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6 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 6

LOST Israel in Jeremiah 23:1 -- “Woe be unto the
pastors that DESTROY and scatter the sheep of
Old Testament Usage my pasture!” The word destroy is translated
from WHAT Hebrew word?
In the Old Testament the word lost COMMENT: In light of the above
appears 17 times and is translated from six verses, we can see that the words lost and
different Hebrew words. On nine occasions the destroy are translated from the SAME Hebrew
word is rendered from the Hebrew word abad word. We have also seen that these words are
(Strong’s #6). used in reference to ISRAEL’S wickedness in
turning away from YEHOVAH God, their
captivity and their scattering among other
Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon
nations. Let’s now turn to the New Testament
defines the Hebrew word abad as follows:
and see how the word lost is used.
1. To be lost, to lose oneself, to wander.
New Testament Usage
2. To perish, to be destroyed.
3. To be ready to perish, to be wretched,
In the New Testament the word lost
appears 16 times and is translated from FOUR
different Greek words. On 13 occasions the
Let’s look at some examples of the use of word is rendered from the Greek word apollumi
this word. (Strong’s #622).
1. In Psalms 119:176, the author
exclaims that he gone astray like something that
is lost. What is the “something” that was lost? Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon defines
2. In Jeremiah 50:6, YEHOVAH God the Greek word apollumi as follows:
says that His PEOPLE have been like sheep that
“their shepherds have GO 1. To destroy, to put out of the way, put an
ASTRAY” (speaking of the ISRAELITES in end to, ruin.
CAPTIVITY in Babylon). What was the 2. To perish, to be lost, ruined, destroyed.
condition or predicament these sheep were in? 3. To destroy, to lose, to stray from.
3. Speaking to the shepherds of
Let’s look at some examples of the use of
Ezekiel 34:4, “...neither have ye brought again
this word.
that which was DRIVEN AWAY, neither have
1. Yeshua the Messiah declared in
ye sought that which was” -- WHAT?
Matthew 15:24, “I am not sent BUT unto
4. In Ezekiel 34:16, speaking again to
the___________SHEEP of the HOUSE OF
He will do regarding “that which was lost,
2. In the verse above, to what SPECIFIC
and...that which was DRIVEN AWAY”?
lost people was the Messiah sent?
5. In Jeremiah 15:7 YEHOVAH God
3. Read Matthew 18:10-14. In verse 11,
warns His people about their iniquity and
Yeshua said he was coming to do WHAT to
prophesies their captivity: “...I will DESTROY
“that which was lost”?
my people, since they return not from their
4. The word perish in verse 14 is
ways.” What Hebrew word is destroy translated
translated from what Greek word?
5. Read Luke 19:1-10. In verse 10,
6. YEHOVAH God tells the pastors of
Yeshua said he is come to do WHAT “and save
The Lost Sheep
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