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“Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:”

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Proverbs 1:14 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Cast in תַּפִּ֣יל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) Cast
thy lot גּ֭וֹרָ֣לְךָ Properly, a pebble, i.e., a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively, a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot) lot
among בְּתוֹכֵ֑נוּ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center among
us; let us all לְכֻלָּֽנוּ׃ Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) let all
have יִהְיֶ֥ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) have
one אֶ֝חָ֗ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
purse: כִּ֥יס A cup; also a bag for money or weights purse

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  • 12  Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

  • 13  We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

  • 14  Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

  • 15  My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

  • 16  For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.


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