Posts Tagged ‘emet’

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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John 8:32 – Daily Bible Verse

December 2, 2020

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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 – Daily Bible Verse

November 20, 2020

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 דון or din and means to ‘execute judgment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Execute judgment for me, Yahweh 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

The word ‘truth’ is found 77 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. Truth as found in the Torah is righteous.  The Truth is a teaching guide for life. Speaking the Truth will bring persecution. The teachings of Yeshua are Truth because he taught from the Hebrew Scriptures (John 17:17). Following his teachings makes us Yeshua’s disciples. Obeying the Truth of sets God’s people apart from the rest of the world. Worshipping requires Truth.

אמת

Emet in Hebrew means ‘truth, right, faithful.’

“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 (CJB)

“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

Alef is a picture of an Ox and means ‘first or strong’

Mem is a picture of Water and means ‘mighty’

Tav is a picture of Crossed Sticks and means ‘sign or covenant’

emet – first mighty sign of covenant

Greek – alethinos means real, ideal, genuine, unconcealed

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