New American Standard Bible
Who keeps us in life And does not allow our feet to slip.
King James Bible
Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
Darby Bible Translation
Who hath set our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
World English Bible
who preserves our life among the living, and doesn't allow our feet to be moved.
Young's Literal Translation
Who hath placed our soul in life, And suffered not our feet to be moved.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Which holdeth our soul in life - Margin, as in Hebrew, putteth. That is, He has put (or placed) us in a state of safety. The word rendered "in life" means literally "among the living." The word soul here is equivalent to us - ourselves; and the idea is, that he keeps us among the living. What is here said of this special deliverance is true of all people at all times, that they owe the fact that they are among the living to the care of God; or, it is because he puts them among the living, or keeps them alive.
And suffereth not our feet to be moved - That is, from their firm position of safety. The idea is taken from one who is walking, and who is kept from slipping or falling.
LibraryThe History of the Psalter
[Sidenote: Nature of the Psalter] Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's lyrical songs and hymns and prayers. It is the record of the soul experiences of the race. Its language is that of the heart, and its thoughts of common interest to worshipful humanity. It reflects almost every phase of religious feeling: penitence, doubt, remorse, confession, fear, faith, hope, adoration, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
Shewing Wherein all Saving Grace Does Summarily Consist"
You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.
O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones.
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