2 SAMUEL 23:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.”

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2 Samuel 23:2 Translation & Meaning

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The Spirit ר֥וּחַ Wind; by resemblance breath, i.e., a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions) Spirit
of the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
spake דִּבֶּר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spake
by me, and his word וּמִלָּת֖וֹ A word; collectively, a discourse; figuratively, a topic word
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications in
my tongue. לְשׁוֹנִֽי׃ The tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water) tongue

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  • 1  Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

  • 2  The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

  • 3  The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

  • 4  And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.




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