Matthew 18:3 Except Ye Be Converted

When people obey the gospel command they are baptized INTO the Word of Christ which is the School of Christ which is the only meaning of a disciple of Christ.

This is a routh take: The thesis is
Before looking at the concept of CONVERSION it is important to know who had turned AWAY from God and the identifying marks of abandoning God.

We are enlisted into the Church of Christ and our spirits are translated into His heavenly Kingdom. Jesus returned to the Father--like all spirits--and received his post-resurrected and glorified body. He returned at Pentecost to "pour out what ye see and hear."  He promised to be with us until the end of the world: He is still our only Teacher when the elders "teach that which has been taught.?

God Knew-Before the Jews and promised to restore a tiny remnant into the Church of Christ which was ordained in the Wilderness to teach the message of God which was the Prophetic message: He abandoned the Civil-Military-Clergy complex which Christ in the prophets named robbers and parasites. Jesus quoted Isaiah and Ezekiel 33 where Christ names preachers, singers and instrument players as hypocrites.

The Gentiles were never under the Law of Moses and lived just as Abraham lived under the Abrahamic Covenant.  That never changed. Therefore, He did not predestinate them in any other sense than that they be accepted by the tiny remnant of faithful Israelites who never bowed to Baal.
Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses,
        and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! f
        or ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte,
        and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
A Pharisee In Latin:
Job 36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword,
       and they shall die without knowledge.
Job 36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath:
        they cry not when he bindeth them.

[13] simulatores et callidi provocant iram Dei neque clamabunt cum vincti fuerint

Sĭmŭlātĭo , ōnis, f. simulo, II., I. a falsely assumed appearance, a false show, feigning, shamming, pretence, feint, insincerity, deceit, hypocrisy, simulation, etc. (class. and very freq.; cf. imitatio). under pretence of a divine command, Tac. H. 2, 61

Simulatior . a falsely assumed appearance, a false show, feigning, shamming, pretence, feint, insincerity, deceit, hypocrisy, simulation, pretend to be under a divine command.

They are BOUND to their decision to become a performing hypocrite who rejects knowledge from God. Yet, they submit.

Vincĭo , vinxi, vinctum (I.part. vinciturus, Petr. 45, 10), 4, v. a., to bind, to bind or wind about; to fetter, tie, fasten; to surround, encircle, etc. (class., esp. in the trop. sense; syn.: ligo, necto, constringo)
aliquem pacto matrimonio,Tac. A. 6, 45.—Of speech: “membra (orationis) sunt numeris vincienda,” i. e. arranged rhythmically, Cic. de Or. 3, 49, 190: “verba vincta, oratio vincta (Opposite. soluta),Quint. 11, 2, 47; 9, 4, 19. bount to tradition traādo (transdo
Solvo , solvi, solūtum, 3, v. a. (I. perf. soluit, trisyll., Cat. 2, 13: “soluisse,Tib. 4, 5, 16) [for se-luo; cf. socors for se-cords], to loosen an object from any thing, to release or to loose, remove any thing which binds or restrains anoth
a. From fetters or custody, to free, set free, release; absol.: “solvite istas,” i. e. from fetters
Job 36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

6945. qadesh, kaw-dashe´; from 6942; a (quasi) sacred person, i.e. (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry:—sodomite, unclean.

Ef-fēmĭno , II. Trop., to make womanish, effeminate, to enervate: “fortitudinis praecepta sunt, quae effeminari virum vetant in dolore,Cic. Fin. 2, 29, 94:
B. In mal. part., that submits to unnatural lust:pathicus,Suet. Aug. 68; Auct. Priap. 58, 2; Vulg. 3 Reg. 14, 24 al.—Adv.: effēmĭnāte , effeminately (acc. to A.), Cic. Off. 1, 4 fin.; Sen. Cons. ad Polyb. 36; Val. Max. 2, 7, 9
furialis illa vox, religiosis altaribus effeminata,Cic. Planc. 35, 86:

Cic. Planc. 35.86 When no one knew what were the feelings of those men who by means of their armies, and their arms, and their riches, were the most powerful men in the state, then that voice, rendered insane by its infamous debaucheries, made effeminate by its attendance on holy altars, kept crying out in a most ferocious manner that both these men and the consuls were acting in concert with him.

Needy men were armed against the rich, abandoned men against the good, slaves against their masters.

effeminata et enervis compositio,
Compŏsĭtĭo (conp- ), ōnis, f. compono.
sŏnōrus , a, um (collat. form sŏnōris , e, Diom. 497 and 498), adj. sonor, I. noisy, loud, sounding, resounding, sonorous (poet. and in post-Aug. prose for the class. sonans): “cithara,insula fluctibus, [feminine vibrato of the Castrated priests of Cybele Galatians 5]

 Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
        Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
        Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:9 And he said,
        Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed,
        but understand not;
        and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat,
        and make their ears heavy,
        and shut their eyes;
                 lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,
                and understand with their heart,
                and convert, and be healed.

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,
(Lord, Lord as amorousness - inordinate love),
but their heart goeth after their covetousness. Eze 33:31

Indeed, to them you are nothing more
        than one who
sings love songs
with a beautiful voice
plays (make melody on) an instrument well,
        for they hear your words but
do not put them into practice. Eze 33:32NIV

When all this comes true--and it surely will--then they will know that a prophet has been among them." Eze 33:33

Hupokrinô reply, make answer
2. expound, interpret, explain [outlawed by Peter as private interpretation] II. Att., speak in dialogue, hence play a part on the stage, be an actor, kômôidian, of orators and rhetoricians, represent dramatically, use histrionic arts, exaggerate, deliver a speech, declaim, of orators and rhetoricians, represent dramatically

Rhêtor-ikos , ê, on, oratorical, hê rhêtorikê (sc. technê). These are the craftsmen lumped with the singers, musicians and "grinder" doing merchandise in the house of prayer. Rev. 18:22

hupo-kritikos , ê, on, belonging to hupokrisis 2. suited for speaking or delivery, lexis -kôtatê ib. 1413b9, cf. Demetr.Eloc.193: hê -kê (sc. technê) the art of delivery

Canto I. Neutr., to produce melodious sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play (class. in prose and poetry; to sing and play while the actor accompanies the song with gestures or dancing, C. Transf., of instruments, to sound, resound

We will show from Ephesians and many other places that when we are baptized Christ gives us a new or A holy spirit when He accepts us as disciples.  Disciples? Disciples are students they do not do ceremonial legalism which is proof that one is not converted and can REST in Christ.
Discĭpŭlus , i, m. disco, and root of puer, pupilla; cf. Sanscr., putras, son; Gr. pōlos; Engl., foal,
I. a learner, scholar, pupil, disciple.
I. In gen., -Plaut. Bacch. 1, 2, 44 sq.; Cic. Div. 1, 3, 6; 1, 23, 46; id. N. D. 3, 7 et saep.—Trop. Prov.: “discipulus est prioris posterior dies,Pub. Syr. 120 (Rib).—In the fem.: discĭpŭla , ae, a female scholar or disciple: “ego te dedam discipulam cruci,Plaut. Aul. 1, 1, 20; Plin. 35, 11, 40, § 147; Hor. S. 1, 10, 91; Vulg. Act. 9, 36 al.—Cf. transf., of the nightingale, Plin. 10, 29, 43, § 83.—Of Latin eloquence: “Latina facundia similis Graecae ac prorsus ejus discipula videtur,Quint. 12, 10, 27.— —
II. A learner in an art or trade, an apprentice, Plaut. Aul. 3, 1, 4; id. Ps. 3, 2, 76; 96; Paul. Sent. 2, 8, 3.—
III. (Eccl. Lat.) A disciple of Christ, Vulg. Luc. 5, 30 et saep.
By common sense, when we are converted or washed with water INTO the School of the Word of Christ we are converted to what occupies most believers still held in bondage by mercinaries who, like the Scribes and Pharisees write their Scripture-songs and sermons-in order to eat up the living of widows.
Psalms 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;
        and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Isaiah 60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear,
        and be enlarged;
        because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee,
        the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

Luke 1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest:
        for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
Luke 1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people
        by the remission of their sins,

Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God;
        whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
        to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Isaiah 6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered,
        Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man,
        and the land be utterly desolate,
Isaiah 6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away,
        and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
Isaiah 6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten:
        as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them,
        when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.


Isaiah 9:14 Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
Isaiah 9:15
The ancient and honourable, he is the head;
        and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

Isaiah 9:16
For the leaders of this people cause them to err;
        and they that are
led of them are destroyed.
Isaiah 9:17
Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men,
        neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows:

        for every one is an
hypocrite and an evildoer,
hypocrĭta or -es , ae, m., = hupokritēs.
I. A mime who accompanied the delivery of an actor by gestures, Suet. Ner. 24; Quint. 2, 17, 12; 11, 3, 7.—
II. In eccl. Lat., a hypocrite, Vulg. Job, 8, 13; id. Matt. 6, 2; id. Luc. 12, 56 al.

Hupokritikos 2.suited for speaking or delivery, actor's art, acting a part, pretending to. Hupokrites 2. of an orator, poikilos  rhapsodist, pretender, dissembler, hypocrite , interpreter, expounder l Epos

A hypocrite is: A. A. 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.15.47skhēmatismoiD.H.Is.3.

A hypocrite is: B.Epos A. vácas 'word', 'hymn', cf. eipon):
1.  song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519.
IV. in pl., epic poetry, opp. melē (lyric poetry), iambeia, dithuramboi, etc., “rhaptōn epeōn aoidoiPi.N.2.2 ; “ta Kupria epeaHdt.2.117, cf. Th.1.3, X.Mem.1.4.3, Pl.R.379a, etc. ; “epea te poiein pros luran t' aeideinTheoc.Ep.21.6 ; “nikēsas eposIG3.1020 ; poētēs epōn ib.7.3197.9 (Orchom. Boeot.), cf. OGI51.37 (Egypt, iii B.C.).
The Nicolaitans were always the pagan musical clergy who TRIUMPHED over the Laity.
nikaō , Ion. nikeō Democr.249, Herod.1.51, also GDI1413.16 (Aetol.), SIG265.4 (Delph., iv B.C.), v.l. in Apoc.2.7; Aeol. nikēmi Theoc.7.40, AP7.743 (Antip.); also in impf. nikē cj. in Pi.N.5.5, cf. Theoc.6.46: Ep. impf. 1pl.
2. prevail, be superior, muthoisin, egkhei, Il.18.252; “doloisiOd.3.121; kallei enika (sc. krētēr) Il.23.742; “pasan aretēn nenikēkōsPl.Lg.964c: c. part., “euergetōn n.X.Ages.9.7.
4. c. inf., succeed in . . , “enikēse skorpisaiPsalm.Solom.4.13.
(Comp.); “

Isaiah 29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry:
        they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger,
        but not with strong drink.
Isaiah 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep,
        and hath closed your eyes:
        the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
Isaiah 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed,
        which men deliver to one that is learned, saying,
        Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
Isaiah 29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee:
         and he saith, I am not learned.
Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said,
        Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth,
        and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me,
        and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people,
        even a marvellous work and a wonder:
        for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,
        and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Săpĭo and sophos   A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, “mantisId.Th.382
poets and musicians Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. [guitar] E.IT1238
, as an exclamation of applause,
Sophia sophōs, as an exclamation of applause, music and singing, divination
Isaiah 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

Isaiah 29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding,
        and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

Notice the two GROUPS which is always the meaning of PREDESTINATED purpose.

And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob,
........[1] and to restore the preserved of Israel:
........[2] I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles,
........[3] that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. Isa 49:6

Salvation is Yeshuwah! God chooses those who DO NOT repudiate Him by THEIR OWN SINS.

Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One,
        to him whom man despiseth,
        to him whom the nation abhorreth,
        to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship,
        because of the Lord that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel,
        and he shall choose thee. Isa 49:7

Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time have I heard thee,
        and in a day of salvation have I helped thee:
.[1] and I will preserve thee,
.[2] and give thee for a covenant of the people,
.[3] to establish the earth, to cause to
................inherit the desolate heritages; Isa 49:8


Esaias also crieth concerning Israel,
 Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea,
 a remnant shall be saved: Ro.9:27
Matthew 13:15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross,
        and their ears are dull of hearing,
        and their eyes they have closed;
        lest at any time they should
        see with their eyes,
        and hear with their ears,
        and should understand with their heart,
        and should be converted,
        and I should heal them.

Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you,
        2Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away., and become as little children,
        ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive;
        and hearing they may hear, and not understand;
        lest at any time they should be converted,
        and their sins should be forgiven them.

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not:
         and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart;
        that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart,
        and be converted, and I should heal them.

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore,
        and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
        when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
rē^frīgĕrĭum , ii, n. id., I. [select] a cooling; trop., a mitigation, consolation (eccl. Lat.), Tert. Apol. 39 med.; id. adv. Marc. 3, 24; Vulg. Psa. 65, 12; id. 2 Tim. 1, 16;
Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross,
        and their ears are dull of hearing,
        and their eyes have they closed;
        lest they should see with their eyes,
        and hear with their ears,
        and understand with their heart,
         and should be converted,
        and I should heal them.

2Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope,
        we use great plainness of speech:
2Corinthians 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face,
        that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
2Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded:
         for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away
        in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
2Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
2Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord,
        the vail shall be taken away.
Jesus used the example of being CONVERTED and BORN AGAIN like a child
Luke recorded the example of BAPTISM to be SAVED and CONVERTED meaning the same thing.

Until you are CONVERTED you will not be able to read WHOLE THOUGHT PATTERNS written in BLACK INK on WHITE paper.

Epi-strephô , pf.
c. Philos., cause to return to the source of Being, tinas eis ta enantia kai ta prôta
       Proteros and prôtos  II. of Time, former, earlier,
by the first or a former marriage,
       Prosthhen in front, before, formerly, of place and of time;
                to gennêthen phusei pros to gennêsan
Genn-aô beget, bring forth, engender, call into existence
    Phuo 1 Act.:--bring forth, produce, put forth, 2. beget, engender, get understanding,
    Pros in the direction of
    Genn-aô beget, bring forth, engender, call into existence
Deut XXX WEB. It shall happen, when all these things are come on you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, where Yahweh your God has driven you,

[2]  and shall RETURN to Yahweh your God, and shall OBEY his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul;

[3]  that then Yahweh your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the peoples, where Yahweh your God has scattered you.
2Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit:
        and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face
         beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
        are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
        even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Eph. 5:26WEB That he might sanctify and cleanse it
        with the washing of water
        [INTO] the word,   (In Verbo, En, Eis)

Into Converto, epistles of a writer, to be occupied in,  Into —In eccl.
Lat., to convert to Christianity, etc.: “aliquem ad fidem Christi,
2. Pregn., to change the nature of a thing; i. e. to change, alter, transform, turn.
En en paidotribou, en kitharistou, at the school of Ar.Nu.973,
a. Milit. t. t.: convertere signa, aciem, etc., to wheel about, change the direction of a march:
1. To return, turn: “in amicitiam atque in grātĭa
conversa signa in hostes inferre,Caes. B. G. 2, 26:
reliquos sese convertere cogunt,to retreat,
In eccl. Lat., to convert to Christianity, etc.: “aliquem ad fidem Christi,H
INTO: Philo-sophos Love of educatioon, an academy Philo-mathes or Philo-Logos
              OPPOSIITE of Sophistes A. master of one's craft, adept, expert,
              of diviners, musicians  Parapaion Khelon (play the harp, Hieron Melon
              (Melody in a religious shrine).
                        A quibbler, cheate, one who gave lessons FOR MONEY.
                         Fides (not faithful to the community) but Fides (faithful to Apollon)
Rĕlĭquus. that is left or remains, that is left behind, (b). To leave undone, to omit, neglect 

Logos, verbal noun of lego
        Opposite kata pathos
        Opposite music, poetry or rhetoric
        Opposite human reasoning
        Opposite Epagoge bringint in to one's aid, introduction
                Alurement, enticement, incantation, spell

Opposite Pathos  A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident,
where this incident took place, unfortunate accident,
2. what one has experienced, good or bad, experience
II. of the soul, emotion, passion (“legō de pathē . . holōs hois hepetai hēdonē ē lupēArist.EN1105b21), “sophiē psukhēn pathōn aphaireitai

Aristot. Nic. Eth. 1105b.20 A state of the soul is either (l) an emotion, (2) a capacity, or (3) a disposition; virtue therefore must be one of these three things. [2] By the emotions, I mean desire, anger, fear, confidence, envy, joy, friendship, hatred, longing, jealousy, pity; and generally those states of consciousness which are accompanied by pleasure or pain.

The capacities are the faculties in virtue of which we can be said to be liable to the emotions, for example, capable of feeling anger or pain (or fear) or pity.

The dispositions are the formed states of character in virtue of which we are well or ill disposed in respect of the emotions; for instance, we have a bad disposition in regard to anger if we are disposed to get angry too violently or not violently enough, a good disposition if we habitually feel a moderate amount of anger; and similarly in respect of the other emotions. 

[3] Now the virtues and vices are not emotions because we are not pronounced good or bad according to our emotions, but we are according to our virtues and vices; nor are we either praised or blamed for our emotions—a man is not praised for being frightened or angry, nor is he blamed for being angry merely, but for being angry in a certain way—

Sophia, A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8,
in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.

When we speak we are to speak as the oracles of God: if we have a talent we can use that to serve others.  However, the skill of rhetoric, singing or playing instruments are in the Greek text and used by Christ especially in Ezekiel 33 which defines the word hypocrite applied to the Scribes and Pharisees.

There is nothing gain in human experience which can be used to enhance or aid the Word of God.  That is an intended blow against all human effort when proposed to aid God and His songs and sermone.
Opposite Poiein to excite passion, Arist.Rh.1418a12; V. Rhet., emotional style or treatment, to sphodron kai enthousiastikon p. Longin.8.1; “pathos poieinArist. Rh.1418a12; “
Poiein something you creat: works of art, works of art, create, bring into existence, schemes, of poets, compose, write,4. after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea, Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn HellēsiId.2.53; p. Phaidran, Saturous, Ar.Th.153, 157; p. kōmōdian, tragōdian, etc., Pl.Smp.223d; “palinōdianIsoc.10.64, Pl.Phdr.243b, etc.;
b. represent in poetry, c. describe in verse,theon en epesinPl.R.379a; epoiēsa muthous tous Aisōpou put them into verse, Id.Phd. 61b; “muthonLycurg.100.
Opposite Enthousi-astikos , ē, on,
A. inspired,phusisPl.Ti.71e; esp. by music,
This is what must be sacrificed or "burned up" before we can worship IN SPIRIT (reasonable)and in truth.  Romans 12.
Arist.Pol.1340a11; “ e. sophia divination, Plu.Sol.12; “e. ekstasisIamb.Myst.3.8; “to e.excitement, Pl.Phdr. 263d: Sup. -ōtatos Sch.Iamb.Protr.p.129 P. Adv. “-kōs, diatithenai tinaPlu.2.433c: Comp. “-ōteronMarin.Procl.6.
II. Act., inspiring, exciting, of certain kinds of music, Arist.Pol.1341b34; “nosēmata manika kai e.Id.Pr.954a36: Comp. “-ōtera, akousmataPl.Ep. 314a.
-Logos verbal noun of legō  Opposite. muthos,
Muthos  all human songs and sermons are myths in relationship to Scripture.
2. fiction (Opposite. logos, historic truth), Pi.O.1.29 (pl.), N.7.23 (pl.), Pl.Phd.61b, Prt.320c, 324d, etc.
3. generally, fiction, “m. idioiPhld.Po.5.5; legend, myth, Hdt.2.45, Pl.R.330d, Lg. 636c, etc.; “ho peri theōn m.”  “tous m. tous epikhōrious gegraphen
2. public speech, “m. andressi melēseiOd.1.358; “muthoisin skolioisHes.Op.194;  to be skilled in speech,
A muthosin skoliois is a Crooked Myth:

Acts 2:40 And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation.
Hes. WD 194 The father will not agree with his children, nor the children with their father, nor guest with his host, nor comrade with comrade; nor will brother be dear to brother as aforetime. [185] Men will dishonor their parents as they grow quickly old, and will carp at them, chiding them with bitter words, hard-hearted they, not knowing the fear of the gods. They will not repay their aged parents the cost of their nurture, for might shall be their right: and one man will sack another's city. [190] There will be no favor for the man who keeps his oath or for the just or for the good; but rather men will praise the evil-doer and his violent dealing. Strength will be right, and reverence will cease to be; and the wicked will hurt the worthy man, speaking false words against him, and will swear an oath upon them. [195] Envy, foul-mouthed, delighting in evil, with scowling face, will go along with wretched men one and all. [200] And then Aidos and Nemesis,2 with their sweet forms wrapped in white robes, will go from the wide-pathed earth and forsake mankind to join the company of the deathless gods: and bitter sorrows will be left for mortal men, and there will be no help against evil.

1 I.e.the race will so degenerate that at the last even a new-born child will show the marks of old age.

2 Aidos, as a quality, is that feeling of reverence or shame which restrains men from wrong; Nemesis is the feeling of righteous indignation aroused especially by the sight of the wicked in undeserved prosperity (cf. Psalms,lxxii. 1-19). regard for others, respect, reverence,

Hebrews 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh.
        For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth,
        much more shall not we escape,
        if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Hebrews 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Hebrews 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken,
        as of things that are made,
        that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Muthos is a drama or sketch presuming to enhance the Word.

plot of a comedy or tragedy, Id.Po.1449b5, 1450a4, 1451a16.
2. fiction (
Opposite logos, historic truth), Pi.O.1.29 (pl.), N.7.23 (pl.), Pl.Phd.61b, Prt.320c, 324d, etc
Discourse, conversation, Oral by word of mouth urnio plura verbo quam scripturā mandata dedimus,   In eccl. Lat. as a translation of logos,
Example  [364c] any misdeed of a man or his ancestors, and that if a man wishes to harm an enemy,
 at slight cost he will be enabled to injure just and unjust alike, since they are
        masters of spells and enchantments1 that constrain the gods to serve their end.
And for all these sayings they cite the poets as witnesses, with regard
to the ease and plentifulness of vice, quoting:“ Evil-doing in plenty a man shall find for the seeking;

1 In Laws 933 D both are used of the victim with epōdais, which primarily applies to the god.
Cf. Lucan, Phars. vi. 492 and 527.

Epode song sung to or over, hence, enchantment, spell, charm, pharmaka (sorcery Rev 18:23) the meaning of LADED BURDEN


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