Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?

3 – 6 October 2023

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?

The above, Jeremiah 15:18, is Jeremiah speaking to the LORD. The verse comes just after Jeremiah mentions finding the LORD’s word, which he joyfully ate. The verse is filled with cryptic allusions to its meaning, which we find, by the LORD’s leading, when we explore the distinct words therein appearing.

The “pain” that is said to be perpetual is from the six times us word k’eb. The word saying it’s “incurable” is ‘anash, a word discussed in the previous post (describing the mind of man as “desperately wicked” and later speaking of the “woeful” day, from Jeremiah 17:9 & 16, respectively).

Jeremiah 17
5 Thus says the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.
6 For he shall be like the heath [a tree stripped of protection against the elements] in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land [where nothing grows from the earth] and not inhabited.
7 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked [‘anash – the “woeful” day spoken of in verse 16 below]: who can know it?
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
11 As the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not; so he that gets riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.
13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for you are my praise.
15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.
16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor [impatiently, presumptuously, going before you led me] to follow you: neither have I desired the woeful [‘anash – desperately wicked] day; you know: that which came out of my lips was right before you [nokach – only here in Jeremiah, meaning not against].
17 Be not a terror unto me: you are my hope in the day of evil.
18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

Jeremiah’s words, in verse 16 above, saying he hasn’t spoken against the LORD, seem contradicted in the title verse when he asks the LORD if He is a liar whose words fail. The meaning is clarified when we, in the context it’s a pain that “refuses to be healed [rapha’],” examine the twice used word rendered “liar,” ‘akzab, meaning “from 3576 [kazab]; falsehood; by implication treachery:–liar, lie.”

The only other time ‘akzab appears is in Micah 1:14, where, in the translated names, we understand it is speaking of what held (holds) all the kings (of God’s People) in blind darkness. In this context, we realize Jeremiah is asking if he is held incurably in the same blind darkness, by refusing the cure (the living waters, the word he found): which (cure) is the LORD’s command to speak the word (he found).

Jeremiah is sent (with the word found) to the people he is to raise to life, by the LORD rising in him, then in them, by His word. They (the leaders drunken with power) refuse the cure sent, which is them failing the grace of God, as spoken of in Hebrew 12:15, which tells us it is them rejecting its correction and thereby (choosing to remain in darkness) remain illegitimate children.

Friends, I tell very boldly and plainly, salvation comes only to those who confess the LORD is present, and then speaking this, His word from their mouth, He manifests Himself to the world in need.

It’s a simple message, good tidings, here published. It is this command, the right way, the righteousness of God manifested by faith, to which God’s people, those who become His children, submit. This (subordinating your will to His in this manner) is what Paul, the LORD alive in him working and speaking, is saying in Romans 10:3. The word there rendered “submitted” is said to be hupotasso, from the two words, hupo (meaning under or to place beneath) and tasso (meaning to arrange in an orderly manner).

Per the previous post, in the original text (of Romans 10:3), the word appears as hupetagesan, which is the Greek word age (to be led and to lead) inserted into (joined in the midst of) the word tasso. The word (hupetagesan) speaks of the LORD’s Spirit working unknown among those led by Him into all truth, and, in context, they (going about to prove themselves right) fail to receive the cure and don’t return from death and hell.

Hebrews 12
8 But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards [nothos – only appearing here, meaning “a spurious or illegitimate son”], and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection [hupotasso] unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he [the Father of spirits who brought us to life from the dead] for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness [the purity by which only do we see Him who is unseen].
11 Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness [His right way] unto them which are exercised [from whom corruption is worked out] thereby.
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
13 And make straight paths for your feet [on the course the LORD has set before us], lest that which is lame [prone to stray] be turned out of the [right] way; but let it rather be healed [cured by the One able to cure the incurable].
14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the LORD:
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of [by refusing to hear and obey] the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright [this promised new life].
17 For you know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
18 For you are not [as those who refuse this word of God have] come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest [the storm caused by remaining in ignorance of God’s righteousness],
19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated [paraiteomai – refused] that the word [of God giving understanding] should not be spoken to them any more:
20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast [refusing and therefore with the LORD’s Spirit] touch the mountain [of God], it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
22 But you [who’ve received Him and His correction] are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels [messengers receiving and delivering His message, publishing His good tidings],
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 [come to life in His presence],
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling [His sacrificing to deliver this message, as the sunrise upon all], that speak 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 [the place of full understanding]:
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 [that the wicked and their corruption are shaken from them and they, heaven and earth, are born again].
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 [of God, heaven on the earth] which cannot be moved, let us have [not refusing] grace [this free gift of His treasures], whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Romans 10
1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is [all His chosen family at large, those who receive this promised end], that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of [in darkness not knowing] God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness [trying to prove their corrupt ways are the right way], have not submitted themselves [hupotasso] unto the righteousness [the right way] of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.
5 For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law [without understanding], That the man which does those things [with understanding] shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speak on this wise, Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above [to give us understanding]:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead [to give us again understanding].)
8 But what says it? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart [mind]: that is, the word of faith [that word, understanding, received is the LORD’s], which we preach;
9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the LORD Jesus [Jehovah’s salvation manifested in the flesh He chooses], and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him [He has chosen to dwell in] from the dead, you shall be saved.
10 For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. [I confess Jesus Christ is One God alive in my flesh!]
11 For the scripture says [in Isaiah 28:16], Whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed [shall reach this expected end, our hope realized].
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same LORD over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For [Joel 2:32 says] whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written [in Isaiah 52:7], How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah [53:1] says, LORD, who has believed our report [in Hebrew “report” is from the many times discussed word shmuw’ah {shama’ Yah}, meaning heard and obeyed what is reported as the word of Jehovah, as it is, His sound “doctrine” He is teaching, as in Isaiah 28:9, asking “Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine {shmuw’ah – His report}?”]?
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by [receiving report, the preaching, as] the word of God.
18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends [ending the old and beginning the new] of the world.
19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses says, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
20 But Isaiah [in Isaiah 65:1 & 2] is very bold, and says, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
21 But to Israel he says, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying [antilego – opposing His rightly ordered discourse] people [of who Isaiah 65:5 says they haven’t found Him because they, those choosing to remain among the dead, are saying they are holier than Him; of whom He says they are like smoke in His nose, meaning to be fanned away by His hand].

Isaiah 28
9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine [shmuw’ah]? them that are weaned from the milk [receiving the foundational element of truth, have advanced in understanding, into perfection], and drawn [now draw] from the breasts [of the Ancient of Days – as we know, the word here rendered “drawn” is ‘attiyq, only appearing elsewhere in 1 Chronicles 4:22, where it speaks of the “ancient” things, the work of those that dwelt with the king].
10 For [as here] 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 [the truth: a foreign language to those who only know corruption] will he speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they [refused and] 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, 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 [shall not be taken away with the flood of men’s lying words, the shame that comes upon those who refuse this rest and refreshing].
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and [the] righteousness [of God] to the plummet [against which your righteousness shall be judged]: and the hail [the word frozen in heaven, reserved there for this moment] shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters [His word from heaven] shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell [sheol] shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge [showt] shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you [in its snare]: for morning by morning shall it pass over [‘abar – the bringing the Passover from death into life for those who receive it as His word], by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report [shmuw’ah – only to understand it is the voice of Jehovah manifesting His presence to those who receive Him].
20 For the bed is shorter than that a man [sleeping in death] can stretch himself on it: and the covering [of lies and falsehood] narrower than that he can wrap [hide] himself in it.
21 For the LORD [Jehovah] shall rise up as in mount Perazim [2 Samuel 5:20 – as water from His throne, breaking forth upon His and David’s enemies], he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon [Joshua 10:10 & 11 – His word reserved {frozen} in heaven, sent as great hailstones upon the wicked: the current corrupt crop sitting in power], that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange [known to no one except Him] act.
22 Now therefore be you not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the LORD GOD [‘Adonay Jehovih – KING of kings and LORD of lords], of hosts [a man of war and Commander, Chief, of the armies of heaven] a consumption [kalah – a full end, as in Daniel 9:27], even determined [charats – decreed, as in Joshua 10:21 saying “And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua {Jesus} at Makkedah {as one flock under one shepherd} in peace: none moved {charats} his tongue against any of the children of Israel.” And 2 Samiel 5:24, the LORD saying to David, “And let it be, when you hear {shama’ – obey} the sound {qowl – the voice} of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees {baka’, from which come bkowr – telling us this is the voice of the “firstborn”}, that then you shall bestir yourself: for then shall the LORD go out before {paniym – His presence will be manifested with, in} you, to smite the host of the Philistines {the enemy army now mixed among you}.”] upon the whole earth.
23 Give you ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

Joel 2
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly [call the ONE BODY, His army, to muster to Him]:
16 Gather the people, sanctify [declare holy and pure] the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts [of the Ancient of Days]: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet [chuppah – the veil that protects her; only appearing elsewhere in Psalms 19:5, where it the chamber out of which also comes the bridegroom; and Isaiah 4:5 where it is His glory as our defense].
17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar [where they killed the prophets and wise men the LORD sent to rebuke them for their straying from His path], and let them say, Spare your people, O LORD, and give not your heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
18 Then will the LORD be jealous [qana’ – zealous] for his land [‘ertes – His earth], and pity his people.
19 Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and you shall be satisfied therewith [this feast, from which you will receive My strength and rise]: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:
20 But I will remove far off [rachaq – the evil men have decreed against you] from you the northern army [by the army of darkness], and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea [force them into the light of the sunrising upon His people at large], and his hinder part toward the utmost sea [his end shall come in this generation in these last days], and his stink shall come up [their rottenness shall be perceived by all], and his ill savor [the corruption of the words in their mouth] shall come up, because he has done great things [gadal – been successful in destroying all by their policy of deception].
21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things [gadal – shall have the final success in restoring what they destroyed].
22 Be not afraid, you beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring [with new life], for the tree [of life] bears her fruit, the fig tree and the vine [My people connected to MY root] do yield their strength [understanding, which is light and life].
23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he has given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month [of His new creation].
24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust [men who’ve destroy the earth] has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you [to awaken you to the consequences of your neglect].
26 And you shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that has dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed [because they will realized this is the promised, and therefore expected, end].
27 And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel [the people of the promise, who are corrected and become My sons and daughters], and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
28 And it shall come to pass afterward [after the remnant is awakened, through them], that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.
32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Isaiah 4
1 And in that day seven women [the ONE BODY of Christ, the church universal] shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.
2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remains in Jerusalem [those that aren’t taken away by the flood of men’s lies], shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
4 When the LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory [upon those in who the LORD manifests His presence] shall be a defense [chappah].
6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

Micah 1
2 Hear, all you people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the LORD God be witness against you, the LORD from his holy temple.
3 For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place [His chamber], and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.
5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria [Democrats, confederate with foreign communists]? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem [Republicans, the remnant of the republic]?
6 Therefore I will make Samaria as a heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.
7 And all the graven images [the idols they created, put in My place, and call by My name] thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire [by the crumbs your masters feed you after they stole them, taxed it away, from your neighbors] of a harlot, and they shall return to the hire of a harlot.
8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked [My arm is uncovered before the eyes of the world]: I will make a wailing like the dragons [tannah – like serpents and whales, devouring with {the words from} their wide open mouths], and mourning as the owls [those who hunt their prey {souls} in the darkness].
9 For her wound is incurable [‘anash – because they refuse the cure, hearing this word as the word from the mouth of the LORD, and, therefore, will not speak it as commanded]; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate [between heaven and hell] of my people, even to Jerusalem [the remnant of My people].
10 Declare you it not at Gath [among My army], weep you not at all [show you no remorse for refusing to declare it]: in the house of Aphrah [wallowing in the ashes of the earth’s ruin] roll yourself in the dust [‘aphar – thinking you can therein hide].
11 Pass you away [‘abar – Passover from death into life by declaring My word], you inhabitant of Saphir [only appearing here, from the word shaphar, only appearing in Psalms 16:6, rendered “goodly,” saying “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”], having your shame naked [not reaching death you sought]: the inhabitant of Zaanan [my wandering flock] came not forth in the mourning of Bethezel [the remorse, now, in the house of tsel, your shadow, your soul unaware here in death’s sleep]; he [the risen LORD] shall receive [laqash – take, receive, you] of you his standing [’emdah – said to mean domicile: a dwelling place, only appearing here, from the word ‘amad, meaning to stand, and Yah, Jehovah; it is speaking the LORD, our heritage, rising in us to here raise us to stand in life] .
12 For the inhabitant of Maroth [only appearing here, meaning they are held in the bitterness of their own words] waited carefully for good: but evil came down from [their own bitterness came against] the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem [between heaven and hell].
13 O you inhabitant of Lachish [who, in your pride think yourself invincible], bind the chariot to the swift beast [the falsehood and lies that carry those without My Spirit]: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in you [in the word of the LORD found].
14 Therefore shall you give presents [shilluwach – the crumbs you’ve stolen] to Moreshethgath [the bitter army you thereby possess {yaresh}]: the houses of Achzib [the same as ‘akzab] shall be a lie [‘akzab] to the kings of Israel [causing them to be held in darkness].
15 Yet will I bring an heir [yaresh – who will seize these possessions from you} unto you, O inhabitant of Mareshah [who now have dominion]: he [the LORD in me} shall come unto Adullam [as justice for God’s people] the glory of Israel [the LORD presence revealed in the family of His promise].

Psalms 16
1 Preserve me, O God: for in you do I put my trust.
2 O my soul [the immortal person in my flesh], you have said unto the LORD [Jehovah], “You are my LORD [said to be ‘Adonay {King of king}, out of ignorance changed from Jehovah in the most ancient texts]: my goodness [you are the goodness in me] extends not to you [is not something you need];
3 But to the saints [in need] that are in the earth, and to the excellent [‘addiyr – those in whom Your might appears], in whom is all my delight [my joy when they realized You are present in us].”
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names [their evil words that identify them] into my lips.
5 The LORD [alive in me] is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup [the life I drink]: you maintain my lot [this destiny you decreed for those who have faith in You].
6 The lines [from past to this present moment] are fallen unto me in pleasant [na’iym – the same word used in verse 11, appearing thirteen times total, and referring us to its appearance in Job 36:11, see below] places; yea, I have a goodly [shaphar] heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night season [this time when ignorance covers the earth in darkness].
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is [present] at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope [knowing the inner man is immortal].
10 For you will not leave my [immortal] soul in hell [sheol]; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption [that darkens the minds of the ignorant who choose death, and never awaken into life because their deeds are evil].
11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence [paniym] is fulness of joy [the realization of this reality]; at your right hand [from where comes you might] there are pleasures [na’iym] for evermore.

Job 36
5 Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
6 He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor [the needy without power to withstand the wicked].
7 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they [the righteous] on the throne; yea, he does establish them forever, and they are exalted.
8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction;
9 Then he shows them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded [going beyond the bounds of good].
10 He open also their ear to discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity.
11 If they obey [shama’] and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures [na’iym].
12 But if they obey [shama’] not, they shall perish [‘ abar – passover into death] by the sword [this word they reject], and they shall die without knowledge.
13 But the hypocrites in heart [the corrupot in mind] heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them [by their own iniquity].
14 They die in youth [never putting away childish things], and their life is among the unclean [those ignorant by their corruption].
15 He delivers the poor [those needing strength] in his affliction, and open their ears [to hear His instructions] in oppression.
16 Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness [no oppression under tyrants]; and that [good way] which should be set on your table should be full of fatness [bring prosperity].
17 But you [who refuse to obey] have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on you.
18 Because there is wrath [not understanding the LORD is long-suffering in His correction, not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance], beware lest he take you away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver you.
19 Will he esteem your riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
20 Desire not the night [this time when ignorance has prevailed and there is no understanding], when people are cut off [from life] in their place.
21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this [regarding iniquity] have you chosen rather than affliction [that comes with relentless opposition].
22 Behold, God exalts by his power: who teaches like him?
23 Who has enjoined him his way [teaching as He here teaches]? or who can say, You have [with these words] wrought iniquity?
24 Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold.
25 Every man may see it [is the LORD manifesting His presence in us]; man may behold it afar off [rachowq – now in this time when the world is ruled by evil decree].
26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
27 For he makes small the drops of water [His word from heaven]: they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof [the separated elements of understanding that left the earth, reserved there until now when He returns them in distilled form]:
28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
29 Also can any understand the spreading [miphrase, meaning expansion, as in the firmament when the word of God is separated from the corruption of man, the distillation, purification process in the exposition – only appearing here and Ezekiel 27:7] of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle [His voice as thunder, the sound of the light]?
30 Behold, he spreads his light [understanding] upon it, and covers the bottom of the sea [the deep meaning hidden in the darkened depths].
31 For by [revealing] them judges he the people; he gives meat in abundance.
32 With clouds he covers the light; and commands it not to shine by the cloud that comes betwixt.
33 The noise [His voice heard in the thunder] thereof shows concerning it [the meat of His judgment], the cattle [His flock upon whom it is sent] also concerning the vapor [its leaving into and returning from the cloud where this understanding was held and protected].

As we know, the ending verses of Psalms 16 are quoted by the LORD speaking through Peter and Paul, respectively, in context, as He now also speaks, in Acts 2:25 – 28 & 13:35.

Acts 2
22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
25 For David speaks [in Psalms 16] concerning him, I foresaw the LORD [alive, present with me] always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26 Therefore did my heart [my understanding mind] rejoice, and my tongue was glad [this refers to what David says in 2 Samuel 23, saying: 2 The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 4 And he shall be as the light of the morning {the understand that brings the new day}, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds {as new beginning when full understand has from there returned to cover the earth}; as the tender grass springing} new life where before there was none} out of the earth by clear shining after rain.]; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope [that with Him I live forever]:
27 Because you will not leave my soul in hell [but from there in death will you resurrect me], neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your countenance [presence].
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31 He seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32 This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are [this day] witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand [the power that effectually works to bring dead flesh to life] of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear [in the flesh of those He raises to life with His rising in them].
34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he says himself, The LORD [Jehovah] said unto my LORD [‘adown – David’s king, which we know refers to Joseph, through whose seed Shiloh comes in this ‘achariyth, the last days of which Jacob told His children – Genesis 49], Sit you on my right hand,
35 Until I make your foes your footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made the same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both LORD and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart [these thing pierced their ears and entered into their minds], and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name [the identity of the One working and speaking among you] of Jesus Christ [Jehovah’s Salvation manifested in the flesh] for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift [these treasures of His understanding which will raise you to life as they effectually work in your mind] of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off [in these last days when the world is ruled by evil decree, as it now is], even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

The word “untoward” is the four times used Greek word skilios, meaning “warped, i.e. winding; figuratively, perverse.” It speaks of winding like a river’s bends, in the sense of not seeing what is around the next, referring to the effect on the minds (of the froward) twisting and perverting the truth. It (the LORD in it) speaks of this moment, this evil generation, while referring us to the word’s other uses: Luke 3:5, Philippians 2:15, and 1 Peter 2:18.

Before examining these passages, suffer me for a moment while I must digress: yesterday, I heard someone publicly, a caller on the most prominent daily broadcast, call for God’s people to pray for God’s wrath and the death of the wicked. The paradox is the ignorance of the self-righteous (the misleading of the misled), thinking they will escape it if it were to come. The end of the wicked is by their own hand, their own works returned upon them; not by the hand of God, Whose work is to save the wicked from themselves and free them from the devil, his working through misleaders who’ve taken and hold men captive in the darkness of their own minds.

Ezekiel 33
11 Say unto them, As I live, says the LORD God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
12 Therefore, you son of man, say unto the children of your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turns from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sins.
13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousness shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he has committed, he shall die for it.
14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, You shall surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
16 None of his sins that he has committed shall be mentioned unto him: he has done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
17 Yet the children of your people say, The way of the LORD is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
18 When the righteous turns from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
20 Yet you say, The way of the LORD is not equal. O you house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.
22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning [this morning – today is the day to open your mouths as He commands]; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb.
23 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; You eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall you possess the land?

John 3
11 Truly, truly, I say unto you, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen [have understood by the light, and become the light – Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid]; 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?
13 And no man has ascended up to heaven [into full understanding], but he that came down [received it] from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven [here with full understand I received].
14 And as Moses lifted up [exalted the voice of] the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up [as the city on the hills, His understanding in us]:
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, 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 of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation [krisis, the choice that causes men to perish], that light [understanding] is come into the world, and men loved darkness [ignorance] rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
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.

Luke 3
4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah [40:3 – 5] the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked [skilios] shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits [of your open mouths] worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones [who cry out while you remain silent] to raise up children unto Abraham.
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the [corrupt] trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Philippians 3
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputing:
15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked [skilios] and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights [as the LORD’s understanding] in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18 For the same cause also do you joy, and rejoice with me.
19 But I trust in the LORD Jesus to send Timothy [D’Annunzio – the one sent to announce the LORD’s presence] shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state [when your obedience is perfected].
20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.
22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he has served with me in the gospel.

1 Peter 2
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward [skilios].
19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
20 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well, and suffer for it, you take it patiently [for Christ’s sake], this is acceptable with God.
21 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:
22 Who did no sin, neither was guile [deception] found in his mouth:
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously:
24 Who his own self bares our sins in his own body on the [corrupt] tree [dead wood, now cut down], that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.
25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop [episkopos – Timothy, the one sent as the Chief Overseer] of your souls.

Acts 13
32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,
33 God has fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he has raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, You are my Son, this day have I begotten you.
34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of [correction not destruction promised to the seed of] David.
35 Wherefore he says also in another psalm, You shall not suffer your Holy One to see corruption.
36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
37 But he, whom God raised again [by correction from death into life], saw no corruption.
38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
40 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;
41 Behold, you despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a man declares it unto you.

Jeremiah 18
15 O LORD, you know: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in your longsuffering: know that for your sake I have suffered rebuke.
16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name [I Am Your manifested identity], O LORD God of hosts.
17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand: for you have filled me with [your] indignation [za’am].
18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable [‘anash], which refuses [your people reject the cure] to be healed [rapha’]? will you be altogether unto me as a liar [‘ akzab – the blindness the befell the kings before me], and as waters [of Your grace] that fail?
19 Therefore thus says the LORD, If you return [to Me], then will I bring you again, and you shall stand before me: and if you take forth [rightly divide] the precious from the vile, you shall be as my mouth [as David]: let them [the people] return [from blindness] unto you; but return not you unto them [to their corruption].
20 And I will make you unto this people a fenced brazen wall [as a serpent in whom My voice is exalted]: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you: for I Am with you [‘Im manuwn’ el – declaring you My son] to save you and to deliver you, says the LORD.
21 And I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the hand of the terrible.

Psalms 2
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed [I Am], saying,
3 Let us break their bands [the law of nature] asunder, and cast away their cords [the law of God] from us.
4 He that sits in the heavens [the place of His strength: full understanding: Omnipotence] shall laugh [sachaq – at the foolishness they decree and call wisdom]: the LORD shall have them in derision [la’ag – mock them because of their ignorance of which they are willfully ignorant].
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king [I Am] upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare [announce] the decree [choq]: “The LORD has said unto me, ‘You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.'”
8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the Earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron [the law of nature and nature’s God]; you shall dash them [the old and fully corrupt] in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Psalms 19
1 The heavens [giving full understanding] declare the glory of God; and the firmament [the exposition, dividing the water {words} below from the waters {word of God} above] shows his handywork [the work of His hand].
2 Day unto day [the beginning of one age and the beginning of the next] utters speech, and night unto night [into the ignorance sending light] shows knowledge.
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 [qatseh] of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun [when the light of the new comes],
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber [chuppah], and rejoiceth as a strong man [see Luke 11:21 above] to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end [qatseh – beginning of understanding] of the heaven, and his circuit [here tquwphah – a full revolution of the sun, the earth going from light into darkness and again into light] unto the ends [qatsah – the cutting off the old {darkness}, beginning the new day] of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting 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 [giving understanding to] 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.
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.
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.

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