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

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

I love doing Hebrew and Greek studies because they give so much more meaning to our English language. That’s why I wanted to research what does the word star means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Star’ Mean In Hebrew?

kowkab- star.

What Does The Word ‘Star’ Mean In Greek?

aster- star.

Aster is a literal heavenly body or a star.

There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.”

– 1 Corinthians 15:41

This word is used metaphorically of the following things:

  • Christ as the morningstar
  • the angels of the seven churches (Revelation 1:16)
  • certain false teachers (Jude 1:13)

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

The word servant occurs multiple times in the Bible. It can be found in both the Old Testament and the new. But what did that word really mean? That’s why I wanted to research what the word servant means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Servant’ Mean In Hebrew?

na’ar- servant; youth; lad; a young man.

This word occurs 235 times in the Old Testament. Its basic meaning is youth. However, there’s a derived meaning of na’ar which means servant.

“Now it happened one day that Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the Philistines’ garrison that is on the other side.” But he did not tell his father.”

– 1 Samuel 14:1 Read more