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What Does Shondo Mean

What does "shondo" mean. Some (Christian?) churches use it as an expression in their services. One even has T-shirts with "shondo" on them.

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Tell me where exactly in the word of God, do u see the word shundo and how it relates to a meaning of turn around. I have looked in different dictionaries, and I have looked in the strongs dictionary as well, and have not been able to fine anything on the word shund. So please this is a real serious thing, unless we really know we can go throwing things out there like we do. It is false information.
---Patricia_Morrison on 2/9/14


Do research in the bible and you'll find that Shondo means "turning around."
---Stewart on 4/18/13


I am so encouraged by reading these comments about Shondo. I was praying in tongues several weeks ago and it sounded like I was praying shoob so I looked it up in the concordance and was glad to see it referred to RETURNING to God. PSALMS 85 has this as its theme and has been on my heart for America (and myself). I just prayed in tongues and it came out something about TV having a SHONDO DAY. I didn't know if that was good or bad so I decided to look it up on the internet. What a blessing to find out it really means something in Hebrew that I have been praying about!!!!Thank you Lord for turning the entertainment industry and our country around!The Holy Spirit is really neat. Thanks to all have shared this info!
---JAH on 1/20/13


Well ive done research on the meaning of my name and it is Irish, its origin is Shona which means "Gods gracious gift."
---Shonda on 10/3/12


Some people need education, for not all words are coined words used to represent something else. Some words are from man, some words are from God, some are proper, and some are slang. "Shondo" is not proper Hebrew, and has already been defined as a slang word used to represent God's intervention of turning bad situations around for good.
---Eloy on 4/23/12




\\Shondo is a coined word which means,\\

ALL words are coined words, Eloy.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/23/12


Shondo is a coined word which means, "God will turn it around for good."
It is based on Genesis 37 where Joseph's brothers stripped him, threw him in a pit, and then drew him out and sold him to the Ishmaelites:
but the scripture says in Genesis 50:20- God "turned it around for good." Therefore we will be blessed, when we wait on the Lord as in James 5:7,8. The singer Israel Houghton from Austin Tx, published this song on my birthday in October 25, 2005, on his CD: Israel and New Breed,
Alive in South Africa. You can hear this at
www dot youtube dot com forward-slash watch?v=np9l7n6ESQs
www dot youtube dot com forward-slash watch?v=N1WGwInMoog
---Eloy on 4/22/12


\\ Now I know tounges are heavently languages, but at times it sounds so much like earthly languages\\

No, you THINK you know that.

I've heard demonic tongues in supposedly Christian Pentecostal meetings.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/22/12


In Zimbabwe, shondo is vulgar, it means the male genitalia without the foreskin. I am not too sure what it means in other languages.
---keen_reader on 4/22/12


Shanda in Yiddish means Shame, similar to the German word Schande.
---John.usa on 1/13/12




I'm appauled at the things people are saying.I can't say that I've heard anyone speak the word shanda,but lately when praying I find myself saying it frequently. Now I know tounges are heavently languages, but at times it sounds so much like earthly languages so I've decided to research some of the commom ones i've been saying.Just maybe there might be an interpritation. Other times God gives us the interpritation. I've heard of people speaking in tongues and someone who speaks that language was able to interprit,I don't know how true that is,but God is God he can do what he choses.So for people who do not understand the mistry of God,
for heaven sake be quite,seek God and learn the truth.
---Michelle on 1/9/12


The bible does not say that the word spoken would be made up language. The tongues spoken of in Acts states that when the outsiders came they heard and understood what was being said each in his OWN tongue. There were several diff languages going on for the delivering of a msg to a person or group of persons in a manner that they understand. If no one in the room understands then its just plain hogwash! the holy spirit gives utterance but folks go around saying nonsense like that's part of christianity. You be better off swearing profusely than to mock God with your silly antics. Shondo is wide used because one person heard it and a nother person used it and so on and so on. It's not even a friggin word!
---Dee on 9/29/11


dr.D probably you were right but you lost us in your colourfull English (at least I was confused) YOU SAID The hebrew word for turn is 'Shuwb' prounounced "shoob". Shondo is the hebrew 'ebonics' of that word. Shondo is not a real word, just like 'finna' is not a real word. Finna is ebonics for "getting ready to". That said...God is still going to turn things around so look for your shuwb!
can you rephrase this please, i wanna understand
---andy3996 on 8/29/11


sauda4957:

Those word you just mentioned sound a lot like the "tongues" Robert Tilton always used to break out into when preaching on TV. He used to break out into them constantly, in the middle of sentences, almost as much as a sailor cursing every other word.

1 Corinthians 14:32
"And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets."

God is the author of order, not confusion. One truly filled with the Spirit is not possessed (as by a demon), unable to act for oneself. One is still in control. Someone who can't even complete a sentence without bursting into tongues every other word is NOT in control. He's either acting (i.e. faking it), or being controlled by some other kind of spirit.
---StrongAxe on 8/9/11


interpretation is not given to all. Some tongues are of languages unknown to the earthly world! funny how church folk from all over has heard it before!! When a person speaks in an unknown tongue no matter where he's from it all sounds the same! Ro bobo sah ya, Ro bobo shekay a ro bobo sa!ekonabobosay? The spanish the haitian, the american the tongue is the same!!!
---sauda4957 on 8/4/11


Christians know that not every one has the gift of tongues, but the practice of the same requires an interpretation. And that fake toungues is a sign of the following: shondu - ew ew ew is wolf talk, shondu - mah ah ah is goat language.
Matthew 25:32-33, Acts 20:29-30, 1Corinthians chapters 12 & 14.
---Glenn on 5/25/11


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The hebrew word for turn is 'Shuwb' prounounced "shoob". Shondo is the hebrew 'ebonics' of that word. Shondo is not a real word, just like 'finna' is not a real word. Finna is ebonics for "getting ready to". That said...God is still going to turn things around so look for your shuwb!
---Dr._D on 5/17/11


I would think that regardless of any authentic language origin that the word is probably here to stay as colloquialism. So, feel free to add it to your urban dictionary, and perhaps you will find occasions to be blessed by an expressive word that apparently now means "God is going to turn it around". I relate that to the thought. God wins.
---steven_webb on 3/19/11


This has been some really interesting dialogue that has been going on for quite some time. My pastor preached a message using "Shondo" several months ago. I have been looking for references every since then. I have come to this conclusion. Whether the word is real or fictional, the message that he was trying to convey really blessed my soul. I was uplifted and I wanted to know more. I think that's the whole point. We have to admit that in this Christian walk, it is a faith walk. Everything is not going to be explained. "Now faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen." I know that is in the bible, but I am not a bible scholar so to speak, so I can't tell you where to find it.
---PayIt4WD on 1/3/11


Contrary to popular belief, "SHONDO!" is NOT from a Hebrew word meaning "God, turn it around!" Several persons who speak Hebrew [one of them being President-Dean Harold Bennett of The Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA] confirmed for me there is NO SUCH HEBREW WORD -- formal or slang. In fact, before THIS WAS MADE UP a few years ago, there is NO EVIDENCE any such word with that meaning existed in ANY language.
---NYTN on 12/31/10


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Shondo is actually Hebrew slang for "God is going to turn it around!!!" I have no idea why so many of my fellow Christian assume that people using this word are mocking the Christian "gift", because it's not a belief of practice, of glossalalia or speaking in tongues. If they don't know what it means oh well! Let them give glory unknowing and praise our God! Because in their ignorance HEY! GLORY! SHONDO! God is gonna turn it around! So the meaning of Shondo is "GOD IS GONNA TURN IT AROUND!!!!
---Shianne on 12/5/10


I've heard a lot of people who spoke in tongues, whose tongues included snippets that sounded like "shanda" "shandala" etc. This is probably common enough to have become a cliche.
---StrongAxe on 9/23/10


SHONDO IS A WORD USUALLY USED TO MOCK CHRISTIAN BELIEF OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES.
---JAMALL on 9/21/10


This blog was interesting... My Pastor used this a few weeks ago and I had been meaning to look it up, as I had never heard it before. I will be forwarding this blog to him with hopes that he can provide some additional clarity to it... He also say it meant to turn around..
---sarah on 12/5/09


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Alan of UK -- Yes, I recognize that as Latin sentence structure (having been required to to complete 2 yrs Latin in school). It's common in all the Romance Languages. One doesn't see it in English much anymore unless reading the classics, so it can sound a bit pretentious.

I apologize for my remarks to Glenn, who doesn't live in an English speaking country, but is apparently an avid reader.
---Donna66 on 9/4/09


Donna ... Glenn's frequesnt sentence structure (Should one naively doctrine obey, Simple hearted oafs naturally dangle offerings, or for Oneness Pentecostals: Sabellian heretics only damnation obtain) with the verb at the end, is very similar to latin.
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/2/09


Glenn-- I agree that God's opinion is the only one that counts. I've never seen you use an "acronym"... I was referring to "archaic" (old-fashioned, out dated) sentence structure. But if you live in a non-English speaking country, that probably explains it.
It's OK.
---Donna66 on 9/2/09


Yes, No, and as to your last question, only God's opinion counts, Matthew 25:21, 23. Although, Psalm 69:9 and John 2:17 are interesting verses. And no - acronyms, rarely I use. However, using tricks in the pulpit offends me. How about you? 1Corinthians 3:18-20, 2Corinthians 1:12-13, 2:17, 4:2, 11:3, Ephesians 4:14.
---Glenn on 9/1/09


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Glenn -- Is English your first language? Do you live in an English speaking country. Or, do you, normally, to impress, archaic sentence structure employ?
---Donna66 on 8/31/09


Should one naively doctrine obey, Simple hearted oafs naturally dangle offerings, or for Oneness Pentecostals: Sabellian heretics only damnation obtain.
---Glenn on 8/31/09


Shondo means "God is turning your situation around"
---lisa on 8/29/09


I was wondering what does the word shondo mean. I was'nt taught how to say that. The spirit of the Lord spoke it out of me one day. I look the word up myself. I did'nt find it yet. I'm still seaching. I know it have a heavenly meaning to it. But I was told it mean turn around. When I find it I will post it. For the believers and non believers.
---Nita on 8/6/09


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There were some Pentecostal leaders that were taught certain phrases which were thought to be the demonstration of tongues. One of these used the words "shonda la'. Thinking it was powerful, many Rhema graduates would memorize, and repeat, the 'tongue' often given by Kenneth E. Hagin. Commonly, in a "Word of Faith" congregation, the speaker would be the only one who gave a tongue and its' 'interpretation', except when everybody babbled, 1Corinthians 13:1, 14:1-40.
Alternatives to "Shonda" are Honda, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, or Pontiac, Pontiac, Ford, Chrysler, etc.
---Glenn on 4/30/09


The definition for "Shondo" is "I'm acting as if I am a Christian, by pretending to speak in tongues, but truth be told, I need to read the Bible and quit acting" God's word is made clear. "Shondo" is garbage spoken and repeated by ignoramuses.
---shundoh on 4/30/09


Shondo>>>Must not mean much. I can not find it in the dictionary!
---catherine on 4/30/09


Steveng .... That's the same as I found on 9/21/07 .... see my earlier post
---alan8566_of_UK on 4/30/09


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StephenG
I had searched extensivly when I first posted the question in 2007 but could not find it. It must be more popular now.
---Bruce5656 on 4/29/09


A good search tactic is to put the word "definition" in from of the word you want to define.

I found the word "Shondo" in the Mo' Urban Dictionary to mean "Intentions or immediate plans." A sample use is: "Wha shondo?" This dictionary is for street slang.
---Steveng on 4/29/09


If its not in the Bible. its is NOT of GOD. So how ignorant of people try to rationalize and say "it means this, it means that" how is it you know???? Really now if someone was speaking in "tongues" there would be no reference definition or dictionary of words because it wouldnt be "tongues", but a "language" such as Spanish, French, etc.. It is so insane people think "tongues" has a specific meaning and definition, also pronunciation. Oh you say this sh on doe.. the correct pronunciation is Jesus. Anyone have an issue pronouncing and saying this instead of vile gibberish and false doctrine that follows it in made up ga ga words?
---shundoh on 4/29/09


.shondo is a said to be a coined slang word, and not glossalalia, meaning, "God is going to turn it around". Those using this word commonly use to it mean that God will turn their bad circunstances around for the better. And there is a record label created on this which is indicative of this word called theshondoempire dot com.
---Eloy on 12/23/08


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Notice many saints say Shondo, Shama - from the German Shanda or Shama. What they are really saying is God, I am coming to you in my humanity, I am coming to you in my flesh, God dont look at my sin - see my glory. God dont see me in my flesh, dont see me as I once was... forgive me in my shame or my humanity.
---Vicci on 12/22/08


i heard a preacher say shondo was a hebrew slang that ment "a complete turn around" i've been looking to see it for myself but i have yet to find it
---rashi on 2/26/08


Shondo maybe a universal word used giving glory. And just because we can't find a earthly concrete meaning or foundation doesn't make it improper to use if lead by the spirit. Unfortunately many christian don't have a true relationship and just follow church doctrine without questioning or prayer.
---louis on 1/21/08


Shondo maybe a universal word used giving glory. And just because we can't find a earthly concrete meaning or foundation doesn't make it improper to use if lead by the spirit. Unfortunately many christian don't have a true relationship and just follow church doctrine without questioning or prayer.
---louis on 1/21/08


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I had a lady try to do that to me when I was 11. It turned me off to the whole charasmatic movement till I was 25. I couldn't stand to hear speaking in tongues till then because I always remembered that crazy woman who tried to get me to speak in tongues by saying watermelon. She was nuts.
---MichelleS on 10/31/07


Have you ever noticed that there are some who try to speak in tongues from a human perception?
Have you noticed that they same the words, over and over, much like copying babytalk.
That's not tongues. Tongues cannot be taught, but there are some churches who say repeat after me, and you'll hear the same words like shondo.
---Bob on 10/27/07


I too emailed them and it came back ndeliverable.
But I bet if I had sent money, they would have accepted that, or if I had ordered one of their T-shirts!
---alan_of_UK on 9/25/07


Your right on the money Alan of the UK. Mighty Fortress is a cult- it's called the UPC. They do believe the fullfillment of your salvation only comes by speaking in tongues which is of course false. I e-mailed them like other people have and I got it back so I guess they don't want others to know what Shondo means.
---Michelle on 9/24/07


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I think people misthink what tongues is- when we interpet tongues, we don't interpret a single word, we interpret the message. I have heard people talk in tongues for like 5 seconds and this long 45 second message comes forth as the interpretation. Vice versa.
I do have to go with my original interpretation that I gave Andrea last week for the use of this word in phrase.
---Michelle on 9/23/07


By the way Bruce ... where have you been?
the Fortress church did seem a bit cultish to me ... very excluding.
It appears to say that an inevitable result of being saved was speaking in tongues.
And I was disturbed by the requst for people to send in money!
---alan_of_UK on 9/23/07


I would be very wary of using ANY word that I didn't know the meaning of. If I use or wear a word or symbol I should have the answer ready for anyone who asks "what does that mean?", just like I can give an answer if someone asked what the Ixthus brooch I wear is about. Many youngsters wear fabric bracelets with W.W.J.D, F.R.O.G, P.U.S.H. Some know what they mean but, sadly, some don't. That makes them look rather silly.
---RitaH on 9/23/07


There's a church that sells t-shirts etc with the word shondo on it but they don't explain and I haven't gotten an answer to my email.
---Andrea on 9/22/07


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Alan,
I found the same info. When I tried to email the church, it came back undeliverable. (I used the email link on their website.)

A contestant on a popular game show (Deal or No Deal) was getting the audience to join her in shouting "shondo" while turning to the right two times. She said that that is what they did in her church to make things turn out right.

I thought of all the people who read these blogs there might be someone with firsthand info as to what it means.
---BRUCE5656 on 9/22/07


There are other words sounds foreign like shundelah shekundea Mudie MahI have asked around & got some queer replies can anyone help?
---Emcee on 9/22/07


It seems to be a word in tongues that has caught on big that refers to a high proclamation of Holy Spirit power and glory.
---john on 9/21/07


# 1 ..I googled the word and found that it seems to be used by the Mighty Fortress International Church, and they sell T-shirts and other products with this as a logo.
No explanation is given for the "shondo" that I could find there
---alan_of_UK on 9/21/07


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# 2 The Urban Dictionary defines the word as meaning "Intentions or immediate plans"
---alan_of_UK on 9/21/07


# 3 The Urban Dictionary defines "Shondu" (note different spelling) as
"The universal scapegoat. And we love him. When you don't know who, blame Shondu. He is also our mascot... red foam, gaffer tape and hot glue = god"
---alan_of_UK on 9/21/07


# 4 I also found that in Startrek, Shondo is an imperial city.

Wow, what a lot of things a google web-search tells you! All that is, except a credible answer to this question!

I have emailed Mighty Fortress to find out what thet say.
---alan_of_UK on 9/21/07


The word SHONDO seems to be associated with "Mighty Fortress Church International" as they are selling the T Shirts. I ran the term through a number of Bible Dictionaries full text searches with out results. So the word does not seem to have a Biblical connection.
---notlaw99 on 9/21/07


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On the Internet, I found some possibilities. In Japanese, possibly "calligraphy". Used in an Afghan poem? A part of the male body, in another language??

***And one claim is tongues have gone forth, and whenever "shondo" was in the tongues, "glory" was in the interpretation.***

May mean to get you psyched for a good thing?? Street slang, "intentions", or YAY!!! for what's happening? I'd ask each individual what that person means.
---Bill_bila5659 on 9/21/07


2)I wrote this a few days ago.

... I always end with "mah shundelah si kedah"
"ah shekundea mudio sekedia sekundea!" But if you try to understand this in the flesh, you will probably be at a loss
---Andrea on 9/17/07

I wrote:shundelah she wrote: shondolo

okay - what's the Lord trying to say and why is He saying on CN?

what do you think?
---Andrea on 9/20/07




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