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Psalms 25:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— What man is he that feareth Jehovah? Him shall he instruct in the way that he shall choose.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— What man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— What man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— What man is he that feareth Jehovah? him will he instruct in the way [that] he should choose.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who then is the man that revereth Yahweh? Let him direct him into the way he should choose.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Who [is] this—the man fearing Jehovah? He directeth him in the way He doth choose.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who is the man that feareth the Lord? He hath appointed him a law in the way he hath chosen.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall chuse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Who is the man that fears the Lord? he shall instruct him in the way which he has chosen.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— What man [is] he that feareth Yahweh? him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
What x4310
(4310) Complement
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
man 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
[is] he that x2088
(2088) Complement
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
feareth 3373
{3373} Prime
From H3372; fearing; morally reverent.
Yhw יָהוֶה? 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
him shall he teach 3384
{3384} Prime
A primitive root; properly to flow as water (that is, to rain); transitively to lay or throw (especially an arrow, that is, to shoot); figuratively to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
in the way 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
[that] he shall choose. 977
{0977} Prime
A primitive root; properly to try, that is, (by implication) select.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 25:12-13

_ _ What he asks for himself is the common lot of all the pious.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 25:8-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 25:12

Chuse — Which God appointeth.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 25:12

What (i) man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall (k) choose.

(i) Meaning, the number is very small.

(k) He will direct such with his spirit to follow the right way.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility.
Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.
Isaiah 50:10 Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
Acts 10:2 [A] devout [man], and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.
Acts 13:26 Men [and] brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.


Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalms 37:23 The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it [shall be] for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err [therein].
John 3:20-21 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. ... But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; ... And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Acts 11:14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. ... That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
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Ps 32:8; 37:23; 111:10. Pv 1:7; 2:5; 15:33; 16:6. Ec 12:13. Is 35:8; 50:10. Jn 3:20; 7:17; 8:31. Ac 10:2, 22; 11:14; 13:26. 2Th 2:10. 1Jn 2:27.

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