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The Heavens are Counting Ones

God told Abraham about Heaven.

And he is causing to go out אֶת-himself the Outside-ward, and is saying, `Look, now, Heavens-ward, and count the Stars, if thou are able to record אֶת-themselves.` And he is saying to-himself, `Thus he is thy seed.`

Genesis 15:5 literal

The Mesapharim

The Hebrew for “to count” is saphar. The passive participle masculine plural means those-who-count, it is written mesapharim and is similar to chayyim (living ones), cherubim, raphaim (giant ones), or nephalim (fallen ones), etc. The word mesapharim, or counting ones, appears in two scriptures,

To the eminent, a song to David: the Heavens are those-who-count [mesapharim] of the honor of El, And the work of his hands is he-who-exposes [or exposer, maggid] the expanse.

Psalm 19:1 Literal

We are not hiding from their sons, to a latter generation those-who-count [mesapharim] the praises of Yahweh, And his fierceness, and his wonderful-ones [participle feminine plural] whom he has made.

Psalm 78:4 Literal

2 Peter 3:12 Prophecy on the Heavens

waiting for and hasting to the presence of the day of God, by which the heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements with burning heat shall melt;

2 Peter 3:12 YLT

Many translations render this interpretively under the bizarre thought that the Heavens could be destroyed. Really? I’ve thought many a time, how in the world planets and stars might be “set on fire and destroyed” or “burn up and be dissolved”. Never figured it out. Then I read it for myself in the Greek. The YLT is the most faithful, recognizing the present participle of pyroumenoi, inflamed, glowing, purified, on fire. The Greek lythēsontai is not “dissolved”. It means loose, untie, unleash. Stoicheia means elementary principles, the basics, the A-B-Cs of the World. Everything everyone thought they knew about “God”….will melt (tēketai) like wax into liquid. The very “heart” of men will melt……

Therefore, all hands do fail, And every heart of man doth melt. Isa. 13:7 YLT

Toward the hearing, for she comes; and the whole heart has melted, and the whole hands has slackened, and the whole spirit has weakened, and the whole knees are walking waters. Behold, she comes, and SHE HAS BEEN BROUGHT ABOUT... Eze. 21:7 literal

The oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, Yahweh is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt; The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them. Isa. 19:1

The right reading is this,

expecting and hastening the coming of the day of Theos, through which the heavens, inflamed, shall be unleashed, and the elementary principles will melt with burning heat.