John T. Willis Topsy-Turvy Instrumental Music Worship

7.20.14 Jesus fed Judas the SOP and the Devil came into him.  Some Judas outed the PSALLO word with the long-standing urge to sow massive discord.  Of the "unity in diversity" in Ephesians 4 Paul said that Christ gifted APT elders will by definition CAST OUT the cunning craftsmen or sophists. God HIDES from the sophists who are speakers for hire, singers, instrument players or actors.  Eject them as Jesus ejected the musical minstrels because THEY ARE LYING IN WAIT to Deceive. It simply is not possible for any reader of the Bible and recorded history to find or even image (idol) a God of the Universe Who could be seduced by music or who would impose the LADED BURDEN which is spiritual anxiety created by religious rituals of songs and sermons.  Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. Christ in Ezekiel 33 apparently not available at the universities named speakers for hire, singers and instrument players: these were the MARKS of people who did not intend to HEAR the Word (Logos or regulative principle) or obey it.

Luke 11:43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
prōto-kathedria , , A.the first seat in a public place, Ev.Matt.23.6 (pl.).
Universities SELL and false preachers BUY something like Spirit Power and that defines SIMONY.  As "senior pulpit ministers" we have noted that one product of ACU claims that while he has elders he is the Authoratative Teacher: that means that he claims the role Jesus died to get.

In going on 84 have never met a preacher willing to discuss the Bible or to respond to the REST of the passage which refutes false teaching.  They are "god's anointeds" and you dare not question them: they speak EXCathedra.

Luke 11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
        for ye are as graves which appear not,
        and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. 
Luke 11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him,
, thus saying thou reproachest us also.

False teachers who are Purpose Driven would define Jesus as a legalistic, sectarian, hypocrite for reproaching. A godly person WILL be happy to give an answer.

Lawyers and legalists are those who use rhetoric, singing and playing instruments to silence the LOGOS.  All of the performing arts and crafts MUST follow rigid laws in learning, rehearsing and performing.
Nom-ikos , ē, on,
A.relating to laws, aitia, title of work by Democritus; resting on law,ēthēPl.Lg.625a; conventional, n. dikaion,  phusikon,
phusikon, [A.natural, produced or caused by nature, inborn, native,]
2. forensic,makhaiEp.Tit.3.9; agōnes, OPPOSITE logikoi, ēthikoi, Philostr.VS1.22.1; relating to points of law (Opposite matters of fact),   II. possessed of reason, intellectual, “meros
Agōn   A.agōnoirGDI1172.26: (agō):—gathering, assembly, contest in which the chorus was composed of men,


, ē, on, (logos)
A.of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38: logikē, , speech, OPPOSITE mousikē, D.H. Comp. 11; “l. phantasiaexpressed in speech, Stoic.2.61.

LOGOS speak words such as LEXIS is the opposite of ODE.  Logos is God's Regulative Principle which is opposite of self-speaking form money, singing or playing instruments. All religious "hypocrites" or performers were called parasites and prostitutes. You can only give away the WORD of God in the Prophets and Apostles by preaching it by reading it for COMFORT and doctrine.
Luke 11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him,
        Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
Luke 11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers!
        for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne,
        and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
1. Of goods, baggage, etc., a load, lading, freight, cargo
A. A burden, in respect of property, i. e. a tax or an expense
B. A load, burden, weight, charge, trouble, difficulty , molestia
epici carminis onera lyrā sustinere,Quint. 10, 1, 62.—
C. (Eccl. Lat.) The burden of a prophecy, the woes predicted against any one: Babylonis,Vulg. Isa. 13, 1: Tyri,id. ib. 23, 1.—With subj.gen.: “Domini,Vulg. Jer. 23, 33: “verbi Domini,id. Zach. 12, 1.
In Revelation 18 the cunning craftsmen, singers and instrument players are called SORCERERS.  John said that they HAD DECEIVED the world once.  That was when "in the beginning the elohim cast down the heavens and earth as profane."  Christ called Lucifer the singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden.  The Chalal or Halal word means that Lucifer was cast down as profane.

That is why you can quote all of the Bible and historic literature to prove that imposing instrumental sounds in the School of Christ is defined as the BEAST. The beast is "A sudden new-style of music and Satyric drama."  The Pan's or Satyrs were CAPPELLAs or he or she goats.  A Cappella speaks of the Sistine Capella as a private SHRINE. The STYLE of singing by the castrated French Opra singers is called ORGANUM and began with just tow voicing singing as one voice.

The Latin ways in which PSALLO is used and agrees with the NACC's proof text where it marks men plucking the harp skillful in order to seduce young boys whose hairs had been plucked (psalloed)

Outward Command:
SPEAK "that which is written for our Learning"
ODE and PSALLO IN the heart. Meaning Keep it Silent
BECAUSE: LEXIS or LOGOS is the OPPOSITE of ODE which means to enchant.

Psallo is a word often connected to Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon. He carried his bow and made the string "twang" to send forth a sinning arrow into the literal heart of enemies. He also carried the Lyre which he "plucked" intending to send forth a Love Arrow into his male of female frieds.

Abaddon or Apollyon has been unleased from the pit and is the leader of the LOCUSTS which we understand to be the MUSES as his musical worship team. The muses are known in the literature as dirty adulteresses who become SHEPHERDESSES at Apollo's Worship Center at Delphi and Corinth.

Psallo is USED primarily as:

psallō   pluck, pull, twitch,ps. etheiran pluck the hair: esp. of the bow-string, toxōn kheri psallousi neuras twang them, E.Ba.784; “kenon krotonLyc.1453; ek keraos ps. belossend a shaft twanging from the bow,

When used of musical instruments Psallo means play or pluck II. mostly of the strings of musical instruments, play a stringed instrument with the fingers, and not with the plectron:

Jesus said MY WORDS are SPIRIT and LIFE.  As the antithesis to the "spirit" as a person or people
Ventus , B.  personified as deities, the winds: te, Apollo sancte,  omnipotens Neptune, invoco; Vosque adeo, Venti! Turpil. ap. Cic. Tusc. 4, 34, 73  Lucr. 5, 1230 (1228); cf. Ov. H. 17 (18), 37.—

Spīrĭtus The air: imber et ignis, The BREATH of a god, inspiration: “ spiritum Phoebus [Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon]  mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis Carmen , dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration,

Hor. C. 1, 7, 23;Q. Horatius Flaccus, Odes (ed. John Conington)

Let others Rhodes or Mytilene sing,
Or Ephesus, or Corinth, set between
Two seas, or [Baccho] Thebes, or [Apollo] Delphi, for its king
Each famous, or Thessalian Tempe green;
There are who make chaste Pallas' virgin tower
The daily burden of unending song,
And search for wreaths the olive's rifled bower:
The praise of Juno sounds from many a tongue,
Telling of Argos' steeds, Mycenae's gold.
Mark 6.7 He called to himself the twelve, and began to send them out two by two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

Luke 8:2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out;

The Spirit OF God is the BREATH of God and not a "people."

Psallo marks as Lawless those who used a "guitar pick", beat on a drum or blew a flute.

The Phrase:  psallere saltare elegantius,
ē-lēgo , āvi, 1, v. a., convey away (from the family) by bequest, to bequeath away,

pulso I.   Lucr. 4, 931),  to push, strike, beat (cf.: tundo, ferio, pello).
Of musical instruments:chordas digitis et pectine eburno,” to strike, play upon, Verg. A. 6, 647: “chelyn,” (harp) Val. Fl. 1, 139: “pectine nervos,” Sil. 5, 463: “cymbala,” Juv. 9, 62.
A.   In gen., to urge or drive on, to impel, to set in violent motion, to move, agitate, disturb, disquiet:
C.  To drive away, remove, put out of the way

Psalmus , = psalmos
I.      In gen., to play [psalmus] upon a stringed instrument; esp., to play upon the cithara, to sing to the cithara: “psallere saltare elegantius, Sall. C. 25,
Elego I. to convey away (from the family) by bequest, to bequeath away, 
Sal. Cat. 25 In the number of those ladies was Sempronia, a woman who had committed many crimes with the spirit of a man. In birth and beauty, in her husband and her children, she was extremely fortunate; she was skilled in Greek and Roman literature; she could sing, play, and dance, with greater elegance than became a woman of virtue, and possessed many other accomplishments that tend to excite the passions. But nothing was ever less valued by her than honor or chastity.
The Phrasecantare et psallere jucunde,
jūcundus (jōcundus ), a, um, adj. jocus, I. pleasant, agreeable, delightful, pleasing (syn.: gratus, blandus; “class.): est mihi jucunda in malis et grata in dolore vestra erga me voluntas,   verba ad audiendum
mălus , evil, wicked, injurious, destructive, mischievous, hurtful : carmen, i. e. an incantation, Leg. XII. Tab. ap. Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 17: “abi in malam rem,go and be hanged! burdensome,  plagis
male tibi esse malo quam molliter,I would rather you should be unfortunate than effeminate, Sen. Ep. 82, 1cantare et psallere,Suet. Tit. 3:
The Graces as Muses were "blue-eyed blond musical prostitutes." They were Abaddon-Apollyon's Praise Team.

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

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

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

The Phrase: gratus, blandus; The New Hermeneutics or the Kairos Time
Grātus or  kharis religion beloved, dear, acceptable, pleasing, agreeable Herophile Phoebo grata and: “superis deorum gratus (Mercurius) et imis,  carmina,id. C. 1, 15, 14; 3, 11, 23: artes,id. ib. 4, 13, 22: “error mentis, favorite, darlingdeserving or procuring thanks Grata testudo Jovis,[G1361 Diotrephes]


testūdo   Hermes made the first lute or lyre from a tortoise-shell while still in his crib. He is a type of Jubal. 1. Of any stringed instrument of music of an arched shape, a lyre, lute, cithern

Mercŭrĭus , ii, m., = Hermēs,  as a herald, the god of dexterity; in speaking, of eloquence; the bestower of prosperity; the god of traders and thieves; the presider over roads, and conductor of departed souls to the Lower World:  

Mercury or Hermes (Kairos) while still in his cradle scouped out a turtle and made the first lyre: the turtle should be graceful that it would be worshipped even today for its contribution Diotrephes

He gave this harp to Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon who is YOUR musical worship leader even today.
G1361 Diotrephes dee-ot-ref-ace' From the alternate of G2203 and G5142; Jove nourished; Diotrephes, an opponent of Christianity:   From:.

Trepho (g5142) tref'-o; a prim. verb (prop. threpho, but perh. strength. from the base of 5157 through the idea of convolution); prop. to stiffen, i.e. fatten (by impl. to cherish [with food, etc.], pamper, rear): - bring up, feed, nourish  trephô similar words mean that the was RAISED UP by Zeus.

Hor. Ars 395 Orpheus, the priest and interpreter of the gods, deterred the savage race of men from slaughters and inhuman diet; hence said to tame tigers and furious lions: Amphion too, the builder of the Theban wall, was said to give the stones motion with the sound of his lyre, and to lead them whithersoever he would, by engaging persuasion

Pythia canticaHor. Ars 414, songs like the hymns which were sung in honor of Apollo, by the chorus in some comedies. A player, called Pythaules, played during the intervals when the chorus left off singing.
Grata or GRACE in the sense of the Graces and Muses who were musicians under Apollo or Abaddon at Delphi where the Phythian serpent was worshipped.  Other forms are:
khairō1. c. dat. rei, rejoice at, take pleasure in a thing, “nikēIl.7.312; “phēmēOd.2.35; “dōrōHes.Op.358; “molpa [sing and dance], , (melpō) or rhythmic movement with song, 2. more freq. song, suriggos ekhōnthe noteklagg-ē
klagg-ē twang of the bow howling of wolves and lions, baying of dogs, also, of musical instruments of song k. aēdoneios

07.03.14    Read and Discuss anonymously--if you wish--Whether Doctors of the Law whom Jesus said "take away the key to knowledge" as well as those who dispense authority are involved in Simony.

General postings of false teachers and false teachers
Doctors of the Law, Universities and Staff the Cycle of Simony

12.31.13 See David Young Minister North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
If you say that Churches of Christ which did not use INSTRUMENTS during the School of the Word from the Wilderness onwwars was just and evil tradition.

  1. And from Genesis to Revelation musical machines are said to have been brought by Lucifer (ZOE) into the garden of Eden and resulted in some sexual hanky panky to REVELATION when the Babylon mother of harlot rises again and ALL of her religious STAFF are called sorcerers and will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
  2. Then Christ in Jeremiah 23 says that you despise the Word and the Latin word is BLASPHEME

THIS PAPER WILL HELP YOU FLEE BABYLON whose Mother of Harlots (Revelation 17) uses "lusted after fruits" (Same as in Isaiah 8) as self-speakers, singers, instrument players and ALL religious craftsmen who were called PARASITES.







Check.gifANATHEMA is to be ACCURSED for preaching a GOSPEL of Rhetoric, Singing, Playing Instruments, Acting or DECORATING a place as a WORSHIP CENTER








NUMBERS 11 THE REST OF THE STORY ABOUT MUTTERING AND MURMURING:  Violates Christ's outlawing vocal or instrument rejoicing or speaing your own words in Numbers 10




The role of PREACHER as SENT Evangelist



The MARKS of the BEASTS (Zoe) and the INSECTS-PARASITES (LOCUSTS or musical worship teams)


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 the presence of God.

12.22.13  Lucifer is Venus or ZOE and among the matriarchal "mother of harlots" she-he is EVE or EVAH meaning an Abomination. Lucifer is well documented in the Greek literature.  Christ said that when Lucifer was Cast as Profane (Chalal or Halal the "praise" word) into the Garden of Eden She-He was the "singing and harp-playing prostitute." 

The Beginning Mother of Beasts and the End-Time Babylon Mother of Harlots are identical. Paul said that Eve was wholly SEDUCED as a new bride is SEDUCED just before her husband. That is why Cain (from a musical note or mark) was OF that Wicked one.

Eve is mentioned only twice in the New Testament and because Jesus spoke in parables to HIDE the truth from the WISE (sophists=rhetoricians, singers, musicians, actors).  Moses was writing an INVERTED version of Babylon Myths AFTER the nation fell from grace BECAUSE of instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai.  Therefore, those who mock Paul do not understand that Paul knew all about Eve and scholars know nothing. While not necessarily true, Paul understood that women especially looked to EVE (Zoe, Mary) as THEIR Mediatrix.

The serpents, however, of the magicians-(that is,) the gods of destruction-withstood the power of Moses in Egypt, but the rod of Moses reduced them all to subjection and slew them. This universal serpent is, he says, the wise discourse of Eve. This, he says, is the mystery of Edem, this the river of Edem;
this the mark that was set upon Cain,
that any one who findeth him might not kill him. This, he says, is Cain, [Gen. iv. 15] whose sacrifice [Gen. iv. 5. ] the god of this world did not accept.

Theophilus to Autolycus 

This Eve, on account of her having been in the beginning deceived by the serpent, and become the author of sin, the wicked demon, who also is called Satan, who then spoke to her through the serpent, and who works even to this day in those men that are possessed by him, invokes as Eve.58 And he is called "demon" and "dragon," on account of his revolting from God. For at first he was an angel. And concerning his history there is a great deal to be said; wherefore I at present omit the relation of it, for I have also given an account of him in another place.

58 Referring to the bacchanalian orgies in which " Eva " was shouted, and which the Fathers professed to believe was an unintentional invocation of Eve, the authoress of all sin.

The word "abomination" is also key to understanding the context. In Hebrew, the word "to 'evah," (abomination) is almost invariably linked to idolatry. In the passages from which both verses are taken, God tells Moses to tell the people not to follow the idolatrous practices of the people around them, people who sacrificed their children to Molech, or who masturbated into the fire to offer their semen to Molech, for example. Chapter 20 starts off with the same warning.

"To 'evah" also means "something which is ritually unclean."
But also, concerning music, some have fabled that Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon]  was the inventor, and others say that Orpheus discovered the art of music from the sweet voices of the birds. Their story is shown to be empty and vain, for these inventors lived many years after the flood. And what relates to Noah, who is called by some Deucalion, has been explained by us in the book before mentioned, and which, if you wish it, you are at liberty to read.

Genesis 1 is exactly parallel to John 1: after Israel fell into instrumental idolatry of their Egyptian gods, God abandoned the later Civil-Military-Clergy complex to worship the same "gods" that appear as Abaddon or Apollyon in Revelation.  The LOCUSTS or MUSES are unleashed from "hell" and Abaddon is the Musical Worship leader. This happened exactly 4000 years after Moses defined the same conflict between LIGHT and DARK.  That was launched by the most virulent, hostile attack against the ANTI-instrumental Churches of Christ mounted exactly 100 years after the first brutal attack.  This convinced Churches of Christ that even friendly fellowship meant that their flock would be Purpose Driven by the boast of "Infiltrating and diverting the church homes of widows and honest workers into A Theater for Holy Entertainment."

Armageddon is not a war of the world but a war of words: a polemic war with shock and awe as the meaning of mechanical Organon used by Jubal's family to bring on the first destruction.

Great tribulation flaunting "the holiness of sin" has accompanied the loss of faith at the end of each DAY period.

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation,
        such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved:
         but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Matthew 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
        and shall shew great signs and wonders;
        insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

sēmeion , 3.  sign or signal to do a thing, made by flags, anedexe sēmēion toisi alloisi anagesthai he made signal for the rest to put to sea, Hdt.7.128; signal for battle, ta s. ērthē, katespasthē, Th.1.49,63, etc.; kathairein to s. to take it down, strike the flag, as a sign of dissolving an assembly, And.1.36; to tēs ekklēsias s. Ar.Th.278;
8.  watchword, war-cry, Plb.5.69.8; “apo s. henos epistrephein tas nausTh.2.90, cf.X.HG6.2.28.

Lying Wonders teras III. in colloquial language, “teras legeis kai thaumastonPl.Hp.Ma.283c, cf. Tht.163d; “teras legeis, ei . . Id.Men.91d
A million Jews were cast into Tophet (tabret, tambourine) at the first fulfilment. Not one DISCIPLE of Christ was "burned" and the Jews are still looking for their Levites and the tens of thousands of HARPS which according to the Babylonian Prophetic type were "cast alive with their harps along with the king" 

The Spirit OF (preposition) Christ defines the Church in the Wilderness and the future REST after the Jew's Covenant with Death and Hell had been annulled with only a tiny remnant of faithful Jews:
Isaiah 14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming:
        it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth;
        it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
Isaiah 14:10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols:
        the worm is spread under thee, and the worms [Maggots] cover thee.

-Sublīmis , B. In partic., of language, lofty, elevated, sublime (freq. in Quint.): “sublimia carmina,Juv. 7, 28: “verbum,Quint. 8, 3, 18:  “oratio,
of orators, poets, etc.: “natura sublimis et acer,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 165: “sublimis et gravis et grandiloquus (Aeschylus),

carmen , ĭnis, n. (old form cas-men , Varr. L. L. p. 86 Bip.) [Sanscr. çasto declaim, praise; cf.: camilla, censeo],
I. a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation (cf.: cano, cantus, and canto).
5. A magic formula, an incantation:
6. On account of the very ancient practice of composing forms of religion and law in Saturnian verse, also a formula in religion or law, a form:
        “barbaricum,id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara:
            Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,
            APOLLO and since he communicated oracles in verse, god of poetry and music,
           presiding over the Muses

Opposite to:  sum-mitto to moderate his efforts, restrain himself , accommodating his instructions to the capacity, speak humbly,

grandĭlŏquus , i, m. grandis-loquor,
I. speaking grandly or loftily:et grandiloqui, ut ita dicam, fuerunt cum ampla et sententiarum gravitate et majestate verborum,Cic. Or. 5, 20; cf. Quint. 10, 1, 66: grandiloquent: “isti grandiloqui (i. e. Stoici),boasters, Cic. Tusc. 5, 31, 89.

Lucifer is Venus or ZOE and among the matriarchal "mother of harlots" she-he is EVE or EVAH meaning an Abomination. Lucifer is well documented in the Greek literature.  Christ said that when Lucifer was Cast as Profane (Chalal or Halal the "praise" word) into the Garden of Eden She-He was the "singing and harp-playing prostitute." 

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
        how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

-infernus , a, um, adj. infer,
I. lower, that which lies beneath

Thy glory has come down to Hades, and thy great mirth: under thee they shall spread corruption and the worm shall be thy covering. Isaiah 14:11 LXX

[11] detracta est ad inferos superbia tua concidit cadaver tuum subter te sternetur tinea et operimentum tuum erunt vermes

-Superbĭa  I. In a bad sense, loftiness, haughtiness, pride, arrogance

Dan 3:5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer,
        and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:
Dan 3:6And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

-ludībrĭum I. a mockery, derision, wantonness. . A laughing-stock, butt, jest, sport  B. A scoff, jest, sport: to reproach jestingly, scoff, such a drunkard as to be a standing jest, C. Abuse, violence done to a woman: in corporum ludibria deflere, Ex-tollo II. Trop., to raise, elevate, exalt: orationem amplificationibus,Quint. 12, 10, 62; cf.
    ōrātĭo , ōnis, f. oro,  E. A prayer, an address to the Deity (eccl. Lat.): “respice ad orationem servi tui,Vulg. 3 Reg. 8, 28: “per orationes Dominum rogantes,id. 2 Macc. 10, 16: “pernoctans in oratione Dei,id. Luc. 6, 12.—Also absol., prayer, the habit or practice of prayer: “perseverantes in oratione,Vulg. Act. 1, 14: “orationi instate,id. Col. 4, 2; cf. Gell. 13, 22, 1.
Most Jews of the "viper race" replaced most godly Jews who would not let their boys "wear the hat of Hermes" and serve as singers, dancers and prostitutes in Herod's Temple.  See Second Maccabees and notes from the Pink Swastika.

2 Maccabees 1

1 - The Jewish brethren in Jerusalem and those in the land of Judea, To their Jewish brethren in Egypt, Greeting, and good peace.
- May God do good to you, and may he remember his covenant with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, his faithful servants.
- May he give you all a heart to worship him and to do his will with a strong heart and a willing spirit

Madison as the result of the "Jubilee" intending to restructure ALL Churches of Christ was attacked by the Purpose Driven Cult and it appears that the godly elect were "raptured."  This is the end of the road for the Vision 20/20s in most of the assaulted churches of Christ.  Before the Jubilee "frog-boiling" process began Madison boasted that they had over 5000 members and lost only "50": These numbers did and may include 300 members in jail.


Matthew 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
Matthew 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you,
        Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth:
        behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west;
         so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days
        shall the sun be darkened,
        and the moon shall not give her light,  [Bible replaced by Theology fit for OUR CHANGED CULTURE.]
        and the stars shall fall from heaven,    [The lucifer or ZOE types]
        and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
        and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn,
        and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
        and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
ALL of the SOUNDS-LIKE INSTRUMENT PASSAGES war of JUDGMENT and commands the godly--be they ever so scare--to GO and preach the gospel to ALL nations.

The Purpose Driven Locusts or MUSES are to COLLECT all of those with the MARK into large Mega-Groups and the GODLY will evaporate as if by magic. Rick Atchleys boasted of 6400 shrank to about 3500 counting both the MOTHER church and the DAUGHTER churches.  They have collected back up to about 4500 by SOUNDING THE TRUMPETS AND THE LOCUSTS-MUSES as Abaddon the Musical Worship Leader.


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


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


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.


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
(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

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

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.


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,

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:

, 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, of song 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation
4. text of an author,  OPPOSITE exegesis [Peter's private interpretation outlaws exegesis]
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,
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.


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.


-Paig-ma , atos, to,, 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.

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

Plato Epinomis, or Nocturnal Council:
[980b] and honoring the gods, with high tribute of his hymns and affluence throughout the period of his own life.
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!
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,, 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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