PSALM 17:5



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“Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.”

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Psalm 17:5 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Hold up תָּמֹ֣ךְ To sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close Hold up
my goings אֲ֭שֻׁרַי A step goings
in thy paths, בְּמַעְגְּלוֹתֶ֑יךָ A track (literally or figuratively); also a rampart (as circular) paths
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
my footsteps פְעָמָֽי׃ A stroke, literally or figuratively (in various applications, as follow) footsteps
slip נָמ֥וֹטּוּ To waver; by implication, to slip, shake, fall slip
not. בַּל Properly, a failure; by implication nothing; usually (adverb) not at all; also lest not

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  • 3  Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

  • 4  Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

  • 5  Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

  • 6  I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

  • 7  Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

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