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 drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing 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 for the LORD, and he inclined unto 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 And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it and fear and shall wait on the LORD.


Cross References

Psalm 27:5

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle; in the secret of his tent shall he hide me; he shall set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 37:23

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

Psalm 69:2

I sink in deep mire where there is no standing; I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Psalm 17:5

Sustain my steps in thy ways that my footsteps not slip.

Psalm 18:16-17

He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

Psalm 18:36

Thou shall enlarge my steps under me, and my knees shall not tremble.

Psalm 61:2

From the end of the earth I will cry unto thee when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 69:14-15

Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not drown; let me be delivered from those that hate me and out of the deep waters.

Psalm 71:20

Thou who hast caused me to see great and sore troubles, shalt return and quicken me and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Psalm 86:13

For great is thy mercy upon me, and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest part of Sheol.

Psalm 116:3

The sorrows of death compassed me and the pains of Sheol found me; I encountered trouble and sorrow.

Psalm 119:133

Order my steps with thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 142:6-7

Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Psalm 143:3

For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Isaiah 24:22

And they shall be gathered together as prisoners are gathered in the pit and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days they shall be visited.

Jeremiah 38:6-12

Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire; so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.

Lamentations 3:53-55

Tzaddi They bound up my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.

Jonah 2:5-6

The waters compassed me about, even to the soul, the depth closed me round about; the weeds were wrapped about my head.

Zechariah 9:11

As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have taken thy prisoners out of the pit in which there is no water.

Matthew 7:24-25

Therefore, whosoever hears these words of mine and does them, I will liken him unto a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;

Matthew 13:50

and shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Acts 2:24

whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be held by it.

Acts 2:27-31

because thou wilt not leave my soul in Hades, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

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