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Psalms 94:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Unless Jehovah had been my help, My soul had soon dwelt in silence.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Unless the LORD [had been] my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— If the LORD had not been my help, My soul would soon have dwelt in [the abode of] silence.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Unless the LORD [had been] my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If Jehovah had not been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If, Yahweh, had not been a help to me, Soon had sunk into silence—my soul!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Unless Jehovah [were] a help to me, My soul had almost inhabited silence.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Unlesse the LORD [had bene] my helpe: my soule had almost dwelt in silence.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— If the Lord had not helped me, my soul had almost sojourned in the grave{gr.Hades}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Unless Yahweh [had been] my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Unless 3884
{3884} Prime
לוּלֵא
luwle'
{loo-lay'}
From H3863 and H3808; if not.
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[had been] my help, 5833
{5833} Prime
עֶזְרָה
`ezrah
{ez-raw'}
Feminine of H5828; aid.
my soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
had almost 4592
{4592} Prime
מְעַט
m@`at
{meh-at'}
From H4591; a little or few (often adverbial or comparative).
dwelt 7931
{7931} Prime
שָׁכַן
shakan
{shaw-kan'}
A primitive root (apparently akin (by transmutation) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531 and H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in silence. 1745
{1745} Prime
דּוּמָה
duwmah
{doo-maw'}
From an unused root meaning to be dumb (compare H1820); silence; figuratively death.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 94:17-19

_ _ a fact fully confirmed by his past experience.

_ _ dwelt in silence — as in the grave (Psalms 31:17).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 94:12-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 94:17

Dwelt — In the place of silence, the grave.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 94:17

Unless the LORD [had been] my (k) help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

(k) He complains of them who would not help him to resist the enemies, yet was assured that God's help would not fail.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Unless:

Psalms 118:13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
Psalms 124:1-2 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] If [it had not been] the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say; ... If [it had not been] the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
Psalms 125:1 [[A Song of degrees.]] They that trust in the LORD [shall be] as mount Zion, [which] cannot be removed, [but] abideth for ever.
Psalms 142:4-5 I looked on [my] right hand, and beheld, but [there was] no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. ... I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my refuge [and] my portion in the land of the living.
John 16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: ... Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [us];
2 Timothy 4:16-17 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me: [I pray God] that it may not be laid to their charge. ... 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.

almost:
or, quickly

dwelt:

Psalms 13:3 Consider [and] hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the [sleep of] death;
Psalms 31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, [and] let them be silent in the grave.
Psalms 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
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Ps 13:3; 31:17; 115:17; 118:13; 124:1; 125:1; 142:4. Jn 16:32. 2Co 1:8. 2Ti 4:16.

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