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Proverbs 4:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; And if thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you will not stumble.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When thou walkest, thy step shall not be hemmed in, and, if thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In thy walking thy step is not straitened, And if thou runnest, thou stumblest not.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Which when thou shalt have entered, thy steps shall not be straitened, and when thou runnest, thou shalt not meet a stumblingblock.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitned, and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For when thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not be distressed.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When thou goest, y3212
[3212] Standard
יָלַך
yalak
{yaw-lak'}
A primitive root (compare H1980); to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively to carry (in various senses).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
x1980
(1980) Complement
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
thy steps 6806
{6806} Prime
צַעַד
tsa`ad
{tsah'-ad}
From H6804; a pace or regular step.
shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be straitened; 3334
{3334} Prime
יָצַר
yatsar
{yaw-tsar'}
A primitive root; to press (intransitively), that is, be narrow; figuratively be in distress.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and when x518
(0518) Complement
אִם
'im
{eem}
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
thou runnest, 7323
{7323} Prime
רוּץ
ruwts
{roots}
A primitive root; to run (for whatever reason, especially to rush).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
thou shalt not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
stumble. 3782
{3782} Prime
כָּשַׁל
kashal
{kaw-shal'}
A primitive root; to totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, especially the ankle); by implication to falter, stumble, faint or fall.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 4:11-12.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 4:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 4:12

When thou goest, thy steps shall not be (e) straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

(e) You will walk at liberty without offence.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thou goest:

Proverbs 6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
2 Samuel 22:37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.
Job 18:7-8 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down. ... For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.
Psalms 18:36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

thou shalt:

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked [is] as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Proverbs 3:23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
Psalms 91:11-12 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. ... They shall bear thee up in [their] hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
Jeremiah 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim [is] my firstborn.
John 11:9-10 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. ... But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.
Romans 9:32-33 Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; ... As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
1 John 2:10-11 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. ... But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
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