PSALM 86:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Psalm 86:13 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
great גָּד֣וֹל Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy mercy חַ֭סְדְּךָ Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty mercy
toward עָלָ֑י Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications toward
me: and thou hast delivered וְהִצַּ֥לְתָּ To snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense delivered
my soul נַ֝פְשִׁ֗י Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) soul
from the lowest תַּחְתִּיָּֽה׃ Lowermost; as noun (feminine plural) the depths (figuratively, a pit, the womb) lowest
hell. מִשְּׁא֥וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates hell

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  • 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.

  • 14  O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

  • 15  But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.



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