PSALM 103:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;”

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Psalm 103:17 Translation & Meaning

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But the mercy וְחֶ֤סֶד Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty mercy
of the Lord יְהוָ֨ה׀ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
from everlasting מֵעוֹלָ֣ם Properly, concealed, i.e., the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e., (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always everlasting
to וְעַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) to
everlasting ע֭וֹלָם Properly, concealed, i.e., the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e., (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always everlasting
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
them that fear יְרֵאָ֑יו Fearing; morally, reverent fear
him, and his righteousness וְ֝צִדְקָת֗וֹ Rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity) righteousness
unto children's לִבְנֵ֥י 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.) childrens
children; בָנִֽים׃ 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

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

  • 16  For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

  • 17  But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

  • 18  To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

  • 19  The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.



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