A primitive root; properly to be erect
(that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up
, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish
), or figurative (appoint
, render sure
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Imperative (See H8810
Count - 731
; a stroke
, literally or figuratively (in various applications).
in thy word:
The second form is the feminine of H0561
, and meaning the same.
and let not
A negative particle (akin to H3808
(the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing
; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
From an unused root perhaps meaning properly to pant
(hence to exert
oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught
); strictly nothingness
; also trouble
; specifically an idol
A primitive root; to dominate
, that is, govern
; by implication to permit
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 4046
_ _ Order my steps Make firm, so that there be no halting (Psalms 40:2).
_ _ any iniquity Psalms 119:34 favors Hengstenberg, “any iniquitous man,” any “oppressor.” But the parallel first clause in this (Psalms 119:33) favors English Version (Psalms 19:13). His hope of deliverance from external oppression of man (Psalms 119:34) is founded on his deliverance from the internal “dominion of iniquity,” in answer to his prayer (Psalms 119:33).
_ _ Here David prays for two great spiritual blessings, and is, in this verse, as earnest for the good work of God in him as, in the verse before, for the good-will of God towards him. He prays, 1. For direction in the paths of duty: “Order my steps in thy word; having led me into the right way, let every step I take in that way be under the guidance of thy grace.” We ought to walk by rule; all the motions of the soul must not only be kept within the bounds prescribed by the word, so as not to transgress them, but carried out in the paths prescribed by the word, so as not to trifle in them. And therefore we must beg of God that by his good Spirit he would order our steps accordingly. 2. For deliverance from the power of sin: “Let no iniquity have dominion over me, so as to gain my consent to it, and that I should be led captive by it.” The dominion of sin is to be dreaded and deprecated by every one of us; and, if in sincerity we pray against it, we may receive that promise as an answer to the prayer (Romans 6:14), Sin shall not have dominion over you.
Steps My motions and actions.
Psalms 119:116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
Psalms 17:5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, [that] my footsteps slip not.
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalms 121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
- let not:
Psalms 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous [sins]; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Romans 6:12-14 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. ... For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 7:23-24 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. ... O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
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