Psalms 37:23

23 The 1steps of a man are 2established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;

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Psalms 37:23 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:23

The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the Lord
Or "of a man" F23; such a man as is blessed of the Lord; the steps which he takes in life are ordered by the Lord, both with respect to things temporal and spiritual: his good conduct is not of himself, it is a blessing of the Lord, who directs and keeps the feet of his saints, and inclines them to take such steps, and pursue such methods, which he succeeds and prospers;

and he delighteth in his way;
which he knows and approves of, guides and directs him in; see ( Psalms 1:6 ) .


F23 (rbg) "hominis", Pagninus, Montanus

Psalms 37:23 In-Context

21 The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;
22 for those blessed by the LORD shall inherit the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;
24 though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 25:12; 1 Samuel 2:9
  • 2. Psalms 40:2; Psalms 119:5
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