Psalm 91:13
You will tread on the lion and cobra; you will trample the young lion and serpent.

Luke 10:19

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you.

Ezekiel 2:6
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

This morning, as I felt impressed to be on my face before The Holy One, I pleaded with  Him to remove from me all the works of the flesh:  gossip, envy, jealousy, covetousness, unbelief, sloth, evil eye, contemptuous attitudes,  bitterness, resentment, anything and all things that keep me from dying to self and hindering Him from using me to be a light in this dark world.  I laid prostrate before Him…humbling myself before my Maker I heard him speak…

The word dare came…”dare to walk on snakes and scorpions, dare to get out of the boat and walk on water, dare to be different than others…

I will leave you with the following to ponder, meditate on and pray about…pray for me and I will pray for you dear soldier! Shalom…


 1869. darak 
Strong’s Concordance
darak: to tread, march

Original Word: דָּרַךְ
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: darak
Phonetic Spelling: (daw-rak’)
Definition: to tread, march

NAS Exhaustive Concordance

Word Origin
a prim. root
to tread, march
NASB Translation
aimed (1), aims (1), archers* (1), bend (6), bends his bend (1), bent (6), come (1), guide (1), lead (1), leads (2), led (2), march (1), set foot (2), shot (1), stamped firm (1), trampled (1), tramples (2), tramples down (1), tread (8), treader (1), treader treads (1), treading (1), treads (5), trod (3), trod them down (1), trodden (4), walk (3), wielding (1).


דָּרַךְ verb tread, march (Aramaic דְּרַךְ; Late Hebrew Hiph`il lead, conduct; Arabic IV.  reach, overtake; Ethiopic  be rough, serve (from calcavit, Di);  threshold, vestibule) —Qal Perfect3masculine singular דָּרַךְ Numbers 24:17 6t.; 3 feminine singular דָּֽרְכָה Joshua 14:9; 2masculine singular דָּרַכְתָּ Habakkuk 3:15; 1singular דָּרַכְתִּי Isaiah 63:3Zechariah 9:13; plural דָּֽרְכוּ Job 22:15 3t.; Imperfect3masculine singular יִדְרֹךְ Micah 5:4 6t. + ידרך Jeremiah 51:3 (כתיב ולא קוי); 3 feminine singular תִּדְרֹךְ Deuteronomy 11:24Joshua 1:3; 2masculine singular תִּדְרֹךְ Deuteronomy 33:29 2t.; 2 feminine singular תִּדְרְכִי Judges 5:21; 1singular suffix וְאֶדְרְכֵם Isaiah 63:3; 3masculine plural יִדְרְכוּ 1 Samuel 5:5יִדְרְכוּן Psalm 11:2וַיִּדְרְכוּ Judges 9:27; 2masculine plural תִּדְרְכוּ Deuteronomy 11:25Participle active דֹּרֵךְ Amos 4:13 5t.; דּוֺרֵךְ Job 9:8דֹּרְכִים Jeremiah 25:30Nehemiah 13:15דֹּרְכֵי Jeremiah 46:9 5t.; passive feminine דְּרוּכָה Isaiah 21:15דְּרֻכוֺת Isaiah 5:28; —

1 tread, march, march forth, absolute, תִּדְרְכִי נַפְשִׁי עֹז Judges 5:21; compare דָּרַךְ כּוֺכָב מִיַּעֲקֹב Numbers 24:17 (poem) a star hath marched forth from Jacob.

2 tread upon (land), followed by בְּ Deuteronomy 1:36Deuteronomy 11:25 (subject person), Joshua 14:9 (subject רֶגֶל) compare Deuteronomy 11:24 = Joshua 1:3 (subject כַּף רַגְלְכֶם); tread in a path, followed by בְּ Isaiah 59:8 (figurative of mode of life); tread in (on) the sea, followed by בְּ Habakkuk 3:15 (but text dubious compare VB); of an invader יִדְרֹךְ בְּאַרְמְנוֺתֵינוּ Micah 5:4 (“” יָבוֺא בְּאַרְצֵנוּ); בִּגְבולֵינוּ ׳יִד Micah 5:5 (“” id.); followed by עַל 1 Samuel 5:5 (עַלמִֿפְתַּן דָּגוֺן); Psalm 91:3 (עַלשַֿׁחַל וָפֶתֶן); especially (poetry) עַלבָּֿמֳו֯תֵי אֶרֶץ Micah 1:3, of ׳י, so Amos 4:13, & (עַלבָּֿמֳתֵי יָ֑םJob 9:8; of Israel treading on heights of enemies, i.e. subduing them Deuteronomy 33:29. Once followed by accusative (אֲשֶׁר reference אֹרַחJob 22:15. In technical senses

3 tread wine- (or oil-) press, followed by accusative יְקָבִים Job 24:11 (“” יַצְהִירוּ), גִּתּוֺת Nehemiah 13:15; followed by accusative of thing pressed עֲנָבִים ׳ד Amos 9:13; also of product תִּדְרֹךְזַֿיִת ֗֗֗ וְתִירוֺשׁ Micah 6:15יַיִן בַּיְקָבִים לֹא יִדְרֹךְ הַדֹּרֵךְ Isaiah 16:10; followed by בְּגַת Isaiah 63:2 (in simile); absolute Jeremiah 25:30 (simile) Jeremiah 48:33; figurative of judgment Isaiah 63:3 followed by accusative מּוּרָה winepress, subject ׳י, compare Isaiah 63:3 וְאֶדְרְכֵם בְּאַמִּי (“” רמס), i.e. tread them down; so גַּת דָּרַךְ אֲדֹנָי לִבְתוּלַת בַּתיְֿהוּדָהLamentations 1:15.

4 tread (i.e. bend) the bow, followed by accusative קֶשֶׁת Jeremiah 51:8 (אֶליִֿדְרֹךְ יד֯רך הַדֹּרֵךְ קַשְׁתּוֺ); figurative of assaults of wicked Psalm 11:2Psalm 37:14, of judgments of ׳י Psalm 7:18Lamentations 2:4Lamentations 3:12; also figurative of Judah as bow in hand of ׳יכִּי דָרַכְתִּי לִי יְהוּדָה Zechariah 9:13 (“” קֶשֶׁת מִלֵּאתִי אֶפְרַיִם); twice in like meaning with object חֵץ arrow Psalm 58:8 (but on text compare Checritical note.) Psalm 64:4דֹּרְכֵי קֶשֶׁת = bow-benders, archers Jeremiah 50:14,291 Chronicles 5:181 Chronicles 8:40; 2Chron 14:7; קֶשֶׁת דְּרוּכָה bent bow Isaiah 21:15קַשְׁתֹֿתָיו דְּרֻכוֺת Isaiah 5:28.

Hiph`il Perfect וְהִדְרִיךְ Isaiah 11:15; suffix הִדְרִיכָהּ Jeremiah 51:33 (where many Infinitive construct) compare RSJ Ph xvi. (1888) 72; 1 singular suffix הִדְרַכְתִּיךָ Proverbs 4:11; 3plural suffix הִדְרִיכֻ֑הוּ Judges 20:43הִדְרִיכוּהוּ Job 28:8Imperfect יַדְרֵךְ Psalm 25:9, suffix יַדְרִכֵנִי Habakkuk 3:19וַיַּדְרִיכֵם Psalm 107:7; 1singular suffix אַדְרִיכֵם Isaiah 42:16וַיַּדְרְכוּ Jeremiah 9:2 (compare Ges§ 53, 3, R 4); Imperative masculine singular suffix הַדְרִיכֵנִי Psalm 25:5Psalm 119:35Infinitive construct see above; Participle suffix מַדְרִיכְךָ Isaiah 48:17; —

1 tread, tread down, of treading down enemy in battle Judges 20:43; of treading a path Job 28:8; levelling threshing-floor Jeremiah 51:33 (all followed by suffix).

2 tread (bend) the bow (= Qal 4), only figurative וַיַּדְרְכוּ אֶתלְֿשׁוֺנָם קַשְׁתָּם שֶׁקֶר Jeremiah 9:2 and they have bent their tongue as their bow in falsehood.

3 causative, cause to tread or march, lead, returning exiles Isaiah 11:15 (subject ׳י; no object expressed); compare וַיַּדְרִיכֵם בְּדֶרֶךְ יְשָׁרָה Psalm 107:7 and he led them in a straight way; see also Isaiah 42:16 (“” הוֺלִיךְ); with a moral application הִדְרַכְתִּיךָ בְּמַעְגְּלֵייֿשֶׁר Proverbs 4:11; compare Psalm 119:35 הַדְרִיכֵנִי בִּנְתִיב מִצְוֺתֶיךָ lead me in the path of thy commandmentsPsalm 25:5 בַּאֲמִתֶּ֑ךָ “” (לַמְּדֵנִיׅ compare Psalm 25:9 יְלַמֵּד דַּרְכּוֺ) בַּמִּשְׁמָּטIsaiah 48:17 בְּדֶרֶךְ תֵּלֵךְ “” (לְהוֺעִל מְלַמֶּדְךָׅ; once of giving security & triumph עַלבָּֿמוֺתַי יַדְרִכֵנִי Habakkuk 3:19 upon mine heights he maketh me tread (compare Qal 2).

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance

archer, bend, come, draw, go over, guide, lead forth, thresh,A primitive root; to tread; by implication, to walk; also to string a bow (by treading on it in bending) — archer, bend, come, draw, go (over), guide, lead (forth), thresh, tread (down), walk.

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