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Psalm 139

Psa. 139:13 KJV (With Strong’s)

For thou hast possessed
qanah (Hebrew #7069)
to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own
KJV usage: attain, buy(-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess(-or), purchase, recover, redeem, X surely, X verily.
Pronounce: kaw-naw'
Origin: a primitive root
my reins
kilyah (Hebrew #3629)
a kidney (as an essential organ); figuratively, the mind (as the interior self)
KJV usage: kidneys, reins.
Pronounce: kil-yaw'
Origin: feminine of 3627 (only in the plural)
: thou hast covered
cakak (Hebrew #5526)
a primitive root; properly, to entwine as a screen; by implication, to fence in, cover over, (figuratively) protect
KJV usage: cover, defence, defend, hedge in, join together, set, shut up.
Pronounce: saw-kak'
Origin: or sakak (Exod. 33:22) {saw-kak'}
me in my mother’s
'em (Hebrew #517)
a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively (like 1)
KJV usage: dam, mother, X parting.
Pronounce: ame
Origin: a primitive word
beten (Hebrew #990)
the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything
KJV usage: belly, body, + as they be born, + within, womb.
Pronounce: beh'-ten
Origin: from an unused root probably meaning to be hollow

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J. N. Darby Translation

For thou hast possessed my reins; thou didst cover mec in my mother’s womb.

JND Translation Notes

Or "thou didst knit me together," as Job 10.11. See also "hedged in," Job 3.23, and "cover," Ps. 91.4.