Explore the meanings of key terms in religious texts. From understanding ‘upright’ in Proverbs, the Greek term ‘Stauroo’, to the spiritual significance of ‘yoke’.
What does upright mean in Proverbs?
Proverbs 11:3 a. The integrity of the upright will guide them: The man or woman who lives with integrity – a trustworthy life lived without shame or secrets – is recognized as upright and will have their integrity to guide them.
Does upright mean righteous?
adhering to rectitude; righteous, honest, or just: an upright person. being in accord with what is right: upright dealings.
What does the Greek word Stauroo mean?
In ancient Greek stauros meant either an “upright pale or stake”, a “cross, as the instrument of crucifixion”, or a “pale for impaling a corpse”.
What is the Ancient Greek word for yoke?
From Ancient Greek ζυγόν (zugón) or ζεῦγος (zeûgos), from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm (“yoke”).
What is the spiritual meaning of the yoke?
In addition to its literal meaning, the concept of a yoke also appears in many scriptures as a metaphor for bondage or servitude; see Jeremiah 28:2; Alma 44:2.) What does it mean to take Christ’s yoke upon us? (To humbly do his will and allow him to guide and direct our lives.)
What is the biblical meaning of yoke?
In 60 scriptures in the Bible, the word yoke was used to connotate slavery, servitude or influence in familial relationships and religious ones. In other words, the meaning of “my yoke is easy” could be, “my service or burden is easy.”