PSALM 33:18



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“Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;”

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Psalm 33:18 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Behold, הִנֵּ֤ה Lo! Behold
the eye עֵ֣ין An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eye
of the Lord יְ֭הוָה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
upon אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to upon
them that fear יְרֵאָ֑יו Fearing; morally, reverent fear
him, upon them that hope לַֽמְיַחֲלִ֥ים To wait; by implication, to be patient, hope upon hope
in his mercy; לְחַסְדּֽוֹ׃ Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty mercy

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  • 16  There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

  • 17  An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

  • 18  Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

  • 19  To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

  • 20  Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.

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