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Saturday, September 17 2011

Crossing The Void

The English word "void" originated from a Latin word, viduus which meant widow (the English word "widow" itself originated from that very same word). The applied meaning was bereaved, or deprived because of death. The word "bereft" is merely a variant of bereaved, although it literally means unhappy in love, a sort of living widowhood in which just the love of, or for, the other person has died. The modern-day definition of "void" is more simplistic i.e. empty, or declared invalid.

A number of different Hebrew words have been translated into English as "void." The first to be found in the Holy Scriptures is pronounced boh-hoo, which means empty, or a ruin - and an empty ruin. It is found in the famous "the earth was without form, and void" of Genesis 1:2:

"1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth [see How Many Days Of Creation Were There?].

1:2 And the earth was without form, and void [boh-hoo]; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." (Genesis 1:1-2 KJV)

The same word is found in Jeremiah, where it is again translated as "void." Although it refers to the same time as Genesis 1:2, it moreover uses the term to describe what the people of Judah had done to their nation by means of their corruption (see also Jeremiah's Field).

"4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me [see The First Christian Church]; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void [boh-hoo]; and the heavens, and they had no light." (Jeremiah 4:22-23 KJV)

The word boh-hoo is found a third time in the Scriptures, in Isaiah 34:11, where the KJV translates it as "emptiness" (note that translators often use different words to translate a single original word).

"34:8 For it is the day of the LORD vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion [see Anti-Zion Is Anti-Christ and Moriah: Separating The Wheat From The Chaff]. 34:9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch [see also The Lake Of Fire Into An Ocean Of Fire - When?]. 34:10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever. 34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness [boh-hoo]." (Isaiah 34:8-11 KJV)

"It is time for Thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void Thy Law. Therefore I love Thy Commandments"

Another original Hebrew word, pronounced paw-rawr, which means to break up, or to violate (see Violence), is also translated as "void" in the KJV.

The Holy Scriptures

"30:12 But if her husband hath utterly made them void [paw-rawr] on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void [paw-rawr]; and the LORD shall forgive her. 30:13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void [paw-rawr]. 30:14 But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day; then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirmeth them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them. 30:15 But if he shall any ways make them void [paw-rawr] after that he hath heard them; then he shall bear her iniquity." (Numbers 30:12-15 KJV)

"119:125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 119:126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void [paw-rawr] thy law. 119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. 119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way." (Psalm 119:125-128 KJV)

The Hebrew word pronounced kawh-sawr means lacking or without. It is found mostly in the Proverbs where the KJV translates it as "void."

"7:1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. 7:3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. 7:4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: 7:5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. 7:6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, 7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void [kawh-sawr] of understanding" (Proverbs 7:1-7 KJV)

"10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. 10:13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void [kawh-sawr] of understanding. 10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction." (Proverbs 10:11-14 KJV)

"12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void [kawh-sawr] of understanding." (Proverbs 12:10-11 KJV)

"24:30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void [kawh-sawr] of understanding; 24:31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. 24:32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. 24:33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 24:34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man." (Proverbs 24:30-34 KJV)

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This Day In History, September 17

480 BC: The Battle of Thermopylae between the Spartans and the Achaemenid Empire.

1394: All Jews in France were ordered out of the country by French King Charles VI.

1656: Massachusetts enacted severe laws against Quakers. At the time, government and religion were intricately interwoven - the line between "blasphemy" and "treason" was virtually nonexistent. While many of the settlers and "pilgrims" had left Europe to escape religious persecution, it didn't take long in their "New World" before they themselves began doing exactly what their oppressors had been doing to them back in the "old country."

1894: The Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval battle of the First Sino-Japanese (China-Japan) War.

1939: Soviet forces invaded Poland from the east while German forces were invading from the west; the Polish government and military command fled to exile in Romania.

1940: Adolf Hitler decided to "postpone" his invasion of Britain after his Luftwaffe met unexpectedly potent resistance from British fighter pilots in the "Battle of Britain" air war. Hitler was one of this world's most successful "politicians" of all time - the Satanic heathen knew how to mislead and manipulate a nation into committing horrendous evil by abusing the principles of its "patriotism" that made it all seem so "right" (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion). There is another "Hitler" coming, a great deceiver who will be the end-time "beast" - see Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!.

1948: United Nations representative Count Folke Bernadotte was assassinated in Jerusalem. The Swedish soldier and diplomat headed the Swedish Red Cross during World War Two and is credited with saving 20,000 Jewish inmates of concentration camps. As a UN mediator in Palestine, at the time of the creation of the present-day state of Israel that year, Bernadotte was murdered by Jewish terrorists who ignored all that Bernadotte had done for the people of Judah.

1956: Television was first broadcast in Australia.

1978: The Camp David Peace Accord was signed between Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.

1980: The independent trade union Solidarity was established after strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland.

1980: Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle was assassinated in Asuncion, Paraguay.

1993: The last "Cold War" Russian troops left Poland.


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