Psalm 66:9
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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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Barnes' 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.

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Library
The 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"
The next thing that arises for consideration is, What is the nature of this Divine principle in the soul that is so entirely diverse from all that is naturally in the soul? Here I would observe,-- 1. That that saving grace that is in the hearts if the saints, that within them [which is] above nature, and entirely distinguishes 'em from all unconverted men, is radically but one -- i.e., however various its exercises are, yet it is but one in its root; 'tis one individual principle in the heart. 'Tis
Jonathan Edwards—Treatise on Grace

Cross References
Psalm 18:36
You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.

Psalm 30:3
O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

Psalm 121:3
He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.

Proverbs 2:8
Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones.

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