“43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall ‘love’ [(yes) racham (kiy): (have) compassion (for), (have) great mercy (for), etc..] your neighbor and hate your enemy.’44 But I say to you, ‘love’ [(yes) racham (kiy): (have) compassion (for), (have) great mercy (for), etc..] your enemies and ‘pray’ [siyach: meditate, declare, etc..] for those who persecute you,45 so that you may prove yourselves to be sons of your ‘Father’ [Ab: Principal,Chief, etc..] who is in heaven; for ‘He’ [ha-‘Iysh: the-Steward, the-Worthy, etc..] causes ‘His’ [ha-Ga’al: the-Redeem(-er[‘s]), the-Deliver[-er’s], etc..] sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
Love : 7356 racham rakh’-am from 7355; compassion (in the plural); by extension, the womb (as cherishing the fetus); by implication, a maiden:– bowels, compassion, damsel, tender love, (great, tender)mercy, pity, womb.
Have: יֵשׁyêsh, yaysh; perhaps from an unused root meaningto stand out, or exist; substance, it (there) was, (there) were, ye will, thou wilt, wouldest.
For: 3588 kiy kee a primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed:–and, + (forasmuch, inasmuch, where-)as, assured(-ly), + but, certainly, doubtless, + else, even, + except, for, how, (because, in, so, than) that, + nevertheless, now, rightly, seeing, since, surely, then, therefore, + (al- )though, + till, truly, + until, when, whether, while, whom, yea, yet.
Pray: 7878 siyach see’-akh a primitive root; to ponder, i.e. (by implication) converse (with oneself, and hence, aloud) or (transitively) utter:– commune, complain, declare, meditate, muse, pray, speak, talk (with).
He: 376 ‘iysh eesh contracted for 582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation):–also, another, any (man), a certain, + champion, consent, each, every (one), fellow, (foot-, husband-)man, (good-, great, mighty) man, he, high (degree), him (that is), husband, man(-kind), + none, one, people, person, + steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever), worthy. Compare 802.
His: 1350 ga’al gaw-al’ a primitive root, to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), i.e. to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative’s property, marry his widow, etc.):–X in any wise, X at all, avenger, deliver[-er’s], (do, perform the part of near, next) kinsfolk(-man), purchase, ransom, redeem(-er[‘s]), revenger.
Father: 1 ‘ab awb a primitive word; father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application):–chief, (fore-)father(-less), X patrimony, principal. Compare names in “Abi-“.
Significance of the Steward’s Name:
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 [‘Elohiym of Israel, YHWH] whospoke withMosesresponds 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: