Outline of Nehemiah 12

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Neh 12:1-26 Directory of Worshippers
- Jeshua: First Generation (Neh 12:1-11)
- Joiakim: Second Generation (Neh 12:12-21)
- Eliashib: Third Generation (Neh 12:22-26)

Neh 12:27-43 Dedication of the Wall
- Consecration (Neh 12: 27-29)
- Cleansing  (Neh 12:30)
- Companies (Neh 12:31-39)
- Choirs (Neh 12:40-42)
- Cheerfulness (Neh 12:43)

Neh 12:44-47 Distribution to the Workers
- Support of the Priestly (Neh 12:44)
- Service and Purification (Neh 12:45)
- Songs of Praise (Neh 12:46)
- Supply of Portions (Neh 12:47)

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Outline of Esther 2

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Esther 2:1-4 Search of Ahasuerus
- Retrospection (Esther 2:1)
   Return - after these things
   Rage - the wrath
   Restraint - was appeased
   Remembrance - he remembered Vashti
   Reaction - what she had done
   Rashness - what was decreed against her
- Recommendation (Esther 2:2)
- Routine (Esther 2:3)
- Replacement (Esther 2:4)

Esther 2:5-18 Selection of Esther
- Parentage (Esther 2:5-7,10-11)
   Ancestry of Mordecai (Esther 2:5)
   Arrival in Shushan (Esther 2:6)
   Adoption of Hadassah (Esther 2:7)
   Advice to Esther (Esther 2:10)
   Anticipation of Mordecai (Esther 2:11)
- Process (Esther 2:8-9,12-14)
   Purification of the Maidens
    Custody (Esther 2:8)
    Charity (Esther 2:9)
   Presentation to the Monarch
    Requirement (Esther 2:12)
    Rendezvous (Esther 2:13)
    Return (Esther 2:14)
- Promotion (Esther 2:15-20)
   Her Beauty (Esther 2:15)
   Her Betrothal (Esther 2:16)
   Her Bestowal  (Esther 2:17)
   Her Banquet (Esther 2:18)

Esther 2:19-23 Service of Mordecai
- Commission of Mordecai (Esther 2:19)
- Charge to Esther (Esther 2:20)
- Conspiracy of the Chamberlains (Esther 2:21)
- Cognizance of the Plot (Esther 2:22a)
- Certification of Mordecai (Esther 2:22b)
- Crucifixion of the Criminals (Esther 2:23a)
- Chronicle of the King (Esther 2:23b)

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Outline of Nehemiah 11

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Neh 11:1-2 Re-population - Commitment of the Jews
- Choice - Casting Lots
- Commendation - Consecrated Lives

Neh 11:3-20 Residents - City of Jerusalem
- Introduction (Neh 11:3)
- Inhabitants
   People
    Children of Judah (Neh 11:4-6)
    Children of Benjamin (Neh 11:7-9)
   Priestly
     Worship - Priests (Neh 11:10-14)
     Work - Levites (Neh 11:15-19)
- Inheritance (Neh 11:20)

Neh 11:21-24 Responsibilities - Citadel of Jerusalem
- Service - Over the Nethinims (Neh 11:21)
- Sacrifice - Over the Levites (Neh 11:22a)
- Spiritual - Over the Worship (Neh 11:22b-23)
- Social - Over the People (Neh 11:24)

Neh 11:25-36 Residue - Cities of Judah
- Children of Judah - 15 Locations (Neh 11:25-30)
- Children of Benjamin - 14 Locations (Neh 11:31-35)
- Levites among Judah and Benjamin (Neh 11:36)

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Outline of Esther 1

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Esther 1:1-2 Fame of the Persian
- Certainty - Now it came to pass
- Chronology - in the days of Ahasuerus
- Control - this is Ahasuerus which reigned
- Country - from India even unto Ethiopia
- Counties - an hundred and seven and twenty provinces
- Crown - the king Ahasuerus sat
- Command - the throne of his kingdom
- Citadel - Shushan the palace

Esther 1:3-9 Feasts of Pomp
- For the Powerful (Esther 1:3-4)
  Supporters of the Sovereign
  Show of Splendour
  Season of the Spread
- For the Public (Esther 1:5-8)
  Lavishness - Wealth of the Country (Esther 1:5-6)
  - Partakers "all the people ... great and small"
  - Period "seven days"
  - Place "court of the garden of the king's palace"
  - Presentation
     Lust of the Eyes
     "white, green, and blue, hangings,
       fastened with cords of fine linen and
       purple to silver rings and pillars of marble"
     Lust of the Flesh
     "the beds were of gold and silver"
     Pride of Life
     "upon a pavement of red, and blue,
       and white, and black, marble"
  Liquor - Wine of the Celebration (Esther 1:7-8)
  - Decoration "vessels of gold, ... being diverse"
  - Drink "royal wine in abundance"
  - Decree "the drinking was according to the law"
  - Discretion "none did compel"
  - Dispensing "the king had appointed..."
  - Desire "according to every man's pleasure"
- For the Partners (Esther 1:9)

Esther 1:10-22 Fury of the Potentate
- Drunkenness of the King (Esther 1:10-11)
- Defiance of the Queen (Esther 1:12)
- Deliberation of Princes (Esther 1:13-15)
- Diagnosis of Memucan (Esther 1:16-18)
- Disposal of Vashti (Esther 1:19-20)
- Decision of the Princes (Esther 1:21-22)

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Chiastic Outline of Esther

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A The Supreme Monarch Ahasuerus (Esther 1:1-2)
B  Feast of Pomp (Esther 1:3-12)
C   Empress is Expelled, (Esther 1:13-22)
D    Esther becomes Queen (Esther 2:1-20)
E     King’s Life is Saved (Esther 2:21-23)
F      Haman’s Plot is Fixed (Esther 3:1-15)
G      Golden Sceptre and Esther's Risk (Esther 4:1-5:3)
H        First Banquet for Haman (Esther 5:4-8)
I          Gladness of Haman, Zeresh, Friends (Esther 5:9-14)
J           Ahasuerus’s Restlessness  (Esther 6:1-6)
X           Mordecai's Reward (Esther 6:7-9)
J           Haman's Reversal (Esther 6:10-12)
I          Gloom of Haman, Zeresh, Friends (Esther 6:13-14)
H        Fatal Banquet for Haman (Esther 7:1-10)
G       Golden Sceptre and Mordecai’s Ring (Esther 8:1-6)
F       Haman’s Plot is Foiled (Esther 8:7-14)
E      Jews’ Lives are Saved (Esther 8:15-17)
D    Mordecai becomes Great (Esther 9:1-4)
C   Enemies are Eliminated (Esther 9:5-16)
B  Feast of Purim (Esther 9:17-32)
A The Second Man Mordecai (Esther 10:1-3)

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Outline of James 5

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James 5:1-6 Condemnation of the Prosperous
- Consternation of the Rich (James 5:1)
   Motion Mourning Misery
- Corruption of Riches (James 5:2-3a)
   Crops Clothing Currency
- Censure of Rust (James 5:3b)
- Cruelty of Rapacity (James 5:4-6)
   Immorality of Oppression (James 5:4)
   Idolatry of Opulence (James 5:5)
   Iniquity of Obliteration (James 5:6)

James 5:7-12 Consolation of the Poor
- Mettle for Suffering (James 5:7-8)
   Waited Fall from Heaven
   Wanted Fruits of the Husbandman
   Wrought Fixation/Fortitude for the Hearts
- Mastery of Spitefulness  (James 5:9)
- Models of Sufferance (James 5:10-11)
   Example of Prophets
   Endurance of Job 
   End of the Lord
- Manner of Speech (James 5:12)
   Swearing Condemned
   Swearing Corrected

James 5:13-18 Conversation of the Patient
- Truthfulness about Self (James 5:12)
- Trials of a Saint
   Supplication for the Suffering (James 5:13a)
   Singing for the Succoured (James 5:13b)
   Support for the Sick (James 5:14)
   Solace for the Sinner (James 5:15)
- Tensions among Saints
   Confiding - confess your faults one to another
   Care - pray one for another
   Cure - ye may be healed
- Triumph of Supplication (James 16a-18)
   Obvious Fact - the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much
   Ordinary Fellow - Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are
   Outstanding Faith - he prayed earnestly that
   Overcoming Famine - he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain
   Originating Fruits - the earth brought forth her fruit

James 5:19-20 Conversion of the Polluted
- Act of Restoration
  Wander from the Truth "err from the truth"
  Waking to the Truth "one convert him"
- Assurance of Recovery
  Shepherd Commended
  Soul Converted
  Sins Covered


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Outline of James 4

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James 4:1-10 Envious Strifes
- Lust, Greed and Hostility (James 4:1-5)
  Sinful Ambition (James 4:1)
  Solicited Advancement (James 4:2)
  Selfish Appeal (James 4:3)
  Spiritual Adultery (James 4:4)
  Scriptural Axiom (James 4:5)

- Liberation, Grace and Humility (James 4:6-10)
   Comfort (James 4:6)
   Compliance (James 4:7a)
   Conflict (James 4:7b)
   Confession (James 4:8a)
   Cleansing (James 4:8b)
   Contrition (James 4:9)
   Concession (James 4:10a)
   Cheer (James 4:10b)

James 4:11-17 Evil Speaking
- Backbiting the Brethren (James 4:11-12)
   Caution "Speak not evil one of another"
   Case "He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother"
   Contravention "speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law"
   Contempt "if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge"
   Christ "There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy"
   Challenge "who art thou that judgest another"

- Boasting in Business (James 4:13-17)
   Ambition to Trade (James 4:13)
   Assumption of Tomorrow (James 4:13)
   Abruptness of Time (James 4:14)
   Attitude of Trusting (James 4:15)
   Antithesis of the Truth (James 4:16)
   Apathy against Truth (James 4:17)

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Outline of James 3

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James 3:1-12 Powerful Words of the Tongue
- Injunction (James 3:1-2)
   Prudence - Condemnation of Teachers (James 3:1)
   Perfection - Control of Tongues (James 3:2)
- Illustrations (James 3:3-6)
   Behold the Reins of a Steed
    Overriding - we put bits in the horses' mouths
    Obedience - that they may obey us
    Operation - we turn about their whole body
   Behold the Rudder of a Ship
     Massiveness - the ships, which though they be so great
     Might - are driven of fierce winds
     Maneuver - yet are they turned about
     Minuteness - with a very small helm
     Mandate - whithersoever the governor listeth
     Member - the tongue is a little member
     Magnification - boasteth great things
   Behold the Ruination of a Spark
     Explosion of Ignition - how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 
     Expansion of Iniquity - And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:
     Entirety of Influence - so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body,
     Extent of Injury - and setteth on fire the course of nature;
     Evil and Infernal - and it is set on fire of hell.
- Incorrigibility (James 3:7-8)
   Tamed and Dominated (James 3:7)
   Tongue is Deadly (James 3:8)
    Vicious - can no man tame
    Vile - it is an unruly evil
    Venomous Words - full of deadly poison
- Inconsistency (James 3:9-12)
   Unmixed Flow (James 3:9-11)
    Incompatibility (James 3:9)
     Blessing the Creator
     Berating His creatures
    Injunction (James 3:10)
    Impossibility (James 3:11)
   Unmistakable Fruits (James 3:12)
    Self Serving
    Self Aggrandizement

James 3:13-18 Peaceful Wisdom for Thought
- Honourable Works of a Submissive Man (James 3:13)
   Man - wise and understanding man
   Manifesting - let him show out
   Manner - good conversation his works
   Meetness - meekness of wisdom
- Human Wisdom of a Sensual Man (James 3:14-16)
  Demonstration - Contrast in Operations (James 3:14)
   Contempt - bitter
   Covetousness - envying
   Contention - strife
   Conceitedness, boasting - glory not
   Craftiness - lie not
  Diagnosis - Contrast in Origins (James 3:15)
   Not Spiritual - not from above
   Secular - earthly
   Soulical - sensual
   Satanic - devilish
  Diffusion - Contrast in Outcomes (James 3:16)
   Turmoil and Troubles
- Heavenly Wisdom for a Sensible, Serene Man (James 3:17-18)
   Characteristic
    Chaste - pure
    Calm - peaceable
    Considerate - gentle
    Compliant - easy to be intreated
    Compassionate - full of mercy
    Charitable - full of good fruits
    Consistent - without partiality
    Conscientious - without hypocrisy
   Conclusion

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Pictures of the Tongue

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James 3:3 bits - Directive that is Inflicted
James 3:4 very small helm - Direction that is Imposed
James 3:5 little fire - Destruction that is Ignited
James 3:8 beasts - Domination that is Impossible
James 3:11 fountain - Dichotomy that is Illogical
James 3:12 fruit trees - Development that is Incongruous

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Outline of James 2

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James 2:1-4 Partiality Displayed against True Faith
- Pattern of the Saviour (James 2:1)
   Members - my brethren
   Model - the faith of
   Messiah - our Lord Jesus Christ
   Majesty - the Lord of glory
   Mandate, Manner - have not ..... with respect of persons
- Problem in the Synagogue (James 2:2-4)
   Contrast in Dressing (James 2:2)
   Change in Deference (James 2:3)
   Charge for Discrimination (James 2:4)

James 2:5-13 Principles Denied against True Faith
- Pattern in Divine Selection (James 2:5-7)
   Willingness of the Poor
   Wickedness of the Plenteous
- Precept of the Divine Scripture (James 2:8-13)
   Command to Love, Impartiality (James 2:8-9)
   Chain of Law, Indivisibility (James 2:10-11)
   Caution of Lapse, Indictment (James 2:12-13)

James 2:14-26 Practices Demanded of True Faith
- Two Pertinent Enquiries on Lopsided Faith (James 2:14)
   Faith that is Profitless
   - it cannot serve any purpose (James 2:14a)
   Faith that is Powerless
   - it cannot save any person (James 2:14b)
- Two Present Examples for Lifeless Faith (James 2:15-20)
   Defunct Faith - Destitute Starved (James 2:15-17)
    Inadequacy (James 2:15)
    Insult (James 2:16a)
    Indifference (James 2:16b)
    Implication (James 2:16c)
    Inoperativeness (James 2:17)
   Dead Faith - Demons Shuddered (James 2:18-20)
    Expressed Faith that Tinkles (James 2:18a)
    Exemplary Faith that Triumphs (James 2:18b)
    Evil Faith that Trembles (James 2:19)
    Empty Faith under Test (James 2:20)
- Two Past Examples for Living Faith (James 2:21-26)
   Perfect Faith - Sacrifice of the Prosperious, Abraham (James 2:21-24)
    Offering (James 2:21)
    Outworking (James 2:22)
    Outcome (James 2:23)
    Observation (James 2:24)
     Expression of Works
     Essence of Faith
   Proven Faith - Service of the Poor, Rahab (James 2:25-26)
    Vindication - Rahab the harlot justified by works
    Verification - she had received the messengers,
    Validation - sent them out another way
    Verdict (James 2:26)
     Anthropological Parallel
     Affirmed Principle

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Outline of Nehemiah 10

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Neh 10:1-27 Sealing of the Heads
- Administrator (Neh 10:1)
- Anointed (Neh 10:2-8)
- Associates (Neh 10:9-13)
- Aristocrats (Neh 10:14-27)

Neh 10:28-29 Separation unto Holiness
- Exercise of the Rest (Neh 10:28a)
- Enlightenment of the Redeemed (Neh 10:28b)
- Enactment for Renewal (Neh 10:29)

Neh 10:30-39 Stipulations for the House
- Spousal (Neh 10:30)
- Sabbatic (Neh 10:31)
- Sanctuary (Neh 10:32-34)
- Sacrifices (Neh 10:35)
- Sanctification (Neh 10:36-37)
- Support (Neh 10:38-39)

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Outline of James 1

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James 1:1 Definite Title of the Writing to be Appreciated
- Author - James
- Appointment - a servant of God
- Authority - and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
- Addressee - to the twelve tribes
- Areas - which are scattered abroad
- Address - greeting

James 1:2-12 Divers Trials from Without to Anticipate
- Purpose (James 1:2-4)
- Provision (James 1:5-8)
- Prototypes (James 1:9-11)
   Honour of The Poor Man
   Humiliation of The Prosperous Man
- Promise (James 1:12)

James 1:13-18 Devious Temptation from Within to Avoid
- Lust of the Flesh (James 1:13-15)  Do not desire
- Light from the Father (James 1:16-18) Do not be deceived
   Dishonest Blame (James 1:16)
   Divine Bestowal (James 1:17)
   Distinguished Birth (James 1:18a)
   Dignified Beginning (James 1:18b)
   
James 1:19-27 Divine Teaching from the Word to Act upon
- Assimilated Doctrine (James 1:19-20)
- Adjusted Disposition (James 1:21)
- Accorded Deeds (James 1:22-25)
- Approved Devotion (James 1:26-27)
   Pretentious and Empty Religion (James 1:26)
   Pure and Exemplary Religion (James 1:27)

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