Now glory be to God!
By his mighty power at work within us,
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than we would ever dare to ask or hope.

Ephesians 3:20

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Today's post brought to you by Psalm 25

A psalm of David.

1 O Lord, I give my life to you.2 I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.3 No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.

4 Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.5 Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

6 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past. 7 Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.

8 The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. 9 He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. 10 The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.

11 For the honor of your name, O Lord, forgive my many, many sins.12 Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose.13 They will live in prosperity, and their children will inherit the land.

14 The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. 15 My eyes are always on the Lord,
for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.16 Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress.

17 My problems go from bad to worse. Oh, save me from them all! 18 Feel my pain and see my trouble. Forgive all my sins.

19 See how many enemies I have and how viciously they hate me! 20 Protect me! Rescue my life from them!
Do not let me be disgraced, for in you I take refuge. 21 May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you.  22 O God, ransom Israel from all its troubles. NIV

Different translations of verses 17  and 18.

17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged:18 Consider mine affliction and my travail;  ASV

17  The troubles of my heart are multiplied; bring me out of my distresses.18  Behold my affliction and my pain and forgive all my sins [of thinking and doing].  AMP

17  My awful worries keep growing. Rescue me from sadness.18  See my troubles and misery and forgive my sins.  CEV

17 Relieve me of my worries and save me from all my troubles.18 Consider my distress and suffering and forgive all my sins. GNT

17 My troubles have grown larger;free me from my problems.18 Look at my suffering and troubles,and take away all my sins  NCV

17 The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish. 18 Look upon my affliction and my distress
and take away all my sins. NIV


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