PSALM 86:11



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“Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.”

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Psalm 86:11 Translation & Meaning

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Teach ה֘וֹרֵ֤נִי Properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e., to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach Teach
me thy way, דַּרְכֶּ֗ךָ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
O Lord; יְהוָ֨ה׀ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God O Lord
I will walk אֲהַלֵּ֥ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) walk
in thy truth: בַּאֲמִתֶּ֑ךָ Stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness truth
unite יַחֵ֥ד To be (or become) one unite
my heart לְ֝בָבִ֗י The heart (as the most interior organ) heart
to fear לְיִרְאָ֥ה To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
thy name. שְׁמֶֽךָ׃ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name

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  • 9  All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

  • 10  For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

  • 11  Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

  • 12  I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

  • 13  For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

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