ISAIAH 51:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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?”

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Isaiah 51:13 Translation & Meaning

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And forgettest וַתִּשְׁכַּ֞ח To mislay, i.e., to be oblivious of, from want of memory or attention forgettest
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy maker, עֹשֶׂ֗ךָ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application maker
that hath stretched forth נוֹטֶ֣ה To stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (as follows) stretched forth
the heavens, שָׁמַיִם֮ The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heavens
and laid the foundations וְיֹסֵ֣ד To set (literally or figuratively); intensively, to found; reflexively, to sit down together, i.e., settle, consult laid foundations
of the earth; אָרֶץ֒ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
and hast feared וַתְּפַחֵ֨ד To be startled (by a sudden alarm); hence, to fear in general feared
continually תָּמִ֜יד Properly, continuance (as indefinite extension); but used only (attributively as adjective) constant (or adverbially, constantly); elliptically the regular (daily) sacrifice continually
every כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every
day הַיּ֗וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
because מִפְּנֵי֙ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) because
of the fury חֲמַ֣ת Heat; figuratively, anger, poison (from its fever) fury
of the oppressor, הַמֵּצִ֔יק To compress, i.e., (figuratively) oppress, distress oppressor
as if כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc if
he were ready כּוֹנֵ֖ן Properly, to be erect (i.e., stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous) ready
to destroy? לְהַשְׁחִ֑ית To decay, i.e., (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively) destroy
and where וְאַיֵּ֖ה Where? and where
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the fury חֲמַ֥ת Heat; figuratively, anger, poison (from its fever) fury
of the oppressor? הַמֵּצִֽיק׃ To compress, i.e., (figuratively) oppress, distress oppressor

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  • 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.

  • 15  But I am the Lord thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The Lord of hosts is his name.




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