John 4 Worship in Spirit and in Truth
John 4 Jesus defines worship in the human spirit as opposed to the place of temples or houses. Reading and discussing the Word of God was commanded for the Church of Christ in the Wilderness. This also excluded vocal or instrumental rejoicing or noise making.
It is important that Jesus noted that as true worship was of the Jews, people were already involved in "in the spirit" worship as they attended Synagogue. This was more codified after the Return from captivity but never ceased to be a WORD OF GOD assembly. Click for more history of the Synagogue. Both the Greek civil ekklesia and synagogue were for hearing information, discussing it and reaching a conclusion: neither was permitted to invent or compose material to be discusssed.
See Isaiah 58 which outlaws seeking your own pleasure or speaking your own words.
Ekklesia or synagogue is NOT a worship center so no one probably has an institute Jesus would attend other than to remove the Menorah of his seven Spirits OF Divine knowledge. The woman at the well gave Jesus more credit then anyone in the Bible. Why? Why, because she was Bible literate probably from attending synagogue of her nation as did many Greeks.
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city
them that preach him
being read in the synagogues
every sabbath day.
That was exampled by Jesus, exampled and commanded by Paul and practiced by those who called themselves the Church of Christ for almost four centuries until they disobeyed Paul's command and let the poets inside with "singing" as an act added in the year 373 from the Syrians. The only reason for assembling all of the people in small groups was for instruction.
Neh. 8:2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
Neh. 8:3 And he READ therein before the street that was before the water gate
from the morning until midday, before the men and the women,
and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive
Neh. 8:4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose...
Neh. 8:5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:
Neh. 8:6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands [palms]: and they bowed their heads,
and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground unto the book of the law.
Now, that we know what the pupit was for, how about an approved example from Jesus: The Bible would be opened at the REGULARLY APPOINTED PLACE because you treated God with honesty and did not Cut N paste His Words into songs and sermons.Here is how you WORSHIP God:
7812. shachah, shaw-khaw´; a primitive root; to depress, i.e. prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God):bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship
Luke 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;
he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives,
and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
This would be Spiritual light to heal spiritual blindness: not many were healed physically.
Luke 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister,
and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
HERE IS THE DIRECT COMMAND FOR HOW TO CONDUCT SYNAGOGUE
1Tim. 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Doctrine is teaching is imparting knowledge or the habit producted by instruction. The synagogue explained any unclear passage which had been read. Exhortation means to bring the COMFORTER'S Words to Comfort us (Rom 15)Prosecho devote oneself to the service of any one, esp. a god, Pi.P.6.51 (dub.).
How you worship Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon with the muses (Rev 17-18)
Pindar, Pythian 6.Listen! for we are again ploughing the field of dark-eyed Aphrodite, or of the Graces, as we approach the sacred navel of the loud-roaring land; where, for the prosperous Emmenids and Acragas on the river, and especially for Xenocrates, a Pythian victor's treasure -house of songs has been built and is ready in the glen of Apollo, rich in gold. It is buffeted by neither the invading onset of winter rain, the loud-roaring cloud's pitiless army, nor the wind that sweeps all kinds of rubble into the depths of the sea. Its facade, shining in pure light, will announce your chariot victory to the speech of men and make it famous--the victory you share with your father and your race..
These things are past. Of men alive today, Thrasybulus
more than anyone has approached his father' s standard, and he rivals his father's brother in every splendor. He manages his wealth with intelligence, reaping not an unjust or arrogant youth, but the wisdom found in the quiet haunts of the Pierian Muses. Earth-shaking Poseidon, he is devoted to you, who rule over horse-races, and his thoughts are pleasing to you. His sweet temperament, when he associates with his drinking companions, surpasses even the bee's intricate honeycomb.
The ONLY way to worship The True God whose Words are His son in contrast to Zeus (father) and Hermes (son)1Tim. 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
"The word that is employed for this "anaginosko, anagnosis) is the technical term for the cultic reading aloud of the Old Testament in the synagogue. By applying this terminology to the reading of his own epistles he not only ascribes the same authority to the apostolic word as to the Old Testament writings...he also combines a quotation from the Old Testament with a word of Jesus and introduces the whole with the familiar formula: 'for the Scripture says.'" (Ridderbos, Hermon, Paul, P. 483 an Outline of His Theo., Eerdmans)
"anaginosko--of written characters, know them again, and so, read, 6. Med., attach oneself to a thing, cling, cleave to, 7. Pass., to be held fast by a thing
Demosthenes 20.27 But although I suppose you all know that no one is exempt from the latter service, the clerk shall read to you the actual statute. Take the law about the trierarchy and read this clause only.Law [And none shall be exempt from the trierarchy except the nine archons.]
Luke XII.Meanwhile, when a multitude of many thousands had gathered together, so much so that they trampled on each other, he began to tell his disciples first of all, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. But there is nothing covered up, that will not be revealed, nor hidden, that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light. What you have spoken in the ear in the inner chambers will be proclaimed on the housetops. "I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Luke 20."Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts; who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these will receive greater condemnation."
Isa 1.Hear the word of Yahweh, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah! "What are the multitude of your sacrifices to me?," says Yahweh. "I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams, And the fat of fed animals. I don't delight in the blood of bulls, Or of lambs, Or of male goats. When you come to appear before me, Who has required this at your hand, to trample my courts? Bring no more vain offerings. Incense is an abomination to me; New moons, Sabbaths, and convocations: I can't bear with evil assemblies. My soul hates your New Moons and your appointed feasts; They are a burden to me. I am weary of bearing them. When you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; Yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves, make yourself clean. Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; Cease to do evil. Learn to do well. Seek justice, Relieve the oppressed, Judge the fatherless, Plead for the widow." "Come now, and let us reason together," says Yahweh:
"Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.
Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land;
But if you refuse and rebel,
you shall be devoured with the sword;
For the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it."
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized
shall be saved;
but he that believeth not [Apistos = rebel]
shall be damned.
Meletao A. ake thought or care for, 2. attend to, study, II.pursue, exercise, meditate in one's mind, (1 Ti 4:15), Meditate in the heart.1Tim. 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Profiting is prokope progress on a journey.
Meditor to reflect, muse, consider, meditate, give attention II.Transf., to meditate, study, exercise one's self in, practise a thing. act., to think or reflect upon, to muse over, consider, meditate upon; neutr., to think, reflect, muse, consider, meditate; to design, purpose, intend
Latin Attendo take heed to yourselves, ib. Luc. 17, 3 ; ib. Act. 5, 35; ib. 1 Tim. 4, 16.--So in Suet. several times in the signif. to devote attention to, to study, = studere:
Didaskalia teaching, instruction, official instructions, training.
Jn 4:1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
Jn 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
Jn 4:3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
Jn 4:4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
Jn 4:5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Jn 4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
Jn 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
Jn 4:8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
Jn 4:9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Jn 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.Jn 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
HO, every one that thirsteth,
..........come ye to the waters,
and he that hath no money;
..........come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
..........come, buy wine and milk WITHOUT MONEY
..........and WITHOUT PRICE. Isa 55:1
I still say that GRAMMAR is my mom's mom. However, I believe that COME is an active verb.Wherefore DO YOU SPEND MONEY for that which is not bread?
..........and your labour for that which satisfieth not?
..........hearken diligently unto me,
..........and eat ye that which is good,
..........and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Isa 55:2
Incline your ear, and come unto me:
hear, and your soul shall live;
..........and I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
..........even the sure mercies of David. Isa 55:3
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found,
call ye upon him while he is near: Isa 55:6
Let the wicked forsake his way, and
..........the unrighteous [forsake] man his thoughts:
..........and let him return unto the Lord,
..........and he will have mercy upon him;
..........and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isa 55:7
Return or convert is parallel to baptism: Isaiah also prophesied baptism and the eunuch was Isaiah literate.
Click for Isaiah 58 defining the true REST
Jn 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Jn 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
Jn 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Jn 4:15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
Jn 4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
Jn 4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
Jn 4:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
Jn 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Jn 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me,
the hour cometh, when ye shall
neither in this mountain, [PLACE]
nor yet at Jerusalem,
worship the Father. [PLACE]
Jn 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is OF the Jews.
Neither the Jews nor the cursed sacrificial system PRODUCED salvation: Salvation (Jesus) is OUT of the Jews where Salvation in Hebrew is the name of Jesus.The prepositions in the Greek are far more specific. The Greek word used here is "Ek" (h1537) which means "origin." The correct translation of this word is “OUT OF” not “of.”"And thus Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah; for OUT OF ("Ek" g1537) thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel." Matthew 2:6
And thou, Bethlehem, house of Ephratha, art few in number to be reckoned among the thousands of Judah; yet OUT OF ("Ek" g1537 Greek) thee shall One come forth to me, to be a ruler of Israel; and His goings forth were from the beginning, even from eternity." Micah 5:2
Mic. 5:4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD,"For it is manifest that OUT OF ("Ek" g1537) Judah has sprung our Lord...” Heb 7:14
in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God;
and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
Mic. 5:12 And I will cut off witchcrafts [whisper or sing a magical spell Rev 18:23]
out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: [Sing magical, enchant, observe times]
Mic. 5:13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee;
and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands
[4639 Maseh Specificially a poem as work product. h4853 Massaw a BURDEN, singing]]
Jn 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the
true [Truthful] worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit [PLACE] and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Jn 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit [PLACE]
and in truth.
The Spirit of Christ had defined the true Sabbath or REST even while living under the Law of Moses which regulated the civil life.Therefore, the people understood that Messiah would come as a true Teacher. This was not true of the false clergy.
Is. 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen?
to loose the bands of wickedness,
to undo the heavy burdens,
and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Is. 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?
Is. 58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning,
and thine health shall spring forth speedily:
and thy righteousness shall go before thee;
the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
Is. 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am.
If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke,
the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
Is. 58:10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted soul; [shouting, singing]
then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
Is. 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Is. 58:12 And they that shall be of thee
shall build the old waste places:
thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations;
and thou shalt be called,
The repairer of the breach,
The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Is. 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:
Is. 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD;
and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth,
and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father:
for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Jn 4:25 The woman saith unto him,
I know that Messias cometh,
which is called Christ: when he is come,
he will TELL us all things.
The MARK of "setting their lies to melodies to better deceive the ignorant" is when they move from TELL or SPEAK to SING or do RHETORIC. ;-) This is the MARK of the effeminate: to make this theoretically impossible the Spirit OF Christ revealed the Mind of God in EPIC and not LYRIC poetry. You CANNOT if your life depended it speak the TRUTH in a singing style. That is how we TRAP false teachers. To their credit, they really don't try.
312. anaggello, an-ang-el´-lo; from 303 and the base of 32; to announce (in detail): declare, rehearse, report, show, speak, tell.Jn 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
Saying, I will DECLARE thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church [ekklesia or synagogue] will I sing praise (hymn) unto thee. Heb 2:12Therefore there is no WORSHIP in musical rituals in the CHURCH which is a School of the Bible where Jesus teaches and sings when we "sing that which is written with one MIND and one MOUTH" and the preacher teaches "that which HAS been taught." Otherwise, Jesus marks those who speak on their own as sons of the Devil (who now has daughters).
FIRST: DECLARE in Greek is:
Apagello (g518) ap-ang-el'-lo; from 575 and the base of 32; to announce: - bring word (again), declare, report, shew (again), tell.
Aggelos (g32) ang'-el-os; from aggello, [prob. der. from 71; comp. 34] (to bring tidings); a messenger; esp. an "angel"; by impl. a pastor: - angel, messenger
SECOND: Jesus grieves
Apalgeo (g524) ap-alg-eh'-o; from 575 and algeo (to SMART); to GRIEVE out, i.e. become APATHETIC: - be past feeling
Humneo in Prose, celebrate in a hymn, commemorate, 2 .descant upon, in song or speech, II. tell over and over again, harp upon, repeat, recite, Proverbs 1:20, sing, recite the form of the law, Id.Lg.871a: chant X.Ages.11.2
Prov. 1:20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
Prov. 1:21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates:
.....in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
Prov. 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?
.....and the scorners delight in their scorning,
.....and fools hate knowledge?
H3887 lűts loots A primitive root; properly to make mouths at, that is, to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede:--ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker, scorn (-er, -ful), teacher.
This was to guard the human spirit as the PLACE of worship to not "break down the walls" to let the DOGS and SORCERERS and WOLVES INSIDE of our human spirits
Jn 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the
true [Truthful] worshippers shall worship the Father in
spirit [PLACE] and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Jn 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit [PLACE]
and in truth.
Jn 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.Jn 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he
FINALLY, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Phil 3:1
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. Phil 3:2
For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Phil 3:3
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Re.22:15
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 2Pe.2:22
ELDERS AS PASTOR-TEACHERS ARE LIMITED TO TEACHING THAT WHICH HAS BEEN TAUGHT.
Not even Timothy was permitted to REPUDIATE Christ by declaring the Word inadequate.
2Tim. 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2Tim. 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
SEDUCERS See Job 1:22 above
1114. goes, go´-ace; goao (to wail); properly, a wizard (as muttering spells), i.e. (by implication) an imposter: seducer.2Tim. 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned
Goęt-eia , hę, A.witchcraft, jugglery, tęs hupokriseôs D.S.1.76 ; hędonęs di' ommatôn
hupo-krisis II. Att., playing a part on the stage, 2. an orator's delivery, Arist.Rh.1386a32, 1403b22, 1413b18, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.96, Phld.Rh.1.195 S., 201 S. (pl.); hoikatatęn hu. rhętores orators who depend on their delivery, opp. to the authors of written speeches, Arist.Rh.1404a18. 3. metaph., playing a part, hypocrisy, outward show, Phoc.2 B, Plb.35.2.13, LXX 2 Ma.6.25, Ev.Matt. 23.28, al., Luc.Somn.17.
4 .hupokrisin, as Adv., after the manner of, delphinos hu. Pi.Oxy.408.69 ( = Fr.235).
Sophis-tęs , ou, ho, master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, meletan sophistais prosbalon Pi.I.5(4).28 , cf. Cratin.2; of MUSICIANS, sophistęs
A. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis 2, Hdt.2.33,4.105, Pl.R. 380d, Phld.Ir.p.29 W.; g. epôidos Ludias apo chthonos E.Ba.234 , cf. Hipp.1038; prob. f.l. for boęisiHdt.7.191.
2. Juggler, cheat, deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistęs Pl.Smp.203d ; deinonkai g. kaisophistęn . . onomazôn D.18.276 ; apistos g. ponęrosId.19.109 ; magoskai g. Aeschin.3.137 : Comp. goętoteros Ach.Tat.6.7 (s. v. l.). (Cf. Lith. žavēti 'incantare'.)Epôidos [epaidô]
pharmakos (on the accent v. Hdn.Gr.1.150), ho, hę,
A. poisoner, sorcerer, magician,LXXEx.7.11 (masc.), Ma.3.5 (fem.), Apoc.21.8, 22.15.
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. 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 [PHARMAKEIA] were all nations deceived.
Rev. 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
G5332 pharmakeus far-mak-yoos' From φάρμακον pharmakon (a drug, that is, spell giving potion); a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner, that is, (by extension) a magician:—sorcerer.
I. inging to or over: as Subst. an enchanter, Eur.: c. gen. acting as a charm for or against, Aesch., Plat. 2. pass. sung or said after, morphęs epôidonc alled after this form, II. in metre, epôidos, ho, a verse or passage returning at intervals, a chorus, BURDEN refrain,
and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
Christ in the writing prophets defined the church in great detail: it excluded seeking your own pleasure or speaking your own words. Jesus says that the way to identify a son of the Devil is that he speaks on his own. That means that the Devil is telling him what to say.
2Tim. 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2Tim. 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Tim. 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
A disciple with A holy spirit is able to just read the black text on white paper and let it do what it will for the heart. Keep digging but don't dogmatize.A theologian does private interpretation or further expounding used by Peter to identify false teachers. 1 Corinthians 1 comments on Isaiah 33 and declares that there will be no more counters of towers (rostrums) or wise counselors or collectors of shekels:
Is. 40:10 Behold,
the Lord GOD [Jehovah OUR Elohim] will come
with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: [word, intercessor]
behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
Is. 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them in his bosom,
and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Is. 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
and meted out heaven with the span,
and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure,
and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Is. 40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit OF the LORD, [note parallelism]
or being his counsellor hath taught him?
Is. 40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him,
and taught him in the path of judgment,
and taught him knowledge,
and shewed to him the way of understanding?
Is. 40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket,
and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold,
he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
Is. 40:16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn,
nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
Is. 40:17 All nations before him are as nothing;
and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
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