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

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

In an eternal sense, to be guilty means to not be reconciled unto God. Therefore, you’d still be trapped under the law of Moses with a debt you cannot pay. The Lord Jesus came, died, and resurrected to expunge our record and make us right with God again. He takes our guilt and gives us His righteousness. Also, He gives us a new heart for our new life with Him. Let’s look at what the word guilty means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Guilty’ Mean In Hebrew?

asham- to be guilty; to be punished.

rasha- morally wrong; bad person.

As a noun, this word means wicked; guilty; or ungodly. It’s used as a legal term for someone who is guilty and may even be deserving of death.

Rasha also refers to the tossing and confusion in which the wicked live and to the perpetual agitation they cause to others.

According to Proverbs 17:15, justifying the wicked is classed as a heinous crime.

The rasha is guilty of hostility to God and His people (Psalm 17:13).

The more general meaning of this word speaks to a category of people who have done wrong, are still living in sin, and are intent on continuing with wrongdoing. Read more

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

In the modern world, a lot of people try to paint Christians as being hateful towards others. However, if you’re a Christian then you know that’s not the case. The word hate is a very strong word. That’s why I want to take a look at what the word hate means in Hebrew and Greek.

But first, I’ll show you the 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary definition of the word ‘hate’:

1. To dislike greatly; to have a great aversion to. It expresses less than abhor, detest, and abominate, unless pronounced with a peculiar emphasis.

How long will fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 1:22.

Blessed are ye when men shall hate you. Luke 6:22.

The Roman tyrant was contented to be hated, if he was but feared.

2. In Scripture, it signifies to love less.”

To read the rest of the definition, click here. Read more

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

In the Lord’s prayer, one of the most famous passages of the Bible, we find a word that’s uncommon in today’s world. That word is hallowed. We’re taught by the Lord Jesus how to pray unto God, but how can we pray properly if we don’t know what the words mean? That’s why I want to look at what the word hallowed means in Hebrew and Greek.

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

“Consecrated to a sacred use, or to religious exercises; treated as sacred; reverenced.”

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Hallowed’ Mean In Hebrew?

miqdash- a sanctuary of diety.

qadash- to be, make clean.

This word is used in one form or another to represent being set apart for the work of God.

As an adverb, it means:

  • to be holy (Exodus 29:37)
  • to sanctify (2 Chronicles 29:5)

This term is used 172 times in the Old Testament. Read more

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

There’s one thing that every human is chasing: joy or happiness. The Bible has quite a few things to say about gladness. For example, it tells us to serve the Lord with gladness. But what exactly does the word gladness mean in Hebrew and Greek? Let’s take a look.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

“Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.”

– Psalm 100:2

What Does The Word ‘Gladness’ Mean In Hebrew?

giyl- age, stage in life.

chedvah- rejoicing, joy.

tuwb- good; goodness; gladness.

rinnah- shout (of joy or grief)

simchah- blithesomeness or glee. Read more

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

There are many moments in the bible where it uses the word to grieve. That’s why I wanted to look at what the word grieve means in Hebrew and Greek. But first, let’s see what the definition of grieve is in the 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary:

1. To give pain of mind to; to afflict; to wound the feelings. Nothing grieves a parent like the conduct of a profligate child.

2. To afflict; to inflict pain on.

For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the

children of men. Lamentations 3:33.

3. To make sorrowful; to excite regret in.

4. To offend; to displease; to provoke.”

To read the rest of the definition, click here.

“And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.”

– Genesis 6:6 Read more