Psalm 37:23
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New International Version
The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;

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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord - There is nothing for good in the text. גבר geber is the original word, and it properly signifies a strong man, a conqueror or hero; and it appears to be used here to show, that even the most powerful must be supported by the Lord, otherwise their strength and courage will be of little avail.

And he delighteth in his way - When his steps are ordered by the Lord, he delighteth in his way, because it is that into which his own good Spirit has directed him. Or, the man delights in God's way - in the law and testimonies of his Maker.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

steps

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

Psalm 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

Psalm 119:133 Order my steps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 121:3,8 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.

Job 23:11,12 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined...

Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.

ordered. or, established

Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my goings.

Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

delighteth

Psalm 147:10 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man.

Proverbs 11:1,20 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight...

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment...

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Library
November 13. "Delight Thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4).
"Delight thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4). Daniel's heart was filled with God's love for His work and kingdom and his prayers were the mightiest forces of his time, through which God gave to him the restoration of Israel to their own land, and the acknowledgment by the rulers of the world of the God of whom he testified and for whom he lived. There is a beautiful promise in the thirty-seventh Psalm, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart," which it is,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
"Fret not thyself in any wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8). A life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent to steady it when trembling and shaking as the oxen drew it along the rough way, but they touched God's work presumptuously, and they fell paralyzed and lifeless. Much of the life of faith consists in letting things alone. If we wholly trust an interest to God we can keep our hands off it, and He will guard it
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Christian Devotion to God's Will.
I into God's own heart and mind My heart and mind deliver, What evil seems, a gain I find, E'en death is life for ever. I am His son, Who spread the throne Of heaven high above me. Tho' I bend low Beneath His blow, Yet still His heart doth love me. He ne'er can prove untrue to me, My Father aye must love me, And tho' He cast me in the sea, He only thus would prove me; In what He good Doth count, He would My heart establish ever. And if I stand, His mighty hand Will raise me, and deliver. Vain had
Paul Gerhardt—Paul GerhardtÆs Spiritual Songs

Biographical Sketch.
Paul Gerhardt was born in Graefenhainichen in Electoral Saxony, where his father, Christian Gerhardt, was Burgomaster. There is some doubt as to the precise year of his birth, owing to the destruction of the church books when the place was burnt by the Swedes on the 16th of April, 1637. According to some, the event took place in the year 1606; according to others, in 1607. The probability is in favour of the former date, for General Superintendent Goltlob Stolze, of Luebben,[1] says that he died,
Paul Gerhardt—Paul GerhardtÆs Spiritual Songs

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails;

Psalm 7:9
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-- you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.

Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Psalm 25:12
Who, then, are those who fear the LORD? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.

Psalm 37:31
The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.

Psalm 40:2
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

Psalm 41:11
I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.

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