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To day, To morrow



Inflection, with the simple word to, stresses the Priority.


By adding the simple preposition, to, an urgency, a priority, is stated!

Example,

“Harden not your hearts, as in the day of provocation…” Hebrews 3:8


-the day is just a historical reference, it’s not a priority.


“…To day if you will hear his voice…” Hebrews 3:7,15


- When? NOW! No longer a mere reference, it’s the priority!

- About 100 years ago, to day morphed into today, and we lost some of the urgency.


Again,

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself” - Mt. 6:34


- the morrow could include a distant day after this, a general look to the future.


“…which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven…” - Mt 6:30


- This day (now) and the very next day - the here and now - immediate!

- The to ‘inflects’ the word morrow - giving emphasis and priority.

- This inflection is now diminished as it is universally spelled tomorrow.


Again,

“And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick….Go to, let us build us a city…” - Genesis 11:3,4


- The focus and urgency to build, for it wasn’t simply a casual suggestion: go, let us make brick - it was go to! Now! Do it now!


- The Lord states the urgency, the necessity for immediate action (11:6) then commands in kind: “Go to, let us go down, and confound their language…” (11:7).


- Modern versions change go to into a less urgent and opposite directional come. It’s a small and subtle change that weakens the modern versions.

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