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Loving-Kindness – Hebrew: Chesed


Chesed in Hebrew means ‘loving-kindness’

“The people of Isra’el are to keep the Shabbat, to observe Shabbat through all their generations as a perpetual covenant (loving-kindness)” (Exodus 31:16, CJB).

“The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant (loving-kindness)” (Exodus 31:16, NIV).

Hebrew Word Pictures

Chet – ‘A Fence’ means ‘inner room (heart) or protect’

Samech – ‘A Prop’ means ‘to prop or support’

Dalet – ‘A Door’ means ‘door or pathway’

chesed – inner room (heart) that supports the pathway

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