Jonah 2:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Theyv that observe
shamar (Hebrew #8104)
properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.
KJV usage: beward, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep(-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch(-man).
Pronounce: shaw-mar'
Origin: a primitive root
lying
shav' (Hebrew #7723)
from the same as 7722 in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry (as false, subjective), uselessness (as deceptive, objective; also adverbially, in vain)
KJV usage: false(-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity.
Pronounce: shawv
Origin: or shav {shav}
vanities
hebel (Hebrew #1892)
from 1891; emptiness or vanity; figuratively, something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb
KJV usage: X altogether, vain, vanity.
Pronounce: heh'bel
Origin: or (rarely in the abs.) habel {hab-ale'}
forsake
`azab (Hebrew #5800)
to loosen, i.e. relinquish, permit, etc.
KJV usage: commit self, fail, forsake, fortify, help, leave (destitute, off), refuse, X surely.
Pronounce: aw-zab'
Origin: a primitive root
their own mercy
checed (Hebrew #2617)
kindness; by implication (towards God) piety: rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty
KJV usage: favour, good deed(-liness, -ness), kindly, (loving-)kindness, merciful (kindness), mercy, pity, reproach, wicked thing.
Pronounce: kheh'-sed
Origin: from 2616
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Cross References

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1 Sam. 12:21• 21And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain. (1 Sam. 12:21)
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2 Kings 17:15• 15And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them. (2 Kings 17:15)
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Psa. 31:6• 6I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord. (Psa. 31:6)
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Jer. 2:13• 13For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. (Jer. 2:13)
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Jer. 10:8,14‑15• 8But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.
14Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
15They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
(Jer. 10:8,14‑15)
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Jer. 16:19• 19O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. (Jer. 16:19)
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Hab. 2:18‑20• 18What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
19Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
20But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
(Hab. 2:18‑20)

J. N. Darby Translation

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They that observe lying vanitiesb forsake their own mercyc.

JND Translation Notes

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b
Or "vain idols." see Ps. 31.6.
c
Chesed, "grace," "favour."