New American Standard Bible
"My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside.
King James Bible
My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
Darby Bible Translation
My foot hath held to his steps; his way have I kept, and not turned aside.
World English Bible
My foot has held fast to his steps. I have kept his way, and not turned aside.
Young's Literal Translation
On His step hath my foot laid hold, His way I have kept, and turn not aside,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My foot hath held his steps - Roberts, in his Oriental Illustrations, and the Editor of the Pictorial Bible, suppose that there is an allusion here to the active, grasping power which the Orientals have in their feet and toes. By constant usage they accustom themselves to make use of them in holding things in a manner which to us seems almost incredible, and they make the toes perform almost the work of fingers. We bind ours fast from early childhood in our close shoes, and they become useless except for the purpose of walking. But the Orientals use theirs differently. They seize upon an object with their toes, and hold it fast. If in walking along they see anything on the ground which they desire to pick up, instead of stooping as we would, they seize it with their toes, and lift it up. Alypulle, a Kandian chief, was about to be beheaded. When he arrived at the place of execution, he looked round for some object on which to seize, and saw a small shrub, and seized it with his toes, and held it fast in order to be firm while the executioner did his office. "Roberts." So an Arab in treading firmly, or in taking a determined stand, seems to lay hold of, to grasp the ground with his toes, giving a fixedness of position inconceivable to those whose feet are cramped by the use of tight shoes. This may be the meaning here, that Job had fixed himself firmly in the footsteps of God, and had adhered tenaciously to him; or, as it is rendered by Dr. Good," In his steps will I rivet my feet."
And not declined - Turned aside.
LibrarySeptember 30 Morning
He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--JOB 23:10. He knoweth our frame.--He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
October 20 Morning
The Best Things Work for Good to the Godly
"But it is still my consolation, And I rejoice in unsparing pain, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
"If my step has turned from the way, Or my heart followed my eyes, Or if any spot has stuck to my hands,
My steps have held fast to Your paths. My feet have not slipped.
Our heart has not turned back, And our steps have not deviated from Your way,
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the doers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel.
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