You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn over.
"You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.
You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.
You cleared the ground under me so my footing was firm.
You have made my steps wide under me, so that my feet make no slip.
You have made me stride freely, and my feet do not slip;
You enlarged my path under me; So my feet did not slip.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “step.” “Step” probably refers metonymically to the path upon which the psalmist walks. Another option is to translate, “you widen my stride.” This would suggest that God gives him the capacity to run quickly.
2 tn Heb “lower legs.” On the meaning of the Hebrew noun, which occurs only here, see H. R. Cohen, Biblical Hapax Legomena (SBLDS), 112. A cognate Akkadian noun means “lower leg.”