Proverbs 4:26
New International Version
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.

New Living Translation
Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path.

English Standard Version
Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.

Berean Study Bible
Make a level path for your feet, and all your ways will be sure.

King James Bible
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

New King James Version
Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established.

New American Standard Bible
Watch the path of your feet, And all your ways will be established.

NASB 1995
Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established.

NASB 1977
Watch the path of your feet, And all your ways will be established.

Amplified Bible
Consider well and watch carefully the path of your feet, And all your ways will be steadfast and sure.

Christian Standard Bible
Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established.

American Standard Version
Make level the path of thy feet, And let all thy ways be established.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let your foot pass from evil streets and all your ways will be established.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Make straight paths for thy feet, and order thy ways aright.

Contemporary English Version
Know where you are headed, and you will stay on solid ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Make straight the path for thy feet, and all thy ways shall be established.

English Revised Version
Make level the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Good News Translation
Plan carefully what you do, and whatever you do will turn out right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Carefully walk a straight path, and all your ways will be secure.

International Standard Version
Carefully measure the paths for your feet, and all your ways will be established.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Make plain the path of thy feet, And let all thy ways be established.

Literal Standard Version
Ponder the path of your feet, And all your ways [are] established.

NET Bible
Make the path for your feet level, so that all your ways may be established.

New Heart English Bible
Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your ways be established.

World English Bible
Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your ways be established.

Young's Literal Translation
Ponder thou the path of thy feet, And all thy ways are established.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Father's Instruction
25Let your eyes look forward; fix your gaze straight ahead. 26Make a level path for your feet, and all your ways will be sure. 27Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your feet away from evil.…

Cross References
Hebrews 12:13
Make straight paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Psalm 119:5
Oh, that my ways were committed to keeping Your statutes!

Proverbs 4:25
Let your eyes look forward; fix your gaze straight ahead.

Proverbs 5:6
She does not consider the path of life; she does not know that her ways are unstable.

Proverbs 5:21
For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and the LORD examines all his paths.


Treasury of Scripture

Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

ponder

Proverbs 5:6
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

Psalm 119:59
I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

Ezekiel 18:28
Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

let all thy ways be established

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

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

1 Thessalonians 3:13
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.









(26) Ponder the path of thy feet.--Rather, make it smooth, level: take all obstacles out of it which may prevent thy going in the way God is leading thee. Comp. the directions to cut off even the hand or the foot that offends (Matthew 18:8). This verse is quoted in Hebrews 12:13.

Let all thy ways be established.--Or, directed aright; see that they lead straight to the end (Psalm 119:5).

Verse 26. - Ponder the path of thy feet; properly, make straight or level the path of thy feet. The command carries on the idea of the previous verse. Simplicity of aim in the moral life is to be accompanied by attention to the moral conduct. The sense is, remove every obstacle which may impede or render insecure the way of moral life, and thus avoid every false step. The meaning "to ponder," i.e. "to weigh," seems to be given to the verb palles, piel of the unused palas here used only in Psalm 58:3 and possibly in Proverbs 5:21. Its ordinary signification is "to make level, or even," as in Isaiah 26:7; Isaiah 40:12; and Proverbs 5:6. The LXX. keeps this in view in rendering, "Make straight paths for thy feet" (cf. Hebrews 12:13). The Authorized Version would mean, "Weigh your conduct as in a balance; before acting, consider the consequences and nature of the act." The second clause, and let all thy ways be established, is in effect only a repetition of the preceding thought, since it signifies, "See that thy conduct is correct; let all thy ways be definite and fixed." The marginal reading. "And all thy ways shall be ordered aright." gives the literal rendering to the tense; yikkonu being the future hiph. of kun, "to be established," "to stand firm." This would express the result of giving heed to one's conduct.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Make level
פַּ֭לֵּס (pal·lês)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 6424: To roll flat, prepare, to revolve, weigh

paths
מַעְגַּ֣ל (ma‘·gal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4570: An entrenchment, track

for your feet,
רַגְלֶ֑ךָ (raḡ·le·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

and all
וְֽכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your ways
דְּרָכֶ֥יךָ (də·rā·ḵe·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

will be sure.
יִכֹּֽנוּ׃ (yik·kō·nū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3559: To be erect


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