PSALM 30:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.”

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Psalm 30:3 Translation & Meaning

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O Lord, יְֽהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God O Lord
thou hast brought up הֶֽעֱלִ֣יתָ To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative brought up
my soul נַפְשִׁ֑י Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) soul
from מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses from
the grave: שְׁא֣וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave
thou hast kept me alive, חִ֝יִּיתַ֗נִי To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive kept alive
that I should not go down מִיָּֽורְדִי To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) should not go down
to the pit. בֽוֹר׃ A pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or a prison) pit

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  • 1  I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

  • 2  O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

  • 3  O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

  • 4  Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

  • 5  For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.



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