Psalm 56:13
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New International Version
For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

New Living Translation
For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.

English Standard Version
For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

New American Standard Bible
For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.

King James Bible
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You delivered me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before God in the light of life.

International Standard Version
For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living!

NET Bible
when you deliver my life from death. You keep my feet from stumbling, so that I might serve God as I enjoy life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you have delivered my soul from death and my feet from slipping, that I may be pleasing before you, God, in the land of the living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have rescued me from death. You have kept my feet from stumbling so that I could walk in your presence, in the light of life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thou hast delivered my soul from death; Hast Thou not delivered my feet from stumbling? That I may walk before God in the light of the living?

New American Standard 1977
For Thou hast delivered my soul from death,
            Indeed my feet from stumbling,
            So that I may walk before God
            In the light of the living.



Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou hast delivered my life from death; thou hast kept my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

King James 2000 Bible
For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

American King James Version
For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

American Standard Version
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: Hast thou not delivered my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because thou hast delivered my soul from death, my feet from falling: that I may please in the sight of God, in the light of the living.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast delivered my soul from death; [wilt thou] not [keep] my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

English Revised Version
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: hast thou not delivered my feet from falling? that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt thou not deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

World English Bible
For you have delivered my soul from death, and prevented my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A poem by David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Dost Thou not my feet from falling? To walk habitually before God in the light of the living!

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
56:8-13 The heavy and continued trials through which many of the Lord's people have passed, should teach us to be silent and patient under lighter crosses. Yet we are often tempted to repine and despond under small sorrows. For this we should check ourselves. David comforts himself, in his distress and fear, that God noticed all his grievances and all his griefs. God has a bottle and a book for his people's tears, both the tears for their sins, and those for their afflictions. He observes them with tender concern. Every true believer may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and then I will not fear what man shall do unto me; for man has no power but what is given him from above. Thy vows are upon me, O Lord; not as a burden, but as that by which I am known to be thy servant; as a bridle that restrains me from what would be hurtful, and directs me in the way of my duty. And vows of thankfulness properly accompany prayers for mercy. If God deliver us from sin, either from doing it, or by his pardoning mercy, he has delivered our souls from death, which is the wages of sin. Where the Lord has begun a good work he will carry it on and perfect it. David hopes that God would keep him even from the appearance of sin. We should aim in all our desires and expectations of deliverance, both from sin and trouble, that we may do the better service to the Lord; that we may serve him without fear. If his grace has delivered our souls from the death of sin, he will bring us to heaven, to walk before him for ever in light.
Study Bible
Be Merciful to Me, God
12Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You. 13For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.
Cross References
Job 33:30
To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.

Psalm 33:19
To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.

Psalm 49:19
He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They will never see the light.

Psalm 68:20
God is to us a God of deliverances; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.

Psalm 86:13
For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Psalm 107:20
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

Psalm 116:8
For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling.

Psalm 116:9
I shall walk before the LORD In the land of the living.
Treasury of Scripture

For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

For

Psalm 86:12,13 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify …

Psalm 116:8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and …

2 Corinthians 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver: in whom …

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, …

Hebrews 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime …

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error of …

wilt

Psalm 17:5 Hold up my goings in your paths, that my footsteps slip not.

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.

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

walk

Psalm 116:9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to …

Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have walked …

the light

Job 33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light …

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: …

John 12:35,36 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. …

Ephesians 5:8-14 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: …

Revelation 21:23,24 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine …

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