Psalm 56:13
New International Version
For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

New Living Translation
For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.

English Standard Version
For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

Berean Study Bible
For You have delivered my soul from death, and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

New American Standard Bible
For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.

King James Bible
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

Christian Standard Bible
For you rescued me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before God in the light of life.

Contemporary English Version
You protected me from death and kept me from stumbling, so that I would please you and follow the light that leads to life.

Good News Translation
because you have rescued me from death and kept me from defeat. And so I walk in the presence of God, in the light that shines on the living.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You delivered me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before God in the light of life.

International Standard Version
For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living!

NET Bible
when you deliver my life from death. You keep my feet from stumbling, so that I might serve God as I enjoy life.

New Heart English Bible
For you have delivered my soul from death, and prevented my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you have delivered my soul from death and my feet from slipping, that I may be pleasing before you, God, in the land of the living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have rescued me from death. You have kept my feet from stumbling so that I could walk in your presence, in the light of life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thou hast delivered my soul from death; Hast Thou not delivered my feet from stumbling? That I may walk before God in the light of the living?

New American Standard 1977
For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou hast delivered my life from death; thou hast kept my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

King James 2000 Bible
For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

American King James Version
For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

American Standard Version
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: Hast thou not delivered my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from sliding, that I should be well-pleasing before God in the land of the living.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because thou hast delivered my soul from death, my feet from falling: that I may please in the sight of God, in the light of the living.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast delivered my soul from death; [wilt thou] not [keep] my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

English Revised Version
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: hast thou not delivered my feet from falling? that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt thou not deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

World English Bible
For you have delivered my soul from death, and prevented my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A poem by David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Dost Thou not my feet from falling? To walk habitually before God in the light of the living!
Study Bible
Be Merciful to Me, O God
12Your vows are upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You. 13For You have delivered my soul from death, and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
Cross References
Job 33:30
to bring back his soul from the Pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of life.

Psalm 33:19
to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem my life from Sheol, for He will surely take me to Himself. Selah

Psalm 49:19
he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light of day.

Psalm 68:20
Our God is a God of deliverance; the Lord GOD is our rescuer from death.

Psalm 86:13
For great is Your loving devotion to me; You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol.

Psalm 107:20
He sent forth His word and healed them; He rescued them from the Pit.

Psalm 116:8
For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

Psalm 116:9
I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

Treasury of Scripture

For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

For

Psalm 86:12,13
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore…

Psalm 116:8
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

2 Corinthians 1:10
Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

wilt

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

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

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

walk

Psalm 116:9
I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

Genesis 17:1
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

Isaiah 2:5
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

the light

Job 33:30
To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 12:35,36
Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth…







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

You have delivered
הִצַּ֪לְתָּ (hiṣ·ṣal·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

my soul
נַפְשִׁ֡י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

from death,
מִמָּוֶת֮ (mim·mā·weṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

and my feet
רַגְלַ֗י (raḡ·lay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

from stumbling,
מִ֫דֶּ֥חִי (mid·de·ḥî)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1762: A push, a fall

that I may walk
לְ֭הִֽתְהַלֵּךְ (lə·hiṯ·hal·lêḵ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

before
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

God
אֱלֹהִ֑ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

in the light
בְּ֝א֗וֹר (bə·’ō·wr)
Preposition | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

of life.
הַֽחַיִּֽים׃ (ha·ḥay·yîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life
(13) Wilt thou not deliver?--Better, hast thou not delivered?

From falling.--Literally, front a thrust.

Verse 13. - For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling; rather, hast thou not delivered (Revised Version); or, surely thou hast delivered (Professor Cheyne). The psalmist views his entire deliverance as accomplished; nothing remains to be asked for. That I may walk before God in the light of the living; i.e. that henceforth I may be free from trouble, and walk before God in the clear daylight, no longer dwelling in darkness, but in "the light of life" (comp. Job 33:30; John 8:12).



56:8-13 The heavy and continued trials through which many of the Lord's people have passed, should teach us to be silent and patient under lighter crosses. Yet we are often tempted to repine and despond under small sorrows. For this we should check ourselves. David comforts himself, in his distress and fear, that God noticed all his grievances and all his griefs. God has a bottle and a book for his people's tears, both the tears for their sins, and those for their afflictions. He observes them with tender concern. Every true believer may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and then I will not fear what man shall do unto me; for man has no power but what is given him from above. Thy vows are upon me, O Lord; not as a burden, but as that by which I am known to be thy servant; as a bridle that restrains me from what would be hurtful, and directs me in the way of my duty. And vows of thankfulness properly accompany prayers for mercy. If God deliver us from sin, either from doing it, or by his pardoning mercy, he has delivered our souls from death, which is the wages of sin. Where the Lord has begun a good work he will carry it on and perfect it. David hopes that God would keep him even from the appearance of sin. We should aim in all our desires and expectations of deliverance, both from sin and trouble, that we may do the better service to the Lord; that we may serve him without fear. If his grace has delivered our souls from the death of sin, he will bring us to heaven, to walk before him for ever in light.
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