What Does The Word ‘Treasure’ Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

The word treasure is used multiple times in the Bible. That’s why I wanted to look up what the word treasure means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

– Matthew 13:44

What Does The Word ‘Treasure’ Mean In Hebrew?

owtsar- depository.

genaz- treasury storeroom.

chocen- wealth.

matmown- secret storehouse; hidden riches

mickenah- storage-magazine. Read more

What Does The Word ‘Transgression’ Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

The word transgression is used many times in the Bible. That’s why I wanted to look up the definition of the word transgression in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Transgression’ Mean In Hebrew?

ma’al- treacherous act; trespass; unfaithful.

Most of the times this word is used, it supports the idea of faithlessness. It’s an act that’s done by a person who knows better, but for selfish motives, does the wrong thing.

“Moreover all the articles which King Ahaz in his reign had cast aside in his transgression we have prepared and sanctified; and there they are, before the altar of the Lord.”

– 2 Chronicles 29:19

pasha- to break away from authority; rebel. Read more

What Does The Word ‘Torn’ Mean In Hebrew and Greek?

There are many times when the word torn is used in the Bible. That’s why I wanted to look up what the word torn means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Torn’ Mean In Hebrew?

gazal – to strip or rob.

taraph- to pluck; pull to pieces.

terephah- torn, prey.

cuwchah- filth.

shabar- to burst. Read more

What Does The Word Torment Mean In Greek?

There have been many times throughout human history that humans have gone through trials of torment. For one, we know Job was tormented in multiple ways and God allowed it to prove his faithfulness to Him. The word torment also occurs in the Bible. That’s why I wanted to look up what the word torment means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word Torment In Greek?

basanizo- to torture, torment.

As a verb, basanizo can mean the following things:

  • to test by rubbing on the touchstone
  • to be harrassed
  • be distressed
  • to question by applying torture
  • to vex; torment

It’s used in Matthew 14:24 to describe the men struggling against waves and winds in a boat. Read more

What Does The Word ‘Swear’ Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

To swear in today’s culture has a negative meaning and for good reason. However, I wanted to look up what the word swear means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Swear’ Mean In Hebrew?

alah- imprecate, utter a curse.

nasa- to lift up.

shaba- to swear.

This word is used when someone swears or takes an oath to strongly affirm a promise.

“Now Jonathan again caused David to vow, because he loved him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul.”

– 1 Samuel 20:17 Read more

What Does The Word ‘Stumblingblock’ Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

If you’re a Christian, you may be familiar with the word stumblingblock. However, I wanted to see what the word meant in the original languages. That’s why I decided to look up what the word stumblingblock means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Stumblingblock’ Mean In Hebrew?

mikshowl- stumbling-block.

What Does The Word ‘Stumblingblock’ Mean In Greek?

proskomma- occasion of the apostasy.

This word signifies an obstacle against which one may dash his foot. Its translated into:

  • an offense (Romans 14:20)
  • a stumblingblock or a spiritual hindrance to another by the selfish use of one’s liberty. (Romans 14:13)
  • a stone of stumbling (1 Peter 2:8)

This term is used of Christ in Romans 9:30-33: Read more