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Psalms 37:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A man's goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The steps of a man are established by Jehovah, and he delighteth in his way:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— From Yahweh, are the steps of a man made firm, When, with his way, he is well pleased:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— From Jehovah [are] the steps of a man, They have been prepared, And his way he desireth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The steps of a man are rightly ordered by the Lord: and he will take pleasure in his way.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The steps of a [good] man are ordered by Yahweh: and he delighteth in his way.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The steps 4703
{4703} Prime
From H6805; a step; figuratively companionship.
of a [good] man 1397
{1397} Prime
From H1396; properly a valiant man or warrior; generally a person simply.
are ordered 3559
{3559} Prime
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, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
<8797> Grammar
Stem - Pulal (See H8850)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 21
by Yhw יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and he delighteth 2654
{2654} Prime
A primitive root; properly to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively to be pleased with, desire.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in his way. 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 37:23-24

_ _ steps — way, or, “course of life”; as ordered by God, failures will not be permanent.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 37:21-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 37:23

Established — So that he shall not fall into mischief.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 37:23

(p) The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

(p) God prospers the faithful because they walk in his ways with an upright conscience.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 17:5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, [that] my footsteps slip not.
Psalms 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set [us] in the way of his steps.
Psalms 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
Psalms 121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Psalms 121:8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
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.
Job 23:11-12 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. ... Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food].
Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man [is] not in himself: [it is] not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

or, established,
Psalms 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, [and] established my goings.
Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.


Psalms 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
Proverbs 11:1 A false balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight.
Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a froward heart [are] abomination to the LORD: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight.
Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I [am] the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these [things] I delight, saith the LORD.
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
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1S 2:9. Jb 23:11. Ps 17:5; 40:2; 85:13; 119:133; 121:3, 8; 147:10. Pv 4:26; 11:1, 20; 16:9. Jr 9:24; 10:23. He 13:16.

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