Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

He guards the steps of His faithful ones,
but the wicked perish in darkness,
for a man does not prevail by his own strength.

New American Standard Bible

"He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.

King James Version

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

International Standard Version

He guards the steps of his faithful ones, while the wicked are made silent in darkness. He grants the request of the one who prays. He blesses the year of the righteous. Indeed it's not by strength that a person prevails.

A Conservative Version

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness, for by strength no man shall prevail.

American Standard Version

He will keep the feet of his holy ones; But the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; For by strength shall no man prevail.

Amplified

He will guard the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked shall be silenced and perish in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Bible in Basic English

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the evil-doers will come to their end in the dark night, for by strength no man will overcome.

Darby Translation

He keepeth the feet of his saints, but the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He keeps the feet of his saints, and the wicked perish in darkness, for no man shall prevail by their own strength.

Julia Smith Translation

He will watch the feet of the merciful and the unjust shall be silent in darkness; for not by strength shall man prevail.

King James 2000

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness, because a man will not prevail by [his] might.

Modern King James verseion

He keeps the feet of his saints, and the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He will keep the feet of his saints but the wicked shall keep silence in darkness. For in his own might shall no man be strong.

NET Bible

He watches over his holy ones, but the wicked are made speechless in the darkness, for it is not by one's own strength that one prevails.

New Heart English Bible

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness. For no man shall prevail by strength.

The Emphasized Bible

The feet of his loving ones, he doth guard, But, the lawless, in darkness shall be silent, - For, by strength, shall no man prevail.

Webster

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

World English Bible

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.

Youngs Literal Translation

The feet of His saints He keepeth, And the wicked in darkness are silent, For not by power doth man become mighty.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He will keep
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

the feet
רגל 
Regel 
Usage: 247

of his saints
חסיד 
Chaciyd 
Usage: 32

and the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

דּמם 
Damam 
Usage: 30

חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

shall no man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

References

Context Readings

Hannah's Triumphant Prayer

8 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the garbage pile.
He seats them with noblemen
and gives them a throne of honor.
For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s;
He has set the world on them.
9 He guards the steps of His faithful ones,
but the wicked perish in darkness,
for a man does not prevail by his own strength.
10 Those who oppose the Lord will be shattered;
He will thunder in the heavens against them.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.
He will give power to His king;
He will lift up the horn of His anointed.



Cross References

Psalm 33:16-17

A king is not saved by a large army;
a warrior will not be delivered by great strength.

Psalm 91:11-12

For He will give His angels orders concerning you,
to protect you in all your ways.

Psalm 121:3

He will not allow your foot to slip;
your Protector will not slumber.

Matthew 8:12

But the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

1 Peter 1:5

You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

Deuteronomy 33:3

Indeed He loves the people.
All Your holy ones are in Your hand,
and they assemble at Your feet.
Each receives Your words.

1 Samuel 17:49-50

David put his hand in the bag, took out a stone, slung it, and hit the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.

Psalm 37:23-24

A man’s steps are established by the Lord,
and He takes pleasure in his way.

Psalm 37:28

For the Lord loves justice
and will not abandon His faithful ones.
They are kept safe forever,
but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.

Psalm 94:18

If I say, “My foot is slipping,”
Your faithful love will support me, Lord.

Job 5:16

So the poor have hope,
and injustice shuts its mouth.

Job 5:24

You will know that your tent is secure,
and nothing will be missing when you inspect your home.

Psalm 97:10

You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He protects the lives of His godly ones;
He rescues them from the power of the wicked.

Psalm 121:5

The Lord protects you;
the Lord is a shelter right by your side.

Psalm 121:8

The Lord will protect your coming and going
both now and forever.

Proverbs 2:8

so that He may guard the paths of justice
and protect the way of His loyal followers.

Proverbs 3:26

for the Lord will be your confidence
and will keep your foot from a snare.

Proverbs 16:9

A man’s heart plans his way,
but the Lord determines his steps.

Ecclesiastes 5:17

What is more, he eats in darkness all his days, with much sorrow, sickness, and anger.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

Again I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, or bread to the wise, or riches to the discerning, or favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all of them.

Jeremiah 8:14

Why are we just sitting here?
Gather together; let us enter the fortified cities
and perish there,
for the Lord our God has destroyed us.
He has given us poisoned water to drink,
because we have sinned against the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day is a day of wrath,
a day of trouble and distress,
a day of destruction and desolation,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness,

Zechariah 4:6

So he answered me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts.

Matthew 22:12-13

So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless.

Romans 3:19

Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgment.

2 Peter 2:17

These people are springs without water, mists driven by a whirlwind. The gloom of darkness has been reserved for them.

Jude 1:1

Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James:To those who are the called, loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:3

Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.

Jude 1:13

wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameful deeds; wandering stars for whom the blackness of darkness is reserved forever!

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