Jay Guin The Fork In The Roa

Richard Beck Experimental Theology and the future of Churches of Christ.   In Scripture Theology defines the Scribes and Pharisees who "take away the key to knowledge." Jesus defined the Scribes (liars in the prophets) and Pharisees as Hypocrites. In the Ezekiel version Christ names popular preachers for hire, singers and instrument players." These are the MARKS of people who neither preach nor practice the word.  The Spirit OF Christ defined the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness for the godly people. He defined the FUTURE of the Church of Christ both inclusively and exclusively in the prophets.   The ACU kingdom have a spirit guide who is now defining the FUTURE of churches which are no longer SYNAGOGUES which define the once a week assembly to PREACH the Word (regulative principle) by READING the Word for Comfort and doctrine.  The Lord's supper teaches us that we have nothing of value to IMAGINE so we follow the pattern SPEAK (dicto) A hymn and GO OUT.  The progressives are not just anti-sectarian but are UNIVERSALISTS which probably means "we will take anyone's money" for the unlawful collection plate.

Theology would never dare be used about the God identified in the Scriptures (Prophets and Apostles).  That would presume a level of inspiration claimed by those who hear A spirit tell them to twist the Scriptures. We will show that THEOLOGY which was suddenly unleashed to replace the Scriptures identifies Abaddon-Apollon unleased from the PIT to become the leader and SPIRIT GUIDE of the Locusts who are the MUSES or worship team; they are identified as adulteresses and SHEPHERDS under the Babylon Mother of Harlots (Revelation 17).  They sort out the craftsmen, singers and instrument players who are called SORCERERS so they can be held captive until time to CAST THEM ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.

An Experiment in Christian Dialogue: A Post by Bruce Morton

10.07.14 Conservatives and Progressives (back to Babylon) are predestined to play the SHELL GAME: people who understand that disciples come one by one know that the NUT is under neither shell.

Jay Guin and all of the sowers of discorders love to pretend that Ephesians 5 and Colossians 3 are the only two proof texts the "legalists" use to justify refusing to sect out since Christ defined the church in the wilderness onward.

God would offer the people The Book of The Covenant which was a covenant of grace like that of the Abrahamic Covenant. The Tribal Elders governed the people and taught the Word of God.  This Covenant of Grace was not changed by the future Laws of the Civil-Military-Clergy state from which the godly people were quarantined to their local area.

Ex. 18:19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee:
        Be thou for the people to Godward,
        that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:

Ex. 18:20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws,  
        and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk,  
       and the work that they must do.
A. Objectively, sacredness, sanctity (in this sense rare, and only in sing.): sanctitas regum, et caerimonia deorum. Caes. ap. Suet. Caes. 6: legationis. Cic. Rosc. Am. 39, 113; Tac. A. 4, 64 fin.: 3, 61: loci. id. ib. 14, 22 fin.
B. Subjectively, a holy dread, awe, reverence, veneration of the Deity (external; while religio has regard both to internal and external reverence for God; rare except in sing.)
Cic. S. Rosc. 39.113  Is it not so? In the most trifling affairs be who neglects a commission, must be condemned by a most dishonouring sentence; what punishment ought to be inflicted on that man who has not hindered some private advantage by his carelessness, but has polluted and stained by his treachery the solemnity of the very commission itself? or by what sentence shall he be condemned?
Ostendo , A.  In gen., to show, disclose, exhibit, manifest: ille dies cum gloriā maximā sese nobis ostendat, 2. Transf.: “vocem,to make heard, Phaedr. 1, 13, 9.—
1. to show, express, indicate by speech or signs; to give to understand, to declare, say, tell, make known, etc. (syn.: indico, declaro, significo).—With acc.: “illud ostendit,Cic. Att. 1, 1, 4.—With obj.- or rel.-clause: “ostendit se cum rege colloqui [ to talk together, converse] velle,Nep. Con. 3, 2:
Because Moses admitted that he needed help especially in instructing all of the people:

Ex. 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide
        out of all the people
        able men, [Apt]
        such as fear God, [H337 yârê’ From H3372 ; fearing; morally reverent]:—
        men of truth, [stable, truth, trustworthy]
        hating covetousness; [unjust gain]
and place such over them, to be
        rulers of thousands,
        and rulers of hundreds,
        rulers of fifties, and 
        rulers of tens:

H8269 śar sar From H8323 ; a head person (of any rank or class):—captain (that had rule), chief (captain), general, governor, keeper, lord, ([-task-]) master, prince (-ipal), ruler, steward.
From quoted Plato In Phaedrus

And they have the less difficulty in finding the nature of their own god in themselves, because they have been compelled to gaze intensely on him; their recollection clings to him, and they become possessed of him, and receive from him their character and disposition, so far as man can participate in God.

The followers of Zeus desire that their beloved should have a soul like him;
        and therefore they seek out some one of a philosophical
and imperial nature,
        and when they have found him and loved him
        they do all they can to confirm
such a nature in him,
and if they have no experience of such a disposition hitherto,
        they learn of any one who can teach them,
        and themselves follow in the same way.


Socrates. The wise are doubtful, and I should not be singular if, like them, I too doubted. I might have a rational explanation that Orithyia was playing with Pharmacia [Sorcery], when a northern gust carried her over the neighbouring rocks; and this being the manner of her death, she was said to have been carried away by Boreas.

The third kind is the madness of those who are possessed by the Muses (Musicians of Rev 18);
        which taking hold of a delicate and virgin soul
        and there inspiring frenzy
        awakens lyrical
and all other numbers;
        with these adorning the myriad actions of ancient heroes for the instruction of posterity (prophecy

In certain ancient Israelite prophetic groups, music was used to achieve the ecstatic state, in which the participants, in their accompanying dancing, were believed to have been seized by the hand of Yahweh, the God of Israel, as in the case of Saul, the 11th-century-bc king of Israel. Encyclopædia Britannica Online


See Exodus 31: the people thought that God was SILENT because they refused to LISTEN

The command to KEEP the Sabbath is the opposite of holding worship services by Levi

: H8104 shâmar shaw-mar' A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.:—beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man).

Keep in Latin
: Custodio II.  With the accessory idea of hindering free motion, A.  In gen., to hold something back, to preserve, keep:   

Meaning to keep precepts or laws:  Regula a rule, pattern, measuring rod, formula sermonis
Loquor to speak, talk, say (sermo in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation
Custodio: hold something back, preserve, hinder free motion, watch, preserve. hold back simulation.
Simulatio hold back . a falsely assumed appearance, a false show, feigning, shamming, pretence, feint, insincerity, deceit, hypocrisy, simulation, pretend to be under a divine command.

Keep in Latin: Custodio II. With the access. idea of hindering free motion, A. In gen., to hold something back, to preserve, keep: To prevent PLAY or Ludo cautiously, carefully: “ut parce custoditeque ludebat!Plin. Ep. 5, 16, 3.
Plin. Ep. 5, 16, 3. how eagerly , how intellegenter lectitabat! when moderately custoditeque ludebat!
Ludo  A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing, B. To sport, dally, wanton Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song

Jesus defined the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites by pointing to performance speakers, singers and instrument players.
Quint. Inst. 12 1.29
[29] And assuredly the man who will best inspire such feelings in others is he who has first inspired them in himself. For however we strive to conceal it, insincerity will always betray itself, and there was never in any man so great eloquence as would not begin to stumble and hesitate so soon as his words ran counter to his inmost thoughts.

Sermons pretend that it is God speaking
Singers pretend that their songs are Spirit inspired.

Tacitus Tac. Hist. 2.61 Amid the adventures of these illustrious men, one is ashamed to relate how a certain Mariccus, a Boian of the lowest origin, pretending to divine inspiration, ventured to thrust himself into fortune's game, and to challenge the arms of Rome. Calling himself the champion of Gaul, and a God (for he had assumed this title), he had now collected 8000 men, and was taking possession of the neighbouring villages of the Ædui, when that most formidable state attacked him with a picked force of its native youth, to which Vitellius attached some cohorts, and dispersed the crowd of fanatics.
        Mariccus was captured in the engagement, and was soon after exposed to wild beasts, but not having been torn by them was believed by the senseless multitude to be invulnerable, till he was put to death in the presence of Vitelliu

Custodio:  hold back To sport, dally, wanton  mimic or imitate work, make believe work.  BEspecially to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song:"

The Church is a School of the Bible only.  Why isn't it CRAZY to think that you can worship God in Christ while making music?  

Lecto also defines Synagogue: you READ the words of anyone you honor.
Lectito  I. To gather or collect eagerly or often 
II. To read often, with eagerness, or with attention orationes,to read aloud, Plin. Ep. 7, 17, 4; Quint. 9, 1, 12. “Platonem studiose,Speech which is the opposite of action.
Custodio pretending to have power in order to hold people in custody captive
Quintilian Quint. Inst. 9 3.50 .
[50] Further, this device of saying the opposite of what [405] we desire to imply is not merely restricted to persons, but may be extended to things, witness the whole of the exordium of the pro Ligario and disparaging phrases such as “Forsooth,” “ye great gods!” or

Fit task, I ween, for gods!

Aen. iv,. 379. Dido mocks the excuse of
Aeneas that he had received the direct
command of heaven to leave Carthage.


Exod 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow,  and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; 
        and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play

The golden calf represented Apis a real bull calf in Egypt. This represented the always-pagan ftrinitiy of Osiris, Isis and Horus.

Hebrew: h6711 tsachaq, tsaw-khak´; a primitive root; to laugh outright (in merriment or scorn); by implication, to sport:—laugh, mock, play, make sport.
h6711.tsachaq.gif[6] surgentesque mane obtulerunt holocausta et hostias pacificas et sedit populus comedere ac bibere et surrexerunt ludere

Surgo they rose up in insurrection AGAINST God.

Hêdonais 3. Pl., desires after pleasure, pleasant lusts, X.Mem.1.2.23, Ep.Tit.3.3,

"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).

Ludo  A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing, B. To sport, dally, wantonly Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song: carmina pastorum,

 Vellem a comedy which wishes (i. e. is meant) to be in demandb. Of the wishes of those that have a right to command, the gods, masters, parents, commanders, etc., I want, wish, will, am resolved, it is my will:

Canto I. Neutr., to produce melodious sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play, Less freq. of instrumental music, and only with abl. of the instrument, in comedy, to sing and play while the actor accompanies the song with gestures or dancing,

Tuba war trumpet, Apart from military purposes, it was used on various occasions, as at religious festivals, games, funerals, a signal for wor, exciter, instigator.

Empaizō , fut. To be deluded  2. euphem. in mal. part., LXXJd. 19.25.

Jdg 19:25 But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.

II. sport in or on, hôs nebros chloerais e. leimakos hêdonais E.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois choroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; tôi  Luc.Lex.5

Paig-ma , atos, to,
A. play, sport, lōtos hotan . . paigmata bremē whene'er the pipe sounds its sportive strains, E.Ba.161(lyr.); “Ludia p. lurasLyr.Alex.Adesp.37.15.
II. 'child's play', to toiouto p. tōn logōn
Again, the penalty was:


1Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless,
        the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour,
        given to hospitality, apt to teach;
2Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive;
        but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

2Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast,
        and hold the traditions which ye have been taught,
        whether by word, or our epistle.
Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful WORD as he hath been taught,
        that he may be able by sound doctrine
        both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers [Judge]

The Word or LOGOS is the Regulative principle: it is opposite speaking your own words, poetry, singing, playing instruments, acting, dancing.  Christ in Isaiah 28 said of those who do not teach that which is written THERE IS NO TRUTH IN THEM.

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
        and some, pastors and teachers; Eph 4:11
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry,
        for the
edifying of the body of Christ: Eph 4: 12
Till we all come in the unity of the faith,
        and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
        unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Eph 4: 13


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; Eph 4: 14
-Fluctuo  fluctus, to move in the manner of waves, i. e. to wave, rise in waves
-Oratio E. A prayer, an address to the Deity (eccl. Lat.): “respice ad orationem servi tui,Vulg. 3 Reg. 8, 28: “per orationes Dominum rogantes,id. 2 Macc. 10, 16: “pernoctans in oratione Dei,id. Luc. 6, 12.—Also absol., prayer, the habit or practice of prayer: “perseverantes in oratione,Vulg. Act. 1, 14: “orationi instate,id. Col. 4, 2; cf. Gell. 13, 22,

-Panourg-êma  A. knavish trick, villainy, S.El.1387 (lyr.), LXX Si.1.6 (v.l.); sophistry, Gal.5.251; cf. panourgeuma.
        -Sophia 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

speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,
        which is the head, even Christ: Eph 4: 15

From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, 
        According to the effectual working in the measure of every part,
        maketh increase of the body unto the edifying [educating] of itself in love. Eph 4: 16

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord,
        that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk,
        in the vanity of their mind, Eph 4: 17

Vanitas I. Lit., emptiness, nothingness, nullity, want of reality, popular opinion, Magus, Magice. măgus ,I. magic, magical (poet.): artes, Ov. Am. 1, 8, 5: “manus, id. Med. fac. 36: carmen,Sen. Herc. Oet. 467.
        Charms Carmen. I. a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation (cf.: cano, cantus, and canto). I. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental

-HH 4 483 What skill is this? What song for desperate cares? What way of song? For verily here are three things to hand all at once from which to choose, —mirth, and love, and sweet sleep. [450] And though I am a follower of the Olympian Muses who love dances and the bright path of song —the full-toned chant and ravishing thrill of flutes —yet I never cared for any of those feats of skill at young men's revels, as I do now for this:
        Whoso with wit and wisdom enquires of it cunningly, him it teaches [485] through its sound all manner of things that delight the mind, being easily played with gentle familiarities, for it abhors toilsome drudgery; but whoso in ignorance enquires of it violently, to him it chatters mere vanity and foolishness.
Having the understanding darkened, [Skotoo]
        being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance [Agnoia] that is in them,
        because of the
blindness [pōr-oō petrified] of their heart: Eph 4: 18 

Maybe they really do NOT know the facts but in Ephesians 4 Paul outlawed the diversity by saying that APT elders as the pastor-teacher's Job One is to cast out the cunning craftsmen or sophists: these are the wise Jesus said God HIDES from and that they are LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.


The ACTIVE part is to SPEAK to YOURSELVES.  That is obviously AUDIBLE and the commanded resource is "that which is written for our learning" (Romans 15)

Eph. 5:19 Speaking to yourselves 

la^l-eō , A. talk to one,
b. generally, talk, speak, opp. poiēsis siōpōsa  flutes make SOUNDS as do trees or harps and frogs and locusts but they do not speak
in later writers, = legō, speak, AND NOT: II. chatter, opp. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34;

   legō   1.to say, speak, explain more fully, to recite what is written, labe to biblion kai lege 
-lexis , eōs, h(, (legō B) A. speech, OPPOSITE. ōdē, Pl.Lg.816d; l. ē praxis speech or action, Id.R.396c; ho tropos tēs l. ib.400d; ta lexei dēloumena orders given by word of mouth,
-ōdē , , contr. for aoidēOPPOSITE lexis,
Lyric poetry:
en tais ōdais kai melesin” Musical melody is MELOS and never PSALLO, various songs associated with particular employments or conditions, 2. = epōdos, MAGIC song, spell, Longus 2.7.
YOURSELVES not professionals, opinions of others such as orators. No one can speak for Joe but Joe.
heautou  of himself, herself, itself, itself by itself, absolutely allēlois, one another, they surpassed themselves
  one another
of themselves,
        Opposite Adversarius mercantile language, Standing opposite or opposed to one, opinio oratori
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,  [The Inspired Text]

singing and making melody
        \ IN your heart to the Lord;

In is Ho or place or EIS  that spirit of thine,  there, on that spot, here, NO ONE can hear you. In 1 Corinthians 14 if you can't speak articulately then Paul commands that you be silent. Lifeless Instruments cannot articulate.

SPEAK to your wife about the credit card
But, mouth your complaints silently IN THE SHOWER.

Kardi-a   as the seat of feeling and passion, as rage or anger, full of heart, what do you think are his feelings?
mind, “hōs anoon  Acts 5:4 How is it that you have conceived this thing in your heart?  

If you say that Paul commanded that you SING that which is written by praise-boy-girls then you call Paul and Jesus the Spirit liars.

If Jesus or Paul wanted to hint at any kind of musical performance in the assembly, they are not stupid as people assume: they know that psallo means to pluck or smite with your fingers and never with a plectrum.  You must use two words to command smite a harp. Or if you are not stupid you use compound words used any time an instrument is included.

Epi-psallō , A. play the lyre, S.Fr.60, Poll.4.58(Pass.); “melesi kai rhuthmois” 
                SING,tous humnousLXX 2 Ma.1.30:—30 - Then the priests sang the hymns.

KatapsallōA. play stringed instruments to, [“sumposion kataulein kai k.” Pass., have music played to one, enjoy music, ib.785e; of places, resound with music, Id.Ant.56. 2. Pass., to be buried to the sound of music, Procop.Pers.2.23.
3. metaph., katapsalletai . . ho dēmiourgos is drummed out, Porph.
apo-psallō ,
A.pluck off,trikhasHsch.; a. pagēn spring a trap that is set, Lyc.407; twang a string, Id.915; hēglōtta a. tēn akran Atthida rings out the purest Attic, metaph. from the lyre, Philostr.VS 2.1.7.

apo-psalma , atos
A., tothe part of the string which the musician plucks, 

apopsauō , prob.
A.   mousomania.
mouso-ma^nia , ,
A.devotion to the Muses,

The following statements by Bruce Morton were grasped by Jay Guin to make Bruce equate Ephesians 5 to the passages on Psalms which Jay and his bloggers think includes musical instruments.

The Bible most often is the ANTITHESIS of the Pagan cults.  However, false teachers claim that Churches of Christ originated the ANTI-instrumental sect because the PAGANS ALSO used instruments. In fact, the Catholic Encyclopedia says that music was ADDED because it was common to all pagan cults whose "church house" they "infiltrated and diverted."


Bruce Morton: Is Paul urging song as opposed to instrumented music?  Yes, it appears he is doing exactly that.  Paul quotes – and carefully revises – Septuagint Psalms for a reason.

Note from: The apostle provides further emphasis by his use of the ado-psallo (sing; make music) structure of his words.  Three Septuagint Psalms include the same structure, but Paul has revised the Psalms to point to song alone (see LXX Psalm 26, 56, 107).

We have noted in another paper that the context is different enough to make Jay Guin blush. At no time or place in recorded history does psallo have any musical content: it has the same meaning as SOP because it means to STRIKE something with your fingers and NEVER with a guitar pick, blow a flute, beat on a drum, play a piano or an organ. In the examples used by the Disciples -- Christians psallo is an APOLLO word and includes plucking a harp string skillfully to seduce a young boy whose hairs had been plucked.
-rhoiz-os , o(, Ion. h(, A. whistling or whizzing of an arrow, Il.16.361, cf. Plu.Marc.15, Onos.19.3, etc.; of a scourge, Opp.H.2.352: any whistling or piping sound, as of a shepherd, pollē rh. Od.9.315; pneumatōn rh. Plu.2.18c hissing of a serpent,

-Verg. A. 5.485
Each then with strong arm bends his pliant bow,
each from the quiver plucks a chosen shaft.
First, with loud arrow whizzing from the string,
the young Hippocoon with skyward aim
cuts through the yielding air; and lo! his barb
pierces the very wood, and makes the mast
tremble; while with a fluttering, frighted wing
the bird tugs hard,—and plaudits fill the sky.
Soph. Trach. 531
So, when my father sent me forth to follow
Heracles, as his bride, this monster bore me
upon his back and, when we reached midstream,
touched me with lusting hands: I screamed aloud:
then Zeus's son immediately turned round
and shot a feathered arrow whizzing through
his breast into his lungs. As he lay dying
the beast said, "Daughter of old Oeneus, listen
570to me, and you will profit from this voyage,
for I will never carry any other.
Take in your hands the clotted blood around
my wound, in which the monstrous beast of Lerna,
Hydra, once dipped his arrows of black gall;
and this will be a love-charm for the heart
of Heracles, so that he will not ever
love anyone he looks on more than you."
psauō , Ep. impf. 3. touch as an enemy, lay hands upon,
4. touch, affect,ou gar akras kardias epsause mouE.Hec.242.
5. reach, gain,humnōnPi.N.5.42; “ps. AphroditasId.O. 6.35: abs., hit the mark, 

psaltōd-eō , A. sing to the harp, LXX 2 Ch.5.13.

psal-tēs , ou, o(, A. harper, Men.495, Hippias (?) in PHib.1.13.7, 25, Macho ap.Ath.8.348f, LXX 1 Es.5.42, Plu.2.67f, 223f, cf. “kitharistēs ē ps.

psal-tikos , ē, on, A. of or for harp playing, ps. organon a stringed instrument, Ath.14.634f (of the magadis; andra psaltikēn agathon a good harpist, Ael. ap. Ar.Byz.Epit.84.8.

psal-tos , ē, on, A. sung to the harp, sung of, LXX Ps.118(119).54.

psal-tria , h(,
A. female harper, Pl.Prt. 347d, Ion Trag.22, Arist.Ath.50.2, Men.319.4, Plu.Caes.10, al.
God turned the Jews "over to worship the starry host" BECAUSE of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.
After the elders fired God and wanted a king like a "senior pastor person" God knew that they wanted to worship like the nations or Goyim meaning the BABYLONIANS because they would return to Babylon for captivity and death.

God did not command king, kingdom, temple, animal slaughter or the Levites as "a musical worship team."
David was KING and the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites made instrumental noise to warn Jay Guin that if he came inside of the gates he would be executed.

The Levites were under the King and Commanders of the Army: they made war and not worship.
Many of the Psalms are clearly Ugaritic and the Jerusalem Temple or Ziggurat was designed and built by Hiram the Tyrian Architecture and both were devoted to "the worship of the starry host."
David didn't write nor perform "worship songs." He never led "worship" with congregational singing.

DAVID SAID: I will [1] sing and
[2] play [psallo] the [3] instrument which is ALWAYS included when indicated. Then David could have GLORY for himself with God's help is slaughtering the "owners" of the land.
PAUL COMMANDED: YOU SPEAK one to another with that which is written for our LEARNING.
                                      The ODE and PSALLO are silent or IN the heart.
Mose end-time Church of Christ "scholars" and "preachers" cannot tell the difference between David MAKING WAR and God's command for us to TEACH and ADMONISH using "that which is written."  That may be why the once Bible Colleges have turned into dozens of MINISTRIES to send out and MAKE WORSHIP WARS.

Paul does not command SINGING but SPEAKING: Speaking is how discoples hear from the only Master Preacher. ODE is a witchcraft or sorcery word and PSALLO is a making war or making perverted sex word in connection with the usual pagan "new style of worship."

Ode and Psallo are IN THE HEART which means IN SILENCE where only God can hear. Paul repeats this in 1 Corinthians 14 warning about tongues or instruments which cannot be interpreted. Unless you prophesy by speaking that which is written the command is to BE SILENT.

Psalm has no musical content and does not include an instrument: if you Pluck a harp string with your fingers and never with a plectrum" AND sing it takes three words.

Is. 23:16 Take an [1] harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet [2] melody, [3] sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy [1] songs; for I will not hear the [3] melody of thy [3] viols.

Eph. 5:19 Speaking to YOURSELVES in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
        singing and making melody IND your heart to the Lord;

THATS the commanded, exampled and necessary inference of Jesus Christ IF you grasp that church is A School (only) of the Word (only) of Christ in the prophets and apostles for spiritual content.

The command is to SPEAK the ODES
-lexis , eōs, h(, (legō B) A. speech, OPPOSITE. ōdē, Pl.Lg.816d; l. ē praxis speech or action, Id.R.396c; ho tropos tēs l. ib.400d; ta lexei dēloumena orders given by word of mouth,

ōdē is the opposie of Lexis or any of the LOGOS words.


Plat. Rep. 3.396a and in other ways sinning against themselves and others in word and deed after the fashion of such men. And I take it they must not form the habit of likening themselves to madmen either in words nor yet in deeds. For while knowledge they must have both of mad and bad men and women, they must do and imitate nothing of this kind.” “Most true,” he said. “What of this?” I said, “—are they to imitate smiths and other craftsmen or the rowers of triremes and those who call the time to them or other things connected therewith?” “

Plat. Rep. 3.396b
How could they,” he said, “since it will be forbidden them even to pay any attention [prosekhein] to such things?” “Well, then, neighing horses and lowing bulls, and the noise of rivers and the roar of the sea and the thunder and everything of that kind—will they imitate these?
        “Nay, they have been forbidden,” he said, “to be mad or liken themselves to madmen.” [mainesthai]
         “If, then, I understand [manthanō] your meaning,” said I, “there is a form of diction and narrative in which

For this rejection of violent realism Cf. Laws 669 C-D. Plato describes exactly what Verhaeren's admirers approve: “often in his rhythm can be heard the beat of hammers, the hard, edged, regular whizzing of wheels, the whirring of looms, the hissing of locomotives; often the wild, restless tumult of the streets, the humming and rumbling of dense masses of people.”

396c] the really good and true man would narrate anything that he had to say, and another form unlike this to which the man of the opposite birth and breeding would cleave and which he would tell his story.” “What are these forms?” he said.
        “A man of the right sort, I think, when he comes in the course of his narrative

Psilos IV. logos ps. bare language, i. e. prose, Opposite to poetry which is clothed in the garb of metre, Pl.Mx.239c, Phld.Mus.p.97K.; more freq. in pl., “ps. logoiPl.Lg.669d; Opposite ta metra,

2. poiēsis ps. mere poetry, without music, i. e. Epic poetry, Opposite Lyric ( en ōdē), Pl.Phdr.278c; so “aneu organōn ps. logoiId.Smp.215c, ;
        ps. phōnē
the ordinary sound of the voice,
        Opposite singing ( ōdikē) A.musical, as Subst., musician

If you PLAY an instrument--NEVER COMMANDED--it is unaccompanied by the voice,
meta melōdias, psilos aulētēs one who plays unaccompanied on the flute (cf. psilokitharistēs),

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

Psalm 25(26) After David has defeated his enemies he offered a "sacrifice" of Joy in the Tabernacle.  Of course David would have been executed if he went INTO the real Tabernacle.  He said I will sing, even sing  psalms TO the Lord.

A Psalm is a song to be recited with the voice: only if an instrument is named can one be inferred.  There is no hint of a melody.

The translators of the Septuagint used the Psa (sop-psallo) words because the always spoke of striking or smiting  a string or hair with the FINGER but never with a plectrum. Psallo means PLUCK or smite and never includes an instrument. When an instrument is desired God the only Spirit was not ignorant: he would have used COMPOUND WORDS one for each stringed instrument and style of plucking.
bĕnĕdīco  to speak well.

Jay Guin grasp this false statement to have Bruce Morton parallel the Psalms and Ephesians 5.

There is no command, example or remote inference of God wanting or needing back-up worship teams when Jesus comes to be our only Teacher when the Elders as pastor-teachers "teach that which has been taught." Furthermore, Paul is making the Prophecies of Christ more certain by defining the assembly as synagogue which excluded vocal or instrumental noise when the Word was PREACHED by being READ.

However, God through the Spirit of Christ does warn about the musical sorcerers BECAUSE "lucifer was the singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden."  He outlaws it because it is EVIL.

Bruce Morton: Ephesians 5:18-21: The Work of the Spirit Through Song in a World Under Siege Bruce Morton

First and most damaging concept.  Jesus as son articulated only what the Father breathed (spirit) into him without measure. Metron is often used of MUSICAL METER.  That's good because.

  1. Paul commanded that we SPEAK "that which is written for our learning" including "teaching Psalms.
  2. Nothing that is written for our learning is METRICAL; melody as tunefulness belongs to the 19th century.
  3. Both ODE and PSALLO are IN the heart or spirit where only God hears.
  4. That's because the speak word LEXIS is the OPPOSITE of ODE and ODE is the opposite of SPEAK
  5. That is because ODE defines enchantment or sorcery of those "making the lambs dumb before the claughter" or fleecing through the LAW of "lay by in store AT church" in contrast to BY him.
  6. That's because PSALLO (SOP) is an Apollo, Apollyon word: he made his bow string twang to send forth a "singing" arrow. Or he used his Lyre to shoot forth love arrows into his male or female friends
  7. Therefore, if you SING that which is not inspired by the Spirit OF Christ you are violating direct commands.
  8. That may not be a sin but the MARK of having been sent strong delusions.
  9. Paul doesn't say that they are ignorant but that they are LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE

Max Lucado and Rubel Shelly claim that a holy spirit PERSON is God's song writer and dance master.

  1. In Ephesians 4 the WILL of the LORD is called SPIRIT. Jesus said my WORDS are SPIRIT.
  2. In Colossians 3 the command is to speak THE WORD OF CHRIST.
  3. The Word of CHRIST is Spirit because it is GOD BREATHED.
  4. The Spirit OF Christ is not another person: remember PREPOSITIONS?
  5. The Word or LOGOS is God's regulative principle or governing principle: all that God does in the material world he SPEAKS as His instrumental means. That's fince since science now says that matter is simply vibrating waves.
  6. The LOGOS is the opposite of self-speak or rhetoric, private experiences, singing, playing instruments or dancing.
  7. God HIDES from the Wise or Sophists: self-speakers, singers, instrument players.
  8. Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites and in Ezekiel 33 Christ names speakers for hire, singers and instrument players.
I fully grasp that the LEGALISTS know that god never said: "Thou shalt NOT be a sophist or hypocrite." Legalism is uniquely defined as learning, practicing, rehearsing, presenting with stage management and audience affirmation rhetoric, singing, playing instruments, acting, dancing or juggling.

The command to SPEAK that which is written
is opposite to ODE and PSALLO in the heart meaning SILENT.

Bruce Morton: Paul’s generalities in Ephesians 4:17-5:21 do not describe the specifics of religious ritual.  Indeed, he writes, “it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.” (Eph. 5:12; NIV) 

In Ephesians 4 Paul repudiates UNITY IN DIVERSITY which is an insane concept.

The Bloggers ignore Bruce's pointing to Ephesians 4 which DOES outlaw what Jay Guin etal CONCLUDES is LAWFUL.

We are saved BY Grace THROUGH faith: But saved FROM WHAT?

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,
        according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Kosmos , ho,  natgural, II.rnament, decoration, esp. of women; hieros k.OGI90.40 (Rosetta, ii B. C.): pl., ornaments, A.Ag.1271; “hoi peri to sōma k.Isoc.2.32: metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, Id.9.9 (pl.), Arist.Rh.1408a14, Po.1457b2, 1458a33; hadumelē k. keladein to sing sweet songs of praise, Pi.O.11 (10).13 (s.v.l.).

, Dor. had- , Aeol. ad- , es, A. sweet-singing, “khelidoiAnacr.67, cf. Sapph.122(Comp.), Pi.N.2.25; sweet-sounding, “xoanaS.Fr.238, etc.: poet. fem., “hēdumeleia surigxNonn.D.29.287.

, iggos, ,
2. cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c; cf. “surizō11.2, surigmos:—the last part of the nomos Puthikos was called surigges, prob. because it imitated the dying hisses of the serpent Pytho, Str.9.3.10.
3. mouthpiece of the aulos,

Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon [educated by] the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Jesus gives only APT elders the role of vocational Pastor-Teacher: they are commanded to teach that which HAS been taught.
Before Paul defines the role of the assembly the Wind Blowers, cunning craftsmen, sophists meaning making sermons, songs, playing instruments, acting or dancing which is INCLUDED in the "music" word God didn't include.

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
        and some, pastors and teachers;
Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry,
        for the edifying [educating] of the body of Christ:
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith,
        and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
        unto a perfect man,
        unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Ephesians 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.

-Panourg-êma  A. knavish trick, villainy, S.El.1387 (lyr.), LXX Si.1.6 (v.l.); sophistry, Gal.5.251; cf. panourgeuma.
Cunning craftiness has the same meaning as SOPHOS: Jesus said that God HIDES from the Wise or Sophists

1Cor. 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you
        seemeth to be wise [sophos] in this world,
        let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
        For it is written,
        He taketh the wise  sophia
    in their own craftiness. pa^nourg-ia
Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
1Cor. 3:20 And again,
        The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, sophōn
        that they are vain.
-Sophia 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
EDUCATION by the WORD of Christ is the ONLY meaning of worship defined as GIVING ATTENTION TO God.  Theatrical and Musical performers are Purpose Driven to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter" by making certain that you give ATTENDANCE to them 24/7: where your money is there is your FAITH.

Jesus said that the Kingdom does not come with observation: it is within us and out worship is IN THE SPIRIT devoted to TRUTH.  Anyone who can define DISCIPLE cannot even hallucinate the use of "machines for doing hard work" all learned, practiced, rehearsed, performed and judged by strict rules and therefore the only meaning of LEGALISM.

The kingdom does not come with RELIGIOUS OBSERVATIONS or operations which are defined a Lying Wonders performed by those strongly deluded by God.


Bruce Morton: Paul, however, is writing about song in the broader context of Asian and Greek life and conduct – including worship.  Much lies behind Paul’s comment in Ephesians 4:17.  Ephesians 4:17-5:21 includes important parallels that tie the teaching together.  Specifically, 5:18-21 parallels 5:11 and also reveals 4:23-24 applied to Christian worship.

Many of the believers were "just out of paganism" and women (especially) who had served in the temples of Apollo in Corinth had to relearn that as Paul writes in the "women silent" passage "so that we might all be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth." Proving that the women who engaged in wrath or orgy would sing, play and do other things. They pretended that their gibbering or singing was a message from a God.  Paul corrected that by saying that "there is ONE God and ONE Mediator, Jesus Christ." Therefore, the only RESOURCE which they had would be maybe the Old Testament text as well as letters and sermons from Paul which Peter called scripture.

Again lest we forget: Paul commanded that the one another

SPEAK that which is written for our learning: nothing written can be sung: adults do not learn by singing as WORSHIP.
ODE and PSALLO are IN (en, eis) the Heart or human spirit: you cannot hear any singing and making melody ON a harp when it is IN the hear or mind of the STUDENT.

Singing is not worship: Worship is giving attendance to the READING of the Word for comfort and doctrine.  A Christian is a disciple: a disciple is a student: a disciple of Christ is commanded to teach and observe what JESUS commanded to be taught.  It's pretty hard to give your attention to "performing your part" or watching a group and give attention to the Word of God at the same time. Furthermore, as all priestly religions involved males performing the roles of women, Paul would grasp Isaiah 3 which warnedof women and men or boys (effeminate) ruling over them.

"Philodemus considered it paradoxical that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration. Again, Philodemus held as self deceptive the view that music mediated religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by the noise of cymbals and tambourines as a disturbance of the spirit.

He found it significant that, on the whole, only women and effeminate men fell into this folly.

Accordingly, nothing of value could be attributed to music; it was no more than a slave of the sensation of pleasure, which satisfied much in the same way that food and drink did.

Similar opinions may be found in the writings of Philo. On one occasion he spoke of the Jewish "Feast of Fasting," used by the Greeks for the Day of Atonement:

"Now, many a man from the false religions, which are not ashamed of criticising what is noble, will ask: how can there be a feast without carousing and overeating, without the pleasant company of hosts and guests, without quantities of unmixed wine, without richly set tables and highly stacked provisions of everything that pertains to a banquet, without pageantry and jokes,

bantering and merry-making to the accompaniment of flutes and citharas, the sound of drums and cymbals and other effeminate and frivolous music of every king,

enkindling unbridled lusts with the help of the sense of hearing. For in and through the same [pleasures] those persons openly seek their joy, for what true joy is their they do not know.

Women's singing was a vital part of all pagan worship. In very early times women became priestly singers of the gods in the temple.

"Women and girls from the different ranks of society were proud to enter the service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'." (End of Quasten)


Bruce Morton: The apostle is speaking in generalities, but they are generalities that point toward the strong influence of Asian religion.  The dark pressure should not surprise us.  Luke’s account of earliest Christianity in Ephesus reveals the influence of “Artemis of the Ephesians.”  Further, a growing number of historians and theologians have noted of late the power of the Dionysus cult in both Ephesus and Corinth.  The two cities acted as hubs of power for the religion.  The cult permeated Gentile life and worship in Roman Asia and beyond (see, for example, Philip Harland, Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations; Ross Kraemer, Her Share of the Blessings).


Paul claimed that He taught what JESUS commanded him to speak or teach. The Spirit Jesus of Nazareth appeared to Paul and was seen by Paul to qualify him to be an apostle who was guided by the same Jesus who returned at Pentecost  "and poured out what you see and hear."

If Paul is only warning about the CULTURE then Jay Guin can say that we can use instruments when Jesus is supposed to be the only Teacher because WE don'g do orgies to EXCESS.

When God turned Israel over to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry of the always-pagan trinities, the Worship of the Stars includes Apollo, Artemis, Dionysus and other "gods" defined in Greek and Latin texts.  That is why the Jews had a Covenant with Death and Hell the worship of which is defined in Amos and other book

Apollōn , ho, Apollo: gen. ōnos (also ō An.Ox.3.222): acc.A.ApollōIG1.9, al., A.Supp.214, S.OC1091, Tr.209 (lyr.) (mostly in adjurations, nēton Apollō, etc.), “ApollōnaPl.Lg.624a, freq. later, Agatharch.7, etc.: voc. “ApollonAlc.1, A.Th.159(lyr.), Cratin.186, etc.; “ApollōnA.Ch.559; cf. Apellōn, Aploun. II. Pythag. name of a number,

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

-[1.1.4] The Athenians have also another harbor, at Munychia, with a temple of Artemis of Munychia, and yet another at Phalerum, as I have already stated, and near it is a sanctuary of Demeter. Here there is also a temple of Athena Sciras, and one of Zeus some distance away, and altars of the gods named Unknown

Mousagetēs 1 doric for Mousēgetēs leader of the Muses, Lat. Musagetes, of Apollo, Plat1 Mous-a_getēs, ou, ho
, Il.1.474, celebrate with song and dance, melpontes hekaergon Il.l.c.; Phoibon [Apollo] sing to the lyre or harp, “meta de sphin emelpeto theios aoidos, phormizōn” [Apollo's Lyre]Melpomenos, epith. of Dionysus at Athens,

The musical idolatry of the always-pagan Egyptian trinity at Mount Sinai was identical to that of Apollo or Dionysus

Pausanias Greece Paus. 1.2 But in my time it was devoted to the worship of Dionysus. This Dionysus they call Melpomenus Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon] Musegetes (Leader of the Muses). 

Sophis-tês ,A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “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
Hdt. 2.49 Now then, it seems to me that Melampus son of Amytheon was not ignorant of but was familiar with this sacrifice. 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.
God did not command a temple: it was designed and built by Hiram of Tyre using Jewish slaves and paid wiith confiscated Jewish towns.  The Spirit of Christ Equates melkart of Tyre to the "singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden.

Pind. I. 5
But my heart [20] cannot taste songs without telling of the race of Aeacus. I have come with the Graces for the sons of Lampon to this well-governed city. If Aegina turns her steps to the clear road of god-given deeds, then do not grudge [25] to mix for her in song a boast that is fitting recompense for toils. In heroic times, too, fine warriors gained fame, and they are celebrated with lyres and flutes in full-voiced harmonies for time beyond reckoning. Heroes who are honored by the grace of Zeus provide a theme for skilled poets:
II. from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money,

IN ROMANS 14 PAUL SILENCES THE OPINIONS OF THE THREE SECTS IN ROME WHO WOULD BE IDENTIFIED BY THE GODLY BASED ON THEIR DIETS.  However, all of them were devoted to music to induce ecstasy during which, as at Mount sinai, both men and women engaged in homosexual activity.  Paul defines this in Romans 1

Bruce Morton
Further, a growing number of archaeologists and historians have noted of late the power of the Dionysus cult in both Ephesus and Corinth.  The two cities acted as influential hubs for the religion.  The mystery cults permeated Gentile life and worship in Roman Asia and beyond (see, for example, Everett Ferguson, Backgrounds of Early Christianity; Philip Harland, Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations; Ross Kraemer, Her Share of the Blessings).

Indeed, one Greek papyrus highlights how instrumentation was used to initiate supposed supernatural possession (see William Johnson, “Musical Evenings in the Early Empire: New Evidence From a Greek Papyrus with Musical Notation,” The Journal of Hellenic Studies 120 (2000): 57-85).

That is true: However, Paul is obeying the direct commands, examples and even precedence of Jesus who made the prophets by Christ more certain.  No one can read the Prophets and not see that musical machines were always connected to making war or making perverted sex. Miriam and the Levites were called soothsayer-sorcerers and they would EXECUTE you if you came into the vile inner court.

Paul SILENCED the doubtful disputations in Romans 14: the pagan sects were IDENTIFIED and judged by where they bought their food and on which days the pagan temples supplied meat they sacrificed to their "gods" but THEY ATE THE MEAT as God warns. In Romans 15 Paul silences the "self-pleasure" which is Areskos or Placeo: that silences all of the performing arts and crafts which have only PLEASURE as their motive before he commanded that we "use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our LEARNING."

See Livy History Rome Bacchanalibus

Text Notes

Millions of matrons, of the graver sort,
In common prudence, will not balk the sport.
In summer's heats thou need'st but only go
To Pompey's cool and shady portico;3

Or Concord's fane; or that proud edifice
Whose turrets near the bawdy suburbs rise;
Or to that other portico, where stands
The cruel father urging his commands.
And fifty daughters wait the time of rest,
3 This was a shady walk which Pompey built for the people; and there were several in Rome of the same sort; but the most admirable one of all the porticos, was the Corinthian, near the Flaminian cirque, built by Cneius Octavius. 

Ovid, Art Love 35
And fifty daughters wait the time of rest, To plunge their poniards in the bridegroom's breast.
Or Venus' temple; where, on annual nights,

They mourn Adonis with Assyrian rites.4
Nor shun the Jewish walk, where the foul drove

  Ovid Satire 6. But beware! that teacher is not always what he seems: true, he darkens his eyes and dresses like a woman, but adultery is his design. Mistrust him the more for his show of effeminacy; he is a valiant mattress-knight; there Triphallus drops the mask of Thais. Whom are you fooling? 41 not me; play this farce to those who cannot pierce the masquerade.
        The wily wife arranges accordingly, and begins with them. . . . If your wife is musical, none of those who sell their voices 42 to the praetor will hold out against her charms. She is for ever handling musical instruments; her sardonyx rings sparkle thick all over the tortoise-shell; the quivering quill with which she runs over the chords will be that with which the gentle Hedymeles performed; she hugs it, consoles herself with it, and lavishes kisses on the dear implement

41.  He now addresses the cinaedus [catamite] himself.
42. i.e. professionals who sing for hire on public occasions

4 It was the custom among the Romans, to meet in the temples of Venus to mourn Adonis; of which the prophet Ezekiel speaks, (Ezek. viii. 14.); and infamous acts of lewdness were there committed, if we may believe Juvenal in his sixth satire.

Ezekiel 8:[14] et introduxit me per ostium portae domus Domini quod respiciebat ad aquilonem et ecce ibi mulieres sedebant plangentes Adonidem

mŭlĭer  I. Transf., as a term of reproach, a woman, i. e. a coward, poltroon: “non me arbitratur militem, sed mulierem,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 8, 4.  public speaking

  Ovid  Satire 6.
No sooner has that fellow departed than a palsied Jewess, leaving her basket and her truss of hay,6667 a trusty go-between of highest heaven. She, too, fills her palm, but more sparingly, for a Jew will tell you dreams of any kind you please for the minutest of coins. comes begging to her secret ear; she is an interpreter
of the laws of Jerusalem, a high priestess of the tree,

66.  See iii. 14: Iudaei quorum cophinus fatnumque supellex.
67.  Jews were allowed to camp out under trees as gipsies do in our own country. See iii. 15, 16.

On sabbaths rest from everything but love.5

Nor Isis' temple; for that sacred whore

5 There were great numbers of the Jews at Rome in Augustus's reign [23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD], who were allowed full liberty to exercise their ceremonies, according to the law of Moses. And the Roman ladies went often to see them out of curiosity, which gave occasion for assignations at their synagogues.

Makes others, what to Jove she was before ;6
And if the hall itself be not belied,
E'en there the cause of love is often tried;
Near it at least, or in the palace yard,
From whence the noisy combatants are heard.
6 That is, many women were debauched by Isis's means, as she was by Jupiter under the name of Io.

The crafty counsellors, in formal gown, 7
There gain another's cause, but lose their own.
Their eloquence is nonpluss'd in the suit;
And lawyers, who had words at will, are mute.
7 The following verses are a happy paraphrase of Ovid; in whose time we find the long robe dealt as much with the stola, etc., as it does in our own. [David wore the STOLA because he was performing the role of women]

-Ov. Ars 1
You may believe; and Venus be my guide.10
Far hence ye vestals be, who bind your hair;11
And wives, who gowns below your ancles wear.
I sing the brothels loose and unconfin'd,
Th' unpunishable pleasures of the kind;
Which all alike for love or money find.

Venus from her adjoining temple smiles
To see them caught in their litigious wiles;
Grave senators lead home the youthful dame, 8
Returning clients when they patrons came.

Venus is Lucifer, Zoe (the BEAST and female instructing principle.  Also EVE as Paul warned.

8 We see these assemblies were composed of all sorts of persons; upon which our French author remarks thus: " This does not very well agree to the practice in our days; and I cannot comprehend how gallant women could frequent the courts of justice : where it is to be supposed, nobody came but such as had business and suits depending."

But above all, the Playhouse is the place; 9
There's choice of quarry in that narrow chace:
There take thy stand, and sharply looking out,
Soon may'st thou find a mistress in the rout,
For length of time or for a single bout.
9 It must be owned, the theatres 

The Theatres are berries for the fair;
Like ants or mole-hills thither they repair;
Like bees to hives so numerously they throng,
It may be said they to that place belong:
amphitheatres, cirques, hippodromes, and all places where the public feasts and rejoicings were kept, were very fatal to the chastity of the women of old [Cirques, Circus, Church]

Thither they swarm who have the public voice;
There choose, if plenty not distracts thy choice.
To see, and to be seen, in heaps they run;
Some to undo, and some to be undone

Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. [education]
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Romans 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.


Jesus called the MEN of that race CHILDREN or boys: they PIPED hoping to get Jesus to bow down and be initiated into the always-gay priesthood: he would lament and dance. 


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