Proverbs 3:26
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New International Version
for the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.

New Living Translation
for the LORD is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.

English Standard Version
for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.

King James Bible
For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from a snare.

International Standard Version
Indeed, the LORD will be your confidence, and he will keep your foot from being caught.

NET Bible
for the LORD will be the source of your confidence, and he will guard your foot from being caught in a trap.

New Heart English Bible
for the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being taken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Lord Jehovah shall be with you and will keep your foot from being caught.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will be your confidence. He will keep your foot from getting caught.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD will be thy confidence, And will keep thy foot from being caught.

New American Standard 1977
For the LORD will be your confidence,
            And will keep your foot from being caught.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD shall be thy confidence and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being snared.

American King James Version
For the LORD shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being taken.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah will be thy confidence, And will keep thy foot from being taken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord will be at thy side, and will keep thy foot that thou be not taken.

Darby Bible Translation
for Jehovah shall be thy confidence, and he will keep thy foot from being taken.

English Revised Version
For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD will be thy confidence, and will keep thy foot from being taken.

World English Bible
for Yahweh will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being taken.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah is at thy side, And He hath kept thy foot from capture.
Study Bible
Blessed is He who Finds Wisdom
25Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; 26For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught. 27Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
"He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.

Job 4:6
"Is not your fear of God your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope?
Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being taken.

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Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall …

Psalm 91:3,9,10 Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from …

Habakkuk 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in …

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1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent …

Verse 26. - Thy confidence (v'kis'leka); literally, as thy confidence. Kesel, primarily "loin" or "flank," as in Leviticus 3:14; Leviticus 10:15; Job 15:27, is apparently used here in its secondary meaning of "confidence," "hope," as in Job 8:14; Job 31:24; Psalm 78:7. The בְ (v') prefixed is what is usually termed the בְ essentiae, or בְ pleonasticum (equivalent to the Latin tanquam, "as"), and serves to emphasize the connection between the predicate "thy confidence" and the subject "Jehovah" (cf. Exodus 18:4; see Ewaht, 'Lehrb.,' 217, f.; and Gesenius, 'Gram.,' § 154). Jehovah shall be in the highest sense your ground and object of confidence. Delitzsch describes kesel as confidence in the presence of evil: Jehovah in the presence of the "sudden fear," and of "the desolation of the wicked," the evils and calamities which overwhelm the wicked, shall be thy confidence. The sense of his all-encircling protection will render you undismayed. The meaning given to kesel as "foolhardiness" (Psalm 49:14) and "folly" (Ecclesiastes 7:25). and the connection of kesel with k'silim in Proverbs 1:22, comes from the root idea kasal, "to be fleshly, or fat," the signification of which branches out on the one side into strength and boldness, and on the other into languor and inertness, and so folly or confidence in self (Schultens, i.e.). The Talmudic rendering of the Rabbi Salomon approximates to this meaning, "and the things in which you seemed to be foolish (desipere videbaris) he will be at once present with you." Others, as Ziegler, Muentinghe, gave kesel its primary meaning, and translate, "Jehovah shall be as thy loins," the loins being regarded as the emblem of strength. Jehovah shall be your strength. But kesel does not appear to have this local application here. Wherever it is used in this sense, as in Job and Leviticus cited above, there is something in the context to point it out as a part of the body. Compare, however, the Vulgate. in latere suo, "in thy side or flank." The LXX. renders, ἐπὶ πασῶν ὁδῶν σου, "over all thy ways." From being taken (millaked); Vulgate, ne capiaris, "lest thou be taken." The meaning is, Jehovah will be your protection against all the snares and traps which the impious lay for you. Leked, "a being taken," is from lakad, "to take or catch animals" in a net or in snares. It only occurs here in the Proverbs. Its unusual appearance, together with other reasons, not tenable, however, has led Hitzig to reject vers. 22-26 as an interpolation. The LXX. reads, πτόησιν, pavorem. Πτόησις, in Plato, Aristotle, and Plutarch, is used subjectively, and means "any vehement emotion." The word only occurs once in the New Testament in 1 Peter 3:6, μὴ φοβούμενη μηδεμίαν πτόησιν, where it is evidently quoted from the passage before us, in an objective sense, and designates some external cause of terror (cf. Authorized Version, "and be not afraid with any amazement;" see also Book of Common Prayer: 'Solemnization of Matrimony,' ad fin). For the Lord shall be thy confidence,.... The object of it, in whom thou shall put thy confidence, and be safe and secure from all fear and danger: or "the Lord shall be in thy confidence" (g); shall support thee in it, and maintain that, so that thou shalt not cast it away; the word used has sometimes the notion off oily in it, and Jarchi, from the Jerusalem Talmud, produces a sense agreeable to it;

"the Lord shall be in things in which thou art foolish;''

which, how absurd it may seem to be, will admit of a good interpretation; that the Lord will be with Wisdom's followers in things which may seem foolishness to the world; as Christ, the things of Christ, and the things of the Spirit of Christ, the Gospel, and the doctrines of it, are. The Targum is,

"the Lord shall be thine help,''

in all times of distress, difficulty, and danger;

and shall keep thy foot from being taken; in the snares of sin, temptation, and mischief; in those which Satan and the world lay for God's people; from these the Lord preserves them; wherefore happy are those that have an interest in Christ, who find and enjoy him.

(g) So Montanus, Vatablus, Michaelis. 26. The reason; such as are objects of God's favor.

be thy confidence—literally, "in thy confidence," in the source of thy strength (compare Na 3:9, for the same construction, Hebrew).3:21-26 Let us not suffer Christ's words to depart from us, but keep sound wisdom and discretion; then shall we walk safely in his ways. The natural life, and all that belongs to it, shall be under the protection of God's providence; the spiritual life, and all its interests, under the protection of his grace, so that we shall be kept from falling into sin or trouble.
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