PSALM 13:5



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“But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”

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Psalm 13:5 Translation & Meaning

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But I וַאֲנִ֤י׀ I But I
have trusted בָטַחְתִּי֮ Properly, to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively, to trust, be confident or sure trusted
in thy mercy; בְּחַסְדְּךָ֣ Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty mercy
my heart לִבִּ֗י The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything heart
shall rejoice יָ֤גֵ֥ל Properly, to spin round (under the influence of any violent emotion), i.e., usually rejoice, or (as cringing) fear rejoice
in thy salvation. בִּֽישׁוּעָ֫תֶ֥ךָ Something saved, i.e., (abstractly) deliverance; hence, aid, victory, prosperity salvation

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  • 3  Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

  • 4  Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

  • 5  But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

  • 6  I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

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