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.
- to moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, meditate, devise, plot, speak
- to roar, growl, groan
- to utter, speak
- to meditate, devise, muse, imagine
- (Poal) to utter
- (Hiphil) to mutter
Uses of meditate in the OT.
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.
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.
I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.
I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked:
I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.
I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.
May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.
[ מ Mem ] Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
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