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  1. bereanbible says:

    REVIEW:

    A word-for-word Greek to English Interlinear translation of the verses we\’re studying (minus the Strong\’s numbers and the original Greek words).

    (Revelation 21:1 IGNT+) AND I SAW A HEAVEN NEW AND EARTH A NEW; FOR THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH WERE PASSED AWAY, AND THE SEA NO IS LONGER.

    (Revelation 21:2 IGNT+) AND I JOHN SAW THE CITY HOLY, JERUSALEM NEW, COMING DOWN FROM GOD OUT OF THE HEAVEN, PREPARED AS A BRIDE ADORNED FOR HUSBAND HER.

    (Revelation 21:3 IGNT+) AND I HEARD A VOICE GREAT OUT OF THE HEAVEN, SAYING, BEHOLD, THE TABERNACLE OF GOD \”IS\” WITH MEN, AND HE SHALL TABERNACLE WITH THEM, AND THEY PEOPLES HIS SHALL BE, AND HIMSELF SHALL BE WITH THEM THEIR GOD.

    (Revelation 21:4 IGNT+) AND SHALL WIPE AWAY GOD EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES; AND DEATH NO SHALL BE LONGER, NOR MOURNING, NOR CRYING, NOR DISTRESS ANY SHALL BE LONGER, BECAUSE THE FIRST THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY.

    (Revelation 21:5 IGNT+) AND SAID HE WHO SITS ON THE THRONE, LO, NEW ALL I MAKE. AND HE SAYS TO ME, WRITE, BECAUSE THESE WORDS TRUE AND FAITHFUL ARE.

    QUESTION:
    What about when human theories, science and discoveries seems to contradict the Bible?
    Several of our Fellowship expressed thoughts, historical examples and Scriptures (Ex: Gen_3:1-5; 2Co_11:13-14; 2Pe_3:5; Isa_29:16) concerning this.

    Then, we began our study with Rev_21:4.

    Rev_21:4
    Revelation 21:4
    God G2316 shall wipe away G1813 . Rev_7:17, Psa_23:2, Isa_25:8, Jer_31:16; Jer_31:17, Mat_5:4, Act_3:19, 2Co_5:2.
    all G3956 tears G1144 . Or, every tear, without exception. Psa_30:5; Psa_116:8; Psa_126:5-6, Isa_65:19, Mat_8:12, Luk_6:21, Act_20:37, 2Ti_1:4.
    no G3756 more G2089 death G2288 G2348. Rev_20:14; Rev_22:3, 2Ki_2:21, Psa_17:15, Isa_25:8; Isa_65:20, Hos_13:14, Luk_20:36, Joh_11:25, Rom_5:17; Rom_7:24; Rom_8:23, 1Co_15:24-26; 1Co_15:54-58, 2Ti_1:10, Heb_2:14; Heb_2:15.
    neither sorrow G3997 G3958. Or, mourning. Rev_18:8-9; Rev_18:11; Rev_18:19, 2Sa_7:10, 1Ch_17:9, Job_14:1, Psa_30:11, Isa_30:19; Isa_35:10; Isa_51:11; Isa_60:20; Isa_61:3; Isa_65:18; Isa_65:19, Jer_31:12; Jer_31:13, Mat_5:4; Mat_6:20, Joh_16:20; Joh_16:22, 1Th_4:13; 1Th_4:18, 2Th_1:7, Jas_4:9, Jud_1:24.
    nor crying G2906 G2896 . Rev_2:10; Rev_13:10; Rev_13:17, Exo_3:7; Exo_3:9, Est_4:2-3, Psa_30:11, Isa_65:19.
    any more G2089 pain G4192 G3993 . Rev_7:16; Rev_16:10-11, Isa_33:24, Eze_28:24, Rom_8:18-23.
    the former things G4413 . or, first. The present age; emphatic in Greek . Rev_21:1; Rev_21:22, Rev_20:11, Psa_144:4, Isa_25:7-8; Isa_35:10; Isa_65:17, Jer_31:16, Mat_24:35; 1Co_7:31; 1Co_15:4-5, 2Co_4:17; 2Co_4:18; 2Co_6:17, 2Pe_3:10, 1Jn_2:17.
    are passed away G565 . Rev_21:1, Psa_57:1, Eze_28:24; Eze_37:23, Zep_3:15, Zec_14:11, Mat_6:13, Luk_16:17, Mat_24:35; Heb_4:9.

    Continuing theme that everything is going to be new.
    If there\’s \”first things\”, we know there\’s going to be additional things.

    QUESTIONs:
    What is time frame for this?
    AFTER the Millennium, because in Rev_20:2; Rev_20:7; Rev_20:10; Rev_20:14, satan has been abyssed, loosed, then destroyed, and after 1Co_15:24-26.
    So, Scripturally, death is still part of human existence until AFTER the Millennium has concluded.

    What condition concerning humans HAS to have been met for these events to occur?
    Rev_21:2 – Bride, not yet married, but ready to be wed.
    Coming down \”from God\” – Bride has the Name of Son and the Father. This seems to be the 144,000.
    See Mat_22:1-14

    Also, for earthly humans:
    Rev_21:3 –
    Humans must have reached perfection – no longer under the curse of sin – in order for YHWH to tabernacle (dwell) with them.
    Humans must have bodies to enable them to dwell with YHWH. 1Jn_3:2

    Wipe away every tear fulfills the promises in Rev_7:17 and Isa_25:8.
    Not a tear shall ever be shed then. How different will that be from the condition now – for who now in our Fellowship has never agonized and cried?

    No more death G2288 G2348 goes far beyond the earlier promise of Rev_7:16, which promises freedom from hunger, thirst, and scorching heat.
    Not a grave shall ever be dug!
    How different from now, where death is so common;
    where it spares no one;
    where our best friends die;
    where the wise, the good, the useful, the lovely die;
    where fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, all die;
    where we habitually feel that we must die.
    Nothing is more common than death.
    YHWH\’s Promise is that we will never see death again; nor we will never ourselves die after this point in time.
    We will never follow a relative or friend to the tomb, nor fear that an absent relative or friend is dead. The slow funeral procession will never again be witnessed; nor will the earth ever be disturbed to furnish a grave. (1Co_15:55)

    Death was defeated already by Jesus\’ resurrection.

    Neither sorrow – G3997 G3958 – denotes sorrow, mourning or grief of any kind;
    sorrow for the loss of property or friends;
    sorrow for disappointment, persecution, or care;
    sorrow over our sins, or sorrow that we love YHWH so little, and serve him so unfaithfully;
    sorrow that we are sick, or that we must die.
    How innumerable are the sources of sorrow here; how constant is it today!
    Since the fall of man there has not been a day, an hour, a moment, in which this has not been a sorrowful world; there has not been a nation, a tribe – a city or a village – not even a single family, where there has not been grief.
    I believe that there has been no individual who has been always perfectly happy.
    No one that I know rises in the morning with any certainty that he may not end the day in grief; no one lies down at night with any assurance that it may not be a night of sorrow.
    How different it will be when from this point on there will be no sorrow!

    Nor crying – κG2906 G2896 ” This word denotes a cry, an outcry, as in giving a public notice; a cry in a tumult – a clamor, Act_23:9; and then a cry of sorrow, or wailing.
    This seems to be its meaning here, and it refers to all the outbursts of grief arising from affliction, from oppression, from violence.
    It seems to me that as none of these causes of wailing will be known in the future state, all such wailing will cease.
    This, too, will make our future existence vastly different from our condition now; for what a change would it produce on the earth if the cry of grief were never to be heard again!

    Neither shall there be any more pain G4192 G3993 – There will be no sickness, and no calamity; and there will be no mental sorrow arising from remorse, from disappointment, or from the evil conduct of friends. And what a change would this produce – for how full of pain is the world now!
    How many lie on beds of languishing, that is, being feeble; losing strength; pining; withering; fading;
    how many are suffering under incurable diseases;
    how many are undergoing severe surgical operations;
    how many are pained by the loss of property or friends, or subjected to acuter anguish by the misconduct of those who are loved!
    How different would this world be, if all pain were to cease forever; how different, therefore, must the state of the future be from the present!

    Former (first) things have passed away echoes both v. Rev_21:1 and 2Co_5:17.

    This is perhaps the most hopeful (for humans) Scripture in the Bible.
    Where governments attempt to care for food and shelter – this Promise takes care of the PERSONAL.
    Only YHWH can take care of all these things for His children.

    NEXT
    8/20/2020

    We’ll begin our study with Revelation 21:5, then continue with Revelation 21:6-8, time permitting.

  2. Bro Dave says:

    8/20/2020

    REVIEW

    Rev_20:10
    “tormented” – discussion upcoming in the near future.

    Our study of Revelation: this is a Revelation from YHWH to Yeshua (who did not know it), then Yeshua to an angel, then the angel to John.
    This demonstrates distinctness between YHWH and Yeshua.
    Many people cling to the Trinity doctrine in spite of the overwhelming Scriptural proof against it.

    Yeshua, the only begotten G3439 son of YHWH.
    Joh_1:14, Joh_1:18, Joh_3:16, Joh_3:18, 1Jn_4:9

    Did that creation, or bursting forth, cause any diminishing of YHWH’s Power at that moment?

    When we humans see things, they were created.

    But the creative process is different from the process of giving birth.

    The Logos, pre-Yeshua, is the exact representation of YHWH’s essence.

    Pro_8:22-36
    NOTE
    Referring to Yeshua.

    1Jn_5:1
    begotten G1080

    Joh_3:16
    begotten G3439

    Then, we began our study with Rev_21:5.

    Rev_21:5
    Revelation 21:5
    that sat G2521 G2596. or, sitteth. Rev_4:2; Rev_4:9; Rev_5:1; Rev_7:10; Rev_20:11, Psa_47:8, Isa_6:1.
    Behold. Isa_42:9; Isa_43:19; Isa_64:4, 1Co_2:9, 2Co_5:17.
    I make G4160 . Rev_1:8.
    all G3956 things (supplied) new G2537 .
    Gr. kainos (S# G2537, Mar_2:22). Not recent, but changed from the old (Greek “kaina,” not “nea”).
    It is the word for unused, not worn out, rather than neos G3501 , which means recently come into existence).
    Rev_21:1, Psa_102:25-26; Psa_104:30, Ecc_1:9, Isa_43:18; Isa_43:19; Isa_65:17; Isa_66:22, Eze_36:26, Mat_19:28, Mar_2:22, Luk_5:38, Rom_8:18-25, Gal_6:15, 2Co_5:17, Eph_1:10, Col_3:10.

    Making everything new – we want to see this.
    Like Job, we offer up prayers for our families so we can all be together again.

    QUESTION: Is this is the “restitution G605 G600 of all things” to which Peter refers in Act_3:21, and the “deliverance G1659 of the creation G2937 from the bondage of corruption” which Paul anticipates in Rom_8:21?
    Time of universal restoration” Margin NOTE: “Time of refreshment”
    Goes along with “all things new”.
    The way things were in the very beginning.
    Rom_8:21
    We all aspire to become sons of YHWH; we are all sons of Adam right now.
    YHWH will liberate the creation from that bondage.

    Those reborn through faith in Christ bring newness to those persons’ lives, but it is only in the eternal state that YHWH will:
    make all things G3956 new G2537 . (KJV)
    NOTE that the word “things” is supplied, NOT part of the original Greek text.
    In the original Greek, this phrase reads:
    “I make all G3956 new G2537 .”

    OR, using the Strong’s definition
    “I make all G3956 fresh G2537 .”

    OR, using the Greek Interlinear
    “fresh G2537 all G3956 I make .”

    QUESTION: Assuming the correct translation might be, “Behold, fresh all I make”, does that translation alter anyone’s perception or understanding of this passage?
    Supports and is supported by Rom_8:21
    Freshing can mean return it to original state.
    Can also mean reducing everything to elements and then reforming it.

    QUESTION: If “fresh” is the correct definition of G2537, does that definition alter anyone’s perception or understanding of “a fresh heaven and a fresh earth” in Rev_21:1?
    Does not seem to change the meaning.
    A “fresh” start is a “new” start.
    Going to get “fresh” apples can mean getting “new” apples.
    Maybe so, apples are decaying – like our earth – and we need “fresh” or “new”.

    said G3004 . or, saith. Rev_19:9; Rev_22:6.
    Write G1125 . See on Rev_1:11; Rev_1:19; Rev_2:1; Rev_2:8; Rev_2:12; Rev_2:18; Rev_3:1; Rev_3:7; Rev_3:14; Rev_14:13; Rev_19:9, Hab_2:2.
    these words G3056 . Rev_19:9; Rev_22:6, Psa_119:89; Psa_119:90, Mat_24:35; 1Pe_1:23; 1Pe_1:25.
    true G228 G227 and G2532 .
    Rev_3:7; Rev_3:14; Rev_19:11; Rev_22:6, Dan_11:2, 2Co_1:20.
    faithful G4103 G3982 . Rev_22:6, Psa_119:90, 1Ti_1:15.

    QUESTION – What might have been the purpose of including this last sentence in this verse?

    Rev_21:4 has so much in it, that it can be difficult to accept.
    Also, questions – Will my family be with me? Will I remember my family.
    This verse says, “Trust me – it’s going to be right.”

    1Ki_17:24, 2Ki_20:19, Psa_33:4, Isa_39:8, Joh_17:17, Col_1:5, 1Th_2:13

    These words are founded in truth, and they are worthy to be believed.
    In Rev_19:9, the last phrase, “These are the true sayings of God. -KJV”, confirms all by a solemn declaration. The importance of what is here said; the importance of having it fixed in the mind, amid the trials of life and the scenes of persecution through which the Bride was to pass, makes this solemn declaration proper.
    The idea seems to be, that in all times of persecution – in every dark hour of despondency – the Bride, as such, and every individual member of the Bride class, should receive YHWH’s Word as a solemn truth never to be doubted, that Christ will finally prevail, and that all persecution and sorrow now will be followed by unimaginable immense joy and happiness in heaven and on earth.

    NEXT
    8/27/2020
    We’ll resume our study of Rev_21:1-8 with Rev_21:6.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    I for one am looking forward to verses 6-8.
    This study has been a blessing from God.
    The Holy Spirit is an excellent and gracious teacher.
    All praise for this increased understanding goes to Jehovah God and Jesus our Savior.

  4. Bro Dave says:

    8/27/2020

    We began our study with:

    Revelation 21:6

    It is done G1096 . A few texts (e.g., ASV; NWT; RVIC) read “They are come to pass”, or, fulfilled. Rev_10:6; Rev_11:15, Rev_16:17, Gen_1:31, Psa_22:31, Eze_39:8, Joh_19:30, Act_3:21.
    This is the same as the great voice from the temple of heaven in Rev_16:17 that proclaims the completion of YHWH’s wrath being poured out on Babylon.
    And, remarkably similar to this occurs in Joh_19:30, when Yeshua on the cross said, “It is finished G5055.”
    Notice who has control of all of these: Yeshua.

    I am Alpha G1 . Rev_1:8; Rev_1:11; Rev_1:17; Rev_22:13; Rev_22:16, Zec_13:7, Act_3:15, Php_2:6.
    Omega G5598 Rev_1:8, Rev_1:11, Rev_21:6, Rev_22:13
    the beginning G746 G756. Rev_1:8; Rev_3:14, Gen_1:1, Mic_5:2, Joh_1:1, Rom_11:36, Eph_1:10; Eph_4:6, Col_1:18.
    and the end G5056 . Isa_44:6.
    Here it appears to be the completion of the new creation by Him who is the Alpha G1 and the Omega G5598 of all things is the focus.
    Some claim that the speaker here is Christ, for it is the very language which He may have used of Himself in Rev_1:11.
    NOTE: However, note the location of the voice:
    (Revelation 1:10 KJV) I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind G3694 me a great voice, as of a trumpet.
    ALSO,
    (Revelation 1:5 KJV) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and
    the prince G758 of the kings G935 of the earthG1093.
    Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
    (Revelation 1:6 KJV) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
    (Revelation 1:7 KJV) Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
    (Revelation 1:8 KJV) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord G2962, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty G3841.

    QUESTION: Can we harmonize the words used in Rev_1:8, especially, Lord G2962 and, Almighty G3841 with the idea they refer to Yeshua (Jesus)?
    DISCUSSION:
    Rev_21:2 mentions New Jerusalem coming down from YHWH.
    Rev_21:5 mentions making all things new from YHWH.
    In Hebrew alphabet, each letter has numerical value.

    An idiom – something covered from 1st letter to last letter – some is totally covered, completely. It has deeper meaning in Hebrew than in Greek.
    –“The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet”

    BUT
    Rev_1:17 seems to indicate our Redeemer’s Voice.
    Read Rev_1:11-18 for context.

    QUESTION: How do we harmonize this with Rev_1:8?
    DISCUSSION:
    Rev_1:18 – has to be Yeshua

    CONCLUSION:
    Isa_48:12
    the first,H7223 IH589 alsoH637 am the last.H314

    Alpha and Omega = YHWH
    first and last = Yeshua (Col_1:15; Rom_8:29), among others.
    Gen_1:26-27

    Yeshua was the master workman, YHWH was the architect.
    Pro_8:27-31

    We cannot recollect a Scripture indicating that Yeshua ever breathed life into anyone.

    Php_2:5-10
    NOTE
    The Logos emptied Himself at YHWH’s bidding.

    1 John in its entirety.
    1Jn_5:12-15

    Joh_1:3
    NOTE
    David obtained all the items for the Temple, yet Solomon built the Temple.

    I will give G1325 . Rev_2:17; Rev_7:17; Rev_22:1; Rev_22:17, Num_21:16, Psa_81:10; Psa_87:7, Isa_12:3; Isa_41:17; Isa_43:20; Isa_55:1-3, Joh_3:34; Joh_4:10; Joh_4:13; Joh_4:14; Joh_5:26; Joh_7:37-38, 1Co_15:45, Jas_1:5; Jas_1:17.
    that is athirst G1372 G1373. Rev_7:16; Rev_22:17, Pro_25:25, Isa_44:3, Joh_7:37, 1Pe_2:2.
    the fountain G4077 G4078 . Rev_7:17; Rev_8:10; Rev_14:7; Rev_16:4; Rev_22:1; Rev_22:17, Psa_16:11; Psa_36:8; Psa_36:9; Psa_87:7, Pro_14:27, Jer_2:13; Jer_17:13, Joe_3:18.
    water G5204 G5205 of life G2222 G2198 . Rev_22:1; Rev_22:17, Deu_30:20, Psa_23:2; Psa_87:7, Isa_12:3; Isa_55:1, Zec_14:8, Joh_4:10; Joh_4:14, 1Ti_6:13.
    freely G1432 G1431 G1435. Gr. dōrean (S# G1432, Joh_15:25), gratuitously, without a cause. Rev_22:17, Isa_55:1, Hos_14:4, Mat_10:8 . Joh_4:10; Joh_15:25, Act_8:20, Rom_3:24; Rom_8:32, 1Co_2:12; 1Co_3:5; 1Co_3:12; 1Co_3:21, 1Jn_5:4-5.

    Water G5204 G5205 of life G2222 G2198 . may be recalling Yeshua’s references to living water in Joh_4:14; Joh_7:38, in connection with eternal life and life in the Holy Spirit.
    This water is further described in Rev_22:1.
    A similar offer of YHWH’s grace to him who spiritually thirsts is repeated in Rev_22:17.

    Revelation 21:7

    overcometh G3528 G3529. Gr. nikaō (S# G3528, Luk_11:22). Rev_2:7; Rev_2:11; Rev_2:13; Rev_2:17; Rev_2:25; Rev_2:26-28; Rev_3:5, Rev_3:12, Rev_3:21, Rev_15:2.
    Greek, “To him that gains the victory, or is a conqueror” – τῷ νικῶντι tō nikōnti.
    This may refer to any victory of a moral character, and the expression used would be applicable to one who should triumph in any of these respects:
    (a) Over his own sins;
    (b) Over the world and its temptations;
    (c) Over prevalent error;
    (d) Over the ills and trials of life, so as, in all these respects, to show that our spiritual principles are firm and unshaken.
    Life, and spiritual life especially, may be regarded as a warfare (2Co_10:3-6).
    Thousands fall in the conflict with evil; but they who maintain a steady warfare, and who achieve a victory, shall be received as conquerors in the end.
    shall inherit G2816 G2818 G2819. Gr. klēronomeō (S# G2816, Gal_4:30). Deu_32:8; Deu_32:9, 1Sa_2:8, Psa_37:29; Psa_73:26, Pro_3:35; Pro_8:21, Isa_60:21; Isa_65:9, Mat_5:5; Mat_19:29; Mat_25:34, Mar_10:17, Luk_22:29; Luk_22:30, Rom_8:17; Rom_8:37, 1Co_3:21-23; 1Co_6:9; 1Co_6:10; 1Co_15:50, Gal_3:26-29; Gal_4:7; Gal_4:30; Gal_5:21, Eph_1:11. Tit_3:7, Heb_1:14; Heb_6:12; Heb_12:17, 1Pe_1:3-4; 1Pe_3:9.
    all G3956 things (supplied). Isa_64:4, Mat_6:33; Mat_24:47; Mat_25:21, Mar_10:29; Mar_10:30, Luk_6:23, Rom_8:32, 1Co_2:9; 1Co_3:21-23, 2Co_6:10; 2Co_8:9, Eph_1:22, Jas_2:5.
    and G2532 I. Rev_21:3, Rev_3:9; Rev_3:19; Rev_20:9, Zec_8:8, Rom_8:15-17, Heb_8:10, 1Jn_3:1-3.
    will be G2071 G1510. 2Sa_7:14, Psa_89:26.
    his G848 G1438 God G2316. Rev_21:3, Gen_17:7, Exo_6:7, Lev_26:12, Job_19:26, Psa_45:6, Isa_25:9; Isa_52:7, Jer_31:33; Jer_32:38, Eze_14:11; Eze_36:28; Eze_37:23, Zec_13:9, Joh_1:1; Joh_20:17; Joh_20:28, Rom_9:5, 2Co_5:19; 2Co_6:16, Eph_1:5, Col_2:8; Col_2:9, 1Ti_3:16, Tit_2:13, Heb_1:8, 2Pe_1:1, Jud_1:4.
    my son G5207. 2Sa_7:14, Psa_89:26; Psa_89:27, Jer_3:19, Mat_5:9, Joh_1:12, Rom_8:14; Rom_8:17, 2Co_6:18, Gal_3:26; +*Gal_4:6; Gal_4:7,1Jn_3:1; 1Jn_3:2.

    “Sonship” as a concept that seems to embrace more than a relationship based upon a shared nature.
    It appears to be a special honor associated with the Davidic covenant, including privileged intimacy and ruling authority (2Sa_7:14).
    Adoption as a son is all about YHWH’s agape love for His creation and Yeshua’s agape lo G410ve for and obedience to His Father (Gal_4:5).
    Gal_4:5
    Redeem G1805 G1537 G59 G58, defined by many as “to buy from the slave market,” is a term used only by Paul in the NT (Gal_3:13; Eph_5:16; Col_4:5).
    The verb seems to describe Christ’s supreme and final payment for the sins of humanity (Rom_3:23-25).
    This payment, His death on the Cross, or torture stake if you prefer, frees those who believe on Him from the curse of the law and slavery to sin. (Gal_4:1-3)
    This decisive ransom payment and resulting freedom clears the way for all to become YHWH’s sons.
    Although there is only one natural Son in YHWH’s family, Yeshua Messiah (vv. Gal_4:4, Gal_4:6), YHWH has graciously adopted all believers as His sons.
    We are no longer slaves to sin, nor children under the guardianship of the law.
    However, not all sons fulfill the requirements of such an exalted status (Mat_5:9, Mat_5:43-45).
    A person can be a son and not necessarily behave as a son.
    A true son reflects a life of obedience to YHWH’s Word (Jer_7:23; Jer_11:4), and NOT to man’s interpretation, no matter how well-meaning (Mat_15:2-9; Mar_7:1-13; Col_2:8; 1Pe_1:18-25).
    Paul points out that a willingness to yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit is characteristic of the sons of God (Rom_8:14).

    Revelation 21:8

    the fearful G1169. or, cowardly, or, apostates. Rev_21:7, Rev_22:15, Deu_20:8; Deu_31:6, Jos_23:6, Jdg_7:3; Jdg_7:10, 1Sa_15:24, Neh_6:13, Isa_51:12; Isa_57:11, Mat_8:26 Mat_10:28; Mat_25:25, Mar_4:40 Luk_9:26; Luk_12:4-9; Luk_19:21, Joh_9:22; Joh_12:42-43; Joh_14:27, 2Ti_1:7; 2Ti_4:16, Heb_6:4-8, 1Pe_3:14-15, 1Jn_5:4-5; 1Jn_5:10.
    unbelieving G571 G1 G4103. Act_26:8, Rev_1:5; Rev_2:10; Rev_2:13; Rev_3:14; Rev_17:14, Mat_11:20-24; Mat_17:17 Mar_16:16, Luk_8:13; Luk_12:46 Joh_3:36, Eph_2:12, Php_3:2, 2Th_2:12, 2Ti_2:13, Tit_1:15; Tit_1:16, Heb_10:39; Heb_11:6, 1Jn_5:10.
    abominable G948. (only here and Rom_2:22). Rev_21:27, Rev_17:4; Rev_18:3; Rev_22:15, Lev_11:10; Lev_18:22; Lev_18:26; Lev_18:27; Lev_18:29; Lev_18:30 Num_19:13, 1Ki_21:26, Psa_14:1, Pro_6:16-19; Pro_20:10, Eze_33:26, Hos_9:10 Mal_2:11; Mal_3:5, Mat_24:15, Rom_2:22 1Co_6:9; 1Co_6:10, Gal_5:19-21, Eph_5:5; Eph_5:6; Eph_5:12, 1Ti_1:9-10, Tit_1:16, Heb_10:26; Heb_12:24; Heb_13:4, 1Pe_4:3, 1Jn_3:8; 1Jn_3:15.
    murderers G5406 G5408. Rev_9:21; Rev_18:24; Rev_22:15, Exo_20:13, Mat_5:21; Mat_15:19; Mat_15:20, Mar_7:21, Act_28:4, Rom_1:29, 1Ti_1:9, Jas_2:22, 1Jn_3:15.
    whoremongers G4205 .(Also, 1Co_5:9). Rev_2:14; Rev_17:2; Rev_18:3, Gen_39:9, Exo_20:14, Pro_2:18; Pro_7:10, Jer_7:9; Jer_23:14, Rom_1:29-31, 1Co_5:1; 1Co_5:9-11; 1Co_6:9, 2Co_12:21, Gal_5:19-21, Eph_5:3; Eph_5:5, Col_3:5, 1Th_4:3, 1Ti_1:10, Heb_12:16; Heb_13:4.
    sorcerers G5332. or, poisoners. or, drug users (only here and Rev_22:15). Rev_9:21; Rev_13:13-14; Rev_18:23, Lev_19:31, Isa_47:9, Jer_27:9, Dan_2:27, Act_8:9-21; Act_16:16, Gal_5:20.
    and idolaters G1496 G1497 G1491 G1492. Rev_9:20; Rev_13:8; Rev_13:11-17; Rev_22:15, Exo_20:3-6, 1Sa_15:23, Eze_14:3; Eze_44:9, 1Co_5:10-11; 1Co_10:7; 1Co_10:14; 1Co_10:20-21, Eph_5:5.
    and all G3956 liars G5571 G5574. Rev_21:27, Rev_2:2 Rev_3:9; Rev_14:5; Rev_22:15, Gen_27:19, Exo_20:16, Lev_19:11, 2Ki_5:22, Psa_4:2; Psa_5:6; Psa_15:1; Psa_15:2; Psa_31:18; Psa_50:19, Pro_12:22; Pro_13:5; Pro_19:5; Pro_19:9; Pro_24:28, Isa_9:15; Isa_30:9, Jer_23:14; Jer_50:36, Zep_3:13, Zec_8:16, Mal_1:14, Mat_26:70, Joh_8:44, Act_5:3-4; Act_6:13 Rom_1:25, Eph_4:25; Eph_4:29, Col_3:9, 2Th_2:9, 1Ti_1:10; 1Ti_4:1-2, 1Jn_2:22.
    shall have their G848 part G3313. Exo_34:7, Psa_9:17; Psa_52:5, Pro_5:11, Isa_1:28, Zec_5:3, Mat_5:22; Mat_5:29-30; Mat_25:30; Mat_25:46 Luk_13:28, Joh_15:6, Rom_3:10, Php_3:19.
    the lake G3041 G3040. Rev_19:20; Rev_20:6; Rev_20:14-15.
    burneth G2545 . Gen_19:24, Isa_30:33, Eze_38:22.
    with fire G4442. Rev_14:10, Gen_19:28, Lev_13:57, Psa_120:4; Psa_140:10, Eze_24:9, Mat_13:42; Mat_18:8, Mar_9:44, Luk_16:23; Luk_16:24, 2Th_1:8-9, Jas_5:3.
    and brimstone G2303. Rev_9:17; Rev_14:10; Rev_19:20; Rev_20:10, Job_18:15, Isa_34:9, Eze_47:11.
    which is the second G1208 death G2288 G2348 . Rev_2:11; Rev_20:6; Rev_20:14, Rev_20:14, Gen_2:17 Mar_9:44; Mar_9:46; Mar_9:48, Rom_6:23, 2Th_1:9.

    Having stated previously, in general terms, who they were who would be admitted into that blessed world, John now states explicitly who would not.
    But the fearful G1169 – The “fearful” stand in contrast with those who “overcome,” Rev_21:7.
    And unbelieving G571 G1 G4103 – By circumstance, or by choice. Mar_16:16.
    And the abominable G948. –
    THAYER –
    1) to render foul, to cause to be abhorred;
    2) abominable
    3) to turn one’s self away from on account of the stench
    4) metaphorically to abhor, detest
    Perhaps, on account of their sins; all whose conduct is offensive to YHWH? Rom_1:18-32
    And murderers G5406 G5408 – Rom_1:29; Gal_5:21.
    And whoremongers G4205 – Gal_5:19.
    And sorcerers G5332 – In Gal_5:20, Paul seems to say that what was known as sorcery or witchcraft was a proof of the corrupt nature of man, and was one of the fruits of it, equally as abominable to YHWH as the others listed in Gal_5:19-21.
    Sorcery was a system of imposture and falsehood throughout; and nothing is a better demonstration of the depravity of the human heart than its extended and systematized attempt to impose on mankind, even down through today.
    The word which is used here (φαρμακεία pharmakeia, the origin of our word “pharmacy,” from φάρμακον pharmakon, a medicine, poison, magic potion) means, properly, the preparing and giving of medicine.
    It also means also poisoning, and also magic art, or enchantment; because in some cultures pharmacy or medicine consisted of magical incantations in addition to the drugs .
    Therefore it can mean sorcery or enchantment
    The term is used only in Gal_5:20; Rev_9:21; Rev_18:23; Rev_21:8.
    It may also means poisoning, a crime often practiced in those days, particularly by or against the person in political power; but it can also refer to pretensions to witchcraft, sorcery, the casting of bones and passing of incantations, etc.
    And idolaters G1496 G1497 G1491 G1492 – Idolatry can be defined as a form of selfishness: the idolizing of money or fame or influence or child or self or some other creature (animate or inanimate), exalted to, and receiving the honor due to the YHWH. 1Co_6:9; Gal_5:19.
    And all liars – All who are false in their statements, their promises, their contracts. The word would embrace all who are false toward God Act_5:1-3, and false toward human beings. Rom_1:31.
    Shall have their part in the lake which burneth,
    QUESTION:
    If death was no more in Rev_21:4, what is this “second death?
    DISCUSSION:
    It seems that for everyone who lives in New Jerusalem, in Christ, “death will be no more” (Rev_21:4). This is the “death” of the “former things G4413 “.
    It also seems that this will not be the experience of all human beings, for those who rejected YHWH’s gracious gift of salvation will go to a very different place, “the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death” (Rev_21:8).
    This seems to be a different “death” than in Rev_21:4.

    NEXT
    9/3/2020
    We will begin our study with Revelation 21:9.

  5. Bro Dave says:

    9/3/2020

    Tonight we studied:
    Rev_21:9-27

    The New Jerusalem (Overview)
    The new G2537 (renewed; freshened) city’s prototype was also loved and praised in the Old Testament (Psa_48:1-14) and whose future glory was the hope of the prophets ( I commend to your careful study Ezekiel, Chapters 40–48).

    Since the beginning of this passage is similar to the beginning of Revelation Chapter 17, it seems that the Lamb’s wife, the New G2537 Jerusalem, is being contrasted with Babylon, “the great harlot” (Rev_17:1, Rev_17:5).

    Come G1204. Rev_22:17.
    Shows John the City, not the individuals making up the Bride.

    spirit G4151 G4154. Mat_3:16. Eze_37:1. Rev_1:10, Eph_1:17.
    the exalted state in which John received these visions of Revelation (Rev_1:10), which carried him away (Rev_17:3).

    and shewed G1166. This is metonymy (meh-TAHN-ah-me – where one word is put for another; a change of names which have some relation to each other; as when we say, “a man keeps a good table.” instead of good provisions.): the angel offers to show John the bride, but what John sees is the city where the bride will live. Deu_34:1.
    that great G3173 city G4172 .
    Note: The interchange of emblems from “the bride, the Lamb’s wife,” to “that great city, the holy Jerusalem,” seems to indicate, that we should only take in the general ideas of them, and not enter minutely into particulars; and that our detailed view of such subjects must be like a collage acquired from the whole of them compared together.
    Rev_21:2. Rev_3:12, Gen_4:17; Gen_11:4, 1Ki_11:36, Psa_46:4; Psa_48:1; Psa_87:3, Isa_27:10; Isa_27:11; Isa_49:16, Eze_40:1-49, Eze_48:15-22, Dan_4:29-30.

    descending G2597 G2596 out of G1537
    heaven G3772.
    Rev_21:2, Rev_10:1, Hos_2:21, +*Joh_14:2, Php_3:20.
    from G575 God G2316.
    The description of the vision in Rev_21:9-10 parallels almost exactly that in Rev_17:1-3. It appears that the contrast between Babylon the harlot and new Jerusalem the bride is explicit and intentional.
    A mountain reaching to heaven to provide visibility was used in Mat_4:8; Jerusalem was also regarded as atop a mountain (often in the Hebrew Testament e.g., Joe_2:1);
    the image here seems to be from Eze_40:2.

    jasper G2393 [H3471]. Rev_21:18-19, Rev_4:3, Exo_28:20, 1Jn_3:2.
    clear as crystal G2929 G2930. Rev_21:18; Rev_21:21, Rev_4:6; Rev_22:1, Exo_24:10, Job_28:17, Son_4:7; Son_6:10, Eze_1:22, Eph_5:27.

    The New Jerusalem, because it radiates YHWH’s glory, is bright and beautiful like a precious jewel that shines brilliantly.
    Perhaps the word jasper G2393 [H3471] describes a quartz with shades of green, blue, and red; what we refer to today as jasper is not clear.

    Jasper is the last stone mentioned in the Bible in the High Priest’s breastplate (Exo_28:20).
    It comes from the Hebrew word yashpheh (Strong’s #H3471).
    It is also the name of the sixth stone that adorned Lucifer (Eze_28:13).
    The root of the word means to “polish” and both Strong’s and others translate the word as Jasper.

    In the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) it is translated “diamond”.

    Yashpheh is translated “jasper” in Exo_28:20 and Eze_28:13 in almost all of the Bible translations I examined.

    In the New Testament, the first foundation stone in the New Jerusalem (Rev_21:19) is called in the Greek iaspis (Strong’s #G2393).

    The book of Revelation records several visions given to the apostle John, one of which includes this precious stone in relationship to YHWH’s appearance on His Throne. (Rev_4:1-3).

    Jaspers are considered an opaque variety of Chalcedony stones.

    The most common colors found in them are red, green, brown or yellow and they can appear flamed or striped.

    Many believe that the precious stone found in the priest’s breastplate was likely colored “emerald-green”.

    A 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica section on this gem states the following concerning the possible ancient color of this gemstone.
    “The jasper of antiquity was in many cases distinctly green, for it is often compared with the emerald and other green objects. Jasper is referred to in the Niebelungenlied as being clear and green.”

    The jasper stone is mentioned in Rev_4:3 as one of the jewels that describe YHWH’s appearance.

    John is explaining what he sees in terms that others not blessed with his vision can understand, using the most relevant images he can think of.

    Comparing the shining beauty of this new city to gemstones seems to be his way to describe the indescribable.

    The way humans view time is made no longer necessary (Rev_21:23).

    Question:
    Why no Temple building (Rev_21:9-27)?
    Discussion:
    YHWH and Christ Head and Body are the Temple, with 12 Apostles as foundations.
    No need for a place like the tabernacle or temple building, since YHWH us actually with mankind. Heb_11:13

    New Jerusalem is a very impressive, precious city. People can see straight through it to the glory of YHWH.

    Dimensions – City and Bride class are both 144,000.
    Rev_21:16 = as tall as it is long and wide.
    Would city have buildings that incredibly tall?
    Probably refers to elevation including high mountain (Jerusalem is on a mountain).
    Rev_21:10 = carried away to great and high mountain.
    Was this height of building or height of building plus elevation of mountain?
    Possibly reconstructed earth can sustain building and city with incredible height – so matter where you look, you see the city all around and all above.
    Will New Jerusalem be elevated above everything on earth?
    Rev_21:23-24 – providing light for the nations.
    Still two luminaries – YHWH and Christ.

    It appears that the glory of YHWH that fills the New Jerusalem is the dazzling light that emanates from His Being.
    Moses experienced YHWH’s glory as “a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush” (Exo_3:2).
    This glory was manifested as the shekinah cloud (OJB) that filled the tabernacle (Exo_40:34-35).
    When Solomon concluded his prayer at the dedication of the temple, fire descended from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices. The glory of the Lord filled the temple in such brilliance that the priests could not enter the temple because of it (2Ch_7:1-2)

    No matter where you are on earth, the sun and moon is visible.
    New Jerusalem will be the same way, but not as far away and sun and moon.
    Some believe the height is 1500 miles (Rev_21:16-17).
    All this is IMMENSE, but not for YHWH.
    Referring to “furlongs (1/8 mile)” or “stadia” = 1500 miles. (Chicago to San Diego = 1723 miles.)
    Referring to “the measure of a man” may indicate that this is an physical building in a physical city.

    Rev_21:25-27 – Redeemed, justified mankind will have free access.

    NEXT
    9/10/2020
    We will begin our study with Revelation 21:9.

  6. bereanbible says:

    Br. Dave, another thought I had on the City being shown to John and not the Bride herself is to let Christians search for it in other scripture. It seems faith and digging is what we have to do as God knew there would be some discrepancy on who the Bride was, 144,000, or as some say the entire Church of believers.
    I do think the clue is in the numbers. Just my opinion, but got to wait to see.
    I enjoyed Br. David’s presence tonight.

  7. Bro Dave says:

    Excellent point.
    Would you care to expand on the clue that the numbers gives us?

    • bereanbible says:

      Br Dave, I meant the building being 144,000 squared indicates the Bride might be the 144,000.
      The Church is said to be God’s Children, not the son’s bride.
      Normally a Hebrew father chooses a bride from among his family. I just don’t see the entire Church class being the Bride. Happy and holy are those invited to the wedding feast say the Bible and I think some of the Church will be invited to attend. Just thinking out loud.

      The Church is hidden in the Hevrew text it seems I might be wrong.

  8. Bro Dave says:

    9/10/2020

    We opened our study welcoming a Truth-seeker who is new to our Berean Fellowship and joyfully invested the first part of our meeting in fellowship.

    Then, we started our Scriptural study with:
    Revelation 22:1-5

    Rev_22:1-5
    NOTE
    QUESTION: Do these first five verses of Rev 22 seem to actually belong at the end of Rev 21?
    DISCUSSION:
    Originally no chapter/verse in the text.
    The thoughts here seem to fit with chapter 21.

    Rev_22:1-2
    he shewed me. Rev_22:16, Rev_1:1; Rev_4:1; Rev_21:9-10, Exo_25:40; Exo_26:30; Exo_27:8, 2Ki_8:10, Isa_64:4, Joh_16:13.
    a pure G2513. Rev_22:2, Gen_2:10-14, Num_20:8; Num_21:16, Job_20:17, Psa_23:2; Psa_36:8; Psa_46:4; Psa_65:9; Psa_78:15; Psa_87:7, Isa_12:3; Isa_30:25; Isa_32:2; Isa_35:6; Isa_41:18; Isa_48:18; Isa_55:1; Isa_66:12, Eze_47:1-9; Eze_47:12, Joe_3:18, Zec_14:8, Joh_7:38; Joh_7:39, 1Pe_1:4.
    river G4215 of – Rev_22:2, Rev_8:10; Rev_9:14; Rev_12:15-16; Rev_16:4; Rev_16:12, Gen_2:10, Eze_47:9, Zec_14:8.
    The rivers of paradise in Gen_2:10 and the waters of Jerusalem (Psa_46:4) may supply some of the background for the image here; but it may be that the reference here is to the rivers of water flowing from the New Jerusalem’s Temple in Eze_47:1-11 (Joe_3:18; Zec_14:8).
    In New Jerusalem, there is no temple, YHWH and Yeshua are the Temple. (Rev_21:22)
    It also could be referring to the Old Jerusalem Temple.
    Dome of the Rock is not exactly where Temple was located.
    Some evidence suggests that a pagan temple was there at one time.
    It could be referring to the boundaries of division.
    Josephus, in Antiquities 1.1.3, 38, claimed that the garden in Eden was watered by one earth-encircling river that divided into four parts: Ganges, Euphrates, Tigris and Nile.
    Later, Philo identified the river with virtue, flowing forth from Eden, which was wisdom—Allegorical Interpretation 1.19, 65.
    The water is BOTH symbolic AND physical and literal, just like many of Yeshua’s parables and Daniel’s (symbolic) beasts (then, we are given interpretations of what these symbols are literally).
    YHWH is so pin-point accurate, that in some cases the beast represents that entity even today, e,g,. leopard – was actual animal that appeared in that country’s banner long after Daniel’s prophecy.

    Also, John might be referencing the Spirit; in Joh_7:37-39.
    NOTE:
    The apostles were operating under the Spirit that Yeshua had.
    water G5204 of life G2222 G2198. or, living water. Rev_22:17, Rev_7:17; Rev_21:6, Lev_14:5, Deu_30:20, Psa_30:5; Psa_36:8-9, Pro_10:11; Pro_13:14; Pro_14:27; Pro_16:22, Son_4:15, Jer_2:13; Jer_17:13, Luk_16:24; Luk_20:38, Joh_4:10; Joh_4:11, Joh_4:14; Joh_7:37-38; Joh_11:25; Joh_14:6; Joh_19:34, Act_1:5; Act_3:15, Rom_8:2, 1Co_15:45, Col_3:4, 1Ti_6:13, 2Ti_1:10, 1Jn_5:11.
    clear G2986 G2985 G2989. or, radiant. Rev_22:16, Luk_23:11, Act_10:30.
    as crystal G2930. Rev_21:11, Rev_4:6, Job_28:17.
    proceeding G1607 G1537 G4198. Rev_3:21; Rev_4:5; Rev_5:6; Rev_5:13; Rev_7:10-11; Rev_7:17; Rev_8:5; Rev_11:19, Eze_47:1, Zec_14:8, Joh_8:42; Joh_14:16-18; Joh_15:26; Joh_16:7-15, Act_1:4-5; Act_2:33, 2Co_9:8.
    out of G1537 Eze_47:1-11
    the throne G2362 Rev_3:21; Rev_4:2-3; Rev_21:3, Zec_6:13.
    of God G2316
    and of. Rev_22:3, Rev_3:21, Heb_1:3.
    the Lamb. Rev_5:6; Rev_5:13, Luk_22:69, Joh_1:4; Joh_1:29; Joh_3:34; Joh_5:18; Joh_5:26; Joh_13:32.
    In G1722 the midst G3319 G3326 (through the middle of) Rev_22:1, Rev_21:21, Eze_47:1; Eze_47:12; Eze_48:8.
    the street. G4113 G4116 G4111 Rev_21:21.
    On either side G1782 G2532 G1782 of Eze_47:7; Eze_47:12, Dan_12:5, Joh_19:18.
    the river G4215 Exo_17:6, Isa_33:21, Eze_47:1; Eze_47:7; Eze_47:12, Joe_3:18, Zec_14:8-9, Joh_4:13-14, 1Co_10:4.
    was there (grows) – SUPPLIED
    the – SUPPLIED
    tree G3586 of life G2222 Note: The definite article “the” not being in the original text, “a tree of life” may be a better translation; for there were other trees;
    one in the street, and
    others on each side of the river: Eze_47:12, which speaks of many trees bearing fruit each month (as opposed to one season a year) and leaves for healing.
    John seems to modify Ezekiel’s “trees” to incorporate an reference to paradise: from the “tree of life” in Gen_2:9.
    Later Jewish traditions further expounded the figure.
    (Some Jewish texts spoke of twelve trees, one for each month, in a four-river paradise, weaving together features of Ezekiel and Genesis in a manner similar to Revelation.
    Jewish texts frequently connected the twelve months with the twelve tribes and constellations, but John avoids astrological associations here, as elsewhere.)
    The use here seems to appear to designate the entire mass of trees in general. Rev_22:14; Rev_22:19, Rev_2:7, Gen_2:9; Gen_2:17; Gen_3:22-24, Pro_3:18; Pro_13:12, Son_2:3, Luk_23:31, Joh_3:16, Act_5:30; Act_10:39; Act_13:29, Gal_3:13, 1Pe_2:24.
    which bare G4160. or, bearing or bring forth. Mat_7:17.
    twelve G1427 Rev_12:1; Rev_21:14, Exo_15:27, Mat_19:28.
    manner (kinds) of – SUPPLIED
    fruits G2590. Deu_33:14, Son_2:3; Son_7:13. – no longer forbidden.
    and yielded G591 G575 G1325. or, yielding.
    every G2596 G1538 G1520 month G3376. or, according toIs this each month. Rev_21:22.
    QUESTION: Is this an declaration of YHWH’s ceaseless provision for mankind in every season?
    DISCUSSION:
    Agreed, providing mankind avails themselves of YHWH’s provisions.
    Like one of those grafted fruit trees with several different fruits.

    the leaves G5444 H5929. Gen_3:7, Mat_21:19.
    of the tree G3586. Psa_1:3.
    healing G2322 H7495. Mat_24:45, Psa_103:3; Rev_21:24, Gen_3:6; Gen_3:7, 2Ki_2:21, Psa_147:3, Pro_12:18, Isa_6:10; Isa_29:18-19; Isa_30:26; Isa_33:24; Isa_57:18-19, Jer_17:14; Jer_30:17, Eze_47:8-12, Hos_14:4, Mic_4:6-7, Mal_4:2, Mat_13:15; Mat_24:45 Luk_4:18; Luk_9:11 Luk_12:42. 1Pe_2:24.
    of the nations. G1484 G1486 H1471 Rev_5:9; Rev_21:24, Deu_32:8; Deu_32:9, Psa_72:5, Mat_25:32.
    QUESTION: Is this a figurative way of saying that Mankind will enjoy perpetual health forever and ever?
    DISCUSSION:
    Literal tree with literal leaves.
    Taking the leaves for medicine.

    NEXT
    9/17/2020
    We’ll begin our study and Rev_22:3.

  9. jacqueline says:

    Br. Dave, I have reviewed Ezekial 47 and the surrounding chapters and come to the conclusion this is the time period of the 1,000 yr reign of Christ, temple.
    So that is what I think this is the Temple that exists during the thousand-year reign of Christ.

  10. Bro Dave says:

    9/17/2020

    We continued our study, which began with:
    Revelation 22:1-5.

    Tonight, we found ourselves at Rev_22:3-5.

    Starting at Rev_22:5, we focused on:

    And there shall be no G3756 night G3571 there G1563, Rev_4:8; Rev_7:15; Rev_8:12; Rev_12:10; Rev_14:11; Rev_18:23, Rev_20:10, Rev_21:22-24; Rev_21:25, Psa_36:9; Psa_84:11, Pro_4:18; Pro_4:19, Isa_4:5; Isa_60:19-20, Zec_14:7.
    – ”perfect blessedness;

    The timeline appears to be AFTER the Millennium.
    YHWH is perfectly and completely light – where He is darkness cannot exist. (Rev_21:23).

    they need G2192 G5532 no G3756. 1Co_13:10.
    candle G3088. Rev_18:23, Psa_119:89; Psa_119:105.
    neither G2532 light G5457. Rev_21:23, Son_6:10, Isa_30:26; Isa_60:19.
    of the sun G2246 –
    Mat_5:45, Mat_13:6, Mat_13:43, Mat_17:2, Mat_24:29, Mar_1:32, Mar_4:6, Mar_13:24, Mar_16:2, Luk_4:40, Luk_21:25, Luk_23:45, Act_2:20, Act_13:11, Act_26:13, Act_27:20, 1Co_15:41, Eph_4:26, Jas_1:11, Rev_1:16, Rev_6:12, Rev_7:2, Rev_7:16, Rev_8:12, Rev_9:2, Rev_10:1, Rev_12:1, Rev_16:8, Rev_16:12, Rev_19:17, Rev_21:23, Rev_22:5
    KJV: sun=30x, east=2x Total= 32x.
    Revelation reveals Genesis and Genesis explains Revelation. Rev 22 parallels Gen 1-3.

    for the Lord G2962 God G2316. Gen_2:4; Gen_15:2.
    giveth them light G5461 G846. Rev_21:11; Rev_21:23-25, Exo_25:37, Psa_27:1; Psa_36:9; Psa_97:11, Pro_15:30, Isa_10:17, Mic_7:8, Hab_3:4, Mal_4:2, Mat_17:1; Mat_17:2, Luk_9:32, Act_9:3, Rom_5:2, 2Co_3:10, Col_1:12, 1Ti_6:16, Jas_1:17, 1Jn_1:5.
    The city’s light being YHWH’s glory rather than the sun or moon seems to be taken directly from Isa_60:19-20 (the image of Isa_24:23; Isa_30:26). Many Jewish teachers stressed that YHWH’s light would fill the world to come, sometimes including the righteous shining like the sun or stars (Exo_34:29; Dan_12:3);
    References can also be found in extra-Scriptural Jewish texts, such as, 1 Enoch; Ecclesiasticus; 4 Ezra.

    Afterwards, we examined the first phrase of Rev_22:3:
    “And there shall be G2071
    no more G3756 G3956 G2089 or, no longer. Isa_51:11, Zec_14:11.
    curse, G2652 (only occurrence here). G2596 Rev_22:19, Rev_6:15-17; Rev_12:7-9; Rev_14:11; Rev_20:10; Rev_21:4, Gen_3:10-19; Gen_4:12, Deu_27:15-26, 2Ki_2:21, Isa_4:2; Isa_7:21-22; Isa_25:6-9; Isa_30:23-24, Eze_34:25-28; Eze_38:23, Hos_2:18, Joe_2:22; Joe_3:18, Amo_9:13-15, Zec_14:11, Mal_4:6, Mat_25:41; Mat_26:74, Mar_14:71, Luk_20:36, Rom_8:21; Rom_8:22; Rom_9:3, 1Co_12:3 , 1Co_16:22, Gal_1:8; Gal_3:13, 2Ti_1:10.
    The removal of the curse is from Zec_14:11, and in this context it refers to the reversal of the curse in Eden, especially on the human race and creation (Gen_3:14-19).

    QUESTION: What caused the curse to be removed?
    DISCUSSION:
    Yeshua, His Ransom Sacrifice.

    QUESTION:
    Would the appearance of thorns and thistles (Gen_3:18) have occurred in Eden and made it less than perfect?
    DISCUSSION:
    When Adam partook of the fruit, Eden was, at that moment, despoiled.
    QUESTION:
    Comparing Rev_22:18-19
    with Gen_2:16-17
    and Gen_3:1-3,
    Did Eve “add on” to what YHWH had instructed Adam?
    DISCUSSION:
    Is this not “add unto these things”?
    The narrative story as reported is not the same as adding to inspired writings.
    Neither Eve nor Adam were actually doing the writing of the story, the Scripture is about them, showing the events leading to “The Fall”.

    QUESTION:
    What if Adam had not partaken of the fruit? Would either have died?

    QUESTION:
    Where was Adam when Eve was “deceived”?

    QUESTION:
    Looking at the events described in Gen_2:16-21, particularly in Gen_2:17 “in the day H3117”:
    Is this a 24-hour day (Gen_1:4-5; Gen_1:14-16) or a 1000-year day (2Pe_3:8 ; Psa_90:4) ?

    Gen_3:1-6
    QUESTION:
    So WHY did Adam take a bite of the fruit, KNOWING the consequence directly from YHWH?
    DISCUSSION:
    Could it be that he had no experience with death to understand what death was all about (see the order of events in Rom_5:12)?
    Could it be that he was too proud?
    Could he have felt rebellious against YHWH? No more desire to obey?
    We know that Adam and Eve learned about death AFTER their disobedience: Gen_3:21

    As we are taught that YHWH had fellowship with Adam and Eve before their fall into sin (Gen_3:8), so YHWH will again be with His servants eternally. In turn, His servants, who now can present themselves to YHWH as “a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God” (KJV), will worshipfully serve Him (Rom_12:1).

    – or, perfect sinlessness.

    NEXT
    9/24/2020

    We will begin by continuing our study of Rev_22:3-5.
    We will re-visit “And there shall be no more curse”, and search to harmonize:
    in the day H3117
    A 24-hour day (Gen_1:4-5; Gen_1:14-16) or a 1000-year day (2Pe_3:8 ; Psa_90:4) relative to Gen_5:5.

    Afterwards, we’ll discuss:
    1. The rest of Rev_22:3;
    2. Rev_22:4; and,
    3. The second half of Rev_22:5.
    After that, we’ll study Rev_22:6-21.

  11. Bro Dave says:

    9/24/2020

    Scriptures pertaining to us tonight:
    Mat_7:7-8
    Mat_7:9-11
    Heb_10:35-36

    THEN,
    Can we harmonize:
    in the day H3117
    A 24-hour day (Gen_1:4-5; Gen_1:14-16) or a 1000-year day (2Pe_3:8 ; Psa_90:4) relative to Gen_5:5.
    DISCUSSION
    QUESTION: Gen_1:3-5
    How is “Day” defined?
    DISCUSSION:
    Today, we define a day as a 24-hour period.
    According to Webster: “The day may commence at any period of the revolution [of the earth].
    The Babylonians began the day at sun-rising;
    the Jews, at sun-setting;
    the Egyptians, at midnight, as do several nations in modern times, the British, French, Spanish, American, &c.”

    The Jewish day is of no fixed length.
    Based on the classic rabbinic interpretation of Gen_1:5 (“And the erev (evening) and the boker (morning) were Yom Echad (Day One, the First Day, Mar_16:2” – Orthodox Jewish Bible), a day H3117 in the rabbinic Hebrew calendar runs from sunset (the start of “the evening”) to the next sunset.

    Then, on the FOURTH Day,
    Gen_1:14-19

    QUESTION: How was “Day” define BEFORE the fourth day?
    DISCUSSION:
    The Hebrew word for day H3117
    appears 2239 in KJV times and is translated as:
    day, 1270
    days, 669
    time, 58
    chronicles, 37
    daily, 32
    ever, 20
    long, 15
    days’, 13
    continually, 10
    full, 10
    when, 7
    while, 7
    year, 7
    age, 6
    day’s, 6
    yearly, 6
    times, 5
    alway, 4
    always, 4
    life, 4
    now, 4
    whole, 4
    required, 3
    season, 3
    space, 3
    years, 3
    evermore, 2
    live, 2
    old, 2
    perpetually, 2
    presently, 2
    afternoon, 1
    ago, 1
    at, 1
    birthday, 1
    continuance, 1
    elder, 1
    livest, 1
    liveth, 1
    midday, 1
    overlived, 1
    remaineth, 1
    require, 1
    then, 1
    trouble, 1
    weather, 1
    year’s, 1
    young, 1
    younger, 1

    and is translated in KJV to refer to a time period, with a beginning and an end but not necessarily that of a 24-hour day.

    QUESTION: What does this mean in reference to YHWH’s command in Gen_1:3 ?
    DISCUSSION:
    light: H216 H215
    Occurs 133 times in KJV and is translated as:
    light, 126
    bright, 1
    clear, 1
    day, 1
    lightning, 1
    lights, 1
    morning, 1
    sun, 1

    COMPARE with:
    In Gen_1:16 :
    light H3974
    Occurs in KJV 20 times and translated as:
    light, 15
    lights, 4
    bright, 1

    OTOH, Exo_20:8-12, EACH and EVERY reference to “day” is day(s) H3117 .
    QUESTION:
    Can we harmonize that these verses are prophetic to the post-Millennium where we will live long enough to “keep it holy”, a thousand year sabbath day?

    ANOTHER QUESTION:
    And, if that’s our reasoning, do we also reason that the 10 Commandments are all prophetic and do not apply to any of us in the Gospel Age?

    ANOTHER, ‘NUTHER QUESTION:
    How do we tell the difference between a 24-hour day versus a 1000-year day when comparing these Scriptures to Genesis?
    DISCUSSION:
    Torah refers to RIGHT NOW, not the future.
    Joshua asked for the sun to stand still RIGHT NOW.
    Israel had sacrifices that had to be prepared for that literal 24-hour day.
    Historically, Israel has always taken this as seven literal days.
    Yeshua asked, “Are there not 12 hours in the day?” (Joh_11:9)
    Nobody questioned it.
    Some organizations believe each creation day is 7000 years for 7000 x 7000 = 49000 years.

    A POSSIBLE Conclusion:
    Exo_20:8-11 seems to clearly link the Sabbath Day with the seven-literal-day cycle established in Gen_1:1 – Gen_2:3.
    In context, no other interpretation, but a literal 24-hour Day H3117 makes sense.
    Notice the use of the word, “Remember;” (Exo_20:8) pointing us back to the very beginning (Gen_1:1 – Gen_2:3).
    It is our understanding that the same author who wrote Genesis also wrote Exodus, and the same Holy Spirit inspired both! (2Ti_3:16-17; 2Pe_1:20-21).
    It’s easy to draw a reasonable conclusion that Moses leaves no doubt that he received and related YHWH’s intention about how the word “yom” (day H3117) is to be interpreted in both occurrences.

    ANOTHER POSSIBLE Conclusion:
    What if day H3117 is a homonym (When words are spelled the same and sound the same but have different meanings)?
    We see how many different English words day H3117 is translated into.

    Homonyms are quite common in English.

    For example:

    Address – to speak to / location

    Air – oxygen / a lilting tune

    Arm – body part / division of a company

    Band – a musical group / a ring

    Bark – a tree’s out layer / the sound a dog makes

    Bat – an implement used to hit a ball / a nocturnal flying mammal

    Bright – very smart or intelligent / filled with light

    Circular – taking the form of a circle / a store advertisement

    Current – up to date / flow of water

    Die – to cease living / a cube marked with numbers one through six

    Express – something done fast / to show your thoughts by using words

    Fair – equitable / beautiful

    Jag – a sharp, jutted object / a crying spree

    Kind – type / caring

    Lie – to recline / to tell a falsehood

    Match – to pair like items / a stick for making a flame

    Mean – average / not nice

    Pole – a person from Poland / a piece of metal that holds a flag

    Pound – unit of weight / to beat

    Quarry – a site for mining stone / to extract or obtain slowly

    Ream – a pile of paper / to juice a citrus fruit

    Ring – a band on a finger / something circular in shape

    Right – correct / direction opposite of left

    Rock – a genre of music / a stone

    Rose – to have gotten up / a flower

    Spring – a season / coiled metal

    Stalk – a part of a plant / to follow or harass someone

    Tender – gentle / offer of money

    Tire – to grow fatigued / a part of a wheel

    Well – in good health / a source for water in the ground

    There are several examples of this in the Hebrew Scriptures (for example Job_9:30-31 in Hebrew).
    To read about this and see examples, check out the:
    Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Vol 3, P-Z

    With this information, it seems that another reasonable conclusion would be that day H3117 in Genesis might be a homonym for day H3117 in Exodus.

    My OWN Conclusion:
    It seems to me that there may be no definitive answer this side of the post-Millennium.
    In any event, this requires a LOT of prayer and study for Scriptural understanding along with a lot of prayer for a loss of personal bias and error to maybe find an answer that is Scriptural.

    DISCUSSION:
    Exo_20:11
    NOTE
    Seems to indicate a literal 24-hour day.
    Some organizations claim that since the Bible does not mention the END of the sabbath day, the seventh day has not ended.

    Heb_4:4

    We assume all creation days are equal length.
    Are they?
    Joshua’s day was longer than 24 hours.

    Some organizations believe each day of creation was 7000 years, so 7k x 7k – 49000 years.
    This was done to come into line with predictions of their end of the world date.

    Gen_1:14-19
    NOTE
    Was this the first literal 24-hour day?
    YHWH is the Creator of order.
    It seems out of character that He would not create the same length days for each day in creation.
    OTOH, there is no problem with first three days being longer.

    YHWH gave us this information in a way that humankind can understand it (Isa_55:8-9).

    Joh_11:9-10
    Heb_4:1-16
    Mar_2:27-28 

    According to current Jewish calendar, at the time of this meeting, we have entered into the 7th day of the 7th month.

    2Pe_3:8-13
    NOTE
    A way of letting us know YHWH’s Word is faithful and will happen in spite of how overly long it may seem to humans. (Isa_55:8-9)
    Rabbinical writings (Psa_90:4) use 1000 years as well.
    Neither of these indicate that a “day” is exactly 1000 years.

    All of this points towards Yeshua and the Millennial ‘Day” and that things will take longer than we think they should, but we cannot pin YHWH down to a specific time constraint.

    And, how long that “Day” with Yeshua will be from mankind’s point.

    Rev_12:6
    Rev_11:3
    Num_14:34
    Eze_4:6 

    For information on how this affects “day-for-a-year”, listen to: “Study of Eschatology: 70 Weeks” on Bro Lee Anthony’s podcast at https://askjacqueline.life/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/70weeks-Lee-only.mp3

    NEXT
    10/01/2020

    1. The rest of Rev_22:3;
    2. Rev_22:4; and,
    3. The second half of Rev_22:5.
    After that, we began our study of Rev_22:6-21.

  12. Bro Dave says:

    UPDATE:
    The URL that will take you directly to:
    Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Vol 3, P-Z,
    mentioned in the Study Notes is:
    http://faculty.washington.edu/snoegel/PDFs/articles/noegel%2061-polysemy-EHLL-2013.pdf

  13. Bro Dave says:

    10/01/2020

    REVIEW

    Creative Day – YHWH could cause a day to be more than 24 hours.
    “day” in Genesis, compared to the “Sabbath” – the same Hebrew word is used for both.
    The Bible does not specify whether a Creative Day was longer than 24-hours.
    Many organizations try to harmonize each Creative Day with the time it took for evolution or their own time calculations.

    QUESTION: Where can we go to get Absolute Truth, and not “truth” contaminated by worldly organizations, individuals, or social (or political, religious, scientific, etc.) correctness?
    2Ti_3:14-17
    Psa_119:105
    Deu_11:18-23
    1Pe_3:15
    2Ti_2:14-16
    NOTE
    None of these Scriptures refer to obtaining Absolute Truth from any organization, group or individuals, no matter what their claims, but, rather, going directly to the Word of YHWH.

    The rest of our meeting was filled with glorious testimony and loving (agape) fellowship.

    Isa_65:17-19
    NOTE
    Isa_43:18-21

    Death:
    Hos_13:14

    NEXT
    10/08/2020

    1. The rest of Rev_22:3;
    2. Rev_22:4; and,
    3. The second half of Rev_22:5.
    After that, we began our study of Rev_22:6-21.

  14. Bro Dave says:

    10/8/2020

    Tonight we studied:
    1. The rest of Rev_22:3;
    2. Rev_22:4; and,
    3. The second half of Rev_22:5.

    CONTINUING in Rev_22:3:

    but the throne G2362 of God G2316
    Rev_1:4; Rev_7:15-17; Rev_21:3; Rev_21:22; Rev_21:23, Psa_16:11; Psa_17:15, Isa_12:6, Eze_43:7; Eze_48:35, Mat_25:21, Joh_14:3; Joh_17:24.
    KJV: throne 54, seat 7
    and of the Lamb G721 G704 Rev_22:1, Rev_3:21; Rev_11:15, Joh_5:18 Joh_13:32, Heb_1:3. Rev_5:6; Rev_7:10, Luk_1:33.
    KJV: Lamb i.e. Christ 28, lamb 2
    shall be G2071 G1510 in G1722 it G846,
    Eze_48:35, Zec_2:5.

    – perfect government;

    “and His servants G1401 G1210
    Rev_22:6, Rev_1:1; Rev_2:20; Rev_6:11; Rev_7:3; Rev_7:15; Rev_11:18; Rev_19:2; Rev_19:5, Joh_12:26; Joh_15:15.
    shall serve G3000 Him, Mat_4:10. Rev_22:11, Rev_1:6; Rev_5:10; Rev_7:15, Exo_21:6, Jos_9:22-27, Pro_22:29, Luk_1:74, Act_26:7, Rom_1:1; Rom_9:4, 1Co_7:22, Eph_4:13, Php_3:3, Heb_9:1; Heb_9:6.
    Rom_12:1
    KJV: serve 16, worship 3, do the service 1, worshipper 1

    – perfect service;

    Giving our all in action and thought.
    This has been YHWH’s requirement for His people since He selected Israel.

    Rev_22:4
    “They shall see G3700 Gen_33:10, Exo_33:18-20; Exo_33:23, 2Sa_14:24, Est_1:14, Job_33:26, Psa_4:6, Isa_33:17; Isa_35:2; Isa_40:5, Mat_5:8, Mar_9:2-5, Luk_9:32, Joh_12:26; Joh_14:9; Joh_17:24, 1Co_13:12, Eph_3:19, Heb_12:14, 1Jn_3:2; 1Jn_3:3., Rev_1:7, Exo_33:20; Exo_33:23, 2Sa_14:24, Job_19:27, Psa_17:15; Psa_36:9; Psa_42:2, Isa_6:2, Mat_5:8; Mat_18:10, Joh_1:18; Joh_14:8; Joh_14:23; Joh_17:22-24, Rom_5:2; Rom_8:29, 1Co_13:10; 1Co_13:12, 2Co_3:18; 2Co_4:6; 2Co_5:8, 1Th_4:17, 2Th_2:14, 1Ti_6:16, Heb_1:2-3
    His face G4383 G4314, Rev_7:15; Rev_21:3, Psa_16:11; Psa_119:135, Mat_17:2-4; Mat_18:10, Mar_9:2-5, Luk_9:32.
    KJV: face 55, person 7, presence 7, countenance 3, not translated 1, misc 5

    – perfect communion;

    Our current bodies prevent us from being able to see YHWH’s face and live.
    We have to be changed into the kind of bodies that are able to actually visualize YHWH.

    Why can mankind not be in the presence of YHWH?
    YHWH created the sun. Because of our human nature, we cannot abide the intense light (Joh_3:6, Joh_4:24).
    Also, because of human’s inherited sinful nature.
    Adam walked with YHWH but he was perfect at the time (Gen_3:8).
    But could Adam actually see YHWH’s face (Joh_1:18)?

    “and His name G3686 Rev_3:12; Rev_13:16; Rev_13:17; Rev_14:1; Rev_19:12, Exo_28:30, 2Ti_2:19.
    KJV: name 194, named 28, called 4, surname + G2007 2, named + G2564 1, not translated 1

    shall be – SUPPLIED

    in G1909 , or, upon
    their foreheads G3359 G3326, Rev_7:3; Rev_13:16, Exo_28:36-38.

    – perfect reflection and resemblance;

    YHWH’s once-hidden face (Exo_33:20) will now be fully disclosed to His people (Joh_1:14-18). For writing on the forehead, the point seems to be that it will be clear that YHWH’s people belong to Him alone.

    When we see YHWH’s face, we will not need any light other than His.
    A soothing light.

    All will have new bodies, bodies that can be present in the presence of YHWH.
    Is it possible that mankind will be clothed in some form of light, kin to the burning bush?

    There can be no darkness where YHWH is.

    “his name” – a mark, an identifier or seal, showing ownership.
    Not necessarily physical, in this case.
    May start spiritual and become physical.
    Opposite of the “mark of the beast”.
    Those who have this name, or mark, will be the ones who see His Face (Luk_24:30-31; Luk_24:35).
    Or was it just the method Yeshua used to actually break the bread?

    CONTINUING in Rev_22:5 :
    and they. Psa_149:9. (Psa_149:1-9)
    shall reign G936 G935 G939.
    The Millennial Kingdom is the reign of the Christ, Head and Body, over humankind and earth, each freed from the assaults of Satan, but remaining still, in measure, in sin and under the curse;

    OTOH, this appears to be during the New Jerusalem period [aka, “the Kingdom of the Perfect Restoration,”] is that of the reign over justified mankind and earth perfectly purified.

    It is an eternal Reign in contrast with the limited Millennial Reign of Rev_20:4; Rev_20:6.
    Rev_2:26; Rev_3:21; Rev_5:10; Rev_11:15; Rev_20:4; Rev_20:6, 1Sa_2:8, Dan_7:18; Dan_7:27, Mic_4:8, Mat_25:34; Mat_25:36, Luk_12:32, Joh_18:36-37, Rom_5:17, 2Ti_2:12, 1Pe_1:3-4.
    for ever and ever G1519 G165 G104.
    Mat_6:13, literally. unto the ages of the ages, Mat_25:46, 2Th_2:16. Gal_1:3-5, Rev_1:6; Rev_14:11; Rev_20:10, Gen_9:12, Dan_7:18; Dan_7:22; Dan_7:27, (for ever,H5705 H5957 even for everH5705 H5957 and ever.H5957 )

    – perfect glory.

    In the texts of the Apocrypha, we find that the righteous shining and also ruling in the future are combined in Wis_3:7-8. (Wisdom of Solomon)

    QUESTION:
    What does “for ever” mean?

    DISCUSSION:
    Eternal
    Everlasting
    Perpetual
    Unlimited future time
    Without an end, although having a beginning.
    Can also be defined by perspective: YHWH and Yeshua are without ending (Yeshua had a beginning). Whether as justified humans on a perfect earth or as part of the Bride class, the creation MAY have an ending sometime. Yet, as “for ever” applies, IF there is a finite end time for for ever, it will occur AFTER the creation’s end, thus making “for ever” eternal from the creation’s perspective.
    The literal translation “unto the ages of the ages” does not specify how many ages there may be. Only YHWH and Yeshua know that.

    NEXT
    10/15/2020
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:6-21

  15. Bro Dave says:

    10/15/2020

    We resumed our study with:
    Revelation 22:6-7

    Rev_22:6-7
    NOTE:
    As a group, these verses may be considered the Epilogue of the Book; and deal with practical exhortations, warnings, and blessings.
    Divine revelation and exhortation seem to go hand in hand.
    Again from the Apocrypha (not advocating the Apocrypha as an inspired writing, but as a matter of interest) , Tobit’s praise to YHWH (Tob_13:1-18 – KJVA) includes both a description of the final Jerusalem (Tob_13:9-18 – KJVA) and a call to repentance for Israel (Tob_13:6 – KJVA).

    (Tobit 13:1 KJVA) Then Tobit wrote a prayer of rejoicing, and said, Blessed be God that liveth for ever, and blessed be his kingdom.

    (Tobit 13:2 KJVA) For he doth scourge, and hath mercy: he leadeth down to hell, and bringeth up again: neither is there any that can avoid his hand.

    (Tobit 13:3 KJVA) Confess him before the Gentiles, ye children of Israel: for he hath scattered us among them.

    (Tobit 13:4 KJVA) There declare his greatness, and extol him before all the living: for he is our Lord, and he is the God our Father for ever.

    (Tobit 13:5 KJVA) And he will scourge us for our iniquities, and will have mercy again, and will gather us out of all nations, among whom he hath scattered us.

    (Tobit 13:6 KJVA) If ye turn to him with your whole heart, and with your whole mind, and deal uprightly before him, then will he turn unto you, and will not hide his face from you. Therefore see what he will do with you, and confess him with your whole mouth, and praise the Lord of might, and extol the everlasting King. In the land of my captivity do I praise him, and declare his might and majesty to a sinful nation. O ye sinners, turn and do justice before him: who can tell if he will accept you, and have mercy on you?

    (Tobit 13:7 KJVA) I will extol my God, and my soul shall praise the King of heaven, and shall rejoice in his greatness.

    (Tobit 13:8 KJVA) Let all men speak, and let all praise him for his righteousness.

    (Tobit 13:9 KJVA) O Jerusalem, the holy city, he will scourge thee for thy children’s works, and will have mercy again on the sons of the righteous.

    (Tobit 13:10 KJVA) Give praise to the Lord, for he is good: and praise the everlasting King, that his tabernacle may be builded in thee again with joy, and let him make joyful there in thee those that are captives, and love in thee for ever those that are miserable.

    (Tobit 13:11 KJVA) Many nations shall come from far to the name of the Lord God with gifts in their hands, even gifts to the King of heaven; all generations shall praise thee with great joy.

    (Tobit 13:12 KJVA) Cursed are all they which hate thee, and blessed shall all be which love thee for ever.

    (Tobit 13:13 KJVA) Rejoice and be glad for the children of the just: for they shall be gathered together, and shall bless the Lord of the just.

    (Tobit 13:14 KJVA) O blessed are they which love thee, for they shall rejoice in thy peace: blessed are they which have been sorrowful for all thy scourges; for they shall rejoice for thee, when they have seen all thy glory, and shall be glad for ever.

    (Tobit 13:15 KJVA) Let my soul bless God the great King.

    (Tobit 13:16 KJVA) For Jerusalem shall be built up with sapphires and emeralds, and precious stone: thy walls and towers and battlements with pure gold.

    (Tobit 13:17 KJVA) And the streets of Jerusalem shall be paved with beryl and carbuncle and stones of Ophir.

    (Tobit 13:18 KJVA) And all her streets shall say, Alleluia; and they shall praise him, saying, Blessed be God, which hath extolled it for ever.

    But back to our study of accepted Scripture:

    Rev_22:6-7.
    NOTE
    John is in his later life.
    He’s been given these visions – in this case, the angel is appearing to him.
    It’s almost akin to Moses and the burning bush.

    he said G2036. Rev_22:1, Rev_1:6; Rev_21:9; Rev_21:15.
    These G3778. Rev_19:9; Rev_21:5.
    sayings G3056 (logos) G3004. Mar_9:32, Rev_21:5, Rom_3:2.
    faithful G4103 G3982 and true G228 G227 G1. Rev_3:14; Rev_19:11; Rev_21:5, Isa_11:5, 1Co_10:13, 1Ti_1:15.
    As we have discussed recently, “Faithful and true” may represent a testimony oath formula (Rev_3:14; Rev_22:18; Jer_42:5), verifying the absolute truth and reliability of the revelation.

    Lord G2962 God G2316 of G3588 . Rev_22:5, Num_16:22, 1Jn_5:20.
    the holy G40. Luk_1:17 Rev_1:4; Rev_19:10, Num_16:22 1Co_14:32, Heb_12:23.
    prophets G4396 G4253 G5346. Rev_22:9, Rev_10:7; Rev_11:10; Rev_16:6; Rev_18:20; Rev_18:24, Luk_1:70; Luk_16:16, Joh_5:39, Act_3:18; Act_3:21, Rom_1:2, 1Co_12:7; 1Co_12:8; 1Co_12:28, 1Pe_1:11; 1Pe_1:12, 2Pe_1:21; 2Pe_3:2.
    The same God, YHWH, who inspired the ancient prophets and whose message was Truth to them and remains Truth unchanged for eternity (Mal_3:6; Pro_24:21-22).
    NOTE: Many interlinear and literal translations report this phrase as “Lord G2962 God G2316 of the G3588 spirits G4151 G4154 of the G3588 prophets G4396 G4253 G5346 ”
    QUESTION:
    Does anybody else ver feel like, If life is not going to be this good anymore, then thank you for what there has been and let Your Will be done.
    ANSWER:
    We all have moments of despair.
    Turning it all over to YHWH, knowing His Faithfulness. (Tit_1:2; Heb_6:18; Luk_22:42-44)
    It is not in YHWH’s Nature to lie, we see evidence of that every day.

    sent G649 G575 G4724 . Rev_1:1, Dan_3:28; Dan_6:22, Mat_13:41, Act_12:11, 2Th_1:7.
    his angel G32 G71. Gen_22:15 Exo_3:2 Dan_3:25 Dan_3:28, Zec_12:8.
    to shew. Rev_1:1, 1Co_2:12.
    his servants G1401 G1210 H5650 . Rev_22:3, Rev_1:1, Php_1:1.
    the things which G3739 . Rev_22:16, Dan_2:28.
    must G1163 . Rev_22:7, Rev_1:3; Rev_4:1, Gen_41:32, 1Co_7:29, 2Pe_3:8-9.
    shortly G1722 G5034 . (“speedily” – Luk_18:8).
    This Greek word seems to be used in prophetic contexts to mean swiftness (Isa_5:19; Dan_9:21), imminence (Luk_18:8; Rom_16:20), swiftness or imminence (Eze_29:5), but not chronological nearness alone . Rev_22:6, Rev_1:1, Isa_13:22, Heb_10:37.
    be done G1096 . Gr. come to pass.

    I come G2064. The words used here are the words of the Redeemer, Christ, repeated by the angel; Rev_22:12; Rev_22:20; Rev_3:11;
    compare Rev_1:7 and Rev_22:16.
    Rev_22:10; Rev_22:12; Rev_22:20, Rev_1:7; Rev_2:16; Rev_2:25; Rev_3:3; Rev_3:20, Rev_3:11, Rev_11:3; Rev_16:15, Isa_40:10, Dan_7:13, Mat_24:3; Mat_24:27; Mat_24:30; Mat_26:64, Mar_14:62, Joh_21:22, Act_1:11, Php_4:5, Heb_10:37.
    quickly G5035 G5036 H4116 H4120.
    Rev_22:12; Rev_22:20, Rev_2:5; Rev_2:16; *Rev_3:11; Rev_11:14; Rev_16:15, Isa_5:26 Isa_9:1 Isa_32:4 Isa_49:17 Isa_58:8 Jer_48:16 Jer_49:19 Nah_1:14 Zep_1:14 Mal_3:5 Mat_24:27, Luk_18:7-8, 2Pe_3:8.
    While this word may mean either “soon” or “suddenly”, I believe we all pray for “soon”.
    1Th_5:2; Mat_26:55; Luk_12:39 ; Joh_10:10 1Th_5:4 2Pe_3:10 Rev_3:3 Rev_16:15
    blessed G3107 H1288 . Deu_28:3. Rev_22:9; Rev_22:14, Rev_1:3; Rev_14:13; Rev_16:15; Rev_19:9; Rev_20:6.
    “Blessed” begins the sixth of the seven “beatitudes” in Revelation (others: Rev_22:14; Rev_1:3; Rev_14:13; Rev_16:15; Rev_19:9; Rev_20:6).
    keepeth G5083 . Mat_19:17. Rev_1:3; Rev_3:8, Isa_1:19, Mat_23:3, Joh_2:5; Joh_2:10; Joh_5:39; Joh_17:6, Act_17:11, 1Th_5:20, 2Ti_3:16; 2Ti_3:17, Jas_1:22, 1Pe_1:4, 1Jn_2:5.
    sayings G3056
    KJV – word, 173; words, 48; saying, 33; sayings, 16; account, 8; speech, 8; matter, 4; utterance, 4; things, 3; communication, 2; reason, 2; thing, 2; work, 2; cause, 1; communications, 1; concerning, 1; do, 1; doctrine, 1; fame, 1; intent, 1; mouth, 1; move, 1; preaching, 1; question, 1; reckoneth, 1; rumor, 1; say, 1; show, 1; speaker, 1; talk, 1; tidings, 1; treatise, 1; word’s, 1
    the prophecy G4394 G4396 G4253 G5346 . Rev_22:10; Rev_22:18-19, Rev_1:3.
    this book G975 G976  . Rev_22:20, Luk_4:17, Act_1:20.

    NEXT
    10/22/2020
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:8-21

  16. Bro Dave says:

    10/22/2020

    We resumed our study with:
    Revelation 22:8

    Rev_22:8-9
    And I G1473 . Rev_19:10.
    John G2491 H3310 . Rev_1:1; Rev_1:4; Rev_1:9, Mat_10:2.
    saw G991. Luk_1:1-4, Joh_19:35, 2Pe_1:16, 1Jn_1:1-3; 1Jn_4:14.
    these things G5023 . Joh_21:24.
    and heard G191 . 1Jn_1:1.
    them – SUPPLIED
    And when G3753 G3739 G5037 . Act_12:11, 2Co_12:2.
    I fell down G4098 . In Rev_19:9-10 John was in danger of mis-identifying another entity as Yeshua; here he is about to make the similar mistake. Rev_1:17, Rev_19:10; Rev_19:19, Jos_5:14, Psa_95:6, Dan_2:46; Dan_8:17, Mat_4:9, Mar_5:22; Mar_7:25, Luk_5:8, Joh_11:32, Act_10:25-26.
    It’ds important to make sure we get the right entity in the right place.
    worship G4352 G4314 G2965 . Mat_2:2; Rev_4:10, Psa_95:6, Mat_2:11; Mat_4:8-10; Mat_8:2, Luk_4:7, Act_10:25, Col_1:9; Col_1:10; Col_1:12; Col_2:18.
    before G1715 the feet G4228 . Mar_7:25, Joh_11:32, Act_10:25.
    the angel G32 . Rev_7:11, Gen_24:40, Psa_103:21, Zec_1:9, 2Th_1:7.
    which shewed me G1166. Rev_22:1; Rev_22:6, Rev_1:1; Rev_4:1; Rev_17:1; Rev_21:9-10.

    John was simply overwhelmed.
    John confirms that he was the one who saw and heard these things.
    When Yeshua was asked, “teach us to pray”, He said “OUR Father” – not praying to Yeshua.

    See G3708 . 1Th_5:15, Heb_12:25.
    thou do it – SUPPLIED
    not G3361 . Rev_19:10, Exo_20:3; Exo_34:14, Deu_4:19, Mat_14:33; Mat_28:5; Mat_28:17, Luk_20:36; Luk_24:52, Joh_4:23-24; Joh_20:28, Act_10:25; Act_10:26; Act_14:11-18, Col_2:18-19, 1Jn_5:21.
    fellowservant G4889 G4862 G1401 G1210 . Rev_6:11; Rev_19:10, Psa_103:21, Mat_23:8, Act_10:26, Php_1:1.
    thyG4675 brethrenG80 – 346 times in Greek Text; always translated as “brethren”, “brother” or “brothers”
    theG3588 prophets,G4396 G4253 G5346 – 149 times in Greek Text; always translated as “prophets”, “prophet” or “prophet’s”
    In Rev_19:10, it is “of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus.” – KJV.
    Here the angel seems to say that, in the capacity in which he appeared to John, he belonged to the general rank of the prophets, and was no more entitled to worship than any of the prophets had been.
    Like the prophets, he had merely been assigned to disclose important truths in regard to the future; but as the prophets, even the most eminent of them, were not regarded as entitled to worship on account of the communications which they had made, he, the angel, was not either.
    And that, he had no claims to such homage, and that the praise which John offered him should be rendered to YHWH alone.
    So it seems that the take-home message is to be careful in our worship; not to allow our feelings to overcome us; and not to render that homage to a mere creature which is due to YHWH alone.
    QUESTION: Do we interpret this as a prohibition against the worship of the Virgin Mary, of the saints, and any other of creation and that no homage or worship should be rendered to a created being and that worship and homage is due to YHWH only?
    DISCUSSION:
    Yes – Scripture tell us not to worship any created thing. Only YHWH.

    QUESTION 2: So, is begetting the same as, or different from, creation?
    Should we pray to Yeshua in addition to YHWH?
    DISCUSSION:
    Luk_4:8
    NOTE
    Exo_34:14, Deu_6:13; Deu_10:20, Mat_4:10, Rev_19:10; Rev_22:9. 1Sa_7:3, 2Ki_19:15, Psa_83:18, Isa_2:11.
    Yeshua quoted Scripture – the Word of YHWH. Many times, He started His comments with “It is written….”
    Also, Php_2:10; Isa_45:23; Rom_14:11

    QUESTION 3: So, if we are not supposed to worship Yeshua Himself, what’s all this “in Jesus’ Name” stuff about?
    DISCUSSION:
    Joh_14:13-14
    NOTE
    Joh_15:7; Joh_15:16; Joh_16:23; Mat_7:7-8

    Our prayers cannot get thru to YHWH except thru Yeshua.

    Holy G40 Spirit G4151 (Ruach Hakodesh) (Joh_14:15-17; Eph_4:30)
    A he? it? her?
    Impossible for humans to wrap our minds around the Spirit’s essence.
    An invisible force that can affect us? Similar to gravity?
    Mat_12:31-32
    NOTE
    That the sin against the Holy Spirit is called “blasphemy” implies a final and unalterable decision has been made.
    The sin that is unforgivable seems to be the knowing refusal when the Holy Spirit enters our hearts and minds and enlightens us to understand and accept the forgiveness Christ and His Ransom Sacrifice offers.
    Luk_11:9-13 
    Particularly in reference to the leaders of Israel, Jesus had offered them all the proof that could be expected—the ministry of John, the testimony of the Father, the prophecies of the OT, His own testimony, and the substantiation by the Holy Spirit.
    They rejected all proofs regarding Yeshua as Messiah.
    Nothing else was to be given.
    Mat_23:38; Luk_13:35; Amo_7:9 

    2Co_11:3
    NOTE
    Paul seemed afraid that Satan would deceive the Corinthians, causing their minds to be corrupted or turned away from the simplicity that is in Christ.
    The Greek word translated simplicity is used in 2 Corinthians of sincerity (2Co_1:12) and generosity (2Co_8:2, 2Co_8:9).
    The Corinthians had a sincere singleness of heart toward Christ, which expressed itself in generosity.
    If Satan could get them to believe something not true, he would destroy their genuine attitude toward YHWH.
    As we see with organizations today, one practical effect would be add layers of complexity to the simple Truth of Christ’s Ransom Sacrifice and, through adulterating His Truth, add confusion, followed by error, thus negating His Truth with the traditions of men (through Satan). Col_2:8 
    We should never underestimate the strategies of the great deceiver.
    The best antidote to his influence is to focus on Christ, the light that exposes the darkness, without adding or removing even a jot or tittle. (Mat_5:18
    Rev_22:18-19; Deu_4:2; Pro_30:5-6)

    Pro_17:13

    which keep G5083. Rev_22:7, Pro_7:1.
    The angel appears to be saying that, like humankind, angels are bound to observe YHWH’s Law.
    To carefully observe – discussing keeping prophecy.
    In order to keep them, one must understand it – hard to to keep what one does not understand what he’s supposed to keep.
    The “sayings of this book” which he says he kept, seems to mean YHWH’s rules and requirements, and that they are of equal obligation on humankind and angels alike.

    There are 2 kinds of people:
    The blessed who keep the sayings and those who do not and are not blessed.
    There are also those who are set apart and sealed.

    worship G4352 G4314 God G2316 . Exo_34:14; Rev_4:10; Rev_9:20; Rev_14:7; Rev_15:4, Deu_26:10, Jos_5:14, 2Ki_17:36, Psa_45:11; Psa_96:9, Mat_4:9; Mat_4:10; Mat_8:2, Luk_4:7-8, Joh_4:22; Joh_4:23; Joh_5:23, Php_2:10, Heb_1:6.

    NEXT
    10/29/2020
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:10

  17. Bro Dave says:

    10/29/2020

    We resumed our study with:
    Revelation 22:10

    Rev_22:10
    NOTE
    he saith G3004 . Rev_22:12-13; Rev_22:16; Rev_22:20, Rev_19:9.
    Seal G4972 G4973 not. Mat_27:66.
    This book is to be left open for all to read (Rev_1:3; Rev_13:18; Rev_17:9; Rev_22:7; Rev_22:18) Rev_1:11; Rev_1:19; Rev_5:1; Rev_5:5; Rev_5:9; Rev_10:2; Rev_10:4, Deu_29:29, Isa_8:16; Isa_30:8, Eze_3:27, Dan_8:26;
    Dan_12:4; Dan_12:8; Dan_12:9, Mat_10:27; Mat_13:11; Mat_24:15; Mat_27:66, Joh_3:33, 2Ti_2:7.
    In Rev_10:4 John was commanded to seal up G4972 G4973 (that is, to keep secret) the utterances of the seven thunders, just as Daniel had been instructed to do (Dan_12:4, Dan_12:9; Dan_12:7) (the idea in their being commanded to seal them seems to be, that they should make a record – certain and unchangeable; that they should finish it, and lay it up for future ages; so that, in far-distant times, the events might be compared with the prophecy, and it might be seen that there was an exact correspondence between the prophecy and the fulfillment. (Jer_23:20; Jer_30:24)).
    Also, to keep these Words from the Adversary – to prevent him from misrepresenting these things.
    It is not unreasonable that the reason John is now told not to seal the book is that the time of its fulfillment is potentially very near.
    Also, Mar_4:10-12, the people of YHWH, following Yeshua, they will understand, by Holy Spirit and without being told, whereas the people without would not understand.
    KJV: seal 22, set to (one’s) seal 1, stop 1, seal up 1, set a seal 1, vr seal 1
    of this book G975 G976 . Rev_22:7; Rev_22:18, Rev_1:3; Rev_1:11; Rev_1:19; Rev_13:18; Rev_17:9.
    for the time G2540 . 2Ti_3:1,
    season; the word implies a particular time; as related to some event, a convenient, appropriate time; absolutely, a particular point of time, or a particular season, like spring or winter
    Mat_12:1 Rev_1:3, Isa_13:6, Eze_12:23, Dan_12:4, Mat_12:1, Rom_13:12, 2Th_2:3, 1Pe_4:7.
    at hand G1451 . Mat_24:32
    Historically, Isaiah predicted the overthrow of Babylon (Isa_13:6 (Isa_13:1-22); Isa_44:27-28) 160 years before it happened, using the terms “soon” and “near”, showing that the terms eggus G1451 and tachus G5036 (swift, as in Jas_1:19) do not require temporal immediacy (the length of time between an act and the consequences resulting from that act), and aspects of the predictions remain to be fulfilled.
    The use of the term “at hand” designates immanency (impending, or soon) rather than immediacy (instant, or nearly so) in prophecies of “the day of the Lord is at hand” or near.
    That is, they are soon to commence. It is not implied that they would be soon completed.
    Rev_22:7, Rev_1:1; Rev_1:3, Isa_13:6; Isa_30:13, Eze_30:3, Joe_1:15; Joe_2:1; Joe_3:14, Oba_1:15, Zep_1:7; Zep_1:14, Mat_25:6; Mat_25:13; Mat_25:19, Mar_13:32-37, 1Co_7:29, Heb_11:13, 1Pe_1:10-12.

    Used to say that Revelation was a mystery, but the mystery is unraveling as we go through our time, for example, seeing Israel come back to the Promised Land.

    Rev_22:11
    NOTE
    The righteous would stand, but the wicked would continue in their wickedness (Dan_12:10).
    John’s exhortation here resembles a balanced invitation: let those who choose to reject YHWH’s Word continue do so, but they will surely reap what they sow (Job_4:8  Eze_3:27; Jer_44:25; Amo_4:4-5; Ecc_11:9);
    as will those who strive to follow YHWH’s Word (Hos_10:12)

    He that is unjust G91 G94 G1 G1349 . or, unrighteous [ASV, NWT]. or, injustice. Mat_20:13)
    In Revelation rendered
    (1) hurt: Rev_2:11; Rev_6:6; Rev_7:2-3; Rev_9:4; Rev_9:10; Rev_9:19; Rev_11:5,
    (2) unjust: Rev_22:11 (twice)]. Rev_16:8-11; Rev_16:21,
    Also, Psa_81:12, Pro_1:24-33; Pro_14:32, Ecc_11:3, Eze_3:27, Dan_12:10, Mat_15:14; Mat_21:19; Mat_25:10-13; Mat_25:46, Mar_3:29, Luk_16:26, Joh_8:21, Rom_8:13, 2Ti_3:13, Jas_1:21.
    KJV: hurt 10, do wrong 8, wrong 2, suffer wrong 2, be unjust 2, take wrong 1, injure 1, be an offender 1, vr hope
    let him be unjust G91 G94 G1 G1349 still G2089 . Gen_13:6, Jdg_10:14, Psa_69:27; Psa_101:8, Ecc_1:15; Ecc_11:3, Isa_22:14; Isa_32:6, Eze_3:27; Eze_20:39, Dan_12:10, Mal_3:18; Mat_23:31-32; Mat_26:45, Joh_9:4; Joh_13:27, Act_24:25, 2Co_6:2, Heb_12:17.
    is filthy G4510 G4509 . or, morally defiled Num_19:13; Num_19:20, Psa_53:3; Psa_69:24-28, Eze_24:13; Eze_47:11, Jas_1:21; Jas_2:2, 1Pe_3:21.
    be filthy still. Psa_69:24-28, Eze_24:13; Eze_47:11, Hos_4:17, Zec_11:9, Mat_25:10, Mar_11:14, Luk_13:25, Act_16:26, 1Co_14:38, Gal_6:8, 1Th_2:16.
    and he that is righteous G1342 G1349 . Rev_22:3, Rev_7:13-15, Jos_24:15, 1Ki_18:21, Job_17:9, Psa_112:9, Pro_4:18; Pro_11:30; Pro_11:31, Isa_32:17, Eze_18:20, Mat_5:6, Eph_5:27, Col_1:22, Jud_1:24.
    be righteous G1344 G1342 G1349 . Some texts e.g., Rotherham) read “do (or work) righteousness” . Psa_119:44, Eze_33:15, 1Jn_2:29; 1Jn_3:7.
    is holy G40 . Rev_3:7, *Rom_12:1, Lev_11:44, *1Co_3:17, +**Heb_12:14.
    let him be holy G37 still. or, let him be made holy.
    The states of both the evil and the good are now fixed forever.
    There is no word here about a “another chance” hereafter . 1Co_6:11, 2Pe_1:4.

    unjust … filthy … righteous … holy:
    This verse, on the surface, seems to be a prediction that believers and unbelievers will live out their lives true to their nature until judgment (Rev_20:12-15; Mal_3:16)
    Hebrew word for “salvation” =
    H3444
    יְשׁוּעָה
    yeshû‛âh
    yesh-oo’-aw (English = Jesus, Joshua)
    Feminine passive participle of H3467; something saved, that is, (abstractly) deliverance; hence aid, victory, prosperity: – deliverance, health, help (-ing), salvation, save, saving (health), welfare.
    Total KJV occurrences: 78

    2Co_3:12-18

    Mat_24:4-5
    Mar_13:5-6
    Luk_21:8

    QUESTION:
    However, could this be an implied, indirect appeal to those who have chosen an unjust and filthy nature based on the continuing offer of the gospel in Rev_22:17 and Rev_14:6-7?
    DISCUSSION:
    The two witnesses issue a wakeup call to everybody.
    Heb_3:15-19
    NOTE
    Do not rebel against YHWH, but obey.
    These were saved people (out of Egypt), yet they did not make it into the Promised Land.
    If we get into a life of sin and disobedience, we may not make it into the Promised Land.

    Still G2089, four times repeated, seems to imply a permanence of character, so that,
    He that is unjust, let him be unjust still – seems to refer to a time beyond the judgment, and may be intended to affirm an important truth in regard to the condition of people in the future state.
    How can it refer to the condition of human beings on this side the grave, since there is no fixed and unchangeable condition in this world. (Rom_6:17, 1Co_6:9-11)
    In this Epilogue (Rev_22:6-21), John seems to have been directed to clearly and firmly point out that when these events are completed, everything would be fixed and unchanging; that all who were then found to be righteous would remain so forever; and that none who were unjust and filthy, would ever change their character or condition.
    This seems to harmonize with all that is said in the Bible of the final condition of the righteous and the wicked.
    Mat_25:46; Rom_2:6-9; 1Th_1:7-10; Dan_12:2; Ecc_11:3.

    QUESTION: Every assurance is held out in the Bible that the righteous will be secure in holiness and happiness, and that there will be no danger – no possibility – that they will fall into sin, and sink to woe; and by the same kind of arguments by which it is proved that their condition will be unchanging, is it demonstrated that the condition of the wicked will be unchanging also?
    DISCUSSION:
    It has to be taken in context.
    As Revelation climaxes, no matter what YHWH does, people are not going to change their characters – – not that they could not change, but they choose not to change.
    This gives YHWH justification for judging them.

    QUESTION:
    While there is an argument that an eternal punishment of the wicked is as strong as that for the eternal happiness of the righteous, the question has to be asked that is that is truly in harmony with YHWH’s Justice?

    SUMMARY
    The phrase “unjust G91 G94 G1 G1349 still G2089” here seems to indicate that the humans who choose that character will remain so forever, by their own choice.
    The design of this seems to be, to warn the ungodly and the wicked that there is no change beyond the Millennial Kingdom, and to plead with them now to avoid the wrath to come (Deu_5:29, Jas_4:7 ).

    And he which is filthy, let him be filthy G4510 G4509 still G2089 – The word “filthy” here is, of course, used with reference to moral defilement or pollution. And once again, still G2089 seems to imply a crystallization and permanence of character, so that, referring to the sensual, the corrupt, the profane; it implies that their condition will be fixed, and that they will remain in this state of pollution forever. What an unhappy thought that a polluted soul will be always polluted; that a heart corrupt will be always corrupt; that the defiled will be put forever beyond the possibility of being cleansed from sin.
    And he that is righteous, let him be righteous still – the state of your position, what YHWH makes you – The just, the upright man, the innocent man – opposite from the unjust mentioned in the first part of the verse.
    And he that is holy, let him be holy still – a state of character; what you are; can be transferred from YHWH to another. – He that is pure (without sin, blemish or spot), the opposite from the filthy mentioned in the former part of the verse.
    The righteous and the holy will be confirmed in their character and condition, as well as the wicked.
    Dan_6:22
    NOTE
    innocency H2136

    The affirmation that their condition will be fixed is as strong as that that of the wicked will be – and no stronger; the entire representation is, that all beyond the Millennial Kingdom will be unchanging forever.

    NEXT
    11/05/2020
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:12

  18. bereanbible says:

    This is a comment on this subject from a reader:

    Quote:
    a little something I composed: The way I see it is that the great JHVH, the Master of the Universe knows what he is doing. He put those numbers at the end of Daniel 12:9-12 for a reason and we will not have to wait till Daniel’s resurrection to understand it. He said that no wicked one will understand but only those who have insight will. Insight into what? Insight into Jehovah’s ways. Those ways are of no value to us unless we choose to make them our ways also. We have absolutely no spiritual growth until we bow in complete submission to him in full consecration. Then, and only then are our spiritual eyes opened to what is going on in this world right now. We then can “see” his presence is slowly tearing down this world. Every man born has a sense of justice, which Jehovah “hot-wired” into us. We know there has to be something more than this current groaning state of man. As Jacob said: “God is in this place and I did not know it” Gen 28:16 also see Matt 28:20 and Col.1:27 He always reveals himself to the obedient. LET YOUR KINGDOM COME ?

    • Bro Dave says:

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your comments.
      And THANKS, too, for your Scripture references.
      I welcome any future insights you may wish to contribute.
      ALL Scripture-based opinions are more than welcomed by our Fellowship.
      I completely agree with your comments about the choice we make (of our own free will) and our submission (aka, obedience).

      (Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV)  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

      (Mark 12:28 KJV)  And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
      (Mark 12:29 KJV)  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
      (Mark 12:30 KJV)  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
      (Mark 12:31 KJV)  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
      (Mark 12:32 KJV)  And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
      (Mark 12:33 KJV)  And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
      (Mark 12:34 KJV)  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

  19. Bro Dave says:

    11/5/2020

    We resumed our study with:
    Revelation 22:12

    Rev_22:12.
    NOTE
    I come G2064 . Rev_22:7; Rev_22:16; Rev_22:17; Rev_22:20, Rev_1:7, Psa_96:13, Isa_40:10; Isa_48:12, Zep_1:14, Mat_9:1, 1Th_2:19, Jas_5:8.
    quickly G5035 G5036 . Rev_22:7 , Rev_22:10; Rev_22:20, Rev_1:3; Rev_3:11.
    my reward G3408 . or, pay for service; wages. “Reward” can be either good or bad. Rev_22:19, Rev_11:18; Rev_19:20, Psa_19:9; Psa_19:11, Isa_3:10-11; Isa_40:10; Isa_62:11, Jer_14:10, Mat_6:4; Mat_7:21-23; Mat_25:31-46, Luk_14:14, Joh_5:22; Joh_5:27, Act_10:42, Rom_14:10; Rom_14:12, 1Co_3:8; 1Co_3:12-15; 1Co_9:17-18, 2Co_5:10, Col_3:24, 2Ti_4:1, Heb_11:6, 2Pe_2:13.
    is with G3326 me G1700. Mat_25:10, Act_10:42, Rom_13:11.
    to give G591 . or, to recompense; to render. Rev_20:12, 1Ki_8:39, Jer_32:19, Mat_16:27, Luk_16:2, Act_4:33, Rom_2:6-11; Rom_14:12, 2Co_5:10.
    every man G1538 . or, each one. Gal_6:5.
    according as G5613 . Rev_2:23, 1Ki_8:39, Job_34:11, Psa_28:4; Psa_62:12, Pro_24:12, Jer_17:10; Jer_32:19, Eze_18:30; Eze_33:15; Eze_33:20, Mat_12:36; Mat_16:27, Rom_2:2; Rom_2:6; Rom_2:16, 2Co_5:10; 2Co_6:11, Eph_6:8, Gal_6:7.
    work G2041
    KJV: work 152, deed 22, doing 1, labour 1
    shall be G2071 . {Future tense of G1510}
    KJV: shall be 151, will be 9, be 6, shall have 6, shall come to pass 4, shall 4

    The Old Testament and Judaism stressed that YHWH was righteous and would reward his people (Gen_15:1; Psa_18:20; Psa_19:11; Isa_49:4).
    That YHWH would give each person according to his or her works.H4639 G2041 was also Old Testament teaching (Psa_62:12; Rev_20:12).
    The thought seems to be in harmony with reaping what we sow.
    Isa_3:10-11
    1co_3:6-8
    Rom_2:6-11

    Mat_28:18
    NOTE
    A reward for His faithfulness.

    YHWH rewards us on this earth, as it pleases Him.
    Act_28:3-5
    Act_12:5-10

    Gal_6:6-7
    NOTE
    Also, Gal_6:8-9
    We need to be kind to everyone, especially our brethren.

    YHWH’s commands are all for our own good, and the good of all humans – all out of agape love.
    Even in tribulation, it is all for our benefit, even if we do not realize it.

    The rewarding of each believer “accordingG4314 to thatG3739 he hath done,G4238 whetherG1535 it be [SUPPLIED] goodG18 orG1535 bad.G2556 ” (2Co_5:10), and, Mat_25:31-46, Mat_16:27, Rom_2:6. (Rom_1:18-32 – Rom_2:1-11)

    If Christ’s rewards (Rom_2:10-11) are meant to provide a powerful incentive for an obedient life, then, little wonder that the apostle Paul rigorously disciplined himself so that he would not be disqualified from the reward of reigning with Christ (1Co_9:24-27).
    We should not please our Father out of expectation of reward, but because we love YHWH and desire to please Him.

    The judgment seat of Christ can be a time of great regret, or it can be an occasion of supreme joy (2Co_5:9-11).
    NOTE:
    2Co_5:9 This suggests that the believer should make it his aim to be well pleasing to the Lord. And, that while his salvation is not dependent on works, his reward in a coming day will be directly proportionate to his faithfulness to the Lord.
    This is about this relationship – this at-one-ment – with YHWH.
    We want to please Him; we want to be obedient to His Commandments.
    As we attempt to please Hime, we do not concern ourselves with either reward or punishment, just pleasing Him.

    Joh_5:28-29
    NOTE:
    Which is it?
    Yeshua had to obey, too.

    As Bereans, we should always remember that faith is linked with salvation,
    Gal_2:16; Gal_2:19, Gal_3:10-12; Gal_5:4, Job_9:2-3; Job_9:29; Job_25:4, Psa_130:3-4, Mat_4:4, Luk_10:25-29, Act_13:38; Act_13:39, Rom_3:19-20; Rom_3:27-28; Rom_4:2; Rom_4:13-15, Php_3:9; Gal_3:2; Gal_3:5; Gal_3:10, Rom_2:15, Heb_6:1; Heb_9:14, Tit_3:5.; Gal_3:13-14; Gal_3:22-24; Gal_4:5, Hab_2:4, Rom_1:17; Rom_3:21-26; Rom_3:28; Rom_3:30; Rom_4:5-6; Rom_4:24-25; Rom_5:1; Rom_5:2; Rom_5:8; Rom_5:9; Rom_8:3; Rom_8:30-34; Rom_9:30; Rom_10:10, 1Co_6:11, 2Co_5:19-21, Eph_3:12, Php_3:9, Heb_7:18-19.

    QUESTION:
    How do we harmonize these Scriptures with Jas_2:1-26? (Jas_2:17-18)
    DISCUSSION:
    Not the same as salvation.
    Salvation is from YHWH’s Grace (which is the Torah).
    Sin is being disobedient to YHWH.
    We no longer have to worry about sin due to Christ’s Ransom Sacrifice.

    Gal_5:6
    NOTE
    When we have true faith, our works will show our faith.

    Joh_14:15
    NOTE
    Our faith will be from our love, and our works will reflect this love and this faith.

    Faith is demonstrated by what we do (works).

    QUESTION:
    So, if faith is linked with salvation, then are works are linked with reward?
    Rev_2:23, 1Ki_8:39, Job_34:11, Psa_28:4; Psa_62:12, Pro_24:12, Jer_17:10; Jer_32:19, Eze_18:30; Eze_33:15; Eze_33:20, Mat_12:36; Mat_16:27, Rom_2:2; Rom_2:6; Rom_2:16, 2Co_5:10; 2Co_6:11, Eph_6:8, Gal_6:7.

    He is saved by YHWH’s grace through faith, not of works; but once he is saved, shouldn’t he should be ambitious to perform good works, and do these Scriptures not teach that for so doing he will receive reward?

    Notice that Paul wanted to be well pleasing to Him, whether present or absent.
    Does this suggest that Paul’s service on earth was designed to bring pleasure to the heart of his Lord, whether Paul was still here on earth or whether he was standing before the Judgment Seat of Christ?

    2Co_5:10 One motive for being well pleasing to Christ is that we must all appear G5319 G5318 G5316 before His judgment seat G968.
    Actually it is not just a matter of appearing there, but of being made manifest.

    APPEAR (Made MANIFEST) – G5319
    φανερόω
    phaneroō
    fan-er-o’-o
    Thayer Definition:
    1) to make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way
    1a) make actual and visible, realized
    1b) to make known by teaching
    1c) to become manifest, be made known
    1d) of a person
    1d1) expose to view, make manifest, to show one’s self, appear
    1e) to become known, to be plainly recognized, thoroughly understood
    1e1) who and what one is
    Part of Speech: verb
    A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G5318

    Vine’s definition of manifest: “to uncover, lay bare reveal.”
    Some literal translations interpret it as, “We must all have our lives laid open before the tribunal of Christ.”
    It is one thing to appear in a doctor’s office and quite another thing to be X-rayed in our “altogether”.

    This verse (2Co_5:10) seems to indicate that The judgment seat of Christ will reveal our lives of service for Christ EXACTLY as they have truly been. Not just the amount of our service, but also its quality, and even the very motives that prompted it will be brought into review.
    Although our sins after consecration will have an effect on our service, a believer’s sins, as such, do not appear to be brought into review for judgment at this time.
    That judgment took place over 2000 years ago, when the Messiah paid the Ransom Sacrifice on the tree.
    He fully paid the debt that our sins deserved, and YHWH will never bring those sins into judgment again (Joh_5:24).

    The judgment seat of Christ has to do with our service for YHWH.
    It does not appear to be a matter of whether we are saved or not; that is already an assured fact.
    But it is a matter of reward and loss at that time.

    A person doing evil right now is already saved by the free gift of the Ransom, but he can repent and convert and gain resurrection from the dead, and may get everlasting life, yet his works will not gain him wonderful rewards.

    Rev_22:13. and Rev_1:8

    I am. Neh_9:6, Zec_12:8; Zec_13:7.
    Alpha G1 . Rev_1:8; Rev_1:11; Rev_21:6, Isa_41:4; Isa_44:6; Isa_48:12, Rom_11:36, Col_1:16.
    Omega,G5598
    the beginning G746 G756 . Rev_21:6, Gen_1:1, Isa_65:17, Joh_1:1, Col_1:18.
    the end G5056 . Rev_1:8; Rev_1:17; Rev_3:14; Rev_21:6, Isa_9:6, Mic_5:2 Mal_3:6, Mat_28:19 Joh_1:1-3; Joh_8:58; Joh_17:5, Col_1:17, Heb_12:2; Heb_13:8.
    the first G4413 . Rev_1:17; Rev_2:8, Isa_41:4; Isa_43:10; Isa_44:6; Isa_48:12, Joh_13:32, Col_1:18.
    and the last G2078 .
    QUESTION:
    Who is this about?
    Isa_41:4; Isa_44:6; Isa_48:12
    OR (or, AND?)
    The first and the last of the creation of YHWH. (Col_1:13-20 )
    Of YHWH’s direct creation. ( Joh_1:14 , Joh_1:18, Joh_3:16, Joh_3:18, Heb_11:17, 1Jn_4:9 )
    Yeshua was the first of YHWH’s creatures, the only being directly created. YHWH did all subsequent creating through the Son. (1Co_8:6, Joh_8:58)
    The beginner and finisher of the wondrous plan, though not its author. (Pro_8:22-30)

    Divine attributes claimed and exercised by Christ.
    Authority supreme. Col_2:10.
    Authority to see his own glory supremely. Col_1:16. Heb_9:14.
    Eternity. Mic_5:2.
    Immutability. Heb_13:8.
    Omnipotence. 1Co_1:24.
    Omnipresence. Mat_18:20.
    Omniscience. Mat_9:4. Heb_4:13.

    NEXT
    11/12/2020
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:14

  20. Bro Dave says:

    ADDENDUM to Study Notes from 11/5/2020

    There was quite a lively discussion amongst our Fellowship on verse Rev_22:12. and it’s related verses (see the Notes above).
    So much so that it was impossible for me to write down each person’s comments with any accuracy.
    After reviewing the meeting, here are notes of others’ comments concerning this portion of our discussion of :
    QUESTION:
    How do we harmonize the Scriptures which seem to suggest that faith alone is required for salvation with Jas_2:1-26? (Jas_2:17-18)
    Please refer back to the original notes for context.

    Is there a Scripture that comes out and says that salvation is through faith alone?

    Joh_3:16
    NOTE
    Whoever believes in Him – that’s the faith part.
    Shall have everlasting life –
    BUT
    Everlasting G166 life G2222  is not the same as salvation G4991
    Everlasting life is a reward element, if we are obedient.

    Also, Rom_3:27-28
    NOTE:
    In the context of this Scripture, it is contrasting faith with works OF LAW.
    This Scripture is talking about something completely different than the “works” in James.
    The Jews believed you had to do the works of the Law (of Moses) to please YHWH, whereas, this Scripture is saying that YHWH is not just for the Jews, but also the Gentiles, who have never known the Law.

    For example, The Law said a man had to be circumcised (Act 15:1-5), and this Scripture is talking about those “works of the Law”.
    Circumcision was actually a sign of the covenant between Abraham and YHWH (Gen_17:11 ).

    Rom_6:9-14
    NOTE
    The word, grace G5485 G5463, in Rom_6:14, in the Torah, the Torah is grace H2580 H2603 from YHWH.
    Both Paul and John mention that what the Law is has nothing to do with salvation, everlasting life or pleasing YHWH.
    The Law tells us what sin is.
    For Jews, Gentiles and Christians, sin is being disobedient to YHWH (1Jn_3:4).
    When we were “dead indeed unto sin” (Rom_6:11) is when we sin against YHWH.
    Paul explains the Law and sin in Rom_7:1-25.
    Sin is a problem, but THWH overcame that problem by His Son.
    Through Yeshua’s Atonement Sacrifice, covers our sin and we no longer have to concern ourselves with sin.
    We must put our faith in Christ to benefit from His Sacrifice.

    Agape Love, Faith and Works all go together: Faith is demonstrated by what we do (our works).

    All of mankind has been saved from sin by Christ’s Ransom Sacrifice.
    Some will not take advantage and will not attain everlasting life.
    Others, through their faith and their works, will attain everlasting life.
    And if they have done great works, their reward will be great.
    But the salvation part has nothing to do with the reward.
    “Once saved, always saved” applies.
    YHWH has given salvation to the world (Joh_3:16) and He is not going to take it back.
    It’s a free gift through His Grace.
    Not everyone deserves this – most of the “world” doesn’t know Him at all and are not worthy of His Gift, but He did it anyway.
    So we’re saved.

    The question is, what are we going to do with our salvation?
    Are we going to take advantage of it’s benefits and receive eternal life or are we going to look that salvation in the face and say, “I want to die”?

    That’s why Yeshua died on the cross: He saved mankind.
    Now we can get life, IF we put faith in Him.
    A free gift without conditions.

    So, one of YHWH’s children could be bad to the bone. All the days if his life he could do nothing but evil.
    Yet, Yeshua’s Ransom Sacrifice was for him, too, and he is given a resurrection (salvation).
    If he does not take advantage of this resurrection, then by his own choice he will wind up in the lake of fire (eternal destruction) (Rev_20:14-15).
    Why? Because if he was doing bad, he is going to continue doing bad (Rev_22:11).
    The food was prepared for him but he refused to eat it.

    AND,

    Rev_22:13
    NOTE

     As for the Alep to Tav (A to Z), there is an idiom that something expressed in its entirety is said to be covered from Aleph (1st letter) to Tav (last letter) of the Hebrew aleph beit. (Alpha bet to us).

    It is a complete blessing, perfection, and so on…. For God he is perfection, there is no comparison to Him and in Hebrew thought there is no other language that compares to Hebrew.

    One example, The detailed blessings promised those who observe the whole Torah begin with the letter Aleph in (Lev_26:3) and end with the letter Tav in Lev_26:13. An indication that the Word of God is perfect. (Rom_7:12)

    There are other interesting things with letters and words in the Hebrew that English, of course misses. An example of the letter Tav being used alone in Eze_9:4, the mark to be put on foreheads of the people mentioned here is the letter Tav in the Hebrew text. 

    (Ezekiel 9:4 KJV)  And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

    COMPARE WITH:

    (Ezekiel 9:4 OJB) And Hashem said unto him, Go through the midst of the Ir, through the midst of Yerushalayim, and put a TAV upon the mitzekhot (foreheads) of the anashim that grieve and lament for kol hato’evot that are being done in the midst thereof.

    The Wisdom of the Hebrew Alphabet gives interesting insight into the letters and meanings of each of the words, and in the case of Hebrew, the letters or lack thereof can change the meaning or give proper context to the text, especially in ancient Hebrew where there were no vowels and context determined the word, since many times the spelling would be the same for more than one word, therefore context determined which word belonged in the text.

    Surely, had God not blinded the Jews they would easily get that Messiah had come..

    I am extremely happy to get these comments from our Fellowship posted, even a little late.

    Please remember, as one of our Fellowship said, these can be uncomfortable concepts to get on our own, that is, without some other human, dead or alive, telling us what we’re “supposed” to believe.

    This difference in understanding may be the reason there are thousands of religions and churches in the world, all claiming to have exclusive knowledge of “the Truth”.

    Through our – and your, if you choose to undertake it – study of YHWH’s Word without human or organizational filtering (and without added burden of human tradition) and the struggle to understand His Word, we make YHWH’s Truth our own:

    2Ti_3:16-17
    Joh_1:1-51
    Act_17:11
    2Ti_3:14-17
    Psa_119:105
    Deu_11:18-23
    Pro_2:1-22
    Psa_19:7-11
    Isa_28:9-10
    Col_3:16
    Jas_1:5
    1Pe_2:1-2
    Pro_3:5
    1Pe_3:15
    2Ti_2:15
    Rom_15:4
    Psa_119:9
    Psa_119:103
    Heb_4:12
    Jos_1:8
    Jer_15:16
    1Jn_2:27
    Jas_1:22
    Joh_13:17
    2Ti_3:1-17
    Mat_7:15 
    Mat_7:15 
    Rev_1:3

  21. Bro Dave says:

    11/12/2020

    We resumed our study by reviewing:
    Revelation 22:13

    Rev_22:13
    NOTE
    Who is this about?
    Isa_41:4; Isa_44:6; Isa_48:12
    OR (or, AND?)
    The first and the last of the creation of YHWH. (Col_1:12-20 )
    Of YHWH’s direct creation.( Joh_1:14 , Joh_1:18, Joh_3:16, Joh_3:18, Heb_11:17, 1Jn_4:9 )
    Yeshua was the first of YHWH’s creatures, the only being directly created. YHWH did all subsequent creating through the Son. (1Co_8:6, Joh_8:58)
    The beginner and finisher of the wondrous plan, though not its author. (Pro_8:22-31)

    Rev_1:8
    NOTE

    Isa_9:6
    NOTE
    The prophecy of Yeshua.
    The mighty H1368 God, H410
    1Jo_5:20; Joh_20:28; 1Ti_3:16;

    What prohibits YHWH and Yeshua from having the same appellations that apply to both of them?

    Rev_21:6
    NOTE
    YHWH?
    At this point, YHWH will have fulfilled ALL His Promises, and is telling us what is about to come.

    NEXT
    11/12/2020
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:14

  22. Bro Dave says:

    11/19/2020

    We resumed our study by reviewing:
    Revelation 22:13

    Rev_22:13
    NOTE
    Isa_46:9-10 (Isa_46:9-11)
    NOTE:
    (Isaiah 46:9 YLT)  Remember former things of old, For I am Mighty [God – KJV, ASV] H410 , and there is none else, God H430 —and there is none like Me.

    But NOT just YHWH:
    (Judges 16:24 KJV+)  And when the peopleH5971 sawH7200 him, they praisedH1984 (H853) their god:H430 forH3588 they said,H559 Our god H430 hath deliveredH5414 into our handsH3027 (H853) our enemy,H341 and the destroyerH2717 of our country,H776 whichH834 slew manyH7235 (H853) H2491 of us.

    (Deuteronomy 6:4 KJV+)  Hear,H8085 O Israel:H3478 The LORD H3068 our God H430 is oneH259 LORD: H3068

    Isa_46:13
    NOTE
    (Isaiah 46:13 KJV)  I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
    Clearly this is YHWH speaking.

    Discussion of various Interlinear Bibles.

    1Ti_2:3-4
    NOTE
    “all”. “all” vs. “all sorts of”

    Review Rev_20:11-15
    This might encompass more than just standing before the throne and being judged.
    Does Rev_22:11 have something to do with this?

    At the end:
    Enemies – Satan is done away with, sin and death are the last enemies done away with (sin leads to death).
    Sin = disobedience of YHWH’s Law.
    At beginning, only one Law – don’t eat that fruit.
    In the end, AFTER the Millennial Kingdom and all enemies are gone, if we are holy, just and good, will we have the ability to disobey YHWH?
    We don’t have information about this.
    The really dangerous time is going to be the “little season”.
    Does anyone find that they are being assaulted by thoughts that seem bad or evil more than usual?
    Rom_10:12-13 (Joe_2:32; Act_2:21; Pro_18:10)

    The world seems like a much worse , a more evil, place today than it was 40-50 years ago.
    Luk_21:28

    NEXT
    11/26/2020 (Thanksgiving night)
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:14

  23. Bro Dave says:

    11/26/2020

    Tonight we had a wonderful fellowship, although we did mention the Textus Receptus versus NA/UBS (Nestle-Aland/United Bible Society) sources.

    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
    Luk_20:1-47 thru Luk_21:1-37
    Also,
    Jer_10:2; Mat_24:33
    Psa_98:5-9; Isa_12:1-3, Isa_25:8-9, Isa_60:1-2
    Rom_8:19, Rom_8:23; Eph_1:14,

    1Co_2:9

    Luk_10:29-37
    Question: Who is OUR neighbor?

    Mat_19:16-30 (Mar_10:17-31)

    Isa_55:8-11

    NEXT
    12/03/2020
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:14

  24. Bro Dave says:

    12/3/2020

    One of our Fellowship presented a Question that needs scriptures.
    He wants to know if resurrected ones are angels according to scripture. (A summation of the thing in question)
    And more precisely are Enoch and Elijah archangels?
    This is the link for your review.
    https://youtu.be/N6hBX3dUnZs

    Mat_22:30
    NOTE
    as G5613

    Does this refer to the spiritual nature of resurrected people (as are angels); or, resurrected people being forbidden to marry (just as the angels are).

    If YHWH wanted us to become angels, He would have created us as angels.

    No one has found Scriptural evidence that resurrected people will become angels.

    No mention of Enoch and Elijah as archangels in the Scriptures.

    Enoch:
    We know that Enoch died:
    Gen_5:23-24; Heb 11:13

    Heb_11:5
    NOTE
    not see G1492
    was translated G3346 G3326 G5087

    Elijah
    2Ki_2:11-12 
    NOTE
    heaven.H8064 
    NOT the abode of YHWH.
    Does the Bible state that no man will enter heaven before Christ (Joh_3:13).
    What if we read Joh_3:11-13?
    It was common to speak of three “heavens”:
    The first is the atmosphere where the birds fly;
    the second is the place of the sun, moon, and stars; the third is where God dwells.

    2Ch_21:12-15
    NOTE
    Does this mean Elijah wrote this letter AFTER being taken up?
    Or was the letter simply delivered AFTER Elijah’s being taken up?

    Ecc_9:5-6
    NOTE
    It is Christ that rouses the dead.
    All doctrines that are not in harmony with this AND, ESPECIALLY, the Ransom, are in direct conflict with YHWH.

    What is an archangel?
    G743
    ἀρχάγγελος
    archaggelos
    ar-khang’-el-os
    From G757 and G32; a chief angel: – archangel.
    Total KJV occurrences: 2
    1Th_4:16, Jud_1:9

    From the Jewish Encyclopedia, entry “Angelology”.
    Michael (archangel) (translation: who is like God?), kindness of God, and stands up for the children of mankind
    Gabriel (archangel) (translation: God is my strength), performs acts of justice and power
    (Only these two angels are mentioned by name in the KJV Bible; the rest are from extra-biblical tradition.)
    Jophiel (translation: Beauty of God), expelled Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden holding a flaming sword and punishes those who transgress against God.
    Raphael (archangel) (translation: It is God who heals), God’s healing force
    Uriel (archangel) (translation: God is my light), leads us to destiny
    Samael (archangel) (translation: Venom of God), angel of death—see also Malach HaMavet (translation: the angel of death)
    Sandalphon (archangel) (translation: bringing together), battles Samael and brings mankind together

    Isa_6:1-6

    NEXT
    12/10/2020
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:14

  25. Bro Dave says:

    12/10/2020

    Review:
    Rev_22:13
    NOTE
    Repeated from Rev_1:8
    YHWH is a God of patterns in the Bible.
    This book is for humans.
    If we know the Hebrew Scriptures, we have a good foothold in the Greek Scriptures.
    Often lessons from one story are repeated in other places.
    Sometimes the patterns are obvious, others not so much.
    Often there is more to a story than just what’s in the words.
    There are computer programs that pick up these patterns.
    When Bibles alter text to fit a human doctrine, it can mess up a pattern, which a student will see right away.

    Some believe the New Testament was written first in Hebrew, then translated into Greek and the original Hebrew translations have been lost.
    EXAMPLE: Mat_15:9 – a quote from Isaiah, which when read in Hebrew matches word-for-word with original Hebrew Scriptures.
    QUESTION: Would common Jewish fishermen (Apostles) know how to read and write in Greek?

    Google:
    Hebraism;
    Shem Tov Hebrew Matthew; and,
    The Hebrew Gospels Sepharab (Vatican EBR100)

    Jesus spoke Aramaic and Hebrew.
    In Israel today, they teach immigrants Hebrew.

    Rev_22:14
    NOTE
    Blessed G3107 H1288 . Mat_5:3; Rev_22:7. Deu_28:3. Rev_22:7, Rev_1:3; Rev_14:13, Exo_12:50-51, Deu_11:27; Deu_32:47, Jos_1:8, Psa_1:1-3; Psa_32:1; Psa_106:3-5; Psa_112:1; Psa_119:1-6, Isa_56:1-2, Dan_12:12, Mat_7:21-27, Luk_12:37-38, Joh_14:15; Joh_14:21-23; Joh_15:10-14, 1Co_7:19, Gal_5:6, Jas_1:25, 1Jn_3:3; 1Jn_3:23-24; 1Jn_5:3.
    Blessed begins the last of the seven beatitudes in Revelation (Rev_1:3; Rev_14:13; Rev_16:15; Rev_19:9; Rev_20:6; Rev_22:7).

    that do G4160 . 1Jn_2:3 ; Exo_12:50; Exo_19:10, Jos_1:8, Ezr_7:10, Psa_15:1-5; Psa_24:4; Psa_111:10, Pro_7:2; Pro_19:16; Pro_29:18, Eze_18:5; Eze_18:11, Mat_7:24; Mat_12:50; Mat_28:20, Luk_6:47; Luk_11:28, Joh_13:17, 1Co_6:11, Jas_1:25, 2Pe_1:10, 1Jn_1:7; 1Jn_1:9.
    his commandments G1785 G1781 G1722 G5056 .
    Rev_12:17; Rev_14:12, Lev_20:8; Lev_26:3, Deu_5:29, Ezr_7:10, Luk_6:46, Joh_3:36; Joh_13:17; Joh_14:21, Rom_16:26, 1Pe_1:13-14, 1Jn_2:3 1Jn_3:23.
    may have G2071 right G1849 G1832. or, authority over. Rev_6:8; Rev_13:7; Rev_16:9, Psa_26:9, Mat_22:8, Luk_9:1, Joh_1:12, 1Co_8:9; 1Co_9:5 Col_1:12.
    KJV: power 69, authority 29, right 2, liberty 1, jurisdiction 1, strength 1
    to G1909 the. Rev_22:2; Rev_22:19, Rev_2:7.
    tree G3586 of life G2222 G2198. Rev_22:2, Rev_2:7, Gen_2:9; Gen_3:22; Gen_3:24, Psa_1:1-3, Col_3:4, 2Ti_1:10.
    Pro_11:30; Pro_15:4;
    Even though the tree of life is literal, it can also viewed figuratively (Pro_3:18; Pro_11:30; Pro_13:12; Pro_15:4).
    In this verse, it seems to suggest a quality of life involving an intimate fellowship with Christ based upon complete and persevering obedience.

    may enter in G1525 G1519 G2064 . Rev_21:27, Deu_33:28, Psa_15:1-5; Psa_16:11; Psa_24:3-5; Psa_118:19; Psa_118:20, Mat_7:21-25, Joh_10:7; Joh_10:9; Joh_14:6.
    through the gates G4440 G4439 . Rev_21:12; Rev_21:24-26, Psa_118:19-20.
    into the city G4172  . Rev_3:12; Rev_21:21, Deu_33:28, Eze_41:12, Heb_11:16; Heb_12:22.

    QUESTION: Is this the fulfillment of Christ’s provision of life, and more abundant life in Joh_10:10?

    QUESTION:
    Since no one can enter … into the city unless their name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Rev_21:27), is this beatitude is speaking of those justified by faith who express that faith in obedience (Eph_2:8-10)?
    DISCUSSION:
    “They that do his commandments”, that is, the obedient overcomers are promised the reward of entering through the gates of the city, New Jerusalem, (Rev_21:2)
    The implication is that they would have free access there; they would be permitted to abide there forever, with the right to approach the tree of life, not be forbidden to approach that tree as Adam was (Gen_3:22), but would be permitted always to partake of it, and would live forever.

    This phrase has been translated differently in some Bibles, based on differing Greek source material:
    If the translators used the Textus Receptus as their Greek source: “Blessed are those who do His commandments”.
    If they chose the NA/UBS (Nestle-Aland/United Bible Society) Greek text: “Blessed are those who wash their robes” ( Rev_3:4-5; Rev_7:14).

    It appears that neither translation teaches salvation by works but instead seems to point out that works are actually the fruit and proof (or, consequence) of salvation.

    Therefore, it seems that works, as a fruit and proof of salvation, and faith are just as inexorably linked as is the Christ and His Millennial Kingdom.

    But, which translation is the more correct?

    Most modern versions, having followed the NA/UBS (Nestle-Aland/United Bible Society) Greek text (which omits words and phrases found in the Greek text of the KJV.), replace “do his commandments” with “wash their robes”.
    This NA/UBS reading is from the Greek manuscripts Aleph, Alexandrinus, 1006, 1841, 2050, 2053, 2062, and the Church fathers, Pseudo-Athanasius, Ambrose, Fulgentius, and Apringius.

    The NA/UBS Greek interlinear is:
    those G3588

    washing G4150
    G4150
    πλύνω
    plunō
    ploo’-no, ploo’-o
    A prolonged form of an obsolete πλύω pluō ploo’-o (to “flow”); to “plunge”, that is, launder clothing: – wash. Compare G3068, G3538.
    Thayer Definition:
    1) to wash: with reference to clothing
    1a) use figuratively of those who by faith so appropriate the results of Christ’s expiation as to be regarded by God as pure and sinless
    Total KJV occurrences: 1
    Rev_7:14

    the G3588

    robes G4749
    G4749
    στολή
    stolē
    stol-ay’
    From G4724; equipment, that is, (specifically) a “stole” or long fitting gown (as a mark of dignity): – long clothing (garment), (long) robe.
    Thayer Definition:
    1) an equipment
    2) an equipment in clothes, clothing
    2a) spec. a loose outer garment for men extending to the feet, worn by kings, priests, and persons of rank
    Total KJV occurrences: 8
    robes, 5
    Luk_20:46, Rev_6:11, Rev_7:9, Rev_7:13-14 (2)
    clothing, 1
    Mar_12:38
    garment, 1
    Mar_16:5
    robe, 1
    Luk_15:22

    The KJV reading, following the Textus Receptus (TR), is supported by the majority of Byzantine manuscripts, including 205, 209, 1611supp, 1854, 2030, 2329, 2377, and uncial 046. It is also cited by the Church fathers, Andrew, Tertullian, Cyprian, Caesarius and Beatus.

    NA/UBS Methodology
    The Greek text as presented is what biblical scholars refer to as the “critical text”.
    The critical text is an eclectic text compiled by a committee that compares readings from a large number of manuscripts in order to determine which reading is most likely to be closest to the original.
    They use a number of factors to help determine probable readings, such as the date of the witness (earlier is usually better), the geographical distribution of a reading, and the likelihood of accidental or intentional corruptions.
    In the book, a large number of textual variants, or differences between manuscripts, are noted in the critical apparatus—the extensive footnotes that distinguish the Novum Testamentum Graece from other Greek New Testaments.
    The first edition published by Eberhard Nestle in 1898, and has been regularly updated – and altered, added to, and subtracted from – all the way down to the current – 28th – edition.

    The reason the NA/UBS text is so widely accepted is because it is the standard text of the Roman Catholic Church.

    It is undeniable that the men behind the Textus Receptus were theological conservative and literalist Bible-believers whereas the men behind the NA/UBS text were more theological liberals and open to their own interpretations.

    There are a multitude of websites fervently supporting one side or the other, resulting in thunder and lightning being hurled at each other at a fire and brimstone pace.

    Regrettably, I have no absolute answer to the question of which version is THE correct one. To answer this, perhaps it’s best to do your own research into both the TR and the NA/UBS and decide for yourself.

    Rev_22:15.
    NOTE
    For G1161
    without G1854 G1537 . Rev_22:3; Rev_22:11, Rev_9:20-21; Rev_19:20; Rev_21:8; Rev_21:27, Lev_13:46; Lev_14:40-41, Psa_26:9; Psa_101:8, Pro_4:19; Pro_5:11, Isa_49:17; Isa_66:24, Eze_41:12, Zec_5:3, Mat_5:13; Mat_7:23; Mat_8:12; Mat_13:48; Mat_15:14; Mat_22:13; Mat_25:30, Mar_9:48, Luk_13:28, Joh_3:19; Joh_3:36, Rom_3:10, 1Co_6:9; 1Co_6:10, Gal_5:19-21, Eph_5:3-6, Php_3:19, Col_3:6, 2Th_1:9, Tit_3:3.
    Could this mean that those mentioned in the rest of this verse will not be admitted into the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem, Rev_21:8, Rev_21:27 ?
    Cast in outer darkness away from YHWH’s Light?
    are [SUPPLIED]
    dogs G2965 . The word “dog” appears in Phoenician excavations, as applied to a class of servants attached to a temple of Ashtoreth in Cyprus.
    “Dogs” may refer to the sexually immoral, specifically unrepentant prostitutes (Deu_23:17-18).
    OR
    Dogs was a common expression used by Jews to speak of Gentiles (Mat_15:26); in this context, however, it may speak of false teachers (Php_3:2).

    Elsewhere in Revelation the imperial cult, combined with sorcery, martyrs Christians; immorality (both literal and spiritual) characterized the lifestyle of Gentile men.
    Dogs, as allegorical figures of spiritual uncleanness and commonness ( Mat_7:6; Php_3:2; 2Pe_2:21-22) take the precedence. Deu_23:18, 1Sa_24:14, 1Ki_21:23, 2Ki_8:13, Psa_22:16; Psa_22:20, Pro_26:11, Isa_56:11, Zec_14:21, Mat_7:6; Mat_15:26-27, Mar_7:27, Php_3:2, 2Pe_2:22.
    sorcerers G5333 G5332 . Sorcerers have profaned and violated nature: Rev_9:21; Rev_18:23; Rev_21:8, Exo_22:18, 1Sa_15:23, 2Ki_23:24, Isa_47:9; Isa_47:12; Isa_57:3, Jer_27:9, Mal_3:5, Act_8:9; Act_8:11; Act_13:6-11.
    whoremongers G4205 . Fornicators have profaned and violated the personal and physical life. Rev_2:14, Rev_17:1-6; Rev_21:8, Gen_39:9, Pro_2:16-18; Pro_5:3; Pro_5:11, Mat_5:27-28, 1Co_5:11, Col_3:5, 1Th_4:3, 1Ti_1:10, Heb_12:16; Heb_13:4.
    murderers G5406 G5408 . Murderers have profaned and violated the image of God in their neighbor. Rev_21:8, Jer_7:9, Gal_5:21, 1Ti_1:9, 1Jn_3:15.
    idolaters G1496 G1497 G3000 G1491 G1492 . Idolaters have profaned and violated the symbols of the Divine and religion itself. Rev_21:8, Exo_20:4; Exo_20:23, Lev_26:1, 1Co_10:14, 2Co_12:21, Eph_5:5, Php_3:19.
    whosoever G3956 . Rev_21:8; Rev_21:27, 1Ki_22:8; 1Ki_22:21-23, Isa_9:15-16, Jer_5:31, Joh_3:18-21; Joh_8:46, Eph_4:25, 2Th_2:10-12.
    loveth G5368 G5384 . phileō Mat_6:5. Psa_52:3; Psa_62:4, Zec_8:19.
    maketh G4160 . or, do, that is, practice. Joh_5:29 ,Joh_3:21, 1Jn_1:6.
    a lie G5579 G5574  . Lovers and practicers of falsehood in general—as a wider class of idolaters—have profaned and violated the consecrated reality and truth of life.
    So, seems to indicate a life dominated by falsehood.
    Rev_21:8; Rev_21:27, Lev_6:2, Psa_5:6; Psa_15:2; Psa_24:4; Psa_31:18; Psa_119:29; Psa_119:104; Psa_119:128; Psa_119:163, Pro_6:17; Pro_12:22; Pro_19:9; Pro_24:28, Isa_30:9; Isa_57:11, Jer_23:14; Jer_50:36, Joh_8:44, Rom_1:25, Eph_4:25, Col_3:9, 2Th_2:12, 1Ti_1:10; 1Ti_4:1; Ti_4:2, 2Pe_2:1.

    QUESITON:
    Could Rev_22:14-15 be a SUMMARY of everything that’s happened so far?
    DISCUSSION:
    No matter how you study this, these verses seem at least a bit out of place.
    From those who have the right to eat from the tree of life, jumping outside the city.
    Does this mean we will still have free will to DISobey?
    Then, if we choose to disobey, do we lose our right to the tree of life and to live in the new city, and are passed out into outer darkness?
    So does that mean that, like manna in the wilderness, we have to partake of the fruit of the tree of life regularly to continue living?
    We’ll only know for certain is when we are actually there.

    NEXT
    12/17/2020
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:16

  26. Bro Dave says:

    12/17/2020

    Rev_22:15.
    UPDATE (last week’s notes PLUS tonight’s additions):
    NOTE
    For G1161
    without G1854 G1537 . Rev_22:3; Rev_22:11, Rev_9:20-21; Rev_19:20; Rev_21:8; Rev_21:27, Lev_13:46; Lev_14:40-41, Psa_26:9; Psa_101:8, Pro_4:19; Pro_5:11, Isa_49:17; Isa_66:24, Eze_41:12, Zec_5:3, Mat_5:13; Mat_7:23; Mat_8:12; Mat_13:48; Mat_15:14; Mat_22:13; Mat_25:30, Mar_9:48, Luk_13:28, Joh_3:19; Joh_3:36, Rom_3:10, 1Co_6:9; 1Co_6:10, Gal_5:19-21, Eph_5:3-6, Php_3:19, Col_3:6, 2Th_1:9, Tit_3:3.
    Could this mean that those mentioned in the rest of this verse will not be admitted into the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem, Rev_21:8, Rev_21:27 ?
    Cast in outer darkness away from YHWH’s Light?
    (Mat_8:12; Mat_22:13 ; Mat_25:30)
    QUESTION: How could people this far into YHWH’s System still resist YHWH’s conditions?

    Some interpret this as a summary, a wrap-up, of everything already completed and told to the churches.
    These people are gone (Rev_21:8) from the scene, not just existing outside the gates of the city.

    Rev_22:14-15 are clearly tied together.
    Question, when did the city enter the picture?
    Rev_21:2 , BEFORE Rev_21:8.
    However, there are things happening outside the city – Rev_21:27.

    It is extremely interesting, as well as worrisome, that this verse is right here in Revelation.

    QUESTION:
    What if the text really means what it ways?
    If so, what does this text mean?
    One explanation:
    If these are “without” the city, they are separated from YHWH and His Light.
    In physical and spiritual darkness.
    They are conscious that they are alive but without sensations.

    Rev_21:6-8
    NOTE
    “It is done”
    What is done?
    Overcomers = sons.
    Others = Second death.

    OR

    Could this be a warning of what can still happen if one uses his/her free will to attempt to repeat what Satan did back in Genesis?

    It’s a matter of interpretation until we actually get there.

    are [SUPPLIED]
    dogs G2965 . The word “dog” appears in Phoenician excavations, as applied to a class of servants attached to a temple of Ashtoreth in Cyprus.
    “Dogs” may refer to the sexually immoral, specifically unrepentant prostitutes (Deu_23:17-18).
    OR
    Dogs was a common expression used by Jews to speak of Gentiles (Mat_15:26); in this context, however, it may speak of false teachers (Php_3:2).

    Elsewhere in Revelation the imperial cult, combined with sorcery, martyrs Christians; immorality (both literal and spiritual) characterized the lifestyle of Gentile men.
    Dogs, as allegorical figures of spiritual uncleanness and commonness ( Mat_7:6; Php_3:2; 2Pe_2:21-22) take the precedence. Deu_23:18, 1Sa_24:14, 1Ki_21:23, 2Ki_8:13, Psa_22:16; Psa_22:20, Pro_26:11, Isa_56:11, Zec_14:21, Mat_7:6; Mat_15:26-27, Mar_7:27, Php_3:2, 2Pe_2:22.
    sorcerers G5333 G5332 . Sorcerers have profaned and violated nature: Rev_9:21; Rev_18:23; Rev_21:8, Exo_22:18, 1Sa_15:23, 2Ki_23:24, Isa_47:9; Isa_47:12; Isa_57:3, Jer_27:9, Mal_3:5, Act_8:9; Act_8:11; Act_13:6-11.
    whoremongers G4205 . Fornicators have profaned and violated the personal and physical life. Rev_2:14, Rev_17:1-6; Rev_21:8, Gen_39:9, Pro_2:16-18; Pro_5:3; Pro_5:11, Mat_5:27-28, 1Co_5:11, Col_3:5, 1Th_4:3, 1Ti_1:10, Heb_12:16; Heb_13:4.
    murderers G5406 G5408 . Murderers have profaned and violated the image of God in their neighbor. Rev_21:8, Jer_7:9, Gal_5:21, 1Ti_1:9, 1Jn_3:15.

    idolaters G1496 G1497 G3000 G1491 G1492 .
    Exo_20:2-5; Jer_10:1-10; Mat_4:10; Rev_22:9
    Lev_26:1; Deu_27:15
    Rev_21:8, Exo_20:23, Lev_26:1, 1Co_10:14, 2Co_12:21, Eph_5:5, Php_3:19.

    whosoever G3956 . Rev_21:8; Rev_21:27, 1Ki_22:8; 1Ki_22:21-23, Isa_9:15-16, Jer_5:31, Joh_3:18-21; Joh_8:46, Eph_4:25, 2Th_2:10-12.
    loveth G5368 G5384 . phileō Mat_6:5. Psa_52:3; Psa_62:4, Zec_8:19.
    maketh G4160 . or, do, that is, practice. Joh_5:29 ,Joh_3:21, 1Jn_1:6.
    a lie G5579 G5574  . Lovers and practicers of falsehood in general—as a wider class of idolaters—have profaned and violated the consecrated reality and truth of life.
    So, seems to indicate a life dominated by falsehood.
    Rev_21:8; Rev_21:27, Lev_6:2, Psa_5:6; Psa_15:2; Psa_24:4; Psa_31:18; Psa_119:29; Psa_119:104; Psa_119:128; Psa_119:163, Pro_6:17; Pro_12:22; Pro_19:9; Pro_24:28, Isa_30:9; Isa_57:11, Jer_23:14; Jer_50:36, Joh_8:44, Rom_1:25, Eph_4:25, Col_3:9, 2Th_2:12, 1Ti_1:10; 1Ti_4:1; Ti_4:2, 2Pe_2:1.

    QUESITON:
    Could Rev_22:14-15 be a SUMMARY of everything that’s happened so far?
    DISCUSSION:
    No matter how you study this, these verses seem at least a bit out of place.
    From those who have the right to eat from the tree of life, jumping outside the city.
    Does this mean we will still have free will to DISobey?
    Then, if we choose to disobey, do we lose our right to the tree of life and to live in the new city, and are passed out into outer darkness?
    So does that mean that, like manna in the wilderness, we have to partake of the fruit of the tree of life regularly to continue living?
    We’ll only know for certain is when we are actually there.

    We concluded our study with a discussion of:
    idolaters G1496 G1497 G3000 G1491 G1492 .
    QUESTION:
    Is a statue of Francis or Mary (or Buddha or Christ) considered idolatry (Psa_74:1-8)?
    Does just POSSESSING statues or images constitute idolatry?
    DISCUSSION:
    Exo_20:2-5; Jer_10:1-10;
    Mat_4:10; Rev_22:9
    Lev_26:1; Deu_27:15
    Idolaters have replaced worship of YHWH with symbols for the Divine and religioous organizations itself.
    Rev_21:8, Exo_20:23, Lev_26:1, 1Co_10:14, 2Co_12:21, Eph_5:5, Php_3:19.

    NEXT
    12/24/2020
    We’ll resume our study of idolatry versus the use of religious symbols, statues, images, etc., as spiritual enhancers.

  27. Bro Dave says:

    12/24/2020

    Discussion of Bible Students and Jehovah’s Witnesses organizations history.

    Discussion of upcoming topics to begin after we have concluded our study of Revelation.

    Are Jesus and Michael the Archangel the same?
    Dan_12:1; Jud_1:9; Rev_12:7-9
    Further discussion later.
    Michael is a fighter.
    Jesus would have just spoken and the opponent would disappear.
    Mankind cannot be redeemed by an angel, but by Jesus.
    In Dan_12:1, Michael stands up for the Jews.
    Jesus stands up for the Jews and all mankind – at the end of the age.

    The Trinity, truth or error?
    Many Scriptures were quoted and interpreted.
    It was demonstrated how much of a hot-button item this discussion can be.
    Belief in one side or the other can be quite fervent and zealous.
    We left it to each person as their own individual religious liberty.

    NEXT
    12/31/2020
    We’ll resume our study of next Thursday.

  28. Bro Dave says:

    12/31/2020

    REVIEW Rev_22:15
    (Rev_21:10 KJV)  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
    (Rev_21:11 KJV)  Having the glory G1391 of God: and her light G5458 was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
    (Rev_21:22 KJV)  And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
    (Rev_21:23 KJV)  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
    (Rev_21:24 KJV)  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
    (Rev_22:14 KJV)  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
    (Rev_22:15 KJV)  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

    In (Rev_22:15 KJV)  “For without G1854 G1537 “- Presumably, outside New Jerusalem includes being away from YHWH’s light.
    In the dark.
    Without YHWH’s light, in absolute darkness.

    Human aversion to darkness is rooted in our eyes.

    Humans are diurnal—day-active—creatures, meaning our ancestors, down to the finest physiological points, were adapted to forage, navigate, and seek shelter while the sun was up.

    Sure enough in the light, our eyes are magnificent.

    We possess an abundance of the photoreceptor cells called “cone cells” that enable us to home in on sharp details: our ancestors could pick out game animals on the horizon, or glimpse a piece of fruit in a tree and know from the precise shade of color whether or not it was ripe.

    But without light, our eyes are all but useless: for our glut of cone cells, we lack the other type of photoreceptor—“rod cells”—which enable vision in low light.

    As the sun sets each night, our ancestors became vulnerable, transforming from predator to prey as they entered a world dominated by nocturnal hunters, all endowed with powerful night-vision: lions, hyenas, saber-toothed tigers, venomous snakes.

    For our ancestors, the height of terror would have been wandering over the savannah in the dark, listening for a predator’s paws drumming against the ground.

    Today we no longer fret over night ambush by saber-toothed tigers, but most people still squirm in the dark.

    After thousands of years, most people are still strangers to darkness, fearful aliens in an enemy camp, with arms crossed over our chests.

    Have you ever played hide-and-seek, hiding in the corner of a closet, your heart thumping?

    DId you ever go camping, getting up to “see a man about a dog” without a flashlight, losing sight of the tent, stumbling through the dark, thinking of packs of wolves, roaming bears, killer fire ants?

    What about walking through a city in the early morning hours, before daylight – walking down block after block of the city’s poorly lit streets, hair bristling on the back of your neck?

    These were partial darknesses, always with a dot of light through a keyhole, a dim street light or a star-gleam from the sky.

    Here the eye will always adjust, the iris will always open to collect photons.

    The closest I know to absolute darkness was experienced by soldiers called “tunnel rats” in VietNam.

    In one of those tunnels not a single photon penetrates.

    Here lies a heavy, ancient, dark Book-of-Genesis darkness.

    The men that entered those tunnels tell a similar story:

    Absolute darkness, like all light had been sucked out by a cosmic vacuum.

    Looking backwards the circle of light at the tunnel’s entrance looked as small as a flashlight, even though it was just a few feet away.

    Thoughts earthwormed down inside the body, chewing through inner architecture of the brain.

    It was the feeling of being peeled open, turned inside out.

    They actually felt the rhythmic clenchings of the heart, lungs ballooning inside the ribs, the epiglottis flapping open and total belief that with every step, the tunnels walls were closing in on them.

    In the absence of sight, all the other senses bloomed.

    Reports include:

    The sound of an underground stream, which was barely noticed until deep inside the tunnel, now filled the whole tunnel, filling the air with noisy patterns, mixed with the sounds of uniforms scratching the tunnel walls and the creak of equipment shifting with the footsteps.

    Smells — mud, damp rocks, sweat mixed with olive drap uniforms, gun oil, and the world’s stinkiest insect repellent — thickened to the point of feeling material.

    All summed together, it created a physical taste.

    When a drop of water fell from the ceiling and burst on the forehead, even the most experienced “tunnel rats” men almost jumped out of their jungle fatigues.

    My first studies on light deprivation grew out of reports of the VC using light deprivation as torture on POWs.

    In the early 1950s, footage emerged from Korea of American prisoners of war denouncing capitalism and extolling the virtues of communism.

    The CIA, convinced that the soldiers had been brainwashed, promptly launched a research initiative on mind-control techniques.

    There were reports of pilots who, after many hours of flying in isolation and staring at an unchanging skyline, would suddenly, for seemingly no reason, lose control of the plane and crash.

    And of sailors who, after stretches looking out over a static ocean horizon, saw mirages.

    And of the Inuit who warned against fishing solo, because in the absence of human contact, without visual cues in a white-out Arctic landscape, they would become disoriented and paddle out to sea, never to return.

    When the results came in, they were stunning: the subjects’ disorientation was far more extreme than imagined.
    One subject, upon completing the study, drove out of the laboratory parking lot and crashed his car. On several occasions, when subjects took a break to relieve themselves, they got lost in the bathroom, and had to call a researcher to help them find the way out.

    Most startling were the hallucinations.

    After just a few hours without light, nearly all the subjects saw and felt things that weren’t there.

    First they would see pulsing dots and simple geometric patterns; these grew into complex isolated images floating about the room, which then evolved into elaborate, integrated scenes playing out before the subjects’ eyes—“dreaming when awake,” as one subject described it.

    One participant reported seeing a parade of squirrels marching “purposefully” across a snowy field, wearing snowshoes and backpacks, while another saw a bathtub being steered by an old man in a metal helmet.

    In a particularly extreme case, a subject encountered a second version of himself in the room: he and his apparition began to blend together, until he was unable to discern which was which.

    “It is one thing,” wrote the CIA, “to hear that the Chinese are brainwashing their prisoners on the other side of the world; it is another to find, in our own laboratory, that merely taking away light from a healthy subject for a few days can shake him, right down to the base: can disturb his personal identity.”

    Today, the neurological mechanism behind these reactions is more or less understood.

    At any given moment, our brain is receiving a torrent of sensory information—visual, auditory, tactile, and so on.

    We are so accustomed to this stream of input that when it gets cut off, our brain essentially produces its own stimuli.

    It identifies its own patterns, combining any scant blip in the visual cortex with images stored in memory to devise scenes that may be intensely vivid, however disconnected from present reality.

    During one particularly illuminating experiment in 2007, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt collaborated with a German artist named Marietta Schwarz, who had volunteered to live with a blindfold on for twenty-two days.

    Blindversuch (Blind Study), as Schwarz called her project, was part of a larger art project called Knowledge of Space, which incorporated interviews with blind people on perception, image, space, and art.

    Schwarz sat blindfolded in the laboratory, recording into a Dictaphone a granular, real-time diary of everything that was happening in her brain.

    She reported an array of hallucinations, including intricate abstract patterns, such as bright amoebas, yellow clouds, and animal prints.

    The researchers, meanwhile, used an fMRI scanner—functional magnetic resonance imaging, which tracks changes in blood flow in the brain—to follow the neurological operations behind her hallucinations.

    Despite the total absence of visual input, Schwarz’s visual cortex lit up like a lantern, exactly as it would if she weren’t blindfolded.

    That is, in the world of her brain, the hallucinations were as true and real as anything she could touch or taste or smell.

    Is something like this the fate of those who are “without” the new city?

    (Exo_20:18 KJV)  And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
    (Exo_20:19 KJV)  And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
    (Exo_20:20 KJV)  And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
    (Exo_20:21 KJV)  And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
    NOTE:
    YHWH is both light and dark.
    YHWH separated the light from the dark. (Gen_1:3-4)

    (Exo_10:21 KJV)  And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness H2822 which may be felt.
    (Exo_10:22 KJV)  And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
    (Exo_10:23 KJV)  They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
    NOTE:
    Darkness H2822 that is to be felt – pitch dark.

    (Mat_22:13 KJV)  Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer G1857 darkness G4655 ; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    (Matthew 10:28 KJV)  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

    A Brief Retrospective of SIN:
    When Adam and Eve were banished from the garden,
    (Gen_3:22 KJV)  And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
    (Gen_3:23 KJV)  Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
    NOTE:
    Yes, they sinned, but the Tree and Life was something extra.
    All the way to Rev_22:14-15

    QUESTION: If someone has no knowledge of evil, can a person choose to disobey?

    QUESTION: In the ages to come, are humans going to be simply robotic in our obedience?
    We do not know the Will of YHWH for the “ages to come”.
    We only know from Adam and Eve forward.
    But, we’ll most likely be extremely keen to please YHWH.
    There will probably not be accidental sin – any sin will be a deliberate choice.
    Being obedient to YHWH is simply going to be part of our makeup (Jer_31:33-24; Heb_10:16).

    Our own Will, will be:
    (Mar_12:30 KJV)  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
    (Mar_12:31 KJV)  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
    AND,
    (Ecc_12:13 KJV)  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
    (Ecc_12:14 KJV)  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

    A Correction to Planting seeds.
    (1Co_3:5 KJV)  Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
    (1Co_3:6 KJV)  I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
    (1Co_3:7 KJV)  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
    (1Co_3:8 KJV)  Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
    NOTE
    We plant the seeds and we can even water the seeds, but only YHWH makes the seeds grow.
    Using a figure from agriculture, Paul shows that the servant is after all very limited in what he can do.
    Paul himself could plant G5452 and Apollos could water G4222 , but only YHWH could give the increase G837 .
    So today, some of us can preach the word and all of us can pray for unbelieving relatives, friends and, in fact, all of mankind, but the actual work of salvation can only be done by the Lord.

    (Mat_13:3 KJV)  And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
    (Mat_13:4 KJV)  And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
    (Mat_13:5 KJV)  Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
    (Mat_13:6 KJV)  And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
    (Mat_13:7 KJV)  And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
    (Mat_13:8 KJV)  But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

    NEXT
    01/07/2021
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:16

  29. Bro Dave says:

    1/7/2020

    Our Fellowship began studying at Revelation 22:16-17.

    Rev_22:16-17
    NOTE:
    I G1473 Jesus G2424 H3091 H3068 H3467 . Rev_22:6, Rev_22:10, Rev_1:1; Rev_1:4, Joh_3:34.
    have sent G3992 . or, sent. Rev_1:1.
    mine G3450 angel G32 . Rev_10:1, Gen_24:40, Act_27:23, 2Th_1:7, Heb_1:6.
    to testify G3140 G3144 . The dignity and weight of a testimony is thus assigned to His word . Rev_22:18; Rev_22:20, Rev_22:1; Rev_22:11, Rev_1:2; Rev_1:5; Rev_2:7; Rev_2:11; Rev_2:17; Rev_2:29; Rev_3:6; Rev_3:13; Rev_3:22, Dan_8:16, Joh_21:24, Heb_12:1, 2Pe_1:21.
    in G1909 . Gr. epi.
    the churches G1577 G1537 G2564 . Gr. ecclesia. Rev_1:4, 1Co_7:17.
    I G1473 am G1510 . Rev_1:8; Rev_1:17; Rev_2:23, Rev_5:5; Rev_21:6, Isa_11:1, Zec_6:12, Mat_22:42; Mat_22:45, Rom_1:3-4; Rom_9:5.
    the root G4491 H8328 H8327 . Isa_11:10, Rev_5:5, Isa_11:10, Mat_2:23, Rom_15:12.
    Usually interpreted as not the root in the sense that David sprang from Him, as a tree does from a root, but in the sense that He was the “root-shoot” of David, or that He Himself sprang from David, as a sprout starts up from a decayed and fallen tree – as of the oak, the willow, the chestnut, etc, as in Isa_11:1 .

    Isa_11:1
    And there shall come forth a rod – In Isaiah 10, Isaiah had represented the Assyrian monarch and his army under the image of a dense and flourishing forest, with all its glory and grandeur (Isa_10:34 (Context: Isa_10:20-34).
    In opposition to this, he describes Yeshua, under the image of a slender twig or shoot, sprouting up from the root of a decayed and fallen tree.
    Between the Assyrian, therefore, and Yeshua, there is this contrast:
    The Assyrian was at first magnificent – like a vast spreading forest – yet should soon fall and decay;
    Yeshua was the little sprout of a decayed tree, which should yet rise, expand and flourish.
    A rod – ( H2415 חטר choṭı̂r). This word occurs in only other place; Pro_14:3 : ‘In the mouth of the foolish is a “rod” of pride.’ Here it means, evidently, a branch, a twig, a shoot, such as starts up from the roots of a decayed tree, and seems to be synonymous with the word translated “branch” ( H6780 צמח tsemach) in Isa_4:2.
    Out of the stem – ( H4480 + H1503 מגזע mı̂geza‛). This word appears only three times in the Old Testament;
    Job_14:8; where it is translated as “stock:”
    Though the root thereof wax old in the earth,
    And the stock thereof die in the ground;
    Isa_40:24 : ‘Yea, their “stock” shall not take root in the earth.’
    This seems to suggest that the stock or stump of a tree that has been cut down – a stock, however, which may not be quite dead, but where it may send up a branch or shoot from its roots.
    Here it appears to be applied to an ancient family that is fallen into decay, yet where there may be a descendant that shall rise and flourish; as a tree may fall and decay, but still there may be vitality in the root, and it shall send up a tender germ or sprout.

    Of Jesse – The father of David. It can be interpreted that the “he” who is spoken of here should be of the family of Jesse, or David.
    Though Jesse had died, and though the ancient family of David would fall into decay, yet there would arise from that family an illustrious descendant.
    The prophecy of this description is apparent, if we bear in recollection that, when the Messiah was born, the ancient and much honored family of David had fallen into decay; that the mother of Jesus, though pertaining to that family, was poor, obscure, and unknown; and that, to all appearance, the glory of the family had departed.
    Yet from that, as from a long-decayed root in the ground, He should spring who would restore the family to more than its ancient glory, and shed additional luster on the name of Jesse.
    And a branch – ( H5342 נצר nêtser). A twig, branch, or shoot; a slip, scion, or young sucker of a tree, that is selected for transplanting, and that requires to be watched with special care.
    This word occurs only four times;
    Isa_60:21 : ‘They shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting;’
    Isa_14:19 : ‘But thou art cast out of thy grave as an abominable branch;’
    Dan_11:7.
    The word rendered branch in Jer_23:5; Jer_33:15, is a different word in the original ( H6780 צמח tsemach), though meaning substantially the same thing.

    Out of his roots H4480 H8328 – As a shoot starts up from the roots of a decayed tree.
    The Septuagint renders this, ‘And a flower (ἄνθος anthos) shall arise from the root.’
    The Chaldee, ‘And a king shall proceed from the sons of Jesse, and the Messiah from his sons’ sons shall arise;’ showing conclusively that the ancient Jews referred this to the Messiah.
    That this verse, and the subsequent parts of the chapter, refer to the Messiah, may be argued from the following considerations:
    (1) The fact that it is expressly applied to Him in the New Testament. Thus Paul, in Rom_15:12, quotes the tenth verse of this chapter as expressly applicable to the times of the Messiah.
    (2) The Chaldee Paraphrase seems to indicate that this was the sense which the ancient Jews put upon the passage. That paraphrase is of authority, only to show that this was the sense which appeared to be the true one by the ancient interpreters.
    (3) The description in the chapter is not applicable to any other personage than the Messiah. Some commentators propose that the passage refers to Hezekiah; though, ‘in a more sublime sense,’ to the Messiah. Others have referred it to Zerubbabel. But none of the things here related apply to either, except the fact that they had a descent from the family of Jesse; for neither of those families had fallen into the decay which the prophet describes.
    (4) The peace, prosperity, harmony and order, referred to in the subsequent portions of the chapter, are not descriptive of any portion of the reign of Hezekiah.
    (5) The terms and descriptions here harmonize with other portions of the Scriptures, as applicable to the Messiah. Thus Jeremiah Jer_23:5; Jer_33:15 describes the Messiah under the similitude of a “branch”, a germ or shoot – using, indeed, a different Hebrew word, but retaining the same idea and image; as in Zec_3:8. It accords also with the description by Isaiah of the same personage in Isa_4:2.
    (6) Almost all commentators have referred this to the Messiah; and, perhaps, it would not be possible to find greater agreement in regard to the interpretation of any passage of Scripture than on this.

    One meaning then may be stated, not that He was the ancestor of David, or that David sprang from Him, but that He was the offspring of David, according to the Scripture (Mat_1:1), that the Messiah should be descended from him.

    Returning to Rev_22:16
    offspring G1085 G1096 . Psa_89:4, Isa_11:10, Mat_1:1, Act_13:23; Act_17:28, Heb_7:14.
    of David G1138 H1732 H1730 . Rev_3:7; Rev_5:5, 1Ki_15:4, 2Ch_10:16, Psa_110:1, Isa_9:7; Isa_55:3, Jer_23:5, Eze_34:23, Zec_3:8; Zec_6:12, Mat_1:1; Mat_22:41-45, Mar_10:47; Mar_12:37, Luk_1:69; Luk_18:38; Luk_20:41; Luk_20:44, Act_13:23,Rom_1:3; Rom_1:4.
    The descendant; the progeny of David; “the seed of David according to the flesh.” ( Rom_1:3.)
    Of the posterity or lineage of David. He was a descendant of David.
    YHWH’s promise to David was that there should not fail a man to sit on this throne; 1Ki_2:4; 1Ki_8:25; 1Ki_9:5; 2Ch_6:16.
    This ancient promise was understood as referring to the Messiah, and hence, in the New Testament he is called the descendant of David, and so much pains is taken to show that he was of his line; Luk_1:27; Mat_9:27; Mat_15:22; Mat_12:23; Mat_21:9, Mat_21:15; Mat_22:42, Mat_22:45; Joh_7:42; 2Ti_2:8.
    As the Jews universally believed that the Messiah would be descended from David Joh_7:42, it was of great importance for the inspired writers to make it out clearly that Jesus of Nazareth was of that line and family.
    Hence, it happened, that though our Redeemer was humble, and poor, and obscure, yet He had an illustrious ancestry.
    To a Jew there could be scarcely any honor so high as to be descended from the best of their kings; and it shows how little Yeshua esteemed the honors of this world, that He always and unfailingly displays His deep humility in circumstances where people are usually proud; and that when He spoke of the honors of this world, and told how little they were worth, He was denouncing what was, in fact, well within His reach.
    Yeshua is clearly both greater than David and the rightful heir to the throne of David.

    the bright G2986 . Act_10:30.
    morning G3720 G3722 star G792 G4766 . Rev_2:28; Rev_21:23, Num_24:17, 2Sa_23:4, Job_38:7, Son_4:6; Son_6:10, Isa_14:12; Isa_60:3, Hos_6:3, Zec_12:8, Mal_4:2, Mat_2:2; Mat_2:7-10, Luk_1:78;Luk_1:79, Joh_1:4; Joh_1:9; Joh_8:12; Joh_14:6; Joh_14:9, 2Pe_1:19.

    Yeshua is the comforting light in a dark world until the dawn of His return (Rev_2:28, from Num_24:17 ) – in the Dead Sea Scrolls, found as a Fragment of the 1QM (Qumran Cave 1) or “War Scroll” or “Milhamah”,The Star Prophecy (or Star and Scepter prophecy) is a Messianic reading (a conquering Messiah) applied by Jewish Zealots and early Christians to Num_24:17.)
    Even today, it is not uncommon to compare a prince, a leader, a teacher, with that bright and beautiful star which at some seasons of the year precedes the rising of the sun, and leads on the day.
    This morning star is the harbinger of day; and the meaning of our Redeemer seems clear: that He sustains a relation to a dark world similar to this beautiful star (In our physical world, Venus)
    . At one time He is indeed compared with the sun itself in giving light to the world (Joh_8:12); here He is compared with that morning star with reference to its beauty rather than its light.
    Could this have been one object in this comparison to lead us, when we look on that star, to think of the Redeemer?
    Some claim that the morning star is the most beautiful object in nature; it succeeds the darkness of the night; it signals the onset of the day – and as it mingles with the first rays of the morning, it seems to be so joyous, cheerful, exulting, bright, that nothing can be better compared to remind us of Him who came to lead on eternal day.
    Its place – the first thing that arrests the eye in the morning – might serve to remind us that our Redeemer should be the first object that should draw the eye and the heart on the return of each day.
    It can be extremely helpful if in each of our trials – especially in this time of sorrow due to COVID – for us to focus on the bright star of the morning as it rises on the darkness of this night our earth and its people are enduring – an emblem of our Redeemer rising on our sorrow and our gloom. (Psa_30:4-5 , Mal_4:2).

    Rev_22:17
    NOTE
    the Spirit G4151 G4154 . Gr. pneuma, Mat_3:16, Rev_22:16, Rev_2:7, Isa_55:1-3, Joh_3:34; Joh_7:39; Joh_14:16; Joh_16:7-15, Act_8:29; Act_8:39; Act_11:12; Act_16:7, Rom_8:4-5; Rom_8:9; Rom_8:14; Rom_8:16; Rom_8:19; Rom_8:26-27, 1Co_12:3 1Co_15:45, Gal_4:6, Eph_1:13-14.
    The Holy Spirit.

    the bride G3565 . Rev_18:23, \Rev_21:2; Rev_21:9, Eph_5:27.
    Come G2064 . Gen_13:6, Rev_22:12; Rev_22:20, Rev_1:3; Rev_3:20, Num_10:10; Num_10:29, 2Ki_7:9, Psa_95:6, Pro_8:4; Pro_9:4, Isa_2:5; Isa_45:22; Isa_45:24; Isa_52:7; Isa_55:1-3, Zec_10:8, Mat_11:28-30; Mat_22:2-4, Luk_14:16-17, Joh_1:37; Joh_1:40-42; Joh_1:45-46; Joh_4:29; Joh_6:37; Joh_7:37, Rom_10:13, 1Co_16:22.
    All are entreated to come. This is consistent:
    (a) In all the recorded invitations in the Bible – for it is by the inspiration of that Spirit that these invitations are recorded;
    (b) By all the Spirit’s influences on the understandings, the consciences, and the hearts of people;
    (c) By all the proclamations of mercy made by the preaching of the gospel, and by the appeal which relative makes to relative, friend to friend, neighbor to neighbor, and stranger to stranger – for all these are methods in which the Spirit invites people to come to our Redeemer.

    And. Gen_8:22.
    let him that heareth G191 . Rev_1:3, Psa_34:8; Psa_40:10, Son_2:10; Son_8:14, Isa_2:3; Isa_2:5; Isa_48:16-18, Jer_50:5, Mic_4:2, Zec_8:21-23, Mat_22:3; Mat_22:9, Luk_14:21, Joh_1:39-46; Joh_4:29; Joh_5:24; Joh_10:16, Php_2:16, 1Th_1:5-8.
    let him that is athirst G1372 . Rev_21:6, Psa_1:2-3; Psa_42:1-2, Pro_25:25, Isa_41:17; Isa_44:3; Isa_55:1, Mat_5:6, Joh_4:10; Joh_6:35; Joh_6:37; Joh_7:37, 1Pe_2:2.
    come G2064 . Heb_4:16.
    And whosoever G3588 will G2309 . Isa_66:11, Exo_35:21, Ezr_7:13, Pro_1:22, Joh_5:40, Rom_9:16, Php_2:13 .
    Literally, the one willing, or “willing thirsty ones.”
    Not two classes of persons, but one.
    Not thirsty ones who do not will; or willing ones who do not thirst; but willing thirsty ones, let them come
    let him take G2983 . Psa_81:10, Isa_12:3, Joh_1:12; Joh_4:10; Joh_4:14; Joh_15:25, 1Co_10:4.
    water G5204 of life G2222 G2198 . Rev_22:1, Exo_17:6, Num_20:8; Num_21:16, Deu_30:20, Psa_23:2; Psa_30:5; Psa_36:9; Psa_78:15; Psa_87:7, Pro_25:25, Son_5:1, Isa_35:6; Isa_43:20, Jer_2:13; Jer_17:13, Eze_47:1, Zec_14:8, Joh_4:10; Joh_5:26; Joh_11:25; Joh_14:6, Act_3:15, Eph_5:26, 2Ti_1:10.
    freely G1432. Rev_21:6, Mat_10:8 Rom_3:24, 1Co_2:12.

    Ancient Judaism especially associated the Spirit with prophecy.
    Everyone who hears the invitation is to join in it, and the thirsty may come by faith in Christ and drink freely (Isa_55:1) of the water of eternal life. Rev_22:1.

    This whole verse appears
    1. to reinforce the freeness of the offers of the gospel;
    2. to condense in a summary manner all the invitations of YHWH’s mercy to mankind; and,
    3. to leave on the mind at the close of the book a deep impression of the ample provision which has been made for the salvation of a fallen race.
    Nothing, it is clear, could be more appropriate at the close of this book, and at the close of the whole volume of revealed truth, than to announce, in the most clear and attracting form, that salvation is free to all, and that “whosoever will “may be saved.

    Also,
    Joh_4:10-14
    NOTE:
    Living water (Joh_7:37-39; Isa_12:1-6) springs from an unfailing source and is ever-flowing.
    Yeshua, of course, was talking about eternal life (Joh_4:14; Rom_6:23).
    Historically, hatred between Jews and Samaritans was fierce and long-standing.
    It dated to the fall of the northern kingdom of Israel in A.D. 722
    The victorious Assyrians deported twenty thousand Israelites, mostly from the upper classes, and replaced them with settlers from Babylon, Syria, and several other nations.
    These foreigners introduced pagan idols and intermarried with the Hebrews, creating an ethnically mixed population.
    When the Jews of Judah returned from the Babylonian captivity, they met resistance from the Samaritans as they tried to rebuild the temple, Jerusalem, and the rest of their society.
    They looked down on their northern cousins because of their mixed marriages and idolatrous practices.
    Soon, permanent walls of bitterness had been erected by both sides. By Jesus’ day, the hostilities were so severe that the woman at the well was astonished that Jesus would even speak with her.
    As John explained, “Jews have no dealings with Samaritans” (Joh_4:9).

    Joh_4:10
    answered and said. Deu_1:41; Mat_11:25.
    unto her. Eze_16:35.
    If. Mat_23:30, Joh_3:16, Isa_9:6; Isa_42:6; Isa_49:6-8, Luk_11:13, Rom_8:32, 1Co_1:30, 2Co_9:15, Eph_2:8.
    the gift. G1431 Act_2:38; Act_8:20; Act_10:45; Act_11:17, Rom_5:15; Rom_5:17, 2Co_9:15, Eph_3:7; Eph_4:7, Heb_6:4].
    In total, there are eight gifts in this Gospel: (Joh_4:10; Joh_10:11; Joh_13:15; Joh_14:16; Joh_14:27; Joh_17:8; Joh_17:14; Joh_17:22) .
    Joh_3:16; Joh_3:34, Act_2:38; Act_8:20; Act_10:45; Act_11:17, Rom_5:15; Rom_5:17; Rom_6:23, 2Co_9:15, Eph_2:8; Eph_3:7; Eph_4:7, Heb_6:4.
    and who it is. Joh_4:7; Joh_4:25-26; Joh_4:42, Joh_9:35-38; Joh_16:3; Joh_17:3, 1Jn_5:20.
    thou wouldest have asked. Joh_14:13, 2Ch_33:12-13; 2Ch_33:18-19, Psa_10:17; Psa_86:5, Isa_55:6-9, Mat_7:7, Luk_11:8-10; Luk_18:13-14; Luk_23:42-43, Act_9:11; Act_26:18, Jas_1:5; Jas_4:2, Rev_3:17; Rev_3:18.
    would have given. Joh_5:26; Joh_6:32-33; Joh_10:28; Joh_17:2, Num_21:16, Luk_6:21, Act_8:20, Rom_5:15, Tit_3:6.
    living.Act_7:38, Joh_4:14, Joh_6:35; Joh_6:51; Joh_6:63; Joh_7:37-38; Joh_9:37-39, Gen_26:19, Exo_17:6, Lev_14:5, Num_19:17; Num_20:8, 2Sa_23:15, 1Ch_11:17, Neh_9:20, Psa_36:8-9; Psa_46:4; Psa_87:7, Son_4:15, Isa_12:3; Isa_35:6; Isa_41:17-18; Isa_43:20; Isa_44:3; Isa_49:10; Isa_55:1-3, Jer_2:13; Jer_17:13, Eze_47:1-9; Eze_47:12, Joe_3:18, Zec_13:1; Zec_14:8, Mat_5:6, Act_3:15; Act_7:38, Rom_8:2, 1Co_10:4; 1Co_12:13; 1Co_15:45, 2Co_13:14, Rev_7:17; Rev_21:6; Rev_22:1-2; Rev_22:14; Rev_22:17.
    water. Jer_2:13, Luk_16:24, 1Jn_5:6.
    Some have pointed out that the rabbis spoke of Torah, the Law, as YHWH’s gift and as living water.
    But John seems to use the symbolism differently to refer to the Spirit (Joh_7:37-39).
    The background here seems to be YHWH as provider of the source of genuine life (Isa_12:3; Jer_2:13).

    Joh_4:11
    thou hast nothing. Joh_4:33, Joh_3:4, 1Co_2:14.
    the well. Gen_21:30, Luk_14:5.
    is deep. In 1869 this same well was 105 feet, and had 15 feet of water.
    from whence. Joh_3:4; Joh_14:22, Rom_11:2.
    living. Act_7:38, Joh_4:10, Joh_6:51-52, Gen_26:19, Num_19:17, Rev_7:17; Rev_22:1.

    Joh_4:12
    Art thou greater. Joh_8:53, Isa_53:2; Isa_53:3, Mat_12:41-42, Heb_3:3.
    our father. Gen_13:8.
    The Samaritan’s saying “our father Jacob” was an affront to the Jewish teaching that the Jewish people were children of Jacob, and the Samaritans were at best half-breeds.
    The one who is greater than Jacob, the Redeemer of ALL mankind, chose not argue the point with her; it was completely irrelevant to the lesson He wished to drive home.
    which gave. Joh_4:5.
    the well. Gen_24:11-14.
    and. Gen_8:22.
    his children G5207 . or, sons.

    Joh_4:13
    Whosoever. Joh_6:27; Joh_6:49, Isa_55:2; Isa_65:13-14, Luk_16:24.
    shall thirst again. Joh_6:27; Joh_6:35; Joh_6:58, Ecc_1:8; Ecc_2:1-11, Isa_55:1-2, Jer_2:13, Rom_6:21.

    Joh_4:14
    whosoever drinketh. Joh_6:35; Joh_6:51; Joh_6:54; Joh_6:58; Joh_7:37, Act_26:18, 1Co_10:4; 1Co_12:13.
    never. G165 Mat_6:13, Mat_5:18, Joh_6:35; Joh_6:58; Joh_11:26; Joh_17:2; Joh_17:3, Isa_49:10; Isa_58:11, Rom_6:23, Rev_7:16.
    thirst. Joh_6:35, Deu_33:23, Neh_9:20, Gal_5:16, Eph_3:17-19.
    but the water. Jer_2:13, 2Sa_23:15; Isa_59:21, 1Jn_2:27; 1Jn_5:6, Rev_21:6; Rev_22:1; Rev_22:17.
    I shall give. Joh_4:10, Joh_7:37, Isa_43:20, Jer_31:25.
    shall be in him. Joh_7:37-39; Joh_10:10; Joh_14:16-19, Pro_14:14; Pro_18:4, Mat_5:6, Luk_10:42, Act_3:15, Rom_5:21; Rom_8:10-11; Rom_8:15-17; Rom_8:23, 1Co_12:13, 2Co_1:22, Eph_1:13; Eph_1:14; Eph_4:30, Col_3:3, 1Pe_1:22-23, 1Jn_5:20.
    a well. Joh_4:6, Gen_29:2; Gen_49:22, Lev_11:36, Num_21:16, 2Sa_23:15, 1Ch_11:17, Psa_36:8-9, Son_4:15, Isa_12:3; Isa_41:17-18, Jer_2:13; Jer_17:13, Zec_14:8, 1Co_10:4; 1Co_12:13, Rev_7:17.
    of water. Joh_4:10, Luk_16:24.
    springing up. Joh_16:22, Exo_17:6, Num_21:16-18, Psa_87:7, Pro_5:15, Son_4:15, Isa_35:7, Jer_17:8, Zec_14:8, Luk_13:21, 1Co_15:44-45, Rev_7:16-17.
    everlasting G166 Mat_18:8, Joh_4:36, Joh_3:36; Joh_5:39; Joh_6:27; Joh_6:40; Joh_6:68; Joh_10:28; Joh_12:25; Joh_12:50; Joh_17:2; Joh_17:3; Joh_20:31, Psa_22:26, Mat_19:16, Rom_2:7, Gal_6:8, 2Th_2:16, 1Pe_1:5, 1Jn_1:2; 1Jn_2:17; 1Jn_2:25; 1Jn_3:15; 1Jn_5:11; 1Jn_5:20.
    life. Joh_1:4; Joh_8:12, Psa_36:9; Psa_133:3, Rom_8:2; Rom_8:10.

    And,
    Isa_55:1-4
    NOTE:
    Isa_55:1
    Ho H1945 This word is commonly used to call attention to the subject as one of importance.
    Rth_4:1, Pro_1:21-23; Pro_8:1; Pro_8:4-5, Zec_2:6; Zec_10:8.
    Everyone H3605 that Thirsts H6771 Isa_41:17; Isa_41:18, Isa_44:3; Psa_42:1-2; Psa_63:1; Psa_143:6, Mat_5:6; Luk_6:21, Joh_4:10-14; Joh_7:37-39, 1Co_12:13, Rev_21:6; Rev_22:1; Rev_22:17.
    Waters H4325 Jer_2:13, Isa_12:3; Isa_43:20, Pro_25:25, Eze_47:1, Joh_4:10-14; Joh_7:37; Rev_22:1
    You who have no money H3701 … buy may reinforces that salvation cannot be bought, but is a free gift for those who desire it (Isa_52:3; Deu_8:3; Rom_6:23).
    come ye. Num_10:10, Mat_11:28; Mat_22:3; Mat_22:9, Luk_14:16, Joh_6:35; Joh_12:44, 1Ti_2:4.
    buy and. Pro_23:23; Mat_13:44-46; Mat_25:9, Php_3:7, Rev_3:18.
    eat. Isa_1:19; Isa_25:6; Isa_49:9, Joh_6:54, 1Co_11:24.
    Wine H3196 Psa_104:15, Pro_9:5, Son_1:2; Son_1:4; Son_5:1, Zec_9:15; Zec_10:7, Mat_26:27; Mat_26:29, Luk_22:18, Joh_2:3-10, Eph_5:18.
    milk H2461 Joe_3:18, 1Co_3:2, Heb_5:12, 1Pe_2:2
    without money. Isa_52:3, Gen_42:25; Gen_47:25, Rom_3:24; Rom_11:6, Eph_2:4-8.
    without price. Pro_17:16.

    Isa_55:2
    Wherefore. Psa_4:6; Psa_39:6.
    do ye. Isa_44:20, Jer_2:13, Hos_8:7; Hos_12:1, Hab_2:13, Mat_15:9; Mat_22:3, Luk_6:21; Luk_8:43; Luk_15:15-16, Joh_6:27, Rom_9:31; Rom_10:2; Rom_10:3, Php_3:4-7, Heb_13:9.
    spend H8254 . or, weigh. Isa_46:6, Gen_23:16, Jer_32:9.
    your labor. Isa_50:11; Isa_65:23, Ecc_1:3; Ecc_4:8; Ecc_10:15, Jer_12:13.
    [that which – SUPPLIED] satisfieth not. Psa_36:8; Psa_107:9, Pro_23:5; Eze_7:19, Hab_2:6.
    hearken diligently H8085 H8085 . Or, “Hearken a hearkening”: i.e. continue to hearken.
    Gen_6:17, Isa_51:1; Isa_51:4; Isa_51:7, Exo_15:26, Deu_11:13; Deu_15:5; Deu_28:1, Deu_30:10, Jos_22:5, Job_21:2, Psa_34:11; Psa_45:10, Pro_1:33; Pro_7:24; Pro_8:32-33, Jer_17:24; Jer_25:3, Zec_1:6, Mar_4:3; Mar_7:14, Act_2:14, Rom_10:17, 2Pe_1:5.
    eat. Isa_25:6, Psa_22:26; Psa_36:8; Psa_63:5, Pro_9:5, Son_5:1, Jer_31:14, Joe_2:26, Mat_5:6; Mat_22:4, Luk_15:23, Joh_6:48-58.
    soul H5315 or, properly a breathing creature. Gen_34:3.
    delight. Isa_58:14, Job_22:26; Job_27:10; Job_36:16, Son_1:2, Amo_5:14, Mat_5:6.
    fatness H1880 Isa_25:6; Isa_55:2, Jdg_9:9, Job_36:16, Psa_36:8; Psa_63:5; Psa_65:11, Jer_31:14,
    Also *S# H1880: Lev_1:16 (ashes). Lev_4:12; Lev_4:12; Lev_6:10-11, 1Ki_13:3; 1Ki_13:5, Jer_31:40.

    Isa_55:3
    Incline your ear. Isa_51:1, Psa_78:1; Psa_119:112, Pro_4:20; Pro_15:31; Pro_22:17, Zec_7:7.
    come. Mat_11:28, Joh_6:37; Joh_6:44; Joh_6:45; Joh_7:37, Heb_11:6, 1Pe_2:4.
    hear. Isa_44:1; Isa_48:12; Isa_49:1, Deu_28:1; Deu_30:10, 2Ch_24:19, Psa_81:8; Psa_95:7, Pro_1:33; Pro_2:2; Pro_18:17, Mat_13:16; Mat_15:10; Mat_17:5, Mar_4:24, Luk_6:47; Luk_8:18; Luk_9:35, Joh_5:24; Joh_5:25; Joh_8:47; Joh_10:27, Act_3:22, Rom_10:17, Heb_3:7; Heb_5:9.
    soul. H5315 or, properly a breathing creature. Gen_12:13, Mat_10:28.
    shall live. Gen_15:6; Gen_19:20, Lev_18:5, Psa_119:175, Pro_4:4; Pro_7:2, Jer_38:20, Amo_5:4, Hab_2:4, Joh_10:27; Joh_10:28.
    and I will make. Isa_54:8; Isa_61:8, Gen_17:7; 2Sa_23:5, Jer_31:33-34; Jer_32:40; Jer_50:5, Eze_16:60; Eze_34:25; Eze_37:26, Dan_9:27, Heb_13:20.
    everlasting. H5769, Gen_17:7, Gen_9:16, Isa_44:7 .
    covenant. Isa_54:10; Isa_56:4; Isa_59:21, Gen_15:18, Exo_6:4, Lev_26:9, Deu_28:1, Jdg_2:1, 2Sa_7:10-16, 1Ch_16:17, Psa_74:20; Psa_89:34; Psa_111:9, Rom_11:27, Heb_8:8; Heb_12:24.
    the sure mercies. Isa_41:9; Isa_54:8-10; Isa_59:21; Isa_59:1-21 :2Sa_7:10 2Sa_7:15; 2Sa_23:5, 1Ch_17:13, 2Ch_1:8; 2Ch_6:42, Psa_18:50; Psa_66:20; Psa_89:3; Psa_89:24; Psa_89:28; Psa_89:33; Psa_89:35-37; Psa_108:4; Psa_119:76; Psa_132:11, Jer_33:20; Jer_33:21 Jer_33:25-26, Eze_37:24; Eze_37:25, Act_13:34.
    of David. Gen_3:24, Isa_38:5, 1Ki_11:34, 2Ki_20:5, Psa_89:49, Jer_30:9, Eze_34:23; Eze_37:24, Hos_3:5, Act_13:23

    Isa_55:4
    I have given him. Harmonizes as referring to Messiah: not David but David’s Son and David’s Lord Isa_43:10, Joh_3:16; Joh_10:36; Joh_18:37, 1Ti_6:13, Rev_1:5; Rev_3:14.
    for a witness. Joh_3:11, Rom_10:20, Rev_1:5; Rev_3:14.
    to the people. Gen_49:10.
    a leader. Isa_49:8-10; Isa_63:12; Isa_63:13, Jos_5:14, 1Sa_16:1, 2Sa_5:2, 1Ch_11:2, Psa_2:6; Psa_67:4 ; Psa_77:20, Pro_8:20, Jer_30:9, Eze_34:23-24, Dan_9:25, Hos_3:5, Mic_2:13; Mic_5:2-4, Mat_2:6; Mat_28:18-20, Joh_10:3; Joh_10:27; Joh_12:26; Joh_13:13, Act_5:31, 1Co_11:3, 2Th_1:8, Eph_5:24, Heb_2:10; Heb_5:9, Rev_12:7; Rev_19:16.
    and commander. Jos_5:14.

    NEXT
    1/14/2021
    We’ll resume our study with Revelation 22:18-19

  30. Bro Dave says:

    1/14/2020

    Our Fellowship began studying at Revelation 22:16-17.

    A FWIW QUESTION:
    Think the Bible is not relevant for today’s world?
    Agreed, this verse reads a little differently if you read Psalm 38 in its entire context, but rosen up your bows and try this on your fiddle:
    Psa_38:11
    NOTE:
    sore (KJV) H5061
    Could we add COVID to Strong’s list of maladies?

    Rev_22:18-19.
    The words of this YHWH-breathed covenant or book.
    (2Ti_3:16 KJV)  All G3956 scripture G1124 is given by inspiration of God, G2315
    G1124
    – Original: γραφή
    – Transliteration: Graphe
    – Phonetic: graf-ay’
    – Definition:
    1. a writing, thing written
    2. the Scripture, used to denote either the book itself, or its contents 3. a certain portion or section of the holy Scripture

    G2315
    – Original: θεόπνευστος
    – Transliteration: theopneustos
    – Phonetic: theh-op’-nyoo-stos
    – Definition:
    From G2316 and a presumed derivative of G4154; divinely breathed in: – given by inspiration of God.

    The Bible is by ONE Author, YHWH, and given to many secretaries.to write.
    Revelation seems to be a direct communication from YHWH.

    2Pe_1:20-21
    NOTE
    moved G5342
    G5342
    φέρω
    ferw fer’-o
    Part of Speech: {V-PAI-1S}
    MLV/Definition: A> carry^, carries^, carrying^, | +/-along*; B> bring^, bring^, | +/-forth
    KJV: bring 34, bear 8, bring forth 5, come 3, reach 2, endure 2, carry 1, moved 1, misc 8 TR: 64

    is not to be altered (Deu_4:2; Deu_12:32; Pro_30:5-6).

    Revelation was intended to be heard and obeyed (Rev_22:7; Rev_1:3), not tampered with.
    The warning seems clear enough: The person who either adds to or takes away from its contents will receive from YHWH the strictest punishment, a punishment with eternal consequences.
    This warning is even stronger than that of Deu_4:2 and Pro_30:6.

    Covenants often included curses against those who broke them; those who followed idols thus invited all the curses of Deuteronomy (Deu_29:20, Deu_29:27).

    Such claims of completeness or inspiration of books were often made in later times (for example, 1 Enoch; Josephus and Epistle of Aristeas made this claim for the LXX) to uphold their authority or to secure them against later editors interpolating their own ideas—a practice common in books that were not treated as sacred Scripture or other inspired writings.

    Rev_22:18
    NOTE
    For I testify G4828 . Deu_4:2; Pro_30:5-6); Rev_22:16; Rev_22:20, Rev_3:14, Neh_13:15, Joh_21:24; Joh_21:25, Eph_4:17, 1Th_4:6.
    Testification is the act of testifying or giving testimony or evidence; as a direct testification of our homage to God. – Webster

    QUESTION:
    Who is “I”?
    DISCUSSION
    The most natural interpretation is to refer it to the writer, John, himself, and not to the angel, the Spirit nor the bride, nor our Redeemer.
    The meaning seems to be, “I bear this solemn witness, or make this solemn affirmation, in conclusion.”
    The object is most likely to guard this book against being corrupted by any interpretation, interpolation or change.
    It would seem not improbable, from this, that as early as the time of John, books were liable to be corrupted by additions or omissions, revisions, or that at least there was felt to be great danger that mistakes might be made by the carelessness of transcribers.
    Against this danger, John would guard this book in the most solemn manner.
    Perhaps he felt, too, that as this book would be necessarily regarded as obscure from the fact that symbols were so much used, there was great danger that changes would be made by well-meaning persons with a view to make it appear more plain.

    OTOH, there is ample evidence that histories, prophecies, etc., were commonly revised to fit the needs or politics of the time.

    One glaring example is “Jewish” historian Flavius Josephus and Masada.

    I put Jewish in quotes, because you may have surmised that the name Flavius Josephus is not your common Jewish name.

    Let’s set the table:

    The city of Jerusalem lay in a smoldering ruin. The few Jews who had managed to escape fled to an escarpment on the edge of the Judean desert, the last outpost of the rebellion against Rome – Masada.

    Herod the Great built Masada as a hilltop retreat between 37 and 31 BCE, but the fortress’s beautiful terraced palaces – perched at the top of sheer cliffs – was now surrounded by a Roman legion.

    The siege lasted from 73–74 A.D., by which time the Roman governor’s army had constructed a giant earthen ramp so their battering rams could reach the outer walls.

    Josephus reports, in his “The Wars of the Jews”, Book 7 – that after this protracted siege by the Roman tenth legion, the situation of the Sacarii, the Jewish rebels holed up on the mountain fortress of Masada, became hopeless.

    Rather than be defeated and slaughtered by the Romans, or even worse, fall captive and be enslaved, the Jewish fighters chose to kill themselves and their families.

    Eleazar ben Ya’ir, the leader of the remnant who had taken refuge at Masada, addressed the rebels and their families:

    “Since we, long ago, my generous friends, resolved never to be servants to the Romans, nor to any other than to God himself … I cannot but esteem it as a favor that God hath granted us that it is still in our power to die bravely, and in a state of freedom.”

    In all, 960 men, women and children died before the fortress was breached.

    This event is one of the most famous and celebrated stories in Jewish history.

    Until recently, before recruits for the Israeli Armored Corps were formally accepted into the army, they were required to complete a dawn trek to the top of Masada.

    There, on the site where the Jewish fighters ended their own lives, they would take their oath of allegiance to the nation of Israel., closing with the a sacred oath:
    “Never again shall Masada fall.”

    Great stuff.

    But did it actually happen the way Josephus reported it?

    Did it happen at all?

    The quotation, “History is written by the victors.” is attributed to Winston Churchill, although there is evidence that it was actually first said by Hermann Göring, Churchill’s defeated enemy in World War II.

    History is always written by the winners.
    When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books – books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe.

    Napoleon said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon? ‘”

    The only source we have for the story of Masada, and numerous other reported events from the time, is Josephus.

    Had Josephus not written it, the story might not have come down to us and no-one would have ever thought a mass death pact had taken place on the desert plateau where Herod the Great had built two palaces for himself and fortified the mountain.

    Josephus is in fact our only source not only for the events at Masada, but for many other things we think we know about the period, notably:
    1. nearly all we know about the reign of King Herod; 2. the different Jewish factions that fought amongst themselves during the war against the Romans;
    3. the fact that the Zaddokites did not believe in an afterlife, while the Pharisees did, and much more.

    So the question is: how reliable is Josephus?

    Surely, Josephus wouldn’t make things up out of nowhere. The Jewish War is a work of history, not fiction – isn’t it?

    That question would be applicable to any modern historian, even more so to one in antiquity.

    Josephus may have been a historian but then, scribes didn’t feel constrained to stick with naked truth as they knew it.

    Historians in ancient Greece and Rome did not quibble about writing, probably in perfectly good faith, that their gods were behind a tragedy or victory, or writing the version of affairs that the powers-that-be-at-the-moment wanted them to write.

    Evaluating the veracity of Josephus two thousand years after he lived is challenging not least because of the sheer volume of his writings, and the vast span of time since the events he described.

    It is therefore helpful, in judging Josephus’ writings, to narrow our focus to one or two of the events he presents, and see what history indicates his accuracy.

    We need to begin with the death pact – at Yodfat.

    Flavius Josephus, original name Joseph Ben Matthias, was the second son of Matthias, an aristocratic Jewish priest, and was born in Jerusalem in 37 C.E..

    When the Great Jewish Revolt broke out in 66 C.E., the Jerusalem aristocracy appointed him – yes, our friend Josephus – military governor of the Galilee, to prepare for the imminent Roman onslaught.

    The attack came in April 67 C.E.: three Roman legions led by the Roman general and future emperor Vespasian landed in Acre (called Ptolemais at the time), and began to swiftly overwhelm the defenses that Josephus had put in place.

    By June, the Romans had taken most of the Galilee and lay siege to the town of Yodfat. Josephus and his garrison deflected the Roman attempts to take the town, for a time – but after 47 days, the Romans managed to breach the walls.

    Yodfat was destroyed and its inhabitants were slaughtered.

    According to Josephus, 40,000 were killed by the Romans and 1,200 were taken captive and enslaved, but these numbers seem to be greatly exaggerated, because the town was way too small to hold that many people in it.

    Josephus wrote that as Yodfat fell, he and another 40 prominent Jews hid in a cave.

    He says he advocated for surrender but was outvoted by those who insisted that they all die rather than surrender.

    Because Jews are forbidden to take their own lives, Josephus says they drew lots determining who would kill whom.

    One by one the survivors were killed until “either by chance or by providence” only he and another man remained, and the two resolved to surrender.

    Up until the surrender, does any of this sound familiar?

    When Josephus surrendered to Vespasian, Josephus flattered the future Roman Emperor by claiming that he received a divine revelation that the general would become emperor.

    This likely saved his life. After two and a half years as a Roman prisoner, when the Roman Senate proclaimed Vespasian emperor and Josephus’ prophecy was thusly proven true, the historian was released from captivity.

    Joseph Ben Matthias, now writing history to suit Vespasian, was there to see Jerusalem fall in 70 C.E. and watch the Temple go up in flames, which he says took place on the 10th day of Av.

    This contradicts the traditional Jewish account that the Temple was burned a day earlier on the 9th of Av. This discrepancy is difficult to reconcile.

    Perhaps Josephus took some creative license and added an extra day before the fall of Jerusalem, so he could claim that the city fell on the exact same date that the First Temple fell based on Jer_52:12 – the 10th day of Av.

    Indeed, Josephus’ description of the day before the fall, the ninth, is suspiciously uneventful, with the besieging forces illogically resting and the Jewish defenders uncharacteristically not staging any counter-attacks.

    OTOH, it is also possible that it was the rabbis who moved the day of the destruction of the Second Temple to a day earlier, for some theological reason.

    Who can say?

    Either way, after the rebellion had been mostly quelled, with only small pockets of resistance, namely atop Masada, remaining, in 71 C.E. Josephus left for Rome in the entourage of general Titus, Vespasian’s son and eight years later his successor.

    It was there that Joseph Ben Matthias became a Roman citizen and, under his new name, Titus Flavius Josephus, began writing his famous histories.

    But it seems it was only three years after he left for Rome that Masada finally fell.

    Josephus himself says only that the desert fortress fell on the 15th of the spring month of Xanthicus, which is the sixth month of the Macedonian calendar, but he doesn’t mention the year.

    The only way to infer the year of Masada’s tragedy is the order of events in his book: he records it after events in the years 71 and 72, leading to the assumption that Masada fell in 73.

    However, another source of information is two Latin inscriptions describing the works of the Roman general who took Masada, Lucius Flavius Silva.

    They don’t cite dates either, but Silva was doing other things in the spring of 73, leading to the conclusion that Masada actually fell to the Romans in the year 74.

    In any case, evidently Josephus’ account is not that of an eye-witness testimony.

    This of course does not necessarily mean that Josephus’ accounts of the events are made up.

    He could have relied on witness testimony, perhaps from the Roman legionaries that had captured Masada or from Jewish survivors who found their way to Rome as slaves.

    But Josephus doesn’t tell us how he learned about the events he described.

    But even granting the possibility that Josephus did have trustworthy sources for the events that transpired, it does seem a bit suspicious that the end of the siege at Masada is so similar to the end of the siege at Yodfat, does it not?

    Remember, it was Josephus who provided us with that beautiful speech allegedly made by the leader of the Sacarrii, Eleazar Ben-Ya’ir, to the bravest of his men:
    “We have it in our power to die nobly and in freedom. Our fate at the break of day is certain capture, but there is still the free choice of a noble death with those we hold most dear.”

    It seems like a strong argument that Josephus made up this speech, since by his own telling, all those who would have heard the speech would have died, so who could have reported it?

    We must conclude that Josephus had no problem making stuff up.

    This is not surprising.

    It was the norm among ancient historians to sacrifice truth and accuracy for beauty and rhetoric.

    Indeed, the decision of vanquished warriors to kill themselves rather than fall into the hands of their enemies was rather a recurring motif among ancient historians, appearing in many histories (Prof. Shaye Cohen of the Harvard Divinity School compiled a list of 16 examples in an article published in 1982).

    It is not a stretch to imagine that Josephus would borrow this theme from one of these other histories and apply it to the Sacarrii in order to make them, and by extension all Jews, seem more noble and praiseworthy in the eyes of the Romans.

    After all, this is clearly the goal of his books.

    It is quite reasonable then that the death pact atop Masada was made up by Josephus.

    Indeed, at least some of the details of the story provided by Josephus have not been supported by archaeological excavation at Masada.

    Even if Josephus is evidently not completely reliable, this does not mean we should disregard everything he tells us as mere fabrication.

    Like all other texts from antiquity, the facts stated therein need to be evaluated critically. Some seem surely false, but others are well likely to be true.

    Take for example the person of John of Giscala, one of the leaders in the Jewish revolt, of whom we know only through the writings of Josephus.

    Perhaps we can take Josephus’ characterization of him as “a very cunning and very knavish person” whose “wicked practices had not his fellow anywhere” with a grain of salt: after all the men were mortal enemies.

    But surely we can believe Josephus that this man existed, that he led forces against the Romans, and that he was supported by the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem.

    If John hadn’t existed, why would Josephus had bothered to make him up? Would he say the Sanhedrin supported his rival just in order to fool future historians?

    every man G3956 . or, every one; all, the whole, without exception.
    that heareth G191 . That is, every one who is present at the reading aloud of the Book in church or meetings; it is, therefore, designed to be read aloud in Church or meetings . Rev_1:3.

    More than just hearing some sound, but hearing with understanding or taking it more than just a sound.
    You can hear a dog bark, but to understand you have to understand why the dog is barking.

    words G3056 G3004 . logos, Joh_5:29
    of the prophecy G4394 G4396 . Jer_26:2, Gal_1:8; Gal_1:9.
    this G5127 book G975 G976 . Rev_22:7; Rev_22:9, Deu_31:24, Act_1:20.
    If G1437 . Mat_4:9, 1Co_3:12-13.
    add G2007 G1909 G5087 unto G4314 . Deu_4:2; Deu_12:32, Pro_30:6, Isa_5:20; Isa_5:24, Eze_13:3, Mat_15:9, Mar_7:7, Gal_1:8; Gal_1:9.
    Many texts read epi G1909 – a prefix occurring in Greek, where it meant “upon,” “on,” “over,” “near,” “at,” “before,” “after”
    these things G5023 . Some texts read “them” . Deu_4:2; Deu_12:32, Jos_1:7, 1Sa_12:19, 1Ki_12:11, Pro_19:27; Pro_30:6, Isa_8:20, Jer_23:28; Jer_23:29, Mat_7:15-20; Mat_15:6-9; Mat_15:13; Mat_24:11; Mat_24:24; Mat_28:20, 1Co_3:12-13.
    It appears that the reference here is to the book of Revelation only – for at that time the books that now constitute what we call the Bible were not collected into a single volume.
    This passage, therefore, should not be argued that it is referring to the entire Bible.
    Every various verse that prohibits adding and deleting words seem to be pointing to that exact situation.
    OTOH, the principle is one that is thus applicable; for it is obvious that no one has a right to change any part of any inspired revelation which YHWH makes to man; to presume to add to it, or to take from it, or in any way to modify it. 2Ti_3:16.

    Yeshua spoke against religious leaders adding and taking away from YHWH’s pure word.

    YHWH seems to be a God of patterns and order.
    The Torah appears to have been given to Moses in letters, not words. If we change even one letter, it confuses the words.

    When the Torah was written, there was no New Testament yet.

    Over and over again, Yeshua and the Apostles refered back to the Torah and the Prophets. Like the Bereans, they studied them over and over to insure what they were saying was truly YHWH’s Truth.

    Psalm 199 – how amazing and precious is YHWH’s Word.

    God G2316 shall add G2007 G1909 G5087. Rev_14:10-11; Rev_15:1; Rev_16:1-3; Rev_16:8-11; Rev_16:17-18; Rev_16:21; Rev_19:20; Rev_20:10; Rev_20:15, Exo_9:14, Lev_26:18; Lev_26:24-25; Lev_26:28; Lev_26:37, Pro_10:22, Isa_28:22.
    unto G1909 . Gr. epi.
    the plagues G4127 G4141 . Rev_18:8, Exo_9:14; Exo_15:26, Lev_26:21, Deu_28:59-61; Deu_29:20; Deu_29:22, 1Sa_4:8, 1Ki_8:38, Jer_19:8.
    QUESTION:
    Do these “plagues” refer to the numerous methods described in Revelation as those in which YHWH would bring severe judgment upon the persecutors of the church and the corrupters of religion?
    DISCUSSION:
    The meaning seems to be that such a person would be regarded as an enemy of his religion, and would share the fearful doom of all such enemies.

    Rev_22:19
    NOTE
    And if. Mat_4:9.
    take away G851 from G575 . Rev_22:18, Gen_2:17 Gen_3:4, Deu_4:2; Deu_12:32, Pro_30:5-6, Isa_66:2, Jer_26:2; Jer_36:23; Jer_36:32, Amo_2:4; Amo_2:5, Mat_19:9 Luk_11:52, Joh_3:7 Gal_1:8; Gal_1:9, 1Th_4:2 Heb_10:4
    God G2316 . Rev_3:5; Rev_13:8, Exo_32:33, Psa_69:28.
    shall take away G851 . Luk_8:18.
    his part G3313 . Deu_18:1, Jos_22:25; Jos_22:27, Act_8:21, Eph_1:11.
    out of G575 the book G976 of life G2222 . Rev_13:8, Psa_69:28, Rev_22:2; Rev_22:14, Rev_2:7, Gen_2:9; Gen_3:22, Exo_32:32.
    and out of G1537 . Rev_21:2; Rev_21:22-27.
    holy G40 city G4172 . Rev_11:2; Rev_21:2; Rev_21:10, Isa_48:2; Isa_52:1, Mat_4:5; Mat_27:53, Heb_12:22.
    and from the things written G1125 . Rev_22:12, Rev_1:3; Rev_2:7; Rev_2:11; Rev_2:17; Rev_2:26; Rev_3:4-5; Rev_3:12; Rev_3:21; Rev_7:9-17; Rev_14:13; Rev_20:15.

    QUESTION:
    Can we harmonize the punishments in these two verses?
    DISCUSSION:
    Add a word, YHWH adds the plagues.
    Take away from a word, YHWH takes away benefits.
    Can a person suffering plagues be in the holy city and have a share in the book of life?
    Eve added to YHWH’s Word, while the serpent took away from YHWH’s Word (Gen_3:1-6) – it adversely affected the serpent, Adam and Eve and all mankind (Gen_3:14-19).

    Examples of Comparisons of Genesis to Revelation:

    1. The creation of heaven and earth
    Gen_1:1-31 thru Gen_2:1-4
    The creation of the new heaven and earth
    Rev_21:1-5

    2. The Eden Sanctuary,
    the river that flowed out of Eden, and
    the Tree of Life
    Gen_2:4-17
    The Sanctuary of the New Jerusalem,
    the river that flowed from the New Jerusalem, and
    the Tree of Life
    Rev_21:9-27 thru Rev_22:1-2

    3. The bridegroom (Adam),
    the bride (Eve) and
    the wedding of Adam and Eve
    Gen_2:18-25
    The Bride (Church), and
    her Bridegroom (Christ);
    the wedding of the Lamb
    Rev_19:5-9
    Rev_21:1-9

    4. Satan and the woman, Eve
    Gen_3:1-13
    Satan and “the Woman,” the “new Eve”
    Rev_12:1-17

    5. The curse
    Gen_3:14-19
    The curse is abolished
    Rev_22:3

    6. Death enters creation
    Gen_3:19
    Death is destroyed
    Rev_20:14-15

    7. Babylon built;
    judgment on the nations
    Gen_10:10; Gen_11:14
    Babylon destroyed;
    judgment on the nations
    Rev_14:6-20

    8. The Redeemer is promised
    Gen_3:15
    The victorious Redeemer reigns
    Rev_20:1-6; Rev_21:22-27; Rev_22:3-5

    Rev_22:20.
    NOTE:
    He which testifieth G3140 G3144 . Rev_22:16, Rev_22:18 Rev_1:2; Rev_3:14; Rev_19:10, Joh_21:24.
    Surely G3483 . Rev_22:7; Rev_22:10; Rev_22:12.
    I come G2064 . Rev_22:17, Rev_2:25; Rev_3:11; Rev_16:15, Psa_50:3, Isa_25:9; Isa_35:4; Isa_40:10, Mal_4:6, Joh_21:22, Rom_13:11, 1Co_11:26, Php_3:20, 1Ti_1:1, 2Ti_4:8, Tit_2:13, 1Pe_1:3.
    quickly G5035 . Rev_22:7, Rev_22:12, Rev_1:3, Psa_40:17; Psa_70:5, Php_4:5, Heb_10:37, Jas_5:8.
    Amen G281 H543 H539 . Rev_1:7; Rev_3:14; Rev_5:14; Rev_19:4, Psa_41:13; Psa_72:19, Jer_28:6, Mat_6:13; Mat_28:20, Rom_9:5, 1Co_14:16, 2Co_1:20.
    Even so G3483 . Jdg_5:31, Rev_1:7.
    come G2064 . Rev_1:18, Psa_37:34; Psa_40:17; Psa_63:1-2; Psa_70:5; Psa_144:5, Son_8:14, Isa_25:9; Isa_40:31; Isa_64:1, Mat_6:10; Mat_24:42-46; Mat_25:10, Joh_21:25, 1Co_16:22, 1Th_1:10, Tit_2:13, 2Ti_4:8, Heb_9:28 2Pe_3:12-14.
    Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 H3091 . The use of the word “Lord” shows the utterance to be John’s. None of His followers, when He was on earth, were ever so irreverent as to address Him as “Jesus”. Rev_22:12, Rom_14:9-12, 1Co_12:3 Php_2:11.

    “Come, Lord” translates the “Marana tha” prayer common in early Christianity (1Co_16:22), acknowledging believers’ early recognition of Jesus’ deity.
    It’s placed in the Scripture in an interesting spot – amongst all the declarations of agape love for the brethren.
    It’s an example of how far early Christians had come: from devout Jews (YHWH), switching from Judaism to recognizing Yeshua as the Redeemer.
    “Maranatha” G3134 is an Aramaic phrase (Syriac words, Moran Etho) that occurs only here in the New Testament.

    Finding an Aramaic phrase in a Greek letter sent to a Greek church might seem strange, to say the least.
    But the phrase, by then, had already became some sort of synthesis of the hopes and spirit of the Early Church.
    The only other occurrence of the Aramaic maran atha is in an early Christian document called the Didache (“The Teaching”), where it appears in a chapter on the eucharist (Didache 10:6), thus clearly being part of the early Middle Eastern Christian tradition.
    Some authors claimed this phrase, because of its being so short, was already used as an early equivalent formulation of the Eastern Jesus Prayer:
    “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner”.
    This prayer (regardless of the formula one chooses to use, either the “Jesus Prayer” or “Maranatha”) often repeated continually as a part of personal ascetic practice, has been esteemed by the spiritual fathers of many Christian traditions as a method able to bring about the Prayer of the Heart, considered to be the “unceasing prayer” that Paul advocates for in his Letter to the Romans.(Rom_12:12)

    But what does the phrase “Maranatha” mean?

    It depends on how the word/phrase itself is split.
    Even more, both options have different theological and spiritual meanings.

    It is not entirely clear what the actual “original” formula might have been, but if we decide to read the phrase as Marana Tha, then the formula includes a vocative – that is, a calling to another – next to a verb in the entreaty.
    That is, the phrase would read as asking (or even, demanding!) the Lord to come: “O Lord, come!” (Dan_7:13-14); Rev_22:12)

    This is, indeed, the kind of expressions one finds in the verse we are studying (Rev_22:20) and 1Co_16:22.

    However, if we split the phrase as saying Maran Atha, then the meaning radically changes: it becomes an affirmation, a creedal expression that clearly estates “Our Lord has come,” an equivalent to the kind of claims one finds in Rom_10:9 and 1Co_12:3, where Paul affirms “Jesus is Lord.”

    In both cases, Maranatha is an affirmation of faith in the Logos who became Yeshua and lived among us and through His Ransom Sacrifice proved Himself as Christ.

    By contrast, for the testimony of witnesses at the end of a document.
    Greco-Roman and Jewish legal documents typically ended with attestation by witnesses.
    “We know that his witness is true” may be a postscript added by John’s own disciples, attesting to the veracity of his eyewitness, although it is not beyond John to write such words himself (Joh_19:35; – the plural witness in 1 John, e.g., 1Jn_1:1-4).

    Rev_22:21.
    NOTE:
    This was an appropriate concluding greeting, often attached to Christian letters, addressed to ordinary believers, often called “saints,” not to kings, priests, or religious leaders.

    The grace G5485 G5463 . Rev_1:4, Psa_45:2, Zec_4:7, Joh_1:16; Joh_1:17, Rom_1:7; Rom_5:20; Rom_16:20; Rom_16:24, 1Co_1:3; 1Co_15:10; 1Co_16:23, 2Co_1:2; 2Co_12:9; 2Co_13:14, Gal_1:3; Gal_1:6; Gal_6:18, Eph_1:2; Eph_2:5; Eph_2:7; Eph_6:23; Eph_6:24, Php_1:2; Php_4:23, Col_1:2; Col_4:18, 1Th_1:1; 1Th_5:28, 2Th_1:2; 2Th_3:18, 1Ti_1:2; 1Ti_1:14; 1Ti_6:21, 2Ti_1:2; 2Ti_4:22, Tit_1:4; Tit_3:15, Phm_1:3; Phm_1:25, Heb_13:25.
    The favor; the mercy, etc.
    Christ is the Prince of peace (Isa_9:6; Luk_2:14; Joh_14:27), and this expression seems to be “a prayer” to Him, or an earnest wish expressed, that the design of His coming might be accomplished in promoting the prevalence of order and peace 1Co_16:23.

    Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 H3091 Christ G5547 G5548 H4899 H4886 . Rev_11:8 Mar_16:19.
    be with G3326 . Rev_1:19, Mat_28:20, 1Co_16:23, 2Co_13:11, Php_4:23, 2Th_3:18.
    you all G3956 . Many translations read “all the saints [holy ones, God’s people]” . Rev_8:3; Rev_8:4; Rev_11:18; Rev_13:7; Rev_13:10; Rev_14:12; Rev_16:6; Rev_17:6; Rev_18:20; Rev_18:24; Rev_19:8; Rev_20:9, 2Co_13:13.
    Amen G281 H543 H539 .Rev_22:20, Jer_28:6, Luk_24:53, 1Co_14:16.

    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ begins with holy ones and concludes the Book of Revelation (Rev_1:4), implying that the message of grace and the free gift of eternal life in Christ (Eph_2:8-9)—not merely the message of judgment upon unbelievers—can be found in this book.

    There are three interesting variant translations in the manuscripts here.
    1. In the (NU) [Critical Text published in the twenty-sixth edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament (N) and in the United Bible Societie’s third edition (U), hence the acronym “NU-Text.] John wishes Christ’s grace to all—which hardly harmonizes with Revelation’s theme of impending wrath on many.
    2. The traditional (TR, KJV, NKJV) translations seem to harmonize better with Revelation’s theme: Christ’s grace is wished to “you all”—many of the hearers and readers of Revelation will be true believers.
    3. The translation that seems to harmonize the closest to the Greek is found in several interlinear translations, Rotherham and NKJV margin: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all the saints [holy ones, God’s people, etc]. Amen.”

    At the time John wrote Revelation, he was writing to the seven churches.
    The “all” seems to be “all those I am writing this to”.

    All those inside the holy city will receive “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ”.
    What about those referred to in Rev_22:15?

    It seems likely that YHWH was looking ahead to all humanity (1Ti_2:3-6).

    NEXT
    1/21/2021
    Having completed our survey study of Revelation, we’ll resume our study:
    First,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Torment – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    faith,
    Gehenna,
    salvation,
    works, and,
    rewards.

    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

  31. Bro Dave says:

    1/21/2021

    QUESTION:
    BS believes that we are now in the Christ’s Kingdom.
    Some say peace and security was going to be brought about by a man.
    Was former President Trump used by YHWH to introduce peace and security to Israel?
    DISCUSSION:
    Some BS believe that we are in the invisible reign of Christ.
    It appears that the invisible kingdom was invented when the predicted end of the world was not evident in 1914.

    Mat_24:21-31; Rev_1:7; Zec_12:10 
    Has anybody seen any evidence of this?
    DISCUSSION:
    Affects inhabitants in the same geographical area.
    Israel still looking for the Messiah.
    When breaking down each word in Rev_1:7, it indicates that all tribes in the land will beat their chests in front of Him.
    This also indicates Christ will rule from earth, not heaven.
    Also, in Act_1:11; Act_1:9-11;

    Small churches seem to be more Scriptural than large ones. Consider Paul’s letters – sent to large churches. He did not send a letter to the small ecclesia at Berea (Act_17:10-12).

    Paul ministered to a plethora of locations, and usually in the homes, synagogues and/or market places.

    Early on, most of the persecution came from the Jews, his own people (AND, he was a Roman citizen to boot).

    The first century church (Acts) was clearly not attempting to create a large church.

    No “doctrines” were created.

    All a church required was Holy Spirit, and dedication to following Yeshua’s teachings and commands, without adding any human traditions.

    Act_20:26-35

    Paul was faithful to Yeshua’s teachings all the way to his end (Act_28:16-31). He always taught from and stood firm on the Scriptures available to them at that time and Yeshua’s teachings.

    YHWH’s Spirit seems to be at work – the fulfillment of pouring out the Spirit has not yet been completed.
    Part of the out-pouring is the meeting together in small studies focusing on what the Scriptures themselves steach us.
    What unites us is our faith and trust in YHWH’s and Yeshua’s Word. This unites us.

    Reconciliation seems to be a part of this unity. It is a big part of the Plan.
    Practically, how do reconcile with family?
    Mar_10:26-31

    NEXT
    1/28/2021
    We’ll resume our study:
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Torment and Gehenna – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.

    Then,
    Reconciliation

    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

  32. Jacqueline says:

    Br. Dave, I read Zechariah as you suggested and chapters 13 – 14 caught my attention.

    I wondered how Israel could be in idolatry today and these are some thoughts on it.

    The wailing wall could be an idol and a stumbling block for the Jews and the many visitors from all over the world.
    Tourists visit the “holy places”, although there are no little statues like the Catholic Church, there is much emphasis on the holiness of the land instead of the Holiness of their God.

    It has gotten to be very commercial like in Jesus day and they have married the world.

    This was just such an eye-opening scripture also in chapter 14 about future events to befall Israel during their and our Great Tribulation.

    These are Jehovah’s people and He will bless and save them but hopefully, more of our Jewish brothers will read and accept Christ so they may be the ones spared during the trials on Israel.

    Last night was such an enjoyable study night and thank you so much for co-ordinating our little group.
    God Bless

  33. Bro Dave says:

    1/28/2021

    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    TORMENT – as defined in the Bible – How did the threats of “torment” affect those mentioned in the Bible.

    We opened with a review discussion of use of the word “Torment” (Rev_20:10)
    NOTE
    Being tormented implies being conscious of being tormented, otherwise, if knowing nothing, what’s the point?

    What is the big deal about torment and Gehenna, if we are just dead and knowing nothing?

    Lake of fire reserved for Satan and his followers, including demons, false prophet and the beast.
    They seem to know more than humankind about the timing of judgement.

    First, this Scripture is in a different period of time.
    Well after first death and subsequent resurrection.
    All these people in Revelation have already been raised from the grave.
    Therefore, no conflict with Ecc_9:5-12?

    Mat_25:45-46
    NOTE
    everlasting G166 punishment G2851

    Mat_25:41

    Rev_14:10

    Depending on the translation, “torment” appears in Hebrew Scriptures as few as 3 times:
    Jdg_16:19
    Job_19:2
    Isa 50:11
    or as many as 5 times (Amplified):
    Jdg_16:19
    Job_15:20
    Job_19:2
    Job_31:12
    Isa 50:11

    In any event, “torment”, per se, seems to be more of a Greek Scriptural concept than a Hebrew Scriptural concept.

    Mat_8:29
    NOTE
    G928
    Individual has to become aware they are being tortured.

    Mar_5:7
    NOTE
    Demon seemed afraid to be tormented by Yeshua.
    If demon was unconscious, would not be aware of being tormented.

    Luk_16:28
    NOTE
    Rich man is dead and in Hades G86

    QUESTION:
    “Real history” or a parable?
    DISCUSSION:
    Many believe that Yeshua here refers to a “real history,” and gives an account of some man who had lived in this manner; but here is no evidence.
    Others believe that this narrative is to be considered as a parable, referring not to any particular case which “had” actually happened, but teaching that such cases “might” happen.
    The “design” of the narrative may be collected from the previous conversation.
    He had taught the danger of the love of money Luk_16:1-2;
    the deceitful and treacherous nature of riches Luk_16:9-11;
    that what was in high esteem on earth was hateful to YHWH Luk_16:15;
    that people who did not use their property properly could not be received into heaven Luk_16:11-12;
    that they ought to listen to Moses and the prophets Luk_16:16-17; and
    YHWH’s view of divorce and remarriage Luk_16:18.

    The design of the parable seems to have been to impress all these truths more vividly on the mind, and to show the Pharisees that, with all their boasted righteousness and their external correctness of character, they might be lost.
    Accordingly He speaks of no great fault in the rich man – no external, degrading vice – no open breach of the law; and leaves us to infer that the “mere possession of wealth” may be dangerous to the soul, and that a man surrounded with every temporal blessing may perish forever.
    It is remarkable that He gave no “name” to this rich man, though the poor man is mentioned by name.
    If this was a parable, it shows us how unwilling He was to fix suspicion on anyone.
    If it was ‘real history” and not a parable, it shows also that He would not drag out wicked people before the public, but would conceal as much as possible all that had any connection with them.
    The “good” He would speak well of by name; the evil He would not “injure” by exposing them to public view.

    But IF this was “real history”, how does this alter our beliefs about death, life after death, eternal punishment, etc?

    If “real history” what does this mean about Ecc_9:5-12?
    DISCUSSION:
    ONE explanation supporting ‘real history’:
    Proving 2Ti_1:10 :
    The rich man has feelings, can talk, and has the ability to remember, think, and reason.
    All the knowledge he has is of his present condition after death and what he knows of his past condition (i.e., that he had five brothers) prior to death.
    There is no direct reference to him knowing anything about the present condition of things happening among the living. He is only aware of the past and his present state among the dead. Further, he has no chance to work or do anything to change his state post-death: no more hope of reward, doing deeds to be remembered, expressing love, etc. This seems to be the typical state of the dead.

    OTOH,

    Taking it and “real history” literally, we have a rich man going to a place of torment for no apparent reason other than the fact that he was rich. Are all rich people bad? Are all rich people going to a red-hot hell?
    The poor man goes into Abraham’s bosom. Are people going here just because they lack money? Is there enough room for all the poor people in the world to recline on Abraham’s bosom? Obviously, Abraham’s bosom has to be interpreted figuratively. So since the fate of the poor man is symbolic, then, if the story is to be consistent, the fate of the rich man also must be symbolic.
    Further, if the “blazing fire” were literal, would the rich man ask for just one drop of water? Could even a bucket of water, much less a drop, get near a blazing hell? Taken literally, the account seems worse than absurd: it is unreasonable!
    This must be a parable, a story with symbolic meaning.
    The parable showed how the Jewish clergy, pictured by the rich man, were self-righteous. They wore the fine linen and had good things.
    Lazarus pictured the remnant of Jewish people of faith despised by the clergy and who were spiritually hungry.
    The death of the two men pictured a change in the two classes.
    Yeshua continually exposed the clergy’s greed, false teachings and hypocrisy, “tormenting” them.
    This, as it were, “burned up” the clergy.
    The heat was on.
    So they had to get rid of Yeshua, which they did by murdering him.
    So the clergy came out of a luxurious condition into one of torment.
    But the remnant of faith had a change for the better.
    Yeshua’s preaching brought them spiritual food, an opportunity to come into favorable relationship with the Greater Abraham, YHWH.

    QUESTION:
    Does Mat_13:34 and Mar_4:34 influence your decision concerning “real history” or parable?

    1Ti_4:1-2
    NOTE
    Conscience is not a physical thing, so a hot iron cannot hurt it.
    This is an expression.
    In Rev_20:10, we are not told WHAT the torment is.

    Rev_9:5
    NOTE

    2Co_12:7
    NOTE
    torment G2852 – NIV; Lexham English Bible
    G2852
    – Original: κολαφίζω
    – Transliteration: Kolaphizo
    – Phonetic: kol-af-id’-zo
    – Definition:
    1. to strike with the fist, give one a blow with the fist
    2. to maltreat, treat with violence and contumely
    – Origin: from a derivative of the base of G2849
    – TDNT entry: 16:38,5
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From a derivative of the base of G2849; to rap with the fist: – buffet.

    • buffet, 2
    Mar_14:65; 2Co_12:7

    • buffeted, 2
    Mat_26:67; 1Co_4:11

    Total KJV Occurrences: 4

    Also, the question of Scriptural use of the term “tormenting”
    tormenting G928 G931 as in
    Luk_8:28
    Mar_5:7,
    Rev_14:11

    G928 – Thayer
    βασανίζω
    basanizō
    Thayer Definition:
    1) to test (metals) by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the colour of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal
    2) to question by applying torture
    3) to torture
    4) to vex with grievous pains (of body or mind), to torment
    5) to be harassed, distressed
    5a) of those who at sea are struggling with a head wind
    Part of Speech: verb
    A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G931
    G928 – Strong
    βασανίζω
    basanizō
    bas-an-id’-zo
    From G931; to torture: – pain, toil, torment, toss, vex.

    G928 – King James Concordance
    βασανίζω
    basanizō
    Total KJV Occurrences: 12
    tormented, 5
    Mat_8:6, Rev_9:5, Rev_20:10 (3)
    torment, 3
    Mat_8:29, Mar_5:7, Luk_8:28
    pained, 1
    Rev_12:2
    toiling, 1
    Mar_6:48
    tossed, 1
    Mat_14:24
    vexed, 1
    2Pe_2:8

    G929
    – Original: βασανισμός
    – Transliteration: Basanismos
    – Phonetic: bas-an-is-mos’
    – Definition:
    1. to torture, a testing by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the colour of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal
    2. torment, torture
    a. the act of tormenting
    b. the state or condition of those tormented
    – Origin: from G928
    – TDNT entry: 10:22,0
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From G928; torture: – torment.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 6
    • torment, 6
    Rev_9:5(2); Rev_14:11; Rev_18:7; Rev_18:10; Rev_18:15

    Note the different translations of the same Greek word in KJV:
    Mat_8:6  AndG2532 saying,G3004 Lord,G2962 myG3450 servantG3816 liethG906 atG1722 homeG3614 sick of the palsy,G3885 grievouslyG1171 tormented.G928
    Mat_8:29  And,G2532 behold,G2400 they cried out,G2896 saying,G3004 What have we to do with thee,G5101 G2254 G4671 Jesus,G2424 thou SonG5207 of God?G2316 art thou comeG2064 hitherG5602 to tormentG928 usG2248 beforeG4253 the time?G2540
    Mat_4:24  ButG1161 theG3588 shipG4143 wasG2258 nowG2235 in the midstG3319 of theG3588 sea,G2281 tossedG928 withG5259 waves:G2949 forG1063 theG3588 windG417 wasG2258 contrary.G1727
    Mar_5:7  AndG2532 criedG2896 with a loudG3173 voice,G5456 and said,G2036 What have I to do with thee,G5101 G1698 G2532 G4671 Jesus,G2424 thou SonG5207 of theG3588 most highG5310 God?G2316 I adjureG3726 theeG4571 by God,G2316 that thou tormentG928 meG3165 not.G3361
    Mar_6:48  AndG2532 he sawG1492 themG846 toilingG928 in rowing;G1643 forG1063 theG3588 windG417 wasG2258 contraryG1727 unto them:G846 andG2532 aboutG4012 the fourthG5067 watchG5438 of theG3588 nightG3571 he comethG2064 untoG4314 them,G846 walkingG4043 uponG1909 theG3588 sea,G2281 andG2532 wouldG2309 have passed byG3928 them.G846
    Luk_8:28  When(G1161) he sawG1492 Jesus,G2424 he cried out,G349 andG2532 fell down beforeG4363 him,G846 andG2532 with a loudG3173 voiceG5456 said,G2036 What have I to do with thee,G5101 G1698 G2532 G4671 Jesus,G2424 thou SonG5207 of GodG2316 most high?G5310 I beseechG1189 thee,G4675 tormentG928 meG3165 not.G3361
    2Pe_2:8  (ForG1063 that righteous manG1342 dwellingG1460 amongG1722 them,G846 in seeingG990 andG2532 hearing,G189 vexedG928 his righteousG1342 soulG5590 from dayG2250 toG1537 dayG2250 with their unlawfulG459 deeds;)G2041
    Rev_9:5  AndG2532 to themG846 it was givenG1325 thatG2443 they should notG3361 killG615 them,G846 butG235 thatG2443 they should be tormentedG928 fiveG4002 months:G3376 andG2532 theirG848 tormentG929 was as the tormentG929 of a scorpion,G4651 whenG3752 he strikethG3817 a man.G444
    Rev_11:10  AndG2532 they that dwellG2730 uponG1909 theG3588 earthG1093 shall rejoiceG5463 overG1909 them,G846 andG2532 make merry,G2165 andG2532 shall sendG3992 giftsG1435 one to another;G240 becauseG3754 theseG3778 twoG1417 prophetsG4396 tormentedG928 them that dweltG2730 onG1909 theG3588 earth.G1093
    Rev_12:2  AndG2532 she being with childG2192 G1722 G1064 cried,G2896 travailing in birth,G5605 andG2532 painedG928 to be delivered.G5088
    Rev_14:10  The sameG846 shall(G2532) drinkG4095 ofG1537 theG3588 wineG3631 of theG3588 wrathG2372 of God,G2316 which is poured outG2767 without mixtureG194 intoG1722 theG3588 cupG4221 of hisG848 indignation;G3709 andG2532 he shall be tormentedG928 withG1722 fireG4442 andG2532 brimstoneG2303 in the presenceG1799 of theG3588 holyG40 angels,G32 andG2532 in the presenceG1799 of theG3588 Lamb:G721
    Rev_20:10  AndG2532 theG3588 devilG1228 that deceivedG4105 themG846 was castG906 intoG1519 theG3588 lakeG3041 of fireG4442 andG2532 brimstone,G2303 whereG3699 theG3588 beastG2342 andG2532 theG3588 false prophetG5578 are, andG2532 shall be tormentedG928 dayG2250 andG2532 nightG3571 for ever and ever.G1519 G165 G165
    No definition as “jailors” as in WS.
    Scriptures indicate victim of torment had to be conscious.

    Rev_20:10
    NOTE
    Satan has done so much, that allowing him to simply cease to exist without further punishment.

    Some translations (NAS; NIV) – “THEY shall be tormented”.
    A verb.
    3rd person plural = not me, but somebody else, and more than one.
    THEY must mean satan, beast, false prophet.
    Beast and False prophet are not entities, but symbols.
    Cannot torment symbols.

    Other Scriptures mentioning “torment” or its equivalent:

    Rev_14:9-11 (G928 ) “smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever.”
    We will look at this Scripture in some detail in our next normal Scriptural study.

    Mat_8:29

    Mar_5:7

    Luk_8:28 Demons talk to Jesus.

    Luk_16:28 Rich man and Lazarus (G928)

    Rev_9:5 Torment Scorpions (G928)

    Rev_18:7 Babylon the great (G929)

    Rev_18:10

    Rev_18:15 Merchants fear of Torment (G929)

    TORMENTED

    Mat_8:6 Paralyzed servant of Centurion (G 928)

    Rev_11:10 Two Prophets (G 928)

    Rev_11:10 Two prophets.(G928)

    Rev_20:10 Devil thrown into Lake Of Fire. (G928)

    2Pe_2:8 Lot tormented because of living around lawless deeds

    NEXT
    2/4/2021
    We will begin by departing from our normal format to:
    First, review “Fellowship” G4861, G4790, G2842 – the rights and responsibilities of the Fellowship as a whole and each individual member’s rights and responsibilities to the Fellowship and to the study.
    Then, we will review the considerations for what our Fellowship has determined is Inspired Scripture.
    Then, we’ll resume our normal Scriptural study with Rev_14:9-11 (G928 )

    Then,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Review Torment with Gehenna – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.

    Then,
    Reconciliation

    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

  34. Jacqueline says:

    Bro Dave, I am going over your notes and it is like actually being there. Thank you for such detail.

    This is sort of what I am concluding, from the discussion.

    Last night we didn’t get far but, there was sufficient evidence for me to conclude there is a difference in the sleep inactive state of Adamic death than the second death of Rev 20: after the Great Throne Judgement.

    I try to envision death and hades as being inside there with them. It follows them wow! (Not Adamic death) but death. The beast is there, the devil, the false prophet, and all of the ones not wanting Jehovah and Jesus to rule over them. It raises so many more questions that my main goal is not to go there.

    If there is this assortment of guys in there together and there is a consciousness of being there, I would say that is indeed HELL.

    To be cut off without God Almighty JEHOVAH, Jesus and His Holy Spirit are UNTHINKABLE!
    A world without GOD, NO! They are the only one that keeps everyone in check!

    I cringe at the thought of a world now without police, government, and the army.
    Rev 20: 9 ” A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” 12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.”

    Now to get some insight on who exactly is this beast and this mark?

    I pray YAHWEH will reveal for sure in time for us not to go near them.

    • Bro Dave says:

      THANK YOU for your insights.
      Odd you should say what you did because in my preparation for tonight’s study on Rev_14:9-11, I make an argument and ask a question about this very thing.
      I hope I can get thru the preliminary item in time for us to discuss this.
      “See” you in a little while.

  35. Bro Dave says:

    2/4/2021

    MINIMAL EXPECTATIONS of COMMON COURTESY in THURSDAY NIGHT STUDY

    NOTE: Please read DISCUSSION below.

    Each individual member of our Fellowhip, as well as each visitor, has rights and responsibilities to the Fellowship and to the study, in order to maintain an orderly study (1Co_14:40) to maximize each person’s interaction and learning.

    Clearly, as individuals we should all strive to follow the instruction of Paul:
    Galatians 5:22-23 KJV
    (22)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
    (23)  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    The LAST thing I wish is to impose arbitrary rules, however, common courtesy is expected:

    1. If you have something to contribute, wait for the current speaker to finish his/her thought, then say your name and wait to be recognized;

    2. Do not interrupt or talk over a speaker;

    3. Keep your comments focused on the subject being discussed and be as concise as possible.
    If possible, defend your comment by reading from Inspired Scripture(s) (see below) and identifying Book-chapter-verse;

    4. No profanity or vulgar language;

    5. if there is a Scripture or topic that you wish to discuss, please present it either before or after the planned topic has been studied, and it will added to our list of future topics;

    6. All off-topic discussion should be limited to before the opening prayer or after the closing prayer, so as not to distract from the study.

    Notice that there is nothing mentioned about agreement or acquiescence.
    No one is required to agree with what is being proclaimed, and everyone is encouraged to present their disagreement as outlined above, however, the strength of any alternative belief will be greatly enhanced with reference to Inspired Scripture.

    We must all remember that disagreements are not personal and that:
    James 3:17-18 KJV
    (17)  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
    (18)  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

    If anyone chooses to disregard the common courtesy above, then for the good of the Fellowship, they will be removed to the waiting room for the remainder of the meeting.

    NOTE: Please read DISCUSSION below.

  36. Bro Dave says:

    2/4/2021

    DISCUSSION of:

    MINIMAL EXPECTATIONS of COMMON COURTESY in THURSDAY NIGHT STUDY

    Our Thursday night study is a meeting available to everybody, but not FOR everybody.

    We began, and continue, as Truth-seekers.
    Not the ‘truth” of the world or mankind or of religious organizations, but YHWH’s Truth.

    We refer to ourselves as a “Fellowship”.
    A Fellowship of Truth-seekers.

    Fellowship is translated from related Greek words.
    G4861, G4790, G2842
    Act_2:42, 1Co_1:9, 1Co_10:16, 1Co_10:16, 2Co_6:14, 2Co_8:4, 2Co_13:14, Gal_2:9, Eph_5:11, Php_1:5, Php_2:1, Php_2:2, Php_3:10, Phm_1:6, Heb_13:16, 1Jn_1:3, 1Jn_1:3, 1Jn_1:6, 1Jn_1:7, Rev_18:4

    G4861
    – Original: σύμψυχος
    – Transliteration: Sumpsuchos
    – Phonetic: soom’-psoo-khos
    – Definition:
    1. of one mind, of one accord This word is made up of two words sun (together with) and psuchos(soul, self, inner life, or the seat of the feelings, desires, affections). So the word refers to being united in spirit or harmonious (A&G). Paul desired the Philippians to be united in their affections – one in Christ in all desires! Used only herein the NT.
    – Origin: from G4862 and G5590
    – TDNT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: From G4862 and G5590; co-spirited that is similar in sentiment: – like-minded.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 1
    • accord, 1
    Php_2:2

    Our “one mind” is to study YHWH’s Inspired Word and do our best to understand it’s Truth and apply it to our lives to make each of us a closer reflection of Yeshua, and thereby of YHWH.

    This by itself is a daunting endeavor.
    To accomplish this we have no choice but to agree on certain things.

    For any group to succeed there must be some degree of order.

    1Co_14:40
    NOTE:
    order. G5010 
    G5010
    – Original: τάξις
    – Transliteration: Taxis
    – Phonetic: tax’-is
    – Definition:
    1. an arranging, arrangement
    2. order
    a. a fixed succession observing a fixed time
    3. due or right order, orderly condition
    4. the post, rank, or position which one holds in civic or other affairs
    a. since this position generally depends on one’s talents, experience, resources
    1. character, fashion, quality, style
    – Origin: from G5021
    – TDNT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From G5021; regular arrangement that is (in time) fixed succession (of rank or character) official dignity: – order.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 10
    • order, 10
    Luk_1:8; 1Co_14:40; Col_2:5; Heb_5:6; Heb_5:10; Heb_6:20; Heb_7:11(2); Heb_7:17; Heb_7:21

    We have two parts to our Fellowship’s order:
    What are the basic beliefs from which we study; and,
    How we conduct our study.

    Basic Beliefs:

    I believe that most of our Fellowship shares the following:

    Bible. We recognize the Bible as YHWH’s inspired message to humankind. (Joh_17:17; 2Ti_3:16).
    We base our beliefs on all 66 of its books, which include both the “Old Testament” and the “New Testament.”
    We accept the entire 66 Inspired Books of the Bible, and are fundamentalists in the sense that we believe in the inerrancy of what YHWH gave to mankind, yet recognize the inescapable error introduced by mankind’s interpretations – some unintentional, but others intentional.
    For this reason we tend to reject religious organizations and all religious “how-to” literature, along with those professing extraordinary understanding or knowledge (2Pe_1:20-21).
    Instead, we rely heavily on literal and interlinear translations with concordances for word definitions. (2Ti_3:16-17)
    We attempt to allow the Scriptures to provide their own interpretations through cross-referencing. (Pro_3:1-7)
    We recognize that parts of the Bible are written in figurative or symbolic language and are not to be understood literally.​—Rev_1:1.

    God (YHWH, Jehovah).
    YHWH’s meaning is defined in the Bible (Exo_3:14). The correct pronunciation is lost in history, but many Jewish scholars suggest that “Yahweh” may the the closest pronunciation.
    Jehovah (JHWH) was introduced in 1530 by William Tyndale in his translation of Exo_6:3.
    NOTE: the letter “J” had not even been introduced into the alphabet until 1524.
    We worship the One True and Almighty God, the Creator, whose true name is unknown other than the four Hebrew consonants, the Tetragrammaton, לְבַדֶּ֑ךָ. (Psa_83:18)
    He is the God of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.​—Exo_3:6; Exo_32:11; Joh_20:17.

    Jesus (Yeshua or Y’shua (ישוע‎ with vowel pointing יֵשׁוּעַ‎ – yēšūă‘ in Hebrew) was a common alternative form of the name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ (“Yehoshua” – Joshua) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous, from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus.).
    We follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah) and honor Him as our Savior and as the Son of God. (Mat_20:28; Act_5:31)
    Thus, we are Christians. (Act_11:26)
    However, we have learned from the Bible that YHWH created His only-begotten Son, Yeshua (Col_1:12-15).
    Jesus created all other things (Col_1:16-20).
    And that Jesus is not Almighty God and that there is no Scriptural basis for the Trinity doctrine.​ – (Joh_14:28)

    Salvation. Deliverance from sin and death is possible through the ransom sacrifice of Yeshua. (Mat_20:28; Act_4:12)
    A person’s works prove that his faith is alive. (Jas_2:24, Jas_2:26)
    However, salvation cannot be earned​ – it comes through “the undeserved kindness of God.” – Gal_2:16, Gal_2:21.

    While Trinitarians, those who believe in other religious philosophies, or those who believe in nothing at all are welcome to study with our Thursday night Fellowship, the issues mentioned above are NOT debatable during our Thursday night study.
    There are many other online groups agreeing with alternative beliefs that will be happy to welcome another adherent to their beliefs.
    If someone wants to study what is written in the Bible, arrangements for a one-on-one study can be made.

    Our Fellowship’s worship consists of the following:
    Praying to God.​ – Php_4:6.
    Reading and studying the Bible.​ – Psa_1:1-3; Act_17:11
    Ponder (G4820) what we learn from the Bible.​- Psa_77:12; Luk_2:19.
    Meeting together to pray, study the Bible, express our faith, and encourage those in our Fellowship as well as others studying with us – Col_3:16; Heb_10:23-25.
    Proclaiming the “good news of the Kingdom.” – Mat_24:14.

    Conduct of our study:

    Our Thursday night Fellowship as a whole has several responsibilities to its members and visitors:

    Our Fellowship should be as close as possible a picture of Yeshua, who was a mirror of YHWH (2Co_3:18).
    Our Fellowship should show all of YHWH’s graces to the world (Gal_5:22-23).
    Not one of us is perfect.
    As a whole, our Fellowship is imperfect.
    While our Fellowship consists of sinners one-and-all, our Fellowship still has the responsibility to assist each one of its members to demonstrate aspects of YHWH’s graces to those around us.
    Our Fellowship must provide an orderly meeting environment (1Co_14:40) for each of te members to develop whatever specific spiritual gifts that member has been granted (1Co_12:1-11).
    When we come together in fellowship, as a whole we are spiritually kneeling before YHWH.
    Think back to that cake analogy we were taught by the Witnesses:
    You need the flour, sugar, eggs, oil, and more to make a cake.
    The eggs will never be the flour.
    None of the individual ingredients make up the cake alone.
    Yet together, in the warm oven of agape love fellowship (Rom_12:9-21), if you will, all these diverse ingredients make a delicious cake.

    It is like that with our Fellowship. At our best, all of us together are a reflection of the glory of YHWH (Rom_12:4-8 )

    Our Fellowship as a whole should make us stronger as individuals.
    No matter where we are in our faith-journey, our Fellowship itself provides us with strength.
    Being around other Truth-searchers gives us the chance to learn and grow in our faith.
    Our study demonstrates to us why we believe and sometimes is excellent food for our souls.
    It’s great to be out in the world evangelizing to others, but that can easily make us hard and eat away at our strength.
    When we deal with hard-hearted individuals, it can become easy to fall into that hard-heartedness and even question our beliefs.
    It’s always good to spend some time in fellowship so that we remember that YHWH makes us strong. (Mat_18:19-20)

    Our Fellowship should provide encouragement.
    We all have bad moments.
    Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a perceived failure on our own part, money problems, dealing with the Pandemic, or even a crisis of faith, we can find ourselves down.
    If we go too low, it can lead to anger and a feeling of disillusionment with YHWH.
    Yet these low times are why our Fellowship is important.
    Spending time with each other studying YHWH’s Word can often lift us up.
    This helps us to keep our eyes on YHWH.
    YHWH also works through our Fellowship to provide us what we need in darker times.
    Coming together with each other can aid in our healing process and give us the encouragement to move forward. (Heb_10:24-25)

    Our Fellowship meetings remind us that we’re not alone.
    Coming together with each other in worship and conversation helps to remind us that we are not alone in this world.
    There are Truth-seekers everywhere.
    It’s amazing that no matter where you are in the world when you meet another Truth-seeker, it’s like you’ve suddenly found a life-long friend, one that you’ve just met.
    I believe that’s why YHWH made fellowship so important.
    I believe that He wanted us to come together so that we always know we’re not alone.
    Our Fellowship allows us to build those lasting relationships so we’re never by ourselves in the world, even if there’s nobody else around. (1Co_12:21)
    There are no words in the English language to express the comfort I feel in my heart simply from the knowledge that I’ll be with all of you on Thursday nights.

    Our Fellowship should provide the environment to helps us grow spiritually (in our faith).
    Reading our Bibles and praying helps us to get closer to YHWH, but each of us has important lessons, insights, questions and conclusions to share with one another.
    When we come together in our Fellowship study, we teach each other things.
    We study YHWH’s Word in its purity, without all the human error, misinterpretations, lies, traditions and explanations organized religions have foisted upon His Word to accommodate their own selfish traditions.
    Often we have questions and uncertainty.
    Other times we agree to disagree.
    But always – ALWAYS – we start and end in the agape love of our Fellowship.
    We are Truth-seekers marooned on the island of our Fellowship awash in the man made sea of lies, tradition and error.
    Regrettably, we are not Truth-all-knowers, because as of now we remain imperfect in knowledge, waiting for the time when our knowledge is perfected (1Co_13:9-12).
    YHWH gives us a gift of learning and growing when we come together in fellowship we show each other what is in YHWH’s Word about how to live as YHWH wants us to live, and how to walk in His footsteps. (1Co_14:26)

    Each individual member of our Fellowship, as well as each visitor, has rights and responsibilities to the Fellowship and to the study, in order to maintain an orderly study (1Co_14:40) to maximize each person’s interaction and learning.

    Clearly, as individuals we should all strive to follow the instruction of Paul:
    Galatians 5:22-23 KJV
    (22)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
    (23)  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    The LAST thing I wish is to impose arbitrary rules, however, common courtesy is expected:

    1. If you have something to contribute, wait for the current speaker to finish his/her thought, then say your name and wait to be recognized;

    2. Do not interrupt or talk over a speaker;

    3. Keep your comments focused on the subject being discussed and be as concise as possible.
    If possible, defend your comment by reading from Inspired Scripture(s) (see below) and identifying Book-chapter-verse;

    4. No profanity or vulgar language;

    5. if there is a Scripture or topic that you wish to discuss, please present it either before or after the planned topic has been studied, and it will added to our list of future topics;

    6. All off-topic discussion should be limited to before the opening prayer or after the closing prayer, so as not to distract from the study.

    Notice that there is nothing mentioned about agreement or acquiescence.
    No one is required to agree with what is being proclaimed, and everyone is encouraged to present their disagreement as outlined above, however, the strength of any alternative belief will be greatly enhanced with reference to Inspired Scripture.

    We must all remember that disagreements are not personal and that:
    James 3:17-18 KJV
    (17)  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
    (18)  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

    If anyone chooses to disregard the common courtesy above, then for the good of the Fellowship, they will be removed to the waiting room for the remainder of the meeting.

    What do I mean by Inspired Scripture?

    1. Inspired Scripture (See below) is the final authority of what is or is not closest to YHWH’s Pure Truth (Joh_8:32).

    2. Inspired Scripture is limited to the 66 Books in either the King James Version or translations of those books based on the Textus Receptus or NA/UBS (Nestle-Aland/United Bible Society) sources.

    A good question is: How do we determine how many books of the Bible are considered divinely Inspire Scripture?

    Simple.

    YHWH only inspired 66.
    If He wanted 67, He would have inspired 67.
    It is YHWH who determined which books should be in the Bible.

    This gets back to a fundamental error of almost all religious organizations, large and small –
    that the Church determined the canon of the Bible.
    Not true.
    YHWH inspired it, the Church simply discovered it. This arrogance of organized religions leads to a cascade of errors by these religious organizations:
    for example., that the mother of the canon is the Church.
    No.
    The Church is the child of the canon.
    That error leads to the Church considering itself the magistrate.
    No, it’s supposed to be the minister of the canon.
    The Church should not regulate, it should just recognize.
    It’s should never be the judge, it’s should be just the witness.
    The Church is not the master, it’s the servant.

    The early Church Fathers and the people who received these books as they were written recognized YHWH’s unique inspirational characteristics.

    Reportedly, the early Fathers examined the texts for five unique inspirational characteristics to determine whether or not a book was divinely inspired:

    1. Was the author YHWH’s Prophet or an Apostle?
    That is, was he someone through whom YHWH spoke and if necessary, whom YHWH would confirm by miracles.
    Deu_18:18; Deu_18:22; 1Sa_3:20

    2. Was the author’s writings confirmed by acts of YHWH?
    2Pe_3:16; 1Ti_5:18 (Luk_10:7).

    3. Does the book tell the Truth about YHWH?
    If the book had an error in it, if it taught false doctrine, if it told about false gods, Deu_13:1-18 and Deu_18:15-22 tell us, should be rejected.
    If it had a false prediction in it, it couldn’t come from YHWH.
    If it had any error in it, it couldn’t come from YHWH.

    4. Did the book have the power of YHWH?
    Rom_1:16; Heb_4:12

    5. Was the book accepted by YHWH’s people?
    They were just recognizing, they weren’t regulating.
    They weren’t making these books inspired, they were recognizing these books were inspired, and they received them.

    The Apocrypha and all other writings, from ancient through modern are ALLOWED ONLY in discussions of a non-Scriptural nature, where the Bible has nothing to say about that subject, e.g., Masada or Hanukkah (other than Joh_10:22) .
    The Apocrypha and all other writings, from ancient through modern are EXCLUDED from ALL Scriptural discussions.

    WHY?

    The books of the Apocrypha should not be considered as Holy Scripture because they do not give any evidence as being authoritative (under divine inspiration). Protestants deny the canonical status of these books on the basis of both internal and external evidence. This evidence includes the following:

    First, the Apocrypha contains doctrines and practices that contradict what has been previously revealed in Scripture. Add to this the Apocrypha is never cited in the New Testament as Holy Scripture. This is in contrast to the canonical books – almost all of them are cited.

    The Jews rejected the Apocrypha as being part of YHWH’s Word (Rom_3:2). For one reason, these books were written after YHWH had ceased giving divine revelation. In these years YHWH was not giving any authoritative word to His people.

    The fact that the Apocrypha is found in the manuscripts of the Septuagint proves nothing – we do not know the content of the Septuagint in pre-Christian times. Furthermore there is no evidence of a wider Alexandrian canon of Scripture. The Jews, wherever they lived, used the same Hebrew canon that did not include the Apocrypha.

    The Apocrypha was not on any early list of Christian books that were considered Scripture. While a few church fathers quoted them as authoritative, most did not. In addition, none of those fathers who cited the Apocrypha as authoritative Scripture knew any Hebrew.

    There is also the problem with the exact content of the Apocrypha. The books contained in the Apocrypha are not well defined – not everyone can agree on which books are authoritative.

    Augustine, while a great thinker, did not read Hebrew and knew very little Greek. Furthermore he accepted the fanciful account of the origin of the Septuagint. Jerome, a real Hebrew scholar rejected the books outright.

    Many Roman Catholic scholars, to the time of the Protestant Reformation, rejected the Apocrypha as Scripture.

    While some Protestants make some use of the Apocrypha it has always been rejected as Scripture.

    Another major problem for the Apocrypha is demonstrable historical errors in it. This is not consistent with YHWH’s Word being error-free. Furthermore there is no evidence in these books of divine authority – fulfilled prophecy is lacking. Add to this there is no claim within the books of YHWH’s authority.

    Finally there is the testimony of Yeshua. He said the Scriptures were true and could not be broken. (Joh_10:34-35; Joh_17:17)
    However the Apocrypha was not Scripture to Him. Since neither the Jews, Yeshua, or His apostles considered these writings as part of the Old Testament neither should we.

    The inescapable conclusion seems to be that the present thirty-nine books of the Old Testament are the complete Scripture that YHWH has given. There are no other divinely authoritative books of Scripture that belong in the Old Testament.

  37. Bro Dave says:

    2/4/2021

    THURSDAY NIGHT STUDY

    We began by departing from our normal format (see above NOTES).
    Then, we resumed our normal Scriptural study with Rev_14:9-11 (G928 )

    REVIEW
    Torment G928 G929 G931

    QUESTION:
    Are we conscious if we are in torment?
    DISCUSSION:
    Every Scripture that mentions torment indicates that those who are tormented are conscious of it.

    Rev_14:9-13 ( G928 )
    Revelation 14:9-11 KJV
    (9)  And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
    (10)  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented G928 with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
    (11)  And the smoke of their torment G929 ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    G928 – Thayer
    βασανίζω
    basanizō
    Thayer Definition:
    1) to test (metals) by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the color of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal
    2) to question by applying torture
    3) to torture
    4) to vex with grievous pains (of body or mind), to torment
    5) to be harassed, distressed
    5a) of those who at sea are struggling with a head wind
    Part of Speech: verb
    A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G931
    G928 – Strong
    βασανίζω
    basanizō
    bas-an-id’-zo
    From G931; to torture: – pain, toil, torment, toss, vex.

    G928 – King James Concordance
    βασανίζω
    basanizō
    Total KJV Occurrences: 12
    tormented, 5
    Mat_8:6, Rev_9:5, Rev_20:10 (3)
    torment, 3
    Mat_8:29, Mar_5:7, Luk_8:28
    pained, 1
    Rev_12:2
    toiling, 1
    Mar_6:48
    tossed, 1
    Mat_14:24
    vexed, 1
    2Pe_2:8

    G929
    – Original: βασανισμός
    – Transliteration: Basanismos
    – Phonetic: bas-an-is-mos’
    – Definition:
    1. to torture, a testing by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the colour of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal
    2. torment, torture
    a. the act of tormenting
    b. the state or condition of those tormented
    – Origin: from G928
    – TDNT entry: 10:22,0
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From G928; torture: – torment.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 6
    • torment, 6
    Rev_9:5(2); Rev_14:11; Rev_18:7; Rev_18:10; Rev_18:15

    Rev_14:9also the Dead Sea Scrolls; for infidelity, cf.
    the third G5154 angel G32 . or, another angel, a third. Rev_14:6-8, Jer_44:4.
    with a loud G3173 voice G5456 . Isa_58:1.
    If any man G1536 . 1Co_15:2, Rev_14:11, Rev_13:3-6; Rev_13:11-17.
    worship G4352 . Rev_14:11, Rev_13:15, Psa_16:4.
    the beast G2342 . Rev_19:19.
    his image G1504 . Rev_14:11, Rev_13:14, Exo_20:4; Exo_20:5.
    and receive G2983 . Rev_13:16, Mar_3:29.
    his mark G5480 . Rev_14:11, Rev_13:16; Rev_13:17, Gen_4:15, Lev_19:28.
    forehead G3359 . Rev_7:3.
    hand, G5495 

    Rev_14:10
    The same G846 . or, He also (emphatic) shall. Rev_14:8; Rev_14:17.
    drink G4095 . Rev_14:8, Rev_16:19; Rev_18:3; Rev_19:15, Job_21:20, Psa_11:6; Psa_60:3; Psa_75:8, Isa_29:9; Isa_51:17; Isa_51:21-23, Jer_25:15-17; Jer_25:27; Jer_49:12; Jer_51:57, Eze_23:31-34, Gal_6:7.
    wrath G2372 . 2Co_12:20, indignation Rev_14:19, Rev_6:16; Rev_11:18; Rev_15:1; Rev_15:7; Rev_16:1; Rev_16:7; Rev_16:19; Rev_19:15; Rev_22:18, 2Ch_12:7; 2Ch_34:25, Psa_2:12, Isa_51:20; Isa_63:6, Jer_7:20; Jer_42:18, Eze_7:8, Rom_2:8.
    which is poured out . Rev_18:6, Isa_1:22.
    poured out G2767. Rev_18:6 (filled), Rev_18:6 (fill). Rev_16:1, 2Ch_34:25, Jer_7:20, Eze_7:8; Eze_36:18.
    without mixture G194 . or, undiluted. Zero grace or hope is blended with it.
    into the cup G4221 . Rev_18:6, Psa_73:10; Psa_75:8, Isa_51:17; Isa_51:22; Isa_51:23, Jer_49:12, Lam_4:21, Hab_2:16, Zec_12:2, Mat_20:22; Mat_26:39.
    indignation G3709 . Eph_4:31, abiding wrath Rev_6:16; Rev_16:19; Rev_19:15, Psa_2:5, Isa_10:5-6; Isa_66:14, Jer_10:10, Dan_8:19, Mic_7:9, Rom_1:18; Rom_2:8.
    be tormented G928 . Mat_8:6. Rev_9:5; Rev_9:17-18; Rev_11:10; Rev_19:20; Rev_20:10; Rev_21:8, Gen_19:24; Gen_19:28, Deu_29:23, Job_18:15, Psa_11:6, Isa_30:33; Isa_34:9-10; Isa_66:24, Mat_18:34; Mat_25:41, Luk_16:23-24, Jud_1:7.
    with fire G4442 . Rev_19:20; Rev_20:10; Rev_20:15; Rev_21:8, Isa_1:31; Isa_30:33; Isa_33:14; Isa_66:24, Jer_7:20, Eze_38:22, Dan_3:6, Mat_5:22; Mat_5:29-30; Mat_7:19; Mat_10:28 Mat_13:30; Mat_13:41-42; Mat_18:8; Mat_18:9; Mat_23:15; Mat_23:33; Mat_25:46 Mar_9:43-45; Mar_9:47, Luk_12:5, Joh_15:6, Heb_6:8; Heb_10:26-27.
    and brimstone G2303 . Rev_9:17; Rev_19:20; Rev_20:10; Rev_20:15; Rev_21:8, Gen_19:24; Gen_19:28, Isa_1:31; Isa_30:33; Isa_34:9-10, Eze_38:22, 2Th_1:8.
    in the presence G1799 . Rev_11:12, Psa_37:34; Psa_49:14; Psa_52:6; Psa_58:10; Psa_91:8; Psa_139:21, Isa_66:23; Isa_66:24, Eze_20:48, Mat_13:41-42; Mat_13:49-50, Luk_12:8; Luk_12:9; Luk_13:28; Luk_15:10; Luk_16:23, 2Th_1:8; 2Th_1:9.
    the holy G40 . Dan_4:13, Act_9:13.
    angels G32 . Mar_8:38, 1Ti_5:21.
    presence G1799
    the Lamb G721 . Rev_5:6, Joh_1:29.

    Rev_14:11
    smoke G2586 . Rev_9:2; Rev_18:9; Rev_18:18; Rev_19:3, Gen_19:28, Isa_1:31; Isa_9:18; Isa_30:33; Isa_33:14; Isa_34:10, Joe_2:30, Mat_13:50; Mat_25:41, Luk_16:23.
    torment G929 . Rev_9:5; Rev_20:10; Rev_22:18, Isa_66:24, Mat_4:24; Mat_13:50; Mat_18:34, Luk_16:23-28, 2Pe_2:8.
    ascendeth up G305 . Gen_19:28, Isa_34:9-10.
    for ever. Rev_1:6, Rev_4:9-10; Rev_5:13-14; Rev_7:12; Rev_11:15; Rev_20:10; Rev_22:5, Exo_15:18, Psa_10:16; Psa_145:1, Isa_33:14, Mat_25:41; Mat_25:46, 2Th_1:9, Heb_1:8, Jud_1:7.
    and ever G1519 G165 G165 . or, unto ages of ages. Rev_19:3, Mar_9:48.
    no G3756 rest G372 . Rev_14:13, Rev_4:8, Deu_28:65, Psa_95:11, Isa_33:14; Isa_57:20; Isa_57:21, Mat_11:28, Mar_9:43-49, Luk_16:24-25, Heb_3:18, 1Pe_4:14.
    day G2250 nor G2532 night G3571 . Luk_18:7.
    who worship G4352 . Rev_14:9, Rev_13:14-16; Rev_20:4.
    beast G2342
    his image G1504 . Rev_13:14, 1Jn_5:21.
    whosoever G1536 . or, if anyone. 1Co_15:2. Gen_24:10.
    the mark G5480 . Rev_14:9, Rev_13:17; Rev_19:20, Gen_4:15, Lev_19:28.
    name. G3686

    DISCUSSION:

    A third angel announces with a loud voice the tragic eternal destiny of the one who rejects the offer of the gospel (Rev_14:6-7) and worships the beast (Rev_13:1-18).

    Worship G4352 is the key element.
    Original: προσκυνέω
    – Transliteration: Proskuneo
    – Phonetic: pros-koo-neh’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to kiss the hand to (towards) one, in token of reverence
    2. among the Orientals, esp. the Persians, to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead as an expression of profound reverence
    3. in the NT by kneeling or prostration to do homage (to one) or make obeisance, whether in order to express respect or to make supplication
    a. used of homage shown to men and beings of superior rank
    1. to the Jewish high priests
    2. to God
    3. to Christ
    4. to heavenly beings
    5. to demons
    – Origin: from G4314 and a probable derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand)
    – TDNT entry: 18:38,9
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss like a dog licking his master´s hand); to fawn or crouch to that is (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to adore): – worship.

    Total KJV Occurrences: 49
    • worship, 25
    Mat_2:2; Mat_2:8; Mat_4:9; Luk_4:7; Joh_4:20; Joh_12:20; Act_7:43; Act_8:27; Act_24:11; 1Co_14:25; Heb_1:6; Rev_4:10; Rev_9:20; Rev_11:1; Rev_13:8; Rev_13:12; Rev_13:15; Rev_14:7; Rev_14:9; Rev_14:11; Rev_15:4; Rev_19:10(2); Rev_22:8; Rev_22:9

    • worshiped, 21
    Mat_2:11; Mat_8:2; Mat_9:18; Mat_14:33; Mat_15:25; Mat_28:9; Mat_28:17; Mar_5:6; Mar_15:19; Luk_24:52; Joh_4:20; Joh_9:38; Heb_11:21; Rev_7:11; Rev_11:16; Rev_13:4(2); Rev_16:2; Rev_19:4; Rev_19:20; Rev_20:4

    • worshiping, 1
    Mat_20:20

    • worshipped, 2
    Act_10:25; Rev_5:14

    Jesus paid a terrible price for humans, and to reject that Ransom to worship the beast is unthinkable.

    In Romans, Paul speaks of the wrath of God as being revealed from heaven (Rom_1:18) against unbelievers, as God allows them to receive the just consequences of their own ungodly behavior.
    In Rev_6:17, “the great day of His wrath” was announced (Rev_11:18).
    Now it will be experienced in its full strength by those who follow the beast. In the just outworking of God’s wrath, unbelievers who worship the beast will be tormented … forever and ever, with no rest day or night.

    It is difficult to understand the torment of those who are depicted in Rev_14:9-11, except that it may be the remorse at having refused the love of the Messiah.
    Even Christ Himself does not appear to be able to save a soul from its self-condemnation.
    QUESTION:
    Does this affirm YHWH’s gift of self-will, even to this extreme?

    Rev_14:10 – In the Old Testament, God passed around a cup of intoxicating wrath to all the nations (Psa_75:8; Isa_51:17, Isa_51:21-22; Isa_63:6; Jer_25:15; Jer_49:12; Eze_23:31; Hab_2:16; Zec_12:2; also Num_5:24).
    Fire and brimstone were appropriate for a spiritual Sodom (Rev_11:8; Gen_19:24), although the image may be broader than that (e.g., Eze_38:22).
    (NOTE: This text does not seem to imply that they cannot repent if they do so before death or the world’s end – Rev_2:21; Rev_11:10-13.)
    As often in apocalyptic literature, the wicked get to see what they missed (Psa_112:10); but Revelation omits a common apocalyptic feature, in which the righteous also get to see and gloat over the fate of the damned.

    Rev_14:11. The eternal smoking of Edom (night and day; contrast Rev_4:8; Rev_12:10) is described in similar terms in Isa_34:10, but there the meaning appears to be desolation, whereas here it seems to be eternal burning and torment.

    QUESTION:
    Does this, plus other Scriptures like (Mat_26:24; Mat_11:24; Rom_3:4-5; 2Co_5:10; Rev_20:12-13; Rev_20:15; Joh_5:28-29), give credence to eternal damnation in a fiery punishment as a result of resurrection and judgement?
    DISCUSSION:
    Scripture can be interpreted to affirm that the punishment of the damned shall not consist of annihilation, but of real and sensible pain (Mat_26:24; Mat_11:24).
    Scripture-images of hell, of which there are many, seem to deny that future punishment is restricted to annihilation.
    It is referred to as a worm, a fire, a darkness; there are chains – weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
    And, it can be argued by Scripture that future punishment will be eternal (Mat_25:41; Mar_9:44; Mat_18:8; Rev_20:10).

    This looks like what Yeshua was trying to save us from.
    If we read only the Scriptures without man’s interpretation, one draws the conclusion that there is something in addition to Adamic death that Yeshua wants to save us from.

    Adamic death is the “sleep” death.
    After resurrection, we will be judged based on our actions.

    Rev_14:6-7
    NOTE
    The angel who preaches the gospel to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people helps to fulfill YHWH’s promise that the gospel “will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations” (Mat_24:14) before Christ returns.
    The word gospel, which literally means “good news,” is used here only in Revelation.

    Even at this late stage in YHWH’s judgment He continues to offer everlasting life to the world (Joh_3:16).

    The gospel message at this point beseeches unbelievers to fear God and give glory to Him and to escape the hour of His judgment.
    Earlier, some people had responded in this manner after the miracle of the two witnesses’ resurrection (Rev_11:1-13).
    The activity of this angel may be behind the scenes, prompting a worldwide proclamation of the gospel by those who will declare the truth even at the cost of their lives.

    There’s a certain point in time when there will be a few people who have not yet made their choice to either take the mark of the beast or not.

    What could make people choose to accept the mark of the beast?
    DISCUSSION:
    This is chronologically before Armageddon, during the decline in mankind’s systems.
    There will be a system that is working with all kinds of signs and miracles, and mankind is going to be required to worship the image of the beast.
    But after the Great Throne, why would anybody choose to not worship YHWH?

    Is the Gospel of the Kingdom being preached today the same, or even similar, to the Gospel of the Kingdom preached by Yeshua?

    Mat_10:27-28
    NOTE:
    Yeshua speaking.
    He is trying to help us out.
    BOTH body and soul.
    YHWH is only one who can destroy the soul.
    We know this
    He’s warning mankind that His Father has something in store for the disobedient at the end.
    YHWH will tolerate no disobedience.

    NEXT
    2/11/2021

    Then,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    Then, to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  38. Bro Dave says:

    2/11/2021

    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    GEHENNA – as defined in the Bible – How did the threat of Gehenna affect those mentioned in the Bible.

    Last week’s subject, TORMENT, and this week’s subject, GEHENNA seem linked inextricably (To a degree of perplexity not to be disentangled – WEBSTER) by many, so while we are discussing them separately, yet together, there will be some overlap with last week’s study.
    Please refer to last week’s Notes.

    GEHENNA
    G1067
    – Original: γέεννα
    – Transliteration: Geenna
    – Phonetic: gheh’-en-nah
    – Definition:
    1. Hell is the place of the future punishment call Gehenna or Gehenna of fire. This was originally the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where the filth and dead animals of the city were cast out and burned; a fit symbol of the wicked and their future destruction.
    – Origin: of Hebrew origin H1516 and G2011
    – TDNT entry: 11:57,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: Of Hebrew origin ([H1516] and [H2011]);
    valley of (the son of) Hinnom;
    gehenna (or Ge-Hinnom) a valley of Jerusalem used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment: – hell.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 1
    • hell, 1
    Jam_3:6
    Hell
    This English word is translated from related Greek synonyms.
    G5020, G1067
    Mat_5:22, Mat_5:29, Mat_5:30, Mat_10:28, Mat_18:9, Mat_23:15, Mat_23:33, Mar_9:43, Mar_9:45, Mar_9:47, Luk_12:5, Jas_3:6, 2Pe_2:4

    G5020
    – Original: ταρταρόω
    – Transliteration: Tartaroo
    – Phonetic: tar-tar-o’-o
    – Definition:
    1. the name of the subterranean region, doleful and dark, regarded by the ancient Greeks as the abode of the wicked dead, where they suffer punishment for their evil deeds; it answers to Gehenna of the Jews
    2. to thrust down to Tartarus, to hold captive in Tartarus
    – Origin: from Tartaros (the deepest abyss of hell)
    – TDNT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From Τάρταρος Tartaros̄(the deepest abyss of Hades); to incarcerate in eternal torment: – cast down to hell.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 1
    • hell, 1
    2Pe_2:4
    NOTE
    Being reserved for judgement, not the same as a place of eternal punishment.
    In the days of Peter and Paul, Greek was the lingua franca, so Peter may have been using this word G5020 , so his listeners would understand what the word was actually describing.
    The KJV translators were doing the best they could with their limited resources; today we have a much greater number of resources.
    Dante’s Inferno (Hell), called the Divine Comedy – different circles of hell.
    Written 14th Century – did the vivid descriptions of the seven circles of hell influence translators of KJV?
    Describes journey thru hell, guided by Virgil.
    Some argue he is laughing at religion.

    Hades
    This English word is translated from one single Greek word.
    G86
    Mat_11:23, Mat_16:18, Luk_10:15, Luk_16:23, Act_2:27, Act_2:31, 1Co_15:55, Rev_1:18, Rev_6:8, Rev_20:13, Rev_20:14

    G86
    – Original: ᾅδης
    – Transliteration: Hades
    – Phonetic: hah’-dace
    – Definition:
    1. name Hades or Pluto, the God of the lower regions
    2. Orcus, the nether world, the realm of the dead
    3. later use of this word: the grave, death, hell
    – Origin: from G1 (as negative particle) and G1492
    – TDNT entry: 03:26,2
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Location

    – Strong’s: From G1 (as a negative particle) and G1492; properly unseen that is Hades or the place (state) of departed souls: – grave hell.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 6
    • grave, 1
    1Co_15:55

    • hell, 5
    Act_2:27; Act_2:31; Rev_6:8; Rev_20:13; Rev_20:14

    500 years post-occupation, the thinking was different from Abraham, Job, etc.
    Hades at this time was a very specific place, ruled by a “god” of Hades.
    It’s a mixing of cultures, perhaps leading to out modern day thinking of dying and going straight to heaven or hell – still the Roman-Greek influence.
    The Scriptures help us understand the cultures.
    How would a Hebrew Jew view these Scriptural ideas?
    Torah (Instructions from YHWH about living the best life) was first given to Moses.
    Concept of death came from Eden, Adam and Eve,
    Did ancient Jews understand death to be torment? or alive and being punished, or just cease existence going back to the dust.
    Gen_2:7; Gen_3:19
    NOTE
    Nothing about punishment beyond death itself.
    Leads to the question of why Adam – the most damnation-deserving human of all because, as a perfect human he chose to disobey YHWH – was not condemend to eternal punishment?

    Concept of YHWH’s Word and Law from Hebrew and Greco-Roman perspective.
    Ancient Jews looked at living life NOW according to YHWH’s instructions (Torah).
    Afterlife was not a priority.
    But influences from other cultures invaded that thought process.
    Is YHWH giving us progressive revelations that include life after death?
    Jews did not need to know about after life, because they did not need to know about it until Messiah arrived.
    Even the Disciples did not get all the information:
    Joh_16:12

    Sheol
    SHEOL [SHE ole] — in Hebrew thought, the abode of the dead.
    H7585
    – Original: שׁאל שׁאול
    – Transliteration: Sh@’owl
    – Phonetic: sheh-ole’
    – Definition:
    1. sheol, underworld, grave, hell, pit
    a. the underworld
    b. Sheol – the OT designation for the abode of the dead
    1. place of no return
    2. without praise of God
    3. wicked sent there for punishment
    4. righteous not abandoned to it
    5. of the place of exile (fig)
    6. of extreme degradation in sin
    – Origin: from H7592
    – TWOT entry: 2303c
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat) including its accessories and inmates: – grave hell pit.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 65
    • grave, 31
    Gen_37:35; Gen_42:38; Gen_44:29; Gen_44:31; 1Sa_2:6; 1Ki_2:6; 1Ki_2:9; Job_7:9; Job_14:13; Job_17:13; Job_21:13; Job_24:19; Psa_6:5; Psa_30:3; Psa_31:17; Psa_49:14(2); Psa_49:15; Psa_88:3; Psa_89:48; Psa_141:7; Pro_1:12; Pro_30:16; Ecc_9:10; Son_8:6; Isa_14:11; Isa_38:10; Isa_38:18; Eze_31:15; Hos_13:14(2)

    • hell, 31
    Deu_32:22; 2Sa_22:6; Job_11:8; Job_26:6; Psa_9:17; Psa_16:10; Psa_18:5; Psa_55:15; Psa_86:13; Psa_116:3; Psa_139:8; Pro_5:5; Pro_7:27; Pro_9:18; Pro_15:11; Pro_15:24; Pro_23:14; Pro_27:20; Isa_5:14; Isa_14:9; Isa_14:15; Isa_28:15; Isa_28:18; Isa_57:9; Eze_31:16; Eze_31:17; Eze_32:21; Eze_32:27; Amo_9:2; Jon_2:2; Hab_2:5

    • pit, 3
    Num_16:30; Num_16:33; Job_17:16

    Sheol is the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek Hades, which means “the unseen world.”
    Sheol was regarded as an underground region (Num_16:30, Num_16:33; Amo_9:2), shadowy and gloomy, where disembodied souls had a conscious but dull and inactive existence (2Sa_22:6; Ecc_9:10).
    The Hebrew people regarded sheol as a place to which both the righteous and unrighteous go at death (Gen_37:35; Psa_9:17; Isa_38:10; death, NIV; Deu_32:22; the realm of death, NIV), a place where punishment is received and rewards are enjoyed.
    Sheol is pictured as having an insatiable appetite (Isa_5:14; Hab_2:5; the grave, NIV.
    However, YHWH is present in sheol (Psa_139:7-8; hell, NKJV; the depths, NIV).
    Act_17:27-28
    NOTE
    Even in the grave (Sheol).
    YHWH is a God of the living.
    Sheol gives meaning to Psa_16:10.

    Sheol is open and known to Him (Job_26:6; Pro_15:11; Death, NIV).
    This suggests that in death YHWH’s people remain under His care, and the wicked never escape His judgment.
    Peter saw the fulfillment of this messianic psalm in Jesus’ resurrection (Act_2:27).

    Knowing these items, what about the ever popular “hell fire”.
    Many of us were taught that “hell fire” was not a Scriptural teaching.
    However, when we ditch the “bibles” that are translated to agree and support organizational dogmas, then return to KJV, we find it written about eight times, in one form or another:
    Deu_32:22; Mat_5:22; Mat_18:9 ; Mar_9:43; Mar_9:45; Mar_9:47; Jas_3:6; Rev_20:14;

    Also, some denominations favorite threat of “everlasting destruction” as a representation of what’s going to happen to ungodly, occurs once:
    2Th_1:7-9
    NOTE
    According to this Scripture, all the ungodly will receive “everlasting destruction”.
    NOTE
    everlasting
    G166
    – Original: αἰώνιος
    – Transliteration: Aionios
    – Phonetic: ahee-o’-nee-os
    – Definition:
    1. without beginning and end, that which always has been and always will be
    2. without beginning
    3. without end, never to cease, everlasting
    – Origin: from G165
    – TDNT entry: 04:28,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: From G165; perpetual (also used of past time or past and future as well): – eternal for ever everlasting world (began).
    Total KJV Occurrences: 47
    • began, 3
    Rom_16:25; 2Ti_1:9; Tit_1:2

    • eternal, 31
    Mat_19:16; Mar_10:17; Luk_10:25; Luk_18:18; Joh_6:68; Act_13:48; Rom_2:7; Rom_5:21; Rom_6:23; 2Co_4:17; 2Co_4:18; 2Co_5:1; 1Ti_6:12; 1Ti_6:19; 2Ti_2:10; Tit_1:2; Tit_3:7; Heb_5:9; Heb_6:2; Heb_9:12; Heb_9:14; Heb_9:15; 1Pe_5:10; 1Jn_1:2; 1Jn_2:25; 1Jn_3:15; 1Jn_5:11; 1Jn_5:13; 1Jn_5:20; Jud_1:7; Jud_1:21

    • everlasting, 12
    Joh_3:36; Act_13:46; Rom_6:22; Rom_16:26; Gal_6:8; 2Th_1:9; 2Th_2:16; 1Ti_1:16; 1Ti_6:16; Heb_13:20; 2Pe_1:11; Rev_14:6

    • forever, 1
    Phm_1:15

    everlasting. G166
    Mat_18:8, Aionios describes duration, either undefined, but not necessarily endless (as in Rom_16:25, 2Ti_1:9, Tit_1:2); or undefined because endless (as in Rom_16:26 and each of the other sixty-six places of its occurrence in the NT.
    Additionally, when aionios pertains to things of the future age (Mat_12:40), it is used in the infinite sense of eternal duration. Psa_92:7, Isa_33:14, Mat_18:8; Mat_25:41; Mat_25:46 Mar_3:29; Mar_9:43; Mar_9:44, Luk_1:33; Luk_12:59, Rom_16:26, 2Co_4:18; 2Co_5:1, Php_3:19, 1Ti_6:16, Tit_1:2, Heb_5:9; Heb_6:2; Heb_9:12; Heb_9:14, 1Pe_5:10, *2Pe_1:11; 2Pe_2:4, Jud_1:7.

    destruction
    G3639
    – Original: ὄλεθρος
    – Transliteration: Olethros
    – Phonetic: ol’-eth-ros
    – Definition:
    1. ruin, destroy, death
    a. for the destruction of the flesh, said of the external ills and troubles by which the lusts of the flesh are subdued and destroyed
    – Origin: from a primary ollumi (to destroy, a prolonged form)
    – TDNT entry: 07:48,7
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From ὄλλυμι ollumi a primary word (to destroy; a prolonged form);
    ruin that is death punishment: – destruction.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 4
    • destruction, 4
    1Co_5:5; 1Th_5:3; 2Th_1:9; 1Ti_6:9

    destruction. G3639, olethros, from ollumi (to ruin): 1Co_5:5, 1Th_5:3, 2Th_1:9, 1Ti_6:9,
    This word like its synonyms, also translated ’destroy,’ ’destruction,’ appears to mean, not the destruction of being but of well-being, not annihilation, the putting an end to the existence of a person or thing, but its ruin so far as the purpose of its existence is concerned.

    “Everlasting destruction” can be understood as a continuing state of suffering and not extinction of being.
    How can that be so?
    If this awful penalty is a final, total material destruction, then “destruction” alone is sufficient to describe it, and the addition of the term “everlasting” is redundant.

    Some understand the reference to mean permanence of result, not duration of punishment, a reference to annihilation, but if that’s so, surely the expression “everlasting annihilation” is not the language of the Bible.

    (Mat_25:46 ). Lev_23:29 Deu_7:23, 2Sa_22:41, 1Ki_13:3-4, Job_31:3, Psa_28:5; Psa_37:38; Psa_73:18; Psa_80:16; Psa_92:7, Isa_1:28; Isa_65:15-17, Isa_66:15-24; Dan_12:2; Jer_4:20, Mat_7:13; Mat_10:28 Act_3:23, 1Co_10:10, Php_3:19, 1Th_5:3, Heb_11:28, 2Pe_3:7, Jud_1:13, Rev_17:8; Rev_17:11; Rev_19:19-21; Rev_20:10.

    QUESTION:
    If “Everlasting destruction” refers to annihilation, then how does conscious “torment” (see last week’s notes) harmonize with that belief?
    DISCUSSION:
    Have we, as the human race, LOST our fear of YHWH and His Commands?
    What does that mean about the “Curse” of the Law? – Neh_10:29; Dan_9:11; Gal_3:10 ; Gal_3:13 ; Mat_10:28 
    Hab_2:10 (Hab_2:1-20)
    And what does that mean for us as a race?
    1Co_15:24-34

    NEXT
    2/18/2021

    We will open with discussing the above Scriptures starting with Mat_25:46 and subsequent questions.
    Then,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    Then, to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  39. Bro Dave says:

    2/18/2021

    NOTE:
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)

    We opened with a discussion of the upcoming Memorial Observation.
    1. Are we presenting a Memorial Observation?
    Yes
    2. If so, what date?
    TENTATIVE DATE = Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10:00 PM ET (9:00 PM CT; 8:00 PM MT; 7:00 PM PT)

    We continued by discussing the question:
    Have we, the human race as a whole, LOST our fear of YHWH and His Commands?

    REVIEW

    Knowing these items, what about the ever popular “hell fire”.
    Many of us were taught that “hell fire” was not a Scriptural teaching.
    However, when we ditch the “bibles” that are translated to agree and support organizational dogmas, then return to KJV, we find it written about eight times, in one form or another:
    Deu_32:22; Mat_5:22; Mat_18:9 ; Mar_9:43; Mar_9:45; Mar_9:47; Jas_3:6; Rev_20:14;

    Also, some denominations favorite threat of “everlasting destruction” as a representation of what’s going to happen to ungodly, occurs once:
    2Th_1:7-9
    NOTE
    According to this Scripture, all the ungodly will receive “everlasting destruction”.
    NOTE
    everlasting
    G166
    – Original: αἰώνιος
    – Transliteration: Aionios
    – Phonetic: ahee-o’-nee-os
    – Definition:
    1. without beginning and end, that which always has been and always will be
    2. without beginning
    3. without end, never to cease, everlasting
    – Origin: from G165
    – TDNT entry: 04:28,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: From G165; perpetual (also used of past time or past and future as well): – eternal for ever everlasting world (began).
    Total KJV Occurrences: 47
    • began, 3
    Rom_16:25; 2Ti_1:9; Tit_1:2

    • eternal, 31
    Mat_19:16; Mar_10:17; Luk_10:25; Luk_18:18; Joh_6:68; Act_13:48; Rom_2:7; Rom_5:21; Rom_6:23; 2Co_4:17; 2Co_4:18; 2Co_5:1; 1Ti_6:12; 1Ti_6:19; 2Ti_2:10; Tit_1:2; Tit_3:7; Heb_5:9; Heb_6:2; Heb_9:12; Heb_9:14; Heb_9:15; 1Pe_5:10; 1Jn_1:2; 1Jn_2:25; 1Jn_3:15; 1Jn_5:11; 1Jn_5:13; 1Jn_5:20; Jud_1:7; Jud_1:21

    • everlasting, 12
    Joh_3:36; Act_13:46; Rom_6:22; Rom_16:26; Gal_6:8; 2Th_1:9; 2Th_2:16; 1Ti_1:16; 1Ti_6:16; Heb_13:20; 2Pe_1:11; Rev_14:6

    • forever, 1
    Phm_1:15

    everlasting. G166
    Mat_18:8, Aionios describes duration, either undefined, but not necessarily endless (as in Rom_16:25, 2Ti_1:9, Tit_1:2); or undefined because endless (as in Rom_16:26 and each of the other sixty-six places of its occurrence in the NT.
    Additionally, when aionios pertains to things of the future age (Mat_12:40), it is used in the infinite sense of eternal duration. Psa_92:7, Isa_33:14, Mat_18:8; Mat_25:41; Mat_25:46 Mar_3:29; Mar_9:43; Mar_9:44, Luk_1:33; Luk_12:59, Rom_16:26, 2Co_4:18; 2Co_5:1, Php_3:19, 1Ti_6:16, Tit_1:2, Heb_5:9; Heb_6:2; Heb_9:12; Heb_9:14, 1Pe_5:10, *2Pe_1:11; 2Pe_2:4, Jud_1:7.

    destruction
    G3639
    – Original: ὄλεθρος
    – Transliteration: Olethros
    – Phonetic: ol’-eth-ros
    – Definition:
    1. ruin, destroy, death
    a. for the destruction of the flesh, said of the external ills and troubles by which the lusts of the flesh are subdued and destroyed
    – Origin: from a primary ollumi (to destroy, a prolonged form)
    – TDNT entry: 07:48,7
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From ὄλλυμι ollumi a primary word (to destroy; a prolonged form);
    ruin that is death punishment: – destruction.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 4
    • destruction, 4
    1Co_5:5; 1Th_5:3; 2Th_1:9; 1Ti_6:9

    destruction. G3639, olethros, from ollumi (to ruin): 1Co_5:5, 1Th_5:3, 2Th_1:9, 1Ti_6:9,
    This word like its synonyms, also translated ’destroy,’ ’destruction,’ appears to mean, not the destruction of being but of well-being, not annihilation, the putting an end to the existence of a person or thing, but its ruin so far as the purpose of its existence is concerned.

    “Everlasting destruction” can be understood as a continuing state of suffering and not extinction of being.
    How can that be so?
    If this awful penalty is a final, total material destruction, then “destruction” alone is sufficient to describe it, and the addition of the term “everlasting” is redundant.

    Some understand the reference to mean permanence of result, not duration of punishment, a reference to annihilation, but if that’s so, surely the expression “everlasting annihilation” is not the language of the Bible.

    (Mat_25:46 ). Lev_23:29 Deu_7:23, 2Sa_22:41, 1Ki_13:3-4, Job_31:3, Psa_28:5; Psa_37:38; Psa_73:18; Psa_80:16; Psa_92:7, Isa_1:28; Isa_65:15-17, Isa_66:15-24; Dan_12:2; Jer_4:20, Mat_7:13; Mat_10:28 Act_3:23, 1Co_10:10, Php_3:19, 1Th_5:3, Heb_11:28, 2Pe_3:7, Jud_1:13, Rev_17:8; Rev_17:11; Rev_19:19-21; Rev_20:10.

    QUESTION:
    If “Everlasting destruction” refers to annihilation, then how does conscious “torment” (see study notes for 2/4/2021) harmonize with that belief?
    DISCUSSION:

    QUESTION:
    Have we, the human race as a whole, LOST our fear of YHWH and His Commands?
    DISCUSSION:
    fear
    H3374
    – Original: יראה
    – Transliteration: Yir’ah
    – Phonetic: yir-aw’
    – Definition:
    1. fear, terror, fearing
    a. fear, terror
    b. awesome or terrifying thing (object causing fear)
    c. fear (of God), respect, reverence, piety
    d. revered
    – Origin: from H3373
    – TWOT entry: 907b
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: Feminine of H3373; fear (also used as infinitive); morally reverence: – X dreadful X exceedingly fear (-fulness).
    Total KJV Occurrences: 45
    • afraid, 1
    Jon_1:10

    • dreadful, 1
    Eze_1:18

    • fear, 41
    Gen_20:11; Exo_20:20; Deu_2:25; 2Sa_23:3; 2Ch_19:9; Neh_5:9; Neh_5:15; Job_4:6; Job_6:14; Job_15:4; Job_22:4; Job_28:28; Psa_2:11; Psa_5:7; Psa_19:9; Psa_34:11; Psa_90:11; Psa_111:10; Psa_119:38; Pro_1:7; Pro_1:29; Pro_2:5; Pro_8:13; Pro_9:10; Pro_10:27; Pro_14:26; Pro_14:27; Pro_15:16; Pro_15:33; Pro_16:6; Pro_19:23; Pro_22:4; Pro_23:17; Isa_7:25; Isa_11:2; Isa_11:3; Isa_29:13; Isa_33:6; Isa_63:17; Jer_32:40; Eze_30:13
    • feared, 1
    Jon_1:16

    • Fearfulness, 1
    Psa_55:5

    fear (reverent)
    H3373
    – Original: ירא
    – Transliteration: Yare’
    – Phonetic: yaw-ray’
    – Definition:
    1. fearing, reverent, afraid
    – Origin: from H3372
    – TWOT entry: 907a
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: From H3372; fearing; morally reverent: – afraid fear (-ful).
    Total KJV Occurrences: 43
    • I fear God: Gen_20:11; Lev_25:43; Neh_5:9, Neh_5:15; Luk_18:2, Luk_18:4
    Without the fear of YHWH, all hope is gone.
    YHWH has strict requirements for how the financially poor Israelites are treated.
    When a person has a proper fear of YHWH, their actions will show it.
    When a person found himself on a contrary course, if he had a fear of YHWH, he would correct his course back to be in harmony with YHWH’s commands.
    To displease YHWH, that person is not only sinning, but possibly bringing on themselves YHWH’s wrath.
    Luk_18:2, Luk_18:4 refers to the parable of the Persistent Widow. Also, regard G1788 refers to “respect”.

    • fear, 27
    Gen_42:18; Exo_18:21; Psa_22:23; Psa_22:25; Psa_25:14; Psa_31:19; Psa_33:18; Psa_34:7; Psa_34:9; Psa_60:4; Psa_61:5; Psa_66:16; Psa_85:9; Psa_103:11; Psa_103:13; Psa_103:17; Psa_111:5; Psa_115:11; Psa_115:13; Psa_118:4; Psa_119:74; Psa_119:79; Psa_135:20; Psa_145:19; Psa_147:11; Ecc_8:12; Mal_4:2

    • feared, 3
    Job_1:1; Jer_42:16; Mal_3:16

    • fearest, 1
    Gen_22:12

    • feareth, 10
    Job_1:8; Job_2:3; Psa_25:12; Psa_128:1; Psa_128:4; Pro_13:13; Pro_14:16; Pro_31:30; Ecc_7:18; Isa_50:10

    • fearful, 2
    Deu_20:8; Jdg_7:3

    fear
    G5399
    – Original: φοβέω
    – Transliteration: Phobeo
    – Phonetic: fob-eh’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away)
    a. to put to flight, to flee
    b. to fear, be afraid
    1. to be struck with fear, to be seized with alarm 1b
    c. of those startled by strange sights or occurrences 1b
    d. of those struck with amazement
    1. to fear, be afraid of one
    2. to fear (i.e. hesitate) to do something (for fear of harm)
    e. to reverence, venerate, to treat with deference or reverential obedience
    – Origin: from G5401
    – TDNT entry: 12:09,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From G5401; to frighten that is (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy to be in awe of that is revere: – be (+ sore) afraid fear (exceedingly) reverence.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 68
    • fear God: Luk_18:2, Luk_18:4; Rom_3:12-18, 2Co_8:21, Php_3:17-19; 1Ti_6:17-19.
    Unrighteous and unrepentant individual with no fear of YHWH.
    Being mindful, consciously thinking about, to be honorable before YHWH, and in our actions, show others how our actions are in harmony with our desire to please YHWH.
    Paul points out that followers should respect each other because we are each at different stages in our development.
    If we know to do good and do not do it, it is a sin (Jas_4:17).
    We need to help all those that we can.
    Paul contrasts spirit (heavenly) to flesh (worldly).
    We need to focus on the spiritual (heavenly).
    Neh_5:9

    • afraid, 20
    Mat_2:22; Mat_14:30; Mat_17:6; Mar_5:15; Mar_9:32; Mar_10:32; Mar_16:8; Luk_2:9; Luk_8:25; Luk_8:35; Joh_6:19; Joh_19:8; Act_9:26; Act_22:29; Rom_13:3; Rom_13:4; Gal_4:11; Heb_11:23; 1Pe_3:6; 1Pe_3:14

    • fear, 21
    Mat_1:20; Mat_21:26; Mat_28:5; Luk_1:13; Luk_1:30; Luk_1:50; Luk_2:10; Luk_23:40; Joh_12:15; Act_13:16; Act_27:24; Rom_11:20; 2Co_11:3; 2Co_12:20; Heb_4:1; Heb_13:6; 1Pe_2:17; Rev_11:18; Rev_14:7; Rev_15:4; Rev_19:5

    • feared, 16
    Mat_14:5; Mat_21:46; Mat_27:54; Mar_4:41; Mar_6:20; Mar_11:18; Mar_11:32; Mar_12:12; Luk_9:34; Luk_9:45; Luk_20:19; Luk_22:2; Joh_9:22; Act_5:26; Act_10:2; Act_16:38

    • feareth, 4
    Act_10:22; Act_10:35; Act_13:26; 1Jn_4:18

    • fearing, 6
    Mar_5:33; Act_27:17; Act_27:29; Gal_2:12; Col_3:22; Heb_11:27

    • reverence, 1
    Eph_5:33

    NEXT
    2/25/2021

    We will open with discussing and (maybe) confirming our Memorial Observation plans.
    Then, we will continue discussing the “Curse” of the Law.
    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    Then ,to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  40. Bro Dave says:

    2/25/2021

    NOTE:
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)

    We opened with a discussion of the upcoming Remembrance (aka – Memorial) Observance.

    1. Date & Time
    March New Moon (NASA) Mar 13 5:22 AM ET
    New moon + 14d = Mar 27.
    CONFIRMED DATE = Saturday, March 27, at 10:00 PM ET; 9:00 PM CT; 8:00 PM MT; 7:00 PM PT

    2. Text
    New text is required.
    We reviewed and approved the new text, and assigned presenters.

    REVIEW

    People are getting COVID vaccinations to “get our life back”.
    Bot no one is thanking YHWH for giving the scientists the knowledge granted for the vaccines.
    Even as a nation, no one is thanking YHWH.

    In the stream of time, we are in a different time period than humanity has ever been in before:
    There is a math problem in an elementary school book that says,
    “Johnny, who used to be Cathy, is 14 years old.
    Mary, who used to be Billy, is 10 years old.
    What is the difference between their age?”
    NOTE:
    This has NEVER happened before in recorded history.
    Today, 2/25/2021, the House of Representatives passed “the Equality Act, a bill that bans discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It also substantially expands the areas to which those discrimination protections apply.
    It amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act to explicitly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Civil Rights Act covered discrimination in certain areas, like employment and housing. The Equality Act expands that to cover federally-funded programs, as well as “public accommodations” — a broad category including retail stores and stadiums, for example.
    Importantly, the bill also explicitly says that it trumps the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (commonly known by its acronym RFRA). The law, passed in 1993, set a higher bar for the government to defend laws if people argued those laws infringed upon religious freedom.
    Under the Equality Act, an entity couldn’t use RFRA to challenge the act’s provisions, nor could it use RFRA as a defense to a claim made under the act.” – https://www.scpr.org/news/2021/02/24/96773/house-to-vote-on-equality-act-here-s-what-the-law/

    QUESTION:
    Are we blessed or cursed to live in this part of the stream of time?
    DISCUSSION:
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
    NOTE:
    Actually, John Chapter 21 in its entirety.

    Footstep followers will not be passive observers:
    Luk_21:10-19
    NOTE:
    Examples members of our Fellowship have endured.

    Luk_21:22
    NOTE
    An example of dual fulfillment?

    We prepare ourselves by studying YHWH’s Word and learning His Truth.

    Jeremiah 31:33-34 KJV
    (33)  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    (34)  And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
    NOTE:
    What we’re doing right now is one of the most important things we can do.

    Luke 21:29-31 KJV
    (29)  And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
    (30)  When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
    (31)  So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

    This pandemic is not like any previous ones, even AIDS.
    As soon as there was a vaccine for COVID, the variants began to appear.

    Luke 21:32-33 KJV
    (32)  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
    (33)  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

    Matthew 24:32-35 KJV
    (32)  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
    (33)  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
    (34)  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
    (35)  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

    Seeing “all of it” may mean seeing Israel completely restored.

    Zechariah 12:8-14 KJV
    (8)  In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
    (9)  And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
    (10)  And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
    (11)  In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
    (12)  And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
    (13)  The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
    (14)  All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

    NEXT
    3/4/2021

    We will open with discussing and (maybe) confirming our Remembrance (aka, Memorial) Observation plans.

    Then, we will continue discussing the “Curse” of the Law.
    In particular, we’ll read and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    Then ,to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  41. Bro Dave says:

    3/4/2021

    NOTE:
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)

    We opened with a discussion of the upcoming Remembrance (aka – Memorial or Commemoration Observance).
    March 27, 2021 – (10:00 PM ET; 9:00 PM CT; 8:00 PM MT; 7:00 PM PT)
    For 2021:
    New moon (Exo_12:2-6) + 14 days = Mar 27.
    per NASA – March New Moon Mar 13 5:22 AM ET
    Next full moon is:
    Sunday, Mar 28 (Worm Moon) 2:48 PM ET.

    REMEMBRANCE DATE = Mar 27, 10:00 PM EDT; 9:00 PM CDT; 8:00 PM MDT; 7:00 PM PDT

    Then, we continued by discussing the “Curse” of the Law.
    In this study, at the appropriate point we will read and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    QUESTION:
    What does that mean about the “Curse” of the Law? – Neh_10:29; Dan_9:11; Gal_3:10 ; Gal_3:13 ; Mat_10:28 
    Hab_2:10 (Hab_2:1-20)
    DISCUSSION:
    Deu_27:26 KJV
    (26)  Cursed H779 be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

    Deu_28:15
    Deuteronomy 28:15 KJV
    (15)  But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses H7045 shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
    NOTE
    We have a whole list of blessings if people keep it and another list of curses if people violate it.
    H779 H7045 – different words with very similar meanings.
    Specific to this covenant – not about salvation. Obey and THIS life will be good; disobey and THIS life will be bad.
    EX:
    Deu_28:1-14
    NOTE
    Blessings

    and

    Deu_28:15-68
    NOTE
    Curses

    Lev_26:14-39
    NOTE:
    Lev_26:16 is “a little scary”.

    Cursed
    H779
    – Original: ארר
    – Transliteration: ‘arar
    – Phonetic: aw-rar’
    – Definition:
    1. to curse
    a. (Qal)
    1. to curse
    2. cursed be he (participle used pr in curses)
    b. (Niphal) to be cursed, cursed
    c. (Piel) to curse, lay under a curse, put a curse on
    d. (Hophal) to be made a curse, be cursed
    – Origin: a primitive root
    – TWOT entry: 168
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A primitive root; to execrate: – X bitterly curse.
    Execrate (Webster)
    EX’ECRATE, v.t. [L. execror, from ex and sacer, the primary sense of which is to separate. See Sacred.]
    Literally, to curse; to denounce evil agianst, or to imprecate evil on; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.

    Total KJV Occurrences: 63
    • bitterly, 2
    Jdg_5:23(2)

    • curse, 14
    Gen_12:3; Exo_22:28; Num_5:18; Num_5:19; Num_5:22; Num_5:24(2); Num_5:27; Num_22:6; Num_22:12; Num_23:7; Jdg_5:23; Job_3:8; Mal_2:2

    • cursed, 44
    Gen_3:14; Gen_3:17; Gen_4:11; Gen_5:29; Gen_9:25; Gen_27:29; Gen_49:7; Num_22:6; Num_24:9; Deu_27:15; Deu_27:16; Deu_27:17; Deu_27:18; Deu_27:19; Deu_27:20; Deu_27:21; Deu_27:22; Deu_27:23; Deu_27:24; Deu_27:25; Deu_27:26; Deu_28:16(2); Deu_28:17; Deu_28:18; Deu_28:19(2); Jos_6:26; Jos_9:23; Jdg_21:18; 1Sa_14:24; 1Sa_14:28; 1Sa_26:19; 2Ki_9:34; Psa_119:21; Jer_11:3; Jer_17:5; Jer_20:14; Jer_20:15; Jer_48:10(2); Mal_1:14; Mal_2:2; Mal_3:9

    • cursest, 1
    Num_22:6

    • curseth, 2
    Gen_27:29; Num_24:9

    NEXT
    3/11/2021

    We will open by discussing any remaining details of our Remembrance (aka, Memorial) Observation.

    Then, we will continue discussing what the Greek text teaches about the “Curse” of the Law.
    In particular, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  42. Bro Dave says:

    3/11/2021

    NOTE:
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)

    We opened with a discussion of the upcoming Remembrance (aka – Memorial or Commemoration Observance).
    March 27, 2021 – (10:00 PM ET; 9:00 PM CT; 8:00 PM MT; 7:00 PM PT)
    For 2021:
    New moon (Exo_12:2-6) + 14 days = Mar 27.
    per NASA – March New Moon Mar 13 5:22 AM ET
    Next full moon is:
    Sunday, Mar 28 (Worm Moon) 2:48 PM ET.

    REMEMBRANCE DATE = Mar 27, 10:00 PM EDT; 9:00 PM CDT; 8:00 PM MDT; 7:00 PM PDT

    Then, we continued by discussing the “Curse” of the Law.
    In this study, at the appropriate point we will read and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    We opened by discussing remaining details of our Remembrance (aka, Memorial) Observance.

    Then, we continued discussing what the Greek Scriptures teach about the “Curse” of the Law.

    We are getting into an area where we rely on Paul for a great deal of our Greek Scripture; a great deal of what we believe.
    QUESTION:
    Just who is this guy?
    What is he all about?
    Just WHAT is his authority?
    DISCUSSION:
    Towards the end of his ministry, Paul mentions that he is a Benjaminite, a Jew, a Pharisee.
    He still spoke to and taught other Pharisees about Christ.
    There is no Scriptural proof that he ever stopped being a Jew.
    He came face-to-face with Christ.
    Act_24:1-16
    NOTE:
    They were trying to find, or fabricate, a case against Paul. – Act_24:5
    The Sadducees could find no fault with Paul.
    Again, no evidence that Paul stopped being a Jew, yet he continuously claims, and proves, to be a servant to Christ.
    He is never anti-Semitic.
    He preached Messiah and resurrection.
    He was chosen to go to the Gentiles.

    Act_28:16-23
    NOTE:
    Towards the end of Paul’s life. – Act_28:30-31
    This parallels what Yeshua went through.
    Clearly shows to WHOM he is talking and WHY he’s talking to them.
    Act_28:25-28 – This Scripture has been applied to Christians, but clearly this Scripture is speaking strictly to the Jews.
    These verses tell us that Paul was NOT creating a new church doctrine (Act_28:23), very similar to how Yeshua taught.
    He declared the good news of the Messiah and the Kingdom.

    QUESTION:
    Is it possible to be a Jew and a Christian at the same time? Does a person have to choose to be one OR the other?
    DISCUSSION:
    Being a Jew is more than one teaching or another.

    Mat_5:17 

    Mat_5:18

    Rom_15:27

    Both worship the same God, YHWH.
    The Jew who accepts Messiah is still a Jew.
    The Christian who accepts Yeshua as Messiah is grafted into Israel.

    QUESTION:
    Was Yeshua a Jew or a Christian?
    DISCUSSION:
    Yeshua went to the Temple every opportunity for His entire Life.
    He was a Man without sin (1Pe_1:19; 1Pe_2:21-22).

    Back to Paul:
    Just who is this guy?
    What is he all about?
    Just WHAT is his authority?

    Let’s allow Paul answer for himself:

    Gal_1:1 KJV
    (1)  Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
    an apostle G652 . Mat_4:18-19; Mat_10:5, Rom_1:1, 1Co_1:1 (Act_18:1-17); 1Co_9:1-2, 2Co_1:1.
    Who was the replacement for Judas?, Act_1:12-26
    The remaining 11 Apostles accepted Matthias as Judas’ replacement.
    Could it be Paul?
    Rom_11:13 – indicates Paul was the Apostle to the Gentiles.
    In none of these Scriptures does Paul claim to be Judas’ replacement, but rather as a standalone apostle.

    not G3756 of G575 men G444 . Gal_1:11-12; Gal_1:17, Jer_1:9; Jer_14:14 Act_9:3-5; Act_22:6; Act_26:13-14, 1Co_11:23; 1Co_15:8-9.
    neither G3761 by G1223 man G444 . Act_1:15-26; Act_13:2-4.
    but G235 by G1223 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547 . Mar_3:14, Joh_3:27, Act_1:2; Act_9:6; Act_9:15; Act_9:16; Act_20:24; Act_22:10; Act_22:14-21; Act_26:16-18, Rom_1:4-5, 1Co_9:1; 1Co_11:23, 2Co_3:1-3; 2Co_10:8, Eph_3:8, 1Ti_1:1; 1Ti_1:11-14, 2Ti_1:1, Tit_1:3.
    and G2532 God G2316 the Father G3962 . Mat_6:9; Mat_28:18-20, Joh_5:19; Joh_10:30; Joh_20:21, 1Th_1:1, 2Ti_1:2, Tit_1:4.
    who raised G1453 him G846. Joh_2:19; Joh_2:21, Act_2:24; Act_3:15, Rom_1:4-5; Rom_4:24-25; Rom_10:9; Rom_14:9, 1Co_15:4; 1Co_15:8-12, Eph_1:19-20; Eph_6:23, Php_2:11, Col_3:17, Heb_13:20, 1Pe_1:21, Rev_1:5; Rev_1:18; Rev_2:8.
    from G1537 the dead G3498 . Php_3:11

    NEXT
    3/18/2021

    We will open by discussing any remaining details of our Remembrance (aka, Memorial) Observation.

    Then, we will continue discussing how the Greek text teaches about the “Curse” of the Law.
    In particular, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation
    Lots H1486 G2819

  43. Bro Dave says:

    3/18/2021

    Don’t forget:
    Date of our REMEMBRANCE of Our Savior’s Ransom Sacrifice = Mar 27, 10:00 PM EDT; 9:00 PM CDT; 8:00 PM MDT; 7:00 PM PDT

    Tonight we were priviledged to enjoy fellowship and testimony.

    NEXT
    3/25/2021

    Next week, we will dispense with our normal study to solidify our Remembrance (aka, Memorial) Observance.

  44. Bro Dave says:

    3/25/2021

    We began by finalizing (we hope) remaining details of our Remembrance (aka, Memorial) Observance.

    Remembrance (aka, Memorial) Observance:
    Saturday, 3/27/2021
    (10:00 PM ET; 9:00 PM CT; 8:00 PM MT; 7:00 PM PT)

    Thursday, 4/1/2021
    (Regular Study – 8:00 PM ET; 7:00 PM CT)

    We will continue discussing how the Greek text teaches about the “Curse” of the Law.
    In particular, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation
    Lots H1486 G2819

  45. Br. Dave says:

    4/1/2021

    REVIEW
    We concluded our study on March 11th by asking:
    Just who was Paul?
    What is he all about?
    Just WHAT is his authority?

    We allowed Paul answer for himself:

    Gal_1:1 KJV
    (1)  Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
    an apostle G652 . Mat_4:18-19; Mat_10:5, Rom_1:1, 1Co_1:1 (Act_18:1-17); 1Co_9:1-2, 2Co_1:1.
    Who was the replacement for Judas?, Act_1:12-26
    The remaining 11 Apostles accepted Matthias as Judas’ replacement.
    Could it be Paul?
    Rom_11:13 – indicates Paul was the Apostle to the Gentiles.
    In none of these Scriptures does Paul claim to be Judas’ replacement, but rather as a standalone apostle.

    not G3756 of G575 men G444 . Gal_1:11-12; Gal_1:17, Jer_1:9; Jer_14:14 Act_9:3-5; Act_22:6; Act_26:13-14, 1Co_11:23; 1Co_15:8-9.
    neither G3761 by G1223 man G444 . Act_1:15-26; Act_13:2-4.
    but G235 by G1223 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547 . Mar_3:14, Joh_3:27, Act_1:2; Act_9:6; Act_9:15; Act_9:16; Act_20:24; Act_22:10; Act_22:14-21; Act_26:16-18, Rom_1:4-5, 1Co_9:1; 1Co_11:23, 2Co_3:1-3; 2Co_10:8, Eph_3:8, 1Ti_1:1; 1Ti_1:11-14, 2Ti_1:1, Tit_1:3.
    and G2532 God G2316 the Father G3962 . Mat_6:9; Mat_28:18-20, Joh_5:19; Joh_10:30; Joh_20:21, 1Th_1:1, 2Ti_1:2, Tit_1:4.
    The divine source of his apostleship is emphatically stated, and thereby the infallible authority for the gospel he taught.

    who raised G1453 him G846. Joh_2:19; Joh_2:21, Act_2:24; Act_3:15, Rom_1:4-5; Rom_4:24-25; Rom_10:9; Rom_14:9, 1Co_15:4; 1Co_15:8-12, Eph_1:19-20; Eph_6:23, Php_2:11, Col_3:17, Heb_13:20, 1Pe_1:21, Rev_1:5; Rev_1:18; Rev_2:8.
    from G1537 the dead G3498 . Php_3:11

    Paul claims to be an apostle (Rom_11:13), albeit “to the Gentiles”.
    If he was an apostle, what about Matthias (Act_1:12-26)?
    If he was, were there 13 apostles?

    TONIGHT

    Reviewing the situation, after Judas’ betrayal, there were only 11 apostles.
    During the 40 days between Yeshua’s resurrection and ascension to heaven, Yeshua, Himself, appointed no replacement.
    Sometime between Yeshua’s ascension (Act_1:9-11) and Pentecost (Act_2:1), Peter proposed that Judas’ apostleship be filled, not because of his death but, rather, because of his betrayal, based on the Scriptures quoted by Peter. (Act_1:15-22; Psa_69:25; Psa_109:8.) OTOH, when James was put to death, there is no record of anyone wanting to appoint another to fill his position of apostle. (Act_12:1-2).
    Peter also instructed that anyone filling the position of an apostle of Yeshua must have the qualifications of:
    having been personally conversant with Him,
    having been an eyewitness of His works, His miracles, and
    an eyewitness to His resurrection. (Act_1:21-22)

    Clearly, with these conditions there would come a time when apostolic succession would become impossible, unless YHWH stepped in to provide the required prerequisites.
    At this point in time, there were men meeting these requirements, and two were nominated.
    Remembering Pro_16:33, lots were cast, and Matthias was selected and was thereafter “reckoned along with the eleven apostles.” (Act_1:23-26)
    Casting of lots seems like gambling to us, but was normal in matters of importance in those days, after offering a prayer.
    We are not certain today the exact mechanism of this.

    Matthias is included among “the twelve” who settled the problem concerning the Greek-speaking disciples (Act_6:1-2), and even Paul includes Matthias in referring to “the twelve” in 1Co_15:4-8.

    But what’s all this about “lots”?
    The Hebrew word used in Pro_16:33 is H1486 which refers to stones which were cast to get a decision.
    lot
    – Original: גּרל גּורל
    – Transliteration: Gowral
    – Phonetic: go-rawl’
    – Definition:
    1. lot
    a. lot – pebbles used for systematically making decisions
    2. portion
    a. lot, portion (thing assigned by casting lots)
    b. recompense, retribution
    – Origin: from an unused root meaning to be rough (as stone)
    – TWOT entry: 381a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From an unused root meaning to be rough (as stone); properly a pebble that is a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot): – lot.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 77
    • among, 1
    Neh_10:34

    • lot, 61
    Lev_16:8(2); Lev_16:9; Lev_16:10; Num_26:55; Num_26:56; Num_33:54(2); Num_34:13; Num_36:2; Num_36:3; Jos_14:2; Jos_15:1; Jos_16:1; Jos_17:1; Jos_17:14; Jos_17:17; Jos_18:11(2); Jos_19:1; Jos_19:10; Jos_19:17; Jos_19:24; Jos_19:32; Jos_19:40; Jos_19:51; Jos_21:4(2); Jos_21:5; Jos_21:6; Jos_21:8; Jos_21:10; Jos_21:20; Jos_21:40; Jdg_1:3(2); Jdg_20:9; 1Ch_6:54; 1Ch_6:61; 1Ch_6:63; 1Ch_6:65; 1Ch_24:5; 1Ch_24:7; 1Ch_25:9; 1Ch_26:14(2); Est_3:7; Est_9:24; Psa_16:5; Psa_125:3; Pro_1:14; Pro_16:33; Pro_18:18; Isa_17:14; Isa_34:17; Isa_57:6; Jer_13:25; Eze_24:6; Dan_12:13; Jon_1:7; Mic_2:5

    • lots, 15
    Lev_16:8; Jos_18:6; Jos_18:8; Jos_18:10; 1Ch_24:31; 1Ch_25:8; 1Ch_26:13; 1Ch_26:14; Neh_11:1; Psa_22:18; Joe_3:3; Oba_1:11; Jon_1:7(2); Nah_3:10

    Casting lots is a form of divination in which the assumption is that YHWH will determine the cast and thus provide the answer (usually yes or no) to the question under consideration.

    The clear implication from Pro_16:33 is that YHWH decides the final outcome of the cast lot(s) – it is not left to chance.

    The casting of lots for divine decision making was widespread in the ancient world.

    In one form, persons, places or things names, or “yes” and “no” would be written on stones and shaken (not stirred) until one stone fell out.

    Some suggest that the priestly Urim and Thummim (Exo_28:30; 1Sa_14:35-45) were lots, and the answering of yes-no questions by YHWH in texts like Jdg_20:28 likely reflects that “casting lots” was used.

    Lev_16:1-9 – Choosing the goats.

    In secular use, the lot is a form of gambling, as when the Roman soldiers “cast lots” for Christ’s garments (Mat_27:35; Mar_15:24; Joh_19:24).

    Historically, these lots may have been anything from specially shaped or colored stones, to cubes or slabs of wood with numbers or other unique markings on them.

    Lots were used by the sailors on Jonah’s ship to determine who to throw overboard (Jon_1:7) (Jon_1:1-16 for context).

    It was reported that lots were used at Masada:
    As Judaism prohibits suicide (although not specifically prohibited in the Torah), Josephus (see Notes from (01/14/2021) reported that the defenders had drawn lots and killed each other in turn, down to the last man, who would be the only one to actually take his own life.

    The Wars of the Jews, Book 7

    CHAPTER 9

    (389) Now as Eleazar was proceeding on in his exhortations, they all cut him off short, and made haste to do the work, as full of an unconquerable ardor of mind, and moved with a demoniacal fury. So they went their ways, as one still endeavoring to be before another, and as thinking that this eagerness would be a demonstration of their courage and good conduct, if they could avoid appearing in the last class; so great was the zeal they were in to slay their wives and children, and themselves also!
    (390) Nor, indeed, when they came to the work itself, did their courage fail them, as one might imagine it would have done, but they then held fast the same resolution, without wavering, which they had upon the hearing of Eleazar’s speech, while yet every one of them still retained the natural passion of love to themselves and their families, because the reasoning they went upon appeared to them to be very just, even with regard to those that were dearest to them;
    (391) for the husbands tenderly embraced their wives, and took their children into their arms, and gave the longest parting kisses to them, with tears in their eyes.
    (392) Yet at the same time did they complete what they had resolved on, as if they had been executed by the hands of strangers, and they had nothing else for their comfort but the necessity they were in of doing this execution to avoid that prospect they had of the miseries they were to suffer from their enemies.
    (393) Nor was there at length any one of these men found that scrupled to act their part in this terrible execution, but every one of them dispatched his dearest relations. Miserable men indeed were they, whose distress forced them to slay their own wives and children with their own hands, as the lightest of those evils that were before them.
    (394) So they being not able to bear the grief they were under for what they had done any longer, and esteeming it an injury to those they had slain to live even the shortest space of time after them,-they presently laid all they had in a heap, and set fire to it.
    (395) They then chose ten men by lot out of them, to slay all the rest; every one of whom laid himself down by his wife and children on the ground, and threw his arms about them, and they offered their necks to the stroke of those who by lot executed that melancholy office;
    (396) and when these ten had, without fear, slain them all, they made the same rule for casting lots for themselves, that he whose lot it was should first kill the other nine, and after all, should kill himself. Accordingly, all these had courage sufficient to be no way behind one another in doing or suffering;
    (397) so, for a conclusion, the nine offered their necks to the executioner, and he who was the last of all took a view of all the other bodies, lest perchance some or other among so many that were slain should want his assistance to be quite dispatched; and when he perceived that they were all slain, he set fire to the palace, and with the great force of his hands ran his sword entirely through himself, and fell down dead near to his own relations.
    (398) So these people died with this intention, that they would leave not so much as one soul among them all alive to be subject to the Romans.
    (399) Yet there was an ancient woman, and another who was of kin to Eleazar, and superior to most women in prudence and learning, with five children, who had concealed themselves in caverns under ground, and had carried water thither for their drink, and were hidden there when the rest were intent upon the slaughter of one another.
    (400) Those others were nine hundred and sixty in number, the women and children being withal included in that computation.
    (401) This calamitous slaughter was made on the fifteenth day of the month Xanthicus [Nisan].

    NOTE: Temple destroyed in 70 AD; Masada fell 73-74 AD.

    QUESTION:
    Anybody notice anything significant about that date?
    DISCUSSION:
    Archeologists have found “lots” with names on them, including Eleazar’s.

    Today, in the Near Middle East, men and women still wear jellabeya (pronounced: gallabaya), which are long flowing garments.
    When a person sits down, s/he can cast lots, ie, throw dice, stones or whatever, using the jellabeya as the gaming table.
    The result: someone wins, someone loses, or an important (or not so important) decision is made by the randomness of the lot being cast.
    “The die has been cast” is an expression not heard often today, but refers to this process where a decision has been made and there are no do-overs.

    For us in the West, we have the Magic 8-Ball.
    We’ve all done it and I daresay, everyone of us, at one time or another, followed the advice of that random answer we received.

    But the Pro_16:33 seems to be teaching us that under specific conditions, that to help make a decision, we humans are free to throw dice, cast lots, flip a coin, tarot, Quije board, pull the short straw, blindfold ourselves and pitch a dart, consult a Magic 8-Ball, put out a fleece (Gideon’s strategy (Jdg_6:37)), or any other “great idea” that comes into our puny little brains, and no matter how we attempt to manipulate the cast, only YHWH’s purposes will prevail, at least in the “grand design” and especially for His people.

    But let’s climb back out of this rabbit-hole and return to our 12 apostles:

    When Pentecost arrived (Act_2:1), it seems clear that there were 12 apostolic foundations on which the spiritual Israel formed on that day could rest.

    It does not seem that Matthias was a mere apostle of the Jerusalem congregation, any more than the remaining 11 apostles were.

    His case is different from that of the Levite Joseph Barnabas who became an apostle of the congregation of Antioch, Syria. (Act_13:1-4; Act_14:4, Act_14:14; 1Co_9:4-6)

    Other men also are referred to as “apostles of congregations” in the sense that they were sent forth by such congregations to represent them. (2Co_8:23)

    And, in writing to the Philippians, Paul speaks of Epaphroditus as “your envoy (messenger – KJV) [ G652 – a·po′sto·lon] .” (Php_2:25)

    The apostleship of these men was clearly not by virtue of any apostolic succession, nor did they form part of “the twelve” as did Matthias.

    Around 34 C.E., Saul of Tarsus was converted and became referred to as Paul.

    It appears beyond contradiction that he did become a true apostle of Christ and was the direct choice of the resurrected and ascended Yeshua Messiah. (Act_9:1-22; Act_22:6-21; Act_26:12-23; Act_13:9)

    He reasoned in defense of his apostleship and presented as his qualification – his AUTHORITY (to answer the third question) – the fact that he had seen the resurrected Christ, that he had performed miracles, and that he had served as a channel for imparting the holy spirit to baptized believers. (1Co_9:1-2; 1Co_15:9-10; 2Co_12:12; 2Ti_1:1, 2Ti_1:11; Rom_1:1; Rom_11:13; Act_19:5-6)

    Many Bible scholars believe that the apostle James (the brother of John) was not killed until about the year 44 C.E., because “the twelve” were yet alive at the time of Paul’s becoming an apostle.

    Paul never includes himself among “the twelve,” and at the same time he acknowledges no inferiority in his apostleship compared with that of such ones. (Gal_2:6-9)

    It appears that Matthias’ and Paul’s apostleships were both valid for the purpose for which those men were “sent forth,” yet when the apostle John saw the vision of the heavenly New Jerusalem in Rev_21:2 (given about 96 C.E.) he saw only 12 foundation stones and on them inscribed “the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (Rev_21:14)

    The testimony of the Bible is clear that the apostle Paul was never referred to as one of “the twelve.”

    OTOH, Paul did, eventually, meet all the criteria laid out by Peter for apostleship.

    For some, the penultimate conclusion is that twelfth name of “the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb” inscribed on the foundation stones of the New Jerusalem is that of Matthias and not that of Paul.

    For others, the penultimate conclusion is that twelfth name of “the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb” inscribed on the foundation stones of the New Jerusalem is that of Paul, especially in light of his works and humility.

    Regardless, we can all agree that it’s YHWH’s choice, not ours.

    The ultimate conclusion is that the vision of the apostle John is of the condition that existed at the beginning of the Christian congregation on Pentecost, 33 C.E.

    Paul’s apostleship seems to rest on the fact that while other religions’ foundations are of philosophy and metaphysics, it is the empty grave in the garden is the keystone and the cornerstone (Eph_2:20; 1Pe_2:6) of Paul’s religious arch, as it were.
    If the fact of Christ’s resurrection cannot be maintained, as it was in the first century church, then the whole superstructure crumbles into a pile of rubble.
    But it can be maintained.
    There is even more evidence for it than for any fact of modern history.
    It is easier for Mankind to refuse to believe in the wars of WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet-Nam, Desert Storm and Afghanistan than in Christ’s resurrection.
    The testimony of Paul is most important, because he knew all that could be alleged or argued against it by the Pharisees.
    Truly, he had himself once opposed Christian belief (Act_7:58-59, Act_8:1-3, Act_9:1-2)
    But after his conversion and into his apostleship, note how he uses, “not I” in 1Co_15:10, 1Co_7:10 and Gal_2:20.

    NEXT
    4/8/2021

    Then, we will continue discussing how the Greek text teaches about the “Curse” of the Law.

    We can now accept Paul’s APOSTLESHIP and AUTHORITY, therefore we may ask:

    So what does Paul say about the “Curse” of the Law?

    Gal_3:10 KJV
    (10)  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse G2671 : for it is written, Cursed G1944 is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

    In particular, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  46. Br. Dave says:

    4/8/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)

    Tonight we focused on questions from our Fellowship.

    QUESTION:
    In
    Ecclesiastes 1:4 KJV
    (4)  One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

    What is the meaning of “earth” and “for ever”?

    NOTE:
    What is “earth”
    earth H776
    – Original: ארץ
    – Transliteration: ‘erets
    – Phonetic: eh’-rets
    – Definition:
    1. land, earth
    a. earth
    1. whole earth (as opposed to a part)
    2. earth (as opposed to heaven)
    3. earth (inhabitants)
    b. land
    1. country, territory
    2. district, region
    3. tribal territory
    4. piece of ground
    5. land of Canaan, Israel
    6. inhabitants of land
    7. Sheol, land without return, (under) world
    8. city (-state)
    c. ground, surface of the earth
    1. ground
    2. soil
    d. (in phrases)
    1. people of the land
    2. space or distance of country (in measurements of distance)
    3. level or plain country
    4. land of the living
    5. end(s) of the earth
    e. (almost wholly late in usage)
    1. lands, countries 1e
    f. often in contrast to Canaan
    – Origin: from an unused root probably meaning to be firm
    – TWOT entry: 167
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large or partitively a land): – X common country earth field ground land X nations way + wilderness world.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 2504
    • countries, 48
    Gen_10:20; Gen_26:3; Gen_26:4; Gen_41:57; 2Ki_18:35; 1Ch_22:5; 1Ch_29:30; 2Ch_11:23; 2Ch_12:8; 2Ch_15:5; 2Ch_20:29; 2Ch_34:33; Ezr_3:3; Psa_110:6; Isa_8:9; Isa_37:18; Jer_23:3; Jer_23:8; Jer_28:8; Jer_32:37; Jer_40:11; Eze_5:5; Eze_5:6; Eze_6:8; Eze_11:16(2); Eze_11:17; Eze_12:15; Eze_20:23; Eze_20:32; Eze_20:34; Eze_20:41; Eze_22:4; Eze_22:15; Eze_25:7; Eze_29:12(2); Eze_30:7; Eze_30:23; Eze_30:26; Eze_32:9; Eze_34:13; Eze_35:10; Eze_36:19; Eze_36:24; Dan_9:7; Dan_11:40; Dan_11:42

    • country, 92
    Gen_12:1; Gen_19:28; Gen_20:1; Gen_24:4; Gen_24:62; Gen_25:6; Gen_30:25; Gen_32:9; Gen_34:2; Gen_36:6; Gen_42:30; Gen_42:33; Gen_47:27; Lev_25:31; Num_20:17; Num_32:4; Num_32:33; Deu_4:43; Deu_26:3; Jos_2:2; Jos_2:3; Jos_2:24; Jos_6:22; Jos_6:27; Jos_7:2; Jos_9:6; Jos_9:9; Jos_9:11; Jos_10:40; Jos_10:41; Jos_12:7; Jos_13:21; Jos_19:51; Jos_22:9; Jdg_8:28; Jdg_11:21; Jdg_12:12; Jdg_16:24; Jdg_18:14; 2Sa_15:23; 2Sa_18:8; 2Sa_21:14; 1Ki_4:19(2); 1Ki_8:41; 1Ki_10:13; 1Ki_10:15; 1Ki_11:21; 1Ki_11:22; 1Ki_20:27; 1Ki_22:36; 2Ki_3:20; 2Ki_18:35; 2Ki_20:14; 1Ch_20:1; 2Ch_6:32; 2Ch_9:14; 2Ch_30:10; Pro_25:25; Isa_1:7; Isa_13:5; Isa_22:18; Isa_39:3; Isa_46:11; Jer_2:7; Jer_4:16; Jer_6:20; Jer_6:22; Jer_8:19; Jer_10:22; Jer_22:10; Jer_22:26; Jer_23:8; Jer_31:8; Jer_32:8; Jer_44:1; Jer_46:10; Jer_48:21; Jer_50:9; Jer_51:9; Eze_20:38; Eze_20:42; Eze_25:9; Eze_32:15; Eze_34:13; Jon_1:8; Zec_6:6(2); Zec_6:8(2); Zec_8:7(2)

    • desolation, 1
    Lev_26:32

    • earth, 711
    Gen_1:1; Gen_1:2; Gen_1:10; Gen_1:11(2); Gen_1:12; Gen_1:15; Gen_1:17; Gen_1:20; Gen_1:22; Gen_1:24(2); Gen_1:25; Gen_1:26(2); Gen_1:28(2); Gen_1:29; Gen_1:30(2); Gen_2:1; Gen_2:4(2); Gen_2:5(2); Gen_2:6; Gen_4:12; Gen_4:14; Gen_6:4; Gen_6:5; Gen_6:6; Gen_6:11(2); Gen_6:12(2); Gen_6:13(2); Gen_6:17(2); Gen_7:3; Gen_7:4; Gen_7:6; Gen_7:10; Gen_7:12; Gen_7:14; Gen_7:17(2); Gen_7:18; Gen_7:19; Gen_7:21(2); Gen_7:23; Gen_7:24; Gen_8:1; Gen_8:3; Gen_8:7; Gen_8:9; Gen_8:11; Gen_8:13; Gen_8:14; Gen_8:17(3); Gen_8:19; Gen_8:22; Gen_9:1; Gen_9:2; Gen_9:7; Gen_9:10(2); Gen_9:11; Gen_9:13; Gen_9:14; Gen_9:16; Gen_9:17; Gen_9:19; Gen_10:8; Gen_10:25; Gen_10:32; Gen_11:1; Gen_11:4; Gen_11:8; Gen_11:9(2); Gen_13:16(2); Gen_14:19; Gen_14:22; Gen_18:18; Gen_18:25; Gen_19:23; Gen_19:31(2); Gen_22:18; Gen_24:3; Gen_24:52; Gen_26:4; Gen_27:28; Gen_27:39; Gen_28:12; Gen_28:14; Gen_37:10; Gen_41:47; Gen_41:56; Gen_42:6; Gen_43:26; Gen_45:7; Gen_48:12; Gen_48:16; Exo_8:17; Exo_8:22; Exo_9:14; Exo_9:15; Exo_9:16; Exo_9:29; Exo_9:33; Exo_10:5(2); Exo_10:15; Exo_15:12; Exo_19:5; Exo_20:4(2); Exo_20:11; Exo_31:17; Exo_34:8; Exo_34:10; Lev_11:2; Lev_11:21; Lev_11:29; Lev_11:41; Lev_11:42; Lev_11:44; Lev_11:46; Lev_26:19; Num_11:31; Num_14:21; Num_16:32; Num_16:33; Num_16:34; Num_22:5; Num_22:11; Num_26:10; Deu_3:24; Deu_4:17; Deu_4:18; Deu_4:26; Deu_4:32; Deu_4:36; Deu_4:39; Deu_5:8(2); Deu_10:14; Deu_11:6; Deu_11:21; Deu_12:16; Deu_12:24; Deu_13:7(2); Deu_28:1; Deu_28:10; Deu_28:23; Deu_28:25; Deu_28:26; Deu_28:49; Deu_28:64; Deu_30:19; Deu_31:28; Deu_32:1; Deu_32:13; Deu_32:22; Deu_33:16; Deu_33:17; Jos_2:11; Jos_3:11; Jos_3:13; Jos_4:24; Jos_5:14; Jos_7:6; Jos_7:9; Jos_7:21; Jos_23:14; Jdg_3:25; Jdg_5:4; Jdg_6:4; Jdg_6:37; Jdg_18:10; 1Sa_2:8; 1Sa_2:10; 1Sa_4:5; 1Sa_5:3; 1Sa_14:15; 1Sa_17:46(2); 1Sa_17:49; 1Sa_24:8; 1Sa_25:41; 1Sa_26:8; 1Sa_26:20; 1Sa_28:13; 1Sa_28:20; 1Sa_28:23; 1Sa_30:16; 2Sa_1:2; 2Sa_4:11; 2Sa_7:9; 2Sa_7:23; 2Sa_12:16; 2Sa_12:17; 2Sa_12:20; 2Sa_13:31; 2Sa_14:11; 2Sa_14:20; 2Sa_18:9; 2Sa_18:28; 2Sa_22:8; 2Sa_22:43; 2Sa_23:4; 1Ki_1:31; 1Ki_1:40; 1Ki_1:52; 1Ki_2:2; 1Ki_4:34; 1Ki_8:23; 1Ki_8:27; 1Ki_8:43; 1Ki_8:53; 1Ki_8:60; 1Ki_10:23; 1Ki_10:24; 1Ki_18:42; 2Ki_5:15; 2Ki_10:10; 2Ki_19:15(2); 2Ki_19:19; 1Ch_1:10; 1Ch_1:19; 1Ch_16:14; 1Ch_16:23; 1Ch_16:30; 1Ch_16:31; 1Ch_16:33; 1Ch_17:8; 1Ch_17:21; 1Ch_21:16; 1Ch_22:8; 1Ch_29:11; 1Ch_29:15; 2Ch_1:9; 2Ch_2:12; 2Ch_6:14; 2Ch_6:18; 2Ch_6:33; 2Ch_9:22; 2Ch_9:23; 2Ch_16:9; 2Ch_20:24; 2Ch_32:19; 2Ch_36:23; Ezr_1:2; Neh_9:6; Job_1:7; Job_1:8; Job_2:2; Job_2:3; Job_3:14; Job_5:10; Job_5:22; Job_5:25; Job_7:1; Job_8:9; Job_9:6; Job_9:24; Job_11:9; Job_12:8; Job_12:15; Job_12:24;

    What does “for ever” mean?
    for ever.H5769
    – Original: עלם עולם
    – Transliteration: `owlam
    – Phonetic: o-lawm’
    – Definition:
    1. long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world
    a. ancient time, long time (of past)
    b. (of future)
    1. for ever, always
    2. continuous existence, perpetual
    3. everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity
    – Origin: from H5956
    – TWOT entry: 1631a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From H5956; properly concealed that is the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future) that is (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always: – always (-s) ancient (time) any more continuance eternal (for [n-]) ever (-lasting -more of old) lasting long (time) (of) old (time) perpetual at any time (beginning of the) world (+ without end). Compare H5331 H5703.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 438
    • always, 5
    Gen_6:3; 1Ch_16:15; Job_7:16; Psa_119:112; Jer_20:17

    • ancient, 5
    Pro_22:28; Isa_44:7; Jer_5:15; Jer_18:15; Eze_36:2

    • continuance, 1
    Isa_64:5

    • end, 1
    Isa_45:17

    • eternal, 1
    Isa_60:15

    • ever, 12
    1Ch_16:36; 1Ch_29:10; Neh_9:5; Psa_5:11; Psa_111:5; Psa_111:8; Psa_119:98; Psa_148:6; Isa_30:8; Jer_7:7; Jer_25:5; Joe_2:2

    • everlasting, 64
    Gen_9:16; Gen_17:7; Gen_17:8; Gen_17:13; Gen_17:19; Gen_21:33; Gen_48:4; Gen_49:26; Exo_40:15; Lev_16:34; Lev_24:8; Num_25:13; Deu_33:27; 2Sa_23:5; 1Ch_16:17; Psa_24:7; Psa_24:9; Psa_41:13(2); Psa_90:2(2); Psa_93:2; Psa_100:5; Psa_103:17(2); Psa_105:10; Psa_106:48(2); Psa_112:6; Psa_119:142; Psa_119:144; Psa_139:24; Psa_145:13; Pro_8:23; Pro_10:25; Isa_24:5; Isa_26:4; Isa_33:14; Isa_35:10; Isa_40:28; Isa_45:17; Isa_51:11; Isa_54:8; Isa_55:3; Isa_55:13; Isa_56:5; Isa_60:19; Isa_60:20; Isa_61:7; Isa_61:8; Isa_63:12; Isa_63:16; Jer_10:10; Jer_20:11; Jer_23:40; Jer_31:3; Jer_32:40; Eze_16:60; Eze_37:26; Dan_9:24; Dan_12:2(2); Mic_5:2; Hab_3:6

    • forever, 260
    Gen_3:22; Gen_13:15; Exo_3:15; Exo_12:14; Exo_12:17; Exo_12:24; Exo_14:13; Exo_15:18; Exo_19:9; Exo_21:6; Exo_27:21; Exo_28:43; Exo_29:28; Exo_30:21; Exo_31:17; Exo_32:13; Lev_6:18; Lev_6:22; Lev_7:34; Lev_7:36; Lev_10:9; Lev_10:15; Lev_16:29; Lev_16:31; Lev_17:7; Lev_23:14; Lev_23:21; Lev_23:31; Lev_23:41; Lev_24:3; Lev_25:46; Num_10:8; Num_15:15; Num_18:8; Num_18:11; Num_18:19(2); Num_18:23; Num_19:10; Deu_5:29; Deu_12:28; Deu_13:16; Deu_15:17; Deu_23:3; Deu_23:6; Deu_28:46; Deu_29:29; Deu_32:40; Jos_4:7; Jos_8:28; Jos_14:9; 1Sa_1:22; 1Sa_2:30; 1Sa_3:13; 1Sa_3:14; 1Sa_13:13; 1Sa_20:15; 1Sa_20:23; 1Sa_20:42; 1Sa_27:12; 2Sa_3:28; 2Sa_7:13; 2Sa_7:16(2); 2Sa_7:24; 2Sa_7:25; 2Sa_7:26; 2Sa_7:29(2); 1Ki_1:31; 1Ki_2:33(2); 1Ki_2:45; 1Ki_8:13; 1Ki_9:3; 1Ki_9:5; 1Ki_10:9; 2Ki_5:27; 2Ki_21:7; 1Ch_15:2; 1Ch_16:34; 1Ch_16:36; 1Ch_16:41; 1Ch_17:12; 1Ch_17:14; 1Ch_17:22; 1Ch_17:23; 1Ch_17:24; 1Ch_17:27(2); 1Ch_22:10; 1Ch_23:13(2); 1Ch_23:25; 1Ch_28:4; 1Ch_28:7; 1Ch_28:8; 1Ch_29:10; 1Ch_29:18; 2Ch_2:4; 2Ch_5:13; 2Ch_6:2; 2Ch_7:3; 2Ch_7:6; 2Ch_7:16; 2Ch_9:8; 2Ch_13:5; 2Ch_20:7; 2Ch_20:21; 2Ch_30:8; 2Ch_33:4; Ezr_3:11; Ezr_9:12(2); Neh_2:3; Neh_9:5; Neh_13:1; Job_41:4; Psa_9:5; Psa_9:7; Psa_10:16; Psa_12:7; Psa_21:4; Psa_28:9; Psa_29:10; Psa_30:12; Psa_33:11; Psa_37:18; Psa_37:28; Psa_41:12; Psa_44:8; Psa_45:2; Psa_45:6; Psa_45:17; Psa_48:8; Psa_48:14; Psa_49:8; Psa_49:11; Psa_52:8; Psa_52:9; Psa_61:4; Psa_61:7; Psa_66:7; Psa_72:17; Psa_72:19; Psa_73:26; Psa_75:9; Psa_77:7; Psa_78:69; Psa_79:13; Psa_81:15; Psa_85:5; Psa_89:1; Psa_89:2; Psa_89:4; Psa_89:36; Psa_89:37; Psa_102:12; Psa_103:9; Psa_104:5; Psa_104:31; Psa_105:8; Psa_106:1; Psa_107:1; Psa_110:4; Psa_111:9; Psa_112:6; Psa_117:2; Psa_118:1; Psa_118:2; Psa_118:3; Psa_118:4; Psa_118:29; Psa_119:44; Psa_119:89; Psa_119:111; Psa_119:152; Psa_119:160; Psa_125:1; Psa_125:2; Psa_131:3; Psa_135:13; Psa_136:1; Psa_136:2; Psa_136:3; Psa_136:4; Psa_136:5; Psa_136:6; Psa_136:7; Psa_136:8; Psa_136:9; Psa_136:10; Psa_136:11; Psa_136:12; Psa_136:13; Psa_136:14; Psa_136:15; Psa_136:16; Psa_136:17; Psa_136:18; Psa_136:19; Psa_136:20; Psa_136:21; Psa_136:22; Psa_136:23; Psa_136:24; Psa_136:25; Psa_136:26; Psa_138:8; Psa_145:1; Psa_145:2; Psa_145:21; Psa_146:6; Psa_146:10; Pro_27:24; Ecc_1:4; Ecc_2:16; Ecc_3:14; Ecc_9:6; Isa_9:7; Isa_32:14; Isa_32:17; Isa_34:10; Isa_34:17; Isa_40:8; Isa_47:7; Isa_51:6; Isa_51:8; Isa_57:16; Isa_59:21; Isa_60:21; Jer_3:5; Jer_3:12; Jer_7:7; Jer_17:4; Jer_17:25; Jer_25:5; Jer_31:40; Jer_33:11; Jer_35:6; Jer_49:33; Jer_51:26; Jer_51:62; Lam_3:31; Lam_5:19; Eze_37:25(2); Eze_43:7; Eze_43:9; Dan_12:3; Dan_12:7; Hos_2:19; Joe_3:20; Oba_1:10; Jon_2:6; Mic_2:9; Mic_4:5; Mic_4:7; Zec_1:5; Mal_1:4

    • forevermore, 15
    2Sa_22:51; 1Ch_17:14; Psa_18:50; Psa_37:27; Psa_86:12; Psa_89:28; Psa_89:52; Psa_92:8; Psa_106:31; Psa_113:2; Psa_115:18; Psa_121:8; Psa_133:3; Eze_37:26; Eze_37:28

    • lasting, 1
    Deu_33:15

    • long, 2
    Psa_143:3; Ecc_12:5

    • more, 2
    Eze_27:36; Eze_28:19

    • never, 15
    Jdg_2:1; 2Sa_12:10; Psa_15:5; Psa_30:6; Psa_31:1; Psa_55:22; Psa_71:1; Psa_119:93; Pro_10:30; Isa_14:20; Isa_25:2; Isa_63:19; Eze_26:21; Joe_2:26; Joe_2:27

    See also:
    1 Corinthians 15:40-49 KJV
    (40)  There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
    (41)  There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
    (42)  So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
    (43)  It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
    (44)  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
    (45)  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
    (46)  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
    (47)  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
    (48)  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
    (49)  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

    NEXT QUESTION:
    For an atheist, following God can be compared to following a person out of a burning building after that person was the one who set the fire in the first place.
    Why should the atheist trust and follow the God who “set the fire” in the first place?
    One reason: because following God is the only hope we have to to escape the fire.

    Indirectly, is YHWH responsible for “the fire”?
    Indirectly, YHWH is responsible for all things.
    Monopoly – rules.
    Who created the game and the rules?

    Ultimately, following YHWH is a matter of individual free will and choice.
    Galatians 6:7-9 KJV
    (7)  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
    (8)  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
    (9)  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

    Romans 1:20 KJV
    (20)  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    AND,

    Job 12:7-10 KJV
    (7)  But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
    (8)  Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
    (9)  Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
    (10)  In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

    NOTE
    Creation itself and nature proves there has to be a
    Creator.

    What person or organization or belief system offers a better outcome than that of YHWH’s as presented in the Bible?

    Romans 14:8 KJV
    (8)  For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

    Romans 5:12 KJV
    (12)  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

    1 Corinthians 15:26 KJV
    (26)  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

    Luke 21:11 KJV
    (11)  And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

    Romans 8:20-23 KJV
    (20)  For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
    (21)  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
    (22)  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
    (23)  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

    Ephesians 2:2 KJV
    (2)  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

    2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV
    (4)  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    John 14:30 KJV
    (30)  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

    John 12:31 KJV
    (31)  Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

    John 16:11 KJV
    (11)  Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

    Job 2:4 KJV
    (4)  And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

    Revelation 6:8 KJV
    (8)  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

    Job 1:6-12 KJV
    (6)  Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
    (7)  And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
    (8)  And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
    (9)  Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
    (10)  Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
    (11)  But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
    (12)  And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
    NOTE:
    YHWH limits what Satan is allowed to do.
    Satan has to get PERMISSION to accomplish his mischief.

    Luke 22:31 KJV
    (31)  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
    Luke 22:31 Berean Literal Bible
    (31)  Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have all of you to sift like wheat.
    Luke 22:31 Berean Study Bible
    (31)  Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat.
    NOTE
    Satan’s power is limited by YHWH.

    Romans 13:1 KJV
    (1)  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    NOTE:
    How do we resolve this?
    Does this include Satan’s power?
    NO DISCUSSION

    Ephesians 6:10-20 KJV
    (10)  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
    (11)  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
    (12)  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
    (13)  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
    (14)  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
    (15)  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
    (16)  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
    (17)  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
    (18)  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
    (19)  And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
    (20)  For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

    Ecclesiastes 8:9 KJV
    (9)  All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.

    Isaiah 33:24 KJV
    (24)  And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

    Isaiah 35:5-6 KJV
    (5)  Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
    (6)  Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

    Revelation 21:4-5 KJV
    (4)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    (5)  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

    Psalms 37:29 KJV
    (29)  The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

    Acts 24:15 KJV
    (15)  And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

    NEXT
    4/15/2021

    Then, we will continue discussing how the Greek text teaches about the “Curse” of the Law.

    We can now accept Paul’s APOSTLESHIP and AUTHORITY, therefore we may ask:

    So what does Paul say about the “Curse” of the Law?

    Gal_3:10 KJV
    (10)  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse G2671 : for it is written, Cursed G1944 is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

    In particular, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  47. Br. Dave says:

    4/15/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)

    Tonight we focused on topics of interest from our Fellowship.

    For info about new Dead Sea Scrolls finds:

    From https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2021/march-web-only/new-dead-sea-scrolls-discovery-bible-translation-israel.html

    “Dead Sea Scrolls Discovery Reveals New Details About the Bible’s Earliest Translations”

    “The job of reconstructing the original document is akin to trying to assemble a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle with only a handful of pieces. The largest fragment contains portions of Zec_8:16-17, and some smaller bits are identified as Nah_1:5-6. These pieces appear to be connected to other previously discovered fragments from the same cave along the ancient gorge of Nahal Hever and were part of a single large scroll including all of the minor prophets.

    The text comes from the oldest physical scroll of the Greek Bible we have, but it likely represents a development or revision of the standard Greek translation—often referred to as the Septuagint, LXX, or Old Greek.

    Two characteristics found for the first time in this ancient Greek translation correspond in remarkable ways to our modern English Bibles.

    First, the newly discovered pieces show a special treatment for the four letters of God’s name, the Tetragrammaton (see Exo_3:14-15). Instead of rendering the name in typical fashion with the Greek word Kyrios, the name of God is represented in Hebrew letters written right to left. It would be similar to us using the Hebrew letters יהוה (YHWH) or possibly the Latin DOMINUS in the middle of an English sentence..

    This representation is significant because using specialized characters for the divine name has carried through to our modern Bibles. Most English Bibles represent the name as “the LORD” with small capital letters, rather than representing its supposed pronunciation, Yahweh, as many scholars suggest.

    This substitution follows the ancient tradition of reading Adonai, a Hebrew word meaning “Lord,” or even HaShem “The Name,” in place of representing God’s name according to its sound.”.

    QUESTION:
    Since the disciples were “perceived” as unlearned (Act_4:13), could they have written in Greek?
    DISCUSSION:
    We do not know how much they had learned in synagogue.
    Did they receive more understanding and learning simply from their contact with Yeshua?
    Both before His death and for 40 days after His resurrection.
    Also,
    Isa_48:17
    and
    Joh_6:45

    Also, many Jews could read Greek, but not Hebrew.
    The Septuagint is the Greek Torah.
    The Greek Old Testament, or Septuagint , is the earliest extant Koine Greek translation of books from the Hebrew Bible, various biblical apocrypha, and deuterocanonical books.
    The first five books of the Hebrew Bible, known as the Torah or the Pentateuch, were translated in the mid-3rd century BCE; they did not survive as original-translation texts, however, except as rare fragments.

    In the first Century BCE, most writings were on scrolls and not organized into books as we have it now.
    Latin and Greek were the official languages of the Roman Empire, but other languages were important regionally.

    Latin was the original language of the Romans and remained the language of imperial administration, legislation, and the military throughout the classical period.

    Some scholars point out that Latin was the languae used by the upper-class Romans, while Greek was the language used by the common people.

    In the West, it became the lingua franca and came to be used for even local administration of the cities including the law courts.

    After all freeborn inhabitants of the Empire were universally enfranchised in 212 AD, a great number of Roman citizens would have lacked Latin, though they were expected to acquire at least a token knowledge, and Latin remained a marker of “Romanness”.

    While the Jews were ruled by Rome, the Roman authorities allowed them to carry on their normal lives.

    The synagogue system had public readings of Scriptures (Luk_4:16-17). These Scriptures were in Hebrew.

    Many ordinary people had to be bi-lingual in order to live with the Roman occupation.

    QUESTION:
    To learn the meaning of YHWH’s Word, do we need a “preacher” (Act_8:26-39).
    DISCUSSION:
    Psa_25:9
    NOTE
    meek H6035
    teach H3925

    Rom_10:14-17
    NOTE
    preacher G2784

    1Co_12:4-31
    NOTE
    gifts G5486
    No one person has all the gifts.

    NEXT
    4/22/2021

    Then, we will continue discussing how the Greek text teaches about the “Curse” of the Law.

    We can now accept Paul’s APOSTLESHIP and AUTHORITY, therefore we may ask:

    So what does Paul say about the “Curse” of the Law?

    Gal_3:10 KJV
    (10)  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse G2671 : for it is written, Cursed G1944 is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

    In particular, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  48. Lee Anthony says:

    A correction to a reading during the study regarding the greek septuagint: The article stated its creation at 2nd to third century and while this is correct it did not specify which Era. I assumed it was 2nd or 3rd, after the 1st, not before. The text was done before C.E. in Egypt.

  49. Br. Dave says:

    4/22/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)

    REVIEW

    Adding a new tidbit (just released today) to last week’s discussion on the Dead Sea Scrolls:

    Artificial intelligence unlocks a mystery behind a 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll
    — Peter Phillips, Director of CODEC Research Centre, Durham University, The Conversation Publishing date: Apr 22, 2021

    “The Dead Sea Scrolls are famous for containing the oldest manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible. But exactly who wrote these important documents has been a mystery. Now, thanks to the use of technology, we’re getting closer to understanding some of the background to these enigmatic texts.

    In a new study, researchers at the University of Gronigen’s Qumran Institute have put together a robust investigation into the palaeography – the study of old handwriting – of one of the scrolls.

    Through a series of painstaking processes including digitisation, machine reading and statistical analysis, the team propose that two scribes with very similar handwriting probably wrote the two halves of the manuscript.

    The scroll in question, 1QIsaa, is a large manuscript and one of seven found near the Dead Sea at Qumran, Israel in 1946. The 2,000-year-old scroll preserves the 66 chapters of the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Isaiah and predates other Hebrew manuscripts of Isaiah by over 1,000 years.

    The authors trained an algorithm to separate the ink from its background, the leather or the papyrus of the scroll. Then, the algorithm studied every character, looking for small changes that might signal a different writer. This kind of algorithmic technology has started to be used in biblical studies, and the wider digital humanities, in just the last few years.

    To some extent, the new paper overturns the argument that the original text was the work of one scribe. At the end the 27th column of text out of 54, the researchers found a break in the manuscript – both a gap of three lines and a change in material. A second sheet is stitched onto the first, and at this stage, the authors suggest, the scribe also changed.

    This result adds to the general assumption and some previous research suggesting there were perhaps teams of scribes who worked together on the Dead Sea Scrolls, with some working as apprentices to the more senior members.

    A different scribe is not the only possible explanation, however. The authors note that a change of pen, the sharpening of a nib, a change in writing conditions or in the health of the scribe could contribute to the difference they found. Still, the difference seems pretty clear, and a change of scribe is the most likely conclusion.”

    DISCUSSION:
    Some say scribes taught each other the writing so more than one scribe’s lettering may appear very similar to another’s.
    If a scribe makes an error, he cannot correct that error, he must re-copy the entire page so as to eliminate the risk of an errant letter changing the meaning, which could, according to them, “would destroy the world”.

    TONIGHT

    We can now accept Paul’s APOSTLESHIP and AUTHORITY, then we may ask:

    WHY did Paul write about the “Curse” of the Law to the Galatians?

    It appears the Paul found it necessary to disprove the errors that the Judaizing teachers were expounding in the churches that were founded by Paul himself (Act_16:6; Gal_1:8; Gal_4:13, Gal_4:19.
    These Judaizing teachers wanted to incorporate the rites of Judaism into Christianity, and by their zeal had succeeded in convincing the majority of the churches to adopt their views (Gal_1:6-7; Gal_3:1), specifically, the recognition of circumcision, (Gal_5:1-2; Gal_5:11-12; Gal_6:12), and had openly questioned the apostolic claims of Paul. (Gal_1:1; Gal_1:11).
    Paul was pointing out that the law had nothing to do with salvation (Rom_8:2-3).
    Those advocating circumcision were cherry-picking the law – to obey it was all or nothing.
    The law cannot be kept by humans (Gal_3:15-29).
    The law tells us what sin is(Rom_3:20, Rom_5:13, Rom_7:7-9),
    and sin leads to death (Rom_6:23, Rom_5:12).

    So WHAT does Paul say about the “Curse” of the Law?

    Gal_3:10 KJV
    (10)  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse G2671 : for it is written, Cursed G1944 is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

    Curse
    G2671
    – Original: κατάρα
    – Transliteration: Katara
    – Phonetic: kat-ar’-ah
    – Definition:
    1. an execration, imprecation, curse
    – Origin: from G2596 (intensive) and G685
    – TDNT entry: 08:29,8
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From G2596 (intensive) and G685; imprecation execration: – curse (-d -ing).
    Execrate (Webster)
    EX’ECRATE, v.t. [L. execror, from ex and sacer, the primary sense of which is to separate. See Sacred.]
    Literally, to curse; to denounce evil agianst, or to imprecate evil on; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.
    Imprecation (Webster)
    IMPRECA’TION, n. [L. imprecatio.] The act of imprecating, or invoking evil on any one; a prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 6
    • curse, 3
    Gal_3:10; Gal_3:13(2)

    • cursed, 1
    2Pe_2:14

    • cursing, 2
    Heb_6:8; Jam_3:10

    Cursed
    G1944
    – Original: ἐπικατάρατος
    – Transliteration: Epikataratos
    – Phonetic: ep-ee-kat-ar’-at-os
    – Definition:
    1. accursed, execrable, exposed to divine vengeance, lying under God’s curse
    – Origin: from G1909 and a derivative of G2672
    – TDNT entry: 08:31,7
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: From G1909 and a derivative of G2672; imprecated that is execrable: – accursed.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 3
    • cursed, 3
    Joh_7:49; Gal_3:10; Gal_3:13

    NOTE
    as many as G3745 . Gal_3:11, Gal_2:16, Psa_19:8, Luk_7:42; Luk_18:9-13, Rom_3:19; Rom_4:15; Rom_7:9-13; Rom_8:7.

    works G2041

    of the law G3551 . “works of law” – Interlinear.
    The word “the” is SUPPLIED.
    According to Interlinear, YLT, CLV, multiple other literal translations as well as the RVIC2020 and NWT:
    “Law” G3551 does not have the Greek article in this verse, or in Gal_3:2; Gal_3:5, or in Gal_2:16.
    When “law” G3551 lacks the Greek article, it no longer is a reference exclusively to a specific law, in this case, the Mosaic law, but to law or rule as a principle.

    Let’s read the verses in Galatians without that supplied word, “the”:
    Galatians 3:10 KJV
    (10)  For as many as are of works of law are under the curse…..
    Galatians 3:2 KJV
    (2)  This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by works of law, or by the hearing of faith?
    Galatians 3:5 KJV
    (5)  He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, by works of law, or by the hearing of faith?
    NOTE:
    doeth he it is also SUPPLIED
    Galatians 2:16 KJV
    (16)  Knowing that a man is not justified by works of law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by works of law: for by works of law shall no flesh be justified.

    “Law” G3551 also occurs without the Greek article in the following passages of Romans: Rom_2:12, Rom_2:13, Rom_2:13-14; Rom_2:14, Rom_2:17; Rom_2:23; Rom_2:25; Rom_2:25; Rom_3:20; Rom_3:20-21, Rom_3:27; Rom_3:27-28; Rom_3:31; Rom_3:31; Rom_4:13-15 , Rom_5:13; Rom_5:13; Rom_5:20; Rom_6:14-15; Rom_7:1 ; Rom_7:2 ; Rom_7:7 ; Rom_7:8-9; Rom_7:23 ; Rom_7:25; Rom_7:25; Rom_9:31; Rom_9:31-32; Rom_10:4; Rom_13:10

    While Paul, as a Jew writing to Jews, seems clearly to be referring to the law of Moses, it appears his assertion applies to any requirement of obedience to “law” or “rule” to merit salvation, and in principle is not limited to Mosaic law.

    MY OWN OBSERVATION:
    This is why we have to “watch them translators”.
    While all claim to go back to the original Hebrew and Greek, many include the same errors first presented by the KJV – e.g., the RVIC2020 has the “the”‘s included in the text, even though they are italicized, indicating the words are supplied.

    Galatians 3:11-14 KJV
    (11)  But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith (Hab_2:4).
    (12)  And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
    NOTE
    “Law” – simple obedience – requires no faith – a person just does exactly what the law commands.
    “Faith” – ABSOLUTE TRUST in YHWH’s Word as Truth and the ransom sacrifice of Yeshua.

    QUESTION:
    Could it be that if this is an accurate interpretation, then ANY system of belief which makes salvation depend upon what we do “FOR” YHWH instead of what YHWH Himself in His forgiving mercy HAS ALREADY DONE FOR US seems to violate this principle, and those who so depend upon works in any sense have “fallen from grace” (Gal_5:4), with the result that those who believe that their works are the key could be in danger of not receiving salvation if they persist in such a belief throughout Christ’s Kingdom?
    DISCUSSION:
    One can reason that good works and obedience are the necessary and essential fruit and evidence of saving faith (produced by the Holy Spirit in the regenerated life as the fruit of the Spirit, Gal_5:22-23; Rom_8:14), but not its foundation (Rom_16:26, Eph_2:10, Tit_3:8, Heb_5:9, Jas_2:17).

    This seems to lead to:
    QUESTION:
    Then, can it be argued that:
    – he who is circumcised because he is so fearing the law (Gal_5:1; Gal_5:3), and,
    – he who dreads the law (Gal_5:1) proves his disbelief in the power of grace,
    – therefore, he who disbelieves can profit nothing by that grace in which he disbelieves (Gal_5:2)?
    DISCUSSION:
    It seems that while the legalistic Jewish teachers in Galatia were urging believers to submit to be circumcised (Gal_6:12-13), Paul points out that being circumcised changes the entire orientation of salvation away from YHWH’s forgiving mercy to that of one’s own actions, or works.
    One who undergoes circumcision in an attempt to gain YHWH’s acceptance is obligated to keep the whole law, which human history has abundantly demonstrated is impossible (Rom_3:10-18).
    It is a double loss: No one can be justified by law (Gal_2:16; Romans chapters 2-8), and the person who attempts to do so is completely estranged from Christ, deriving no profit from Christ’s redemptive ransom sacrifice (Gal_5:2).
    What the Jewish legalistic teachers did with respect to circumcision is not different in principle from legalistic teachers in every age, all the way down to our time and the human traditions piled on by religious organizations that add them to their followers’ burden, many times right after the words, ‘What this Scripture means is….” (Mat_7:6-13; Col_2:8; Mat_23:1-15) .

    Paul seems to say that followers of Christ are free from the law of Moses in its totality. Gal_3:2; Gal_3:5, Gal_2:16, 2Ch_34:19, Mat_5:19; Mat_19:18, Luk_18:11; Luk_18:20, Joh_1:17; Joh_2:11, Act_13:39, Rom_2:12; Rom_7:5; Rom_9:31, 1Co_15:56, Eph_2:15, Php_3:9, Col_2:16, 1Ti_1:9.

    are under G5259 . Gal_1:8; Gal_5:4, Gen_2:17 Gen_4:11, Exo_19:24, Lev_27:28, Num_35:32, Deu_5:25; Deu_11:26-28; Deu_28:1; Deu_28:15; Deu_29:20; Deu_30:19; Deu_33:2, Jos_6:17, Psa_37:22; Psa_109:7, Isa_34:5; Isa_43:28, Zec_5:3, Mat_25:34; Mat_25:41, Mar_11:21, Joh_3:36; Joh_5:45-46, Rom_3:9; Rom_4:15; Rom_5:16; Rom_9:3, 2Co_3:6; 2Co_3:9.
    the curse. G2671 Gal_3:13 Heb_6:8 Jas_3:10 g 2Pe_2:14
    for it is written G1125 . Mat_4:4; Mat_4:7; Mat_4:10; Mat_22:31; Mat_22:43.
    Cursed. G1944 Joh_7:49, Gal_3:13, Deu_27:26, Jer_11:3, Eze_18:4, Rom_3:19; Rom_3:20; Rom_6:23, Jas_2:9-11.

    that continueth. G1696, Act_14:22 Lev_18:5
    This verse seems to prove that, far from conferring a blessing, the law can only curse.
    This verse does not say “As many as have broken the law,” but: As many as are of the works of the law, that is, all who seek to obtain favor with YHWH on the basis of obeying the law.
    These people are under the curse, that is, condemned to death.
    For it is written (in Deu_27:26) “Cursed is everyone who does not continue G1696 . . . .”

    continue G1696
    – Original: ἐμμένω
    – Transliteration: Emmeno
    – Phonetic: em-men’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to remain in, continue
    2. to persevere in anything, a state of mind etc.
    3. to hold fast, to be true to, abide by, keep
    – Origin: from G1722 and G3306
    – TDNT entry: 13:36,6
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From G1722 and G3306; to stay in the same place that is (figuratively) to persevere: – continue.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 3
    • continue, 1
    Act_14:22

    • continued, 1
    Heb_8:9

    • continueth, 1
    Gal_3:10

    It is not enough to keep the law for a day, or a month, or a year:
    – One must continue to keep it.
    – Obedience must be complete.
    – It is not enough to keep just the Ten Commandments.
    – All six hundred plus-some-odd laws in the five books of Moses must be obeyed.

    all things G3956 . 2Ch_33:8, Jer_32:23, Mat_5:19, Jas_2:10.
    the G3588 book G975 . Deu_31:26, Jos_1:8, 2Ki_22:8; 2Ki_22:11, 2Ch_34:14, Neh_8:3, Mat_19:18, Act_1:20.
    of the G3588 law G3551 . Gal_3:18, Gal_2:19; Gal_4:21, Joh_10:34; Joh_12:34; Joh_15:25, Rom_3:10-18, 1Co_14:21.
    to do G4160 them G846 . Gal_5:3, Heb_10:28; Heb_12:20, Jas_2:10.

    DISCUSSION:
    Being under the curse through trying to be justified by the works of the law is contrasted with being blessed as a believer (Gal_3:9).
    The quotation from Deu_27:26 says that those who do not keep the entire law are cursed, proving that all are cursed who follow the law (Jam_2:10), because all fall short of the law’s standards (Rom_1:17; Rom_3:10-18, Rom_3:23-27).

    QUESITON:
    If we need only faith, are we not to worry about sin?
    Also, what about:
    James 2:17 KJV
    (17)  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

    DISCUSSION:
    It comes down to Christ.
    Yeshua’s Ransom Sacrifice covers the sin of those who believe His sacrifice.
    Jas_2:14-26
    NOTE
    If we have true faith, the works come as a result of our faith.
    As individuals, everything we do as a result of our faith in YHWH’s Word is work that has resulted from our faith.

    Gal_3:13
    NOTE:
    QUESTION:
    Was Christ cursed?
    DISCUSSION:
    Christ became that curse for us on the cross (Deu_21:23).
    The picture is that of the wrath of God hanging over us but Christ took that wrath.
    Thus, the curse is lifted through faith in Christ’s redemption and the blessing of Abraham and the promise of the Spirit to all believers (Gal_3:14).
    The Jewish false teachers were stating that blessing came through keeping the Law, and that people were cursed if they did not.

    NEXT
    4/29/2021

    We’ll begin with an overview of:
    Philippians 3:14-17 KJV
    (14)  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
    (15)  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
    (16)  Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
    (17)  Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

    Then,
    Colossians 2:13-15 KJV
    (13)  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
    (14)  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
    (15)  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

    then,
    Gal_3:13-14
    Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    Afterwards, Col_2:1-23

    Later, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  50. Br. Dave says:

    4/29/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    **********************************************************

    Php_3:13-17
    Philippians 3:13-17 KJV
    (13)  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
    (14)  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
    (15)  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
    (16)  Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
    (17)  Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
    NOTE:
    Where we are as far as our Christian maturity.
    Paul seems to be saying that even though he thought he understands Scriptural things, that he would be patient with those who have not yet reached that same level.
    Paul gave a lot of latitude to babes in Christ.
    Never did the apostles threaten followers with second death or threat of losing higher calling.
    If it’s not in black-and-white (Thou shalt not’s), then patience should be practiced.
    Followers are not going to die because they get something wrong.
    All of us are on our own journey.
    It’s not up tp us to judge another’s attitude, YHWH will reveal Truth to them.

    Scriptural

    The Scriptures compare a person’s maturing both physically and spiritual, one to the other:

    1Co_3:1-2
    1 Corinthians 3:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
    (2)  I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
    DISCUSSION:
    With “babes”, we often have to overlook what new people say.
    Sometimes they might be correct, just another viewpoint.
    In Christ, there is latitude, freedom and liberty, unlike traditional Judaism.
    Different thoughts are OK – YHWH doesn’t keep score of right and wrong.

    Isa_40:10-11,
    Isaiah 40:10-11 KJV
    (10)  Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
    (11)  He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
    DISCUSSION:
    Even though YHWH has unlimited power, he still has patience with those learning.
    It’s going to be OK.

    Jer_3:15,
    Jeremiah 3:15 KJV
    (15)  And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
    DISCUSSION:
    YHWH takes it upon Himself to be sure that His followers are given proper “knowledge and understanding.”
    Wherever the Ark was, Israel was comfortable, but YHWH told them there would be a change where the Ark wouldn’t even come to mind. (Jer_3:16).

    Heb_5:12-14,
    Hebrews 5:12-14 KJV
    (12)  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
    (13)  For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
    (14)  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
    DISCUSSION:
    Paul saying that he expected progress, moving forward and not backwards toward Judaism.
    Heb_6:1-3
    DISCUSSION:
    YHWH does not leave us in the dark about how to measure our progress.

    1Pe_2:2-3.
    1 Peter 2:2-3 KJV
    (2)  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
    (3)  If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

    I was able to find seven different terms used t0 distinguish the different stages of a (hu)man’s life, both physically and spiritually.

    Stage Physical Spiritual
    Babes H5288 G3516 Luk_1:41, Luk_1:44 1Co_3:1-2
    (milk not meat)

    Little Children H2945 G5043 2Ki_2:23 Joh_12:12, Joh_13:33
    (Lack understanding)

    Children 2Jn_1:1 Eph_4:14
    (start to understand)

    Young men H5288 G3495 Gen_22:3, Gen_22:5, 1Jn_2:13
    (time of strength, Pro_20:29) Gen_22:19

    Fathers H1 G3962 Gen_31:3 1Jn_2:13-14
    (Got some experience, Rom_5:1-5)

    Elders H2205 G4245 Gen_50:7 1Pe_5:1
    (responsible to feed others)

    Aged G4246 H3453 Tit_2:2-3, Job_15:10 Phm_1:9
    (Gray hair)

    As a Berean Fellowship, which one of us can claim that we have reached the Aged category spiritually?
    Most likely, we find ourselves in several different categories, depending on the particular subject.
    The upshot is that we must seek out and depend on YHWH – not humankind – to help us reach whatever spiritual maturity was are capable of and do our best to help our brethren reach their full potential.

    Then,
    Colossians 2:13-15 KJV
    (13)  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
    (14)  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
    (15)  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

    NOTE:
    All 4 verses reference “with him”, with Yeshua.
    Rom_6:23

    1Pe_2:24-25

    Isa_53:5
    DISCUSSION:
    Yeshua died for everybody; He died for Adam (who had all of mankind inside Him.
    We no longer have to worry about atonement for our sins, Yeshua died for us.

    Col_2:16-23
    DISCUSSION:
    Jewish people had bad habits of relying on angels.
    What they were saying was that if you do not keep a particular day as holy, something is wrong with you.
    Also, do not wait for angels for they are no longer coming.
    “holyday” (verse 16) G1859 – many translations use “festival”
    Was “holyday” a reference to “God’s Day” in Leviticus (Lev_23:1-2)?
    Wouldn’t Paul have to differentiate Jewish festivals from all others?
    Some claim it’s more important to look at the context.

    “Shadow of things to come” (verse 17) – Things we have on earth are shadows of things in heaven.
    EX: The sacrificial lamb was a shadow of Christ’s ransom sacrifice.

    In the future we will see a lot of things that YHWH instituted with Israel.

    Col_2:20-22
    Colossians 2:20-22 KJV (less the text in the parenthesis):
    (20)  Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
    (21)  …
    (22)  … after the commandments and doctrines of men?

    DISCUSSION:
    How do we live?
    Do we continue to worry about things that are weights from men added to followers (Ex: circumcision, particular dates, etc.)?
    Mat_15:9, Mar_7:7, Col_2:8, Gal_4:3, Rom_6:3-14
    Human created things cannot save us.

    In order to be saved as Christians, what exactly do we HAVE to do?
    Some say it’s as simple as Joh_3:16, Rom_5:18
    Others say it depends on being obedient ot YHWH.
    Still others say it’s a combination.

    Do we have to keep the Sabbath to be obedient?
    Some say yes, others say no, depending on their understanding of the meaning of the Scriptures.

    NEXT
    5/6/2021

    We’ll begin by studying:

    Gal_3:13-14
    Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    Later, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  51. Br. Dave says:

    5/6/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from King James Version
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    **********************************************************

    Topics from the Fellowship:

    Matthew 18:20 KJV
    (20)  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

    Joshua 10:12-14 KJV
    (12)  Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
    (13)  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
    (14)  And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

    QUESTION:
    If the earth moves around the sun, why does the Bible say this?
    DISCUSSION:
    Reporting from an earthly perspective?
    If the earth actually stood still, what happened to gravity?

    Isaiah 38:4-8 KJV
    (4)  Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
    (5)  Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
    (6)  And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.
    (7)  And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;
    (8)  Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

    2 Kings 20:9-11 KJV
    (9)  And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?
    (10)  And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.
    (11)  And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.
    NOTE:
    YHWH created the sun, moon, earth and gravity.
    He can do with them as He wishes.
    We cannot tie His hands with our puny understanding.

    Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV
    (8)  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    (9)  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Testimony & Fellowship

    NEXT
    5/13/2021

    We’ll begin by studying:

    Gal_3:13-14
    Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    Later, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  52. Br. Dave says:

    5/13/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from King James Version
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    Topics from the Fellowship:

    Aren’t we, as a Fellowship, extremely blessed that we are not involved in politics in any way (national, state, or local)?
    Not just US politics, but also politics in other countries.

    Rom_13:1 
    Romans 13:1 KJV
    (1)  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    NOTE
    It’s application by others.

    Trying to undo spoken words – its impossibility.
    Pro_10:19, Psa_19:14, Pro_8:8, Pro_12:25, Pro_15:1

    Slavery – clause in original, uncut Declaration of Independence condemns slavery – yet, T. Jefferson did not legally free his slaves until his death; cannot change the past; the Triangle Trade; Slavery versus the Holocaust; Boston; Chicago; Racial unrest.
    Satan, through mankind created racial unrest, but YHWH looks at what’s in a person’s heart, not a person’s appearance:
    Acts 10:34-35 KJV
    (34)  Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
    (35)  But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
    AND,
    1 Samuel 16:7 KJV
    (7)  But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

    NEXT
    5/20/2021

    We’ll begin by studying:

    Gal_3:13-14
    Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    Later, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  53. Br. Dave says:

    5/20/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from King James Version
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    PREFACE:

    A review of “law” preceded by the definite article “THE” versus “law” NOT preceded by the definite article “THE”
    (Refer to SUMMARY NOTES from April 22, 2021, for a more in-depth discussion.)

    THE G3588 – the definite article in Greek
    – Original: ὁ ἡ τό
    – Transliteration: Ho
    – Phonetic: ho
    – Definition:
    1. this, that, these, etc.
    – Origin: in all their inflections, the definite article
    – TDNT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech:

    – Strong’s: the masculine feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms in all their inflections; the definite article;
    the (sometimes to be supplied at others omitted in English idiom): – the this that one he she it etc.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 4821

    1) The use of “the” G3588 (the definite article) identifies (points out, marks out), particularizes (specifies) and draws attention to an object, or a person.
    2) The absence of the article describes, defines, characterizes and qualifies.

    EXAMPLE:

    If you said “river” (no definite article) to a first century Greek he would ask “What is a river?” He would want a definition or a description. He would want you to tell him what a river is like: “A river is a flowing body of water, etc.”
    Likewise, “law” (again, no definite article) refers to the concept of law in general, not to a specific code of law.

    BUT,
    If you said “THE G3588 river” (with the definite article) to that same Greek he would ask “Which river? Are you talking about the Nile or the Jordan?” He would want you to identify and specify which river you were referring to.
    Likewise, “THE G3588 law” (with the definite article) refers to a specific code of law, whether that is Mosaic or Gentile depends on the context of the surrounding verses.

    Example of KJV translators’ bias leading to error in teaching:
    Galatians 3:10 KJV
    (10)  For as many as are of the works of the [SUPPLIED by translators] law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the G3588 [original Greek] law to do them.
    Galatians 3:10 YLT
    (10)  for as many as are of works of law are under a curse, for it hath been written, ‘Cursed is every one who is not remaining in all things that have been written in the Book of the Law—to do them,’

    We’ll begin our study with:

    Gal_3:13-14
    Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    Galatians 3:13 KJV
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    NOTE:
    Christ ( G5547 – annointed, the Messiah) . 1Co_15:3.
    hath redeemed. ( G1805 – buy up, ransom, redeem) – Gal_4:5, Eph_5:16, Col_4:5), Gal_3:10, Gal_4:4; Gal_4:5, Gen_8:21; Gen_22:9, Exo_32:30, Lev_4:20; Lev_8:17; Lev_16:22; Lev_27:28, Num_28:30, Psa_107:2, Isa_35:9; Isa_41:14; Isa_42:7; Isa_49:9; Isa_53:5-7; Isa_53:10-12, Dan_2:8; Dan_9:24; Dan_9:26, Zec_13:7, Mat_20:28; Mat_26:28, Mar_10:45, Rom_3:24-26; Rom_4:25; Rom_7:4; Rom_8:3-4, 1Co_1:30; 1Co_5:7; 1Co_6:20, 2Co_5:21, Eph_1:7; Eph_5:2; Eph_5:16, Col_1:13; Col_1:14; Col_4:5, 1Th_1:10, Tit_2:14, Heb_7:26; Heb_7:27; Heb_9:12; Heb_9:14-15; Heb_9:26; Heb_9:28; Heb_10:4-10, 1Pe_1:18-21; 1Pe_2:24; 1Pe_3:18, +2Pe_2:1, 1Jn_2:1; 1Jn_2:2; 1Jn_4:10, Rev_1:5; Rev_5:9; Rev_13:8; Rev_22:3.

    us ( G2248 – us: – our, us, we). Eph_1:11-12 , Eph_2:14-15

    from ( G1537 – origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds)
    the ( G3588 – the definite article)
    curse ( G2671 – imprecation, execration: – curse (-d, -ing)
    of the ( G3588 – the definite article)
    law, ( G3551 – law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
    Gal_3:10 , Gen_22:18, Lev_15:28, Deu_11:26; Deu_27:15-26; Deu_28:15; Deu_30:15, Pro_3:33; Pro_26:2, Isa_42:21, Dan_9:11, Zec_5:3, Mal_3:9; Mal_3:11, Mat_25:41, Rom_7:6; Rom_8:1.

    being made ( G1096 – to cause to be (“gen” -erate))
    a curse ( G2671 – imprecation, execration: – curse (-d, -ing)..
    Deu_21:23 , Joh_10:17-18, Eph_5:2; Heb_7:27; Heb_9:14; Heb_10:12, 1Jn_2:2, Isa_53:12, 2Co_5:21), Mat_27:46), Lev_22:19-22; Deu_17:1; Mal_1:8; Mal_1:13-14; Heb_9:14; 1Pe_1:18-19, 2Co_5:14; 1Jn_2:2, Rom_2:13; Eph_1:7, Rom_3:20-31; Rom_5:1; Eph_4:24; Col_3:9-10, 1Co_1:18
    Lev_16:27; Lev_23:19, 2Ki_22:19, Isa_53:4; Isa_53:10, Jer_44:22; Jer_49:13, Dan_9:27 x. Mat_27:46, Luk_22:37, Joh_18:32, Rom_9:3, 1Co_12:3 2Co_5:21, Heb_13:11; Heb_13:12.

    for ( G5228 – for the sake of)
    us: ( G2257 – us: – our (company), us, we)
    2Sa_17:23; 2Sa_18:10; 2Sa_18:14-15; 2Sa_21:3; 2Sa_21:9, Est_7:10; Est_9:14, Mat_26:38; Mat_27:5, Mar_10:45, Joh_1:29; Joh_10:15; Joh_11:51, Act_10:45, Rom_8:34, 1Pe_2:24.

    for ( G1063 – the reason )
    it is written, G1125 – to “grave”, especially to write; figuratively to describe)
    Joh_5:46.

    Cursed G1944 – imprecated, that is, execrable: – accursed).
    Gal_1:8, Deu_21:23, Jos_10:26-27, Psa_37:22; Psa_88:16; Psa_119:21, Act_23:12.

    hangeth G2910 – to hang).
    Gen_40:19, Deu_21:22 , Deu_21:23,2Sa_18:9; 2Sa_21:9, Est_8:7; Est_9:13, Mar_15:24, Luk_23:33, Joh_12:32; Joh_19:18, Act_5:30, Php_2:8.

    tree G3586 – timber (as fuel or material); by implication a stick, club or tree or other wooden article or substance: – staff, stocks, tree, wood).
    Gen_40:19, Act_5:30; Act_10:39.

    QUESTION:
    We understand that YHWH’s Justice demanded that a perfect human life remain 100% faithful and obedient, and be willingly sacrificed to be a propitiation (Rom_3:25; Rom_5:1; Rom_5:10-11; 2Co_5:18-19; Col_1:20-22; 1Jo_2:2; 1Jo_4:10; Heb_9:5), to redeem all mankind from sin.
    Luk_2:30-31; Gal_4:4-5; Eph_1:3-12; Eph_1:17-22; Eph_2:4-10; Col_1:19-20; 1Pe_1:20; Rev_13:8

    Propitiation G2435 is defined as, That by which YHWH is rendered propitious, i.e., by which it becomes consistent with his character and government to pardon and bless the sinner.
    The propitiation does not procure His love or make Him loving; it only renders it consistent for Him to exercise His love towards sinners.

    IOW – According to Webster, Propitious:
    Satisfying YHWH’s Justice, which
    Enables Him to be favorable and kind, as applied to men,
    and
    Enables Him to be gracious or merciful; ready to forgive sins and bestow blessings, as applied to YHWH.

    The word, “propitiation” G2435 needs to be studied in connection with “reconciliation” G2433 , which is used frequently in the New Testament, especially in the newer translations.
    In Heb_2:17, the English Revised Version and the American Standard Revised Version have both changed “reconciliation” G2433 of the King James Version to “propitiation,” G2435 making it correspond with the Old Testament use in connection with the sacrifice on the Day of Atonement, the act by which YHWH restores a relationship of harmony and unity between Himself and human beings. .

    Luk_18:13 (“God, be thou merciful G2435 (margin “be propitiated”) to me the sinner” (the American Standard Revised Version margin));
    Heb_8:12 (quoted from the Septuagint); and Mat_16:22 (an idiomatic asseveration like English “mercy on us”) will help in getting at the usage in the New Testament.
    In Septuagint hilastḗrion G2435 is the term for the “mercy-seat” (Exo_25:17; Exo_37:6; Heb_9:5) or “lid of the ark” of the covenant which was sprinkled with blood on the Day of Atonement (Lev_16:14-15).
    It is employed in exactly this sense in Heb_9:5, where later versions have in the margin “the propitiatory.”

    Why was it important that Yeshua must suffer a death so out of proportion with Adam’s death (Gen_5:1-5)?
    Why did Yeshua’s death have to be the same that it would have been if He had been the vilest of malefactors, and that that death was regarded by the Law as accursed?
    DISCUSSION:
    Some believe that it is by such substituted punishment that we are saved; and Yeshua consented to die the most shameful and painful death, as if He were the vilest criminal, in order that the most guilty and vile of the human race could be saved.
    Pro_8:31 (Pro_8:1-36 for context),
    Joh_15:13
    Isa_53:1-12, Isa_53:6, Gal_3:13, 2Co_5:21, 1Jn_2:2, 1Pe_3:18, Col_2:13-15, Mar_10:45, Heb_2:17, Rom_3:25, Rom_5:8, Rom_8:32, Isa_53:10, Gal_2:20, 2Co_5:14, Heb_12:2, Eph_1:3-14, 2Co_8:9, 2Co_5:19, 2Co_5:17, 2Co_5:15, 1Co_15:1-58, Rom_8:28-39, Rom_4:25, Joh_17:6-26, Joh_1:29, Mar_8:31, Lev_16:1-34, Exo_12:1-51, Gen_22:1-2

    Historically, it appears that crucifixion (See FOOTNOTE for more information about crucifixion) as punishment was unknown to the Hebrews in the time of Moses, and that the passage in Deu_21:23 did not refer originally to crucifying a live man to death.
    However it is not known whether or not hanging criminals alive was practiced among the Hebrews.
    Historically, those who were guilty of great crimes were first stoned or otherwise put to death, and then their bodies were suspended for a few hours on a gibbet.
    In many cases, however, just the head was suspended after it had been severed from the body. Gen_40:17-19; Num_25:1-9.
    Crucifixion was not known in the time of the giving of the Law, but the Jews gave such an extent to the Law in Deu_21:23 as to include this mode of punishment (Joh_19:31).
    Paul seems to be arguing that if to be suspended on a gibbet after having been put to death was regarded as a curse, it should not be regarded as a curse in a less degree to be suspended alive on a cross, and to be put to death in this manner.
    It follows that this should never be used as implying, in any sense, that Christ was guilty, or that He was the object of YHWH’s displeasure, or that YHWH poured out on Yeshua all His wrath.
    The Scriptures are clear that Yeshua was, throughout, an object of the divine love and approval.
    YHWH never loved Yeshua more, or approved what He did more, than when He gave himself to death on the cross.
    YHWH had no hatred toward Yeshua; He had no displeasure to express toward Him.
    There is no Scripture that even vaguely implies that YHWH’s feelings, as expressed in Mat_3:17, Mat_17:5, Mar_1:11, Luk_3:22, 2Pe_1:17 ever changed.

    This is proven in Joh_20:11-17.
    If Yeshua had displeased YHWH in even one small way, would YHWH have resurrected Him? Would Yeshua have the certain knowledge He expressed in Joh_20:17?

    And it is this which makes the atonement so important to mankind.
    If YHWH had been displeased with Yeshua; if our Redeemer had been properly an object of YHWH’s wrath; if Yeshua, in any sense, deserved this kind of death, there would have been no merit in Yeshua’s sufferings; there would have been no atonement.
    After all, what merit can there be when if Yeshua suffered only what He deserved?
    But what made the atonement so wonderful for mankind; what made it an atonement at all, was that innocence was treated as if it were guilt; that the most holy, and benevolent, and purist being on earth should consent to be treated, and that YHWH should allow Him to be treated by man, as if Yeshua were the most vile and deserving of crucifixion.
    This is the beauty of the atonement; this shows the wonders of the divine benevolence; this is the nature of substituted punishment; and this lays the foundation for the offer of pardon, and for the hope of eternal salvation of mankind. (Heb_1:3)

    Gal_3:14
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
    NOTE:
    That G2443 – in order that (denoting the purpose or the result))
    the G3588 – the definite article)
    blessing G2129 – religiously, benediction; by implication consecration; by extension benefit or largess: – blessing (a matter of) bounty).
    Gal_3:6-9; Gal_3:29, Gal_4:15, Gen_12:2, Gen_12:3; Gen_14:19; Gen_28:4, Deu_11:26; Deu_30:15, Psa_21:6; Psa_24:5; Psa_67:7; Psa_72:17; Psa_115:12, Isa_19:24; Isa_41:8; Isa_51:2-3, Zec_8:13, Mat_25:34, Rom_3:29; Rom_4:2-17; Rom_15:29, 1Co_10:16, Eph_1:3, Jas_2:23, 1Pe_3:9.

    of Abraham G11 . – Of Hebrew origin [H85]; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch.)
    Rom_4:10-12
    Gal_3:9, Luk_19:9.

    on G1519 – to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.))
    the G3588 – the definite article)
    Gentiles G1484 – a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; specifically a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan): – Gentile, heathen, nation, people.).
    Gal_3:28, Gen_18:18, Rom_3:29-30; Rom_4:9; Rom_4:16.

    through G1722 – denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest)
    Jesus G2424 – Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites)
    Christ;G5547 – anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus: – Christ).
    Gal_3:16, Gen_22:18, Isa_49:6; Isa_52:10, Luk_2:10-11, Act_2:39; Act_3:25-26; Act_4:12, Rom_8:34; Rom_10:9-15, 1Ti_2:4-6, Heb_9:12.

    we might receive G2983 – A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of)
    *+Gal_3:2; *+Gal_3:5, Gal_4:6.

    might. All of us who read the English translations and versions are often confused by the use of “might”, “should,” “hope,” and “think,” etc., for in modern English usage these words all connote a degree of doubtfulness, a connotation apparently not present in the Greek.
    Frequently “might” and “should” are strictly English auxiliaries used to represent important mood, tense, and aspect distinctions in the original, and have no strictly corresponding word in the Greek.
    Joh_5:39 for “think”; on Tit_1:2 for “hope”; on Joh_3:16 for “should”).

    the G3588 – the definite article)
    promise G1860 – an announcement (for information, assent or pledge; especially a divine assurance of good): – message, promise..)
    Gal_3:22, Isa_32:15; Isa_44:3; Isa_44:4; Isa_59:19-21, Jer_31:33; Jer_32:40, Eze_11:19; Eze_36:26; Eze_36:27; Eze_37:14; Eze_39:29, Joe_2:28; Joe_2:29, Zec_12:10, Luk_11:13; Luk_24:49, Joh_7:39; Joh_14:16; Joh_14:26, Act_1:4; Act_1:5; Act_2:33; Act_2:38; Act_5:32; Act_10:45-47; Act_11:15-16, Rom_8:9-16; Rom_8:26; Rom_8:27, *1Co_12:13, 2Co_1:22, Eph_1:13; Eph_1:14; Eph_2:18; Eph_2:22; Eph_3:6; Eph_3:16; Eph_4:30, 1Pe_1:22, Jud_1:19-20.

    the G3588 – the definite article)
    Spirit G4151 – a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy spirit)
    Luk_24:49, Eph_1:13, Heb_9:15, Mat_3:16, Gal_3:2-3; Gal_3:5, Joh_7:39, 2Co_3:8.

    through G1223 – the channel of an act)
    faith.G4102  – From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: – assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity)
    Gal_3:28, Gal_2:16, Rom_4:9; Rom_4:16, Act_16:31; Act_26:18, Eph_2:8; Eph_3:18.

    FOOTNOTE:

    From ancient historians and art, crucifixion probably originated with the Assyrians and Babylonians, and was used systematically by the Persians in the 6th century BC.

    Alexander the Great brought it from there to the eastern Mediterranean countries in the 4th century BC, and the Phoenicians introduced it to Rome in the 3rd century BC.

    There is no indication that it was ever used in pre-Hellenic Greece.

    The Romans perfected crucifixion for 500 years until it was abolished by Constantine I in the 4th century AD.

    Crucifixion in Roman times was applied mostly to slaves, disgraced soldiers, Christians and foreigners (i.e., non-Roman citizens) – only very rarely to Roman citizens.

    The attending Roman guards could only leave the site after the victim had died, and were known to precipitate death by means of deliberate fracturing of the tibia and/or fibula, spear stab wounds into the heart, sharp blows to the front of the chest, or a smoking fire built at the foot of the cross to asphyxiate the victim.

    The gibbet on which crucifixion was carried out could be of many shapes.

    Josephus, in The Jewish Wars, 5.11.1, writes that the Roman soldiers who crucified the many prisoners taken during the Siege of Jerusalem under Titus diverted themselves by nailing them to the crosses in different ways; and Seneca the Younger recounts: “I see crosses there, not just of one kind but made in many different ways: some have their victims with head down to the ground; some impale their private parts; others stretch out their arms on the gibbet.”( Moral Essays, 6.20.3)

    At times the gibbet was only one vertical stake. This was the simplest available construction for torturing and killing the condemned.

    Frequently, however, there was a cross-piece attached either at the top to give the shape of a T or just below the top, as in the form most familiar in art.

    The most ancient image of a Roman crucifixion depicts an individual on a T-shaped cross. It is a graffito found in a taberna (hostel for wayfarers) in Puteoli, dating to the time of Trajan or Hadrian (late 1st century to early 2nd century AD).

    Second-century writers who speak of the execution cross describe the crucified person’s arms as outstretched, not attached to a single stake:
    Lucian speaks of Prometheus as crucified “above the ravine with his hands outstretched”. He also says that the shape of the letter T (the Greek letter tau) was that of the wooden instrument used for crucifying.
    Artemidorus, another writer of the same period, says that a cross is made of posts (plural) and nails and that the arms of the crucified are outstretched.
    Speaking of the generic execution cross, not specifically of that on which Yeshua died, Irenaeus (c. 130–202), a Christian writer, describes it as composed of an upright and a transverse beam, sometimes with a small projection in the upright.

    The Scriptures do not specify the shape of that cross, but the early secular writings that do speak of its shape liken it to the letter T.

    William Barclay notes that, because the letter T is shaped exactly like the traditional cross of Yeshua’s execution and because the Greek letter T represented the number 300, “wherever the fathers came across the number 300 in the Old Testament they took it to be a mystical prefiguring of the cross of Christ”.

    The earliest example, possibly of the late first century, is the Epistle of Barnabas.

    Clement of Alexandria (c. 150 – c. 215) is another early writer who gives the same interpretation of the numeral used for 300.

    Justin Martyr (c. 100–165) described the cross of Christ represented in the crossed spits used in roasting the Passover Lamb: “That lamb which was commanded to be wholly roasted was a symbol of the suffering of the cross which Christ would undergo. For the lamb, which is roasted, is roasted and dressed up in the form of the cross. For one spit is transfixed right through from the lower parts up to the head, and one across the back, to which are attached the legs of the lamb.”

    In 1994, Israeli archaeologists revealed new evidence which questions the traditional depiction of Christ’s crucifixion.

    They unveiled the replica of a fossilized heel of a man crucified two-thousand years ago at a major exhibition in Jerusalem.

    The nail appears to have been hammered into the bone sideways, suggesting the legs of crucifixion victims straddle the cross on either side, rather than hanging straight down.

    The original, which has remained unseen by the public since its discovery in 1968, belonged to “Yohanan”, a Jew who was crucified by the Romans during the time of Yeshua.

    One reconstruction of Yohanan’s crucifixion revealed the victim’s hands were apparently forced back over the horizontal beam of the cross and then tied with a rope.

    This position would lead to a quick death as the body went into shock.

    Another reconstruction has Yohanan’s arms, palms out, nailed to the cross and both legs bent and swinging toward the left.

    Joe Zias, the curator of the Jerusalem Authority of Antiquities assumes that the reconstruction’s indicate Christ’s body probably didn’t hang down fully stretched on the cross.
    “This is the only find we have until today which has ever been recorded of the crucifixion. We have a lot of literary evidence, but this is the only physical evidence that has ever been found anywhere in the world.”

    He also questioned traditional depiction’s of the crucifixion showing where the nails were placed.
    “If they did nail Jesus on the cross they would have nailed him through the wrist. Forty kilos, about 80 pounds, is all the body can support and I’m sure Jesus weighed more then that.”

    Yohanan’s bones were discovered in 1968 during a salvage dig in the Givat Hamivtar neighborhood of northern Jerusalem, but have never before been displayed.

    But Zias stressed not all of those crucified may have been killed the way Yohanan was as different types of crosses were used, calling for different methods.

    The first depiction of Yeshua’s crucifixion dates to 586 AD as part of an illustrated Gospel found in North Mesopotamia, now Iraq.

    In the picture, nails are driven through Christ’s palms and each foot.

    John 20:25-27 KJV
    (25)  The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands G5495 the print of the nails G2247 , and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
    (26)  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
    (27)  Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands G5495 ; and reach hither thy hand G5495 , and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
    Joh_20:20, Psa_22:16, Luk_24:39,
    hands G5495
    – Original: χείρ
    – Transliteration: Cheir
    – Phonetic: khire
    – Definition:
    1. by the help or agency of any one, by means of any one
    2. fig. applied to God symbolising his might, activity, power
    a. in creating the universe
    b. in upholding and preserving (God is present protecting and aiding one)
    c. in punishing
    d. in determining and controlling the destinies of men
    – Origin: perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping)
    – TDNT entry: 16:04,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by hebraism] a means or instrument): – hand.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 149
    • And, 1
    Mat_12:13

    • hand, 72
    Mat_3:12; Mat_8:3; Mat_8:15; Mat_9:18; Mat_9:25; Mat_12:10; Mat_12:49; Mat_14:31; Mat_26:51; Mar_1:31; Mar_1:41; Mar_3:1; Mar_3:3; Mar_3:5; Mar_5:41; Mar_8:23; Mar_9:27; Luk_1:66; Luk_1:71; Luk_1:74; Luk_3:17; Luk_5:13; Luk_6:6; Luk_6:8; Luk_6:10; Luk_8:54; Joh_3:35; Joh_10:39; Joh_11:44; Joh_20:25; Act_3:7; Act_4:28; Act_4:30; Act_7:25; Act_7:35; Act_7:50; Act_9:41; Act_11:21; Act_12:11; Act_12:17; Act_13:11; Act_13:16; Act_19:33; Act_21:40; Act_23:19; Act_26:1; Act_28:3; Act_28:4; 1Co_12:15; 1Co_12:21; 1Co_16:21; Gal_3:19; Gal_6:11; Col_4:18; 2Th_3:17; Phm_1:19; Heb_8:9; 1Pe_5:6; Rev_1:16; Rev_1:17; Rev_6:5; Rev_8:4; Rev_10:2; Rev_10:5; Rev_10:8; Rev_10:10; Rev_13:16; Rev_14:9; Rev_14:14; Rev_17:4; Rev_19:2; Rev_20:1

    • hands, 70
    Mat_4:6; Mat_15:2; Mat_19:13; Mat_19:15; Mat_26:50; Mat_27:24; Mar_5:23; Mar_6:2; Mar_7:2; Mar_7:3; Mar_7:5; Mar_8:25; Mar_10:16; Mar_14:46; Luk_4:11; Luk_6:1; Luk_13:13; Luk_20:19; Luk_24:7; Luk_24:40; Luk_24:50; Joh_7:30; Joh_7:44; Joh_13:3; Joh_13:9; Joh_20:20; Joh_20:25; Act_2:23; Act_5:12; Act_5:18; Act_7:41; Act_8:17; Act_8:18; Act_8:19; Act_9:17; Act_11:30; Act_12:1; Act_12:7; Act_13:3; Act_14:3; Act_17:25; Act_19:6; Act_19:11; Act_19:26; Act_20:34; Act_21:11(2); Act_21:27; Act_24:7; Act_28:8; Act_28:17; Rom_10:21; 1Co_4:12; 2Co_11:33; Eph_4:28; 1Th_4:11; 1Ti_2:8; 1Ti_4:14; 1Ti_5:22; 2Ti_1:6; Heb_1:10; Heb_2:7; Heb_6:2; Heb_10:31; Heb_12:12; Jam_4:8; 1Jn_1:1; Rev_7:9; Rev_9:20; Rev_20:4

    • on, 3
    Luk_4:40; Act_4:3; Act_6:6

    • upon, 3
    Mar_6:5; Mar_7:32; Mar_8:23

    So, what do YOU believe?

    NEXT
    5/27/2021

    We’ll begin by studying:

    REVIEW:
    Gal_3:13-14
    Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    Salvation –
    What do the Scriptures teach about what mankind must do to gain salvation?

    Later, we’ll read for context and discuss:
    1Co_15:1-34
    Psa_22:1-31
    Psa_69:1-36

    Afterwards,
    To gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of:
    Gehenna (Mat 10:28) – as defined in the Bible – How does torment affect those mentioned in the Bible.
    Then,
    (Luk_21:28 KJV)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    After that,
    to gain a clearer and more accurate understanding of these terms, we will study:
    Faith,
    Salvation,
    Works, and,
    Rewards.
    Reconciliation

  54. Br. Dave says:

    Advance Scriptures for:

    5/27/2021

    This study will probably take more than one Thursday night, so not to worry, we’ll get to it all in good time.

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from King James Version
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    We’ll begin by reviewing:

    Gal_3:13-14
    Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    Then, we began our study of:
    Salvation –

    This study will be more meaningful if you have either a Strong’s, Vines or Thayer concordance handy.

    Our Fellowship has touched on the subject of “What is required to obtain salvation” in the past.

    There are many opinions about this.

    But what do the Scriptures really tell us – with the only human interpretation being about Greek and Hebrew word usage?

    REMINDERS:

    1. the word “MIGHT”
    might. All of us who read the English translations and versions are often confused by the use of “might”, “should,” “hope,” and “think,” etc., for in modern English usage these words all connote a degree of doubtfulness, a connotation apparently not present in the Greek.
    Frequently “might” and “should” are strictly English auxiliaries used to represent important mood, tense, and aspect distinctions in the original, and have no strictly corresponding word in the Greek.
    Joh_5:39 for “think”; on Tit_1:2 for “hope”; on Joh_3:16 for “should”).

    2. “THE” definite article
    A review of “law” preceded by the definite article “THE” versus “law” NOT preceded by the definite article “THE”
    (Refer to SUMMARY NOTES from April 22, 2021, for a more in-depth discussion.)

    (a.) The use of “the” G3588 (the definite article) identifies (points out, marks out), particularizes (specifies) and draws attention to an object, or a person.
    (b.) The absence of the article describes, defines, characterizes and qualifies.

    EXAMPLE:

    If you said “river” (no definite article) to a first century Greek he would ask “What is a river?” He would want a definition or a description. He would want you to tell him what a river is like: “A river is a flowing body of water, etc.”
    Likewise, “law” (again, no definite article) refers to the concept of law in general, not to a specific code of law.

    BUT,
    If you said “THE G3588 river” (with the definite article) to that same Greek he would ask “Which river? Are you talking about the Nile or the Jordan?” He would want you to identify and specify which river you were referring to.
    Likewise, “THE G3588 law” (with the definite article) refers to a specific code of law, whether that is Mosaic or Gentile depends on the context of the surrounding verses.

    I have attempted to mark all the “the”s with either:
    G3588 – which indicates the definite article “the” was originally in the Greek;
    OR,
    [the – SUPPLIED] – which indicates that the Greek did NOT contain “the”, and the article was supplied by some translator along the way.
    It’s very enlightening to observe how passages read without the supplied “the”.

    SALVATION H3444 H3467 G4992 G4994 G4990 G4982

    H3444
    – Original: ישׁוּעה
    – Transliteration: Y@shuw`ah
    – Phonetic: yesh-oo’-aw
    – Definition:
    1. salvation, deliverance
    a. welfare, prosperity
    b. deliverance
    c. salvation (by God)
    d. victory
    – Origin: passive participle of H3467
    – TWOT entry: 929b
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: Feminine passive participle of H3467; something saved that is (abstractly) deliverance; hence aid victory prosperity: – deliverance health help (-ing) salvation save saving (health) welfare.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 78
    • deliverance, 2
    Psa_18:50; Isa_26:18

    • deliverances, 1
    Psa_44:4

    • health, 3
    Psa_42:11; Psa_43:5; Psa_67:2

    • help, 3
    2Sa_10:11; Psa_3:2; Psa_42:5

    • helping, 1
    Psa_22:1

    • salvation, 65
    Gen_49:18; Exo_14:13; Exo_15:2; Deu_32:15; 1Sa_2:1; 1Sa_14:45; 2Sa_22:51; 1Ch_16:23; 2Ch_20:17; Job_13:16; Psa_3:8; Psa_9:14; Psa_13:5; Psa_14:7; Psa_20:5; Psa_21:1; Psa_21:5; Psa_35:3; Psa_35:9; Psa_53:6; Psa_62:1; Psa_62:2; Psa_62:6; Psa_68:19; Psa_69:29; Psa_70:4; Psa_74:12; Psa_78:22; Psa_88:1; Psa_89:26; Psa_91:16; Psa_96:2; Psa_98:2; Psa_98:3; Psa_106:4; Psa_116:13; Psa_118:14; Psa_118:15; Psa_118:21; Psa_119:123; Psa_119:155; Psa_119:166; Psa_119:174; Psa_140:7; Psa_149:4; Isa_12:2(2); Isa_12:3; Isa_25:9; Isa_26:1; Isa_33:2; Isa_33:6; Isa_49:6; Isa_49:8; Isa_51:6; Isa_51:8; Isa_52:7; Isa_52:10; Isa_56:1; Isa_59:11; Isa_59:17; Isa_60:18; Isa_62:1; Jon_2:9; Hab_3:8

    • save, 1
    Psa_80:2

    • saving, 1
    Psa_28:8

    • welfare, 1
    Job_30:15

    H3467
    – Original: ישׁע
    – Transliteration: Yasha`
    – Phonetic: yaw-shah’
    – Definition:
    1. to save, be saved, be delivered
    a. (Niphal)
    1. to be liberated, be saved, be delivered
    2. to be saved (in battle), be victorious
    b. (Hiphil)
    1. to save, deliver
    2. to save from moral troubles
    3. to give victory to
    – Origin: a primitive root
    – TWOT entry: 929
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A primitive root; properly to be open wide or free that is (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor: – X at all avenging defend deliver (-er) help preserve rescue be safe bring (having) salvation save (-iour) get victory.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 205
    • all, 2
    Jer_11:12(2)

    • avenged, 1
    1Sa_25:31

    • avenging, 2
    1Sa_25:26; 1Sa_25:33

    • defend, 1
    Jdg_10:1

    • deliver, 3
    Jdg_10:13; Jdg_10:14; Jdg_13:5

    • delivered, 8
    Jdg_2:16; Jdg_2:18; Jdg_3:9; Jdg_3:31; Jdg_8:22; Jdg_10:12; Jdg_12:2; Jdg_12:3

    • deliverer, 2
    Jdg_3:9; Jdg_3:15

    • help, 10
    2Sa_10:11; 2Sa_10:19; 2Sa_14:4; 2Ki_6:26; 2Ki_6:27(2); 1Ch_19:12; 1Ch_19:19; 2Ch_20:9; Psa_12:1
    • helped, 2
    Exo_2:17; Psa_116:6

    • preserved, 4
    2Sa_8:6; 2Sa_8:14; 1Ch_18:6; 1Ch_18:13

    • preservest, 1
    Psa_36:6

    • rescue, 1
    Deu_28:31

    • safe, 1
    Psa_119:117

    • salvation, 3
    Isa_59:16; Isa_63:5; Zec_9:9

    • save, 103
    Deu_20:4; Deu_22:27; Deu_28:29; Jos_10:6; Jos_22:22; Jdg_6:14; Jdg_6:15; Jdg_6:31; Jdg_6:36; Jdg_6:37; Jdg_7:7; 1Sa_4:3; 1Sa_7:8; 1Sa_9:16; 1Sa_10:27; 1Sa_11:3; 1Sa_14:6; 1Sa_23:2; 2Sa_3:18; 2Sa_22:28; 2Sa_22:42; 2Ki_16:7; 2Ki_19:19; 2Ki_19:34; 1Ch_16:35; Job_22:29; Job_40:14; Psa_3:7; Psa_6:4; Psa_7:1; Psa_18:27; Psa_18:41; Psa_20:9; Psa_22:21; Psa_28:9; Psa_31:2; Psa_31:16; Psa_37:40; Psa_44:3; Psa_44:6; Psa_54:1; Psa_55:16; Psa_57:3; Psa_59:2; Psa_60:5; Psa_69:1; Psa_69:35; Psa_71:2; Psa_71:3; Psa_72:4; Psa_72:13; Psa_76:9; Psa_86:2; Psa_86:16; Psa_106:47; Psa_108:6; Psa_109:26; Psa_109:31; Psa_118:25; Psa_119:94; Psa_119:146; Psa_138:7; Psa_145:19; Pro_20:22; Isa_25:9; Isa_33:22; Isa_35:4; Isa_37:20; Isa_37:35; Isa_38:20; Isa_45:20; Isa_46:7; Isa_47:13; Isa_47:15; Isa_49:25; Isa_59:1; Isa_63:1; Jer_2:27; Jer_2:28; Jer_14:9; Jer_15:20; Jer_17:14; Jer_30:10; Jer_30:11; Jer_31:7; Jer_42:11; Jer_46:27; Lam_4:17; Eze_34:22; Eze_36:29; Eze_37:23; Hos_1:7(2); Hos_13:10; Hos_14:3; Hab_1:2; Zep_3:17; Zep_3:19; Zec_8:7; Zec_8:13; Zec_9:16; Zec_10:6; Zec_12:7

    • saved, 35
    Exo_14:30; Num_10:9; Deu_33:29; Jdg_7:2; 1Sa_10:19; 1Sa_14:23; 1Sa_23:5; 2Sa_22:4; 2Ki_14:27; 1Ch_11:14; 2Ch_32:22; Neh_9:27; Psa_18:3; Psa_33:16; Psa_34:6; Psa_44:7; Psa_80:3; Psa_80:7; Psa_80:19; Psa_106:8; Psa_106:10; Psa_107:13; Pro_28:18; Isa_30:15; Isa_43:12; Isa_45:17; Isa_45:22; Isa_63:9; Isa_64:5; Jer_4:14; Jer_8:20; Jer_17:14; Jer_23:6; Jer_30:7; Jer_33:16

    • savest, 3
    2Sa_22:3; Job_26:2; Psa_17:7

    • saveth, 7
    1Sa_14:39; 1Sa_17:47; Job_5:15; Psa_7:10; Psa_20:6; Psa_34:18; Psa_107:19

    • savior, 13
    2Sa_22:3; 2Ki_13:5; Psa_106:21; Isa_19:20; Isa_43:3; Isa_43:11; Isa_45:15; Isa_45:21; Isa_49:26; Isa_60:16; Isa_63:8; Jer_14:8; Hos_13:4

    • saviors, 2
    Neh_9:27; Oba_1:21

    • victory, 1
    Psa_98:1

    G4992
    – Original: σωτήριον
    – Transliteration: Soterion
    – Phonetic: so-tay’-ree-on
    – Definition:
    1. saving, bringing salvation
    2. he who embodies this salvation, or through whom God is about to achieve it
    3. the hope of (future) salvation
    – Origin: neuter of the same as G4991 as (properly, concretely) noun
    – TDNT entry: 24:01,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: Neuter of the same as G4991 as (properly concrete) noun;
    defender or (by implication) defence: – salvation.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 5
    • salvation, 5
    Luk_2:30; Luk_3:6; Act_28:28; Eph_6:17; Tit_2:11

    G4994
    – Original: σωφρονίζω
    – Transliteration: Sophronizo
    – Phonetic: so-fron-id’-zo
    – Definition:
    1. restore one to his senses
    2. to moderate, control, curb, disciple
    3. to hold one to his duty
    4. to admonish, to exhort earnestly
    – Origin: from G4998
    – TDNT entry: 25:24,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From G4998; to make of sound mind that is (figuratively) to discipline or correct: – teach to be sober.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 1
    • sober, 1
    Tit_2:4

    G4990
    – Original: σωτήρ
    – Transliteration: Soter
    – Phonetic: so-tare’
    – Definition:
    1. saviour, deliverer, preserver
    – Origin: from G4982
    – TDNT entry: 23:43,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From G4982; a deliverer that is God or christ: – saviour.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 24
    • man, 1
    Tit_3:4

    • savior, 23
    Luk_1:47; Luk_2:11; Joh_4:42; Act_5:31; Act_13:23; Eph_5:23; Php_3:20; 1Ti_1:1; 1Ti_2:3; 1Ti_4:10; 2Ti_1:10; Tit_1:3; Tit_1:4; Tit_2:10; Tit_2:13; Tit_3:6; 2Pe_1:1; 2Pe_1:11; 2Pe_2:20; 2Pe_3:2; 2Pe_3:18; 1Jn_4:14; Jud_1:25

    G4982
    – Original: σώζω
    – Transliteration: Sozo
    – Phonetic: sode’-zo
    – Definition:
    1. to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction
    a. one (from injury or peril)
    1. to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
    2. to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue
    b. to save in the technical biblical sense
    1. negatively 1b
    c. to deliver from the penalties of the messianic judgment 1b
    d. to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the messianic deliverance
    – Origin: from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saoz, safe)
    – TDNT entry: 23:05,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From a primary word σῶς sōs̄(contraction for the obsolete σάος saos safe); to save that is deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): – heal preserve save (self) do well be (make) whole.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 79
    • healed, 3
    Mar_5:23; Luk_8:36; Act_14:9

    • preserve, 1
    2Ti_4:18

    • save, 28
    Mat_1:21; Mat_8:25; Mat_14:30; Mat_27:40; Mat_27:42; Mat_27:49; Mar_15:30; Mar_15:31; Luk_23:35; Luk_23:37; Luk_23:39; Act_2:40; Rom_11:14; 1Co_1:21; 1Co_7:16(2); 1Co_9:22; 1Ti_1:15; 1Ti_4:16; Heb_5:7; Heb_7:25; Jam_1:21; Jam_2:14; Jam_4:12; Jam_5:15; Jam_5:20; 1Pe_3:21; Jud_1:23

    • saved, 41
    Mat_19:25; Mat_27:42; Mar_10:26; Mar_15:31; Luk_13:23; Luk_18:26; Luk_23:35; Act_2:21; Act_2:47; Act_4:12; Act_11:14; Act_15:1; Act_15:11; Act_16:30; Act_16:31; Act_27:20; Act_27:31; Rom_5:9; Rom_5:10; Rom_8:24; Rom_9:27; Rom_10:9; Rom_10:13; Rom_11:26; 1Co_1:18; 1Co_3:15; 1Co_5:5; 1Co_10:33; 1Co_15:2; 2Co_2:15; Eph_2:5; Eph_2:8; 1Th_2:16; 2Th_2:10; 1Ti_2:4; 1Ti_2:15; 2Ti_1:9; Tit_3:5; 1Pe_4:18; Jud_1:5; Rev_21:24

    • well, 1
    Joh_11:12

    • whole, 5
    Mat_9:21; Mat_9:22; Mar_5:28; Mar_6:56; Act_4:9

    The Scriptures identify five kinds of Salvation:

    1. A GREAT G5082 salvation G4991
    Heb_2:3
    Hebrews 2:3 KJV
    (3)  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great G5082 salvation G4991 ; which at [the – SUPPLIED] first began to be spoken by the G3588 Lord G2962 , and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
    Heb_6:9 Heb_9:28 . Mat_16:26; Mat_20:28, Luk_2:30; Luk_19:10, Act_4:12, 2Co_6:2, Eph_1:13, 1Jn_5:11-13, Jud_1:3.

    2. A PRESENT G3568 salvation G4991
    2Co_6:2
    2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV
    (2)  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in [the – SUPPLIED] day G2250 of salvation G4991 have I succoured thee: behold, now G3568 is [the – SUPPLIED] accepted time; behold, now G3568 is [the – SUPPLIED] day G2250 of salvation G4991 .)
    Psa_118:24, Isa_49:8
    Gen_19:15, Lev_8:32, Jos_4:10, Pro_27:1, Hos_13:13, Luk_13:25, Act_17:32; Act_24:25.

    3. A COMMON G2839 salvation G4991
    Jud_1:3
    Jude 1:3 KJV
    (3)  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the G3588 common G2839 salvation G4991, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the G3588 faith which was once delivered unto the G3588 saints.
    Isa_45:17; Isa_45:22, Joh_1:12, Act_2:39; Act_4:12; Act_13:46-47; Act_28:28, Rom_5:9; Rom_10:12; Rom_13:11, 1Co_5:5, Gal_3:28, Eph_4:4, Php_1:28, Col_2:6, 2Ti_2:10, Tit_1:4, 2Pe_1:1.
    Act_4:12, Heb_2:3; Heb_9:28

    4. A KNOWN G1108 salvation G4991
    Luk_1:77
    Luke 1:77 KJV
    (77)  To give knowledge G1108 of salvation G4991 unto his people by [the – SUPPLIED] remission of their sins,
    Rom_11:33, Isa_53:11, 1Ti_2:4
    Exo_15:2, Joh_4:22, Act_13:26; Act_16:17.

    5. An ETERNAL G166 salvation G4991
    Heb_5:9
    Hebrews 5:9 KJV
    (9)  And being made perfect, he became [the – SUPPLIED] author of eternal G166 salvation G4991 unto all them that obey G5219 him;

    ETERNAL G166
    – Original: αἰώνιος
    – Transliteration: Aionios
    – Phonetic: ahee-o’-nee-os
    – Definition:
    1. without beginning and end, that which always has been and always will be
    2. without beginning
    3. without end, never to cease, everlasting
    – Origin: from G165
    – TDNT entry: 04:28,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: From G165; perpetual (also used of past time or past and future as well): – eternal for ever everlasting world (began).
    Total KJV Occurrences: 47

    NOTE:
    The words with which ETERNAL G166 is used in other books of the Greek clearly define its meaning:
    fire (pur G4442 ), Mat_18:8; Mat_25:41; Jud_1:7;
    punishment (kolasis G2851 ), Mat_25:46;
    habitations (skēnē G4633 ), Luk_16:9;
    kingdom (basileia G932 ), 2Pe_1:11;
    destruction (olethros G3639 ), 2Th_1:9;
    consolation (paraklēsis G3874 ), 2Th_2:16;
    since or before the world began (chronos G5550 ), Rom_16:25; 2Ti_1:9; Tit_1:2;
    God (Theos G2316 ),Rom_16:26;
    power (kratos G2904 ), 1Ti_6:16;
    glory (doxa G1391 ), 2Ti_2:10; 1Pe_5:10;
    gospel (euangelion G2098 ), Rev_14:6. Heb_2:3; Heb_6:2; Heb_9:12; Heb_9:15; Heb_13:20, Isa_45:17; Isa_51:6; Isa_51:8, 2Th_2:16, 2Ti_2:10, 1Jn_5:20, Jud_1:21.

    salvation. Heb_9:28, Isa_33:22.

    The following Scriptures need to be seen through the light of the Greek word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) cutting through the fog of English translations and transliterations.

    For example:

    Mat_1:21,
    Matthew 1:21 KJV
    (21)  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS G2424 – Iēsous (Iēsous) [H3091 – yeh-ho-shoo’-ah, yeh-ho-shoo’-ah – Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (that is, Joshua), the Jewish leader: – Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua.] :
    for he shall save G4982 – to save, that is, deliver or protect: – heal, preserve, save, do well, be (make) whole.
    his people G2992 – a people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one’s own populace)
    from their sins G266 – offence, sin, to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour,to do or go wrong .

    The remaining Scriptures need to be studied in the same manner, but, for the sake of space and readibility, that responsibility remains with each Berean student.

    Joh_3:12-17
    John 3:12-17 KJV
    (12)  If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
    (13)  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
    (14)  And as Moses lifted up the G3588 serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
    (15)  That whosoever G3956 believeth G4100 in G1519 him should not perish G622 , but have G2192 eternal G166 life G2222 .
    (16)  For God so loved G25 the G3588 world G2889 , that he gave G1325 his only begotten G3439 Son, that whosoever G3956 believeth G4100 in G1519 him should not perish G622, but have everlasting G166 life G2222.
    (17)  For God sent not his Son into the G3588 world G2889 to condemn G2919 the G3588 world; but that the G3588 world through G1223 him might be saved G4982 .

    Joh_5:24-29
    John 5:24-29 KJV
    (24)  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting G166 life G2222 , and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    (25)  Verily, verily, I say unto you, [The – SUPPLIED] hour G5610 is coming G2064 , and now G3568 is G2076 , when the G3588 dead shall hear the G3588 voice of the G3588 Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
    (26)  For as the G3588 Father hath life G2222 in himself; so hath he given to the G3588 Son to have life G2222 in himself;
    (27)  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is [the – SUPPLIED] Son of man.
    (28)  Marvel not at this: for [the – SUPPLIED] hour is coming, in the which all that are in the G3588 graves G3419 shall hear G191 his voice G5456 ,
    (29)  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto [the – SUPPLIED] resurrection G386 of life G2222 ; and they that have done evil, unto [the – SUPPLIED] resurrection G386 of damnation G2920 .

    Rom_3:9-31
    Romans 3:9-31 KJV
    (9)  What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all G3956 under G5259 sin; G266 ;
    (10)  As it is written, There is none G3756 righteous, G1342 no, not one:
    (11)  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
    (12)  They are all gone out of the way G1578 , they are together become unprofitable G889 ; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
    (13)  Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
    (14)  Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
    (15)  Their feet are swift to shed blood:
    (16)  Destruction and misery are in their ways:
    (17)  And [the – SUPPLIED] way of peace have they not known:
    (18)  There is no fear of God before their eyes.
    (19)  Now we know that what things soever the G3588 law saith G3004 , it saith G2980 to them who are under G1722 the G3588 law G3551 : that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world G2889 may become guilty G5267 before God.
    (20)  Therefore by [the – SUPPLIED] deeds G2041 of [the – SUPPLIED] law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by [the – SUPPLIED] law is the knowledge G1922 of sin G266 .
    (21)  But now [the – SUPPLIED] righteousness of God without [the – SUPPLIED] law is manifested, being witnessed by the G3588 law and the prophets;
    (22)  Even [the – SUPPLIED] righteousness of God which is by faith G4102 of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
    (23)  For all have sinned, and come short G5302 of the G3588 glory G1391 of God;
    (24)  Being justified G1344 freely G1432 by his grace through the redemption G629 that is in Christ Jesus:
    (25)  Whom God hath set forth G4388 to be a propitiation G2435 through faith G4102 in his blood G129 , to declare his righteousness for the G3588 remission G3929 of sins that are past G4266 , through the forbearance G463 of God;
    [Mar_3:28 , Mar_4:12 , 1Co_6:18 , 2Pe_1:9, Rom_4:25, Eze_33:12, Act_14:16; Act_17:30, Col_2:13 , Heb_9:15, Rom_2:4 , Mic_7:18.]
    (26)  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be G1511 just,G1342, and [the – SUPPLIED] justifier G1344 of him which believeth G4102 in Jesus.
    [Rom_1:17; Rom_4:11.]
    (27)  Where is boasting G2746 then? It is excluded G1576 . By G1223 what law G3551 ? of works G2041 ? Nay: but by [the – SUPPLIED] law G3551 of faith G4102 .
    (28)  Therefore we conclude that a man G444 is justified G1344 by faith G4102 without G5565 [the – SUPPLIED] deeds G2041 of [the – SUPPLIED] law G3551 .
    [a man. Rom_2:1; Rom_2:3; Rom_2:9.
    is justified. Rom_4:5; Rom_5:1; Rom_8:3; Rom_8:4, Act_13:38; Act_13:39, 1Co_6:11, Gal_2:16; Gal_3:8; Gal_3:11-14; Gal_3:24, Tit_3:7.
    by faith. Rom_3:30, Joh_3:14-18; Joh_5:24; Joh_6:40, Php_3:9.
    without. Rom_3:20-21, Rom_4:6; Rom_8:3-4; Rom_11:6, Gal_2:15; Gal_2:16; Gal_5:4; Gal_5:5, Eph_2:9, Tit_3:5, Jas_2:18.
    deeds. Gen_17:10.]

    (29)  Is he the G3588 God of [the – SUPPLIED] Jews G2453 only G3440 ? is he not also of [the – SUPPLIED] Gentiles G1484 ? Yes, of [the – SUPPLIED] Gentiles also:
    (30)  Seeing it is one God, which shall justify [the – SUPPLIED] circumcision by G1537 faith G4102 , and uncircumcision through G1223 faith G4102 .
    (31)  Do we then make void G2673 [the – SUPPLIED] law G3551 through G1223 faith? God forbid: yea, we establish G2476 [the – SUPPLIED] law G3551 .

    1Jn_2:1-2
    1 John 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate G3875 with the G3588 Father G3962 , Jesus Christ [the – SUPPLIED] righteous G1342 :
    (2)  And he is [the – SUPPLIED] propitiation G2434 for our sins G266 : and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the G3588 whole G3650 world G2889 .

    1Jn_4:9-10
    1 John 4:9-10 KJV
    (9)  In this was manifested G5319 the G3588 love G26 of God toward G1722 us G2254 , because that God sent his only begotten G3439 Son G5207 into the G3588 world G2889 , that we might live G2198 through G1223 him.
    (10)  Herein is love G26 , not that we loved G25 God, but that he loved G25 us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation G2434 for our sins.

    Rom_10:1-13
    Romans 10:1-13 KJV
    (1)  Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved G1519 G4991 .
    (2)  For I bear them record that they have a zeal G2205 of God, but not according to knowledge G1922 .
    (3)  For they being ignorant G50 of God’s G2316 righteousness G1343 , and going about to establish their own G2398 righteousness G1343 , have not submitted themselves G5293 unto the G3588 righteousnessG1343 of God G2316 .
    (4)  For Christ is [the – SUPPLIED] end G5056 of the [the – SUPPLIED] law G3551 for righteousness G1343 to every one that believeth G4100 .
    (5)  For Moses describeth the G3588 righteousness G1343 which is of G1537 the G3588 law G3551 , That the G3588 man which doeth G4160 those things shall live G2198 by G1722 them G846 .
    (6)  But the G3588 righteousness G1343 which is of faith G4102 speaketh G3004 on this wise G3779 , Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
    (7)  Or, Who shall descend into the G3588 deep G12 ? (that is, to bring up Christ again from [the – SUPPLIED] dead.)
    (8)  But what saith it? The G3588 word is nigh G1451 thee, even in thy mouth G4750 , and in thy heart G2588 : that is, the G3588 word G4487 of faith G4102 , which we preach;
    (9)  That if G1437 thou shalt confess G3670 with thy mouth G4750 the Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 , and shalt believe G4100 in thine heart G2588 that God hath raised G1453 him from G1537 [the – SUPPLIED] dead G3498 , thou shalt be saved G4982 .
    (10)  For with [the – SUPPLIED] heart G2588 man believeth G4100 unto G1519 righteousness G1343 ; and with [the – SUPPLIED] mouth G4750 confession is made G3670 unto G1519 salvation G4991 .
    (11)  For the G3588 scripture G1124 saith G3004 , Whosoever G3956 believeth G4100 on G1909 him shall not be ashamed G2617 .
    (12)  For there is no difference G1293 between [the – SUPPLIED] Jew G2453 and [the – SUPPLIED] Greek G1672 : for the G3588 same Lord G2962 over all G3956 is rich G4147 unto G1519 all G3956 that call upon G1941 him.G846 
    (13)  For whosoever G3956 G3739 G302 shall call upon G1941 the G3588 name G3686 of the Lord G2962 shall be saved. G4982 

    Rom_13:11,
    Romans 13:11 KJV
    (11)  And that, knowing G1492 the G3588 time G2540 , that now G2235 it is high time G5610 to awake out of sleep G5258 : for now G3568 is our G2257 salvation G4991 nearer G1452 than when we believed G4100 .

    1Co_15:1-2,
    1 Corinthians 15:1-2 KJV
    (1)  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the G3588 gospel G2098 which I preached G2097 unto you, which also ye have received G3880 , and wherein ye stand G2476 ;
    (2)  By G1223 which also G2532 ye are saved, G4982 if G1487 ye keep in memory G2722 what G5101 I (G3056) preached G2097 unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

    Eph_2:1-10;
    Ephesians 2:1-10 KJV
    (1)  And you hath he quickened, who were dead G3498 in trespasses G3900 and sins G266 ;
    (2)  Wherein in time past ye walked G4043 according to the G3588 course G165 of this world, according to the G3588 prince G758 of the G3588 power G1849 of the G3588 air G109 , the G3588 spirit G4151 that now worketh G1754 G3568 in the G3588 children G5207 of disobedience G543 :
    (3)  Among whom also we all had our conversation G390 in times past in the G3588 lusts G1939 of our flesh G4561 , fulfilling the G3588 desires G2307 of the G3588 flesh G4561 and of the G3588 mind G1271 ; and were by nature G5449 [the – SUPPLIED] children G5043 of wrath G3709 , even as others G3062 .
    (4)  But God, who is rich G4145 in mercy G1656 , for G1223 his great G4183 love G26 wherewith G3739 he loved G25 us,
    (5)  Even when we were dead G3498 in sins G3900 , hath quickened us together G4806 with Christ, (by grace G5485 ye are saved G4982 😉
    (6)  And hath raised us up together G4891 , and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
    (7)  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches G4149 of his grace in his kindness G5544 toward us through Christ Jesus.
    (8)  For by grace G5485 are ye saved G4982 through G1223 faith G4102 ; and that not of G1537 yourselves G5216 : it is the gift G1435 of God:
    (9)  Not of G1537 works G2041 , lest any man should boast.
    (10)  For we are his workmanship G4161 , created G2936 in G1722 Christ Jesus unto G1909 good G18 works G2041 , which God hath before ordained G4282 that G2443 we should walk G4043 in them.

    [ Jas_2:18 , Jas_2:20, Jas_2:26]

    1Ti_1:15-16
    1 Timothy 1:15-16 KJV
    (15)  This is a faithful G4103 saying G3056, and worthy G514 of all G3956 acceptation G594 , that Christ Jesus came into the G3588 world to save G4982 sinners; of whom I am chief G4413 .
    (16)  Howbeit for this cause G1223 I obtained mercy G1653 , that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering G3115 , for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe G4100 on him to life G2222 everlasting G166 .

    1Ti_2:3-6,
    1 Timothy 2:3-6 KJV+
    (3)  For this is good G2570 and acceptable G587 in the sight G1799 of God our G2257 Saviour; G4990
    (4)  Who will G2309 have all G3956 men G444 to be saved, G4982 and to come G2064 unto G1519 [the – SUPPLIED] knowledge G1922 of [the – SUPPLIED] truth. G225
    (5)  For there is one G1520 God, G2316 and one G1520 mediator G3316 between God and men, G444 the man G444 Christ G5547 Jesus; G2424
    (6)  Who gave G1325 himself a ransom G487 for G5228 all, G3956 to be testified G3142 in due time. G2540

    Isa_55:11
    Isaiah 55:11 KJV
    (11)  So shall my word H1697 be H1961 that goeth forth out of my mouth H4480 H6310 : it shall not return H7725 unto me void H7387 , but it shall accomplish H6213 that which I please, and it shall prosper H6743 in the thing whereto H834 I sent H7971 it.

    2Ti_1:8-10
    2 Timothy 1:8-10 KJV
    (8)  Be not thou therefore ashamed G1870 of the G3588 testimony G3142 of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner G1198 : but be thou partaker of the afflictions G4777 of the G3588 gospel G2098 according to the power G1411 of God;
    [NOTE the difference in “power” between :
    “power G1411 of God”, versus,
    “the G3588 prince G758 of the G3588 power G1849 of the G3588 air G109 ” (Eph_2:2)]
    (9)  Who hath saved G4982 us, and called G2564 us with an holy G40 calling G2821 , not according to our works G2041 , but according to his own G2398 purpose G4286 and grace G5485 , which was given us in Christ Jesus before G4253 the world began G5550 G166 ,
    (10)  But is now made manifest G5319 by the G3588 appearing of our Saviour G4990 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the G3588 gospel:

    Tit_2:11-15 thru Tit_3:1-9
    Titus 2:11-15 KJV
    (11)  For the grace G5485 of God that bringeth salvation G4992 hath appeared to all men,
    (12)  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
    (13)  Looking for that blessed hope, and the G3588 glorious appearing of the G3588 great God and our Saviour G4990 Jesus Christ;
    (14)  Who gave himself for G5228 us, that he might redeem G3084 us from all iniquity G458 , and purify G2511 unto himself a peculiar G4041 people G2992 , zealous G2207 G2206 of good G2570 works G2041 .
    (15)  These things speak, and exhort G3870 , and rebuke G1651 with all authority G2003 . Let no man despise thee.
    Titus 3:1-9 KJV
    (1)  Put them in mind to be subject G5293 to principalities G746 and powers G1849 , to obey magistrates G3980 , to be ready to every good work,
    (2)  To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
    (3)  For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish G453 , disobedient G545 , deceived G4105 , serving G1398 divers G4164 lusts G1939 and pleasures G2237 , living G1236 in malice G2549 and envy G5355 , hateful G4767 , and hating G3404 one another G240 .
    NOTE: CONCUPISCENCE, n. [L., to covet or lust after, to desire or covet.] Lust; unlawful or irregular desire of sexual pleasure. In a more general sense, the coveting of carnal things, or an irregular appetite for worldly good; inclination for unlawful enjoyments. – Webster
    (4)  But after that the G3588 kindness G5544 and love G5363 of God our Saviour G4990 toward man appeared G2014 ,
    (5)  Not by G1537 works G2041 of righteousness G1343 which we have done G4160 , but according to his mercy G1656 he saved G4982 us, by G1223 [the – SUPPLIED] washing G1223 of regeneration G3824 , and renewing G342 of the Holy Ghost;
    (6)  Which he shed G1632 on us abundantly G4146 through G1223 Jesus Christ our Saviour G4990 ;
    (7)  That being justified G1344 by his grace G5485 , we should be made heirs G2818 according to [“the” – SUPPLIED] hope G1680 of eternal life.
    (8)  This is a faithful G4103 saying G3056 , and these things I will that thou affirm constantly G1226 , that they which have believed G4100 in God might be careful G5431 to maintain G4291 good G2570 works. G2041 . These things are good and profitable unto men.
    (9)  But avoid G4026 foolish G3474 questions G2214 , and genealogies G1076 , and contentions G2054 , and strivings G3163 about [“the” -SUPPLIED] law G3544 ; for they are unprofitable and vain G3152  .

  55. Br. Dave says:

    5/27/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from King James Version
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    We began by reviewing:

    Gal_3:13-14
    Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
    (13)  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    (14)  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    from:
    Deu_21:22-23
    Deuteronomy 21:22-23 KJV
    (22)  And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:
    (23)  His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
    NOTE:
    Yeshua on the cross 6 hours.
    When priests sacrificed animals, each one was sacrificed at certain times for certain animals.
    The curse was that the priests had to sacrifice over and over again.
    Christ was sacrificed one time for all (Heb_10:1-14) .

    Grafting – scripturally and non-scripturally.

    On Pentecost, Jews began speaking in tongues, to let unbelieving Jews know that the Nations were being grafted in to become sons of YHWH.

    Hanging or impaling on a stake, cross or tree, usually just the head.

    Then, we began our study of:
    Salvation –

    QUESTION:
    Is “alive” and/or “life” same or similar to “salvation”.

    Referring to the previous notes for tonight, we studied to:
    “The following Scriptures need to be seen….”

    NEXT
    2021-06-03

    We’ll resume studying Salvation with Mat 1:21

  56. Br. Dave says:

    6/3/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from King James Version
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    For the QUESTION:
    When I think of salvation, I think of living, of being alive.
    Scripturally, how does that fit into salvation?

    DEFINITIONS:

    NOTE:
    In order to better understand the concelpts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Several of the Greek and Hebrew words are repeated in their different English translations.
    These definitions and Scripture cross-references are intentionally repeated to avoid the dreaded “See Above” notation – which no one that I know actually goes and looks “above” to study the word.

    GREEK

    alive – G4806, G326
    G4806
    – Original: συζωοποιέω
    – Transliteration: Suzoopoieo
    – Phonetic: sood-zo-op-oy-eh’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to make one alive together
    a. of Christians, with christ
    – Origin: from G4862 and G2227
    – TDNT entry: 20:07,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From G4862 and G2227; to reanimate conjointly with (figuratively): – quicken together with.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 2
    • together, 2
    Eph_2:5; Col_2:13

    G326
    – Original: ἀναζάω
    – Transliteration: Anazao
    – Phonetic: an-ad-zah’-o
    – Definition:
    1. live again, recover life
    a. to be restored to a correct life
    1. of one who returns to a better moral state
    b. to revive, regain strength and vigour
    – Origin: from G303 and G2198
    – TDNT entry: 16:32,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From G303 and G2198; to recover life (literally or figuratively): – (be a-) live again revive.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 3
    • again, 1
    Rev_20:5

    • revived, 2
    Rom_7:9; Rom_14:9

    living – G2226, G2198
    G2226
    – Original: ζῶον
    – Transliteration: Zoon
    – Phonetic: dzo’-on
    – Definition:
    1. a living being
    2. an animal, brute, beast
    – Origin: of a derivative of G2198
    – TDNT entry: 16:33,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Neuter

    – Strong’s: Neuter of a derivative of G2198; a live thing that is an animal: – beast.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 23
    • beast, 7
    Rev_4:7(4); Rev_6:3; Rev_6:5; Rev_6:7

    • beasts, 16
    Heb_13:11; 2Pe_2:12; Jud_1:10; Rev_4:6; Rev_4:8; Rev_4:9; Rev_5:6; Rev_5:8; Rev_5:11; Rev_5:14; Rev_6:1; Rev_6:6; Rev_7:11; Rev_14:3; Rev_15:7; Rev_19:4

    G2198
    – Original: ζάω
    – Transliteration: Zao
    – Phonetic: dzah’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to live, breathe, be among the living (not lifeless, not dead)
    2. to enjoy real life
    a. to have true life and worthy of the name
    b. active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God
    3. to live i.e. pass life, in the manner of the living and acting
    a. of mortals or character
    4. living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul
    5. metaph. to be in full vigour
    a. to be fresh, strong, efficient,
    b. as adj. active, powerful, efficacious
    – Origin: a primary verb
    – TDNT entry: 15:52,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively): – life (-time) (a-) live (-ly) quick.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 115
    • alive, 13
    Mat_27:63; Mar_16:11; Luk_24:23; Act_1:3; Act_9:41; Act_20:12; Act_25:19; Rom_6:11; Rom_6:13; Rom_7:9; 1Th_4:15; 1Th_4:17; Rev_19:20

    • life, 1
    2Co_1:8

    • lifetime, 1
    Heb_2:15

    • live, 42
    Mat_9:18; Mar_5:23; Act_17:28; Act_22:22; Act_25:24; Act_28:4; Rom_1:17; Rom_6:2; Rom_8:12; Rom_8:13(2); Rom_10:5; Rom_14:8(3); Rom_14:11; 1Co_9:14; 2Co_4:11; 2Co_5:15(2); 2Co_6:9; 2Co_13:4; Gal_2:19; Gal_2:20(3); Gal_3:11; Gal_3:12; Gal_5:25; Php_1:21; Php_1:22; 1Th_3:8; 1Th_5:10; 2Ti_3:12; Tit_2:12; Heb_10:38; Heb_12:9; Jam_4:15; 1Pe_2:24; 1Pe_4:6; 1Jn_4:9; Rev_13:14

    • lived, 4
    Luk_2:36; Act_26:5; Col_3:7; Rev_20:4

    • lively, 3
    Act_7:38; 1Pe_1:3; 1Pe_2:5

    • livest, 1
    Gal_2:14

    • liveth, 20
    Joh_4:51; Rom_6:10(2); Rom_7:1; Rom_7:2; Rom_7:3; Rom_14:7; 1Co_7:39; 2Co_13:4; Gal_2:20; 1Ti_5:6; Heb_7:8; Heb_7:25; Heb_9:17; 1Pe_1:23; Rev_4:9; Rev_4:10; Rev_5:14; Rev_10:6; Rev_15:7

    • living, 26
    Mat_16:16; Mat_26:63; Luk_24:5; Joh_4:11; Joh_6:69; Act_14:15; Rom_9:26; Rom_12:1; Rom_14:9; 1Co_15:45; 2Co_3:3; 2Co_6:16; Col_2:20; 1Th_1:9; 1Ti_3:15; 1Ti_4:10; 1Ti_6:17; Heb_3:12; Heb_9:14; Heb_10:20; Heb_10:31; Heb_12:22; 1Pe_2:4; Rev_7:2; Rev_7:17; Rev_16:3

    • quick, 4
    Act_10:42; 2Ti_4:1; Heb_4:12; 1Pe_4:5

    live – G4800, G2225, G2221, G2198

    G4800
    – Original: συζάω
    – Transliteration: Suzao
    – Phonetic: sood-zah’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to live together with one
    a. of physical life on earth
    b. to live a new life in union with christ, i.e. dedicated to God
    – Origin: from G4862 and G2198
    – TDNT entry: 20:07,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From G4862 and G2198; to continue to live in common with that is co-survive (literally or figuratively): – live with.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 3

    G2225
    – Original: ζωογονέω
    – Transliteration: Zoogoneo
    – Phonetic: dzo-og-on-eh’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to bring forth alive
    2. to give life
    3. to preserve alive
    – Origin: from the same as G2226 and a derivative of G1096
    – TDNT entry: 16:33,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From the same as G2226 and a derivative of G1096; to engender alive that is (by analogy) to rescue (passively be saved) from death: – live preserve.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 1
    • captive, 1
    2Ti_2:26

    G2221
    – Original: ζωγρέω
    – Transliteration: Zogreo
    – Phonetic: dzogue-reh’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to take alive
    2. to take, catch, capture
    – Origin: from the same as G2226 and G64
    – TDNT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From the same as G2226 and G64; to take alive (make a prisoner of war) that is (figuratively) to capture or ensnare: – take captive catch.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 1 ( 2Ti_2:26)

    G2198
    – Original: ζάω
    – Transliteration: Zao
    – Phonetic: dzah’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to live, breathe, be among the living (not lifeless, not dead)
    2. to enjoy real life
    a. to have true life and worthy of the name
    b. active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God
    3. to live i.e. pass life, in the manner of the living and acting
    a. of mortals or character
    4. living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul
    5. metaph. to be in full vigour
    a. to be fresh, strong, efficient,
    b. as adj. active, powerful, efficacious
    – Origin: a primary verb
    – TDNT entry: 15:52,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively): – life (-time) (a-) live (-ly) quick.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 115
    • alive, 13
    Mat_27:63; Mar_16:11; Luk_24:23; Act_1:3; Act_9:41; Act_20:12; Act_25:19; Rom_6:11; Rom_6:13; Rom_7:9; 1Th_4:15; 1Th_4:17; Rev_19:20

    • life, 1
    2Co_1:8

    • lifetime, 1
    Heb_2:15

    • live, 42
    Mat_9:18; Mar_5:23; Act_17:28; Act_22:22; Act_25:24; Act_28:4; Rom_1:17; Rom_6:2; Rom_8:12; Rom_8:13(2); Rom_10:5; Rom_14:8(3); Rom_14:11; 1Co_9:14; 2Co_4:11; 2Co_5:15(2); 2Co_6:9; 2Co_13:4; Gal_2:19; Gal_2:20(3); Gal_3:11; Gal_3:12; Gal_5:25; Php_1:21; Php_1:22; 1Th_3:8; 1Th_5:10; 2Ti_3:12; Tit_2:12; Heb_10:38; Heb_12:9; Jam_4:15; 1Pe_2:24; 1Pe_4:6; 1Jn_4:9; Rev_13:14

    • lived, 4
    Luk_2:36; Act_26:5; Col_3:7; Rev_20:4

    • lively, 3
    Act_7:38; 1Pe_1:3; 1Pe_2:5

    • livest, 1
    Gal_2:14

    • liveth, 20
    Joh_4:51; Rom_6:10(2); Rom_7:1; Rom_7:2; Rom_7:3; Rom_14:7; 1Co_7:39; 2Co_13:4; Gal_2:20; 1Ti_5:6; Heb_7:8; Heb_7:25; Heb_9:17; 1Pe_1:23; Rev_4:9; Rev_4:10; Rev_5:14; Rev_10:6; Rev_15:7

    • living, 26
    Mat_16:16; Mat_26:63; Luk_24:5; Joh_4:11; Joh_6:69; Act_14:15; Rom_9:26; Rom_12:1; Rom_14:9; 1Co_15:45; 2Co_3:3; 2Co_6:16; Col_2:20; 1Th_1:9; 1Ti_3:15; 1Ti_4:10; 1Ti_6:17; Heb_3:12; Heb_9:14; Heb_10:20; Heb_10:31; Heb_12:22; 1Pe_2:4; Rev_7:2; Rev_7:17; Rev_16:3

    • quick, 4
    Act_10:42; 2Ti_4:1; Heb_4:12; 1Pe_4:5

    living – G2226, G2198

    G2226
    – Original: ζῶον
    – Transliteration: Zoon
    – Phonetic: dzo’-on
    – Definition:
    1. a living being
    2. an animal, brute, beast
    – Origin: of a derivative of G2198
    – TDNT entry: 16:33,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Neuter

    – Strong’s: Neuter of a derivative of G2198; a live thing that is an animal: – beast.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 23
    • beast, 7
    Rev_4:7(4); Rev_6:3; Rev_6:5; Rev_6:7

    • beasts, 16
    Heb_13:11; 2Pe_2:12; Jud_1:10; Rev_4:6; Rev_4:8; Rev_4:9; Rev_5:6; Rev_5:8; Rev_5:11; Rev_5:14; Rev_6:1; Rev_6:6; Rev_7:11; Rev_14:3; Rev_15:7; Rev_19:4

    G2198
    – Original: ζάω
    – Transliteration: Zao
    – Phonetic: dzah’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to live, breathe, be among the living (not lifeless, not dead)
    2. to enjoy real life
    a. to have true life and worthy of the name
    b. active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God
    3. to live i.e. pass life, in the manner of the living and acting
    a. of mortals or character
    4. living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul
    5. metaph. to be in full vigour
    a. to be fresh, strong, efficient,
    b. as adj. active, powerful, efficacious
    – Origin: a primary verb
    – TDNT entry: 15:52,3
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively): – life (-time) (a-) live (-ly) quick.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 115
    • alive, 13
    Mat_27:63; Mar_16:11; Luk_24:23; Act_1:3; Act_9:41; Act_20:12; Act_25:19; Rom_6:11; Rom_6:13; Rom_7:9; 1Th_4:15; 1Th_4:17; Rev_19:20

    • life, 1
    2Co_1:8

    • lifetime, 1
    Heb_2:15

    • live, 42
    Mat_9:18; Mar_5:23; Act_17:28; Act_22:22; Act_25:24; Act_28:4; Rom_1:17; Rom_6:2; Rom_8:12; Rom_8:13(2); Rom_10:5; Rom_14:8(3); Rom_14:11; 1Co_9:14; 2Co_4:11; 2Co_5:15(2); 2Co_6:9; 2Co_13:4; Gal_2:19; Gal_2:20(3); Gal_3:11; Gal_3:12; Gal_5:25; Php_1:21; Php_1:22; 1Th_3:8; 1Th_5:10; 2Ti_3:12; Tit_2:12; Heb_10:38; Heb_12:9; Jam_4:15; 1Pe_2:24; 1Pe_4:6; 1Jn_4:9; Rev_13:14

    • lived, 4
    Luk_2:36; Act_26:5; Col_3:7; Rev_20:4

    • lively, 3
    Act_7:38; 1Pe_1:3; 1Pe_2:5

    • livest, 1
    Gal_2:14

    • liveth, 20
    Joh_4:51; Rom_6:10(2); Rom_7:1; Rom_7:2; Rom_7:3; Rom_14:7; 1Co_7:39; 2Co_13:4; Gal_2:20; 1Ti_5:6; Heb_7:8; Heb_7:25; Heb_9:17; 1Pe_1:23; Rev_4:9; Rev_4:10; Rev_5:14; Rev_10:6; Rev_15:7

    • living, 26
    Mat_16:16; Mat_26:63; Luk_24:5; Joh_4:11; Joh_6:69; Act_14:15; Rom_9:26; Rom_12:1; Rom_14:9; 1Co_15:45; 2Co_3:3; 2Co_6:16; Col_2:20; 1Th_1:9; 1Ti_3:15; 1Ti_4:10; 1Ti_6:17; Heb_3:12; Heb_9:14; Heb_10:20; Heb_10:31; Heb_12:22; 1Pe_2:4; Rev_7:2; Rev_7:17; Rev_16:3

    • quick, 4
    Act_10:42; 2Ti_4:1; Heb_4:12; 1Pe_4:5

    life – G5590, G1078

    Generally of physical life (Gen_2:7; Luk_16:25, etc.); also used figuratively
    (1.) for immortality (Heb_7:16);
    (2.) conduct or manner of life (Rom_6:4);
    (3.) spiritual life or salvation (Joh_3:16, Joh_3:17, Joh_3:18, Joh_3:36);
    (4.) eternal life (Mat_19:16, Mat_19:17; Joh_3:15); of God and Christ as the absolute source and cause of all life (Joh_1:4; Joh_5:26, Joh_5:39; Joh_11:25; Joh_12:50).

    G5590
    – Original: ψυχή
    – Transliteration: Psuche
    – Phonetic: psoo-khay’
    – Definition:
    1. breath
    a. the breath of life
    1. the vital force which animates the body and shows itself in breathing 1a
    b. of animals 1a
    2. of men
    a. life
    b. that in which there is life
    1. a living being, a living soul
    3. the soul
    a. the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions (our heart, soul etc.)
    b. the (human) soul in so far as it is constituted that by the right use of the aids offered it by God it can attain its highest end and secure eternal blessedness, the soul regarded as a moral being designed for everlasting life
    c. the soul as an essence which differs from the body and is not dissolved by death (distinguished from other parts of the body)
    – Origin: from G5594
    – TDNT entry: 19:08,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From G5594; breath that is (by implication) spirit abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151 which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222 which is mere vitality even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the hebrew [H5315] [H7307] and [H2416]: – heart (+ -ily) life mind soul + us + you.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 62
    • affected, 1
    Act_14:2

    • doubt, 1
    Joh_10:24

    • heart, 1
    Eph_6:6

    • heartily, 1
    Col_3:23

    • life, 10
    Mat_2:20; Joh_13:37; Act_20:10; Act_20:24; Act_27:22; Rom_11:3; Rom_16:4; Php_2:30; 1Jn_3:16; Rev_8:9

    • lives, 4
    Act_15:26; Act_27:10; 1Jn_3:16; Rev_12:11

    • mind, 1
    Php_1:27

    • minds, 1
    Heb_12:3

    • soul, 25
    Mat_12:18; Mar_12:33; Luk_1:46; Luk_2:35; Luk_10:27; Act_2:27; Act_2:31; Act_2:43; Act_3:23; Act_4:32; Rom_2:9; Rom_13:1; 1Co_15:45; 2Co_1:23; 1Th_5:23; Heb_4:12; Heb_6:19; Heb_10:38; Heb_10:39; Jam_5:20; 1Pe_2:11; 2Pe_2:8; 3Jn_1:2; Rev_16:3; Rev_18:14

    • souls, 17
    Act_2:41; Act_7:14; Act_14:22; Act_15:24; Act_27:37; 1Th_2:8; Heb_13:17; Jam_1:21; 1Pe_1:9; 1Pe_1:22; 1Pe_2:25; 1Pe_3:20; 1Pe_4:19; 2Pe_2:14; Rev_6:9; Rev_18:13; Rev_20:4

    G1078
    – Original: γένεσις
    – Transliteration: Genesis
    – Phonetic: ghen’-es-is
    – Definition:
    1. source, origin
    a. a book of one’s lineage, i.e. in which his ancestry or progeny are enumerated
    2. used of birth, nativity
    3. of that which follows origin, viz. existence, life
    a. the wheel of life (Jam_3:6)
    – Origin: from the same as G1074
    – TDNT entry: 12:22,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From the same as G1074; nativity; figuratively nature: – generation nature (-ral).
    Total KJV Occurrences: 3
    • generation, 1
    Mat_1:1

    • natural, 1
    Jam_1:23

    • nature, 1
    Jam_3:6

    HEBREW

    alive :

    H1472
    – Original: גּויּה
    – Transliteration: G@viyah
    – Phonetic: ghev-ee-yaw’
    – Definition:
    1. a body (of living creatures)
    2. a corpse, carcass, dead body
    – Origin: prolonged for H1465
    – TWOT entry: 326d
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: Prolonged for H1465; a body whether alive or dead: – (dead) body carcase corpse.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 13
    • bodies, 6
    Gen_47:18; 1Sa_31:12; Neh_9:37; Psa_110:6; Eze_1:11; Eze_1:23

    • body, 3
    1Sa_31:10; 1Sa_31:12; Dan_10:6

    • carcass, 2
    Jdg_14:8; Jdg_14:9

    • corpses, 2
    Nah_3:3(2)

    H2416
    – Original: חי
    – Transliteration: Chay
    – Phonetic: khah’-ee
    – Definition: adj
    1. living, alive
    a. green (of vegetation)
    b. flowing, fresh (of water)
    c. lively, active (of man)
    d. reviving (of the springtime) n m
    2. relatives
    3. life (abstract emphatic)
    a. life
    b. sustenance, maintenance n f
    4. living thing, animal
    a. animal
    b. life
    c. appetite
    d. revival, renewal
    5. community
    – Origin: from H2421
    – TWOT entry: 644a
    – Part(s) of speech:

    – Strong’s: From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh);
    fresh (plant water year) strong; also (as noun especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing) whether literally or figuratively: – + age alive appetite (wild) beast company congregation life (-time) live (-ly) living (creature thing) maintenance + merry multitude + (be) old quick raw running springing troop.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 502
    • age, 1
    Gen_47:28

    • alive, 32
    Gen_43:7; Gen_43:27; Gen_43:28; Gen_45:26; Gen_45:28; Gen_46:30; Exo_4:18; Exo_22:4; Lev_14:4; Lev_16:10; Num_16:33; Deu_4:4; Deu_5:3; Deu_31:27; Jos_8:23; 1Sa_15:8; 2Sa_12:18; 2Sa_12:21; 2Sa_12:22; 2Sa_18:14; 1Ki_20:18(2); 1Ki_20:32; 1Ki_21:15; 2Ki_7:12; 2Ki_10:14(2); 2Ch_25:12; Pro_1:12; Ecc_4:2; Eze_7:13(2)

    • appetite, 1
    Job_38:39

    • beast, 34
    Gen_1:24; Gen_1:25; Gen_1:30; Gen_2:19; Gen_2:20; Gen_3:1; Gen_3:14; Gen_7:14; Gen_7:21; Gen_8:19; Gen_9:2; Gen_9:5; Gen_9:10(2); Gen_37:20; Gen_37:33; Exo_23:29; Lev_5:2; Lev_11:47(2); Lev_17:13; Lev_25:7; 2Ki_14:9; 2Ch_25:18; Job_39:15; Psa_50:10; Psa_104:11; Isa_35:9; Isa_43:20; Eze_14:21; Eze_34:8; Eze_34:28; Eze_39:17; Hos_13:8

    • beasts, 42
    Exo_23:11; Lev_11:2; Lev_11:27; Lev_26:6; Lev_26:22; Num_35:3; Deu_7:22; 1Sa_17:46; 2Sa_21:10; Job_5:22; Job_5:23; Job_37:8; Job_40:20; Psa_79:2; Psa_104:20; Psa_104:25; Psa_148:10; Isa_40:16; Isa_46:1; Isa_56:9(2); Jer_12:9; Jer_27:6; Jer_28:14; Eze_5:17; Eze_14:15(2); Eze_29:5; Eze_31:6; Eze_31:13; Eze_32:4; Eze_33:27; Eze_34:5; Eze_34:25; Eze_38:20; Eze_39:4; Dan_8:4; Hos_2:12; Hos_2:18; Hos_4:3; Zep_2:14; Zep_2:15

    • company, 1
    Psa_68:30

    • congregation, 2
    Psa_68:10; Psa_74:19

    • creature, 6
    Eze_1:20; Eze_1:21; Eze_1:22; Eze_10:15; Eze_10:17; Eze_10:20

    • creatures, 9
    Eze_1:5; Eze_1:13(2); Eze_1:14; Eze_1:15(2); Eze_1:19(2); Eze_3:13

    • joyfully, 1
    Ecc_9:9

    • life, 144
    Gen_1:20; Gen_1:30; Gen_2:7; Gen_2:9; Gen_3:14; Gen_3:17; Gen_3:22; Gen_3:24; Gen_6:17; Gen_7:11; Gen_7:15; Gen_7:22; Gen_18:10; Gen_18:14; Gen_23:1; Gen_25:7; Gen_25:17; Gen_27:46(2); Gen_42:15; Gen_42:16; Gen_47:9(2); Exo_6:16; Exo_6:18; Exo_6:20; Lev_18:18; Deu_4:9; Deu_6:2; Deu_16:3; Deu_17:19; Deu_28:66(2); Deu_30:15; Deu_30:19(2); Deu_30:20; Deu_32:47; Jos_1:5; Jos_4:14; Jdg_16:30; 1Sa_1:11; 1Sa_7:15; 1Sa_18:18; 1Sa_25:29; 2Sa_15:21; 1Ki_4:21; 1Ki_11:34; 1Ki_15:5; 1Ki_15:6; 2Ki_4:16; 2Ki_4:17; 2Ki_25:29; 2Ki_25:30; Job_3:20; Job_7:7; Job_9:21; Job_10:1; Job_10:12; Job_24:22; Job_33:18; Job_33:20; Job_33:22; Job_33:28; Job_36:14; Psa_7:5; Psa_16:11; Psa_17:14; Psa_21:4; Psa_23:6; Psa_26:9; Psa_27:1; Psa_27:4; Psa_30:5; Psa_31:10; Psa_34:12; Psa_36:9; Psa_42:8; Psa_63:3; Psa_64:1; Psa_66:9; Psa_78:50; Psa_88:3; Psa_103:4; Psa_128:5; Psa_133:3; Psa_143:3; Pro_2:19; Pro_3:2; Pro_3:18; Pro_3:22; Pro_4:10; Pro_4:13; Pro_4:22; Pro_4:23; Pro_5:6; Pro_6:23; Pro_8:35; Pro_9:11; Pro_10:11; Pro_10:16; Pro_10:17; Pro_11:19; Pro_11:30; Pro_12:28; Pro_13:12; Pro_13:14; Pro_14:27; Pro_14:30; Pro_15:4; Pro_15:24; Pro_15:31; Pro_16:15; Pro_16:22; Pro_18:21; Pro_19:23; Pro_21:21; Pro_22:4; Pro_31:12; Ecc_2:3; Ecc_2:17; Ecc_3:12; Ecc_5:18; Ecc_5:20; Ecc_6:12(2); Ecc_8:15; Ecc_9:9(2); Isa_38:12; Isa_38:16; Isa_38:20; Isa_57:10; Jer_8:3; Jer_21:8; Jer_52:33; Jer_52:34; Lam_3:53; Lam_3:58; Eze_7:13; Eze_33:15; Dan_12:2; Jon_2:6; Mal_2:5

    • lifetime, 1
    2Sa_18:18

    • live, 43
    Gen_45:3; Exo_21:35; Lev_16:20; Lev_16:21; Num_14:21; Num_14:28; Deu_4:10; Deu_12:1; Deu_30:6; Deu_31:13; Deu_32:40; 1Sa_20:14; 2Sa_12:22; 2Sa_19:34; 1Ki_8:40; 2Ch_6:31; Psa_63:4; Psa_104:33; Psa_146:2; Ecc_9:3; Isa_49:18; Jer_22:24; Jer_46:18; Eze_5:11; Eze_14:16; Eze_14:18; Eze_14:20; Eze_16:48; Eze_17:16; Eze_17:19; Eze_18:3; Eze_20:3; Eze_20:31; Eze_20:33; Eze_33:11; Eze_33:27; Eze_34:8; Eze_35:6; Eze_35:11; Eze_47:9; Jon_4:3; Jon_4:8; Zep_2:9

    • lived, 6
    Gen_25:6; Gen_25:7; 2Sa_19:6; 1Ki_12:6; 2Ch_10:6; Psa_49:18

    • lively, 1
    Psa_38:19

    • lives, 2
    Exo_1:14; 2Sa_1:23

    • livest, 1
    2Sa_11:11

    • liveth, 67
    Gen_9:3; Jdg_8:19; Rth_3:13; 1Sa_1:26; 1Sa_14:39; 1Sa_14:45; 1Sa_17:55; 1Sa_19:6; 1Sa_20:3(2); 1Sa_20:21; 1Sa_20:31; 1Sa_25:6; 1Sa_25:26(2); 1Sa_25:34; 1Sa_26:10; 1Sa_26:16; 1Sa_28:10; 1Sa_29:6; 2Sa_2:27; 2Sa_4:9; 2Sa_11:11; 2Sa_12:5; 2Sa_14:11; 2Sa_14:19; 2Sa_15:21(2); 2Sa_22:47; 1Ki_1:29; 1Ki_2:24; 1Ki_3:23; 1Ki_17:1; 1Ki_17:12; 1Ki_17:23; 1Ki_18:10; 1Ki_18:15; 1Ki_22:14; 2Ki_2:2(2); 2Ki_2:4(2); 2Ki_2:6(2); 2Ki_3:14; 2Ki_4:30(2); 2Ki_5:16; 2Ki_5:20; 2Ch_18:13; Job_19:25; Job_27:2; Psa_18:46; Jer_4:2; Jer_5:2; Jer_12:16; Jer_16:14; Jer_16:15; Jer_23:7; Jer_23:8; Jer_38:16; Jer_44:26; Eze_47:9; Dan_12:7; Hos_4:15; Amo_8:14(2)

    • living, 78
    Gen_1:21; Gen_1:24; Gen_2:7;

    H2417
    – Original: חי
    – Transliteration: Chay (Aramaic)
    – Phonetic: khah’-ee
    – Definition:
    1. alive, living, life
    – Origin: from H2418
    – TWOT entry: 2727a
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: (Chaldee); from H2418; alive; also (as noun in plural) life: – life that liveth living.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 7
    • life, 1
    Ezr_6:10

    • lives, 1
    Dan_7:12

    • liveth, 1
    Dan_4:34

    • living, 4
    Dan_2:30; Dan_4:17; Dan_6:20; Dan_6:26

    H2418
    – Original: חיה חיא
    – Transliteration: Chaya’ (Aramaic)
    – Phonetic: khah-yaw’
    – Definition:
    1. to live
    a. (P’al) to live
    b. (Aphel) to let live, keep alive
    – Origin: corresponding to H2421
    – TWOT entry: 2727
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: (Chaldee); corresponding to H2421; to live: – live keep alive.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 6
    • alive, 1
    Dan_5:19

    • live, 5
    Dan_2:4; Dan_3:9; Dan_5:10; Dan_6:6; Dan_6:21

    H2421
    – Original: חיה
    – Transliteration: Chayah
    – Phonetic: khaw-yaw’
    – Definition:
    1. to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health
    a. (Qal)
    1. to live 1a
    b. to have life 1a
    c. to continue in life, remain alive 1a
    d. to sustain life, to live on or upon 1a
    e. to live (prosperously)
    1. to revive, be quickened 1a
    f. from sickness 1a
    g. from discouragement 1a
    h. from faintness 1a
    i. from death
    j. (Piel)
    1. to preserve alive, let live
    2. to give life
    3. to quicken, revive, refresh 1b
    k. to restore to life 1b
    l. to cause to grow 1b
    m. to restore 1b
    n. to revive
    o. (Hiphil)
    1. to preserve alive, let live
    2. to quicken, revive 1c
    p. to restore (to health) 1c
    q. to revive 1c
    r. to restore to life
    – Origin: a primitive root [compare H2331, H2421]
    – TWOT entry: 644
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A prim root (compare H2331 H2424); to live whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive: – keep (leave make) alive X certainly give (promise) life (let suffer to) live nourish up preserve (alive) quicken recover repair restore (to life) revive (X God) save (alive life lives) X surely be whole.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 264
    • alive, 29
    Gen_6:19; Gen_6:20; Gen_7:3; Gen_12:12; Gen_50:20; Exo_1:22; Num_22:33; Num_31:15; Num_31:18; Deu_6:24; Deu_20:16; Deu_32:39; Jos_2:13; Jos_14:10; Jdg_8:19; Jdg_21:14; 1Sa_2:6; 2Sa_8:2; 1Ki_18:5; 2Ki_5:7; 2Ki_7:4; Psa_22:29; Psa_30:3; Psa_33:19; Psa_41:2; Jer_49:11; Eze_13:18; Eze_13:19; Eze_18:27

    • left, 1
    1Sa_27:9

    • life, 9
    2Ki_8:1; 2Ki_8:5(3); Job_33:4; Job_36:6; Ecc_7:12; Eze_3:18; Eze_13:22

    • live, 126
    Gen_12:13; Gen_17:18; Gen_19:20; Gen_20:7; Gen_27:40; Gen_31:32; Gen_42:2; Gen_42:18; Gen_43:8; Gen_47:19; Exo_19:13; Exo_22:18; Lev_25:35; Lev_25:36; Num_4:19; Num_24:23; Deu_4:1; Deu_4:33; Deu_5:33; Deu_8:1; Deu_8:3(2); Deu_16:20; Deu_30:16; Deu_30:19; Deu_33:6; Jos_6:17; Jos_9:15; Jos_9:20; Jos_9:21; 2Sa_1:10; 1Ki_1:31; 1Ki_20:32; 2Ki_4:7; 2Ki_7:4; 2Ki_10:19; 2Ki_18:32; 2Ki_20:1; Neh_2:3; Neh_5:2; Neh_9:29; Est_4:11; Job_7:16; Job_14:14; Job_21:7; Psa_22:26; Psa_49:9; Psa_69:32; Psa_72:15; Psa_118:17; Psa_119:17; Psa_119:77; Psa_119:116; Psa_119:144; Psa_119:175; Pro_4:4; Pro_7:2; Pro_9:6; Pro_15:27; Ecc_6:3; Ecc_6:6; Ecc_11:8; Isa_26:14; Isa_26:19; Isa_38:1; Isa_38:16(2); Isa_55:3; Jer_21:9; Jer_27:12; Jer_27:17; Jer_35:7; Jer_38:2; Jer_38:17(2); Jer_38:20; Lam_4:20; Eze_3:21(2); Eze_13:19; Eze_16:6(2); Eze_18:9(2); Eze_18:13(2); Eze_18:17(2); Eze_18:19(2); Eze_18:21(2); Eze_18:22; Eze_18:23; Eze_18:24; Eze_18:28(2); Eze_18:32; Eze_20:11; Eze_20:13; Eze_20:21; Eze_20:25; Eze_33:10; Eze_33:11; Eze_33:12; Eze_33:13(2); Eze_33:15(2); Eze_33:16(2); Eze_33:19; Eze_37:3; Eze_37:5; Eze_37:6; Eze_37:9; Eze_37:14; Eze_47:9; Hos_6:2; Amo_5:4; Amo_5:6; Amo_5:14; Hab_2:4; Zec_1:5; Zec_10:9; Zec_13:3

    • lived, 39
    Gen_5:3; Gen_5:6; Gen_5:7; Gen_5:9; Gen_5:10; Gen_5:12; Gen_5:13; Gen_5:15; Gen_5:16; Gen_5:18; Gen_5:19; Gen_5:21; Gen_5:25; Gen_5:26; Gen_5:28; Gen_5:30; Gen_9:28; Gen_11:11; Gen_11:13; Gen_11:15; Gen_11:16; Gen_11:17; Gen_11:18; Gen_11:19; Gen_11:20; Gen_11:21; Gen_11:22; Gen_11:23; Gen_11:24; Gen_11:25; Gen_11:26; Gen_47:28; Gen_50:22; Num_14:38; Deu_5:26; 2Ki_14:17; 2Ch_25:25; Job_42:16; Eze_37:10

    • lives, 2
    Gen_45:7; Gen_47:25

    • liveth, 1
    Psa_89:48

    • nourish, 1
    Isa_7:21

    • preserve, 2
    Gen_19:32; Gen_19:34

    • preservest, 1
    Neh_9:6

    • quicken, 12
    Psa_71:20; Psa_80:18; Psa_119:25; Psa_119:37; Psa_119:40; Psa_119:88; Psa_119:107; Psa_119:149; Psa_119:154; Psa_119:156; Psa_119:159; Psa_143:11

    • quickened, 2
    Psa_119:50; Psa_119:93

    • recover, 8
    2Ki_1:2; 2Ki_8:8; 2Ki_8:9; 2Ki_8:10(2); 2Ki_8:14(2); Isa_38:21

    • recovered, 2
    2Ki_20:7; Isa_38:9

    • repaired, 1
    1Ch_11:8

    • revive, 8
    Neh_4:2; Psa_85:6; Psa_138:7; Isa_57:15(2); Hos_6:2; Hos_14:7; Hab_3:2

    • revived, 4
    Gen_45:27; Jdg_15:19; 1Ki_17:22; 2Ki_13:21

    • save, 9
    1Sa_10:24; 2Sa_16:16(2); 1Ki_1:25; 1Ki_1:34; 1Ki_1:39; 1Ki_20:31; 2Ki_11:12; 2Ch_23:11

    • saved, 4
    Exo_1:17; Exo_1:18; Jos_6:25; 1Sa_27:11

    • saving, 1
    Gen_19:19

    • up, 1
    2Sa_12:3

    • whole, 1
    Jos_5:8

    H8300
    – Original: שׂריד
    – Transliteration: Sariyd
    – Phonetic: saw-reed’
    – Definition:
    1. survivor, remnant, that which is left
    a. survivor
    – Origin: from H8277
    – TWOT entry: 2285a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From H8277; a survivor: – X alive left remain (-ing) remnant rest.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 27
    • alive, 1
    Num_21:35

    • left, 3
    Job_20:21; Job_20:26; Jer_31:2

    • remain, 7
    Deu_2:34; Jos_10:28; Jos_10:30; Job_27:15; Jer_42:17; Jer_44:14; Oba_1:14

    • remained, 1
    Lam_2:22

    • remaineth, 3
    Num_24:19; Jdg_5:13; Jer_47:4

    • remaining, 9
    Deu_3:3; Jos_10:33; Jos_10:37; Jos_10:39; Jos_10:40; Jos_11:8; 2Ki_10:11; Job_18:19; Oba_1:18

    • remnant, 2
    Isa_1:9; Joe_2:32

    • rest, 1
    Jos_10:20

    living :

    H381
    – Original: אישׁ־חי אישׁ־חיל
    – Transliteration: ‘Iysh-Chayil
    – Phonetic: eesh-khah’-yil
    – Definition:
    1. a mighty man, valiant man
    – Origin: from H376 and H2428
    – TWOT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From H376 and H2428; man of might; (The second form is by defective transcription used in 2Sa_23:20); as if from H376 and H2416; living man;
    Ishchail (or Ishchai) an Israelite: – a valiant man.

    H883
    – Original: בּאר לחי ראי
    – Transliteration: B@’er la-Chay Ro’iy
    – Phonetic: be-ayr’ lakh-ah’ee ro-ee’
    – Definition: Beer-lahai-roi = well of the living one seeing me
    1. a well west of Kadesh, south of Israel
    – Origin: from H875 and H2416 (with prefix) and H7203
    – TWOT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Proper Name Location

    – Strong’s: From H875 and H2416 (with prefix) and H7208; well of a living (One) my Seer;
    Beer-lachai-roi a place in the Desert: – Beer-lahai-roi.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 3
    • Beer, 1
    Gen_16:14

    • Lahai, 2
    Gen_24:62; Gen_25:11

    H2333
    – Original: חוּה
    – Transliteration: Chavvah
    – Phonetic: khav-vaw’
    – Definition:
    1. village, town, tent village
    – Origin: properly, the same as H2332 (life-giving, i.e. living-place)
    – TWOT entry: 617a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: Properly the same as H2332 (lifegiving that is living place); by implication an encampment or village: – (small) town.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 4
    • towns, 4
    Num_32:41; Jos_13:30; 1Ki_4:13; 1Ch_2:23

    H2416
    – Original: חי
    – Transliteration: Chay
    – Phonetic: khah’-ee
    – Definition: adj
    1. living, alive
    a. green (of vegetation)
    b. flowing, fresh (of water)
    c. lively, active (of man)
    d. reviving (of the springtime) n m
    2. relatives
    3. life (abstract emphatic)
    a. life
    b. sustenance, maintenance n f
    4. living thing, animal
    a. animal
    b. life
    c. appetite
    d. revival, renewal
    5. community
    – Origin: from H2421
    – TWOT entry: 644a
    – Part(s) of speech:

    – Strong’s: From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh);
    fresh (plant water year) strong; also (as noun especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing) whether literally or figuratively: – + age alive appetite (wild) beast company congregation life (-time) live (-ly) living (creature thing) maintenance + merry multitude + (be) old quick raw running springing troop.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 502
    • age, 1
    Gen_47:28

    • alive, 32
    Gen_43:7; Gen_43:27; Gen_43:28; Gen_45:26; Gen_45:28; Gen_46:30; Exo_4:18; Exo_22:4; Lev_14:4; Lev_16:10; Num_16:33; Deu_4:4; Deu_5:3; Deu_31:27; Jos_8:23; 1Sa_15:8; 2Sa_12:18; 2Sa_12:21; 2Sa_12:22; 2Sa_18:14; 1Ki_20:18(2); 1Ki_20:32; 1Ki_21:15; 2Ki_7:12; 2Ki_10:14(2); 2Ch_25:12; Pro_1:12; Ecc_4:2; Eze_7:13(2)

    • appetite, 1
    Job_38:39

    • beast, 34
    Gen_1:24; Gen_1:25; Gen_1:30; Gen_2:19; Gen_2:20; Gen_3:1; Gen_3:14; Gen_7:14; Gen_7:21; Gen_8:19; Gen_9:2; Gen_9:5; Gen_9:10(2); Gen_37:20; Gen_37:33; Exo_23:29; Lev_5:2; Lev_11:47(2); Lev_17:13; Lev_25:7; 2Ki_14:9; 2Ch_25:18; Job_39:15; Psa_50:10; Psa_104:11; Isa_35:9; Isa_43:20; Eze_14:21; Eze_34:8; Eze_34:28; Eze_39:17; Hos_13:8

    • beasts, 42
    Exo_23:11; Lev_11:2; Lev_11:27; Lev_26:6; Lev_26:22; Num_35:3; Deu_7:22; 1Sa_17:46; 2Sa_21:10; Job_5:22; Job_5:23; Job_37:8; Job_40:20; Psa_79:2; Psa_104:20; Psa_104:25; Psa_148:10; Isa_40:16; Isa_46:1; Isa_56:9(2); Jer_12:9; Jer_27:6; Jer_28:14; Eze_5:17; Eze_14:15(2); Eze_29:5; Eze_31:6; Eze_31:13; Eze_32:4; Eze_33:27; Eze_34:5; Eze_34:25; Eze_38:20; Eze_39:4; Dan_8:4; Hos_2:12; Hos_2:18; Hos_4:3; Zep_2:14; Zep_2:15

    • company, 1
    Psa_68:30

    • congregation, 2
    Psa_68:10; Psa_74:19

    • creature, 6
    Eze_1:20; Eze_1:21; Eze_1:22; Eze_10:15; Eze_10:17; Eze_10:20

    • creatures, 9
    Eze_1:5; Eze_1:13(2); Eze_1:14; Eze_1:15(2); Eze_1:19(2); Eze_3:13

    • joyfully, 1
    Ecc_9:9

    • life, 144
    Gen_1:20; Gen_1:30; Gen_2:7; Gen_2:9; Gen_3:14; Gen_3:17; Gen_3:22; Gen_3:24; Gen_6:17; Gen_7:11; Gen_7:15; Gen_7:22; Gen_18:10; Gen_18:14; Gen_23:1; Gen_25:7; Gen_25:17; Gen_27:46(2); Gen_42:15; Gen_42:16; Gen_47:9(2); Exo_6:16; Exo_6:18; Exo_6:20; Lev_18:18; Deu_4:9; Deu_6:2; Deu_16:3; Deu_17:19; Deu_28:66(2); Deu_30:15; Deu_30:19(2); Deu_30:20; Deu_32:47; Jos_1:5; Jos_4:14; Jdg_16:30; 1Sa_1:11; 1Sa_7:15; 1Sa_18:18; 1Sa_25:29; 2Sa_15:21; 1Ki_4:21; 1Ki_11:34; 1Ki_15:5; 1Ki_15:6; 2Ki_4:16; 2Ki_4:17; 2Ki_25:29; 2Ki_25:30; Job_3:20; Job_7:7; Job_9:21; Job_10:1; Job_10:12; Job_24:22; Job_33:18; Job_33:20; Job_33:22; Job_33:28; Job_36:14; Psa_7:5; Psa_16:11; Psa_17:14; Psa_21:4; Psa_23:6; Psa_26:9; Psa_27:1; Psa_27:4; Psa_30:5; Psa_31:10; Psa_34:12; Psa_36:9; Psa_42:8; Psa_63:3; Psa_64:1; Psa_66:9; Psa_78:50; Psa_88:3; Psa_103:4; Psa_128:5; Psa_133:3; Psa_143:3; Pro_2:19; Pro_3:2; Pro_3:18; Pro_3:22; Pro_4:10; Pro_4:13; Pro_4:22; Pro_4:23; Pro_5:6; Pro_6:23; Pro_8:35; Pro_9:11; Pro_10:11; Pro_10:16; Pro_10:17; Pro_11:19; Pro_11:30; Pro_12:28; Pro_13:12; Pro_13:14; Pro_14:27; Pro_14:30; Pro_15:4; Pro_15:24; Pro_15:31; Pro_16:15; Pro_16:22; Pro_18:21; Pro_19:23; Pro_21:21; Pro_22:4; Pro_31:12; Ecc_2:3; Ecc_2:17; Ecc_3:12; Ecc_5:18; Ecc_5:20; Ecc_6:12(2); Ecc_8:15; Ecc_9:9(2); Isa_38:12; Isa_38:16; Isa_38:20; Isa_57:10; Jer_8:3; Jer_21:8; Jer_52:33; Jer_52:34; Lam_3:53; Lam_3:58; Eze_7:13; Eze_33:15; Dan_12:2; Jon_2:6; Mal_2:5

    • lifetime, 1
    2Sa_18:18

    • live, 43
    Gen_45:3; Exo_21:35; Lev_16:20; Lev_16:21; Num_14:21; Num_14:28; Deu_4:10; Deu_12:1; Deu_30:6; Deu_31:13; Deu_32:40; 1Sa_20:14; 2Sa_12:22; 2Sa_19:34; 1Ki_8:40; 2Ch_6:31; Psa_63:4; Psa_104:33; Psa_146:2; Ecc_9:3; Isa_49:18; Jer_22:24; Jer_46:18; Eze_5:11; Eze_14:16; Eze_14:18; Eze_14:20; Eze_16:48; Eze_17:16; Eze_17:19; Eze_18:3; Eze_20:3; Eze_20:31; Eze_20:33; Eze_33:11; Eze_33:27; Eze_34:8; Eze_35:6; Eze_35:11; Eze_47:9; Jon_4:3; Jon_4:8; Zep_2:9

    • lived, 6
    Gen_25:6; Gen_25:7; 2Sa_19:6; 1Ki_12:6; 2Ch_10:6; Psa_49:18

    • lively, 1
    Psa_38:19

    • lives, 2
    Exo_1:14; 2Sa_1:23

    • livest, 1
    2Sa_11:11

    • liveth, 67
    Gen_9:3; Jdg_8:19; Rth_3:13; 1Sa_1:26; 1Sa_14:39; 1Sa_14:45; 1Sa_17:55; 1Sa_19:6; 1Sa_20:3(2); 1Sa_20:21; 1Sa_20:31; 1Sa_25:6; 1Sa_25:26(2); 1Sa_25:34; 1Sa_26:10; 1Sa_26:16; 1Sa_28:10; 1Sa_29:6; 2Sa_2:27; 2Sa_4:9; 2Sa_11:11; 2Sa_12:5; 2Sa_14:11; 2Sa_14:19; 2Sa_15:21(2); 2Sa_22:47; 1Ki_1:29; 1Ki_2:24; 1Ki_3:23; 1Ki_17:1; 1Ki_17:12; 1Ki_17:23; 1Ki_18:10; 1Ki_18:15; 1Ki_22:14; 2Ki_2:2(2); 2Ki_2:4(2); 2Ki_2:6(2); 2Ki_3:14; 2Ki_4:30(2); 2Ki_5:16; 2Ki_5:20; 2Ch_18:13; Job_19:25; Job_27:2; Psa_18:46; Jer_4:2; Jer_5:2; Jer_12:16; Jer_16:14; Jer_16:15; Jer_23:7; Jer_23:8; Jer_38:16; Jer_44:26; Eze_47:9; Dan_12:7; Hos_4:15; Amo_8:14(2)

    • living, 78
    Gen_1:21; Gen_1:24; Gen_2:7;

    H2417
    – Original: חי
    – Transliteration: Chay (Aramaic)
    – Phonetic: khah’-ee
    – Definition:
    1. alive, living, life
    – Origin: from H2418
    – TWOT entry: 2727a
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: (Chaldee); from H2418; alive; also (as noun in plural) life: – life that liveth living.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 7
    • life, 1
    Ezr_6:10

    • lives, 1
    Dan_7:12

    • liveth, 1
    Dan_4:34

    • living, 4
    Dan_2:30; Dan_4:17; Dan_6:20; Dan_6:26

    H2419
    – Original: חיאל
    – Transliteration: Chiy’el
    – Phonetic: khee-ale’
    – Definition: Hiel = God lives
    1. a native of Bethel who rebuilt Jericho in the reign of Ahab and in whom was fulfilled the curse pronounced by Joshua
    – Origin: from H2416 and H410
    – TWOT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Proper Name Masculine

    – Strong’s: From H2416 and H410; living of God;
    Chiel an Israelite: – Hiel.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 1
    • Hiel, 1
    1Ki_16:34

    H2424
    – Original: חיּוּת
    – Transliteration: Chayuwth
    – Phonetic: khah-yooth’
    – Definition:
    1. living
    – Origin: from H2421
    – TWOT entry: 644g
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From H2421; life: – X living.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 1
    • living, 1
    2Sa_20:3

    H3351
    – Original: יקוּם
    – Transliteration: Y@quwm
    – Phonetic: yek-oom’
    – Definition:
    1. living substance, that which stands or exists, existence, substance
    – Origin: from H6965
    – TWOT entry: 1999f
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From H6965; properly standing (extant) that is by implication a living thing: – (living) substance.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 3
    • substance, 3
    Gen_7:4; Gen_7:23; Deu_11:6

    H4736
    – Original: מקנה
    – Transliteration: Miqnah
    – Phonetic: mik-naw’
    – Definition:
    1. purchase
    a. purchase
    b. purchase-price
    c. possession (gained by purchase)
    – Origin: from H4735
    – TWOT entry: 2039c
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: Feminine of H4735; properly a buying that is acquisition; concretely a piece of property (land or living); also the sum paid: – (he that is) bought possession piece purchase.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 15
    • bought, 7
    Gen_17:12; Gen_17:13; Gen_17:23; Gen_17:27; Exo_12:44; Lev_25:51; Lev_27:22

    • possession, 1
    Gen_23:18

    • price, 2
    Lev_25:16(2)

    • purchase, 5
    Jer_32:11; Jer_32:12(2); Jer_32:14; Jer_32:16

    H7607
    – Original: שׁאר
    – Transliteration: Sh@’er
    – Phonetic: sheh-ayr’
    – Definition:
    1. flesh, food, body, near kin, near kinswoman
    a. flesh
    1. as food
    2. for physical power (fig)
    b. flesh relation, blood relation
    c. self
    – Origin: from H7604
    – TWOT entry: 2308a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From H7604; flesh (as swelling out) as living or for food; generally food of any kind; figuratively kindred by blood: – body flesh food (near) kin (-sman -swoman) near (nigh) [of kin]
    Total KJV Occurrences: 16
    • body, 1
    Pro_5:11

    • flesh, 7
    Psa_73:26; Psa_78:20; Psa_78:27; Pro_11:17; Jer_51:35; Mic_3:2; Mic_3:3

    • food, 1
    Exo_21:10

    • kin, 2
    Lev_20:19; Lev_21:2

    • kinsman, 1
    Num_27:11

    • kinswoman, 2
    Lev_18:12; Lev_18:13

    • near, 1
    Lev_18:6

    • nigh, 1
    Lev_25:49

    live again :

    H310
    – Original: אחר
    – Transliteration: ‘achar
    – Phonetic: akh-ar’
    – Definition:
    1. after the following part, behind (of place), hinder, afterwards (of time)
    a. as an adverb
    1. behind (of place)
    2. afterwards (of time)
    b. as a preposition
    1. behind, after (of place)
    2. after (of time)
    3. besides
    c. as a conjunction
    d. after that
    e. as a substantive
    1. hinder part
    f. with other prepositions
    1. from behind
    2. from following after
    – Origin: from H309
    – TWOT entry: 68b, 68c
    – Part(s) of speech: Adverb PrepositionConjunction

    – Strong’s: From H309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation after (in various senses): – after (that -ward) again at away from back (from -side) behind beside by follow (after -ing) forasmuch from hereafter hinder end + out (over) live + persecute posterity pursuing remnant seeing since thence [-forth] when with.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 488
    • after, 451
    Gen_5:4; Gen_5:7; Gen_5:10; Gen_5:13; Gen_5:16; Gen_5:19; Gen_5:22; Gen_5:26; Gen_5:30; Gen_6:4; Gen_9:9; Gen_9:28; Gen_10:1; Gen_10:32; Gen_11:10; Gen_11:11; Gen_11:13; Gen_11:15; Gen_11:17; Gen_11:19; Gen_11:21; Gen_11:23; Gen_11:25; Gen_14:17; Gen_15:1; Gen_16:13; Gen_17:7(2); Gen_17:8; Gen_17:9; Gen_17:10; Gen_17:19; Gen_18:12; Gen_18:19; Gen_19:6; Gen_22:1; Gen_22:20; Gen_23:19; Gen_24:67; Gen_25:11; Gen_26:18; Gen_31:23; Gen_31:36; Gen_33:7; Gen_35:5; Gen_35:12; Gen_37:17; Gen_39:7; Gen_40:1; Gen_41:3; Gen_41:6; Gen_41:19; Gen_41:23; Gen_41:27; Gen_41:30; Gen_44:4; Gen_45:15; Gen_48:1; Gen_48:4; Gen_48:6; Gen_50:14; Exo_3:20; Exo_7:25; Exo_10:14; Exo_11:8; Exo_14:4; Exo_14:8; Exo_14:9; Exo_14:10; Exo_14:23; Exo_14:28; Exo_15:20; Exo_18:2; Exo_23:2; Exo_28:43; Exo_29:29; Exo_33:8; Exo_34:15; Exo_34:16(2); Lev_13:35; Lev_13:56; Lev_14:43(2); Lev_14:48; Lev_16:1; Lev_17:7; Lev_20:5; Lev_20:6; Lev_25:15; Lev_25:46; Lev_26:33; Lev_27:18; Num_4:15; Num_6:19; Num_8:15; Num_8:22; Num_9:17; Num_15:39(2); Num_25:8; Num_25:13; Num_26:1; Num_32:15; Num_35:28; Deu_1:4; Deu_1:8; Deu_4:37; Deu_4:40; Deu_6:14; Deu_8:19; Deu_10:15; Deu_11:4; Deu_11:28; Deu_12:25; Deu_12:28; Deu_13:2; Deu_13:4; Deu_21:13; Deu_28:14; Deu_29:22; Deu_31:16; Deu_31:27; Deu_31:29; Jos_1:1; Jos_2:5; Jos_2:7(2); Jos_3:3; Jos_6:9; Jos_6:13; Jos_8:6; Jos_8:16(2); Jos_8:17(2); Jos_9:16; Jos_10:14; Jos_10:19; Jos_20:5; Jos_22:27; Jos_23:1; Jos_24:6; Jos_24:20; Jos_24:29; Jdg_1:1; Jdg_1:6; Jdg_2:10; Jdg_2:17; Jdg_3:22; Jdg_3:28(2); Jdg_3:31; Jdg_4:14; Jdg_4:16(2); Jdg_5:14; Jdg_6:34; Jdg_6:35; Jdg_7:23; Jdg_8:5; Jdg_8:12; Jdg_8:27; Jdg_8:33; Jdg_10:1; Jdg_10:3; Jdg_12:8; Jdg_12:11; Jdg_12:13; Jdg_13:11; Jdg_19:3; Jdg_20:45; Rth_1:15; Rth_1:16; Rth_2:2; Rth_2:3; Rth_2:7; Rth_2:9; Rth_4:4; 1Sa_1:9(2); 1Sa_5:9; 1Sa_6:12; 1Sa_7:2; 1Sa_8:3; 1Sa_11:5; 1Sa_11:7(2); 1Sa_12:21; 1Sa_13:4; 1Sa_14:12; 1Sa_14:13(2); 1Sa_14:22; 1Sa_14:36; 1Sa_14:37; 1Sa_15:31; 1Sa_17:35; 1Sa_17:53; 1Sa_20:37; 1Sa_20:38; 1Sa_22:20; 1Sa_23:25; 1Sa_23:28; 1Sa_24:8; 1Sa_24:14(4); 1Sa_24:21; 1Sa_25:13; 1Sa_25:19; 1Sa_25:42; 1Sa_26:3; 1Sa_26:18; 1Sa_30:8; 2Sa_1:1; 2Sa_2:1; 2Sa_2:19; 2Sa_2:24; 2Sa_2:25; 2Sa_2:28; 2Sa_3:26; 2Sa_5:13; 2Sa_7:12; 2Sa_8:1; 2Sa_10:1; 2Sa_13:1; 2Sa_13:17; 2Sa_13:18; 2Sa_15:1; 2Sa_15:13; 2Sa_17:1; 2Sa_17:21; 2Sa_18:16; 2Sa_18:22; 2Sa_20:2; 2Sa_20:6; 2Sa_20:7(2); 2Sa_20:10; 2Sa_20:11; 2Sa_20:13(2); 2Sa_20:14; 2Sa_21:1; 2Sa_21:18; 2Sa_23:9; 2Sa_23:10; 2Sa_23:11; 2Sa_24:10; 1Ki_1:6; 1Ki_1:13; 1Ki_1:14; 1Ki_1:17; 1Ki_1:20; 1Ki_1:24; 1Ki_1:27; 1Ki_1:30; 1Ki_1:35; 1Ki_1:40; 1Ki_2:28(2); 1Ki_3:12; 1Ki_9:21; 1Ki_11:2; 1Ki_11:4; 1Ki_11:5(2); 1Ki_11:6; 1Ki_11:10; 1Ki_13:14; 1Ki_13:23(2); 1Ki_13:31; 1Ki_13:33; 1Ki_15:4; 1Ki_17:17; 1Ki_19:11; 1Ki_19:12(2); 1Ki_19:20; 1Ki_19:21; 1Ki_20:15; 1Ki_21:1; 2Ki_1:1; 2Ki_5:20; 2Ki_5:21(2); 2Ki_6:24; 2Ki_7:14; 2Ki_7:15; 2Ki_9:25; 2Ki_9:27; 2Ki_10:29; 2Ki_14:17; 2Ki_14:19; 2Ki_17:15; 2Ki_18:5; 2Ki_23:3; 2Ki_23:25; 2Ki_25:5; 1Ch_5:25; 1Ch_10:2(2); 1Ch_11:12; 1Ch_14:14; 1Ch_17:11; 1Ch_18:1; 1Ch_19:1; 1Ch_20:4; 1Ch_27:7; 1Ch_27:34; 1Ch_28:8; 2Ch_1:12; 2Ch_2:17; 2Ch_8:8; 2Ch_11:16; 2Ch_11:20; 2Ch_13:19; 2Ch_20:1; 2Ch_20:35; 2Ch_21:18; 2Ch_22:4; 2Ch_24:4; 2Ch_24:17; 2Ch_25:25; 2Ch_25:27; 2Ch_26:17; 2Ch_32:1; 2Ch_32:9; 2Ch_33:14; 2Ch_34:31; 2Ch_35:20; Ezr_7:1; Ezr_9:10; Ezr_9:13; Neh_3:16; Neh_3:17; Neh_3:18; Neh_3:20; Neh_3:21; Neh_3:22; Neh_3:23(2); Neh_3:24; Neh_3:25; Neh_3:27; Neh_3:29(2); Neh_3:30(2); Neh_3:31; Neh_11:8; Neh_12:32; Neh_12:38; Neh_13:19; Est_2:1; Est_3:1; Job_3:1; Job_19:26; Job_21:21; Job_21:33; Job_29:22; Job_31:7; Job_37:4; Job_39:8; Job_39:10; Job_41:32; Job_42:7; Job_42:16; Psa_49:17; Psa_63:8; Psa_68:25; Pro_7:22; Pro_20:7; Pro_20:25; Ecc_2:12; Ecc_2:18; Ecc_3:22; Ecc_6:12; Ecc_7:14; Ecc_9:3; Ecc_10:14; Ecc_12:2; Son_1:4; Isa_43:10; Isa_45:14; Isa_65:2; Jer_2:2; Jer_2:5; Jer_2:8; Jer_2:23; Jer_2:25; Jer_3:7; Jer_3:17; Jer_7:6; Jer_7:9; Jer_8:2; Jer_9:14(2); Jer_9:16; Jer_9:22; Jer_11:10; Jer_12:6; Jer_13:10; Jer_16:11; Jer_16:12; Jer_16:16; Jer_18:12; Jer_25:6; Jer_25:26; Jer_31:33; Jer_32:18; Jer_32:39; Jer_35:15; Jer_39:5; Jer_41:16; Jer_42:16; Jer_49:37; Jer_50:21;

    life :

    H1870
    – Original: דּרך
    – Transliteration: Derek
    – Phonetic: deh’-rek
    – Definition:
    1. way, road, distance, journey, manner
    a. road, way, path
    b. journey
    c. direction
    d. manner, habit, way
    e. of course of life (fig.)
    f. of moral character (fig.)
    – Origin: from H1869
    – TWOT entry: 453a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action often adverbially: – along away because of + by conversation custom [east-] ward journey manner passenger through toward [high-] [path-] way [-side] whither [-soever].
    Total KJV Occurrences: 704
    • away, 1
    1Sa_24:19

    • because, 1
    Psa_107:17

    • by, 2
    Lam_1:12; Lam_2:15

    • conversation, 2
    Psa_37:14; Psa_50:23

    • custom, 1
    Gen_31:35

    • eastward, 1
    Eze_40:10

    • far, 1
    Pro_5:8

    • higher, 1
    Isa_55:9

    • highway, 2
    Deu_2:27(2)

    • journey, 23
    Gen_24:21; Gen_30:36; Gen_31:23; Exo_3:18; Exo_5:3; Exo_8:27; Num_9:10; Num_9:13; Num_10:33(2); Num_11:31(2); Num_33:8; Jos_9:11; Jos_9:13; Jdg_4:9; 1Sa_15:18; 2Sa_11:10; 1Ki_18:27; 1Ki_19:4; 1Ki_19:7; 2Ki_3:9; Pro_7:19

    • journeyed, 1
    Jdg_17:8

    • manner, 8
    Gen_19:31; 1Sa_21:5; Isa_10:24; Isa_10:26; Jer_22:21; Eze_20:30; Amo_4:10; Amo_8:14

    • men, 1
    Isa_35:8

    • passengers, 1
    Pro_9:15

    • pathway, 1
    Pro_12:28

    • perfect, 1
    Job_22:3

    • side, 1
    Gen_38:21

    • through, 1
    2Sa_4:7

    • toward, 30
    1Ki_8:44; 1Ki_8:48; 1Ki_18:43; 2Ch_6:34; 2Ch_6:38; Eze_20:46; Eze_40:6; Eze_40:20; Eze_40:22; Eze_40:24(2); Eze_40:27(2); Eze_40:32; Eze_40:44(2); Eze_40:45; Eze_40:46; Eze_41:11; Eze_41:12; Eze_42:1; Eze_42:7; Eze_42:10; Eze_42:11; Eze_42:12(2); Eze_42:15(2); Eze_43:1; Eze_43:4

    • way, 460
    Gen_3:24; Gen_6:12; Gen_16:7; Gen_18:19; Gen_24:27; Gen_24:40; Gen_24:42; Gen_24:48; Gen_24:56; Gen_28:20; Gen_32:1; Gen_33:16; Gen_35:3; Gen_35:19; Gen_38:14; Gen_38:16; Gen_42:25; Gen_42:38; Gen_45:21; Gen_45:23; Gen_45:24; Gen_48:7(2); Gen_49:17; Exo_4:24; Exo_13:17; Exo_13:18; Exo_13:21; Exo_18:8; Exo_18:20; Exo_23:20; Exo_32:8; Exo_33:3; Exo_33:13; Num_14:25; Num_20:17; Num_21:1; Num_21:4(2); Num_21:22; Num_21:33; Num_22:22; Num_22:23(3); Num_22:26; Num_22:31; Num_22:32; Num_22:34; Num_24:25; Deu_1:2; Deu_1:19; Deu_1:22; Deu_1:31; Deu_1:33(2); Deu_1:40; Deu_2:1; Deu_2:8(2); Deu_3:1; Deu_6:7; Deu_8:2; Deu_9:12; Deu_9:16; Deu_11:19; Deu_11:28; Deu_11:30; Deu_13:5; Deu_14:24; Deu_17:16; Deu_19:3; Deu_19:6; Deu_22:4; Deu_22:6; Deu_23:4; Deu_24:9; Deu_25:17; Deu_25:18; Deu_27:18; Deu_28:7; Deu_28:25; Deu_28:68; Deu_31:29; Jos_1:8; Jos_2:7; Jos_2:16; Jos_2:22; Jos_3:4(2); Jos_5:4; Jos_5:5; Jos_5:7; Jos_8:15; Jos_10:10; Jos_12:3; Jos_23:14; Jos_24:17; Jdg_2:17; Jdg_2:19; Jdg_2:22; Jdg_5:10; Jdg_8:11; Jdg_9:25; Jdg_18:5; Jdg_18:6; Jdg_18:26; Jdg_19:9; Jdg_19:27; Jdg_20:42; Rth_1:7; 1Sa_1:18; 1Sa_6:9; 1Sa_6:12(2); 1Sa_9:6; 1Sa_9:8; 1Sa_12:23; 1Sa_13:17; 1Sa_13:18(2); 1Sa_15:2; 1Sa_15:20; 1Sa_17:52; 1Sa_24:3; 1Sa_24:7; 1Sa_25:12; 1Sa_26:3; 1Sa_26:25; 1Sa_28:22; 1Sa_30:2; 2Sa_2:24; 2Sa_13:30; 2Sa_13:34; 2Sa_15:2; 2Sa_15:23; 2Sa_16:13; 2Sa_18:23; 2Sa_22:31; 2Sa_22:33; 1Ki_1:49; 1Ki_2:2; 1Ki_2:4; 1Ki_8:25; 1Ki_8:32; 1Ki_8:36; 1Ki_11:29; 1Ki_13:9; 1Ki_13:10(2); 1Ki_13:12(2); 1Ki_13:17; 1Ki_13:24(2); 1Ki_13:25; 1Ki_13:26; 1Ki_13:28; 1Ki_13:33; 1Ki_15:26; 1Ki_15:34; 1Ki_16:2; 1Ki_16:19; 1Ki_16:26; 1Ki_18:6(2); 1Ki_18:7; 1Ki_19:15; 1Ki_20:38; 1Ki_22:52(3); 2Ki_2:23; 2Ki_3:8(2); 2Ki_3:20; 2Ki_6:19; 2Ki_7:15; 2Ki_8:18; 2Ki_8:27; 2Ki_9:27; 2Ki_10:12; 2Ki_11:16; 2Ki_11:19; 2Ki_16:3; 2Ki_19:28; 2Ki_19:33; 2Ki_21:21; 2Ki_21:22; 2Ki_22:2; 2Ki_25:4(2); 2Ch_6:16; 2Ch_6:23; 2Ch_6:27; 2Ch_6:34; 2Ch_11:17; 2Ch_18:23; 2Ch_20:32; 2Ch_21:6; 2Ch_21:13; Ezr_8:21; Ezr_8:22; Ezr_8:31; Neh_9:12; Neh_9:19(2); Job_3:23; Job_6:18; Job_8:19; Job_12:24; Job_17:9; Job_19:12; Job_21:29; Job_21:31; Job_23:10; Job_23:11; Job_24:4; Job_24:18; Job_28:23; Job_28:26; Job_29:25; Job_31:7; Job_36:23; Job_38:19; Job_38:24; Job_38:25; Psa_1:1; Psa_1:6(2); Psa_2:12; Psa_5:8; Psa_18:30; Psa_18:32; Psa_25:8; Psa_25:9; Psa_25:12; Psa_27:11; Psa_32:8; Psa_35:6; Psa_36:4; Psa_37:5; Psa_37:7; Psa_37:23; Psa_37:34; Psa_49:13; Psa_67:2; Psa_77:13; Psa_77:19; Psa_80:12; Psa_85:13; Psa_86:11; Psa_89:41; Psa_101:2; Psa_101:6; Psa_102:23; Psa_107:4; Psa_107:7; Psa_107:40; Psa_110:7; Psa_119:1; Psa_119:14; Psa_119:27; Psa_119:29; Psa_119:30; Psa_119:32; Psa_119:33; Psa_119:37; Psa_139:24(2); Psa_143:8; Psa_146:9; Pro_1:15; Pro_1:31; Pro_2:8; Pro_2:12; Pro_2:20; Pro_3:23; Pro_4:11; Pro_4:14; Pro_4:19; Pro_6:23; Pro_7:8; Pro_7:27; Pro_8:2; Pro_8:13; Pro_8:22; Pro_9:6; Pro_10:29; Pro_11:5; Pro_11:20; Pro_12:15; Pro_12:26; Pro_13:6; Pro_13:15; Pro_14:8; Pro_14:12; Pro_15:9; Pro_15:19; Pro_16:9; Pro_16:17; Pro_16:25; Pro_16:29; Pro_16:31; Pro_19:3; Pro_20:24; Pro_21:2; Pro_21:8; Pro_21:16; Pro_21:29; Pro_22:5; Pro_22:6; Pro_23:19; Pro_26:13; Pro_28:10; Pro_29:27; Pro_30:19(4); Pro_30:20; Ecc_10:3; Ecc_11:5; Ecc_12:5; Isa_3:12; Isa_8:11; Isa_9:1; Isa_15:5;

    H2210
    – Original: זקף
    – Transliteration: Zaqaph
    – Phonetic: zaw-kaf’
    – Definition:
    1. (Qal) to raise up
    – Origin: a primitive root
    – TWOT entry: 575
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A primitive root; to lift that is (figuratively) comfort: – raise (up).
    Total KJV Occurrences: 2
    • raiseth, 1
    Psa_146:8

    • up, 1
    Psa_145:14

    H2332
    – Original: חוּה
    – Transliteration: Chavvah
    – Phonetic: khav-vaw’
    – Definition: Eve = life or living
    1. the first woman, wife of Adam
    – Origin: causatively from H2331
    – TWOT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Proper Name Feminine

    – Strong’s: Causative from H2331; lifegiver;
    Chavvah (or Eve) the first woman: – Eve.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 2
    • Eve, 2
    Gen_3:20; Gen_4:1

    H2333
    – Original: חוּה
    – Transliteration: Chavvah
    – Phonetic: khav-vaw’
    – Definition:
    1. village, town, tent village
    – Origin: properly, the same as H2332 (life-giving, i.e. living-place)
    – TWOT entry: 617a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: Properly the same as H2332 (lifegiving that is living place); by implication an encampment or village: – (small) town.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 4
    • towns, 4
    Num_32:41; Jos_13:30; 1Ki_4:13; 1Ch_2:23

    H2416
    – Original: חי
    – Transliteration: Chay
    – Phonetic: khah’-ee
    – Definition: adj
    1. living, alive
    a. green (of vegetation)
    b. flowing, fresh (of water)
    c. lively, active (of man)
    d. reviving (of the springtime) n m
    2. relatives
    3. life (abstract emphatic)
    a. life
    b. sustenance, maintenance n f
    4. living thing, animal
    a. animal
    b. life
    c. appetite
    d. revival, renewal
    5. community
    – Origin: from H2421
    – TWOT entry: 644a
    – Part(s) of speech:

    – Strong’s: From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh);
    fresh (plant water year) strong; also (as noun especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing) whether literally or figuratively: – + age alive appetite (wild) beast company congregation life (-time) live (-ly) living (creature thing) maintenance + merry multitude + (be) old quick raw running springing troop.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 502
    • age, 1
    Gen_47:28

    • alive, 32
    Gen_43:7; Gen_43:27; Gen_43:28; Gen_45:26; Gen_45:28; Gen_46:30; Exo_4:18; Exo_22:4; Lev_14:4; Lev_16:10; Num_16:33; Deu_4:4; Deu_5:3; Deu_31:27; Jos_8:23; 1Sa_15:8; 2Sa_12:18; 2Sa_12:21; 2Sa_12:22; 2Sa_18:14; 1Ki_20:18(2); 1Ki_20:32; 1Ki_21:15; 2Ki_7:12; 2Ki_10:14(2); 2Ch_25:12; Pro_1:12; Ecc_4:2; Eze_7:13(2)

    • appetite, 1
    Job_38:39

    • beast, 34
    Gen_1:24; Gen_1:25; Gen_1:30; Gen_2:19; Gen_2:20; Gen_3:1; Gen_3:14; Gen_7:14; Gen_7:21; Gen_8:19; Gen_9:2; Gen_9:5; Gen_9:10(2); Gen_37:20; Gen_37:33; Exo_23:29; Lev_5:2; Lev_11:47(2); Lev_17:13; Lev_25:7; 2Ki_14:9; 2Ch_25:18; Job_39:15; Psa_50:10; Psa_104:11; Isa_35:9; Isa_43:20; Eze_14:21; Eze_34:8; Eze_34:28; Eze_39:17; Hos_13:8

    • beasts, 42
    Exo_23:11; Lev_11:2; Lev_11:27; Lev_26:6; Lev_26:22; Num_35:3; Deu_7:22; 1Sa_17:46; 2Sa_21:10; Job_5:22; Job_5:23; Job_37:8; Job_40:20; Psa_79:2; Psa_104:20; Psa_104:25; Psa_148:10; Isa_40:16; Isa_46:1; Isa_56:9(2); Jer_12:9; Jer_27:6; Jer_28:14; Eze_5:17; Eze_14:15(2); Eze_29:5; Eze_31:6; Eze_31:13; Eze_32:4; Eze_33:27; Eze_34:5; Eze_34:25; Eze_38:20; Eze_39:4; Dan_8:4; Hos_2:12; Hos_2:18; Hos_4:3; Zep_2:14; Zep_2:15

    • company, 1
    Psa_68:30

    • congregation, 2
    Psa_68:10; Psa_74:19

    • creature, 6
    Eze_1:20; Eze_1:21; Eze_1:22; Eze_10:15; Eze_10:17; Eze_10:20

    • creatures, 9
    Eze_1:5; Eze_1:13(2); Eze_1:14; Eze_1:15(2); Eze_1:19(2); Eze_3:13

    • joyfully, 1
    Ecc_9:9

    • life, 144
    Gen_1:20; Gen_1:30; Gen_2:7; Gen_2:9; Gen_3:14; Gen_3:17; Gen_3:22; Gen_3:24; Gen_6:17; Gen_7:11; Gen_7:15; Gen_7:22; Gen_18:10; Gen_18:14; Gen_23:1; Gen_25:7; Gen_25:17; Gen_27:46(2); Gen_42:15; Gen_42:16; Gen_47:9(2); Exo_6:16; Exo_6:18; Exo_6:20; Lev_18:18; Deu_4:9; Deu_6:2; Deu_16:3; Deu_17:19; Deu_28:66(2); Deu_30:15; Deu_30:19(2); Deu_30:20; Deu_32:47; Jos_1:5; Jos_4:14; Jdg_16:30; 1Sa_1:11; 1Sa_7:15; 1Sa_18:18; 1Sa_25:29; 2Sa_15:21; 1Ki_4:21; 1Ki_11:34; 1Ki_15:5; 1Ki_15:6; 2Ki_4:16; 2Ki_4:17; 2Ki_25:29; 2Ki_25:30; Job_3:20; Job_7:7; Job_9:21; Job_10:1; Job_10:12; Job_24:22; Job_33:18; Job_33:20; Job_33:22; Job_33:28; Job_36:14; Psa_7:5; Psa_16:11; Psa_17:14; Psa_21:4; Psa_23:6; Psa_26:9; Psa_27:1; Psa_27:4; Psa_30:5; Psa_31:10; Psa_34:12; Psa_36:9; Psa_42:8; Psa_63:3; Psa_64:1; Psa_66:9; Psa_78:50; Psa_88:3; Psa_103:4; Psa_128:5; Psa_133:3; Psa_143:3; Pro_2:19; Pro_3:2; Pro_3:18; Pro_3:22; Pro_4:10; Pro_4:13; Pro_4:22; Pro_4:23; Pro_5:6; Pro_6:23; Pro_8:35; Pro_9:11; Pro_10:11; Pro_10:16; Pro_10:17; Pro_11:19; Pro_11:30; Pro_12:28; Pro_13:12; Pro_13:14; Pro_14:27; Pro_14:30; Pro_15:4; Pro_15:24; Pro_15:31; Pro_16:15; Pro_16:22; Pro_18:21; Pro_19:23; Pro_21:21; Pro_22:4; Pro_31:12; Ecc_2:3; Ecc_2:17; Ecc_3:12; Ecc_5:18; Ecc_5:20; Ecc_6:12(2); Ecc_8:15; Ecc_9:9(2); Isa_38:12; Isa_38:16; Isa_38:20; Isa_57:10; Jer_8:3; Jer_21:8; Jer_52:33; Jer_52:34; Lam_3:53; Lam_3:58; Eze_7:13; Eze_33:15; Dan_12:2; Jon_2:6; Mal_2:5

    • lifetime, 1
    2Sa_18:18

    • live, 43
    Gen_45:3; Exo_21:35; Lev_16:20; Lev_16:21; Num_14:21; Num_14:28; Deu_4:10; Deu_12:1; Deu_30:6; Deu_31:13; Deu_32:40; 1Sa_20:14; 2Sa_12:22; 2Sa_19:34; 1Ki_8:40; 2Ch_6:31; Psa_63:4; Psa_104:33; Psa_146:2; Ecc_9:3; Isa_49:18; Jer_22:24; Jer_46:18; Eze_5:11; Eze_14:16; Eze_14:18; Eze_14:20; Eze_16:48; Eze_17:16; Eze_17:19; Eze_18:3; Eze_20:3; Eze_20:31; Eze_20:33; Eze_33:11; Eze_33:27; Eze_34:8; Eze_35:6; Eze_35:11; Eze_47:9; Jon_4:3; Jon_4:8; Zep_2:9

    • lived, 6
    Gen_25:6; Gen_25:7; 2Sa_19:6; 1Ki_12:6; 2Ch_10:6; Psa_49:18

    • lively, 1
    Psa_38:19

    • lives, 2
    Exo_1:14; 2Sa_1:23

    • livest, 1
    2Sa_11:11

    • liveth, 67
    Gen_9:3; Jdg_8:19; Rth_3:13; 1Sa_1:26; 1Sa_14:39; 1Sa_14:45; 1Sa_17:55; 1Sa_19:6; 1Sa_20:3(2); 1Sa_20:21; 1Sa_20:31; 1Sa_25:6; 1Sa_25:26(2); 1Sa_25:34; 1Sa_26:10; 1Sa_26:16; 1Sa_28:10; 1Sa_29:6; 2Sa_2:27; 2Sa_4:9; 2Sa_11:11; 2Sa_12:5; 2Sa_14:11; 2Sa_14:19; 2Sa_15:21(2); 2Sa_22:47; 1Ki_1:29; 1Ki_2:24; 1Ki_3:23; 1Ki_17:1; 1Ki_17:12; 1Ki_17:23; 1Ki_18:10; 1Ki_18:15; 1Ki_22:14; 2Ki_2:2(2); 2Ki_2:4(2); 2Ki_2:6(2); 2Ki_3:14; 2Ki_4:30(2); 2Ki_5:16; 2Ki_5:20; 2Ch_18:13; Job_19:25; Job_27:2; Psa_18:46; Jer_4:2; Jer_5:2; Jer_12:16; Jer_16:14; Jer_16:15; Jer_23:7; Jer_23:8; Jer_38:16; Jer_44:26; Eze_47:9; Dan_12:7; Hos_4:15; Amo_8:14(2)

    • living, 78
    Gen_1:21; Gen_1:24; Gen_2:7;

    H2417
    – Original: חי
    – Transliteration: Chay (Aramaic)
    – Phonetic: khah’-ee
    – Definition:
    1. alive, living, life
    – Origin: from H2418
    – TWOT entry: 2727a
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: (Chaldee); from H2418; alive; also (as noun in plural) life: – life that liveth living.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 7
    • life, 1
    Ezr_6:10

    • lives, 1
    Dan_7:12

    • liveth, 1
    Dan_4:34

    • living, 4
    Dan_2:30; Dan_4:17; Dan_6:20; Dan_6:26

    H2421
    – Original: חיה
    – Transliteration: Chayah
    – Phonetic: khaw-yaw’
    – Definition:
    1. to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health
    a. (Qal)
    1. to live 1a
    b. to have life 1a
    c. to continue in life, remain alive 1a
    d. to sustain life, to live on or upon 1a
    e. to live (prosperously)
    1. to revive, be quickened 1a
    f. from sickness 1a
    g. from discouragement 1a
    h. from faintness 1a
    i. from death
    j. (Piel)
    1. to preserve alive, let live
    2. to give life
    3. to quicken, revive, refresh 1b
    k. to restore to life 1b
    l. to cause to grow 1b
    m. to restore 1b
    n. to revive
    o. (Hiphil)
    1. to preserve alive, let live
    2. to quicken, revive 1c
    p. to restore (to health) 1c
    q. to revive 1c
    r. to restore to life
    – Origin: a primitive root [compare H2331, H2421]
    – TWOT entry: 644
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A prim root (compare H2331 H2424); to live whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive: – keep (leave make) alive X certainly give (promise) life (let suffer to) live nourish up preserve (alive) quicken recover repair restore (to life) revive (X God) save (alive life lives) X surely be whole.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 264
    • alive, 29
    Gen_6:19; Gen_6:20; Gen_7:3; Gen_12:12; Gen_50:20; Exo_1:22; Num_22:33; Num_31:15; Num_31:18; Deu_6:24; Deu_20:16; Deu_32:39; Jos_2:13; Jos_14:10; Jdg_8:19; Jdg_21:14; 1Sa_2:6; 2Sa_8:2; 1Ki_18:5; 2Ki_5:7; 2Ki_7:4; Psa_22:29; Psa_30:3; Psa_33:19; Psa_41:2; Jer_49:11; Eze_13:18; Eze_13:19; Eze_18:27

    • left, 1
    1Sa_27:9

    • life, 9
    2Ki_8:1; 2Ki_8:5(3); Job_33:4; Job_36:6; Ecc_7:12; Eze_3:18; Eze_13:22

    • live, 126
    Gen_12:13; Gen_17:18; Gen_19:20; Gen_20:7; Gen_27:40; Gen_31:32; Gen_42:2; Gen_42:18; Gen_43:8; Gen_47:19; Exo_19:13; Exo_22:18; Lev_25:35; Lev_25:36; Num_4:19; Num_24:23; Deu_4:1; Deu_4:33; Deu_5:33; Deu_8:1; Deu_8:3(2); Deu_16:20; Deu_30:16; Deu_30:19; Deu_33:6; Jos_6:17; Jos_9:15; Jos_9:20; Jos_9:21; 2Sa_1:10; 1Ki_1:31; 1Ki_20:32; 2Ki_4:7; 2Ki_7:4; 2Ki_10:19; 2Ki_18:32; 2Ki_20:1; Neh_2:3; Neh_5:2; Neh_9:29; Est_4:11; Job_7:16; Job_14:14; Job_21:7; Psa_22:26; Psa_49:9; Psa_69:32; Psa_72:15; Psa_118:17; Psa_119:17; Psa_119:77; Psa_119:116; Psa_119:144; Psa_119:175; Pro_4:4; Pro_7:2; Pro_9:6; Pro_15:27; Ecc_6:3; Ecc_6:6; Ecc_11:8; Isa_26:14; Isa_26:19; Isa_38:1; Isa_38:16(2); Isa_55:3; Jer_21:9; Jer_27:12; Jer_27:17; Jer_35:7; Jer_38:2; Jer_38:17(2); Jer_38:20; Lam_4:20; Eze_3:21(2); Eze_13:19; Eze_16:6(2); Eze_18:9(2); Eze_18:13(2); Eze_18:17(2); Eze_18:19(2); Eze_18:21(2); Eze_18:22; Eze_18:23; Eze_18:24; Eze_18:28(2); Eze_18:32; Eze_20:11; Eze_20:13; Eze_20:21; Eze_20:25; Eze_33:10; Eze_33:11; Eze_33:12; Eze_33:13(2); Eze_33:15(2); Eze_33:16(2); Eze_33:19; Eze_37:3; Eze_37:5; Eze_37:6; Eze_37:9; Eze_37:14; Eze_47:9; Hos_6:2; Amo_5:4; Amo_5:6; Amo_5:14; Hab_2:4; Zec_1:5; Zec_10:9; Zec_13:3

    • lived, 39
    Gen_5:3; Gen_5:6; Gen_5:7; Gen_5:9; Gen_5:10; Gen_5:12; Gen_5:13; Gen_5:15; Gen_5:16; Gen_5:18; Gen_5:19; Gen_5:21; Gen_5:25; Gen_5:26; Gen_5:28; Gen_5:30; Gen_9:28; Gen_11:11; Gen_11:13; Gen_11:15; Gen_11:16; Gen_11:17; Gen_11:18; Gen_11:19; Gen_11:20; Gen_11:21; Gen_11:22; Gen_11:23; Gen_11:24; Gen_11:25; Gen_11:26; Gen_47:28; Gen_50:22; Num_14:38; Deu_5:26; 2Ki_14:17; 2Ch_25:25; Job_42:16; Eze_37:10

    • lives, 2
    Gen_45:7; Gen_47:25

    • liveth, 1
    Psa_89:48

    • nourish, 1
    Isa_7:21

    • preserve, 2
    Gen_19:32; Gen_19:34

    • preservest, 1
    Neh_9:6

    • quicken, 12
    Psa_71:20; Psa_80:18; Psa_119:25; Psa_119:37; Psa_119:40; Psa_119:88; Psa_119:107; Psa_119:149; Psa_119:154; Psa_119:156; Psa_119:159; Psa_143:11

    • quickened, 2
    Psa_119:50; Psa_119:93

    • recover, 8
    2Ki_1:2; 2Ki_8:8; 2Ki_8:9; 2Ki_8:10(2); 2Ki_8:14(2); Isa_38:21

    • recovered, 2
    2Ki_20:7; Isa_38:9

    • repaired, 1
    1Ch_11:8

    • revive, 8
    Neh_4:2; Psa_85:6; Psa_138:7; Isa_57:15(2); Hos_6:2; Hos_14:7; Hab_3:2

    • revived, 4
    Gen_45:27; Jdg_15:19; 1Ki_17:22; 2Ki_13:21

    • save, 9
    1Sa_10:24; 2Sa_16:16(2); 1Ki_1:25; 1Ki_1:34; 1Ki_1:39; 1Ki_20:31; 2Ki_11:12; 2Ch_23:11

    • saved, 4
    Exo_1:17; Exo_1:18; Jos_6:25; 1Sa_27:11

    • saving, 1
    Gen_19:19

    • up, 1
    2Sa_12:3

    • whole, 1
    Jos_5:8

    H2424
    – Original: חיּוּת
    – Transliteration: Chayuwth
    – Phonetic: khah-yooth’
    – Definition:
    1. living
    – Origin: from H2421
    – TWOT entry: 644g
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From H2421; life: – X living.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 1
    • living, 1
    2Sa_20:3

    H2425
    – Original: חיי
    – Transliteration: Chayay
    – Phonetic: khaw-yah’-ee
    – Definition:
    1. to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health
    a. (Qal)
    1. to live 1a
    b. to have life 1a
    c. to continue in life, remain alive 1a
    d. to sustain life, to live on or upon 1a
    e. to live (prosperously)
    1. to revive, be quickened 1a
    f. from sickness 1a
    g. from discouragement 1a
    h. from faintness 1a
    i. from death
    j. (Piel)
    1. to preserve alive, let live
    2. to give life
    3. to quicken, revive, refresh 1b
    k. to restore to life 1b
    l. to cause to grow 1b
    m. to restore 1b
    n. to revive
    o. (Hiph)
    1. to preserve alive, let live
    2. to quicken, revive 1c
    p. to restore (to health) 1c
    q. to revive 1c
    r. to restore to life
    – Origin: a primitive root [compare H2421]
    – TWOT entry: 644
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A primitive root (compare H2421); to live; causatively to revive: – live save life.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 15
    • life, 1
    Neh_6:11

    • live, 9
    Gen_3:22; Exo_1:16; Exo_33:20; Lev_18:5; Num_21:8; Deu_4:42; Deu_19:4; Deu_19:5; Jer_38:2

    • lived, 4
    Gen_5:5; Gen_11:12; Gen_11:14; Num_21:9

    • liveth, 1
    Deu_5:24

    H2465
    – Original: חלד
    – Transliteration: Cheled
    – Phonetic: kheh’-led
    – Definition:
    1. age, duration of life, the world
    – Origin: from an unused root apparently meaning to glide swiftly
    – TWOT entry: 653a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From an unused root apparently meaning to glide swiftly;
    life (as a fleeting portion of time); hence the world (as transient): – age short time world.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 5
    • age, 2
    Job_11:17; Psa_39:5

    • short, 1
    Psa_89:47

    • world, 2
    Psa_17:14; Psa_49:1

    (CONTINUED)

  57. Br. Dave says:

    DEFINITIONS (Continued from above)

    H3117
    – Original: יום
    – Transliteration: Yowm
    – Phonetic: yome
    – Definition:
    1. day, time, year
    a. day (as opposed to night)
    b. day (24 hour period)
    1. as defined by evening and morning in Gen_1
    2. as a division of time 1b
    c. a working day, a day’s journey
    d. days, lifetime (pl.)
    e. time, period (general)
    f. year
    g. temporal references
    1. today
    2. yesterday
    3. tomorrow
    – Origin: from an unused root meaning to be hot
    – TWOT entry: 852
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours) whether literally (from sunrise to sunset or from one sunset to the next) or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term) (often used adverbially): – age + always + chronicles continually (-ance) daily ([birth-] each to) day (now a two) days (agone) + elder X end + evening + (for) ever (-lasting -more) X full life as (so) long as (. . . live) (even) now + old + outlived + perpetually presently + remaineth X required season X since space then (process of) time + as at other times + in trouble weather (as) when (a the within a) while (that) X whole (+ age) (full) year (-ly) + younger.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 2293
    • afternoon, 1
    Jdg_19:8

    • age, 6
    Gen_18:11; Gen_24:1; Gen_47:28; Jos_23:1; Jos_23:2; Zec_8:4

    • ago, 1
    1Sa_9:20

    • always, 8
    Deu_5:29; Deu_6:24; Deu_11:1; Deu_14:23; Deu_28:33; 1Ki_11:36; 2Ki_8:19; 2Ch_18:7

    • as, 7
    Lev_26:34; Lev_26:35; Num_9:18; Deu_31:13; 1Sa_25:15; 2Ch_26:5; 2Ch_36:21

    • birthday, 1
    Gen_40:20

    • chronicles, 36
    1Ki_14:19; 1Ki_14:29; 1Ki_15:7; 1Ki_15:23; 1Ki_15:31; 1Ki_16:5; 1Ki_16:14; 1Ki_16:20; 1Ki_16:27; 1Ki_22:39; 1Ki_22:45; 2Ki_1:18; 2Ki_8:23; 2Ki_10:34; 2Ki_12:19; 2Ki_13:8; 2Ki_13:12; 2Ki_14:15; 2Ki_14:18; 2Ki_14:28; 2Ki_15:6; 2Ki_15:11; 2Ki_15:15; 2Ki_15:21; 2Ki_15:26; 2Ki_15:31; 2Ki_15:36; 2Ki_16:19; 2Ki_20:20; 2Ki_21:17; 2Ki_21:25; 2Ki_23:28; 2Ki_24:5; 1Ch_27:24; Est_6:1; Est_10:2

    • continually, 10
    Gen_6:5; 1Sa_18:29; 2Sa_19:13; 2Ch_12:15; Job_1:5; Psa_42:3; Psa_44:15; Psa_52:1; Psa_140:2; Jer_33:18

    • continuance, 1
    Psa_139:16

    • daily, 44
    Exo_5:13(2); Exo_5:19(2); Exo_16:5(2); Num_28:24; Jdg_16:16; 2Ki_25:30; 2Ch_31:16(2); Ezr_3:4(2); Neh_5:18; Est_3:4(2); Psa_42:10; Psa_56:1; Psa_56:2; Psa_61:8(2); Psa_68:19(2); Psa_72:15; Psa_74:22; Psa_86:3; Psa_88:9; Psa_88:17; Pro_8:30(2); Pro_8:34(2); Isa_58:2(2); Jer_7:25; Jer_20:7; Jer_20:8; Jer_37:21; Eze_45:23(2); Eze_46:13; Dan_1:5(2); Hos_12:1

    • dark, 1
    Amo_5:8

    • day, 1237
    Gen_1:5(2); Gen_1:8; Gen_1:13; Gen_1:14; Gen_1:16; Gen_1:18; Gen_1:19; Gen_1:23; Gen_1:31; Gen_2:2(2); Gen_2:3; Gen_2:4; Gen_2:17; Gen_3:5; Gen_3:8; Gen_4:14; Gen_5:1; Gen_5:2; Gen_7:11(2); Gen_7:13; Gen_8:4; Gen_8:14; Gen_8:22; Gen_15:18; Gen_17:23; Gen_17:26; Gen_18:1; Gen_19:37; Gen_19:38; Gen_21:8; Gen_22:4; Gen_22:14; Gen_24:12; Gen_24:42; Gen_25:31; Gen_25:33; Gen_26:32; Gen_26:33; Gen_27:2; Gen_27:45; Gen_29:7; Gen_30:35; Gen_31:22; Gen_31:39; Gen_31:40; Gen_31:43; Gen_31:48; Gen_32:32; Gen_33:13; Gen_33:16; Gen_34:25; Gen_35:3; Gen_35:20; Gen_39:10(2); Gen_40:20; Gen_41:9; Gen_42:13; Gen_42:18; Gen_42:32; Gen_47:23; Gen_47:26; Gen_48:15; Gen_48:20; Gen_50:20; Exo_2:13; Exo_5:6; Exo_6:28; Exo_8:22; Exo_10:6(2); Exo_10:13; Exo_10:28; Exo_12:6; Exo_12:14; Exo_12:15(3); Exo_12:16(2); Exo_12:17(2); Exo_12:18(2); Exo_12:41; Exo_12:51; Exo_13:3; Exo_13:4; Exo_13:6; Exo_13:8; Exo_14:30; Exo_16:1; Exo_16:4(2); Exo_16:5; Exo_16:22; Exo_16:26; Exo_16:27; Exo_16:29(2); Exo_16:30; Exo_19:1; Exo_19:11(2); Exo_19:15; Exo_19:16; Exo_20:8; Exo_20:10; Exo_20:11(2); Exo_21:21; Exo_22:30; Exo_23:12; Exo_24:16; Exo_29:36; Exo_29:38; Exo_31:15; Exo_31:17; Exo_32:28; Exo_32:29; Exo_32:34; Exo_34:11; Exo_34:21; Exo_35:2; Exo_35:3; Exo_40:2; Exo_40:37; Lev_6:20; Lev_7:15; Lev_7:16; Lev_7:17; Lev_7:18; Lev_7:35; Lev_7:36; Lev_7:38; Lev_8:34; Lev_9:1; Lev_10:19; Lev_12:3; Lev_13:5; Lev_13:6; Lev_13:27; Lev_13:32; Lev_13:34; Lev_13:51; Lev_14:2; Lev_14:9; Lev_14:10; Lev_14:23; Lev_14:39; Lev_15:14; Lev_15:29; Lev_16:30; Lev_19:6(2); Lev_19:7; Lev_22:27; Lev_22:28; Lev_22:30; Lev_23:3; Lev_23:6; Lev_23:7; Lev_23:8; Lev_23:12; Lev_23:14; Lev_23:15; Lev_23:21; Lev_23:27; Lev_23:28(2); Lev_23:29; Lev_23:30; Lev_23:34; Lev_23:35; Lev_23:36; Lev_23:37(2); Lev_23:39(3); Lev_23:40; Lev_25:9; Lev_27:23; Num_3:1; Num_3:13; Num_6:9(2); Num_6:10; Num_6:11; Num_7:1; Num_7:10; Num_7:11(2); Num_7:12; Num_7:18; Num_7:24; Num_7:30; Num_7:36; Num_7:42; Num_7:48; Num_7:54; Num_7:60; Num_7:66; Num_7:72; Num_7:78; Num_7:84; Num_8:17; Num_9:3; Num_9:5; Num_9:6(2); Num_9:11; Num_9:15; Num_10:10; Num_11:19; Num_11:31(2); Num_11:32(2); Num_15:23; Num_15:32; Num_19:12(4); Num_19:19(3); Num_22:30; Num_25:18; Num_28:3; Num_28:9; Num_28:16; Num_28:17; Num_28:18; Num_28:25; Num_28:26; Num_29:1; Num_29:12; Num_29:17; Num_29:20; Num_29:23; Num_29:26; Num_29:29; Num_29:32; Num_29:35; Num_30:5; Num_30:7; Num_30:8; Num_30:12; Num_30:14(3); Num_31:19(2); Num_31:24; Num_33:3; Deu_1:10; Deu_1:39; Deu_2:18; Deu_2:22; Deu_2:25; Deu_2:30; Deu_3:14; Deu_4:4; Deu_4:8; Deu_4:10; Deu_4:15; Deu_4:20; Deu_4:26; Deu_4:32; Deu_4:38; Deu_4:39; Deu_4:40; Deu_5:1; Deu_5:3; Deu_5:12; Deu_5:14; Deu_5:15; Deu_5:24; Deu_6:6; Deu_6:24; Deu_7:11; Deu_8:1; Deu_8:11; Deu_8:18; Deu_8:19; Deu_9:1; Deu_9:3; Deu_9:7; Deu_9:10; Deu_9:24; Deu_10:4; Deu_10:8; Deu_10:13; Deu_10:15; Deu_11:2; Deu_11:4; Deu_11:8; Deu_11:13; Deu_11:26; Deu_11:27; Deu_11:28; Deu_11:32; Deu_12:8; Deu_13:18; Deu_15:5

    H3173
    – Original: יחיד
    – Transliteration: Yachiyd
    – Phonetic: yaw-kheed’
    – Definition: adj
    1. only, only one, solitary, one
    a. only, unique, one
    b. solitary
    c. (TWOT) only begotten son subst
    2. one
    – Origin: from H3161
    – TWOT entry: 858a
    – Part(s) of speech:

    – Strong’s: From H3161; properly united that is sole; by implication beloved; also lonely; (feminine) the life (as not to be replace): – darling desolate only (child son) solitary.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 12
    • child, 1
    Jdg_11:34

    • darling, 2
    Psa_22:20; Psa_35:17

    • desolate, 1
    Psa_25:16

    • only, 6
    Gen_22:2; Gen_22:12; Gen_22:16; Pro_4:3; Amo_8:10; Zec_12:10

    • solitary, 1
    Psa_68:6

    • son, 1
    Jer_6:26

    H3746
    – Original: כּרי
    – Transliteration: Kariy
    – Phonetic: kaw-ree’
    – Definition:
    1. a group of foreign mercenary soldiers serving as a bodyguard for king David; also executioners
    – Origin: perhaps an abridged plural of H3733 in the sense of leader (of the flock)
    – TWOT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: Perhaps an abridged plural of H3733 in the sense of leader (of the flock); a life guardsman: – captains Cherethites [from the margin].
    Total KJV Occurrences: 2
    • captains, 2
    2Ki_11:4; 2Ki_11:19

    H3774
    – Original: כּרתי
    – Transliteration: K@rethiy
    – Phonetic: ker-ay-thee’
    – Definition: Cherethites = executioners
    1. a group of foreign mercenary soldiers serving as a bodyguard for king David; also executioners
    2. either Cretans or proto-Philistines (in general)
    – Origin: probably from H3772 in the sense of executioner
    – TWOT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: Probably from H3772 in the sense of executioner; a Kerethite or life guardsman (compare H3876) (only collectively in the singular as plural): – Cherethims Cherethites.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 10
    • Cherethims, 1
    Eze_25:16

    • Cherethites, 9
    1Sa_30:14; 2Sa_8:18; 2Sa_15:18; 2Sa_20:7; 2Sa_20:23; 1Ki_1:38; 1Ki_1:44; 1Ch_18:17; Zep_2:5

    H4241
    – Original: מחיה
    – Transliteration: Michyah
    – Phonetic: mikh-yaw’
    – Definition:
    1. preservation of life, sustenance
    a. preservation of life
    b. sustenance
    c. reviving
    d. the quick of the flesh, live flesh, tender or raw flesh
    – Origin: from H2421
    – TWOT entry: 644h
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From H2421; preservation of life; hence sustenance; also the live flesh that is the quick: – preserve life quick recover selves reviving sustenance victuals.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 8
    • life, 1
    Gen_45:5

    • quick, 2
    Lev_13:10; Lev_13:24

    • recover, 1
    2Ch_14:13

    • reviving, 2
    Ezr_9:8; Ezr_9:9

    • sustenance, 1
    Jdg_6:4

    • victuals, 1
    Jdg_17:10

    H4294
    – Original: מטּה מטּה
    – Transliteration: Matteh
    – Phonetic: mat-teh’
    – Definition:
    1. staff, branch, tribe
    a. staff, rod, shaft
    b. branch (of vine)
    c. tribe
    1. company led by chief with staff (originally)
    – Origin: from H5186
    – TWOT entry: 1352b
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From H5186; a branch (as extending); figuratively a tribe; also a rod whether for chastising (figuratively correction) ruling (a sceptre) throwing (a lance) or walking (a staff; figuratively a support of life for example bread): – rod staff tribe.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 251
    • apiece, 1
    Num_17:6

    • near, 1
    Num_3:6

    • rod, 42
    Exo_4:2; Exo_4:4; Exo_4:17; Exo_4:20; Exo_7:9; Exo_7:10; Exo_7:12(2); Exo_7:15; Exo_7:17; Exo_7:19; Exo_7:20; Exo_8:5; Exo_8:16; Exo_8:17; Exo_9:23; Exo_10:13; Exo_14:16; Exo_17:5; Exo_17:9; Num_17:2(2); Num_17:3(2); Num_17:5; Num_17:6(2); Num_17:8; Num_17:9; Num_17:10; Num_20:8; Num_20:9; Num_20:11; 1Sa_14:27; 1Sa_14:43; Psa_110:2; Isa_10:26; Eze_7:10; Eze_7:11; Eze_19:14(2); Mic_6:9

    • rods, 8
    Exo_7:12; Num_17:2; Num_17:6(2); Num_17:7; Num_17:9; Eze_19:11; Eze_19:12

    • staff, 15
    Gen_38:18; Gen_38:25; Lev_26:26; Psa_105:16; Isa_9:4; Isa_10:5; Isa_10:15; Isa_10:24; Isa_14:5; Isa_28:27; Isa_30:32; Jer_48:17; Eze_4:16; Eze_5:16; Eze_14:13

    • staves, 1
    Hab_3:14

    • thousand, 2
    Num_31:4(2)

    • tribe, 161
    Exo_31:2; Exo_31:6; Exo_35:30; Exo_35:34; Exo_38:22; Exo_38:23; Lev_24:11; Num_1:4; Num_1:21; Num_1:23; Num_1:25; Num_1:27; Num_1:29; Num_1:31; Num_1:33; Num_1:35; Num_1:37; Num_1:39; Num_1:41; Num_1:43; Num_1:47; Num_1:49; Num_2:5; Num_2:7; Num_2:12; Num_2:14; Num_2:20; Num_2:22; Num_2:27; Num_2:29; Num_7:12; Num_10:15; Num_10:16; Num_10:19; Num_10:20; Num_10:23; Num_10:24; Num_10:26; Num_10:27; Num_13:2; Num_13:4; Num_13:5; Num_13:6; Num_13:7; Num_13:8; Num_13:9; Num_13:10; Num_13:11(2); Num_13:12; Num_13:13; Num_13:14; Num_13:15; Num_18:2; Num_31:5; Num_31:6; Num_34:13; Num_34:14(3); Num_34:15; Num_34:18; Num_34:19; Num_34:20; Num_34:21; Num_34:22; Num_34:23; Num_34:24; Num_34:25; Num_34:26; Num_34:27; Num_34:28; Num_36:3; Num_36:4(2); Num_36:5; Num_36:6; Num_36:7(3); Num_36:8(2); Num_36:9(2); Num_36:12; Jos_7:1; Jos_7:18; Jos_13:15; Jos_13:24; Jos_13:29; Jos_14:2; Jos_14:3; Jos_15:1; Jos_15:20; Jos_15:21; Jos_16:8; Jos_17:1; Jos_18:11; Jos_18:21; Jos_19:1; Jos_19:8; Jos_19:23; Jos_19:24; Jos_19:31; Jos_19:39; Jos_19:40; Jos_19:48; Jos_20:8(3); Jos_21:4(3); Jos_21:5(3); Jos_21:6(4); Jos_21:7(3); Jos_21:9(2); Jos_21:17; Jos_21:20; Jos_21:23; Jos_21:25; Jos_21:27; Jos_21:28; Jos_21:30; Jos_21:32; Jos_21:34; Jos_21:36; Jos_21:38; Jos_22:1; 1Ki_7:14; 1Ch_6:60; 1Ch_6:61(2); 1Ch_6:62(4); 1Ch_6:63(3); 1Ch_6:65(3); 1Ch_6:66; 1Ch_6:70; 1Ch_6:71; 1Ch_6:72; 1Ch_6:74; 1Ch_6:76; 1Ch_6:77; 1Ch_6:78; 1Ch_6:80; 1Ch_12:31

    • tribes, 20
    Num_1:16; Num_7:2; Num_26:55; Num_30:1; Num_31:4; Num_32:28; Num_33:54; Num_34:13; Num_34:15; Num_36:9; Jos_14:1; Jos_14:2; Jos_14:3; Jos_14:4; Jos_19:51; Jos_21:1; Jos_22:14; 1Ki_8:1; 2Ch_5:2; Hab_3:9

    H5301
    – Original: נפח
    – Transliteration: Naphach
    – Phonetic: naw-fakh’
    – Definition:
    1. to breathe, blow, sniff at, seethe, give up or lose (life)
    a. (Qal) to breathe, blow
    b. (Pual) to be blown
    c. (Hiphil) to cause to breathe out
    – Origin: a primitive root
    – TWOT entry: 1390
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A primitive root; to puff in various applications (literally to inflate blow hard scatter kindle expire; figuratively to disesteem): – blow breath give up cause to lose [life] seething snuff.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 12
    • at, 1
    Mal_1:13

    • blow, 3
    Eze_22:20; Eze_22:21; Hag_1:9

    • bloweth, 1
    Isa_54:16

    • blown, 1
    Job_20:26

    • breathe, 1
    Eze_37:9

    • breathed, 1
    Gen_2:7

    • lose, 1
    Job_31:39

    • seething, 2
    Job_41:20; Jer_1:13

    • up, 1
    Jer_15:9

    H5315
    – Original: נפשׁ
    – Transliteration: Nephesh
    – Phonetic: neh’-fesh
    – Definition:
    1. soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion
    a. that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man
    b. living being
    c. living being (with life in the blood)
    d. the man himself, self, person or individual
    e. seat of the appetites
    f. seat of emotions and passions
    g. activity of mind
    1. dubious
    h. activity of the will
    1. dubious
    i. activity of the character
    1. dubious
    – Origin: from H5314
    – TWOT entry: 1395a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From H5314; properly a breathing creature that is animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental): – any appetite beast body breath creature X dead (-ly) desire X [dis-] contented X fish ghost + greedy he heart (-y) (hath X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy) lust man me mind mortality one own person pleasure (her- him- my- thy-) self them (your) -selves + slay soul + tablet they thing (X she) will X would have it.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 753
    • abominable, 2
    Lev_11:43; Lev_20:25

    • alive, 3
    Eze_13:18; Eze_13:19; Eze_18:27

    • all, 1
    Num_31:35

    • angry, 1
    Jdg_18:25

    • any, 2
    Lev_2:1; Deu_24:7

    • appetite, 2
    Pro_23:2; Ecc_6:7

    • beast, 3
    Lev_24:18(3)

    • body, 8
    Lev_21:11; Num_6:6; Num_9:6; Num_9:7; Num_9:10; Num_19:11; Num_19:13; Hag_2:13

    • breath, 1
    Job_41:21

    • counsel, 1
    Pro_27:9

    • creature, 9
    Gen_1:21; Gen_1:24; Gen_2:19; Gen_9:10; Gen_9:12; Gen_9:15; Gen_9:16; Lev_11:46(2)

    • dead, 5
    Lev_19:28; Lev_21:1; Lev_22:4; Num_5:2; Num_6:11

    • deadly, 1
    Psa_17:9

    • desire, 5
    Ecc_6:9; Jer_22:27; Jer_44:14; Mic_7:3; Hab_2:5

    • destitute, 1
    Psa_141:8

    • discontented, 1
    1Sa_22:2

    • fish, 1
    Isa_19:10

    • ghost, 2
    Job_11:20; Jer_15:9

    • go, 1
    Eze_13:20

    • greedy, 1
    Isa_56:11

    • he, 2
    Psa_105:18; Pro_16:26

    • heart, 13
    Exo_23:9; Lev_26:16; Deu_24:15; 1Sa_2:33; 2Sa_3:21; Psa_10:3; Pro_23:7; Pro_28:25; Lam_3:51; Eze_25:6; Eze_25:15; Eze_27:31; Hos_4:8

    • hearts, 2
    Pro_31:6; Jer_42:20

    • herself, 2
    Isa_5:14; Jer_3:11

    • him, 2
    Deu_19:6; Pro_6:16

    • himself, 8
    1Ki_19:4; Job_18:4; Job_32:2; Jer_51:14; Amo_2:14; Amo_2:15; Amo_6:8; Jon_4:8

    • it, 1
    Psa_35:25

    • life, 102
    Gen_1:20; Gen_1:30; Gen_9:4; Gen_9:5; Gen_19:17; Gen_19:19; Gen_32:30; Gen_44:30(2); Exo_4:19; Exo_21:23(2); Exo_21:30; Lev_17:11; Lev_17:14(3); Num_35:31; Deu_12:23(2); Deu_19:21(2); Deu_24:6; Jos_2:14; Jdg_9:17; Jdg_12:3; Jdg_18:25; Rth_4:15; 1Sa_19:5; 1Sa_19:11; 1Sa_20:1; 1Sa_22:23(2); 1Sa_23:15; 1Sa_26:24(2); 1Sa_28:9; 1Sa_28:21; 2Sa_1:9; 2Sa_4:8; 2Sa_14:7; 2Sa_16:11; 2Sa_18:13; 2Sa_19:5; 1Ki_1:12(2); 1Ki_2:23; 1Ki_3:11; 1Ki_19:2(2); 1Ki_19:3; 1Ki_19:4; 1Ki_19:10; 1Ki_19:14; 1Ki_20:31; 1Ki_20:39(2); 1Ki_20:42(2); 2Ki_1:13(2); 2Ki_1:14; 2Ki_7:7; 2Ki_10:24(2); 2Ch_1:11; Est_7:3; Est_7:7; Est_8:11; Job_2:4; Job_2:6; Job_6:11; Job_13:14; Job_31:39; Psa_31:13; Psa_38:12; Pro_1:19; Pro_6:26; Pro_7:23; Pro_12:10; Pro_13:3; Pro_13:8; Isa_15:4; Isa_43:4; Jer_4:30; Jer_11:21; Jer_21:7; Jer_21:9; Jer_22:25; Jer_34:20; Jer_34:21; Jer_38:2; Jer_38:16; Jer_39:18; Jer_44:30(2); Jer_45:5; Jer_49:37; Lam_2:19; Eze_32:10; Jon_1:14; Jon_4:3

    • lives, 18
    Gen_9:5; Jos_2:13; Jos_9:24; Jdg_5:18; Jdg_18:25; 2Sa_19:5(3); 2Sa_23:17; 1Ch_11:19(2); Est_9:16; Pro_1:18; Jer_19:7; Jer_19:9; Jer_46:26; Jer_48:6; Lam_5:9

    • lust, 2
    Exo_15:9; Psa_78:18

    • man, 4
    Exo_12:16; Lev_24:17; 2Ki_12:4; Isa_49:7

    • me, 3
    Num_23:10; Jdg_16:30; 1Ki_20:32

    • men, 1
    1Ch_5:21

    • mind, 11
    Gen_23:8; Deu_18:6; Deu_28:65; 1Sa_2:35; 1Ch_28:9; Jer_15:1; Eze_23:17; Eze_23:18(2); Eze_23:22; Eze_23:28

    • minds, 4
    2Sa_17:8; 2Ki_9:15; Eze_24:25; Eze_36:5

    • mortally, 1
    Deu_19:11

    • myself, 1
    Psa_131:2

    • off, 1
    Lam_3:17

    • one, 1
    Lev_4:27

    • out, 2
    Psa_142:7; Psa_143:11

    • own, 1
    Pro_14:10

    • person, 14
    Num_5:6; Num_31:19; Num_35:11; Num_35:15; Num_35:30(2); Deu_27:25; Jos_20:3; Jos_20:9; 2Sa_14:14; Pro_28:17; Jer_43:6; Eze_16:5; Eze_33:6

    • persons, 16
    Gen_14:21; Gen_36:6; Exo_16:16; Lev_27:2; Num_19:18; Num_31:35; Num_31:40(2); Num_31:46; Deu_10:22; 1Sa_22:22; Jer_52:29; Jer_52:30(2); Eze_17:17; Eze_27:13

    • pleasure, 4
    Deu_23:24; Psa_105:22; Jer_2:24; Jer_34:16

    • slay, 2
    Jer_40:14; Jer_40:15

    • slayeth, 1
    Deu_22:26

    • soul, 411
    Gen_2:7; Gen_12:13; Gen_17:14; Gen_19:20; Gen_27:4; Gen_27:19; Gen_27:25; Gen_27:31; Gen_34:3; Gen_34:8; Gen_35:18; Gen_42:21; Gen_49:6; Exo_12:15; Exo_12:19; Exo_30:12; Exo_31:14; Lev_4:2; Lev_5:1; Lev_5:2; Lev_5:4; Lev_5:15; Lev_5:17; Lev_6:2; Lev_7:18; Lev_7:20(2); Lev_7:21(2); Lev_7:25; Lev_7:27(2); Lev_17:10; Lev_17:11; Lev_17:12; Lev_17:15; Lev_19:8; Lev_20:6(2); Lev_22:3; Lev_22:6; Lev_22:11; Lev_23:29; Lev_23:30(2); Lev_26:11; Lev_26:15; Lev_26:30; Lev_26:43; Num_9:13; Num_11:6; Num_15:27; Num_15:28; Num_15:30(2); Num_15:31; Num_19:13; Num_19:20; Num_19:22; Num_21:4; Num_21:5; Num_30:2; Num_30:4(2); Num_30:5; Num_30:6; Num_30:7; Num_30:8; Num_30:10; Num_30:11; Num_30:12; Num_30:13; Num_31:28; Deu_4:9; Deu_4:29; Deu_6:5; Deu_10:12; Deu_11:13; Deu_11:18; Deu_12:15; Deu_12:20(2); Deu_12:21; Deu_13:3; Deu_13:6; Deu_14:26(2); Deu_26:16; Deu_30:2; Deu_30:6; Deu_30:10; Jos_22:5; Jdg_5:21; Jdg_10:16; Jdg_16:16; 1Sa_1:10; 1Sa_1:15; 1Sa_1:26; 1Sa_2:16; 1Sa_17:55; 1Sa_18:1(3); 1Sa_18:3; 1Sa_20:3; 1Sa_20:4; 1Sa_20:17; 1Sa_23:20

    H5750
    – Original: עד עוד
    – Transliteration: `owd
    – Phonetic: ode
    – Definition: subst
    1. a going round, continuance adv
    2. still, yet, again, besides
    a. still, yet (of continuance or persistence)
    b. still, yet, more (of addition or repetition)
    c. again
    d. still, moreover, besides
    – Origin: from H5749
    – TWOT entry: 1576a
    – Part(s) of speech:

    – Strong’s: From H5749; properly iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition) again repeatedly still more: – again X all life long at all besides but else further (-more) henceforth (any) longer (any) more (-over) X once since (be) still when (good the) while (having being) (as because whether while) yet (within).
    Total KJV Occurrences: 483
    • after, 1
    2Ch_10:5

    • again, 52
    Gen_4:25; Gen_24:20; Gen_29:33; Gen_29:34; Gen_29:35; Gen_30:7; Gen_30:19; Gen_35:9; Gen_38:4; Gen_38:5; Exo_14:13; Deu_13:16; Deu_28:68; Jdg_11:14; Jdg_13:8; Jdg_13:9; Jdg_20:25; Rth_1:14; 2Sa_3:11; 2Sa_6:1; 2Sa_12:23; 2Sa_14:29; 2Sa_21:18; 2Sa_21:19; 1Ch_14:14; 1Ch_20:5; 1Ch_20:6; 2Ch_13:20; 2Ch_28:17; 2Ch_34:16; Job_6:29; Job_14:7; Pro_23:35; Isa_49:20; Isa_51:22; Jer_3:1; Jer_19:11; Jer_31:4(2); Jer_32:15; Jer_33:10; Jer_33:12; Jer_33:13; Eze_5:4; Eze_8:6; Eze_8:13; Eze_8:15; Eze_26:21; Hos_1:6; Amo_8:14; Zec_2:12; Zec_12:6

    • all, 2
    Eze_37:22(2)

    • being, 2
    Psa_104:33; Psa_146:2

    • beside, 3
    Isa_47:8; Isa_47:10; Zep_2:15

    • besides, 4
    Gen_19:12; 1Ki_22:7; 2Ch_18:6; Jer_36:32

    • but, 1
    Gen_35:16

    • corruptly, 1
    2Ch_27:2

    • dumb, 2
    Eze_24:27; Eze_33:22

    • else, 11
    Deu_4:35; Deu_4:39; 1Ki_8:60; Isa_45:5; Isa_45:6; Isa_45:14; Isa_45:18; Isa_45:21; Isa_45:22; Isa_46:9; Joe_2:27

    • further, 2
    1Sa_10:22; Est_9:12

    • furthermore, 1
    Exo_4:6

    • henceforth, 3
    Num_18:22; 2Ki_5:17; Eze_36:12

    • long, 1
    Gen_48:15

    • longer, 4
    Exo_2:3; Jdg_2:14; 2Ki_6:33; Jer_44:22

    • more, 201
    Gen_8:12; Gen_8:21(2); Gen_9:11(2); Gen_9:15; Gen_17:5; Gen_32:28; Gen_35:10; Gen_37:9; Gen_38:26; Exo_9:29; Exo_10:29; Exo_36:6; Lev_17:7; Lev_27:20; Num_8:25; Num_18:5; Deu_3:26; Deu_5:25; Deu_10:16; Deu_17:13; Deu_17:16; Deu_18:16; Deu_19:9; Deu_19:20; Deu_31:2; Jos_2:11; Jos_5:1; Jos_5:12; Jdg_18:24; 1Sa_1:18; 1Sa_7:13; 1Sa_18:8; 1Sa_26:21; 1Sa_27:1; 1Sa_27:4; 1Sa_28:15; 2Sa_2:28; 2Sa_5:13; 2Sa_7:10; 2Sa_7:20; 2Sa_10:19; 2Sa_14:10; 2Sa_19:28; 2Sa_19:29; 2Sa_19:35; 2Sa_21:17; 1Ki_10:5; 1Ki_10:10; 2Ki_2:12; 2Ki_2:21; 2Ki_4:6; 2Ki_6:23; 2Ki_24:7; 1Ch_14:3(2); 1Ch_17:9; 1Ch_17:18; 1Ch_19:19; 2Ch_9:4; Neh_2:17; Est_2:14; Job_7:10(2); Job_20:9; Job_24:20; Job_32:15; Job_32:16; Job_34:23; Psa_10:18; Psa_74:9; Psa_77:7; Psa_83:4; Psa_88:5; Psa_103:16; Psa_104:35; Pro_31:7; Ecc_4:13; Ecc_9:5; Ecc_9:6; Isa_1:5; Isa_2:4; Isa_5:4; Isa_10:20; Isa_23:10; Isa_23:12; Isa_26:21; Isa_30:20; Isa_32:5; Isa_38:11; Isa_52:1; Isa_54:4; Isa_54:9; Isa_60:18; Isa_60:19; Isa_60:20; Isa_62:4(2); Isa_62:8; Isa_65:19; Isa_65:20; Jer_2:31; Jer_3:16(2); Jer_3:17; Jer_7:32; Jer_10:20; Jer_11:19; Jer_16:14; Jer_19:6; Jer_20:9; Jer_22:10; Jer_22:11; Jer_22:12; Jer_22:30; Jer_23:4; Jer_23:7; Jer_23:36; Jer_30:8; Jer_31:29; Jer_31:34(2); Jer_31:40; Jer_33:24; Jer_34:10; Jer_38:9; Jer_42:18; Jer_44:26; Jer_48:2; Jer_49:7; Jer_50:39; Jer_51:44; Eze_5:9; Eze_12:23; Eze_12:24; Eze_12:25; Eze_12:28; Eze_13:21; Eze_13:23; Eze_14:11(2); Eze_16:41; Eze_16:42; Eze_16:63; Eze_18:3; Eze_19:9; Eze_20:39; Eze_21:5; Eze_23:27; Eze_24:13; Eze_26:13; Eze_26:14; Eze_28:24; Eze_29:15; Eze_29:16; Eze_30:13; Eze_32:13; Eze_34:10; Eze_34:22; Eze_34:28; Eze_34:29(2); Eze_36:14(2); Eze_36:15(3); Eze_36:30; Eze_37:22; Eze_37:23; Eze_39:7; Eze_39:28; Eze_39:29; Eze_43:7; Eze_45:8; Hos_1:6; Hos_2:16; Hos_2:17; Hos_14:3; Hos_14:8; Joe_2:19; Joe_3:17; Amo_7:8; Amo_7:13; Amo_8:2; Amo_9:15; Mic_4:3; Mic_5:13; Nah_1:12; Nah_1:14; Nah_1:15; Nah_2:13; Zep_3:11; Zep_3:15; Zec_9:8; Zec_11:6; Zec_13:2; Zec_14:11; Zec_14:21; Mal_2:13

    • moreover, 6
    Exo_3:15; 1Sa_20:3; 1Ch_29:3; 2Ch_17:6; Ecc_3:16; Eze_23:38

    • of, 1
    Jer_28:11

    • once, 1
    Jer_13:27

    • ready, 1
    Exo_17:4

    • since, 2
    Num_22:30; Deu_34:10

    • still, 21
    Exo_9:2; Lev_13:57; 2Sa_14:32; 2Ki_12:3; 2Ki_15:4; 2Ki_15:35; 2Ch_33:17; Job_2:3; Job_2:9; Psa_49:9; Psa_78:32; Psa_84:4; Psa_92:14; Psa_139:18; Ecc_12:9; Isa_5:25; Isa_9:12; Isa_9:17; Isa_9:21; Isa_10:4; Jer_31:20

    • while, 8
    Gen_8:22; Gen_46:29; 2Sa_18:14; Job_27:3; Psa_39:1; Jer_15:9; Dan_9:20; Dan_9:21

    • within, 4
    Jos_1:11; Isa_7:8; Isa_21:16; Jer_28:3

    • yet, 148
    Gen_7:4; Gen_8:10; Gen_8:12; Gen_18:22; Gen_18:29; Gen_25:6; Gen_29:7; Gen_29:9; Gen_29:27; Gen_29:30; Gen_31:14; Gen_37:5; Gen_37:8; Gen_37:9; Gen_40:13; Gen_40:19; Gen_43:6; Gen_43:7; Gen_43:27; Gen_43:28; Gen_44:14; Gen_45:3; Gen_45:6; Gen_45:11; Gen_45:26; Gen_45:28; Gen_46:30; Gen_48:7; Exo_4:18; Exo_9:17; Exo_11:1; Exo_36:3; Lev_25:51; Num_11:33; Num_19:13; Num_22:15; Num_32:14; Num_32:15; Deu_31:27; Jos_14:11; Jdg_6:24; Jdg_7:4; Jdg_8:20; Jdg_20:28; Rth_1:11; 1Sa_3:6; 1Sa_10:22; 1Sa_13:7; 1Sa_16:11; 1Sa_18:29;

    H6106
    – Original: עצם
    – Transliteration: `etsem
    – Phonetic: eh’tsem
    – Definition:
    1. bone, essence, substance
    a. bone
    1. body, limbs, members, external body
    b. bone (of animal)
    c. substance, self
    – Origin: from H6105
    – TWOT entry: 1673c
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From H6105; a bone (as strong); by extension the body; figuratively the substance that is (as pronoun) selfsame: – body bone X life (self-) same strength X very.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 126
    • alone, 1
    2Ki_23:18

    • away, 1
    Exo_13:19

    • body, 2
    Exo_24:10; Lam_4:7

    • bone, 15
    Gen_2:23; Gen_29:14; Exo_12:46; Num_9:12; Num_19:16; Num_19:18; Jdg_9:2; 2Sa_5:1; 2Sa_19:13; 1Ch_11:1; Job_2:5; Job_19:20; Eze_37:7(2); Eze_39:15

    • bones, 87
    Gen_2:23; Gen_50:25; Exo_13:19; Num_24:8; Jos_24:32; Jdg_19:29; 1Sa_31:13; 2Sa_19:12; 2Sa_21:12(2); 2Sa_21:13(3); 2Sa_21:14; 1Ki_13:2; 1Ki_13:31(2); 2Ki_13:21; 2Ki_23:14; 2Ki_23:16; 2Ki_23:18(2); 2Ki_23:20; 1Ch_10:12; 2Ch_34:5; Job_4:14; Job_10:11; Job_20:11; Job_21:24; Job_30:17; Job_30:30; Job_33:19; Job_33:21; Job_40:18; Psa_6:2; Psa_22:14; Psa_22:17; Psa_31:10; Psa_32:3; Psa_34:20; Psa_35:10; Psa_38:3; Psa_42:10; Psa_51:8; Psa_53:5; Psa_102:3; Psa_102:5; Psa_109:18; Psa_141:7; Pro_3:8; Pro_12:4; Pro_14:30; Pro_15:30; Pro_16:24; Ecc_11:5; Isa_38:13; Isa_58:11; Isa_66:14; Jer_8:1(5); Jer_20:9; Jer_23:9; Lam_1:13; Lam_3:4; Lam_4:8; Eze_6:5; Eze_24:4; Eze_24:5(2); Eze_24:10; Eze_32:27; Eze_37:1; Eze_37:3; Eze_37:4(2); Eze_37:5; Eze_37:7; Eze_37:11(2); Amo_2:1; Amo_6:10; Mic_3:2; Mic_3:3; Hab_3:16

    • life, 1
    Job_7:15

    • same, 5
    Lev_23:28; Lev_23:29; Lev_23:30; Eze_24:2(2)

    • selfsame, 11
    Gen_7:13; Gen_17:23; Gen_17:26; Exo_12:17; Exo_12:41; Exo_12:51; Lev_23:14; Lev_23:21; Deu_32:48; Jos_5:11; Eze_40:1

    • strength, 1
    Job_21:23

    • very, 2
    Jos_10:27; Eze_2:3

    H7116
    – Original: קצר
    – Transliteration: Qatser
    – Phonetic: kaw-tsare’
    – Definition:
    1. short, impatient
    a. in size, number, life, strength, etc
    – Origin: from H7114
    – TWOT entry: 2061a
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: From H7114; short (whether in size number life strength or temper): – few hasty small soon.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 5
    • few, 1
    Job_14:1

    • hasty, 1
    Pro_14:29

    • small, 2
    2Ki_19:26; Isa_37:27

    • soon, 1
    Pro_14:17

    H7307
    – Original: רוּח
    – Transliteration: Ruwach
    – Phonetic: roo’-akh
    – Definition:
    1. wind, breath, mind, spirit
    a. breath
    b. wind
    1. of heaven
    2. quarter (of wind), side
    3. breath of air
    4. air, gas
    5. vain, empty thing
    c. spirit (as that which breathes quickly in animation or agitation)
    1. spirit, animation, vivacity, vigour
    2. courage
    3. temper, anger
    4. impatience, patience
    5. spirit, disposition (as troubled, bitter, discontented)
    6. disposition (of various kinds), unaccountable or uncontrollable impulse
    7. prophetic spirit
    d. spirit (of the living, breathing being in man and animals)
    1. as gift, preserved by God, God’s spirit, departing at death, disembodied being
    e. spirit (as seat of emotion)
    1. desire
    2. sorrow, trouble
    f. spirit
    1. as seat or organ of mental acts
    2. rarely of the will
    3. as seat especially of moral character
    g. Spirit of God, the third person of the triune God, the holy spirit, coequal, coeternal with the father and the son
    1. as inspiring ecstatic state of prophecy
    2. as impelling prophet to utter instruction or warning
    3. imparting warlike energy and executive and administrative power
    4. as endowing men with various gifts
    5. as energy of life
    6. as manifest in the Shekinah glory
    7. never referred to as a depersonalised force
    – Origin: from H7306
    – TWOT entry: 2131a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath that is a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life anger unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions): – air anger blast breath X cool courage mind X quarter X side spirit ([-ual]) tempest X vain ([whirl-]) wind (-y).
    Total KJV Occurrences: 378
    • air, 1
    Job_41:16

    • anger, 1
    Jdg_8:3

    • blast, 4
    Exo_15:8; 2Ki_19:7; Isa_25:4; Isa_37:7

    • breath, 28
    Gen_6:17; Gen_7:15; Gen_7:22; 2Sa_22:16; Job_4:9; Job_9:18; Job_12:10; Job_15:30; Job_17:1; Job_19:17; Psa_18:15; Psa_33:6; Psa_104:29; Psa_135:17; Psa_146:4; Ecc_3:19; Isa_11:4; Isa_30:28; Isa_33:11; Jer_10:14; Jer_51:17; Lam_4:20; Eze_37:5; Eze_37:6; Eze_37:8; Eze_37:9; Eze_37:10; Hab_2:19

    • cool, 1
    Gen_3:8

    • courage, 1
    Jos_2:11

    • mind, 5
    Gen_26:35; Pro_29:11; Eze_11:5; Eze_20:32; Hab_1:11

    • quarters, 1
    1Ch_9:24

    • side, 5
    Jer_52:23; Eze_42:16; Eze_42:17; Eze_42:18; Eze_42:19

    • sides, 1
    Eze_42:20

    • spirit, 227
    Gen_1:2; Gen_6:3; Gen_41:8; Gen_41:38; Gen_45:27; Exo_6:9; Exo_28:3; Exo_31:3; Exo_35:21; Exo_35:31; Num_5:14(2); Num_5:30; Num_11:17; Num_11:25(2); Num_11:26; Num_11:29; Num_14:24; Num_24:2; Num_27:18; Deu_2:30; Deu_34:9; Jos_5:1; Jdg_3:10; Jdg_6:34; Jdg_9:23; Jdg_11:29; Jdg_13:25; Jdg_14:6; Jdg_14:19; Jdg_15:14; Jdg_15:19; 1Sa_1:15; 1Sa_10:6; 1Sa_10:10; 1Sa_11:6; 1Sa_16:13; 1Sa_16:14(2); 1Sa_16:15; 1Sa_16:16; 1Sa_16:23(2); 1Sa_18:10; 1Sa_19:9; 1Sa_19:20; 1Sa_19:23; 1Sa_30:12; 2Sa_23:2; 1Ki_10:5; 1Ki_18:12; 1Ki_21:5; 1Ki_22:21; 1Ki_22:22; 1Ki_22:23; 1Ki_22:24; 2Ki_2:9; 2Ki_2:15; 2Ki_2:16; 1Ch_5:26(2); 1Ch_12:18; 1Ch_28:12; 2Ch_9:4; 2Ch_15:1; 2Ch_18:20; 2Ch_18:21; 2Ch_18:22; 2Ch_18:23; 2Ch_20:14; 2Ch_21:16; 2Ch_24:20; 2Ch_36:22; Ezr_1:1; Ezr_1:5; Neh_9:20; Neh_9:30; Job_4:15; Job_6:4; Job_7:11; Job_10:12; Job_15:13; Job_20:3; Job_21:4; Job_26:13; Job_27:3; Job_32:8; Job_32:18; Job_33:4; Job_34:14; Psa_31:5; Psa_32:2; Psa_34:18; Psa_51:10; Psa_51:11; Psa_51:12; Psa_51:17; Psa_76:12; Psa_77:3; Psa_77:6; Psa_78:8; Psa_104:30; Psa_106:33; Psa_139:7; Psa_142:3; Psa_143:4; Psa_143:7; Psa_143:10; Pro_1:23; Pro_11:13; Pro_14:29; Pro_15:4; Pro_15:13; Pro_16:18; Pro_16:19; Pro_16:32; Pro_17:22; Pro_17:27; Pro_18:14(2); Pro_25:28; Pro_29:23; Ecc_1:14; Ecc_1:17; Ecc_2:11; Ecc_2:17; Ecc_2:26; Ecc_3:21(2); Ecc_4:4; Ecc_4:6; Ecc_4:16; Ecc_6:9; Ecc_7:8(2); Ecc_7:9; Ecc_8:8(2); Ecc_10:4; Ecc_11:5; Ecc_12:7; Isa_4:4(2); Isa_11:2(4); Isa_19:3; Isa_19:14; Isa_26:9; Isa_28:6; Isa_29:10; Isa_29:24; Isa_30:1; Isa_31:3; Isa_32:15; Isa_34:16; Isa_38:16; Isa_40:7; Isa_40:13; Isa_42:1; Isa_42:5; Isa_44:3; Isa_48:16; Isa_54:6; Isa_57:15(2); Isa_57:16; Isa_59:19; Isa_59:21; Isa_61:1; Isa_61:3; Isa_63:10; Isa_63:11; Isa_63:14; Isa_65:14; Isa_66:2; Jer_51:11; Eze_1:12; Eze_1:20(3); Eze_1:21; Eze_2:2; Eze_3:12; Eze_3:14(2); Eze_3:24; Eze_8:3; Eze_10:17; Eze_11:1; Eze_11:5; Eze_11:19; Eze_11:24(2); Eze_13:3; Eze_18:31; Eze_21:7; Eze_36:26; Eze_36:27; Eze_37:1; Eze_37:14; Eze_39:29; Eze_43:5; Dan_2:1; Dan_2:3; Hos_4:12; Hos_5:4; Joe_2:28; Joe_2:29; Mic_2:7; Mic_2:11; Mic_3:8; Hag_1:14(3); Hag_2:5; Zec_4:6; Zec_6:8; Zec_7:12; Zec_12:1; Zec_12:10; Zec_13:2; Mal_2:15(2); Mal_2:16

    • spirits, 5
    Num_16:22; Num_27:16; Psa_104:4; Pro_16:2; Zec_6:5

    • spiritual, 1
    Hos_9:7

    • tempest, 1
    Psa_11:6

    • vain, 2
    Job_15:2; Job_16:3

    • whirlwind, 1
    Eze_1:4

    • wind, 81
    Gen_8:1; Exo_10:13(2); Exo_10:19; Exo_14:21; Exo_15:10; Num_11:31; 2Sa_22:11; 1Ki_18:45; 1Ki_19:11(3); 2Ki_3:17; Job_1:19; Job_6:26; Job_7:7; Job_8:2; Job_21:18; Job_30:15; Job_30:22; Job_37:21; Psa_1:4; Psa_18:10; Psa_18:42; Psa_35:5; Psa_48:7; Psa_78:39; Psa_83:13; Psa_103:16; Psa_104:3; Psa_107:25; Psa_135:7; Psa_147:18; Psa_148:8; Pro_11:29; Pro_25:14; Pro_25:23; Pro_27:16; Pro_30:4; Ecc_1:6(2); Ecc_5:16; Ecc_11:4; Isa_7:2; Isa_11:15; Isa_17:13; Isa_26:18; Isa_27:8; Isa_32:2; Isa_41:16; Isa_41:29; Isa_57:13; Isa_64:6; Jer_2:24; Jer_4:11; Jer_4:12; Jer_5:13; Jer_10:13; Jer_13:24; Jer_14:6; Jer_18:17; Jer_22:22; Jer_51:1; Jer_51:16; Eze_5:2; Eze_12:14; Eze_13:11; Eze_13:13; Eze_17:10; Eze_19:12; Eze_27:26; Eze_37:9(2); Hos_4:19; Hos_8:7; Hos_12:1; Hos_13:15; Amo_4:13; Jon_1:4; Jon_4:8; Zec_5:9

    • winds, 11
    Job_28:25; Jer_49:32; Jer_49:36(2); Eze_5:10; Eze_5:12; Eze_17:21; Eze_37:9; Dan_8:8; Dan_11:4; Zec_2:6

    • windy, 1
    Psa_55:8

    H8210
    – Original: שׁפך
    – Transliteration: Shaphak
    – Phonetic: shaw-fak’
    – Definition:
    1. to pour, pour out, spill
    a. (Qal)
    1. to pour, pour out
    2. to shed (blood)
    3. to pour out (anger or heart) (fig)
    b. (Niphal) to be poured out, be shed
    c. (Pual) to be poured out, be shed
    d. (Hithpael)
    1. to be poured out
    2. to pour out oneself
    – Origin: a primitive root
    – TWOT entry: 2444
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: A primitive root; to spill forth (blood a libation liquid metal; or even a solid that is to mound up); also (figuratively) to expend (life soul complaint money etc.); intensively to sprawl out: – cast (up) gush out pour (out) shed (-der out) slip.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 115
    • cast, 6
    2Ki_19:32; Isa_37:33; Jer_6:6; Eze_4:2; Eze_21:22; Eze_26:8

    • out, 50
    Lev_4:18; Lev_4:25; Lev_4:30; Lev_4:34; Lev_14:41; Lev_17:13; Deu_12:27; Jdg_6:20; 1Sa_1:15; 1Sa_7:6; 2Sa_20:10; 1Ki_13:3; 1Ki_13:5; 1Ki_18:28; Job_16:13; Job_30:16; Psa_22:14; Psa_42:4; Psa_62:8; Psa_69:24; Psa_79:6; Psa_102:1; Psa_142:2; Jer_6:11; Jer_10:25; Lam_2:4; Lam_2:12; Lam_2:19; Lam_4:1; Lam_4:11; Eze_7:8; Eze_9:8; Eze_14:19; Eze_16:15; Eze_16:36; Eze_20:8; Eze_20:13; Eze_20:21; Eze_20:33; Eze_20:34; Eze_21:31; Eze_22:22; Eze_22:31; Eze_39:29; Hos_5:10; Joe_2:28; Joe_2:29; Amo_5:8; Amo_9:6; Zep_1:17

    • pour, 10
    Exo_4:9; Exo_29:12; Lev_4:7; Deu_12:16; Deu_12:24; Deu_15:23; Jer_14:16; Eze_30:15; Zep_3:8; Zec_12:10

    • poured, 6
    Isa_42:25; Isa_57:6; Lam_2:11; Eze_23:8; Eze_24:7; Eze_36:18

    • poureth, 2
    Job_12:21; Psa_107:40

    • shed, 34
    Gen_9:6; Gen_37:22; Lev_17:4; Num_35:33(2); Deu_19:10; Deu_21:7; 1Sa_25:31; 1Ki_2:31; 2Ki_21:16; 2Ki_24:4; 1Ch_22:8(2); 1Ch_28:3; Psa_79:3; Psa_79:10; Psa_106:38; Pro_1:16; Pro_6:17; Isa_59:7; Jer_7:6; Jer_22:3; Jer_22:17; Lam_4:13; Eze_16:38; Eze_22:4; Eze_22:6; Eze_22:9; Eze_22:12; Eze_22:27; Eze_23:45; Eze_33:25; Eze_36:18; Joe_3:19

    • shedder, 1
    Eze_18:10

    • sheddeth, 2
    Gen_9:6; Eze_22:3

    • slipped, 1
    Psa_73:2

    • up, 3
    2Sa_20:15; Eze_17:17; Dan_11:15

  58. Br. Dave says:

    6/3/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from King James Version
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    Before discussing last week’s question:

    In addition to our founding and guiding Scripture:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    Also considering:

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    AND,

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.

    For example:

    Mat_1:21,
    Matthew 1:21 KJV
    (21)  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS G2424 – Iēsous (Iēsous) [H3091 – yeh-ho-shoo’-ah, yeh-ho-shoo’-ah – Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (that is, Joshua), the Jewish leader: – Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua.] :
    for he shall save G4982 – to save, that is, deliver or protect: – heal, preserve, save, do well, be (make) whole.
    his people G2992 – a people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one’s own populace)
    from their sins G266 – offence, sin, to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honor, to do or go wrong.

    Followed by an English Interlinear translation (Keyed to Strong’s 1894 Scrivener Textus Receptus) without supplied words, Greek and Strong’s numbers (REMEMBERING that the various Interlinear translations do not necessarily agree with each other):

    Matthew 1:21 IGNT+

    (21) AND SHE SHALL BRING FORTH A SON AND THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME JESUS; FOR HE SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.

    For the QUESTION:
    When I think of salvation, I think of living, of being alive.
    Scripturally, how does that fit into salvation?

    Review the DEFINITIONS posted in the SUMMARY NOTES earlier today.

    DISCUSSION:

    In the above definitions, alive, living, life, to live, to live again – these Hebrew and Greek words are the chief terms for life in both Testaments.
    They cover all life, including soul and spirit, although primarily referring to physical vitality.
    Examples:
    “Is your father yet alive?” (Gen_43:7);
    “To whom he also showed himself alive” (Act_1:3).
    Often used of YHWH: “the living God” (Jos_3:10);
    Also of the resurrection life: “In Christ shall all be made alive” (1Co_15:22);
    Of the soul’s regenerate life: “Reckon … yourselves … alive unto God,” “as those that are alive from the dead” (Rom_6:11, Rom_6:13).
    Used also with the creative energy of YHWH;
    the healing, redemptive, resurrection life of Christ; and,
    the renewing and recreative power of the Holy Spirit.

    As evident from the study of DEFINITIONS, these words are translated into a wide variety of English words, therefore requiring a dependency on context of the surrounding Scriptures for its usage.

    Example:

    Eph_2:5 – for context: Eph_2:1-10:
    Ephesians 2:1-10 KJV
    (1)  And you [hath he quickened, – SUPPLIED] who were dead G3498 in trespasses G3900 and sins G266 ;
    (2)  Wherein in time past ye walked G4043 according to the G3588 course G165 of this world, according to the G3588 prince G758 of the G3588 power G1849 of the G3588 air G109 , the G3588 spirit G4151 that now worketh G1754 G3568 in the G3588 children G5207 of disobedience G543 :
    (3)  Among whom also we all had our conversation G390 in times past in the G3588 lusts G1939 of our flesh G4561 , fulfilling the G3588 desires G2307 of the G3588 flesh G4561 and of the G3588 mind G1271 ; and were by nature G5449 [the – SUPPLIED] children G5043 of wrath G3709 , even as others G3062 .
    (4)  But God, who is rich G4145 in mercy G1656 , for G1223 his great G4183 love G26 wherewith G3739 he loved G25 us,
    (5)  Even when we were dead G3498 in sins G3900 , hath quickened us together G4806 with Christ, (by grace G5485 ye are saved G4982 😉
    (6)  And hath raised [us – SUPPLIED] up together G4891 , and made [us – SUPPLIED] sit together in heavenly [places – SUPPLIED] in Christ Jesus:
    (7)  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches G4149 of his grace in [his – SUPPLIED} kindness G5544 toward us through Christ Jesus.
    (8)  For by grace G5485 are ye saved G4982 through G1223 faith G4102 ; and that not of G1537 yourselves G5216 : it is – SUPPLIED] the gift G1435 of God:
    (9)  Not of G1537 works G2041 , lest any man should boast.
    (10)  For we are his workmanship G4161 , created G2936 in G1722 Christ Jesus unto G1909 good G18 works G2041 , which God hath before ordained G4282 that G2443 we should walk G4043 in them.

    [ Jas_2:18 , Jas_2:20, Jas_2:26]
    Jas_2:19
    NOTE
    Faith is more than an intellectual belief in YHWH.
    It is good to be in “fear” H3372 G5399 of displeasing our Heavenly Father.
    If that belief does not lead us to an attempt to live an obedient life of righteousness and mercy, it is not a saving faith (Mat_7:21-23).
    James gives three arguments in support of this truth:
    (1) If we claim faith, but do not have good works, it is no better than words without deeds (Jas_2:15-17), BUT,
    (2) Our faith is seen and verified by the good works created by our faith; a result of our faith (Jas_2:18).
    (3) Even the demons have an intellectual belief in God, but it does not lead to their salvation (Jas_2:19).

    Psa_19:1-19
    NOTE
    Discusses YHWH’s requirements for us and more about His Personality.
    All of these verses answers our questions of salvation.

    Ephesians 2:1-10 IGNT+
    (1) AND YOU BEING THE DEAD IN OFFENCES AND SINS,
    (2) IN WHICH ONCEYE WALKED ACCORDING TO THE AGE OF THIS WORLD, ACCORDING TO THE RULER OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE AIR, THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKS IN THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE :
    (3) AMONG WHOM ALSO WE ALL HAD OUR CONDUCT ONCE IN THE DESIRES OF FLESH OUR, DOING THE THINGS WILLED OF THE FLESH AND OF THE THOUGHTS, AND WERE CHILDREN, BY NATURE, OF WRATH, AS EVEN THE REST :
    (4) BUT THE GOD, RICH BEING IN MERCY, BECAUSE OF GREAT LOVE HIS WHEREWITH HE LOVED US,
    (5) ALSO BEING WE THE DEAD IN OFFENCES, QUICKENED TOGETHER WITH THE CHRIST, BY GRACEYE ARE SAVED,
    (6) AND ROUSED FROM DEATH TOGETHER WITH, AND SEATED TOGETHER WITH IN THE HEAVEN IN CHRIST JESUS,
    (7) THAT HE MIGHT SHEW IN THE AGES THAT COME THE SURPASSING RICHES OF HIS GRACE IN KINDNESS TOWARD US IN CHRIST JESUS.
    (8) FOR BY THE GRACE YE ARE SAVED THROUGH THE FAITH; AND THIS NOT OF YOURSELVES; THE GOD’S GIFT;
    (9) NOT OF WORKS, THAT NOT ANYONE MAKE BOAST.
    (10) FOR HIS WE ARE WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS FOR WORKS GOOD, WHICH BEFORE PREPARED GOD THAT IN THEM WE SHOULD WALK.

    Eph_2:1-10 seems to clearly explain the relationship between humankind’s inevitable lack of obedience, the grace of YHWH, and our salvation.
    Other points in this passage appear to explain that:
    1. Those who are saved by Christ do not deserve this salvation.
    2. It is only by mercy, and by grace, that YHWH chooses to forgive.
    3. Paul repeats that human effort has no impact on salvation whatsoever.
    4. No one can brag about their ”goodness,” since we are saved entirely by the grace of YHWH – as a free gift, not due to our own good deeds.

    Paul repeatedly emphasizes that:
    1. Salvation is accomplished on the basis of YHWH’s grace, through faith.
    2. Good works, human effort, and our best intentions to obey will never be enough to earn salvation.
    3. Every person is marked with sin, both deliberate and accidental, and for this reason we deserve to be separated from YHWH.
    4. Only through His mercy and grace can we be saved, leaving no room for bragging about any work we have done.

    Paul also states that all who are saved, Jew and Gentile alike, are part of the same spiritual family.
    There is no cause for hostility between believers; we are all unworthy, and all saved by the same kindness of YHWH.
    What we have to do have unconditional belief – faith – that Yeshua gave His life as a ransom sacrifice for us (Eph_2:11-22).

    It may be like the COVID vaccine: when the vaccine first came out, people took it, but then interest began to wane.
    Then, extra incentives (Vax-a-million, total scholarships) have caused increased vaccinations.
    We truly believe that we serve YHWH purely out of love for YHWH, without any quid pro quo about salvation.
    BUT, how many would serve YHWH if He said that instead of salvation, there is only eternal death?
    Is salvation, akin to extra incentives of Vax-a-million, total scholarships, etc., an extra incentive to serve YHWH?

    The remaining Scriptures need to be studied in the same manner, but, for the sake of space and readability, that responsibility remains with each Berean student.

    Joh_3:12-17
    John 3:12-17 KJV
    (12)  If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
    (13)  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
    (14)  And as Moses lifted up the G3588 serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
    (15)  That whosoever G3956 believeth G4100 in G1519 him should not perish G622 , but have G2192 eternal G166 life G2222 .
    (16)  For God so loved G25 the G3588 world G2889 , that he gave G1325 his only begotten G3439 Son, that whosoever G3956 believeth G4100 in G1519 him should not perish G622, but have everlasting G166 life G2222.
    (17)  For God sent not his Son into the G3588 world G2889 to condemn G2919 the G3588 world; but that the G3588 world through G1223 him might be saved G4982 .

    COMMENT:
    All the Israelites had to do was look at the serpent, and they were healed.
    With Yeshua, all we have to do is BELIEVE G4100

    John 3:12-17 IGNT+
    (12) EARTHLY THINGS I SAID TO YOU, YE BELIEVE NOT, HOW IF I SAY TO YOU HEAVENLY THINGS WILL YE BELIEVE?
    (13) AND NO ONE HAS GONE UP INTO THE HEAVEN EXCEPT HE WHO OUT OF THE HEAVEN CAME DOWN, THE SON OF MAN WHO BEING IN THE HEAVEN.
    (14) AND EVEN AS MOSES LIFTED UP THE SERPENT IN THE WILDERNESS, THUS TO BE LIFTED UP IT BEHOOVES THE SON OF MAN,
    (15) THAT EVERYONE THAT BELIEVES ON HIM MAY NOT PERISH, BUT MAY HAVE LIFE ETERNAL.
    (16) FOR SO LOVED GOD THE WORLD THAT HIS SON THE ONLY BEGOTTEN HE GAVE, THAT EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES ON HIM MAY NOT PERISH, BUT MAY HAVE LIFE ETERNAL.
    (17) OR SENT NOT GOD HIS SON INTO THE WORLD THAT HE MIGHT JUDGE THE WORLD, BUT THAT MIGHT BE SAVED THE WORLD THROUGH HIM.

    NEXT
    6/10/2021

    Continue with Scriptures about Salvation.

  59. Br. Dave says:

    6/10/2021
    TONIGHT

    Lively testimony, particularly concerning each of our ministries to others.

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    NEXT
    6/17/2021

    We will begin our study by discussing harmonizing Scriptural salvation requirements in Ephesians 2:1-10 with what is described in Ecclesiastes 12:11-14.

  60. Br. Dave says:

    6/17/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from King James Version
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Lively testimony, particularly concerning each of our relationships with others in differing religions.
    Discussion of other current events in the world, looking at these from a Scriptural point of view.

    Satan’s influence on the world:

    Romans 1:18-32 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (18) For God’s wrath is revealed from Heaven on all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, the ones holding back the truth in unrighteousness,
    (19) because the thing known of God is clearly known within them, for God revealed it to them.
    (20) For the unseen things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things made, both His eternal power and divinity, for them to be without excuse.
    (21) Because knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful. But they became vain in their reasonings, and their undiscerning heart was darkened.
    (22) Professing to be wise ones, they became foolish
    (23) and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into a likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and fourfooted animals, and creeping things.
    (24) Therefore, God gave them over to impurity in the lusts of their hearts, their bodies to be dishonored among themselves,
    (25) who exchanged the truth of God into the lie, and worshiped and served the created thing more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
    (26) Because of this, God gave them over to dishonorable passions, for even their females changed the natural use to the use contrary to nature.
    (27) And likewise, the males also forsaking the natural use of the female burned in their lust toward one another, males with males working out shamefulness, and receiving back within themselves the recompense which is right for their straying away.
    (28) And even as they did not think fit to have God in their knowledge, God gave them over to an unfit mind, to do the things not fitting
    (29) having been filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, iniquity, covetousness, malice, being full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, evil habits, becoming whisperers,
    (30) slanderers, God-haters, insolent men, arrogant ones, braggarts, devisers of evil things, disobedient to parents,
    (31) without understanding, untrustworthy ones, without affection, implacable ones, unmerciful,
    (32) who having known the ordinance of God, that the ones practicing such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also approve the ones practicing them.

    Romans 8:1-11 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (1) There is therefore now no condemnation to the ones in Christ Jesus, not walking according to flesh, but according to Spirit.
    (2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus set me free from the law of sin and of death.
    (3) For the law being powerless, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh,
    (4) so that the righteous demand of the Law might be fulfilled in us, the ones not walking according to flesh, but according to Spirit.
    (5) For the ones being according to flesh are mindful of the things of the flesh. And the ones according to Spirit the things of the Spirit.
    (6) For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace.
    (7) Therefore the mind of the flesh is enmity towards God; for it is not being subject to the law of God, for neither can it be.
    (8) And the ones being in the flesh are not able to please God.
    (9) But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone has not the Spirit of Christ, this one is not His.
    (10) But if Christ is in you, the body indeed is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
    (11) But if the Spirit of the One having raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One having raised the Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through the indwelling of His Spirit in you.

    Luke 1:6 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (6) And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord, blameless .

    Isaiah 5:18-30 KJ3
    (18) Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as with ropes of a cart;
    (19) who say, Let Him hurry and hasten His work, so that we may see; and let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, so that we may know!
    (20) Woe to those who say to an evil thing, a good thing; and to a good thing, an evil thing; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put a bitter thing for a sweet thing, and a sweet thing for a bitter thing!
    (21) Woe to the wise ones in their own eyes, and discerning in their own faces!
    (22) Woe to the mighty ones to drink wine, and men of strength to mix fermented drink;
    (23) who justify the wicked one for a bribe, and turn aside the righteousness of the righteous ones from him!
    (24) Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and the dry grass falls in the flame; their root shall be like rottenness, and their blossoms shall go up like dust, because they have rejected the Law of Jehovah of Hosts; and despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel.
    (25) On account of this the anger of Jehovah is kindled on His people, and He has stretched out His hand against them, and has struck them; and the mountains quaked, and their corpses were as offal in the midst of the streets. In all this His anger does not turn back, but His hand is stretched out still.
    (26) And He will lift up a banner to nations from afar, and hiss to them from the ends of the earth; and, behold, it shall come with swift speed!
    (27) None shall be weary and none stumble in it; not one will slumber and not one sleep; and not shall the waist cloth of their loins be opened, and not the thong of their sandals broken;
    (28) whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent; their horses’ hooves shall seem like flint, and their wheels like a windstorm.
    (29) Its roaring shall be like a lion; they shall roar like young lions. Yea, they roar and seize the prey and bring it away safely; and not one shall deliver.
    (30) And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea; when one looks to the land, and behold, darkness! Distress! And light shall be darkened by its clouds.

    Mark 13:12-13 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (12) And a brother will give over a brother to death, and a father the child. And children will rise up on parents and will put them to death.
    (13) And you will be hated by all on account of My name. But the one enduring to the end, this one will be kept safe.

    Mark 12:29-31 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (29) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is: “Hear, Israel. The Lord our God is one Lord,
    (30) and you shall love the Lord your God out of all your heart, and out of all your soul” and out of all your mind, “and out of all your strength.” This is the first commandment. (Deu 6:4-5)
    (31) And the second is like this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is not another commandment greater than these. (Lev 19:18)

    1 Timothy 2:3-4 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (3) For this is good and acceptable before God our Savior,
    (4) who desires G2309 all G3956 men G444 to be saved G4982 and to come to a full knowledge of truth.

    NEXT
    6/24/2021

    We will resume our study by discussing harmonizing Scriptural salvation requirements in Ephesians 2:1-10 with what is described in Ecclesiastes 12:11-14.

  61. Br. Dave says:

    6/24/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Lively testimonies, particularly concerning other “unchurched” Bible study groups (from 2-12 members).
    Also, many churches plan to remain online because they can reach so many additional people.
    Also, the benefits of proclaiming gospel to one person at a time, i.e., “talk therapy”.

    Also, news reports of Canadian indigenous children’s unmarked graves.
    Also, the similar situation with the Cherokee and Melungeon children.
    Ecclesiastes 8:9 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (9) All this I have seen. I gave my heart to every work that is done under the sun. There is a time in which a man rules over a man for an evil reason to him.

    Continuing with Scriptures about Salvation.

    QUESTION:
    Reflecting on our last study of Eph_2:1-10 (Ephesians 2:1-10), how do we harmonize the following Scripture, Ecc_12:11-14, (presumably written by old, “wise” King Solomon, seemingly toward the end of his life, after he had apparently repented of his idolatry and his pursuit of foreign wives against YHWH’s explicit command (Deu_17:14-17; 1Ki_11:1), making Ecclesiastes both a monument to Solomon’s recommitment to the living God, YHWH, and a guide for others through the pitfalls and perils of life.) with what Paul wrote in Eph_2:1-10?

    DISCUSSION:
    Ecc_12:11-14 was written to Israel at the time of the Mosaic Law, which no human could keep perfectly.
    There are no penalties or reward.
    Solomon tried EVERTHING, this is the sum total of everything he did was to follow YHWH, not man’s own inclinations and desires.
    Human laws change with the times and human preferences, YHWH’s Law is unchanging forever.

    Eph_2:1-10, plus, Eph_2:11-22 , was written to the early Christians, AFTER Christ had fulfilled the Mosaic Law (Mat_5:17-18).
    Humans can accept or reject the salvation Yeshua paid for.
    All humans are wanting in terms of obedience to the Law, but Yeshua, through His Ransom Sacrifice, makes peace for us with YHWH.

    In:
    Ephesians 2:14 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (14) For He is our peace, He making us both one, and breaking down the wall of partition,
    QUESTION:
    Does the “wall of partition” represent the barrier between YHWH and humans (like in Luk_23:45 )?
    DISCUSSION:
    That and the division between Jews and Gentiles.

    Ecc_12:11-14
    Ecclesiastes 12:11-14 KJV+
    (11)  The words H1697 of the wise H2450 [are – SUPPLIED] as goads, H1861 and as nails H4930 fastened H5193 [by – SUPPLIED] the masters H1167 of assemblies, H627 [which – SUPPLIED] are given H5414 from one shepherd. H4480 H7462 H259
    (12)  And further, H3148 by these, H4480 H1992 my son, H1121 be admonished: H2094 of making H6213 many H7235 books H5612 [there is – SUPPLIED] no H369 end; H7093 and much H7235 study H3854 [is – SUPPLIED] a weariness H3024 of the flesh. H1320
    (13)  Let us hear H8085 the conclusion H5490 of the whole H3605 matter: H1697 Fear H3372 (H853) God, H430 and keep H8104 his commandments: H4687 for H3588 this H2088 [is – SUPPLIED] the whole H3605 [duty – SUPPLIED] of man.H120
    (14)  For H3588 God H430 shall bring H935 (H853) every H3605 work H4639 into judgment, H4941 with H5921 every H3605 secret thing, H5956 whether H518 [it be – SUPPLIED] good, H2896 or whether H518 [it be – SUPPLIED] evil. H7451

    (11)  GOADS H1861 G2759
    The goad is a traditional farming implement, used to spur or guide livestock, usually oxen, which are pulling a plough or a cart; used also to round up cattle.
    1 : a pointed rod used to urge on an animal.
    2 : something that urges or stimulates into action : spur
    EXAMPLE: The accident has been a goad to the company to improve its safety record.
    To “kick against the ox-goads” (Act_26:14) is nothing less than an exercise in vanity; futile and pointless.
    The Greeks and Romans used this saying to imply “ruinous resistance.”
    Paul had to learn the hard way that resistance to Jesus was a losing battle — hopeless.
    Acts 26:14 KJV+
    (14)  And G1161 when we G2257 were all G3956 fallen G2667 to G1519 the G3588 earth, G1093 I heard G191 a voice G5456 speaking G2980 unto G4314 me, G3165 and G2532 saying G3004 in the G3588 Hebrew G1446 tongue, G1258 Saul, G4549 Saul, G4549 why G5101 persecutest G1377 thou me? G3165 [it is – SUPPLIED] hard G4642 for thee G4671 to kick G2979 against G4314 the pricks (goads G2759 – CLV, ASV, AOB, BLB, CJB and CPDV, among others).
    DISCUSSION of GOADS:
    A young ox, when it was first yoked, usually resented the burden and tried kicking its way out. If the ox was yoked to a single-handed plow, the plowman would hold a long staff with a sharpened end close to the heels of the ox. Every time the ox kicked, it struck the spike. If the ox was yoked to a wagon, a studded bar with wooden spikes served the same purpose. The point was that the ox had to learn submission to the yoke the hard way. Before his encounter with Jesus on the Damascus road, Paul was resisting God in a similar manner (1Ti_1:13).
    1 Timothy 1:13 KJV+
    (13)  Who was G5607 before G4386 a blasphemer, G989 and G2532 a persecutor, G1376 and G2532 injurious: G5197 but G235 I obtained mercy, G1653 because G3754 I did G4160 [it – SUPPLIED] ignorantly G50 in G1722 unbelief. G570

    QUESTION:
    (12)  … of making many books [there is – SUPPLIED] no end; and much study [is – SUPPLIED] a weariness of the flesh.
    How does this apply to our Fellowship, organizations, religion in general?
    Ecc_1:13-18; Ecc_7:16.
    Also, what are these verses telling us?
    DISCUSSION:
    We rarely use books or studies other than the Scriptures themselves, which are not wearisome.
    It seems everybody in organized religions is writing books on their current new ideas.
    The Bible talks about “listening” to YHWH – in fact, we refer to it as the WORD of YHWH.

    Deu_6:4
    Deuteronomy 6:4 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (4) Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.

    Eph_2:2
    Ephesians 2:2 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (2) in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience,
    OBSERVATION:
    With all the items over the TV, radio and internet, that are clearly against YHWH’s standards, isn’t it amazing that over 2000 years ago, satan was referred to as ” the G3588 ruler G758 of the G3588 authority G1849 of the G3588 air G109 “?

    NEXT
    7/1/2021

    Continue with Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with John 5:24-29.

  62. Br. Dave says:

    7/1/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC – King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Interesting testimonies, including situations dealing with family members, friends and acquaintances who do not share Scriptural beliefs and practices.

    2 Timothy 3:1-9 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (1) But know this, that in the last days grievous times will be upon us.
    (2) For men will be lovers of themselves G5367 , money-lovers, braggarts, arrogant G5244 , blasphemers, disobedient to parents G545 , unthankful, unholy,
    (3) without natural affections G794 , unyielding G786 , slanderers, without self-control G193 , savage G434 , haters of good G865 ,
    (4) betrayers, reckless, being puffed up G5187 , lovers of pleasure G5369 rather G3123 than lovers of God G5377 ,
    (5)  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
    (6) For of these are those creeping into houses and leading silly women captive, the ones having been heaped with sins, being led away by various lusts,
    (7) always learning, but never being able to come to a full knowledge of the truth.
    (8) But in the way Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so also these withstand the truth, men having been corrupted in mind, found worthless concerning the faith.
    (9) But they will not go further, for their foolishness will be plain to all, as also that of the one of theirs became.

    For this week, study:
    Gen_9:18-28
    Genesis 9:18-28 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (18) And the sons of Noah that went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.
    (19) These are the three sons of Noah, and the whole earth was overspread from them.
    (20) And Noah, a man of the ground, began and planted a vineyard.
    (21) And he drank from the wine, and was drunk. And he uncovered himself inside his tent.
    (22) And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father. And he told his two brothers outside.
    (23) And Shem and Japheth took a garment and put it on both their shoulders. And they went backward and covered the nakedness of their father, their faces backward. And they did not see the nakedness of their father.
    (24) And Noah awoke from his wine. And he came to know what his younger son had done to him.
    (25) And he said, Cursed be Canaan. He shall be a slave of slaves to his brothers.
    (26) And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Shem; and may Canaan be his slave.
    (27) God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall live in the tents of Shem, and Canaan shall be their slave.
    (28) And Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.

    NEXT
    7/8/2021

    Continue with Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with John 5:24-29.

  63. Br. Dave says:

    7/8/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Compelling testimonies, including situations dealing with current problems and afflictions, both physical, emotional and mental.

    Genesis 9:18-27 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (18) And the sons of Noah that went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.
    (19) These are the three sons of Noah, and the whole earth was overspread from them.
    (20) And Noah, a man of the ground, began and planted a vineyard.
    (21) And he drank from the wine, and was drunk. And he uncovered himself inside his tent.
    (22) And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father. And he told his two brothers outside.
    (23) And Shem and Japheth took a garment and put it on both their shoulders. And they went backward and covered the nakedness of their father, their faces backward. And they did not see the nakedness of their father.
    (24) And Noah awoke from his wine. And he came to know what his younger son had done to him.
    (25) And he said, Cursed be Canaan. He shall be a slave of slaves to his brothers.
    (26) And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Shem; and may Canaan be his slave.
    (27) God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall live in the tents of Shem, and Canaan shall be their slave.

    NEXT
    7/15/2021
    Continue with Genesis 9:18-28.
    Afterwards, continue with Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with John 5:24-29.

  64. Br. Dave says:

    7/15/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT
    Gen_9:18-28
    Genesis 9:18-28 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (18) And the sons of Noah that went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.
    (19) These are the three sons of Noah, and the whole earth was overspread from them.
    (20) And Noah, a man of the ground, began and planted a vineyard.
    (21) And he drank from the wine H3196 , and was drunk H7937 . And he uncovered H1540 himself inside his tent.
    wine H3196 . Pro_20:1; Pro_23:29-35, Hab_2:15.

    (22) And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw H7200 the nakedness H6172 of his father. And he told his two brothers outside.
    nakedness H6172 . Lev_18:7, Eze_22:10, Hab_2:15.
    NOTE:
    Why did Ham not cover his father up himself?

    (23) And Shem and Japheth took a garment and put it on both their shoulders. And they went backward and covered the nakedness H6172 of their father, their faces backward. And they did not see the nakedness H6172 of their father.
    nakedness H6172 . Lev_18:7, Isa_58:7.

    (24) And Noah awoke from his wine. And he came to know what his younger H6996 son H1121 had done to him.
    NOTE:
    Noah is the subject.
    Who was the “younger” referred to, Ham or Canaan?

    (25) And he said, Cursed H779 [be – SUPPLIED] Canaan. He shall be a slave H5650 of slaves H5650 to his brothers.
    Son H1121 . NOTE: This Hebrew word can also mean GRANDSON.
    Cursed H779 . Gen_9:22, Gen_3:14; Gen_4:11; Gen_27:12; Gen_49:7, Exo_20:5, Deu_27:16; Deu_28:18, Pro_26:2, Mat_25:41, Joh_8:34.
    Canaan H3667 . Gen_10:6, Deu_7:1; Deu_20:17, Lev_18:3, Jos_17:13, Rom_1:27.
    a servant of H5650 . Note: The devoted nations, which YHVH destroyed before Israel, were descended from Canaan, and so were the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, who were at length subjugated with dreadful destruction by the Greeks and Romans.
    The Africans, who have been bought and sold like beasts, were also his posterity. Gen_10:15-20; Gen_15:16; Gen_25:23; Gen_27:29; Gen_37:10; Gen_49:8, Deu_2:10 ; Jos_9:23; Jos_9:27, Jdg_1:28-30, 1Ki_9:20-21, 2Ch_8:7-8, Pro_30:17, Joh_8:34.
    Slavers “cherry-picked” this Scripture to justify their actions – the result of their bias and subsequent error.
    servants H5650 . Figure of speech: Polyptoton, (or, Many Inflections): the repetition of the same part of speech in different inflections; here, the noun is repeated in order to express very emphatically the highest or utmost degree, which does not exist in Hebrew. In this case, “servant of servants” indicates the most degraded of servants, or the most worthless, mean, despicable, lowest in estimation slave.
    “Hewers of wood, and drawers of water” (Jos_9:1-27), refers to their complete subjugation in the days of Joshua and Solomon.
    For other instances of this figure see Exo_26:33, Num_3:32, Deu_10:17, 1Ki_8:27, Ecc_1:2, Son_1:1, Eze_26:7, Dan_2:37; Dan_2:47; Dan_8:25, Hos_10:15, Mic_2:4, Php_3:5, 1Ti_6:15, Rev_1:6; Rev_17:14; Rev_19:16.
    However, while some once believe that this verse justified the slavery of African peoples (who, it was alleged, were descended from Canaan), this was a BLASPHEMOUS misinterpretation the verse.
    Canaan was under the curse of his father.
    As the Hebrews stood on the banks of the Jordan River about to enter the land of Canaan (Deu_1:1), they would have been encouraged by this verse because it promised victory over the Canaanites.

    (26) And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Shem; and may Canaan be H1961 his slave.
    (27) God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall live in the tents of Shem, and Canaan shall be their slave.

    NOTE:
    QUESTION:
    Do these Scriptures prove that YHVH has cursed black people down through the ages to be in slavery.

    DISCUSSION:
    When Noah discovered that Ham had been indiscreet (Gen_9:24), he – Noah, not YHVH, uttered a curse on Canaan and a blessing on Shem and Japheth.
    In other Scriptures, a patriarchal pronouncement generally concerns the destiny of the sons with regard to the fertility of the ground, the fertility of the family and relationships between family members.
    Other examples in Genesis can be seen in Gen_24:60; Gen_27:27-29, Gen_27:39-40; Gen_48:15-16; Gen_49:1-28.

    From these patriarchal pronouncements, it becomes apparent that:
    First of all, Ham’s indiscreet action need not be seen as the “cause” for the curse, only the occasion that evoked it. Compare, for example, when Isaac asked Esau to prepare a meal so that he could bless him (Gen_27:1-40); the meal was not the cause of blessing, it only created a suitable environment for it.

    Second, it seems of supreme indifference that Canaan appears to be singled out without cause. It may be assumed that the pronouncement was much more comprehensive, including some unfavorable statements about Ham. Moses had no need to preserve the whole – he seems to have choosen those sections that were pertinent to his point and relevant to his readers, since the Canaanites were the Hamites with whom Israel was most familiar.

    Third, these prophecies did not originate from YHVH. There is no “Thus saith the Lord . . .” They are Noah’s – the patriarch’s – pronouncement, not YHVH’s (e.g., Gen_9:25-26 and the use of the first person in Gen_27:37). Even so, the ancient Israelites took them very seriously and considered them to have influence in the unfolding of history and personal destiny. And. just as today, it was more egregious to curse a man’s son than to curse the father so Noah leveled his curse at Ham’s son, Canaan.

    Fouth, it is true that at least two sons of Ham, Cush and Mizraim, settled in Africa (Gen_10:6-20).
    But Canaan’s descendants settled just east of the Mediterranean Sea, in an area that later became known as the land of Canaan – present-day Israel (Gen_10:15-19).
    It is absurd to claim YHVH cursed a race to slavery based upon a complete, perhaps intentional, misinterpretation of Scriptures in Genesis.
    Yet for many years people justified and continue to justify their own erroneous and biased views upon this twisting of Scripture.

    In addition, just a FEW of the many Scriptures affirming YHVH’s love for all mankind equally AND the equality of each and every human in His Heart:

    Gen_1:26-28; Pro_22:2; Rom_3:23; Joh_3:16-21; 1Jn_2:2; 1Pe_3:7; Rom_2:1-11; Deu_10:17-21; Dan_4:17; Rev_20:12-13; Mic_6:8; Jas_2:8-13; Amo_5:12-15; Mat_26:11; Joh_16:33; Heb_9:24-28; Jas_1:13

    1 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV
    (3)  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    (4)  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

    Isaiah 55:11 KJV
    (11)  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

    Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV
    (8)  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    (9)  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Isaiah 45:22-23 KJV
    (22)  Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
    (23)  I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

    Romans 14:11 KJV
    (11)  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

    Philippians 2:9-11 KJV
    (9)  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
    (10)  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
    (11)  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
    NOTE:
    (10)  “under the earth;” G2709
    Is Paul referring to those who have already died at the time of Christ’s return, in contrast to the angels in heaven and those who will still be living on earth?

    NEXT
    7/22/2021

    Continue studying Biblical slavery.

  65. Br. Dave says:

    7/22/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concelpts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identied.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Rev_8:6-13
    Revelation 8:6-13 KJV
    (6)  And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
    (7)  The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
    (8)  And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
    (9)  And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
    (10)  And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
    (11)  And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
    (12)  And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
    (13)  And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

    QUESTION:
    How does this apply to the present day?

    DISCUSSION:
    With all the burning in the Western US and Canada, not many human deaths are reported – this Scripture does not mention people dying.
    YHVH does not always tell us the CAUSE or HOW things happen, just the WHAT of what happens.
    (9)  There are reports of sea creatures (fish, lobsters, shellfish, etc.) are washing up on shores that seem to be already cooked (environmental).
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/08/canada-sea-creatures-boiling-to-death/
    Scientists blame excessive heat wave.
    AND
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/12/red-tide-st-petersburg-dead-fish/
    Scientists blame the red tide.

    Does (8)  explain these events? Even symbolically?

    INTERRUPTION

    Does (7)  refer to all the burning in the Western US and Canada?

    YHVH is in charge of this.

    Mat_24:21-22
    Matthew 24:21-22 KJ3
    (21) For there will be great affliction, such as has not happened from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor will be.
    (22) And except those days were cut short, not any flesh would be saved. But on account of the elect, those days will be cut short.

    Heb_12:26-29
    Hebrews 12:26-29 KJ3 – The Literal Translation
    (26) whose voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once” “I will shake not only the earth, but also the heavens.” Hag. 2:6
    (27) Now the words “Yet once” make clear the removal of the things being shaken, as having been made, so that the things not being shaken may remain.
    (28) Therefore receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us have grace, by which we may serve God well-pleasingly, with reverence and godly fear;
    (29) for also, “Our God is a consuming fire.” Deut. 4:24

    NOTE:
    As Christians, our faith should not be able to be shaken: YHVH has told us what is going to happen

    (26)
    voice G5456 . Heb_12:19; Heb_12:24, Exo_19:18; Exo_19:19, Jdg_5:5, Psa_68:8; Psa_77:18; Psa_114:6-7, Pro_1:24, Hab_3:10, Zep_1:14.
    shook. G4531 , Mat_11:7, Exo_19:18, Jdg_5:4-5, 1Ki_19:11, Job_9:6; Job_26:11, Psa_29:8; Psa_68:8; Psa_77:18; Psa_114:7, Isa_30:2, Eze_21:27; Eze_26:15; Eze_31:16; Eze_38:19, Mat_24:29; Mat_27:51, Luk_21:25-26, Act_6:14.
    he hath promised . G1861, Mar_14:11., Heb_6:13; Heb_10:23; Heb_11:11, Rom_4:21, Gal_3:19.
    Yet G2089 once more G530 . or, for the last time. Heb_6:4, Heb_12:27, Isa_2:19; Isa_13:13, Joe_3:16, Hag_2:6; Hag_2:7; Hag_2:22.
    I shake. G4579, Mat_21:10, Isa_2:19; Isa_2:21; Isa_13:13; Isa_24:1; Isa_24:13; Isa_24:18-23; Isa_34:4; Isa_64:1-2, Jer_4:23-26; Jer_10:10, Eze_38:19-20, Dan_2:44-45, Joe_2:10; Joe_2:30-32; Joe_3:16, Nah_1:5-6, Hab_3:6; Hab_3:10, Hag_2:6; Hag_2:7; Hag_2:21; Hag_2:22, Zec_14:4-5, Mat_24:29-30, Mar_13:24-26, Luk_21:25-27, 2Th_1:7-10, Rev_6:12-17; Rev_8:5-12; Rev_11:13; Rev_11:19; Rev_16:18.
    but G235 also G2532 heaven. G3772 . Psa_18:9, Hag_2:21, Rev_6:12-17; Rev_8:12.

    NEXT
    7/29/2021
    Continue studying Biblical slavery.

  66. Br. Dave says:

    ADDENDUM

    It was pointed out about how it seems that YHVH is giving the world a respite from our regular routines and to think about the warnings YHVH is giving us.
    (Heb_12:25-29)
    Hebrews 12:25-29 KJV
    (25)  See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
    (26)  Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
    (27)  And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
    (28)  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
    (29)  For our God is a consuming fire.

    Also we know that YHVH always gives a warning before He acts in His appointed time
    (Amo_3:7)
    Amos 3:7 KJV
    (7)  Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

  67. Br. Dave says:

    7/29/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concelpts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identied.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Discussion of current world events relative to the Scriptures.

    Matthew 24:3-14 KJV
    (3)  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
    (4)  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
    (5)  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
    (6)  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
    (7)  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
    (8)  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
    (9)  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
    (10)  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
    (11)  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
    (12)  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
    (13)  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
    (14)  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

    Discussion of family relationships relative to world events and the Scriptures.

    Mark 13:12-13 KJV
    (12)  Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
    (13)  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

    Luke 21:16-19 KJV
    (16)  And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
    (17)  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
    (18)  But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
    (19)  In your patience possess ye your souls.

    DISCUSSION:
    People are divided and filled with hate.
    The Luke seems to be talking about just Jerusalem, but the Mark clearly is more generally applied.

    Revelation Chapters 6-8.

    Revelation 6:12-17 KJV
    (12)  And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
    (13)  And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
    (14)  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
    (15)  And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
    (16)  And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
    (17)  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

    1 Peter 5:6-10 KJV
    (6)  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
    (7)  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
    (8)  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
    (9)  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
    (10)  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

    Genesis 9:25-27 KJV
    (25)  And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
    (26)  And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
    (27)  God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

    Exodus 21:16 KJV
    (16)  And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

    NEXT
    8/5/2021

    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with John 5:24-29.
    Afterwards, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

  68. Br. Dave says:

    8/5/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concelpts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identied.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    REVIEW

    Scriptures relating to current world events.

    Joe_2:1-32

    Joe_2:1-5
    Joel 2:1-5 KJV
    (1)  Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
    (2)  A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
    (3)  A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
    (4)  The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
    (5)  Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

    QUESTION:
    Is this the actual “Day of the LORD”,
    or
    The time leading up to the “Day H3117 of the LORD H3068 ” (“the day of the LORD cometh H935 , for it is nigh at hand H7138 “)?

    Isa_13:6
    Isaiah 13:6 KJV
    (6)  Howl ye; for the day H3117 of the LORD H3068 is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

    DISCUSSION:
    Joe_2:4-5
    Joel 2:4-5 KJV
    (4)  The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
    (5)  Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

    Joe_2:28-32
    Joel 2:28-32 KJV
    (28)  And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
    (29)  And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
    (30)  And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
    (31)  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
    (32)  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

    Is this Armageddon? –
    Rev_16:14-16
    Revelation 16:14-16 KJV
    (14)  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
    (15)  Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
    (16)  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

    Luk_21:25-28
    Luke 21:25-28 KJV
    (25)  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
    (26)  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
    (27)  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
    (28)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    This goes all the way back to the Israelites demanding a human ruler over YHVH’s rule:
    1Sa_8:4-22
    1 Samuel 8:4-22 KJV
    (4)  Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,
    (5)  And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
    (6)  But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.
    (7)  And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
    (8)  According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.
    (9)  Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
    (10)  And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.
    (11)  And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
    (12)  And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
    (13)  And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
    (14)  And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
    (15)  And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
    (16)  And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
    (17)  He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
    (18)  And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
    (19)  Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
    (20)  That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
    (21)  And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.
    (22)  And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.

    Ecc_8:9
    Ecclesiastes 8:9 KJV
    (9)  All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.

    NEXT
    8/12/2021

    Before studying Joh_5:24-29, let’s study another verse that, while it really says nothing directly about salvation, says a great deal about YHVH’s preference of who is going to be saved (1Ti_2:3-4):
    Psa_103:1-19, with particular emphasis on Psa_103:14
    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with John 5:24-29.
    Afterwards, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

  69. Br. Dave says:

    8/12/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    REVIEW

    Scriptures relating to current world events.

    Zephaniah 2:2-7 KJV
    (2)  Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger come upon you.
    (3)  Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.
    (4)  For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.
    (5)  Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.
    (6)  And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
    (7)  And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.

    Luk_23:27-31
    Luke 23:27-31 KJV
    (27)  And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
    (28)  But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
    (29)  For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
    (30)  Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
    (Isa_2:19-22; Hos_10:8; Rev_6:16, Rev_9:6)
    (31)  For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

    Mat_24:4-31
    Matthew 24:4-31 KJV
    (4)  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
    (5)  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
    (6)  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
    (7)  For nation G1484 shall rise against nation, and kingdom G932 against kingdom: and there shall be famines G3042 , and pestilences G3061 , and earthquakes G4578 , in divers places.
    (8)  All these are the beginning of sorrows G5604 .
    (9)  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
    (10)  And then shall many be offended G4624 , and shall betray G3860 one another, and shall hate G3404 one another.
    (11)  And many false prophets G5578 shall rise G1453 , and shall deceive G4105 many.
    (12)  And because iniquity G458 shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
    (13)  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
    (14)  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
    (15)  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
    (16)  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
    (17)  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
    (18)  Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
    (19)  And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
    (20)  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
    (21)  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
    (22)  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
    (23)  Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
    (24)  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
    (25)  Behold, I have told you before.
    (26)  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
    (27)  For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    (28)  For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
    (29)  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    (30)  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
    (31)  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

    Luk_21:8-28
    Luke 21:8-28 KJV
    (8)  And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
    (9)  But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
    (10)  Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
    (11)  And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
    (12)  But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
    (13)  And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
    (14)  Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
    (15)  For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
    (16)  And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
    (17)  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
    (18)  But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
    (19)  In your patience possess ye your souls.
    (20)  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
    (21)  Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
    (22)  For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
    (23)  But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
    (24)  And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
    (25)  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
    (26)  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
    (27)  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
    (28)  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    2Ti_3:1-9
    2 Timothy 3:1-9 KJV
    (1)  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
    (2)  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    (3)  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    (4)  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    (5)  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
    (6)  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
    (7)  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
    (8)  Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
    (9)  But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

    NEXT
    8/19/2021

    Before studying Joh_5:24-29, let’s study another verse that, while it really says nothing directly about salvation, says a great deal about YHVH’s preference of who is going to be saved (1Ti_2:3-4):
    Psa_103:1-19
    with particular emphasis on Psa_103:14
    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with John 5:24-29.
    Afterwards, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

  70. Br. Dave says:

    8/19/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2) For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    REVIEW

    Scriptures relating to current and past world events.

    (Revelation 21:5 KJV) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things G3956 new G2537. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

    all
    – Original: πᾶς
    – Transliteration: Pas
    – Phonetic: pas
    – Definition:
    1. individually
    a. each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything
    2. collectively
    a. some of all types … the whole world has gone after him Did all the world go after Christs? then went all Judea, and were baptized of him in Jordan. Was all Judea, or all Jerusalem, baptized in Jordan? Ye are of God, little children, and the whole world lieth in the wicked one. Does the whole world there mean everybody? The words world and all are used in some seven or eight senses in Scripture, and it is veryrarely the all means all persons, taken individually. The words aregenerally used to signify that christ has redeemed some of all sorts– some Jews, some Gentiles, some rich, some poor, and has notrestricted his redemption to either Jew or Gentile …
    – Origin: including all the forms of declension
    – TDNT entry: 19:46,8
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word;
    all any every the whole: – all (manner of means) alway (-s) any (one) X daily + ever every (one way) as many as + no (-thing) X throughly whatsoever whole whosoever.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 704

    new
    – Original: καινός
    – Transliteration: Kainos
    – Phonetic: kahee-nos’
    – Definition:
    1. new
    a. as respects form
    1. recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn
    b. as respects substance
    1. of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of
    – Origin: of uncertain affinity
    – TDNT entry: 10:27,4
    – Part(s) of speech: Adjective

    – Strong’s: Of uncertain affinity;
    new (especially in freshness; while G3501 is properly so with respect to age): – new.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 24
    • new, 23
    Mat_27:60; Mar_1:27; Joh_19:41; Act_17:19; 2Co_3:6; 2Co_5:17(2); Gal_6:15; Eph_2:15; Eph_4:24; Heb_8:8; Heb_8:13; Heb_9:15; 2Pe_3:13(2); 1Jn_2:7; 1Jn_2:8; 2Jn_1:5; Rev_5:9; Rev_14:3; Rev_21:1(2); Rev_21:2

    • thing, 1
    Act_17:21

    Also,
    Luk_5:37-38
    Luke 5:37-38 KJV
    (37) And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
    (38) But new wine must be put into new bottles, and both are preserved.

    Revelation 16:12 KJV
    (12) And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the G3588 kings G935 of G575 the east G395 G2246 might be prepared.
    NOTE:
    QUESTION:
    Does this have any bearing on the alliance now forming between Russia, China and Afghanistan?
    Cross-reference:
    the G3588 kings G935. Rev_16:14, Rev_17:12-13; Rev_17:16; Rev_19:19, Isa_41:2; Isa_41:25, Mic_4:8.
    of G575. or, from. Gr. apo.
    [the – SUPPLIED] east. Literally, the rising of the sun ? Rev_7:2, Isa_41:2; Isa_41:8-9; Isa_46:11, Eze_43:2, Dan_11:44, Mat_2:1-2; Mat_24:27, Luk_1:78.

    Research the Pope’s Laudato Si’ Action Plan (https://www.laudatosi.org/laudato-si/action-platform/) as it relates to the possible coalition between Russia, China, and Afghanistan.
    INCLUDING:
    Rev_9:13-21
    Revelation 9:13-21 KJV
    (13) And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
    (14) Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
    (15) And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
    (16) And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
    (17) And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
    (18) By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
    (19) For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
    (20) And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
    (21) Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

    NEXT
    8/26/2021

    Before studying Joh_5:24-29, let’s study another verse that, while it really says nothing directly about salvation, says a great deal about JHVH’s preference of who is going to be saved (1Ti_2:3-4):
    Psa_103:1-19
    with particular emphasis on Psa_103:14
    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with Joh_5:24-29.
    Afterward, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

  71. Br. Dave says:

    8/26/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    REVIEW

    Scriptures relating to current and past world events.

    Discuss the Pope’s Laudato Si’ Action Plan (https://www.laudatosi.org/laudato-si/action-platform/)
    as it relates to the possible coalition between Russia, China and Afghanistan, AND the False Prophet (Rev_19:20).
    DISCUSSION:
    A plan for the world to come together – something beyond the capabilities of human beings.
    A worldly Pope, as opposed to spiritual?
    Is he the prophesied “last” Pope who divides the Church?
    Some priests prophesy that the end of this system is imminent and that we need to prepare now (food, water, etc.) for a time of extreme hardship.
    Many recognize that we are living in wicked, wicked times.

    As in Hezekiah’s day:
    2 Kings 20:1 KJV
    (1)  In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

    TONIGHT

    Before studying Joh_5:24-29, let’s study another verse that, while it really says nothing directly about salvation, says a great deal about YHVH’s preference of who is going to be saved (1Ti_2:3-4; Isa_55:11; 1Ti_2:5-6):

    1 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV
    (3)  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    (4)  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

    Isaiah 55:11 KJV
    (11)  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

    1 Timothy 2:5-6 KJV
    (5)  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
    (6)  Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

    How many are being thrown into the lake of fire?

    Revelation 14:9-11 KJV
    (9)  And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
    (10)  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
    (11)  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    Revelation 19:20 KJV
    (20)  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

    Revelation 20:10 KJV
    (10)  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

    Revelation 20:14-15 KJV
    (14)  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    (15)  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

    QUESTION:
    How would YHVH “torment” “death and hell”.

    Revelation 1:3 KJV
    (3)  Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep G5083 those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

    NOTE:
    keep G5083
    – Original: τηρέω
    – Transliteration: Tereo
    – Phonetic: tay-reh’-o
    – Definition:
    1. to attend to carefully, take care of
    a. to guard
    b. metaph. to keep, one in the state in which he is
    c. to observe
    d. to reserve: to undergo something
    – Origin: from teros (a watch, perhaps akin to G2334)
    – TDNT entry: 10:20,1
    – Part(s) of speech: Verb

    – Strong’s: From τηρός teros (a watch; perhaps akin to G2334); to guard (from loss or injury properly by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from G5442 which is properly to prevent escaping; and from G2892 which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus) that is to note (a prophecy; figuratively to fulfil a command); by implication to detain (in custody; figuratively to maintain); by extension to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively to keep unmarried): – hold fast keep (-er) (ob- pre- re) serve watch.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 49
    • keep, 21
    Joh_8:52; Act_15:5; Act_15:24; Act_16:23; Act_24:23; 1Co_7:37; 2Co_11:9; Eph_4:3; 1Ti_5:22; 1Ti_6:14; Jam_1:27; Jam_2:10; 1Jn_2:3; 1Jn_3:22; 1Jn_5:2; 1Jn_5:3; Jud_1:21; Rev_1:3; Rev_12:17; Rev_14:12; Rev_22:9

    • keepers, 1
    Mat_28:4

    • keepeth, 6
    Joh_9:16; 1Jn_2:4; 1Jn_2:5; 1Jn_3:24; 1Jn_5:18; Rev_22:7

    • kept, 8
    Joh_2:10; Act_12:5; Act_12:6; Act_25:4; Act_25:21; 2Co_11:9; 2Ti_4:7; Jud_1:6

    • observe, 1
    Act_21:25

    • preserved, 2
    1Th_5:23; Jud_1:1

    • reserve, 1
    2Pe_2:9

    • reserved, 7
    Act_25:21; 1Pe_1:4; 2Pe_2:4; 2Pe_2:17; 2Pe_3:7; Jud_1:6; Jud_1:13

    • watched, 1
    Mat_27:36

    • watching, 1
    Mat_27:54

    NEXT
    9/2/2021

    Before studying Joh_5:24-29, let’s study another Scripture that, while it really says nothing directly about salvation, says a great deal about JHVH’s preference of who is going to be saved:
    Psa_103:1-19
    with particular emphasis on Psa_103:14
    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with Joh_5:24-29.
    Afterwards, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

  72. Br. Dave says:

    9/2/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    ******************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2) For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    REVIEW

    Scriptures relating to current and past world events.

    REVIEW:

    Rev_20:14-15
    Revelation 20:14-15 KJV
    (14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    (15) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

    QUESTION:
    How would YHVH “torment” “death and hell”?

    COMMENT:
    The “lake of fire” was not created for humans, but for satan and demons.
    (15) is not referring to humans but, rather, for demons and fallen angels, who will be judged by the “saints”.
    1Co_6:2-3
    1 Corinthians 6:2-3 KJV
    (2) Do ye not know that the saints G40 shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
    (3) Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

    Revelation 14:6-7 KJV
    (6) And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
    (7) Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
    AND
    Revelation 14:9-11 KJV
    (9) And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
    (10) The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
    (11) And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
    NOTE:
    The third angel announces with a loud voice the tragic eternal destiny of the one who rejects the offer of the gospel (Rev_14:6-7) and worships the beast (Rev_13:1-18).
    What is the “beast”?
    We do not know: a person?; a group of people?; an entire political system?
    Also, the “lake of fire” is NOT mentioned in these Scriptures.

    And, bear in mind:
    1Ti_2:3-4
    1 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV
    (3) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    (4) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    AND,
    Isa_55:11
    Isaiah 55:11 KJV
    (11) So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

    1Jn_4:7-19
    1 John 4:7-21 KJV
    (7) Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
    (8) He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
    (9) In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
    (10) Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
    (11) Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
    (12) No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
    (13) Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
    (14) And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
    (15) Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
    (16) And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
    (17) Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
    (18) There is no fear G5401 in love G26 ; but perfect love G26 casteth out fear G5401 : because fear hath torment G2851 . He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
    (19) We love him, because he first loved us.
    (20) If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
    (21) And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

    Luk_21:34-36
    Luke 21:34-36 KJV
    (34) And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
    (35) For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
    (36) Watch G69 ye therefore, and pray G1189 always G1722 G3956 G2540 , that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
    NOTE:
    Keep awake, alert, be vigilant and watch, and pray (beg, make petition, beseech, request) ALWAYS (all seasons, all seasons).
    Simply put our faith in YHVH and keep ourselves in His Love.

  73. Br. Dave says:

    9/9/2021

    Before studying Joh_5:24-29, let’s study another Scripture that, while it really says nothing directly about salvation, says a great deal about JHVH’s preference of who is going to be saved:
    Psa_103:1-19
    with particular emphasis on Psa_103:14

    REVIEW

    Disasters going on the earth right now.

    Revelation 7:1-3 KJV
    (1) And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
    (2) And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
    (3) Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

    DISCUSSION:
    Justice demands that punishment is delivered, e.g., the flood, Sodom, etc.

    Genesis 6:5-7 KJV
    (5) And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    (6) And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
    (7) And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

    Genesis 3:1-6 KJV
    (1) Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
    (2) And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
    (3) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
    (4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
    (5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
    (6) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

    DISCUSSION:
    Adam was standing there with her ((6) – “gave also unto her husband with her”).
    What was Adam doing just standing there and not stopping Eve?
    Was he also turning toward Satan’s way even before he ate the fruit?

    QUESTION:
    Since Jude quotes Enoch, should the Book of Enoch be considered Scripture (inspired by YHVH)?

    DISCUSSION:
    Some have speculated that Jud_1:14-15 is a quote from the book of Enoch and concluded that Jude regarded Enoch as Scripture.

    The following two quotes compare Jude 14-15 to the suspected passage in the book of Enoch.

    Jud_1:14-15
    Jude 1:14-15 KJV
    (14) And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands G3461 of his saints,
    (15) To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

    Enoch 1:9
    . . . Behold, he will arrive with ten million of the holy ones in order to execute judgment upon all. He will destroy the wicked ones and censure all flesh on account of everything that they have done, that which the sinners and the wicked ones committed against him. – Enoch 1:9

    Upon examination of these two texts, note that Jude refers to “thousands” of angels, but Enoch refers to “millions.”

    This could appear to be significant, but the Greek word in Jude that is translated as “thousands” is myrias.

    It literally means “ten thousand” when used in the singular.

    When the Greek word is plural, it means “innumerable.”

    ten thousands G3461
    – Original: μυρίας
    – Transliteration: Murias
    – Phonetic: moo-ree’-as
    – Definition:
    1. ten thousand
    2. an innumerable multitude, an unlimited number
    3. innumerable hosts
    – Origin: from G3463
    – TDNT entry: None
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: From G3463; a ten thousand; by extension a myriad or indefinite number: – ten thousand.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 9
    • company, 1
    Heb_12:22

    • multitude, 1
    Luk_12:1

    • thousand, 5
    Act_19:19; Rev_5:11(2); Rev_9:16(2)

    • thousands, 2
    Act_21:20; Jud_1:14

    Note that the Greek word, myrias, is plural in Jude.

    Careful examination of the two passages reveals some significant differences, however.

    First, Jude says that God will “execute G4160 judgment G2920 upon G2596 ” all of the ungodly, but Enoch says that they will be “destroyed G4199 .”
    In the Greek language the words for “execute G4160 judgment G2920 upon G2596 ” and “destroy G4199 ” are different. Therefore, this is a significant difference.

    There are other significant differences such as Jude says, “ungodly deeds” but Enoch does not.

    Jude says, “spoken against” but Enoch says, “committed against him.”

    A comparison of the two passages reveal that the Greek text of Jude has 29 words but the Enoch text has 36 words.

    Therefore, it is inaccurate to conclude that Jude just copied Enoch. It is important to notice that Jude does not quote the first book of Enoch but simply reports that Enoch “prophesied… saying.”

    That is, Jude is not citing the book of Enoch but the prophet Enoch.

    Is the Book of Jude Scripture (as defined by 2Ti_3:16-17)?

    Since the book of Jude was written by Jude under the influence of YHVH’s Holy Spirit (2Pe_1:21), it seems conclusive that the book of Jude is truth.

    It does not matter if Jude knew about the non-canonical (non-biblical) source. What is important is that YHVH’s Holy Spirit guided Jude to write Truth because YHVH is truthful (2Pe_1:20-21; 2Ti_3:16-17; Heb_6:18).

    It must be concluded, therefore, that the first book of Enoch is wrong with regard to some facts and Jude can be trusted.

    Because Jude quoted the prophet Enoch we can know what happened historically.

    Is the Book of Enoch Scripture (as defined by 2Ti_3:16-17)?

    The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has recognized the book of Enoch as Scripture.

    But the book of Enoch was never referred to by Yeshua or any of the Greek Scripture writers AS Scripture, and the book was not included in the Greek Scriptures by the apostles.

    Some believe that the content of the Bible evolved (oh, THAT word) over time.

    But the Greek Scriptures clearly tell us that the apostles were identifying Scripture as it was being written (2Pe_3:14-16; cf. 1Ti_5:18 and Luk_10:7 ).

    The Greek Scripture books were being distributed by the apostles to the various churches to be read (Gal_6:11; Col_4:16; 1Th_5:27; 2Th_2:2; 2Th_3:14).

    By the time the apostles died, the Greek Scriptures had been written and its books were known.

    The Muratorian Fragment ** and several of the early fathers have left us a list of books that were identified as belonging to the Greek Scriptures.

    The book of Enoch was never included in the Roman Catholic or Protestant Bibles. Some books were challenged later but never with success.

    ** The Muratorian Fragment was written about A.D. 150-170 since Polycarp (A.D. 69-155) refers to the Fragment himself. The Fragment is important since it recognizes most of the books of the Greek Scriptures and mentions their authors.

    Conclusion:
    To answer the question, “Why isn’t Enoch included in the Bible?” – The answer is that Yeshua and the apostles never called it Scripture.
    It is important to note that a few early church fathers highly valued the book of Enoch, but they never referred to it as Scripture.
    What do YOU think?
    Can it be viewed as an inspired, authoritative part of the Word of YHVH?

    NEXT
    9/16/2021

    Before studying Joh_5:24-29, let’s study another verse that, while it really says nothing directly about salvation, says a great deal about YHVH’s preference of who is going to be saved (1Ti_2:3-4):
    Psa_103:1-19
    with particular emphasis on Psa_103:14
    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with John 5:24-29.
    Afterward, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

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  74. Lee Anthony says:

    Bro. Dave,
    As cited in the email per your request to post here.

    A thought about some of your notes from the study. Inspired VS. authoritative.
    Enoch was considered as part of sacred writings (not necessarily inspired) to some (Essenes) as were others during Yeshua’s day. I am sure God has kept his word as intact as we need it to be, anything not included I’m sure will not be detrimental to us. The translation errors I think are more important than any lost book, man, or the devil has always twisted God’s words. The translation bias during the reformation is proof I believe, consider the doctrines ingrained in the translators at the time, trinity is only one of these, It is of great importance that we attempt to determine the original meaning.
    Is the book of Enoch quoted by Jude? Or the prophet Enoch? Notice many quotes from the greek O.T. by writers in N.T. are a bit different. On that day quotes would be made, usually not word for word, and the speaker assumed the listener knew where it was written. We always say where we quote from, they often did not, they often paraphrased, where we do not. If Jude was quoting the book, it would not have necessarily been exact.
    In our day, our “Christian sensibilities” are bothered by the possibility that a book like Enoch would have been quoted, or considered authoritative. Being authoritative does not mean it was inspired. Consider other books quoted or referenced throughout the bible that is lost or non-canonical today. Epistle to Laodiceans, (Col. 4:16), Life of Adam and Eve mention satan as an angel of light, (2 Cor.11:14), The acts of Solomon mentioned in 1 Kings 11:41), Book of Jasher, (Joshua 10:13). There are many many more but it would take all day.

    I don’t personally see it as inspired, but I think it is valuable as a reference. Tell that to the Ethiopians…

    I think we often confuse authoritative with inspired. Any accurate history book could be called authoritative, for example, Maccabees is a good historical accounting of the revolt of the Jews taking back the temple from Antiochus Epiphanies. But is it inspired? I don’t think so, but Catholics, and the very early Roman church thought it was.
    The Jews who wrote it however, don’t accept it as inspired, but as authoritative. The Septuagint, which is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, one that Yeshua and the apostles quoted extensively, included the books of Maccabees, but when the “church” made it officially part of the canon, the Jews then rejected it as a result. Interesting enough for a history lesson. Politics politics…

  75. Br. Dave says:

    9/16/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    REVIEW

    Deu_11:13-17 (Deu_11:1-32 for context)
    Deuteronomy 11:13-17 KJV
    (13)  And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
    (14)  That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
    (15)  And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
    (16)  Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
    (17)  And then the LORD’S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

    DISCUSSION:
    Back then, all those different gods that were being worshipped – resulted in YHVH carving Israel out for Him.
    Even today, the blindness of the Jews excludes them from calling on YHVH instead of building war machines.

    QUESTION: Did the Jews, as a nation, call on YHVH during the holocaust?
    If so, why did Jews think YHVH did not free them until the war’s end.
    Could it be because they did not ask for deliverance through the name of Yeshua?

    When will Israel’s blindness end?
    Rom_11:25-36
    Romans 11:25-36 KJV
    (25)  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness G4457 in part is happened to Israel until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
    (26)  And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
    (27)  For this is my covenant unto them when I shall take away their sins.
    (28)  As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
    (29)  For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
    (30)  For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
    (31)  Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
    (32)  For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
    (33)  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
    (34)  For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?
    (35)  Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
    (36)  For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.

    Zec_12:7-10
    Zechariah 12:7-10 KJV
    (7)  The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
    (8)  In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
    (9)  And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations H1471 that come against Jerusalem.
    (10)  And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced H1856 , and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

    DISCUSSION:
    YHVH is somehow involved in allowing Israel to be blinded, but, in His mercy, “pouring out [His] grace”, He will remove their blindness.

    TONIGHT

    Before studying Joh_5:24-29, let’s study another Scripture that, while it really says nothing directly about salvation, says a great deal about YHVH’s preference of who is going to be saved.

    Psa_103:1-19
    with particular emphasis on Psa_103:14
    Psalms 103:1-19 KJV
    (1)  A Psalm of David. Bless H1288 (H853) the LORD H3068 , O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy H6944 name H8034 .
    (2)  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget H7911 not all his benefits H1576 :
    DISCUSSION:
    Bless H1288 (H853) the Lord H3068 . Psa_96:2; Psa_104:1; Psa_104:35, Rth_4:14, 1Ki_1:48, 1Ch_29:10-13, 2Ch_20:26, Neh_9:5, Act_3:8, Col_3:16.
    Humans blessing YHVH: with our souls, with our entire spiritual belings, with admiring all the perfections of YHVH’s character (his holy H6944 name H8034 ),
    holy H6944 name H8034 . Psa_20:1; Psa_99:3; Psa_100:4; Psa_145:1, 1Ch_29:16, Isa_6:3, Dan_2:20, Rev_4:8.
    and, by recollecting all YHVH has given us (benefits – H1576 ).
    forget H7911 not. Psa_78:7; Psa_100:4; Psa_105:5; Psa_106:7; Psa_106:21; Psa_116:12, Gen_40:23, Exo_16:32, Num_31:54, Deu_8:2-4; Deu_8:10-14; Deu_32:6; Deu_32:18, Jos_4:3, 1Ch_16:4; 1Ch_16:12, 2Ch_32:25, Est_9:22; Est_9:28, Son_1:4, Isa_63:1; Isa_63:7, Jer_2:31-32,Mic_6:5, Luk_17:15-18, Eph_2:11-13, 2Pe_1:9.

    (3)  Who forgiveth all H3605 thine iniquities H5771 ; who healeth H7495 all thy diseases;
    (4)  Who redeemeth H1350 thy life from destruction H4480 H7845 ; who crowneth H5849 thee with lovingkindness H2617 and tender mercies H7356 ;
    (5)  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
    DISCUSSION:
    YHVH blessing humankind: forgiveness, healing, redemption, encircling us with kindness and compassion (crowneth H5849 thee with lovingkindness H2617 and tender mercies H7356 ), satisfaction, and invigoration (Isa_40:31).

    (6)  The LORD executeth H6213 righteousness H6666 and judgment H4941 for all that are oppressed H6231 .
    (Isa_1:17, Isa_1:23-27)
    (7)  He made known his ways H1870 unto Moses, his acts H5949 unto the children of Israel.
    (8)  The LORD is merciful H7349 and gracious, slow H750 to anger, and plenteous H7227 in mercy H2617 .
    (9)  He will not always chide H7378 : neither will he keep H5201 his anger forever H5769 .
    (10)  He hath not dealt with us after our sins H2399 ; nor rewarded H1580 H5921 us according to our iniquities H5771 .
    DISCUSSION:
    As demonstrated to Israel at the exodus from Egypt.

    (11)  For as the heaven H8064 is high above the earth H776 , so great H1396 is his mercy H2617 toward them that fear H3373 him.
    (12)  As far as the east H4217 is from the west H4628 , so far hath he removed H7368 our transgressions H6588 from us.
    (13)  Like as a father pitieth H7355 his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

    (14)  For he knoweth our frame H3336 ; he remembereth H2142 that we are dust H6083 . [Same word used in Gen_3:19]

    (15)  As for man H582 , his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
    (16)  For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone H369 ; and the place thereof shall know H5234 it no more H5750 .
    (17)  But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting H5769 to everlasting upon H5921 them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
    (18)  To such as keep H8104 his covenant H1285 , and to those that remember H2142 his commandments H6490 to do H6213 them.
    (19)  The LORD hath prepared H3559 his throne H3678 in the heavens H8064 ; and his kingdom H4438 ruleth H4910 over all H3605 .

    (14)  Dust
    H6083
    Gen_3:19, Psa_104:29; Psa_146:4, Gen_2:7; Gen_3:19, Job_7:5-7; Job_7:21; Job_10:9; Job_13:25; Job_14:2-3, Ecc_3:20; Ecc_12:7.

    – Original: עפר
    – Transliteration: `aphar
    – Phonetic: aw-fawr’
    – Definition:
    1. dry earth, dust, powder, ashes, earth, ground, mortar, rubbish
    a. dry or loose earth
    b. debris
    c. mortar
    d. ore
    – Origin: from H6080
    – TWOT entry: 1664a
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine

    – Strong’s: From H6080; dust (as powdered or gray); hence clay earth mud: – ashes dust earth ground morter powder rubbish.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 110
    • again, 2
    Job_10:9; Ecc_3:20

    • ashes, 2
    Num_19:17; 2Ki_23:4

    • dust, 91
    Gen_2:7; Gen_3:14; Gen_3:19(2); Gen_13:16(2); Gen_18:27; Gen_28:14; Exo_8:16; Exo_8:17(2); Lev_14:41; Lev_17:13; Num_5:17; Num_23:10; Deu_9:21(2); Deu_28:24; Deu_32:24; Jos_7:6; 1Sa_2:8; 2Sa_16:13; 2Sa_22:43; 1Ki_16:2; 1Ki_18:38; 1Ki_20:10; 2Ki_13:7; 2Ki_23:12; 2Ch_1:9; Job_2:12; Job_4:19; Job_5:6; Job_7:5; Job_7:21; Job_14:19; Job_16:15; Job_17:16; Job_20:11; Job_21:26; Job_22:24; Job_27:16; Job_28:6; Job_30:19; Job_34:15; Job_38:38; Job_39:14; Job_40:13; Job_42:6; Psa_7:5; Psa_18:42; Psa_22:15; Psa_22:29; Psa_30:9; Psa_44:25; Psa_72:9; Psa_78:27; Psa_102:14; Psa_103:14; Psa_104:29; Psa_113:7; Psa_119:25; Pro_8:26; Ecc_3:20; Ecc_12:7; Isa_2:10; Isa_25:12; Isa_26:5; Isa_26:19; Isa_29:4(2); Isa_34:7; Isa_34:9; Isa_40:12; Isa_41:2; Isa_47:1; Isa_49:23; Isa_52:2; Isa_65:25; Lam_2:10; Lam_3:29; Eze_24:7; Eze_26:4; Eze_26:12; Eze_27:30; Dan_12:2; Amo_2:7; Mic_1:10; Mic_7:17; Hab_1:10; Zep_1:17; Zec_9:3

    • earth, 7
    Gen_26:15; Job_8:19; Job_19:25; Job_28:2; Job_30:6; Job_41:33; Isa_2:19

    • ground, 1
    Job_14:8

    • mortar, 2
    Lev_14:42; Lev_14:45

    • powder, 3
    2Ki_23:6(2); 2Ki_23:15

    • rubbish, 2
    Neh_4:2; Neh_4:10

    QUESTION:
    What is overall, take home message of Psa_103:1-19?
    DISCUSSION:
    We see YHVH’s compassion, lovingkindness, mercy, on those who fear ( H3373 reverence) Him.
    What about those who do not fear ( H3373 reverence) Him?

    Isa_65:20
    Isaiah 65:20 KJV
    (20)  There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child H5288 shall die H4191 an hundred years old; but the sinner H2398 being an hundred years old shall be accursed H7043 .

    VERSUS

    1 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV
    (3)  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    (4)  Who will have all G3956 men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

    VERSUS

    Rev_21:1-27
    NOTE:
    Rev_21:4
    Revelation 21:4 KJV
    (4)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    NOTE:
    These things happen at the END of the thousand years.

    Rev_21:8
    Revelation 21:8 KJV
    (8)  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    NOTE:
    Is this a prediction or a warning?

    NEXT
    9/23/2021

    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with John 5:24-29.
    Afterward, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

  76. Br. Dave says:

    9/23/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Benefits and use of “The Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible”.

    History of the New World Translation.

    Effects that the end of the pandemic might have on brick-and-mortar religions.

    Brief discussions of Flu and COVID boosters.

    rev 21:8
    Revelation 21:8 KJV
    (8)  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    Revelation 21:8 IGNT+
    (8) δειλοιςG1169 δεG1161 BUT TO [“THE” – SUPPLIED] FEARFUL καιG2532 AND απιστοιςG571 UNBELIEVING, καιG2532 AND εβδελυγμενοιςG948 [G5772] ABOMINABLE, καιG2532 AND φονευσινG5406 MURDERERS, καιG2532 AND πορνοιςG4205 FORNICATORS, καιG2532 AND φαρμακευσινG5332 SORCERERS, καιG2532 AND ειδωλολατραιςG1496 IDOLATERS, καιG2532 AND πασινG3956 τοιςG3588 ALL ψευδεσινG5571 LIARS, τοG3588 μεροςG3313 αυτωνG846 THEIR PART ενG1722 [“IS” – SUPPLIED] IN τηG3588 THE [DEFINITE ARTICLE] λιμνηG3041 LAKE τηG3588 WHICH καιομενηG2545 [G5746] BURNS πυριG4442 WITH FIRE καιG2532 AND θειωG2303 BRIMSTONE; οG3739 WHICH εστινG2076 [G5748] IS [“THE” – SUPPLIED] δευτεροςG1208 SECOND θανατοςG2288 DEATH.

    QUESTION:
    In YHVH’s Kingdom, what Bible will we use?

    DISCUSSION:
    Zephaniah 3:5-12 KJV
    (5)  The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
    (6)  I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant.
    (7)  I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.
    (8)  Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

    (9)  For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

    (10)  From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
    (11)  In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.
    (12)  I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

    NOTICE:
    (9)  For then will I turn to the people a pure H1305 language H8193 , that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.
    NOTE:
    We will have perfect understanding, perfect speaking.
    YHVH will take away all misunderstanding, mistranslation, purposeful deceit.
    All of YHVH’s people will speak the same language, and think the same way.

    NEXT
    9/30/2021

    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with John 5:24-29.
    Afterwards, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

  77. Bro Dave says:

    9/30/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Current local and world events discussion.

    Abortion vs adoption.

    “Truth in the Age of Misinformation”

    Joh_5:24-29
    John 5:24-29 KJV
    (24)  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting G166 life G2222 , and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    (25)  Verily, verily, I say unto you, [The – SUPPLIED] hour G5610 is coming G2064 , and now G3568 is G2076 , when the G3588 dead shall hear the G3588 voice of the G3588 Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
    (26)  For as the G3588 Father hath life G2222 in himself; so hath he given to the G3588 Son to have life G2222 in himself;
    (27)  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is [the – SUPPLIED] Son of man.
    (28)  Marvel not at this: for [the – SUPPLIED] hour is coming, in the which all that are in the G3588 graves G3419 shall hear G191 his voice G5456 ,
    (29)  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto [the – SUPPLIED] resurrection G386 of life G2222 ; and they that have done evil, unto [the – SUPPLIED] resurrection G386 of damnation G2920 .

    John 5:24-29 IGNT+
    (24) VERILY VERILY I SAY TO YOU, THAT HE THAT MY WORD HEARS, AND BELIEVES HIM WHO SENT ME, HAS LIFE ETERNAL, AND INTO JUDGMENT NOT COMES, BUT HAS PASSED OUT OF DEATH INTO LIFE.
    (25) VERILY VERILY I SAY TO YOU, THAT\IS COMING AN HOUR AND NOW IS, WHEN THE DEAD SHALL HEAR THE VOICE OF THE SON OF GOD, AND THOSE HAVING HEARD SHALL LIVE.
    (26) FOR EVEN AS THE FATHER HAS LIFE IN HIMSELF, SO HE GAVE ALSO TO THE SON LIFE TO HAVE IN HIMSELF,
    (27) AND AUTHORITY GAVE TO HIM ALSO JUDGMENT TO EXECUTE, BECAUSE SON OF MAN HE IS.
    (28) WONDER NOT AT THIS, FOR IS COMING AN HOUR IN WHICH ALL THOSE IN THE TOMBS SHALL HEAR HIS VOICE,
    (29) AND SHALL COME FORTH, THOSE THAT GOOD PRACTISED TO A RESURRECTION OF LIFE, AND THOSE THAT EVIL DID TO A RESURRECTION OF JUDGMENT.

    DISCUSSION:

    1. Notice all the places where the “Definite Article – “the”-” is actually in the Greek versus those where it was SUPPLIED by translators. Read the Scripture WITHOUT the SUPPLIED words and ask yourself how that reading affects your understanding.

    2. Lookup the Strong’s Numbers and substitute the other translated words into your reading and ask yourself how that reading affects your understanding.

    QUESTION:
    In verse 29, the word, “judgement”:
    It appears that those who have done good have a different resurrection from those who have done evil.
    judgement – G2920
    – Original: κρίσις
    – Transliteration: Krisis
    – Phonetic: kree’-sis
    – Definition:
    1. a separating, sundering, separation
    a. a trial, contest
    2. selection
    3. judgment
    a. opinion or decision given concerning anything
    1. esp. concerning justice and injustice, right or wrong
    b. sentence of condemnation, damnatory judgment, condemnation and punishment
    4. the college of judges (a tribunal of seven men in the several cities of Palestine; as distinguished from the Sanhedrin, which had its seat at Jerusalem)
    5. right, justice
    – Origin: perhaps a primitive word
    – TDNT entry: 18:41,5
    – Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

    – Strong’s: (Subjectively or objectively for or against); by extension a tribunal; by implication justice (specifically divine law): – accusation condemnation damnation judgment.
    Total KJV Occurrences: 21
    • accusation, 2
    2Pe_2:11; Jud_1:9

    • judgment, 17
    Mat_12:18; Mat_12:20; Act_8:33; 2Th_1:5; 1Ti_5:24; Heb_9:27; Heb_10:27; Jam_2:13(2); 2Pe_2:4; 2Pe_2:9; 2Pe_3:7; 1Jn_4:17; Jud_1:6; Jud_1:15; Rev_14:7; Rev_18:10

    • judgments, 2
    Rev_16:7; Rev_19:2

    Gen_3:1-7
    Genesis 3:1-7 KJV
    (1)  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
    (2)  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
    (3)  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
    (4)  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
    (5)  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
    (6)  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
    (7)  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

    Isa_14:9-19
    Isaiah 14:9-19 KJV
    (9)  Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
    (10)  All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
    (11)  Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
    (12)  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer H1966, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
    (13)  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
    (14)  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
    (15)  Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
    (16)  They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
    (17)  That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
    (18)  All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
    (19)  But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

    So, if Satan can do all this, does YHVH hold us – as imperfect humans – responsible in this life, as recorded in Joh_5:29?

    NEXT
    10/7/2021

    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with Romans 3:9-31.

    Afterwards, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

  78. Bro Dave says:

    10/7/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Current local and world events discussion:

    “The Two Preachers” – YouTube

    23andme and Ancestry.

    Fellowship and testimony.

    Zoom’s “immersive” view.

    Some religious organizations’ influencers discouraging COVID vaccines, resulting in increased congregational deaths, which they welcome, because they seem to believe that they will go straight to heaven, get married and begin their heavenly rule as priests and kings.
    Many congregations never quit in-person meetings, even if they met in individual members’ homes.

    QUESTION:
    Has Yeshua’s 1000-year reign begun?
    DISCUSSION:
    Chronology twixt the “tribulation”, Jacob’s trouble, and Yeshua Messiah’s 1000-year reign.

    QUESTION:
    Did all the different nationals hear what ONE Apostle was speaking in each of their own languages, or, did each individual Apostle speak in a specific different language that ONE nationality could hear in their own language ?
    IOW – Did the different tongues’ (language) translation occur in each listener’s ear, OR, in the mouths of many speakers?
    DISCUSSION:
    Acts 2:3-14 KJV
    (3)  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues G1100 like as G5616 of fire G4442, and it sat upon each of them.
    (4)  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
    (5)  And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
    (6)  Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
    (7)  And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
    (8)  And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
    (9)  Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
    (10)  Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
    (11)  Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
    (12)  And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
    (13)  Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
    (14)  But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

    NEXT
    10/14/2021

    Continue discussion of Acts 2.

    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with Romans 3:9-31.
    Afterwards, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

  79. Bro Dave says:

    10/14/2021

    NOTE:
    Unless otherwise noted:
    KJV: Bible verses are quoted from Authorized King James Version
    KJ3: Bible verses are quoted from Literal King James Version
    KJC: King James Concordance (verses)
    All Hebrew and Greek word research uses the following sources:
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance -> Hebrew word definitions & Greek word definitions.
    OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitions
    NT: Thayer -> Greek word definitions

    In order to better understand the concepts that the inspired writers were proclaiming, Scriptures will be studied through the filter of the Greek and Hebrew word meanings (from Strong’s Thayer and Vines) shining light through the fog of the English biased and erroneous translations and transliterations.
    Words added by the translators (marked as, SUPPLIED) will be identified.
    **********************************************************

    Pertinent Scriptures:

    Acts 17:11 KJV
    (11)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-2 KJV
    (1)  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
    (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV
    (5)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

    TONIGHT

    Current local and world events discussion:

    COVID boosters, vaccines and the immune response.

    Fellowship, witnessing and testimony.

    Saying “Amen” in meetings – CONSENSUS: a good thing.

    Continue discussion of Acts 2.

    QUESTION:
    Did all the different nationals hear what ONE Apostle was speaking in each of their own languages, or, did each individual Apostle speak in a specific different language that ONE nationality could hear in their own language ?

    IOW – Did the different tongues’ (language) translation occur in each listener’s ear, OR, in the mouths of many speakers?

    Act_2:3-4
    Acts 2:3-4 KJV
    (3)  And there appeared unto them cloven G1266 tongues G1100 like as G5616 of fire G4442 , and it sat upon each of them.
    (4)  And they were all G537 filled G4130 with the Holy Ghost, and began to SPEAK G2980 with other G2087 tongues G1100 , as the Spirit gave them utterance G669 .

    Act_2:6-8
    Acts 2:6-8 KJV
    (6)  Now when this was noised abroad G1096 G5456 , the multitude came together, and were confounded G4797 , because that every man HEARD G191 them speak in his own language.
    (7)  And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which SPEAK G2980 Galilaeans?
    (8)  And how HEAR G191 we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

    DISCUSSION:
    QUESTION:
    How many Apostle were there?
    DISCUSSION:
    12

    Some believe that “heard them speak” indicates that no matter what language the speakers spoke, the listeners heard the words in their own language.
    But the Scriptures do NOT indicate that they (the crowd) were the ones given the gift of translation.
    That gift was evidently given to the 120 (Act_1:15; Act_2:4).
    I guess they crowded around the one speaking in their tongues and the Holy Spirit empowered them to be of one accord as stated in the first verse.
    Many students bring up the issue but they read “They Heard” and just accepted it and went on.

    Studying the word meanings:
    Acts 2:6 KJV+
    (6)  ….. every manG1538 G1520 heardG191 themG846 speakG2980 in his ownG2398 language.G1258

    Acts 2:8 KJV+
    (8)  And howG4459 hearG191 weG2249 every manG1538 in ourG2257 ownG2398 tongue,G1258 ……..

    None of these Scriptures indicate the listeners being gifted by Holy Spirit – on the contrary, only the speakers are given any gift by Holy Spirit (Act_2:4)

    Some ministers, studying Act_2:1-4, choose to not even talk about the Tongues.

    But it seems clear that if we follow what the Scriptures teach us without leaning on our own understanding, the meaning is clear.

    Which leads us to…… the 120.

    All of our Fellowship recollects being taught by the Witnesses, who teach along with many others, that the 120 in Act_1:15 received what they refer to as the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit!” (Act_2:2-4) (https://www.jw.org/en/library/books/bearing-thorough-witness/jerusalem/filled-with-holy-spirit/)

    The context of Acts, chapters 1-6, seems to make it clear that the 120 did NOT receive this “Baptism of the Holy Spirit.”

    As Joel prophesied, the ‘last days’ would see the ‘pouring out of the Spirit of God’. (Joe_2:28-29)

    Peter, one of the twelve who did receive this ‘pouring out’ in Acts 2, confirmed that YHVH had kept His word, the last days had arrived and the Spirit was thereby being given. (Act_2:16)

    The resurrected Yeshua told the apostles:
    Act_1:1-5
    Acts 1:1-5 KJV
    (1)  The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
    (2)  Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
    (3)  To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
    (4)  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
    (5)  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

    We find these promises, which were made only to the apostles:
    Joh_14:26
    John 14:26 KJV
    (26)  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    Also,

    Joh_16:13
    John 16:13 KJV
    (13)  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

    Also,

    Luk_24:49
    Luke 24:49 KJV
    (49)  And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

    Also,

    Act_1:4-5
    Acts 1:4-5 KJV
    (4)  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
    (5)  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

    The Scriptures seem clear that these promises were made only to the Apostles.
    It would seem to be an error both textually and contextually, to assign these promises to ALL disciples.
    Read carefully, only the Apostles were addressed. And the Scriptures seem to make it apparent that it was only the Apostles who received the fulfilment of the promise.

    Let’s set the stage.

    True to their Lord’s command, the Apostles and many disciples were waiting in Jerusalem.
    Act_1:15
    Acts 1:15 KJV
    (15)  And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

    Just prior to the time when the Holy Spirit was given, a number of brethren gathered to witness the selection of Matthias to replace Judas.
    Act_1:25-26.
    Acts 1:25-26 KJV
    (25)  That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
    (26)  And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

    Superficially, one could link the 120 disciples, Act_1:15 or the crowd, multitudes or number, to Act_2:6, at the place where the Holy Spirit was given.

    Please note that Act_1:26 states that Matthias was numbered, ‘with the eleven apostles.’
    Then Act_2:1 begins the statement, ‘And when the day of Pentecost was now come, THEY were all together in one place.’

    Is it not the ‘apostles’ (Act_1:26) who are the antecedents of, and referred to by the pronoun “they” in Act_1:26?

    Further, it’s easy to identify who received the Holy Spirit, because the ones who received the Spirit spoke in tongues – but Act_2:7 informed us that those who spoke in tongues were all Galileans, an obvious reference to the apostles.
    Act_2:7
    Acts 2:7 KJV
    (7)  And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

    Notice also that those who received the Holy Spirit spoke in different languages, Act_2:4 but also notice that all those who spoke a different language were Galileans, Act_2:7.

    In other words all those who spoke in different languages were from Galilee, remember how the angel addressed the apostles in Act_1:11, ‘Men of Galilee.’
    Act_1:11
    Acts 1:11 KJV
    (11)  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

    Again, Act_2:14 clearly stated that, “Peter, standing up with the eleven” – NOTE he didn’t stand up with the 120 and began to speak, it was “Peter, standing up with the eleven” and the crowd recognized that only the apostles were speaking, Act_2:11, ‘as the Spirit gave THEM utterance’, Act_2:4.

    But the multitude (crowd, number), Act_2:6, didn’t come together until AFTER the Spirit was given, so they couldn’t have been recipients any more than the 120 were, Act_1:15.

    ‘THEY [NIV – many other translations use THESE] all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)’.
    Act_1:14-15

    It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that because the NIV Act_1:14-15 uses the word, “they”, and then read “they” in Act_2:1 and Act_2:4 to then come to the conclusion that the word “they” of Act_2:1 and Act_2:4 is the same “they’” of Act_1:14-15.

    In other words, to believe it’s still the same group of people being mentioned in both chapters.

    A closer examination reveals that was a different meeting place and a different same day as the meeting we read of in Act_1:14-15. More on this further down.

    In Act_1:2 the word “apostles” is used and the “them” in Act_1:3 refers to the apostles.
    So, also, is the pronoun “you” found in Act_1:4. It’s said to the apostles, Act_1:5 :
    Acts 1:5 KJV
    (5)  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

    This promise is made to the apostles, and it must be remembered that it’s a promise and not a command, Act_1:4.

    Act_1:3
    Acts 1:3 KJV
    (3)  To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

    There were fifty days from the Feast of the Unleavened Bread to the Day of Pentecost.
    Lev_23:15-16.
    Leviticus 23:15-16 KJV
    (15)  And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
    (16)  Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.

    Yeshua spent forty days, Act_1:3, with the disciples – this means that there were ten days after He ascended to heaven, Act_1:9-11, until the day of Pentecost, for the text says He ascended on the fortieth day, Act_1:3.

    It was during this time, the ten days, that the apostles returned to Jerusalem and selected one in the place of Judas, Act_1:12-23.

    At this meeting one is selected in the place of Judas, Act_1:26
    , there were 120 people present at that meeting, and witnessed the selection of one in the place of Judas.

    But after this is done there is still time left, during the ten days, till the day of Pentecost.

    This may be the reason for Act_2:1 being worded as it is.
    Acts 2:1 KJV
    (1)  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

    ‘And when the day of Pentecost was fully come,’ shows there was a period of time before the day of Pentecost.

    Now we have another meeting and this meeting is for the purpose of the Holy Spirit being given.

    In this meeting we have the words, ‘they,’ Act_2:1-2, Act_2:4, and ‘them,’ Act_2:3-4, used.

    When a pronoun is used, we must take a look at the preceding noun (aka, the pronoun’s antecedent).

    It’s important to remember that in the original text of the Bible, there were no chapter or verse divisions. This sometimes proved difficult when believers wanted to cite particular passages, so chapter headings and verses were added for ease of reference and communication.

    In the fifth century, the theologian and biblical translator Jerome divided the Bible into shorter passages called pericopes, a predecessor to chapters.

    The chapter divisions we use today are usually credited to Stephen Langton, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1207-1228. His chapter divisions were used in the Wycliffe English Bible of 1382 and have been used in nearly all versions since.

    Verse divisions, or predecessors thereof, go back the longest for the Old Testament, thanks to Jewish scholars. The Ben Asher family divided the Old Testament into verses around AD 900, though other divisions came after that.

    Verse divisions for the New Testament took a bit longer. The verse divisions we use today originated with Robert Estienne (or Stephanus), who included them in the printing of his Greek New Testament in 1551.

    The first full Bible to be published with verse and chapter divisions was Estienne’s edition of the Latin Vulgate in 1555. He seems to have used the Old Testament verse divisions created by a Jewish rabbi named Nathan in 1448.

    The first English version to have full chapter and verse divisions for the entire Bible was the Geneva Bible of 1560. These divisions have been used in almost all versions since.

    With all that in mind, notice that the preceding noun is found just one verse earlier in Act_1:26 and it is – ‘apostles.’

    So, the ‘they,’ and the ‘them,’ has reference to the apostles which is named in Act_1:26 and the pronouns follow in Act_2:1-4 with the words, ‘they,’ and ‘them.’

    In addition to this information one is compelled to note that a statement is made in Act_2:4,
    Acts 2:4 KJV
    (4)  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

    The ones that were filled with the Holy Spirit were the ones who ‘SPOKE in other tongues.’
    Also notice that in Act_2:14 :
    Acts 2:14 KJV
    (14)  But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them…..

    The ones that “SPOKE” and “SAID”, were the ones who were filled with Holy Spirit, Act_2:4 and the ones that ‘SAID’ were the ‘eleven,’ (Peter would make twelve): So it was the twelve that ‘spoke’ in tongues and it was the twelve that ‘spoke’ after the Holy Spirit was given; it seems cleart that it was the twelve that received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

    It’s interesting to note that what was taught was called ‘the apostles teaching.’ The teaching came from the ‘apostles,’ because they were the ones who received the Holy Spirit, Act_1:26 and were the ones who were speaking, Act_2:4 and the ones who were speaking was Peter with the eleven, Act_2:14. Because of the word being delivered through the apostles, what they taught is called, ‘the apostles doctrine,’ Act_2:42.

    The apostles are referred to as the ‘Galileans,’ Act_2:7.
    So, the Galileans spoke to the men of ‘Judea,’ Act_2:14 and the apostles spoke to the men ‘Israel,’ Act_2:22 ; Act_2:36.

    One will observe that it’s the apostles who take the lead at the beginning of the Gospel of Christ being preached. It is ‘Peter standing up with the eleven,’ Act_2:14.

    When the people on the day of Pentecost heard the words of the men speaking, this is what they said,
    Act_2:37
    Acts 2:37 KJV
    (37)  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

    Please observe that the text says they said this to the apostles!

    If there were ‘120 people’ who received it, where is the statement that expresses their receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

    The apostles continued to take the lead form the church’s beginning.

    They performed miracles, Acts chapter 3.

    It is stated that
    Act_5:12.
    Acts 5:12 KJV
    (12)  And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.
    NOTE:
    In Solomon’s “porch” (KJV) or “Colonnade” (NIV)
    Act_3:11 ; Joh_10:23.
    According to The IVP Bible Background Commentary:
    “The outer part of the temple had porches on all four sides; the Royal Porch, on the south, had four rows of pillars. Solomon’s Porch was on the east side of the temple, with two rows of pillars (as on the west and north sides). The south portico was called Solomon’s because people thought that it contained remains of Solomon’s temple.
    Greek public buildings often included such porches, and they had long been a popular place for public lectures and discussions. It was cool in Jerusalem in winter, so people would be especially inclined to walk under the colonnades.”
    — The IVP (InterVarsity Press) Bible Background Commentary
    “In verse-by-verse format, the IVP Bible Background Commentaries provide the crucial historical, social and cultural background you need for responsible—and rich—Bible study. They each include a glossary of cultural terms and important historical figures, maps and charts, up-to-date bibliographies, and introductory essays about cultural background information for each book of the Old and New Testaments.”

    Those that were being persecuted were the ‘apostles,’ Act_5:40.
    Acts 5:40 KJV
    (40)  And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

    When there was a need to select certain ones to take care of the widows who were being neglected, it is the “twelve” who called the multitude together
    Act_6:2.
    Acts 6:2 KJV
    (2)  Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

    So, all of the emphasis is placed on the ‘twelve’ until you have a man designated as Stephen beginning to preach the Gospel
    Act_6:8.
    Acts 6:8 KJV
    (8)  And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

    Back to the ‘apostle’s doctrine,’ noted in Act_2:42.
    The 120 people are not included because they did not receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, given in Act_2:1-4.

    Those who claim the 120 receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but this cannot be proved from the Greek Scriptures!

    Only the apostles were baptized with the baptism of the Holy Spirit in Act_2:1-4 and that is what the Greek Scriptures affirms.

    So what about the differences twixt water baptism and Holy Spirit baptism?

    1. Water baptism is for ‘all Nations’ and is required of every creature who is subject to the Gospel. Mat_28:19-20; Mar_16:15-16; Gal_3:26-29.

    1. Holy Spirit baptism was poured out once upon the apostles. Yeshua promised the apostles that the Spirit of Truth which the world cannot receive, Joh_14:17; Luk_24:45
    (See 1Co_13:8-13 thru 1Co_14:1-40).
    FOOD FOR THOUGHT – Why, in 1Co_13:13, is “love” G26 (“charity” – KJV) greater than faith and hope?

    2. Water baptism is a command of YHVH. Mat_28:19 ; Act_2:38 ; Act_10:48 ; Act_22:16.

    2. Holy Spirit baptism was a promise of YHVH fulfilled in Act_2:4 and since coming into the world He is now available to indwell His people, Act_2:38 ; Tit_3:6. The Power was given to apostles, as the Spirit willed. Mar_9:1 / Mar_16:17 ; 1Co_12:11.

    3. Water baptism is an act of obedience and an act of man. Act_2:38 ; Act_10:48 ; Act_22:16 and is ‘for the forgiveness of sins’.

    3. Holy Spirit baptism was an act of YHVH, not an act of man. Act_1:5 ; Act_2:4, and was not for salvation, but given to confirm the word. Heb_2:4.

    4. Water baptism is administered by men or by those doing the teaching. 1Co_1:14.

    4. Holy Spirit baptism was to be given by Yeshua. Mat_3:11 ; Joh_1:33 ; Act_2:4.

    5. Water baptism is a condition of salvation. Mar_16:15-16 ; 1Pe_3:21 ; Heb_9:14.

    5. Holy Spirit baptism was not related to salvation.

    6. Water baptism is ‘IN the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit’. Mat_28:19 ; Act_2:38 ; Act_8:14-16 ; Act_22:16 ; 1Co_6:11.

    6. Holy Spirit baptism had no formula because it wasn’t performed by man. Mat_3:11.

    7. Water baptism demonstrates the believer’s faith. Gal_3:26-27 ; Mar_16:15-16 ; Col_2:12.

    7. Holy Spirit baptism was not a human act and did not require faith. Mat_3:11 ; Joh_1:33.

    8. Water baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Col_2:12 ; Rom_6:1-6.

    8. Holy Spirit baptism had no such symbolism. It was the indication of the bestowal of ‘authority’ and the ‘power’ which accompanies authority. Act_1:5 ; Act_2:4 ; Act_2:17 ; Act_2:38.

    9. Water baptism is a baptism of repentance that is, it belongs to and grows out of repentance. Mar_1:4 ; Luk_13:3 ; Act_19:4 ; Act_2:38.

    9. Holy Spirit baptism came before the first Gospel sermon of Peter. Mar_1:4 ; Luk_7:29-30 ; Act_1:5 ; Act_2:4.

    10. Water baptism is a condition of cleansing from sin. Act_22:16 ; Eph_5:25-27 ; Joh_8:31-32.

    10. Holy Spirit baptism, came along after the apostles were clean by the word. Joh_15:3, not for cleansing but to confirm. Heb_2:4.

    11. Water baptism puts one into Christ. Rom_6:1-4 ; Gal_3:26-27.

    11. Holy Spirit baptism was poured out after the apostles were already in Christ and had been urged to ‘abide’ in Him. Joh_15:1-6 ; Act_2:1-4.

    12. Water baptism was in order to receive the gift of the Spirit. Act_2:38 ; Act_5:32.

    12. Holy Spirit baptism was the one-time act of the coming of the Spirit into the world 1Jn_2:2 ; 1Ti_2:6 ; Heb_2:9.
    Just as Yeshua’s blood was shed as a one-time act but has on going benefit for all.
    Power was to cease when the message was confirmed. 1Co_13:1-9.

    13. Water baptism must continue even to the end of the age. Mat_28:19-20.

    13. Holy Spirit baptism was a one-time event. No two baptisms known after the Ephesian letter written. Eph_4:5.

    In conclusion, when time is invested in studying the relevant Scriptures carefully, one discovers that Yeshua promised the apostles that, ‘THEY’ would receive power from on high, when the Holy Spirit comes upon ‘THEM’. Joh_14:26 ; Joh_16:13 ; Luk_24:49 ; Act_1:4-5.

    When one studies the contrast between Holy Spirit baptism and water baptism, it seems clear that the promise, was a promise for the apostles only which means the 120 didn’t receive the Holy Spirit simply because, like Christians today, they had never been given such a promise by Yeshua.

    To sum up, there’s huge difference between a promise and a command and today, sinners receive the Holy Spirit when they are obedient to the Gospel, at their baptism, Act_2:38 ; Act_5:32.

    NEXT
    10/21/2021

    Continue studying Scriptures about Salvation, beginning with Romans 3:9-31.

    Afterwards, begin studying Revelation Chapters 6-8.

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