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In Psalm 146:4, what is the correct word--thoughts or plans?

The answer of Epimanes is very good - this should be regarded as a supplement to that. The operative word in Ps 146:4 is עֶשְׁתֹּנָה (eshtonah, a once-only word in the OT) which the lexicons define as:...
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In Psalm 146:4, what is the correct word--thoughts or plans?

As it stands, your question is good one. But it is unanswerable. עֶשְׁתֹּנֹתָֽיו is a hapax legomenon. This is the only occurrence in the the OT corpus. Brug writes (p. 498): "Plans", ...
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What does going "alive into Sheol" mean in Numbers 16?

Consider the context: 31 As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open; 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the ...
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What does the word "Sheol" mean throughout the Hebrew bible?

The Hebrew word she’ol in the NIV is uniformly translated grave, or pit. Both man and beast go to she’ol (Ps 49:14). It never suggests a place of torment nor eternal punishing but rather a place of ...
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What does going "alive into Sheol" mean in Numbers 16?

The Hebrew word "sheol" (שְׁאוֹל) simply means "grave" or burial place. That's what the English word "hell" used to mean (e.g. "helling potatoes"), but it has ...
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What does going "alive into Sheol" mean in Numbers 16?

To me, it means that instead of getting there by dying, they fall in alive.  She’ol being perceived as “under the earth.”
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