1 Corinthians 1

First Corinthians chapter 1. Singing and Division in Corinth.  Chapter 1 explains why.  This is my working document and I will change it from time to time. In most of his writings he begins by repudiating any religion which is built upon or performed by the works of human hands or is worshipped in housed built by human hands.  Furthermore, he indicts most religionism by--as in all of the salutations--affirming that there is:
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
        that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified,
        both Lord and Christ.
New: The Jews Seek a Sign
Defining the nature or pagan or Jewish worship which under the monarchy were not different.
Then, he defines the role of the ekklesia or synagogue as a school of the Bible.
       We must come to Jesus outside of the massed multitudes where He will
             give us rest (Heb Sabbath, Gr. Pauo) specificially from religious ceremonial
             Only then can we accept the gospel core to "come learn of me.
First Corinthians Chapter One will be in blue text.  Isaiah 33 and Zechariah 14 will be in dark brown to show how Paul comments on Isaiah. Itallics text will be readings from the classics with links for further research.

Paul will show how Zechariah 14 prophesied the demise of the religious operatives when Jesus comes to give us REST. You will notice that the Kingdom of Church of Christ gives us REST including rest from the taker of the shekels and the podiums accourding to Isaiah 33.

Psa. 94:10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct?
        he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
Psa. 94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
Vānus , a, um, adj. etym. dub.; cf. vaco,
I. that contains nothing, empty, void. vacant.
II. Trop., empty as to purport or result, idle, null, groundless, unmeaning, fruitless, vain
Oratio non suis vana laudibus, non crimine alieno laeta,id. 4, 41, 1.— ” weak, wavering
3. Vanum est, with subject-clause: “vanum arbitror esse circa canis ortum angues candidos membranam eam exuere,Plin. 30, 3, 8, § 25.—
Cano a. In gen., to sing, to cause to resound, to celebrate in song, to sing of, Lucr. 5, 328: “laudes mortui, Examples for the signif. to practice magic, to charm,

Plin. Nat. 30.25 There is another marvellous fact also mentioned, with reference to the cuckoo: if, upon the spot where a person hears this bird for the first time, he traces round the space occupied by his right foot and then digs up the earth, it will effectually prevent fleas from breeding, wherever it is thrown.
Turba vana sanctitudinis, festaque confusā resonabat regia turbā,id. ib. 12, 214

All vain pagans believed that their days were holy and sanctified by feasting and entertaining with all of the performing arts.
Sanctĭtūdo , ĭnis, f. sanctus. I. Mostly ante-class. for sanctitas, sacredness, sanctity: Jovis, Att. ap. Non. 173, 33: “Apollinis,Turp. ib. 174, 5: “nominis matronae sanctitudinem,Afran. ib. 174, 9: fani, Quadrig. ap. Gell. 17, 2, 19 sq.: sepulturae

Festus , a, um, adj. Sanscr. bhas, shine; lengthened from bha-; Gr. pha-, phainō, v. for; cf. feriae (fes-iae), orig.,
I. of or belonging to the holidays (in opp. to the working-days), solemn, festive, festal, joyful, merry.
I. Lit.
2. Transf., of everything relating to holidays: “chori,Ov. Tr. 5, 12, 8: “clamores,Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 24:  “theatra,Ov. M. 3, 111: “Lares,Mart. 3, 58, 23: “licentiae,of the holidays, Quint. 6, 3, 17:

As God turned Israel over to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai, the Bible and recorded history understand that the sun God was worshipped with the sacrificial system which God did not command.
Ăpollo , ĭnis (earlier Ăpello Abaddon, Apollyon
Apollŏnis
is found in Plaut. Men. 5, 2, 119; Neue, Formenl. I. p. 165), m., = Apollōn, Apollo, son of Jupiter and Latona, twinbrother of Diana, and god of the sun. On account of his omniscience, god of divination; on account of his lightnings (belē), god of archery (hence represented with quiver and dart), and of the pestilence caused by heat; but, since his priests were the first physicians, also god of the healing art; and since he communicated oracles in verse, god of poetry and music, presiding over the Muses, etc.; cf. Hor. C. S. 61 sq. In more ancient times, represented as a protecting deity, by a conical pillar in the streets and highways

 
Festus  B. Subst.: festum , i, n., a holiday, festival; a festal banquet, feast
II. Meton., public, solemn, festal, festive, joyous
2Th. 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power
        and signs and lying wonders,
2Th. 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
        because they received not the love of the truth,
        that they might be saved.
2Th. 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Teras III. in colloquial language, “teras legeis kai thaumastonPl.Hp.Ma.283c, cf. Tht.163d; “teras legeis, ei . . Id.Men.91d; 'a marvel' of a cup, Theoc.1.56: pl., of incredible statements,
Mark 13:21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Mark 13:23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.


True LOGOS is the opposite of rhetoric, poetry, music or drama. Anything beyond teaching "that which is written for our learning" (Rom 15) is the lying wonder of a false christ.
Opĕrātĭo , ōnis, f. operor,
I. a working, work, labor, operation 
II. In partic.
A. A religious performance, service, or solemnity, a bringing of offerings: operationes denicales, offerings,

1 Esdras 8.49 - and of the temple servants, whom David and the leaders had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty temple servants; the list of all their names was reported.

Rĕ-sŏno l.: aura crepitu musico, Pac. l. l. spectacula plausu,id. ib. 10, 668: “avibus virgulta canoris,Verg. G. 2, 328: “arbusta cicadis, id. E. 2, 13. the mark of the LOCUSTS
vox ima quattuor chordis,id. S. 1, 3, 8. — With ad: “qui (cornus) ad nervos resonant in cantibus,Cic. N. D. 2, 59, 149. — With dat.: “suave locus voci resonat conclusus,echoes to the voice, Hor. S. 1, 4, 76; cf.: carmina resonantia chordis Romanis, to the strings,
3. Of other things, animate or inanimate, a crowd, throng, troop, multitude, number: “turba ignotorum deorum,
Psa. 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest,
        O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
Psa. 94:13 That thou mayest give him REST from the days of adversity,
        until the pit be digged for the wicked.

8252.. shaqat, shaw-kat´; a primitive root; to repose (usually figurative):-
        appease, idleness, (at, be at, be in, give) quiet(-ness), (be at, be in, give, have, take)
        rest, settle, be still.
Rĕ-quĭes , ētis (i. e. rest, repose from labor, suffering, care, etc.; relaxation, respite, intermission, recreation Ob-lectātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I. a delighting, delight (a favorite word of Cic.): “indagatio ipsa habet oblectationem,Cic. Ac. 2, 41, 127: “animi,id. de Or. 1, 26, 118: “curarum,id. Off. 2, 6: “vitae,id. Fin. 5, 19, 53: “requies plena oblectationis fuit,id. Lael. 27, 103.

"Playing on musical instruments is prohibited on Sabbaths and holy days, and even to engage a non-Jew to play for Jews on Sabbath is considered a 'shebut' or disturbance of the Sabbath rest." Second, "music, except at marriage ceremonies, is generally prohibited, in token of mourning for the destruction of Jerusalem." (Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. IX, p. 432, quoted by Kurfees, Instrumental Music).

"It is still banned by rigid adherents to old ways; but in ordinary conservative congregations it is unhesitatingly employed at weddings and other services on week days" (Isadore Singer, Jewish Encyclopedia, p. 134).

The Puritan character of the rabbinical Sabbath is shown in the aversion, deducible from some laws, to loud noises (instance Simeon ben Yona's reproof of his mother for loud talking), clapping of hands, striking with a hammer, trumpet-calls, and music ( While to some of the more ascetic rabbis any loud demonstration of joy undoubtedly approached irreverence and impiety, it may be noted that the minor reasons adduced in regard to music (lest musicians might be tempted to make or repair instruments, or the estimate of music as "labor," not "art")

Psalms 76:9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
Psalms 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee:
        the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

Isa30LXX.html For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel;
        In returning and rest shall ye be saved;
        in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:
        and ye would not.
Isaiah 30:16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

And his breath [SPIRIT], as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX

For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX

Isaiah 57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also,
        and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off,
        and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
Isaiah 57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea,
        when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
You will see the connection between the REST Jeus Christ bought us by His death which word--PAUO--includes rest from the arousal music of rituals as well as the unlawful taking of shekels.
Is. 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel;
        In returning and rest shall ye be saved;
        in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast?
        and must ye go with a
pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord,
        to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm,
        to make a
display with wrath and anger and devouring flame:
        he shall
lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome,
        even
by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX

For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX 

Paul defines the DIVERSITY and the SOLUTION to the problems in Rome and in Corinth. The pagan background involved arousal singing and music. This was believed to enchant God and showed earthly wisdom. However, in Romans 15 and 1 Corinthians 1 Paul defines the SYNAGOGUE or ekklesia or the school of the Bible. They were to dialog the Words of Christ and not dispute their own diversity.

People who insist that Paul's limitations on the pastor-teachers or presiders is based on cluture or ignorance.  However, Paul claims that he was promised by Jesus now The Holy Spirit of Mind that he would be guided into all truth. If Paul does not speak for Christ then mercinaries have no claim on the widow's purse.

1 Corinthians 1:1 PAUL, called to be an
        apostle of Jesus Christ
        through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,


The Church is the body of Christ: we Confess Him when we identify the owner.. The Church of God is the Church of Christ Who has been given all authority.


1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth,
          to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus,
          called to be saints,
          with all that in every place
          call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
          both theirs and ours:


God calls or invites us to REST through the Gospel. When believers were baptized at Pentecost God gave them A holy spirit or A good conscience. Only then does He add us to the Church as His body symbolized by the Holy Place. A priest had to accept the sacrifice and be washed before he could enter into the type of the church.

God never just CALLS or ELECTS or INVITES us with a "period" or to be uniquely saved: He calls us to be holy or TO be separated FROM this world.  The church is called OUT of the wicked generation.
Hagiazo (g37) hag-ee-ad'-zo; from 40; to make holy, i.e. (cer.) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate: - hallow, be holy, sanctify.
When believers are baptized they REQUEST that God give them A holy spirit or A good conscience. God washes our spirits when our bodies are washed.

Ac.2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

A holy spirit is a blameless or consecrated or sanctified spirit able to come boldly before the throne of Grace.

Hagios (g40) hag'-ee-os; from hagos , (an awful thing) [comp. 53, 2282]; sacred (phys. pure, mor. blameless or religious, cer. consecrated): - (most) holy (one, thing), saint

Those who are saved are added to the church:

Acts 2:47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

To call upon God is to worship God:

Epikaleomai (g1941) ep-ee-kal-eh'-om-ahee; mid. from 1909 and 2564; to entitle; by impl. to invoke (for aid, worship, testimony, decision, etc.): - appeal (unto), call (on, upon), surname.
1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace be unto you, and peace,
          from God our Father, and
          from the Lord Jesus Christ.


Paul will say that the Grace of God has appeared, TEACHING us to deny or be freed FROM the crooked generation.  Zechariah which will fit later prophesied that grace must flow through us to others: this will prevent the cult of personalities based on who baptized them.
Zech 14:8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Jn.7:38
Jesus founded His kingdom and all baptized believers were added to it as the church. Jesus is now reigning on ONE throne as both King and Priest as Zechariah prophesied and Stephen saw:

Zech 14:9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth:i
        in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

We are not kings and our lives are very temporaty: therefore, the grace of God operates "while it is day".

But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christs at his coming. 1 Cor 15:23

Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God,
        even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule,
        and all authority and power. 1 Cor 15:24


For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 1Co.15:25

Zech 14:20 Continued Below

Zech 14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the Lords house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

Because ALL of the vessels in God's house have been sanctified, there is no superior class to whom we can look to CERTIFY our baptism.

The Jews didn't get it the first time because the enemy was THEMSELVES. Jesus confirmed that the clergy were children of Abraham but denied that they were true Israelites. They were, in fact, Canaanites or Kenites the eternal, commercial enemy of God. Maybe something has ALREADY happened and the TRAFFICKERS just cannot see it.

Zech 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein:
        and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.

Kennaniy (h3669) ken-ah-an-ee'; patrial from 3667; a Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan; by impl. a pedlar (the Canaanites standing for their neighbors the Ishmaelites, who conducted mercantile caravans): - Canaanite, merchant, trafficker.

H3667 kena‛an ken-ah'-an From H3665 ; humiliated; Kenaan, a son of Ham; also the country inhabited by him:--Canaan, merchant, traffick.

H3665  kâna kaw-nah' A primitive root; properly to bend the knee; hence to humiliate, vanquish:bring down (low), into subjection, under, humble (self), subdue.

H3633 kalkôl kal-kole' From H3557 ; sustenance; Calcol, an Israelite:--Calcol, Chalcol.

Remember that the temple was a Gentile-like temple because God had abandoned the nation to "worship the starry host" because of the musical idolatry on the Sabbath day of rest at Mount Sinai.  Stephen said that God had granted David a TABERNACLE but Solomon built Him a HOUSE He could not use.

Therefore, all of the religionists tended to carry over the pagan religion thinking of Baalism in Babylon or Canaan and certain people were made holy.  Jesus died to save us FROM this crooked generation. There was no excuse for letting this creep into the church.

Zecharian 14.[21] et erit omnis lebes in Hierusalem et in Iuda sanctificatus Domino exercituum et venient omnes immolantes et sument ex eis et coquent in eis et non erit mercator ultra in domo Domini exercituum in die illo

Kennaniy (h3669) ken-ah-an-ee'; patrial from 3667; a Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan; by impl. a pedlar (the Canaanites standing for their neighbors the Ishmaelites, who conducted mercantile caravans): - Canaanite, merchant, trafficker.

Mercātor , ōris, m. id.,
I. a trader, merchant, esp. a wholesale dealer (opp. to caupo, a retailer; class.).
I.  Lit.: “venalicii mercatoresque,Cic. Or. 70, 232: “multi ad eos mercatores ventitant,Caes. B. G. 4, 3. —
II.Transf.
A. A dealer, speculator: “non consules, sed mercatores provinciarum,Cic. post Red. in Sen. 4, 10.—
        Rarely of a petty dealer
: “vilis sacci mercator olentis,Juv. 14, 269.—
B.A buyer, purchaser: “signorum,Cic. Verr. 1, 20, 60: “veneni,Juv. 13, 154.
Cic. Ver. 2.1.60 Here I do not expect that he will deny that he has many statues, and countless paintings. But, as I fancy, he is accustomed at times to say that he purchased these things which he seized and stole; since indeed he was sent at the public expense, and with the title of ambassador, into Achaia, Asia, and Pamphylia as a purchaser of statues and paintings.
Ventĭto , āre,
I. v. freq. n. [id.], to come often, be wont to come, keep coming, resort (class.): “multum ad eos (Ubios) mercatores ventitant,Caes. B. G. 4, 3: “cum ipse ad Scaevolam ventitarem,Cic. Leg. 1, 4, 13: “ad aliquem,id. Rep. 1, 9, 14; Caes. B. G. 5, 27: “in castra,id. ib. 4, 32: “domum,Cic. Fam. 11, 27, 6: “cum ventitabas, quo puella ducebat,Cat. 8, 4: “ad potum (elephanti),Sol. 52 med.
"From (the Ugaritic text) come references to a class of Temple personnel designated by the term serim, who exercised functions similar to those of the Hebrew singers during the monarchy and later times. Some of the servants of David who were designated in 1 Kings 4:31 by (a) term meaning 'aboriginal' or 'native sons,' and who possessed Canaanite names such as Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, were engaged in various forms of musical activity. As such they were described by the phrase 'sons of Mahol,' a Hebrew term closely related to (the Greek), used of a semi-circular area in which the Greek chorus danced, and meaning 'members of the orchestral guild.' A further reflection of this musical interest became apparent when Megiddo was excavated and the treasure room of the royal palace was uncovered. From this area was recovered a plaque inlaid with ivory, depicting a royal personage seated on a throne. He was drinking from a small bowl, and was being entertained by a court musician who stood before him plucking the strings of a lyre." (Harrison, R. K., Introduction to the Old Testament, Eerdmans, p. 335, see p. 411).
1 Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God alway on your behalf, for the grace of God
        which is given you by Jesus Christ;

Grace means the POWER of God: Jesus said My Words are Spirit and Life (John 6:63). The ekklesia or school of the Bible is the place of a continuing outpouring of God's favor:
 
Titus 2:10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may
        adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that,
        denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,

        we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us,
        that he might redeem us from all iniquity, [the cross]
        and purify [baptism gives A holy spirit]
        unto himself a peculiar people,
        zealous of good works.
Rom. 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Rom. 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Rom. 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey,
        his servants ye are to whom ye obey;
        whether of sin unto death,
        or of obedience unto righteousness?
Rom. 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin,
        but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Rom. 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness
Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you
          through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 2 Pet 1:2
Paul often has to warn of the MANY who saw the young church as a means of financial gain or occupation. God froze them out by Jesus saying that "doctors of the Law take away the key to knowledge."  The Scriptures are guared against private interpretation which means "further expounding" and Paul defined the ekklesia as a teaching ONE ANOTHER and told the Romans that they were competent to teach and admonish one another.  That is not difficult if you understand the church as simply "giving attendance to the public reading of the word, to exhortation and doctrine."  In the synagogue school boys could perform that task with an elder "overseer" making sure that he did not leave out or add any words.

Now, see what Paul is building on.

PAUL WILL BUILD ON ISAIAH 33 AND OTHER PASSAGES:
WOE to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. Isa 33:1

O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. Isa 33:2

At the noise [singing, shouting] of the tumult [multitude] the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered. Isa 33:3

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts [from cutting] shall he run upon them.  Isa 33:4

And Amos warns:

Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein?
and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned,
as by the flood of Egypt. Amos 8:8

And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God,
        that I will cause the sun to go down at noon,
        and I will darken the earth in the clear day:Amos 8:9
And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day,
        saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place;
        they shall cast them forth with silence. Amos 8:3

Yalal (h323) yaw-lal'; a prim. root; to howl (with a wailing tone) or yell (with a boisterous one): - (make to) howl, be howling.

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

Amos 8:13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.

Amos 8:14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

Isaiah 9:3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Isaiah 9:4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

Isaiah 9:5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
Raash (h7494) rah'-ash; from 7493; vibration, bounding, uproar: - commotion, confused noise, earthquake, fierceness, quaking, rattling, rushing, shaking.

Raash (h7493) raw-ash; a prim. root; to undulate (as the earth, the sky, etc.; also a field of grain), partic. through fear; spec. to spring (as a locust): - make afraid, (re-) move, quake, (make to) shake, (make to) tremble.
Jl.2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Am.4:11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.

See Isaiah 30 in the LXX

Paul warned of the CORRUPTERS of the Word.  Like the Pharisee, those who "sold the Word at retail" felt compelled to change the Word of God to give them the credit worthy of stealing from the widows whom they were SUPPOSED to protect.

Corrupting the Words of God: 2 Cor 2:17 For we are not as MANY, which CORRUPT the word OF God: but as of sincerity, but as OF Christ. God speak we God, in the sight

"One corrupts the Word of God simply by selling it: how can you not diminish the meaning of "Jesus paid it all" of "the free water of the Word" or "preached the gospel to you without charge" and make the written word of the Living Word subservient to those labeled rhetoricians or sophists meaning "hypocrites" or those using the performing arts?

Kapeleuo (g2585) kap-ale-yoo'- (a huckster); to retail, i.e. (by impl.) to adulterate (fig.): - corrupt kapêl-euô , A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade... kapêleu' drive a trade, chaffer with your vegetable food Hdt.1.155

2. metaphor mathêmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about, 2 Ep.Cor.2.17; so eoiken ou kapêleusein machên will not peddle in war,  têi Chariti [perverted GRACES], traffic in grants of citizenship, of prostitutes,  ton bion playing tricks with life,
The word ADULTERY and KLEPTO are associated with this verse. The concept of arousal singing to produce the outlawed PLEASURING is also connected with KLEPTOMANIA by the "heretics" who LIFT YOU UP to carry you away for THEIR OWN PLEASURES.
Hdt.1.155 Heredotus: Cyrus told how to take the FIGHT out of the enemy: [4] But pardon the Lydians, and give them this command so that they not revolt or pose a danger to you: send and     forbid them to possess weapons of war,
    and order them to wear tunics under their cloaks
    and knee-boots on their feet, and to teach their sons
    lyre-playing [kitharizein]
    and song [psallein]
    and dance and shop-keeping [huckstering].
        And quickly, O king,you shall see them become women instead of men,
        so that you need not fear them, that they might revolt."
PAUL'S PARALLEL WARNING IN EPHESIANS

God set the church in order by giving supernatural gifts to chosen men. These were to build a foundation which would withstand those NAVIGATING the Winds of change trying secularize the spiritual school of the bible.  The purpose was:
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children,
        tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
        by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Panourgia (g3834) pan-oorg-ee'-ah; from 3835; adroitness, i.e. (in a bad sense) trickery or sophistry: - (cunning) craftiness, subtilty.

2Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty (panouria), so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Exa^pa^taō , Ep. iter. A. exapataskonAr.Pax1070 (hexam.):—Pass., fut. “-apatēthēsomaiPl.Grg.499c; but -apatēsomai in pass. sense, X. An.7.3.3:—deceive or beguile, deceive thoroughly,eitina pou . . eti elpetai exapatēseinIl.9.371, cf. Od.9.414, Pi.O.1.29, Hdt.1.153, Ar. V.901, etc.; “e. tina phrenasId.Pax1099 (hexam.); “e. kai phenakizeinD.21.204; seduce a woman, Hdt.2.114: c. dupl. acc., e. tina ti in a thing, X.Cyr.3.1.19; also “e. epi tois idiois sumbolaioisIsoc.10.7; peri sauton poieisthai . . eph' hois exapatas eleon surround yourself with compassion for your swindling tricks, D.21.196; e. tina hōs . . cheat him into believing that . ., X.An.5.7.6, cf. Pl.Cra.413d; e. noson beguile or assuage it, Luc.Nigr.7:—Pass., “hōs exapatētheisHdt.9.94; “enomizon exēpatēsthaiTh.5.42; “ēdei hupo tēs mētruias exapatōmenēAntipho1.19; “to deipnon exapatōmenosAr.V.60; “e. apatēnPlot.2.9.6:—Med. like Act., f.l. in Pl.Cra.439c.

Dem. 21 204 That is how he insults you, seizing the chance to void the rancor and venom that he secretes in his heart against the masses, as he moves about among you. Now is the chance for you, men of Athens, now when he comes with his humbug and chicanery, with his lamentations, tears and prayers, to throw this answer in his teeth. “Yes, and that is the sort of man you are, Meidias. You are a bully; you cannot keep your hands to yourself. Then can you wonder if your evil deeds bring you to an evil end? Do you think that we shall submit to you and you shall go on beating us? That we shall acquit you and you shall never desist?”

Phena_k-izō
, A. play the phenax, cheat, lie, Theopomp.Com.8, Ar.Pl.271; of the deceptive appearance of certain unripe figs, S.Fr.731; with neut. Adj., “taut' ar' ephenakizes suAr.Ach.90, cf. D.19.66, Hyp. Ath.2: abs., “ph. atērōsPhld.Mus.p.104K.
2. trans., cheat, trick, tina Ar.Pax 1087 (hex.), D.2.7, Men.Sam.100; hōn pephenakike tēn polin (by attraction for ha) D.19.72:—Pass., to be cheated, Id.6.29; “hoi' ephenakizomēn hup' autouAr.Ra.921.

Poieō , something you make or compose yourself. b. represent in poetry, b. represent in poetry, put them into verse, invent,
3. of sacrifices, festivals, etc., celebrate
Pa^nourg-ēma , atos, to,
A. knavish trick, villainy, S.El.1387 (lyr.), LXX Si.1.6 (v.l.); sophistry, Gal.5.251; cf. panourgeuma.
Henry George Liddell. Robert Scot

Sophos: properly, skilled in any handicraft or art, cunning in his CRAFT, of POETS and MUSICIANS, SOOTHSAYERS, SOPHISTS, etc.

Sophis-teia, sophistry, mantikê, of Balaam, mantikê means divination, soothsayer
meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelunA.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistē Thrēki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn, panu thaumaston legeis s. Pl.R.596d;

Mantikos  
2. technê m. faculty of divination, prophecy. Having a daimonios heaven-sent, miraculous, marvellous

Erist-ikos A. eager for strife or battle 2. involving a contest (or perh. debate), pros ton dialektikon, technê sophistry, sullogismos, logos, sophism, fallacy,II. esp.fond of wrangling or arguing.

Playto, Cratylus says

"the part of appropriative, coercive, hunting art which hunts animals, land animals, tame animals, man, privately, FOR PAY, is paid in CASH, claims to GIVE education, and is a hunt after rich and promising youths, must--so our present argument concludes--be called SOPHISTRY.

Clement Stromata 1 b. 150, d. 211

Inflated with this art of theirs, the wretched Sophists, babbling away in their own jargon; toiling their whole life about the division of names and the nature of the composition and conjunction of sentences, show themselves greater chatterers than turtle-doves; scratching and tickling, not in a manly way, in my opinion, the ears of those who wish to be tickled.

"A river of silly words-not a dropping; "

just as in old shoes, when all the rest is worn and is falling to pieces, and the tongue alone remains. The Athenian Solon most excellently enlarges, and writes:-

"Look to the tongue, and to the words of the gazing man,
But you look on no work that has been done;
But each one of you walks in the steps of a fox,
And in all of you is an empty mind."
For the Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain; " [Job v. 13; 1 Corinthians  iii. 19, 20; Ps. xciv. 11.] the Scripture calling those the wise (sofou/j) who are skilled in words and arts, sophists (sofista/j) Whence the Greeks also applied the denominative appellation of wise and sophists (sofoi/, sofistai/) to those who were versed in anything Cratinus accordingly, having in the Archilochii enumerated the poets, said:
"Such a hive of sophists have ye examined."
And similarly Iophon, the comic poet, in Flute-playing Satyrs, says:-
 
"For there entered
A band of sophists, all equipped."
Of these and the like, who devote their attention to empty words, the divine Scripture most excellently says,

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." [ Isa. xxix. 14; 1 Corinthians  i. 19.]
A bit later: But that declaration, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise," declares Him to have sent forth light, by bringing forth in opposition the despised and contemned barbarian philosophy; as the lamp, when shone upon by the SUN, is said to be extinguished, on account of its not then exerting the same power. All having been therefore called, those who are willing to obey have been named [Ecclesia] "called." For there is no unrighteousness with God. Those of either race who have believed, are "a peculiar people." [Tit 2:14]

In Romans 14 Paul outlawed doubtful disputations or DIALOG about private diversities: he excluded WHATEVER it is human wisdom can improvise to AID God in His work.  Then in Romans 15 he was INCLUSIVE by defining 'that which is written' or Scripture to perform the functions of the assembly or synagogue:
  1. Edify or educate
  2. Comfort one another with the Scriptures
  3. Glorify God Who wrote the songs and sermons
  4. And thereby keep the UNITY of the body.
Then he told them to protect themselves against the door to door demagogues because they were competent to do that for themselves.

To that Jesus instituted, Paul defined and the historic church practiced the Lord's Supper also a teaching visual aid.
Not only are all believers sanctified vessels able to come into the Holy Place as a type of the body or church of Christ, they are totally equipped. They have the "table of bread" as a way to remember the death of Christ which sanctified them, they have the seven candles or "spirits of knowledge" (Isa 11) to teach one another and they have access to the incense altar to offer prayers in the Most Holy Place. Therefore, do not seek out a human "father."

1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing
          ye are enriched by him,
          in all utterance, and
          in all knowledge;

1. As Prophesied:

The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness. Isaiah 33:5
        He will be the sure foundation [security] for your times,
        a rich store of salvation
        and wisdom and knowledge;
        the fear of the LORD
    is the key to this treasure Isaiah 33:6

2. The Failure of all "doctors of the Law" who have no reason to exist other than to modify the Words of God:

Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God,
          I will send them prophets and apostles,
          and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
Luke 11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers for ye have taken away the key of knowledge:
ye entered not in yourselves,
and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Luke 11:53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
Luke 11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

Here are two examples:
Luke 7: 29And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
Luke 7:31And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
Luke 7:32They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept
John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him;
but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God

The word SPEAK in the comman assemblies which met for INSTRUCTION and by definition excludes MUSIC: that is why Paul insistedthat singing AND melody be in the PLACE of the human spirit or heart.
1.  Utterance: 

Utterence is inclusive of that which is written for our learning:

Opposite kata pathos,personal experiences.
Opposite muthos, as history to legend, Ti.26e; “poiein muthous all' ou logousPhd.61b, cf. Grg.523a         (but muthon legein,
Opposite. prooimion
Opposite. phōnē, Arist.Pol.1253a14
prose, Opposite. poiēsis, Id.R.390a;
Opposite. poiētikē
meaning, no authority, “ouden l. to sōphronōs traphēnai
Logos (g3056) log'-os; from 3004; something said (including the thought); by impl. a topic (subject of discourse),
Gnosis (g1108) gno'-sis; from 1097; knowing (the act), i.e. (by impl.) knowledge: - knowledge, science.
Ro.15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
2.  Another of the passages which does NOT speak of music is in Latin:
Eph 5: [19]WEB loquentes vobismet ipsis in psalmis et hymnis et canticis spiritalibus cantantes et psallentes in cordibus vestris Domino
Loquor  [Sanscr. lap-, to talk, whisper; to speak, talk, say (in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation; cf. Quint. 9, 4, 10; 11, 3, 45). indicate or express clearly:

By definition that EXCLUDES singing.

The knowledge of Christ which is the testimony is the only thing to be known in the assembly

Gignōskō , gnōsis , eōs, , A. seeking to know, inquiry, investigation, esp. judicial, “tas tōn dikastēriōn g.D.18.224; “tēn kata tou diaitētou g.Id.21.92, cf. 7.9, Lycurg.141; “g. peri tēs dikēsPHib.1.92.13 (iii B. C.)
b. higher, esoteric knowledge, 1 Ep.Cor.8.7,10, Ep.Eph.3.19, etc.; “kharisamenos hēmin noun, logon, gnōsinPMag.Par.2.290.
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
        that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Ephesians 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
        and length, and depth, and height;
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ,
        which passeth knowledge,
        that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
3. Part of that grace is the Word [logos] or utterance. The Word is given for us to UTTER as the only rationale for the assembly which is the synagogue. Jesus didn't die to give Billy Joe a stump to stand on.
Logos. The ACT of speaking is logik-os , ê, on, ( [logos] ) the organs of speech
A. of or for speaking or speech, logikê, hê,
          speech,
          opposite to mousikê,  
Reprobate or CAST away is Adokim-os disreputable, mousa

Musica mousika, the art of musica, music; acc. to the notions of the ancients, comic and dramatic poetry, temporibus tantum

Same as: Magice- , e-s, f., = magik (sc. techna), the magic art, magic, sorcery medicinam [dico magicenque, magices factio
We know that no preacher, singer, song composer or musical performer can reveal the testimony of Christ.

1Peter 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently,
        who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time
        the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify,

        when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

The prophecies by the Spirit OF Christ have value when they have been fulfilled or perfected by Jesus of Nazareth whom God made to be both Lord and Christ for that purpose:
2Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
        whereunto YE do well that ye take heed,
        as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
        until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

2Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:
        but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost
The great dragon is absolutely marked or identified if they compose their own "waters of their word."
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb,
        and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
        and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
        which keep the commandments of God,
        and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him.
        And he said unto me, See thou do it not:
        I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren
        that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God:
        for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
4. Those who are SPECIFICIALLY EXCLUDED from the assembly as performers: Responsible people never SENT OUT a sophist or poet to deliver a message: they knew that it would be altered and charged for on the receiving end.
A. Plato, Laws [941a] Athenian shows why such VOCATIONS are outlawed and DANGEROUS in a HERALD who must not tamper with the Word. Nor, must he charge for the dispatch by the RECEIVER. The message must be postage paid by the ones doing the HERALDING.

If anyone, while acting as ambassador [presb-eutês] or herald [kerus-preacher], conveys false messages from his State to another State,
or fails to deliver the ACTA; message he was sent to deliver,
or is proved to have brought back, as ambassador or herald,
either from a friendly or hostile nation, their reply in a false form,--
against all such there shall be laid an indictment for breaking the law
by sinning against the sacred messages
[apang-ellô]
and injunctions of Hermes1 and Zeus, and an assessment shall be made of the penalty they shall suffer or pay,
Note 1 Son, and herald, of Zeus, and a master of speech (and of lies).
Playto, Cratylus says  [941b] Athenian
[941b] if convicted. Theft of property is uncivilized, open robbery is shameless:
neither of these has any of the sons of Zeus practiced, through delight in fraud or force.
    Let no man, therefore, be deluded concerning this
    or persuaded either by poets
    or by any perverse myth-mongers
        into the belief that, when he thieves or forcibly robs,
        he is doing nothing shameful,
        but just what the gods themselves do.
Note: 1 1 Cp.Plat. Rep 378 ff., Plat. Rep. 388 ff. Hermes is specially in mind, as notorious for his thefts and frauds; cp. Homer Iliad 5. 390; 24. 395, etc

Poi-êtês A. maker, mêchanêmatôn, inventor, II. composer of a poem, author, p. kômôidias Pl.Lg.935e ; p. kainôn dramatôn, tragôidiôn, b. composer of music,  2. author of a speech.

Used with: hupo-kritês, I. interpreter or expounder, I. interpreter or expounder, 2. of an orator, one who delivers, recites, declaimer, rhapsôidoi; rhapsodist,
C.  [941c] and this the lawgiver, as it behoves him, knows better than the whole tribe [symphony] of poets.
1) He, therefore, that hearkens [peithô] [pist-euô] to our speech
        [Logos] is blessed, and deserves blessing for all time
        He that believes and is baptized shall be saved.
2) but he that hearkens not shall, in the next place, be holden by this law:--
        He that believes not shall be damned.

Apisteô to be apistos, and so, II. = apeitheô, to disobey, tini Hdt., attic:  -absol. to be disobedient, refuse to comply
D.  The Bible and minimal common sense EXCLUDES fabricators, mechanics or craftsmen (Rev 18:22) from the church. Peter says that it proves one a false teacher. Furthermore, as the APISTOS who rejects baptism is called a traitor because he rejects the Word of God Whom they claim "IS quite competent to speak for Himself,"  the authors and composers repudiate God as incompetent.

According as his divine power
          hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
          through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 2 Pet 1:3

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
          that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
          having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Pet 1:4

Peter told the people to be baptized and save themselves from the CROOKED generation: that points to morally twisted people and the skolion singers.  Corruption which we need to ESCAPE is.

G5356 phthora fthor-ah' From G5351; decay, that is, ruin (spontaneous or inflicted, literally or figuratively):corruption, destroy, perish

G5351  phtheirō fthi'-ro Probably strengthened from φθίω phthiō (to pine or waste): properly to shrivel or wither, that is, to spoil (by any process) or (genitive) to ruin (especially figuratively by moral influences, to deprave): corrupt (self), defile, destroy.
G5353 phthoggos fthong'-gos From G5350 ; utterance, that is, a musical note (vocal or instrumental):—sound.

Phthegma: 2. of other sounds, as of birds, cries; of a bull, roaring, Id.Hipp.1215; brontas ph.  thueias ph. the grinding of the mortar, Ar.Pax235; of musical notes, Id.Av.683 (lyr.), Pl.Lg.812d; of the nightingale's song, Ar.Av.204, 223.
The Hebrew corrupt or pollute also defines music:

H2490 châlal khaw-lal'  figuratively to profane (a person, place or thing),denominatively (from H2485) to play (the flute): begin, defile,break, defile, take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure:
for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 2 Pet 1:10
For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly
into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Pet 1:11
1 Corinthians 1:6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

The Spirit is not something that gives preachers "visions" or make their body twitch. Jesus said MY WORDS are SPIRIT and they are LIFE (John 6:63).

The SPIRIT in Ephesians 5:19 is the WORD OF CHRIST in Colossians 3:16. Paul credited a mouth to mouth revelation of Scripture validated by supernatural signs: anyone who further expounds it by adding or subtracting betrays God and considers Him an incompetent fool.
Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 1 Pet 1:11

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren  
        that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God:
        for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Rev 19:10

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
        the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
Confirmed is:
Bebaioo (g950) beb-ah-yo'-o; from 949; to stabilitate (fig.): - confirm, (e-) stablish.
Ro.15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God,
to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: [This was the PREdestinated purpose]

Col.2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith,
as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
1 Corinthians 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift;
          waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 2Co.1:21
Chrio (g5548) khree'-o; prob. akin to 5530 through the idea of contact; to smear or rub with oil, i.e. (by impl.) to consecrate to an office or religious service: - anoint.    
            
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood,
to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 1Pe.2:5

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;
that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1Pe.2:9

God Writes: I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him. Is.57:19

We Recite: By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name. Heb.13:15

Paul defined that as "that which is written or Scripture" (Rom 15); Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Eph 5; Col 3); The Spirit of Christ which is the Word of Christ (John 6:63).

Continually means at all times: Not necessarily in houses:
  1. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. Mk.5:5
  2. And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen. Lu.24:53A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. Ac.10:2
Only believers who are Baptized (1) accept the sacrifice and (2) are washed can enter into the Body of Christ where we come boldly before the throne of grace--one at a time--to worship in the PLACE of the human spirit.  Whatever we do in "houses built by human hands" or by the "works of human hands" it is NOT worship in the SPIRIT.

Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Heb.1:9

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38 A holy spirit.

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Heb.10:22

And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb.12:24

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 1Pe.1:2

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for A clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 1 Pet 3:21
1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end,
          that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are washed in our spirit when our bodies are washed in Water. Until we die we are washed by Water and the  Word or perhaps Water OF the Word which is FREE and cannot be sold.

Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Col.2:7
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; Heb.2:3

Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines: For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. Heb.13:9

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2 Pe.1:19
1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful,
          by whom ye were called
          unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

People are called by the gospel: those in Acts 2:38 had their own spirit made holy so that they could worship God in THEIR own spirit and mind as it is devoted solely to the spirit OF TRUTH.

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. Acts 2:41

And they continued stedfastly
    in the apostles doctrine [Peter's "private interpretation" forbids adding to that]
    and fellowship,
    and in breaking of bread,
    and in prayers. Ac.2:42

Fellowship includes:

Distributing to the necessity of saints;
given to hospitality. Ro.12:13

Paul denies that there is a law of giving and the historical church suggested that those who had prospered during the week give to the DESTITUTE but only if they were willing.

Creia (g5532) khri'-ah; from the base of 5530 or 5534; employment, i.e. an affair; also (by impl.) occasion, demand, requirement or destitution: - business, lack, necessary (-ity), need (- ful), use, want.

Hospitality means to be "fond of guests." That excludes people who want to MOVE IN to take advantage of your gift or loan of necessity.
Now, that Jesus Christ is our Teacher and His Grace was given in the form of teaching and we are commanded to teach that which has been taught, it IS possible to teach the same thing is we teach THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN:

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren,

by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing,

and that there be no divisions among you;
but that ye be perfectly joined together

in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Now, follow the plot I have charted Romans 15 which is directly parallel to the "singing" passages in Ephesians and Colossians. Paul did not mention SINGING as an external ritual but ODEING which defines PSALMOS as "cantillation" which fits Pauls black text on white paper to SPEAK and TEACH and ADMONISH:


For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Rom 15:4

Now the God
of patience and consolation
grant you to be
likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: Rom 15: 5
That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 15: 6

Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Rom 15: 7

SPEAK THE SAME THINGS MEANS Speak that which is written. Paul makes that point in all of his letters and 1 Corinthaisn 1 defines the TEACHING-SPEAKING function WITHOUT using the word SING because we know for a fact that SINGING AS AN ACT OF WORSHIP WAS ADDED IN THE YEAR 373.

Paul used the word SING and MELODY only in those churches AFFLICTED with the worship of Apollo (Abaddon) and the Muses. Because letters were circulated, no one could grasp the idea of MAKING MUSIC

It would have NOT been tolerated in the Jewish Synagogue.
It would not have been tolerated in the Greek Ekklesia or synagogue.
When Paul calls the assembly he uses "gather, assemble or come together." These are forms of "synagogue." The synagogue was well established in much of the world and was devoted wholly to reading and understanding the Word of God (only).  Both Jew and Gentile were ready for Jesus Christ. The pattern defined for the church in the wilderness never changed:
Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them,
        that they abstain from pollutions of idols,
        and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

This was not be a problem because the Gentiles understood the Jew's views.

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath
        in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

The "discussion" was by the presiding elder who explained any difficult passage. This was the patern given to Timothy and did not change in historic Christianity.

Romans 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things
        which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders,
        by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum,
        I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
Romans 15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel,
        not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation:

1Timothy 4:11 These things command and teach.
1Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth;
        but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation,
        in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
1Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
         that thy profiting may appear to all.
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine;
        continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself,
        and them that hear thee.

Women were often the priestesses in pagan cults which intended to make certain that unbelievers who came for an oracle did not leave town with his family's food money.  Paul makes them understand that church is not a schism or an orchestra divided into the different performing roles in all of paganism.  There were no speaking roles other than read and explain "that which is written for our learning" (Romans 15).

Silencing the women would not put them in an inferior state but put them in the same status as the males. Men had often attended synagogue school from their youth and would be able to dialog with question and answer so that it did not detract from READING the word of God for LEARNING and COMFORT.

 Paul is writing specificialy to correct divisions within the church.

Paraka^leō , A. -kalesōLXX Jb.7.13, al.:—call to one, X.An.3.1.32.
II. call in, send for, summon, Hdt.1.77, Ar.V.215
2. summon one's friends to attend one in a trial, invite him to mount the tribune,
Xen. Anab. 3.1.32 Wherever a general was left alive, they would invite him to join them; where the general was gone, they invited the lieutenant-general
Speak in connection with the Logos excludes all of the metrical styles
legō opp. ouden legei has no meaning, no authority, “ouden l. to sōphronōs traphēnaiAr.Eq.334, cf. V.75; ouden legeis nonsense! Id.Th.625; but ouden legein, also, say what is not, lie, Id.Av.66, Pl. Ap.30b
9. [select] to boast of, tell of, Xen.: to recite what is written, labe to biblion kai lege Plat., etc.:—but the sense of Lat. lego, to read, only occurs in compds., analegomai, epilegomai.
Paul is defining the collective assembly and in Romans 15 defines the function of the synagogue: it excludes all of the self-pleasing things used to create mental excitement and then commands that we speak "that which is written for our learning."  While divisions about "doubtful disputations" would arise Paul excluded these opinions in Romans 14 because they have no bearing on the way the ekklesia or church is conducted.
4978 schisma skhis'-mah From G4977 ; a split or gap (“schism”), literally or figuratively:—division, rent, schism.
1Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying [zēlos], and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
Eris  IV. contention, rivalry, freq. in Od., ergoio in work, 18.366 ; hos tis erida propherētai aethlōn for prizes, 8.210 ; “eris khersi genētai18.13 ; erida propherousai in eager rivalry, 6.92 ; “erin stēsantes en humin16.292 : in later Poets, contest, kallonas, [beautiful] melōdias, E.IA1308, Rh.923 ; “hoplōn erin ethēke summakhoisId.Hel.100 ; “erin ekhein amphi mousikēHdt.6.129 ;
1Corinthians 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions [Skhis-ma] among you; and I partly believe it.
1 Corinthians 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren,
          by them which are of the house of Chloe,
          that there are contentions among you.

G2054 Eris Of uncertain affinity; a quarrel, that is, (by implication) wrangling:--contention, debate, strife, variance.

See above: Erist-ikos A. eager for strife or battle 2. involving a contest (or perh. debate), pros ton dialektikon, technê sophistry, sullogismos, logos, sophism, fallacy, II. esp. fond of wrangling or arguing.

Paul outlawed "doubtful disputations" in Romans 14: that excludes any ideas which arise out of one's own imagination because that will naturally be "other" that the command to use "that which is written" in Romans 15.  That would prevent any input which would create contention such as "showing favoritism" which James makes a terrible sin.

Playto, Cratylus says

"the part of appropriative, coercive, hunting art which hunts animals, land animals, tame animals, man, privately, FOR PAY, is paid in CASH, claims to GIVE education, and is a hunt after rich and promising youths, must--so our present argument concludes--be called SOPHISTRY.
1 Corinthians 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith,
          I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you?
          or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

1 Corinthians 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

1 Corinthians 1:15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

1 Corinthians 1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas:
          besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.


In vocational baptism when little Johnny wanted to become an apprentice of Aaron the Master Shoemaker, he took on the name of the teacher.  In effect, he became the adopted son and only then was given the trade secrets.

It is not possible to see the antecedant and claim that Paul did not preach baptism as the punch line for getting the value Jesus Christ put into baptism.  Paul was not sent to BAPTIZE IN HIS ONE NAME: when Paul baptized, he baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Perhaps others did too but they knew from "apprentice baptism" that they were baptized into the name of the baptizer who might be a Master Tentmaker who would not reveal HIS mysteries without a binding relationship.  See this document for further explanation.

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ
        sent me not to baptize,
        but to preach the gospel:
        not with wisdom of words,
        lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.


But, Paul did baptize: he did not baptize in the name of Paul but of Jesus Christ.

Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33 version of Christ's prophecy  He names speakers, singers and instrument players. Man has no imagination or works fit to aid or assist the Word of Christ.

Preaching, singing or acting your own words MAKES THE CROSS OF CHRIST of none effect.
Sophia , Ion. -, , prop. A. [select] cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus and Palamedes, X.Mem.4.2.33, cf. 1.4.2; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8,  in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.); “dusthanatōn hupo
Jesus is said to have baptized but we know that Jesus came NOT to baptize: his disciples did the baptizing. Martin Luther defines Sola Fide as Sola Scriptura becaues Scripture defines the object of our faith.  Because Scripture commands baptism we must be baptized as the WORK of God.

Letter CLXIV1 Leo, the bishop [440-461], to Leo Augustus.

II. In Matters of Faith Human Rhetoric is Out of Place.

For if it be always free for human fancies to assert themselves in dispute, there never will be wanting men who will dare to oppose the Truth, and to put their trust in the glib utterances of this world's wisdom, whereas the Christian Faith and wisdom knows from the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ Himself how strictly it ought to shun this most harmful vanity.

For when Christ was about to summon all nations to the illumination of the Faith, He chose those who were to devote themselves to the preaching of the Gospel not from among philosophers or orators, but took humble fishermen as the instruments by which He would reveal Himself,

lest the heavenly teaching, which was of itself full of mighty power, should. seem to need the aid of words.

Athenian Law would not allow a poet or philosopher to be a herald (elder-presbyter, preacher-kerusso) because they couldn't resist rewriting the message and charging for it on the receiving end.

And hence the Apostle protests and says, "For Christ sent me not to baptize but to preach the Gospel, not in wisdom of words lest the cross of Christ should be made void; for the word of the cross is to them indeed that perish foolishness, but to those which are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and the prudence of the prudent will I reject. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the inquirer of this age? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world3 ?"

For rhetorical arguments and clever debates of man's device make their chief boast in this, that in doubtful matters which are obscured by the variety of opinions they can induce their hearers to accept that view which each has chosen for his own genius and eloquence to bring forward; and thus it happens that what is maintained with the greatest eloquence is reckoned the truest. But Christ's Gospel needs not this art; for in it the true teaching stands revealed by its own light: nor is there any seeking for that which shall please the ear, when to know Who is the Teacher is sufficient for true faith. 

Paul speaks of the MANY preachers trained in the theater (by saying that he was not).  They could easily trump the sober, clear-speaking NON performing artist.  

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross
          is to them that perish, foolishness;
          but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written,
          I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
          and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

4678. sophia, sof-ee´-ah; from 4680; wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual): — wisdom.
4679. sophizo, sof-id´-zo; from 4680; to render wise; in a sinister acceptation, to form “sophisms”, i.e. continue plausible error: — cunningly devised, make wise.
Is. 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Is. 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder:
        for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,
        and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Paul continues to point to Isaiah to prove that Jesus would put down all of those whose profession was to "take away the key to knowledge" in order to oppress people and intimidate people to PAY for someone to do RELIGIOUS RITUALS which were LADED BURDENS. Jesus points to Isaiah and the similar passage in Ezekiel 33 to identify the SECTARIAN HYPOCRITES as religious "speakers, singers, musicians and other operatives."  In Revelation 18 John calls them SORCERERS who deceived the whole world. That means that single speakers, singers and musicians TAKE AWAY THE KEY TO KNOWLEDGE.

Paul was saying what Jesus said and what the Spirit of Christ wrote in the prophets.




Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. Isa 33:13
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.

Jesus identified the hypocrites by pointing to Isaiah and Ezekiel: hypocrites were speakers, singers and musicians.

Hypocrĭta or -es = hupokritês. I. A mime who accompanied the delivery of an actor by gestures, Suet. Ner. 24; Quint. 2, 17, 12; 11, 3, 7.-- II. In eccl. Lat., a hypocrite, Vulg. Job, 8, 13; id. Matt. 6, 2; id. Luc. 12, 56 al.

Chŏrŏ cĭthărista , ae, m., = choro kitharistês, I. he who accompanied the chorus on the cithara, Suet. Dom. 4

So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrites hope shall perish: Job 8:13

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matt 6:2
Hupo-kritês, I interpreter or expounder, II. in Att., one who plays a part on the stage, actor, 2. of an orator, one who delivers, recites, declaimer, Rhapsoides: A reciter of epic poems, professional, chanters, Epic poets rhaption epeon aoido [singer, minstrel, bard] Homer as en nearois humnoisaoidên, rhapsantes
Q.  Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? Isa 33:14

H2611 chânêph khaw-nafe' From H2610 ; soiled (that is, with sin), impious: hypocrite (-ical)
H2613 chănûphâh  khan-oo-faw' Feminine from H2610 ; impiety: profaneness.
H2612  chôneph kho'-nef From H2610 ; moral filth, that is, wickedness: hypocrisy.

A.
He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; Isa 33:15

He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Isa 33:16
Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. Isa 33:17

Thine heart shall meditate terror [a bugbear, idol] . Where is the scribe? [roll keeper] where is the receiver? [Shekel collector] where is he that counted [celebrate, commune, mark] the towers? [pulpits] Isa 33:18

Littĕrātus (lītĕr- ) “et litteratus et disertus,
Esp. of the learned expounders of the poets: “quem litteratissimum fuisse judico,Cic. Fam. 9, 16, 4:
b. [select] Learnedly, scientifically, elegantly, cleverly: “scriptorum veterum litterate peritus,learnedly, critically skilled, Cic. Brut. 56, 205: “belle et litterate dicta,clever sayings,
19] You shall not see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that you can not comprehend, of a strange language that you can not understand.
Isaiah 33.19 populum inpudentem non videbis populum alti sermonis ita ut non possis intellegere disertitudinem linguae eius in quo nulla est sapientia

Mediate terror:

Hagah (h1897) haw-gaw'; a prim. root [comp. 1901]; to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by impl. to ponder: - imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, roar, * sore, speak, study, talk, utter.

For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. Is.59:3

We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. Is.59:11

In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. Is.59:13
A Receiver is a skekel collector:

8254. shaqal, shaw-kal´; a primitive root; to suspend or poise (especially in trade):--pay, receive(-r), spend, x throughly, weigh.

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Is.55:2

And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. Zec.11:12
Notice that shaqal means to "suspend on a cross" and Judas put Him there with sheqels
8254. shaqal, shaw-kal´; a primitive root; to suspend or poise (especially in trade):--pay, receive(-r), spend, x throughly, weigh.

Latin Pendeo  ..... pendeō
8255.  sheqel, sheh´-kel; from 8254; probably a weight; used as a commercial standard:--shekel.
    1) shekel
    a) the chief unit of weight or measure
    1) gold - 1/10000 of a talent and equal to 220 grains [beans]
    2) silver - 1/3000 of a talent and equal to 132 grains
    3) copper - 1/1500 of a talent and equal to 528 grains
Ashaq (h6231) aw-shak'; a prim. root (comp. 6229); to press upon, i. e. oppress, defraud, violate, overflow: - get deceitfully, deceive, defraud, drink up, (use) oppress ([-ion], -or), to violence (wrong).
HEAR this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink. Am.4:1
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1
Wherefore do ye spend (shaqal) money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Isaiah 55: 2
These towers are:
Pinnah (h6438) pin-naw'; fem. of 6434; an angle; by impl. a pinnacle; fig. a chieftain: - bulwark, chief, corner, stay, tower

Migdal (g4026) mig-dawl'; also (in plur.) fem. megdalah mig- daw- law'; from 1431; a tower (from its size or height); by anal. a rostrum;
The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof. Is.19:13

Gadal (h1431) gaw-dal'; a prim. root; prop. to twist [comp. 1434], i. e. to be (caus. make) large (in various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride): - advance, boast, bring up, exceed, excellent, be (-come, do, give, make, wax), great (-er, come to... estate, / things), grow (up), increase, lift up, magnify (-ifical), be much set by, nourish (up), pass, promote, proudly [spoken], tower.
See Isaiah 30 in the LXX

And there shall be upon every lofty mountain and upon every high hill, water running in that day,
        when many shall perish,
        and when the towers (g4026) shall fall. Isaiah 30:25

And the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be seven fold in the day when the Lord shall heal the breach of his people, and shall heal the pain of thy wound. Isaiah 30:26 LXX

Behold, the name of the Lord comes after a long time, burning wrath; the word of his lips is with glory, a word full of anger, and the anger of his wrath shall devour as fire. Isaiah 30:27 LXX

And his breath [Spirit], as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE SO PROUD AND BE CALLED A MORON?
1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? (singer, player, actor)
          where is the scribe?  (writer of sermons and songs)
          where is the disputer of this world?
          hath not God made foolish [
moronic] the wisdom of this world?

Scribe: Grammatikos  a scholar 2. one who occupies himself with literary texts, grammarian, 3. concerned with textual criticism, exêgêsis similar to hermeneuma

Luke 11:48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers:
        for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God,
        I will send them prophets and apostles,
        and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets,
        which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias,
        which perished between the altar and the temple:
        verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
Luke 11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge:
        ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Luke 11:53 And as he said these things unto them,
        the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently,
        and to provoke him to speak of many things:
Luke 11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth,
        that they might accuse him.

D.S. 2.29
II. explanation, interpretation, Nomos experts in the laws or traditions.
often of the forms of melody used by the muses to work sorcery.
Diodorus 9I. Solon was the son of Execestides and his family was of Salamis in Attica; and in wisdom and learning he surpassed all the men of his time. Being by nature far superior as regards virtue to the rest of men, he cultivated assiduously a virtue that wins applause; for he devoted much time to every branch of knowledge and became practised in every kind of virtue. [2] While still a youth, for instance, he availed himself of the best teacher

[4] The same Solon, although the city followed the whole Ionian manner of life and luxury and a carefree existence had made the inhabitants effeminate, worked a change in them by accustoming them to practise virtue and to emulate the deeds of virile folk. And it was because of this that Harmodius and Aristogeiton, their spirits equipped with the panoply of his legislation, made the attempt to destroy the rule of the Peisistratidae.
OUTLAWED: 2Pet. 1:19  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

2Pet. 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Disputer: 4804
. suzetetes, sood-zay-tay-tace´; from 4802; a disputant, i.e. sophist: — disputer.
OUTLAWED: Tektonos 3. master in any art, as in gymnastics, Pi.N.5.49; of poets, tektones sophoi (sc. epeôn) Id.P.3.113; tektones eupalamôn humnôn Cratin.70 (ap.Ar.Eq.530); tektones kômôn, i.e. the choreutai [Choral dancer], Pi.N. 3.4; t. nôdunias, i.e. a physician, Id.P.3.6; dexias cheros ergon, dikaias tektonos a true workman, A.Ag.1406.

Thalmon: inner rooms or shrines. IV. used of certain mystic shrines or chapels, sacred to Apis,

Pindar, Nemean 3[1] Queenly Muse, our mother! I entreat you, come in the sacred month of Nemea to the much-visited Dorian island of Aegina. For beside the waters of the Asopus young men are waiting, craftsmen of honey-voiced [5] victory-songs, seeking your voice. Various deeds thirst for various things; but victory in the games loves song most of all, the most auspicious attendant of garlands and of excellence. [9] Send an abundance of it, from my wisdom; [10] begin, divine daughter, an acceptable hymn to the ruler of the cloud-filled sky, and I will communicate it by the voices of those singers and by the lyre. The hymn will have a pleasant toil, to be the glory of the land where the ancient Myrmidons lived, whose marketplace, famous long ago, [15] Aristocleides, through your ordinance, did not stain with dishonor by proving himself too weak in the strenuous [17] course of the pancratium

OUTLAWED: Sophos
A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, mantis Id.Th.382 ;   Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kitharai  
Mantikê ,Mania [mainomai] ) madness, sphodra hêdonê katechousa  
II. enthusiasm, inspired frenzy, m. Dionusou para E.Ba.305 ; apo Mousôn katokôchê te kai m. Pl.Phdr. 245a ; theia m.,
OPPOSITE sôphrosunê anthrôpinê meaning having control over the sensual desires, temperate, self-controlled, moderate, chaste, sober,
Logos. The ACT of speaking is logik-os , ê, on, ( [logos] ) the organs of speech
A. of or for
speaking or speech, logikê, hê, speech,
OPPOSITE to mousikê
The phrase: Mousôn katokôchê  Mousa I. the Muse, in pl. the Muses, goddesses of song, music, poetry, dancing, the drama, and all fine arts II. mousa, as appellat., music, song, Pind., Trag.:--also eloquence, Eur.:--in pl. arts, accomplishments, Ar., Plat.

Defined as the Hypocrite arts above.
Melôid-ia, hê, singing, chanting, E.Rh.923, etc II. chant, choral song, melôidias poiêtês Pl.Lg.935e , cf. 812d; lullaby, ib.790e: generally, music, Phld.Mus.p.12 K.
    The phrase: Mousôn katokôchê katokôchê 1 [attic for katochê] a being possessed, possession (i. e. inspiration), Plat.
Music was used to create MANIA in the prophets wherre their MADNESS was attributed to the "gods" or "demons." When you are aroused mentally, you are in a state of MADNESS.
Pindar Olympian 1 For Hieron of Syracuse Single Horse Race 476 B. C.

[1] Water is best, and gold, like a blazing fire in the night, stands out supreme of all lordly wealth. But if, my heart, you wish to sing of contests, [5] look no further for any star warmer than the sun, shining by day through the lonely sky, and let us not proclaim any contest greater than Olympia. From there glorious song enfolds the wisdom [sophos] of poets, so that they loudly sing [10] the son of Cronus, when they arrive at the rich and blessed hearth of Hieron, [12] who wields the scepter of law in Sicily of many flocks, reaping every excellence at its peak, and is glorified [15] by the choicest music, which we men often play around his hospitable table. Come, take the Dorian lyre down from its peg, if the splendor of Pisa and of Pherenicus placed your mind under the influence of sweetest thoughts

Clement on Sophists

Inflated with this art of theirs, the wretched Sophists, babbling away in their own jargon; toiling their whole life about the division of names and the nature of the composition and conjunction of sentences, show themselves greater chatterers than turtle-doves; scratching and tickling, not in a manly way, in my opinion, the ears of those who wish to be tickled.
"A river of silly words-not a dropping; "
just as in old shoes, when all the rest is worn and is falling to pieces, and the tongue alone remains. The Athenian Solon most excellently enlarges, and writes:-

"Look to the tongue, and to the words of the gazing man,
But you look on no work that has been done;
But each one of you walks in the steps of a fox,
And in all of you is an empty mind."

This, I think, is signified by the utterance of the Saviour, "The foxes have holes, but the Son of man hath not where to lay His head. " [Matt. viii. 20; Luke ix. 58.]

For on the believer alone, who is separated entirely from the rest,

who by the Scripture are called wild beasts, rests the head of the universe, the kind and gentle Word, "who taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

For the Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain; " [Job v. 13; 1 Corinthians  iii. 19, 20; Ps. xciv. 11.] the Scripture calling those the wise (sofou/j) who are skilled in words and arts, sophists (sofista/j) Whence the Greeks also applied the denominative appellation of wise and sophists to those who were versed in anything Cratinus accordingly, having in the Archilochii enumerated the poets, said:-

"Such a hive of sophists have ye examined."
And similarly Iophon, the comic poet, in Flute-playing Satyrs, says:- 
"For there entered
A band of sophists, all equipped."
Of these and the like, who devote their attention to empty words, the divine Scripture most excellently says,
"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." [ Isa. xxix. 14; 1 Corinthians  i. 19.]
Chapter IV.-Human Arts as Well as Divine Knowledge Proceed from God.
Homer calls an artificer wise; and of Margites, if that is his work, he thus writes:-
          "Him, then, the Gods made neither a delver nor a ploughman,
          Nor in any other respect wise; but he missed every art."

Hesiod further said the musician Linus was "skilled in all manner of wisdom; "and does not hesitate to call a mariner wise, seeing he writes:-
          "Having no wisdom in navigation."  

And Daniel the prophet says, "The mystery which the king asks,it is not in the power of the wise, the Magi, the diviners, the Gazarenes, to tell the king; but it is God in heaven who revealeth it." [Dan. ii. 27, 28.]
Here are the sophists who have been ELEMINATED.  Sophis-teia , hê, A. sophistry, D.S.12.53, Plu.2.78f, D.L.2.113, etc.; opp. sophia, Ph.1.10; s. mantikê, of Balaam, ib.609; title of work by Hermagoras of Amphipolis, Stoic.1.102: acc. to Poll.4.50, a barbarism.

Euripides, Bacchae  977 Chorus
Go to the mountain, go, fleet hounds of Madness, where the daughters of Kadmos hold their company, and drive them raving [980] against the mad spy on the Maenads, the one dressed in women's attire. His mother will be the first to see him from a smooth rock or crag, as he lies in ambush, and she will cry out to the maenads: [985] "Who is this seeker of the mountain-going Kadmeans who has come to the mountain, to the mountain, Bacchae? Who bore him? For he was not born from a woman's blood, but is the offspring of some lioness [990] or of Libyan Gorgons.
Let manifest justice go forth, let it go with sword in hand, slaying through the throat [995] this godless, lawless, unjust, earth-born offspring of Echion.
And so her SON was slaughtered!

Erist-ikos, A. eager for strife or battle, 2. involving a contest (or perh. debate), II. esp.fond of wrangling or arguing, technê sophistry, sullogismos, logos, sophism, fallacy

Euripides Bacchae  Anon shall the whole land be dancing, when Bromius leads his revellers to the hills, to the hills away! where wait him groups of maidens from loom and shuttle roused in frantic haste by Dionysus. O hidden cave of the Curetes! O hallowed haunts in Crete, that saw Zeus born,

where Corybantes with crested helms devised for me in their grotto the rounded timbrel of ox-hide (lifeless instrument), mingling Bacchic minstrelsy with the shrill sweet accents of the Phrygian flute, a gift bestowed by them on mother Rhea, to add its crash of music to the Bacchantes' shouts of joy; but frantic satyrs (homosexual priests) won it from the mother-goddess for their own, and added it to their dances in festivals, which gladden the heart of Dionysus, each third recurrent year.

Oh! happy that votary, when from the hurrying revel-rout he sinks to earth, in his holy robe of fawnskin, chasing the goat to drink its blood, a banquet sweet of flesh uncooked, as he hastes to Phrygia's or to Libya's hills; while in the van the Bromian god exults with cries of Evoe (Eve, Zoe and now Mary).

With milk and wine and streams of luscious honey flows the earth, and Syrian incense smokes.

Sophos skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatêlata, Mania, Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pindar 1,  kitharai s.techne glôssêi,  of lawyers or professors.

STRABO'S GEOGRAPHY. Book One

(61) Aristobulus says, that he saw at Taxila two SOPhists (wise men), both Brachmanes, the elder had his head shaved, but the younger wore his hair; both were attended by disciples.

When not otherwise engaged, they spent their time in the market-place. They are honoured as public counsellors, and have the liberty of taking away, without payment, whatever article they like which is exposed for sale;  when any one accosts them, he pours over them oil of jessamine, in such profusion that it runs down from their eyes.

Of honey and sesamum, which is exposed for sale in large quantity, they take enough to make cakes, and are fed without expense

No role for them in the church.
  1. Kitharai or guitarist ELEMINATED. The kithara is the instrument of Apollo or Apollyon.
  2. No Techne or any RELIGIOUS operative: a Soothsayer.
  3. No GlosseI:  As the organ of speech GLOSSECHARIN through the love of talking. Speak with restraint.
  4. No MAD or MANTAS prophesier Paul identified in  Corinth.
Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes Scout [375] It is with certain knowledge that I will give my account of the enemy's actions, how each man according to lot has been posted at the gates. Tydeus is already storming opposite the Proetid gates; but the seer will not allow him to ford the Ismenus because the omens from the sacrifices are not favorable. [380] Yet Tydeus, raging and eager for battle, shouts like a serpent hissing at high noon, and lashes skilled Oecles' son, with the taunt that he cringes in cowardice before death and battle. With such cries he shakes three overshadowing plumes,[385] his helmet's mane, while from under his shield, bells forged of bronze therein ring out a fearsome clang. He has this haughty symbol on his shield: a well-crafted sky, ablaze with stars, and the brightness of the full moon shining in the center of the shield, [390] the moon that is the most revered of the stars, the eye of night. Raving so in his arrogant armor, he shouts beside the river-bank, craving battle, like some charger that fiercely champs at the bit as he waits in eagerness for the trumpet's war-cry. [395] Whom will you send against him? Who will be capable of standing as our champion at the Proetid gate when its bars are loosened?

Pindar, Pythian, 3. [100] And Peleus' son, the only child whom immortal Thetis bore in Phthia, had his life taken in battle by the bow, and roused the wailing of the Danaans while his body was burning on the pyre.
But if any mortal has the path of truth in his mind,
he must fare well at the hands of the gods as he has the opportunity.
But the winds are changeable [105] that blow on high.
The prosperity of men does not stay secure for long, when it follows weighing upon them in abundance. [107] I will be small when my fortunes are small, great when they are great. I will honor in my mind the fortune that attends me from day to day, tending it to the best of my ability. [110] But if a god were to give me luxurious wealth, I hope that I would find lofty fame in the future. We know of Nestor and Lycian Sarpedon, whom men speak of, from melodious words which skilled craftsmen join together. Through renowned songs excellence [115] gains a long life. But few find that easy to accomplish.

Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris
Chorus
Lovely is the son of Leto, [1235]  whom she, the Delian, once bore in the fruitful valleys, golden-haired, skilled at the lyre; and also the one who glories in her well-aimed arrows. [1240]  For the mother, leaving the famous birth-place, brought him from the ridges of the sea to the heights of Parnassus, with its gushing waters, which celebrate the revels for Dionysus. Here the dark-faced serpent [1245]  with brightly colored back, his scales of bronze in the leaf-shaded laurel, huge monster of the earth, guarded Earth's prophetic shrine. You killed him, o Phoebus, [Apollo] while still a baby, [1250]  still leaping in the arms of your dear mother, and you entered the holy shrine, and sit on the golden tripod, on your truthful throne [1255] distributing prophecies from the gods to mortals, up from the sanctuary, neighbor of Castalia's streams, as you dwell in the middle of the earth

Zep 3:5 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.Zep 3:6 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.
Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand. Isa 33:19
H3932 lâag law-ag' A primitive root; to deride; by implication (as if imitating a foreigner) to speak unintelligibly:--have in derision, laugh (to scorn), mock (on), stammering.

Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation,
        a tabernacle that shall not be taken down;
        not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed,
        neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. Isa 33:20

For the Lord is our [1] judge, the Lord is our [2] lawgiver, the Lord is our [3] king; he will save us. Isa 33:22
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Matt 23:13

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites for ye devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Matt 23:14

Prophasis (g4392) prof'-as-is; from a comp. of 4253 and 5316; an outward showing, i.e. pretext: - cloke, colour, pretence, show.

G2719 katesthio kat-es-thee'-o From G2596 and G2068 (including its alternate); to eat down, that is, devour (literally or figuratively): devour.

Ac. 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

Sophia (g4678) sof-ee'-ah; from 4680; wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual): - wisdom.

Quintus Horatius Flaccus,

The tribes of female flute-players,1 quacks, vagrants, mimics, blackguards;2 all this set is sorrowful and dejected on account of the death of the singer Tigellius; for he was liberal [toward them]. On the other hand, this man, dreading to be called a spendthrift, will not give a poor friend [5] wherewithal to keep off cold and pinching hunger.

Sophis-tês , ou, ho,

A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, meletan sophistais prosbalon Pi.I.5(4).28 , cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, sophistês . . parapaiôn chelun A.Fr.314 , cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistêi Thrêiki deviser, contriver of pains,

2. sophist (in bad sense), quibbler, cheat,
3. later of the rhêtores, Professors of Rhetoric,
Pharmakos A. poisoner, sorcerer, magician, LXXEx.7.11 (masc.), Ma.3.5 (fem.), Apoc .21.8, 22.15.

Rev 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians [Apollyon's muses or locusts] and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, [theater builders and stage managers] of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone [called a pipe, made a wistling sound to attract] shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries [Pharmakos] were all nations deceived

Rev 21: 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers [Pharmakos], and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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 22:14

For without are dogs, and sorcerers [Pharmakos], and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Rev 22:15
1 Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God
    
      the world by wisdom knew not God,
          it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching
          to save them that believe.


There is no doubt that most religionists have always called in the theatrical performers when performance preaching empties the pews. They, in fact, claim that music ATTRACTS the people along with drama and other hypocritical arts.  However, believers CANNOT be called by the "tools of the demagogue" to appeas the crowd. That would declare that God does not know what he meant when He put the truth in earthen vessels rather than ming vases.
Dêmêgor-eô A. practise speaking in the assembly, kai sunêgorein logous public speeches
II. esp. make popular speeches, use clap-trap, charin, pros hêdonên2. andras curry favour with, to be won over, conciliated by popular arts

Sermons were outlawed in the synagogue and early church: Paul commanded Paul to "give attendance to the public reading of the Word" and to any doctrinal content read and exort people to obey what they had heard or personally recited "one to another."

Hêdonê, 3. Pl., desires after pleasure, pleasant lusts, Ep.Tit.3.3, al. dêmêgorein

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. Tit 3:3

Hedone (g2237) hay-don-ay'; from handano, (to please); sensual delight; by impl. desire: - lust, pleasure

1Corinthians 1:22 For the Jews require a sign,
        and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

THE JEWS REQUIRE A SIGN

sēmeion , to, Ion. sēmēion , Dor. sa_mēion
2. sign from the gods, omen, S.OC94; “ta apo tōn theōn s. genomenaAntipho 5.81, cf. Pl.Phdr. 244c, Ap.40b, X.Cyr.1.6.1; wonder, portent, LXX Ex.4.8, al.; “s. kai terataPlb.3.112.8, Ev.Matt.24.24, Ev.Jo.4.48
etc.; kathairein to s. to take it down, strike the flag, as a sign of dissolving an assembly, And.1.36; to tēs ekklēsias s. Ar.Th.278;
Plb. 3.112.8 All the oracles preserved at Rome were in everybody's mouth; and every temple and house was full of prodigies and miracles: in consequence of which the city was one scene of vows, sacrifices, supplicatory processions, and prayers. For the Romans in times of danger take extraordinary pains to appease gods and men, and look upon no ceremony of that kind in such times as unbecoming or beneath their dignity.
Appease: exil-askomai ,
A. propitiate, Dia Orac. ap. Hdt.7.141; Apollōna X.Cyr.7.2.19; “tēn theonMen.544.6, cf. J.AJ12.2.14; “tēn orgēn tinosPlb.1.68.4; “to mēnimaPlu.2.149d.
2. atone for,hamartianIG22.1365,1366:—Pass., to apoinois exilasthen that which is atoned for by . ., Pl.Lg.862c.
3. abs., make atonement, peri tōn psukhōn, peri tēs hamartias, LXXEx.30.15,32.30; huper tou oikou Israēl ib.Ez.45.17. [i^ in Orac. ap. Hdt. l.c.]

polu-llistos , on, also ē, on Orph.H.32.14, al.: (lissomai):—
A. sought with many prayers,polulliston de s' hikanōOd.5.445; nēoi p. temples much frequented by suppliants, h.Ap.347, cf. h.Cer.28; “bōmosB.10.41: later in act. sense, “polullistos de s' hikanōProcl.H.7.51 (s.v.l.):—also polu-listos ,

HH 2 28
1] I begin to sing of rich-haired Demeter, awful goddess —of her and her trim-ankled daughter whom Aidoneus rapt away, given to him by all-seeing Zeus the loud-thunderer.
[25] only tender-hearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave, and the lord Helios, Hyperion's bright son, as she cried to her father, the Son of Cronos. But he was sitting aloof, apart from the gods, in his temple where many pray, and receiving sweet offerings from mortal men

Bacchyl. Ep. 10
Indeed, a man is skillful if he has a share of honor from the Graces [40] and blooms with golden hope, or if he has some knowledge of the prophetic art; another man aims his artful bow at boys; others swell their spirits with fields and herds of cattle. [45] The future begets unpredictable results: which way will fortune's scale incline? The finest thing is to be envied by many people as a noble man. I know also the great power of wealth, [50] which makes even a useless man valuable. Why have I steered my song in its straight course so far off the road? Delight is appointed for mortals after victory ... of flutes ... [55] mix ... must
Bomos A. raised platform, stand, for chariots, Il.8.441; base of a statue, Od.7.100: but, 2. mostly, altar with a base, “hieros b.Il.2.305, etc.; “pros bōmō sphageis
Bacchyl. Ep. 11 Victory, giver of sweet gifts—to you alone the father ... seated on high ... in golden Olympus, [5] standing beside Zeus, you judge the achievement of excellence for immortals and mortals alike. Be gracious, daughter of Styx with her long hair, the upright judge. For your sake [10] even now Metapontion, the city honored by the gods, is filled with delight and with victory processions of young men with fine limbs. They sing the praises of the Pythian victor, the marvellous son of Phaiscus.

GREEKS SEEK AFTER KNOWLEDGE

zēt-eō 4.search or inquire into, investigate, examine, of philosophical investigation, “z. ta theiaX.Mem.1.1.15; “z. kai ereunō kata ton theonPl.Ap.23b;

Xen. Mem. 1.1.7 Those who intended to control a house or a city, he said, needed the help of divination. For the craft of carpenter, smith, farmer or ruler, and the theory of such crafts, and arithmetic and economics and generalship might be learned and mastered by the application of human powers;
Xen. Mem. 1.1.15 Do those who pry into heavenly phenomena imagine that, once they have discovered the laws by which these are produced, they will create at their will winds, waters, seasons and such things to their need? Or have they no such expectation, and are they satisfied with knowing the causes of these various phenomena?

Sophia , Ion. -, , prop.

A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus and Palamedes, X.Mem.4.2.33, cf. 1.4.2; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8, etc.; in driving, Pl. Thg.123c; in medicine or surgery, Pi.P.3.54; in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.); “dusthanatōn hupo sophias eis gēras aphiketoPl.R.406b; s. dēmēgorikē, dikanikē, ib.365d; peri Homērou s. Id.Ion 542a; “ou sophia alla phusei poieinId.Ap.22b; “sēmainontes tēn s . . ., hoti aretē tekhnēs estinArist.EN1141a12: rare in pl., Pi.O.9.107, Ar.Ra.676 (lyr.), IG12.522 (vase, v B.C.).
JESUS CHRIST HAD THE MISSION OF DESTROY

1Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified,
        unto the Jews a stumblingblock, (trap)
        and unto the Greeks foolishness; (folly)

staur-oō , (stauros)
A. fence with pales, Th.7.25; “s. ta bathē xuloisD.S.24.1:—Pass., Th.6.100.
II.crucify, Plb.1.86.4, Ev.Matt.20.19, Critodem. in Cat.Cod.Astr.8(4).200: metaph., s. tēn sarka crucify it, destroy its power, Ep.Gal.5.24, cf. 6.14: hēlos estaurōmenos nail from a cross, as amulet, Asclep.Jun. ap. Alex.Trall.1.15.
Galatians 5.24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks,
Christ
          the power of God, and
          the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the
          foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the
          weakness of God is stronger than men.

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
        and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him;
        and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
        neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways,
        and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither,
        but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud,
       
that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Isaiah 55:11 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.
1Corinthians 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren,
        how that not many wise men
after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

Matthew 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests,
        he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Matthew 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?
        And he was speechless.
Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away,
        and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

klēt-os , ē, on,
A. Invited, Aeschin.2.162, etc.; welcome, Od.17.386.
2.   called out, chosen, Il.9.165.
3.  Invoked, Anon. ap. Suid.
4.  summoned to court, PAmh.2.79.5 (ii A.D.).
II.  Subst. klētē (sc. ekklēsia), , convocation, LXX Ex.12.16, Le.23.2 (pl.).
Aeschin. 2 162 Yes, my accuser says, because I joined Philip in singing paeans when the cities of Phocis had been razed.1 What evidence could be sufficient to prove that charge? I was, indeed, invited to receive the ordinary courtesies, as were my colleagues in the embassy. Those who were invited and were present at the banquet, including the ambassadors from other Hellenic states, were not less than two hundred. And so it seems that among all these I was conspicuous, not by my silence, but by joining in the singing—for Demosthenes says so, who was not there himself, and presents no witness from among those who were.

Hom. Od. 17.380 Who pray, of himself ever seeks out and bids a stranger from abroad, unless it be one of those that are masters of some public craft, a prophet, or a healer of ills, or a builder, [385] aye, or a divine minstrel, who gives delight with his song? For these men are bidden all over the boundless earth. Yet a beggar would no man bid to be burden to himself.

Exod 12.[16] In the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no manner of work shall be done in them, except that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you.
Leviticus 23.[2] Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, The set feasts of Yahweh, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my set feasts.
eklekt-oō , in Pass.,
A. to be separated, i.e.purified, LXXIs.52.11.
Isaiah 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations;
        and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Isaiah 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye,
        go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing;
        go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean,
        that bear the vessels of the LORD.
Isaiah 52:12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight:
        for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.
Vŏcātĭo , ōnis, f. voco, a calling; hence, in partic.,
I. A citing before a court; a summons, Varr. and Atei. Capito ap. Gell. 13, 12, 6; Varr. ib. 13, 13, 3.—
II. A bidding, invitation to dinner, etc., Cat. 47, 5.—
III. In eccl. Lat., calling, Vulg. 1 Cor. 1, 26; id. Heb. 3, 1: in caelo, Hilar. in Matt. 4, 15.
WISE guys are:
sophos
, ē, on,
A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatēlatas s. Pi.P.5.115, cf. N.7.17; “kubernētēsA.Supp.770; “mantisId.Th.382; “oiōnothetasS.OT484 (lyr.); of a sculptor, E.Fr.372; even of hedgers and ditchers, Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896 (lyr.), etc.; tēn tekhnēn -ōteros ib.766; “peri tiPl.Lg.696c; glōssē s. S.Fr.88.10; “sophos ho polla eidōs phua, mathontes de labroiPi.O.2.86.
sophōn kreissō tade better than all craft, S.Ph.124
later sophōtatos as a title, esp. of lawyers or professors,
also en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.

Marg-os  A. mad, marge madman! Od.16.421; “maia philē, margēn se theoi thesan23.11, cf. Pi.O.2.96
margoi hēdonai  2. of appetite, greedy, gluttonous, “meta d' eprepe gasteri margēOd.18.2;
3. lewd, lustful, Thgn.581, A.Supp.741, E.El.1027

Pind. O. 2 Songs, rulers of the lyre, what god, what hero, what man shall we celebrate? Indeed, Pisa belongs to Zeus; and Heracles established the Olympic festival, as the finest trophy of battle;..
Eur. IT 1238 Chorus
Lovely is the son of Leto, [1235] whom she, the Delian, once bore in the fruitful valleys, golden-haired, skilled at the lyre; and also the one who glories in her well-aimed arrows. [1240] For the mother, leaving the famous birth-place, brought him from the ridges of the sea to the heights of Parnassus, with its gushing waters, which celebrate the revels for Dionysus
Noble: eugen-ēs , es, in Hom. euēgenēs (q.v.), and in h.Ven.94 ēugenēs : (genos):—
A.   well-born, A.Pers.704 (troch.), S.OC728, etc.; “eu. domosE.Ion 1540; to men estikhthai eugenes kekritai being tattooed is esteemed a mark of nobility, Hdt. 5.6.
Hdt. 5.6

Among the rest of the Thracians, it is the custom to sell their children for export and to take no care of their maidens, allowing them to have intercourse with any man they wish. Their wives, however, they strictly guard, and buy them for a price from the parents. [2] To be tattooed is a sign of noble birth, while to bear no such marks is for the baser sort. The idler is most honored, the tiller of the soil most scorned; he is held in highest honor who lives by war and robbery.

Herodotus, with an English translation by A. D. Godley. Cambridge. Harvard University Press. 1920.

Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Revelation 19:20 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.

Hdt. 5.7 These are most notable of their usages. They worship no gods but Ares, Dionysus, and Artemis.1 Their princes, however, unlike the rest of their countrymen, worship Hermes above all gods and swear only by him, claiming him for their ancestor.

1 Herodotus as usual identifies foreign with Greek deities: v. How and Wells ad loc.

Speak, Thus saith the Lord, Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them. Jer. 9:22

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen
          the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;
          and God hath chosen the weak things of the world
          to confound the things which are mighty;

THE PAGAN PATTERN WHICH MUST ALWAYS BE DESTROYED
Thus saith the Lord,
    Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
    neither let the mighty man glory in his might,
    let not the rich man glory in his riches: Jer. 9:23
Plato, Euthydemus, Protagoras, Gorgias, Meno

[289e] For not only do these speech-writers themselves, when I am in their company, impress me as prodigiously clever, Cleinias, but their art itself seems so exalted as to be almost inspired. However, this is not surprising; for it is a part of the sorcerer's art,

[290a] and only slightly inferior to that. The sorcerer's art is the charming of snakes and tarantulas and scorpions and other beasts and diseases, while the other is just the charming and soothing of juries, assemblies, crowds, and so forth. Or does it strike you differently? I asked.

No, it appears to me, he replied, to be as you say.
Which way then, said I, shall we turn now? What kind of art shall we try?
For my part, he said, I have no suggestion.
Why, I think I have found it myself, I said.
What is it? said Cleinias.
Goês [goaô] 1. one who howls out enchantments, a sorcerer, enchanter, Hdt., Eur.; goêsi kataeidontes charming by means of sorcerers, Hdt. 2. a juggler, cheat, Plat., Dem.

--Kat-aidô I. trans., charm, appease by singing, sing a spell or incantation ( [epôidê] ) to . . , kataeidontes . .., to be induced by charms to do a thing, epôidê , Ion. and poet. epaoidê , , A.song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, spell
--Kat-aido  charm, appease by singing II. c. acc. cogn., sing by way of incantation, katêide barbar amelê mageuous'    E.IT1337 Barbaros A.barbarous, i.e. non-Greek, foreign
--Magikos ,II.magical, bibloi Ps.-Phoc.149 ; m. technê magi
E.IT1337 . Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris
E.IT1337. Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris
Messenger
When we came to the sea-shore, where Orestes' ship was moored in hiding, [1330]  Agamemnon's daughter motioned to those of us you sent with the strangers' bonds to stand far off, as if her sacrifice of purifying flame, that she had come for, were secret. But she went on alone, holding the strangers' chains in her hands, behind them. Your servants, lord, were suspicious, [1335]  but we allowed it. After a while, so that we might think that she was accomplishing something, she raised a shout, and chanted strange songs and spells, as if she were washing off the pollution of murder. When we had sat a long time, [1340]  it occurred to us that the strangers, loosed from their bonds, might kill her and escape by flight. But we were afraid of seeing what we ought not, and sat in silence. But at length we all resolved to go where they were, although we were not allowed.

Goes Regularly appears with

-Sophis-tês  ou, ho, master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, meletan sophistais prosbalon Pi.I.5(4).28 , cf. Cratin.2; of MUSICIANS, sophistês
SORRY ABOUT THAT BUT YOU WILL NEVER FIND A SINGING OR MUSIC WORD NOT MEANING SORCERY.

1 Corinthians 1:28 And base things of the world,
          and things which are despised,
          hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not,
          to bring to nought things that are:
1Corinthians 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
kaukh-aomai , Dor. kaukheomai Theoc.5.77; 2sg. kaukhasai in late Gr., as Ep.Rom.2.17, 23, etc.: fut. -ēsomai Hdt.7.39, Eup.134, Epicr.6: aor. boast self, vaunt, speak loud, be loud tongued

Pind. O. 9 My mouth, fling this story away from me! Since to speak evil of the gods is a hateful skill, and untimely boasting is in harmony with madness. [40] Do not babble of such things now. Keep war and all battles apart from the immortals. But lend your tongue to the city of Protogeneia,
    where, by the ordinance of Zeus with the flashing thunderbolt, Pyrrha and Deucalion came down from Parnassus and made their first home, and without the marriage-bed [45] they founded a unified race of stone offspring, and the stones gave the people their name. Arouse for them a clear-sounding path of song; praise wine that is old, but praise the flowers of songs that are new. They tell, indeed, [50] how the strength of the waters overwhelmed the dark earth; but by the skills of Zeus the ebbing tide suddenly drained off the flood. From these were descended your ancestors with their bronze shields

The BEAST includes the meaning of "A new style song or drama."
enōp-ios , on, (ōps) place of the shewbread, before God

Exodus 25:29 And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them.

Neos , nea, Ion. neē, neon; Ion. neios (q.v.): [fem. neas as monosyll., A.Th.327 (lyr.); contr. fe
1. young, youthful (of children, youths, and of men at least as old as 30, v. X.Mem.1.2.35), “n. paisOd.4.665; “kouroi n.Il.13.95; “n. anēr23.589: alone, “neoiyouths, 1.463, Hes.Sc.281, etc.: later mostly with Art., “hoi neoiAr.Nu.1059, etc.: prov., ho n. estai n. 'boys will be boys'
THE CHRISTIAN ANTITHESIS RESTS SOLELY ON KNOWING THE WORD OF GOD.

But let him that glorieth glory in this,
    that he understandeth and knoweth me,
    that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment,
    and righteousness, in the earth:
    for in these things I delight, saith the Lord. Jer. 9:24

G4561 sarx Probably from the base of G4563 ; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such):—carnal (-ly, + -ly minded), flesh ([-ly]).

G2744   kauchaomai  kow-khah'-om-ahee From some (obsolete) base akin to that of αὐχέω aucheō (to boast) and G2172; to vaunt (in a good or a bad sense):---(make) boast, glory, joy, rejoice.
H1984 hâlal haw-lal' A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify:—(make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool (-ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.

H1966 hêylêl hay-lale' From H1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning star:—lucifer.
H1967 hêymâm hey-mawm' Another form for H1950 ; Hemam, an Idumaean:--Hemam.

H1950 hômâm ho-mawm' From H2000 ; raging; Homam, an Edomitish chieftain:--Homam. Compare H1967
H2000-  hâmam haw-mam' A primitive root (compare H1949 , H1993 ); properly to put in commotion; by implication to disturb, drive, destroy:--break, consume, crush, destroy, discomfit, trouble, vex.
Jesus intended that worship be in the PLACE of the human spirit or mind.  Paul obeyed that and gave as reason the concision and dogs outside lurking and singing their wailing or barking songs to attract.

Phil 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
Phil 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Phil 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit,
and rejoice in Christ Jesus,
and have no confidence in the flesh.

Zech 14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the Lords house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
The Jews didn't get it the first time because the enemy was THEMSELVES. Jesus confirmed that the clergy were children of Abraham but denied that they were true Israelites. They were, in fact, Canaanites or Kenites the eternal, commercial enemy of God. Maybe something has ALREADY happened and the TRAFFICKERS just cannot see it.
Zech 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.
mercātor  a trader, merchant, esp. a wholesale dealer (opp. to caupo, a retailer; class.).
Kennaniy (h3669) ken-ah-an-ee'; patrial from 3667; a Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan; by impl. a pedlar (the Canaanites standing for their neighbors the Ishmaelites, who conducted mercantile caravans): - Canaanite, merchant, trafficker.

H3667 kena‛an ken-ah'-an From H3665 ; humiliated; Kenaan, a son of Ham; also the country inhabited by him:--Canaan, merchant, traffick.

H3665 kâna kaw-nah' A primitive root; properly to bend the knee; hence to humiliate, vanquish: bring down (low), into subjection, under, humble (self), subdue.

H3633 kalkôl kal-kole' From H3557; sustenance; Calcol, an Israelite:--Calcol, Chalcol.

"From (the Ugaritic text) come references to a class of Temple personnel designated by the term serim, who exercised functions similar to those of the Hebrew singers during the monarchy and later times. Some of the servants of David who were designated in 1 Kings 4:31 by (a) term meaning 'aboriginal' or 'native sons,' and who possessed Canaanite names such as Heman, Chalcol, and Darda,
        were engaged in various forms of musical activity.
        As such they were described by the phrase 'sons of Mahol,'
        a Hebrew term closely related to (the Greek),
        used of a semi-circular area in which the Greek chorus danced,
        and meaning 'members of the orchestral guild.'
A further reflection of this musical interest became apparent when Megiddo was excavated and the treasure room of the royal palace was uncovered. From this area was recovered a plaque inlaid with ivory, depicting a royal personage seated on a throne. He was drinking from a small bowl, and was being entertained by a court musician who stood before him plucking the strings of a lyre." (Harrison, R. K., Introduction to the Old Testament, Eerdmans, p. 335, see p. 411).
1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye IN Christ Jesus,
          who of God is made unto us
          wisdom, and
          righteousness, and
          sanctification, and
          redemption:

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the
    spirit of wisdom and
    [spirit of] revelation in the
    [spirit of] knowledge of him: Ep.1:17
1 Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him IN the Lord.
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Rom 15:4

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: Rom 15: 5
        That ye may with one mind and one mouth
        glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 15: 6
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Rom 15: 7
The Demagogue is defined as one who uses the PERFORMING ARTS to appease people. If you are using these HYPOCRITICAL ARTS then it needs no proof that you are glorifying the PERFORMER and worshiping the "idolatry of talent."

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