PSALM 37:2



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“For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.”

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Psalm 37:2 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
they shall soon מְהֵרָ֣ה Properly, a hurry; hence (adverbially) promptly soon
be cut down יִמָּ֑לוּ To become clipped or (specifically) circumcised cut down
like the grass, כֶ֭חָצִיר Grass; also a leek (collectively) like grass
and wither יִבּוֹלֽוּן׃ To wilt; figuratively, to be foolish or (morally) wicked; causatively, to despise, disgrace wither
as the green וּכְיֶ֥רֶק Properly, pallor, i.e., hence, the yellowish green of young and sickly vegetation; concretely, verdure, i.e., grass or vegetation green
herb. דֶּ֝֗שֶׁא A sprout; by analogy, grass herb

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  • 1  Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

  • 2  For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

  • 3  Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

  • 4  Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

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