PSALM 34:9



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“O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.”

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Psalm 34:9 Translation & Meaning

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O fear יְר֣אוּ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten O fear
the Lord, יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
ye his saints: קְדֹשָׁ֑יו Sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary saints
for כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
there is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
no אֵ֥ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle no
want מַ֝חְס֗וֹר Deficiency; hence, impoverishment want
to them that fear לִירֵאָֽיו׃ Fearing; morally, reverent fear
him. לִירֵאָֽיו׃ Fearing; morally, reverent him

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  • 7  The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

  • 8  O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

  • 9  O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

  • 10  The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

  • 11  Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

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