New International Version
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
King James Bible
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
Darby Bible Translation
The God who girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect,
World English Bible
the God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect?
Young's Literal Translation
God! who is girding me with strength, And He maketh perfect my way.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God - girdeth me with strength - The girdle was a necessary part of the Eastern dress; it strengthened and supported the loins; served to confine the garments close to the body; and in it they tucked them up when journeying. The strength of God was to his soul what the girdle was to the body. I need not add, that the girdle was also an ornamental part of the dress, and from it the sword was suspended.
And maketh my way perfect - He directs me so that I do not go astray; he blesses me in my undertakings; and by him the issue of my labors is crowned with prosperity.
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girdeth The girdle was a necessary part of the eastern dress: It strengthened and supported the loins; served to confine the garments close to the body; and to tuck them in when journeying. The strength of God was to his soul what the girdle was to his body.
LibraryAugust 2. "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" (Ps. xviii. 35).
"Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). The blessed Comforter is gentle, tender, and full of patience and love. How gentle are God's dealings even with sinners! How patient His forbearance! How tender His discipline, with His own erring children! How He led Jacob, Joseph, Israel, David, Elijah, and all His ancient servants, until they could truly say, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." The heart in which the Holy Spirit dwells will always be characterized by gentleness, lowliness, …
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I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.
You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.
Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.
I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me,
The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
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