PSALM 16:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”

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Psalm 16:10 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּ֤י׀ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
thou wilt not לֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles wilt not
leave תַעֲזֹ֣ב To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc leave
my soul נַפְשִׁ֣י Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) soul
in hell; לִשְׁא֑וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates hell
neither לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles neither
wilt thou suffer תִתֵּ֥ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) wilt suffer
thine Holy One חֲ֝סִידְךָ֗ Properly, kind, i.e., (religiously) pious (a saint) thine Holy One
to see לִרְא֥וֹת To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
corruption. שָֽׁחַת׃ A pit (especially as a trap); figuratively, destruction corruption

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  • 8  I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

  • 9  Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

  • 10  For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

  • 11  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.



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