What Does The Word ‘Rotten’ Mean In Hebrew?

The word rotten is still one we use today and for the most part, the word hasn’t changed much. However, we will still take a look at what the word rotten means in Hebrew and Greek.

But first, let’s take a look at what the definition to the word rotten is in the 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary:

1. Putrid; carious; decomposed by the natural process of decay; as a rotten plank.

2. Not firm or trusty; unsound; defective in principle; treacherous; deceitful.

3. Defective in substance; not sound or hard.

4. Fetid; ill smelling.”

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

Man decays like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.”

– Job 13:28 Read more

What Does The Word ‘Loathsome’ Mean In Hebrew?

Loathsome is a word that can be easily overlooked. That’s because the meaning of the word is way deeper than what we may commonly use it for. That’s why I wanted to share what the word loathsome means in Hebrew.

But first, let’s take a look at the definition of the word loathsome in the 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary:

1. Disgusting; exciting disgust.

2. Hateful; abhorred; detestable.

3. Causing fastidiousness.”

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Loathsome’ Mean In Hebrew?

ba’ash- to be a moral stench; be offensive.

zara- disgusting, loathing.

ma’ac- to spurn; to disappear. Read more

What Does The Word ‘Horrible’ Mean In Hebrew?

The word horrible in the Bible means the same as it does today. However, I still wanted to look up what the word horrible means in Hebrew. There are quite a few words that are translated into the English word “horrible” from the Hebrew languages. They have a few different meaning and we’ll get to them in just a moment.

But first, let’s take a look at the definition for horrible in the 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary:

“Exciting or tending to excite horror; dreadful; terrible; shocking; hideous; as a horrible figure or sight; a horrible story.”

“Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.”

– Psalm 11:6 KJV

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Horrible’ Mean In Hebrew?

zal’aphah- glow; famine.

sha’own- uproar; destruction.

sha’arwrah- something fearful.

“I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.”

– Jeremiah 23:14 Read more

What Does The Word ‘Hew’ Mean In Hebrew?

The word hew is used in the Bible many different times. In order to understand exactly what God is talking about, I thought it’d be best to study the meaning of the word hew in Hebrew.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

“And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.”

– Exodus 34:1 KJV

What Does The Word ‘Hew’ Mean In Hebrew?

gada- to feel a tree; to destroy.

chatab- to chop or carve wood.

chatsab- to cut stone or carve wood.

karath- to cut (off, down, or asunder). Read more

What Does The Word ‘Fret’ Mean In Hebrew?

Fret is a word that’s uncommon in today’s world. However, the word fret is used over and over again in the Old Testament. I remember I thought that it meant to worry about something. Yet, that’s not true at all. It’s a much more heated emotion than worry. Let’s take a look at what the word fret means in Hebrew.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

– Psalm 37:7

What Does The Word ‘Fret’ Mean In Hebrew?

charah- to blaze up.

This word means “to get angry, be angry.” In its basic sense, it refers to the “burning of anger” found in the following scripture:

“But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry.”

– Jonah 4:1 Read more