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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.

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.

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 I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
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.
3
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear [with great reverence]
And will trust confidently in the Lord.


Cross References

Psalm 27:5


For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter;
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 [good and righteous] man are directed and established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way [and blesses his path].

Psalm 69:2


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

Psalm 17:5


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

Psalm 18:16-17


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

Psalm 18:36


You enlarge the path beneath me and make my steps secure,
So that my feet will not slip.

Psalm 61:2


From the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and weak;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I [a rock that is too high to reach without Your help].

Psalm 69:14-15


Rescue me from the mire and do not let me sink;
Let me be rescued from those who hate me and from the deep waters.

Psalm 71:20


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

Psalm 86:13


For great is Your lovingkindness and graciousness toward me;
And You have rescued my life from the depths of Sheol [from death].

Psalm 116:3


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

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 142:6-7


“Give attention to my cry,
For I am brought very low;
Rescue me from my persecutors,
For they are stronger than I.

Psalm 143:3


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

Isaiah 24:22


They will be gathered together
As prisoners [are gathered] in a dungeon;
They will be shut up in prison,
And after many days they will be visited and punished.

Jeremiah 38:6-12

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

Lamentations 3:53-55


They silenced me in the pit
And placed a stone over me.

Jonah 2:5-6


“The waters surrounded me, to the point of death.
The great deep engulfed me,
Seaweed was wrapped around my head.

Zechariah 9:11


As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you [My chosen people, the covenant that was sealed with blood]
I have freed your prisoners from the waterless pit.

Matthew 7:24-25

“So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man [a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man] who built his house on the rock.

Matthew 13:50

and throw the wicked into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping [over sorrow and pain] and grinding of teeth [over distress and anger].

Acts 2:24

But God raised Him up, releasing Him and bringing an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in death’s power.

Acts 2:27-31


For You will not forsake me and abandon my soul to Hades (the realm of the dead),
Nor let Your Holy One undergo decay [after death].

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