“I will never leave you; I will never forsake you!” (Hebrews 13:5)
In the original Greek, the word that’s translated as “never” is actually not one word, but five words. If you read it as an exact word-for-word translation, it actually reads, “I will never, no, not ever, no never leave you or forsake you!”
Five negative words! “I will never, no, not ever, no never leave you or forsake you!”. In Greek, it’s called a “synergistic compounding negative”. It’s a “forever never” which has no exceptions!
What does the word “leave” mean? In the original Greek it means “to leave behind, to abandon, to give up on, to send back.” So far, then, this verse will read: “I will never, no not ever, no never leave you behind, abandon you, give up on you, or send you back!”
What does “forsake” mean? In the Greek it means, “to leave one in a helpless state, to disregard.” It also can be further expanded to include “not relaxing in my watchfulness over you.”
So, this verse, in the full, amplified version reads: “I will never, no, not ever, no never give up on you, abandon you, leave you behind, leave you helpless, nor shall I ever relax concerning my wachfulness over you!”
What a promise! God will always be there for us. Claim that promise! Live that promise today!
By The Daily Encourager