Meditate – Old Testament References

Definition:

hâgâh, daw-gaw’; a primitive root (compare H1901); to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication, to ponder:—imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, roar, × sore, speak, study, talk, utter.

Translated as:

  1. to moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, meditate, devise, plot, speak
    1.  (Qal)
      1. to roar, growl, groan
      2. to utter, speak
      3. to meditate, devise, muse, imagine
    2. (Poal) to utter
    3. (Hiphil) to mutter

Uses of meditate in the OT.

Joshua 1:8

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Psalm 1:2

but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Psalm 39:3

my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

Psalm 48:9

Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.

Psalm 77:3

I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.

Psalm 77:6

I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked:

Psalm 77:12

I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

Psalm 119:15

I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

Psalm 119:23

Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.

Psalm 119:27

Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 119:48

I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.

Psalm 119:78

May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.

Psalm 119:97

[ מ Mem ] Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.

Psalm 119:99

I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 119:148

My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.

Psalm 143:5

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.

Psalm 145:5

They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

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