Meditate God’s Way Not Man’s

Psalm 119:15 ESV
15 I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.

Psalm 119:48 ESV
48 I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love,
and I will meditate on your statutes.

Joshua 1:8 ESV
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Psalm 77:12 ESV
12 I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds.

Strong’s #1897: hagah (pronounced daw-gaw’)

a primitive root (compare 1901); to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication, to ponder:–imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, roar, X sore, speak, study, talk, utter.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, meditate, devise, plot, speak

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to roar, growl, groan

1a2) to utter, speak

1a3) to meditate, devise, muse, imagine

1b) (Poal) to utter

1c) (Hiphil) to mutter

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root [compare H1901]


This word is used 25 times:

Joshua 1:8: “shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that”
Job 27:4: “wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.”
Psalms 1:2: “his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate and night.”
Psalms 2:1: “do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?”
Psalms 35:28: “And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day”
Psalms 37:30: “The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh”
Psalms 38:12: “my hurt speak and imagine deceits all the day”
Psalms 63:6: “I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.”
Psalms 71:24: “My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day they are confounded,”
Psalms 77:12: “ I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.”
Psalms 115:7: “have they, but they walk not: speak they through their throat.”
Psalms 143:5: “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works;”
Proverbs 8:7: “For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination”
Proverbs 15:28: “The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked evil things.”
Proverbs 24:2: “For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk”
Isaiah 8:19: “wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto”
Isaiah 16:7: “shall howl: of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.”
Isaiah 31:4: “me, Like as and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude”
Isaiah 33:18: “Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where where”
Isaiah 38:14: “or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: fail with looking upward:”
Isaiah 59:3: “have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.”
Isaiah 59:11: “We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look”
Isaiah 59:11: “We roar all like bears, and mourn and mourn sore like doves: we look”
Isaiah 59:13: “oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words”
Jeremiah 48:31: “Moab, and I will cry out for all mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres.”

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