Metaphysical meaning of Ephai (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Ephai (mbd)
Ephai, e'-phai (Heb.)--weary; languid; tired; obscuring; gloomy; darkening; birdlike, i.e., covering with wings.

The Netophathite whose sons were left behind in Judah after the greater portion of the Jews had been carried away captive to Babylon (Jer. 40:8).

Meta. A thought of divine protection (birdlike, i.e., covering with wings) that bears fruit (Ephai had sons who were saved from being taken into Babylon). "When I am weak, then am I strong" (II Cor. 12:10), because when I recognize the weakness (wear, languid, tired, gloom) and insufficiency of the carnal, I trust more fully in the strength and all-sufficiency of the Christ in me and I am made truly strong and efficient. "Hide me under the shadow of thy wings" (Psalms 17:8). "He will cover thee with his pinions,And under his wings shalt thou take refuge" (Psalms 91:4).

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