A prayer for deliverance from enemies (Ps 25:1-25:3)

A psalm of David

Aleph

To You!

Yahweh!

I lift up my soul!

O my God!

Bet      

In you I trust.

Do not let me be put to shame!

Do not let my enemies exalt over me!

Gimel

Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame!

Let them be ashamed

Who are wantonly treacherous.”

Psalm 25 is a psalm of David for deliverance from personal enemies in an acrostic form like Psalm 9 and Psalm 10, where each verse starts with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet as indicated. This is a lament against the enemies of David. David lifted up his soul. He trusted in God. He did not want to be put to shame. He did not want his enemies to exalt over him. Rather they should be put to shame because of their treacherous behavior.