Interesting word play


In my morning devotional, I was examining plagues in the Bible. I ran across the word plege which is pronounced ‘plee gay’. This word is translated ‘plague,’ but it is also translated ‘stripes’ and ‘wounds.’

Our English word ‘plague’ is used to denote: general calamity, sickness, disease, wounds, scourge, stroke, suffering, boils, sickness, terror, failure in business, oppression, destruction, poverty, wars and strife.

That the Greek word ‘plege’ accommodates that definition was pretty interesting when juxtaposing the words ‘stripes’ and ‘wounds.’ We know the scripture in Isaiah 53:5, which says But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. I found it ironic that the grek word ‘plege’ can be used for both the plague and the Redeemer of the plague, the Stripes and Wounds that Jesus took for us.

Until next time,

Polly

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About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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