2 SAMUEL 23:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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2 Samuel 23:4 Translation & Meaning

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And as the light וּכְא֥וֹר Illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.) light
he shall be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of the morning, בֹּ֖קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morning
when (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the sun שָׁ֑מֶשׁ The sun; by implication, the east; figuratively, a ray, i.e., (architectural) a notched battlement sun
riseth, יִזְרַח Properly, to irradiate (or shoot forth beams), i.e., to rise (as the sun); specifically, to appear (as a symptom of leprosy) riseth
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a morning בֹּ֚קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morning
without לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles without
clouds; עָב֔וֹת Properly, an envelope, i.e., darkness (or density, 2 Chronicles 4:17); specifically, a (scud) cloud; also a copse clouds
as (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the tender grass דֶּ֥שֶׁא A sprout; by analogy, grass tender grass
springing (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
out of the earth מֵאָֽרֶץ׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) out earth
by clear shining מִנֹּ֥גַהּ Brilliancy (literally or figuratively) clear shining
after rain. מִמָּטָ֖ר Rain rain

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  • 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.

  • 5  Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.

  • 6  But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:




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