Psalm 73:2
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New International Version
But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.

King James Bible
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped;

World English Bible
But as for me, my feet were almost gone. My steps had nearly slipped.

Young's Literal Translation
As nothing, have my steps slipped, For I have been envious of the boastful,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My feet were almost gone - I had nearly given up my confidence. I was ready to find fault with the dispensations of providence; and thought the Judge of all the earth did not do right.

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but

Psalm 5:7 But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.

Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.

Psalm 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting...

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you...

1 Chronicles 22:7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house to the name of the LORD my God:

Job 21:4 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

feet

Psalm 116:8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

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.

Romans 7:23,24 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind...

steps

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

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

Job 12:5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

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Nearness to God the Key to Life's Puzzle
'It is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Thy works.'--PSALM lxxiii. 28. The old perplexity as to how it comes, if God is good and wise and strong, that bad men should prosper and good men should suffer, has been making the Psalmist's faith reel. He does not answer the question exactly as the New Testament would have done, but he does find a solution sufficient for himself in two thoughts, the transiency of that outward prosperity, and the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Let us consider this excellent expression, and particularly reflect on what is contained in it, and you shall find this expression "altogether lovely." First, It excludes all unloveliness and disagreeableness from Jesus Christ. As a theologian long ago said, "There is nothing in him which is not loveable." The excellencies of Jesus Christ are perfectly exclusive of all their opposites; there is nothing of a contrary property or quality found in him to contaminate or devaluate his excellency. And
John Flavel—Christ Altogether Lovely

The Great Gain of Godliness
'And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26. And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27. And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing. 28. Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Meditating on the Future Life.
1. The design of God in afflicting his people. 1. To accustom us to despise the present life. Our infatuated love of it. Afflictions employed as the cure. 2. To lead us to aspire to heaven. 2. Excessive love of the present life prevents us from duly aspiring to the other. Hence the disadvantages of prosperity. Blindness of the human judgment. Our philosophizing on the vanity of life only of momentary influence. The necessity of the cross. 3. The present life an evidence of the divine favour to his
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Psalm 94:18
When I said, "My foot is slipping," your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.

Psalm 73:3
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

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