Monday, March 7, 2011

Bold Trust and Steadfast Belief

This week I am posting from E.W. Bullinger's material, so there will be some good stuff. The reason I liked this word study so much is because it adds additional value to the idea of both trusting and believing God and his promises. The bracketed words are added information I took from Strong's Concordance and Gesenius's Lexicon.

"In the Old Testament there are seven Hebrew words translated "trust", which itself occurs 155 times. "Trust" is the New Testament word "believe".

batah = to confide in, so as to be secure and without fear. [boldness in one's confidence]

This is the word rendered "trust" in 107 passages, viz. every passage except those given below.

hasah = to flee for refuge to, take shelter in. [to trust and have hope in God]

This is the word rendered "trust" in thirty-seven passages, viz.
Deut. 32:37. Judg. 9:15. Ruth 2:12. 2Sam. 22:3, 31. Pss. 2:12; 5:11; 7:1; 11:1; 16:1; 17:7; 18:2, 30; 25:20; 31:1, 19; 34:8, 22; 36:7; 37:40; 57:1; 61:4; 64:10; 71:1; 73:28; 91:4; 118:8, 9; 141:8; 144:2. Prov. 30:5. Isa. 14:32; 30:2, 3; 57:13. Nah. 1:7. Zeph. 3:12.

'aman = to put faith in; hence, to stay or rest on. [ verified steadfast continuance]

Rendered "trust" in six passages,
viz. Judg. 11:20. Job 4:18; 12:20; 15:15, 31. Mic. 7:5.

hul = to tarry, or wait for. [to be brought forth, to wait longingly]

once :
Job 35:14.

galal = to roll on, or devolve. [to commit your concerns to God]

once : Ps. 22:8.

yahal = to wait on, or for, with confidence. [to hope for a person or thing expectantly]

twice :
Job 13:15. Isa. 51:5.

rehaz = to rely on [to set one's trust on]

once: Dan. 3:28. "

1 comment:

  1. I don't know what contact E. W. Bullinger had with our missionaries, but he should have been a member. I love his _Witness of the Stars_ and _Number in Scripture: Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance_.