Obey vs Disobey


This is from @Zerahyah. I don’t know who they are, but I want to give credit. The following text is their text. It is worth repeating. (See image below)

Understanding the Hebrew Language

The words “keep” and “break” are usually interpreted as obedience and disobedience.

The Hebrew Word for “Keep” & “Break”

The Hebrew word for “keep” is SHAMAR. It literally means guard, protect and cherish.

The Hebrew word for “break” is PARAR. It literally means to trample underfoot.


The ancient Hebrew understanding of these word is not about mechanical obedience and disobedience of His commands, but one’s attitude towards them.

Will you cherish His commands, or will you throw them on the ground and walk on them?


Credit @zerahyah


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