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Blessing: Skip About, Frolic and Leap for Joy

Lindsey, today I bless you with youthful joy, with joyful youth. May you playfully frolic and skip about, leaping with joy, for the Lord is right there with you, delighting in you!

Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for my breath and my life. Thank you for my beating heart and my working mind. Thank you for healing my knees and watching over me all these years. And thank you for the scripture that provides the blessing for your daughter today (plus see note at the bottom):

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. (Malachi 4:2)

Lord, it is a joy to be here, to be sitting with you, to be talking with you. And this morning I offer a blessing over your daughter you love. Lindsey, I am not a farmer, so I am not familiar with how calves behave, so I tried to clarify this using multiple translations. And so this day, as I bless you, I pray that you will grow up as calves of the stall, that you would go out LEAPING, that you would go out and PLAYFULLY JUMP, that you would go forth and SKIP ABOUT, that you would go out and FROLIC, that you would go free, LEAPING WITH JOY, that you would go out SPRINGING from your stall. Yes … I pray all this over you this day. Go forth leaping, playfully jumping, skipping about, frolicking, leaping with joy and springing from your room. And we will give all the glory to the Lord. All glory to you Lord. I pray this over you in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

NOTE: How very interesting that the day after the day of this prayer, as we sat around a table in a coffee shop reading scriptures aloud between ourselves, that another scripture also referenced a calf skipping. Plus a person in our tiny group mentioned that just a couple years ago she was helping/working at a petting farm which had a baby calf and that it really did skip and jump and leap around! (until it got tired and laid down to nap). Here is the scripture we read the next day:

The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. (Psalm 29:6)

ESV:
But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

HCSB:
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.

NASB:
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.

NET:
But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication will rise with healing wings, and you will skip about like calves released from the stall.

NIV:
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.

NLT:
But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.

RSV:
But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go forth leaping like calves from the stall.

Voice:
But for you, the ones who tremble at the sound of My name, a warm sun of righteousness will come forth with healing in its rays, and you will go out, springing from the stalls like calves in open pasture.

 

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KJV translation note

The King James Version is a beautiful translation of the original Hebrew and Greek, however I sometimes find Old English hard to understand fully. 1 or 2 other translations can help clarify what it is saying so I can understand it. More Info CLICK: References