Sense: to enlighten
v. — to give spiritual insight to.
Consider and answer me, O Lord
my God! Give light [אור] to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death, . . .
Psalm 13:3 (NRSV)
In Psalm 13:3, we find the psalmist asking the Lord to enlighten his eyes. The Bible Sense Lexicon concordance for this sense shows us other places in which someone seeks enlightenment, in addition to the Lord choosing to give light to someone. In Psalm 19:8, we read that commandments of the Lord bring enlightenment: “. . . the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes; . . .” More generally, Psalm 119:30 says, “The unfolding of your words gives light, . . .” Finally, in Ecclesiastes 8:1 we read that wisdom also enlightens a person. Thus, we find that we may not only pray for enlightenment, but also seek it.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
The Bible Sense Lexicon is a Logos dataset available in Logos 5 Gold and higher base packages. If you’re enrolled in the Logos Academic Discount Program, you can also find the Bible Sense Lexicon in the Biblical Languages base package. Take your studies even further by exploring semantic domains, engaging the biblical text like never before.
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