Devar means ‘speech, word, or commandment.’ The word devar is found 711 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. The devar or d’var of God is forever. The Ten Commandments are called the Ten D’varim. The fifth book of the Bible known as Deuteronomy is called D’varim in Hebrew for “These are the words Moshe spoke …” (Deuteronomy 1:1). The same d’varim became flesh and tabernacled among us as Yeshua (John 1:14).
“Moshe was there with Adonai forty days and forty nights, during which time he neither ate food nor drank water. [Adonai] wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Words” (Exodus 34:28).
“He humbled you, allowing you to become hungry, and then fed you with man, which neither you nor your ancestors had ever known, to make you understand that a person does not live on food alone but on everything [devar] that comes from the mouth of Adonai” (Deuteronomy 8:3).
“You are to write on the stones all the words of this Torah very clearly” (Deuteronomy 27:8).
“For the word of Adonai is true, and all his work is trustworthy” (Psalm 33:4).
“I treasure your word in my heart, so that I won’t sin against you” (Psalm 119:11).
“Many Gentiles will go and say, “Come, let’s go up to the mountain of Adonai, to the house of the God of Ya‘akov! He will teach us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of Adonai from Yerushalayim” (Micah 4:2).
“The grass dries up, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 40:8).
Hebrew Word Pictures
Word – d’var
ד Dalet – A Door means ‘pathway.’
ו Vav – A Nail means ‘binding.’
ר Resh – A Head means ‘highest authority.’
The Hebrew Word Picture for devar: pathway binds to the highest authority.
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