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Psalms 27:11

    Psalms 27:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; And lead me in a plain path, Because of mine enemies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Make your way clear to me, O Lord, guiding me by the right way, because of my haters.

    Webster's Revision

    Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; And lead me in a plain path, Because of mine enemies.

    World English Bible

    Teach me your way, Yahweh. Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Teach me thy way, O LORD; and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 27:11

    Teach me thy way - Let me know the gracious designs of thy providence towards me, that my heart may submit to thy will.

    And lead me in a plain path - In the path of righteousness, because of mine enemies, who watch for my halting.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 27:11

    Teach me thy way, O Lord - See the notes at Psalm 25:4-5.

    And lead me in a plain path - Margin, "a way of plainness." That is, a straight or smooth path. In other words, he prayed that he might be enabled to act wisely and right; he desired that God would teach him what he should do.

    Because of mine enemies - Margin, "those which observe me." The translation in the text expresses the true sense. The word which is used is derived from a verb that signifies "to twist; to twist together;" and then, to oppress; to treat as an enemy. Here it refers to those who would treat him harshly or cruelly; and he prays that God would show him how to act in view of the fact that he was surrounded by such foes. They were harsh and cruel; they sought to overcome him; they laid snares for him. He knew not how to act so as to escape from them, and he, therefore, pleads that God would instruct and guide him.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 27:11

    27:11 Because of - That I may neither fall into their hands by my folly, nor give them any occasion of triumphing over me.