PSALM 111:10



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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”

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Psalm 111:10 Translation & Meaning

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The fear יִרְאַ֬ת Fear (also used as infinitive); morally, reverence fear
of the Lord יְהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the beginning רֵ֘אשִׁ֤ית The first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit) beginning
of wisdom: חָכְמָ֨ה׀ Wisdom (in a good sense) wisdom
a good ט֭וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
understanding שֵׂ֣כֶל Intelligence; by implication, success understanding
have all לְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
they that do עֹשֵׂיהֶ֑ם To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
his commandments: (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
his praise תְּ֝הִלָּת֗וֹ Laudation; specifically (concretely) a hymn praise
endureth עֹמֶ֥דֶת To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) endureth
for ever. לָעַֽד׃ Properly, a (peremptory) terminus, i.e., (by implication) duration, in the sense of advance or perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition) ever

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  • 8  They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

  • 9  He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

  • 10  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

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