Hebrew Word of the Week
Based on the Weekly Torah Portion
The Hebrew word of the week is chok ("decree"), taken from the weekly Torah portion Bechukotai. Derivatives of this word appear in the first verse of the portion (i.e., Lev 26:3):
If you walk in my decrees and observe my commandments and do them.
Chok is a noun (Strong# 2706; TWOT #728) that means "statute, ordinance, or decree" and is derived from the verb chakak, which means to "engrave" or "decree":
Words of the Parashah
Some other words of Parashah Bechukotai that merit further study include:
Because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my decrees, and my laws. (Gen 26:5)
You shall therefore keep my decrees and my rules;which, if a person does, he shall live by them: I am the LORD. (Lev 18:5)
I will delight in your decrees; I will not forget your word.(Psalm 119:16)
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