PSALM 35:14



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“I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.”

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Psalm 35:14 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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I behaved myself הִתְהַלָּ֑כְתִּי To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) behaved
as though my friend כְּרֵֽעַ An associate (more or less close) though friend
he had been (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
or (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
brother: כְּאָ֣ח A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother
I bowed down שַׁחֽוֹתִי׃ To sink or depress (reflexive or causative) bowed down
heavily, קֹדֵ֥ר To be ashy, i.e., dark-colored; by implication, to mourn (in sackcloth or sordid garments) heavily
as one that mourneth כַּאֲבֶל Lamenting one mourneth
for his (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
mother. אֵ֝֗ם A mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively [like father]) mother

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  • 12  They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

  • 13  But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

  • 14  I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

  • 15  But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

  • 16  With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

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