Bless – Barak






The Hebrew verb “barak” means “to kneel” as seen in Genesis 24:11. However, when written in the piel form it means “to show respect” usually translated as “bless” as seen in Genesis 12:2. A related Hebrew word is “berakhah” meaning “a gift or present”. From this we can see the concrete meaning behind the piel form of the verb “barak”. It is “to bring a gift to another while kneeling out of respect”. The extended meaning of this word is “to do or give something of value to another”. “Elohiym respects us” by “providing for our needs” and we in turn “respect Elohiym” by “giving him of ourselves as his servants”.

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