PSALM 9:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

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Psalm 9:17 Translation & Meaning

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The wicked רְשָׁעִ֣ים Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
shall be turned יָשׁ֣וּבוּ To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again turned
into hell, לִשְׁא֑וֹלָה Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates hell
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the nations גּ֝וֹיִ֗ם A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts nations
that forget שְׁכֵחֵ֥י Oblivious forget
God. אֱלֹהִֽים׃ 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

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  • 15  The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

  • 16  The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

  • 17  The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

  • 18  For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

  • 19  Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.



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