Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Zec 12:10
And I will pour upon the
house of David, and upon
the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
the spirit of grace and of

and they shall look upon me
whom they have pierced, and
they shall mourn for him, as
one mourneth for [his] only [son],
and shall be in bitterness for him,
as one that is in bitterness for [his]

Everyone has their favorite Bible passages,
and for me, this is in the Top 10.

As I've discussed, "House of David" and
"inhabitants of Jerusalem" refers to
National Israel (Erets Yisrael) and the
Jews and Palestinians of Ishmael, since
he is a child of Abraham. Palestinians
are often excluded, so I want to make
them an equal partner, because I
believe they are, and they will also
be blessed when New Jerusalem

In fact, House of David may refer to
the Jews, alone, and "Inhabitants of
Jerusalem" may actually refer to those
of Palestine who also hope in the God
of Abraham for salvation. Only God
knows who will receive the blessings
of this magnificent verse.

Lexicon / Concordance for Zec 12:10

And I will pour
[08210] shaphak
upon the house
[01004] bayith
of David,
[01732] David
and upon the inhabitants
[03427] yashab
of Jerusalem,
[03389] Y@ruwshalaim
the spirit
[07307] ruwach
of grace
[02580] chen
and of supplications:
[08469] tachanuwn
and they shall look
[05027] nabat
upon me whom they have pierced,
[01856] daqar
and they shall mourn
[04553] micepd
for him, as one mourneth
[05594] caphad
for [his] only
[03173] yachiyd
[son], and shall be in bitterness
[04843] marar
for him, as one that is in bitterness
[04843] marar
for [his] firstborn.
[01060] b@kowr

WOW! It's even more stirring in Hebrew!
Let me begin by just celebrating the English
KJV translation, which I personally adore.

It drives home how all of us are saved by
GRACE, through faith, and how it is purely
a gift of God, lest any man boast. When I
first was drawn into the fold, I had so many
doubts from my cultural indoctrination as
a Jew to reject Christ. My victory came when
I was counseled to PRAY FOR FAITH!

"Lord, help my unbelief." Even faith is given.

In this verse, the spirit of faith and illumination
is given to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and
House of David, who hitherto had been in
darkness, and in unbelief. Suddenly, they
see. In an instant, they are converted.

I think this happens when New Jerusalem
arrives and the signs which accompany it's

At this point, the Jews and Inhabitants of
Jerusalem (Palestine) mourn Christ, and
recognize him. The language of this verse
couldn't be more plain, "They shall
look upon me whom they have pierced"

and "They shall mourn as one mourns
for an only son ".... "firstborn"

Like I said, WOW!!!!

I will POUR OUT:

Lexicon Results for shaphak (Strong's H8210)

Hebrew for H8210




shä·fak' (Key)

Part of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to pour, pour out, spill

a) (Qal)

1) to pour, pour out

2) to shed (blood)

3) to pour out (anger or heart) (fig)

b) (Niphal) to be poured out, be shed

c) (Pual) to be poured out, be shed

d) (Hithpael)

1) to be poured out

2) to pour out oneself

Pour out, shaphak, is the same word used
in the sacrificial rituals, as well as demonstrations
of wrath. In this extraordinary verse, it is used not
in wrath or propitiation, but, in blessing.

Lev 4:18 And he shall put [some] of the blood
upon the horns of the altar which [is] before
the LORD , that [is] in the tabernacle of the
congregation , and shall pour out shaphak all the
blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering
, which [is at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation .

The spirit of GRACE

(Spirit =ruwach)


exicon Results for chen (Strong's H2580)
Hebrew for H2580




khān (Key)

Part of Speech

masculine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from H2603

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) favour, grace, charm

a) favour, grace, elegance

b) favour, acceptance

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 69
AVgrace 38, favour 26, gracious 2, pleasant 1, precious 1, wellfavoured + 02896 1

Chen (Grace) is used to refer to spiritual state of

grace. We know that in our own strength, we

cannot please God, so this "Spirit of Grace"

is the Holy Spirit.

Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace chen

in the eyes of the LORD .

Exd 3:21 And I will give this people favour chen
in the sight of the Egyptians : and it shall come
to pass, hat, when ye go 03212 , ye shall not go empty :

Pro 17:8 A gift [is as] a precious chen stone
in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever
it turneth , it prospereth .

Nah 3:4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms
of the wellfavoured chen harlot , the mistress of
witchcrafts , that selleth nations through her whoredoms
, and families through her witchcrafts .
....And they shall look upon me whom they


Lexicon Results for daqar (Strong's H1856)
Hebrew for H1856




dä·kar' (Key)

Part of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

TWOT Reference


Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to pierce, thrust through, pierce through

a) (Qal) to pierce, run through

b) (Niphal) to be pierced through

c) (Pual) pierced, riddled (participle)

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 11
AVthrust through 8, pierced 1, wounded 1, stricken through 1

Num 25:8 And he went after the man of Israel
into the tent , and thrust daqar both of them through,
the man of Israel , and the woman through her belly.
So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel .

Jer 37:10 For though ye had smitten the whole army
of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there
remained [but] wounded daqar men among them,
[yet] should they rise up every man in his tent, and
burn this city with fire .

Lam 4:9 [They that be] slain with the sword are better
than [they that be] slain with hunger : for these
pine away , stricken daqar through for [want of] the
fruits of the field.

Zec 13:3 And it shall come to pass, [that] when any
shall yet prophesy , then his father and his mother
that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live ;
for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD :
and his father and his mother that begat him shall
thrust daqar him through when he prophesieth .

Even though daqar is used this once to convey

"pierced", the overall meaning is the same as

"thrust through" and wounded. Obviously this

related to the crucifixion, so the word was

tweaked to give us the full message of the

prophecy, much clearer to us than Zechariah

who wrote this hundreds of years before Christ.

They shall mourn for me.....

Mourn = micepd

Lexicon Results for micepd (Strong's H4553)
Hebrew for H4553




mis·pād' (Key)

Part of Speech

masculine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from H5594

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) wailing

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 16
AVmourning 7, wailing 6, lamentation 3

Micepd for mourning, relates more specifically
to a loud lamentation, a vocal mourning, more
than a silent mourning of the spirit.

Gen 50:10 And they came to the threshingfloor
of Atad , which [is] beyond Jordan , and there they
mourned with a great and very sore lamentation micepd:
and he made a mourning for his father seven days .

Est 4:3 And in every province , whithersoever the king's
commandment and his decree came , [there was] great
mourning among the Jews , and fasting , and weeping ,
and wailing micepd; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes .

AN ONLY SON= Yachiyd

Hebrew for H3173




yä·khēd' (Key)

Part of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from H3161

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage


1) only, only one, solitary, one

a) only, unique, one

b) solitary

c) (TWOT) only begotten son

Gen 22:2 And he said , Take now thy son ,
thine only (son) yachiyd Isaac 03327,
whom thou lovest , and get thee into the land of Moriah;
and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one
of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Upon this verse in Genesis 22:2, the entire
covenant of the Jews rests. For God so loved
the world that he gave HIS ONLY SON. This
was the ram, the HOLY Lamb of God, symbolized
by the blood of the proxy ram which the ANGEL
of the LORD provided. Remember how the
Angel of the LORD is preincarnate Christ.

Before Christ was clothed with human flesh
and nerves, Zechariah and Isaiah clearly defined
His sacrifice and suffering, as well as God's
Plan. Remember how God in the OT is
not only Elahanu (singular) but in most
instances, Elohiym, which is PLURAL.

Here is the veil lifted and our eyes behold
the mercy seat of God through His Son
and through the sacrifice of His being pierced,
"thrust through" for our propitiation and
forgiveness. It is through these events which
make us acceptable to God, though formerly
veiled in ritual and customary laws.

So, when He returns, all eyes in Jerusalem are
witnesses, and they mourn him as their only
son, as their Messiah. They recognize how
he was wounded for our sins and transgressions,
and how the price for our souls was put upon
his shoulders.

I remember when I finally "GOT IT!" That "AHA
moment" for me was when I read Genesis 22
for the 4th or 5th time, and when Abraham laid
upon Isaac's shoulders the wood for the altar,
and as he led him up the hill to the high place
where he was willing to pierce him for God's
word, the image of Jesus Christ, carrying the
cross, became superimposed.

I wept for what seemed like hours and hours.
For the first time, I stopped congratulating
myself for being such a pious little girl, reading
the Bible, and my sins crushed me, like that
cross crashing down on a starved, beaten,
dehydrated puny frame. I could recognize
the true holiness of God, and in a flash of
light, I finally saw Christ in all his holiness and
sacrifice for my sins.

This epiphany is a sacred moment in the life
of any Christian, and far from traumatic, it
is cleansing. It is the baptism of fire, where
our sins go up in smoke, and we realize that
we are responsible for the crucifixion of the
Son of God. He is our MESSIAH! Our only

While blindness has happened to Erets Yisrael,
when New Jerusalem arrives, all eyes will
be opened, and they too will see Him in that
moment of clarity. It will be even more
powerful because it will be an epiphany for
millions, not just one person at a time.

Before the LORD judges the Earth and its
inhabitants, there will be ample opportunity
to repent and millions will not only repent,
but will take up their crosses and face death,
courageously, even merrily, like the original
disciples of the Church.

"They will be in bitterness"

Bitterness= MARAR

Lexicon Results for marar (Strong's H4843)
Hebrew for H4843




mä·rar' (Key)

Part of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to be bitter

a) (Qal) to be bitter

b) (Piel)

1) to show bitterness

2) to make bitter

c) (Hiphil) to make bitter, embitter

d) (Hithpalpel)

1) to embitter oneself

2) to be enraged

2) (TWOT) to be strong, strengthen

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 16
AV bitterness 3, bitter 2, bitterly 2, choler 2, grieved 2, vexed 2, bitterness + 04751 1, grieved him 1, provoke 1
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Marar is classically translated as "bitterness"
and it is a form of the word "myhrr" and
MARY or Miryiam. There were two eras when
the name Miyiam was prevalent, when Moses
was born, and his sister Mary/Miryiam, because
the Hebrews were slaves and their lives were
hard. Next era was when Christ was born, and
his mother Mary/Miryiam was so named due
to their parallel occupation by Rome. Indeed,
in Ruth, Naomi changes her name to Mary,
"for the LORD hath dealt bitterly with me..."

But, here's the derivative verses to have a greater
Gen 49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him marar ,
and shot [at him], and hated him :
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Rth 1:20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi ,
call me Mara 04755: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly
with me.

Job 27:2 [As] God liveth, [who] hath taken away
my judgment ; and the Almighty, [who] hath vexed marar
my soul ;

Isa 24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song ;
strong drink shall be bitter marar to them that
drink it.

Dan 8:7 And I saw him come close unto the ram ,
and he was moved with choler marar against him,
and smote the ram , and brake his two horns :
"As one that is in bitterness for their

Lexicon Results for bĕkowr (Strong's H1060)
Hebrew for H1060




bek·ore' (Key)

Part of Speech

masculine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from H1069

TWOT Reference

Variant Spellings
The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: בכור.[about]
Outline of Biblical Usage

1) firstborn, firstling

a) of men and women

b) of animals

c) noun of relation (fig.)

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 117
AVfirstborn 101, firstling 10, eldest 4, firstborn + 01121 1, eldest son 1

Firstborn is an important role in a family,
especially the ancient cultures. The firstborn
is the chief inheritor of the father, as we
can see in illustrations of this, such as when
Jacob usurped his twin brother's firstborn
status, snatching his blessing from Isaac:

Gen 27:19 And Jacob said unto his father ,
I [am] Esau thy firstborn bekowr; I have done according
as thou badest me: arise , I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison ,
that thy soul may bless me.

Gen 49:3 Reuben , thou [art] my firstbornbekowr ,

my might , and the beginning of my strength ,

the excellency of dignity , and the excellency of power :

In Exodus, the Angel of the LORD tells Moses
to tell Pharoah that Israel is God's firstborn:

Exd 4:22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh , Thus saith
the LORD , Israel [is] my son , [even] my firstborn bekowr:

It is this unity between Isaac, Abraham's miracle
child of promise, and his grandson, Jacob, surnamed
Israel for the promised land, which Moses would lead
the exiles into, and Jesus Christ who would be the
promised Messiah, the Firstborn of God, the
Firstborn of the Dead, which defines the Holy
Covenants, both Old and New, and which
will soon be recognized by those dwelling in

Little Jerusalem is the topic of controversy
throughout the world today, and the fate
of all nations pivots upon her, yet, the truth
will light upon her, and all will see. The
inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be able
to see anything else, with this shining
city coming down and sitting above old
Jerusalem. They will repent, and they
will believe. Before judgment is meted out,
all people of the world will have the
opportunity to recognize God's firstborn,
and our King, Jesus, SAVIOR.

Father God, in the NAME of JESUS,
please sustain us in the hope of our
LORD and Savior. Give us the strength
of faith to abide during these times which
vex our souls, and make our hearts weak.
I pray that all those who call on your
name, no matter what denomination, will
have your Spirit minister to them, and they
may receive true light without the false
indoctrination from their church leaders,
who often are trained in seminaries which
kills the light.

I ask for mercy for all Israel and Palestine,
for them to be conditioned to receive the
LORD coming down. I rejoice in the news
of His imminent arrival. I feel like leaping
for joy, and I praise you with all my heart,
soul and strength.

In the Holy Name of Jesus Christ,
Yeshua HaMashiach. AMEN.

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