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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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Exodus 14:13 – Take a Stand

“But Moshe said to the people, “Don’t be afraid! Stand still, and see the salvation of Adonai, which He will perform for you today. You have seen the Egyptians today, but you will never see them again, ever!”

The Hebrew word for ‘afraid’ is yareh and means ‘fear,’ ‘dread’ or ‘stand in awe of.’

The Hebrew word for ‘people’ is am. This world means ‘people’ as well as ‘tribes.’

The Hebrew word for ‘stand’ is yatzab and means ‘to station oneself’ or ‘to take a stand.’ One of the meanings is to ‘stand forth’ suggesting forward movement with the ‘standing.’

The Hebrew word for ‘see’ is roeh and means ‘appears,’ ‘becomes visible,’ and ‘displays.’ It also means to ‘experience and undertand.’

In this verse, the Hebrew word את, the alef and the tav, the sign of Yeshua, comes before the word for ‘salvation’ or yeshuah. Of course, yeshuah is the name of the Messiah of Isra’el.

The Hebrew word for ‘Adonai’ is the divine name of Elohim, the “I Am,” the Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh.

The Hebrew word for ‘perform’ is ashah and means ‘make, do, or accomplish.’

In the Hebrew, the word ‘ever’ is olam and means ‘antiquity, long duration, futurity.’ This world also is used for ‘this world’ olam hazeh.

“But Moshe said to the tribes, “Don’t stand in awe of your enemies! Station yourself, take and stand and experience and understand the deliverance becoming visible, Yeshua, which ‘I AM’ will accomplish and make happen for you today. You have seen the Egyptians today, but you will never see them again in this world again: they are no longer in your past, your present or your future.

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Proverbs 27:17 – Iron Sharpens Iron

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

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

The Hebrew word for ‘friend’ is rea and means ‘companion,’ or ‘person one spends time with.’ Another more common Hebrew word for ‘friend’ is 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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Micah 4:7-8 – King Over Mount Tziyon

Adonai will rule them on Mount Tziyon from that time forth and forever. You, tower of the flock, hill of the daughter of Tziyon, to you your former sovereignty will return, the royal power of the daughter of Yerushalayim” (Complete Jewish Bible).

The Hebrew for ‘Adonai’ is יהוה or yod-hey-vav-hey, Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, I Am.

The Hebrew word for ‘rule’ is malak and means ‘to become king or reign.’

Mount Tziyon is not a ‘tangible mountain.’ It is a spiritual place described as being the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22-24). In this place angels assemble with the community of the firstborn whose names have been recorded in heaven. There is a Judge who is God over everyone, spirits of righteous people who have fought the good fight and have been brought to the goal, and Yeshua whose sprinkled blood renewed the covenant in a better way.

“From that time forth” is an idiom for the Messianic Era. ‘From that time forth,’ Yeshua will reign from the Millennia Kingdom into Eternity.

‘Tower of the flock’ is known in Hebrew as the Migdal Eder. This is the place near Bethlehem where the angels told the shepherds about the birth of Messiah Yeshua. These shepherds raised the sheep for the Temple sacrifices.

The Hebrew word for ‘hill’ is aphel and means ‘to be lifted up.’ The Ophel, the place between the City of David and the Temple was the place where the Levitical priests lived when doing their service. It was on the way ‘to go up to the Temple’ for worship.

‘Daughter of Tziyon (Zion)’ refers to the Jewish people living in Jerusalem.

‘Sovereignty’ in Hebrew is rivukot and means ‘lordship and dominion.’

‘Daughter of Yerushalyim (Jerusalem)’ is found multiple times in Song of Songs, an allegory of the love relationship between the Bridegroom Yeshua and His Bride. The ‘Daughter of Yerushalayim’ is the Bride of Messiah.

“Adonai will become King over them on Mount Tziyon, the mountain of the believers in Messiah from the time of Yeshua’s reign until forever. You, Migdal Eder, will be lifted up, of the Jewish people where salvation was announced, to you your former dominion and lordship will return, the royal power of the Bride and Bridegroom of Yeshua.

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