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Defining the Word Humble found in II Chronicles 7 vs 14
Hebrew Strong's Number: 3665
Hebrew Word: כָּנַע
Root: a primitive root
Cross Reference: TWOT - 1001
Part of Speech: v
Vine's Words: Humble (Self) (To)
English Words used in KJV:
bring low 2
bring down 3
miscellaneous translations 1
[Total Count: 36]
a primitive root; properly to bend the knee; hence to humiliate, vanquish :- bring down (low), into subjection, under, humble (self), subdue.
Source: Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
The word (ayin 1612) means eye in all regular senses, but also as means of expression (knowledge, character, etc). The word (ayin 1613) means spring or fountain. The eye is one of four bodily "fountains," the other three being mouth, skin and urethra (and only the mouth is not supposed to produce water outwardly). Transpiration releases the body of excessive heat; urine evaluates toxins, and the eye produces water commonly when grief or pain is prosessed. All have to do with cleansing or purification.
Also: eye-to see, understand, obey—spiritual light of God
The verb means propagate, increase. Derivative means offspring, posterity. The letter is often said to mean and resemble a fish, but the word nun is not used as such in the Bible. In stead, the word for fish comes from another verb which means multiply, increase: (daga 401)
Also: fish, continue, offspring, heir
One of two regular words for hand (the other being the 10th letter). (kap 1022a) denotes the hand as outstretched, asking and weak. The word basically encompasses anything that is hollow or outstretched in order to receive something: dish, plate, etc.
Also: bend, allow, open tame
A possible meaning of humble from the lexicon is:
כָּנַע Vine's words: Humble (Self) (To)
Possible meaning from the meaning of the Hebrew letters: To be open to continually reaching out, increasing in understanding, and obeying the spiritual light of God through cleansing or purification.
Some of the meanings of the Hebrew letters of the word humble are listed below:
The letter could mean outstretched in order to receive something. The letter could also mean 'to allow'.
The letter could mean 'to continue'
The letter could mean 'to see', 'to understand', 'to obey', in relationship to the spiritual light of God. The letter could also mean 'purification' or 'cleansing'.
Each letter in Hebrew has a meaning, and sometimes a variety of meanings. It is possible that several meanings or definitions of the word being examined could possibly be obtained looking at the letters of the word. It takes reviewing the context of scripture like II Chronicles 7:14 to develop a possible meaning of a word in Hebrew using the letters.
We must also remember that in Hebrew, letters are red from Right to Left in putting together the meaning of the letters in obtaining a possible meaning of the word.
As you study the word Humble, you will find the meaning of that word does have a significant meaning, and adds much depth to our understanding of II Chronicles 7:14.