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Psalms 5:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Lead me, O Jehovah, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; Make thy way straight before my face.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness, because of my enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Lead me, Jehovah, in thy righteousness, because of my foes; make thy way plain before me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— O Yahweh! lead me in thy righteousness, because of mine adversaries, Make even, before me, thy way:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— O Jehovah, lead me in Thy righteousness, Because of those observing me, Make straight before me Thy way,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Conduct me, O Lord, in thy justice: because of my enemies, direct my way in thy sight.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Lead me O LORD, in thy righteousnesse, because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make my way plain before thy face.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Lead me, O Yahweh, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Lead 5148
{5148} Prime
נָחָה
nachah
{naw-khaw'}
A primitive root; to guide; by implication to transport (into exile, or as colonists).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
me, O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
in thy righteousness 6666
{6666} Prime
צְדָקָה
ts@daqah
{tsed-aw-kaw'}
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
because of x4616
(4616) Complement
לְמַעַן
ma`an
{mah'-an}
From H6030; properly heed, that is, purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically in order that.
mine enemies; 8324
{8324} Prime
שׁוֹרֵר
sharar
{shaw-rar'}
A primitive root; to be hostile (only active participle an opponent).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
make thy way 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
straight 3474
{3474} Prime
יָשַׁר
yashar
{yaw-shar'}
A primitive root; to be straight or even; figuratively to be (causatively to make) right, pleasant, prosperous.
z8685
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
before my face. 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 5:8

_ _ enemies — literally, “watchers” (Psalms 27:11), hence special need of guidance.

_ _ in thy righteousness — an attribute implying faithfulness in promises as well as threatenings.

_ _ make thy way straight — that is, make the way of providence plain.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 5:7-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 5:8

Righteousness — In thy righteous laws. Because — That I may give them no occasion of slandering me, or religion for my sake. The way — The way wherein thou wouldst have to one walk. Plain — That I may clearly discern it, and readily walk in it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 5:8

Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness (f) because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

(f) Because you are just, therefore lead me out of the dangers of my enemies.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Lead:

Psalms 25:4-5 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. ... Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou [art] the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalms 86:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Psalms 119:64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
Psalms 143:8-10 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. ... Teach me to do thy will; for thou [art] my God: thy spirit [is] good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. ... In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

mine:
Heb. those which observe me,
Psalms 27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
Psalms 54:5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
Psalms 59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see [my desire] upon mine enemies.
*marg.
2 Samuel 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also [that is] born unto thee shall surely die.

make:

Psalms 25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
Psalms 27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
Proverbs 4:25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Matthew 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Hebrews 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
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2S 12:14. Ps 25:4; 27:11; 54:5; 59:10; 86:11; 119:10, 64; 143:8. Pv 3:5; 4:25. Mt 3:3. He 12:13.

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