Proverbs 12:19 – Truthful Words

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

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

Truth in Hebrew is 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 as he referenced in Revelation 22:13. The mem or מ is the middle letter of the alef-bet. This suggests that everything from beginning, middle, to end of the Hebrew Scriptures is Truth. This is exactly what Yeshua said, “Your Word is truth” (John 17:17).

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

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

The Hebrew word for ‘lying’ is 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 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 refers to ‘gossip.’

The Hebrew word for ‘moment’ is rega and can 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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