I. the world--with keen and malignant eye. Hence the more they watched, the more he prayed: "Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies." Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It is wonderful to observe how honest simplicity baffles and outwits the craftiness of wickedness. If we act inconsistently with our profession, they will be sure to notice it and despise us, and our religion accordingly. Verse 11. Then I thought thats not good just to read and not know what it means. Having compared himself to an exposed, deserted infant, adopted by God, he anon fairly asks to be shown how to walk. These will catch us if they can, but the way of manifest, simple honesty is safe from their rage. Truth is wisdom. Good men seldom succeed in fine speculations and doubtful courses; plain simplicity is the best spirit for an heir of heaven: let us leave shifty tricks and political expediencies to the citizens of the world -- the New Jerusalem owns plain men for its citizens. Lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Each verse is packed with profound meaning and deep insights into the nature of God and how His people can trust Him in times of need. So I stopped. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Robert Skinner (Bishop), 1636. Psalms 27:11. or "those that observe me"; who eyed him as Saul did, ( 1 Samuel 18:9 ) ; and waited for his halting, as Jeremiah's familiars did for him; and lay in wait to deceive him, and lead him out of the way, as false teachers do; and come upon him at an unawares, and take every advantage against him, as Satan … A path is here desired which shall be open, honest, straightforward, in opposition to the way of cunning, which is intricate, tortuous, dangerous. Because of mine enemies. Verse 11. II. He does not pray to be indulged with his own way, but to be informed as to the path in which the righteous Jehovah would have him walk. Teach me thy way, O Lord. Lead me in a plain path. Teach me thy way, O Lord. Psalm 27:11, ESV: "Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies." Verse 11. He does not pray to be indulged with his own way, but to be informed as to the path in which the righteous Jehovah would have him walk. Lead me in a plain path. While a saint is a dove in the eyes of God, he is only a raven in the estimation of sinners. Because of mine enemies. Proud member All rights reserved. It may be rendered, because of mine observers. Our observers. He asks the grace of being able to observe all his holy commandments, which he never loses sight of through the whole one hundred and fifty Psalms. Psalm 27:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 27:11, NIV: "Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors." William Secker. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. “Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.”. High popularity: 260 searches a month. of Psalm 27:11, KJV: "Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies." Christian, if you dwell in the open tent of licentiousness, the wicked will not walk backward, like modest Shem and Japheth, to cover your shame: but they will walk forward, like cursed Ham, to publish it. All rights reserved. Thus they make use of your weakness as a plea for their wickedness. Bible> Psalms> Chapter 27> Verse 11 ◄Psalm 27:11 ► Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path, because of my oppressors. They observe us from a sense of love and duty; they are commanded to … Esau was a cunning hunter, Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. Salem Media Group. Proud member Teach me thy way, O Lord Of providence, grace, and duty; (See Gill on Psalms 25:4); and lead me in a plain path: as the path of truth is to those that understand and find knowledge; and as the way of holiness is, even to such who in other things are fools, but shall not err therein, ( Proverbs 8:9 ) ( Isaiah 35:8 ) ; or the path of righteousness, in which Christ, the wisdom of God, and shepherd of his people, leads them, ( Psalms 23:3 ) ( Proverbs 8:20 ) ; because of mine enemies, or "those that observe me"; who eyed him as Saul did, ( 1 Samuel 18:9 ) ; and waited for his halting, as Jeremiah's familiars did for him; and lay in wait to deceive him, and lead him out of the way, as false teachers do; and come upon him at an unawares, and take every advantage against him, as Satan does. saints. Men are merciless in their censures of Christians; they have no sympathy for their infirmity: while God weighs them in more equal scales, and says, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Help is here sought as well as direction; we not only need a map of the way, but a guide to assist us in the journey. Psalms 27:11. I have found myself reading it because I hear people talking so much about how it helped them. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. As you said earlier people probably have read different Psalms many of times but never had the true meaning, so that made me feel somewhat better to know that I wasnt alone. Instead of “enemies,” the margin reads “observers.” And we have many such. What else could he do? If a man travelling in the King's highway, be robbed between sun and sun, satisfaction is recoverable upon the county where the robbery was made; but if he takes his journey in the night, being an unseasonable time, then it is at his own peril, he must take what falls. To get what Psalm 27:11 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Righteous David saw many who were waiting to triumph in his mistakes. If once a man commence a professor, the eyes of all are upon him; and well they may, for his profession in the world is a separation from the world. Verse 11. of Verse 11. Believers condemn those by their lives who condemn them by their lips. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The plain man's pathway desired, described, divinely approved, "thy way", "a plain way", and divinely taught, "teach me, O Lord," "lead me.". So, if a man keep in God's ways, he shall be sure of God's protection; but if he stray out of them, he exposes himself to danger. This prayer evinces an humble sense of personal ignorance, great teachableness of spirit, and cheerful obedience of heart. Psalm 27 is composed of 14 verses. Salem Media Group. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Robert Bellarmine (Cardinal), 1542-1621. when it was the only path to that heavenly house of God, which he had just declared to be the only wish and desire of his heart. Verse 11. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. "Honesty is the best policy.". Lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. This prayer evinces an humble sense of personal ignorance, great teachableness of spirit, and cheerful obedience of heart. Teach me thy way, O Lord. Psalm 27 is such a wonderful passage that it allows us to see God’s divine providence and protection to His people through the poetic and beautiful writing of King David.