Hebrew Word of the Day: Lamp

Please read the following verses:

Proverbs 6:

23. For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,

Psalm 119:

105. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 19:

18. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Matthew 6:

22. “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Matthew 7:

3. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eye? 4. Or how will you tell your brother,’Let me remove the speck from your eye;’ and behold, the beam is in your own eye? 5. You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your owneye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye.

2 Samuel 22:

29. You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.

Psalm 18:

28. You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

Luke 8:

A Lamp on a Stand

16“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.

Hebrew Words

All the following words have the following root. Also, please read the post on the meaning of Nazareth, which also has this root.


Lamp; Plough

A container for a inflammable liqid e.g. oil, which is burned at a wick as a means of illumination. NB. Nahar is to sparkle i.e. be cheerful, and comes from the sheen of the flowing stream, a river of considerable volume. It is the life giving water washing over the soil. Naharah refers to daylight. When land is ploughed, thee is a gleam from the fresh furrow.


A yoke [for ploughing]

Mnowrah is a lampstand i.e. a platform, sometimes elevated for holding a lamp


Yahowshua told us he was the light and a lamp to guide us down the path. Matthew 6 can be  compared to

The eye being the lamp can be compared to the freshly ploughed ground. If it is good i.e. has a source of nutrients and water the the whole body [plant] will be good. If it is bad i.e. perhaps has weeds, lacking in nutrients ad water [thus not gleaming], then the whole body [plant] will be bad. It is all dependent on Yahowshuas words [seeds] and importantly how we receive it [our eye hence our ‘soil’]. Yahovah is the light source, the lamp that makes us grow and enlightens us. However, our eye is also  lamp in that we a enlightened only if we allow ourselves to be and are rooted in the Lord, thus allowing him to do his work on us.

Luke 8:

15. “But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.

Matthew 7:

19. “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.


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