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“Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.”

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Proverbs 3:23 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Then אָ֤ז At that time or place; also as a conjunction, therefore Then
shalt thou walk תֵּלֵ֣ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) walk
in thy way דַּרְכֶּ֑ךָ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
safely, לָבֶ֣טַח Properly, a place of refuge; abstract, safety, both the fact (security) and the feeling (trust); often (adverb with or without preposition) safely safely
and thy foot וְ֝רַגְלְךָ֗ A foot (as used in walking); by implication, a step; by euphemistically the pudenda foot
shall not לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
stumble. תִגּֽוֹף׃ To push, gore, defeat, stub (the toe), inflict (a disease) stumble

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  • 21  My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

  • 22  So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

  • 23  Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

  • 24  When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

  • 25  Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.


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