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Psalms 37:31

    Psalms 37:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The law of his God is in his heart; he will never make a false step.

    Webster's Revision

    The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.

    World English Bible

    The law of his God is in his heart. None of his steps shall slide.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 37:31

    The law of his God is in his heart - The Lord promised that a time should come in which he would make a new covenant with the house of Israel; he would put his laws in their minds, and in their hearts he would write them. This is fulfilled in the case above.

    None of his steps shall slide - His holy heart always dictates to his eyes, his mouth, his hands, and his feet. The precepts which direct his conduct are not only written in his Bible, but also in his heart.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 37:31

    The law of his God is in his heart - That is, he loves it; he thinks of it; he makes it the inward rule of his conduct: Deuteronomy 6:6; Psalm 40:8 The word "law" here is a general term for the truth of God - for all that he has revealed to guide men. As long as that truth is in the heart; as long as it is the object of love; as long as it is suffered to guide and control us, so long will our words and conduct be right.

    None of his steps shall slide - Margin, "goings." The idea is, that his course will be firm and steady. He will not fall into sin, and his life will be prosperous and happy. This is in accordance with the general sentiment in the psalm, that religion tends to promote prosperity, happiness, and length of days on the earth.