Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.
— 2 Chronicles 29:11
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The adjective limbic describes a brain system that is largely responsible for regulating emotions. The limbic system is also where we form a lot of our memories. Limbic derives from the Latin limbus, or “edge,” and it’s used to describe anatomical structures that border another part.
noun: explanation; plural noun: explanations
- a statement or account that makes something clear.”the birth rate is central to any explanation of population trends”Similar:clarificationsimplificationdescriptionreportversionstatementelucidationexpositionexpoundingexplicationdelineationglossinterpretationdecipheringdecodingtranslationcommentaryexegesisdemonstrationillustrationresolutionsolutionthe why and wherefore
- a reason or justification given for an action or belief.”Freud tried to make sex the explanation for everything”Similar:accountreasonjustificationexcusealibiapologiarationalizationrationaledefensevindicationmitigation
noun: resonance; plural noun: resonances
- 1.the quality in a sound of being deep, full, and reverberating.”the resonance of his voice”
- the ability to evoke or suggest images, memories, and emotions.”the concepts lose their emotional resonance”
- 2.PHYSICSthe reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighboring object.
- 3.the condition in which an electric circuit or device produces the largest possible response to an applied oscillating signal, especially when its inductive and its capacitative reactances are balanced.
- MECHANICSthe condition in which an object or system is subjected to an oscillating force having a frequency close to its own natural frequency.
- 4.ASTRONOMYthe occurrence of a simple ratio between the periods of revolution of two bodies about a single primary.
- 5.CHEMISTRYthe state attributed to certain molecules of having a structure that cannot adequately be represented by a single structural formula but is a composite of two or more structures of higher energy.
- 6.PHYSICSa short-lived subatomic particle that is an excited state of a more stable particle.
1. the ability to do something well arising from talent, training, or practice.
2. special competence in performance; expertness; dexterity.
3. a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or special training.
4. Obs. discernment.
5. Obs. reason; cause.
[1125–75; Middle English < Old Norse skil distinction, decision, c. Dutch geschil. compare skill2]
1. to matter.
2. to help; avail.
[1150–1200; Middle English skilien < Old Norse skilja to distinguish, divide]
long•ing ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-
1. strong, persistent desire or craving, esp. for something unattainable or distant: filled with longing for home.
2. an instance of this: a sudden longing to see old friends.
3. characterized by earnest desire: a longing look.
syn: See desire.
BY THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK
Jephthah <He Will Open, He Will Release>
Mizpeh <Watchtower, emotionally bound>
unto his house, and,
BEHOLD, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
— Judges 11:34
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
He will fly away like a dream, and not be found; Yes, he will be chased away like a vision of the night.
As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
When my heart was embittered And I was pierced within [as with the fang of an adder],
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
Jephthah of Gilead (Judges 11:1).
Pronoun – third person feminine singular
Strong’s 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are
was his only child;
Adjective – feminine singular
Strong’s 3173: United, sole, beloved, lonely, the life
Noun – feminine singular
Strong’s 1323: A daughter
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong’s 4480: A part of, from, out of
His daughter came out to meet him – The precise phrase of his vow Judges 11:31. She was his “only child,” a term of special endearment (see Jeremiah 6:26; Zechariah 12:10). The same word is used of Isaac Genesis 22:2, Genesis 22:12, Genesis 22:16.
34-40. Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances—The return of the victors was hailed, as usual, by the joyous acclaim of a female band (1Sa 18:6), the leader of whom was Jephthah’s daughter. The vow was full in his mind, and it is evident that it had not been communicated to anyone, otherwise precautions would doubtless have been taken to place another object at his door. The shriek, and other accompaniments of irrepressible grief, seem to indicate that her life was to be forfeited as a sacrifice; the nature of the sacrifice (which was abhorrent to the character of God) and distance from the tabernacle does not suffice to overturn this view, which the language and whole strain of the narrative plainly support; and although the lapse of two months might be supposed to have afforded time for reflection, and a better sense of his duty, there is but too much reason to conclude that he was impelled to the fulfilment by the dictates of a pious but unenlightened conscience.
and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him, with timbrels, and with dances; accompanied with young women, having timbrels in their hands, and playing upon them, and dancing as they came along; expressing their joy at, and congratulating him upon, the victory he had obtained over the children of Ammon:
and she was his only child: and so dear unto him, and upon whom all his hopes and expectations of a posterity from him depended:
besides her he had neither son nor daughter: some read it, “of her” (f); that is, she had neither son nor daughter; and so by this vow, be it understood in which way it may be, if fulfilled, she must die without any issue; though the phrase in the Hebrew text is, “of himself” (g); he had none, though his wife whom he married might have sons and daughters by an husband she had before him, and so these were brought up in Jephthah’s house as his children; yet they were not begotten by him, they were not of his body, not his own children; he had none but this daughter, which made the trial the more grievous to him; her name, according to Philo, was Seila.
(f) Targum apud Kimchi. Vid. Masoram in loc. “ex ea”, so some in Vatablus. (g) “ex se”, Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius; so Noldius, p. 614. No. 1641.
34. his daughter … with timbrels and with dances] For women celebrating a victory cf. Exodus 15:20, 1 Samuel 18:6, Psalm 68:11. The last half of the verse is phrased with much beauty, lost in the translation.
His only child.–This is added because the narrator feels the full pathos of the story. (Comp. Genesis 22:2; Jeremiah 6:26; Luke 9:38.) The term used (yechidah) is peculiarly tender. The “beside her” is, literally, beside him; but this is only duo to a Hebrew idiom, which is also found in Zechariah 8:10. . . .
Verse 34. – To his house. Soever. 11. His only child (Je’hid) – the same term as is applied to Isaac (Genesis 22:2). Eusebius says that Cronus sacrificed his only son, who on that account was called Jeoud, which in the Phoenician tongue means an only son (‘Prep. Evang.,’ 4:17).
Jdg 11:34-35. Behold his daughter came out to meet him — In concert with other virgins, as the manner was. Alas, my daughter! thou art one of them that trouble me — Before this I was troubled by my brethren, and since by the Ammonites, and now most of all, though but occasionally, by thee. I have opened my mouth — That is, I have vowed. I cannot go back — That is, not retract my vow; I am indispensably obliged to perform it.
11:29-40 Several important lessons are to be learned from Jephthah’s vow. 1. There may be remainders of distrust and doubting, even in the hearts of true and great believers. 2. Our vows to God should not be as a purchase of the favour we desire, but to express gratitude to him. 3. We need to be very well-advised in making vows, lest we entangle ourselves. 4. What we have solemnly vowed to God, we must perform, if it be possible and lawful, though it be difficult and grievous to us. 5. It well becomes children, obediently and cheerfully to submit to their parents in the Lord. It is hard to say what Jephthah did in performance of his vow; but it is thought that he did not offer his daughter as a burnt-offering. Such a sacrifice would have been an abomination to the Lord; it is supposed she was obliged to remain unmarried, and apart from her family. Concerning this and some other such passages in the sacred history, about which learned men are divided and in doubt, we need not perplex ourselves; what is necessary to our salvation, thanks be to God, is plain enough. If the reader recollects the promise of Christ concerning the teaching of the Holy Spirit, and places himself under this heavenly Teacher, the Holy Ghost will guide to all truth in every passage, so far as it is needful to be understood.
Jephthah’s Vow. – Judges 11:34, Judges 11:35. When the victorious hero returned to Mizpeh, his daughter came out to meet him “with timbrels and in dances,” i.e., at the head of a company of women, who received the conqueror with joyous music and dances (see at Exodus 15:20): “and she was the only one; he had neither son nor daughter beside her.” ממּנּוּ cannot mean ex se, no other child of his own, though he may have had children that his wives had brought him by other husbands; but it stands, as the great Masora has pointed it, for ממּנּה, “besides her,” the daughter just mentioned-the masculine being used for the feminine as the nearest and more general gender, simply because the idea of “child” was floating before the author’s mind. At such a meeting Jephthah was violently agitated. Tearing his clothes (as a sign of his intense agony; see at Leviticus 10:6), he exclaimed, “O my daughter! thou hast brought me very low; it is thou who troublest me” (lit. thou art among those who trouble me, thou belongest to their class, and indeed in the fullest sense of the word; this is the meaning of the so-called בּ essentiae: see Ges. Lehrgeb. p. 838, and such passages as 2 Samuel 15:31; Psalm 54:6; Psalm 55:19, etc.): “I have opened my mouth to the Lord (i.e., have uttered a vow to Him: compare Psalm 66:14 with Numbers 30:3., Deuteronomy 23:23-24), and cannot turn it,” i.e., revoke it.
Strong’s Hebrew: 3173. יָחִיד (yachid) — 12 Occurrences
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
HEB: וְרַק֙ הִ֣יא יְחִידָ֔ה אֵֽין־ ל֥וֹ
NAS: and with dancing. Now she was his one [and] only
KJV: and with dances: and she [was his] only child; beside her he had neither son
INT: but now she was his one had besides
HEB: וְחָנֵּ֑נִי כִּֽי־ יָחִ֖יד וְעָנִ֣י אָֽנִי׃
NAS: to me and be gracious to me, For I am lonely and afflicted.
KJV: thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I [am] desolate and afflicted.
INT: be gracious For I am lonely and afflicted I
HEB: מִשֹּׁאֵיהֶ֑ם מִ֝כְּפִירִ֗ים יְחִידָתִֽי׃
NAS: from their ravages, My only [life] from the lions.
KJV: from their destructions, my darling from the lions.
INT: their ravages the lions my only
HEB: לְאָבִ֑י רַ֥ךְ וְ֝יָחִ֗יד לִפְנֵ֥י אִמִּֽי׃
NAS: Tender and the only son in the sight
KJV: tender and only [beloved] in the sight
INT: to my father Tender and the only the sight of my mother
HEB: וְשַׂמְתִּ֙יהָ֙ כְּאֵ֣בֶל יָחִ֔יד וְאַחֲרִיתָ֖הּ כְּי֥וֹם
NAS: it like [a time of] mourning for an only son, And the end
KJV: it as the mourning of an only [son], and the end
INT: will make mourning an only and the end day
HEB: כְּמִסְפֵּד֙ עַל־ הַיָּחִ֔יד וְהָמֵ֥ר עָלָ֖יו
NAS: for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep
KJV: for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness
INT: mourns over an only will weep over
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