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(John 1:14)  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.



(Isa 28:5-8)  In that day shall the LORD of hosts [Who is the Lord of hosts?] be for a crown of glory [to encircle (for attack or protection)], and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue [remainder] of his people, And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength [power] to them that turn the battle to the gate. But they also have erred [sinned] through wine, and through strong drink [an intoxicant, i.e. intensely alcoholic] 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 [i.e. what they see (understand), both present and future], they stumble [waver (be tripped up)] in judgment [syn: discernment, wisdom, insight, understanding]. For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

1.       erred = Heb: to stray (caus. mislead), usually (fig.) to mistake, espec. (mor.) to transgress; by extens. (through the idea of intoxication) to reel, (fig.) be enraptured:--(cause to) go astray, deceive, err, be ravished, sin through ignorance, (let, make to) wander.

2.       wine = Heb: yayin; to effervesce [Dict: bubbling, gay, lively]; wine (as fermented); by impl. intoxication.

3.       intoxicate = Dict: 1. to affect temporarily with loss of control over the physical and mental powers, by means of alcoholic liquor, a drug, or other sustance. 2. to excite mentally beyond self-control or reason. 3. to poison. /// intoxicated = Dict: 1. drunk. 2. excited mentally beyond reason or self-control.

4.       “are out of the way” = Heb: to vacillate, i.e. reel or stray (lit. or fig.); also caus. of both:--(cause to) go astray, deceive, dissemble, (cause to, make to) err, pant, seduce, (make to) stagger, (cause to) wander, be out of the way.

5.       “swallowed up” = Heb: to make away with (spec. by swallowing); gen. to destroy:--cover, destroy, devour, eat up, be at end, spend up, swallow down (up).

6.       (Mat 15:18)  But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile [make unclean] the man.




(Isa 28:9-14)  Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine [something heard (the message)]? them that are weaned from the milk [after 3 years old: Heb 5:12], and drawn from the breasts. For precept [commandment] must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line [a cord (as connecting)] upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue [a strange language] will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest [peace] wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing [i.e. renovating, “renewing of your mind” Rom 12:2]: yet they would not hear. Wherefore hear the word of the LORD [in judgment], ye scornful [to scoff, mocking] men, that rule [have dominion, govern] this people which is in Jerusalem .

1.       stammering = Heb: a buffoon; also a foreigner /// to deride; by impl. (as if imitating a foreigner) to speak unintelligibly:--have in derision, laugh (to scorn), mock (on), stammering.

2.       (1 Cor 14:21)  In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

3.       (Acts 2:13)  Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

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

5.       (Mat 11:28-30)  Come unto me, all ye that labour [be wearied] and are heavy laden [overburdened], and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek [gentle] and lowly [humble] in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

6.       (Exo 1:13)  And the Egyptians [the unsaved – in the land of the unsaved] made the children of Israel to serve with rigour [to break apart; fracture, i.e. severity:--cruelty]:

7.       hear = Heb: to hear intelligently (often with impl. of attention, obedience): X attentively, X carefully, consider, discern, give ear, listen, (be) obedient, obey, perceive, regard, understand.


(Isa 28:13)  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 [a symbol of judgment], and be broken, and snared [ensnared (trapped, caught)], and taken [“slain in the spirit” i.e. killed in their soul – total mind control – totally under the power of Satan – symbolizing going into judgment].

1.       fall = Heb: to totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, espec. the ankle); by impl. to falter, stumble, faint or fall: cast down, be decayed, (cause to) fail, (cause, make to) fall (down, -ing), feeble, be (the) ruin (-ed, of), (be) overthrown, (cause to) stumble, X utterly, be weak.

2.       be broken = Heb: to burst (lit. or fig.):--break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken, crush, destroy, hurt, quench.

3.       taken = Heb: to catch (in a net, trap or pit); gen. to capture or occupy: catch (self), be frozen, be holden, stick together, take.

4.       (Gen 49:16,17)  Dan [judge] shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel . Dan shall be a serpent [snake] by the way, an adder [a kind of serpent (as snapping)] in the path, that biteth [to strike with a sting] the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. [Dan is omitted from the 12 tribes (the 144,000) in Rev 7]

5.       (Gen 3:15)  And I will put enmity [hostility: hatred] between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise [snap at] his heel.

6.       (1 Sam 4:17,18)  And the messenger answered [Eli] and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken. And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he [Eli] fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

1.       (John 18:3-6) Judas then [after Satan had entered into Judas: Luke 22:3], having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees [i.e. the temple police], cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.





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