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CELEBRATE SHABBAT


Isaiah 58:13-14a, “If you turn your foot away because of the Sabbath, from doing what you please on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight (#6027), to the holiness of YHVH, glorified; and shall glorify Him, to the holiness of (not) doing your own ways, from finding your own pleasure, speaking (your) word; then you shall delight (#6026) yourself in YHVH.”

Strong’s
delight, #6027, oneg, from 6026; luxury.
#6026, a prim. root; to be soft or pliable, i.e. (fig.) luxurious.

Webster’s 1828 Dictionary
1. A high degree of pleasure or satisfaction of mind: joy.
2. That which gives great pleasure; that which affords delight.

Delight is a more permanent pleasure than joy, and not dependent on sudden excitement.

Luxury:
1. A free or extravagant indulgence in the pleasure of the table, as in a rich and expensive diet, or delicious food.
2. Anything delightful to the senses.

Soft:
Mild; gentle; kind; not severe or unfeeling; as a person of a soft nature.
Civil, complaisant; courteous; as a person of soft manners. He has a soft way of asking favors.
Mild; gentle; not rough, rude or irritating.

Paraphrase of Isaiah 58:13-14a, If you turn away from doing the things of the world that you may consider pleasurable above My holy day, and keep My Shabbat and call it a joyful delight in the holiness of YHVH, honorable; in the richness of Him, and be set apart from doing your own ways, finding your own pleasure and speaking your own doctrine, then you shall luxuriate yourself in YHVH.

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Psalm 122:6,7
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.
May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.