Psalm 18:32
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English Standard Version
the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless.

King James Bible
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

American Standard Version
The God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect?

Douay-Rheims Bible
God who hath girt me with strength; and made my way blameless.

English Revised Version
The God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 18:25-28) What was said in Psalm 18:21 is again expressed here as a result of the foregoing, and substantiated in Psalm 18:26, Psalm 18:27. חסיד is a friend of God and man, just as pius is used of behaviour to men as well as towards God. גּבר תמים the man (construct of גּבר) of moral and religious completeness (integri equals integritatis, cf. Psalm 15:2), i.e., of undivided devotion to God. נבר (instead of which we find בּר לבב elsewhere, Psalm 24:4; Psalm 73:1) not one who is purified, but, in accordance with the reflexive primary meaning of Niph., one who is purifying himself, ἁγνίζων ἑαυτόν, 1 John 3:3. עקּשׁ (the opposite of ישׂר) one who is morally distorted, perverse. Freely formed Hithpaels are used with these attributive words to give expression to the corresponding self-manifestation: התחסּד, התּמּם (Ges. 54, 2, b), התבּרר, and התפּתּל (to show one's self נפתּל or פּתלתּל). The fervent love of the godly man God requites with confiding love, the entire submission of the upright with a full measure of grace, the endeavour after purity by an unbeclouded charity (cf. Psalm 73:1), moral perverseness by paradoxical judgments, giving the perverse over to his perverseness (Romans 1:28) and leading him by strange ways to final condemnation (Isaiah 29:14, cf. Leviticus 26:23.). The truth, which is here enunciated, is not that the conception which man forms of God is the reflected image of his own mind and heart, but that God's conduct to man is the reflection of the relation in which man has placed himself to God; cf. 1 Samuel 2:30; 1 Samuel 15:23. This universal truth is illustrated and substantiated in Psalm 18:28. The people who are bowed down by affliction experience God's condescension, to their salvation; and their haughty oppressors, god's exaltation, to their humiliation. Lofty, proud eyes are among the seven things that Jahve hateth, according to Proverbs 6:17. The judgment of God compels them to humble themselves with shame, Isaiah 2:11.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

girdeth The girdle was a necessary part of the eastern dress: It strengthened and supported the loins; served to confine the garments close to the body; and to tuck them in when journeying. The strength of God was to his soul what the girdle was to his body.

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices...

Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, with which he has girded himself...

Isaiah 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded you, though you have not known me:

2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;


2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength and power: and he makes my way perfect.

Cross References
Psalm 18:23
I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from my guilt.

Psalm 18:39
For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.

Psalm 19:13
Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Psalm 41:12
But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.

Psalm 89:21
so that my hand shall be established with him; my arm also shall strengthen him.

Isaiah 45:5
I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me,

Habakkuk 3:19
GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

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