Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. – Psalm 51: 12 (KJV) This request of David comes at the tail end of a major mistake in his
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. –
But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” – Luke 13: 12 In the crowd of those at the synagogue who were
(Heb. plural goyum). At first the word goyim denoted generally all the nations of the world (Gen. 18:18; comp. Gal. 3:8). The Jews afterwards became a people distinguished in a marked manner from the other goyim. They were a separate people (Lev. 20:23; “26:14-45; Deut. 28), and the other nations, the Amorites,” “Hittites, etc., were the goyim, the heathen, with whom the Jews” were forbidden to be associated in any way (Josh. 23:7; 1 Kings 11:2). The practice of idolatry was the characteristic of these “nations, and hence the word came to designate idolaters (Ps.” “106:47; Jer. 46:28; Lam. 1:3; Isa. 36:18), the wicked (Ps. 9:5,” “15, 17).” “The corresponding Greek word in the New Testament, ethne, has “similar shades of meaning. In Acts 22:21, Gal. 3:14, it denotes” “the people of the earth generally; and in Matt. 6:7, an” idolater. In modern usage the word denotes all nations that are strangers to revealed religion.
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