The Pattern

Repeated Themes

A -- Word of the Lord
.B -- The Lord’s Covenant

..C -- The World
...D -- The Lord's Servant

....E -- Preservation
.....F -- The Suffering Servant
.....F' -- Atonement
....E’ -- Salvation

...D’ -- The Lord's Servant
..C’ -- Overcoming the World

.B’ -- Fulfillment
A’ -- Salvation Song

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KEY WORDS

A. Hear this, Hearken, Praise, Name, etc.

B. Promise(s), Inheritance, New Things, Hidden Things, Things of God, Shall Come to pass, etc.

C. World, Wicked, Contentions, Apostasy, Satan, Egypt, Babylon, Earth, etc. [feminine]

D. Servant, Prophet, Moses, Truth, Righteousness, Kingdom, Heaven, etc. [masculine]

E. Preserved, Salvation, Pillars, Gates, Manna, Wine, etc. -- boldly

F. Suffering, Afflicted, Despised, Rejected, etc. -- nobly

F'. Oneness, Unity, Embrace, Kiss, Throne, Name, Glory, etc. -- nobly

E’. Salvation, Exalted, Preserved, Inheritance, Mercy, etc. -- independent

D’. Servant, Prophet, Truth, Righteousness, Kingdom, Heaven, Eternity, etc. [masculine]

C’. Overcome, World, Wicked, Cut Off, Contentions; Judgment, Destruction, Earth, etc. [feminine]

B’. Fulfill, Restoration, Deliverance, Covenant(s), Promise(s), Inheritance, etc.

A’. Hosanna, Name, Amen, Sing, etc.

Matthew 25:31-46

When Saw We Thee an Hungred, and Fed Thee?

A/B —
a.
31. When the Son of man shall come in his glory,
 b. and all the holy angels with him,
a’. then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
 b’. 32. And before him shall be gathered all nations:  

C/D —
  c.
and he shall separate them one from another,
   d. as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
  
d’. 33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand,
  c’. but the goats on the left.

E1 – On His Right Hand
    e1.
34. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,
    e2. Come, ye blessed of my Father,
    e3. inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

F1 – Ye Gave me Meat
a.
35. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat:
 b. I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:

  c. I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
   d. 36. Naked, and ye clothed me:

    e. I was sick, and ye visited me:
     f. I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

E2 – The Righteous Answer
e1.
37. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying,
e2. Lord,
e3. [Ellipsis]

F2 – When Saw We . . . And Fed Thee?
a.
when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee?
 b. or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

  c. 38. When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in?
   d. or naked, and clothed thee?

    e. 39. Or when saw we thee sick ,
     f. or in prison, and came unto thee?

F3 – Unto the Least of These . . . Ye have Done it Unto Me
f1.
40. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
f2. Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
f3. ye have done it unto me.

E1’ – On the Left Hand
e1.
41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,
e2. Depart from me, ye cursed,
e3. into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

F1’ – Ye Gave Me No Meat
a.
42. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat:
 b. I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

  c. 43. I was a stranger, and ye took me not in:
   d. naked, and ye clothed me not:

    e. sick,
     f. and in prison, and ye visited me not.

E2’ – They Also Answer
e.
44. Then shall they also answer him, saying,
e. Lord,
e. [Ellipsis]

F2’ – When Saw We . . . And Did Not Minister Unto Thee?
a. when saw we thee an hungred,
 b. or athirst,

  c. or a stranger,
   d. or naked,

    e. or sick,
     f. or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

F3’ – Not Unto the Least of These . . . Ye Did it Unto Not Me
f1.
45. Then shall he answer them, saying,
f2. Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
f3. 46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
f3. but the righteous into life eternal

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Overlay of Davidic Themes for the six elements of F1

Scripture phrase

Davidic Theme

a. 35. For I was an hungred, . . . for the Word
a’. and ye gave me meat:  . . . even the Song of Salvation
 b. I was thirsty,  . . . for the Covenant Promises
 b’. and ye gave me drink:  . . . of Living Water
  c. I was a stranger,   . . . in the World
  c’. and ye [gathered] took me in:   . . . to your Kingdom
   d. 36. Naked,    . . . before the eyes of Heaven
   d’. and ye clothed [arrayed] me:    . . . in the Garment of Righteousness
    e. I was sick [frail],     . . . before the presence of God
    e’. and ye visited me:     . . . and preserved me with tokens of Salvation
     f. I was in prison,      . . . as was the Suffering Servant
     f’. and ye came unto me.      . . . and embraced me in your arms

Bracketed texts, without italicization, shows alternate translation from Exegeses Ready Research Bible, A Literal Translation and Transliteration of Scripture, Herb Jahn, Exegete, (World Bible Publishers), 1993.

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