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Psalm 68:12-13 – Daily Bible Verse

December 31, 2020

“Adonai gives the command; the women with the good news are a mighty army. Kings and their armies are fleeing, fleeing, while the women at home divide the spoil” (Complete Jewish Bible).

The first word is Adonai and means ‘lord.’ Generally Adonai is from the yod hey vav hey meaning the I AM or Yahweh. In this case, it is specifically Yeshua, the Commander of Elohim’s army giving the command.

‘Gives the command’ in the Hebrew is ‘utters speech.’ These two Hebrew words are נתן or nathan and אמר or omer. Nathan means ‘to give, put, or set.’ It can also mean ‘personally deliver by hand.’ Omer means ‘promise, speech, or word.’

‘Women with the good news’ in Hebrew is ‘those who proclaimed it.’ ‘Those’ is אמ or am and means ‘people.’ The Hebrew word בשר or basar means ‘to bear tidings’ or ‘announce, carry, preach something fresh.’ This word implies there is a ‘bearer’ who brings ‘glad tidings’ as in the birth of a child, or the salvation of Elohim. The word basar is used for praising Yahweh and for the Messianic servant (Messiah ben Yosef) who preaches ‘glad tidings’ to the meek. In this specific instances, the word is basarot which is the plural feminine meaning ‘women bearers of good news.’

‘Army’ comes from the Hebrew צבא or tzava and means ‘army, war, warfare.’ One of the character traits of Elohim is Yahweh Tzva’ot or the Capatain of the ‘hosts in the army of heaven.’ Tzava also translates as ‘hardship’ or ‘struggle.’

The Hebrew word for ‘flee’ is נדד or nadad and means ‘retreat,’ ‘depart,’ and even ‘wander.’

‘Women’ in this verse is the Hebrew word נוה or naveh and means ‘comely.’ It also means ‘abode of the shepherd,’ or ‘habitation.’ The feminine of naveh is navah and means ‘home’ and ‘beautify.’ In other words, naveh/navah is a pleasant place, a beautiful dwelling.’

The Hebrew word for ‘home’ is בית or bayit or ‘house,’ ‘home.’ Perhaps it is because of being a ‘shepherd in the home,’ the Complete Jewish Bible translated naveh as ‘woman.’ Also, in the time, culture, land in which this was written, women did remain home during times of war. They were the keepers of the home and though they were not part of the army, they had a role

The Hebrew word for ‘divide’ is חלק or chalak and means ‘to share,’ or ‘distribute,’ as food during a festival.

The Hebrew word for ‘spoil’ is שלל or shalal and means ‘booty,’ or ‘possessions.’ In the event of war, these items would include garments, gold, silver, flocks, herds, food, and drink.

Here are several other versions’ translation of this verse:

“The Lord gives the word— a great company of women proclaims the good news. “Kings of armies, flee, flee!” She who stays at home divides the spoil.” (Tree of Life Bible)

“The Lord gives the command; The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: “Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!” (New American Standard)

“The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng: “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder.” (New International Version)

Adonoi gave the word; rav (great) was the tzava (company, army) of the mevaserot (heralds, those that published it, the lady evangelists). Melachim of tzeva’ot (armies) shall flee, they flee; and she that tarried at home shall divide the plunder.” (Orthodox Jewish Bible)

“Yeshua personally hand delivers and speaks forth the promise [of resurrection]. Women are called to bring forth the good news of salvation as a large army who have done spiritual warfare. Kings of the nations, peoples around them retreat, depart, while these beautiful women who have remained in their homes are called to distribute garments, gold, silver, flocks, herds, food, and drink.”

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Psalm 27:11 – Daily Bible Verse

December 30, 2020

“Teach me Your way, Adonai, and lead me on a level path—because of my enemies.”

The Hebrew word for ‘teach’ is ירה or yarah and means ‘to throw or shoot like with an arrow.’ There are two ideas surrounding this word. The first is that ‘sin’ is falling short as compared to shooting an arrow, or ‘missing the mark.’ The second is Torah or תורה that comes from the root yarah and means ‘teachings and instructions.’ Putting these two concepts from yadah together, ‘sin’ is being without the teachings and instructions of Elohim.’

The Hebrew word for ‘way’ is דרך or derek and means ‘road,’ ‘manner’, ‘journey,’ or ‘direction toward.’

Adonai is the ehyeh asher ehyeh, yod hey vav, hey or the I AM.

The Hebrew word for ‘lead’ is נחה or nachah and means ‘to guide.’ It is used to ‘guide with kindness.’

The Hebrew word for ‘level’ is מישור or mishor and means ‘a place of uprightness or righteousness.’ It suggests a place of comfort, safety, and prosperity.

The Hebrew word for ‘path’ is אוח or orach and means ‘course of life.’ The word orach has the smaller word within of or meaning ‘light.’ Psalm 119:105 states the Torah is a lamp and light to the path the of life.

The Hebrew word for ‘enemy’ is שרר or sharar and means ‘to be a hostile opponent.’

“Yod hey vav hey, through your instructions, like an arrow, guide me in kindness on my journey, my course of life, in a direction toward righteousness – a place of comfort and safety – because of those who would be hostile toward me in opposition.”

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Proverbs 12:19 – Daily Bible Verse

December 24, 2020

“Truthful words will stand forever, lying speech but a moment.”

In Hebrew, the word for ‘words’ is שפה or saphah and can mean ‘lip’ or ‘speech.’

Truth in Hebrew is אמת or emet and means ‘firmness,’ ‘faithfulness,’ and ‘truth.’ This word is interesting as it is comprised of the first letter of the Hebrew alef-bet, the last letter, and the middle letter. The alef and tav or את are the ‘sign of Yeshua,’ as they are the first and the last letters, his exact reference in Revelation 22:13. (Note: John didn’t write Revelation in Greek, he was Jewish and wrote in Aramaic/Hebrew.) The mem or מ is the middle letter of the alef-bet. This suggests that everything from beginning, middle, to end of Scripture is Truth. Again this is exactly what Yeshua said in John 17:17, “Your Word is Truth ….”

The Hebrew word for ‘stand’ is כון or kun and means ‘firm,’ ‘appointed,’ ‘confirmed,’ ‘determined,’ and ‘to be established.’

‘Forever’ comes from the Hebrew word עד or ad and has its root in adah. It means ‘perpetual’ and ‘eternal.’ This means it has continual existence from time past, through the present, and into the future.

The Hebrew word for ‘lying’ is שקר or sheker and means ‘falsehood’ and to be ‘deceived.’ It brings forth disappointment and injury as it frauds with wrongdoing.

The word for ‘speech’ is the Hebrew word לשון or lashon and means ‘tongue.’ It is also used for ‘languages,’ as well as the literal organ in the mouth. Lashon hara means ‘evil tongue’ and is used to refer to ‘gossip.’

The Hebrew word for ‘moment’ is רגע or rega and can also mean ‘suddenly,’ or ‘in an instant.’ In the modern language of Hebrew, rega is used to tell someone, ‘wait, give me a second.’

“Faithful lips speaking the word of truth from beginning to end will remain firmly established from times past, in the present and, into the future; lying tongues that speak falsehood to deceive and bring forth disappointment and fraud will last only an instant.”

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The Birth of The King

On the first night of Hanukkah, an angel appeared

To Miriam in Nazareth and said, ‘Have no fear.’

You are highly favored so please don’t frown

The ‘appointed time’ for heaven come to earth is now.

God favored Miriam above all others

She would become Immanuel’s mother

The Spirit of God placed a baby in her womb

And Miriam worshiped El Elyon with a tune.

She ran to the hills, her cousin surprised

Miriam not only saw it in her eyes,

But, jumping in her womb Elisheva’s baby

Made is clear Miriam was a special lady. 

Yosef feared to make Miriam his bride

He was confused as to why she would tell him a lie.

But an angel came to him in a dream

Saying, “Things aren’t always as they seem.”

He told Yosef to name his coming son

Yeshua, the name of ‘salvation’ for everyone.

The name was given from God Most High

His heavenly Father he would glorify.

Now, the king of the land wanted to count

How many men in his kingdom;  he needed an amount.

So Yosef and Mary riding a donkey they went

Miles and miles to the town of Bethlehem.

Miriam’s baby was born one night

In swaddling cloths she wrapped him tight.

In a sukkah with hay he lay sound asleep

Not once did he struggle or make a peep.

Shepherds were grazing temple sheep on a hill

When they heard voices that gave them a chill. 

Above the Migdal Eder an angel throng

Shared the good news of Messiah with a song.

“From the highest heaven to the nations on earth

Shalom to you and go view the birth;

Salvation in flesh for everyone to see.”

They ran and worshipped him on bended knee.

Eight days later and circumcision the rite

Yosef named the infant in everyone’s sight.

As he was told by the angel sent from above

He named him ‘Yeshua’ with his Father’s love. 

Many months after arrived some faraway kings

Who brought the boy Yeshua some special things.

Resin of myrrh, frankincense, and gold

For the new king of Isra’el they wanted to behold.

The days of Sukkot were the time of his birth.

The Living Yeshua still brings shalom to the earth. 

He brings hope and forgiveness to me and to you

And remains forever the King of the Jews. 

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