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Psalms 25:9

    Psalms 25:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The meek will he guide in justice; And the meek will he teach his way.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He will be an upright guide to the poor in spirit: he will make his way clear to them.

    Webster's Revision

    The meek will he guide in justice; And the meek will he teach his way.

    World English Bible

    He will guide the humble in justice. He will teach the humble his way.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

    Definitions for Psalms 25:9

    Meek - Gentle; tender; free from pride.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 25:9

    The meek will he guide - ענוים anavim, the poor, the distressed; he will lead in judgment - he will direct them in their cause, and bring it to a happy issue, for he will show them the way in which they should go.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 25:9

    The meek will he guide - The humble, the teachable, the prayerful, the gentle of spirit - those who are willing to learn. A proud person who supposes that he already knows enough cannot be taught; a haughty person who has no respect for others, cannot learn of them; a person who is willing to believe nothing cannot be instructed. The first requisite, therefore, in the work of religion, as in respect to all kinds of knowledge, is a meek and docile spirit. See Matthew 18:3.

    In judgment - In a right judgment or estimate of things. It is not merely in the administration of justice, or in doing "right," but it is in judging of truth; of duty; of the value of objects; of the right way to live; of all upon which the mind can be called to exercise judgment, or to come to a decision.

    And the meek will he teach his way - The way in which he would have them to go. The "methods" by which God does this are:

    (1) By His word or law,

    (a) laying down there the principles which are to guide human conduct, and

    (b) in numerous cases furnishing specific rules for directing our conduct in the relations of life;

    (2) by His Spirit,

    (a) disposing the mind to candor,

    (b) enlightening it to see the truth, and

    (c) making it honest and sincere in its inquiries;

    (3) by His providence - often indicating, in an unexpected manner, to those who are sincere in their inquiries after truth and duty, what He would have them to do; and

    (4) by the advice and counsel of those who have experience - the aged and the wise - those who have themselves been placed in similar circumstances, or who have passed through the same perplexities and embarrassments.

    By all these methods a peson who goes to God in humble prayer, and with a proper sense of dependence, may trust that he will be guided aright; and it is not probable that a case could occur in which one who should honestly seek for guidance by these helps, might not feel assured that God would lead him aright. Having used these means, a peson may feel assured that God will not leave him to error.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 25:9

    25:9 The meek - Such as meekly submit themselves to God, and are desirous to be directed and governed by him. Judgment - In the paths of judgment, in the right way.