PSALM 112:1



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“Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.”

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Psalm 112:1 Translation & Meaning

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Praise הַ֥לְלוּ To be clear (orig. of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence, to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively, to celebrate; also to stultify Praise
ye the Lord. יָ֨הּ׀ Jah, the sacred name Lord
Blessed אַשְׁרֵי Happiness; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy! Blessed
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the man אִ֭ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
feareth יָרֵ֣א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten feareth
the Lord, יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
delighteth חָפֵ֥ץ Properly, to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively, to be pleased with, desire delighteth
greatly מְאֹֽד׃ Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) greatly
in his commandments. בְּ֝מִצְוֹתָ֗יו A command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law) commandments

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  • 1  Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

  • 2  His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

  • 3  Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

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