New American Standard Bible
The God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless?
King James Bible
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
Darby Bible Translation
The �God who girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect,
World English Bible
the God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect?
Young's Literal Translation
God! who is girding me with strength, And He maketh perfect my way.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It is God that girdeth me with strength - Who gives me strength. The word girdeth contains an allusion to the mode of dress among the orientals, the long flowing robe, which was girded up when they ran or labored, that it might not impede them; and, probably, with the additional idea that girding the loins contributed to strength. It is a common custom now for men who run a race, or leap, or engage in a strife of pugilism, to gird or bind up their loins. See Job 40:7, note; and Matthew 5:38-41, notes.
And maketh my way perfect - Gives me complete success in my undertakings; or, enables me so to carry them out that none of them fail.
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The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established …
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I was also blameless with Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.
For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I will be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.
As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.
With whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him.
"I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me;
The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.
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