Proverbs 4:12
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New International Version
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.

King James Bible
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

Darby Bible Translation
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

World English Bible
When you go, your steps will not be hampered. When you run, you will not stumble.

Young's Literal Translation
In thy walking thy step is not straitened, And if thou runnest, thou stumblest not.

Proverbs 4:12 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thy steps shall not be straitened - True wisdom will teach thee to keep out of embarrassments. A man under the influence of true religion ponders his paths, and carefully poises occurring circumstances; and as the fear of God will ever lead him to act an upright and honest part, so his way in business and life is both clear and large. He has no by-ends to serve; he speculates not; he uses neither trick nor cunning to effect any purpose. Such a man can never be embarrassed. His steps are not straitened; he sees his way always plain; and when a favorable tide of Providence shows him the necessity of increased exertion, he runs, and is in no danger of stumbling.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou goest

Proverbs 6:22 When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you wake, it shall talk with you.

2 Samuel 22:37 You have enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.

Job 18:7,8 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down...

Psalm 18:36 You have enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

thou shalt

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Proverbs 3:23 Then shall you walk in your way safely, and your foot shall not stumble.

Psalm 91:11,12 For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways...

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them.

Jeremiah 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them...

John 4:39-42 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did...

she

Proverbs 3:22 So shall they be life to your soul, and grace to your neck.

1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient...

1 John 2:10,11 He that loves his brother stays in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him...

Library
Monotony and Crises
'When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.'--PROVERBS iv. 12. The old metaphor likening life to a path has many felicities in it. It suggests constant change, it suggests continuous progress in one direction, and that all our days are linked together, and are not isolated fragments; and it suggests an aim and an end. So we find it perpetually in this Book of Proverbs. Here the 'way' has a specific designation, 'the way of Wisdom'--that is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Two Paths
'Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. 11. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. 12. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. 13. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. 14. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16. For they sleep not,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle cxx. To Claudius in Spain .
To Claudius in Spain [78] . Gregory to Claudius, &c. The renown of good deeds being fragrant after the manner of ointment, the odour of your glory has extended from the Western parts as far as here. Besprinkled by the sweetness of which breath of air, I declare that I greatly loved one whom I knew not, and within the bosom of my heart seized thee with the hand of love; nor did I love without already knowing him to be one whose good qualities I had learnt. For of him who is known to me by great
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
"Jesus saith unto him, Get thee hence, Satan."--Matt. iv. 10. There is an awful intensity of meaning in the words, as applied to Jesus, "He suffered, being tempted!" Though incapable of sin, there was, in the refined sensibilities of His holy nature, that which made temptation unspeakably fearful. What must it have been to confront the Arch-traitor?--to stand face to face with the foe of His throne, and His universe? But the "prince of this world" came, and found "nothing in Him." Billow after
John R. Macduff—The Mind of Jesus

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:37
You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.

Job 18:7
The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.

Psalm 18:36
You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.

Psalm 91:11
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

Psalm 119:45
I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.

Proverbs 3:23
Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.

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