To sink, sank: יִמַּ֣ךְ – makak

By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

(Ecclesiastes 10:18) KJV

One of our Hebrew gravity concepts occurs in the context of a house so neglected that the roof falls in. The root that the word foundation is derived from is makon. The establishment of a foundation and sinking down are derived from the same root.

To Sink, Sank: יִמַּ֣ךְ – makak

  • to be low or humiliated.
  • were brought low, to waste, pine away, Ps 106:43
    • Niph. to decay, or sink, Ec 10:18
    • Hoph. to decay, perish, Job 24:24

Davidson Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon page CCCCLXXXVI

Davidson Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon page CCCCLXXXVI

February 4th – To Sink, Sank

We’ve connected the phrases established the world, and setteth fast the mountains, with sinking down.


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