Understand the Bible - From a Workman Approved unto God by His Grace







All scripture from King James Bible

Freely I have received, Freely I give as a Servant of our beloved Savior, Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen!  Maranatha!

This study is written directly to and expressly to the Saints.
I pray the reader and listener find this to be a valuable study to help improve Bible Study.

If by chance you are reading this and do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior. I pray you know him by believing Jesus Christ died for us according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again on the third day according to the scriptures.  1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Amen!

From a Workman Approved unto God by His Grace. I as all in the Body of Christ am a "work in progress" we know as in working out our salvation in the sanctification process. 

Philippians 2:12-18

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye 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.

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

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.

Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

We all see through a glass darkly.  1Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”

 Do any of us now have a measure of the excellency of our soon coming glorified body?  Not even close, yet we press on in our pilgrimage fighting the good fight in daily awe of His grace bestowed upon us. Amen! 


 I strongly encourage you to carefully and prayerfully study this with your King James Bible.  Any errors of perhaps misunderstandings or clarification or questions please email me and let's discuss: 

 vietrandy@gmail.com.  

Foundational doctrines in scripture that are essential, absolutes. See Note 1 commentary below. 

My credentials and experience:  Like you, anytime I open a Bible Study Website, or Blog I immediately look for the person's credentials and experience. Their testimony is also wonderful to add validity.

I am NOT a Bible Scholar, but a layman, a saved Christian, a former firstling of an ass, redeemed by my Kinsman Redeemer. Jesus Christ.

See Come Meet My Kinsman Redeemer


 Although saved at an early age and spending most of my lifetime as a Bible student, reading and studying the Bible mostly King James Bible, I didn't dedicate my life to the Lord until December 3, 2005, and since 2012 been convinced that the King James Only is the only FINAL AUTHORITY to understand and operate in God's word.  See my multiple documented proofs. As you can see my testimony attached and my experience of coming out of over 50 years of going to church, needless to say, I've heard countless sermons and have studied literally hundreds upon hundreds of YouTube videos and online courses.  My sincere prayer is that there are some of you this helps. To God be the Glory Forever. Amen!  Maranatha!

Bio:  
  • Retired US Naval Officer 3100 designator, Supply Corps, Submarine Warfare, Cryptology, Language Interpreter and Translator.  Licensed Teacher, Spanish, Certified Instructor English as a Second Language. Over 30 years teaching English and Spanish. 
  • Education:  BA Economics and Spanish, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico; Graduate of Defense Language Institute. Successfully completed 2 of 6-week Cambridge University ELS certification - before they showed me the "front door exit" after foolishly telling my University of Cambridge tutor the British Empire was irrelevant when he failed my practical exam. Received American TESL certification.
  •  My basic, working knowledge of modern and ancient biblical Greek is all self-taught and would classify myself as a novice but feel comfortable with most aspects of Greek grammar. My knowledge of Hebrew is also self-taught although extremely limited, thereby relying heavily on tutorials when needed. I feel comfortable in using both Bible Greek and Hebrew Lexicons and Concordances. 

I do not trust 95.5 % of Bible Scholars, Theologians, Pastors, and Bible Teachers. Even the remaining 4.5 % I trust; I thoroughly check all their teaching with my KJB.  If this repulses you or offends you, (John 6:61-63) then please stop reading here, this material is not for you. Bye! Depart here and enjoy your day.  Go back to the dead and bury them.  Let the dead bury the dead.  Bye!  Luke 9:60. 

If you are not offended, please keep reading. 

Defining trust. Of course, we must be good Bereans and check every single word another says regarding scripture. I'm confident you will take everything I teach here and test it, check it with the King James Bible.  Check everything you read or hear. Verify Everything! Amen!  None of us has 100% correct 100% of the time. There are also many scriptures we just won't be able to fully comprehend until we're with Jesus Christ. 

What I am saying regarding Bible scholars and theologians and teachers, pastors is I do not trust them to their CORE. This is not based upon prejudicial judgement on mistakes they make. God Forbid!  Certainly, there's a part of what each teaches is biblical and even good teaching, however the core and serious parts of what they teach is completely apostate.  Of course, this stems from the fallen state of our theological seminaries. If this is news to you, I have to say you need to wake up. 

I do not speak without authority here.  I had a front row seat to watching my son go through FULLER Theological Seminary to get his Master's of Divinity. In his first year he'd call me and read from some of his text books. We were shocked by the heretical philosophical garbage. Of course, the preferred bible was the NASB.  I pleaded with him to get out, but because these apostate 501C3 Building operations require a degree from an accredited theological institution in order to pastor a church, my son stayed.  The results were needless to say devastating. 

My Christian Biography and Testimony 




The entire purpose of this Blog is twofold. 

1. First to teach you not to be intimidated by so called Self-Appointed Prophets, Scholars, PhD's. Preachers, Pastors, Priests, and their kind BUT rather study your KJB and understand God's word, written in scripture, allowing you to be "profitable" (gain your rewards and establishing your role in ruling with Christ Jesus as ambassadors in this realm and literally in the age to come) in doctrine for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.  Amen!   2 Timothy 3:16. 


Saint, know your role as Ambassadors of Jesus Christ. 



 2. To teach you how to study and understand the King James Bible which is the FINAL AUTHORITY with simply steps you can understand and learn to perfect with practice.  As an athlete develops strength and skill you as a soldier for Christ Jesus will increase in your skills wielding the sword of the spirit which is the WORD of God Ephesians 6:17. KJB. You will grow and increase in the knowledge of God and in Wisdom and Spiritual understanding Colossians 1:9,10, and gain your crowns and establish your position in ruling with Christ. 2 Timothy 2:8. To not be beguiled by false teachers telling you that you must speak Greek or Hebrew to know, truly understand God's word. To show that we have the King James Bible translated by the greatest minds and God fearing men.  See my notes on the King James Bible. 


 My extensive conversations with Dr. John Hinton, M.T.T. Harvard University, Rhodes Scholar, linguist,  who is a Christian and fierce defender of the King James Bible has confirmed what I had been sure of through my research that Greek and Hebrew along with their false teachers are fare inferior to the capability of our King James ENGLISH Bible to understand God's word. The use of Hebrew and Greek are good supplemental resources IF needed to reinforce the KJB. Seeking after godless philosophical knowledge through so called Hebrew and Greak Scholars and experts is in Dr. Hinton's word's:  same as, quote: "...climbing up the tree of knowledge of good and evil of fallen men to seek wisdom and truth and they miss the real meat in spiritual truths found in the tree of life in the Lord Jesus Christ – the fountain of life."  And, "All scholars and linguistic experts are of no consequence and relevance as far as learning from the Holy Scriptures is concerned. Unfortunately, many have mistaken scholars or linguistic experts as the Holy Spirit! They are going after the wrong source for spiritual truths."  Read further:


As Dr. Hinton points out we must read and study God's word horizontally with scripture with scripture allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us into all through.  I by God's grace will show you how the Lord has led me over the years to study His word. However,  each of you must find your method as God leads you personally. Amen!


Examples of why the King James Bible. 

Note:  I'm very much looking forward to Dr. Hinton's new article that is solely devoted to Why English? Regarding the Word of God. 

To read more of Dr. Hinton's work defending the King James Bible please see link and article related to understanding Scripture using English in NOTE 1 below. 



Our knowledge of God's word literally determines out position in Christ regarding our INHERITENCE and REWARDS




2 Timothy 2:15:  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 


To be a Good Soldier for Jesus We have to Know our Authority and Responsibility in order to Strive Lawfully (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Why would God use the words, "a workman approved?" We are ambassadors - servants - laboring for Christ as he places each of us in this world for his glory and eternal purpose. 

2 Timothy 2:8.   Without knowledge of his word rightly divided we are striving UNLAWFULLY.  Detailed in Link above. 

As we know, God requires, commands us to STUDY His word to be approved as his servant in carrying out our job our mission as His ambassadors.  But what is the meaning of study?  Many simply believe study means to read something and understand the material to their own base understanding that can often be a primary understanding perhaps going all the back to a Sunday school class from childhood.  See the dangers of the "anchoring effect" "self-herding" analysis. Note 2. 

So, we must STUDY.   


G2638 = Apprehend, study this word. 

I tell you from a very personal, actual experience from years of practicing that this is a personal, at times difficult, strenuous effort. This is not like riding a bicycle where muscle memory assists from actual trial and error. This is the actual application of using your mental skills to analyze and mentally acquire, to apprehend as Paul says in

Philippians 3:12 KJB. 

“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.”

Here is the true meaning of study: 

Oxford English Dictionary hard copy page: 3,108... "zealous - pain staking application apply oneself to something.  A desire a passion felt in something - a state of mental anxiety - mental perplexity

Perplexity: inability to deal with or understand something complicated or unaccountable.  

synonyms: confusion · bewilderment · puzzlement · bafflement · incomprehension · 

Thought ...  to meditate on a subject directed toward the accomplishment of something. The deliberate action - aim and mental labor to read reflect for acquisition by careful examination.   

BOTTOM LINE:  Study means TO WORK. 


There are thousands of HOW TO STUDY, HOW TO UNDERSTAND the Bible websites and YouTube Videos. In theological Seminaries and Bible schools' students usually spend their first semester learning bible hermeneutics in "Interpreting Scripture Wisely" . Please don't waste your money.  With your own free tools and diligent study you can understand scripture.  Most, the vast majority of Bible scholars use the perverted Bible translation and have been trained in apostate schools.  I do not speak without knowledge.  Those that know me know I watched my son study at Fuller Theological Seminary for his Master's degree.  He would read to me from his text book and I would be shocked. I wasn't only hearing heretical doctrine but down right blasphemous questioning the very divinity of Jesus Christ.


See Note 3 for a sample listing of PhDs and or household name theologians I have reproved for leading their followers astray in one form or another. Most of these stand solid in many essential areas of their teaching. 

I believe it also important to study the reasons why Theologians and Bible Scholars are often so lost. Read the University of Chicago study on how knowledge in the world of academia is accepted including peer review See Note 4. 

To understand the Bible is to understand in a manner far different from understand any other form of written material known to mankind. 

Stop for a second and think about it for a moment.  Depending on your profession and level of education, you are keenly aware of several forms of written material for example, newspapers, magazines, literature, professional journals, textbooks, and then we have the Bible.

The King James Bible is the most widely read, most printed, most well-known book that has endured for over 500 years.  Why?  Simply, because the book itself tells us that it is the very inspired Word of God 2 Timothy 3:16 and that God's words are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. The Bible tells us that God himself keeps these words and preserves these words for all time. Psalm 12:6,7.  My King James Bible tells me this, but the perverted Bibles like the NASB tells does not tell me this.

This is why we must start with the King James Bible as our FINAL AUTHORITY.  

If you honestly are foolish enough to think you can better understand God's word by using a modern perverted Bible translation, then why does your perverted Bible not tell me God keeps and preserves His word and the thousands of other serious errors.  Read Why are you and your Pastor using a perverted Bible Translation?



I also was greatly inspired to write this Blog because I was tired of low informed lukewarm Christians trying to convince me that they had to have a modern bible to understand God's word. And what I hate in righteous indignation are the words:  There's many different meanings to scripture so nobody really knows, we just have ideas. I hear it all the time. I don't know which is worse.  "I only listen to what my pastor teaches us."  "Nobody really knows for sure, so it's good to keep an open mind and read all the translations."

Secondly, because the word of God is ALIVE. Hebrews 4:12. John 6:63. It is a living document. Of course, in any written language there exists the letter and spirit of the word in the sense of an expression having literal meaning and a figurative meaning or the overall sense, purpose or intent. 

However, the word of God is comprised by the LOGOS word and the RHEMA. LITERALLY.

The actual written Word of God was made FLESH, corporal existing as Jesus Christ as the IMAGE of the invisible God.  LOGOS. This is the DECREE, EDICT, DOCTRINE documented in letters and backed as the existence of Jesus Christ himself.  The Rhema is the SPOKEN WORD existing as the living SPIRIT OF GOD/Jesus Christ known as the Holy Spirit.

NOTE:

Some scholars foolishly try to teach that Rhema and Logos are used interchangeably and that the Holy Spirit makes no distinction. The example most used is comparing Matthew 26:69-75 and Luke 22:62, the account of Peter's denial.  This is an amazing revelation in that the Bible is giving us the power of both DOCTRINE and the Movement of the Holy Spirit stirring Peter's memory to what Christ prophesied beforehand.

Why understanding the scripture of the Bible is so different can be found simply by examining the word, "word."  In any other writing we find the word, "word" in the English language to mean speech, verbal expression, utterance as distinguished from writing.

John 1:1: Man's world flipped upside down when John penned these words:

"In the beginning was the Word, (LOGOS) and the Word (LOGOS)was with God, and the Word (LOGOS) was God.”

Study Come Meet my Kinsman Redeemer


Logos =  DOCTRINE, dictum, a maxim...decree, mandate...  EXISTENCE OF DOCTRINE EMBODIED 

Hebrews 4:12

For the word (logos) of God is Quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Psalm 12:6  Hebrew H565 im-raw Promise, Command  Avow - matches Logos

Note:  There's a tremendous connection with this:'

from English word Rheo - Reo Greek word current, power, work

1754. energeó The power that works in us. Ephesians 3:21


Rhema =  Utterance, spoken word, thing said: In my own words, Rhema is the Holy Spirit giving life to the spoken word of God.

Greek word translated “word” is rhema, which refers to the spoken word. Rhema literally means an utterance (individually, collectively or specifically). Examples are found in Luke 1:383:25:5; and Acts 11:16.

Best Example:  

John 6:63 

 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words (RHEMA) that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

NOTE:  STOP:  Read John 6:65 

The words of Jesus Christ were offensive and hard for them....  they walked away.....

Now read:  John 6:66 -

Note and warning regarding Rhema:

In my vast experience of over 50 years in the church operations. From the lofty pious pulpit arrogant pharisee pastors to the down in the gutter Chaplain I got drunk with while on an overseas deployment who gave me the ole, "we're all searching," sermon.   I went through a period in the Pentecostal, Name it and Claim it, The New Apostolic Anointing etc.   We were taught to believe that Rhema, the Holy Spirit was speaking and guiding us by inspiration whether or not it was in scripture. I went through services in various congregations where someone would start jabbering in fake tongues and then say God gave them new revelation and rambled on like a madman.  I was always bothered by this. Especially when I had obviously witnessed the opposite and knew it wasn't in the Bible.

This is NOT biblical.  The only time the Holy Spirit guides us with inspired thought is ONLY when it lines up with God's word.  Also, if you feel uncomfortable about something it is the Holy Spirit showing you an error. So follow your peace as you proceed with confidence in always proving as did the Bereans Acts 17:10-17 and testing all spirits.  1 John 4:1

I like what What is the rhema word? | GotQuestions.org says regarding:

Note: GotQuestions often has good information, but they use perverted translations, and sometimes make unbiblical assertions based primarily on their interpretation of a perverted Bible translation.  Again, You MUST CHECK everything.   

Quote from GotQuestions regarding Rhema:

"The test of the authenticity of a rhema from God is how it compares to the whole of Scripture. Orthodoxy says that God will not speak a word that contradicts His written Word, the Scriptures, so there is a built-in safeguard to prevent misinterpretation. The obvious danger is that one who is not familiar with the logos can misinterpret or misunderstand what he or she perceives to be a rhema."


To help understanding the Bible you have to honestly assess and acknowledge who you are as a learner.


What Kind of Learner are you?



As you go through this study pay particular attention to what helps you the most and capitalize on this. If you are a highly operational Auditory Learner, you will certainly be helped by the associated YouTube Video. If you use both Auditory and Visual the CC Closed Caption words displayed. Since a kinesthetic learner involves movement - literally - use flash cards and highlighter while taking short active breaks in between. This learning style has always been intreguing to me. If you've ever noticed someone like this I'm sure you'll agree. If you are in this category here's a helpful link:



The GOAL: As True Workmen for our Lord in learning, we need to earnestly seek the highest level of learning which is Creating - Synthesizing - Assembling a deep understanding - a Biblically Correct Understanding in your own words and then teaching others what you've learned.  FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED - FREELY GIVE TO OTHERS



Bloom's Taxonomy





The ever present little foxes in the vineyard that vex me are those PARROTS who squawk what they have achieved through remembering half baked false teaching, they then understand and translate these ideas and can't wait to apply them.  They fail to reach the pinnacle of learning because 1. Their foundation is false built on sinking sand.  2. They build and build and SQWAK like Parrots as they compare their false learning to the TRUTH.  3. Because they can not know the truth, read John 8:42-47, they then synthesize and are galvanized with LIES as they produce and run around with their false teaching. 



Essential Tools

TOOLS of Hermeneutics - Interpretation in taking the whole analyzing in parts-accurately in its King James Context built on Solid Foundation of Jesus Christ and correctly and biblically creating the whole you understand.  



The Essentials


Note: I literally laugh out loud at the likes of these scholars and evangelicals who point at their audience and say the speak Hebrew or  Greek as their first language and have to tell us what the Bible is REALLY saying.  Or, they studied Greek or Hebrew for  x years and it takes this knowledge to understand the Bible and now I'm going to show you what my $100,000. (apostate) education taught me. 

Or how about these Messianic Jews who use Christians as garden tools,  Amir Tsarfati or Jacob Prasche or Steven Ben Noon and many others.... who tell you, " sorry, poor you, if you don't speak Hebrew, BUT.... you can't really know what this verse in the Old Testament is really telling you. "  Sadly most listening, believe this demonic lie.  These people are NICOLAITANS. They are the same as the Jesuits, The Pope and Vatican trying to keep the word of God out of the hands of the laity, the general people like me who are not fluent in ancient Greek and Hebrew.  Please take 20 minutes to read my notes on Nicolaitans and how these false teachers use it




How I get it done correctly by God's grace with 2 absolute, essential tools: 

 The King James Bible and The Oxford, Compact Edition, Hardcopy, English  Dictionary.


King James Bible


English Dictionary.

Note: Dictionary.  The best is the Oxford English Dictionary. Online is adequate, but the best is investing in a used hardcopy of the Oxford COMPACT that comes in two huge volumes.  Be very careful to use some online dictionaries are very basic and if you use the incorrect context, you'll find yourself in a mess. Special note:  You must learn the differences in parts of speech, i.e., noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, pronouns, subject, object etc.  IF you didn't like studying Language Arts - English grammar in school, take the time and discipline yourself now. Here is a listing of recommended English Grammar Websites and tools.

Additional note of Critical Importance: The true English Dictionary is very adequate to use because God's handpicked men who translated the KJB got it right. * See my note study notes on the background of the men who translated the KJB.


Time and time again I've proven for myself and to others the divinely guided perfection of the KING JAMES BIBLE. Am I advocated we ditch any other tools like the Concordance or Commentary?  No, but these are used to ENHANCE and support our study based on what we KNOW for certain based on God's final authority. Amen!

 Later we will be looking at the word LOVE from the Greek perspective of at least 4 meanings of the one English word.  However, when I read the King James Version Bible verse John 21:14-17 which we will examine later, if I look up the word LOVE in my Oxford Dictionary with the context of the King James Bible in John 21:14-17, I can see the following WITHOUT using my Greek Lexicon and Concordance.  

Examine: There are literally hundreds of detailed references and applications within various contexts of the word love and its application. These applications and contexts range in dispositions, states, personified abstracts that match all the four major forms of Love to Charity in Greek: Agape, Storge, Eros, and Phileo.  You'll find that English is far more reaching than Greek and Hebrew. Ask yourself why God chose the English language to be the most widely spoken language in the world, with the largest richest Lexicon? I recently sat in a conversation with a Chinese, Vietnamese and  an American to discuss a marketing campaign. I will let you choose which language we were speaking.  

NOTE: There is a fierce distinction between LOVE and CHARITY.  The Oxford Dictionary shows the difference, but shows the translation to agape love of God.  They are used together but different in context. This is why the King James Version makes a major distinction in the 1 Corinthians 13. 

An excellent study is by Justin Johnson.  I strongly recommend you read this:



See sample pages Oxford 1669-70




Notes on Grammar:

Essentials you must know is parts of speech: Noun, Verb, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Conjunction, Preposition, Interjection,  The Subject and Predicates (verbs) construction with the Modifiers (adjectives and adverbs), The Object of the sentence; The completers - direct and indirect objects;  Phrases;  How to conjugate the verb in the major tenses:  present, simple past, future, present perfect, past perfect, gerund, conditional, sentence structure


Grammar: Sentence Diagramming Study

A SENTECE DIAGRAMMING PRIMER by Judith Coats

Handy software for diagramming:  Sentence Diagrammer  Software, (note: you need to understand Diagramming before using). There are several good tutorials. 

Why do I focus on Diagraming a sentence? Simply put, it forces us to FOCUS on the essential words and their use to give us the best syntax - meaning, true meaning of a phrase. Word order and vocabulary in context are essential. 

Example  Tell me the difference in meaning of these two sentences using the same words:


Active Voice: When an activity performed by the subject is communicated by the action word, it is an active voice. Dynamic voice is utilized when a more clear connection and lucidity are needed between the subject and the action word.

Passive Voice: When the activity communicated by the action word is gotten by the subject, it is a passive voice. Passive voice is utilized when the practitioner of the activity isn’t known and the focal point of the sentence is on the activity and not the subject.

She delivered the letters.  Active Voice



The letters were delivered by her.  Passive 







King James Bible uses extensive passive voice frequently to FOCUS want to emphasize the action (the verb) and the object of a sentence rather than subject. This may not be very clear at this point but later in this study we will see that our focus is on the verb LOVE and the Object of Love (receiver of the action of the verb LOVE). 

Passive Voice

What is the passive voice?

In general we tend to use the active voice. That is when a subject does an action to an object.

  1. Somebody stole my laptop. (subject = Somebody / action(verb) = stole / object = my laptop)

The passive voice is used when we want to emphasize the action (the verb) and the object of a sentence rather than subject. This means that the subject is either less important than the action itself or that we don’t know who or what the subject is.

  1. My laptop was stolen. (The object – now the subject = My laptop / action= was stolen)
  1. Passive: Napa Valley is known for its excellent wines.
  2. Active: [Many people] know Napa Valley for its excellent wines.
  1. Passive: Twenty civilians were killed in the bomb explosion.
  2. Active: Someone killed twenty civilians in the bomb explosion



A few essential terms in Bible study: Although there are literally hundreds of terms bible students use, I find these few essential to understanding scripture. We really need to know these and how we resolve.

Allegory: 



 Literary Interlude - Parenthetical set aside: 

an intervening or interruptive period, space, or event INTERVAL Ex: Romans 9-11 Paul stops addressing the church and speaks directly to and about JEWS,. 

 Metaphor:

a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, especially something abstract: Example: At the Right Hand of God Revelation 5:1;  Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of..

Paradox:
Note: The words inconsistencies, contradictions regarding scripture is satanic. God can not lie and does not contradict himself.  What we do find in scripture are "Paradoxes":

Example: Jesus did not come to bring peace, but a sword... Matthew 10:34

Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

God is Love.  1 John 4:8;  God has hated Essau. Romans 9:13

Instead of trying to avoid or go around Paradoxes, we need to study them aggressively. Great truth and understanding are gained through this process. 

First, what is a paradox:

Quote from


Accepting such opposing ideas simultaneously is only "cognitive dissonance" if there is no resolution to the apparent contradiction. There are many paradoxes (or "apparent paradoxes") that can, in fact, be resolved, where you can show that the contradiction goes away when you have a better understanding of reality, 

In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. The occurrence of cognitive dissonance is consequence of a person's performing an action that contradicts personal beliefs, ideals, and values; and also occurs when confronted with new information that contradicts said beliefs, ideal. " End quote

 
See the relationship to my notes on STUDY. Tension is very good thing in that it drives us to work until we are at peace.  

Oxford English Dictionary hard copy page: 3,108... "zealous - pain staking application apply oneself to something.  A desire a passion felt in something - a state of mental anxiety - mental perplexity

Perplexity: inability to deal with or understand something complicated or unaccountable.  

synonyms: confusion · bewilderment · puzzlement · bafflement · incomprehension · 

Thought ...  to meditate on a subject directed toward the accomplishment of something. The deliberate action - aim and mental labor to read reflect for acquisition by careful examination.   

BOTTOM LINE:  Study means TO WORK. 


When we truly study God's word it is work that causes levels of tension confronting inexplicable phenomena like a Paradox.  If we don't rightly divide the word of truth cause deeper stress into cognitive dissonance. 

Since learning is so painful in so many ways, we tend to gravitate to our anchor points and gravitate to the herd mentality. See study in NOTE 2 and why people refuse to change their wrong thinking. 


Harmonizing a Paradox:

The only way to harmonize scripture involving a paradox can first be satisfied by rightly dividing. I've found over the years that only by applying scripture to matching scripture to each side of the apparent two mutually exclusive terms. This is where the Concordance is essential to find any and every applicable scripture. Also study good commentary that is applicable for background. Finally, make sure we understand the grammar and vocabulary thoroughly.

One profound study I embarked on was harmonizing Biblical LOVE with Biblical HATRED.

My result was astounding to discover that perfect Love demands perfect truth and justice. For this reason, God says vengeance is mine. 

 

The NECESSARY Supplementary Tools

Bible Study Software (recommended)


Strong's Exhaustive Concordance


Note: The Strong's Concordance KING JAMES 


A concordance offers precise searches for specific words. A Bible concordance is a concordance, or verbal index, to the Bible. A simple form lists Biblical words alphabetically, with indications to enable the inquirer to find the passages of the Bible where the words occur.

The Concordance is your best friend when it comes down to that inevitable need for sleuthing.  MYSTERY SOLVING. and when it comes down the inevitable need to be a PROSECUTING ATTORNEY and slam dunk your case with the preponderance of SOLID BIBLICAL EVIDENCE.

looking for strange and different usages.  Finding the similarities. etc.  More detail below when we actually solve a mystery.  

Example:

Strong's Greek: 4100. πιστεύω (pisteuó) -- to believe, entrust (biblehub.com)

Here's how to use Strong's if you're new to this.




Warning:  When using the concordances listed above they always put the perverted Bible translation's concordance like the BDB in space listed as STRONGS KJV.  You must ALWAYS use the King James to guide you with your word search and never change the word to the NASB.  See example below with Proverbs 8:30  Master builder vs "was brought up with". 


Examples of how they mislead and stray away from the KJB.

https://youtu.be/uG8QnCQ_z1M

 BDB CONCORDANCE EXAMPLE discounting KJB

they lead you to believe that the King James Bible is in error because they

personally, subjectively like another translation for the word Amon is better translated as Master Craftsman vs Brought up with. Why? the answer I believe is twofold. First they are hell bent on subverting the King James and secondly they must bolster the NASB which is the hallmark of Theological Conventional Wisdom. If you look at the NASB translation for Proverbs 8:30, you'll find this odd, out of place word, "Master Craftman." Hopefully you will ask yourself where in the world does Master Craftsman fit in this context. I'm sure the answer may be found in the same way "he" replaced them referring to God's word in Pslam 12:6,7. does not even coming close to the correct translation. Wisdom is the Master Craftsman. If you carefully study the meaning of "brought up with" it means established, originate, to bring into the presence of authority. Oxford page



King James Bible Commentary 

recommended resources:

Note:  As you may notice in several links in note 3 below, generally speaking,
the best commentary are from the pre 1900 scholars. The biggest reason being they used the King James Bible before the perverted bibles were produced in the 1880s. 

Charles Ellicot I use Ellicot often on my Sword Searcher ap I listed above.

Matthew Henry is in King James  Online



Secondary Commentary such as Blue letter Bible. Org and  Ask Questions. Org  Other commentary can be useful like Enduring Word, Gill, or Guzak, but beware.  I've found several glaring errors from them over the years. The errors stem primarily from their use of perverted Bible Translations. 

Warning:  Bible Study tools from sites like Logos.Com, Christianity.com, and Bible Hub are very bad. They use anything from the Gnostics to philosophers, and perverted Bible translations. They always default to NASB and the perverted translation.

 Always use discretion.  If it doesn't seem right, run!

Greek and Hebrew Lexicons

I now use both the MySword Bible as well as Blueletter.org Lexicons. I used to use various expensive hardcopy Lexicons. But now the online resources are fine.   Another problem with expensive Lexicons that boast being far more thorough than the MySword etc, is they are really full of garbage.  See example. BLUNT but honest.


Lexicon gives an inventory of all of the lexemes in a given language. Lexemes simply means words used in speech. From the Greek, "word, speech" Lexeme - Definition, Etymology and Examples (thoughtco.com)

Translated into English:  The Lexicon is a dictionary with explanations in each usage within the given context. 

Example from a Greek Lexicon:

Examing the word LOVE taken from John 3:16: G25: ἀγάπη agápē, ag-ah'-pay; from G25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast:— (feast of) charity (-ably), dear, love. Thayer's Greek Lexicon [?] (Jump to Scripture Index) STRONGS G26:

Example from a Hebrew Lexicon:

Examining the word LOVE taken from Genesis 22:2

STRONGS H157:Abbreviations אָהֵב 216 verb love —

Qal Perfect אָהֵ֑ב Genesis 27:9 + 7 times; אָשֵהבּ Genesis 27:14; אָהַב Genesis 37:3 + 3 times; אֲֵֽֽֽהבָךָ Deuteronomy 15:16; 3rd person feminine singular אָֽהֲבָה Songs 1:7 +, etc.; Imperfect (־הָ֑ב) יֶאֱהַב Proverbs 3:12 +; 1st person singular אֵהָ֑ב Proverbs 8:17 (compare Ew§ 192 d Ges§ 68. 1); וָֽאֹהַב Malachi 1:2; וָאֹהֲבֵהוּ Hosea 11:1; אֹהֲבֵם Hosea 14:5; וָאֹהֲבֵם Psalm 119:167; 2nd person masculine plural תְּאֵהֲבוּ Proverbs 1:22 (compare KöI p. 394 Ges§ 63 R 2); תֶּאֱהָ֑בוּ Zechariah 8:17; תָּאֱהָבוּן Psalm 4:3; Imperative אֱהַב־ Hosea 3:1; אֱהָבֶהָ



Strong warning about using Lexicons...  Just like Concordances,  They are not all created equally.  I've had countless experiences where I was completely left baffled by the shocking disparities only to find the source was from the Septuagint stemming from the Alexandrian Vaticanus and Sinaiticus corrupted manuscripts. 

A prime example here found in the Bauer Updated Grreek Lexicon. They literally have changed the meaning of .............which the KING JAMES BIBLE 1 Corinthians 1:21 interprets as BELIEVE and the Lexicon uses  "trust". 



Bible Cross reference Comparisons 

Insane unless you want to prove how corrupted the modern bible translations actually are.  

Do not confuse this with scripture cross references which you will definitely need. These are found in your Strong's Concordance. 


For historical background regarding Bible locations I recommend

Biblical Archeology. Org.  I have a subscription.  Warning:  Do not rely on "any" repeat "any" of their theology. They are completely apostate. 


 Here's a perfect example of how Satan can lead an unknowing Christian down the wrong path.  These so called Bible Study Tools are heavily laden with Philosophical ramblings, perverted Bible translations, and historical accounts that leave the student full of questions.   


Another perfect example of the apostasy in our bible institutions is BIBLE ARCHELOGY.  I've had a 2 year subscription to this organization. There are some valuable historical studies, but they are honestly completely on the fence and often on the wrong side of the fence in full apostasy. 



LOGOS  Greek Speculation, Heraclitus, Anaxagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, Philo etc.  le using Philosophy and the Pagan philosophers.  Heed Paul's dire warning:   Colossians 2:8

 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.



Let's Proceed: 

Always try to open each Bible study in prayer asking The Lord to guide you by His Spirit into all truth and that you might increase in the knowledge and spiritual understanding.  Also important is knowing that reading for understanding is vastly different from reading for pleasure or casually reading. The great effort is mentally taxing and physical enduring.  Therefore, I've learned to pray for God's grace in giving me the mental strength, physical strength to endure.  Obviously, we must do our part by caring properly for our physical bodies, rest and fuel, etc. 

Note:  I've found it helps to pray with specific purpose: No recipe or special prayer but a very personal individual pray for a particular scripture you're struggling with or working on.

I will take two completely random scriptures, one from the Old Testament (Hebrew) and one from the New Testament (Greek). 
Genesis 22:1,2 and John 21:15-17.

Let me begin with John 21:15-17.

I will go through step by step using the tools I listed above.


  Analysis

Test:  To show what your mind goes through when reading a text for understanding, read this passage by quickly scanning it to gain a basic understanding.  If English is your first language, you will most likely understand every word written.

Coach Smith has 12 basketballs in a storage bin. At the beginning of practice, he lines the balls up at center court in rows of nine. How many rows with 9 basketballs will be line up at center court?

There are a few steps your mind will have to go through in order to translate the language into context and then into your own understanding.  

When you come to the Question mark ? You will have to stop and go back and read much slower softly outload to yourself. No doubt you will pause on the KEY WORDS of this problem.  

 It is here your mind abruptly must shift gears into TRANSLATE mode. First you must analyze the key words here which is "Line up basketballs, In rows of 9. How many rows of 9?  You quickly determine you know the meaning of each word in English.   

Although you've finished translating into proper English the meaning of each word, you must now begin the mental process of INTERPRETING each key word and then in the phrase to perfectly understand in your own words what is going on here in this text. 

If, for example, you don't know the meaning of "lines up." you must stop and get your dictionary and then apply this meaning to the context of Coach Smith doing this with the basketballs. Let's say for example you choose the wrong meaning for this context which might be: "To have something scheduled."

 You go back and reread with scheduling, but it doesn't make sense in context. Once you determine Line up means to arrange the balls in a certain order, you move on to the next key word, which is the in Then translate the meaning clearly to see in YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING STYLE ,visual image of rows in images of rows and columns, or perhaps you're a strong visual learner and even see a 3 dimensional stacks, lines, audio, self talk or watch visual display of image, kinesthetic make or create the event by pictures, forms, figures, etc. 









break down in parts - grammar - parts of speech analyized



Parsing or syntax analysis, syntactic analysis is breaking down the parts of the whole to examine them. 


He is the subject, single person pronoun, subjective (subject of this sentence)3rd person.  lines  is verb, transitive,  3rd person, singular meaning to assemble or place (the object) straight, one directly in front of the other. The object = direct object = basketballs, noun, plural.  How he assembles is answered by the preposition "in" describing rows. Rows is a noun determiner that describes how the basketballs are assembled - a 2 dimensional, straight horizontal line. "Of" is a preposition in a prepositional phrase determiner: describing precisely how the row was configured as follows: expressing the  relationship between a scale or measure and a value: example:" a height of ten feet." 
nine: noun determiner of prepositional phrase telling us how many basketballs were lined up.

ANALYZING SCRIPTURE EXERCISE

John 21:15-17

Read the 3 verses of scripture silently to yourself as if you were reading the words outloud. I call this "thinking inaudibly outloud" If you were to hear me it would sound like a very low humming sound.

 As you're reading either highlight the key words or if you prefer writing it on paper, circle the key words that stand out to you as either very important. It may not matter you completely understand what the word really means at this time, because I promise you won't fully understand unless you've done a detailed study on this scripture before.  

John 21: 15-17

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, 

CONTEXT, CONTEXT, CONTEXT

Asking yourself the Wh? questions:

 Who, what, when, where, why and how???

Now go over the entire Chapter 21 of John to find the BACKGROUND and large scope of the Context, the setting. 

Background can be very detailed IF that's what you're looking to extract from your study. 

I do have to pause here regarding SETTING.  The sense of the setting must be carefully considered.  Here's an excerpt from an obvious secular script director discussing setting and narrative. But it merits a look I believe: 

A setting in a story is a time and place where narrative exists; a single story can include numerous times and places — but it’s not possible for a story to exist without a setting. Because of this, we regard setting as a foundational aspect of storytelling. But what is a setting?  For more information:  

What is the Setting of a Story — Elements of Storytelling (studiobinder.com)

 Understand the Wide scope - big picture of the Context and then narrow it down to a specific narrow context.

After where we must get deeper into "who"  "why" ...

Often I find myself researching  KJB Commentary while searching for background information. There are times I look for KJB Commentary after I go through the grammar.  In this case I find some good KJB Commentary from a few sources.  Here:

A great look into how to gain background and broad context and narrow into a close context is to take the advice of Dr. John Hinton.  There's serious commentary regarding this passage that needs to be introduced ahead to give us clarity to not only understanding John 21:15-17, but in understanding all scripture.  

Dr. John Hinton a brilliant linguist has a great perspective on this scripture

Publications Lovest Thou Me? – King James Bible Believers Website (kjv-asia.com)

Matthew Henry, early 18th Century scholar Complete:  Warning (often in these online tools, PopUp Ads come up... don't open them but click_click x- to get out of them\ and then proceed. )

Note: If you bother to get a paid utility like one of the ones I use SWORD SEARCHER you won't get pop ups and all the commentary and tools are at your fingertips.  No need to pay, there are multiple free resources. I'm only making a suggestion, not a recommendation. 

I love Matthew Henry Complete. Old School, King James before the apostasy of the church set in.  Notice how Matthew uses LOVEST ...Yes it's so long but you can really gain a rich overview. (This is only a short excerpt). 

When Christ entered into this discourse with Peter.—It was after they had dined: they had all eaten, and were filled, and, it is probable, were entertained with such edifying discourse as our Lord Jesus used to make his table-talk. Christ foresaw that what he had to say to Peter would give him some uneasiness, and therefore would not say it till they had dined, because he would not spoil his dinner. Peter was conscious to himself that he had incurred his Master's displeasure, and could expect no other than to be upbraided with his treachery and ingratitude. "Was this thy kindness to thy friend? Did not I tell thee what a coward thou wouldest prove?" Nay, he might justly expect to be struck out of the roll of the disciples, and to be expelled the sacred college. Twice, if not thrice, he had seen his Master since his resurrection, and he said not a word to him of it. We may suppose Peter full of doubts upon what terms he stood with his Master; sometimes hoping the best, because he had received favour from him in common with the rest; yet not without some fears, lest the chiding would come at last that would pay for all. But now, at length, his Master put him out of his pain, said what he had to say to him, and confirmed him in his place as an apostle. He did not tell him of his fault hastily, but deferred it for some time; did not tell him of it unseasonably, to disturb the company at dinner, but when they had dined together, in token of reconciliation, then discoursed he with him about it, not as with a criminal, but as with a friend. Peter had reproached himself for it, and therefore Christ did not reproach him for it, nor tell him of it directly, but only by a tacit intimation; and, being satisfied in his sincerity, the offence was not only forgiven, but forgotten; and Christ let him know that he was as dear to him as ever. Herein he has given us an encouraging instance of his tenderness towards penitents, and has taught us, in like manner, to restore such as are fallen with a spirit of meekness.

2. What was the discourse itself. Here was the same question three times asked, the same answer three times returned, and the same reply three times given, with very little variation, and yet no vain repetition. The same thing was repeated by our Saviour, in speaking it, the more to affect Peter, and the other disciples that were present; it is repeated by the evangelist, in writing it, the more to affect us, and all that read it.

(1.) Three times Christ asks Peter whether he loves him or no. The first time the question is, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? Observe,...

full commentary in link: 

John 21 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) (biblestudytools.com)

Another favorite is 

ELLICOT, Charles John  1800s Old School   ELLICOT Commentary on John 21:15-17;   Note in particular how Ellicot used the Original King James LOVEST

(15) Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas.—The better text here and in Joh 21:16-17, is, Simon, son of John. The contrast of the name by which the Evangelist denotes, and with that by which the Lord addresses Peter, at once strikes us as significant, and the more so because it comes in a context containing several significant verbal contrasts. Our Lord's words would seem to address him as one who had fallen from the steadfastness of the Rock-man, and had been true rather to his natural than to his apostolic name. (Comp. Note on Joh 1:42, and Mt 16:17.)

Lovest thou me more than these?—i.e., than these disciples who are present here with thee. It seems unnecessary to add this explanation, but not a few English notes on this verse explain the word "these" of the fishes, or of the boats and nets, as though the question was, "Lovest thou Me more than thy worldly calling? Art thou willing to give up all for Me?" The obvious reference is to Peter's own comparison of himself with others in the confidence of love which he thought could never fail. (Comp. Mt 26:33; Mr 14:29.)

The thrice-asked question has been generally understood to have special force in the restoration of him who had thrice denied his Lord, and now thrice declares his love for Him, and is thrice entrusted with a work for Him; and we feel that this interpretation gives a natural meaning to the emphasis of these verses. It may not be fanciful to trace significance, even in the external circumstances under which the question was asked. By the side of the lake after casting his net into the sea had Peter first been called to be a fisher of men (Mt 4:19). The lake, the very spot on the shore, the nets, the boat, would bring back to his mind in all their fulness the thoughts of the day which had been the turning-point of his life. By the side of the "fire of coals" (see Note on Joh 18:18, the only other place where the word occurs) he had denied his Lord. As the eye rests upon the "fire of coals" before him, and he is conscious of the presence of the Lord, who knows all things (Joh 21:17), burning thoughts of penitence and shame may have come to his mind, and these may have been the true preparation for the words which follow.

Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.—Peter uses a less strong expression for love than that which had been used by our Lord. The question seems to ask, "Dost thou in the full determination of the will, in profound reverence and devotion, love Me?" The answer seems to say, "Thou knowest me; I dare not now declare this fixed determination of the will, but in the fulness of personal affection I dare answer, and Thou knowest that even in my denials it was true, 'I love Thee.'"

He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.—More exactly, little lambs.

My Personal look:

We narrow down to the face to face very uncomfortable dialogue between Jesus and Peter.  We are all on trial here as believers. Not regarding our Salvation but our relationship and how we will reign with Christ at the BEMA regarding truly who we truly are as in our relationship. I pray we can all see this clearly.  If we get too stuck in the details of grammar and analysis without really finding the KEY WORDS to help us truly understand what is happening here in scripture we're really cheating ourselves.

I pray here sincerely you do not mock me for highlighting and parsing the VERB from the NOUN in examining this scripture.  We must FOCUS on what WORD this scripture is all about.  LOVE and not just love but a SACRIFICIAL LOVE unto death. A LOVE so strong there is nothing else that is like it. So strong we are unwilling to part with. it is Profoundly tender, passionate affection that lays down ones life for without question.   All will be proven with scripture.   I don't make these words up from my own private interpretation but I have the LOGOS written word of God and the RHEMA revelation of the Spirit of Jesus Christ within me bearing witness to what my spirit knows of him and my mind through study - it can be revealed,. Amen ! Praise God! I have done my study and research. My King James bible and my Oxford English dictionary have shown me these truths I write.   I reprove the Greek and Hebrew Scholars and even the English scholars who tell me these scriptures mean different from the evidence shows clearly here. 

Continue: 

John 21 is a tremendously powerful type and shadow of the SAINTS and who we are in Christ by beginning the setting here we see Jesus standing on the shore instructing the Disciples in their miracle catch of exactly 153 fishes. Another subject connecting the 3rd Day Prophecy. See my study on the Sign of Jonah for our End Times

The Sign of Jonah for our Time #EndTimes #Rapture #Tribulation (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

And we find Peter swimming and running - most likely embarrassed that John recognized Jesus first in his resurrected body before he ascended into heaven. 

So after Jesus offered the bread and fish to the disciples, Jesus address Peter.

Here we have sharp close focus on Peter and Jesus:

 Jesus knows Peter very well of course. This is the rough, tough, foolish fisherman.   A man that seemed to always stick his foot in his mouth. But worse here we see a man that had betrayed Jesus not once but 3 times just as Jesus had prophesied. Hint to why Jesus Asks 3 times:

Asking why the 3 times Jesus asked Peter if he loved him, and 3 times Peter replied that he loved Jesus fits with the 3 times Peter denied Jesus

Jesus sees Peter's tremendous zeal and "soulical" "carnal" "in the flesh" emotional, buddy, friend, affection for his Master."  We will prove this by breaking down the scripture.   However, Jesus wants to break Peter down and set him up before Jesus is resurrected and to show Peter how shallow his love really is.

Will find in Acts 2 at Pentecost that Peter after receiving the Holy Spirit becomes a mighty Lion.  

EXEGESIS 


2 Recommended study sources on using exegesis in Bible study

New Testament Exegesis 3rd Edition by Gordon D. FEE (note: be careful when he uses examples of comparing to other Translations)

Old Testament Exegesis 4th Edition by Douglas Stewart

Now that we have a very good understanding of our context and background let's proceed:

Allowing scripture to interpret scripture by analyzing the grammar in piecemeal and regrouping it

Oxford Compact Hardcopy English Dictionary

Strong's Concordance (strongsconcordance.org)

John 21 (KJV) - So when they had dined, (blueletterbible.org)

John 21: 15-17

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 I have identified the key words highlighted in yellow and green. Red for when Jesus is speaking. Blue for when Peter is speaking.


I trust the reader will see the centerpiece word here in the Passive is LOVE. This grammar demands we focus on this word and not Peter or Jesus as the subject of focus, but rather on Jesus sharply focusing on LOVE and the superlative (of the highest) degree of love in his entire dialogue with Peter and not what the Greek scholar points out.


As we studied above, We se the CENTERPIECE is the word LOVEEST (modern day diagrammers will not allow me to use LOVEST and you as in the KJB. Nonetheless, we see that the object pronoun ME (Jesus Christ)  is the OBJECT of the superlative love of LOVEST




Jumping ahead in commentary from my Sword Searcher software we see the main idea is to get Peter to see that in order to minister to God's children whom Peter is commissioned to attend to, Peter must first understand it will take a superlative love that literally will be his martyrdom. see commentary attached. 


We see Lovest. Conventional Wisdom of Apostate Scholars tell you that Lovest is an old fashioned archaic (ancient) used old word we no longer use, therefore we must use modern words and Bibles. I plead guilty to being archaic. Here's what the Oxford Dictionary says about archaic: Primitive, The Early Christian Church in its earliest and PUREST form. Page 2301.

Notice the stark difference between when Jesus speaks and when Peter speaks. Jesus uses, "Lovest". Peter uses "Love" Also see the word knowest connected to Jesus knowing.

But what does Lovest vs Love really mean? Notice in verse 17 Peter uses LOVE and not lovest.

I begin with my Oxford English Dictionary.

Since we've all been fed so many lies about the King James language, we assume that Lovest actually means love (2nd person present indicative conjugation of the verb TO LOVE). But on closer look we find a series of significant disconnects. First what screams out to me is: WHY is the KJB using the archaic lovest and then love together?

I read the definition carefully and something even more disturbing gets my attention. On page 1670 Oxford Compact Dictionary:

Lufian (verb) Found in John 12:25; John 21:14-17 equivalent to LOVETH

LEAVE - BELIEVE - not associated with desire. Beloved - in Love - OF ME.

Strongly attached unwilling to part with; to have great affection and regard for; To be strongly attached with and unwilling to part with; unwilling to allow to perish. Life, Honor, etc.

John 12:25 He that LOVETH his life shall lose it, and he that hateth his life in this World shall keep it unto Life eternal.

I soon find that LOVETH is set apart from LOVE that applies directly to our response to Jesus Christ, God. Before I go into the insanity of the Greek translators trying to tell us that AGAPE is actually LOVETH and that AGAPE changes to Phileo, let's proceed with my flow here.

This sets me on another search:

Why are we being told that ETH suffixing is the natural progression from Old English to 2nd Person indicative, but deeper research proves this is actually a 3rd person verb .

This means there's a lie being told. The truth has been covered. I go further:

If this were true, then again, why did the King James translators use both 3rd person eth suffix and 2nd person indicative love? archaicisms - What happened to the “‑est” and “‑eth” verb suffixes in English? - English Language & Usage Stack Exchange

During the Early Modern English period, the 2nd person singular suffix disappeared and the -th suffix in the third person was replaced by another suffix, -s, which spread from dialects in the northern parts of the country. Other conjugations, such as -e in the first person singular from Middle English, had already been lost.

The point here is there definitely seems to be a difference and distinctions in types of LOVE in The KJB.

To bolster my idea the KJB distinguishes CHARITY from the word LOVE.

In the second insert photo of the Oxford Dictionary page 1669 We see Charity defined as God’s affection to us (not clear if us in the sense of John 3:16 or to Saints) and that same affection so far as it is prompted by the sense of their common relationship to God.

The Oxford dictionary further defines the distinction: as Love of Complacency - A shared as opposed to the Love of Benevolence. Charity appears to be for Christians to show and share with other Christians? And Benevolence is what Christians have to the unsaved? Apparently, this comes from Jonathan Edwards.

Jonathan Edwards distinguished between two kinds of love: love of benevolence and love of complacence. (The Nature of True Virtue, 1765) Benevolence he defined as “that affection or propensity of the heart to any being, which causes it to incline to its well-being, or disposes it to desire and take pleasure in its happiness.” Love of complacence, on the other hand, is “no other than delight in beauty, or complacence in the person or being beloved for its beauty.”

I’m not necessarily a Jonathan Edwards fan, and I’m not sure I agree with his thinking here since I don’t believe Paul is talking to only the Saints in how they react to each other, but to ALL… In essence, it seems Charity is A superlative level of love exercised in TRUTH.

Nonetheless, we see the KJB translators certainly identified a separate kind of love that is contented, comfortable, cheerful, pleased (definitions of complacency in light of love to define Charity).


Also note study by Justin Johnson of Grace Ambassadors

Who separates the difference from love and charity.

 

https://graceambassadors.com/life/charity-vs-love



Strong's Concordance (strongsconcordance.org)

 

John 21 (KJV) - So when they had dined, (blueletterbible.org)

 

 

Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary online (bosworthtoller.com)

 

Commentary:  Using a Bible Scholar, Expert in Greek tells us what most of commentary says:  Jesus used agape (godly love) me?  Peter responded with phileo (brotherly love) you Lord.            However, why did the KJB use Lovest thou me 3 x and Peter used I love you..?

Greek Bible scholar tells us we have to know Greek to really understand God's word and without this knowledge we really do not understand.   Do we see a major problem here   ???  Do you know what percentage of the world speaks Greek: How about these Charlatan wolves like the Judaizers - Messianic Jews who tell dumbed down Evangelicals they really have to understand Hebrew to really know God's word. Do we see a major problem here? What are the actual numbers of humans in this world that speak Hebrew fluently?  This should set off every alarm bell in your persona...  NICOLAITAN!  Please fully understand the meaning of this word and why Jesus HATES THEM.  hint: word means to conquer the people.  I have links in this article. 


“Lovest Thou Me?” in Greek – BibleMesh


See full study in Note 6  below on why I believe the Greek scholar has this all mixed up in his translation.


Blueletter Bible tells us it's translated AGPAE, AGAPE, PHILEO.

LOVEST 11 uses in the Bible  only Strong's numbers 1 OT 1 NT

2 lexicon words

0157 אַהֵב 'ahab

5368 φιλέω phileo



Search for additional clues: 

Blueletter Bible tells us it's translated AGPAE, AGAPE, PHILEO.


LOVEST 11 uses in the Bible  only Strong's numbers 1 OT 1 NT ???

Compare scripture with scripture... take one verse and find other scripture that matches the word in the same exact context.

2 lexicon words
0157 אַהֵב 'ahab
5368 φιλέω phileo

Compare each use of the word to other scriptures. 

0157 אַהֵב 'ahab

The Offering of Isaac


Read Hebrews 11:17-19

And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

אָהַבְתָּ אָהַב'āhaḇ

H157 - 'āhaḇ - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon (kjv)

The KJV translates Strong's H157 in the following manner: love (169x), lover (s) (19x), friend (s) (12x), beloved (5x), liketh (1x), lovely (1x), loving (1x). Outline of Biblical Usage [?] to love (Qal) human love for another, includes family, and sexual human appetite for objects such as food, drink, sleep, wisdom human love for or to God.

when H157 - 'āhaḇ is used in harmonizing scriptures here are the verses that appear:

loving = in the context of sacrifice of one's most treasured, beloved.

phileó: to love
Original Word: φιλέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: phileó
Phonetic Spelling: (fil-eh'-o)
Definition: to love
Usage: I love  cherish; 

Deep sense of love but does not adequately present a superlative sense unto sacrifice as does the Hebrew render and especially the English.

There are at least two uses of phileo that closely harmonize with a sense of superlative passion. Here in Revelation 3:19 and the actual loveth used in Revelation 22:15. 

Revelation 3:19 V-PSA-1S
GRK: ὅσους ἐὰν φιλῶ ἐλέγχω καὶ
NAS: Those whom I love, I reprove
KJV: As many as I love, I rebuke
INT: as many as if I love I rebuke and

In the sense of 

We see an ezran

Revelation 22:15 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: καὶ πᾶς φιλῶν καὶ ποιῶν
NAS: and everyone who loves and practices
KJV: and whosoever loveth and maketh
INT: and everyone who loves and practices

and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. We see as stronger relationship to passionate, passion as in a habit. 

LOVE 281 times used 25 lexicon words 

Knowest 84 uses 

5 lexicon words


b); of God's Knowing persons etc., throughly Hosea 5:3Job 11:11; knowing the heart 1 Kings 8:39; 2Chronicles 6:30; Psalm 139:4knowing his true servants, recognising and acknowledging them 2 Samuel 7:20Nahum 1:71 Chronicles 17:18 +; יְדַעְתִּיךָ בְּשֵׁם Exodus 33:12 (JE); = take notice of, regardPsalm 1:6; 31:7; 37:18; so of Israel as chosen people Amos 3:2Hosea 13:5 (Assyrian idûšu, God regardeth him, HptBAS i, 15) compare Genesis 18:19 (J).


G1492

The KJV translates Strong's G1492 in the following manner: know (281x), cannot tell (with G3756) (8x), know how (7x), wist (6x), miscellaneous (19x), see (314x), behold (17x), look (5x), perceive (5x), variations of 'see' (3x), variations of 'know' (1x).

We gain an understanding from perceive in that Peter knew God knew spiritually precisely what was on Peter's heart and his intent. 

See Notes 7 and 8 for more information exegesis of scripture.


CONCLUSION:  


Creation of my final analysis

In the backdrop here we have at Mount Moriah, the most significant piece of real-estate in the world  known as the place seen from afar off. It is the 3rd when Abrham and Isaac have arrived. Genesis 22.


 Abraham standing over his beloved son, his son of promise, Isaac knife in hand. Ready for the sacrifice.  A pause before Abraham is stopped from heaven not to kill his son, but to find the ram caught in the thicket. 

To understand the times Abraham actually met Jesus Christ along with other Old Testament Saints, please study: Come Meet My Kinsman Redeemer.



Enter Peter who stands near in observance as a witness.  Now enters Jesus Christ. He closes up to and directly address Peter Three times asking (Paraphrased) Peter do you love me (strongly, exceedingly, attached to me in such a way that you are unwilling to part with me.  Peter knows responds yes 3 times and is vexed by the continual probing question, knowing Jesus perceives (sees and understands) his heart. We see clearly the love Jesus requires is sacrificial love as Abraham was tested severely. Jesus has asked 3 times for each time Peter had denied the Lord. 

Clearly we see John 21:15-17 LOVEST  harmonized perfectly with LOVEST Genesis 22:2

Genesis 22:2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; 

And now we see why Peter must not only understand this love but will experience thsthis love. In verse 18 Jesus foretells of how Peter will be martyrd for our Lord. 
Knowing this is the love unto death that Jesus is really speaking of.

John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it, and he that hateth his life in this World shall keep it unto Life eternal.

Just as Abraham having loved his son more than anything, realized that his love for me (As The image of the invisible God) was paramount to anything else on earth. Having been tested severely, Because great faith demands severe exercise. 


Superlative LOVE demands sacrifice....3 times, throughout scripture demands witness divine


Harmonizing scripture every time we see God using or saying something in 3's or 3 times it is always extremely significant prophetically in announcing a covenant, a calling, or fulfillment, and a calling to the service of ultimate sacrifice.  Read Matthew 26:4 Garden of Gethsemane; Calling the Prophet Samuel 1 Samuel 3:8; Abraham arrives on the 3rd day to sacrifice Isaac whom Abraham LOVEST Genesis 22:2,4; , Jesus appears the 3rd time to the disciples and questions Peter 3 times with the EXACT same question to commit him to superlative sacrificial love which Jesus confirmed in verse 

Dear Heavenly Father we all stand before our Kinsman Redeemer Jesus Christ, our master, the author and finisher of our faith, as did Peter. Each one of us.  As Jesus ask us, "Do you Love me?"  I pray we answer the call, Yes Lord we love you unto death, more than life itself. Thank you for forgiving our sins, for the remission of our sins on the cross. we are now standing before you declaring ourselves by grace through faith  to be crucified with you. It is not we who live, but you in us. May we grow and increase in our knowledge of you and love you more each day in a more profound way.  Thank you, Amen! Even so come soon.  For your Glory.  Amen! Maranatha! 


Ephesians 3:20


20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,


Romans 8:37

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”


NOTES


By Dr John Hinton

Excerpt:
Should not all Christians discuss Bible truths in these original languages since Biblical truths can be lost during the process of translation? They claim that only the originals in the original languages from which they were written are pure and that a translation can never attain to the same status of these originals. Why then only a select class of Christians is given the privilege to learn these languages and become master and custodian of Bible truths? So when these highly privilege Christians discuss and share Bible truths to those who are less privilege, can they ensure that what they disseminate are indeed perfect and true since exact meanings are lost during the process of translation as they so claim?


See full Article print out at end of notes



2.  Anchoring; Herding, Self-Herding  Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational" pages 25-48   

Synopsis:  People make their choices based on limited information. We believe and trust our senses and our judgment. We tend to anchor our evaluation on the pre-existing information when making decisions, regardless of evidence that shows the contrary. People attach value to something that other people attach value to. 


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4.  Here's an interesting study in background of writing acceptance among the scholars UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO  Prof. McLenerney style of writing.


Major takeaways: 

  •  If you don’t know what they doubt, how are you going to change their world view?
  • You must know **them* to predicate what they might say. * 
  • Every community has it’s own code. 
  • You must know what each one values. *
  •  Identify the people with power in your community.
  •  Give them what they want (i.e. build them up) *but* challenge them inside the terms of their code.
  • Only scholars can interpret scripture. How a Phd is taught about peer review the doctrinal thesis or dissertation in Europe.
  • It must be accepted by conventional wisdom or prove
  • Nothing will be accepted as knowledge or understanding until it has been challenged by people who have the competence to challenge this determines the readers of our writing
  • Every research communities have their own code to communicate VALUE 
  •  Why does it take 5-6 years to get a PhD?   50% of the time is used to know the readers in the field 
  • Using these words to show that you are aware of the research communities: widely, accepted, and reported

Disturbing - but not surprising Comment:

Thank you for acknowledging there are some immoral/unethical issues with how papers are written today... I felt really alone since no one talks about them in my lab or department.

Perverted (MODERN) Bibles are the CONVENTIONAL WISDOM of Academia,.

Ask yourself why Satan battled so fiercely against the Bible being translated into plain English so that the plough boy could understand the word of God

See my background study on The History of the King James Bible

The True History of the King James Bible - all modern Bible Translations are Satanic (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Ask yourself why in the 1880s  The Vatican commissioned the Reprobates from Cambridge University Wescott and Hort to use Alexandrian perverted, corrupted manuscripts and begin the New Modern Translations to replace the King James Bible.

Ask yourself why the NICOLAITANS  (conquer the people) has always held that only the scholars are qualified to translate and interpret Bible scripture

*** I need to add a shocking telephone interview I had with Dr Hinton. While he was completing his Master's Degree Program at Harvard's School of Divinity, he informed me that all of his professors were either Atheists or Agnostic. The details he shared were astounding. This confirms what we - The saints- all know...



5  More related to the suffixing of English verbs in the Old English into Middle English periods. 


Biblical Greek Nouns Second Declension - GREEK FOR ALL


See the extraordinary connection to English from the Anglo Saxons to Greek

Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary online (bosworthtoller.com)




https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/26262/whats-up-with-all-the-words-ending-with-eth-in-the-bible


Read the lost reasoning with the archaic kjv


Research eth suffix meaning in old English.


Nouns ending in the suffixes -oþ, -dōm, -end, -els, -uc, -ling, -ere, -hād, and -sċipe are all masculine, nouns ending in -ung, -þu, -nes, -estre, -rǣden, and -wist are all feminine, and nouns ending in -lāc, -et, -ærn, and -ċen are all neuter.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org › wiki

Old English grammar -


https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Old_English_suffixes


Old English suffix

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Old_English_suffixes



A BIG List of Prefixes and Suffixes and Their Meanings (myenglishteacher.eu)


Old English Suffixes


Making new words creation: Old English Freedom of forming new words from SUFFIXES


-eth - Wiktionary

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-eth

Dec 27, 2021

-eth

  1. (archaic) Used to form the third-person singular present indicative of verbs.
    goeth, playeth

LOVE in the 3rd Person  NEUTER  



-eth

  1. (archaic) Used to form the third-person singular present indicative of verbs.
    goeth, playeth


The English language can be divided into three basic periods called Old English, Middle English, and Modern English. Old English is the Anglo-Saxon language used from 400s to about 1100; Middle English was used from the 1100s to about 1400s, and Modern English is the language used from 1400 onwards. Although Middle English developed out of Old English, there were drastic differences between the two in terms of grammar, pronunciation, and orthography. The main difference between Old English and Middle English can be described as the simplification of grammar; in Middle English, many grammatical cases of Old English saw a reduction and inflections in Old English were simplified. 



What is Old English

Old English is the earliest historical form of the English language, which was spoken in England and some parts of Scotland during the early Middle Ages. It was brought to England by the Anglo-Saxon settlers during the 5th century. It was used in Britain from 400s through the 1100s. 

Old English has four main dialectal forms: Northumbrian, Kentish, Mercian, and West Saxon. Its closest relatives are Old Saxon and Old Frisian. The grammar of Old English is somewhat similar to modern German. The word order is much freer, but nouns, pronouns, adjectives and verbs have many inflectional forms and endings. Like any other old language, it is very different from its modern version; therefore, speakers of Modern English find it very difficult to understand it without study. Old English vocabulary mostly contained Germanic words; most of these words do not exist in the Modern English vocabulary as these words were later replaced by Latin and French words. Words with Latin origins such as cleric, abbot, nun, hymn, temple, silk, purple, beet, lentil, pear, radish, doe, oyster, cannon, ark, alter, and alms entered into the English vocabulary during the later Old English period

Difference Between Old and Middle English

History

Old English is the earliest historical form of the English language.

Middle English developed out of Old English after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Who were the Normans?


Connection to Rome - Vatican


Intriguingly enough, the Normans, with their very name being derived from the Latin Nortmanni – denoting the Northmen (or Norsemen) raiders from Scandinavia, were descendants of the Vikings who settled in the north-western French province of Neustria (later termed as Normandy, after the Normans). But in a twist of history, in spite of their pagan heritage, future generations of Norman knights turned out to be the ‘sword arm’ of Christianity, with their conquests and influence reaching the far-flung corners of Europe and even the Levant.

Interestingly, the Normans also established a long-standing yet transparent relationship with the Papacy, as is evident from William the Conqueror’s alliance with the Vatican. In that regard, many of the ecclesiastical leaders of the church came from the Norman aristocracy, while secular Norman lords quite freely founded medieval monasteries in their realms. Many of these ‘church lands’ owed military service to their Norman overlords and as such resource-rich abbeys probably funded the first knights.


A Condensed History of Britain.

43 CE to ~400 CE: Brittania (Part of the Roman Empire)

The isle of Britain in 43 AD was under Roman occupation. During that era, it was known as Brittania, where Brittonic (a Celtic language) was the common tongue. Though Brittonic remained a Celtic language in its origins, the presence of Roman culture influenced it with Latin. We have yet to find written evidence of this language.

The end of this era came with a withdrawal of the Roman rule in Brittania, as an influx of Germanic tribes established settlements on the isle: Jutes, Angles, and Saxons.

By 450 AD it became official: the Anglo-Saxon culture and language was to prevail in the coming years.

~450 CE to 1066 CE: Anglo-Saxon England

450 CE: The Germanic culture started to gain influence from eastern edges of the isle until it grew westward through Britain (except for Cornwall). The combination of language from the Angles and Saxons, with a bit of the local Brittonic, gave birth to a new language. However, this was not to be the complete loss of Roman influence in the isle. In the year 600 CE, Irish christian monks introduced the Latin script. However, instead of using it for writing in Latin, they’d modify it for use to write in the emerging language of the time: Old English (Anglo-Saxon). This Germanic era continued until it ended with The Battle of Hastings at 1066. The Anglo-Saxons resisted, but were defeated in the hands of the Norman-French conquerers.

1066 CE: Anglo-Norman England

With their victory, Normandy established an Anglo-Norman era in the isle. A heavy influence of French loan words entered the vernacular of Anglo-Saxon within a century after the Norman conquest. It was during that period that Old English (which was already Germanic, with some Celtic Brittonic, and sprinkles of Latin words from the Roman period) blended with the French of that time period. This era was to mark a gradual shift of language on the isle, from Old English and into Middle English.


love | Etymology, origin and meaning of love by etymonline Old High German connection to English - to the suffixing of eth




Biblical

The English language can be divided into Greek Nouns Second Declension - GREEK FOR ALL


See the extraordinary connection to English from the Anglo Saxons to Greek

Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary online (bosworthtoller.com)



https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/26262/whats-up-with-all-the-words-ending-with-eth-in-the-bible


Read the lost reasoning with the archaic kjv


Research eth suffix meaning in old English.


Nouns ending in the suffixes -oþ, -dōm, -end, -els, -uc, -ling, -ere, -hād, and -sċipe are all masculine, nouns ending in -ung, -þu, -nes, -estre, -rǣden, and -wist are all feminine, and nouns ending in -lāc, -et, -ærn, and -ċen are all neuter.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org › wiki

Old English grammar -


https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Old_English_suffixes


Old English suffix

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Old_English_suffixes



A BIG List of Prefixes and Suffixes and Their Meanings (myenglishteacher.eu)


Old English Suffixes


Making new words creation: Old English Freedom of forming new words from SUFFIXES


-eth - Wiktionary

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-eth

Dec 27, 2021

-eth

  1. (archaic) Used to form the third-person singular present indicative of verbs.
    goeth, playeth

LOVE in the 3rd Person  NEUTER  



-eth

  1. (archaic) Used to form the third-person singular present indicative of verbs.
    goeth, playeth


three basic periods called Old English, Middle English, and Modern English. Old English is the Anglo-Saxon language used from 400s to about 1100; Middle English was used from the 1100s to about 1400s, and Modern English is the language used from 1400 onwards. Although Middle English developed out of Old English, there were drastic differences between the two in terms of grammar, pronunciation, and orthography. The main difference between Old English and Middle English can be described as the simplification of grammar; in Middle English, many grammatical cases of Old English saw a reduction and inflections in Old English were simplified. 



Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary online (bosworthtoller.com)


Lufian (verb) Found in John 12:25; John 21:14-17 equivalent to LOVETH


Oxford English Dictionary Compact page 1670


LEAVE - BELIEVE  - not associated with desire. Beloved - in Love - OF ME.


Strongly attached unwilling to part with; to have great affection and regard for;

To be strongly attached with and unwilling to part with; unwilling to allow to perish.  Life, Honor, etc.  


During the Early Modern English period, the 2nd person singular suffix disappeared and the -th suffix in the third person was replaced by another suffix, -s, which spread from dialects in the northern parts of the country. Other conjugations, such as -e in the first person singular from Middle English, had already been lost.

This sort of change is known as paradigm leveling. There is no particular reason per se that this kind of change happens, but it is not uncommon in the languages of the world.


stranger According to the online Strong's Concordance there are inexplicable gaps in LOVETH in reference to John 21:15-17:  Why?



Strong's Concordance (strongsconcordance.org)

 

John 21 (KJV) - So when they had dined, (blueletterbible.org)



Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary online (bosworthtoller.com)


King James Bible - Strongs No. G25 (thekingsbible.com)



Let's say you Google:  Lovest vs Love for help.  Well... Sorry you'll find garbage, pages of garbage on Love Lust how to find Love (in all the wrong places).

Let's then try Googling defining by Greek : We get the standard listings:

  • Agápe ( ἀγάπη, agápē) means "love: esp. brotherly love, charity; the love of God for man and of man for God". ...

  • Éros ( ἔρως, érōs) means "love, mostly of the sexual passion". The Modern Greek word " erotas " means "intimate love". ...

  • Philia ( φιλία, philía) means "affectionate regard, friendship", usually "between equals". It is a dispassionate virtuous love, a concept developed by Aristotle. ...

  • Storge  (στοργή storgē) familial love refers to natural or instinctual affection, such as the love of a parent towards offspring and vice versa. 


6.  How the Greek Scholar got it so wrong...

Commentary:  Using a Bible Scholar, Expert in Greek tells us what most of commentary says:  Jesus used agape (godly love). Peter responded with phileo (brotherly love) you Lord.    Then this Greek scholar says that Jesus shifts to Phileo even though the King James Bible and the Oxford English dictionary prove otherwise.


A compelling why did the KJB use Lovest thou me 3 x and Peter used I love you in each instance demands investigation.


“Lovest Thou Me?” in Greek – BibleMesh


Excerpt:


Jesus asks Peter, ἀγαπᾷς με; agapas me? “Do you love me?” He asks this question twice, both times using the verb ἀγαπῶ agapo (15, 16)—the verb also used in John 3:16: 


When Jesus asks Peter a third time, He switches to Peter’s verb: φιλεῖς με; filis me? It is as though Jesus were saying, “Even so, Peter, do you care for me?”

There is little doubt that in Peter’s ears each question Jesus asks has a ring of forgiveness and acceptance. But at the ring of the third question, Peter sees Jesus once again willing to not only accept him as he is but to also stoop down to his level of unworthiness and lift him up. Overwhelmed, Peter feels grieved.

The difference between ἀγαπῶ agapo and φιλῶ filo is not allowable in English, nor in Aramaic.[1] This lack of distinction leads to the assumption that Peter was grieved because Jesus asked him the same question three times, once for each of the three times the disciple had denied his Master. And, admittedly, some contemporary New Testament scholars claim the two words convey no difference of meaning in this passage.[2]

And here are the links I always used to believe as this Greek Scholar has written: 

Greek Concordance: ἀγαπᾷς (agapas) -- 2 Occurrences (biblehub.com)


G25 109 VERSES agapaó: to love

Original Word: ἀγαπάω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: agapaó
Phonetic Spelling: (ag-ap-ah'-o)
Definition: to love
Usage: I love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem.


ἀγαπᾷς (agapas) — 2 Occurrences



Οτε οὖν ἠρίστησαν λέγει τῷ Σίμωνι Πέτρῳ  Ἰησοῦς, Σίμων Ἰωάννου, ἀγαπᾷς με πλέον τούτων; λέγει αὐτῷ, Ναί, κύριε, σὺ οἶδας ὅτι φιλῶ σε. λέγει αὐτῷ, Βόσκε τὰ ἀρνία μου.

John 21:15 V-PIA-2S
GRK: Σίμων Ἰωάννου ἀγαπᾷς με πλέον
NAS: [son] of John, do you love Me more
KJV: [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me
INT: Simon [son] of Jonah love you me more

John 21:16 V-PIA-2S
GRK: Σίμων Ἰωάννου ἀγαπᾷς με λέγει
NAS: [son] of John, do you love Me? He said
KJV: [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me?
INT: Simon [son] of Jonah love you me He says

Textus Receptus:

21:15 15 οτε ουν ηριστησαν λεγει τω σιμωνι πετρω ο ιησους σιμων ιωνα αγαπας με πλειον τουτων λεγει αυτω ναι κυριε συ οιδας οτι φιλω σε λεγει αυτω βοσκε τα αρνια μου


Strong's Greek: 5368. φιλέω (phileó) -- to love (biblehub.com)


λέγει αὐτῷ τὸ τρίτον, Σίμων Ἰωάννου, φιλεῖς με; ἐλυπήθη  Πέτρος ὅτι εἶπεν αὐτῷ τὸ τρίτον, Φιλεῖς με; καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ, Κύριε, πάντα σὺ οἶδας, σὺ γινώσκεις ὅτι φιλῶ σε. λέγει αὐτῷ [ὁ Ἰησοῦς], Βόσκε τὰ πρόβατά μου.


John 21:17 V-PIA-2S
GRK: Σίμων Ἰωάννου φιλεῖς με ἐλυπήθη
NAS: [son] of John, do you love Me? Peter
KJV: [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me?
INT: Simon [son] of Jonah have you affection for me Was grieved



21:17 λεγει αυτω το τριτον σιμων ιωνα φιλεις με ελυπηθη ο πετρος οτι ειπεν αυτω το τριτον φιλεις με και ειπεν αυτω κυριε συ παντα οιδας συ γινωσκεις οτι φιλω σε λεγει αυτω ο ιησους βοσκε τα προβατα μου


The problem is the source used for the Greek Translation can not be authenticated as the TEXTUS RECEPTUS used in the 1611 AV King James Bible.  In searching the "supposed" Textus Receptus is a hilarious and frankly disgusting. First the 1550 of Stephens were not used by the King James translators. Secondly, all modern pervsions were started in 1880 by the so called "modern" manuscripts from Alexandria and are courrupt.  See my detailed study in my King James Links. 


Here's how trecherously evil these so called modern day bible scholars are.


Definition of the manuscript this Greek Scholar is using.


Greek New Testament: Textus Receptus (1550/1894) The Textus Receptus; base text is Stephens 1550, with variants of Scrivener 1894.

The King James Translation committees used The Erasmus manuscripts. 1598. 


The Bible (Greek New Testament: Textus Receptus (1550/1894)) (newchristianbiblestudy.org)


I am unable to match up the Modern day greek manuscripts with a good translation to what the KJB shows.


I'm calling FOUL...


I have emailed the Greek Scholar and asked him to verify precisely which Greek manusdcript he's usingand to provide me a precise translation of the the Textus Recptus 1598 Erasmus manuscripts rend.


Blueletter Bible tells us it's translated AGPAE, AGAPE, PHILEO exactly as this Greek Scholar tells us. If this were the case, why does Strongs search tell me that Lovest uses only Strongs G5368 φιλέω phileo?


LOVEST 11 uses in the Bible  only Strong's numbers 1 OT 1 NT


2 lexicon words

0157 אַהֵב 'ahab

5368 φιλέω phileo


I encourage you to look at each of these many nuances of love in Hebrew and Greek. The amazing discovery is the King James Bible translators more than adequately translated these words into English with the proper context. According to my diligent study and in hours on the phone with Dr. Hinton I'm more than ever convinced that these are tremendously misleading. I've shown you clearly in the example of trying to tell us that Jesus was using agape love and then changed to brotherly love while Peter used brotherly love. 5368 PHILEO. In the end, there is truly NO DISTINCTION in trying to determine by Greek. We see the same in HEBREW,. 0157 AHAB.


LOVE 281 times used 

25 lexicon words

0157 אַהֵב 'ahab


KJV: [son] Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee


02836 חָשַׁק chashaq


Deuteronomy 7:7
HEB: מִכָּל־ הָֽעַמִּ֗ים חָשַׁ֧ק יְהוָ֛ה בָּכֶ֖ם

KJV: The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose

5360 φιλαδελφία philadelphia


1 Thessalonians 4:9 
GRK: δὲ τῆς φιλαδελφίας οὐ χρείαν

KJV: as touching brotherly love ye need




7. Sample Grammar Analysis EXEGESIS exercise



Example of a Pastor using the perverted New English Translation and breaking down a scripture using both exegesis and exposition.


Excerpt from, "Exegesis and Exposition of 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (New English Translation)  


Pastor William E. Wenstrom Jr. WENSTROM BIBLE MINISTRIES Norwood, Massachusetts 2021 William E. Wenstrom, Jr. Bible Ministries


TRANSLATE


2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all. (NET) “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way” is composed of the following: (1) nominative third person masculine singular form of the intensive personal pronoun autos (αὐτός), “himself” (2) conjunction de (δέ), “now” (3) articular nominative masculine singular form of the noun kurios (κύριος), “the Lord” (4) articular genitive feminine singular form of the noun eirēnē (εἰρήνη), “of peace” (5) third person singular aorist active optative conjugation of the verb didōmi (δίδωμι), “may give” (6) dative second person plural form of the personal pronoun su (σύ), “you” (7) articular accusative feminine singular form of the noun eirēnē (εἰρήνη), “of peace” (8) preposition dia (διά), “at” (9) genitive masculine singular form of the adjective pas (πᾶς), “all times” (10) preposition en (ἐν), “in” (11) dative masculine singular form of the adjective pas (πᾶς), “every” (12) dative masculine singular form of the noun tropos (τρόπος), “way.


INTERPRET” The post-positive conjunction de means “now” since it is functioning as a marker of transition, which means that it is marking a transition from the contents of 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 to the closing of the letter in 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18. In the emphatic position of the sentence, we have the nominative third person masculine singular form of the intensive personal pronoun autos means “he himself” which is referring to the Lord Jesus Christ, which is indicated by the expression ho kyrios (ὁ κύριος), “the Lord,” which modifies it. The intensive personal pronoun autos functions as the nominative subject which means that it is performing the action of the third person singular aorist active optative conjugation of the verb didōmi (δίδωμι), “may give.” Therefore, this indicates that the Lord Jesus Christ performs the action of giving each member of the Thessalonian Christian community peace at all times and in every way. The use of the personal pronoun is often unnecessary in Greek since the form of a finite verb in this language indicates the person, number and gender of the subject. This is what makes the Greek of the New Testament an “inflectional” language. Therefore, when the personal pronoun autos is used in conjunction with a verb, it is significant. It may serve to clarify the subject or contrast the subject with someone else or for emphasis. Here in 2 Thessalonians 3:16, the word is used to emphasize Paul, Silvanus and Timothy’s Spirit inspired desire that the Lord Jesus Christ would give peace to 2021 William E. Wenstrom, Jr. Bible Ministries 2 each member of the Thessalonian Christian community at all times and in every way.




8. Contextual analysis


Contextual analysis asks how the biblical section to be preached or taught fits into or contributes to the larger message or to the theology of the author. It includes the process of looking at the most helpful parallel passages and verses (not necessarily all of them) to discover how the texts relate to one another and how they provide insights. Parallel passages should be worked through exegetically to make certain that conclusions are valid. (The need to work through multiple passages exegetically in the preparation of a topical sermon is a major factor in the increased time required to do such a study correctly and well.) Be aware that a biblical concept or doctrine may be present in a passage even when a specific word is not used. For example, a concordance search for sacrifice may not help you find verses that include references to propitiation or expiation, even though such verses can be helpful in a study of sacrifice.



Analyzing vocabulary.


Lexical study is the study of words. It has several dimensions, but in this booklet, lexical study deals primarily with the vocabulary of the passage. What are the key words in the passage? What words or concepts are repeated? Are the words used in the same way in this passage as in other biblical texts? A concordance will help you find other occurrences of a word. You can use good lexicons and word study books to understand the basic uses and meanings of Bible words. All of the areas mentioned above can be included in a broad, general area called linguistics.




Full Article by Dr. John Hinton, M.T.T. Harvard Defending English and the King James Version



Authorized Version Defence

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction,for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:15 & 16

Thy word is true from the beginning:
and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Psalm 119:160

The preservation of God’s holy and inspired words is self-evident as promised within the covers of the Holy Bible. It is in fact, quite amazing for Christians to believe that the only inspired Holy Bible is an invisible Bible because most of them believe that only the original autographs are inspired and yet they can still discuss Bible doctrines and be dogmatic on many issues pertaining to the Christian faith.

It is therefore, questionable as to on what basis do these Christians form their convictions on Biblical issues. Since they believe that a translation cannot be inspired, how can they be sure what they believe are indeed Bible truths as they do not have a physical inspired Holy Bible to begin with? They claim that believing that a translation is also the inspired word of God would be tantamount to imputing double inspiration to the version concerned which is a heresy of the highest order.

But is such a claim justifiable and supportable by Scriptures? Who is the author of languages? Is Almighty God bound by the original Biblical languages when revealing Bible truths to His people? If the perfect inspired Holy Bible is only found in the original Bible languages, should not all Christians learn these original Bible languages to know the perfect meanings of His words and to live according to God’s perfect will?

Should not all Christians discuss Bible truths in these original languages since Biblical truths can be lost during the process of translation? They claim that only the originals in the original languages from which they were written are pure and that a translation can never attain to the same status of these originals. Why then only a select class of Christians is given the privilege to learn these languages and become master and custodian of Bible truths? So when these highly privilege Christians discuss and share Bible truths to those who are less privilege, can they ensure that what they disseminate are indeed perfect and true since exact meanings are lost during the process of translation as they so claim?

So if God did not preserve for us His pure, living, inspired and holy words, there is no basis for us to discuss Bible truths and doctrines. Then we will not be able to obey Ephesians 4:14; That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

But we know for sure this is not the case as God has promised in Proverbs 22:20 & 21, Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

Yes, indeed God has not only written to us excellent things in counsel and knowledge, He has also promised to preserve them for us!

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. (Psalm 12:6 & 7)

This page contains articles and links to articles in defense of the Authorized Version. Search the Scriptures and see whether these testimonies are true.



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