2 SAMUEL 23:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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2 Samuel 23:6 Translation & Meaning

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But of Belial וּבְלִיַּ֕עַל Without profit, worthlessness; by extension, destruction, wickedness Belial
the sons (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shall be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
all כֻּלָּ֑הַם Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
of them as thorns כְּק֥וֹץ A thorn thorns
thrust away, מֻנָ֖ד Properly, to wave to and fro (rarely to flap up and down); figuratively, to rove, flee, or (causatively) to drive away thrust away
because כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
they cannot לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles cannot
be taken יִקָּֽחוּ׃ To take (in the widest variety of applications) taken
with hands: בְיָ֖ד A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hands

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  • 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:

  • 7  But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place.

  • 8  These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.




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