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

Brimstone and fire is associated with the judgment of God upon those who have turned away from Him. However, brimstone is a word we no longer use. That’s why I wanted to check what the word brimstone means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

“Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens.”

– Genesis 19:24

What Does The Word ‘Brimstone’ Mean In Hebrew?

gophriyth- sulfur. 

This word is translated in brimstone seven times.

What Does The Word ‘Brimstone’ Mean In Greek?

theion- sulfur. 

Theion originally indicated “fire from heaven.” Read more

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

What do you think of when you hear the word blaspheme? After getting saved, I imagined it to mean speaking evil or lies against God. While it does mean that, there are some other meanings behind the original words in scripture. That’s why I want to look at what does the word blaspheme means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Blaspheme’ Mean In Hebrew?

barak- to bless God (as an act of adoration) or to curse.

Barak means “blessed; to blessed; curse; to kneel.” The first occurrence of this word is found in Genesis 1:22. God blessed Adam and Eve telling them to be fruitful and multiply.

God blesses many nations through Abraham and his seed. He does this either through His representatives or directly. He’s the subject of this verb over 100 times. Read more

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

The Bible repeatedly warns us to not have a haughty, prideful, or arrogant spirit. But instead, be humble and God will help us. Matthew 23:12 teaches us, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” However, what does the word ‘exalt’ mean in Hebrew and Greek? Since we no longer us this language, what exactly was God warning us against?

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Exalt’ Mean In Hebrew?

gabahh- to be lofty; to be haughty.

As an adjective, this word means, “to be high, lofty, exalted.” It used many times to describe all sorts of things. For example, the heavens (in Job 35:5), a tree (in Ezekiel 19:11), and a man (in 1 Samuel 10:23). In Job 36:7, it means “to be exalted” in honor and dignity. Gabahh can be used in a positive sense (such as in 2 Chronicles 17:6) or a negative sense of “being proud or haughty”.

“He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous;
But they are on the throne with kings,
For He has seated them forever,
And they are exalted.”

– Job 36:7 Read more

What Does The Word “Adultery” Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

Adultery isn’t really a word we use in today’s world. We may say, “This person cheated on their spouse.” However, they mean the same things and God takes adultery very seriously. Before we look at what the word adultery means in Hebrew and Greek, I want to look at the 1828’s definition.

1. Violation of the marriage bed; a crime, or a civil injury, which introduces, or may introduce, into a family, a spurious offspring…

In common usage, adultery means the unfaithfulness of any married person to the marriage bed…

2. In a scriptural sense, all manner of lewdness or unchastity, as in the seventh commandment.

3. In scripture, idolatry, or apostasy from the true God. Jeremiah 3:8.

4. In old laws, the fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery”

Read the full definition of adultery here. Read more

What Does The Word “Abomination” Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

What does the word abomination mean in Hebrew and Greek

I certainly believe that the word abomination has gotten such a bad reputation in today’s culture. It’s wielded as a sword by those who are against Christians to try to prove that somehow we are a ‘hate group’. As a Christian, it was a word I avoided. However, the truth is the word is used multiple times in the bible and it’s important that we know its true meaning. So I asked the question, “What does the word “abomination” mean in Hebrew and Greek?”

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word “Abomination” Mean In Hebrew?

baash- to smell bad; to be offensive. This word is translated 10 times into “stink”.

pigguwl- to stink. For example, to be unclean ceremonially is abominable.

shiqquwts- disgusting; filthy; idolatrous or an idol. Shiqquwts is translated into “abomination” 20 times and “detestable things” 5 times. Mostly, this word is used to express God’s hatred of the entire system of idolatry.

shaqats- an idolatrous object.

sheqets- an idolatrous object.

tow’ebah- something disgusting; an abhorrence; idolatry; an idol. This Hebrew word is translated into “abomination” 113 times. Read more

What Does The Word “Reconcile” Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

The Christian faith wouldn’t exist without the reconciliation that was provided for us through Christ Jesus. Because of His sacrifice, we are now reunited with God the Father and can have fellowship with Him. Today, I want to look at the word reconcile in both Hebrew and Greek. This should give us a better picture of what it truly means to be reconciled unto God.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word “Reconcile” Mean In Hebrew?

kaphar- to cover; to atone or condone; to placate or cancel.

The most basic meaning of this word expresses a material transaction or a ransom. There are times when kaphar is used that a man is the main subject. Read more