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- Psalm 37:12
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.”
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Psalm 37:12 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“The wicked” ||רָ֭שָׁע ||Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person || wicked |
|“plotteth” ||זֹמֵ֣ם ||To plan, usually in a bad sense ||plotteth |
|“against the just,” ||לַצַּדִּ֑יק ||Just ||against just |
|“and gnasheth” ||וְחֹרֵ֖ק ||To grate the teeth || gnasheth |
|“upon” ||עָלָ֣יו ||Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications ||upon |
|“him with his teeth.” ||שִׁנָּֽיו׃ ||A tooth (as sharp); specifically ivory; figuratively, a cliff || teeth |
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10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
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