; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy!
] the man
, that is, a human being
(an individual or the species, mankind
A primitive root; to be startled
(by a sudden alarm); hence to fear
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Participle (See H8813
Count - 685
From an unused root meaning to stretch
; properly continuance
(as indefinite extension
); but used only (attributively as adjective) constant
(or adverbially constantly
); elliptically the regular
but he that hardeneth
A primitive root; properly to be dense
, that is, tough or severe
(in various applications).
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Participle (See H8813
Count - 857
A form of H3824
; the heart
; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre
A primitive root; to fall
, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
or (as noun) evil
(naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
_ _ feareth that is, God, and so repents.
_ _ hardeneth his heart makes himself insensible to sin, and so will not repent (Proverbs 14:16; Proverbs 29:1).
_ _ Here is, 1. The benefit of a holy caution. It sounds strangely, but it is very true: Happy is the man that feareth always. Most people think that those are happy who never fear; but there is a fear which is so far from having torment in it that it has in it the greatest satisfaction. Happy is the man who always keeps up in his mind a holy awe and reverence of God, his glory, goodness, and government, who is always afraid of offending God and incurring his displeasure, who keeps conscience tender and has a dread of the appearance of evil, who is always jealous of himself, distrustful of his own sufficiency, and lives in expectation of troubles and changes, so that, whenever they come, they are no surprise to him. He who keeps up such a fear as this will live a life of faith and watchfulness, and therefore happy is he, blessed and holy. 2. The danger of a sinful presumption: He that hardens his heart, that mocks at fear, and sets God and his judgments at defiance, and receives not the impressions of his word or rod, shall fall into mischief; his presumption will be his ruin, and whatever sin (which is the greatest mischief) he falls into it is owing to the hardness of his heart.
Alway In all times, companies, and conditions.
Happy [is] the man that (g) feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
(g) Which stands in awe of God, and is afraid to offend him.
Proverbs 23:17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but [be thou] in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
Psalms 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psalms 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because [he is] at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Psalms 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments.
Isaiah 66:2 For all those [things] hath mine hand made, and all those [things] have been, saith the LORD: but to this [man] will I look, [even] to [him that is] poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
1 Peter 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning [here] in fear:
Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Exodus 7:22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.
Exodus 14:23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, [even] all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
Job 9:4 [He is] wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened [himself] against him, and hath prospered?
Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
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