This weeks I wanted to share with you guys a commentary and word study on Psalms 91. This very infamous Psalm is quite amazing. It gets even more amazing with word study. Now, the scripture in the English language is in no means wrong! Our language is just not equipped with the beauty and color of the Hebrew (or Greek) that the Scripture was originally writ.
The English language is actually only about 1/3 the content of the Hebrew and Greek. In short, we don't have as many descriptive words to describe things. For instance: In Greek there are over 7, some say more if looking in the Ancient Greek, words used to describe love...Agape=unconditional and selfless love, Storgae=love of family, Eros=erotic or lustful love, exc...In English we say love for everything...I love my car, I love pizza, I love my kids, exc.
Also remember that English is more descriptive as Hebrew is more functional language. Therefore, if the Bible were writ into English using the functional Hebrew (or Greek) word for everything, Scripture would be so long, no one would want to read it. Thus, we do word studies.
note: this is also where our different translations come in. The different translations simply use a different English word for the functional Hebrew or Greek word of the passage. I currently have 11 English translations of Scripture on hand and 8 Hebrew and/or Greek Scriptures (not including what you find on the internet).
On to Psalms 91...For your convenience I included a link to the non-word study Scripture here...
"He who lives in the shelter of the Most High will stand in the protection and cover of the Almighty.
I will say to Adoni-LORD-YHWH; my security and immunity and my barrier, my Elohiym-Creator-God, in who I trust and hope.
For it is He who delivers you from the temptation, tricks, decay of the hunter and from the deadly epidemic, infection, virus, disease.
He will wrap you up with His barrier and restraint and under His wings you may seek-be after fortification-guard-refuge; His fullness-devotion, constancy, truth is an absorber and stronghold-protection-security and support.
You will not be discouraged or stunned or perplexed of the shock-dread and immense fear by night or of the indicator that flies by day;
of the virus-infection-disease that stalk in darkness or the devastation that arranges loss and decay-misuse at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand-power but it will not access you.
You will only look on with your eyes and see the return paid back of the wicked and evil*.
For you have made Adonai-LORD-YHWH, my refuge, even the Most High, your home location of purpose and function.
No evil* will happen to you, nor will any disease-widespread epidemic-influenza come near your tabernacle-His dwelling place.
For He will give His angels claim concerning you, to protect and defend-like a bouncer-chaser for you in all your ways.
They will withstand and soldier on with you up on their hands, that you not strike your foot against a stumbling block.
You will tramp on the lion and cobra, the young devourer and the evil spirit you will over whelm and injure.
Because he/she has loved Me, therefore I will hand carry and transport him/her; I will prearrange him/her immovable and fixed on high because he/she has made famous-is familiar with-celebrated-avowed My name-character.
He/She will scream-shout-whoop-call upon Me and I will answer-react-reply to him/her; I will be with him/her in unrest-distress-badness-concern-dilemmas, I will rescue-save him/her and honor him/her.
With an extended life I will please and gladden him/her and let him/her see-view-witness My preservation-restoration-salvation."
*evil:rah: wicked, mischief or not doing what you are supposed to do, when you are supposed to do it and how you are supposed to do it.
This really brought new light into my prayer life. I pray it does you too. Remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg, there is no way to give it justice in a short blog. If you want more in depth study, I would suggest you google Bill Cloud or Shoreshim Ministries. He is a phenomenal Hebraic Roots man. Have a fantastic week and I will see you again next Monday:)
Welcome! Marie is a wife, mother of two teens, and a fur baby. Marie and her family live in the north-central US. She is a homeschool Momma, avid outdoors man, and is disciplined in the study of Jewish and Christian Scriptures along with Hebrew and Greek dialect. Marie has been asked for years to share herself, so, welcome to Marie' life:)