Explain the meaning and application of “unity” through an exploration of the scriptures in which the Hebrew word  yachad  (H3162) is used.

A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together (H3162) in unity (H3162)! – Psalm 133: 1


Unity (yachad/H3162) means to be knit together.

  1. It is good and pleasant – desirable.
  2. Dwell.
  3. together (yachad/H3162)  in unity (yachad/H3162).

       a.  The entire phrase “dwell together in unity” is used.

       b. The word yachad is repeated twice for emphasis.

       c. Together is an adverb which describes a verb.

                   d. Together in English – means cooperation.

Scriptural usage of  “dwell together (yachad/H3162)  in unity  (yachad/H3162).”

  • dwell together.
  • went together.
  • answered together.
  • strive together
  • gathered together.
  • Eat and drink together.
  • Fell down together.
  • The kings and rulers take counsel together against the Lord.
  • Can two walk together, except they be agreed? – Amos 3: 3.
  • Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?
  • alike – Deut 15: 22; Job 21: 16; Psalm 33: 15 – he fashions their hearts alike.
  • Knit – 1 Chron 12: 17 – “If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you…”
  • to knit  is to make (a garment, etc) by looping and entwining (yarn, esp wool).

Knit Together In Unity