New International Version
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
King James Bible
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways;
World English Bible
You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
Young's Literal Translation
My path and my couch Thou hast fanned, And with all my ways hast been acquainted.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou compassest my path - זרית zeritha thou dost winnow, ventilate, or sift my path; and my lying down, רבעי ribi, my lair, my bed.
And art acquainted - Thou treasurest up. This is the import of סכן sachan. Thou hast the whole number of my ways, and the steps I took in them.
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compassest. or, winnowest
and art acquainted
LibraryAugust 31. "Lead Me in the Way Everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24).
"Lead me in the way everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24). There is often apparently but little difference in two distinct lives between constant victory and frequent victory. But that one little difference constitutes a world of success or failure. The one is the Divine, the other is the human; the one is the everlasting way, the other the transient and the imperfect. God wants to lead us to the way everlasting, and to establish us and make us immovable as He. We little know the seriousness of the slightest …
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Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin.
Does he not see my ways and count my every step?
Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll -- are they not in your record?
I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.
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