T. Willis has taught a couple of generations under the
guise of "Doctor of the Law." Jesus said that doctors of the
law take away the key to knowledge. One of the easiest ways it to quote a long
line of "scholars" and simply make claims which ignore the context or
directly contradict the context. If you hold their career path of "seeing godliness
as a means of financial gain" captive it is not
they ditto the false teaching. That repudiates the
entire Bible and recorded history which
repudiates any role for "music" in The School of
Christ with the inclusive-role defined by Christ
in the wilderness.
SOP has the
same root meaning as PSALLO.
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every
them that PREACH him,
being READ in the
synagogues every sabbath [rest] day.
Doctors of the law do not get a God-given role of passing
judgment on the epistles: the inclusive-exclusive command is
to READ them. No mortal has anything to add to or
subtract. Paul did not corrupt the Word or "sell
learning as wholesale" which was defined as prostitution.
And when this epistle is READ among
cause that it be READ also in the church of
and that ye likewise READ the epistle from Laodicea.
Rev. 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth,
and they that hear the words
of this prophecy,
and keep those things which
are written therein:
for the time is at hand.
making the raw assertions
John T. Willis leads many into apostasy because in the words of Paul to the
Corinthians "you, like everyone love to be fooled.
Willis: Psalm 21:13: "We
will sing and make melody to your power."
When the PSALLO word was first
twisted in 1878 the
clear intention made audible in the hostile attacks
against Churches of Christ who refused to UNION with
the Disciples of
Christ. Psallo, like SOP, was used
by the translators to define the making war and
making perverted love. It is an Apollo,
Abaddon or Apollyon Word: so the word
means to TWANG a bowstring to attach one's
literal heart. He carried his lyre to
shoot LOVE ARROWS into his male or female
friends. He has been unleashed as the king
over the locusts or MUSES: He is the
LEADER of musical worship teams.
If God turned the Israelites over to worship the starry host
and He gave them kings in His anger to carry out His death and
captivity sentence, what "gods" do you suppose that the Jews
worshipped. Amos and Acts 8 gives us some of the names
of their Lord who was letting the bloody-hand warriors stomp
the enemy. In the words of the Purpose Driven Cult the
instrumental plan is to "Infiltrate and Divert."
21:12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their
when thou shalt
make ready thine arrows
upon thy strings
against the face of them.
Ps 21:13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine
so will we sing
and praise thy power. [KJV, ASV, NET,
zaw-mar' A primitive root (perhaps identical with H2168
through the idea of striking with the fingers);
properly to touch the strings or parts of a musical
instrument, that is, play upon it; to make music,
accompanied by the voice; hence to celebrate in song and
music:—give praise, sing forth praises, psalms.
Psallo PROHIBITS anything but smiting a string with the
fingers and NEVER with a Plectrum. John T. Willis would
violate that and add wind and percussion instruments.
H2168 zâmar zaw-mar' A primitive root
(compare H2167 , H5568 , H6785 ); to trim (a
to set Ambushment against God's People
now being repeated after 100 years.
2 Chron 20:19 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites,
and of the children of the Korhites,
stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel
with a loud voice on high.
h1984 haw-lal' A primitive root; to be clear
(originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence
to make a show; to boast; and thus to be
(clamorously) foolish; to rave;
causatively to celebrate; also to stultify:—(make)
boast (self), celebrate, be (make, feign
self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be
worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.
H1966 hêylêl hay-lale' From H1984 (in
the sense of brightness); the morning star:—lucifer.
2 Chron 20:20 And they rose early in the
morning, and went forth
into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth,
Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye
inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God,
so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so
shall ye prosper.
2 Chron 20:21 And when
he had consulted with the people, he
unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of
holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say,
Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Rinnah (h7440) rin-naw'; from
7442; prop. a creaking (or shrill sound), i. e. shout
(of joy or grief): - cry, gladness, joy, proclamation,
rejoicing, shouting, sing (-ing), triumph.
And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord
against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir,
which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 2
Chron 20: 22
(h7439) raw-naw'; a prim.
root; to whiz: - rattle.
He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. Job
39:22The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. Job 39:23
[The Rule of the
Trumpets: the trumpets] of alarm for all their service for
the [ . . . ] for their commissioned men, 17[by tens of thousands and
thousands and hundreds and fifties] and tens. Upon the t[rumpets . . . ]
[ . . . ] )8[ . . . ]
19[ . . . which ] 20 [,, . they shall write . . . the
trumpets of Col. 3 the battle formations, and the trumpets for assembling them when the gates of the war are opened so
that the infantry might advance, the trumpets for the signal of the slain, the trumpets of 2 the ambush, the trumpets of pursuit when the enemy is defeated, and the trumpets of reassembly when the battle returns.
EXAMPLE BY RICK ATCHLEY:
sent them to youth
rallies and Church of Christ
some of the finest Christian
bands in the world.
We discipled our
children to leave our Movement!
2 Chron 20:23 For the
children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the
inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay
and destroy them: and when they had made an end of
the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another
word does not MEAN to make melody with an instrument
otherwise the instrument would be named.
47:7 For God is the King of all the earth.
Sing praises with understanding.
When an instrument is rarely included it is NAMED.
"I will sing and make melody to the Lord."
that we SPEAK that which
is written: Speak is opposite to singing, playing,
acting or dancing.
The ODE and PSALLO
are in (En, Eis) the Heart which is a place opposite
to in the FLESH.
opposite to ODE and ODE is opposite to
If I make melody IN the
heart to the
Lord that means that I do not have to listen
to Clergy Praise Teams speaking to the paying audience.
books and debates a
hundred years ago and now was/is a deliberate effort to
TAUNT and mock their enemies who would not bow when the
WARRIORS began their
Instrumental Music Worship Wars is clearly
documented as gloating over the defeat of their
enemies the old Bible
believing people who never violated the law
against "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" when
they cam to hear the Word READ on the REST Day.
Psalms 27:6 And now shall mine head be
lifted up above mine
enemies round about me:
Therefore will I
offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;
I will sing,
yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
[KJV, ASV, NET, WEB]
Psalms 27:7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice:
also upon me, and answer me.
These never apply to a congregation such as a synagogue
Not even a Levite could go inside the Tabernacle:
there was no instrumetal noise connected with the original
Willis: Psalm 33:2-3: "Praise
the Lord with the lyre;
[h2167] to him WITH ith the harp [H3658]
of ten strings.
Sing to him a new
on the strings, with loud shouts."
h2167 just means SING
or praise unless you specify a musical instrument [H3658]. The Alarm or
Triumph over was outlawed by
Christ for the Church in the wilderness: that was vocal or
instrumental rejoicing because the Purpose Driven Church was to Rest, Read and
Rehearse the Word of
make melody with a harp then you make melody but melody
DOES NOT MEAN play the harp
Psalms 33:2 Praise the LORD WITH harp:
sing unto him WITH
the psaltery and an [WITH] instrument of ten
Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud
scholars claim that the singing of the Jews--often in
trouble--was very loud or screaming. It was also
an effeminate falsetto. You cannot teach and
admonish using the defunct sacrificial system.
with the lyre
Law of Moses or the Prophets by Christ commanded instrumental
noise: in fact when the Qahal, syngogue or church in the
Wilderness was assembled in a holy convocation h7321 is
outlawed. Judas will not TRIUMPH OVER Jesus is the
H8416 tehillâh teh-hil-law' From H1984 ;
laudation; specifically (concretely) a hymn:—praise.
hêylêl hay-lale' From H1984 (in the sense of
brightness); the morning star:—lucifer.
H1984 hâlal haw-lal' A primitive root; to be clear
(originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence
to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously)
foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate;
also to stultify:—(make) boast (self), celebrate,
commend, (deal, make), fool (-ish, -ly), glory, give
[light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give
in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned,
Praise with the harp:
H3034 yâdâh yaw-daw' A primitive root; used only as
denominative from H3027 ; literally to use (that is, 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):—cast (out), (make) confess (-ion),
praise, shoot, (give) thank (-ful, -s, -sgiving).
H5059 nâgan naw-gan' A primitive root; prop
to thrum, that is, beat a tune with the fingers;
especially to play on a stringed instrument; hence
(generally) to make music:—player on instruments, sing to
the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play (-er.
nâga‛ naw-gah' A primitive root; properly to touch,
that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically,
to lie with a woman); by implication to reach
(figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strikepunish,
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.
H5035 nebel nêbel neh'-bel, nay'-bel From H5034 ; 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,
nâbêl naw-bale' A primitive root; to wilt;
generally to fall away, fail, faint; figuratively
to be foolish despise, disgrace:—disgrace,
dishonour, lightly esteem, fade (away, -ing), fall (down,
-ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, X surely, make
Shouts Loud Noise
H8643 terû‛âh ter-oo-aw' From H7321 ; clamor, that
is, acclamation of joy or a battle cry; especially
clangor of trumpets, as an alarum:—alarm, blow (-ing)
(of, the) (trumpets), joy, jubile, loud noise, rejoicing,
shout (-ing), (high, joyful) sound (-ing).
Implications: H7321 rûa‛
roo-ah' A primitive root; to mar (especially by breaking);
figuratively to split the ears (with sound), that is,
shout (for alarm or joy):—blow an alarm, cry (alarm,
aloud, out), destroy, make a joyful noise, smart, shout
(for joy), sound an alarm, triumph.
outlawed for the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in
the wilderness: it was never violated in any
synagogue until the year 1815
Numbers 10:6 When ye
blow an alarm the second time,then the camps that lie on the
south side shall take their journey:
they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.
Numbers 10:7 But when the congregation is to be gathered
ye shall blow,
but ye shall not sound
Numbers 10:8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests,
shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to
you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.
Numbers 10:9 And if ye go to war in your land against the
enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with
the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD
your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
"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.
Psalm 57:7: "I will sing and make melody." But NEVER as a worship leader over congregational
57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my
soul is bowed down:
they have digged a pit
into the midst whereof
they are fallen themselves. Selah.
Psalms 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:
sing and give praise.
zâmar zaw-mar' A primitive root (perhaps identical
with H2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers);
properly to touch the strings or parts of a musical
instrument, that is, play upon it; to make music,
accompanied by the voice; hence to celebrate in song and
music:—give praise, sing forth praises, psalms.
H2168 zâmar zaw-mar' A primitive root (compare H2167 ,
H5568 , H6785 ); to trim (a vine):—prune.
B. (Sc. corona.) A laurel crown or garland,
laurel branch, as the ornament of Apollo, of poets, of ancestral
images, of generals enjoying a triumph, and of
letters containing news of a victory aisakos , ho, A.branch of
myrtle or laurel, handed by one to another
at table as a challenge to sing,
Isa 18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea,
even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters,
saying, Go, ye swift messengers,
......... to a nation scattered
......... to a people
terrible from their beginning hitherto;
......... a nation meted out
and trodden down,
......... whose land the
rivers have spoiled!
Isa 18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and
dwellers on the earth,
..........see ye, when he
lifteth up an ensign on the mountains;
..........and when he bloweth
a trumpet, hear ye.
H8628 Taqa taw-kah' A primitive
root; to clatter, that is, slap (the hands together), clang (an
instrument); by analogy to drive (a nail or tent
pin, a dart,
etc.); by implication to become bondsman (by
handclasping):&emdash;blow ([a trumpet]), cast,
clap, fasten, pitch [tent], smite, sound, strike, X
H7782 shôphar From H8231 in the original sense of
incising; a cornet (as giving a clear sound) or curved
The same LAW prevented any holes so that ALL of them
blew a single note. NO music.
Isa 18:4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my
rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like
a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the
heat of harvest.
Isa 18:5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is
.......... and the sour
grape is ripening in the flower,
.......... he shall both cut
off the sprigs with pruning hooks,
.......... and take away and
cut down the branches.
H5203 nataash naw-tash' A primitive root; properly to pound,
that is, smite; by implication (as if beating out,
and thus expanding) to disperse; also, to thrust off,
down, out or upon (including reject, let alone, permit,
remit, etc.): cast off, drawn, let fall, forsake, join
[battle], leave (off), lie still, loose, spread (self)
abroad, stretch out, suffer.
Mizmowr (h4210) miz-more'; from 2167; prop. instrumental music; by impl. a poem set to
notes: - psalm.
H4211 mazmerah maz-may-raw' From H2168 ; a
pruning knife: pruning-hook.
57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and
harp: I myself will awake early.
A Levite who
went INTO the Holy Place with or without his harp was to be
executed. If that is the sentence imposed even in all pagan
temples, how shall they escape who thing they can play a
harp INSIDE of the human heart?
unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the
dumb stone, Arise, it shall
teach Behold, it is laid over with gold and
silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of
it. Habakkuk 2:19
Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep
silence before him Habakkuk 2:20
pagans believed that a musical instrument WAS a god or
was the HOME of a god: that is why Africans baptize
their drums and the Catholics baptize their organs and
wanted to AWAKEN his lyre so that he could AWAKEN
the dawn. Fits with the kings being abandoned to
worship the starry host (re the Star of David) OR "poems
tend to be poetic." Nonetheless, the uneducated fall
sucker for poetic speech (says Jesus of speaking
"We even have a mention at a
later date of a similar custom in connection with the
cult in Jerusalem, where certain Levites, called
sang every morning this verse from Ps 44: 'Awake, Lord,
awake! Do not abandon us for ever." The Talmud tells us
that JohynHyrcanus suppressed the practice
because it recalled too readily a pagan custom.
A similar practice
is attested in connection with the cult of Herakles-Melkart.
According to Menander, as he is quoted by Josephus, the
king Hiram, who was a contemporary of
Solomon, rebuilt the temples of Tyre and, 'he was the
first to celebrate the awakening of Heracles in the
month of Peritius." (de Vaux, p. 247)
Herakles is the
Lucifer type at Tyre and the singing and harp playing
prostitute in the garden of Eden. The sexual and
homosexual worship in Jerusalem is said to be foor
In an inscription from Cyprus, in
one from Rhodes and in several from around the
district of Carthage, there are references to
important personages who bear the title Mqm"lm which we can translate as
'arouser of the god." (de Vaux, p. 247).
Since they had
been abandoned to worship the starry host:
But by the star-bespangled
throne of Jove,
And by the goddess high above my rocks
Enshrined, by the moist banks that bend around
The hallow'd lake by Triton form'd, no longer
Will I conceal this bed, but ease my breast,
The oppressive load discharged. Mine eyes drop tears,
My soul is rent, to wretchedness ensnared
By men, by gods, whom I will now disclose,
Unkind betrayers of the beds they forced.
O thou, that wakest on thy
Sweet notes, that from the
Enchant the ear with heavenly melody,
Willis: Psalm 68:4: "Sing to God, make melody
to him who rides upon the clouds."
Psalm 68:32: "Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth;
make melody to
Zamar can be USED of an instrument but it does not
MEAN make melody with an instrument. The translators
did not think that an instrument was even implied.
will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will make
melody to my God, while I have being."
Psalm 105:2: "Sing to him, make melody to him."
Many of the
Psalms are NARRATED to tell the story of GOD in order to
EDUCATE or edify. Therefore, when education is involved we
just cannot tolerate some lyre plucker
105:1 O give thanks unto the LORD;
call upon his name:
known HIS deeds among the people.
105:2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him:
ye of all his wondrous works.
Făcĭo , fēci, factum,to
make in all senses, to do, perform,
accomplish, prepare, produce, bring
to pass, cause, effect, create,
commit, perpetrate, form, fashion,etc.
(cf. in gen.: “ago, factito, reddo, operor, tracto): verbum facere omnem omnino faciendi causam complectitur, donandi, solvendi, judicandi, ambulandi, numerandi,” Dig. 50, 16, 218.
A. In gen.
(a). With acc.: ut faber, cum quid aedificaturus
est, “sermonem,” Cic. Fam. 9, 8, 1;
4:11 He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and
and some, shepherdsa
Ephesians 4:12 for the perfecting of the saints,
to the work of serving, to the building up of the body
Ephesians 4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the
and of the knowledge
of the Son of God, to a full grown man,
to the measure
of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
include anyone to invent sermons, compose songs, sing
songs or play instruments
Oikodom-eō , fut. -ēsō : aor. ōkodomēsa (not oik- in Att.)
OUTLAWS ALL OF THE CUNNING CRAFTY SPEAKERS, SINGERS AND
aedĭfĭcātĭo , ōnis,
Fig., building up, instructing,
Psa. 108:0 A Song or Psalm of
Psa. 108:1 O God, my heart is fixed;
I will sing and give praise
[melody?}, even with my glory.
108:1BBE O God,
my heart is fixed; I will make songs and melody, even
God had abandoned all of Israel to
worship the starry host: therefore, John T. Willis gets his patterns from a nation without
wanted to AWAKEN his lyre so that he could AWAKEN the
dawn. Fits with the kings being abandoned to worship
the starry host (re the Star of David) OR "poems tend to be
poetic." Nonetheless, the uneducated fall sucker for
poetic speech (says Jesus of speaking parables):
We even have a mention at a later date
of a similar custom in connection with the cult in
Jerusalem, where certain Levites, called me'oreim,
'arousers," sang every morning this verse from Ps 44:
'Awake, Lord, awake! Do not abandon us for ever." The
Talmud tells us that Johy Hyrcanus suppressed the practice
because it recalled too readily a pagan custom.
Even so David's going into the holy place when
starving was the exception to the rule. The musical
discorders refuse to go out and even sing
to the nations as
similar practice is attested in connection with the cult
According to Menander, as he is quoted by Josephus, the
king Hiram, who was a contemporary of Solomon, rebuilt
the temples of Tyre and, 'he was the first to celebrate
the awakening of Heracles in the month of Peritius." (de
Vaux, p. 247)
inscription from Cyprus, in one from Rhodes and in
several from around the district of Carthage, there are
references to important personages who bear the title Mqm"lm
which we can translate as 'arouser of the god."
(de Vaux, p. 247).
- O thou, that wakest on thy seven-string'd
- Sweet notes, that
from the rustic lifeless horn
- Enchant the ear with heavenly
- Son of Latona, thee
before this light
- Will I reprove. Thou
camest to me, with gold
- Thy locks all
glittering, as the vermeil flowers
- And now my son and
thine, ill-fated babe,
- Is rent by
ravenous vultures; thou, meanwhile,
- Art to thy lyre attuning strains of joy.
Psa. 108:3 I will
praise thee, O LORD, among the people:
and I will sing praises unto thee
among the nations.
Psalm 144:9: "I will sing a new song to you, O God; and
upon a ten-stringed
harp I will make melody to you."
Psalm 147:7: "Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; and
make melody to our God on
no exception: the only way an instrument can be assumed is
if it is named.
Psalm 149:1b, 3b: "Sing to the Lord a new song; . . .and
making melody to him with
tambourine and lyre."
149 like the instruments in Halal 150 (not a psalm)
has some ugly associations: the Worship of the starry host
was common in many areas and Halal is the root from which
Lucifer comes. Click
to see Psalm 149
Greek words all point to making war
Ala^lai or alalalai a^l, exclam. of joy, in formula
John T. Willis: In
addition, 23 passages occur in the Hebrew Psalter using the
term "make melody:" Psalms 7:17; 9:2, 11;
18:49; 30:4, 12; 47:6-7; 57:9; 59:17; 61:8; 66:2, 4;
71:22-23, 75:9; 98:4-5; 101:1; 108:3; 135:3; 138:1; 146:2.
in in translation I am aware of: the translators
understood that when an instrument is intended it is
always named but even this is in parallelism which
shows a symbolic meaning: Poems TEND to be poetic. And
we are told to SPEAK the psalms to teach and admonish.
Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman on Psalm 75
Psalms 7:13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments
2. Transf., to throw with a vibratory
motion, to launch, hurl
ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
1. Of language, to fling, hurl,
launch: “truces vibrare iambos,” Cat. 36, 5;
cf. 2. vibratus, II.—
1. In gen., to shake, quiver, vibrate,
tremble: “linguā vibrante (serpentis),” 2. Of
the voice or sounds, to tremble:
arcus A. For
shooting: intendit crinitus Apollo Arcum
auratum, Enn. ap. Cic. Ac. 2, 28, 89
(Trag. v. 54 Müll.): “arcus intentus in aliquem,” Cic. Sest. 7: “haec cernens arcum intendebat Apollo Desuper,” Verg. A. 8, 704;
9, 665; so Vulg. Psa. 10, 3;
, āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a.,
I. to drive out of its position
to stir up
, rouse up
2. To stir up
, to stir up
the passions themselves: ne et meum maerorem exagitem et
te in eundem luctum vocem, Cic. Att. 3, 7, 2
” Luc. 8, 44
“furores immiti corde,
” Cat. 64, 94
Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not
against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived
mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
-Pallô, poise, sway
a missile before it is thrown, sway, brandish,
she drove it furiously, tripped on the shield-rim,
quiver, leap, esp. in fear, II. Pass., swing, dash
oneself, Pi.N.5.21; vibrate,
of strings, Pl.Phd.94c (psalloito ap.
Stob.); leap, bound, quiver, quake,
phrena deimati pallôn S.OT153 (lyr.); dash along, of
horses, E.El.477 (lyr.).
Psalms 7:15 He made a pit, and digged it,
and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
Psalms 7:16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and
his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Psalms 7:17 (18) I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness:
and will sing
praise to the name of the LORD most high.
understand that many psalms are for NARRATING the Word
of GOD in order to TEACH others. They are
never used as a legalistic "Law of singing."
Psalms 9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart;
meaning: I will shew forth
all thy marvellous works.
Psalms 9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth
declare among the people his doings.
Psalms 18:49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD,
among the heathen,
and sing praises unto
In Revelation 15 the method was to use "one mind and one
mouth to glorify God with that which is written for our
Psa. 75:6 For promotion
cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor
from the south.
For neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor yet from
the south, comes exaltation.
I. fut. perf. turbassit, for turbaverit, Cic. Leg. 3, 4;
al. turbassitur) [turba], to disturb, agitate,
confuse, disorder; to throw into disorder
or confusion (freq. and class.; syn.: confundo,
1. Milit. t. t., to throw into disorder,
break the line of battle, disorganize:
A. Lit.: “turbatius mare ingressus,” more stormy,
Suet. Calig. 23:
“turbatius caelum,” id. Tib. 69.—
THE RAPTURE: confusedly, disorderly:
“aguntur omnia raptim atque turbate,”
“turbatus religione simul ac periculo,” Suet. Ner. 19
Dīvĭtĭae , I. Lit.,
Plaut. Bacch. 2, 3, 99;
id. Capt. 2, 2, 31;
Cic. Lael. 6
(twice); id. Rep. 1, 34;
3, 14; Hor. C. 2, 3, 20;
id. S. 2, 2, 101;
id. Ep. 1, 4, 7 et
saep.—Prov.: superare Crassum divitiis, to be richer
than Crassus, i. e. to be very rich, very
fortunate, Cic. Att. 1, 4 fin.—
B. Transf.: “templum inclutum divitiis,” i. e. for
its rich and costly presents, Liv. 26, 11;
cf.: “demite divitias,” i. e. rich,
costly ornaments, Ov. F.
4, 136: “Palmyra urbs nobilis situ, divitiis soli, etc.,” richness,
fertility, Plin. 5, 25, 21, §
88; cf. Ov.
F. 1, 690.—
II. Trop., richness, copiousness,
affluence (very rarely): “in oratione Crassi divitias atque ornamenta ejus ingenii perspexi (perhaps alluding to the wealth of Crassus),” Cic. de Or. 1, 35,
161: “quem tu per jocum divitias orationis habere dicis,” id. Fam. 4, 4, 1;
cf. “verborum (with ubertas),” Quint. 10, 1, 13.
Psa. 75:7 But God is the judge: he
putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Psa. 75:8 For in the hand of the LORD there is A CUP,
AND THE WINE IS RED; IT IS FULL OF MIXTURE; AND HE
POURETH OUT OF THE SAME: BUT THE DREGS THEREOF, ALL THE
WICKED OF THE EARTH SHALL WRING THEM OUT, AND DRINK
Rev. 17:4 And
the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour,
AFFLICTION OR JUDGMENT OF APOLLO IS OVER
and decked with gold
and precious stones and pearls,
having a golden cup
in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of
Rev. 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written,
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND
ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Psa. 75:9 But I will declare for ever; I will
sing praises [zamar] to the God
Willis: A careful, attentive
student of the Bible arrives at several significant
1. "Sing and make melody" was a very common practice
throughout the history of God's people. These two
practices are inseparable as one.
That's false: sing
and make melody is done with the voice or the "instrument of God' unless a
musical instrument is named. If you tell someone
to PLUCK with your fingers there is no musical content.
If up PLUCK a string of a
musical instrument then the "melody word" does
not MEAN but is used of musical melody.
However, there is no tunefulness or musical meter in
the whole Bible. The singing among the orientials
even today is a form of SPEAKING or
cantillation. As noted in many of
the psalms people were calling upon "a" god
to help them destroy people so they
could steal their property. Even
simple people understood that "evil
people set their lies to melodies to
deceive the simple minded."
"But we have already spoken of
spectacles: there remains one thing which
is to be overcome by us,
that we be not captivated
by those things which penetrate to the innermost perception.
For all those things
which are unconnected
with words, (just speaking in tongues)
that is, pleasant sounds of the air and of strings,
may be easily disregarded, because
they do not adhere to us, and cannot be written...
1Corinthians 14:8 For
if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who
shall prepare himself to the battle?
1Corinthians 14:9 So
likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy
to be understood,
how shall it be known what is spoken?
for ye shall speak into the air.
Is God, therefore, the
contriver both of the mind, and of the voice, and of the tongues, unable to speak eloquently?
Yea, rather, with the
He wished those things
which are divine to be without
that all might understand the things
which He Himself spoke to all."
Therefore God made all things to supply a contest
between two things.
Those enticements of pleasures, then, are the instruments
of that whose only business it is
to subdue virtue,
and to shut out justice from men.
With these soothing influences
and enjoyments it captivates their souls;
for it knows that pleasure is the
contriver of death. (Lactantius,
The Divine Institutes, Ante-Nicene Fathers, VII, p. 188
Melody Deceives: "Poets also make use of this in inventing
words, as a
melody "without strings" or "without the lyre"; for they employ epithets from
negations, a course which is approved in proportional
- The form of diction should be neither metrical nor without rhythm.
- If it is metrical, it lacks persuasiveness, for it appears artificial, and at the same time it distracts the hearer's
since it sets him on the watch for the recurrence of such and such a cadence..
According to Philo, the
gods of the pagans exploit this weakness
of men. For the sake of a better effect, and with the intention of more
easily cheating their devotes, that they have set their
lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.." Click for more.
"Philodemos considered it paradoxical
that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods
while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration.
Again, Philodemus held as self-deceptive the view that music mediated
religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by
the noise of cymbals and tambourines
as a disturbance
of the spirit. (Paul called
it mad or insane) He found it significant
that, on the whole, only women and effeminate men
fell into this folly."
Nic. Eth. 1175b.1
But things that are akin to things of different kinds
must themselves differ in kind.
 A still clearer proof may be
from the hindrance
receive from the pleasure
derived from other activities.
For instance, persons fond of the flute
cannot give their
attention to a philosophical discussion [The LOGOS or Regulative Principle]
when they overhear
someone playing the flute,
because they enjoy
music more than the activity in which they are engaged;
therefore the pleasure afforded by the music
of the flute
impairs the activity of study.
The Church of Christ
(the Rock) was defined in the wilderness: it excluded vocal or
instrumental rejoicing and commanded REST, READING AND
REHEARSING the Word (only). If you cannot tell
the difference between the synagogue as a School of the Word
for the godly and the Civil-Military-Clergy which God abandoned to
worship the starry host then it is true that
"doctors of the law take away the key to
Most of the proof texts do not understand MAKE MELODY as
par of SING. Sing in the ancient world used "the normal
inflections of the human voice." Paul commanded
that we SPEAK "that which is writtenfor our learning
using one mind and mone mouth. The word SPEAK is defined
specificially as the opposite of poetry or music.
religious music was an effort to appease angry gods or
even threaten them.
Not true. A typical synagogue song might be two notes:
lo lo lo hi lo lo lo hi
lo lo lo hi lo lo lo hi
Paian II. paian , Ep. paiēōn , Att., Ion. paiōn , paean,
i.e. choral song, addressed to Apollo or Artemis,
III. in Prosody, paeon, a foot consisting
of 3 short
and 1 long syll., _^^^,
^_^^, ^^_^, or ^^^_,
II. in less personal sense, guilt,
punishment invoked upon the guilty,
freq. c. gen., mētros Erinues curses from
Demeter in Arcadia, Antim.28
done with such a melody without an instrument: the goal was
always to teach. A SOLO singer would accompany himself
and make melody with a LYRE.
There is no
command, example or remote inference that the Jews ever
participated in congregational singing with instrumental
were the exclusive singers under the worship of the starry
host: they were under the king and commanders of the army.
They made ware and not worsyip.
means to "pluck with your finers and never
with a plectrum." You cannot psallo a flute, piano,
organ or cymbal.
Zamar cannot be applied to wind or percussion
Neither means "play an instrument." If you pluck a harp string
you make a SOUND but not music. You must include a melody and
then MUSIC includes both singing and plucking. Neither
in the Bible would be melody as tunefulness.
student will understand that David was not a Levite and
could never conduct worship services. Sing
is often used without the melody OF an instrument.
Instruments play a simple one or two note melody WITHOUT
singing. It is called cantillation which is Paul's word
SPEAK which is the opposite of rhetoric, poetry or music.
are not inseparable because the Bible gives many examples
student will notice that this was never commanded for the
religious people who attended synagogue.
"Indeed not before
David's time do professional musicians appear in the
Bible. From where did they come?
the apparent connection of professional musicians
with the institution of Monarchy,
we must bear in mind that in the neighboring countries, Egypt and Assyria, the professional
musician was an old and familiar figure. It seems
that the midrash alludes to an ancient
tradition when it relates that King Solomon's Egyptian
wife, daughter of the Pharaoh, carried in her
dowry a thousand foreign instruments.
instrument is of no use without a musician able to play
it. Hence, we may assume that the systematic
import and subsequent training of professional
musicians took place in the era of
David and Solomon." (Interpreters Dictionary of
the Bible, p. 457).
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.
The word "melody" is not in the text
prophets Christ says that God did NOT command sacrifices
or burnt offerings.
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
I will not accept
them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your
Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise
of thy songs;
for I will not hear
the melody of thy viols.
melody with an instrument ALWAYS names the instrument:
melody here is the same as "plucking with your fingers and
never with a plectrum." Neither Zamar or
Psallo permits anyting but plucking something such as a
string and NEVER with a plectrum. Therefore, there is no
case of these words being used of keyboards, flutes,
cymbals or anyting but a string.
But (instead) 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?
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.
the heart strings sing is very common in
the Greek text and even in the Bible. We can sing IN
OUR HEART without sound.
means a series of single tones. The words
define vocal harmony and instrumental harmony separately.
Furthermore the words for harmony, sumphonia, means
sounding together which is what Paul commanded in Romans
7. For he wiped out his enemies on every
adversaries the Philistines;
crushed their power
even to this day.
8. In all that
he did he gave thanks to the Holy
One, the Most High, with ascriptions of glory;
sang praise with all his heart, and he loved
9. He placed singers before the altar,
to make sweet
melody with their voices.
10. He gave
beauty to the feasts, and arranged their times
throughout the year, while they praised God's holy name,
and the sanctuary resounded
from early morning.
Willis: 3. Singing and making melody is acceptable
to God ONLY when worshippers perform GENUINELY
FROM THE HEART and IN HARMONY WITH RIGHT
LIVING ACCORDING TO GOD'S WILL. Amos 5:23 clearly makes this
that you can sing (with your voice) AND make melody
(with an instrument) IF it is FROM the heart
and you are holy enough. In fact, since he says that
melody demands an instrument, you are COMMANDED to
use instrumental music.
way in which they acted out their worship was wrong:
Amos and Acts 7 gives us the names of the STARRY HOST
which was always worshipped in the monarchy. Israel
was taking David's warrior music and taking it into the
temple. This is radically condemned.
Take thou away from me the noise of thy 
songs; for I will not hear the  melody of
thy  viols.
the Greek MEANS to pluck with your finers and never
with a plectrum. If you pluck a bow string to
make it twang to send forth a singing arrow into the
litteral heart you obviously are not worshipping God.
If you pluck a lyre to seduce a young male whose hairs
have been plucked, you have the meaning in the PROOF
texts. If you pluck a string you make a sound; a sound
does not music make unless you define a melody. In the
cantillation of the Psalms the melody might consist of two
notes for accent. You cannot sing any of the Bible
tunefully. If an instrument is intended it is always
Ephesians 5:19 makes this same point. Singing to the Lord
must be "in your hearts," not merely external words. Making
melody to the Lord must be "in your hearts," not merely
external instrumental tones. Paul uses the expression
"sing and make melody" from the Hebrew Bible, and assumes
vocal singing and instrumental music in the New
command is to SPEAK. The named Resources are "that which is
written for our learning." The learning process EXCLUDES
music during bible class. SPEAK in the Greek is
defined as the OPPOSITE of poetry or music.
LOGOS VERSUS MYTHOS. The Church of Christ is
based on Logos only.
verbal noun of lego
music, poetry or rhetoric
Opposite Epagoge bringint in to
one's aid, introduction
Alurement, enticement, incantation,
-Logos verbal noun of
legō Opposite. muthos, as history to
legend, prose, Opposite. poiêsis, Id.R.390a;
Opposite to emmetros Opposite. poiêtikê, D.H.Comp.6; Opposite. poiêmata, ib.15; koina kai poiêmatôn kai logôn Only the words of
lyric or dramatic poetry.
X. the Word or Wisdom of God,
personified as his agent in creation and world-government,
Sophia , Ion. -iē, h(, prop. A. cleverness
or skill in handicraft and art in music and singing,
tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483,
cf. 511; in
poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117,
etc.; in driving, Pl. Thg.123c;
in medicine or surgery, Pi.P.3.54;
in divination, S.OT 502
Homer to Hermes: What skill is this? What song
for desperate cares? What way of song? For verily here are
three things to hand all at once from which to choose, —mirth,
and love, and sweet sleep.
 And though I am
a follower of the Olympian Muses (Rev 18:22)
who love dances
and the bright path of song —
the full-toned chant
and ravishing thrill of flutes —
|Searching what, or what manner
of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when
it testified beforehand the sufferings of
Christ, and the glory that should follow. 1 Pe
- It is the
quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I
speak unto you, they are
spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
We have also
a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do
well that ye take heed,
- Only let
your conversation be as it becometh the
gospel of Christ: that whether I come and
see you, or else be absent, I may hear of
your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving
together for the faith of the gospel;
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Ep.4:23
- For whatsoever things
were written for our learning, that we
through patience and Rom 15:4 comfort of the
scriptures might have hope.
ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify
God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ Rom 15:6
|From whom the whole body fitly joined
together and compacted by that which every joint
supplieth, according to the effectual working in
the measure of every part, maketh increase of
the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Eph 4:16
directly commanded edification with SPEAKING
in th ekklesia. He told the Corinthians who
sang out of their OWN spirits to sing in their
spirits and their minds.
Aedificatio = Figurative, building up,
instructing, edification. loquitur ad
Aedificationem Ecclesiae, talk,
(in the language of common life, in the
tone of conversation
Ecclesiae is Ecclesia ekklêsia,
an assembly of the (Greek) people.
They heard evidence and made decisions. If a flute player tried to
PERFORM they would cast HER out as an ignorant
in PROTAGORAS. The male who
attempted it would normally be beyond the pale.
as unto a light that
shineth in a dark place,
for it is light that makes
everything visible. This is why it is
until the day dawn, and the day star arise in
your hearts: 2 Peter 1:19
"Wake up, O sleeper, rise from
the dead, and Christ will shine on you." Eph 5:14
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the
scripture is of any private
interpretation. 2 Pet 1:20 [Further
Be very careful, then, how you
live--not as unwise but as wise, Eph
These were sophists who composed and
sold their speeches. The Greek exegetice relates
to musica, cantus, magica, hermeneuo, etc. They
all attempt to AID God.
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but
For the prophecy came not in old
time by the will of man:
understanding what the will of
the Lord is. Eph 5:17
|but holy men of God spake as
they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Pet 1:21
And I fell at his feet to
worship him. And he said unto me, See thou
do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of
thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the
spirit of prophecy. Rev 19:10
|be filled with the Spirit Eph 5:18
"that which is written."
Ephesians 5: the Spirit
Colossians 3: the Word of Christ
John 6:63: Christ's words ARE spirit
|BUT there were false prophets also among the
people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who
privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them,
and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2
NO more prophets but false teachers.
|Speaking to yourselves
one another is the only guard against false
prophets. Elders must teach that WHICH HAS
been taught: they have NO authority to hire a
hireling to teach or sing that which THEY have
written out of their OWN spirit (1 Cor. 14)
|If any man speak,
speak as the oracles (God's Words) of God; if any man minister,
let him do it as of the ability which God
|(Speaking) in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs,
hymns, Spiritual songs and maschils or
"parables" are all types of the BOOK of
|that God in all things may be glorified
That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ro.15:6
singing and making melody in your heart
through Jesus Christ,
to the Lord; Eph 5:19
to whom be praise and dominion for
ever and ever. Amen. 1 Pet 4:11
Giving thanks always for all
things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ; Eph 5:20
commanded that we SPEAK that which is written for
our learning: Speak specificially means the OPPOSITE
of poetry or music. That is because music is most
often identified as enchanting or sorcery. It is an
insult THE Holy Spirit, post-resurrection Jesus Christ
by thinking that He was not bright enough to have included
instruments. He and Paul understood that ALWAYS when
you into to include PLAY or make melody AND upon a musical
instrument that instrument is always named.
PLAYING and AN INSTRUMENT always
uses a compound word such as:
Kat-auleō ,A. charm
by flute-playing, tinos Pl.Lg.790e,
metaph., se . . -ēsō phobō I will flute to
you on a ghastly flute, E.HF871
(troch.):—Pass., of persons, methuōn kai katauloumenos drinking wine
to the strains of the flute, Pl.R.561c;
k. pros khelōnidos psophon to be played to on
the flute with lyre accompaniment,
2. make a place sound with
Pass., resound with flute-playing, “nēsos katēuleito” Plu.Ant.56.
II. in Pass., [ton monokhordon kanona parekhein tais aisthēsesi . . katauloumenon subdued by
a flute accompaniment, to be piped down, ridiculed,
“gelōmenoi kai -oumenoi”
Eph. 5:18 And be not drunk [methuōn] with wine, wherein is
Hymns are prayers: you cannot be worshiping God if you
are getting eraptured over the boy and girl singers always a
mark of gender confusion by the leaders.
but be filled with the
Spirit; (The Word of Christ Col 3:16; John 6:63)
Eph. 5:19 Speaking to yourselves
\ in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to
Eph. 5:20 Giving thanks [praying] always for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ;
A. play stringed
instruments to, [“sumposion kataulein kai k.” Pass., have music played
to one, enjoy music, ib.785e;
of places, resound with music, Id.Ant.56.
2. Pass., to be buried to the sound of music,
3. metaph., katapsalletai . . ho dēmiourgos is drummed out,
Hab. 2:19 Woe unto him that saith to
the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall
teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver,
and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
Hab. 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy
temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
It is not
possible to understand the meaning of a DISCIPLE and promote
teaching them singy-clappy's songs with instruments.
be a disciple and ignore Jesus command that we teach WHAT HE
COMMANDED to be taught.
be a Christian without knowing that a Christian is a
disciple who is baptized and then taught what Christ
commanded. Peter made that the PROPHETS (by Christ) and the
prophecies made more perfect by Jesus left as a "memory" not
subject to private interpretation or further expounding.
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