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- 1 Samuel 2:6
1 SAMUEL 2:6
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.”
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1 Samuel 2:6 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“The Lord” ||יְהוָ֖ה ||(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God || Lord |
|“killeth,” ||מֵמִ֣ית ||To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill ||killeth |
|“and maketh alive:” ||וּמְחַיֶּ֑ה ||To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive || maketh alive |
|“he bringeth down” ||מוֹרִ֥יד ||To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) || bringeth down |
|“to the grave,” ||שְׁא֖וֹל ||Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates || grave |
|“and bringeth up.” ||וַיָּֽעַל׃ ||To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative || bringeth up |
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4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.
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