PSALM 37:15



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“Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.”

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Psalm 37:15 Translation & Meaning

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Their sword חַ֭רְבָּם Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword
shall enter תָּב֣וֹא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) enter
into their own heart, בְלִבָּ֑ם The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything own heart
and their bows וְ֝קַשְּׁתוֹתָ֗ם A bow, for shooting (hence, figuratively, strength) or the iris bows
shall be broken. תִּשָּׁבַֽרְנָה׃ To burst (literally or figuratively) broken

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  • 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.

  • 15  Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

  • 16  A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

  • 17  For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

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