Isaiah Chapter 56

For those who insist on keeping the Sabbath but systematically profane it we should note that the Sabbath Rest was given to the Israelites to quarantine them from the sacrificial system which was operated by false Jews:

I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan,” said Christ from the Spirit to John, about 96 AD (Revelation 2:9). At that time true Scripture believers had accepted Christ and called themselves Christians. The Sadducees had disappeared, according to the Jewish Encyclopedia, and the Pharisees were in complete control. Judaism was synonymous with Pharisaism

Jesus said, “Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” 

Isa 56:1 THUS saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Isa 56:2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

The sabbath meant REST. The Holy Convocation was to read and rehearse the Word. The assembly was the qahal, synagogue or church in the wilderness. It specificially outlawed loading any burdens on people of which loud rejoicing or singing created the most spiritual anxiety. Numbers defines how the assembly is called:

Num 10:7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.

H6951 qahal kaw-hawl From H6950 ; assemblage (usually concretely):assembly, company, congregation, multitude.

H7321 rua roo-ah' A primitive root; to mar (especially by breaking); figuratively to split the ears (with sound), that is, shout (for alarm or joy): blow an alarm, cry (alarm, aloud, out), destroy, make a joyful noise, smart, shout (for joy), sound an alarm, triumph.

The prophecy of Judas as the Familiar Friend was that he would try to TRIUMPH OVER Jesus.

By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. Psalm 41: 11

Polluting the Sabath meant to engage in music. The PRAISE word was similar and was a way to panic the enemy. The word, Lucifer, is from this PRAISE word.

Halal h1984 [Praise was under the KING and COMMANDERS of the Army and NEVER under the priests.

cHalal h2490 [the same basic word] The "c" may indicate an Aramic root where Halal means KOSHER MEAT.  

  1. to shine
    1. (Qal) to shine [seeking God's favor]
    2. (Hiphil) to flash forth light
  2. to praise, boast, be boastful
    1. (Qal)
      1. to be boastful
      2. boastful ones, boasters (participle)
    2. (Piel)
      1. to praise
      2. to boast, make a boast
    3. (Pual)
      1. to be praised, be made praiseworthy, be commended, be worthy of praise
    4. (Hithpael) to boast, glory, make one's boast
    5. (Poel) to make a fool of, make into a fool
    6. (Hithpoel) to act madly, act like a madman

NAS (165) - acted insanely, 1; arrogant, 1; boast, 9; boasted, 1; boastful, 3; boasts, 3; boasts boast, 1; deride, 1; drive madly, 1; flash forth, 2; give praise, 1; giving praise, 1; glory, 8; go mad, 1; going mad, 1; mad, 1; madness, 1; make its boast, 1; makes a mad, 1; makes fools, 1; making fools, 1; offers praises, 1; praise, 90; praised, 20; praises, 1; praising, 5; race madly, 1; renowned, 1; sang praises, 1; shone, 2; sing praises, 1; wedding songs, 1;

  1. to profane, defile, pollute, desecrate, begin
  2. (Niphal)
    1. to profane oneself, defile oneself, pollute oneself 1a
  3. ritually 1a
  4. sexually
    1. to be polluted, be defiled
  5. (Piel)
    1. to profane, make common, defile, pollute
    2. to violate the honour of, dishonour
    3. to violate (a covenant)
    4. to treat as common
  6. (Pual) to profane (name of God)
  7. (Hiphil)
    1. to let be profaned
    2. to begin
  8. (Hophal) to be begun
  9. to wound (fatally), bore through, pierce, bore
  10. (Qal) to pierce
  11. (Pual) to be slain
  12. (Poel) to wound, pierce
  13. (Poal) to be wounded
  14. (Piel) to play the flute or pipe

God abandoned Israel's Musical Idolatry sect to worship the STARRY HOST.

He orgained the assembly or "church in the wildernes" to REST, READ or REHEARSE. Loud singing was excluded. This was the synagogue or EKKLESIA for SPIRITUAL PEOPLE.

Later, God granted the KINGS to MAKE MERCHANDISE of the people and use the BOYS to make musical instruments and run before the ORIENTIAL POTENTATE'S CHARIOTS.

"The ritual observances at the Hebrew and at the a Canaanite sanctuary were so similar that to the mass of the people Jehovah worship and Baal worship were not separated by any well-marked line... A sacrifice was a public ceremony of a township or clan... Then the crowds streamed into the sanctuary from all sides, dressed in their gayest attire, marching joyfully to the sound of music, and bearing with them not only the victims appointed for sacrifice, but store of bread and wine set forth the feast...Universal hilarity prevailed." (Gurney, O.R., Some Aspects of Hittite Religion, Oxford University Press, 1977, p. 37).

Heylel (h1966) hay-lale'; from h1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star: - lucifer.

Lucifer is identical to ZOE in many respects and SHE is engaged in trafficing and merchandising: the Temples were "houses of merchandise, den of thieves." Go thou and do likewise.

Merchandise is:

Rekullah (h7404) rek-ool-law'; fem. pass. part. of 7402; trade (as peddled): - merchandise, traffic.

Nophek (h5306) no'-fek; from an unused root mean. to glisten; shining; a gem, prob. the garnet: - emerald.

Thou hast BEEN in EDEN the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy TABRETS and of thy PIPES was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Ezekiel 28:13

By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane [cHalal] out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Eze.28:16

As the king/queen of Babylon she was cast into Sheol with her harps and still breathing harpists. In Revelation 18, the PRESENT musicators work for the same HARLOT and perform SORCERY to decieve and MARKET your flesh. Hee Haw. "War is Hell: so help me I LOVE IT."


Isa 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen?
........ to loose the bands of wickedness,
........ to undo the heavy burdens [band or men or troops],
........ and to let the oppressed go free,
........ and that ye break every yoke?

Isa 58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry,
........ and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house?
........ when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him;
........ and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Isa 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath,
........ from doing thy pleasure on my holy day;
........ and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable;
........ and shalt honour him,
........ ........ not doing thine own ways,
........ ........ nor finding thine own pleasure,
........ ........ nor speaking thine own words:

Rom. 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Rom. 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Rom. 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Rom. 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, 
        that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Rom. 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation
        grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Rom. 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom. 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
Rom. 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:
Rom. 15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy;
        as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.


Isa 56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, 
        The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people:
        neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
Isa 56:4 For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths,
        and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
Heb 4:5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
        Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, 
Heb 4:6and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:  
Heb 4:7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David,
        To day, after so long a time; as it is said,
        To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.  
Heb 4:8For if Jesus had given them rest,
        then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.


Sabbat-ismos A. a keeping of days of rest, Ep. Hebr.4.9, cf. Plu.2.166a (codd., baptismous Bentley).
Latin: quĭes to take repose, keeping still, rhe rest of sleep, repose
The concept of the cross and LOUO is to "cool the passions and pride" and to crucify all over again is to introduce the religious rituals which stir up the passions and pride.

Bapt-ismos , ho,
A. dipping in water, immersion, Ev.Marc.7.4, Hebrews 9:10
2. metaph., eis kakias [badness} b. oichseta [to have gone]
3. lethargic sleep,  
4. baptism,  

Ab-luo abluere sibi umbras, to remove darkness (by bringing a light),
        Of the washing away of earth by a shower, Verg. A.2.719 wash away the blood
        In eccl. Lat., of baptism: munere divinitatis abluti, L
II. Trop., of calming the passions: omnis ejusmodi perturbatio animi placatione abluatur, be removed (fig. derived from the religious rite of washing in expiation of sin),  abluere sitim,to quench, Lucr. 4, 876
Sitis II.Trop., strong or ardent desire, greediness, thirst: Cupiditas II. In a bad sense, a passionate desire, lust, passion, cupidity. Carnal desire, lust , love greedy of gain in trade. a party spirit

Isa 56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house 
        and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters:
        I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
Acts 7:46 Who found favour before God,
        and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
Acts 7:47 But Solomon built him an house.
Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High
        dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
Acts 7:49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord:
        or what is the place of my rest?

God's rest is where GOD wills that we rest: the king, civil rulers and priests operated the HOUSE which was not of God's willing.

The spiritual people RESTED in their own area where they held synsgogue. Where people were willing to obey.

14. abah, aw-baw; a primitive root; to breathe after, i.e. (figuratively) to be acquiescent:--consent, rest content will, be willing.

Isa 56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house 
        and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters:
        I will give them an everlasting name, that
shall not be cut off.

The Church of God was purchased with HIS OWN blood: therefore, the House of God is the Church of Christ:

1Tim. 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

1Pet. 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us,
        what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

A new REST DAY Jesus called PAUO which means stop whatever it is you are doing.
A new Name as The Church of Chris
A new HOUSE is the Church of Christ
    It is maybe the ONLY house which uses the NEW NAME
    It assembles to study the New Covenant
    People enter the REST only by obedience in baptism
    It RESTS from that which profaned in Isaiah 56 which is SPECIFICIALLY the music
    which destroyed any ability to REST where God WILLS that we rest.

Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:
    because when I called, ye did not answer;
    when I spake, ye did not hear;
    but did evil before mine eyes,
    and did choose that wherein I delighted not. Isa 65:12

Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty :behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:Isa 65:13

Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. Isa 65:14

And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen:
    for the Lord God shall slay thee,
    and call his servants by another name:Isa 65:15

That he who blesseth himself in the earth
    shall bless himself in the God of truth;
    and he that sweareth in the earth
    shall swear by the God of truth;
    because the former troubles are forgotten,
    and because they are hid from mine eyes. Isa 65:16

For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth:
    and the former shall not be remembered, 
    nor come into mind. Isa 65:17

Isa 56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;  

Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal'; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute)... pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute

Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Stricken: H5060 nga‛ naw-gah' A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman);  

H5061 nega‛ neh'-gah From H5060 ; a blow (figuratively infliction); also (by implication) a spot (concretely a leprous person or dress):—plague, sore, stricken, stripe, stroke, wound.

H5062 ngaph naw-gaf' A primitive root; to push, gore, defeat, stub (the toe), inflict (a disease):—beat, dash, hurt, plague, slay, smite (down), strike, stumble, X surely, put to the worse.

h5059 Nagan

Percutio strike, smite, beat, includes to strike, play a musical instrument.  Strike with rhetoric

Ovid Amours 3:12
Oh, that I ne'er had known the art to please,
But written without genius and success.
Why did the town so readily believe
My verse, and why to songs such credit give ?

Sure poetry s the same it ever was,
And poets ne'er for oracles did pass.
Why is such stress upon my writings laid?
Why such regard to what by me is said ?

I wish the tales I've of Corinna told,
Had been receiv'd as fables were of old;
Of furious Scylla's horrid shape we read,
And how she scalp'd her hoary father's lead:

Of her fair face, and downward how she takes
The wolf's fierce form, the dog's, or curling snake's;
Serpents for hair, in ancient song we meet,
And man and horse with wings instead of feet.

Huge Tityon from the skies the poets flung,
Encelladus's wars with Jove they sung;
How by her spells, and by her voice, to beasts,
The doubtful virgin chang'd her wretched guests;

How Eolus did for Ulysses keep
The winds in bottles while he plough'd the deep:
How Cerberus, three headed, guarded hell;
And from his car the son of Phoebus fell:

How thirsty Tantalus attempts to sip
The stream in vain, that flies his greedy lip:
How Niobe in marble drops a tear,
And a bright nymph was turn'd into a bear:

How Progne, now a swallow, does bemoan
Her sister nightingale, and pheasant son.
In Leda, Danae, and Europa's rapes,
They sing the king of gods in various shapes;
A swan he lies on ravish'd Leda's breast,
And Danae by a golden show'r compress'd;

A bull does o'er the waves Europa bear,
And Proteus any form he pleases wear.
How oft do we the Theban wonders read,
Of serpent's teeth transform'd to human seed!
Of dancing woods, and moving rocks, that throng
To hear sweet Orpheus, and Amphion's song ?

How oft do the Heliades bemoan,
In tears of gum, the fall of Phaeton!
The sun from Atreus' table frightened flies,
And backward drives his chariot in the skies.
Those now are nymphs that lately were a fleet;
Poetic license ever was so great.

But none did credit to these fictions give,
Or for true history such tales receive,
And though Corinna in my songs is fair,
Let none conclude she's like her picture there.

The fable she with hasty faith receiv'd,
And what, so very well she lik'd, believ'd.
But since so ill she does the poet use,
'Tis time her vanity to disabuse.

Malachi IV. "For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up," says Yahweh of Hosts, "that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. [2]  But to you who fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings. You will go out, and leap like calves of the stall. [3]  You shall tread down the wicked; for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make," says Yahweh of Hosts. [4]  "Remember the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all Israel, even statutes and ordinances. [5] Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of Yahweh comes. [6]  He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike [percutiam]  the earth with a curse."[anathemate]

One of the words for becoming a CASTAWAY includes to divorce or exorcise by sacrifice. To send of or get ride of the word is

Anathma ,  which means to set up a votive offering in a temple. A leitourgia service to the gods, the service of priests. It is a therapeia service done to a god to gain favor, paying court to, healing. Maintenance or repairs of temples.
Anathema means to delight or ornament which demands:  3. of a slave in a temple, a. polesdevoted to this service by the city, E.Ion310.--Cf. anathema.
Agaima a statue, picture, bull adorned for sacrifice, portrait, pictures, generally anathema, addressed to Bacchus,
Anathema to delight includes:
Molpe  dance or rhymic movement with song with the pipes or flute or organ.
Orchestus the dance or
Of the worship of Athena
Odyssey 1.[150] Now after the wooers had put from them the desire of food and drink, their hearts turned to other things, to song and to dance; for these things are the crown of a feast. And a herald [preacher] put the beautiful lyre in the hands of Phemius, [celebrated minstrel [Kithera and aoidn to praise the speakers] who sang perforce among the wooers; [155] and he struck the chords in prelude to his sweet lay. But Telemachus spoke to flashing-eyed  holding his head close, that the others might not hear: “Dear stranger, wilt thou be wroth with me for the word that I shall say? These men care for things like these, the lyre and song, [160] full easily, seeing that without atonement they devour the livelihood of another,

The kitherist or player and singer to worship the gods is equated to te parasitatio to sponge

Isa 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.  

5930 ‛lh ‛lh o-law', o-law' Feminine active participle of H5927 ; a step or (collectively stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke):—ascent, burnt offering (sacrifice), go up to. See also H5766 
H2077 zebach zeh'-bakh From H2076 ; properly a slaughter, that is, the flesh of an animal; by implication a sacrifice (the victim or the act):offer (-ing), sacrifice.
A Christian comes to the New House and offers HIS OWN FLESH as a burnt offering by worship IN the spirit.

Rom. 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 
G2378 thusia thoo-see'-ah From G2380 ; sacrifice (the act or the victim, literally or figuratively):—sacrifice

G2380 thuō thoo'-o A primary verb; properly to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke), that is, (by implication) to sacrifice (properly by fire, but generally); by extension to immolate (slaughter for any purpose):—kill, (do) sacrifice, slay.
Rom. 12:2 And be not conformed to this world
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
        that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,
        and perfect, will of God.

The remnant, reserved or predestinated are those who did not fall into pagan religionism of which music was the MARK of polluting or prostituting.

Isa 56:8 The Lord God, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, 
        Yet will I gather
others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.  

Isaiah 56:9 All ye beasts (merry congregation, or multitude, singing and dancing) of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.  

In Genesis and in the end time, the BEASTS are a company, congregation, merry, multitude, running, springing, troop.

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs (keleb = male prostitutes), they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. I 

We know for a fact that the Abomination of Desolation in the later Temle was the musical--always perverted--worship of Zeus and Dionysus (the new wineskin god)

not barking, akrageis kunes, of gryphons, A. Pr.803. Hsch. expl. akrages by duscheres, sklron, oxucholon, cf. akranges (leg. akrages): akrocholon AB369 .

Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound Such is the peril that I bid you to guard against. But now listen to another and a fearsome spectacle. Beware of the sharp-beaked hounds of Zeus that do not bark, the gryphons,

They tried to get Jesus to sing and dance the perverted Dionysus 'bowing to Baal

Isaiah 56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.  

Stephen in Acts 7 agrees with many clear statements that the king, kingdom, temple ans sacrifies were permitted to those who god had "turned over to worship the starry host."  The Jewish Encyclopedia agrees that this was stary worship of which Jerusalem was the headquarters.  This was Sabazianism devoted to Dionysus or Bacchus: the Levites never stopped their practice in Canaan.

The Eleusinian. Thus "Bacchus was directly called upon," he says. The Sabazian worship was Sabbatic; the names Evius, or Hevius, and Luaios are identical with Hivite and Levite.  The French name Louis is the Hebrew Levi; Iacchus again is Iao or Jehovah; and Baal or Adon, like Bacchus, was a phallic god.

"Who shall ascend into the hill (the HIGH place) of the Lord?" asks the holy king David, "who shall stand in the place of his Kadushu? (Psalms xxiv. 3). Kadesh may mean in one sense to devote, hallow, sanctify, and even to initiate or to set apart;

but it also means the ministers of lascivious rites (the Venus-worship) and the true interpretation of the word Kadesh is bluntly rendered in Deuteronomy xxiii. 17; Hosea iv. 14; and Genesis xxxviii., from verses 15 to 22. The "holy" Kadeshuth of the Bible were identical as to the duties of their office with the Nautch-girls of the later Hindu pagodas.

Deut 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
Deut 23:18
Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the Lord thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the Lord thy God.

Hos 4:14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.

The Hebrew Kadeshim or galli lived "by the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the grove," or bust of Venus-Astarte, says verse the seventh in the twenty-third chapter of 2 Kings.

The dance performed by David round the ark was the "circle-dance" said to have been prescribed by the Amazons for the Mysteries. Such was the dance of the daughters of Shiloh (Judges xxi. 21, 23 et passim), and the leaping of the prophets of Baal (I Kings xviii. 26). It was simply a characteristic of the Sabean worship, for it denoted the motion of the planets round the sun. 

Keleb (h3611) keh'leb; from an unused root mean. to yelp, or else to attack; a dog; hence (by euphemism) a male prostitute: - dog.

kun or  kun

I. a dog or bitch, Hom., etc.; most commonly of hounds, id=Hom., etc.; the Laconian breed was famous, Soph.;-- n or ma ton kuna was the favourite oath of Socrates, Plat.: cf. trapezeus.

II. as a word of reproach, to denote shamelessness or audacity in women, rashness, recklessness in men, Hom.

2. at Athens a nickname of the Cynics,  
III. the Trag. apply the term to the
ministers of the gods; the eagle is Dios ptnos kun Aesch.; the griffins Znos akrageis kunes id=Aesch.; the Bacchantes Lusss  

Trapezeus dogs fed from the master's table: parasite for Haides or pluto 

Pausanias, Attica: [6] On the market-place is a votive offering, a bronze she-goat [aix] for the most part covered with gold. The following is the reason why it has received honors among the Phliasians. The constellation which they call the Goat [capella] on its rising causes continual damage to the vines. In order that they may suffer nothing unpleasant from it, the Phliasians pay honors to the bronze goat on the market-place and adorn the image with gold. Here also is the tomb of Aristias, the son of Pratinas This Aristias and his father Pratinas composed satyric plays more popular than any save those of Aeschylus.

BACCHANTES: Men and women who joined in the Dionysian festivals dressed in Asiatic robes and bonnets; and with their heads wreathed with vine and ivy leaves, with fawn-skins (nebrides) flung over their shoulders, and thyrsi, or blunt spears twined with vine-leaves, in their hands, they ran through the country, shouting Io Bacche! Euoi! Iacche! Ia. I. swinging their thyrsi, beating on drums, and sounding various instruments. Indecent emblems [large phallus] were carried in procession, and the ceremonies often assumed a most immoral character and tendency. The women, who bore a chief part in these frantic revels, were called Bacchae, Maenades, Thyiades, Euades. See Dionysia. 

Phaeth moon, zogonos2 [z] life-bringing, id=Anth. [Sun, Auriga, Jupiter]

2. son of Helios or Apollo, famous for his unlucky driving of the sun-chariot, Eur.

Auriga: Caper, he-goat sacrificed to Bacchus (because injurious to the vine) A star in the left shoulder of the constellation Auriga (also called capella)

Capra Capella (Aix). The brightest star in the constellation of the Auriga, or Charioteer, and said to have been originally the nymph or goat who nursed the infant Zeus in Crete. See Amalthea; Zeus.

aix: source of mysterious and suspected wealth proverbs, aix ourania in Com. as a source of mysterious and suspected wealth, in allusion to the horn of Amalthea, Cratin.244; ouranion aiga ploutophoron Com.Adesp.8 ; aix tn machairan (sc. hure), of those who 'ask for trouble', Zen.1.27; aix oup tetoken 'don't count your chickens before they are hatched'

Delicatus, I. That gives pleasure, i. e. alluring, charming, delightful; luxurious, voluptuous. delicatiores in cantu flexiones,  soft, tender, delicate (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): capella,Cat. 20, 10
delicatorum, i. e. of the paramours, paidikn, Suet. Tit. 7; cf. in the fem.: Flavia Domitilla, Statilii Capellae delicata, 1.Spoiled with indulgence, delicate, dainty, effeminate:

flexĭo , ōnis, f. [flecto] , I.a bending, swaying, turning; a bend, turn, curve, B. In partic., of the voice, a modulation, inflection, change. 

Mark of the false shepherd:

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock,

over the which the [your own spirit] Holy Ghost hath made you overseers,
to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing
...shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Grievous: Barus (g926) bar-ooce'; from the same as 922; weighty, i.e. (fig.) burdensome, grave: - grievous, heavy, weightier.

Mt.23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on mens shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 

Lukos A. wolf, oresteroi, oin humenaioi, treacherous or unnatural love, l.Phdr.241d, lukou bion zn, i. e. live by rapine 

Ores-teros , a, on, poet. for oreinos, epith. of a snake, Il.22.93 ; of wolves and lions, Od.10.212 ;

Od.10.212 Homer, Odyssey 10. So he set out, and with him went two-and-twenty comrades, all weeping; and they left us behind, lamenting. [210] Within the forest glades they found the house of Circe, built of polished stone in a place of wide outlook,1 and round about it were mountain wolves and lions, whom Circe herself had bewitched; for she gave them evil drugs

[220] So they stood in the gateway of the fair-tressed goddess, and within they heard Circe singing with sweet voice, as she went to and fro before a great imperishable web, such as is the handiwork of goddesses, finely-woven and beautiful, and glorious

[241d] “Just as the wolf loves the lamb, so the lover adores his beloved.” There it is, Phaedrus! Do not listen to me any longer; let my speech end here.

Wolf: treacherous or unnatural love

Plato, Phaedrus 241d. Phaedrus
But I thought you were in the middle of it, and would say as much about the non-lover as you have said about the lover, to set forth all his good points and show that he ought to be favored. So now, Socrates, why do you stop? 

Wolf: VI. nickname of paiderastai, AP12.250 (Strat.), cf. Pl.Phdr. 241d.

Paiderast-s , ou, ho, A. lover of boys, mostly in bad sense, Ar.Ach.265(lyr.), X.An.7.4.7, Pl. Smp.192b, Eub.130, etc.

Ar.Ach.265 Aristophanes, Acharnians DICAEOPOLIS

Oh, Phales,1 companion of the orgies of Bacchus, night reveller, god of adultery, friend of young men, these past six 2 years I have not been able to invoke thee. With what joy I return to my farmstead, thanks to the truce I have concluded, freed from cares, from fighting and from Lamachuses! 3 How much sweeter, oh Phales, oh, Phales, is it to surprise Thratta, the pretty woodmaid, Strymodorus' slave, stealing wood from Mount Phelleus, to catch her under the arms, to throw her on the ground and possess her, Oh, Phales, Phales! If thou wilt drink and bemuse thyself with me, we shall to-morrow consume some good dish in honour of the peace, and I will hang up my buckler over the smoking hearth.

1 The god of generation, worshipped in the form of a phallus.
2 A remark which fixes the date of the production of The Acharnians, viz. the sixth year of the Peloponnesian War, 426 B.C.
3 Lamachus was an Athenian general, who figures later in this comedy

Plato, Symposium 192b] they are boy-lovers, and have no natural interest in wiving and getting children, but only do these things under stress of custom; they are quite contented to live together unwedded all their days. A man of this sort is at any rate born to be a lover of boys or the willing mate of a man, eagerly greeting his own kind. Well, when one of them--whether he be a boy-lover or a lover of any other sort--

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise,
speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Diastrepho (g1294) dee-as-tref'-o; from 1223 and 4762; to distort, i.e. (fig.) misinterpret, or (mor.) corrupt: - perverse (- rt), turn away.

Diastreph A. turn different ways, twist about, ta smata, as in the dance, X.Smp.7.3; d. to prospon to distort it,

Wolf:  lukou bion zn, i. e. live by rapine

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2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, [Zoon, Zao, Zoe]
..........made to be taken and destroyed,
..........speak evil of the things that they understand not;
..........and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
..........Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves
..........with their own deceivings [delusions] while they feast with you;
..........All musicians and rhetoricians are equated to parasites.

Entrupo (g1792) en-troo-fah'-o; from 1722 and 5171; to revel in: - sporting selves.
gamlii lechei [marriage couch-bed] hdonais, playing in the wind, exult over, treat haughtily or contemptuously, made a mock of, tinos sumphorais, III. use or abuse at pleasure

trupha , ( [truph] )  connected to the Polus , Spoiled pets: en tais ekklsiais t. kai kolakeuesthai, of the people, 2.revel in, entoisagathoistinos LXXSi.14.4 ; delight in, enagathsunisou ib.Ne.9.25.

A. live softly, luxuriously, fare sumptuously,, en ankalais mtros truphsai, of a child, E.Ion 1376, cf. Ba.969; t. en tais esthsi Isoc.2.32 ; t. kai megalopreps diaitasthai X.Ath.1.11 ; leukos anthrpos, pachus, argos . . , eiths truphan Sosicr. 1 , cf. Ep.Jac.5.5, Gal.6.416, etc.; paison, truphson, zson: apothanein se dei Epigr.Gr.362.5 (Cotiaeum, ii/iii A. D.).

Isaiah 56: 12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.  

But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. Isaiah 57:3

And the sorcerer is:

"Applied to Persian priests or astrologers of Babylon. Pharmakos (g5333) an adjective signifying "devoted to magical arts," is used as a noun, "a sorcerer," especially one who uses drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, Rev 21:8, in the best texts (some have pharmakeus) and 22:15" Vine

Against whom do ye sport (effeminate play as at Mount Sinai and by David moving the ark) yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood, Isaiah 57:4

Sport: Anag (g6026) aw-nag'; a prim. root; to be soft or pliable, i. e. (fig.) effeminate or luxurious: - delicate (-ness), (have) delight (self), sport self.

Sachaq (h7832) saw-khak'; a prim. root; to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by impl. to play: - deride, have in derision, laugh, make merry, mock (-er), play, rejoice, (laugh to) scorn, be in (make) sport.

Rev. 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying,
        Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
Rev. 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
Rev. 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone 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 were all nations deceived.
A sorcerer is: A. poisoner, sorcerer, magician, LXXEx.7.11 (masc.), Ma.3.5 (fem.), Apoc.21.8, 22.15.
Ex. 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

Pharmak-eus , es, ho,A. poisoner, sorcerer, S.Tr.1140, Pl.Smp.203d, etc.; gnsioi sophistai kai ph. Jul.Or.6.197d .

Plato, Symposium [203d] rather is he hard and parched, shoeless and homeless; on the bare ground always he lies with no bedding, and takes his rest on doorsteps and waysides in the open air; true to his mother's nature, he ever dwells with want. But he takes after his father in scheming for all that is beautiful and good; for he is brave, strenuous and high-strung, a famous hunter, always weaving some stratagem; desirous and competent of wisdom, throughout life ensuing the truth; a master of jugglery, witchcraft  Commentary

Gnsi-os mtr tn ertikn logn, of Aphrodite, Luc.Am.19; g. aretai real, unfeigned virtues, Pi.O.2.11; g. humnoi inspired song, B.8.83; e. melos a love song mtr tn ertikn logn Mother of ert-ikos A. of or caused by love, org, or Aphrodite: Inspiring new humno 

Alcestis [445]  Poets shall sing often in your praise both on the seven-stringed mountain tortoise-shell1 and in songs unaccompanied by the lyre when at Sparta the month of Carnea2 comes circling round [450]  and the moon is aloft the whole night long, and also in rich, gleaming Athens. Such is the theme for song that you have left for poets by your death.

Euripides, Bacchae: From the land of Asia, [65]  having left sacred Tmolus, I am swift to perform for Bromius my sweet labor [ponos] and toil [Kamatos] easily borne, celebrating the god Bacchus . Who is in the way? Who is in the way? Who? Let him get out of the way indoors, and let everyone keep his mouth pure  , [70]  speaking propitious things. For I will celebrate Dionysus with hymns according to eternal custom. 

Aphrodit [i_], h, ( [aphros] ) Aphrodite, h.Hom.5, Hes.Th.195; dia tn tou aphrou genesin Aphrodit eklth Pl.Cra.4c6 c.

II. as Appellat., sexual love, pleasure, Od.22.444; hup' Apollni psauein Aphroditas

Apolln  Abaddon, Apollyon and his prostitute Muses Pure Apollo, too, who, though a god, was exiled once from heaven.
Sophistes master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, of musicians, sophists . . parapainchelun, sophist quibbler, cheat, rhetoricians.
Heredotus 2.49. For Melampus was the one who taught the Greeks the name of Dionysus and the way of sacrificing to him and the phallic procession; he did not exactly unveil the subject taking all its details into consideration, for the teachers who came after him made a fuller revelation; but it was from him that the Greeks learned to bear the phallus along in honor of Dionysus, and they got their present practice from his teaching. [2] I say, then, that Melampus acquired the prophetic art, being a discerning man, and that, besides many other things which he learned from Egypt, he also taught the Greeks things concerning Dionysus, altering few of them; for I will not say that what is done in Egypt in connection with the god and what is done among the Greeks originated independently: for they would then be of an Hellenic character and not recently introduced. [3] Nor again will I say that the Egyptians took either this or any other custom from the Greeks. But I believe that Melampus learned the worship of Dionysus chiefly from Cadmus of Tyre and those who came with Cadmus from Phoenicia to the land now called Boeotia. Comments 
Rev. 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

2342.  therion, thay-ree-on; diminutive from the same as 2339; a dangerous animal: — (venomous, wild) beast.

Thriakos , , on, ( [thrion] ) Pharmakon includes 3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell, Od.4.220

Rev 9: [18]  By these three plagues were one third of mankind killed: by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur, which proceeded out of their mouths. [19]  For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails. For their tails are like serpents, and have heads, and with them they harm. [20]  The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn't repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn't worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk. [21]  They didn't repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their sexual immorality, nor of their thefts.

Latin Sorceries Veneficium II.The preparation of magic potions, magic, sorcery: Canto
Canto A song, singing, playing, hence meter.
Plautus:   As many as there are fingers on your hand. The Greek song is, "Drink either your five cups or your three, but not your four."

SAGARINUS  (about to drink) . I pledge you. Do you take for yourself the tenth part from the fountain

, if you are wise. Here's luck to you, luck to us; here's luck to thee, luck to me; luck to our Stephanium as well.

STICHUS  'Tis bravely done. I pledge you in a goblet. (Drinks.)

SAGARINUS  Keep your wine; I'd very much like something by way of a relish

STICHUS  If you are not satisfied with what's here, there's nothing else. Take some water


SAGARINUS  You say right; I care for no dainties. Drink away, Piper ; drink, if you do drink. I' faith, this must be drunk--don't shirk it. (Holds the goblet to the PIPER.) Why flinch at what you see must be done by you? Why don't you drink? Do it, if you are to do it. Take it, I tell you, for the public pays for this. That's not your way to shirk your drink. Take your pipes

 out of your mouth. (The PIPER drinks.)

STICHUS  When he has drunk, either do you mind my rules , or else I'll give up. I don't wish us to drink this straight out; we shall soon be about nothing

 ; for, by my faith, almost all in a moment, the cask might be turned head downwards

SAGARINUS  (to the PIPER) . How now? Although you did make a fuss about it, still it didn't hurt you. Come, Piper, when you've done drinking, put back your pipes to your lips; quickly puff out your cheeks, just like a reptile serpent

 . Come now, Stichus, whichever of the two breaks order, shall be fined a cup. 

Prince the Piper

A little, friv'lous, abject mind,
Pleased with the rabble, puff'd with wind,
When once, as fast as pride presumes,
Itself with vanity it plumes,
Is by fond lightness brought with ease
To any ridicule you please.
One Prince, a piper to the play,
Was rather noted in his way,
As call'd upon to show his art,
Whene'er Bathyllus did his part,

Thrion Trag. only in Satyric drama,

Sikinnis or from Sicinnis, a nymph of Cybele, although originally danced in honour of Sabazios, The Ass and the priests of Cybele Cybele a Phrygian goddess with her templeat Sardis. The great goddess of Phrygians and Lydians. Kubebes the Great Mother is identified with Rhea (EVE) the mother of the gods.

Rheia ,  theoi rheia zontes the gods who live at ease, Il.6.138, Od.4.805; toutoisin men tauta melei, kitharis kai aoid, rheia lightly, pleasantly, za , to live, zoos to take prisoner, Zoe to get one's living by, scum on milk 

Za I. to live, Hom., etc.; elenchiste zontn vilest of living men, Od.; zein kai horan phaos elioio Il.; rheia zontes living at ease, of the gods, id=Il.; zn katakauthnai to be burnt alive, Hdt.:--also, zn apo tinos to live off or on a thing, Theogn., Hdt., etc.:-- to zn z, Aesch., etc.: --in a quasi-trans. sense, ek tn alln hn ezs ( ha en ti bii eprattes) from the other acts of your life, Dem.

II. metaph. to be in full life and strength, to be fresh, be strong, ats thuellai zsi Aesch.; aei zi tauta [nomima] Soph.; zsa phlox living fire, Eur

Long article on Rhea  

Theron: III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, h mousik aei ti kainon thrion tiktei  [A New Style of Music}  IV. Astron., the constellation Lupus, [Identifies the Wolves in Acts 20}

Mousikos. msikos , musical, agnes m. kai gumnikoi  choroi te kai agnes m. Pl.Lg.828c ; ta mousika music,

II. of persons, skilled in music, musical, poitikoi kai m. andreskuknos kai alla zia peri aulous -tatoi; lyric poet, opposite epic, (but opp. melopoios, Phld.Mus.p.96 K.); m., hoi, professional musicians; mousikos kai meln pots 

The Jewish clergy are identified as children of the Devil who "spoke of himself" and as "seed of the vipers."

This is also the Psalm 22 and Hebrews 2 message: the assemblies cause Jesus Christ to AGNONIZE and the same perversion-music connection is there.

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