ECCLESIASTES 7:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:”

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Ecclesiastes 7:21 Translation & Meaning

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Also גַּ֤ם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and Also
take תִּתֵּ֖ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) take
no אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing no
heed לִבֶּ֑ךָ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything heed
unto all לְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
words הַדְּבָרִים֙ A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause words
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
are spoken; יְדַבֵּ֔רוּ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue are spoken
lest אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc lest
thou hear תִשְׁמַ֥ע To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hear
thy servant עַבְדְּךָ֖ A servant servant
curse מְקַלְלֶֽךָ׃ To be (causatively, make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.) curse
thee: מְקַלְלֶֽךָ׃ To be (causatively, make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.) thee

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  • 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.

  • 21  Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:

  • 22  For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.

  • 23  All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.




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