THE LENTIL FIELD 1/24/06
Today this section of scripture was quickened to me to
look up the Hebrew words. This was quickened to me for
now, especially after having stood through the flood
last Monday. Here is what I found:
Shammah, 5th in rank of Davidís mightiest
men, the son of a mountaineer, stood in the center of
his abundant field of lentils, beat back his enemies and
gained a mighty deliverance.
2 Sam 23:11-12 NLT
Next in rank was Shammah son of Agee from Harar. One
time the Philistines gathered at Lehi and attacked the
Israelites in a field full of lentils. The Israelite
army fled, but Shammah held his ground in the middle of
the field and beat back the Philistines. So the LORD
brought about a great victory.
2 Sam 23:10-12 NKJV
And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite.
The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where
there was a piece of ground full of lentils. So the
people fled from the Philistines. But he stationed
himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and
killed the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a
OT:8048 Shammah (sham-maw'); the same as OT:8047;
Shammah, the name of an Edomite and four Israelites:
KJV - Shammah.
OT:8047 shammah (sham-maw'); from OT:8074; ruin; by
KJV - astonishment, desolate (-ion), waste, wonderful
And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a
byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead
OT:2513 chelqah (khel-kaw'; feminine of OT:2506;
properly, smoothness; figuratively, flattery; also an
KJV - field, flattering (-ry), ground, parcel, part,
piece of land [ground], plat, portion, slippery place,
OT:7704 sadeh (saw-deh'); or saday (saw-dah'-ee); from
an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat):
KJV - country, field, ground, land, soil, wild.
OT:4395 mele'ah (mel-ay-aw'); feminine of OT:4392;
something fulfilled, i.e. abundance (of produce):
KJV - (first of ripe) fruit, fulness.
OT:3320 yatsab (yaw-tsab'); a primitive root; to place
(any thing so as to stay); reflexively, to station,
KJV - present selves, remaining, resort, set (selves),
(be able to, can, with-) stand (fast, forth, -ing,
OT:8432 tavek (taw'-vek); from an unused root meaning to
sever; a bisection, i.e. (by implication) the centre:
KJV - among (-st), between, half, (therewhere-), in
(-to), middle, mid [-night], midst (among), out (of),
through, with (-in).
OT:5337 natsal (naw-tsal'); a primitive root; to snatch
away, whether in a good or a bad sense:- at all, defend,
deliver (self), escape, without fail, part, pluck,
preserve, recover, rescue, rid, save, spoil, strip,
surely, take (out).
OT:5221 nakah (naw-kaw'); a primitive root; to strike
(lightly or severely, literally or figuratively):
KJV - beat, cast forth, clap, give [wounds], go forward,
indeed, kill, make [slaughter], murderer, punish,
slaughter, slay (-er, -ing), smite (-r, -ing), strike,
be stricken, (give) stripes, surely, wound.
OT:1419 gadowl (gaw-dole'); or (shortened) gadol
(gaw-dole'); from OT:1431; great (in any sense); hence,
older; also insolent:
KJV - aloud, elder (-est), exceeding (-ly), far, (man
of) great (man, matter, thingerness,-,-), high, long,
loud, mighty, more, much, noble, proud thing, sore, (X)
OT:8668 teshuw`ah (tesh-oo-aw'); or teshu`ah
(tesh-oo-aw'); from OT:7768 in the sense of OT:3467;
rescue (literal or figurative, pers., national or
KJV - deliverance, help, safety, salvation, victory.
WORD TO PONDER: STAND YOUR GROUND 1/24/06
Courageous one, sometimes you simply have to stand your
ground and beat back the enemy from your place of
abundance. Remember Shammah, he was 5th in
rank of Davidís mightiest men. A son of a mountaineer,
he stood in the center of the abundant field of
lentils. He beat back his enemies and gained a mighty
deliverance. Where others fled, Shammah was an
astonishment and not only stood his ground in a place of
abundance, but also in living out his name and calling.
2 Sam 23:10-12 NKJV
And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the
Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a
troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils.
So the people fled from the Philistines. But he
stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended
it, and killed the Philistines. So the LORD brought
about a great victory.