SAW Publishing’s Word of the Week (WOW) program is a vocabulary supplement built around hymns and Bible verses. Each lesson contains a Webster’s 1828 Dictionary definition, Scripture reference, and examples that encourage students to use new vocabulary in daily life. To find out more about the program, see our post entitled Boost Your Student’s Vocabulary with our FREE Word of the Week. To receive the FREE Word of the Week lesson the Monday before it is posted, sign up for the WOW email below.
Word of the Week Lesson #16
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Abridged from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary
BEGOT’TEN, participle passive of get.
Webster’s 1828 Full Definition
BEGOT’, BEGOT’TEN, participle passive of get.
(Note: this definition is the same as the short definition above.)
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” ~ John 1:14 (KJV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ~ John 3:16 (KJV)
All scripture references are taken from the King James Bible
“Of the Father’s love begotten,
Ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega,
He the source, the ending He,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And that future years shall see,
evermore and evermore!”
– Aurelius Prudentius (348–c.413), Of the Father’s Love Begotten
All hymn texts are taken from Cyber Hymnal
Examples from Daily Life
“These potatoes look wonderful!” said Aunt Elizabeth, as Philip set the bag down on the kitchen counter. “We certainly appreciate them, since we didn’t plant a very large garden this year. I think the onion patch is the only section which has begotten a plentiful harvest.”
“What about the weed patch?” suggested Cousin Marcus. “The weeds have begotten just as many new plants as the onions!”
“Maybe the real problem is that you haven’t begotten any ideas for using the weeds!” said Philip, laughing.
“I’m not sure about that,” said Robyn, looking alarmed. “I really don’t want to eat a thistle!”
Printable Image with Short Definition and Memory Verse
Today’s hymn makes reference to Jesus as Alpha and Omega, the source and the ending. The term Alpha and Omega occurs four times in the Bible. Use a concordance to locate these passages. (If you do not have access to a concordance, you may find it helpful to use the search engine on www.kingjamesbibleonline.org.)
As you read each verse, write down the phrase which directly follows the words “Alpha and Omega.” What is the connection between these phrases and the forth line in the hymn?
A sample answer will appear at the bottom of next week’s WOW lesson.
Answer to Last Week’s Bonus Activity
Luke 1:46-55 was appropriate to last week’s lesson because verse 52 contains the word exalted.
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