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Cutting Technique in the Bible - With Joy and Passion - 2 Timothy 2:15

Stylistic Elements

Cutting technique


We cut the puzzle pieces, but not arbitrarily, then we insert the small pieces into the big picture of Samson.

Cutting technique - the texts of the bible Paul describes this technique to his real child Timotheus:
Make an effort to portray yourself as a proven worker to God, who has nothing to be ashamed of, who rightly shares the word of truth. A good worker knows how to cut the word of truth. The following passage explains it to us.

The Greek word for "right divide" is: orthotomeo - ορθοτομεω - and can be translated as follows:
right divide (ορθοτομεω - Strong-No. G3718)

1. make a straight cut;
2. dissect, disassemble, cut into pieces, cut into pieces and disassemble.

Word roots:

1. orthos - Strong No. G3717
   1.1 erect (as ascending, growing);
   1.2 (vertical) erect; bring into alignment;
   1.3 (figuratively) honest, sincere, honorable, truthful;
   1.4 (horizontal) horizontal, straight.

Root of orthos:
oros - ορος Strong No. 3735
a mountain - as if it rises itself in a flat plain.

Probably from the no longer common word "oro", with the meanings: rise, gain or rise, rebel.

2. tomoteros - τομωτερος Strong No. G5114
2.1 enthusiastic, eager, violent, willing, awake.


The correct procedure of cutting

Timothy should cut the texts of the Bible into pieces and explain them at the proclamation. To cut correctly means to cut off the part of the text that is decisive for the sermon in the place intended by God and to make it the subject of the speech. This is what Paul does and exactly the same thing our Lord does. Let us first look at how Jesus quotes a verse, then take a look at the original, and then compare.

How Jesus cuts up texts and quotes only excerpts from them

1 "I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered."

2 "Sword, awaken against my shepherd, and against the man who is my comrade. Says Yahweh of the hosts; strike the shepherd, and the flock shall disperse."


The Lord quotes the first part of the verse:
"The sword shall awaken against the shepherd.

He omits the second part:
and against the man who is my comrade!

He quotes the third part of the verse again:
and the flock shall scatter.

Jesus himself cuts in a place that is unusual for us. Why does he leave out the middle part? The answer is: Because the second part of the verse tells of something else. The sword should not only awaken against the shepherd, that is our Lord, but also against the man who is his comrade. The middle part of the verse is cut out because it has not yet been written historically. And who is this comrade? Only the Hebrew text makes it clear. The Hebrew term comrade, as it is used here in Zechariah, reads: Amit and is only used in the 3rd Book of Moses. (Except here in Zechariah 13.)

Here is a brief explanation: The third book of Moses (so in the German Bible) is also called Leviticus and expresses that it is a part of the Bible which was written especially for the Levites. The third book of Moses regulates the internal affairs of the Levites. Therefore it can only be applied to Levites. The word Amit is found eleven times in Leviticus. The twelfth time in Zechariah 13. This means that the prophecy from Zechariah 13:7 turns against the man who is comrade of the Lord. The sword shall awaken both against the Messiah and against the Levite who is his comrade. Let us be clear that the term comrade cannot refer to the Lord, because Jesus did not come from the tribe of Levi, but from the tribe of Judah. The comrade - Amit - must be another, namely a man from the tribe of Levi.


The wicked servant from Matthew 24:48 is cut up

Let's read the text first: But when that evil servant in his heart says, My lord hesitates to come, and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken, the lord of that servant shall come on a day when he shall not expect it, and in an hour which he knoweth not, and shall cut him in two, and set his part with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The Apostle Paul, like the Lord Jesus himself, both cut away the Antichrist. Why? We have already mentioned the main reason: The time was not yet ripe! Only when the horizon is full of disaster will God begin to reveal the mystery of wickedness. It would not have made sense before. How can I see and recognize something when it is not there? Only when something comes within sight can concrete statements be made about it.

In Matthew 24:48 the Lord gives us an insight into the attitude of Lo-Jaschar :

-he is called "that" servant;
-he is evil and beats his fellow servants;
-he eats and drinks with the drunk;
-the LORD will cut him up because he is a hypocrite.

According to Matthew 24:48, the meaning of cutting, severing, and cutting finds its literal fulfillment on the Second Coming of the Lord, because the sentence for his evil deeds has been in place for a long time.


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