Hebrew Tidbit #8 (hin-ay)

Genesis 19:21 וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלָ֔יו הִנֵּה֙ נָשָׂ֣אתִי פָנֶ֔יךָ גַּ֖ם לַדָּבָ֣ר הַזֶּ֑ה לְבִלְתִּ֛י הָפְכִּ֥י אֶת־הָעִ֖יר אֲשֶׁ֥ר דִּבַּֽרְתָּ׃ The word of focus here is the bolded one above. It is often referred to as an interjection, often translated as "Behold!" However, it is not always translated directly into English. Nevertheless, it serves an important role of calling to … Continue reading Hebrew Tidbit #8 (hin-ay)

Psalm 119:89-104

Lamedh (Lah-med) and Mem are the Hebrew letters for the next 2 sections of Psalm 119. These are verses 89 to 96 and 97 to 104 respectively. Lamedh English Forever, O Lord,Your word is settled in heaven.90 Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations;You established the earth, and it stands.91 They stand this day according to Your ordinances,For all things are Your servants.92 If Your law had … Continue reading Psalm 119:89-104

Psalm 119:57-72

Today - Hebrew letters Heth (pronounced het, though often with a heavy, back of the through h) and Teth (pronounced tet) These are covered in verses 57 to 64 and 65 to 72 respectively. Heth English The Lord is my portion;I have promised to keep Your words.I sought Your favor with all my heart;Be gracious to me according to Your word.I considered my waysAnd turned my feet … Continue reading Psalm 119:57-72

Psalm 119:41-56

Today: Letters Vav (sometimes Waw) and Zayin. Verses 41 to 48 and 49 to 56 respectively. Vav English May Your loving-kindnesses also come to me, O Lord,Your salvation according to Your word;42 So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,For I trust in Your word.43 And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,For I wait for … Continue reading Psalm 119:41-56

Psalm 119:25-40

Time for the Daleth (verses 25 to 32) and He (verses 33 to 40) stanzas. Daleth English My soul cleaves to the dust;Revive me according to Your word.26 I have told of my ways, and You have answered me;Teach me Your statutes.27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts,So I will meditate on Your wonders.28 My soul weeps because of grief;Strengthen me … Continue reading Psalm 119:25-40

Psalm 119:9-24

We continue where we left off from last time and move onto the Beth and Gimel stanzas of this chapter of the Psalms. Beth English How can a young man keep his way pure?By keeping it according to Your word.10 With all my heart I have sought You;Do not let me wander from Your commandments.11 Your word I have treasured in my heart,That … Continue reading Psalm 119:9-24

Psalm 119

This chapter of the Psalms is a rather interesting one. Not only is it long but it is broken into stanzas of 8 verses. The lines of these verses each originally began with a word that had a Hebrew letter corresponding to a particular place in the Hebrew alphabet. In other words, the first 8 … Continue reading Psalm 119