Figures of Speech...

There are probably hundreds of different kinds of figures of speech. I am wondering what figure of speech is employed, when a thing is stated, and then immediately stated again, but in a different way. You find this often in the bible, where the author states a thing, and then makes the same point, using different words. I'll give a few examples for clarification:

Psalm 6:1 - "O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger,
Nor chasten me in Your wrath."

Psalm 6:9 - "The Lord has heard my supplication,
The Lord receives my prayer."

Psalm 2:4 - "He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them."

Job 14:17 “My transgression is sealed up in a bag,
And You wrap up my iniquity."

Job 14:18 “But the falling mountain crumbles away,
And the rock moves from its place;"

  • These are just a few of the numerous examples that can be found in biblical literature. Every example listed here is stating the same thing twice. By this figure of speech, the meaning of what was said is stated in two different ways. This leaves no question as to the interpretation of what the author is trying to convey. It is as if the meaning is 'locked-in' to the reader or hearer's mind by the different way of saying the same thing.

What is this figure of speech called?



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