Psalm 17:5

5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not stumbled.

Read Psalm 17:5 Using Other Translations

Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
My steps have stayed on your path; I have not wavered from following you.

What does Psalm 17:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 17:5

Hold up my goings in thy paths
Which being spoken by David in his own person, and for himself, shows that he was conscious of his own weakness to keep himself in the ways of God, and to direct his steps therein; and that he was sensible of, the need he stood in of divine power to uphold and support him in them;

[that] my footsteps slip not;
out of the paths of truth and duty, of faith and holiness; of which there is danger, should a man be left to himself, and destitute of divine direction and aid; see ( Psalms 73:2 ) ( Jeremiah 10:23 ) ; and though Christ had no moral weakness in him, and was in no danger of falling into sin, or slipping out of the ways of God; yet these words may be applied to him in a good sense, as considered in human nature, and attended with the sinless infirmities of it, he being God's servant, whom he upheld, and of whom he gave his angels charge to keep him in all his ways, ( Isaiah 42:1 ) ( Psalms 91:11 ) .

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