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

In understanding scripture, it’s important to understand the word steadfast. It’s used many different times in the Bible. That’s why I wanted to look up what the word steadfast means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

– 1 Corinthians 15:58

What Does The Word ‘Steadfast’ Mean In Hebrew?

aman- to be firm, faithful, true, to trust; have belief; to believe.

This word indicates that a subject is lasting or enduring. Also, it signifies being firm or trustworthy.

I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place,
And he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house.

– Isaiah 22:23 Read more

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

The soul is the very inner essence of a person. It’s what makes a personality different from others. Therefore, I wanted to look up what the word soul means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Soul’ Mean In Hebrew?

nediybah- nobility, reputation.

nephesh- soul.

This word is translated into ‘soul’ 475 times.

Its basic meaning refers to the essence of life or the act of breathing.

The best biblical definition is found in Psalm 103:1. It’s defined as “all that is within” a person.

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within mebless His holy name!”

– Psalm 103:1 Read more

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

I wanted to look up what the word sinner means in Hebrew and Greek so that I can share it with you.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Sinner’ Mean In Hebrew?

chata- to sin.

As a verb, chata means “to miss, sin, be guilty, forfeit, or purify.”

The word’s basic meaning and chief usage are to indicate moral failure toward both God and man and the consequences of such actions. It’s also used to speak of those who pervert justice.

“Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff.”

– Joshua 7:11 Read more

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

Many people try to avoid using the word sin when speaking of wrongdoings in order not to offend the person they’re speaking about. However, if you know what the word means then you can feel comfortable calling out sin for what it is. That’s why I wanted to look up what the word sin means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Sin’ Mean In Hebrew?

asham- guilt; guilt offering; offense; gift of restitution; gift of atonement.

This word occurs 46 times in Hebrew. However, the most frequent use of this word is ‘guilt offering.’

And it shall be, when he is guilty in any of these matters, that he shall confess that he has sinned in that thing; and he shall bring his trespass offering to the Lord for his sin which he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats as a sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin.

– Leviticus 5:5-6

This was a special sin offering that was to be offered when someone has been denied what was rightly due to them. The amount was to be paid plus an additional 20%.

Usually, the guilt offering was done with a ram or a male lamb. Read more

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 ‘Righteousness’ Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

Our righteousness as believers comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. When He died on the cross, He traded His righteousness for our sin and left us without the penalty of our sins. On the other hand, self-righteousness gets in the way of our growth with God. Those who believe they can earn their way into heaven skip out on the gracious mercy of Christ. Therefore, let’s take a look at what the word righteousness means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Righteousness’ Mean In Hebrew?

tsedeq- right.

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