Posts Tagged ‘emet’

Proverbs 12:19

“Truthful words will stand forever, lying speech but a moment.”

In Hebrew, the word for ‘words’ is saphah and can mean ‘lip’ or ‘speech.’

Truth in Hebrew is 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 as he referenced in Revelation 22:13. The mem or מ is the middle letter of the alef-bet. This suggests that everything from beginning, middle, to end of the Hebrew Scriptures is Truth. This is exactly what Yeshua said, “Your Word is truth” (John 17:17).

The Hebrew word for ‘stand’ is kun and means ‘firm,’ ‘appointed,’ ‘confirmed,’ ‘determined,’ and ‘to be established.’

‘Forever’ comes from the Hebrew word ad and has its root in adah. It means ‘perpetual’ and ‘eternal.’ ‘Forever’ has continual existence from time past, through the present, and into the future.

The Hebrew word for ‘lying’ is 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 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 refers to ‘gossip.’

The Hebrew word for ‘moment’ is rega and can 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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John 8:32

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).

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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Psalm 43:1,3

Judge me, God, and plead my cause against a faithless nation. Rescue me from those who deceive and from those who are unjust…. Send out your light and your truth; let them be my guide; let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the places where you live.Complete Jewish Bible

The Hebrew word for ‘judge or ‘vindicate’ is din and means to ‘execute judgment.

The Hebrew word for ‘plead’ is rib and means ‘contend.’

The Hebrew word for ‘faithless’ or ‘ungodly’ is lo chadid and means ‘no kindness, no piety, or immoral.’

The Hebrew word for ‘rescue’ is palat and means ‘to deliver as in finding a way to escape.’

The Hebrew word for ‘deceive’ is mirmah and means ‘false, dishonest or betrayal of trust.’ Mirmah is to be guilty of misleading others.

The Hebrew word for ‘unjust’ is avel and means ‘unrighteous, full of iniquity, wrong.’

The Hebrew word for ‘light’ is or and means ‘light of instruction’ or Torah.

The Hebrew word for ‘truth’ is emet and means ‘your faithfulness as spoken.’

“Execute judgment for me, Adonai and contend my cause against an unkind and immoral nation. Help me escape from those who betray trust and mislead others and from those who are unrighteous and full of iniquity…. Send out your light of instruction and your spoken word of faithfulness; let them be my guide; let them lead me to your holy mountain [in Jerusalem], to the places where you live.

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Truth – Hebrew: Emet

אמת

Emet in Hebrew means ‘truth, right, faithful.’ The word ‘truth’ is found 77 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. The ‘truth’ as written in the Torah sanctifies (John 17:17). The ‘truth’ is a teaching guide for life. Speaking ‘truth’ will bring persecution. The teachings of Yeshua are ‘truth’ because he is the ‘truth’ (John 14:6). Obeying the ‘truth’ sets God’s people apart from the rest of the world. True worship requires ‘truth’ (John 4:24).

“Your righteousness is eternal righteousness, and your Torah is truth(Psalm 119:42, Complete Jewish Bible).

“Guide me in your truth, and teach me; for you are the God who saves me, my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:5).

“Adonai, teach me your way, so that I can live by your truth; make me single-hearted, so that I can fear your name” (Psalm 86:11).

“They hate anyone promoting justice at the city gate, they detest anyone who speaks the truth (Amos 5:10).

“Set them apart for holiness by means of the truth — your word is truth (John 17:17, Complete Jewish Bible).

“If you obey what I say, then you are really my talmidim [disciples], you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).

“But the time is coming – indeed, it’s here now – when the true (faithful)  worshippers will worship the Father spiritually and truly (rightly), for these are the kind of people the Father wants worshipping him.  God is spirit; and worshippers must worship him spiritually and truly” (John 4:23-24).

Hebrew Word Pictures

א Alef – An Ox means ‘first strength.’

מ Mem – Water means ‘chaos’ or ‘mighty.’

ת Tav – Crossed Sticks means ‘sign’ or ‘covenant.’

The Hebrew Word Picture for emet: first strength of the mighty covenant.

The Greek word for ‘truth’ is alethinos and means real, ideal, genuine, unconcealed.

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