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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5475 - סוֹד
1) council, counsel, assembly
1a) council (of familiar conversation)
1a1) divan, circle (of familiar friends)
1a2) assembly, company
1b1) counsel (itself)
1b2) secret counsel
1b3) familiar converse, intimacy (with God)
V) dxi (יסד YSD) - Found: To lay a foundation of a house, place or plan. KJV (42): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hophal, Pual, Piel) foundation, lay, founded, ordain, counsel, establish, appoint, instruct, set, sure - Strongs: H3245 (יָסַד)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
סוֹד m. prop. a couch, cushion, triclinium, on which persons recline (for יְסוֹד, Arab. وَسَادُ a cushion, a pillow, from יָסַד Niph. No. 2, which see). Henee
(1) a sitting together, an assembly, either of friends familiarly conversing, Jeremiah 6:11, 15:17 or of judges consulting together (hence used of God as consulting with the powers above, [God’s counsels all proceed from himself; He may communicate them to others, but he does not consult with them], Psal. 89:8 Job 15:8; Jeremiah 23:18); or of the wicked debating evil counsels, Psal. 64:3 [of the upright] 111:l.
(2) deliberation, counsel, Proverbs 15:22, בְּאֵין סוֹד “without deliberation;” opp. to בְּרֹב יוֹעֲצִים Psal. 83:4.
(3) familiar conversation, familiar acquaintance, Psalms 55:15. Job 19:19, מְתֵי סוֹדִי “my familiar acquaintance.” סוֹד יְהֹוָה familiar acquaintance with Jehovah, i.e. his favour. [There is no reason for departing in this phrase from the ordinary meaning, counsel.]. Psalms 25:14; Proverbs 3:32; Job 29:4.
(4) a secret; whence גִּלָּה סוֹד, גָּלָה to reveal a secret, Proverbs 11:13, 20:19 25:9 Amos 3:7.
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