Many biblical Hebrew words have this amazing feature – they can have two (or more) meanings that seem to be completely unrelated. But (and this is the truly amazing part), they always do have some beautiful spiritual relationship. This episode of The Hebrew key takes a look at just such a word.
תקוה (tikvah) = “hope”
Psalm 62:5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him.
Psalm 71:5 For You, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, Adonai, from my youth.
Proverbs 26:12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares Adonai, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Zechariah 9:12 Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope. This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.
Joshua 2:17-18, 21 And the men said to her, “We shall be free from this oath to you which you have made us swear, unless, when we come into the land, you tie this cord of scarlet thread in the window through which you let us down, and gather to yourself into the house your father and your mother and your brothers and all your father’s household.” … And she said, “According to your words, so be it.” So she sent them away, and they departed; and she tied the scarlet thread in the window.
1 Peter 1:3 Praised be God, Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who, in keeping with his great mercy, has caused us, through the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah from the dead, to be born again to a living hope …
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