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Words of the Parashah - Chok

Hebrew Word of the Week

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Chok - decree

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):

Leviticus 26:3

If you walk in my decrees and observe my commandments and do them.

Related Words

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":

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Words of the Parashah

Some other words of Parashah Bechukotai that merit further study include:

Parashah Related Words

Scripture Passages:

Gen 26:5

Because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge,
my commandments, my decrees, and my laws. (Gen 26:5)

Lev 18:5

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)

Psalm 119:16

I will delight in your decrees; I will not forget your word.(Psalm 119:16)

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