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

New Living Translation
But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone.

English Standard Version
But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped.

Berean Study Bible
But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped.

New American Standard Bible
But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, My steps had almost slipped.

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

Christian Standard Bible
But as for me, my feet almost slipped; my steps nearly went astray.

Contemporary English Version
But I almost stumbled and fell,

Good News Translation
But I had nearly lost confidence; my faith was almost gone

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But as for me, my feet almost slipped; my steps nearly went astray.

International Standard Version
Now as for me, my feet nearly stumbled, as I almost lost my step.

NET Bible
But as for me, my feet almost slipped; my feet almost slid out from under me.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I had almost declined with my feet and my steps would have been outcast as nothing!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But my feet had almost stumbled. They had almost slipped

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; My steps had well nigh slipped.

New American Standard 1977
But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling; My steps had almost slipped.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But as for me, my feet almost departed from the way; my steps had almost slipped.

King James 2000 Bible
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had nearly slipped.

American King James Version
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well near slipped.

American Standard Version
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; My steps had well nigh slipped.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But my feet were almost overthrown; my goings very nearly slipped.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But my feet were almost moved; my steps had well nigh slipped.

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

English Revised Version
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

Webster's 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,
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
1A Psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. 2But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped. 3For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.…
Cross References
Psalm 94:18
If I say, "My foot is slipping," Your loving devotion, O LORD, will support me.

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

Treasury of Scripture

But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well near slipped.

but

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

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

Psalm 35:13
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

feet

Psalm 116:8
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine 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, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members…

steps

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

Psalm 38:16
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

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







Lexicon
But as for me,
וַאֲנִ֗י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

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

had almost
כִּ֭מְעַט (kim·‘aṭ)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

stumbled;
נָטָ֣יוּ (nā·ṭā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

my steps
אֲשֻׁרָֽי׃ (’ă·šu·rāy)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 838: Step, going

had nearly
כְּ֝אַ֗יִן (kə·’a·yin)
Preposition-k | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

slipped.
שֻׁפְּכ֥וּ (šup·pə·ḵū)
Verb - QalPass - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out
(2) Slipped.--Literally, were poured out. This metaphor for weakness and instability is obvious. Comp.

"Dissolvuntur enim turn demum membra fluuntque."

LUCRETIUS, iv. 920.

Verse 2. - But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. The psalmist had doubted God's goodness and righteousness, on account of the prosperity of the wicked. He feels now that his doubt had been a sin, and had almost caused him to give up his confidence and trust in the Almighty. He had well nigh slipped from the rock of faith into the abyss of scepticism. 73:1-14 The psalmist was strongly tempted to envy the prosperity of the wicked; a common temptation, which has tried the graces of many saints. But he lays down the great principle by which he resolved to abide. It is the goodness of God. This is a truth which cannot be shaken. Good thoughts of God will fortify against Satan's temptations. The faith even of strong believers may be sorely shaken, and ready to fail. There are storms that will try the firmest anchors. Foolish and wicked people have sometimes a great share of outward prosperity. They seem to have the least share of the troubles of this life; and they seem to have the greatest share of its comforts. They live without the fear of God, yet they prosper, and get on in the world. Wicked men often spend their lives without much sickness, and end them without great pain; while many godly persons scarcely know what health is, and die with great sufferings. Often the wicked are not frightened, either by the remembrance of their sins, or the prospect of their misery, but they die without terror. We cannot judge men's state beyond death, by what passes at their death. He looked abroad, and saw many of God's people greatly at a loss. Because the wicked are so very daring, therefore his people return hither; they know not what to say to it, and the rather, because they drink deep of the bitter cup of affliction. He spoke feelingly when he spoke of his own troubles; there is no disputing against sense, except by faith. From all this arose a strong temptation to cast off religion. But let us learn that the true course of sanctification consists in cleansing a man from all pollution both of soul and body. The heart is cleansed by the blood of Christ laid hold upon by faith; and by the begun works of the Lord's Spirit, manifested in the hearty resolution, purpose, and study of holiness, and a blameless course of life and actions, the hands are cleansed. It is not in vain to serve God and keep his ordinances.
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