Proverbs 4:26
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New International Version
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be well-ordered.

World English Bible
Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your ways be established.

Young's Literal Translation
Ponder thou the path of thy feet, And all thy ways are established.

Proverbs 4:26 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ponder the path of thy feet - Weigh well the part thou shouldst act in life. See that thou contract no bad habits.

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...

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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
Hebrews 12:13
"Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Psalm 119:5
Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!

Proverbs 4:25
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.

Proverbs 5:6
She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.

Proverbs 5:21
For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.

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