Psalm 85:13
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New International Version
Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps.

New Living Translation
Righteousness goes as a herald before him, preparing the way for his steps.

English Standard Version
Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.

New American Standard Bible
Righteousness will go before Him And will make His footsteps into a way.

King James Bible
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Righteousness will go before Him to prepare the way for His steps.

International Standard Version
Righteousness will go before him to prepare a path for his steps.

NET Bible
Deliverance goes before him, and prepares a pathway for him.

New Heart English Bible
Righteousness goes before him, And prepares the way for his steps.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the righteous one will walk before him and he will establish his steps in the Earth!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Righteousness will go ahead of him and make a path for his steps.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Righteousness shall go before Him, And shall make His footsteps a way.

New American Standard 1977
Righteousness will go before Him,
            And will make His footsteps into a way.



Jubilee Bible 2000
Righteousness shall go before him and shall set his steps in the way.

King James 2000 Bible
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

American King James Version
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

American Standard Version
Righteousness shall go before him, And shall make his footsteps a way to walk in .

Douay-Rheims Bible
Justice shall walk before him: and shall set his steps in the way.

Darby Bible Translation
Righteousness shall go before him, and shall set his footsteps on the way.

English Revised Version
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall make his footsteps a way to walk in.

Webster's Bible Translation
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

World English Bible
Righteousness goes before him, And prepares the way for his steps. A Prayer by David.

Young's Literal Translation
Righteousness before Him goeth, And maketh His footsteps for a way!

Study Bible
You Showed Favor to Your Land
12Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, And our land will yield its produce. 13Righteousness will go before Him And will make His footsteps into a way.
Cross References
Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.

Psalm 50:23
"He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God."

Psalm 89:14
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.

Isaiah 58:8
"Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Treasury of Scripture

Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

righteousness

Psalm 72:2,3 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment…

Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and …

Isaiah 58:8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health …

shall set

Psalm 119:35 Make me to go in the path of your commandments; for therein do I delight.

Matthew 20:27,28 And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant…

John 13:14-16,34 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ …

Ephesians 5:1,2 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children…

Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…

Hebrews 12:1,2 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

1 Peter 2:18-24 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the …

1 Peter 4:1 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm …

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

(13) Righteousness shall . . .--Better, Righteousness shall walk in front of Him, and follow in His steps.

Nothing is more instructive than the blending in Psalm 85:12-13 of material and moral blessings. They do go together, as experience, especially national testifies. In the same spirit is Wordsworth's well-known Ode to Duty:

"Stern Law-giver! Yet thou dost wear

The Godhead's most benignant grace,

Nor know we anything so fair

As is the smile upon thy face.

Flowers laugh before thee on their beds,

And fragrance in thy footing treads:

Thou dost preserve the stars from wrong,

And the most ancient heavens through Thee are

fresh and strong."

Verse 13. - Righteousness shall go before him. Prepare the way, i.e., for the restoration of the people to God's favour (compare the first clause of ver. 11, and the second of ver. 12). And shall set us in the way of his steps; i.e. cause his people to walk in the way marked out by his footsteps - i.e. by the indications of his will either in nature or in the written Word.



Righteousness shall go before him,.... The incarnate Saviour, the increase of our land, and fruit of the virgin's womb; and righteousness may be put for a righteous person, as Aben Ezra interprets it; and may design John the Baptist, a holy and just man, Mark 6:20, who was the forerunner and harbinger of Christ, went before him, and prepared the way for him, Luke 1:76.

and shall set us in the way of his steps; the business of John the Baptist being not only to prepare the way of Christ by his doctrine and baptism, but to guide the feet of his people into the way of peace; or to direct them to believe in Christ, and to be followers of him, the Lamb of God, whithersoever he went; who has left an example of grace and duty, that we should tread in his steps, Luke 1:79, the Targum renders it, "in the good way"; and such a way John taught men to walk in. 85:8-13 Sooner or later, God will speak peace to his people. If he do not command outward peace, yet he will suggest inward peace; speaking to their hearts by his Spirit. Peace is spoken only to those who turn from sin. All sin is folly, especially backsliding; it is the greatest folly to return to sin. Surely God's salvation is nigh, whatever our difficulties and distresses are. Also, his honour is secured, that glory may dwell in our land. And the truth of the promises is shown by the Divine mercy in sending the Redeemer. The Divine justice is now satisfied by the great atonement. Christ, the way, truth, and life, sprang out of the earth when he took our nature upon him, and Divine justice looked upon him well pleased and satisfied. For his sake all good things, especially his Holy Spirit, are given to those who ask him. Through Christ, the pardoned sinner becomes fruitful in good works, and by looking to and trusting in the Saviour's righteousness, finds his feet set in the way of his steps. Righteousness is a sure guide, both in meeting God, and in following him
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