Hephzibah

 

 

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You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem in the hand of your God. It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,” Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”; But you will be called, “My delight is in her,” And your land, “Married”; For the LORD delights in you, And to Him your land will be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, So your sons will marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So your God will rejoice over you.…Isaiah 62:3-5

Hephzibah means God delights in me. Hephzibah or Elsabah is the wife of King Hezikiah and the mother of Manassah. 2 Kings 21:1

The name Hephzibah or Hafzbah expresses a very clear idea. Since the same root hafz means “guarding” or “taking care of,” all words from this root suggest the idea of “safeguarding,” and therefore the name Hephzibah means not only someone who evokes delight, but also “one who is guarded,” a “protected one.”  Here is a song, Hepzibah, by Beckah Shae, she admitted that when the Lord spoke that to her, she had never heard of it and had to look it up. / photo…pexels

Rebecca Jones

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