ISAIAH 51:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;”

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Isaiah 51:12 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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I, אָנֹכִ֧י I I
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
I, אָנֹכִ֛י I I
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
he ה֖וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are he
that comforteth מְנַחֶמְכֶ֑ם Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e., (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself) comforteth
you: who מִֽי Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix you who
art (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thou, אַ֤תְּ Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
that thou shouldest be afraid וַתִּֽירְאִי֙ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten shouldest afraid
of a man מֵאֱנ֣וֹשׁ Properly, a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified H0120); hence, a man in general (singly or collectively) man
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shall die, יָמ֔וּת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
and of the son וּמִבֶּן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
of man אָדָ֖ם Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) man
which (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shall be made יִנָּתֵֽן׃ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) made
as (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
grass; חָצִ֥יר Grass; also a leek (collectively) grass

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  • 10  Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?

  • 11  Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

  • 12  I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;

  • 13  And forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

  • 14  The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.




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