Psalm 37:23
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English Standard Version
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;

King James Bible
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

American Standard Version
A man's goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way.

English Revised Version
A man's goings are established of the LORD; and he delighteth in his way.

Webster's Bible Translation
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With Psalm 37:16 accord Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 16:8, cf. Tobit 12:8. The ל of לצּדּיק is a periphrastic indication of the genitive (Ges. 115). המון is a noisy multitude, here used of earthly possessions. רבּים is not per attract. (cf. Psalm 38:11, הם for הוּא) equivalent to רב, but the one righteous man is contrasted with many unrighteous. The arms are here named instead of the bow in Psalm 37:15. He whose arms are broken can neither injure others nor help himself. Whereas Jahve does for the righteous what earthly wealth and human power cannot do: He Himself upholds them.

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Psalm 17:5 Hold up my goings in your paths, that my footsteps slip not.

Psalm 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

Psalm 119:133 Order my steps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 121:3,8 He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber...

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Job 23:11,12 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined...

Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.

ordered. or, established

Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my goings.

Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.


Psalm 147:10 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man.

Proverbs 11:1,20 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight...

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment...

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
"He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail.

Psalm 7:9
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous-- you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!

Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

Psalm 25:12
Who is the man who fears the LORD? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.

Psalm 37:31
The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.

Psalm 40:2
He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

Psalm 41:11
By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.

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