New International Version
The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
King James Bible
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Darby Bible Translation
The steps of a man are established by Jehovah, and he delighteth in his way:
World English Bible
A man's goings are established by Yahweh. He delights in his way.
Young's Literal Translation
From Jehovah are the steps of a man, They have been prepared, And his way he desireth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord - There is nothing for good in the text. גבר geber is the original word, and it properly signifies a strong man, a conqueror or hero; and it appears to be used here to show, that even the most powerful must be supported by the Lord, otherwise their strength and courage will be of little avail.
And he delighteth in his way - When his steps are ordered by the Lord, he delighteth in his way, because it is that into which his own good Spirit has directed him. Or, the man delights in God's way - in the law and testimonies of his Maker.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ordered. or, established
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He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails;
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-- you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
Who, then, are those who fear the LORD? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
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