A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou
, or (plural) ye
] more glorious
A primitive root; to be
(literally and metaphorically).
Stem - Niphal (See H8833
Mood - Participle (See H8813
Count - 793
or (generally) large
; figuratively powerful
than the mountains
From an unused root meaning to loom
up; a mountain
; properly a part
of; hence (prepositionally), from
or out of
in many senses.
; something torn
, that is, a fragment, for example a fresh
Thou O God. Than The greatest kings and empires of the earth, which in prophetic writings are often compared to mountains. And they are called mountains of prey, because they generally were established by tyranny, and maintained by preying upon their own subjects, or other kingdoms.
Thou [art] more glorious [and] excellent than (c) the mountains of prey.
(c) He compares the kingdom full of extortion and rapine to the mountains that are full of ravening beasts.
Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; [and] thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
Ezekiel 19:1-4 Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, ... The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.
Ezekiel 19:6 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, [and] devoured men.
Ezekiel 38:12-13 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places [that are now] inhabited, and upon the people [that are] gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. ... Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
Daniel 7:4-8 The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. ... I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
Daniel 7:17-28 These great beasts, which are four, [are] four kings, [which] shall arise out of the earth. ... Hitherto [is] the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
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