Psalm 94:18
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English Standard Version
When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.

King James Bible
When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

American Standard Version
When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.

English Revised Version
When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

Webster's Bible Translation
When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The fourth strophe praises the pious sufferer, whose good cause God will at length aid in obtaining its right. The "blessed" reminds one of Psalm 34:9; Psalm 40:5, and more especially of Job 5:17, cf. Proverbs 3:11. Here what are meant are sufferings like those bewailed in Psalm 94:5., which are however, after all, the well-meant dispensations of God. Concerning the aim and fruit of purifying and testing afflictions God teaches the sufferer out of His Law (cf. e.g., Deuteronomy 8:5.), in order to procure him rest, viz., inward rest (cf. Jeremiah 49:23 with Isaiah 30:15), i.e., not to suffer him to be disheartened and tempted by days of wickedness, i.e., wicked, calamitous days (Ew. 287, b), until (and it will inevitably come to pass) the pit is finished being dug into which the ungodly falls headlong (cf. Psalm 112:7.). יּהּ has the emphatic Dagesh, which properly does not double, and still less unite, but requires an emphatic pronunciation of the letter, which might easily become inaudible. The initial Jod of the divine name might easily lose it consonantal value here in connection with the preceding toneless û,

(Note: If it is correct that, as Aben-Ezra and Parchon testify, the וּ, as being compounded of o (u) + i, was pronounced like the u in the French word pur by the inhabitants of Palestine, then this Dagesh, in accordance with its orthophonic function, is the more intelligible in cases like תיסרנו יּה and קראתי יּה, cf. Pinsker, Einleitung, S. 153, and Geiger, Urschrift, S. 277. In קומו צּאו, Genesis 19:14; Exodus 12:31, קומו סּעו, Deuteronomy 2:24, Tsade and Samech have this Dagesh for the same reason as the Sin in תשׁביתו שּׁאור, Exodus 12:15 (vid., Heidenheim on that passage), viz., because there is a danger in all these cases of slurring over the sharp sibilant. Even Chajug' (vid., Ewald and Dukes' Beitrge, iii. 23) confuses this Dag. orthophonicum with the Dag. forte conjunctivum.)

and the Dag. guards against this: cf. Psalm 118:5, Psalm 118:18. The certainty of the issue that is set in prospect by עד is then confirmed with כּי. It is impossible that God can desert His church - He cannot do this, because in general right must finally come to His right, or, as it is here expressed, משׁפּט must turn to צדק, i.e., the right that is now subdued must at length be again strictly maintained and justly administered, and "after it then all who are upright in heart," i.e., all such will side with it, joyously greeting that which has been long missed and yearned after. משׁפּט is fundamental right, which is at all times consistent with itself and raised above the casual circumstances of the time, and צדק, like אמת in Isaiah 42:3, is righteousness (justice), which converts this right into a practical truth and reality.

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

Psalm 37:23,24 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way...

Psalm 38:16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.

Psalm 119:116,117 Uphold me according to your word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope...

Psalm 121:3 He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber.

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

John 12:5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers.

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

Cross References
Psalm 38:16
For I said, "Only let them not rejoice over me, who boast against me when my foot slips!"

Psalm 73:2
But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped.

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