OBADIAH

OBADIAH 1 Verse 4 This saying is still in usage. Anyone who is high in anything, they use this saying. You can’t go by the words alone of the Eastern people because most of their words are figurative. No eagle will build a nest in the stars. That is figurative. It means it is so
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JONAH

JONAH 3 Verse 8 …Let every man and every beast be covered with sackcloth…” Sackcloth is symbolic of mourning, repentance, etc.   JONAH 4 Verse 6 A gourd is anything that grows quickly and dies quickly. They all come under the green bay family. The seed where they get caster oil out of also belonging
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MICAH

MICAH 1 Verse 7 The graven images are in the temple. A hire is a place where the woman gets money. She also buys something for the god out of that money. Some little present for the idol. The things that represent the hire will be burned. Harlot is used three ways in the Bible:
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NAHUM

NAHUM 2 Verse 3 The shield of his mighty men is made red means they are in war. The army always dressed in scarlet because that indicated they were fighting men. ‘Fir trees’ should be ‘spears.’ Verse 12 Lion digs holes and puts prey in it. Verse 13 Young lions means young men.   NAHUM
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HABAKKUK

HABAKKUK 1 Verse 16 ‘Drag’ means the fish that they caught. Translation: ‘Because the fish that they caught are fat and plenteous, therefore, they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incenses unto their dray.’ It means that instead of thanking God for what they get they were sacrificing it to their net and burning incense
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ZEPHANIAH

ZEPHANIAH 1 Verse 13 ‘Therefore their goods shall become a booty,…’ The ‘booty’ is what you collect when you go on a campaign, etc. ZEPHANIAH 2 In the midst of them the sheep, and various kinds of cattle will by lying down. On their heads, cranes and other birds are making noise. They will all
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HAGGAI

HAGGAI 1 Verse 6 ‘…he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.’ This is just a figure of speech. Sown much, and bring in little. ‘Ye have sown much and bring in little; ye eat, but your hunger is not filled; ye drink, but your thirst is not quenched;
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ZECHARIAH

ZECHARIAH 1 Verse 8 ‘…myrtle trees…’ It is a bushy tree that grows in the valley, and it doesn’t have any fruit worth talking about.   ZACHARIAH 2 Verses 1-5 Wall of fire. v. 5, promise of security to God’s children. Nothing harmful can touch us. He continually watches us. We are secure because of
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MALACHI

MALACHI 2 ‘…spread dung upon your faces…’ They are so ashamed of themselves that they cover their faces with dung. Verse 3 ‘…corrupt your seed and spread dung upon your faces….’ In agreements they would throw dung in face, was a terrible disgrace—like spitting, insulting. God says He will insult you, bring you down before
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MATTHEW

MATTHEW 1 Verse 13 If Eastern couple is married, their time of coming together is set by the elders according to the stars. Eastern elders fix a date for newlyweds to come together, this is done according to the stars so that the child which might be conceived will have the characteristic of the stars.
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MARK

MARK 1 Verse 2 A messenger goes along with every government official when he visits town. The messenger gets the people of the town ready for the visit by telling them what to do, what not to do, etc. Verse 5 ‘…all the land of Judea…’ is an Oriental term meaning, ‘many, many, many, many
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LUKE

LUKE 1 Verse 3 The word ‘perfect’ should be ‘clearly, definite.’ Verse 9 In the temples some burn incense, some put it or place it. Some light the incense, some put the incense powder. The Bishop, the highest man in office, puts the incense powder. Next to him they set fire to it. The lowest
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JOHN

JOHN 1 Verse 1 All the older religions like the Hindus, believe in the creation of the world in the same way. The Caucasians believe in the beginning was the Word. Vivic was the name of the Caucasian religion, before they came to India. Then they changed it to Hindu. Vivic means people who believe
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ACTS

ACTS 1 Verse 18 Translation: ‘Now this man purchased a plot with the wages of iniquity…’ Verse 20 ‘Bishoprick’ should be leadership, ‘…let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein…’ is an Oriental saying. It is a form of curse. They say it in houses or shops. Verses 24-26 The election of
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ROMANS

ROMANS 1 Verse 4 Branded. In the temple on the altar are coals of fire. This along with a hot needle is used to mark their ear for dedication (higher classes only). Called the mark of dedication—take a red hot needle and bore the ear lobe—marks you out as a son of God. David said,
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I CORINTHIANS

I CORINTHIANS 1 Verse 22 Greeks should be Assyrians or Phoenicians. Verse 27 (Taught by way of example, but not stated.) All the prophets were obscure men. To gather wild figs is a very menial task, yet God made Amos a mighty prophet. (Example; you must be humble, despised, willing to be walked over.)  
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II CORINTHIANS

II CORINTHIANS 4 Verse 7 See John 4:7-26.   II CORINTHIANS 5 Verse 11 ‘Know therefore the fear of the Lord, we try in a persuasive way to win men, so we are very well understood by God, and trust we are also understood by you.’ ‘Maran’ means ‘Our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Verse 17 (Not
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GALATIANS

GALATIANS 1 Verse 17 Paul made a thorough study of the scriptures in Arabia. Many great philosophers came from Arabia. Many, many men go there, like we in India go to Tibet because there are not many people and there isn’t so much hustle and bustle. Thus it is possible to concentrate. Holy men go
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EPHESIANS

EPHESIANS 2 Verses 12 and 13 Adoption, sonship. When adoption takes place, they legally go out together as father and son, as one flesh and blood—legally, culturally, and every other way. A minor cannot be adopted. Must be able to legally answer before a court. (Same legality in confession of Jesus Christ as lord and
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PHILIPPIANS

PHILIPPIANS 2 Verse 2 Salvation not by works. But after saved, must work out your own salvation. Have salvation on inside, then you ought to demonstrate your salvation. (Philippians 2:12) Don’t work for your salvation, but work out your salvation once you’re saved. Many people come for healing that are not saved at all, but
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COLOSSIANS

COLOSSIANS 2 Verse 14 Double for Sins. In the East, a person going bankrupt goes to the court and files a list of his creditors and how much he owes to each one. Then the court declares him bankrupt. In America, only three are involved in such a situation: the creditor, the judge, and the
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I THESSALONIANS

I THESSALONIANS 2 Verse 5 If we don’t trust a man, we say well you owe me $10 and ‘God is a witness for it.” The people are more afraid of God than the law. Here in the West, they are more afraid of the law, than God. When a witness cannot be found, God
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I TIMOTHY

I TIMOTHY 2 Verse 8 See Psalm 77:1,2 See Lamentations 2:19 Verse 9 (Job 16:8, Isaiah 3:16.) Marriage (selection of wife). Marriage is by parent choice in the East. When a wife is chosen, the ladies of the household go to the girl’s house and ask her to walk forward with a glass of water
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II TIMOTHY

II TIMOTHY 2 Verse 8 ‘Lifting up holy hands…’ Connect with Psalm 77:2 Verses 20 and 21 ‘Vessels’ Three vessels kept in the home: clean vessel, chosen vessel and vessel of honor. If a man comes to pray he will wash his feet and hands with water from one of these vessels. A second one
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HEBREWS

HEBREWS 1 Verse 1 God who at various times and in many ways or portions spoke in the old court days unto our fathers by the prophets (God spoke to them then) has finally completely spoken in the last days of the first court to us in His only son (prophet—revelation first, now climaxed with
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JAMES

JAMES 1 Verse 19 See Luke 19:1-4 Verse 22 See Psalm 20:5   JAMES 5 Verses 2, 3 ‘Garments are moth-eaten.’ This goes with teaching on Job 27:16 Verse 16 See Matthew 26:22,23

I PETER

I PETER 3 Verse 3 Plaiting is braiding. Plaiting itself is not wrong, but putting gold coins in it is. Most of the Eastern women have long hair. Girls of about 10 to 16 are plaiting all the time. Verse 5 Our manner of dress ought to be in the keeping with the spirit of
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I JOHN

I JOHN 4 Verse 4 See Psalm 123:2 Verse 20 (Isaiah 52:15.) Matthew 10:42; Mark 9:41 (Taught, but not stated.) Eastern people carry food and bedding when they travel and they come to eat and sleep in the village common area where townspeople may come and find a guest for dinner. They will not eat
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III JOHN

III JOHN Verse 2 II Corinthians 9:8—All sufficiency. Sufficiency to support ourselves, church and those in need. No reason for us to lack. III John 2. Things are only incidental, not fundamental. Christ is fundamental. We have ability to abound to every good work, to glorify God. Is poverty a glory to God? NO! Prosperity
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REVELATION

REVELATION 1 Verse 4 In the East, they always write paragraphs with the opening paragraph. In all their letters they always start with ‘Om’ or another spelling is ‘Aum’ before they start the letter. It means God. The Greeks discovered their own term for the word, ‘Om.’ ‘Om’ was a Calcassian property. ‘Rokha’ means spirit,
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