Malachi 2

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Jeremiah wrote:

And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof
and the
goodness thereof;
............but when ye entered, ye defiled my land,
............ and made mine heritage an abomination. JER 2:7

The priests said not, Where is the Lord?
............ and they that handle the law knew me not:
............ the pastors (elders) also transgressed against me,

and the prophets prophesied by Baal,
and walked after things that do not profit. JER 2: 8

Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the Lord, and with your childrens children will I plead. JER 2: 9

For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing. JER 2: 10

Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. JER 2: 11

Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lord. JER 2: 12

Malachi 2:1 AND now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

Hear was the primary way to worship God:

Shama (h8085) shaw-mah'; a prim. root; to hear intelligently (often with impl. of attention, obedience, etc.; caus. to tell, etc.): - * attentively, call (gather) together, * carefully, * certainly, consent, consider, be content, declare, * diligently, discern, give ear, (cause to, let, make to) hear (-ken, tell), * indeed, listen, make (a) noise, (be) obedient, obey, perceive, (make a) proclaim (-ation), publish, regard, report, shew (forth), (make a) sound, * surely, tell, understand, whosoever [heareth], witness.

> To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. Is.28:12

Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Is.28:14

> Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand. Is.33:19

> Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. Eze.33:30

And they come unto thee as the people cometh,
and they sit before thee as my people,
and they hear thy words,
........but they will not do them:
for with their mouth they shew much love,
........ but their heart goeth after their covetousness. Eze.33:31

And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song
........ of one that hath a pleasant voice,
........ and can play well on an instrument:
........ ........ for they hear thy words,
........ ........ but they do them not. Ezek 33:32

Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.

And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. Lev 20:3

Profaned is:

Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal'; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): - begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: Lev 20:4

Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people. Lev 20:5

And when Jesus came into the rulers house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, Matt 9:23

First, were REQUESTED OUT:

He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. Matt 9:24

Anachoreo (g402) an-akh-o-reh'-o; from 303 and 5562; to retire: - depart, give place, go (turn) aside, withdraw self.

They were then CAST OUT:

But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. Matt 9:25

People or crowd:

Ochlos (g3793) okh'-los; from a der. of 2192 (mean. a vehicle); a throng (as borne along); by impl. the rabble; by extens. a class of people; fig. a riot: - company, multitude, number (of people), people, press.

Put is Ekballo made up of:

Motion away from and:

Ballo (g906) bal'-lo; a prim. verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense): - arise, cast (out), * dung, lay, lie, pour, put (up), send, strike, throw (down), thrust. Comp. 4496.

Corrupt is rebuke:

And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? Zec.3:2

Dung is:

Peresh (h6569) peh'-resh; from 6567; excrement (as eliminated): - dung.

And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung. Le.16:27

Parash (h6567) paw-rash'; a prim. root; to separate, lit. (to disperse) or fig. (to specify); also (by impl.) to wound: - scatter, declare, distinctly, shew, sting.

At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Pr.23:32

Bite is:

Nashak (h5391) naw-shak'; a prim. root; to strike with a sting (as a serpent); fig., to oppress with interest on a loan: - bite, lend upon usury.

And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them: Am.9:3

Nachash (h5175) naw-khawsh'; from 5172; a snake (from its hiss): - serpent.

Nachash (h5172) naw-khash'; a prim. root; prop. to hiss, i. e. whisper a (magic) spell; gen. to prognosticate: - * certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) * enchantment, learn by experience, * indeed, diligently observe.

Nachuwsh (h5153) naw-khoosh'; appar. pass. part. of 5172 (perh. in the sense of ringing, i. e. bell-metal; or from the red color of the throat of a serpent [5175, as denom.] when hissing); coppery, i. e. (fig.) hard: - of brass.

Nachshown (h5177) nakh-shone'; from 5172; enchanter; Nachshon, an Isr.: - Naashon, Nahshon.

Nachash (h5173) nakh'-ash; from 5172; an incantation or augury: - enchantment.

Nechash (h5174) nekh-awsh'; corresp. to 5154; copper: - brass.

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone. Da.5:4

Nechiylah (h5155) nekh-ee-law'; prob. denom. from 2485; a flute: - [plur.] Nehiloth.

Chaliyl (h2485) khaw-leel'; from 2490; a flute (as perforated): - pipe.

After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy: 1S.10:5

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

Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the :ord, to the mighty One of Israel. Is.30:29

The Septuagint makes this a question: Must you always go in procession to the Mountain of the Lord.

Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished. Je.48:36

Abad (h6) aw-bad'; a prim. root; prop. to wander away, i. e. lose oneself; by impl. to perish (caus. destroy): - break, destroy (- uction), / not escape, fail, lose, (cause to, make) perish, spend, * and surely, take, be undone, * utterly, be void of, have no way to flee.

Abaddown (h11) ab-ad-done'; intens. from 6; abstr. a perishing; concr. Hades: - destruction.

Heylel (h1966) hay-lale'; from 1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star: - lucifer.

Malachi 2:4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, t
............ hat my covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.

Malachi 2:5 My covenant was with him of life and peace;
............ and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me,
............ and was afraid before my name.

Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth,
............ and iniquity was not found in his lips:
............ he walked with me in peace and equity,
............ and did turn many away from iniquity.

Malachi 2:7 For the priests lips should keep knowledge, and
............ they should seek the law at his mouth:
............ for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

Malachi 2:8 But ye are departed out of the way;
............ ye have caused many to stumble at the law;
............ ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.

Corrupted is:

Shachath (h7843) shaw-khath'; a prim. root; to decay, i. e. (caus.) ruin (lit. or fig.): - batter, cast off, corrupt (-er, thing), destroy (- er, -uction), lose, mar, perish, spill, spoiler, * utterly, waste (-r).

But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen. Mal.1:14

Usage in the KJV: destroy 96, corrupt 22, mar 7, destroyer 3, corrupters 2, waster 2, spoilers 2, battered 1, corruptly 1, misc 11 Total: 147

Definition:
 
1. to destroy, corrupt, go to ruin, decay
1. (Niphal) to be marred, be spoiled, be corrupted, be corrupt, be injured, be ruined, be rotted
2. (Piel)
1. to spoil, ruin
2. to pervert, corrupt, deal corruptly (morally)
3. (Hiphil)
1. to spoil, ruin, destroy

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have
............ I also made you contemptible and base
............ before all the people,
............ according as ye have not kept my ways,
............ but have been partial in the law.

Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us?
............ why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother,
............ by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

Malachi 2:11 Judah hath dealt treacherously,
............ and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem;
............ for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved,
............ and hath married the daughter of a strange god.

I will repeat this to begin each definition of words or concepts:

Judah hath dealt treacherously,

and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem;
for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.
Malachi 2:11

Abominaiton

Towebah (h8441) to-ay-baw'; or toebah to-ay-baw'; fem. act. part. of 8581; prop. something disgusting (mor.), i. e. (as noun) an abhorrence; espec. idolatry or (concr.) an idol: - abominable (custom, thing), abomination

And one hath committed abomination with his neighbours wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his fathers daughter. Eze.22:11

Taab (h8581) taw-ab'; a prim. root; to loathe, i. e. (mor.) detest: - (make to be) abhor (-red), (be, commit more, do) abominable (- y), * utterly.

But thou art cast [h2490 flute, pollute, prostitute] out of thy grave like an abominable branch [false Christ], and as the raiment [euphemism a wife] of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. Is.14:19

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. Is.14:11

Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low. Is.25:5

Branch is:

Zamiyr (h2158) zaw-meer'; or zamir zaw-meer'; and (fem.) z�mirah zem-ee-raw'; from 2167; a song to be accompanied with instrumental music: - psalm (-ist), singing, song

From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous.

But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously. Is.24:16

Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. Psa 106:12

They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: Psa 106:13

But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. Psa 106:14

And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul. Psa 106:15

Brought Low is:

Anah (h6030) aw-naw'; a prim. root; prop. to eye or (gen.) to heed, i. e. pay attention; by impl. to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; spec. to sing, shout, testify, announce: - give account, afflict [by mistake for 6030], (cause to, give) answer, bring low [by mistake for 6030], cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, * scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also 1042, 1043.

Anah (h6031) aw-naw'; a prim. root [possibly rather ident. with 6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating]; to depress

Judah hath dealt treacherously,

and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem;
for Judah hath
profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. Malachi 2:11

Profaned is:

Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal'; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): - begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

Usage in the KJV:

begin 52, profane 36, pollute 23, defile 9, break 4, wounded 3, eat 2, slay 2, first 1, gather grapes 1, inheritance 1, began men 1, piped 1, players 1, prostitute 1, sorrow 1, stain 1, eat as common things 1 Total: 141

Malachi 2:12KJV The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this,
............ the master and the scholar,
............ out of the tabernacles of Jacob,
............ and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts.

The NIV especially breaks the force of this warning by removing the basic words which point to the leadership which POLLUTED the tabernacle by introducing music as part of pagan idolatry. Music is always a mark of those who repudiate the Word of God and also the mark of a sexual and homosexual form of "binding flesh and spirit together."

Malachi 2:12 in other versions

As for the man who does this, whoever he may be, may the LORD cut him off from the tents of Jacob [d][e]--even though he brings offerings to the LORD Almighty. Mal 2:12NIV

d12 Or e12 'May the LORD cut off from the tents of Jacob anyone who gives testimony in behalf of the man who does this'

May the Lord cut off from the tents of Jacob The man who does this, being awake and aware, Yet who brings an offering to the Lord of hosts! Mal 2:12NKJV

May the Lord cut off from his covenant every last man, whether priest or layman, who has done this thing! Mal 2:12LIV

Look back again to WHO is doing WHAT:

Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. Malachi 2:11

Don't loose the force of the words which define a POLLUTED form of ritual which was a REFUSAL to give glory to God. This was the "Lucifer principle" of using music and other pollutions to bleed off worship due only to a Holy God:

AND now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. Malachi 2:1

If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Malachi 2:2

The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this,

the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob,
and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:12

Master

Uwr (h5782) oor, a prim. root [rather ident. with 5783 through the idea of opening the eyes]; to wake (lit. or fig.): - (a-) wake (-n, up), lift up (self), * master, raise (up), stir up (self).

(stir 0, lift....) up 40, awake 25, wake 6, raise 6, arise 1, master 1, raised out 1, variant 1 Total: 81

1. to rouse oneself, awake, awaken, incite
1. (Qal) to rouse oneself, awake
2. (Niphal) to be roused
3. (Polel) to stir up, rouse, incite
4. (Hithpolel) to be excited, be triumphant
5. (Hiphil)
1. to rouse, stir up
2. to act in an aroused manner, awake

The word is used in these passages:

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. Is.14:9

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.2:19

But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Hab 2:20

Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. Ps.57:8

The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this,

the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob,
and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:12

Scholar

Anah (h6030) aw-naw'; a prim. root; prop. to eye or (gen.) to heed, i. e. pay attention; by impl. to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; specially to sing, shout, testify, announce: - give account, afflict [by mistake for 6030], (cause to, give) answer, bring low [by mistake for 6030], cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, * scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also 1042, 1043.

Usage in the KJV: answer 242, hear 42, testify 12, speak 8, sing 4, bear 3, cry 2, witness 2, give 1, misc 13 Total: 329

Definition:
1. to answer, respond, testify, speak, shout
1. (Qal)
1. to answer, respond to
2. to testify, respond as a witness
2. (Niphal)
1. to make answer
2. to be answered, receive answer
2. (Qal) to sing, utter tunefully
3. (Qal) to dwell

Anah (h6031) aw-naw'; a prim. root [possibly rather ident. with 6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating]; to depress lit. or fig., trans. or intrans. (in various applications, as follow): - abase self, afflict (-ion, self), answer [by mistake for 6030], chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self), hurt, ravish, sing [by mistake for 6030], speak [by mistake for 6030], submit self, weaken, * in any wise.

The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this,

the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob,
and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:12

Jacob is Israel the ten tribes in the North. Tabernacle is

Ohel (h168) o'-hel; from 166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance): - covering, (dwelling) (place), home, tabernacle, tent.

The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. Zec.12:7

Usage in the KJV: tabernacle(s) 198, tent(s) 141, dwelling 2, place(s) 2, covering 1, home 1 Total: 345

Definition:
1. tent
1. nomad's tent, and thus symbolic of wilderness life, transience
2. dwelling, home, habitation
3. the sacred tent of Jehovah (the tabernacle)

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

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

Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? Amos 5:25

But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Amos 5:26

cikkuwth (h5522) sik-kooth'; fem. of 5519; an (idolatrous) booth: - tabernacle.

cukkowth bb�nowth (h5524) sook-kohth' ben-ohth'; from 5523 and the (irreg.) plur. of 1323; booths of (the) daughters; brothels, i. e. idolatrous tents: for impure purposes: - Succoth-benoth.

The Feast of Tabernacles [Succoth] at the Time of Jesus had returned to just this form of a giant fertility ritual. This is why Jesus refused to go up immediately and publically. He knew that while even the elders were singing and dancing they would be plotting the murder of Jesus whom they could not deny was their Messiah.

The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this,

the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob,
and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:12

Offereth is:

Nagash (h5066) naw-gash'; a prim. root; to be or come (causat. bring) near (for any purpose); euphem. to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; relig. to worship; causat. to present; fig. to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back: - (make to) approach (nigh), bring (forth, hither, near), (cause to) come (hither, near, nigh), give place, go hard (up), (be, draw, go) near (nigh), offer, overtake, present, put, stand.

Nagas (h5065) naw-gas'; a prim. root; to drive (an animal, a workman, a debtor, an army); by impl. to tax, harass, tyrannize: - distress, driver, exact (-or), oppress (-or), * raiser of taxes, taskmaster.

Naga (h5060) naw-gah'; a prim. root; prop. to touch, i. e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphem., to lie with a woman); by impl. to reach (fig. to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.): - beat, (* be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.

Nagan (h5059) naw-gan'; a prim. root; prop. to thrum, i. e. beat a tune with the fingers; espec. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (gen.) to make music: - player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play (-er, -ing..

Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible. Mal.1:7

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Mal.3:3

The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this,

the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob,
and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:12

Offering is:

Minchah (h4503) min-khaw'; from an unused root mean. to apportion, i. e. bestow: a donation; euphem. tribute; spec. a sacrificial offering (usually bloodless and voluntary): - gift, oblation, (meat) offering, present, sacrifice.

Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand. Mal.1:10

"Oh, to find one priest among you who would shut the doors and refuse this kind of sacrifice! I have no pleasure in you," says the Lord Almighty, "and I will not accept your offerings. Mal 1:10LIV

Malachi 2:13 And this have ye done again,
............ covering the altar of the Lord with tears,
............ with weeping, and with crying out,
............ insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more,
............ or receiveth it with good will at your hand.

Crying out is:

Anaqah (h603) an-aw-kaw', from 602; shrieking: - crying out, groaning, sighing.

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. Ps.12:5

For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth; Psalm 102: 19

God's sanctuary is in heaven:

Qodesh (h6944) ko'-desh; from 6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstr. sanctity: - consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (* most) holy (* day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. Ps.68:5

The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord [f]has come from Sinai into his sanctuary. Ps.68:17

Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. Ps.68:24

To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death; Ps.102:20

Aciyr (h615) aw-sere'; from 631; bound, i. e. a captive: - (those which are) bound, prisoner.

Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. Isa 14:11

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! Isa 14:12

That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? Isa 14:17

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 1 Pet. 3:18

By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 1 Pet. 3:19

Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 1 Pet. 3:20

The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 1 Pet. 3:21

Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. 1 Pet. 3:22

Nagas (h5065) naw-gas'; a prim. root; to drive (an animal, a workman, a debtor, an army); by impl. to tax, harass, tyrannize: - distress, driver, exact (-or), oppress (-or), * raiser of taxes, taskmaster.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. Is.53:7

Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. Da.11:20

And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. Da 11:21

Flatteries is:

Chalaqlaqqah (h2519) khal-ak-lak-kaw'; by