JOB 13:21



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“Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.”

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Job 13:21 Translation & Meaning

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Withdraw הַרְחַ֑ק To widen (in any direction), i.e., (intransitively) recede or (transitively) remove (literally or figuratively, of place or relation) Withdraw
thine hand כַּ֭פְּךָ The hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm-tree); figuratively, power thine hand
far from מֵעָלַ֣י Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications far
me: and let not אַֽל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing let not
thy dread וְ֝אֵ֥מָתְךָ֗ Fright; concrete, an idol (as a bugbear) dread
make me afraid. תְּבַעֲתַֽנִּי׃ To fear make afraid

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  • 19  Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

  • 20  Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.

  • 21  Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

  • 22  Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.

  • 23  How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.


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