Psalm 18:32
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New International Version
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

New Living Translation
God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect.

English Standard Version
the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless.

New American Standard Bible
The God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless?

King James Bible
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God--He clothes me with strength and makes my way perfect.

International Standard Version
the God who clothes me with strength, and who makes my way upright;

NET Bible
The one true God gives me strength; he removes the obstacles in my way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God who girds me in power and gives my perfect way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is God that girds me with strength and makes my way perfect.

King James 2000 Bible
It is God that girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

American King James Version
It is God that girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

American Standard Version
The God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect?

Douay-Rheims Bible
God who hath girt me with strength; and made my way blameless.

Darby Bible Translation
The God who girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect,

English Revised Version
The God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is God that 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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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:32, and the following verses, are the gifts of God to the spiritual warrior, whereby he is prepared for the contest, after the example of his victorious Leader. Learn that we must seek release being made through Christ, shall be rejected. In David the type, we behold out of trouble through Christ. The prayer put up, without reconciliation Jesus our Redeemer, conflicting with enemies, compassed with sorrows and with floods of ungodly men, enduring not only the pains of death, but the wrath of God for us; yet calling upon the Father with strong cries and tears; rescued from the grave; proceeding to reconcile, or to put under his feet all other enemies, till death, the last enemy, shall be destroyed. We should love the Lord, our Strength, and our Salvation; we should call on him in every trouble, and praise him for every deliverance; we should aim to walk with him in all righteousness and true holiness, keeping from sin. If we belong to him, he conquers and reigns for us, and we shall conquer and reign through him, and partake of the mercy of our anointed King, which is promised to all his seed for evermore. Amen.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 32. - It is God that girdeth me with strength (comp. ver. 39). And maketh my way perfect. Keeps me, i.e., in the right way - the way of his commandments.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

It is God that girdeth me with strength,.... For battle, as in Psalm 18:39; with strength of body and fortitude of mind; both which are from the Lord, and were in David; and were acknowledged by him as bestowed on him by the Lord; and which confirms what he had before said of him: or with spiritual strength, with strength in his soul, against sin, Satan, and the world; and to do the will and work of God: saints are girt by the Lord with the whole armour of God, and among the rest with the girdle of truth; and are prepared and ready to every good work; see 1 Samuel 2:4. Hannah's song is again referred to: in 2 Samuel 22:33, the words are, "God is my strength and power"; they are true of Christ, the man of God's right hand, whom he promised to strengthen, and whom he has made strong for himself, Psalm 80:17;

and maketh my way perfect; or safe, or prosperous. God removed every impediment and obstacle out of his way, and made it plain and easy, as Jarchi observes; and succeeded him, and gave him victory over his enemies; this has been verified in Christ, who has conquered sin, Satan, the world, death, and the grave: for this is not to be understood of the way and course of David's life and conversation, which was not perfect and unspotted, but had many blemishes and imperfections in it, which he often owns, confesses, and bewails.



Psalm 18:32 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord is My Rock
31For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God, 32The God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless? 33He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me upon my high places.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:23
I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.

Psalm 18:39
You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.

Psalm 19:13
Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.

Psalm 41:12
Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.

Psalm 89:21
My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.

Isaiah 45:5
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,

Habakkuk 3:19
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.
Treasury of Scripture

It is God that girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

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.

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and …

Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; …

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed …

Isaiah 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: …

2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of …

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2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength and power: and he makes my way perfect.

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