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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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Proverbs 27:17 – Daily Bible Verse

December 11, 2020

“Just as iron sharpens iron, a person sharpens the character of his friend.”

The Hebrew word for ‘iron’ is ברזל or barzel and means ‘iron-ore’ or ‘stone containing iron.’ Iron is rare in the earth’s crust, coming on through meteorites.

The Hebrew word for ‘sharpens’ is חדד or chadad and means ‘to cause to improve,’ ‘to sharpen as with a cutting tool.’ It also means ‘clear understanding,’ and ‘wise perception.’ It also means ‘to have an edge that is able to pierce.’

The Hebrew word for ‘character’ is פנים or panim and means ‘faces.’ It is also translated into ‘countenance.’

The Hebrew word for ‘friend’ is רע or rea and means ‘companion,’ or ‘person one spends time with.’ Another more common Hebrew word for ‘friend’ is חבר or chavar and means ‘a willingly joined together’ relationship.

“Just as the rare element of iron has an edge that is able to pierce iron, is the exceptional person who willingly pierces the countenance of his friend to improve, have clear understanding, and wise perception.”

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John 8:32 – Daily Bible Verse

December 2, 2020

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

The Hebrew word for ‘know’ is ידעת or yada and means ‘clearly understand,’ ‘confess,’ ‘perceive and see,’ and ‘distinguish.’ It can also mean ‘learning to know good from evil.’

The Hebrew word for ‘truth’ is אמת or emet and means ‘firmness and faithfulness,’ ‘reliableness as spoken.’

The Hebrew word for ‘free’ is תשחרר or tischaror and means ‘to be released (from sin) or to become a ‘free man.’

A companion verse to that defines ‘truth’ is John 17:17:

“Set them apart for holiness by means of the truth — your word is truth.”

“You will confess, understand and learn to distinguish good from evil through the reliable spoken word, and the faithfulness of the spoken word will release you from sin and make you a free man.”

Greek:

The Greek word for ‘know’ is gnōsesthe and means ‘to come to know, recognize, perceive.

The Greek word for ‘truth’ is aléthés and means ‘unconcealed,’ ‘worthy of credit,’ ‘authentic,’ and as ‘fact reality because it can be tested.’

The Greek word for ‘free’ is eleutheros and means ‘not a slave,’ ‘not under restraint,’ or ‘not under obligation.’

“You will come to recognize the unconcealed, authentic word and the fact that its reality can be tested will make you no longer a slave [to sin] .”

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Commandment – Hebrew: Mitzvah

מצוה

The Hebrew word for ‘commandment’ is mitzvah. Mitzvot is plural and is found 123 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. According to Jewish tradition there are 613 commandments – positive commandments – in the Torah. Yeshua says that these commandments are divided into two specific ones: Loving God and loving your neighbor (Matthew 22:40).

Mitzvot means ‘command, obligation’ and in some instances ‘tradition.’

“All this is because Avraham heeded what I said and did what I told him to do — he followed my mitzvot, my regulations and my teachings” (Genesis 26:5).

“You are to keep my mitzvot and obey them; I am Adonai” (Leviticus 22:31).

“So that you will fear Adonai your God and observe all his regulations and mitzvot that I am giving you — you, your child and your grandchild — as long as you live, and so that you will have long life” (Deuteronomy 6:2).

“Halleluyah! How happy is anyone who fears Adonai, who greatly delights in his mitzvot (Psalm 112:1).

“Therefore I love your mitzvot more than gold, more than fine gold” (Psalm 119:127).

Hebrew Word Pictures

Mem is a picture of Water and means ‘chaos’

Tzadik is a picture of a Fishook and means ‘to draw toward’

Vav is a picture of a Nail and means ‘binding’

Tav is a picture of a Cross and means ‘sign’ or ‘to make a covenant’

mitzvot – chaos drawn toward the sign ‘of the covenant’

When Yeshua taught the people, he referred to the mitzvot and the importance of teaching others as well as obeying them. How each person responds to the mitzvot will determine their ‘place’ in the Kingdom.

So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 5:19).

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