Psalm 37:24
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New International Version
though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

New Living Translation
Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.

English Standard Version
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.

New American Standard Bible
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.

King James Bible
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the LORD holds his hand.

International Standard Version
Though he stumbles, he will not fall down flat, for the LORD will hold up his hand.

NET Bible
Even if he trips, he will not fall headlong, for the LORD holds his hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if he falls, he is not harmed, for Lord Jehovah holds his hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he falls, he will not be thrown down headfirst because the LORD holds on to his hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

King James 2000 Bible
Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

American King James Version
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

American Standard Version
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For Jehovah upholdeth him with his hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth his hand under him.

Darby Bible Translation
though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for Jehovah upholdeth his hand.

English Revised Version
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Though he should fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

World English Bible
Though he stumble, he shall not fall, for Yahweh holds him up with his hand.

Young's Literal Translation
When he falleth, he is not cast down, For Jehovah is sustaining his hand.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

37:21-33 The Lord our God requires that we do justly, and render to all their due. It is a great sin for those that are able, to deny the payment of just debts; it is a great misery not to be able to pay them. He that is truly merciful, will be ever merciful. We must leave our sins; learn to do well, and cleave to it. This is true religion. The blessing of God is the spring, sweetness, and security of all earthly enjoyments. And if we are sure of this, we are sure not to want any thing good for us in this world. By his grace and Holy Spirit, he directs the thoughts, affections, and designs of good men. By his providence he overrules events, so as to make their way plain. He does not always show them his way for a distance, but leads them step by step, as children are led. God will keep them from being ruined by their falls, either into sin or into trouble, though such as fall into sin will be sorely hurt. Few, if any, have known the consistent believer, or his children, reduced to abject, friendless want. God forsakes not his saints in affliction; and in heaven only the righteous shall dwell for ever; that will be their everlasting habitation. A good man may fall into the hands of a messenger of Satan, and be sorely buffeted, but God will not leave him in his enemy's hands.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down. "The difference," as Hengstenberg observes, "is that between misfortune or loss, and absolute ruin." The good man may be afflicted; he may even fall into some fault (Galatians 6:1) or grievous sin (2 Samuel 11:4); but so long as "the root of the matter is in him" (Job 19:28), God will not suffer him to be prostrated. For the Lord upholdeth him with his hand; literally, the Lord supports his hand. If he falls, God (as Luther says) "catches him by the hand, and raises him up again." So David had himself experienced (2 Samuel 12:13).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Though he fall,.... Into temptation, and by it into sins, and these very great ones; from a lively and comfortable exercise of grace, and a degree of steadfastness in the doctrine of grace:

he shall not be utterly cast down; because he is in the arms of everlasting love, and in the hands of Christ Jesus; is on him as the sure foundation, and is kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, and so shall not perish, but have everlasting life;

for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand; with the right hand of his righteousness, and keeps him from falling finally and totally; see Isaiah 41:10; and See Gill on Psalm 37:17.



Psalm 37:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Don't Fret Because of Evildoers
23The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way. 24When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand. 25I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:9
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

Psalm 20:8
They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.

Psalm 54:4
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 119:116
Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.

Psalm 119:173
May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.

Psalm 145:14
The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.

Psalm 147:6
The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.

Proverbs 24:16
for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Micah 7:8
Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.
Treasury of Scripture

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Though

Psalm 34:19,20 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers …

Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, …

Psalm 91:12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Psalm 94:18 When I said, My foot slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up.

Psalm 145:14 The LORD upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that be bowed down.

Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked …

Micah 7:7,8 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my …

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this …

Luke 22:31,32,60-62 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have …

for

Psalm 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Psalm 145:14 The LORD upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that be bowed down.

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me…

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