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Proverbs 27:17 – Iron Sharpens Iron

“Just as iron sharpens iron, a person sharpens the character of his friend.”

The Hebrew word for ‘iron’ is barzel and means ‘iron-ore’ or ‘stone containing iron.’ Iron is rare in the earth’s crust, coming on through meteorites.

The Hebrew word for ‘sharpens’ is chadad and means ‘to cause to improve,’ ‘to sharpen as with a cutting tool.’ It also means ‘clear understanding,’ and ‘wise perception.’ It also means ‘to have an edge that is able to pierce.’

The Hebrew word for ‘character’ is panim and means ‘faces.’ It is also translated into ‘countenance.’

The Hebrew word for ‘friend’ is rea and means ‘companion,’ or ‘person one spends time with.’ Another more common Hebrew word for ‘friend’ is chavar and means ‘a willingly joined together’ relationship.

“Just as the rare element of iron has an edge that is able to pierce iron, is the exceptional person who willingly pierces the countenance of his friend to improve, have clear understanding, and wise perception.”

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Psalm 17:15 – To See Your Face

“But my prayer, in righteousness, is to see your face; on waking, may I be satisfied with a vision of you.”

The Hebrew word for ‘prayer’ is tefillah and has the root word for ‘executing judgment’ or ‘thinking.’ In Hebrew there are other words used for prayer that mean ‘digging,’ supplication,’ or even ‘conversing with God.’

The Hebrew word for ‘righteousness’ is tzadik and means ‘blameless or innocent.’

The Hebrew word for ‘see’ is raah and means ‘see, so as to learn to know, understand.’

The Hebrew word for ‘panim’ is panim and means ‘face, faces of man’ or seeing ‘face to face’ as with meeting God. Face in Hebrew is a plural word because of the many expressions of a ‘face:’ anger, adoration, jealousy, humility.

The Hebrew word for ‘wake’ is quts and means ‘to arise, to be awake, to watch.’

The Hebrew word for ‘satisfied’ is saba and means ‘to be filled to abundance.’

The Hebrew word for ‘vision’ is chazon and means ‘divine communication, revelation, oracle.’

“But my thoughts and supplication, blamelessness and innocent, is to know and understand you face to face; on arising, may I overflow in abundance with a revelation of you.”

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