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Psalms 139:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— My frame was not hidden from thee, When I was made in secret, [And] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, [and] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, [And] skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— My substance was not hid from thee when I was made in secret, [and] curiously formed in the lowest parts of the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— My bones were not hidden from thee when I was made in secret, curiously wrought in the lower parts of the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— My substance was not hid from thee,—when I was made in secret, when I was skilfully figured in the lower parts of the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— My substance was not hid from Thee, When I was made in secret, Curiously wrought in the lower part of earth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in secret: and my substance in the lower parts of the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret: [and] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— My bones, which thou madest in secret were not hidden from thee, nor my substance, in the lowest parts of the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, [and] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
My substance 6108
{6108} Prime
עֹצֶם
`otsem
{o'-tsem}
From H6105; power; hence body.
was not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
hid 3582
{3582} Prime
כָּחַד
kachad
{kaw-khad'}
A primitive root; to secrete, by act or word; hence (intensively) to destroy.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
from x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
thee, when x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
I was made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8795
<8795> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 199
in secret, 5643
{5643} Prime
סֵתֶר
cether
{say'-ther}
From H5641; a cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense).
[and] curiously wrought 7551
{7551} Prime
רָקַם
raqam
{raw-kam'}
A primitive root; to variegate color, that is, embroider; by implication to fabricate.
z8795
<8795> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 199
in the lowest parts 8482
{8482} Prime
תַּחְתִּי
tachtiy
{takh-tee'}
From H8478; lowermost; as noun (feminine plural) the depths (figuratively a pit, the womb).
of the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:1-24.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:7-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 139:15

My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, [and] curiously wrought (k) in the lowest parts of the earth.

(k) That is, in my mother's womb: which he compares to the inward parts of the earth.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
substance:
or, strength, or body

when I:

Psalms 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
Job 10:9-11 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again? ... Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.
Exodus 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that [is] behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

in the lowest:

Psalms 63:9 But those [that] seek my soul, to destroy [it], shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
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Ex 11:5. Jb 10:9. Ps 63:9; 139:13. Ep 4:9.

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I think it means that the way we are, in the deepest part of us, is not hidden from God. But others don't know because He made us in secret where they can't go, in the lowest parts of the earth--at the foundation.
- Zippora (7/26/2013 11:28:36 PM)
and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth " what does this mean? Can anyone tell me why David thought this?
- Soo (7/20/2013 3:36:50 PM)
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