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- Psalm 37:23
“The steps of a good man”
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”
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Psalm 37:23 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“The steps” ||מִֽצְעֲדֵי ||A step; figuratively, companionship || steps |
|“of a man” ||גֶ֥בֶר ||Properly, a valiant man or warrior; generally, a person simply || man |
|“good” || ||(No Hebrew definition. English implied.) || |
|“are ordered” ||כּוֹנָ֗נוּ ||Properly, to be erect (i.e., stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous) ||are ordered |
|“by the Lord:” ||מֵ֭יְהוָה ||(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God || Lord |
|“and he delighteth” ||יֶחְפָּֽץ׃ ||Properly, to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively, to be pleased with, desire || delighteth |
|“in his way.” ||וְדַרְכּ֥וֹ ||A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb || way |
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21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
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