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Hebrew—An Introduction to Reading the Old Testament
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Lesson 10: Studying the Hebrew Bible
רָנִּי רָנִּי (step 8 of 9)
Gathered for praise

I hope that much of the worship throughout this course has reminded you of the Jewishness of the gospel. Indeed, God chose a particular people to whom he revealed himself and made lavish promises, and through whom he has brought the one and only Savior.

The song below, by contrast, is a reminder to me of how amazing is the grace of God that has gathered men and women from every nation to be grafted into Israel and co-partakers of the promises. Yes, let the Jewish people and all nations rejoice in the King of Israel! (As he rejoices over us!)
The vocab
בַּת
589x
daughter (noun)
צִיּוֹן
152x
the mount on which the temple stood (proper noun, location)
רוּעַ
45x
raise a shout (verb)
עָלַז
16x
exult (verb)
יְרוּשָׁלִַ͏ם
643x
the capital of Israel (proper noun, location)
אֹיֵב
282x
be hostile to (verb)
חָרַשׁ
48x
be silent (verb)
Zephaniah 3:14-17

Take your time as you read, giving your best effort to recall all we have learned in order to understand this text. Remember, clicking for parsings and definitions is a last resort! Hard as it may be, you will discover joy as to press to the end—not mainly for the accomplishment of reading in Hebrew, but for the glorious content you are about to read.
רָנִּי
בַּת
צִיּוֹן
הָרִיעוּ
יִשְׂרָאֵל
שִׂמְחִי
וְעָלְזִי
בְּכָל
לֵב
בַּת
יְרוּשָׁלִָם׃
הֵסִיר
יְהוָה
מִשְׁפָּטַיִךְ
פִּנָּה
אֹיְבֵךְ
מֶלֶךְ
יִשְׂרָאֵל
יְהוָה
בְּקִרְבֵּךְ
לֹא
תִירְאִי
רָע
עוֹד׃
בַּיּוֹם
הַהוּא
יֵאָמֵר
לִירוּשָׁלִַם
אַל
תִּירָאִי
צִיּוֹן
אַל
יִרְפּוּ
יָדָיִךְ׃
יְהוָה
אֱלֹהַיִךְ
בְּקִרְבֵּך
גִּבּוֹר
יוֹשִׁיעַ
יָשִׂישׂ
עָלַיִךְ
בְּשִׂמְחָה
יַחֲרִישׁ
בְּאַהֲבָתוֹ
יָגִיל
עָלַיִךְ
בְּרִנָּה׃