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Psalms in Chinese / Japanese...

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China shī piān
Japan shihen
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This Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean title means a poem, a composition in verse, or book containing a collection of poems.

It is also the most common way to write the title for the biblical Book of Psalms in Chinese. It is the second most common way to write Psalms in Japanese.


Japan shihen
Psalms Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese word means "book containing a collection of poems."

詩編 is also the most common way in Japanese to write Psalms (as in the book of the Bible).

The LORD is my Shepherd

China yē hé huá shì wǒ de mù zhě
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耶和華是我的牧者 is the first line from Psalms 23 straight out of the Chinese Union Bible.

This reads, "The LORD is my shepherd," or "Jehovah is my shepherd."

The character breakdown:
耶和華 = Jehovah (most English Bibles translate as LORD or God). This Chinese title is meant to sound a bit like the original Hebrew YHWH or Yahweh.
是 = is.
我的 = my.
牧者 = shepherd.

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Mandarin shī piān / shi1 pian1
Taiwan shih p`ien / shih pien
Japanese shihen / しへん
The LORD is my Shepherd Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese a poem; a composition in verse; fig. epic (compared with historical epic); the biblical Book of Psalms
Japanese (1) book containing a collection of poems; (2) Psalms (book of the Bible)


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Japanese shihen / しへん
The LORD is my Shepherd Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) book containing a collection of poems; (2) Psalms (book of the Bible)


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Japanese keiten / keten / けいてん Japanese Islamic holy books (the Pentateuch, the Book of Psalms, the Gospels and the Koran); (given name) Yoshinori; (personal name) Hirofumi; (personal name) Hironori; (given name) Keisuke


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Japanese shihen / しへん Japanese (1) book containing a collection of poems; (2) Psalms (book of the Bible)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
shihenshī piān / shi1 pian1 / shi pian / shipianshih p`ien / shihpien / shih pien
The LORD is my Shepherd耶和華是我的牧者
yē hé huá shì wǒ de mù zhě
ye1 he2 hua2 shi4 wo3 de mu4 zhe3
ye he hua shi wo de mu zhe
yeh ho hua shih wo te mu che
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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