"Wonderful" is the name of God. Sadly so many newer, considered "more relevant" translations of the Bible undervalue much of the depth of God's word, including today's name of God as "Wonderful." Many of bibles do not have "Wonderful" as a noun for the name of God in Isaiah 9:6. Instead, they use the word Wonderful as an adjective supporting the noun "Counselor." But this is not the intention of this verse written by God in the Hebrew language. Yahweh used "Wonderful" as a noun to describe Himself. Perhaps people don't appreciate the intricate difference between a noun and an adjective today, but there is one major difference we need to know. Nouns are persons, places, or things; while adjectives simply describe a noun. While God is wonderful as an adjective, it is as a noun Wonderful makes its biggest impression in our understanding of who Yahweh is.
"Wonderful" declares God is a Wonder. He is an astonishing phenomenon beyond our human understanding. God is full of wonder! The word picture created in the Hebrew language for pele' translated as "Wonderful" reveals the depth of the noun. Pele' consists of 3 Hebrew letters: peh, lamedh, and 'alef.
Peh - mouth, to open
Lamedh - cattle goad, rod, staff, to learn, to study
'Alef - ox, yoke, tame
Wonderful's word picture in Hebrew declares, "God is what stops the mouth because of His greatness." It is literally a picture of man in silent awe before the LORD. What a fabulous connection of God's name as "Wonderful" to Ecclesiastes 5:2. Be in awe before your God. He is a Wonder above the earth.
Be not quick with your mouth,
and let not your heart be hasty to utter any thing before God:
for God is in heaven, and you upon earth:
therefore let thy words be few.
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