Jeshurun
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Jeshurun

(supremely happy), and once by mistake in Authorized Version JESURUN, (Isaiah 44:2) a symbolical name for Israel in (32:15; 33:5,26; Isaiah 44:2) It is most probably derived from a root signifying "to be blessed." With the intensive termination Jeshurun would then denote Israel as supremely happy or prosperous, and to this signification the context in (32:15) points.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Jeshurun

A poetical name of Israel, probably derived from a root meaning to be upright, and applied to the people of God as the objects of his justifying love, which does not "behold iniquity in Jacob," De 32:5 33:5,26 Isaiah 44:2.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A poetical name for the people of Israel, used in token of affection, meaning, "the dear upright people" (Deuteronomy 32:15; 33:5, 26; Isaiah 44:2).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JESHURUN

je-shu'-run, jesh'-u-run (yeshurun, "upright one," Deuteronomy 32:15; Deuteronomy 33:5, 26 Isaiah 44:2): Septuagint translates it "the beloved one" egapemenos, the perfect participle passive of agapao), and in Isaiah 44:2 adds "Israel"; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) has dilectus in Deuteronomy 32:15, elsewhere rectissimus; Aquila, Symmachus, Theodotion have "upright." For the form, Duhm compares zebhulun, Zebulun.

(1) The name used to be explained as a diminutive form, a pet name, and some, e.g. Cornill, Schultz (Old Testament Theology, English translation, II, 29, note 12) still explain it so, "the righteous little people." But there is no evidence that the ending -un had a diminutive force.

(2) Most moderns take it as a poetical or ideal title of Israel, derived from yashar, "upright"; it is held to contain a tacit reference to the word Israel (yisra'el), of which the first three consonants are almost the same as those of "Jeshurun"; in Numbers 23:10 the term "the righteous ones" (yesharim) is supposed to contain a similar reference. Most commentators compare also "the Book of Jashar," and it has been held that "Jashar" is similarly a name by which Israel is called.

See JASHAR.

Following Bacher (ZATW, 1885, 161;), commentators hold that in Isaiah this new name, a coinage due to the author of Second Isaiah and adopted in Deuteronomy, stands in contrast to Jacob, "the supplanter," as his name was explained by the Hebrews (compare Hosea 12:2-4). Israel is here given a new name, "the upright, pious one," and with the new name goes new chance in life, to live up to its meaning. Driver (Deuteronomy, 361) says that in Deuteronomy 32:15 "where the context is of declension from its ideal (it is) applied reproachfully. `Nomen Recti pro Israele ponens, ironice eos perstringit qui a rectitudine defecerant' (Calv.). Elsewhere it is used as a title of honor." the King James Version has "Jesurun" in Isaiah 44:2.

David Francis Roberts

Strong's Hebrew
3484. Yeshurun -- "upright one," poetic name for Isr.
... "upright one," poetic name for Isr. Transliteration: Yeshurun Phonetic Spelling:
(yesh-oo-roon') Short Definition: Jeshurun. ... NASB Word Usage Jeshurun (4). ...
/hebrew/3484.htm - 6k
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Jacob --Israel --Jeshurun
... JACOB"ISRAEL"JESHURUN. 'Yet ... chosen.... Fear not, O Jacob, My servant;
and thou, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. "Isaiah 44:1, 2. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/jacobisraeljeshurun.htm

Wesley's Hymns Reconsidered
... But how much farther can we go? What does a modern congregation make of.
None is like Jeshurun's God? We may not have got to the ...
/.../the hymns of wesley and watts five papers/wesleys hymns reconsidered.htm

The Loved Ones Chastened
... Like Jeshurun of old, of whom it is said, "Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked." Let us
for a little time enjoy the full assurance of faith; self-conceit whispers ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/the loved ones chastened.htm

Expositions of Holy Scripture
... THE BLIND MAN'S GUIDE. THY NAME: MY NAME. JACOB--ISRAEL--JESHURUN. FEEDING ON
ASHES. WRITING BLOTTED OUT AND MIST MELTED. HIDDEN AND REVEALED. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/

The First Season
... "then beware lest thou forget the Lord." So indeed it happened: for "Jeshurun waxed
fat and kicked." How then may a Christian keep his heart from pride and ...
//christianbookshelf.org/flavel/on keeping the heart/i the first season.htm

Christ is Glorious --Let us Make Him Known
... Thou King in Jeshurun, we pay thee homage with loyal hearts; we come into thy presence
with thanksgiving, and into thy courts with praise, for thou art our God ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/christ is gloriouslet us make.htm

The Death of Moses
... all. 'There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the
heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. The ...
/.../kingsley/the gospel of the pentateuch/sermon xviii the death of.htm

What and Whence are These?
... Moses was king in Jeshurun, but his yoke, as a servant of the Lord, was a very heavy
one; for all the day long was he vexed with the rebellions of a wayward ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 18 1872/what and whence are these.htm

Jesus Only
... awed them, and it would have been no mean thing for man of humble origin like
themselves to walk down the mountain with that mighty king in Jeshurun, who had ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 16 1870/jesus only.htm

1 Timothy iv. 3-Jan
... But they might have learned how pernicious luxury was from that saying of Moses,
"Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked." (Deuteronomy 32:15.) Another cause of these ...
/.../homily xii 1 timothy iv.htm

Thesaurus
Jeshurun (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JESHURUN. ... Multi-Version Concordance Jeshurun (4
Occurrences). Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. ...
/j/jeshurun.htm - 10k

Jesh'urun (2 Occurrences)
Jesh'urun. Jeshurun, Jesh'urun. Jeshu'run . Multi-Version Concordance
Jesh'urun (2 Occurrences). ... (See RSV). Jeshurun, Jesh'urun. Jeshu'run . Reference
/j/jesh'urun.htm - 6k

Jeshuah (1 Occurrence)

/j/jeshuah.htm - 9k

Kicked (9 Occurrences)
... YLT). Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have grown
fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. Then ...
/k/kicked.htm - 9k

Jeshu'run (1 Occurrence)
... Isaiah 44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, who
will help thee: Fear not, O Jacob My servant, and thou, Jeshurun, whom I ...
/j/jeshu'run.htm - 6k

Lightly (31 Occurrences)
... eyes. (YLT). Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have
grown fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. ...
/l/lightly.htm - 16k

Forming (27 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 44:2 The Lord who made you, forming you in your mother's body, the Lord,
your helper, says, Have no fear, O Jacob my servant, and you, Jeshurun, whom I ...
/f/forming.htm - 14k

Forsook (37 Occurrences)
... RSV). Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have grown
fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. Then ...
/f/forsook.htm - 17k

Riding (30 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none like the God of Jeshurun, Riding the heavens
in thy help, And in His excellency the skies. (YLT). ...
/r/riding.htm - 16k

Rides (10 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS RSV). Deuteronomy 33:26 "There is none like God, Jeshurun, who rides on
the heavens for your help, In his excellency on the skies. (WEB NAS RSV NIV). ...
/r/rides.htm - 9k

Concordance
Jeshurun (4 Occurrences)

Deuteronomy 32:15
But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have grown fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 33:5
He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 33:26
"There is none like God, Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens for your help, In his excellency on the skies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 44:2
This is what Yahweh who made you, and formed you from the womb, who will help you says: "Don't be afraid, Jacob my servant; and you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS NIV)

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Jeshurun

Jeshurun: A Name Used Poetically for Israel

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