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Psalms 37:23

    Psalms 37:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he takes delight in his way.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    A man's goings are established by Yahweh. He delights in his way.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 37:23

    The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord - There is nothing for good in the text. גבר geber is the original word, and it properly signifies a strong man, a conqueror or hero; and it appears to be used here to show, that even the most powerful must be supported by the Lord, otherwise their strength and courage will be of little avail.

    And he delighteth in his way - When his steps are ordered by the Lord, he delighteth in his way, because it is that into which his own good Spirit has directed him. Or, the man delights in God's way - in the law and testimonies of his Maker.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 37:23

    The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord - Margin, "established." The word rendered "ordered" means to stand erect; to set up; to found; to adjust, fit, direct. The idea here is, that all which pertains to the journey of a good man through life is directed, ordered, fitted, or arranged by the Lord. That is, his course of life is under the divine guidance and control. The word "good" has been supplied here by our translators, and there is nothing corresponding to it in the original. It is simply there, "the steps of man are ordered," etc. Yet there can be no doubt that a good or pious man is particularly referred to, for the connection demands this interpretation. The word "steps" here means his course of life; the way in which he goes.

    And he delighteth in his way - In his course of life; and, therefore, he blesses him. The general idea is that he is the object of the divine favor, and is under the care of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 37:23

    37:23 Established - So that he shall not fall into mischief.