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Romans 12:2 – Daily Bible Verse

December 14, 2020

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

 אל תחקו את העולם בהתנהגותכם ובמעשיכם, אלא הניחו לאלוהים לפעול בכם ולשנות אתכם ואת דרך מחשבתכם, כדי שתלמדו להבחין מהו רצון אלוהים, ותדעו מה טוב, מושלם ורצוי בעיניו.

This verse is found in the new testament and is given its linguistic analysis in Greek. In this post, however, it will be given in Hebrew.

After the first two words that mean ‘to follow’ are the two letters את, the sign of Yeshua in this verse. The first phrase before the comma reads: ‘To follow Yeshua in this world in your behavior and your deeds.”

‘This world’ in Hebrew is העולם הזה or olam hazeh. ‘This world’ is the world in which each of us live, the real, physical world. Within its meaning is the the idea that in ‘this world’ we are each given opportunity to know the Creator, Elohim, El Elyon, El Shaddai. This is done through knowing his Son, Yeshua. The olam hazeh began after the fall in the Garden and will end with the return of Messiah and the ‘world to come’ or olam haba when there is a new heavens, earth, and New Jerusalem.

‘Transformed’ in Hebrew is הפך or hafak and means ‘to change, to overthrow.’ To be transformed is to overthrow all that once was known in ‘this world’ and called ‘sin.’ This is written in the verse as “Allow God to act upon you and change you and your way of thinking.”

‘Renew’ in Hebrew is חדש or chodesh and means ‘repair’ or ‘renew.’ This word is used for the ‘renewing’ of the moon as the beginning of the new month. The Hebrew word for ‘new’ in ‘new covenant’ is also chodesh for the ‘renewing’ or ‘repairing’ of the original covenant with the House of Judah and the House of Israel (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8).

‘And the way’ is ואת דרך or et derech and includes, once again, the את that is the ‘sign’ of Yeshua. The ‘way’ we are to ‘think’ is like Yeshua just as is written in 1 Corinthians 2:16. We are to have the ‘mind’ of Messiah using his wisdom, insight and knowledge.

‘Discern’ in Hebrew is בין or bene and means ‘to act wisely,’ ‘diligently consider,’ ‘prudent,’ and ‘show understanding.’ The Hebrew phrase says “that you will learn to notice.”

‘Will of God’ in Hebrew is רצון אלוהים or rotzon elohim and literally means ‘what God wants.’ The prayer that Yeshua taught his disciples includes “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” One example of God’s will is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:18: “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Messiah Yeshua.

‘Good’ in Hebrew is טוב or tov. A complimentary word for ‘good’ is בסדר and means ‘everything is in order, it is good.’ When considering what is God’s ‘good’ will, everything will be in order. There will be no chaos.

‘Pleasing and perfect’ in Hebrew is מושלם ורצוי בעיניו and means ‘perfect and desirable in His eyes.’ The first word mooshlam means ‘whole, complete, spotless, stainless.’ This is the description of the Bride of Messiah – spotless, pure, and set apart.

“Even some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end—for it will still come at the appointed time” (Daniel 11:35).

“Therefore, loved ones, while you are looking for these things, make every effort to be found in shalom, spotless and blameless before Him” (2 Peter 3:14).

“But now He has reconciled you in Messiah’s physical body through death, in order to present you holy, spotless and blameless in His eyes ” (Colossians 1:22).

‘In His eyes,’ is not in the Greek translation of this verse, but it’s an important aspect of understanding God’s will. It it what is perfect and desirable in His eyes, not our eyes. We are not to transform God into the image we believe is good and perfect, we are to be transformed into His image.

Another word for ‘perfect’ in Hebrew is תמ or tam. This word means ‘to be morally innocent, ethically pure, and undefiled.’ When seeking God’s perfect will in our lives, we cannot compromise what His word says for the sake of what the world says is right, wrong, perfect or holy. In the achari hayamim or the ‘end of days,’ Isaiah warns that all of these ideas will become twisted and that good will be called evil and evil will be called good (Isaiah 5:20). The plumb line of what is desirable in God’s eyes is found in the Bible as it is written.

For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Yeshua. For this is the will of God—your sanctification: to abstain from sexual immorality, to know, each of you, how to gain control over his own body in holiness and honor …” (1 Thessalonians 4:2-4).

Romans 12:2 in Hebrew:

To follow Yeshua in this world in your behavior and your deeds, allow God to act upon you, change and repair your soul, and your way of thinking so you have the mind of Messiah, his wisdom, his insight, and his knowledge. Walking in the way of Yeshua, you will learn to notice and perceive what God wants and everything will be in order. A pure, holy, and spotless bride knowing good from evil and evil from good is what is pleasing and desirable in His eyes.”

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Psalm 1:1 – Daily Bible Verse

November 19, 2020

“How blessed are those who reject the advice of the wicked, don’t stand on the way of sinners or sit where scoffers sit! Their delight is in Adonai’s Torah; on his Torah they meditate day and night.” (Complete Jewish Bible)

In Hebrew the word for ‘blessed’ is אשר or esher and means ‘how happy!’

In Hebrew the word for ‘reject’ is the phrase ‘does not walk.’ The word for ‘walk in Hebrew is הלך or halacha and means ‘to go’ or ‘to come’ or ‘accompany.’ The word halacha is used to describe the way one walks according to the Biblical commands as outlined by Jewish rabbis. The ‘way of walking’ encompasses civil, criminal and religious rules.

The Hebrew word דרך or derech is also used in this verse. This word means ‘path,’ or ‘course of life.’ It would coincide with halacha as the ‘way to walk’ in the ‘course of life’ should be according to Torah. The derech is also a journey suggesting a life that is daily transformed.

The Hebrew word for ‘advice’ is עצה or etzah and means ‘counsel’ or ‘purpose.’

The Hebrew word for ‘wicked’ is רשע or rasha and means ‘criminal,’ or ‘guilty of a moral crime’ especially in relation to a hostility toward God. It includes being guilty of sin against God or another person.

‘Sinners’ in Hebrew is חטא or chattah and means ‘offenders’ and ‘those who have sinned.’ The root of this word is chat and means ‘to miss’ as ‘to miss the mark’ as if one were shooting an arrow. The commandments of God or Torah are the goal or the target. When one ‘misses the mark,’ they ‘fall short of God’s glory,’ and are accounted as a sinner.

The Hebrew word for ‘scoffers’ is לוץ or lutz and means ‘ambassador,’ ‘interpretor,’ or ‘scoffer.’ When used as interpretor or ambassador, it suggests ‘speaking in opposition to God.’ They are accusing, proud, and incapable of being disciplined.

The Hebrew word for ‘sit’ is ישב or yashab and means ‘to dwell’ or ‘remain.’ This is reference to being ‘seated’ and ‘remaining.’ Another word for ‘sit’ is מושב or moshav and means ‘an assembly.’ In Isra’el a moshav is an agricultural town or community that works together similar to a kibbutz. Both of these terms are used in the Hebrew of this verse.

The Hebrew word for ‘delight’ is חפץ or chephetz and means ‘desire,’ ‘pleasure,’ ‘longing’ from a willful sense.

In the Complete Jewish Bible and other Hebraic translations of Scripture, the word Torah is used instead of ‘law,’ because torah is the Hebrew word found in this verse. Torah means ‘teachings and instructions’ and refers to the first five books of the Bible.

‘Meditate’ in Hebrew is הגה or hagah and means ‘to speak,’ ‘to utter,’ ‘to moan.’ The word haggadah comes from this word and is used for ‘the telling’ of the Passover account during a Pesach seder.

“How happy! are those who do not walk or accompany the morally guilty of crimes through their journey on the pathway of the commandments, who do not make their halacha, or dwell with, or assemble with, or be an ambassador of those who miss the mark of God’s directions and offend Him. Instead, their pleasure, their longing is in the teachings of Yahweh, and on His instructions they moan, utter, and speak all the time, both day and night.”

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