The Hebrew word hallel means ‘to boast,’ ‘celebrate’ and ‘shine.’ The word is found 165 times in Scripture. The word ‘halleluyah’ comes from hallel and means ‘Praise Yah.’ Psalms chapters 113 to 118 are known as ‘The Hallel.’ These Psalms were sung as prayers by worshipers climbing the steps to the Temple to worship Adonai during the three festival gatherings: Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot and Hanukkah.
Gossip – Hebrew: Lashon Hara
Believers are being built together as ‘living stones into a spiritual house offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Adonai’ (1 Peter 2:5). When we lashon hara, we become a stone that contains ‘mold and mildew’ in that house. According to the regulations for skin infections, the infected stone must be removed and put out (Leviticus 14:41-45).
Delight – Hebrew: Chephetz
The word ‘delight’ means something that gives great pleasure or joy. The Hebrew word for ‘delight’ is chephets and is found 62 times in the Complete Jewish Bible. Chephets also means ‘pleasure’ and ‘desire;’ it also has a concrete meaning of ‘a valuable thing.’ “You will be a glorious crown in the hand of Adonai,…
Victory – Hebrew: Teshuah
w word for ‘victory’ is teshuah which has the same root as Yeshua. Teshuah means ‘deliverance’ and ‘salvation.’ It is found 53 times in the Complete Jewish Bible. It has one less letter than teshuvah which means ‘return’ or ‘repentance.’