PSALM 147:11



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“The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.”

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Psalm 147:11 Translation & Meaning

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The Lord יְ֭הוָה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
taketh pleasure in רוֹצֶ֣ה To be pleased with; specifically, to satisfy a debt taketh pleasure
them that fear יְרֵאָ֑יו Fearing; morally, reverent fear
him, in אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) him in
those that hope הַֽמְיַחֲלִ֥ים To wait; by implication, to be patient, hope those hope
in his mercy. לְחַסְדּֽוֹ׃ Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty mercy

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  • 9  He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

  • 10  He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

  • 11  The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

  • 12  Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

  • 13  For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

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