New American Standard Bible
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
King James Bible
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Darby Bible Translation
The steps of a man are established by Jehovah, and he delighteth in his way:
World English Bible
A man's goings are established by Yahweh. He delights in his way.
Young's Literal Translation
From Jehovah are the steps of a man, They have been prepared, And his way he desireth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord - Margin, "established." The word rendered "ordered" means to stand erect; to set up; to found; to adjust, fit, direct. The idea here is, that all which pertains to the journey of a good man through life is directed, ordered, fitted, or arranged by the Lord. That is, his course of life is under the divine guidance and control. The word "good" has been supplied here by our translators, and there is nothing corresponding to it in the original. It is simply there, "the steps of man are ordered," etc. Yet there can be no doubt that a good or pious man is particularly referred to, for the connection demands this interpretation. The word "steps" here means his course of life; the way in which he goes.
And he delighteth in his way - In his course of life; and, therefore, he blesses him. The general idea is that he is the object of the divine favor, and is under the care of God.
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1 Samuel 2:9
"He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.
He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
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