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The Why and How to Test Translations

Zech 9 9

This is Why We Need to Test Our Translations:

The above verse is a fulfilled prophesy quoted in Matthew 21:5.  Although it is recognizable, you will notice a small textual variation can make a big difference.

“This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘See, your King comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.” Matthew 21:5

The original Hebrew word, Tzeddiq means:  Righteous, Blameless.

The original Hebrew word Yasha means:  Salvation, Deliverance and Victory.

The original Hebrew word Anav means: Afflicted, Humble, Oppressed, Poor.

Notice all three words are translated into English as Gentle?

This is How We Test Our Translations To The Original Hebrew:

To gain better understanding of the original word meanings it is necessary to search an updated Lexicon, such as this one at http://biblehub.com/lexicon/zechariah/9-9.h

How blessed is the man who has made Yahovah his trust, And has not turned to the proud nor to those who lapse into falsehood. Psalm 40:4


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“Everyone will be salted with Fire,”Mark 9:49

Trials harden or soften

Fire, trials, testing, when the heat increases, what is hidden within is revealed.

…”know that the testing of your faith develops endurance.” James 1:3

Don’t think it’s strange, testing is common to all of us.  Contrary to how it feels to our flesh, fire is good, life giving, purifying and spiritually maturing. James 1:41 Corinthians 10:13

I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us…” Romans 8:18Romans 8:19

Beloved,do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 Peter 4:12

For You have tried us, O God; You have refine us as silver is refined. Psalm 66:10

You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.  Psalm 17:3

Examine me, O YHVH, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. Psalm 26:2

For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29  

Only those who trust their Creator would ask to be tested.  They patiently endure trials because they know the Joy of their Father.  The Refiners Fire will reveal His glorious work on Judgement Day, Malachi 3:2Romans 8:19.


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