Psalms 37:23

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A man's goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he takes delight in his way.
- Basic English Bible

The steps of a man are established by Jehovah, and he delighteth in his way:
- Darby Bible

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
- Webster's Bible

A man's goings are established by Yahweh. He delights in his way.
- World English Bible

From Jehovah [are] the steps of a man, They have been prepared, And his way he desireth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is of the LORD that a man's goings are established; and He delighted in his way.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 37:23


37:23 Established - So that he shall not fall into mischief.


Discussion for Psalms 37:23

  • Joseph kirianki for verse 23
    If you will be obeydient to the word of God he will bleas you because he his faithful,
  • P. Reynolds for verse 23
    I believe that the good in us is God and that if we believe in him and live our life, according to the word of God. Being obedient to the word mean a better life for us. BELIEVE and RECIEVE
  • MockingBird for verse 23
    There is none good : only one : That is God : I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus : Therefore God dwells within me : So to my understanding I have some good in me : God : My steps are ordered of the Lord through His word and the unction of His Spirit within me. To delight in his way is to be obedient to His word and the unction of Holy Spirit within. Also , if I notice that the word God is italicized : That means it was added to give better understanding to the subject being said. The steps of a man are ordered of the Lord and he delighted in His way.
  • Anonymous for verse 23
    A good man: One who has been granted righteousness because He has received Jesus' sacrifice. If this is not true then my question is, how does one know when he has achieved enough goodness on his own to merit God's blessings? Steps are ordered by the Lord: I believe this is in reference to God giving direction to the believer by revealing His Word to him/her about a situation(s) or by giving information needed to be victorious in whatever situation one is facing.
  • Shadrack Lungu for verse 23
    Ps 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
    First and foremost how does man become good even before God? Secondly how does God order the steps of This good man?
    1) The good man.
    a) Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. The heart must be made good to produce fruit, since it was eroded of its goodness through adamic sin, the sin of disobedience.
    This can only be achieved through receiving Christ as ones personal saviour, receiving forgiveness of sin and cleansing from all unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. This is the beginning of the new life.
    If a good heart starts from hearing and being convicted of the word of God toward receiving Christ as one's personal saviour and this is what makes a good man therefore I conclude by saying what orders the steps of this good man is the word of God. It is the word of God that will keep you away from falling if you obey it.
  • Clarence L hardeman Jr for verse 23
    My father always said ,your word is your bond!