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- Psalm 36:5
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.”
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Psalm 36:5 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“Thy mercy,” ||חַסְדֶּ֑ךָ ||Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty || mercy |
|“O Lord,” ||יְ֭הוָה ||(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God ||O Lord |
|“is” || ||(No Hebrew definition. English implied.) || |
|“in the heavens;” ||בְּהַשָּׁמַ֣יִם ||The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) || heavens |
|“and” || ||(No Hebrew definition. English implied.) || |
|“thy faithfulness” ||אֱ֝מֽוּנָתְךָ֗ ||Literally firmness; figuratively security; morally fidelity || faithfulness |
|“reacheth” || ||(No Hebrew definition. English implied.) || |
|“unto” ||עַד ||As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) ||unto |
|“the clouds.” ||שְׁחָקִֽים׃ ||A powder (as beaten small); by analogy, a thin vapor; by extension, the firmament || clouds |
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3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
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