[natsal] my soul [nephesh] from the
sword; [chereb] my darling [yachiyd] from the power [yad] of the
dog. [keleb] KJV-Interlinear
my soul from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog. NASB
Deliver, 'natsal,' means to snatch away, to deliver, to defend, to recover, to rescue, to prevent.
My soul is a reference to ones personal life or essence, the very basis of ones existence.
From the sword, is a phrase indicating death or removal from all that is meaningful and purposeful for ones life.
My darling, 'yachiyd,' means sole, oneness, one, beloved, lonely as in alone or unique, only as in only child or son.
Power of the dog, is a phrase that refers to enemies as nothing more than dirty, disgusting, violent animals that lack empathy, concern, or any remorse for their actions, let alone you.
And so, Jesus prays that this event on the cross will not result in His total and complete demise, thus separating Him from God forever in eternal death. And of course it will not.
The punishment, the suffering, the judgment, even those who are enemies of all that is true and right and just, will fail in their efforts at trying to destroy the one and only unique Son of God. The most valuable of all valuable persons. The most precious of all precious persons. The most loved as ones only child who is facing the greatest pressure of their life and of all of history.
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