Job 23:11

11 My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.

Job 23:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
ESV
11 My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside.
NLT
11 For I have stayed on God’s paths; I have followed his ways and not turned aside.
MSG
11 I've followed him closely, my feet in his footprints, not once swerving from his way.
CSB
11 My feet have followed in His tracks; I have kept to His way and not turned aside.

Job 23:11 Meaning and Commentary

Job 23:11

My foot hath held his steps
Trod in the steps he has walked in; he followed God closely, imitated him in acts of holiness and righteousness, of mercy, kindness, and beneficence; and he continued therein; as he set his foot in the steps of God, which were to him for an example, he persisted therein; as he followed on to know him, so to imitate him, and walk worthy of him:

his way have I kept;
the way he prescribed him, and directed him to walk in, the way of his commandments, which he observed constantly, and kept; though not perfectly, yet with great delight and pleasure, and so as not to be chargeable with any gross neglect of them, but in some sense to walk in all of them blameless, as not to be culpable before men:

and not declined:
from the way of God, did not turn aside from it to the right or left, or go into crooked paths with wicked men, or wickedly depart from his God, his ways and worship, as David says, ( Psalms 18:21 ) .

Job 23:11 In-Context

9 When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.
10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
11 My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.
12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.
13 “But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 17:5
  • 2. Job 31:7; Psalms 40:4; Psalms 44:18; Psalms 119:51,59,157; Psalms 125:5; Jeremiah 11:20