Marriage = Power: Koach: [כח]

Genesis 2:23-24

23 “And Adam said:  ‘This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.’  Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”


God’s ideas always work best, don’t they?  He is SO AWESOME, always looking out for our good and to give us every blessing!   But He isn’t content to simply tell us;  HE SHOWS US!  Remember what Paul said in Romans 8:5?  “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  He DEMONSTRATES His love toward us in so many different ways throughout the Bible.  The ultimate expression was Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, of course.

Secrets In The Hebrew Language.

Hebrew words, names, numbers and even the letters themselves all demonstrate how much He loves us.  In the words for “Bridegroom and Bride,” are some amazing hidden truths that will really bless you!


Hebrew reads from right to left and is a form of picture writing, like Chinese. The word pictures tell us a story that you would get neither the definition nor from whatever language into which it is translated. It also gives you a windows on God’s perspective.  Lets take a look!

Bridegroom: Chatan.

This is the Hebrew word for Bridegroom:  Chatan [חתן]

[ח] Het or chet, pronounced like a guttural “k” is a picture of a fence. Something can be either fenced in or fenced out

[ת] Tav is a picture of the cross

[ן] Nun is a picture of a fish, a typology of the believer and the Church!

Remember the secret sign for “Christian” in the early church? Yes, a fish!  Now you know why they chose that symbol.  So “chatan/groom” literally means “fenced in to a life of the sacrifice of the cross.” 🙌🏻💖

This is the perfect embodiment of what Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:25- “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,”

WOW! After they are married, a man no longer lives for himself; he cuts ties to his parents and is bound to his wife. He does everything for her good and that of his family (Ideally).  Just as Jesus gave His all by his sacrifice on the cross, so each husband lays down his all for his wife and family. That’s the way God designed it and that’s the way it works best for maximized enjoyment by both man and woman in every area of their relationship.

Bride:  Kalah כלה.

The word for Bride is “Kalah,” and this is it’s Hebrew spelling:

Kalah:  [כלה]

[כ] Kaf is a picture of a hand curved as when placed on someone’s shoulder in blessing. It is literally a picture of the laying on of hands.

[ל] Lamed is a picture of the ox goad which means “learning.”

[ה]Hei means grace.

The woman brings the “grace: [ה]” the feminine touch, to the marriage.

The letters tell you she is “always blessing, always learning, always gracious.”

Power To Get Wealth.

How does marriage relate to wealth?  I’m sure you noticed the bold red Hebrew letters in “Bridegroom and bride” above?  Now, Let’s look at this verse in Deuteronomy 8:18.  18 “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you POWER to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”

The Hebrew word for “power” in this verse is “Koach  It is spelled like this:


kaf = curved hand, as in blessing that you met above [כ]

Chet/het-fence.  Something can be fenced in our fenced out. [ח]

In the word for groom you’ll find the letter “het [ח] and the letter “kaf [כ] in bride. Put the “kaf” together with “het” and it’s the same word for “power: Koach [כח]” in Deut. 8:18!

True,  God can give anyone “koach/power” to get wealth.  This word, however, gives clear indication that the union of a husband and wife gives an extra “umph, that “koach-power,” sanctified by God in marriage, to get wealth.  Man and wife make a powerful team, stronger together in marriage than they are apart, put together by God Himself!

See?  That’s how marriage = power:  Koach [כח]!

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