(as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good
, a good
thing, a good
man or woman; the good
men or women), also as an adverb (well
for me that
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal
relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I have been afflicted;
A primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030
through the idea of looking
down or browbeating
); to depress
literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively (in various applications). (sing
is by mistake for H6030
Stem - Pual (See H8849
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 199
; properly heed
, that is, purpose
; used only adverbially, on account of
(as a motive or an aim), teleologically in order that
I might learn
A primitive root; properly to goad
, that is, (by implication) to teach
(the rod being an Oriental incentive
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
; an enactment
; hence an appointment
(of time, space, quantity, labor or usage).
_ _ So also affliction of any kind acts as a wholesome discipline in leading the pious more highly to value the truth and promises of God.
_ _ See here, 1. That it has been the lot of the best saints to be afflicted. The proud and the wicked lived in pomp and pleasure, while David, though he kept close to God and his duty, was still in affliction. Waters of a full cup are wrung out to God's people, Psalms 73:10. 2. That it has been the advantage of God's people to be afflicted. David could speak experimentally: It was good for me; many a good lesson he had learnt by his afflictions, and many a good duty he had been brought to which otherwise would have been unlearnt and undone. Therefore God visited him with affliction, that he might learn God's statutes; and the intention was answered: the afflictions had contributed to the improvement of his knowledge and grace. He that chastened him taught him. The rod and reproof give wisdom.
[It is] (d) good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
(d) He confesses that before he was chastened he was rebellious as man by nature is.
Psalms 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
Psalms 94:12-13 Blessed [is] the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; ... That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
Isaiah 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this [is] all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
Hebrews 12:10-11 For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness. ... Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
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