From stumbling (aptaistou). Verbal from ptaiw, to stumble ( James 3:2 ; 2 Peter 1:10 ), sure-footed as of a horse that does not stumble (Xenophon), and so of a good man (Epictetus, Marcus Antoninus). Before the presence of his glory (katenwpion th doxh autou). Late compound preposition (kata, en, wp), right down before the eye of his glory as in Ephesians 1:4 . Cf. Matthew 25:31-33 ; Colossians 1:22 , where Paul has parasthsai like sthsai here (first aorist active infinitive) and also amwmou as here, but amwmhto in 2 Peter 3:14 . In exceeding joy (en agalliasei). See Luke 1:14 .