Good versus Evil
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.
He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
3 John 11 (Spoke 20, Cycle 3)
On Spoke 9 we noted that the Letters Tet and Resh, which lie diametrically opposed on the Wheel,
are symbols of the diametrically opposed concepts of tov (good) and ra (evil)
(BW book pg 220). God used ra (evil) and the
closely related rasha (wicked) in many Alphabetic Verses, often in conjunction
with the KeyWord ra'ah (see):
- AV Ps 112:10a The wicked (rasha) shall see (ra'ah) it, and be grieved;
- AV Ps 37:35 I have seen (ra'ah) the wicked (rasha) in great power, and spreading himself
like a green bay tree.
The frequencies of ra and rasha are very high in the
Twentieth Book because of its many proverbs contrasting them with God's good and righteous way:
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil (ra): but to the
counsellors of peace is joy. There shall no evil (ra) happen to the just:
but the wicked (rasha) shall be filled with mischief.
Proverbs 12:20 (Spoke 20, Cycle 1)
These words also occur frequently in conjunction with the primary KeyWord
reyah (friend/neighbor) as seen here in Proverbs:
Withhold not good (tov) from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine
hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour (reyah), Go, and come again, and to
morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil (ra) against thy
neighbour (reyah), seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Proverbs 3:27ff (Spoke 20, Cycle 1)
The KeyWord rasha is part of the amazing Alphabetic KeyLink
from AV Psalm 119:155 to the Book of Proverbs based on the set ("far from the wicked") [Verify]