Glory IN the Lord
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am
the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:
for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 9:23f (Spoke 2, Cycle 2)
In this passage, every occurrence of IN represents a Bet Prefix.
The table could just as well be a list of KeyWords from the Bet Alphabetic Verses.
The word translated as glory is the reflexive form of hallel (to praise, to boast) called hitpael.
God used exactly the same form of this verb, translated as boast, in conjunction with the Bet
Prefix in the Bet verse of AV Psalm 34:
- AV Psalm 34.2 My soul shall make her boast IN the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
In Hebrew, this verse begins with the KeyWord B'YHVH (in the Lord), also seen above (AV Ps 37:3, BW book pg 138).
Furthermore, the Third Cycle of Spoke 2 contains a passage essentially identical to Jeremiah 9:23ff above:
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh,
not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the
foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the
world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which
are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is
made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according
as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:25f (Spoke 2, Cycle 3)
Both passages use many identical words, such as wise, wisdom, mighty, glory, and glorieth,
and in the last sentence Paul actually quotes Jeremiah 9:24! Furthermore,
wisdom and discernment are part of a major theme of Spoke 2 as
discussed below (BW book pg 147). We have here a manifold convergence of multiple independent
thematic lines consisting of 1) the meaning of the Bet's name, 2) its role in Hebrew grammar,
3) its use in the Alphabetic Verses, and 4) the Bet-based theme in Jeremiah, including its association
with "boasting" that is expressed with exactly the same form of the same word as in AV Psalm 34:2,
and all of this is the basis of a primary KeyLink to 1 Corinthians on the Spoke corresponding to
Bet and the symbolic meaning of the Number 2 itself (BW book pg 146)! Whew! If only I had ten thousand
fingers to type the pages needed to proclaim the never-ending glory of God's Word!