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You may want to consider investing in a parallel bible as other versions translate this as "Humble your souls". The Hebrew word in this passage translated as "afflict" in the KJV is וְעִנִּיתֶ֖ם (weinnitem) which is defined as "to be occupied, be busied with to afflict, oppress, humble, be afflicted, be bowed down" So this term has the sense of being ...


According to websters afflict means to cause pain or suffering to someone or something. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afflict It's origin according to the same site Middle English, from Latin afflictus, past participle of affligere to cast down It could be taken as to mean cast down which could imply prayer, or humility. Considering the use in ...

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