And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

The LORD, above in Isaiah 58:11, speaks of Himself as the “guide” of those He before says (when, as a prerequisite they) “draw out” their soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul. He further says, in verse 10, “then shall your light rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noonday.”

The word “guide” is from the Hebrew word nachah, meaning “to guide; by implication, to transport (into exile, or as colonists).” It is speaking of translating us from the authority of darkness into His (authority of) light: the destination where we’re the many lights through whom He works His work. It’s referring us to its appearance in Deuteronomy 32:12, where the LORD says it’s He alone who led Jacob, when He found him in the earth that was “without form” (tohuw – a “waste,” ruled by confusion), and delivered (transported) him into light (understanding) by instructing him.

Deuteronomy 32
1 Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill [purify – rightly divide the waters, word, on the earth] as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe you greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, his work [in me] is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 They [those who’ve brought ignorance upon the world] have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do you thus requite [repay] the LORD [with corruption for the good He’s done for you], O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you, and established you [with good leading]?
7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.
8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
9 For the LORD’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste [tohuw – “without form,” in “confusion”] howling [ylel – only appearing here, and speaking the words of devouring beats who are without God’s Spirit leading them] wilderness; he led [nachah – guided] him about [out of darkness], he instructed [biyn, meaning “to separate mentally” – gave understanding, light, to] him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11 As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings [taking them into heaven, into full understanding, until they are strengthened to fly there with Him]:
12 So the LORD alone did lead [nachah] him, and there was no strange god with him.
13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth.

The words rendered above “kept him as the apple of His eye” are natsar ‘iyshown ‘ayin. Here following are their definitions from the Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary:

Strong’s #5341: natsar; a primitive root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.).

Strong’s #380: ‘iyshown; diminutive from 376; the little man of the eye; the pupil or ball; hence, the middle (of night).

Strong’s #5869: `ayin; probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).

The word ‘ayin is affinitive of the word mayim, meaning water, and speaks of the eye and fountain as the places from where pure waters (tears) come.

The word ‘iyshown is a compounding of the words (376) ‘iysh, meaning man, and hown (from huwn, meaning “to be naught [unseen], i.e. (figuratively) to be (causatively act) light”), meaning “wealth; by implication, enough.” Both words are said to be from ‘own, meaning (successful effort) ability, power, figuratively wealth, and most often rendered “strength.”

Isaiah uses the word ‘own twice, both in Isaiah 40 rendered “might.”

Isaiah 40
21 Have you not known? have you not heard? has it not been told you from the beginning? have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he that sits upon the circle [the circuit, from beginning to end] of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens [His understanding] as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:
23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of the earth as vanity [tohuw – “without form,” in “confusion”].
24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow [nashaph – only appearing here and in Exodus 15:10, when the sea covered the pursuing enemies who ignorantly entered the LORD’s trap] upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind [His Almighty Spirit] shall take them away as stubble.
25 To whom then will you liken me, or shall I be equal? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might [‘own], for that he is strong in power; not one fails.
27 Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hidden from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends [the circle, beginning and end] of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might [‘own] he increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles [and fly in full understanding, in heaven, with the LORD]; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Exodus 15
6 Your right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: your right hand, O LORD, has dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in the greatness of your excellency you have overthrown them that rose up against you: you sent forth your wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
8 And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap, and the depths were congealed [the elements of deep understanding came together, like rain in the cloud of heaven] in the heart of the sea [in the minds of God’s people {Ephraim} in this generation].
9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
10 You did blow [nashaph] with your wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like unto you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13 You in your mercy have led forth [nachah] the people which you have redeemed: you have guided them in your strength unto your holy habitation.

The final two (of the twelve) times the word ‘own appears are in Hosea, both in chapter 12, the first in verse 3, rendered “strength,” and the other in verse 8, rendered “substance.”

Hosea 12
1 Ephraim [God’s people in this generation] feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians [the communists], and oil is carried into Egypt [the oppressors holding them down].
2 The LORD has also a controversy [riyb – the same spoken of in Isaiah 34:8, about who will rule the new world] with Judah [the current crop of corrupt leaders], and will punish [paqad – visit] Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense [shuwb – convert] him.
3 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength [‘own] he had power with God:
4 Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spoke with us;
5 Even the LORD God of hosts [who is a man of war]; the LORD is his memorial [he will remember Him].
6 Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment and wait on your God continually.
7 He [Ephraim] is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.
8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance [‘own – strength]: in all my [self-righteous] labors they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.
9 And I that am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt will yet make you to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast [this appointed time, when you come out of the houses of corruption].
10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.
11 Is there iniquity in Gilead [this mountain of testimony]? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal [the places where their waters are full of confusion and strife]; yea, their altars are as heaps [waves of pride] in the furrows of the fields [referring to Hosea 10:2 thru 4].
12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.
13 And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.
14 Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly: therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his LORD return unto him.

Hosea 10
2 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
3 For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
4 They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springs up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

10 It is in my desire that I should chastise [correct] them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows [as two armies, two walls of the waters of the Red sea].
11 And Ephraim is as a heifer that is taught [referring us to Jeremiah 31:18 & 19], and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
13 You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity; you have eaten the fruit of lies: because you did trust in your way, in the multitude of your mighty men.
14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among your people, and all your fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman [they worshipped strange fire] spoiled Betharbel [the house of God’s ambush] in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.
15 So shall Bethel [the house of God] do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning [shachar – the dawning of this new day] shall the [corrupt] king of Israel utterly be cut off.

Jeremiah 31
18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself saying; You have chastised [corrected] me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn [shuwb] you me, and I shall be turned [shuwb]; for you are the LORD my God.
19 Surely after that I was turned [shuwb], I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, says the LORD.
21 Set you up waymarks, make you high heaps: set your heart toward the highway [the way of heaven], even the way which you went: turn again [shuwb], O virgin of Israel, turn again [shuwb] to these your cities.
22 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD has created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
23 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again [shuwb] their captivity; The LORD bless you, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.
25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
26 Upon this I awaked [quwts], and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
27 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, says the LORD.
29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge [every man shall be responsible for His own sins {words and works} not for those that have come before them].
31 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, says the LORD:
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
35 Thus says the LORD, which gives the sun for a light [the church, His ONE BODY to Give His understanding] by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light [His people in His just civil government] by night [to give His light to the ignorant], which divides the sea [into two walls] when the waves [pride] thereof roar [open their mouths with words of ignorance]; The LORD of hosts [who is a man of war] is his name:
36 If those ordinances depart from before me, says the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever.
37 Thus says the LORD; If heaven [the LORD’s endless understanding] above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath [by man], I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says the LORD.

Job 38
1 Then the LORD answered Job [His people who are hated by the corrupt world] out of the whirlwind, and said,
2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer you me.
4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.
5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know? or who has stretched the line upon it [have you assessed it and brought it to light]?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner [pinnah – the head, master, the builders refused] stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars [sprang to light and] sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
9 When I made the cloud [the place where understanding was kept] the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling-band for it [and ignorance its protective wrapping],
10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
11 And said, Hitherto shall you come, but no further: and here shall your proud waves [the pride of man] be stayed?
12 Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring [shachar] to know his place;
13 That it might take hold of the ends [the end and the new beginning] of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
14 It is turned as clay to the seal [chowtham – God’s signature {identity – name} pressed into the earth]; and they stand as a garment [as on the mountain, seen as the shining garments of light, as Moses and Elijah].
15 And from the wicked their light [understanding] is withheld, and the high arm [the evil works of those in power, devils now misleading the world in hell] shall be broken.
16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth [the deep thing only the Father knows]?
17 Have the gates of death [hell] been opened unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18 Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.
19 Where is the way where light dwell? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
20 That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof?
21 Know you it, because you were then born? or because the number of your days is great?
22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail, [these speak of God’s word frozen {reserved} in heaven, for this moment]
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the light parted [into the rainbow], which scatter the east wind upon the earth?
25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder [understanding and its voice – these are speaking of what is written in Revelation 10:1 thru 4, of understanding reserved for this moment];
26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man [referring us to Jeremiah 4:25, when there was no man, after verse 23 says, “I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form {tohuw}, and void {bohuw}; and the heavens, and they had no light.”];
27 To satisfy [saba’] the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
28 Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?
30 The waters are hid as with a stone [who is Christ – see 1 Corinthians 10:1 thru 4], and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
32 Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide [nachah] Arcturus with his sons?
33 Know you the ordinances of heaven? can you set the dominion thereof in the earth [Can you bring to light the order in heaven showing it rules over the earth]?
34 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds [where understanding is held], that abundance of waters may cover you?
35 Can you send lightning, that they may go and say unto you, Here we are?
36 Who [except God] has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart?
37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay [reserve until now] the bottles of heaven,
38 When [without the waters of heaven] the dust grows into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
39 Shall you hunt the prey for the lion [will you seek these things out to return strength to the strong]? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait [for their LORD, the lion of Judah]?
41 Who provides for the raven [those covered in darkness] his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat [this word of God, meant for men, to return their strength].

Psalms 19
1 The heavens [full understanding] declare the glory of God; and the firmament [called heaven, when the water above are separated from the waters belows] shows his handy-work [the work of His hand].
2 Day unto day [when the light is upon the earth] utters speech [understanding], and night unto night shows knowledge [to the ignorant in darkness].
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the [corrupt] world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end [the beginning] of the heaven [full understanding], and his circuit unto the ends [the end of the corrupt and beginning of the new day] of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting [shuwb] the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his [own] errors? cleanse you me from secret faults [of ignorance].
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression [opposing God working – unknown to the ignorant].
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Isaiah 58
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen [to cease from speaking the word of corrupt men]? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal your bread [this full understanding from the mouth of God] to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then shall your light [understanding] break forth as the morning [of this new day], and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD [upon you] shall be your reward.
9 Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer; you shall cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity [the worthless words of men];
10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light [understanding] rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noon day [your ignorance turned to full understanding]:
11 And the LORD shall guide [nachah] you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13 If you turn away your foot from the sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:
14 Then shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.

Deuteronomy 32
36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left [‘azab].
37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever.
41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenge upon the enemy.
43 Rejoice, O you nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

Proverbs 20
18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
20 Whoso curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure [‘iyshown – and the strength of that man shall become] darkness.
21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
22 Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you [from evil].
23 Divers weights [unequal justice] are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way [without His Spirit guiding him]?
25 It is a snare to the man who devours that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry [into the damage he has done – as now with regard to all prosperity and achievement under attack, intentional destruction, by those who shift the blame to those that aren’t the cause].
26 A wise king scatters the wicked, and brings the wheel over them.
27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.
29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.
30 The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

Psalms 17
1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
2 Let my sentence come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold the things that are equal.
3 You have proved mine heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tried me, and shall find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
5 Hold up my goings in your paths, that my footsteps slip not.
6 I have called upon you, for you will hear me, O God: incline your ear unto me, and hear my speech.
7 Show your marvelous [eye opening] lovingkindness, O you that saves by your right hand [the power in your work] them which put their trust in you from those that rise up against them.
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye [‘iyshown – by strengthening my eye], hide me under the shadow of your wings [as you fly in the heavens, by the strength of your full understanding],
9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouths they speak proudly.
11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is your sword:
14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly you fill with your hid treasure [saba’]: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
15 As for me, I will behold your face [paniym – presence] in righteousness: I shall be satisfied [saba’], when I awake [quwts – the word rendered “watches” in Ezekiel 7:6, telling of the end (qets) come, awakening to the morning {tsphiyrah} of the crowning}], with your likeness.

The LORD’s “likeness” (tmuwnah – from miyn, meaning species) is what men awaken to, out of ignorance created by images of God created by misleaders among them (which God commanded, in the second commandment, they not do – Exodus 20:4 thru 6 – because He will visit when they do), abominations they put in God’s place, as spoken of in Ezekiel 7:9. The morning (from the three times used word tsphiyrah), the sun rise of the new day, which crowns the LORD, is described in Isaiah 28. There the crown is removed from the drunkards of Ephraim and the LORD himself is the crown (tsphiyrah – diadem) upon His people (in their minds).

The word tmuwnah deconstructs into – tm-uwn-ah: Tim-the light: strength-of Yahh, and in context, explains the final verse of Psalms 17 above.

Exodus 20
4 You shall not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness [tmuwnah] of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting [paqad] the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Isaiah 28
1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat [shemem – which is the LORD’s anointing when they are brought down] valleys of them that are overcome with wine [and are thereby unaware of it coming]!
2 Behold, the LORD has a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing [see verse 21 below, which brings the rest], shall cast down [nuwach – bring rest] to the earth with the hand.
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat [shemem – when their mocking {blasphemy} proclaims the King, when they are brought down by their own ignorance] valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looks upon it sees, while it is yet in his hand he eats it up.
5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem [tsphiyrah – a crown] of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate [see Psalms 118:19 & 20 below].
7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine [shmuw’ah – the report, teaching, and the rumor of Ezekiel 7:26 below]? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts [who now draw from the Ancient of days: wisdom].
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak [truth they don’t understand] to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest [mnuwchah – resting place, in heaven, in the LORD’s presence, in full understanding] wherewith you may cause the weary to rest [nuwach]; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men [mockers and blasphemers vilifying this word and work of God: the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost who the world doesn’t know – YET], that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus says the LORD GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report [shmuw’ah – the sound doctrine, teaching, and the rumor of Ezekiel 7:26 below].

The above speaking of word of God coming, to bring rest and refreshing, His teaching line upon line, precept upon precept, is describing manna, the word from God’s mouth, by which, when filled (saba’) by it, man’s eyes are opened (he is awakened) and he comes from death to life.

Proverbs 30
15 The horse-leach hath two daughters [sucking the life from those drinking their waters and never saying it is enough until all life is drained], crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied [saba’], yea, four things say not, It is enough [hown]:
16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled [saba’] with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough [hown].

Psalms 118
14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
18 The LORD has chastened me sore: but he has not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise you: for you have heard me, and art become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
23 This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in [opening] our eyes.
24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now [Hosanna], I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 8
2 and you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not.
3 And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD does man live.

5 You shall also consider in your heart, that, as a man chastens [corrects] his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.
6 Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

10 When you have eaten and are full [saba’], then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which he has given you.
11 Beware that you forget not the LORD your God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command you this day:
12 Lest when you have eaten and are full [saba’], and have built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

14 Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt [from the oppressors], from the house of bondage;
15 Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the Rock of flint;
16 Who fed you in the wilderness with manna [the word from the mouth of God], which your fathers knew not, that he might humble you, and that he might prove you, to do you good at your latter end;
17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of mine hand has gotten me this wealth.
18 But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is he that gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto your fathers, as it is this day.
19 And it shall be, if you do at all forget the LORD your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.
20 As the nations which the LORD destroyed before your face, so shall you perish; because you would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God [correcting His children].

Ezekiel 7
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Also, you son of man, thus says the LORD GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.
3 Now is the end come upon you, and I will send mine anger upon you, and will judge you according to your ways, and will recompense upon you all your abominations.
4 And mine eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense your ways upon you, and your abominations shall be in the midst of you: and you shall know that I am the LORD.
5 Thus says the LORD GOD; An evil, an only evil [none like it, as in Daniel 12:1], behold, is come. [Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble {tsarah – tribulation}, but he shall be saved out of it. 8 For it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: 9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.]
6 An end [qets] is come, the end [qets] is come: it watches [quwts – awakens] for you; behold, it is come.
7 The morning [tsphiyrah – the crown, the crowning of the LORD’s chosen, the man of God, as was David] is come unto you, O you that dwells in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon you, and accomplish mine anger upon you: and I will judge you according to your ways, and will recompense you for all your abominations.
9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense you according to your ways and your abominations that are in the midst of you; and you shall know that I am the LORD that smites.
10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning [tsphiyrah – the crowning] is gone forth; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded.
11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.

25 Destruction comes; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumor [shmuw’ah – teaching sound doctrine and reporting truth] shall be upon rumor [shmuw’ah – teaching and reporting, precept and line, that isn’t believed, and the man of God reporting it is still unknown – because of the lies and misleading of those who’ve blinded the world by drunkenness]; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Psalms 9
1 I will praise you, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all your marvelous [eye opening] works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you: I will sing praise to your name, O you most High.
3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence.
4 For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging right.
5 You have rebuked the heathen, you have destroyed the wicked, you have put out their name forever and ever.
6 O you enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and you have destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
7 But the LORD shall endure forever: he has prepared his throne for judgment.
8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.
11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets not the cry of the humble.
13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, you that lift me up from the gates of death:
14 That I may show forth all your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in your salvation.
15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.
19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in your sight.
20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

I Am “a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.”

I Am “a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.”

The word here rendered “set” is the eight times used Greek word tasso, meaning “to arrange in an orderly manner, i.e. assign or dispose (to a certain position or lot):–addict, appoint, determine, ordain, set.”

It’s first used as Matthew documents the LORD’s words, after His resurrection, to those who doubted.

Matthew 28
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed [tasso] them.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power [exousia – authority] is given unto me in heaven and in earth [ge].
19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost [the mystery of godliness – Jehovah manifested in the flesh of His son(s), who works unknown, teaching into all truth, to reveal the Father in him]:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world [aion – the age]. Amen.

Hebrews 13
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
6 So that we may boldly say, The LORD is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation [when full understanding comes].
8 Jesus Christ [Jehovah manifested in the flesh for our salvation] the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
9 Be not carried about with [the winds of] divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace [this gift of God]; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

The word rendered, “them which have the rule over,” in verse 7 above, is the Greek word hegeomai, meaning “to lead, i.e. command (with official authority); figuratively, to deem, i.e. consider.”

It (hegeomai) is the word Peter uses twice, in 2 Peter 3:9 & 15, when describing the longsuffering work of the LORD, not wanting any to perish, but always holding on to the hope that all would come to repentance.

2 Peter 3
9 The LORD is not slack [braduno – has not tarried] concerning his promise [spoken in Matthew 28:20 and Hebrews 13:5], as some men count [hegeomai] slackness [brandutes – appearing only here speaking of the way men think the LORD is tarrying, not understanding he has not, but is with us unknown working and speaking – until we realize]; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [stoicheion – the foundational elements of corrupt thinking – which blind the world to the ever-present LORD] shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements [stoicheion – blinding corruption] shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account [hegeomai] that the longsuffering of our LORD is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrestle [not seeing the deep before us below the surface], as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction [apoleia].

Friends, I tell you the truth – just as these ideas are here in plain sight yet unseen, so has the LORD come “unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power [exousia – authority] to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”

Revelation 18
1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power [exousia – the Highest Authority]; and the earth was lightened [given understanding] with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon [the confusion that now rules the world] the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.”
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double.
7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the LORD God who judges her.

Revelation 19
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name [identity – given authority] written, that no man knew [understood], but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And LORD Of Lords [I come in the name of the ONE with the Authority to give me His Authority].
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun [I stand in the light of this new day]; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

The word braduno, which Peter uses in 2 Peter 3:9, meaning “to delay:–be slack, tarry,” only appears one other time, as Paul speaks to Timothy about the mystery of godliness. He is describing the manner of God’s house and the “office of deacon,” from the word daikoneo, meaning a waiter, as one who disperses food to many (feeding the LORD’s sheep). He is speaking of the LORD working through (in) us (tarrying) unknown, longsuffering to bring all to repentance, even now in this end time when all have turned from the truth and to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils (misleaders – the unfaithful “she” spoken of in Revelation above).

1 Timothy 3
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon [diakoneo – waiter of tables, delivering the word from God’s mouth, by which men live] well purchase [peripoieomai – only appearing here and in Acts 20:28 where it is the LORD’s blood that purchases us out of sin] to themselves a good degree [bathmos, only here, for bathos meaning profundity, as mysteries; rendered deep or depth], and great boldness [the authority to speak the mysteries of God, the great depth below the surface] in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
14 These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly:
15 But if I tarry [braduno] long [the LORD longsuffering unknown], that you mayest know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit [while unknown], seen of angels [understood by those who become His messengers], preached unto the Gentiles [those who don’t know the mystery of God’s manner], believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 Timothy 4
1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; [Here Paul is referring to His word of warning, which Luke records in Acts 20:28 and the surrounding verses.]
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats [those “forbidding” are those Paul speaks of in 2 Timothy 2:17, Hymenaeus and Philetus, who are saying the resurrection {joining with the LORD in ONE BODY} is past, whose names say they are hidding behind the mask of spurious love, and forbid those who follow them from joining with the LORD, leaving {coming out from among them – as in Revelation 18:4 above} their corrupt houses and coming into His ONE BODY], which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto you have attained.
7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself rather unto godliness [as defined in 1 Timothy 3:16 above].
8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labor and [long] suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe.
11 These things command and teach.
12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14 Neglect not the gift [grace] that is in you, which was given you by prophecy [1 Timothy 1:18, says they went before on him – of me], with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15 Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto yourself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you [for which I have been sent].

Acts 20
19 Serving the LORD with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews [Judah – the leaders who say they know the LORD, taking His name in vain]:
20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shown you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,
21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our LORD Jesus Christ.
22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the LORD Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
25 And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.
27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased [pereipoieomai] with his own blood.
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace [His gift], which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
35 I have shown you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the LORD Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Romans 11
25 For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
30 For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
32 For God has concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
33 O the depth [bathos – mysteries] of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are [they cannot be found by men, only God reveals them] his judgments, and his ways [the manner in which He reveals His presence] past finding out!
34 For who has known the mind of the LORD? or who has been his counselor?
35 Or who has first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 2
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God [not that I learned but only what He gave me, His grace bestowed].
2 For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the LORD of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.
10 But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep [bathos] things of God.
11 For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who has known the mind of the LORD, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

In verse 9 above, speaking of things the princes (powers – those exercising authority) of the world don’t know, the deep of which they are ignorant, and therefore crucified the flesh veiling the LORD of glory, Paul quotes from Isaiah 64:4.

The (many times discussed) word esousia, is the same word that appears in the title (from Luke 7:8) rendered “authority.” In Luke, the verse begins with “For I also am,” as “a certain centurion” is, in recognition of the LORD’s authority, comparing it (exousia) to his. Of this faith in Him, the LORD then says, “I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”

Luke only uses the word centurion one other time, in Luke 23:47, as he (the LORD in him) describes the crucifixion.

Luke 23
44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into your hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

When Luke speaks of “giving up the ghost,” he uses the three times used word ekpneo; ek meaning through this manner, and pneo, a seven times used word meaning, “to breathe hard, i.e. breeze:–blow.”

It (pneo) is the word, rendered “blows” in John 3:8, used to tell of the Spirit moving where He will, and men hearing the voice (of God) but not knowing where it comes from or where it is going.

John 3
5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water [the word of God] and of the [understanding that only come by His] Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again.
8 The wind blows [pneo] where it wills, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus [those who overcome the crowd – the stench of ignorance that pervades this evil generation] answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Are you a master [teacher] of Israel, and know not these things?
11 Truly, truly, I say unto you, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen [been given sight by the marvelous work of the LORD Himself]; and you receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things [of the full understanding God has given as a gift]?
13 And no man has ascended up to heaven [into full understanding], but he that [whose understanding] came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven [who has full understanding].
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish [by their own ignorance and that of those they follow into perdition], but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name [identity] of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation [krisis – the decision point when men decide their own fate], that light [understanding] is come into the world, and men loved darkness [ignorance] rather than light, because their deeds were evil [the choice that keeps the dead in darkness and death].
20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried [long-suffered] with them, and baptized [taking them below the surface of the waters, into the deep therein].

Isaiah 64 begins with Isaiah (those that Jehovah saves) asking for what he is seeing and not comprehending. Chapter 65 begins with the LORD telling of being found by a nation not called by His name, meaning not knowing His identity. In this context, He then tells of the dead who remain among the dead, saying to Him, “Stand by yourself, come not near to me, for I am holier than you.”

They don’t recognize Him because they don’t understand only the son reveals the Father, and only the Father the son; by the word of God coming through His work (first) unknown (as the Holy Ghost).

Matthew 11
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, LORD of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things [in a mystery] from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes.
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all you that labor [for that which never gets you to the Father or the son] and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light [double meaning intended].

Isaiah 64
1 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at your presence,
2 As when the melting fire burns, the fire causes the waters to boil, to make your name known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at your presence!
3 When you did terrible things which we looked not for, you came down, the mountains flowed down at your presence.
4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, beside you, what he has prepared for him that waits for him.
5 You meetest him that rejoices and worketh righteousness, those that remember you in your ways: behold, you are wroth; for we have sinned: in those [your ways] is continuance, and we shall be saved.
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness is as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is none that calleth upon your name, that stirs up himself to take hold of you: for you have hid your face from us, and have consumed us, because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity forever: behold, see, we beseech you, we are all your people.
10 Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
12 Will you refrain yourself for these things, O LORD? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore?

Isaiah 65
1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
3 A people that provoke me to anger continually to my face; that sacrifice in gardens, and burns incense upon altars of brick [made by the hands of man];
4 Which remain among the graves [among the dead], and lodge in the monuments [the tombs that house the dead], which eat swine’s flesh [unclean things], and broth of abominable things is in their vessels [which the put in God’s place];
5 Which say, “Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you” [showing their self-righteousness]. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all the day.
6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, says the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
8 Thus says the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do [send this blessing] for my servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
10 And Sharon [these things brought into plain sight] shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor [where they were in tribulation] a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.
11 But you are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop [the enemy army mixed among us, at war to destroy God’s people, our nation, and our better culture, while they claim it’s for our peace and safety], and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
13 Therefore thus says the LORD God, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed:
14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
15 And you shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the LORD God shall slay you, and call his servants by another name:
16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles [tribulation] are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be you glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

Revelation 21
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Hebrews 12
You have come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.
25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
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:
29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Psalms 101
1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto you, O LORD, will I sing.
2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
5 Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he [known liars telling known lies] that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.
8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

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