joshua's way successful if Joshua obeyed the Book of the Law (Joshua 1:7–8).

In Psalm 25:5 David calls God his Savior and states that he always waits on Him. Despite the pressures of life, including vicious opposition, David endured by anticipating help from the Lord.