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Isaiah 60:22 – Growing A Multitude

“The smallest will grow to a thousand, the weakest will become a mighty nation. I, Adonai, when the right time comes, will quickly bring it about.

The Hebrew word for ‘smallest’ is katan and means ‘small, young or unimportant.’ It also has the nuance of ‘weak’ and ‘insignificant.’

The Hebrew word for ‘thousand’ is alef. This is the first letter of the Hebrew alef-bet and stands for the number 1000. In Hebrew letters pictures this letter is an Ox and means ‘first’ and ‘strength.’

The Hebrew word for ‘weakest’ is tzair and means ‘smallest, youngest, most insignificant.’ It also means ‘few’ in number.

The Hebrew word for ‘mighty’ is atzum and means ‘mighty and numerous.’ It is also used for King David’s special forces known as the ‘mighty men.’

Adonai is the representation for the memorial name that God gave to Moshe at the burning bush in Exodus 3:15-16: yod-hey-vav-hey, Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, I Am.

The Hebrew word for ‘time’ is eth and means ‘in its time.’ The ‘right time’ according to the Amplified Version is ‘appointed time’ suggesting there’s an ‘appointed time’ for when God quickly takes action. Hanukkah, the memorial to the cleansing and re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem, is all about a few have victory over the multitude.

The Hebrew word for for ‘quicken’ is chush and means ‘to hasten,’ ‘to be eager with excitement,’ and to ‘come quickly.’

The weak and insignificant will grow strong like an ox, the smallest and most insignificant will become a numerous nation. I, Yahweh, when the ‘appointed times’ comes, will come quickly and bring it about.

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