The first occurrence.
And Isaac answered and said unto Esau: Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with grain and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now for you, my son? Gen 27:37
In the Scripture pic: … whose mind is stayed on You …
The primitive root.
Strong’s H5564 סמך samak, a primitive root meaning, “to support, sustain.” The 3-letter root is sin + mem + kaph.
sin ס = thorn, thus grab, hate, protect
mem מ ם = the water, thus chaos, mighty, blood
kaph כ ך = open palm, thus bend, open, allow, tame
The story: A hedge of thorns (sin) placed against chaos (mem) so that one is upheld (kaph, in the sense of open palms raised up) rather than overwhelmed (as a flood of water overwhelms and pulls under).
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