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the root and offspring of David, the bright …

Posted by Pelgrim on 30th November 2007

Rev 22, 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

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The spirit of the saints

Posted by Pelgrim on 30th November 2007

There is a Water that flows down from Heaven
To cleanse the world of sin by grace Divine.
At last, its whole stock spent, its virtue gone.
Dark with pollution not its own, it speeds
Back to the Fountain of all purities;
Whence, freshly bathed, earthward it sweeps again,
Trailing a robe of glory bright and pure.

This Water is the Spirit of the Saints,
Which ever sheds, until itself is beggared,
God’s balm on the sick soul; and then returns
To Him who made the purest light of Heaven.

poem by Rumi

R. A. Nicholson

‘Persian Poems‘, an Anthology of verse translations
edited by A.J. Arberry, Everyman’s Library, 1972

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although he make it not to grow…..

Posted by Pelgrim on 30th November 2007

2 Sam 23, 1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Isai [from yesh, being, existence, substance] said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

2 The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just [tzadik], ruling in the fear of God. 

4 And he shall be as the light [‘owr] of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining [nogah from nagah, to shine, to enligthen, to cause to shine] after rain.

5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation [yesha’] , and all my desire, although he make it not to grow [tsamach, to sprout, to bud].

Nogah

Isa 62, 1 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as nogah [brightness, bright, light], and the salvation thereof as a lamp [that] burneth.

Dan 6, 19 Then the king arose nogah [with morning light, in the morning], and went in haste unto the den of lions.

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The yoke … and light

Posted by Pelgrim on 27th November 2007

The light of the menorah/candlestick

Niyr, lamp, light, cancle, to glisten, shine by reflection with a sparkling luster from the hebrew root niyr probably identical with that of H5216, through the idea of the gleam of a fresh furrow, to break up [the ground], freshly plough or till.

Manowr from the root niyr, a yoke for ploughing, to break up the earth, also the beam of weavers.

Menowrah from the root manowr, the candlestick in the tabernacle of witness.

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He could have made you one congregation

Posted by Pelgrim on 21st November 2007

Quran 5, 48 Then we revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures, and superseding them. You shall rule among them in accordance with GOD’s revelations, and do not follow their wishes if they differ from the truth that came to you. For each of you, we have decreed laws and different rites. Had GOD willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To GOD is your final destiny - all of you - then He will inform you of everything you had disputed.

translation Khalifa

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the spirit of man is the light of the LORD

Posted by Pelgrim on 21st November 2007

Prov 20, 27 The spirit [neshamah] of man [adam] [is] the candle/lamp/light [niyr] of YHWH, searching all the inward parts of the belly [beten].

Nashamah from the hebrew root nasham, to pant as a woman in travail, labour

Adam formed from adamah, earth substance 

Niyr, to glisten, shine by reflection with a sparkling luster from the hebrew root ner probably identical with that of H5216, through the idea of the gleam of a fresh furrow, to break up [the ground], freshly plough or till.

Beten - belly, womb, body, the inside parts, the innermost parts.

a) belly, abdomen

1) as seat of hunger

2) as seat of mental faculties

3) of depth of Sheol (fig.)

b) womb

Psalm 18, 28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

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this is the rest

Posted by Pelgrim on 20th November 2007

Isa 28, 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This [is] the rest [wherewith] ye may cause the weary to rest; and this [is] the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

Stammering lips: Moses said he had uncircumcised lips.

Exo 6, 12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who [am] of uncircumcised lips?

Deut 18, 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. 

[the blessing in the seed of Abraham of all nations
Gen 27, 1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the Almighty God; walk before me [paniym, face, presence], and be thou perfect/whole/complete.]

14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so [to do].

15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

16 And the LORD said unto me, They have well [spoken that] which they have spoken. 17 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.

18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

19 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require [it] of him.

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the vail that is spread over all nations

Posted by Pelgrim on 19th November 2007

Isa 25, 7 And he will destroy [Hebrew swallow up]  in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

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Do not I fill heaven and earth?

Posted by Pelgrim on 18th November 2007

Jer 23:23 [Am] I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

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the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of his glory

Posted by Pelgrim on 18th November 2007

Hab 2, 14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

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