2 SAMUEL 23:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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2 Samuel 23:7 Translation & Meaning

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But the man וְאִישׁ֙ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shall touch יִגַּ֣ע Properly, to touch, i.e., lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.) touch
them must be fenced יִמָּלֵ֥א To fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively) must fenced
with iron בַרְזֶ֖ל Iron (as cutting); by extension, an iron implement iron
and the staff וְעֵ֣ץ A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) staff
of a spear; חֲנִ֑ית A lance (for thrusting, like pitching a tent) spear
and they shall be utterly שָׂר֥וֹף To be (causatively, set) on fire utterly
burned יִשָּֽׂרְפ֖וּ To be (causatively, set) on fire burned
with fire וּבָאֵ֕שׁ Fire (literally or figuratively) fire
in the place. בַּשָּֽׁבֶת׃ Properly, session; but used also concretely, an abode or locality place
same (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)

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  • 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.

  • 9  And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:




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