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Psalms 94:18

    Psalms 94:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When I said, My foot slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If I say, My foot is slipping; your mercy, O Lord, is my support.

    Webster's Revision

    When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up.

    World English Bible

    When I said, "My foot is slipping!" Your loving kindness, Yahweh, held me up.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 94:18

    When I said, My foot slippeth - When I found myself so weak and my enemy so strong, that I got first off my guard, and then off my center of gravity, and my fall appeared inevitable: -

    Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up - יסעדני yisadeni, propped me. It is a metaphor taken from any thing falling, that is propped, shored up, or buttressed. How often does the mercy of God thus prevent the ruin of weak believers, and of those who have been unfaithful!

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 94:18

    When I said, My foot slippeth - I can no longer stand. My strength is gone; and I must sink into the grave. The original here is, "If I say, My foot slippeth," etc. The statement is general; that if at any time he had been, or should be, in such circumstances, then God would interpose. The general remark, however, is founded on his interposition on this particular occasion. His aid was then so marked and timely, that he felt that he could make the declaration general in regard to his whole life - to all circumstances in which he would ever be placed.

    Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up - By thy merciful interposition thou didst keep me from falling. It was strength put forth as the expression of "mercy;" not strength to which he had any claim. How often in life may we say this of ourselves, that when just ready to sink; when our strength was almost gone; when a little severer pressure would have brought us to the grave, God by his mercy and his power interposed and saved us! Every such act of mercy - every new interposition in this manner - is a new gift of life, and lays us under obligation as if we had been just created, for it is just so much more of life given us by God.