New American Standard Bible
But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, My steps had almost slipped.
King James Bible
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped;
World English Bible
But as for me, my feet were almost gone. My steps had nearly slipped.
Young's Literal Translation
As nothing, have my steps slipped, For I have been envious of the boastful,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But as for me - literally, "And I." The meaning is, "And I, who so confidently now trust in God, and believe that he is good, was formerly in a far different state of mind; I was so hesitating, so troubled, and so doubtful, that I had almost entirely lost confidence in him as a wise and just moral governor."
My feet were almost gone - I was just ready to fall. Of course, this refers to his state of mind. In regard to his faith or confidence in God, he was like a man standing in a slippery place, and scarcely able to remain upright.
My steps had well nigh slipped - The expression rendered "well nigh" means "like nothing," or "as nothing;" that is, in reference to firmness it was as if there was "nothing" left. There was nothing which would keep him from slipping. The word rendered "slipped" means "poured out." That is, in his going he was like water poured out, instead of being like something solid and firm. The idea is, that his faith seemed to be all gone. He was like a falling man; a man who had no strength to walk.
Library"Let us Pray"
Nevertheless, prayer is the best used means of drawing near to God. You will excuse me, then, if in considering my text this morning, I confine myself entirely to the subject of prayer. It is in prayer mainly, that we draw near to God, and certainly it can be said emphatically of prayer, it is good for every man who knoweth how to practice that heavenly art, in it to draw near unto God. To assist your memories, that the sermon may abide with you in after days, I shall divide my discourse this morning …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860
Of a Low Estimation of Self in the Sight of God
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Cæsarius of Arles.
If I should say, "My foot has slipped," Your lovingkindness, O LORD, will hold me up.
For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
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