1 Samuel 2:9
Good News Translation
"He protects the lives of his faithful people, but the wicked disappear in darkness; a man does not triumph by his own strength.

Contemporary English Version
You protect your loyal people, but everyone who is evil will die in darkness. We cannot win a victory by our own strength.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; because no man shall prevail by his own strength.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; because no man shall prevail by his own strength.

will keep

Job 5:24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle is in peace, and visiting thy beauty, thou shalt not sin.

Psalm 37:23,24 With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way. . . .

Psalm 91:11,12 For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways. . . .

Psalm 94:18 If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.

Psalm 121:3,5,8 May he not suffer thy foot to be moved: neither let him slumber that keepeth thee. . . .

Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man disposeth his way: but the Lord must direct his steps.

1 Peter 1:5 Who, by the power of God, are kept by faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.

his saints

Deuteronomy 33:3 He hath loved the people, all the saints are in his hand: and they that approach to his feet, shall receive of his doctrine.

Psalm 37:28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 97:10 You that love the Lord, hate evil: the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints, he will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.

Proverbs 2:8 Then shalt thou understand justice, and judgment, and equity, and every good path.

Jude 1:3 Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.

be silent

Job 5:16 And to the needy there shall be hope, but iniquity shall draw in her mouth.

Ecclesiastes 5:17 All the days of his life he eateth in darkness, and in many cares, and in misery, and sorrow.

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the fenced city, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and hath given us water of gall to drink: for we have sinned against the Lord.

Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of tribulation and distress, a day of calamity and misery, a day of darkness and obscurity, a day of clouds and whirlwinds,

Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 22:12,13 And he saith to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither not having on a wedding garment? But he was silent. . . .

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject to God.

2 Peter 2:17 These are fountains without water and clouds tossed with whirlwinds, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved.

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own confusion: wandering stars, to whom the storm of darkness is reserved for ever.

by strength

1 Samuel 17:49,50 And he put his hand into his scrip, and took a stone, and cast it with the sling, and fetching it about, struck the Philistine in the forehead, and he fell on his face upon the earth. . . .

Psalm 33:16,17 The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength. . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all.

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, and let not the strong man glory in his strength, and let not the rich man glory in his riches:

Zechariah 4:6 And he answered, and spoke to me, saying: This is the word of the Lord to Zorobabel, saying: Not with an army, nor by might, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

Context
Hannah's Prayer of Thanksgiving
8He raiseth up the needy from the dust, and lifteth up the poor from the dunghill: that he may sit with princes, and hold the throne of glory. For the poles of the earth are the Lord's, and upon them he hath set the world. 9He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; because no man shall prevail by his own strength.10The adversaries of the Lord shall fear him: and upon them shall he thunder in the heavens: The Lord shall judge the ends of the earth, and he shall give empire to his king, and shall exalt the horn of his Christ.…
Cross References
Matthew 8:12
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

1 Peter 1:5
Who, by the power of God, are kept by faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.

Numbers 6:24
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.

Psalm 31:17
Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee. Let the wicked be ashamed, and be brought down to hell.

Psalm 33:16
The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength.

Psalm 33:17
Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength.

Psalm 37:23
With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way.

Psalm 91:11
For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways.

Psalm 91:12
In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Psalm 121:3
May he not suffer thy foot to be moved: neither let him slumber that keepeth thee.

Proverbs 2:8
Then shalt thou understand justice, and judgment, and equity, and every good path.

Proverbs 3:26
Do not withhold him from doing good, who is able: if thou art able, do good thyself also.

Isaiah 27:3
I am the Lord that keep it, I will suddenly give it drink: lest any hurt come to it, I keep it night and day.

Additional Translations
He guards the steps of His faithful ones, but the wicked perish in darkness; for by his own strength shall no man prevail.He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

He will keep the feet of his holy ones; But the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; For by strength shall no man prevail.

granting his petition to him that prays; and he blesses the years of the righteous, for by strength cannot man prevail.

He keepeth the feet of his saints, but the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.

The feet of His saints He keepeth, And the wicked in darkness are silent, For not by power doth man become mighty.
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