Proverbs 4:26
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English Standard Version
Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.

King James Bible
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

American Standard Version
Make level the path of thy feet, And let all thy ways be established.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Make straight the path for thy feet, and all thy ways shall be established.

English Revised Version
Make level the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Proverbs 4:26 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The paternal admonition now takes a new departure:

20 My son, attend unto my words,

     Incline thine ear to my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes;

     Keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22 For they are life to all who get possession of them,

     And health to their whole body.

Regarding the Hiph. הלּין (for הלין), Proverbs 4:21, formed after the Chaldee manner like הלּין, הנּיח, הסּיג, vid., Gesenius, 72, 9; - Ewald, 114, c, gives to it the meaning of "to mock," for he interchanges it with הלין, instead of the meaning to take away, efficere ut recedat (cf. under Proverbs 2:15). This supposed causative meaning it has also here: may they equals may one (vid., under Proverbs 2:22) not remove them from thine eyes; the object is (Proverbs 4:20) the words of the paternal admonition. Hitzig, indeed, observes that "the accusative is not supplied;" but with greater right it is to be remarked that ילּיזוּ (fut. Hiph. of לוּז) and ילוּזוּ (fut. Kal of id.) are not one and the same, and the less so as הלּיז occurs, but the masoretical and grammatical authorities (e.g., Kimchi) demand ילּיזוּ. The plur. למצאיהם is continued, 22b, in the sing., for that which is said refers to each one of the many (Proverbs 3:18, Proverbs 3:28, Proverbs 3:35). מצא is fundamentally an active conception, like our "finden," to find; it means to attain, to produce, to procure, etc. מרפּא means, according as the מ is understood of the "that equals ut" of the action or of the "what" of its performance, either health or the means of health; here, like רפאוּת, Proverbs 3:8, not with the underlying conception of sickness, but of the fluctuations connected with the bodily life of man, which make needful not only a continual strengthening of it, but also its being again and again restored. Nothing preserves soul and body in a healthier state than when we always keep before our eyes and carry in our hearts the good doctrines; they give to us true guidance on the way of life: "Godliness has the promise of this life, and of that which is to come." 1 Timothy 4:8.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ponder

Proverbs 5:6 Lest you should ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that you can not know them.

Psalm 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to your testimonies.

Ezekiel 18:28 Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions that he has committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Haggai 1:5,7 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways...

Ephesians 5:15,17 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise...

let all thy ways be established

Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.

Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my goings.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God, even our Father...

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

Cross References
Hebrews 12:13
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.

Psalm 119:5
Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!

Proverbs 4:25
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.

Proverbs 5:6
she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.

Proverbs 5:21
For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his paths.

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