Sense: to hope (desire)
v. — to expect and wish for something.
For Sheol does not thank you; death does not praise you; those who go down to the pit do not hope for your faithfulness.
One important way of thinking about the meaning of a word is to think about what else an author could have said. The Bible Sense Lexicon suggests that “to hope (desire)” is a more specific kind of “wishing,” which is a more specific kind of a “desiring.” The following are some of the other specific ways of “desiring” something in the Bible according to the Bible Sense Lexicon: “to crave,” “to desire ⇔ ask,” “to desire ⇔ thirst,” “to desire ⇔ hunger,” “to long,” and so on. When examining the definitions of each of these senses, it seems that one of the key aspects of the sense of “to hope (desire)” is “expectation.” In other words, a person might “crave” something with little expectation of attaining it; however, expectation is characteristic of hope.
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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