PSALM 55:15



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“Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.”

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Psalm 55:15 Translation & Meaning

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Let death seize יַשִּׁ֤ימָ֨וֶת׀ To lead astray, i.e., (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce Let death seize
upon עָלֵ֗ימוֹ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
them, let them go down יֵרְד֣וּ To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) let go down
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
quick חַיִּ֑ים Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively quick
into hell: שְׁא֣וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates hell
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
wickedness רָע֖וֹת Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) wickedness
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in their dwellings, בִּמְגוּרָ֣ם A temporary abode; by extension, a permanent residence dwellings
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
among them. בְּקִרְבָּֽם׃ Properly, the nearest part, i.e., the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition) among

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  • 13  But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

  • 14  We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

  • 15  Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

  • 16  As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.

  • 17  Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

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