Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Luke 9:44



Luke 9:44

Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

1. “Let these sayings sink down into your ears…”

a. sayings [3056 * logos][Thayer: of speech, a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea, what someone has said, a word, the sayings of God, decree, mandate or order, of the moral precepts given by God, Old Testament prophecy given by the prophets, what is declared, a thought, declaration, aphorism, a weighty saying, a dictum, a maxim, discourse, the act of speaking, speech, the faculty of speech, skill and practice in speaking, a kind or style of speaking, a continuous speaking discourse – instruction, doctrine, teaching, anything reported in speech; a narration, narrative, matter under discussion, thing spoken of, affair, a matter in dispute, case, suit at law, the thing spoken of or talked about; event, deed, its use as respect to the MIND alone, reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating, account, i.e. regard, consideration, account, i.e. reckoning, score, account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment, relation, i.e. with whom as judge we stand in relation, reason would, reason, cause, ground.  In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, his minister in creation and government of the universe, the cause of all the world's life both physical and ethical, which for the procurement of man's salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and shone forth conspicuously from His words and deeds.]

b. sink [5087 * tithemi][Thayer: to set, put, place, to place or lay, to put down, lay down, to bend down, to lay off or aside, to wear or carry no longer, to lay by, lay aside money, to set on, (serve) something to eat or drink, to set forth, something to be explained by discourse, to make, to make (or set) for one's self or for one's use, to set, fix establish, to set forth, to establish, ordain.]

c. ears [3775 * ous][Strong: apparently a primary word; the ear (physically or mentally):--ear.]

d. In this phrase “Let these sayings sink down into your ears” Jesus is not referring to physical ears but to the spiritual sense of hearing. He meant the same thing when he said to the crowds, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” We have spiritual senses just as we have physical senses.

1). Isaiah 55:1-3 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

2). Isaiah 6:9, 10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

3). Hebrews 5:10-14 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

e. We as believers need a revelation and that is exactly what Jesus is talking about. When we hear and see and taste with our spiritual senses we get a revelation of what those particular words mean.

1). Ephesians 1:15-18 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

f. World Outreach Church Daily Devotional  2/14/12 There is a direct connection between hearing the Word and being healed. Many people are not being healed because they are either not hearing at all or they are not hearing enough. Someone may say, “Well, I heard the Word; I know what it says; but it didn’t work for me.” No. That’s not possible. The Word always works. Sometimes we fail to receive the benefits of the Word, but the Word never fails. The failure is on our part. When Jesus told His disciples, “Let these sayings sink down into your ears,” He meant that you must hear the Word over and over and over with your spiritual ears—the ears of your inner man—until those truths finally get lodged down on the inside of you. Only then will you be able to receive the benefits of healing that are rightfully yours.

g. World Outreach Church Daily Devotional 12/17/12 In today’s civilized societies, we’ve spent a great deal of time educating our minds far beyond our spirits. So when we start reading the Bible, our minds often say, “I’ve got this already. I don’t need to study anymore.” Unfortunately, that usually means we’ve grabbed hold of the Word with our minds and not with our hearts. The only way to believe God’s Word with the heart is to spend time feeding on it. You have to get the Word rooted deep in your heart so that its truth becomes more real than the doubts in your mind. A lot of people just mentally assent to the Word. In other words, they agree with Scripture in their heads. But you cannot have faith or believe God until the Word is planted in your heart. You see, you cannot believe God with yout mind. And you certainly can’t believe God with your body. God is a Spirit, and you must believe him with your spirit or with your heart. When God’s Word takes root in your heart, you can be strong and believe it even in the face of big obstacles. Some of the greatest faith victories come when you’re believing God with your heart while doubts are firing at your mind and symptoms are firing at your body like machine-gun bullets. Plant God’s Word in your heart, believe it, act upon it, and win your victory.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

John 21:20-23



John 21:20-23

Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.
Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

1. John 21:22 “Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.”

a. In this incident Peter was not minding his own ministry business, he was looking at the other guy (John) and wondering what he was going to do for Jesus. Jesus in the above statement basically told Peter to mind his own business.

b. There were seven disciples in the group.

1). John 21:1, 2  After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.
There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

c. One of those seven or perhaps 6 of them (John was one of the seven being one of the sons of Zebedee),  took Jesus to mean that John was not going to die until Jesus comes back, but that of course was not what Jesus said. Yet this misinterpretation of Jesus words was spread among the disciples. I’m sure it did not last for long.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ezra 7:10

Ezra 7:10

For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

a. NLT: This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the LORD and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel.

b. NIV: For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.

c. YLT: for Ezra hath prepared his heart to seek the law of Jehovah, and to do, and to teach in Israel statute and judgment.

d. Amplified Bible Classic: For Ezra had prepared and set his heart to seek the Law of the Lord [to inquire for it and of it, to require and yearn for it], and to do and teach in Israel its statutes and its ordinances.

e. Septuagint: For Esdras had determined in his heart to seek the law, and to do and teach the ordinances and judgments in Israel.

f. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: For Ezra set his heart to expound the Torah of HASHEM and to fulfill and to teach [its] statute and law in Israel.


1. “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord…”

a. Ezra [5830 * `Ezra'] [Strong”: a variation of 5833; Ezra, an Israelite:--Ezra.]

b. had prepared [3559 * kuwn][Strong: a primitive root; properly, to be erect (i.e. stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous):--certain(-ty), confirm, direct, faithfulness, fashion, fasten, firm, be fitted, be fixed, frame, be meet, ordain, order, perfect, (make) preparation, prepare (self), provide, make provision, (be, make) ready, right, set (aright, fast, forth), be stable, (e-)stablish, stand, tarry, X very deed.]

1). Blue Letter Bible: The KJV translates Strongs H3559 in the following manner: prepare (85x), establish (58x), ready (17x), stablish (5x), provide (5x), right (5x), fixed (4x), set (4x), direct (3x), order (3x), fashion (3x), variant (2x), certain (2x), confirmed (2x), firm (2x), preparation (2x), misc (17x).

c. his heart [3824 *  lebab] [Strong: from 3823; the heart (as the most interior organ); used also like 3820:--+ bethink themselves, breast, comfortably, courage, ((faint), (tender-)heart((-ed)), midst, mind, X unawares, understanding.]

d. to seek [1875 * darash][Strong: a primitive root; properly, to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication, to seek or ask; specifically to worship:--ask, X at all, care for, X diligently, inquire, make inquisition, (necro-)mancer, question, require, search, seek (for, out), X surely.]

1). Blue Letter Bible: The KJV translates Strongs H1875 in the following manner: seek (84x), enquire (43x), require (12x), search (7x), misc (18x).

2). Everyman’s Talmud, Abraham Cohen, Introduction page xxxv, xxxvi: “We have it mentioned very distinctly in the account of Ezra’s work: ‘He had set his heart to seek the Torah of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments’ (Ezra vii. 10). The Hebrew verb used in this sentence for ‘to seek,’ darash, is of the untmost importance for our theme. Its true sense is ‘to deduce, interpret’ the ideas which profound study of the text could elucidate. This process of deduction is called Midrash and is the system of interpretation employed throughout Rabbinic literature. By its aid a Scriptural passage yielded far more than could be discerned on the surface. The sacred words became an inexhaustible mine which, when quarried, produced rich treasures of religious and ethical teaching.”

3). Michael Fishbane, The Exegetical Imagination, p. “Historically considered, Ezra is the first master of the midrashic parole—for he “inquires” (doresh) of the Torah of the Lord (in Ezra 7:10) as former generations “inquired” of God for a living oracle (2 Kings 22:5, 8). [Note: D.C. The actual citation is 1 Kings 22:8.] His act (and those of his rabbinic heirs) thus conjures new meanings from God’s langue.”

4). Instances of “darash” Strong # 1875 translated “seek” in Scripture.

a). Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

b). 2 Chronicles 15:12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

5). Instances of “darash” Strong # 1875 translated “enquire”

a). Genesis 25:22  And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

b). 1 Samuel 9:9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)

c). 1 Kings 22:5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.

d). 1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

6). Instance of “darash” Strong # 1875 translated “search”.

a). Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

7). As much as I love Jewish Rabbinic literature and have benefited and grown spiritually from it, we must be discerning enough to know what is profitable and what is not. Much of its content is conflicting, not only with itself but also with the revealed word of God in the Scriptures and whenever looking into Rabbinic literature we must be on guard about that fact.

e. the law [8451 * towrah; or torah] [Strong: from 3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch:--law.]

f. of the LORD [3068 * Yhovah] [Strong: from 1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God:--Jehovah, the Lord.]

1). Note in Amplified Bible Classic under Ezra 7:10: God can use mightily one whose whole heart craves a knowledge of Him and His Word like that. Watch Ezra throughout the remainder of his story, as he turns the homes of his nation back from heathendom to God—in the pouring rain! He was not merely righteous, he was “[uncompromisingly] righteous” (I Kings 8:32); he worshiped God, Who is not merely just and righteous, but “rigidly just and righteous” (Ezra 9:15.)

2. “…and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.”

a. and to do it [6213 * `asah] [Strong: a primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application (as follows):--accomplish, advance, appoint, apt, be at, become, bear, bestow, bring forth, bruise, be busy, X certainly, have the charge of, commit, deal (with), deck, + displease, do, (ready) dress(-ed), (put in) execute(-ion), exercise, fashion, + feast, (fight-)ing man, + finish, fit, fly, follow, fulfill, furnish, gather, get, go about, govern, grant, great, + hinder, hold ((a feast)), X indeed, + be industrious, + journey, keep, labour, maintain, make, be meet, observe, be occupied, offer, + officer, pare, bring (come) to pass, perform, pracise, prepare, procure, provide, put, requite, X sacrifice, serve, set, shew, X sin, spend, X surely, take, X thoroughly, trim, X very, + vex, be (warr-)ior, work(-man), yield, use.]

b. and to teach [3925 * lamad] [Strong: a primitive root; properly, to goad, i.e. (by implication) to teach (the rod being an Oriental incentive):(un-) accustomed, X diligently, expert, instruct, learn, skilful, teach(-er, - ing).]

c. in Israel [3478 * Yisra'el] [Strong: from 8280 and 410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.]

d. statutes [2706 * choq] [Strong: from 2710; an enactment; hence, an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage):--appointed, bound, commandment, convenient, custom, decree(-d), due, law, measure, X necessary, ordinance(- nary), portion, set time, statute, task.]

e. and judgments [4941 * mishpat] [Strong: from 8199; properly, a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style:--+ adversary, ceremony, charge, X crime, custom, desert, determination, discretion, disposing, due, fashion, form, to be judged, judgment, just(-ice, -ly), (manner of) law(-ful), manner, measure, (due) order, ordinance, right, sentence, usest, X worthy, + wrong.]


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Acts 28:23

Acts 28:23

And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.

a. NLT: So a time was set, and on that day a large number of people came to Paul’s lodging. He explained and testified about the Kingdom of God and tried to persuade them about Jesus from the Scriptures. Using the law of Moses and the books of the prophets, he spoke to them from morning until evening.

b. NIV: They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.

c. YLT: and having appointed him a day, they came, more of them unto him, to the lodging, to whom he was expounding, testifying fully the reign of God, persuading them also of the things concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses, and the prophets, from morning till evening,

d. Amplified Bible: So when they had set a day with him, they came in large numbers to his lodging. And he fully set forth and explained the matter to them from morning until night, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.

e. Worrell Translation: And, having arranged for him a day, there came to him to his lodging a greater number, to whom he was expounding, fully testifying as to the Kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning till evening.

1. “And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging…”

a. And [1161 * de] [Strong:  a primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.:--also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).]

b. when they had appointed [5021 * tasso] [Strong:   a prolonged form of a primary verb (which latter appears only in certain tenses); to arrange in an orderly manner, i.e. assign or dispose (to a certain position or lot):--addict, appoint, determine, ordain, set.]

c. him [846 * autos] [Strong: from the particle au (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons:--her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which.]

d. a day [2250 * hemera] [Strong: feminine (with 5610 implied) of a derivative of hemai (to sit; akin to the base of 1476) meaning tame, i.e. gentle; day, i.e. (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context):--age, + alway, (mid-)day (by day, (-ly)), + for ever, judgment, (day) time, while, years.]

e. there came [2240 * heko] [Strong: a primary verb; to arrive, i.e. be present (literally or figuratively):--come.]

f. many [4119 * pleion] [Strong: more in quantity, number, or quality; also (in plural) the major portion:--X above, + exceed, more excellent, further, (very) great(-er), long(-er), (very) many, greater (more) part, + yet but.]

g. to [4314 * pros] [Strong: a strengthened form of 4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e. pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e. near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e. whither or for which it is predicated):--about, according to , against, among, at, because of, before, between, (where-)by, for, X at thy house, in, for intent, nigh unto, of, which pertain to, that, to (the end that), X together, to (you) -ward, unto, with(-in). In the comparative case, it denotes essentially the same applications, namely, motion towards, accession to, or nearness at.]

h. him [846 * autos] See “him” above.

i. into [1519 * eis] [Strong:  a primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases:--(abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).]

j. his lodging [3578 * xenia] [Strong:   from 3581; hospitality, i.e. (by implication) a place of entertainment:--lodging.]

1). These were the Jewish leaders that Paul had already met with three days after he had arrived in Rome, but only to set up this appointment with is the subject of the verse. The initial visit was to introduce himself to them, as is shown in Acts 28:17-22 below.

a). Acts 28:17-22  And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
28:18 Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.
28:19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.
28:20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
28:21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee.
28:22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

2). In the text it is referring to an appointed day where they could come to meet with him and hear his case, which it shows many did come.

2. “…to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God…”

a. to whom [3739 * hos] [Strong: including feminine he hay, and neuter ho ho probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588); the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that:--one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc.]

b. he expounded [1620 * ektithemi; ek-out; tithemi-to put][Thayer: to place or set out, put outside, expose, to set up, exhibit, metaphorically to set forth, declare, expound.][Strong: to expose; figuratively, to declare:--cast out, expound.]

c. and testified [1263 * diamartyromai; dia-an intensive; marturomai- to witness.][Thayer: to testify, earnestly, religiously to charge, to attest, testify to, solemnly affirm, to give solemn testimony to one, to confirm a thing by testimony, to testify, cause it to be believed.]

d. the kingdom [932 * basiliea] [Strong: from 935; properly, royalty, i.e. (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively):--kingdom, + reign.]

e. of? [5037 * te] [Strong: a primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly, as correlation of 2532):--also, and, both, even, then, whether. Often used in composition, usually as the latter participle.]

f. God [2316 * theos] [Strong: of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very:--X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).]

1). Paul expounded and testified to them of the kingdom of God. In his testifying he no doubt gave his own example of Jesus gloriously appearing to him on the road to Damascus: Acts 9:1-18; Acts 26:13-18. He no doubt gave examples of God moving in the supernatural among the Gentiles, such as the healing of the man at Lystra, Acts 14:8-10; the casting out of the demon out of the slave girl in Philippi and the supernatural earthquake that followed their imprisonment, Acts 16:16-40; the supernatural manifestations that occurred on the island of Melita after their shipwreck, Acts 28:1-10.

2). The kingdom of God is the arena where the Holy Ghost empowers believers to operate in the supernatural in this world, following the example of Christ Jesus. Jesus clearly set the Pharisees straight in his rebuke of them.

a). Matthew 12:25-28 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

3. “…persuading them concerning Jesus…”

a. persuading [3982 * peitho] [Strong: a primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy, to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively, to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty):--agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) conflent, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.]

b. them [846 * autos] [Strong: from the particle au (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons:--her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which.]

c. concerning [4012 * peri] [Strong: from the base of 4008; properly, through (all over), i.e. around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period):--(there-)about, above, against, at, on behalf of, X and his company, which concern, (as) concerning, for, X how it will go with, ((there-, where-)) of, on, over, pertaining (to), for sake, X (e-)state, (as) touching, (where-)by (in), with. In comparative, it retains substantially the same meaning of circuit (around), excess (beyond), or completeness (through).]

d. Jesus [2424 * Iesous] [Strong: of Hebrew origin (3091); Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites:--Jesus.]

4. “…both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets…”

a. both [5037 * te] [Strong: a primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly, as correlation of 2532):--also, and, both, even, then, whether. Often used in composition, usually as the latter participle.]

b. out of [575 * apo] [Strong: a primary particle; "off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative):--(X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.]

c. the law [3551 * nomos] [Strong: from a primary nemo (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle):--law.]

d. of Moses [3475 *  Moseus or Moses or Mouses] [Strong: of Hebrew origin; (4872); Moseus, Moses, or Mouses (i.e. Mosheh), the Hebrew lawgiver:--Moses.]
e. and [2532 * kai] [Strong: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:--and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.]

f. the prophets [4396 * prophetes] [Strong: from a compound of 4253 and 5346; a foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet:--prophet.]

1). The examples no doubt were similar to what Jesus himself gave the two disciples on the road to Emmaus immediately after his resurrection. David H. Stearn’s Jewish New Testament lists over 50 Old Testament promises fulfilled in Christ Jesus, that Jesus surely listed. (I posted them in my notes in Luke 24:27). These were promises out of the Scripture that Paul surely shared with the Jewish leaders. Here is only a few of Stearn’s list.

a). Be the “seed of the woman” that would “bruise” or “crush” the serpent’s “head”. Source: Genesis 3:15. Fulfillment Galatians 4:4; 1 John 3:8.

b). Have eternal existence. Source: Micah 5:1, 2. Fulfillment: John 1:1, 14; John 8:58; Ephesians 1:3-14; Colossians 1:15-19; Revelation 1:18.

c). Have God’s own name, Y-H-V-H (Adonai), applied to Him. Source: Isaiah 9:5-7; Jeremiah 23:5, 6. Fulfillment: Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:9-11.

d). Come at a specific time, 69 x 7 years (483 years) after the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem. Source: Daniel 9:24-26. Fulfillment: Matthew 2:1; Matthew 2:16, 19; Luke 3:1, 23.

e). Born in Bethlehem in Judah. Source: Micah 5:1, 2. Fulfillment: Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:4-7.

f). Born of a virgin. Source: Isaiah 7:14. Fulfillment: Matthew 1:18; Matthew 2:1; Luke 1:26-35.

g). Be a prophet like Moses. Source: Deuteronomy 18:15, 18. Fulfillment: Acts 3:20-22.

h). Triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Source: Zachariah 9:9. Fulfillment: Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11.

i). Enter the Temple with authority. Source: Haggai 2:7-9; Malachi 3:1. Fulfillment: Matthew21:12; Matthew 24:1; Luke 2:27-38, 45-50; John 2:13-22.

j). Be rejected by Jewish leadership. Source: Psalm 118:22. Fulfillment: Matthew 21:42; John 7:48.

k). Betrayd by a friend. Source: Psalm 41:9; Psalm 55:12-15. Fulfillment: Matthew 26:21-25, 47-50; John 13:18-21; Acts 1:16-18.

l). Sold for 30 pieces of silver. Source: Zechariah 11:12. Fulfillment: Matthew 26:15.



m). Executed by crucifixion. Source: Psalm 22:16, 17; Zechariah 12:10. Fulfillment: Matthew 27:35; Luke 24:39: John 19:18, 34-37; John 20:20-28; Revelation 1:7.

(1) The Septuagint has: “They pierced my hands and my feet,” implying the Hebrew word karu in its source text. The Mesoretic Hebrew Text, accepted as standard in traditional Judaism, has k’ari, and the line reads, “Like a lion, my hands and my feet.”

n). Executed without having a broken bone. Source: Exodus 12:46; Psalm 34:20, 21. Fulfillment: John 19:33-36.

o). Raised from the dead. Source: Isaiah 53:9, 10; Psalm 2:7; Psalm 16:10.
Fulfillment: Matthew 28:1-20; Acts 2:23-36; 13:33-37; 1 Corinthians 11:4-6.

p). Sought after by Jews and Gentiles. Source: Isaiah 11:10; 42:1. Fulfillment: Acts 10:45

q). Accepted by Gentiles. Source: Isaiah 11:10; 42:1-4; 49:1-12. Fulfillment: Matthew 12:21; Romans 15:10.

2). Because Paul was a Jewish rabbi and taught out of some Midrash material, I have to list a few that I am aware of from the Scriptures. All of the instances are teachings out of Jewish tradition, but are included in the inspired word of the New Testament, therefore they are true. Three are mentioned by Paul and one by James.

a). The Rock that followed Israel in the desert which was their water source, 1 Corinthians 10:4.

b). The Law given to Israel at Sinai by angels, Hebrews 2:2; Acts 7:53.

c). The names of the magicians in Pharaoh’s court, 2 Timothy 3:8.

d). Elijah’s prayer before the beginning and end of the famine, James 5:17, 18

4. “…from morning till evening.”

a. from [575 * apo] [Strong: a primary particle; "off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative):--(X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.]

b. morning [4404 * proi] [Strong: adverb from 4253; at dawn; by implication, the day-break watch:--early (in the morning), (in the) morning.]

c. till [2193 * heos] [Strong: of uncertain affinity; a conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until (of time and place):--even (until, unto), (as) far (as), how long, (un-)til(-l), (hither-, un-, up) to, while(-s).]

d. evening [2073 * hespera] [Strong: feminine of an adjective hesperos (evening); the eve (5610 being implied):--evening(-tide).]

1). This intensive Bible Study lasted from morning till evening. I would love to have had a recording of that study. This is not the only time Paul spent long hours over the word. Before his arrest when he was on his way toward Jerusalem Paul’s group stopped at Troas and stayed 5 days. On Sunday, the day before they were to continue on their journey, the disciples got together to break bread and Paul preached until midnight, when his message was interrupted by one of the group who fell asleep and fell out of the window. After the emergency was over, Paul still talked with the group of disciples until the breaking of day, no doubt the conversation was about the Scriptures.

a). Acts 20:6-12  And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.
20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
20:8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.
20:9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
20:10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
20:11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
20:12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.