John T. Willis Instrumental Music in Worship

5.22.20   Amos 8 Basket of fruits singing in the holy place. David Played Naked
http://www.piney.com/Amos.8.html

John T. Willis claims that: Sing and make melody" was a very common practice throughout the history of God's people. These two practices are inseparable as one 2. "Sing" is vocal; "make melody" is INSTRUMENTAL. Psalms 33:2-3; 144:9; 149:1, 3 make this crystal clear. Amos 5:23 further verifies this reality.

Willis: Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the NOISE [Noisey multitudes, clamorous, rage, uproar ]
        of thy songs; [strolling minstrelsy from h7788 shuwr, ravel about as a harlot or merchant]
        for I will not hear the melody
                 h2172 Zimrah song accompanied by an instrument BUT only when instrument is DEFINED.
        OF thy viols.
                h5035 Nebel skin bag collapsing when empy from h5034 nabel wicked, foolish, disgrace, Vile

Amos 5:24 BUT let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Willis: Psa. 144:9  I will sing a new song UNTO thee, O God:  [Never to an audience or for pay]
        upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings

             David understood that you MUST name the Instrument.

        will I SING praises unto thee
        h2167 from h2168 trimming a vine: melody cuts the text into syllables and then speaks or cantillates. 
        So "singing" is PERHAPS striking the strings with the FINGERS.  Psallo OUTLAWS the plectrum (guitar pick)


Willis:
Psa. 149:1 Praise [Halal] ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

Religious Music is widely defined as a way to ATTACK or AFFLICT people claiming that their trembling is a "god" inside.  All Biblical Examples are SOLOS and the STRINGED-ONLY instrument is PLUCKED (psallo) a SINGLE NOTE AT A TIME. It is SATANIC to derive multi instruments including WIND and PERCUSSION to PERFORM your own songs or WORDS: Jesus defines you as the SONS of the DEVIL.  There is only SPEAK or READ available to the GENDER-STRAIGHT.

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He and recorded history includes only religious performers

Direct Command for the Godly
Psa. 149:5 Let the SAINTS be joyful in glory:
        let them sing aloud upon their beds.

BUT:
Psa. 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
        and a twoedged sword in their hand;


Psa. 9:11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
Psalm 9.12 ] psallite Domino qui habitat in Sion adnuntiate inter gentes studia eius

Declare: nuntĭo  to announce, declare, report, relate, narrate, make known, inform, give intelligence of, etc. (cf.: narro, indico, trado, scribo, dico,
to be able to read and writeword for word, literally2. A writing, document, paper: lex est  p., the law of Moses

stŭdĭum , ii, n. studeo, I.a busying one's self about or application to a thing; assiduity, zeal, eagerness, fondness, inclination, desire, exertion, endeavor, study
Pabulum studii atque doctrinae,”  A place for study, a study, school (late Lat.): “philosophum (se egit) in omnibus studiis, templis, locis,

Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


1 Corinthians 14.15 What is it then? I will pray WITH the spirit, and I will pray WITH the understanding also.
        I will sing 
[psallam with the spirit, and I will sing [psallam with the understanding also.]
1 Corinthians 14 quid ergo est orabo spiritu orabo et mente psallam spiritu psallam et mente
1 Corinthians 14.15 ti oun estin; proseuxomai pneumati, proseuxomai de kai noi: psalō pneumati, psalō de kai noi:


ALL END-TIME SORCERY-MUSIC IMPOSERS USE THE WORD HALAL AS FOUNDATION OF THEIR FORE ORDAINED ROLE (Jude). That is the abandonment to the Lucifer-Apollyon agents of the Babylonian Mother of Harlots (Revelation 17). She uses "lusted after fruits" (same as amos 8) as singers, instrument players, any religious craftsmen (parasites) or harlots (the grinding or piping noise attracted customers.  They are identified as SORCERERS (the original Babylon Mother goddess) and the WILL or ARE BEING CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.

DAVID PLAYED WITH ALL KINDS OF INSTRUMENTS AND DANCED NAKED WITH THE CAMP  FOLLOWERS. THIS OUGHT TO BE AN APPROVED EXAMPLE..

REMEMBER THAT GOD TERMINATED THOSE ENGAGED IN INSTRUMENTAL-TRINITARIAN-PERVERTED "PLAY.

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We really want to call the Cunning Craftsmen or Sophists-speakers, singers, instrument players) IGNORANT. But Christ had Paul warn that they are LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.

Jesus said that God HIDES from the Wise or Sophists--speakers, singers or instrument players--and REVEALS HimSelf only to the babes or BAPTIZED BELIEVERS to who He givea A holy spirit or a Spirit made perfect.  Even the youngest convert can READ the Word but CLERGY are ordained to Make the Lambs Dumb before the Slaughter.

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The Greek Psallo or Hebrew Zamar has never had a Musical meaning: there is nothing musical or tuneful in all of Scripture. There is not a single example of David or anyone "playing" in the  spiritual sense.   Two "ugly" meaning words are used when David "played."  bible students will note that because of Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted Idolatry God turned the people over to worship the Starry Host.  Apollo or Apollyon was one of the "abominations" they brought with them from Egypt.  When the people rose up to PLAY, musically and sexual, the Word "PLAY" is the same word used when David PLAYED.  David never PSALLO-ED even once. The Psalms are not anything that DAVID ever did.


Most of the religious world makes their own Assembly to attract the masses by not teaching what Jesus taught. I often tell people that Jesus "parks" his Children a safe house while the storming and muttering takes place almost everywhere.  They are being CONSUMED by the BREATH (spirit) of their own mouth so that in the end they will be just chaff

Luke 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth;
        and what will I if it be already kindled?
Luke 12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with;
        and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth?
         I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
Luke 12:52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided,
        three against two, and two against three.

SIZE of the Little Flock
mikros
, petty, trivial, slight, of persons, of small accountArist.Ph.197a30; but to para mikros sōzesthai to be only just saved

Opposite megas 2. generally, vast, high, ouranos, oros, purgos (theōn b. ho m., of Zeus  ) 3. of sounds, great, loud,   to speak big, and so provoke divine wrath,

Polus  Number, many, Intensity, much, mighty, 

HODOS 3 .  method, system, hodōmethodically, systematically ,. 4.  of the Christian Faith and its followers, Act.Ap.9.2, 22.4, 24.14.

Instrumental Music

When Lexicons say what a word MEANS, literally SPIRIT means WIND and only figuratively of the BREATH of God Who puts His WORD into the MOUTH of a Moses, the Prophets and for the LAST time, the MAN Jesus of NAZARETH a Prophet like MOSES.  Jesus defined Holy Scripture as the PROPHETS or other prophecies CONCERNING ME.

"Another line of testimony on "sing" that fits right in with the preceding one is the rendering of the Hebrew "zamar," by the revisers.
        The word meant "to sing to instrumental accompaniment," [in Lexicons which just lists possibilities]
        but was always rendered "
sing,' "sing psalms," or "sing praises
.

[David never "played" in any decent religious performance]

In its primary sense, psallo had no reference to music at all, but meant merely to touch or twitch or pull; then it was used to denote the drawing of the bowstring in shooting arrows; afterwards it was restricted to making music [just a sound] on a harp by touching its strings; then it was applied to singing with the accompaniment of harp-music; finally it was used to denote singing psalms without any instrument save the organs of speech. In this last and latest sense it is used exclusively in the New Testament."

Psallo never MEANS plucking a string or a pubic hair:  The NAME of what one wants to "pluck" must be added. However, "music-sorcerers" charge God with being IGNORANT. To sing and play a psalm, He had many COMPOUND WORDS.

1 Corinthians 14.15 What is it then? I will pray WITH the spirit [in your closet] and I will pray WITH the understanding also.
        I will sing with the spirit, and  I will sing [psallam] with the understanding also.]
1 Corinthians 14.15 ti oun estin; proseuxomai pneumati, proseuxomai de kai noi: psalō pneumati, psalō de kai noi:

Psa. 9:11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: [BUT] declare among the people his doings.
Psalm 9.12 ] psallite Domino qui habitat in Sion adnuntiate inter gentes studia eius

I don't believe that there is an example in Scripture of any singing and playing an instrument other than in PRIVATE.  None of the Psalms point to any public performance

cĭthăroedus , i, m., = kitharōdos, I. one who plays on the cithara, accompanying it with the voice (diff. from citharista by the accompanying singing)
Cic. Mur. 13.29 Just as men say, when talking of Greek practitioners, that those men are flute-players who cannot become harp-players, so we see some men, who have not been able to make orators, turn to the study of the law. There is great labour in the practice of oratory.
Suet. Dom. 4 There was also a public performance in elocution, both Greek and Latin; and besides the musicians who sung to the harp, there were others who played concerted pieces or solos, without vocal accompaniment

NO, GOD IS NOT IGNORANT. He never put His WORD into the MOUTH of ANYONE to include--UNLESS HE WAS IGNORANT.

Not included by Paul: PsalmOidia singing TO a harp.

Not included by Paul: Psalt Oideo sing to the harp
        2 Chron 5:[13]  it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard [one tuned note all in unison]

Not included by Paul:  Psaltos sung to the harp, sung OF Translated sing in Psalm 119:54

Psalm 119WEB.[52]  I remember your ordinances of old, Yahweh, And have comforted myself. [53]  Indignation has taken hold
Psa. 119:54KJV Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
Not included by Paul:  BarbitOidos singing to the barbiton Barbitos , v. H. 15, 8;  barbiton -os), a lyre, a lute  Latinum, Barbite, carmen
Not included by Paul:HupAuleo to play on the flute in accompaniment, melody (melos never psallo)
Not included by Paul: HupoKitharizo play an accompaniment on the harp
Not commanded by Paul:
 KitharOidesis singing to the cithra

AND A HOST OF OTHERS TO PROVE THAT PSALLO HAS NO "MUSICAL MEANING" EXCEPT IN A VERY UGLY SENSE.

Melos   is melody in a TUNEFUL sense limb by limb, like meleisti, melē poiein dismemberof lyric poetry, There is NO Lyric Poetry in God's Scripture.
ZAMAR
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Then and now, musical melody (Melos never in Scripture) can include only a series of single sounds. The Castrated Capella (Sistine Chapel or goat shrine) began with several men all singing a one note melody.  It is ignorant and AntiChristian to impose complex harmony NEVER even Singing (God ccmmanded SPEAK) "that which is written for our LEARNING-the onc-piece pattern.  All music terms and names of instruments point to weapons used by Sorcerers or Witches.
Lev. 25:3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;

h2168 zamar, zaw-mar´; a primitive root (compare 2167, 5568, 6785); to trim (a vine):—prune.

Israel as God's Vineyard, fenced so that the BEAST could not enter.

Is. 5:7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for right

Is. 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning,
     that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
Is. 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts:
      MARK: but they regard not the work of the Lord,
      neither consider the operation of his hands.
Is. 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity,
     because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. [Lack of Word Regulative Principle]

NEXT Zamar or psallo implies MELODY which permits SPEAKING in the non-musical sense by breaking the text into syllables. All of the text for LEARNING can be "sung" with even a one note melody.  However, the pressure calls for at least to notes

To play on an instrument is not present in the quoted verses.

Psa. 33:2 Praise [YADA] the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the
PSALTERY and an instrument of ten strings

PRAISE: 3034 yada
.  literally, to use (i.e. hold out) the hand; physically, to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively, to bemoan (by wringing the hands):

PLAY h5059  nagan, naw-gan´; a primitive root; properly, to thrum, i.e. beat a tune with the FINGERS [only]; expec. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (generally), to make music:—player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play(-er, -ing).

Parallel to PSALLO understood only in the Latin:
h5060. NAGA, naw-gah´; a primitive root; properly, to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphem., to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.):—beat, (x be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.

"The name of PSALTERY entered Christian literature in the 3rd century B.C. translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint where, in the Psalms, nebel was translated psalterion. Thus, Nebuchadnezzar's idolatrous ensemble included the Aramic psantria. Notice, also, that the book of Psalms has also become known as the Psalter (or psalterium), from the hymns sung with this harp. https://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrument/psaltery

Music.  Cantillation signs guide the reader in applying a chant to Biblical READINGS. This chant is technically regarded as a ritualized form of SPEECH intonation rather than as a musical exercise like the singing of metrical hymns: for this reason Jews always speak of SAYING or READING a passage rather than of singing it. (In Yiddish the word is leynen 'READ', derived from Latin legere, giving rise to the Jewish English verb "to leyn".)

1 Peter 1:10 Concerning this salvation, the PROPHETS sought and searched DILIGENTLY, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,

Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must BELIEVE that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that DILIGENTLY seek him.


No civilized or educated person assembled to SEEK a speaker make up his OWN sermon or silly Praise Singers.
The Philipedium: In most western European languages, the word for “read” starts with the letter “L”. These languages can be divided into two main groups — those of Latin origin and those of Germanic origin. In each of the Latin languages (Italian, Spanish, French, etc.), the modern word is derived from legere, the Latin word for “READ”. The Italian word is still leggere, essentially unchanged from the Latin. In the other Romance languages, the “g” sound was lost, and so we have leer in Spanish, ler in Portuguese, and lire in French.

lĕgo
, A. To catch up, i. e. overhear a conversation: “nunc huc concedam, ut horum sermonem legam,Plaut. Ps. 1, 4, 21 (cf. sublegere, id. Mil. 4, 2. 98).—
2. In partic., to READ or peruse a WRITING: “ut eos libros per te ipse legeres,Cic. Top. 1: “defensionem causae,”  philosophorum consultorumque opiniones, Quint. 12, 11, 17: “liber tuus et lectus est et legitur a me. DILIGENTER
(a). To read out, READ aloud, recite (esp. freq. in post-Aug. authors):
convocatis auditoribus volumen legere, etc.,Cic. Brut. 51, 191

Athenis philosophos [scriptiones verbum] in locum unum
Logos  Regulative Principle outlaws rhetoric, singing, any music.

SING: 2167 note FIRST just SINGING above.
zamar, zaw-mar´; a primitive root (perhaps ident. with 2168 prune a vine.

g2168.zamar, zaw-mar´; a primitive root (compare 2167, 5568 [make hair bristle, tremble], 6785 make shaggy); to trim (a vine):—prune.


Psa. 71:22 I will also praise [30340] thee with
       the psaltery, EVEN THY TRUTH  [Truth comes from a spiritual psaltery]
O my God: unto thee will I SING with the harp,
         O thou Holy One of Israel.
Psa. 71:23 My LIPS shall greatly rejoice when I SING unto thee;
       and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

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

Jesus said that those who SPEAK ON THEIR own are sons of the DEVIL.

Apollyon is the leader of the LOCUSTS or His Musical Worship "girls."  They where shepherdesses-prostitute meaning SELLING your own Words
Heb. 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the SACRIFICE OF PRAISE to God continually, that is, the fruit of our LIPS giving thanks to his name.
   Not DEVIL worship. Paizō pais  I. properly, to play like a child, to sport,  alla pepaistai metriōs hēmin, of the chorus, Ar. Th.1227.  4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206
while Apollon plays his lyre
Is. 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits,[INCANTATIO] and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people SEEK unto their God? for the living to the DEAD?
   -cantus , ūs, m. id., 2. With instruments, a playing, music:in nervorum vocumque cantibus,” Sorcery
 Is. 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they SPEAK not according to this WORD, it is because THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM .

Rev. 19:10 ...for the TESTIMONY of Jesus is the SPIRIT of prophecy.
h1897  hagah, daw-gaw´; a primitive root (compare 1901); to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication, to PONDER:—imagine, MEDITATE, mourn,

"The oft-repeated, exclusively Old Testament word 'Selah' is supposed to indicate a pause in the singing, when the singers would meditate upon the august truths they were singing about." `(Lockyear, Trades, p. 152)

Lawful Music     "But considerable prominence was given to the hymns by the Gnostic, Bardesans, who composed a psalter of 150 psalms. However, the 59th canon of the Synod of Laodicea, 360 A. D., enjoined that 'No psalm composed by private individuals nor any uncanonical books may be READ in the Church, but only... the Canonical Books of the OT and NT." Int Std Ency., p. 2494

Chrysostom Theatrical Worship of Satan.  and you leave hearing His will, and the message He sends to you
      and sit listening to
stage-players. What thunderings, what bolts from heaven, does not this conduct deserve!  For as it is not meet to partake of the table of devils, so neither is it of the listening to devils;

http://www.piney.com/Burgess.Chrysostom.110.html
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Praise Him on the psaltery ; "for the tongue is the psaltery of the Lord. "And praise Him on the lyre." By the lyre is meant the mouth struck by the Spirit, as it were by a plectrum.

"Praise with the timbrel and the dance," refers to the Church MEDITATING on the resurrection of the dead in the resounding skin. Chrysostom.

Psa. 105:1 O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name:
    MAKE KNOWN his deeds among the people.
Eph. 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what THE WILL OF THE LORD.
Eph. 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; [WORD of Christ John 6:63; Col 3:16

Psa. 105:2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto HIM:
    BUT: TALK ye of all his wondrous works.
Eph. 5:19 SPEAKING to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
      BUT: singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;


There is nothing we would call MUSIC in the entire Bible.  Jesus SPOKE What God put into His MOUTH as the meaning if SPIRIIT.  SPIRIT produces WORDS.

There is never a WORSHIP ASSEMBLY in the entire Bible. Sabbath meant REST and the godly people assembled in the synagoges to HEAR the Word (Logos or Regulative Principle) being PREACHED by being READ in the synagogues ONCE EACH week.

5.06.20   Debbie Boggs Max Lucado uses the Greek Psallo to contradict Our Lord God, Scripture and common knowledge.

http://www.piney.com/Debbie.Boggs.Psallo.Instrumental.Music.in.Worship.html

A Theology Degree from ACU, by the mandate of Jesus, learn, practice and destroy as agents of Apollo as the head of the Babylonian gods has the number of 666.  Apollo worship was brought by the Hebrews into the Wilderness and rose up to PLAY musical instruments and with one another. This was a sin beyond redemption. No "scholar" knows or needs to know how to read BLACK text on BROWN paper.  Jude says of those who go beyond the ONCE delivered faith repeat the Mount Sinai Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted idolatry.  Jude says that they were-are FORE ORDAINED.

Ephesians 5 commands SPEAKING and in Romans 15 "using one mind and one mouth" to "speak that which is written for our LEARNING.  There is no evidence that people who Sow Discord and steal the churches of widows HAVE or evne NEED to understand what they so savagely teach with the command authority of WOLVES.  Paul would have understood that the "psalms" or Mizmors in the Book of Psalms are 50 used by their private devotion but never in a Worship Assembly.  Furthermore, both ODE and PSALLO  are silenced.  All "singing" or "names" of instruments are the Carnal Weapons of Sorcerers or Witches.

Ov. Met. 11.146
When Pan had doone, the sacred Tmole to Phebus turnd his looke,

And with the turning of his head his busshye heare he shooke.
Then Phebus [Apollineos] with a crowne of Bay uppon his golden heare
Did sweepe the ground with scarlet robe. In left hand he did beare
His VIOL made of precious stones [
gemma] and Ivorye intermixt.

Ăpollĭnĕus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.relating or belonging to Apollo (only poet.): “urbs,” i. e. Delos, where Apollo was born and specially honored, Ov. M. 13, 631: “proles,” i. e. Æsculapius, id. ib. 15, 533: “mater,” i. e. Latona, Stat. Th. 11, 12: “vates,” i. e. Orpheus, Ov. M. 11, 8: ars, both the art of soothsaying, id. Ib. 264, and that of healing, id. Tr. 3, 3, 10: “cantus,id. M. 11, 155 et saep.

gemma multas in digitis, plures in carmine gemmas Invenies,Mart. 5, 11, 3:

My friend Stella, Severus, wears on his fingers sardonyxes, emeralds, diamonds, jaspers. Though there are many gems on his fingers, there are more in his verses, whence, I conclude, his hand is so decorated.  3 See Ep. 8.

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Is. 30:32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass,
        which the Lord shall lay upon him,
        it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.

Ezek. 28:13 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. [Cast as Profane]

Ovid: And in his right hand for to strike,
        his bowe was redy fixt.
He was the verrye paterne of a good Musician ryght
Anon he gan with conning hand
        the tuned strings to smyght.

plectrum   The PSALLO foundation of the musicators OUTLAWS the plectrum.  It only permits striking a bow or lyre string with the FINGERS.

artĭfex  artificibus eos auloedos esse, qui citharoedi   artifices scaenici,
A maker, originator, author, contriver: Also for a sly, cunning contriver, inventor of a thing (cf

căno   [cf. kanassō, kanakhē, konabos; clanging bronze  to utter melodious notes, to sing, sound, play. A. Of men: “si absurde canat, tibia canentum   harundine,    [flute] cithara,
Ovid: The sweetenesse of the which did so the judge of them delyght,
That Pan was willed for to put his Reedepype in his cace,
And not to fiddle nor to sing where viols were in place.
pello , 4. Of a musical instrument, to strike the chords, play: “nervi pulsi,struck, Cic. Brut. 54, 199: “lyra pulsa manu,Ov. M. 10, 205;
1. To drive out or away, to banish, expel: Phoebeā morbos arte
2. To beat, conquer, overcome
morbus  B. Grief, sorrow, distress:  “nomen insaniae significat mentis

4. Of a musical instrument, to strike the chords, play: “nervi pulsi,struck, Cic. Brut. 54, 199: “lyra pulsa manu,Ov. M. 10, 205; cf.: “classica pulsa,” i. e. blown,

NO LAW OF GIVING


John T. Willis of ACU or Abilene Christian University sees godliness as a means of financial gain.  Believeth Not is the Greek Apistos which means betrayal, treachery, saying "I will not teach that which is written by the Prophets and Apostles.  Willis promotes ROLES for women for which there are no ROLES. He also promotes the introduction what what they call "instrumental worship." This is a culmination of two decades of Mike Cope paving the way. He is now at Pepperdine working to REEDUCATE young preachers trained as "traditional" church of Christ preacher. That means to multiply the legalism and sectarianism by claiming that a "spirit" gives them authority to--what Bible readers know-is contradictiory to the LOGOS or Regulative Principle where God gets the right to speak and everyone who grasps the meaning of God gets the blessed opportunity to sit down and listen and learn.  These restructurers are trained as singers, actors, philosophers or stand-up comic.

The Christian Standard which began to sow discord flaunts their small winnings by letting false teachers to show how to TRANSISTION other people's property into Instrumentalists property.

John T. Willis has actively worked to PROMOTE the use Instrumental Music and Female Worship leaders.  Jesus said that "Doctors of the Law take away the key to knowledge" because nothing in the KEY is for sale.  No level of scholarship allows merchants of the Word to read the text.  Paul warned the MALES against practices which would bring on WRATH.  Wrath would be a buffoon or jester as preacher, singers, players, actors BOASTING about bringing people into a frenzy (madness) which the merchandise as WORSHIP: leading you into thepresence of God.

CHRIST IN THE PROPHETS MARKS THOSE WHO SPEAK ON THEIR OWN OR USE WITCHCRAFT

Isa 8:19And when they shall say unto you,
        Seek unto them that have familiar spirits,
        and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:
                should not a people seek unto their God?
                for the living to the dead?  
[19] et cum dixerint ad vos quaerite a pythonibus et a divinis qui stridunt in incantationibus suis numquid non populus a Deo suo requirit pro vivis a mortuis

-strīdō  to make a shrill noise, sound harshly, creak, hiss, grate, whiz, whistle, rattle, buzz: stridentia tinguunt Aera lacu, V.: cruor stridit, hisses, O.: belua Lernae Horrendum stridens, V.: horrendā nocte (striges), O.: mare refluentibus undis, V.: aquilone rudentes, O.: videres Stridere secretā aure susurros, buzz, H.

H7442 rânan raw-nan' A primitive root; properly to creak (or emit a stridulous sound), 2. tremulous sound of a mast or pole "Shaken by the wind" also the sound of a torrent. Vibrate the voice TRILL which is the WOMEN'S sound of Halal above.

-cantus , ūs, m. id., 2. With instruments, a playing, music: “in nervorum vocumque cantibus,Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae, Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: horribili stridebat tibia cantu,Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,Hor. C. 3, 7, 30:
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum. Ov. M. 7, 195; 7, 201: “at cantu commotae Erebi de sedibus imis Umbrae ibant,Verg. G. 4, 471: “magici,

-măgĭcus , a, um, adj., = magikos,
I.of or belonging to magic, magic, magical (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “artes,Verg. A. 4, 493: “magicis auxiliis uti,Tib. 1, 8, 24: “arma movere,Ov. M. 5, 197: “superstitiones,Tac. A. 12, 59: “vanitates,Plin. 30, 1, 1, § 1: “herbae,id. 24, 17, 99, § 156: “aquae,Prop. 4, 1, 102 (5, 1, 106): di magici, that were invoked by incantations (as Pluto, Hecate, Proserpine), Tib. 1, 2, 62; Luc. 6, 577: “linguae,” i. e. hieroglyphics, id. 3, 222; “but lingua,skilled in incantations, Ov. M. 7, 330; Luc. 3, 224: “cantus,Juv. 6, 610: “magicae resonant ubi Memnone chordae,mysterious, id. 15, 5.
-rĕ-sŏno   qui (cornus) ad nervos resonant in cantibus, carmina resonantia chordis Romanis, to the strings, “in vocibus nostrorum oratorum
-pŏētĭcus , a, um, adj., = poiētikos,
I.poetic, poetical: “verbum,Cic. de Or. 3, 38, 153: “non poëtico sed quodam oratorio numero et modo,id. ib. 1, 33, 151: “di,represented by the poets,
Mŏdus , 2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: “vocum,Cic. Div. 2, 3, 9: “musici,Quint. 1, 10, 14: “lyrici,Ov. H. 15, 6: “fidibus Latinis Thebanos aptare modos,Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 12: Bacchico exsultas (i. e. exsultans) modo, Enn. ap. Charis. p. 214 P. (Trag. v. 152 Vahl.): “flebilibus modis concinere,Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 106: saltare ad tibicinis modos, to the music or sound of the flute, Liv. 7, 2: “nectere canoris Eloquium vocale modis,Juv. 7, 19.—Fig.: “verae numerosque modosque ediscere vitae,moral harmonies, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 144.—
To the law and to the testimony:
        if they speak not according to this word,
        it is because there is no light in them. Isa 8:20

The women are commanded to be SILENT as the fulfillment of the Prophetic Type by Christ in Isaiah 57. The REASON that male and female are silent and reverent is so that "All might be saved and come to a knowledge of the TRUTH" or that commanded to be spoken with one mind and one mouth speaking that which is written for our learning.

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

Isaiah 57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea,
        when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

Isaiah 57:20] impii autem quasi mare fervens quod quiescere non potest et redundant fluctus eius in conculcationem et lutum

Quĭesco ,
quiērunt Aequora,the waves are at rest, do not rise, standing waters,
2.  Act., to cause to cease, render quiet, stop, etc.: “laudes, Sen. Herc. Oet. 1584.—Hence, quĭētus , a, um, P. a., at rest, calm, quiet
4. To make a pause in speaking: quiescere, id est, hēsukhazein, ludendi est quidem modus
Silence: lūdo , B. To play, sport, frisk, frolic: “dum se exornat, nos volo Ludere inter nos,have some fun, dance,
Silence:  A. go sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing “carmina pastorum,
-cantus , ūs, m. id., 2. With instruments, a playing, music: “in nervorum vocumque cantibus,Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae, Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: horribili stridebat tibia cantu,Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,Hor. C. 3, 7, 30:
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum. Ov. M. 7, 195; 7, 201: “at cantu commotae Erebi de sedibus imis Umbrae ibant,Verg. G. 4, 471: “magici,
Silence: B.  to sport, dally, wanton (cf. "amorous play," Milton, P. L. 9, 1045): “scis solere illam aetatem tali ludo ludere,Plaut. Most. 5,
Silence: C. Ludere aliquem or aliquid, to play, mock, imitate, mimic a person or thing imitate work, make believe work, 
Mŏdus 2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: “vocum,Cic. Div. 2, 3, 9: musici, Quint. 1, 10, 14: lyrici,Ov. H. 15, 6: “fidibus Latinis Thebanos aptare modos,Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 12: Bacchico exsultas (i. e. exsultans) modo, Enn. ap. Charis [grace]. p. 214 P. (Trag. v. 152 Vahl.): “flebilibus modis concinere,Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 106: saltare [dance] ad tibicinis modos, to the music or sound of the flute, Liv. 7, 2: “nectere canoris Eloquium vocale modis,Juv. 7, 19.—Fig.: verae

HERE IS THE PATTERN FROM THE WILDERNESS ONWARD WITHOUT NEEDING TO PLOW THROUGH THE THEOLOGY WHICH IGNORES THE SCRIPTURES.

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

The Latin Sermo B. A language, the speech of a nation.  Sermonizing used a conversational style and not loquacious. Dialog  hê, discourse, conversation,  

-Plato, Republic [590b] and irascibility when they foster and intensify disproportionately the element of the lion and the snake 1 (or chimaera) in us?" "By all means." "And do we not reprobate luxury and effeminacy for their loosening and relaxation of this same element when they engender cowardice in it?" "Surely." "And flattery and illiberality when they reduce this same high-spirited element under the rule of the mob-like beast and habituate it for the sake of wealth and the unbridled lusts of the beast to endure all manner of contumely from youth up and become an ape 2 instead of a lion?

Thērion , III. [select] as a term of reproach, beast, creature, “ō deilotaton su thērionAr.Pl.439, cf. Eq.273; “kolaki, deinō thēriō” marked by LISPING
III. [select] as a term of reproach, beast, creature,
mousikē aei ti kainon thērion tiktei
Meaing A New Style of Music or Drama: effeminate

[590c] "Yes, indeed," he said. "And why do you suppose that 'base mechanic' handicraft is a term of reproach? Shall we not say that it is solely when the best part is naturally weak in a man so that it cannot govern and control the brood of beasts within him but can only serve them and can learn nothing but the ways of flattering them?" "So it seems," he said. "Then is it not in order that such an one may have a like government with the best man that we say he ought to be the slave

[620c] [620c] After her, he said, he saw the soul of Epeius,1 the son of Panopeus,
        entering into the
nature of an arts and crafts woman.
        Far off in the rear he saw the
soul of the buffoon Thersites 2 clothing itself in the body of an ape.

John T. Willis has hired a CAFEINATED PREACHER: when God pours out His wrath He sends you buffoons and jester to make you look ridiculous.

gelōto-poios , on,

A.exciting laughter, ridiculous, A.Fr.180.2; “bōmolokhiaiProcop.Arc.9.
II. as Subst., jester, buffoon, X.An.7.3.33, Smp.1.11, Pl.R.620c.
2. = batrakhion 11

The BUFFOON is really mocking those who HIRE HIM: Parasites take and take but despise the giver.

Friday, March 15, 2013

John.T.WillisTopsy-Turvy.Instrumental.Music  

Throughout history, human beings have reversed values in life. It is easy for all of us to major in minors and to minor in majors, to put the cart before the horse, to make mountains out of mole hills.

Oh! that is one of those magical Change Affective Images: you are supposed to think that if you have refused to make church into a Spectacle or Theater for holy enterment as they claim and have never in recorded history from the wilderness onward never hallucinated that music and theater had anything to do with the School of the Word, they you are a sectarian, legalistic, red-necked, RACAite. You are supposed to hate your church and your godly ancestors who did not attend ACU as being "traditionalists."

John T. Willis and the ACUites love to try to spook you by claiming that ANTI-instrumental churches of Christ IMPOSED the non-use of musical instruments.  Seems that they were just evil legalists.  They become legalist by NOT forcing you to do endure not too talented Musical Worship Ministers now the laughing stock of the prototypical emasculated male. However, All recorded history denied that there was any role for instrumental MACHINES for doing LEGALISTIC HARD WORK.  We betcah that most of the ENERGY and time will be sucked up by people working REALLY HARD to put on a Broadway Show to prevent you from giving heed to Jesus and HIS WORDS.

The direct command from the wilderness onward for the School of the Word was to PREACH the Word (only) by READING it for Comfort and Doctrine. The LOGOS is God's Regulative Principle. Jesus of Nazareth SPOKE what God Breathed (spirit) into Him.  Therefore, to mock God's REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE denies that God is God and doctors of the Law are NOT: The meaning is ANTI-Christ.

John.T.Willis

Here are only a few obvious examples.

1. God's people regularly slip into the mistaken concept that external acts of religion are more important than the heart and honest godly daily living.

No, it is the Professional Religionists CLAIM that worship is in EXTERNAL ACTS. John T. Willis wants boylings and girlings to ACT UP right up on the state, singing, prancing, playing, lifting unholy ARMS as a Religious Observation. The ACU mother leader boasted that they would manufacture so many FEMALE MINISTERS that churches of Christ would be Forced to give them a job doing EXTERNAL ACTS.

While he is shooting at faithful Churches of Christ who will not bow when he pipes, he is implying that those who DO NOT violate direct commands have no heart and are not interested in godly living. Well, it is a fact that no one was so primitave that they did not grasp that mechanical sounds could discord the very structure of humanity.  They also knew that people who USED "machines for doing hard work" were bent on fleecing the lambs.  Only people who would IMPOSE and take away the church house of widows could be charge with thievry. A godly person who needed to hear musical sounds rather than the Word of Christ would just leave and go buy his OWN place to make a theater.

The Kingdom of God does not come with OBSERVATIONS. So Willis wants to spread massive discord and hatred for quiet, local congregations meeting to be DISCIPLES of Christ which means of the Word Only.

The religioous observations MANUFACTURE the Spiritual anxiety created by religious rituals. Laded Burdens are those arousal songs KNOWN to damage the emotional health and PREVENT people from hearing the Word of Christ from a godly elder as the only Christ-ordained Pastor Teacher.

Observātiō ōnis, observo, a watching, observance, investigation: observationes animadvertebant, your searches for evidence: siderum.— Circumspection, care, exactness: summa in bello movendo.

Religious observations are carefully crafted to take control of all of one's attention. That is the worship concept with is to be directed only to God.

Tendo: In the pagan religions they gave lots of attention to tuning or playing their musical instruments: cornu,barbiton,to tune, “tympana tenta tonant palmis, stretching out their bow strings. To shoot, to hurl.

Here is a picture of what Amos warned about: a man tending his Barbiton while lying on a bed
MuBarBed.gif
(b). To exert one's self, to strive, endeavor (mostly poet.
b. n partic., to exert one's self in opposition, to strive, try, endeavor, contend  adversus, etc.,id. 34, 34, 1: “contra,
Lucr. 6, 1195: tormento citharāque tensior,” [Tendo]
2. In partic.: “nervum tendere, in mal. part.,”  Hence, tentus, a lecherous man,
ēlŏquĭum , ii, n. id..
I. In Aug. poets, and their imitators among prose writers, for eloquentia, eloquence, * Hor. A. P. 217; * Verg. A. 11, 383; Ov. Tr. 1, 9, 46; id. M. 13, 63; 322 al.; Vell. 2, 68, 1; Plin. 11, 17, 18, § 55.—
II. In late Lat., declaration, communication in gen., Diom. p. 413 P.; Mamert. Pan. Maxim. 9: “eloquia pulchritudinis,fine words, Vulg. Gen. 49, 21; id. Prov. 4, 20 al.
Lucr. 6.1195  Signs of death from lack of water:
The heralds of old death. And in those months
Was given many another sign of death:
The intellect of mind by sorrow and dread
Deranged, the sad brow, the countenance
Fierce and delirious, the tormented ears
Beset with ringings, the breath quick and short

Chorda II. Catgut, a string (of a musical instrument),
B. A rope, cord, for binding a slave : “tunc tibi actutum chorda tenditur, Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 55

TRANIO
I will inform you. My master has arrived from abroad.

SIMO
In that case, the cord will be stretched for you; thence to the place where iron fetters clink; after that, straight to the cross.

Ringing: Cĭthăra , ae, f., = kithara, I. the cithara, cithern, guitar, or lute.
II. Meton., the music of the cithara, or, in gen., of a stringed instrument, the art of playing on the cithara

Ringing (guitar) I the ear would be equivalent to melody IN the heart.

THE CHRISTIAN ANTITHESIS:

1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance [adtende] to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy, [teaching]
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
        that thy profiting may appear to all.
3191.  meletao, mel-et-ah´-o; from a presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind: — imagine, (pre-)meditate.
Because never in recorded history did PSALLO relate in any sense to MUSICAL MELODY Paul intends that we SPEAK the Word of God and sing and meditate on the Word of God.
Melet-aō , “tauta meleta1 Ep.Ti.4.15; esp. practise speaking, con over a speech in one's mind, “logaria dustēna meletēsasD.19.255; “apologianId.46.1; also, deliver, declaim (cf. 11.5 b), “logous

Logos 2. generally, account, reckoning, phunai ton hapanta nika l. excel
Opposite. ek tēs epagōgēs
Opposite. muthos, as history to legend, Ti.26e; “poiein muthous all' ou logous
Opposite. epilogos,
Opposite. prooimion,
Opposite. phōnē, Arist.Pol.1253a14;
prose, Opposite. poiēsis,
Opposite. emmetra, ib.1450b15 (

l. pezoi, Opposite. poiētikē, D.H.Comp.6; Opposite. poiēmata, ib.15; “koina kai poiēmatōn kai logōn
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them:
        for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
lectĭo , ōnis, f. lego. I.  A gathering, collecting.
II. A reading, perusal; a reading out, reading aloud.
B. Transf. (abstr. pro contr.), that which is read, reading, text (post-class.)
juris lectiones,passages of the laws,

John.T.Willis
This was a major concern for the prophets in the Hebrew Bible. Amos 5:21-24; Hosea 6;4-6; Isaiah 1:10-17; Micah 6:1-8. Just one good example is Jeremiah 7:9-10: "Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal and go after other gods that you have not known, and then come and stand before me [God] in this house [the temple=for us, the church building], which is called by my name, and say, 'We are safe'--only to go on doing all these abominations?"


John.T.Willis2. Many have focused on the "correct" acts of worship instead of the attitude and feelings of the heart. One great example of this is the demand that one must worship God ONLY in vocal singing and not use instrumental music.

The Theologians invented the ACTS of worship when the godly people who can read understand that the ONLY spiritual worship concept in the synagogue and church is to GIVE ATTENDANCE to the Word of Christ. This is also the only way to glorify or praise God.  If you want to speak the truth:

  1. There is a law AGAINST the act of the theatrical performers mocking Jesus: Isaiah 50
  2. There is no ACT of "laying by in store" only to be DIVERTED when the ungodly decide to confiscate your property. Christ outlaws this in Isaiah 55
  3. There is a LAW of Silence commanded by Paul and Christ in Isaiah 57.
  4. There is no ACT of Preaching out of your own head: this is outlawed by Christ in Isaiah 58
  5. Preachers or Kerusso are HERALDS: Jesus sent them OUT with the command to teach what HE commanded to be taught.
  6. There is no ACT of singing: Jesus commanded and example and Paul commanded that we SPEAK to EDUCATE.
  7. There is no ACT of singing out of your own spirit to PREVENT the songs and sermons of Christ and the Apostles.
  8. There is no LAW allowing mercinary men to MULTIPLY MINISTRIES all of which detract from the School of Christ.
  9. There is no ACT which women can perform: the AUTHORITY visible-audible women exercise (even the ugly ones) is Authentia which is defined as EROTIC and MURDEROUS.
  10. There is no ACT of performing rhetoricians, singers or instrument players: Jesus calls them WISE or SOPHISTS which means speakers, singers and instrument players especially those intending to pick a bit of fleece to keep from a productive work. Religious musicians were called PARASITES.

It is a Biblical fact that there is no command, example or remote inference of any godly people assemblying to do congregational singing WITH or WITHOUT instruments. The Bible is filled with singing involved with idolatry with or without instruments.  There is NO metrical Bible and "melody as tunefulness belongs to the 19th century.  All of the New Testament passages command SPEAKING the Word of God for EDUCATION.  And even that noisy singing of the near east was IMPOSED in the year 373 after Constantine permitted unwashed clergy to get paid for their work. The Christian Churches invented the psallo word for the first time in 1878 to try to force everyone to bow when they piped. Therefore, one cannot even hallucinate instrumental noise when scholars know that the assembly is A School of Christ where worship, according to Christ and the Campbells was READING and MUSING the Word.  That is SPEAKING and MEDITATING as the only way to edify or educate.

  1. If God abandoned the Levites to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry; and the Levites performed as SORCERERS with instrumental NOISE and God did not command King, Kingdom, Temple, Clergy, Sacrifices or Levites who were EXECUTIONERS making instrumental noise.
  2. And John T. Willis and the ACU Purpose Driven goal is to use that as a PATTERN.
  3. Then, why should anyone obey their LAW OF GIVING to turn YOUR property into an IDOL temple with living, breathing, acting IDOLS getting their kicks on route 666?

John.T.WillisNo one really knows where this idea came from. But for many people, this has become "gospel" and necessary for salvation.

That's when Doctors of the Law read previous books of theology rather than being Disciples of Christ in th Prophets and Apostles.


But when one actually reads the Bible, this is not an issue at all. Here are ONLY two biblical examples.

We laity actually see WHAT words mean in the Bible and only the FEW are chosen


2Pet. 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
        that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
        having escaped the corruption [connects to musical sounds] that is in the world through lust.
2 Pet 1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease 
        to have these things alway in remembrance.

2Pet. 1:16  For we have not followed cunningly [sophizo]  devised fables,                   

Fables are myths from MUO [to shut the mouth: music forces the lambs to be silent before the slaughter]
Muthos   2. fiction (Opposite. logos, historic truth)
Pind. 0. 1 From there glorious song enfolds the wisdom of poets, so that they loudly sing [10] the son of Cronus, when they arrive at the rich and blessed hearth of Hieron, who wields the scepter of law in Sicily of many flocks, reaping every excellence at its peak, and is glorified [15] by the choicest music, which we men often play around his hospitable table. Come, take the Dorian lyre down from its peg, if the splendor of Pisa and of Pherenicus placed your mind under the influence of sweetest thoughts,

Yes, there are many marvels,
        and yet I suppose the speech of mortals
        beyond the true account can be deceptive,
        stories adorned with embroidered lies;
[30] and Grace, who fashions all gentle things for men, confers esteem and often contrives to make believable the unbelievable. But the days to come are the wisest witnesses.

 embroidered lies Poikilos
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōnId.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoiD.H.Is.3.

 Fables are myths from MUO [to shut the mouth: music forces the lambs to be silent before the slaughter]

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

II. from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money,

goēs     A. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis 2, Hdt.2.33,4.105, Pl.R. 380d, Phld.Ir.p.29 W.; “g. epōdos Ludias apo khthonosE.Ba.234, cf. Hipp.1038; prob. f.l. for boēsi Hdt.7.191.
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēsPl.Smp.203d; “magos kai g.Aeschin.3.137:
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, Pharmakeus], Veneficium Cantio] were all nations deceived.  [Planao ,  
Rev. 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Euripides, Bacchae Eur. Ba. 215As many of them as I have caught, servants keep in the public strongholds with their hands bound, and as many as are absent I will hunt from the mountains, [I mean Ino and Agave, who bore me to Echion, and [230]  Autonoe, the mother of Actaeon.] And having bound them in iron fetters, I will soon stop them from this ill-working revelry. And they say that some stranger has come, a sorcerer [Goes], a conjuror [Epoidos] from the Lydian land, [235]  fragrant in hair with golden curls, having in his eyes the wine-dark graces of Aphrodite. He is with the young girls day and night, alluring them with joyful mysteries. If I catch him within this house, [240]  I will stop him from making a noise with the thyrsos and shaking his hair, by cutting his head off.

"the condition is that of Ecstasy, the utterances are words or sounds of prayer or praise but are not clear in meaning, and give the impression to the hearer of being MYSTERIES or insane expressions."... This phenomenon seems to include sighs, groanings, shoutings, cries, and utterances either of disconnected words (such as Abba, hosanna, hallelujah, maranatha) or connected speech of a jubilating sort which impresses the observer as ecstatic prayer or psalmodic praise." (Schaff-Herzog, Speaking in Tongues, p. 36) 
         when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
         but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.


The prophet Amos assumes that everyone who serves God in worship uses vocal songs and melody of the harp.

Amos 5:23. Amos denounces these people not for singing vocally or orally or for using harps in worship, but for oppressing the poor and needy in daily living.

Earlier in the Book Amos shows that the evil nature of the people whom God abandoned before chapter 5 was the REASON that they sang and played instruments in the Gerezim Temple when God commanded that anyone who did that was to be executed.

John T. Willis: 2. "Sing" is vocal; "make melody" is instrumental. Psalms 33:2-3; 144:9; 149:1, 3 make this crystal clear. Amos 5:23 further verifies this reality.

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
[23] aufer a me tumultum carminum tuorum et cantica lyrae tuae non audiam

Tŭmultus, ūs tumalas, tumulas, disturbing; cf. tumeo, an uproar, bustle, violent commotion, disturbance ,
B. In partic. 1. In milit. lang., a sudden or impending war, civil war, insurrection, tumult, sedition, rebellion:
A. Disturbance, disquietude, agitation, tumult of the mind or feelings: “tumultus Mentis,Hor. C. 2, 16, 10; Luc. 7, 183: “pulsata tumultu pectora, Petr. poët. 123: sceleris tumultus,Hor. S. 2, 3, 208.
Does Willis and Briley think that if you have a good mental attitude that you can turn the teaching assembly into an uproar.  That's what Brandon Scott Thomas is explaining: He missed out on New York Theater so John T. Willis is providing him a venue in Abilene which has a PROPHETIC ancestor.
canto , I. Neutr., to produce melodious sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play
Ter. Eun. 3, 1, 53: “saltare et cantare,Cic. Cat. 2, 10, 23
ad manum histrioni, in comedy, to sing and play while the actor accompanies the song with gestures or dancing, Liv. 7, 2, 10; cf. Val. Max. 2, 4, 4.
C. Transf., of instruments, to sound, resound: “pastoris bucina cantat,Prop. 4 (5), 10, 30.cantabat fanis, cantabat tibia ludis,Ov. F. 6, 659 sq.
III. In the lang. of religion, as v. n. or a., to use enchantments, charms, incantations, to enchant, to charm,
B. To call forth, produce by charms: “et chelydris cantare soporem,Sil. 8, 498: “cantata umbra,Luc. 6, 767.
All of the musical and instrumental terms point to incantantations or SORCERY including Miriam, the Levites and the "fruits" in Revelation 18.

John.T.WillisIn Ephesians 5:19, Paul assumes that Christians gather to worship to "sing and make melody to the Lord in their hearts."

Singing is vocal singing, and making melody is using instruments of music.

But, that ignores the Pre-Postmodern TEXT.  Paul uses synagogue word for gathering, assemblying or coming together.  Vocal or instrumental rejoicing was outlawed for the synagogue which was for READING the Word and explaining any problems.  Jesus also EXAMPLED that by standing up to READ the text and then decently SITTING down to allow dialog.

Speaking to yourselves in Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs becomes
Singing to the congregation with self-composed ditties and making melody WITH a musical instruments.

And ODE is spoken unless it is set to music:

Mouso-ō
, A. furnish with power of song, hosa phusis memousōke,
2. to be set to music,ta di' ōdēs . . mousōthenta kroumata; to be filled with melody, “memousōtai ta peri tēn thalattan hup' ōdēs tōn petrōnPhilostr.Her.10.7.  “kitharizein pros tēn ōde.

Therefore, and ODE cannot include music as cannot a Psalm unless you define it.
Plat. Laws 722d yet it is only recently that we have begun, as it seems, to utter laws, and what went before was all simply preludes to laws. What is my object in saying this?
        It is to explain that all utterances and vocal expressions
        have preludes and tunings-up (as one might call them),
        which provide a kind of artistic preparation which assists towards
        the further development of the subject. Indeed, we have examples before us of preludes,
        admirably elaborated,
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,

lĕgo (a). To read out, read aloud, recite (esp. freq. in post-Aug. authors): “convocatis auditoribus volumen legere, etc.
Saying is legō3  5. l. ti to say something, i. e. to speak to the point or purpose, to explain more fully,
9. to boast of, tell of, Xen.: to recite what is written, labe to biblion

ōdē  is the opposite of -lexis

John.T.WillisMany texts in the Hebrew Bible clearly connect vocal singing with instrumental music. Just one example is Psalm 33:2-3, which connects "making melody to Yahweh with the harp of ten strings" and "singing." The very "make melody" means instrumental music.

Apparently the people who translated ALL of the credible versions didn't think that making melody (grinding to bits) was something decent people engaged in. Besides, there is no melody or meter in the entire Bible. The command is to SPEAK what is written for our learning. Therefore, John T. Willis and ACU have just INVENTED something from being Doctors of the Law.

Isaiah 23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day,
        that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king:
        after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.

How does a harlot SING?

Isaiah 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.
Isaiah 23:17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years,
        that the LORD will visit Tyre,
        and she shall turn to her hire,
        and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world
        upon the face of the earth.
 

BEING ECUMENICAL VIOLATES THE DIRECT COMMAND TO COME OUT OF THE WORLD.  Amos and Stephen warn about the abandonment to idolatry to which God sentenced the nation because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.

Amos 5:20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light?
        even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days,
        and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
Amos 5:22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings,
        I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings
        of your fat beasts.


Christ in Isaiah 1 and Jeremiah 7 etal that God did not COMMAND sacrifices or burnt offerings.  The Mark of those not OF TRUTH is that they think of a God who fits the pattern of what Christ in the prophets calls the Lying Pen of the Scribes.

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy [1] songs;
        for I will not hear the
[1] melody of thy [1] viols.
Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters,
         and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Amos 5:25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices
        and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

No: they were not commanded but the people DID set up their own tabernacle and offered animal slaughter to their gods as their worship was Sabazianism and not that of Jehovah.


Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of
        your Moloch and Chiun your images,
         the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

EPHESIANS 5 Somewhere back in grade six we learned the difference between sing and speak.  Paul said, perhaps to let people wrestle unto death:

Ephesians 5:19
        Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
        BUT: singing and making melody IN your heart to the Lord;

Logos  computation, reckoning 2. statement of a theory, argument, ouk emeu alla tou l. akousantas prob. in Heraclit.50; logon ēde noēma amphis alētheiēs discourse and reflection on reality,
IV. inward debate of the soul, reflection, deliberation
Regulative and formative forces, derived from the intelligible and operative in the sensible universe,

Opposite to epithumia
 A. desire, yearning, longing after a thing, desire of or for it, Theaomai :--gaze at, behold, mostly with a sense of wonder3. view as spectators
Opposite Pathos  A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident,
Opposite Poiein to excite passion, Arist.Rh.1418a12; V. Rhet., emotional style or treatment,
Opposite Enthousi-astikos , ē, on, A. inspired,phusisPl.Ti.71e; esp. by music,
VI. verbal expression or utterance, lego, lexis
      -Lexis A.speech, OPPOSITE ôidê

-ôidê, 1.art of song 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation
4. text of an author,  OPPOSITE exegesis [Peter's private interpretation outlaws exegesis]
Arist.En1142a26
Prose OPPOSITE -poiêsis, Id.R.390a;
OPPOSITE -poiêtikê, D.H.Comp.6; opp. poiêmata, onomatopoeic word

OPPOSITE  emmetra Modus   2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: Mūsĭcus a, um, adj., = mousikos.
X. the Word or Wisdom of God, personified as his agent in creation and world-government,

Psallo has never and can never speak of musical melody.  If someone said:

SPEAK to the students about the rules of grammar
SING and WHISTLE in the bathroom.

In 1 Corinthians 14 when people wanted to sing out of their OWN SPIRIT but were not inspired or educated, Paul told them to speak to God because they were just speaking into the air.  This is Paul's ironic way of saying, "Please be silent" and he told the women who disturbed everyong "being saved and coming to a knowledge of the truth.

John.T.Willis:   Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Psalm 33:2

Psalm 32.2  confitemini Domino in cithara in psalterio decem cordarum psallite illi

This is confessing with twangs between the words.  Ranan means to creak, shout for joy, triumph over: this was outlawed for the Church of Christ in the wilderness.  The psalmist is praise and not commanding.

Praise is holding out the hands physically to throw a stone, to revere, to bemoan.

Zamar h2167 is like ALL words: you have to know how it is being used.

  1. A primitive root (perhaps identical with H2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers);
  2. properly to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, that is, play upon it;
  3. to make music, accompanied by the voice;
  4. hence to celebrate in song and music:—
  5. give praise, sing forth praises, psalms.

It is to accuse Paul and the Spirit of Christ with being stupid for NOT having ACU-wisdom because even simple simons would have INCLUDED what is to be PLUCKED.  Paul clearly did not follow the Willis PATTERN and name the instrument.

You will also note that Zamar means to strike a string with the fingers: Psallo means strike a string with a finger but NEVER with a plectrum.  John T. Willis is leading the simple minded into violating the DIRECT COMMAND that PSALLO would OUTLAW a guitar pick, a flute, drum, piano or organ.  You are in mortal danger for lying that psallo has ANY musical content.

The Kings had been turned over to worship the starry host BECAUSE of instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai. For that they were sentenced "beyond Damscus" which mean no redemption.

What kind of scholarship would try to IMPOSE that into A School of Christ? Well, anyone who missed reading 101 and defines the assembly as a Worship Service which would be defined as IMPURE RELIGION.

Nebel (h5035) neh'-bel; or nebel nay'-bel; from 5034; a skin- bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like form): - bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol

And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands. Is.5:12

And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. Rev 18:14

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 18:22


John Calvin: I have no doubt that playing upon cymbals, touching the harp and the viol, and all that kind of music, which is so frequently mentioned in the Psalms,

was a part of the education; that is to say,
the
puerile instruction of the law: I speak of the stated service of the temple.

For even now, if believers [privately, please, like David] choose to cheer themselves with musical instruments, they should, I think, make it their object not to dissever their cheerfulness from the praises of God.

But when they frequent their sacred assemblies, musical instruments in celebrating the praises of God would be no more suitable than the burning of incense, the lighting of lamps, and the restoration of the other shadows of the law. The Papists, therefore, have foolishly borrowed this, as well as many other things, from the Jews. Men who are fond of outward pomp may delight in that noise; but the simplicity which God recommends to us by the apostle is far more pleasing to him

The Catholics CONCUR with Calvin: to their credit NO ONE ever thought of SINGING while playing the ORGAN in the public assembly:

Candles [Catholic Encyclopedia]: We need not shrink from admitting that candles, like incense and lustral water, were commonly employed in pagan worship and in the rites paid to the dead.

But the Church from a very early period took them into her service, just as she adopted many other things indifferent in themselves, which seemed proper to enhance the splendour of religious ceremonial. We must not forget that most of these adjuncts to worship, like music, lights, perfumes, ablutions, floral decorations, canopies, fans, screens, bells, vestments, etc.

were not identified with any idolatrous cult in particular;
they were common to almost all cults.

John.T.Willis:   3. We human beings are constantly attracted to "new gadgets." We think that by doing this we improve our lives. Many people are now putting the cart before the horse by using iPads, iPhones, computers of all kind and spending so much time with these new gadgets that they neglect PEOPLE.

I notice that John T. Willis is using the "law of giving" to collect money from the widows and honest working people.  Now, he plans to REMODEL the church to make it into a Theater for Holy Entertainment.  My gues that with all of the gadgets and "machines for doing hard instrumental wor" he will spend $100,000.00 of the "lord's money" so that he can MAKE A SPECTACLE (Theatron) of Jesus.

A flute or a guitar pick or a drum violates the LAW OF PSALLO making all of the pretense just plain hypocricy: you know Jesus defined the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites meaning speakers, singers, instrument players and ACTORS.

God is concerned deeply with PEOPLE, NOT with NEW GADGETS. Yes, it is very helpful to find a better car or a better airplane or a better computer, but none of these comes close to spending time with another person.

Amos emphasized this point in Amos 2:6 and 8:6 by condemning wealthy people for buying and selling the poor and the needy for a pair of sandals.

The tithe was derived from Babylon and it was used to feed the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites.  Their command was to perform as Instrumental Sorcerers to spook the evil spirits and attract the good spirits. As well it warned that any godly person OR any Levite who came NEAR or into any presumed "holy" place was to be executed. This was because God had abonded the elite or nobility to Worship the Starry host and were sentenced to "beyond Babylon" which meant "no return or redemption." For heaven's sake: the scholars aree not allowed to read Acts Seven where Stephen debunked the whole MONARCHY.

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria,
        which oppress the poor,   
         which crush the needy,
        which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.
Amos 4:2 The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness,
        that, lo, the days shall come upon you,
        that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.
Amos 4:3 And ye shall go out at the breaches,
        every cow at that which is before her;
         and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD.
Amos 4:4 Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression;
         and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:
Amos 4:5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven,
        and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you,
        O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

BEFORE AMOS SPEAKS ABOUT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Christ through Amos warns:

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

Amos 4:12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel:
        and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.


THE OLD BUT MODERN WORSHIP CENTERS TURNED TO INSTRUMENTAL IDOLATRY they had been Turned OVER to worship the starry host identical to the Instrumental Idolatry at Mount Sinai.

John.T.Willis:   Which is more important: a pair of sandals or a person? Which is more important: To spend time with another person or to play games on a new gadget? Share YOUR concepts and reversions and desires and feelings and aspirations with others. Let me hear from YOU. John Willis

The Israelites worshiped as their Egyptian captors worshiped because they needed some legalistic sign from their "gods." Abandoning Jehovah, they asked Aaron, their priest, to permit them to repeat the Apis or the golden calf worship which is defined as play. Even though there was no law, Moses recognized two roles for music: warfare and idolatry.

Exodus 32:18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

  This involved singing, dancing, instrumental music and more.  Aaron made them a golden calf as visible image and claimed that the image just "jumped out of the fire."

Exodus 32:[18] qui respondit non est clamor adhortantium ad pugnam neque vociferatio conpellentium ad fugam sed vocem cantantium ego audio

canto , I. Neutr., to produce melodious sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play
Ter. Eun. 3, 1, 53: “saltare et cantare,Cic. Cat. 2, 10, 23
ad manum histrioni, in comedy, to sing and play while the actor accompanies the song with gestures or dancing, Liv. 7, 2, 10; cf. Val. Max. 2, 4, 4.
C. Transf., of instruments, to sound, resound: “pastoris bucina cantat,Prop. 4 (5), 10, 30.cantabat fanis, cantabat tibia ludis,Ov. F. 6, 659 sq.
III. In the lang. of religion, as v. n. or a., to use enchantments, charms, incantations, to enchant, to charm,
B. To call forth, produce by charms: “et chelydris cantare soporem,Sil. 8, 498: “cantata umbra,Luc. 6, 767.

OR

-Paig-ma , atos, to, A.play, sport, lôtoshotan . . paigmatabremêi whene'er the pipe sounds its sportive strains, E.Ba.161(lyr.); Ludia p. luras

-Empaizô A. -xomaiLXXHb.1.10: pf. empepaikha ib.Nu.22.29:— mock at, mock, “tiniHdt.4.134; “tinaPCair.Preis.3.10 (iv A.D.): abs., S.Ant.799:—Pass., “psukhē hupo . . sōmatōn kai pragmatōn empaizomenē.
 
Jdg 19:24 Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
 
The viol or nebel is named after VILE which can be an empty bag or a harp.
 
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
 
illudo to play at or with any thing, to sport with, amuse one's self with, 2. To sport or fool away a thing, i. e. to destroy or waste in sport; in mal. part., to violate, abuse
 

RISING UP TO PLAY AT ACU, HIGHLAND, ETC. Peter warned in CLEAR TEXT not available to "doctors of the Law."

See Enoch
Jude 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying,
        Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Jude 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them
        of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed,
        and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
Jude 16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts;
        and their mouth speaketh great swelling words,
        having men’s persons in admiration [lying wonders] because of advantage.
Jude 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words
         which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Jude 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time,
        who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
G1703 empaiktēs emp-aheek-tace' From G1702 ; a derider, that is, (by implication) a false teacher:—mocker, scoffer.
Jude 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

THE MUSICAL GROUP FORM A SECTARIAN DIVISION.
G592 apodiorizō ap-od-ee-or-id'-zo From G575 and a compound of G1223 and G3724 ; to disjoin (by a boundary, figuratively a party):—separate.
This is the same mocking or PLAY which requested that God REMOVE His Grace and abandon them to worship the starry host: the HAVING FALLEN angels.

illūsor (inl- ), ōris, m. id.,
I. [select] a mocker, scoffer (post-class.): “legis,Tert. adv. Marc. 4, 35 med.; Aug. Ep. 253 fin.; Paul. Nol. Carm. 20, 72.


Empaig-ma , atos, to, A. jest, mocking, delusion, LXX Is.66.4; magikês empaigmata technês
-Prospaizô2. abs., sport, jest3. laugh at, make fun or sport ofsing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, 2. banter, tous rhêtoras

-Pl.Epin.980b
Plato Epinomis, or Nocturnal Council:
Athenian
[980b] and honoring the gods, with high tribute of his hymns and affluence throughout the period of his own life.
Cleinias
Well spoken, indeed, good sir. Yes, may you have this consummation of your laws, after making fine sport in praising the gods and having passed a purer life, to find thereby the best and fairest end!
Athenian
Then how, Cleinias, do we state it? Do we honor the gods, think you, to the utmost with our hymns, praying that we may be moved to speak the fairest and best things about them? Do you state it so, or how?

-Paig-ma , atos, to, A.play, sport, lôtoshotan . . paigmatabremêi whene'er the pipe sounds its sportive strains, E.Ba.161(lyr.); Ludia p. luras

-Empaizô A. -xomaiLXXHb.1.10: pf. empepaikha ib.Nu.22.29:— mock at, mock, “tiniHdt.4.134; “tinaPCair.Preis.3.10 (iv A.D.): abs., S.Ant.799:—Pass., “psukhē hupo . . sōmatōn kai pragmatōn empaizomenē.
 
Jdg 19:24 Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
 
The viol or nebel is named after VILE which can be an empty bag or a harp.
 
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
 
illudo to play at or with any thing, to sport with, amuse one's self with, 2. To sport or fool away a thing, i. e. to destroy or waste in sport; in mal. part., to violate, abuse
 
2. euphem. in mal. part., LXXJd. 19.25.
3. Pass., to be deluded, Ev.Matt.2.16, AP10.56.2 (Pall.), Vett.Val.16.14; to be defrauded, of the revenues, Cod.Just.1.34.2.
II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonaisE.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; “ gumnasiōLuc.Lex.5.
 
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;

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