Man, oh man, oh man. Live and learn. Thank you, Henry! Now this word "keleb" [Strong's 3611] finally makes complete sense. Here's the entire Scripture quoted above in the "KJV" translation:
Now, here's what King James and other sodomites HATE about God's Word:
Why would the LORD thy God consider a dog to be an abomination? He would NOT. But considering that sodomites are to be stoned to death, we cannot deny that He considers a sodomite to be an abomination! But where is the Scripture which talks about sodomites? It seems to be missing, doesn't it? Well, it was buried behind this Hebrew word "keleb"!
Now all the Scripture which mysteriously contained the word "dog", which didn't fit into the context at all, suddenly makes sense! Whew, what a timely revelation:
2Sa 16:9 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.
2Ki 8:13 And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath showed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.Psa 22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a sodomite, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath showed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.
Psa 59:6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
They return at evening: they make a noise like a sodomite, and go round about the city.
Pro 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
sodomite returneth to his [amorality?], so a fool returneth to his folly. Pro 26:17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a sodomite by the ears. Ecc 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
sodomite is better than a dead lion.
And here's the "Rosetta Stone" of "keleb", AND of Ish!:
Isa 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
Now, think about this, Gentlemen! Why would Isaiah of all people claim that killing an ox is the same as killing a "man"? Why would he compare killing an ox to killing a "man" in the first instance, then compare sacrificing a lamb [or sheep] to "cut off a dog's neck" in the second instance?
Are we really supposed to accept that Israelites sacrificed dogs? I don't think so? Are we really supposed to believe that Isaiah would ever proclaim "equality" between killing oxen and killing fellow Israelites. NO.
This makes no sense until you know that an Israelite is not an Ish and a keleb is not a dog:
Exo 22:31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.
1Ki 21:19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
Jer 15:3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.
Deu 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
Job 36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
1Ki 14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.1Ki 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. 1Ki 22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land. 2Ki 23:7 And he broke down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.
From an unused root meaning to yelp, or else to attack; a dog; hence (by euphemism) a male prostitute: - dog.
From H6942; a (quasi) sacred person, that is, (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry: - sodomite, unclean.