New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
“12 The word of ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, the-Great, etc..] is alive and active. It is sharper than any sword that has two edges. It cuts deep enough to separate ‘soul’ [shaphak: life, etc..] from ‘spirit’ [ruwach: expression, breath, etc..]. It can separate bones from joints. It judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.”
Amein, that life and not death be with us; the highest wisdom in creation!
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
Soul:: 8210 shaphak shaw-fak’ a primitive root; to spill forth (blood, a libation, liquid metal; or even a solid, i.e. to mound up); also (figuratively) to expend (life, soul, complaint, money, etc.); intensively, to sprawl out:–cast (up), gush out, pour (out), shed(-der, out), slip.
Spirit:: 7307 ruwach roo’-akh from 7306; wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions):–air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit((-ual)), tempest, X vain, ((whirl-))wind(-y).
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”, an archaic form of which is הוה (h-w-h), with a third person masculine y- prefix, equivalent to English “he”. They connect it to [eg.] Exodus 3:14 – [ETC..] where the ‘divinity’ [G-d: ‘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”(in Biblical Hebrew the form of the verb here is not associated with any particular English tense).“
THE NAME THAT ‘EXPRESSES’ (IS) THE WORD AND WORKS OF ISRAEL’S ‘ELOHIYM:
“I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE”.
…. Source: Tetragrammaton