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Psalm 11

Psa. 11:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

The Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
is in his holy
qodesh (Hebrew #6944)
a sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity
KJV usage: consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (X most) holy (X day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary.
Pronounce: ko'-desh
Origin: from 6942
heykal (Hebrew #1964)
a large public building, such as a palace or temple
KJV usage: palace, temple.
Pronounce: hay-kawl'
Origin: probably from 3201 (in the sense of capacity)
u, the Lord’s
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
kicce' (Hebrew #3678)
from 3680; properly, covered, i.e. a throne (as canopied)
KJV usage: seat, stool, throne.
Pronounce: kis-say'
Origin: or kicceh {kis-say'}
is in heaven
shamayim (Hebrew #8064)
from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve)
KJV usage: air, X astrologer, heaven(-s).
Pronounce: shaw-mah'-yim
Origin: dual of an unused singular shameh {shaw-meh'}
: his eyes
`ayin (Hebrew #5869)
an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape)
KJV usage: affliction, outward appearance, + before, + think best, colour, conceit, + be content, countenance, + displease, eye((-brow), (-d), -sight), face, + favour, fountain, furrow (from the margin), X him, + humble, knowledge, look, (+ well), X me, open(-ly), + (not) please, presence, + regard, resemblance, sight, X thee, X them, + think, X us, well, X you(-rselves).
Pronounce: ah'-yin
Origin: probably a primitive word
chazah (Hebrew #2372)
to gaze at; mentally, to perceive, contemplate (with pleasure); specifically, to have a vision of
KJV usage: behold, look, prophesy, provide, see.
Pronounce: khaw-zaw'
Origin: a primitive root
, his eyelids
`aph`aph (Hebrew #6079)
an eyelash (as fluttering); figuratively, morning ray
KJV usage: dawning, eye-lid.
Pronounce: af-af'
Origin: from 5774
bachan (Hebrew #974)
to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively, to investigate
KJV usage: examine, prove, tempt, try (trial).
Pronounce: baw-khan'
Origin: a primitive root
, the children
ben (Hebrew #1121)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like 1, 251, etc.))
KJV usage: + afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-)ite, (anoint-)ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-)ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, X surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.
Pronounce: bane
Origin: from {SI 11129}1129{/SI}
of men
'adam (Hebrew #120)
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.)
KJV usage: X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
Pronounce: aw-dawm'
Origin: from 119

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The Lord.
the Lord's.
his eyes.
 In His temple everyone speaks of His honor. It is the place where man approaches Him, where His nature and character are revealed, for man to be associated with Him according to them. And the throne orders all things, to associate us rightly with the temple. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalms 9-11 by J.N. Darby)
 When His eyelids, who sees all things according to His own purity, try the children of men, He has an object as regards the righteous: He proves and sifts them. This is a most important truth—the activity of God in dealing with the righteous, to accomplish His own gracious purposes as to them, to manifest His own character, to judge, and lead them to judge, all that is not according to it, and thus give them the intelligence of what He is, and conform them morally to it. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalms 9-11 by J.N. Darby)
 The Lord is the resource of the righteous; His holy temple is on earth; His throne is in heaven. The temple speaks of His dwelling place, and, however desolate and desecrated it may be, faith still recognizes that God has a place on earth. His throne―speaking of His government―is still in heaven where no evil can enter. He still rules over all. (Psalms 11 by H. Smith)
 While the psalm looks on to the future trial of the godly under the reign of Antichrist, the principles apply to God’s people at any time during the absence of Christ, when evil, like the leaven the woman hid in the meal, is working secretly undermining the foundations of the Christian faith. (Psalms 11 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

Jehovah is in the templel of his holiness; Jehovah,—his throne is in the heavens: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.

JND Translation Notes

Or "palace"; and so Ps. 18.6; 45.8,15, etc.