Saturday, December 24, 2011

One Voice and a Pure Language?

A prophesy in Zephaniah establishes that the LORD will once again be praised in a pure language from all the people.

Zephaniah 3:9 NKJV 9 "For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him with one accord.

The immediate previous verse speaks of judgment of the nation.  That the nations will be gathered and assembled where judgment will be poured out by fire. There is an interesting thing about this previous verse that can only be seen in the original Hebrew language:

 English translation:

Zephaniah 3:8 NKJV 8 "Therefore wait for Me," says the LORD, "Until the day I rise up for plunder; My determination is to gather the nations To My assembly of kingdoms, To pour on them My indignation, All my fierce anger; All the earth shall be devoured With the fire of My jealousy.

This verse, in the Hebrew above contains all the letters of the Hebrew Alephbet including the final forms, the sofit.  It is the only verse in the Tanakh to contain them all!  How fitting that the very next verse, Zephaniah 3:9 speaks of a single, pure language, by which we will call upon the name of the LORD!  We shall praise Him forever in a pure language with a pure heart.  He is one and His people shall be one and speak in one voice and language!

שלום ברוך
Shalom and be blessed
Dan & Brenda Cathcart

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