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Wickedness – Hebrew: Rasha


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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