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- Psalm 40:1
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.”
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Psalm 40:1 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“I waited” ||קַוֹּ֣ה ||To bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e., collect; (figuratively) to expect || waited |
|“patiently” ||קִוִּ֣יתִי ||To bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e., collect; (figuratively) to expect ||patiently |
|“for the Lord;” ||יְהוָ֑ה ||(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God || Lord |
|“and he inclined” ||וַיֵּ֥ט ||To stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (as follows) || inclined |
|“unto” ||אֵ֝לַ֗י ||Near, with or among; often in general, to ||unto |
|“me, and heard” ||וַיִּשְׁמַ֥ע ||To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) || heard |
|“my cry.” ||שַׁוְעָתִֽי׃ ||A hallooing || cry |
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1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
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