Sunday, January 20, 2019

Proverbs Chapter 13 (Whole Chapter)


1: Wise children hear a father's instruction but scorners hear not rebuke 2: 'Iysh [1] shall eat good by the fruit of their mouths but the souls of transgressors shall eat violence 3: They that guard their mouths protect their lives but they that open wide their lips shall have destruction 4: The souls of sluggards desire and have nothing but the souls of the diligent shall be made fat 5: The righteous hate lying but the wicked are loathsome and come to shame 6: Righteousness keeps them that are upright in The Way but wickedness overthrows sinners 7: There are [those] who make themselves rich yet have nothing Revelation 3:17 there are [those] who make themselves poor yet have great riches Revelation 2:9 8: The ransom of 'iysh’s life are their riches but the poor hears not rebuke 9: The light of the righteous rejoices but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out 10: Only by pride comes contention but with the well advised is wisdom 11: Wealth gotten by worthless means shall be diminished but they that gather by labor shall [have] increase 12: Hope deferred makes the heart sick but when the desire comes it is a tree of life 13: Whoever despises The Word Psalm 100:5 [TR] [2] shall be destroyed but they that fear The Commandment Matthew 22:36-40 shall be rewarded 14: The law of the wise is a fountain of life to depart from the snares of death 15: Good understanding gives favor but the way of transgressors is hard 16: The prudent deals with knowledge but fools lay open their folly 17: A wicked messenger falls into affliction but a faithful ambassador health Exodus 15:26, Hebrews 8:6 18: Poverty and shame shall be to those who refuse instruction but they that regard reproof shall be honored 19: The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil 20: They that walk with the wise shall be wise but companions of fools shall be destroyed 21: Evil pursues sinners but to the righteous good shall be repayed 22: The good leave an inheritance to their children's children and the wealth of sinners is laid up for the just 23: Much food is in the tillage of the poor but there is that is destroyed for lack of justice [or careful planning] 24: [They that] withhold [discipline, not exercising parental] authority hate their children but they who love them chastise them early [from a young age] 25: The righteous eat to the satisfying of their souls but the belly of the wicked shall lack


[1] 'iysh H376 Hebrew for man; husband; mixed crowds of both women and men; homosapien-sapien in general; even translated by scholars as “you [thou]” in Proverbs 3:31 (KJV). The word, Iysh, has no legitimate claim as a word exclusive to males. Context alone must determine translation...In this commentary, the phonetic spelling of the Hebrew word 'iysh is used instead of the word man, mankind, or human whenever the word refers to mixed crowds of both sexes or to the human race in general. As this commentary is posted online one chapter at a time, readers may find this definition posted in footnotes for first use of in any given chapter

[2] References containing [TR] in bracketed superscript are alerts that some Masoretic/Minority/eclectic Hebrew and Greek texts contradict the Ben Chayyim Masoretic and Majority Texts (Textus Receptus/Received Text 3rd Edition) that the King James Version [and other Bible versions] are based upon. In these instances, doctrines critical to Christianity, such as the Godhead, the virgin birth, and the physical resurrection of Christ, are almost always negatively impacted. As this commentary is posted online one chapter at a time, readers may find this [TR] alert posted in footnotes for first use of in any given chapter

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Proverbs Chapter 12 Commentary (whole chapter)


 1: love instruction love knowledge The foolish hate reproof 2: How good to obtain favor of YHWH  The wicked plans of 'iysh[1] will be condemned 3: Audawm[2] shall not stand by wickedness but the root of The Just shall never be removed 4: 'Ishshah chayil [a strong woman][3] crowns ba`al[4] [lord—not necessarily husband] Confusion [is as a] rotten bone[5] 5: The thoughts of the just are worthy but the counsels of the wicked are treacherous 6: The words of the wicked ambush for blood but the mouth of the upright saves [delivers]  7: The wicked are overthrown but the house of the righteous shall stand 8: 'Iysh shall be commended according to wisdom but the perverse in heart shall be despised 9: Despised servants [who are provided for] are better [off] than the honorable who lack provision 10: The Just regard the lives of their animals but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel 11: They that till the land shall be satisfied with bread but they that follow laziness and vanity have empty hearts 12: The wicked delights in the snare of evil but the root of the just delivers 13: The wicked are snared by the rebellion of their lips but the just shall be brought forth out of affliction 14: 'Iysh shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of their mouths and the reward of audawm’s hands shall be rendered unto them 15: The way of the foolish is right in their own eyes but they that hearken to [good] counsel are wise 16: The wrath of fools is soon exposed but good sense protects from shame 17: They that speak truth show forth righteousness but a false witness deceit 18: There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword but the tongue of the wise [brings] health 19: The lips of truth shall be established forever but a lying tongue is but for a moment 20: Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil but to the counselors of peace is joy 21: There shall no evil happen to The Just but the wicked shall be filled with mischief 22: Lying lips are abomination to YHWH but they that deal truly in truth are his delight 23: The prudent audawm conceals knowledge but the heart of fools proclaim foolishness 24: The hand of the diligent shall bear rule but the lazy shall be under tribute 25: Heaviness in the heart of 'Iysh makes it stoop but a good word makes it glad 26: The righteous are more excellent than their neighbors but the way of the wicked seduces them 27: The slothful roasts not that which is taken in hunting but the substance of a diligent audawm is precious 28: In the way of righteousness is life and in the pathway thereof there is no death


[1] 'iysh H376 Hebrew for man; husband; mixed crowds of both women and men; homosapien-sapien in general; even translated by scholars as “you [thou]” in Proverbs 3:31 (KJV). The word, Iysh, has no legitimate claim as a word exclusive to males. Context must determine translation.



In this commentary, the phonetic spelling of the Hebrew word 'iysh is used instead of the word man, mankind, or human whenever the word refers to mixed crowds of both sexes or to the human race in general. As this commentary is posted online one chapter at a time, readers may find this definition posted in footnotes for first use of in any given chapter



[2] 'âdâm H120 Pronounced “audawm” is the name God gave to both the first man and the first woman—the entire human race. In the Hebrew Bible, mixed crowds (composed of both females and males) are also referred to as 'âdâm. This Hebrew word, does not mean “man” and is not androcentric (male centered) as are most English and Greek words used to describe the entire human population, words such as: man (when used to describe all people), mankind, human race, anthropos (when used to describe all people), etc..

In this commentary, the phonetic spelling of the Hebrew word 'âdâm (audawm) is used instead of man, mankind, or human whenever the word refers to mixed crowds of both sexes or to the human race in general. As this commentary is posted online one chapter at a time, readers may find this definition posted in footnotes for first use of 'âdâm (audawm) in any given chapter.


[3] Chayil H2428 Valor; Strength; Might; [The strength and power of] Wealth; [The strength and power of] Riches. Chayil is mistranslated “virtuous” only three times in the Hebrew text; each of these mistranslations is deliberate (concerning women) due to misogyny. There is no textual reason to translate the Hebrew word, Chayil, as virtuous as it has never had any connotation of virtue.


[4] ba`al H-1167 Lord. Many translations of ba`al as “husband” are incorrect. In the sense that there were many concubines (slave wives) in ancient times, a woman’s ba`al could very well be her husband, but that does not portray God’s intention and direct command when he created men and women.



[5] This verse is rife with misogyny in all translations, beginning with the mistranslation of the Hebrew word, chayil, which means a force, usually of valor, strength, and might, but could be a force of wealth. This force is somehow transformed into “virtuous” for no textual reason other than it was unthinkable to translators (both ancient and modern) that a woman can be a force of strength. The Hebrew word, chayil, Strong’s reference H2428, is only translated as virtuous three times in the authorized version, and each time it is deliberately mistranslated about women. Other versions attribute her with excellence and [moral] worth, but these still fall short of chayil. Another feature of this verse, is than in virtually all translations women become wives and lords (ba`al) become husbands. In the case of slave-wives, this is true, but was the practice right? Deuteronomy 17:17 says it is not. Also connecting women/wives with confusion [that is as rotten bones] is misleading. Without translator supplements, this is a stand alone statement, and should be taken as such.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Numbers 6:14-15 Godhead Revealed in Nazarite Vow


It is not coincidence that the Godhead is revealed in Numbers chapter six, where the vow of the Nazarite is described. The vow was open for both women and men to take. No one--either men or women--needed to ask anyone's permission to take this vow, and no one could legally interfere with it once taken.

Famous Nazarites were Sampson and Samuel. This writer believes Anna and John the Baptist also lived their lives under a Nazarite vow.

Numbers 6:13-14

And this is the law of the Nazarite when the days of their separation are fulfilled they shall be brought to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation And they shall offer their offering to YHWH one he lamb of the first year [Jesus/Son] without blemish for a burnt offering and one ewe lamb [Holy Spirit/Ruwach (always portrayed as feminine)] of the first year without blemish for a sin offering and one ram [Son who is given/Everlasting Father] without blemish for peace offerings

He Lamb (Son) She Lamb(HS) Ram (Father)

It can be argued that all three of these sacrifices represent Jesus, and that is true. They do. But it would not negate the appearance of the Godhead in the sacrifices required at consummation of a Nazarite's vow. After all, Jesus is YHWH, the Holy Spirit is YHWH, and the Father is YHWH.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Proverbs Chapter 3 commentary


    
1: Children forget not my law but let your heart keep my commandments[1] 2: For length of days and long life and peace shall they add to you[2] 3: Let not mercy and truth forsake you bind them about your neck write them upon the tablet of your heart 4: So shall you find favor and good success in the sight of Elohiym and audawm 5: Trust in YHWH with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding 6: In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths[3] 7: Be not wise in your own eyes fear YHWH [4]and depart from evil 8: It shall be health to your flesh[5] and marrow to your bones[6] 9: Honor YHWH with your substance and with the first fruits of all your increase 10: So shall your barns be filled with plenty and your presses shall burst out with new wine[7] 11: Children despise not the chastening of YHWH neither be weary of his correction 12: For whom YHWH loves he corrects even as a father the child in whom he delights 13: Happy is audawm that finds wisdom, and audawm that gets understanding 14: For the merchandise of it [wisdom and understanding/discernment] is better than the merchandise of silver and the gain thereof than fine gold 15: She is more precious than rubies and all the things you can desire are not to be compared [to wisdom and understanding] 16: Length of days is in her right hand and in her left hand riches and honor 17: Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace 18: She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her and happy is every one that retains her 19: YHWH by wisdom has founded the earth by understanding has he established the heavens 20: By his knowledge the depths are broken up and the clouds drop down the dew 21: Children let not them depart from your eyes observe [and carefully guard] sound wisdom and counsel 22: So shall they be life to your soul and grace to your neck 23: Then shall you walk in your way safely and your foot shall not stumble 24: When you lie down you shall not be afraid yes you shall lie down and your sleep shall be sweet 25: Be not afraid of sudden terror neither of the desolation of the wicked when it comes 26: For YHWH shall be your confidence and shall keep your foot from being taken 27: Withhold not good from them to whom it is due when it is in the power of your hand to do it 28: Say not to your neighbor Go and come again and tomorrow I will give when you have it by you 29: Devise not evil against your neighbors seeing they dwell securely by you 30: Strive not with audawm without cause if they have done you no harm 31: Envy thou not oppressors and choose none of their  ways 32: For [those who] depart [are] [an] abhorrence to YHWH but his intimate counsel is with the righteous 33: The curse of YHWH is in the house of the wicked but he blesses the habitation of the just 34: Surely he scorns the scorners but he gives grace to the lowly 35: The wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the promotion of fools


[1] Matthew 22:36-40 These four verses sum up all the Law and ALL the Prophets. Romans 13:8-10 says LOVE is the fulfilling of the Law.
[2] Ephesians 6:2-3 and Deuteronomy 5:16 Honoring parents was the first commandment that came with a promise attached to it.
[3] This is a plainly written promise. If we do thus and such, then God will do thus and such. In this case the promise is divine guidance. We do not have to know all of the details of what falls between point “A” and point “B.” We do not even have to know where point “B” is. God will get us there…IF we do things His way.
[4] The Bible is full of fear nots. But there a few things thing we should greatly fear. 1.) an eternity without God 2.) placing ourselves outside the bounds of God’s will. Jesus said not to fear them that can kill the body but rather fear him who has power to destroy both body and soul in hades.
[5] Can anything be any clearer than this: Verses :7-8, contain a cause and effect PROMISE that if we repent of haughty spirits and pride (from being “wise in our own eyes,”) and develop a reverential fear of God and walk in spiritual health, then He will grant health to our physical bodies. Jesus spoke of the spirit/physical connection when said if our [spiritual] eyes be clear then our [physical] bodies would be full of light (health).
[6] Our bone marrow produces blood cells, called red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. Leviticus 17:11 tells us the life of the flesh is in the blood. Proverbs 3:7-8 is another example of science proving the Bible is true and also an amazing [conditional] promise of God’s healing provision for his children.
[7] These two verses speak to a cause and effect Bible promise. It is material substance we are asked to honor the Lord with, and it is material provision promised in return.