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An old girlfriend of mine named her bicycle Hephzibah and I asked her why and she said because "my delight is in her". And I said, "of course!" Regards Philip
According to Strong's Concordance, Chephtsi-bah: "my delight is in her," a name for Zion, also the mother of King Manasseh Original Word: חֶפְּצִי בָּהּ Part of Speech: Proper Name Feminine Transliteration: Chephtsi-bah Phonetic Spelling: (khef-tsee'baw) Definition: "my delight is in her", a name for Zion, also the mother of King Manasseh. According to Smith’s Bible Dictionary, Hephzibah was the queen [wife] of King Hezekiah and the mother of Manasseh. (2 Kings 21:1) (B.C. 709-696.) According to the NAS Exhaustive Concordance Word Origin: from chephets The definition of Hephzibah is "my delight is in her," a name for Zion, also the mother of King Manasseh. NASB Translation: Hephzibah Brown-Driver-Briggs (BDB), a Hebrew lexicon or dictionary of the Old Testament, has: חֶפְצִיבָֿהּ proper name, feminine (my delight is in her; compare Phoenician חפצבעל) — 1 mother of king Manasseh 2 Kings 21:1. 2 figurative name of Zion Isaiah 62:4, here explained by כִּי חפץ יהוה בָּךְ for Yahweh delighteth in thee. This, too, could be said of the Christian who walks with the King: (Psalm 37:23) "The steps of a man are ordered by the LORD who takes delight in his journey."
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