PSALM 118:4



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“Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever.”

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Psalm 118:4 Translation & Meaning

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Let them now נָ֭א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction Let now
that fear יִרְאֵ֣י Fearing; morally, reverent fear
the Lord יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
say, יֹֽאמְרוּ To say (used with great latitude) say
that כִּ֖י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
his mercy חַסְדּֽוֹ׃ Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty mercy
endureth (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
for ever. לְעוֹלָ֣ם 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 ever

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  • 2  Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

  • 3  Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

  • 4  Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

  • 5  I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

  • 6  The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

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