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Proverbs 1:7

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“The ‘fear’ [yare’: reverence, see(-ing), etc..] of ‘the Lord’ [ha-YHWH: the-Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] is the beginning of knowledge, but ‘fools’ [ha-‘eviyl: the-perverse, etc..][a] despise wisdom and instruction.”


Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:

Fear: 3372 yare’ yaw-ray’ a primitive root; to fear; morally, to revere; caus. to frighten:–affright, be (make) afraid, dread(-ful), (put in) fear(-ful, -fully, -ing), (be had in) reverence(-end), X see[-ing], terrible (act, -ness, thing).

Fools: 191 ‘eviyl ev-eel’ from an unused root (meaning to be perverse); (figuratively) silly:–fool(-ish) (man).


More Definitions:

YHWH (YH): “Modern scholars generally agree that YHWH is derived from the Hebrew triconsonantal root היה (h-y-h), “to be, become, come to pass”,[3] an archaic form of which is הוה (h-w-h),[4] with a third person masculine y- prefix, equivalent to English “he”. They connect it to [eg.] Exodus 3:14[ETC..] where the divinity [‘Elohiym of Israel, YHWH] who spoke with Moses responds to a question about his name by declaring: אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (Ehyeh asher ehyeh),I am that I am” or “I will be what I will be”[5](in Biblical Hebrew the form of the verb here is not associated with any particular English tense).[6][7][8]

“THE NAME THAT ‘EXPRESSES’ (IS) THE WORD AND WORKS OF ISRAEL’S ‘ELOHIYM:

“I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE”

.…. Cont’d at Source: Tetragrammaton


Merriam Webster

Perverse:

1a : turned away from what is right or good : corrupt
c : contrary to the evidence or the direction of the judge on a point of law perverse verdict
2a : obstinate in opposing what is right, reasonable, or accepted : wrongheaded
b : arising from or indicative of stubbornness or obstinacy
3 : marked by peevishness or petulance : cranky
4 : marked by perversion

Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perverse

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