Word of the Day: Worship

Another word is Shachah [Shin, Chet, Hei] which has a more accurate meaning of bowing down oneself. It should be noted that this Hebrew word is used in the bible for the Lord but also for ma, so it is not specific to Yahovah, it is the simple act of humbly bowing/bending down. Thus underlying this form of worship is respect.

In the Western world worship may be seen as praising Yahoavah through the singing of songs, clapping and raising of hands and so on but back them they had an ntirely different take in the word ‘worship’.

One traslation of this word is from the Hebrew word Tsaba’ [Tsadi, Beit, Aleph].

It ha a meaning of mustering a mass of people [army, servants] for warfare, battle, figuratively it is used for expressing worship, hardship, involves waiting upon a thing. Should this word be used and be translated as worship i.e. ‘Lord i worship you’, it would more accurately be said to mean a state whereby a peron is part of a group of people who protect each other [believers] who are aware of the struggles put up by the opponent but nonetheless are still willing to ‘go to war’ to fight using spiritual weapons to conquer him giving victory to the commander Yahovah. Lord i worship youis like saying Lord i will do service by going to war for you, i will fight to preserve your holy name, i will do all i can because i believe in you and i will give up my life for you. Underlying this worship is Emunah [faith]

Another word is Shachah [Shin, Chet, Hei] which has a more accurate meaning of bowing down oneself. It should be noted that this Hebrew word is used in the bible for the Lord but also for ma, so it is not specific to Yahovah, it is the simple act of humbly bowing/bending down. Thus underlying this form of worship is respect so to say Lord i worship you is like saying Lord i am bowing down as you are almighty and i am not worthy, i am humbled in your presence.

One more is the word yadah [Yud, Dalet, Hei] and is the act of raising the  hands.

Another word is Darash [Dalet, Resh, Shin] which has a more accurate meaning of diligently pursuing or searching for, seeking, inquiring. Underlying this form of worship is a longing and need for Yahovahs love, care, support, guidance and so on. It is  his essence that is sought after. To sa ‘Lord i worship you’ here is loke saying Lord i desire and need you, i will always follow  you and if i lose sight i will diligently search for you, i will seek your counsel if i find myself falling as you are my one and only.

The word worshipper would be the Hebrew word Sharath [Shin, Resh, Tav]. It has a meaning of waiting upon someone, ministering , serving. Underlying this worship is work.

Again, the word worshipper is the Hebrew word Towdah [Tav, Vav, Resh, Hei]. It has a meaning specifically a choir of worshippers giving adoration, thanksgiving to the Lord. Underlying this worship is praise.

Everytime you come across the word worship in the bible, its best to use an interlinear bible to see exactly what the meaning behind this word is, because it is very broad and could change or give a whole new meaning to the sentence entirely.

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