PSALM 19:9



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“The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

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Psalm 19:9 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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The fear יִרְאַ֤ת Fear (also used as infinitive); morally, reverence fear
of the Lord יְהוָ֨ה׀ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
clean, טְהוֹרָה֮ Pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense) clean
enduring עוֹמֶ֪דֶת To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) enduring
for ever: לָ֫עַ֥ד Properly, a (peremptory) terminus, i.e., (by implication) duration, in the sense of advance or perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition) ever
the judgments מִֽשְׁפְּטֵי Properly, a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style judgments
of the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
true אֱמֶ֑ת Stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness true
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
righteous צָֽדְק֥וּ To be (causatively, make) right (in a moral or forensic sense) righteous
altogether. יַחְדָּֽו׃ Properly, a unit, i.e., (adverb) unitedly altogether

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  • 7  The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

  • 8  The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

  • 9  The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

  • 10  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

  • 11  Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

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