PSALM 91:12



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“They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.”

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Psalm 91:12 Translation & Meaning

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They shall bear thee up יִשָּׂא֑וּנְךָ To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative bear up
in עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications in
their (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
hands, כַּפַּ֥יִם The hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm-tree); figuratively, power hands
lest פֶּן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest
thou dash תִּגֹּ֖ף To push, gore, defeat, stub (the toe), inflict (a disease) dash
thy foot רַגְלֶֽךָ׃ A foot (as used in walking); by implication, a step; by euphemistically the pudenda foot
against a stone. בָּאֶ֣בֶן A stone against stone

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  • 10  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

  • 11  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

  • 12  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

  • 13  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

  • 14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

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