Psalms 37:23

23 The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;

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Psalms 37:23 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
English Standard Version (ESV)
23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;
New Living Translation (NLT)
23 The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
The Message Bible (MSG)
23 Stalwart walks in step with God; his path blazed by God, he's happy.
American Standard Version (ASV)
23 A man's goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
23 A person's steps are directed by the LORD, and the LORD delights in his way.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
23 A man's steps are established by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his way.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
23 If the LORD is pleased with the way a man lives, he makes his steps secure.

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 borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be destroyed.
23 The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Numbers 14:8; Psalms 147:11
  • 2. S Job 11:15; S Psalms 7:9; Psalms 66:9; 1 Samuel 2:9
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