Monday, April 20, 2009

Some verse possibilities for body parts

Some parts are hard to find - so כָתֵף is used for back, side, and all sorts of other translations - and there are other words rendered shoulder - but here is a verse from the prophets for shoulder and ears - a tough verse worth learning in its context. (Zechariah 7:9-11)
ט כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת לֵאמֹר
מִשְׁפַּט אֱמֶת שְׁפֹטוּ וְחֶסֶד וְרַחֲמִים עֲשׂוּ
אִישׁ אֶת-אָחִיו

י וְאַלְמָנָה וְיָתוֹם גֵּר וְעָנִי אַל-תַּעֲשֹׁקוּ
וְרָעַת אִישׁ אָחִיו אַל-תַּחְשְׁבוּ בִּלְבַבְכֶם

יא וַיְמָאֲנוּ לְהַקְשִׁיב
וַיִּתְּנוּ כָתֵף סֹרָרֶת
וְאָזְנֵיהֶם הִכְבִּידוּ מִשְּׁמוֹעַ

So says יְהוָה of hosts saying: judge with a true judgment
and mercy and compassion do -
so it should be for anyone to any other who is near
and widow or orphan, stranger or the poor - do not oppress
and evil - anyone to any other who is near - do not imagine in your hearts
but they refused to pay attention
and gave a shoulder to stubbornness
and their ears they stopped from hearing

There are many sounds we have heard in other contexts in these verses alone.

Ideas from anyone else on suitable verses for teaching about how we use head and shoulders, knees and toes?

Note: this post altered to see if the Hebrew letters will work on Apple.

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