Posts Tagged ‘King David’

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 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.

November 20, 2020

Bethlehem – Hebrew: Beit-Lechem

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Bethlehem or Beit-Lechem literally means ‘house of bread.’ Beit-Lechem is where Rachel, the wife of Jacob was buried. The account of Ruth meeting her kinsman redeemer occurs in Beit-Lechem. The prophet Micah prophesied that the ‘future ruler of Isra’el’ would be born in the small village of Beit-Lechem. David, a future ruler of Isra’el, lived in Beit-Lechem and Yeshua, the King of kings fulfilled Micah’s prophecy.

“So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Efrat (that is, Beit-Lechem)” (Genesis 35:19).

“But you, Beit-Lechem near Efrat, so small among the clans of Y’hudah, out of you will come forth to me the future ruler of Isra’el, whose origins are far in the past, back in ancient times” (Micah 5:2).

“All the people at the gate and the leaders said, “We are witnesses. May Adonai make the woman [Ruth] who has come into your house like Rachel and like Le’ah, who between them built up the house of Isra’el. Do worthy deeds in Efrat; become renowned in Beit-Lechem” (Ruth 4:11).

“David went back and forth from Sha’ul to pasture his father’s sheep at Beit-Lechem (1 Samuel 17:15).

“So Yosef, because he was a descendant of David, went up from the town of Natzeret in the Galil to the town of David, called Beit-Lechem, in Y’hudah, to be registered, with Miryam, to whom he was engaged, and who was pregnant” (Luke 2:4-5).

“No sooner had the angels left them and gone back into heaven than the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go over to Beit-Lechem and see this thing that has happened, that Adonai has told us about” (Luke 2:15).

“Meanwhile, when Herod realized that the Magi had tricked him, he was furious and gave orders to kill all the boys in and around Beit-Lechem who were two years old or less, calculating from the time the Magi had told him” (Matthew 2:16).

Hebrew Word Pictures

Bet is a picture of a house and means ‘family’ or ‘household.’

Lamed is a picture of a Cattle Goad and means ‘to urge forward.’

Chet is a picture of a Fence and means ‘to protect’ as an inner room or heart.

Mem is a picture of Water and means ‘mighty.’

beit lechem family urged forward to mightily protect the inner room, heart.

“Doesn’t the Tanakh say that the Messiah is from the seed of David and comes from Beit-Lechem, the village where David lived?” (John 7:42).

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