ECCLESIASTES 7:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.”

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Ecclesiastes 7:18 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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It is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
good ט֚וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
thou shouldest take hold תֶּאֱחֹ֣ז To seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession) shouldest take hold
of this; בָּזֶ֔ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that of this
yea, also וְגַם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and yea also
from this מִזֶּ֖ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that from this
withdraw תַּנַּ֣ח To deposit; by implication, to allow to stay withdraw
not אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
thine hand: יָדֶ֑ךָ 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] thine hand
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
he that feareth יְרֵ֥א Fearing; morally, reverent feareth
God אֱלֹהִ֖ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
shall come forth יֵצֵ֥א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim come forth
of them all. כֻּלָּֽם׃ Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all

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  • 16  Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

  • 17  Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

  • 18  It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

  • 19  Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

  • 20  For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.




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