PSALM 90:11



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“Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.”

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Psalm 90:11 Translation & Meaning

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Who מִֽי Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix Who
knoweth י֭וֹדֵעַ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) knoweth
the power עֹ֣ז Strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise) power
of thine anger? אַפֶּ֑ךָ Properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire thine anger
even according to thy fear, וּ֝כְיִרְאָתְךָ֗ Fear (also used as infinitive); morally, reverence even according fear
so is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy wrath. עֶבְרָתֶֽךָ׃ An outburst of passion wrath

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  • 9  For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

  • 10  The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

  • 11  Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

  • 12  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

  • 13  Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

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