Posts Tagged ‘Hebrew Lexicon’

Wickedness – Hebrew: Rasha

רשע

Rasha is a Hebrew word that means ‘guilty of hostility to God.’ To be rasha means to be morally wrong so that one is condemned. Rasha is found 384 times in the Hebrew Scriptures.

“Remember your servants Avraham, Yitz’chak and Ya‘akov! Don’t focus on the stubbornness of this people, or on their wickedness or on their sin” (Deuteronomy 9:27).

“Then once again you will see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between the person who serves God and one that doesn’t serve him” (Malachi 3:18).

“Let the wicked person abandon his way and the evil person his thoughts; let him return to Adonai, and he will have mercy on him; let him return to our God, for he will freely forgive” (Isaiah 55:7).

Hebrew Word Pictures

Resh is a picture of a Head and means ‘authority or leader’

Shin is a picture of a Tooth and means ‘to consume’

Ayin is a picture of an Eye and means ‘to see’

rasha – led or consumed by what one sees

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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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Sanctify – Hebrew: Kadosh

קדוש

This is the same Hebrew word as ‘holy’ and means ‘set apart’. 

The word ‘saint’ comes from ‘sanctify’ and means ‘set apart ones’ or ‘holy ones.’

“Set them apart for holiness by means of the truth – your word is truth (right, faithful)” (John 17:17, CJB).

“May the God of shalom make you completely holy (set apart) – may your entire spirit, soul and body be kept blameless for the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah” (1 Thessalonians 5:23, CJB).

“May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Messiah Yeshua” (1 Thessalonians 5:23, NIV).

“To the Messianic Community in Corinth, consisting of those who have been set apart by (made holy by)  Yeshua the Messiah and called to be God’s holy people (saints)  ….” (1 Corinthians 1:2, CJB).

 “To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Messiah Yeshua and called to be holy (sanctified) ….” (1 Corinthians 1:2, NIV).

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Redemption – Hebrew: Gaal

גאל

Gaal is the Hebrew word for ‘redemption’ and means ‘to deliver, avenge, act as a kinsman’

Greek: exagorazo means ‘to buy as like purchasing a slave and giving him freedom’

“Therefore, what conclusion should we reach? ‘Let’s go on sinning, because we’re not under legalism but under grace?’  Heaven forbid!  Don’t you know that if you present yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, then, of the one whom you are obeying, you are slaves – whether of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to being made righteous? By God’s grace, you, who were once slaves to sin, obeyed from your heart the pattern of teaching to which you were exposed; and haver you had been set free from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.  (I am using popular language because your human nature is so weak)” (Romans 6:15-19, CJB).

Hebrew Word Pictures

Gimel – ‘A Camel’ means ‘to lift up or pride’

Alef – ‘An Ox’ means ‘first or strong’

Lamed – ‘A Shepherd’s Staff’ means ‘urge forward or leader’

gaal – lift up first urging toward

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