Parallel Verses

Amplified


The steps of a [good and righteous] man are directed and established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way [and blesses his path].

New American Standard Bible

The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.

King James Version

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

A man's steps are established by the LORD, and the LORD delights in his way.

A Conservative Version

A man's goings are established by LORD, and he delights in his way.

American Standard Version

A man's goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way.

Bible in Basic English

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he takes delight in his way.

Darby Translation

The steps of a man are established by Jehovah, and he delighteth in his way:

Julia Smith Translation

From Jehovah the steps of a man were prepared, and he will delight in his way.

King James 2000

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] steps of a man are established by Yahweh, and he takes pleasure in his way.

Modern King James verseion

The steps of a good man are ordered by Jehovah; and He delights in his way.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The LORD ordereth a good man's going, and hath pleasure in his way.

NET Bible

The Lord grants success to the one whose behavior he finds commendable.

New Heart English Bible

The steps of a man are established by the LORD, and he delights in his way.

The Emphasized Bible

From Yahweh, are the steps of a man made firm, When, with his way, he is well pleased:

Webster

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

World English Bible

A man's goings are established by Yahweh. He delights in his way.

Youngs Literal Translation

From Jehovah are the steps of a man, They have been prepared, And his way he desireth.

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 37:23

Images Psalm 37:23

Prayers for Psalm 37:23

Context Readings

Instruction In Wisdom

22
For those blessed by God will [at last] inherit the land,
But those cursed by Him will be cut off.
23 
The steps of a [good and righteous] man are directed and established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way [and blesses his path].
24
When he falls, he will not be hurled down,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand and sustains him.


Cross References

1 Samuel 2:9


“He guards the feet of His godly (faithful) ones,
But the wicked ones are silenced and perish in darkness;
For a man shall not prevail by might.

Psalm 40:2


He brought me up out of a horrible pit [of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock, steadying my footsteps and establishing my path.

Psalm 119:133


Establish my footsteps in [the way of] Your word;
Do not let any human weakness have power over me [causing me to be separated from You].

Psalm 121:3


He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.

Psalm 85:13


Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way [in which to walk].

Psalm 121:8


The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in [everything that you do]
From this time forth and forever.

Proverbs 4:26


Consider well and watch carefully the path of your feet,
And all your ways will be steadfast and sure.

Proverbs 16:9


A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life],
But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.

Jeremiah 10:23


O Lord, I know that the path of [life of] a man is not in himself;
It is not within [the limited ability of] man [even one at his best] to choose and direct his steps [in life].

Job 23:11-12


“My feet have carefully followed His steps;
I have kept His ways and not turned aside.

Psalm 17:5


My steps have held closely to Your paths;
My feet have not staggered.

Psalm 119:5


Oh, that my ways may be established
To observe and keep Your statutes [obediently accepting and honoring them]!

Psalm 147:10-11


He does not delight in the strength (military power) of the horse,
Nor does He take pleasure in the legs (strength) of a man.

Proverbs 11:1

A false balance and dishonest business practices are extremely offensive to the Lord,
But an accurate scale is His delight.

Proverbs 11:20


The perverse in heart are repulsive and shamefully vile to the Lord,
But those who are blameless and above reproach in their walk are His delight!

Jeremiah 9:24

but let the one who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me [and acknowledges Me and honors Me as God and recognizes without any doubt], that I am the Lord who practices lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on the earth, for in these things I delight,” says the Lord.

Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good, to contribute [to the needy of the church as an expression of fellowship], for such sacrifices are always pleasing to God.

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