Psalms 37:24

24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Psalms 37:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
ESV
24 though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.
NLT
24 Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.
MSG
24 If he stumbles, he's not down for long; God has a grip on his hand.
CSB
24 Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds his hand.

Psalms 37:24 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:24

Though he fall
Into temptation, and by it into sins, and these very great ones; from a lively and comfortable exercise of grace, and a degree of steadfastness in the doctrine of grace:

he shall not be utterly cast down;
because he is in the arms of everlasting love, and in the hands of Christ Jesus; is on him as the sure foundation, and is kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, and so shall not perish, but have everlasting life;

for the Lord upholdeth [him with] his hand;
with the right hand of his righteousness, and keeps him from falling finally and totally; see ( Isaiah 41:10 ) ; and (See Gill on Psalms 37:17).

Psalms 37:24 In-Context

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.
26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 13:4; Psalms 27:2; Psalms 38:17; Psalms 55:22; Psalms 119:165; Proverbs 3:23; Proverbs 10:9; Proverbs 24:16
  • 2. 2 Chronicles 9:8; Psalms 41:12; Psalms 145:14; Psalms 147:6