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Metaphysical meaning of Hakupha (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Hakupha (mbd)
Hakupha, ha-ku'-pha (Heb.)--bent; crooked; perverted; to incline; pervert; incite.

His descendants were of the Nethinim who returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:51).

Meta. A thought that incites or arouses one to give service to God. This thought is not really straightforward in its desire to serve, since it is biased by false ideas. It does not comprehend man's divine sonship, whereby he serves God in love and joy; it thinks that we must serve God in fear and trembling because our God is a God of wrath, one of hard-and-fast rules that we cannot possibly live up to. This form of service for which Hakupha stands is portrayed in Luke 19:20-24: "And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin: for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that which thou layedst not down, and reapest that which thou didst not sow. He saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up that which I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow; then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest? And he said unto them that stood by, Take away from him the pound, and give it unto him that hath the ten pounds." Thus our God manifests to us just what we conceive Him to be.

Preceding Entry: Hakkoz
Following Entry: Halah