Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

King James Version

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

Holman Bible

He brought me up from a desolate pit,
out of the muddy clay,
and set my feet on a rock,
making my steps secure.

International Standard Version

He plucked me out of a pit of confusion, even out of the quicksand; he placed my feet on a rock and established my steps.

A Conservative Version

He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and he set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

American Standard Version

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay; And he set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

Amplified


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.

Bible in Basic English

He took me up out of a deep waste place, out of the soft and sticky earth; he put my feet on a rock, and made my steps certain.

Darby Translation

And he brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock; he hath established my goings:

Julia Smith Translation

And he will bring me up from the pit of destruction, from the clay of mire, and he will set my feet upon a rock, preparing my goings.

King James 2000

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And [so] he brought me up from [the] roaring pit, from the miry clay. And he put my feet upon a rock; he made my steps steady.

Modern King James verseion

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and gave sureness to my steps.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He brought me out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay; he set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings.

NET Bible

He lifted me out of the watery pit, out of the slimy mud. He placed my feet on a rock and gave me secure footing.

New Heart English Bible

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.

The Emphasized Bible

So he brought me up, Out of the destroying pit, Out of the swampy mire, - And set, upon a cliff, my feet, Making firm my steps:

Webster

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

World English Bible

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.

Youngs Literal Translation

And He doth cause me to come up From a pit of desolation -- from mire of mud, And He raiseth up on a rock my feet, He is establishing my steps.

References

Hastings

Morish

Images Psalm 40:2

Prayers for Psalm 40:2

Context Readings

Thanksgiving And A Cry For Help

1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear
And will trust in the Lord.


Cross References

Psalm 27:5

For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock.

Psalm 37:23

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

Psalm 69:2

I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.

Psalm 17:5

My steps have held fast to Your paths.
My feet have not slipped.

Psalm 18:16-17

He sent from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.

Psalm 18:36

You enlarge my steps under me,
And my feet have not slipped.

Psalm 61:2

From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 69:14-15

Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink;
May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters.

Psalm 71:20

You who have shown me many troubles and distresses
Will revive me again,
And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Psalm 86:13

For Your lovingkindness toward me is great,
And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Psalm 116:3

The cords of death encompassed me
And the terrors of Sheol came upon me;
I found distress and sorrow.

Psalm 119:133

Establish my footsteps in Your word,
And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 142:6-7

Give heed to my cry,
For I am brought very low;
Deliver me from my persecutors,
For they are too strong for me.

Psalm 143:3

For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
He has crushed my life to the ground;
He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.

Isaiah 24:22

They will be gathered together
Like prisoners in the dungeon,
And will be confined in prison;
And after many days they will be punished.

Jeremiah 38:6-12

Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchijah the king’s son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud.

Lamentations 3:53-55

They have silenced me in the pit
And have placed a stone on me.

Jonah 2:5-6

Water encompassed me to the point of death.
The great deep engulfed me,
Weeds were wrapped around my head.

Zechariah 9:11

As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you,
I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.

Matthew 7:24-25

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Matthew 13:50

and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Acts 2:24

But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.

Acts 2:27-31

Because You will not abandon my soul to Hades,
Nor allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.

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