JEREMIAH 10:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”

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Jeremiah 10:23 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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O Lord, יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God O Lord
I know יָדַ֣עְתִּי To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) know
that כִּ֛י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
the way דַּרְכּ֑וֹ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
of man לָאָדָ֖ם Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) man
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
not לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
in himself: not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles himself not
it is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in man לְאִ֣ישׁ 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
that walketh הֹלֵ֔ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) walketh
to direct וְהָכִ֖ין 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) direct
his steps. צַעֲדֽוֹ׃ A pace or regular step steps

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  • 21  For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

  • 22  Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.

  • 23  O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

  • 24  O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

  • 25  Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.




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