PSALM 68:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.”

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Psalm 68:5 Translation & Meaning

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A father אֲבִ֣י Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
of the fatherless, יְ֭תוֹמִים A bereaved person fatherless
and a judge וְדַיַּ֣ן A judge or advocate judge
of the widows, אַלְמָנ֑וֹת A widow; also a desolate place widows
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
God אֱ֝לֹהִ֗ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
in his holy קָדְשֽׁוֹ׃ A sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity holy
habitation. בִּמְע֥וֹן An abode, of God (the Tabernacle or the Temple), men (their home) or animals (their lair); hence, a retreat (asylum) habitation

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  • 3  But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

  • 4  Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

  • 5  A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

  • 6  God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

  • 7  O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:



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