Hebrew Word of the Day – Find

In English, to find is defined as to:

  1. come upon, as if by accident; meet with;
  2. locate, attain, recover (something lost or misplaced) or obtain by search or effort: darash
  3. discover, ascertain or perceive after consideration, study or calculation: ‘brood’
  4. gain or regain the use of:
  5. provide or furnish
  6. determine after judicial inquiry: to find a person guilty.

To find out is to:

  1. to uncover/discover or confirm the truth of (something), the true nature, identity, or intentions of (someone):.
  2. detect or expose, as a crime or offense.
  3. ‘find out the hard way
  4. find one’s feet: to become aware of/discover (oneself), as being in a condition or location:
  5. find oneself – discover where one’s real interests or talents lie and to follow them:

Matsa [Mem, Tsadi, Aleph]

To find

Specifically means to squeeze something out of its hidden place.

MWTs [Mem, Vav, Tsadi]

to squeeze a seed of grain and remove the chaff

Amats [Aleph, Mem, Tsadi]; Amtsah [Aleph, Mem, Tsadi, Hei]

to be strong, alert, courageous, brave, stout, bold, solid, hard; strength

Has a meaning of finding strength.

  • Amtsiy is the Levite ancestor of a returned exile in the priestly line meaning “my strength”.

Mash [Mem, Shin]

To grope

Refers to searching around for something as in darkness

Mashah [Mem, Shin, Hei]

To draw

Refers to grabbing hold of something and bringing it close to you as was done when the woman drew the basket of Mosheh [Moses] towards her from the water]

  • Moses means ‘Drawn’, he was the prophet, lawgiver and leader of the exodus

Psalm 18

16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

Mashach [Mem, Shin, Chet]

to smear, anoint [consecrate], spread a liquid

For more MSh root word see the post on the word to Redeem.


The Kingdom Yahuwshua spoke of was never said to be available to everyone without them themselves actually looking for it. The Jews of the past perhaps may have been given the Torah, but many did not do it out of desire, they did it out of fear of men. They were fearful of death, shame and embarrassment. They [not all] perhaps had no joy as they were fearful of Yahuvah, but perhaps more due to his judgement as opposed to his love. Over thousand years past and men inputted their own laws to the torah which they observed. This was not Yahuvahs plan and he sent the Messiah which was prophesised who would bring peace to all. He taught of love and freedom which would fulfil the torah, i.e. having a desire to follow Yahuvahs will. Some didnt listen and were too stubborn. The truth was hidden from them,  but by no means unobtainable, the just refused to search for it. Considr Saul aka Paul who changed his ways when he was come upon by the holy spirit. He found a cause to live for, he found himself although he found out the hard way [i.e. through doing wicked things but realising this was not the way forward].

As i’ve written before, Yahuvah likes to cover things, but we must uncover, discover them i.e. find out what he and the Kingdom are all about.

The Hebrews thus saw finding as not only as searching diligently for something [like a search for a lost coin], they also saw it as squeezing something out of its hidden place. This implies pressure is added to e.g. ourselves when we may force ourselves to find out what Yahuvah is about. We want to be able to ‘squeeze out’ the true meaning of the bible by constant reading and brooding over it. We must act like the woman who lost a coin and continuously fumble in our darkness to find it [MSh]. By doing this the holy spirit will in return provide us with the truth and will consequently ‘squeeze out’ all our iniquities. In doing this he will draw us close to him and he will strengthen us.

This paragraph seems to be one of rescue, which is provided by our Moshiach [Messiah] Yahuwshua. Please read Psalm 18.

John 12

31Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.

32But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.”

33He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

34The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”

35Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.

36Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.


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