What is meant by solitary? (Psalm 68:6 NKJV)


Psalms 68:6

NKJV - 6 God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The Hebrew word translated as "solitary" in this verse appears twelve times in the Bible. As an adjective, it is the same word (for example) that God used in Genesis 22:2 when He commanded Abraham to sacrifice his "only" son Isaac, and it is used in that same sense in the majority of other verses in which it appears, such as referring to the Israelite judge Jephthah's "only" child, whom Jephthah was forced to sacrifice as a result of a vow that he had made to God (Judges 11:29-40). 

As a substantive noun (such as, for example, in a reference to "the solitary", as in the verse cited in the question), it refers to those who are alone or lonely, with no one else in their lives.

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