PSALM 103:13



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“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.”

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Psalm 103:13 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Like as a father אָ֭ב Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application Like father
pitieth כְּרַחֵ֣ם To fondle; by implication, to love, especially to compassionate pitieth
his (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
children, בָּנִ֑ים A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
so (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the Lord יְ֝הוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
pitieth רִחַ֥ם To fondle; by implication, to love, especially to compassionate pitieth
them that fear יְרֵאָֽיו׃ Fearing; morally, reverent fear
him. יְרֵאָֽיו׃ Fearing; morally, reverent him

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  • 11  For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

  • 12  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

  • 13  Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

  • 14  For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

  • 15  As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

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