ISAIAH 57:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

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Isaiah 57:1 Translation & Meaning

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The righteous הַצַּדִּ֣יק Just righteous
perisheth, אָבָ֔ד Properly, to wander away, i.e., lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy) perisheth
and no וְאֵ֥ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle no
man אִ֖ישׁ 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
layeth שָׂ֣ם To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) layeth
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications to
heart: לֵ֑ב The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything heart
and merciful חֶ֤סֶד Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty merciful
men וְאַנְשֵׁי 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) men
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
taken away, נֶֽאֱסָפִים֙ To gather for any purpose; hence, to receive, take away, i.e., remove (destroy, leave behind, put up, restore, etc.) taken away
none בְּאֵ֣ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle none
considering מֵבִ֔ין To separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e., (generally) understand considering
that כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
the righteous הַצַּדִּֽיק׃ Just righteous
is taken away נֶאֱסַ֥ף To gather for any purpose; hence, to receive, take away, i.e., remove (destroy, leave behind, put up, restore, etc.) taken away
from מִפְּנֵ֥י 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.) from
the evil הָרָעָ֖ה Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
to come. (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)

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  • 1  The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

  • 2  He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

  • 3  But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.




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