The WORD on KEEPING

 The God-breathed Greek text of the Word of God uses 75x the Greek word 5083 τιρεω tireoo basic meaning of which is: to ATTEND TO CAREFULLY, TO TAKE CARE OF, TO GUARD, TO KEEP.  The noun form 5084 appears another 3x.  Out of the 75x the verb appears the KJV translates this word 58x “keep,” 8x  “reserved,” 4x “observe,” 2x “watch,” 2x “preserved,” and 1x “hold fast.”  The noun form is translated once “hold,” once “prison,” and once “keeping.”  

There is a verb in the Greek meaning “to do” and its verb form appears 576 x and 3 noun forms a further 9 times total so the Greek verb 4160 ποιεω poieoo plus three noun forms of the word 4161, 4162, and 4163 appear totally 585x in the N.T. These two Greek words 5083 and 4160 are totally unrelated so far as basic meanings go and belong to unrelated word families.

“Keeping” the Word and “doing” the Word are not the same or the Author would not have used two such different Greek words. We now look at a selection of Scriptures and investigate the Author’s intent (you have to take it to Him to do this Right and obtain your own hotline Revelation). 

Mat19:17  KJV has: “…Now behold one came  and said to Him: ‘Good Teacher, what good thing must I do that I may have eternal life?’ So He said to him: ‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One God. But if you want to enter into life, keep 5083 the commandments.”  NKJV also uses keep 5083.”  Notice the Greek does not say directly:“do.” 

Mat28:20 KJV has: “…teaching them to observe 5083 all things whatsoever I have commanded you…”  NKJV also uses: “observe.”  The Greek word is our word to keep teereeoo 5083. Notice the Greek still has not said directly: “do.” 

Joh8:51  In KJV Jesus says:“…if a man keep 5083 My saying he shall never see death…”  NKJV has: “…if anyone keeps 5083 My Word he shall never see death…” Same Greek word 5083 here and in verses 52 and 55 (which please look at yourself).  Notice the Holy Ghost and Jesus did not directly say: “do.” 

Joh14:15  KJV has Jesus saying: “…if ye love Me keep 5083 My commandments and I will…”  NKJV  has it: “…if you love Me  keep 5083 My commandments and I will…”  This is our Greek word 5083.  Notice Jesus did not say directly to “do.”  He could have in every case.  He didn’t! 

Joh14:21  KJV has it: “…he that hath My commandments  and keepeth 5083 them he it is that loveth Me and he that loveth Me shall be loved by My Father and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him…”  Again Jesus could have said “doeth” but said “keepeth (which means ‘is keeping’).” Keep refreshing your understanding of the basic meaning of the Greek word 5083 used here by the Holy Ghost Who wrote the Book by reviewing frequently otherwise you may yourself unconsciously interpret it directly as “do” which is how it has been interpreted to us by our ‘scholars’ and therefore our Pastors and teachers even to the point that one now popular expensively and secularly mass marketed modern version has directly translated the 5083 word “do” virtually everywhere it appears making no distinction between the 5083 and the 4060 Greek word families.  Unfaithful translation is very dangerous to the reader and even more so to the unfaithful translators and purveyors of their unfaithful translations. Are you using such grossly unfaithful translation?  

Joh14:23  KJV quotes Jesus: “…if a man love Me he will keep 5083 my Words and My Father will love him and we will come  unto him and make our abode with him…”  NKJV has: “…if anyone loves Me, he will keep 5083 My Word: and My Father will love him and We will come to him and make our home with him…” Again in both the Author used the word 5083 “keep” and not directly “do.”  Are you catching the message? 

Joh14:24  KJV has Jesus saying: “…he that loveth Me not keepeth 5083 not my sayings and the Word which ye hear is not Mine but the Father’s which sent Me…”   NKJV has it: “…he who does not love Me does not keep 5083 My Words and the Word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s Who sent Me…”  By the way the word translated “sayings” in the KJV is the Greek word 3056 logous plural of logos Word or Logic.  Again the Author the Holy Ghost chose to use the word “keep” not the word “do.”  Please also take careful note of God’s definition of “loving” Him and Jesus, which He clearly states as condition for His and Jesus’ loving the believer! 

Please note 5083 is the Greek word behind the KJV and NKJV various forms of “keep” in Joh15:10, 20; Joh17:6; Jam2:10; Rev3:8, 12:17, 14:12 and 22:7,9.   

Look now at 1Joh2: 3-6 KJV has: “…and hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep 5083 His commandments and he that sayith, I know Him, and keepeth 5083 not His commandments, is a liar and the Truth is not in him but whoso keepeth 5083 His Word in him verily is the love of God perfected:  hereby know we that we are in Him.  He that saith he abidith in Him ought himself also so to walk even as He walked…”   NKJV gives: “…now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep 5083 His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep 5083 His commandments is a liar, and the Truth is not in him.  But whoever keeps 5083 His Word, truly the love of God has been perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked…”  Note in each instance here the Holy Ghost chose to use the word 5083 “keep” not 4160 “do.”  What does 5083 mean?  It does not mean  do.”  4160 means “do.” 

1Joh3:22   KJV has it: “…and whatever we ask we  receive of Him because we keep 5083 His commandments and do 4160 those things that are pleasing in His sight…”  NKJV has rendered: “…and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep 5083 His commandments and do 4160 those things that are pleasing in His sight…”  Now we see from the sequence that the purpose of “keeping” is in order to “do!”  Whose Word is it we are to keep?  Please review Jer1:12 which says literally: “… I am watching My word to do it!!!”  Are we to keep His Word so He can do it as we demand Him to manifest His Word in our daily lifestyle- what we think, what we say and what we do where, when and with whom?! 

1Joh5: 2, 3, 18   KJV has: “…by this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep 5083 His commandments for this is the love of God, that we keep 5083 His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous…”   NKJV renders: “…by this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep 5083 His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep 5083 His commandments and His commandments are not burdensome…”   Are they not burdensome because His Command to us is to keep 5083 them and He is the One Who does the doing part?  It is His Word which He says He is watching over to do!!! [2Pet1: 2-11] Take it to the Holy Ghost!!!   

The Holy Spirit through James says in James 1:19-27 the God-Breathed Greek Text: 

SO THAT, MY BELOVED BROTHERS, EVERY MAN BE SWIFT TO HEAR SLOW TO SPEAK SLOW TO WRATH FOR THE WRATH OF MAN DOES NOT WORK THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD! THEREFORE PUTTING AWAY ALL FILTHINESS AND OVERFLOWING OF EVIL IN MEEKNESS TAKE-HOLD-OF THE implanted word [λογον  logon 3056: logic or word] THAT being able [δυναμμενον dunamenon 1410: able, powered] to save YOUR SOULS AND BECOME [γινεσθε genesthe 1096: become emphatic, an order] DOERS [ποιηται; 4163 poieetai doer, one who is doing] OF THE WORD AND NOT HEARERS only miss-LOGICING YOURSELVES  [παραλογιζομενοι paralogizomenoi 1209 εαυτους eautous1438: miss- or wrongly-logicing yourselves] BECAUSE IF ANYONE IS HEARER OF THE WORD AND NOT DOER [ποιηται 4163 poieetai doer, one who is doing] THIS ONE IS LIKE MAN PERCEIVING IN MIRROR THE FACE OF HIS BIRTH FOR HE PERCEIVED FOR HIMSELF WHAT SORT HE WAS AND HAS GONE AWAY AND IMMEDIATELY FORGOT BUT HE HAVING LOOKED INTO THE PERFECT LAW OF FREEDOM AND CONTINUING THIS ONE BECOMING NOT HEARER OF FORGETFULNESS BUT DOER OF THE WORK THIS ONE WILL BE BLESSED IN HIS DOING!  If anyone thinks to be religious among you not bridling his tongue but deceiving [απαρτων 538 apartoon: deceiving] HIS OWN heart this one's religion is vain; clean and undefiled religion before the God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction to keep himself unspotted from the world. 

Note the Greek word in the God-breathed Greek text is not the emphatic “be” a doer but the emphatic “become” a doer of the Word. The word “doer” is 4163 noun form of 4160. The words literally Holy Ghost translated “the face of his birth” are mistranslated “his natural face” in the KJV and NKJV even though there is a specific word for “natural” in Greek used in the N.T. and the Author chose “the face of his birth” - his up-birth, his birth-from-above . The phrase: “…he looking into the perfect law of liberty and continuing...” describes nicely the keeping of the Word!  Remember Joshua 1: 8?  2Cor3:16-18? What is satan out to steal in Joh10:10?  Why?  What is the Author saying to you about this? Willing to become blessed in your doing? How according to the God-breathed Word?  Write down your answers and keep them in your daily use Bible.

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