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1 Samuel 2:9

He guards the steps y of His faithful ones, z

but the wicked perish in darkness, a

for a man does not prevail by his own strength. b

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1 Samuel 2:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

He will guard the feet of his faithful servants,

but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness.

“It is not by strength that one prevails;

1 Samuel 2:9 — English Standard Version (ESV)

“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,

but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,

for not by might shall a man prevail.

1 Samuel 2:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

He will keep the feet of his saints,

And the wicked shall be silent in darkness;

For by strength shall no man prevail.

1 Samuel 2:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“He will protect his faithful ones,

but the wicked will disappear in darkness.

No one will succeed by strength alone.

1 Samuel 2:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

He will guard the feet of His saints,

But the wicked shall be silent in darkness.

“For by strength no man shall prevail.

1 Samuel 2:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

He protects those who are loyal to him,

but evil people will be silenced in darkness.

Power is not the key to success.

1 Samuel 2:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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.

1 Samuel 2:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

1 Samuel 2:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He safeguards the steps of his faithful ones, 

but wicked people are silenced in darkness 

because humans cannot succeed by their own strength. 

1 Samuel 2:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,

but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness;

for not by might does one prevail.

1 Samuel 2:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,

but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness,

because a man will not prevail by his might.

1 Samuel 2:9 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

He guards the paths of those who are faithful to him.

But evil people will lie silent in their dark graves.

“People don’t win just because they are strong.

1 Samuel 2:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“He keeps the feet of His godly ones,

But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness;

For not by might shall a man prevail.