PSALM 37:36

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.”

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Psalm 37:36 Translation & Meaning

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Yet he passed away, וַ֭יַּֽעֲבֹר To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) passed away
and, lo, וְהִנֵּ֣ה Lo! lo
he not: אֵינֶ֑נּוּ A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle not
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
yea, I sought וָֽ֝אֲבַקְשֵׁ֗הוּ To search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after yea sought
him, but he could not וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles could not
be found. נִמְצָֽא׃ Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present found

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  • 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.

  • 35  I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

  • 36  Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

  • 37  Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

  • 38  But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.



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