Definitions & Translations

Kill vs. Murder:

"murder (mrdr) - NOUN: The unlawful killing of one human by another, especially with premeditated malice."

"killed , killing , kills - VERB: tr. - To put to death. To deprive of life: The Black Death was a disease that killed millions."

[A policeman or soldier may kill a person in the line of duty—they are not, however, murdering them.]

Lexicon for ratsach (Strong's #7523 - Hebrew) 47 times

Lexicon for phoneuo (Strong's #5407 - Greek)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to kill, slay, murder

2) to commit murder

"Thou shalt not kill." (Strong's #7523 - Hebrew)
Exodus 20:13 KJV

   "You shall not murder." (New International Version)
   "You shall not commit murder." (Amp.)
   "Thou dost not murder." (Youngs Literal)

   "He saith unto him, Which ? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder [#5407] , Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,"
Matthew 19:18

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"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Isaiah 7:14

"Virgin" = Strong’s Concordance Hebrew #5959

Pronunciation Guide `almah {al-maw'}

Outline of Biblical Usage 1) virgin, young woman a) of marriageable age b) maid or newly married
Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count—Total: 7; virgin 4, maid 2, damsels 1;
From the root word: "`elem" - `elem (#5958) occurs 2 times in 2 verses:
   1Sa 17:56 And the king said , Enquire thou whose son the stripling (#5958) [is].
   1Sa 20:22 But if I say thus unto the young man (#5958), Behold, the arrows [are] beyond thee; go thy way: for the LORD hath sent thee away.

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Among men / Toward men

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
—Luke 2:14 King James Version

"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (NU-Text reads toward men of goodwill.)
—New King James Version

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[Editor's note: There is a lot of metaphor, word play, and inner connections in scripture that is lost in translation. The names all have meaning but, when transliterated to a word that is just a sound, whatever connection the meaning had is no longer discernable.

There is quite a bit of metaphor in what, to a casual read, are just stories.]

"But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell."
Numbers 33:55

The etymology of the names of the various tribes shows that the attributes are overwhelmingly negative and pretty much the opposite of what Paul listed as the "fruits of the spirit."

" … the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
Galatians 5:22-23

If we aspire to have our "promised land" to be full of love, joy, peace, etc. then we must drive out the toxic attributes which would prevent that.

Some attributes of the tribes in the land:

… to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear; abolish, affright, be (make) afraid, amaze, beat down, discourage, (cause to) dismay, go down, scare, terrify. to be shattered, be dismayed, be broken, be abolished, be afraid , of rejection (fig.), to tread down (in bad sense), to desecrate, polluted, loath, self- exaltation, proud, boastful, domineering, to act proudly …

"For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day."
II. Corinthians 4:16

"But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;"
Colossians 3:8-9

"That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."
Ephesians 4:22-24

"Canaanite" contains a metaphorical prophecy also. The main usage of the word is:

Canaanite—"descendant or inhabitant of Canaan, a merchant, trader, pedlar, trafficker."

"Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts."
Zechariah 14:21

"And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,"
Matthew 21:12

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Burden / Yoke

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden [#5413 phortion] is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

[Burden] Strong's #5413 phortion {for-tee'-on}:

1) a burden, load
a) of the freight or lading of a ship.
Diminutive of #5414
"And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading [#5414] and ship, but also of our lives."—Acts 27:10

[Yoke] Strong's #2218 zugos

1) a yoke
   a) a yoke that is put on draught cattle
   b) metaph., used of any burden or bondage
2) a balance, pair of scales

"And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances [zugos #2218] in his hand."
Revelations 6:5

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"Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."
Titus 2:14

"Who gave himself for us, so that he might make us free from all wrongdoing, and make for himself a people clean in heart and on fire with good works."
—2:14 BEB

"Who gave Himself for us to purchase our freedom from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a people who should be specially His own, zealous for doing good works."
—2:14 Weymouth

"I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:"
—Revelations 3:15-17

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."
—Ephesians 2:10 New King James Version ©1982 Thomas Nelson

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" … Ecclesiastes 1:2 says:
'Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.'

"In our everyday English usage, the word vanity conveys an image of excessive pride in oneself or in one's appearance, a picture of conceit and perhaps even arrogance. But what did the author of the book of Ecclesiastes actually have in mind?

"When Jerome translated the Hebrew word hebel, he chose the Latin word vanitas. And consequently, many bible translators have used the closest English word, which is vanity.

" … The roots of the word hebel indicate vapor, fog, steam, breeze or breath.

"Note that there is a common thread running through all of these roots of the word hebel, they all describe something that is transitory, ephemeral, impermanent."

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Vibrate / "are one"

"I and my Father are one."John 10:30

"Are one" - From a musical term that could be translated as 'vibrate together" such as when a tuning fork is struck one that is nearby will begin vibrating at the same frequency."

SYMPATHETIC VIBRATION - [n] (physics) vibration produced by resonance
[n] a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system [n] relation of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people.

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God / "us - our"

Strong's Hebrew Lexicon 1) (plural)
a) rulers, judges
b) divine ones
c) angels
d) gods

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Jesus / Joshua / Oshea etc.

Strong's Greek Dictionary (G2424) Iêsous
ee-ay-sooce Of Hebrew origin H3091 ; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites: - Jesus.

Strong's Hebrew Dictionary (H3091) yeh-ho-shoo-ah, yeh-ho-shoo-ah
From 3068 and 3467 Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (that is, Joshua), the Jewish leader:Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare 1954 3442

Strong's Hebrew Dictionary (H3467) yaw-shah

A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor: - X at all, avenging, defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save (-iour), get victory.