Word Of The Week

We ALL use the words Bless, Blessed or Blessing. Or we have used them once in our lives. Recently I came upon the knowledge that the word “Blessed” actually means to curse. It meant Blood. Check out the info below.

bless (v.) Look up bless at Dictionary.comOld English bletsian, bledsian, Northumbrian bloedsian “to consecrate, make holy, give thanks,” from Proto-Germanic *blodison “hallow with blood, mark with blood,” from *blotham “blood” (see blood (n.)).

Originally a blood sprinkling on pagan altars. This word was chosen in Old English bibles to translate Latin benedicere and Greek eulogein, both of which have a ground sense of “to speak well of, to praise,” but were used in Scripture to translate Hebrew brk “to bend (the knee), worship, praise, invoke blessings.” Meaning shifted in late Old English toward “pronounce or make happy,” by resemblance to unrelated bliss. No cognates in other languages. Related: Blessed; blessing.

*Make sure you do your own research and seek the TRUTH for yourself. Going forward be careful of the words you use, you could be cursing someone instead of sending them something good! I have been telling people don’t BLESS ME period I don’t want it!

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