PSALM 141:7



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“Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.”

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Psalm 141:7 Translation & Meaning

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Our bones עֲ֝צָמֵ֗ינוּ A bone (as strong); by extension, the body; figuratively, the substance, i.e., (as pron.) selfsame bones
are scattered נִפְזְר֥וּ To scatter, whether in enmity or bounty are scattered
at the grave's שְׁאֽוֹל׃ Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates graves
mouth, לְפִ֣י The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to mouth
as when כְּמ֤וֹ As, thus, so as when
one cutteth פֹלֵ֣חַ To slice, i.e., break open or pierce one cutteth
and cleaveth וּבֹקֵ֣עַ To cleave; generally, to rend, break, rip or open cleaveth
wood (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
upon the earth. בָּאָ֑רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) upon earth

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  • 5  Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

  • 6  When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

  • 7  Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

  • 8  But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

  • 9  Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

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