PSALM 40:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”

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Psalm 40:4 Translation & Meaning

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Blessed אַ֥שְֽׁרֵי Happiness; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy! Blessed
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
that man הַגֶּ֗בֶר Properly, a valiant man or warrior; generally, a person simply man
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
maketh שָׂ֣ם To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) maketh
the Lord יְ֭הוָֹה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
his trust, מִבְטַח֑וֹ Properly, a refuge, i.e., (objective) security, or (subjective) assurance trust
and respecteth פָנָ֥ה To turn; by implication, to face, i.e., appear, look, etc respecteth
not וְֽלֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
the proud, רְ֝הָבִ֗ים Insolent proud
nor such as turn aside וְשָׂטֵ֥י To detrude, i.e., (intransitively and figuratively) become derelict (wrongly practise; namely, idolatry) such turn aside
to lies. כָזָֽב׃ Falsehood; literally (untruth) or figuratively (idol) lies

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  • 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.

  • 4  Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

  • 5  Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

  • 6  Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.



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