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Psalms 18:32

    Psalms 18:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is God that girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    God puts a strong band about me, guiding me in a straight way.

    Webster's Revision

    The God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect?

    World English Bible

    the God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 18:32

    God - girdeth me with strength - The girdle was a necessary part of the Eastern dress; it strengthened and supported the loins; served to confine the garments close to the body; and in it they tucked them up when journeying. The strength of God was to his soul what the girdle was to the body. I need not add, that the girdle was also an ornamental part of the dress, and from it the sword was suspended.

    And maketh my way perfect - He directs me so that I do not go astray; he blesses me in my undertakings; and by him the issue of my labors is crowned with prosperity.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 18:32

    It is God that girdeth me with strength - Who gives me strength. The word girdeth contains an allusion to the mode of dress among the orientals, the long flowing robe, which was girded up when they ran or labored, that it might not impede them; and, probably, with the additional idea that girding the loins contributed to strength. It is a common custom now for men who run a race, or leap, or engage in a strife of pugilism, to gird or bind up their loins. See Job 40:7, note; and Matthew 5:38-41, notes.

    And maketh my way perfect - Gives me complete success in my undertakings; or, enables me so to carry them out that none of them fail.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 18:32

    18:32 Perfect - Perfectly plain and smooth, and clear from impediments.