1 Samuel 2:9

“He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He will keepe the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall bee silent in darkenesse; for by strength shall no man preuaile.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He will keep the feet of his holy ones; But the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; For by strength shall no man prevail.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the evil-doers will come to their end in the dark night, for by strength no man will overcome.
- Basic English Bible

He keepeth the feet of his saints, but the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
- Darby Bible

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
- Webster's Bible

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.
- World English Bible

The feet of His saints He keepeth, And the wicked in darkness are silent, For not by power doth man become mighty.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He will keep the feet of His holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for not by strength shall man prevail.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 2:9


2:9 Feet - That is, the steps or paths, their counsels and actions; he will keep; that is, both uphold, that they may not fall into ruin; and direct and preserve from wandering, and from those fatal errors that wicked men daily run into. Silent - Shall be put to silence: they who used to open their mouths wide against heaven, and against the saints, shall be so confounded with the unexpected disappointment of all their hopes, and with God's glorious appearance and operations for his people, that they shall have their mouths quite stopped. Darkness - Both inward, in their own minds, not knowing what to say or do; and outward, in a stat e of deep distress. Prevail - Namely, against God, or against his saints, as the wicked were confident they should do, because of their great power, and wealth, and numbers.


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