Psalms 40:2

“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He brought me vp also out of an horrible pit, out of the mirie clay, and set my feete vpon a rock, and established my goings.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay; And he set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He took me up out of a deep waste place, out of the soft and sticky earth; he put my feet on a rock, and made my steps certain.
- Basic English Bible

And he brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock; he hath established my goings:
- Darby Bible

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
- Webster's Bible

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.
- World English Bible

And He doth cause me to come up From a pit of desolation -- from mire of mud, And He raiseth up on a rock my feet, He is establishing my steps.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(40:3) He brought me up also out of the tumultuous pit, out of the miry clay; and He set my feet upon a rock, He established my goings.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 40:2


40:2 Pit - Desperate dangers and calamities. Rock - A place of strength and safety. Established - Kept me from falling into mischief.


Discussion for Psalms 40

  • TAD
    Withhold not they tender mercies and lovingkindness from me. Such an amazing request and even more amazing His truths and His righteousness. Even more than that they are not just words when we ask Our Loving Father, the maker of the Universe. I thank my God that He pour out His tender mercies and lovingkindness upon me daily. I will forget not His benefits. Thank you Abba!
  • A disciple
    "I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart." As much as we would wish to be done with this evil world, and all the temptations and difficulties we encounter every day; it is for our good, for our sanctification, for transforming us by developing and exercising the spiritual muscles, for our growth and maturity so we can really become men and women in God's image.
  • Bible girl 2017
    I was reading the beginning of this chapter about the Lord lifting us up out of the pit. Before I had always looked at that as referring to salvation, but today I was discouraged about something so silly and in years to come I’ll probably just look back and laugh, but anyways, the Lord showed me that it can also be referring to maybe a trial or valley and him picking you up and you singing a new
  • Cephas
    Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: Counting our blessings and how God has acted personally in our lives can help us to cope with anxieties and have a grateful attitude.
  • Brianna vs. 4
    A constant theme in the Bible is putting trust in Jehovah God. It is essential to a Christian's survival. When we truly understand the power of having the Almighty being our trust, we have a sense of happiness because no man or thing can make us cower. ( Psalms 56:11) Nothing can keep us from God's love.

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