PSALM 59:11



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“Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.”

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Psalm 59:11 Translation & Meaning

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Slay תַּהַרְגֵ֤ם׀ To smite with deadly intent Slay
them not, אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
lest פֶּֽן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest
my people עַמִּ֗י A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
forget: יִשְׁכְּח֬וּ To mislay, i.e., to be oblivious of, from want of memory or attention forget
scatter הֲנִיעֵ֣מוֹ To waver, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively (as subjoined) scatter
them by thy power; בְ֭חֵילְךָ Probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength power
and bring them down, וְהוֹרִידֵ֑מוֹ 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) bring down
O Lord אֲדֹנָֽי׃ The Lord (used as a proper name of God only) O Lord
our shield. מָֽגִנֵּ֣נוּ A shield (i.e., the small one or buckler); figuratively, a protector; also the scaly hide of the crocodile shield

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  • 9  Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

  • 10  The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

  • 11  Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

  • 12  For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.

  • 13  Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

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