New American Standard Bible
"Does He not see my ways And number all my steps?
King James Bible
Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
Darby Bible Translation
Doth not he see my ways, and number all my steps?
World English Bible
Doesn't he see my ways, and number all my steps?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth not He see my ways, And all my steps number?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Doth he not see my ways? - This either means that God was a witness of all that he did - his thoughts, words, and deeds, and would punish him if he had given indulgence to improper feelings and thoughts; or that since God saw all his thoughts, he could boldly appeal to him as a witness of his innocence in this matter, and in proof that his life and heart were pure. Rosenmuller adopts the latter interpretation; Herder seems to incline to the former. Umbreit renders it, "God himself must be a witness that I speak the truth." It is not easy to determine which is the true meaning. Either of them will accord well with the scope of the passage.
LibraryWhether virtue is in us by Nature?
Objection 1: It would seem that virtue is in us by nature. For Damascene says (De Fide Orth. iii, 14): "Virtues are natural to us and are equally in all of us." And Antony says in his sermon to the monks: "If the will contradicts nature it is perverse, if it follow nature it is virtuous." Moreover, a gloss on Mat. 4:23, "Jesus went about," etc., says: "He taught them natural virtues, i.e. chastity, justice, humility, which man possesses naturally." Objection 2: Further, the virtuous good consists …
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2 Chronicles 16:9
"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars."
"For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.
"For now You number my steps, You do not observe my sin.
"He provides them with security, and they are supported; And His eyes are on their ways.
"For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
"I would declare to Him the number of my steps; Like a prince I would approach Him.
"For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.
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