How can God’s words be "unfolded"? (Psalm 119:130)


Psalms 119:130

ESV - 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 14 2021 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The Hebrew word (anglicized as "pethach") rendered as "unfolding" is used elsewhere in Scripture in the sense of a door or gate. Just as passage through such a physical opening results in a wider perspective or field of view, a deeper study of God's words (with the inward help of the Holy Spirit, as well as through the use of tools such as commentaries or study guides, and discussions with other believers) "unfolds" the meaning of those words, and allows us to see the full range of applications and meanings that they can have in the lives of Christians.

April 14 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
The word "entrance" (kjv) -- Strong's Concordance
pethach: an opening, unfolding
Original Word: פֵתַח (Hebrew is read from right to left)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: pethach -- is translated “unfolding” in the New American Standard Bible and the New International Version; it means “disclosure” and “opening up” as in Luke 24:32, 35. WWW

Pulpit Commentary
Ps 119:130. - The entrance of thy words giveth light; rather, the opening (or opening up) of thy words. Their full exposition and interpretation (Ps 119:98-100, 105).

June 06 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Dave Larsen Husband, father and grand father. Student of the Messiah.
Psalm 119:30: The Hebrew alphabet is made up of 22 letters. Each letter was originally a symbol, each symbol represents a word and a number. 

Because of its unique design, every letter (word) can be unfolded to reveal the light of the Truth it contains. 

Example: The first Hebrew letter is Alef. Alef is spelled: Alef, Lamed, Pe.
Alef = Mighty / Strong / First 
Lamed = Shepherd / Guide / Council 
Pe = Face / Mouth / Voice 

Yoshua (Jesus) said in Revelation, "I am the Alef Tav." Tav is the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet and represents the cross and covenant. 

Alef and the Tav = Mighty Shepherds Voice of the Covenant. GOD is amazing!

April 13 2024 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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