|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Close or continued thought; serious contemplation; reflection; musing; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind.
2. (n.) Thought; -- without regard to kind.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
med-i-ta'-shun (haghuth, sichah): "Meditation" is the translation of haghuth, from haghah, "to murmur," "to have a deep tone," hence, "to meditate" (Psalm 49:3); of haghigh, "sighing," "moaning" (Psalm 5:1; see Psalm 5:2); of higgayon, "the murmur" or dull sound of the harp, hence, meditation (Psalm 19:14, "Let.... the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight"); of siach, "speech," "meditation" (Psalm 104:34, "Let my meditation be sweet unto him"); of sichah, a "bowing down," "musing" (Psalm 119:97, 99; 2Es 10:5). "To meditate" is the translation of haghah (Joshua 1:8 Psalm 1:2; Psalm 63:6 Isaiah 33:18 the King James Version); of suach (Genesis 24:63); of siach (Psalm 119:15, 23, etc.; Psalm 143:5, the King James Version "muse"; 1 Chronicles 16:9 Psalm 105:2 margin). In Apocrypha we have "to meditate" (Ecclesiasticus 14:20, "Blessed is the man that shall mediate in wisdom," the Revised Version margin "most authorities read come to an end" (teleutesei); Ecclesiasticus 39:1, "meditateth in the law of the Most High" (dianoeomai)). The lack of meditation is a great want in our modern religious life. In the New Testament, we have "to meditate" (promeletao, "to take care beforehand"), Luke 21:14, and "meditate" (meletao, "to take care"), 1 Timothy 4:15 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "be diligent"); compare Philippians 4:8 Colossians 3:2.
W. L. Walker
Meditation (15 Occurrences)
1 Samuel 1:16 put not thy handmaid before a daughter of worthlessness, for from the abundance of my meditation, and of my provocation, I have spoken hitherto.' (YLT)
Job 15:4 Yea, thou makest piety of none effect, and restrainest meditation before ?God. (DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 5:1 For the Chief Musician, with the flutes. A Psalm by David. Give ear to my words, Yahweh. Consider my meditation. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 7:1 A meditation by David, which he sang to Yahweh, concerning the words of Cush, the Benjamite. Yahweh, my God, I take refuge in you. Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me, (WEB)
Psalms 9:16 Yahweh has made himself known. He has executed judgment. The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah. (WEB YLT)
Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Yahweh, my rock, and my redeemer. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 55:2 Attend to me, and answer me, I mourn in my meditation, and make a noise, (YLT)
Psalms 64:1 To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Hear, O God, my voice, in my meditation, From the fear of an enemy Thou keepest my life, (YLT)
Psalms 90:9 For all our days pined away in Thy wrath, We consumed our years as a meditation. (YLT)
Psalms 104:34 Let your meditation be sweet to him. I will rejoice in Yahweh. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 119:97 How I love your law! It is my meditation all day. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 142:2 I pour forth before Him my meditation, My distress before Him I declare. (YLT)
Lamentations 3:62 the lips of those that rise up against me and their meditation against me all the day. (DBY YLT)