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None of the texts you cite result in a trinitarian understanding by default. A particular epistemology, a specific interpretive frame and a complete redefinition and recategorization of GOD, SON, PERSON, etc., as well as an importing of culturally alien concepts such as persona, ousios, etc. are required to arrive at that fourth/fifth century formulation. Proper hermeneutic applied to those texts have us arrived at a solidly non-trinitarian monotheistic understanding of those texts. Claiming that the trinity is a natural outflow of the biblical text is false at worst and fallacious at best.