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

New Living Translation
The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

English Standard Version
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;

Berean Study Bible
The steps of a man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
A person's steps are established by the LORD, and he takes pleasure in his way.

Contemporary English Version
If you do what the LORD wants, he will make certain each step you take is sure.

Good News Translation
The LORD guides us in the way we should go and protects those who please him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man's steps are established by the LORD, and He takes pleasure in his way.

International Standard Version
A man's steps are established by the LORD, and the LORD delights in his way.

NET Bible
The LORD grants success to the one whose behavior he finds commendable.

New Heart English Bible
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, and he delights in his way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The steps of a man are set in order before Lord Jehovah and his way is set in order.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person's steps are directed by the LORD, and the LORD delights in his way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is of the LORD that a man's goings are established; And He delighted in his way.

New American Standard 1977
The steps of a man are established by the LORD; And He delights in his way.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Mem The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delights in his way.

King James 2000 Bible
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.

American King James Version
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.

American Standard Version
A man's goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The steps of a man are rightly ordered by the Lord: and he will take pleasure in his way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way.

Darby Bible Translation
The steps of a man are established by Jehovah, and he delighteth in his way:

English Revised Version
A man's goings are established of the LORD; and he delighteth in his way.

Webster's Bible Translation
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: 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.
Study Bible
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
22Surely those He blesses will inherit the land, but the cursed will be destroyed. 23The steps of a man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way. 24Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, for the LORD is holding his hand.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
He guards the steps of His faithful ones, but the wicked perish in darkness; for by his own strength shall no man prevail.

Psalm 7:9
Put an end to the evil of the wicked, but establish the righteous, O righteous God who searches hearts and minds.

Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

Psalm 25:12
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

Psalm 37:31
The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter.

Psalm 40:2
He lifted me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay; He set my feet upon a rock, and made my footsteps firm.

Psalm 41:11
By this I know You delight in me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.

Psalm 66:9
He preserves our lives and keeps our feet from slipping.

Psalm 90:17
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish for us the work of our hands--establish the work of our hands!

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

Psalm 147:11
The LORD is pleased with those who fear Him, who hope in His loving devotion.

Proverbs 16:9
A man's heart plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

Treasury of Scripture

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.

steps

Psalm 17:5
Hold up my goings in thy 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 thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

ordered.

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.

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

delighteth

Psalm 147:10
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh 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 glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.







Lexicon
The steps
מִֽצְעֲדֵי־ (miṣ·‘ă·ḏê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4703: A step, companionship

of a man
גֶ֥בֶר (ḡe·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

are ordered
כּוֹנָ֗נוּ (kō·w·nā·nū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

by the LORD,
מֵ֭יְהוָה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and He delights
יֶחְפָּֽץ׃ (yeḥ·pāṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2654: To incline to, to bend, to be pleased with, desire

in his way.
וְדַרְכּ֥וֹ (wə·ḏar·kōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(23) The steps.--Comp. Proverbs 20:24; Proverbs 16:9, passages which are in favour of a general interpretation here, not confined to the good man. Render, man's steps are established by Jehovah, i.e., all the stability in human conduct comes from His guidance.

Verse 23. - The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; rather, established; i.e. upheld, and made firm. It is not the general superintendence of men's steps and goings by God (Proverbs 16:9; Proverbs 20:24) which is here spoken of; but the special strengthening and supporting of the steps of the pious. The wont גבר must be understood, not of the ordinary man, but of the good man. ("גבר, viri, scilicet justi, et Jova benedicti," Roseumuller). And he delighteth in his way. He "knows" it (Psalm 1:6), and looks upon it with favour, and even "has pleasure" in it (Psalm 35:27). 37:21-33 The Lord our God requires that we do justly, and render to all their due. It is a great sin for those that are able, to deny the payment of just debts; it is a great misery not to be able to pay them. He that is truly merciful, will be ever merciful. We must leave our sins; learn to do well, and cleave to it. This is true religion. The blessing of God is the spring, sweetness, and security of all earthly enjoyments. And if we are sure of this, we are sure not to want any thing good for us in this world. By his grace and Holy Spirit, he directs the thoughts, affections, and designs of good men. By his providence he overrules events, so as to make their way plain. He does not always show them his way for a distance, but leads them step by step, as children are led. God will keep them from being ruined by their falls, either into sin or into trouble, though such as fall into sin will be sorely hurt. Few, if any, have known the consistent believer, or his children, reduced to abject, friendless want. God forsakes not his saints in affliction; and in heaven only the righteous shall dwell for ever; that will be their everlasting habitation. A good man may fall into the hands of a messenger of Satan, and be sorely buffeted, but God will not leave him in his enemy's hands.
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