PSALM 25:12



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“What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.”

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Psalm 25:12 Translation & Meaning

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What מִי Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix What
man הָ֭אִישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
he that זֶ֣ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that he that
feareth יְרֵ֣א Fearing; morally, reverent feareth
the Lord? יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
him shall he teach י֝וֹרֶ֗נּוּ Properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e., to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach teach
in the way בְּדֶ֣רֶךְ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
he shall choose. יִבְחָֽר׃ Properly, to try, i.e., (by implication) select choose

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  • 10  All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

  • 11  For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

  • 12  What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

  • 13  His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

  • 14  The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

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