Archive for April 1st, 2020

Stand Firm in the Storm!

April 1, 2020

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Psalm 27:13-14 AMP … I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.

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Isaiah 7:9 AMP … If you will not believe [and trust in God and His message], be assured that you will not be established.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Psalm 27:13
I would have despaired{lost heart} unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

  • believe[0539] = stand firm, trust, remain, endure

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From NetBible Isaiah 7:9
If you will not stand firm{believe}, you surely shall not last{endure}.
MSG … If you don’t take your stand in faith, you won’t have a leg to stand on.

  • believe[0539] = stand firm, trust, remain, endure
  • There is a wordplay in this verse: If you will not believe{stand firm}[0539] , Surely you shall not be established{you will not endure}[0539]* “Believe” (תַאֳמִינוּ, ta’aminu) is a Hiphil form of the verb אָמָן (’aman); “endure” (תֵאָמֵנוּ, te’amenu) is a Niphal form of this same verb.

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Related:
Stand Firm{prayer}
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