PSALM 37:32



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“The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.”

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Psalm 37:32 Translation & Meaning

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The wicked רָ֭שָׁע Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
watcheth צוֹפֶ֣ה Properly, to lean forward, i.e., to peer into the distance; by implication, to observe, await watcheth
the righteous, לַצַּדִּ֑יק Just righteous
and seeketh וּ֝מְבַקֵּ֗שׁ To search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after seeketh
to slay לַהֲמִיתוֹ׃ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill slay
him. לַהֲמִיתוֹ׃ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill him

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  • 30  The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

  • 31  The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

  • 32  The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

  • 33  The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

  • 34  Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

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