Psalm 37:24
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New International Version
though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

King James Bible
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for Jehovah upholdeth his hand.

World English Bible
Though he stumble, he shall not fall, for Yahweh holds him up with his hand.

Young's Literal Translation
When he falleth, he is not cast down, For Jehovah is sustaining his hand.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down - The original is short and emphatic כי יפל לא יוטל ki yippol, lo yutal, which the Chaldee translates, "Though he should fall into sickness, he shall not die;" for which the reason is given, because the Lord sustains by his hand. Though he may for a time fall under the power of his adversaries, as the Jews have done under the Babylonish captivity, he shall not be forsaken. The right hand of God shall sustain him in his afflictions and distresses; and at last God will give him a happy issue out of them all. Neither the tent nor any of the Versions intimate that a falling into sin is meant; but a falling into trouble, difficulty, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 34:19,20 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all...

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.

Psalm 91:12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Psalm 94:18 When I said, My foot slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up.

Psalm 145:14 The LORD upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that be bowed down.

Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Micah 7:7,8 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me...

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel...

Luke 22:31,32,60-62 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat...


Psalm 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Psalm 145:14 The LORD upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that be bowed down.

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me...

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"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,
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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
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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,
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Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:9
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

Psalm 20:8
They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.

Psalm 54:4
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 119:116
Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.

Psalm 119:173
May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.

Psalm 145:14
The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.

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