PSALM 63:8



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“My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.”

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Psalm 63:8 Translation & Meaning

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My soul נַפְשִׁ֣י Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) soul
followeth hard דָּבְקָ֣ה Properly, to impinge, i.e., cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit followeth hard
after אַחֲרֶ֑יךָ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
thee: thy right hand יְמִינֶֽךָ׃ The right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south right hand
upholdeth תָּמְכָ֥ה To sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close upholdeth
me. תָּמְכָ֥ה To sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close me

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  • 6  When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

  • 7  Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

  • 8  My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

  • 9  But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

  • 10  They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

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