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Luke 21:19 – Daily Bible Verse

January 14, 2021

“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 סבלנות or savlanoot and means ‘pain and suffering.’

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

‘Save in Hebrew is ישע or 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 חי or chai.

‘Soul’ in Hebrew is נקש or 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.”

Two other verses come to mind when reading the words of Yeshua in Luke.

“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 – Daily Bible Verse

January 4, 2021

“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 אדום or 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 נגד or nagad and means ‘shown,’ ‘declare,’ or ‘be conspicuous.’

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

Adonai is Yahweh or the yod hey vav hey.

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

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

‘To love mercy’ is ahavat chesed or אהבת חסד 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 expressed between humans.

The Hebrew word for ‘walk’ is הלך or halacha which is used to describe the way one walks out the commands of Yahweh. 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 Yahweh.

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

‘Your God’ is אלהים or Elohim and in this verse refers not to other ‘gods’ or one’s own personal idea of ‘god,’ but the God called Yahweh. 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 Yahweh who is your Elohim.”

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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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