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Psalms 37:24

    Psalms 37:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For Jehovah upholdeth him with his hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even if he has a fall he will not be without help: for the hand of the Lord is supporting him.

    Webster's Revision

    Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For Jehovah upholdeth him with his hand.

    World English Bible

    Though he stumble, he shall not fall, for Yahweh holds him up with his hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

    Definitions for Psalms 37:24

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 37:24

    Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down - The original is short and emphatic כי יפל לא יוטל ki yippol, lo yutal, which the Chaldee translates, "Though he should fall into sickness, he shall not die;" for which the reason is given, because the Lord sustains by his hand. Though he may for a time fall under the power of his adversaries, as the Jews have done under the Babylonish captivity, he shall not be forsaken. The right hand of God shall sustain him in his afflictions and distresses; and at last God will give him a happy issue out of them all. Neither the tent nor any of the Versions intimate that a falling into sin is meant; but a falling into trouble, difficulty, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 37:24

    Though he fall - That is, though he is sometimes disappointed; though he is not always successful; though he may be unfortunate - yet this will not be final ruin. The word here does not refer to his falling into "sin," but into misfortune, disappointment, reverses, calamities. The image is that of a man who is walking along on a journey, but who stumbles, or fails to the earth - a representation of one who is not always successful, but who finds disappointment spring up in his path.

    He shall not be utterly cast down - The word used here - טול ṭûl - means to "throw down at full length, to prostrate;" then, "to cast out, to throw away." Compare Isaiah 22:17; Jeremiah 16:13; Jeremiah 22:26; Jonah 1:5, Jonah 1:15. Here it means that he would not be "utterly" and "finally" prostrated; he would not fall so that he could not rise again. The calamity would be temporary, and there would be ultimate prosperity.

    For the Lord upholdeth him with his hand - It is by no power of his own that he is recovered, but it is because, even when he falls, he is held up by an invisible hand. God will not suffer him to sink to utter ruin.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 37:24

    37:24 Fall - Into trouble.