PSALM 85:9



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“Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.”

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Psalm 85:9 Translation & Meaning

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Surely אַ֤ךְ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only Surely
his salvation יִשְׁע֑וֹ Liberty, deliverance, prosperity salvation
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
nigh קָר֣וֹב Near (in place, kindred or time) nigh
them that fear לִירֵאָ֣יו Fearing; morally, reverent fear
him; that glory כָּב֣וֹד Properly, weight, but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness glory
may dwell לִשְׁכֹּ֖ן To reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively) dwell
in our land. בְּאַרְצֵֽנוּ׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land

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  • 7  Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

  • 8  I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

  • 9  Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

  • 10  Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

  • 11  Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

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