The Word of God shall Pierce and Divide soul and spirit.
The Dividing is necessary because spirit and soul have become one.
While they are intimately knit they plunge man into a psychic world.
Everything is done according to the dictates of intellect or feeling.
The spirit has lost its power and sensation, as though dead asleep.
What instinct it has in knowing and serving God is entirely paralyzed.
It remains in a coma as if non-existent.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.