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Isaiah 57:1 – The Righteous Person Perishes

“The righteous person perishes, and nobody gives it a thought. Godly men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous person is taken away from the evil yet to come.”

The Hebrew word for ‘righteous’ is tzadik and means ‘blameless, innocent, one in the right, just in one’s cause, and vindicated by God.’

‘Perish’ in Hebrew is abad and means ‘annihilate, destroyed.’ Regarding individuals, this word means ‘vanish from memory.’ It also means ‘put to death’ or ‘blot out’ as in idols or the ‘book of life.’

The phrase ‘nobody gives it a thought’ is ‘takes to heart’ or sum al lev. Sum means ‘to place or set’ in the sense of directing their attention or putting their mind to.’ Al is a preposition that means ‘upon, above or over.’ Lev means ‘inner man, will, and mind.’ Lev also means ‘thinking or reflecting’ with the soul.

In Hebrew, the word for ‘godly’ is chesed and means ‘good and kind’. Chesed also means ‘favored by God.’

The phrase ‘taken away’ in Hebrew is asaph and means ‘to gather, assemble, and remove.’ This word can refer to an individual or a group of people. It is used in reference to ‘gathering an army together.’

‘Evil’ in Hebrew is ra and means ‘bad, painful, misery, distress.’ It is used to describe ‘wicked’ Haman in the book of Esther.

The blameless, innocent, person in the right, vindicated by God is annihilated and destroyed and vanished from memory and no one in their inner man, their soul, reflects or thinks about it. Good and kind men and women, favored by God are gathered together, assembled as an army, and removed from the pain, misery and distress of the wicked.”

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Luke 21:19 – Save Your Lives

“By standing firm you will save your lives.”

‘Stand firm’ in Greek is hupomoné and means ‘to patiently endure’ or ‘remain behind.’

In Hebrew ‘patient’ is savlanoot and means ‘pain and suffering.’

‘Save’ in Greek is ktaomai and means ‘to aquire,’ ‘obtain,’ or ‘possess.’

‘Save in Hebrew is yasha and is from where the name Yeshua, the Hebrew name for ‘Jesus’ comes.

‘Life’ in Greek is psuché and means ‘the vital breath of life,’ the ‘human soul.’

‘Life’ in Hebrew is chai.

‘Soul’ in Hebrew is nephesh and means ‘a living being with desires, passions, and emotions.’

“By remaining behind, patiently suffering, you will obtain Yeshua, the vital breath of life, the salvation of your own life soul.”

“Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered” (Hebrews 5:8).

“This is when perseverance is needed on the part of God’s people, those who observe his commands and exercise Yeshua’s faithfulness” (Revelation 14:12).

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Micah 6:8 – What Adonai Demands

“Human being, you have already been told what is good, what Adonai demands of you — no more than to act justly, love grace and walk in purity with your God.”

The Hebrew for ‘human being’ is adam, the name of the first human being. It is used for ‘humanity.’ This word also is ‘red earth.’

“You have already been told” is the Hebrew word nagad and means ‘shown,’ ‘declare,’ or ‘be conspicuous.’

‘Good’ in Hebrew is tov and means ‘pleasant,’ and ‘agreeable.’

Adonai is the memorial name יהוה or yod-hey-vav-hey, Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh or I Am.

The Hebrew word for ‘demands’ is darash and means ‘to seek’ or ‘to resort.’

‘Justly’ in Hebrew is mishpat and means ‘judgment.’ It also means ‘deserving,’ ‘properly,’ and ‘the way prescribed as right.’

‘To love mercy’ is ahavat chesed in Hebrew. ‘Love’ is absolute and covers ‘love’ of man toward God, man to man, man to woman, to yourself, to your neighbor, and a love for Jerusalem. ‘Mercy’ is favor, kindness, and goodness. These are fruits of the Spirit that are to be expressed between humans.

The Hebrew word for ‘walk’ is halacha which is used to describe the way one walks out the commands of Adonai. It also means ‘to go’ and ‘to come’ suggesting that whether you are coming or going in your life, your halacha should show forth evidence of Adonai.

The Hebrew word for ‘purity’ found in this verse is tzana and means ‘to be modest,’ ‘reserved,’ or ‘humbly.’ There are two Hebrew words for ‘purity,’ zaku and barar, but they are not used in this verse.

‘Your God’ is Elohim and refers not to other ‘gods’ or one’s own personal idea of ‘god,’ but yod-hey-vav-hey. The word ‘your’ is singular not plural as is always the case when referring to the God of Isra’el.

“Mankind, inclusive of men and women, it has been declared to you about what is pleasant and agreeable, what Yahweh seeks you to do – you must live the way that is prescribed as right, expressing the Spirit’s fruits of kindness and goodness, and to come and go in a reserved, modest manner before Adonai who is your Elohim.”

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Psalm 68:12-13 – Women As A Mighty Army

“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 Hebrew word for Adonai is the memorial name יהוה yod-hey-vav-hey, Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, I Am as given to Moses in Exodus 3:14-15. In this case, however, it is specifically Yeshua, the Commander of Adonai’s army giving the command.

‘Gives the command’ in the Hebrew is ‘utters speech.’ These two Hebrew words are נתן or nathan and 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 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 Adonai. The word basar is used for praising Adonai and for the Messianic servant (Messiah ben Yosef) who preaches ‘glad tidings’ to the meek. In this specific instance, the word is basarot which is the plural feminine meaning ‘women bearers of good news.’

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

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

‘Women’ in this verse is the Hebrew word 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 bayit or ‘house,’ ‘home.’ Perhaps it is because of being a ‘shepherd in the home,’ the Complete Jewish Bible translates 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 chalak and means ‘to share’ or ‘distribute’ as food during a festival.

The Hebrew word for ‘spoil’ is 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 other versions’ translation of the 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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