“what can man do to me”

PSALM 118:6


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If the power of God is with us, we have nothing to fear. What can mere mortals do to us when the God has made us all? As Proverbs 29:25 says, fear of man is a trap and an illusion. Therefore, meditate on the power of God and fear will be replaced with realization that God is in control.

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The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

— Psalm 118:6

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what מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses H4100
can man אָדָֽם׃ Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) H120
do יַּעֲשֶׂ֖ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application H6213
unto me? יַּעֲשֶׂ֖ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application H6213

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