What do the following underlined Hebrew idioms mean?
The answers are sometimes surprising.
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Genesis 4.6 The LORD said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? And why
has your countenance fallen?’
= Why are you sad?
Genesis 6.8 ‘Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.’
= was accepted
Deuteronomy 15.7 'Shut your hand from your poor brother'
= be selfish towards
Deuteronomy 20.8 ‘Lest the heart of his brethren faint’
= lose courage
1Samuel 10.9 'God gave him another heart'
= changed his mind
2 Chronicles 36.13 ‘He stiffened his neck’
= He became stubborn
Esther 2.21 ‘Sought to lay hands on’
= to assassinate
Job 20.20 ‘He shall not feel quietness in his belly’
= He was greedy (will never be satisfied)
Job 31.10 ‘Let others bow down over her’
= have sexual intercourse with her
Psalm 3.7 ‘You have broken the teeth of the ungodly’
= made powerless
Psalm 4.1 ‘You have relieved me’ (literally ‘enlarged my space’)
= set me free
Psalm 5.9 ‘Their throat is an open tomb’
= they speak deceitfully
Psalm 6.7 ‘My eye wastes away’ (literally ‘shrinks’)
= my vision becomes blurred
Psalm 7.3 ‘If I have done this, there is iniquity in my hands,’
= I am guilty
Psalm 7.9 ‘For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds’.
= the thoughts and emotions
Psalm 11.6 ‘The portion of their cup’
= their destiny
Psalm 12.2 ‘With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.’
Psalm 25.1 ‘I lift up my soul’
= I pray
Psalm 73.9 ‘Their tongue walks through the earth’
= they arrogantly order everyone
Psalm 89.13 ‘High is Your right hand’
= Your strength, might, power
Psalm 90.12 ‘Teach us to number our days’
= to use time wisely
Psalm 102.2 ‘Do not hide Your face’
= refuse to answer
Proverbs 24.20 ‘The lamp of the wicked will be put out’
= they will die