Psalms 94:18-19

18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

Psalms 94:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
ESV
18 When I thought, "My foot slips," your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.
NLT
18 I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me.
MSG
18 The minute I said, "I'm slipping, I'm falling," your love, God, took hold and held me fast.
CSB
18 If I say, "My foot is slipping," Your faithful love will support me, Lord.

Psalms 94:18-19 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 94

Some, as Jarchi and others, think this psalm was written by Moses; others, with greater probability, assign it to David; as do the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions; and which all but the Syriac version say it was composed to be sung on the fourth day of the week, on which day the Talmudists say it was sung; see the argument of the preceding psalm. This psalm and others, that go before and follow, are without any title in the Hebrew Bible: the title of it in the Syriac version is,

``a Psalm of David, concerning the company of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; but spiritually, concerning the persecution against the church;''

not of the oppression of the Israelites in Egypt, as some; nor of the Jews in their present exile, as Kimchi; but rather of the people of God under the tyranny of antichrist; who are represented as complaining of his insults and cruelty, and as comforting themselves in the hopes of deliverance, and in the view of his destruction.

Psalms 94:18-19 In-Context

16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
17 Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you— a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?
21 The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 32:35; S Job 12:5; Psalms 38:16
  • 2. Ecclesiastes 11:10
  • 3. S Job 6:10
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