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Psalms 25:10

    Psalms 25:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All the paths of Jehovah are lovingkindness and truth Unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All the ways of the Lord are mercy and good faith for those who keep his agreement and his witness.

    Webster's Revision

    All the paths of Jehovah are lovingkindness and truth Unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

    World English Bible

    All the paths of Yahweh are loving kindness and truth to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 25:10

    All the paths of the Lord - ארחות orchoth signifies the tracks or ruts made by the wheels of wagons by often passing over the same ground. Mercy and truth are the paths in which God constantly walks in reference to the children of men; and so frequently does he show them mercy, and so frequently does he fulfill his truth that his paths are earnestly discerned. How frequent, how deeply indented, and how multiplied are those tracks to every family and individual! Wherever we go, we see that God's mercy and truth have been there by the deep tracks they have left behind them. But he is more abundantly merciful to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies; i.e. those who are conformed, not only to the letter, but to the spirit of his pure religion.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 25:10

    All the paths of the Lord - All the ways that the Lord takes; all that He commands; all that He does. The "paths of the Lord" denote the course in which He himself walks, or His dealings with His creatures. In the previous verse, the psalmist had said that the Lord would teach "His way" to the "meek;" he now says that all His ways are ways of mercy and of truth; or that all will be found to be in the direction of mercy and of truth.

    Are mercy and truth - In all His dealings with those who "keep his covenant" He shows Himself to be at the same time merciful and true: compassionate toward their errors; faithful to His own promises.

    To such as keep his covenant - To those who are His friends; to those who are faithful to Him. This expression is often used to denote those who are the true people of God, Genesis 17:9-10; Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 29:9; Psalm 132:12. The word "covenant" here is equivalent to "command or law;" and the idea is, that if they keep His laws they will find Him to be merciful and true. On the meaning of the word "covenant," see Acts 7:8, note; Hebrews 8:8, note; Hebrews 9:16-17, note.

    And his testimonies - The word "testimony" in the Scripture, in this connection, refers to that to which God bears witness as "true;" or that which He has declared to be truth. In this sense, the phrase here means those who maintain His truth; or who abide by what He has pronounced to be true. The word is very often used in the Scriptures to denote the truth of God and the commandments of God. In all such cases, there is the underlying idea that the command or the statement referred to is that to which God bears witness as true or right.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 25:10

    25:10 Paths - All the dealings of God with them, yea even those that are afflictive, are done in kindness and faithfulness to them.