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Psalms 17:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Like as a lion [that] is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Like as a lion [that] is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— His likeness, is as a lion, that longeth to rend, and as a young lion, lurking in secret places.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; and as a young lion dwelling in secret places.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Like as a lyon [that] is greedie of his pray, and as it were a yong lyon lurking in secret places.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They laid wait for me as a lion ready for prey, and like a lion's whelp dwelling in secret [places].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Like as a lion [that] is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Like 1825
{1825} Prime
דִּמְיוֹן
dimyown
{dim-yone'}
From H1819; resemblance.
as a lion 738
{0738} Prime
אַרִי
'ariy
{ar-ee'}
From H0717 (in the sense of violence); a lion.
[that] is greedy 3700
{3700} Prime
כָּסַף
kacaph
{kaw-saf'}
A primitive root; properly to become pale, that is, (by implication) to pine after; also to fear.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
of his prey, 2963
{2963} Prime
טָרַף
taraph
{taw-raf'}
A primitive root; to pluck off or pull to pieces; causatively to supply with food (as in morsels).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
and as it were a young lion 3715
{3715} Prime
כְּפִיר
k@phiyr
{kef-eer'}
From H3722; a village (as covered in by walls); also a young lion (perhaps as covered with a mane).
lurking 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in secret places. 4565
{4565} Prime
מִסְתָּר
mictar
{mis-tawr'}
From H5641; properly a concealer, that is, a covert.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 17:12

_ _ The figure made more special by that of a lion lurking.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 17:8-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Like:
etc. Heb. The likeness of him (that is, of every one of them) is as a lion that desireth to ravin,
Psalms 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending [it] in pieces, while [there is] none to deliver.
Psalms 22:13 They gaped upon me [with] their mouths, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion.
2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and [that] all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

lurking:
Heb. sitting
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