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  44. <description><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 5-6:Yesterday we read about sacrifices given for unintentional sins and for peace offerings. And I said that we would hear about offerings for intentional sins today. PSALM 12:In Psalm 12, we hear of trusting in God's promises even in the midst of hard times. LUKE 9a:Yesterday to the woman healed of bleeding, Jesus said, “It is because you believe in me that you are healed.” And to Jairus, He said, “ Don’t be afraid. Just keep on believing in Me.” GNT Translation note:Ps. 12:6 The [words//promises] of the Lord can be trusted;they are as genuine as silverrefined seven times in the furnace.[The Hebrew word here is not specific to just promises. But on the other hand, in this context, this verse is responding to the Lord’s promise in verse 5. So GNT’s translation is fine. However one can see the influence of the GNT on other translations by looking at this verse.]====Mrk. 9:8 Others were saying that [the prophet] Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life. 18 One day when Jesus was praying alone, the disciples came to him. “[What role do the crowds say that I am fulfilling?//Who do the crowds say I am?]” he asked them.19 “Some say that you are [taking the role of] John the Baptist,” they answered. “Others say that you are [taking the role of the prophet] Elijah, while others say that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”20 “What about you?” he asked them. “[What do you say about me?//Who do you say I am?]”Peter answered, “You are God's Messiah.”22 He also told them, “[I, the//The Son] of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. [I//He] will be put to death, but three days later [I//he] will be raised to life.”26 If you are ashamed of me[, the Son of Man,] and of my teaching, then [I//the Son of Man] will be ashamed of you when [I come in my//he comes in his] glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 12:5 The LORD replies, “I have seen [your violence done againstthe helpless,//violence done to the helpless,]and I have heard the groans of the poor.6 [Your promises, O LORD,//The LORD’s promises] are pure,like silver refined in a furnace,purified seven times over.====Mrk. 9:18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “[According to the crowds, whose position am I ministering in?”/ /According to what the people are saying, whose position am I apparently filling?”//Who do people say I am?”][In English, the answer to “Who do people say I am?” would be “Jesus”— his name. This is a case where one has to use more words than the original to capture the same intent.]19 “Well,” they replied, “some say the position of John the Baptist, some say [taking Elijah's place//Elijah], and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead.”20 Then he asked them, “But [whose place do you say I am filling?”//who do you say I am?”]21 Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone [about this//who he was].   22 “[I, the//The] Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,”he said. “[I/He] will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. [I/He] will be killed, but on the third day [I/he] will be raised from the dead.”23 Then he said to the crowd, “[PET  Everyone who wants to follow Me has to leave his own self interests and follow Me every day, thinking like this, I will keep following the Lord even to the point of death— even death by crucifixion!’//If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.]44 “Listen to me and remember what I say. [I, the Son of Man am//The Son of Man is] going to be betrayed into the hands of [my/his] enemies.”58 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but [I,/0] the Son of Man, has no place even to lay [my/his] head.”]]></description>
  45. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 5-6:Yesterday we read about sacrifices given for unintentional sins and for peace offerings. And I said that we would hear about offerings for intentional sins today. PSALM 12:In Psalm 12, we hear of trusting in God's promises even in the midst of hard times. LUKE 9a:Yesterday to the woman healed of bleeding, Jesus said, “It is because you believe in me that you are healed.” And to Jairus, He said, “ Don’t be afraid. Just keep on believing in Me.” GNT Translation note:Ps. 12:6 The [words//promises] of the Lord can be trusted;they are as genuine as silverrefined seven times in the furnace.[The Hebrew word here is not specific to just promises. But on the other hand, in this context, this verse is responding to the Lord’s promise in verse 5. So GNT’s translation is fine. However one can see the influence of the GNT on other translations by looking at this verse.]====Mrk. 9:8 Others were saying that [the prophet] Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life. 18 One day when Jesus was praying alone, the disciples came to him. “[What role do the crowds say that I am fulfilling?//Who do the crowds say I am?]” he asked them.19 “Some say that you are [taking the role of] John the Baptist,” they answered. “Others say that you are [taking the role of the prophet] Elijah, while others say that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”20 “What about you?” he asked them. “[What do you say about me?//Who do you say I am?]”Peter answered, “You are God's Messiah.”22 He also told them, “[I, the//The Son] of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. [I//He] will be put to death, but three days later [I//he] will be raised to life.”26 If you are ashamed of me[, the Son of Man,] and of my teaching, then [I//the Son of Man] will be ashamed of you when [I come in my//he comes in his] glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 12:5 The LORD replies, “I have seen [your violence done againstthe helpless,//violence done to the helpless,]and I have heard the groans of the poor.6 [Your promises, O LORD,//The LORD’s promises] are pure,like silver refined in a furnace,purified seven times over.====Mrk. 9:18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “[According to the crowds, whose position am I ministering in?”/ /According to what the people are saying, whose position am I apparently filling?”//Who do people say I am?”][In English, the answer to “Who do people say I am?” would be “Jesus”— his name. This is a case where one has to use more words than the original to capture the same intent.]19 “Well,” they replied, “some say the position of John the Baptist, some say [taking Elijah's place//Elijah], and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead.”20 Then he asked them, “But [whose place do you say I am filling?”//who do you say I am?”]21 Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone [about this//who he was].   22 “[I, the//The] Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,”he said. “[I/He] will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. [I/He] will be killed, but on the third day [I/he] will be raised from the dead.”23 Then he said to the crowd, “[PET  Everyone who wants to follow Me has to leave his own self interests and follow Me every day, thinking like this, I will keep following the Lord even to the point of death— even death by crucifixion!’//If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.]44 “Listen to me and remember what I say. [I, the Son of Man am//The Son of Man is] going to be betrayed into the hands of [my/his] enemies.”58 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but [I,/0] the Son of Man, has no place even to lay [my/his] head.”]]></content:encoded>
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  63. <description><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 5-6:Yesterday we read about sacrifices given for unintentional sins and for peace offerings. And I said that we would hear about offerings for intentional sins today. PSALM 12:In Psalm 12, we hear of trusting in God's promises even in the midst of hard times. LUKE 9a:Yesterday to the woman healed of bleeding, Jesus said, “It is because you believe in me that you are healed.” And to Jairus, He said, “ Don’t be afraid. Just keep on believing in Me.” GNT Translation note:Ps. 12:6 The [words//promises] of the Lord can be trusted;they are as genuine as silverrefined seven times in the furnace.[The Hebrew word here is not specific to just promises. But on the other hand, in this context, this verse is responding to the Lord’s promise in verse 5. So GNT’s translation is fine. However one can see the influence of the GNT on other translations by looking at this verse.]====Mrk. 9:8 Others were saying that [the prophet] Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life. 18 One day when Jesus was praying alone, the disciples came to him. “[What role do the crowds say that I am fulfilling?//Who do the crowds say I am?]” he asked them.19 “Some say that you are [taking the role of] John the Baptist,” they answered. “Others say that you are [taking the role of the prophet] Elijah, while others say that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”20 “What about you?” he asked them. “[What do you say about me?//Who do you say I am?]”Peter answered, “You are God's Messiah.”22 He also told them, “[I, the//The Son] of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. [I//He] will be put to death, but three days later [I//he] will be raised to life.”26 If you are ashamed of me[, the Son of Man,] and of my teaching, then [I//the Son of Man] will be ashamed of you when [I come in my//he comes in his] glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 12:5 The LORD replies, “I have seen [your violence done againstthe helpless,//violence done to the helpless,]and I have heard the groans of the poor.6 [Your promises, O LORD,//The LORD’s promises] are pure,like silver refined in a furnace,purified seven times over.====Mrk. 9:18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “[According to the crowds, whose position am I ministering in?”/ /According to what the people are saying, whose position am I apparently filling?”//Who do people say I am?”][In English, the answer to “Who do people say I am?” would be “Jesus”— his name. This is a case where one has to use more words than the original to capture the same intent.]19 “Well,” they replied, “some say the position of John the Baptist, some say [taking Elijah's place//Elijah], and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead.”20 Then he asked them, “But [whose place do you say I am filling?”//who do you say I am?”]21 Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone [about this//who he was].   22 “[I, the//The] Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,”he said. “[I/He] will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. [I/He] will be killed, but on the third day [I/he] will be raised from the dead.”23 Then he said to the crowd, “[PET  Everyone who wants to follow Me has to leave his own self interests and follow Me every day, thinking like this, I will keep following the Lord even to the point of death— even death by crucifixion!’//If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.]44 “Listen to me and remember what I say. [I, the Son of Man am//The Son of Man is] going to be betrayed into the hands of [my/his] enemies.”58 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but [I,/0] the Son of Man, has no place even to lay [my/his] head.”]]></description>
  64. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 5-6:Yesterday we read about sacrifices given for unintentional sins and for peace offerings. And I said that we would hear about offerings for intentional sins today. PSALM 12:In Psalm 12, we hear of trusting in God's promises even in the midst of hard times. LUKE 9a:Yesterday to the woman healed of bleeding, Jesus said, “It is because you believe in me that you are healed.” And to Jairus, He said, “ Don’t be afraid. Just keep on believing in Me.” GNT Translation note:Ps. 12:6 The [words//promises] of the Lord can be trusted;they are as genuine as silverrefined seven times in the furnace.[The Hebrew word here is not specific to just promises. But on the other hand, in this context, this verse is responding to the Lord’s promise in verse 5. So GNT’s translation is fine. However one can see the influence of the GNT on other translations by looking at this verse.]====Mrk. 9:8 Others were saying that [the prophet] Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life. 18 One day when Jesus was praying alone, the disciples came to him. “[What role do the crowds say that I am fulfilling?//Who do the crowds say I am?]” he asked them.19 “Some say that you are [taking the role of] John the Baptist,” they answered. “Others say that you are [taking the role of the prophet] Elijah, while others say that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”20 “What about you?” he asked them. “[What do you say about me?//Who do you say I am?]”Peter answered, “You are God's Messiah.”22 He also told them, “[I, the//The Son] of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. [I//He] will be put to death, but three days later [I//he] will be raised to life.”26 If you are ashamed of me[, the Son of Man,] and of my teaching, then [I//the Son of Man] will be ashamed of you when [I come in my//he comes in his] glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 12:5 The LORD replies, “I have seen [your violence done againstthe helpless,//violence done to the helpless,]and I have heard the groans of the poor.6 [Your promises, O LORD,//The LORD’s promises] are pure,like silver refined in a furnace,purified seven times over.====Mrk. 9:18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “[According to the crowds, whose position am I ministering in?”/ /According to what the people are saying, whose position am I apparently filling?”//Who do people say I am?”][In English, the answer to “Who do people say I am?” would be “Jesus”— his name. This is a case where one has to use more words than the original to capture the same intent.]19 “Well,” they replied, “some say the position of John the Baptist, some say [taking Elijah's place//Elijah], and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead.”20 Then he asked them, “But [whose place do you say I am filling?”//who do you say I am?”]21 Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone [about this//who he was].   22 “[I, the//The] Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,”he said. “[I/He] will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. [I/He] will be killed, but on the third day [I/he] will be raised from the dead.”23 Then he said to the crowd, “[PET  Everyone who wants to follow Me has to leave his own self interests and follow Me every day, thinking like this, I will keep following the Lord even to the point of death— even death by crucifixion!’//If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.]44 “Listen to me and remember what I say. [I, the Son of Man am//The Son of Man is] going to be betrayed into the hands of [my/his] enemies.”58 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but [I,/0] the Son of Man, has no place even to lay [my/his] head.”]]></content:encoded>
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  82. <description><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 3-4:Yesterday we heard about burnt offerings and grain offerings. Andrew Bonar states about Leviticus:“There is no book in the whole compass of that inspired Volume which the Holy Spirit has given us, that contains more of the very words of God than Leviticus. It is God that is the direct speaker in almost every page; His gracious words are recorded in the form wherein they were uttered.” Note this in our reading in Leviticus today: By and large, the sacrificial system was set up to forgive unintentional sins. (Some small exceptions will be noted in tomorrow’s reading in Leviticus.) It is good to draw a distinction— as the book of Hebrews does, between unintentional and intentional sins. Each of us should feel uncomfortable, because each of us can look back and remember sins we committed intentionally. Let us make the firm commitment to never trample upon our Savior’s kindness by sinning intentionally. But we can praise the Lord for this verse spoken by Paul in Acts 13:38-39: “Therefore let it be known to you, brothers [and sisters//0], that through this one forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by this one everyone who believes is justified from everything from which the law of Moses could not justify you.” (NET) PSALM 11:This is a song of trust in the Lord. LUKE 8b: Yesterday we read the parable of the sower, or different kinds of soil. Jesus taught about the importance of hearing and doing what is in God's Word, and that was echoed again when his mother and brothers came to see him. GNT Translation note:Lev. 4:31 Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat is removed from the animals killed for the fellowship offerings, and he shall burn it on the altar as an odor pleasing to the Lord. In this way the priest shall offer the sacrifice for the [person’s//man's] sin, and he [(generic sense)] will be forgiven.[We started the paragraph at v27 with “If any of you _people_ sin,” (Hebrew: common people) so here we find a place where the editors missed making this gender neutral in v31. The Hebrew says ‘him’, of course, but this may be taken generically— as English used to be taken generically in such places. However, in actual practice, I bet it was very, very rare in Moses’ day that such a ceremony of forgiveness would have been done for a woman. Sorry ladies. However, bear in mind the wonderful equality that has now been given in Jesus. Gal. 3:28]====Ps. 11:3 There is nothing a good person [(like you)] can dowhen everything falls apart.”[The addition helps the listener know that this verse is still part of the quote.]====Luk. 8:25 Then he said to the disciples, “[What happened to the idea of your believing in me?//Where is your faith?]”But they were amazed and afraid, and said to one another, “Who is this man? He gives orders to the winds and waves, and they obey him!”29 He said this because Jesus had ordered the evil spirit to go out of him. Many times it had seized him, and even though he was kept [bound//a prisoner], his hands and feet tied with chains, he would break the chains and be driven by the demon out into the desert.30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”“My name is ‘Mob[./,]’” [He answered this way//he answered—] because many demons had gone into him.48 Jesus said to her, “My [friend//daughter], [you have been healed because you believe in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”49 While Jesus was saying this, a messenger came from [Jairus’//the official's] house. “Your daughter has died,” [0//he told Jairus;] “don't bother the Teacher any longer.” NLT Translation notes:Luk. 8:7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up [with the tender young plants and choked them out.//it and choked out the tender plants.] 8 Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” When he had said this, he called out, [“You people have ears to hear with, don't you?! Well then, listen and understand!”//Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.][Seed is a collective noun, therefore plural!]9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets a of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled [where God said//0]:‘When they look, they won’t really see. When they hear, they won’t understand.’25 Then he asked them, “[Whatever happened to the idea of your believing in Me?!”//Where is your faith?]The disciples were terrified and amazed. “[What kind of man is this?!//Who is this man?]” they asked each other.“When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”30 Jesus demanded, “What is your name?”“[Batalion/Legion],” he replied, for he was filled with many demons.32 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs.[0/So] Jesus gave them permission.[The Greek ‘kai’ (and) is frequently left untranslated on purpose. I definitely don't like the addition of a 'So' logical connector here.]34 When the herdsmen saw [what happened//it], they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran.35 People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus’ feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they [all became afraid//were afraid].48 “[0//Daughter],” he said to her, “[You are now healed because you believe fully in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”[Jesus does call her 'daughter' in Greek. But people can often get the wrong impression from that. One common wrong implication would be that this woman was younger than Jesus. If the translator changes to something like 'woman', then there are other problems with wrong implications. Other options I have thought of sound unnatural. For naturalness sake, it sounds best and most natural to me to just leave the word out.]50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. [Just keep believing fully in Me//Just have faith], and she will be healed.”]]></description>
  83. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 3-4:Yesterday we heard about burnt offerings and grain offerings. Andrew Bonar states about Leviticus:“There is no book in the whole compass of that inspired Volume which the Holy Spirit has given us, that contains more of the very words of God than Leviticus. It is God that is the direct speaker in almost every page; His gracious words are recorded in the form wherein they were uttered.” Note this in our reading in Leviticus today: By and large, the sacrificial system was set up to forgive unintentional sins. (Some small exceptions will be noted in tomorrow’s reading in Leviticus.) It is good to draw a distinction— as the book of Hebrews does, between unintentional and intentional sins. Each of us should feel uncomfortable, because each of us can look back and remember sins we committed intentionally. Let us make the firm commitment to never trample upon our Savior’s kindness by sinning intentionally. But we can praise the Lord for this verse spoken by Paul in Acts 13:38-39: “Therefore let it be known to you, brothers [and sisters//0], that through this one forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by this one everyone who believes is justified from everything from which the law of Moses could not justify you.” (NET) PSALM 11:This is a song of trust in the Lord. LUKE 8b: Yesterday we read the parable of the sower, or different kinds of soil. Jesus taught about the importance of hearing and doing what is in God's Word, and that was echoed again when his mother and brothers came to see him. GNT Translation note:Lev. 4:31 Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat is removed from the animals killed for the fellowship offerings, and he shall burn it on the altar as an odor pleasing to the Lord. In this way the priest shall offer the sacrifice for the [person’s//man's] sin, and he [(generic sense)] will be forgiven.[We started the paragraph at v27 with “If any of you _people_ sin,” (Hebrew: common people) so here we find a place where the editors missed making this gender neutral in v31. The Hebrew says ‘him’, of course, but this may be taken generically— as English used to be taken generically in such places. However, in actual practice, I bet it was very, very rare in Moses’ day that such a ceremony of forgiveness would have been done for a woman. Sorry ladies. However, bear in mind the wonderful equality that has now been given in Jesus. Gal. 3:28]====Ps. 11:3 There is nothing a good person [(like you)] can dowhen everything falls apart.”[The addition helps the listener know that this verse is still part of the quote.]====Luk. 8:25 Then he said to the disciples, “[What happened to the idea of your believing in me?//Where is your faith?]”But they were amazed and afraid, and said to one another, “Who is this man? He gives orders to the winds and waves, and they obey him!”29 He said this because Jesus had ordered the evil spirit to go out of him. Many times it had seized him, and even though he was kept [bound//a prisoner], his hands and feet tied with chains, he would break the chains and be driven by the demon out into the desert.30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”“My name is ‘Mob[./,]’” [He answered this way//he answered—] because many demons had gone into him.48 Jesus said to her, “My [friend//daughter], [you have been healed because you believe in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”49 While Jesus was saying this, a messenger came from [Jairus’//the official's] house. “Your daughter has died,” [0//he told Jairus;] “don't bother the Teacher any longer.” NLT Translation notes:Luk. 8:7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up [with the tender young plants and choked them out.//it and choked out the tender plants.] 8 Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” When he had said this, he called out, [“You people have ears to hear with, don't you?! Well then, listen and understand!”//Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.][Seed is a collective noun, therefore plural!]9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets a of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled [where God said//0]:‘When they look, they won’t really see. When they hear, they won’t understand.’25 Then he asked them, “[Whatever happened to the idea of your believing in Me?!”//Where is your faith?]The disciples were terrified and amazed. “[What kind of man is this?!//Who is this man?]” they asked each other.“When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”30 Jesus demanded, “What is your name?”“[Batalion/Legion],” he replied, for he was filled with many demons.32 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs.[0/So] Jesus gave them permission.[The Greek ‘kai’ (and) is frequently left untranslated on purpose. I definitely don't like the addition of a 'So' logical connector here.]34 When the herdsmen saw [what happened//it], they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran.35 People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus’ feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they [all became afraid//were afraid].48 “[0//Daughter],” he said to her, “[You are now healed because you believe fully in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”[Jesus does call her 'daughter' in Greek. But people can often get the wrong impression from that. One common wrong implication would be that this woman was younger than Jesus. If the translator changes to something like 'woman', then there are other problems with wrong implications. Other options I have thought of sound unnatural. For naturalness sake, it sounds best and most natural to me to just leave the word out.]50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. [Just keep believing fully in Me//Just have faith], and she will be healed.”]]></content:encoded>
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  101. <description><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 3-4:Yesterday we heard about burnt offerings and grain offerings. Andrew Bonar states about Leviticus:“There is no book in the whole compass of that inspired Volume which the Holy Spirit has given us, that contains more of the very words of God than Leviticus. It is God that is the direct speaker in almost every page; His gracious words are recorded in the form wherein they were uttered.” Note this in our reading in Leviticus today: By and large, the sacrificial system was set up to forgive unintentional sins. (Some small exceptions will be noted in tomorrow’s reading in Leviticus.) It is good to draw a distinction— as the book of Hebrews does, between unintentional and intentional sins. Each of us should feel uncomfortable, because each of us can look back and remember sins we committed intentionally. Let us make the firm commitment to never trample upon our Savior’s kindness by sinning intentionally. But we can praise the Lord for this verse spoken by Paul in Acts 13:38-39: “Therefore let it be known to you, brothers [and sisters//0], that through this one forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by this one everyone who believes is justified from everything from which the law of Moses could not justify you.” (NET) PSALM 11:This is a song of trust in the Lord. LUKE 8b: Yesterday we read the parable of the sower, or different kinds of soil. Jesus taught about the importance of hearing and doing what is in God's Word, and that was echoed again when his mother and brothers came to see him. GNT Translation note:Lev. 4:31 Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat is removed from the animals killed for the fellowship offerings, and he shall burn it on the altar as an odor pleasing to the Lord. In this way the priest shall offer the sacrifice for the [person’s//man's] sin, and he [(generic sense)] will be forgiven.[We started the paragraph at v27 with “If any of you _people_ sin,” (Hebrew: common people) so here we find a place where the editors missed making this gender neutral in v31. The Hebrew says ‘him’, of course, but this may be taken generically— as English used to be taken generically in such places. However, in actual practice, I bet it was very, very rare in Moses’ day that such a ceremony of forgiveness would have been done for a woman. Sorry ladies. However, bear in mind the wonderful equality that has now been given in Jesus. Gal. 3:28]====Ps. 11:3 There is nothing a good person [(like you)] can dowhen everything falls apart.”[The addition helps the listener know that this verse is still part of the quote.]====Luk. 8:25 Then he said to the disciples, “[What happened to the idea of your believing in me?//Where is your faith?]”But they were amazed and afraid, and said to one another, “Who is this man? He gives orders to the winds and waves, and they obey him!”29 He said this because Jesus had ordered the evil spirit to go out of him. Many times it had seized him, and even though he was kept [bound//a prisoner], his hands and feet tied with chains, he would break the chains and be driven by the demon out into the desert.30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”“My name is ‘Mob[./,]’” [He answered this way//he answered—] because many demons had gone into him.48 Jesus said to her, “My [friend//daughter], [you have been healed because you believe in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”49 While Jesus was saying this, a messenger came from [Jairus’//the official's] house. “Your daughter has died,” [0//he told Jairus;] “don't bother the Teacher any longer.” NLT Translation notes:Luk. 8:7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up [with the tender young plants and choked them out.//it and choked out the tender plants.] 8 Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” When he had said this, he called out, [“You people have ears to hear with, don't you?! Well then, listen and understand!”//Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.][Seed is a collective noun, therefore plural!]9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets a of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled [where God said//0]:‘When they look, they won’t really see.When they hear, they won’t understand.’25 Then he asked them, “[Whatever happened to the idea of your believing in Me?!”//Where is your faith?]The disciples were terrified and amazed. “[What kind of man is this?!//Who is this man?]” they asked each other.“When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”30 Jesus demanded, “What is your name?”“[Batalion/Legion],” he replied, for he was filled with many demons.32 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs.[0/So] Jesus gave them permission.[The Greek ‘kai’ (and) is frequently left untranslated on purpose. I definitely don't like the addition of a 'So' logical connector here.]34 When the herdsmen saw [what happened//it], they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran.35 People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus’ feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they [all became afraid//were afraid].48 “[0//Daughter],” he said to her, “[You are now healed because you believe fully in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”[Jesus does call her 'daughter' in Greek. But people can often get the wrong impression from that. One common wrong implication would be that this woman was younger than Jesus. If the translator changes to something like 'woman', then there are other problems with wrong implications. Other options I have thought of sound unnatural. For naturalness sake, it sounds best and most natural to me to just leave the word out.]50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. [Just keep believing fully in Me//Just have faith], and she will be healed.”]]></description>
  102. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 3-4:Yesterday we heard about burnt offerings and grain offerings. Andrew Bonar states about Leviticus:“There is no book in the whole compass of that inspired Volume which the Holy Spirit has given us, that contains more of the very words of God than Leviticus. It is God that is the direct speaker in almost every page; His gracious words are recorded in the form wherein they were uttered.” Note this in our reading in Leviticus today: By and large, the sacrificial system was set up to forgive unintentional sins. (Some small exceptions will be noted in tomorrow’s reading in Leviticus.) It is good to draw a distinction— as the book of Hebrews does, between unintentional and intentional sins. Each of us should feel uncomfortable, because each of us can look back and remember sins we committed intentionally. Let us make the firm commitment to never trample upon our Savior’s kindness by sinning intentionally. But we can praise the Lord for this verse spoken by Paul in Acts 13:38-39: “Therefore let it be known to you, brothers [and sisters//0], that through this one forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by this one everyone who believes is justified from everything from which the law of Moses could not justify you.” (NET) PSALM 11:This is a song of trust in the Lord. LUKE 8b: Yesterday we read the parable of the sower, or different kinds of soil. Jesus taught about the importance of hearing and doing what is in God's Word, and that was echoed again when his mother and brothers came to see him. GNT Translation note:Lev. 4:31 Then he shall remove all its fat, just as the fat is removed from the animals killed for the fellowship offerings, and he shall burn it on the altar as an odor pleasing to the Lord. In this way the priest shall offer the sacrifice for the [person’s//man's] sin, and he [(generic sense)] will be forgiven.[We started the paragraph at v27 with “If any of you _people_ sin,” (Hebrew: common people) so here we find a place where the editors missed making this gender neutral in v31. The Hebrew says ‘him’, of course, but this may be taken generically— as English used to be taken generically in such places. However, in actual practice, I bet it was very, very rare in Moses’ day that such a ceremony of forgiveness would have been done for a woman. Sorry ladies. However, bear in mind the wonderful equality that has now been given in Jesus. Gal. 3:28]====Ps. 11:3 There is nothing a good person [(like you)] can dowhen everything falls apart.”[The addition helps the listener know that this verse is still part of the quote.]====Luk. 8:25 Then he said to the disciples, “[What happened to the idea of your believing in me?//Where is your faith?]”But they were amazed and afraid, and said to one another, “Who is this man? He gives orders to the winds and waves, and they obey him!”29 He said this because Jesus had ordered the evil spirit to go out of him. Many times it had seized him, and even though he was kept [bound//a prisoner], his hands and feet tied with chains, he would break the chains and be driven by the demon out into the desert.30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”“My name is ‘Mob[./,]’” [He answered this way//he answered—] because many demons had gone into him.48 Jesus said to her, “My [friend//daughter], [you have been healed because you believe in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”49 While Jesus was saying this, a messenger came from [Jairus’//the official's] house. “Your daughter has died,” [0//he told Jairus;] “don't bother the Teacher any longer.” NLT Translation notes:Luk. 8:7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up [with the tender young plants and choked them out.//it and choked out the tender plants.] 8 Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” When he had said this, he called out, [“You people have ears to hear with, don't you?! Well then, listen and understand!”//Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.][Seed is a collective noun, therefore plural!]9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets a of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled [where God said//0]:‘When they look, they won’t really see.When they hear, they won’t understand.’25 Then he asked them, “[Whatever happened to the idea of your believing in Me?!”//Where is your faith?]The disciples were terrified and amazed. “[What kind of man is this?!//Who is this man?]” they asked each other.“When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”30 Jesus demanded, “What is your name?”“[Batalion/Legion],” he replied, for he was filled with many demons.32 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs.[0/So] Jesus gave them permission.[The Greek ‘kai’ (and) is frequently left untranslated on purpose. I definitely don't like the addition of a 'So' logical connector here.]34 When the herdsmen saw [what happened//it], they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran.35 People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus’ feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they [all became afraid//were afraid].48 “[0//Daughter],” he said to her, “[You are now healed because you believe fully in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”[Jesus does call her 'daughter' in Greek. But people can often get the wrong impression from that. One common wrong implication would be that this woman was younger than Jesus. If the translator changes to something like 'woman', then there are other problems with wrong implications. Other options I have thought of sound unnatural. For naturalness sake, it sounds best and most natural to me to just leave the word out.]50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. [Just keep believing fully in Me//Just have faith], and she will be healed.”]]></content:encoded>
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  120. <description><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 1-2:Yesterday at the end of Exodus, the worship in the completed and dedicated tabernacle was started. Leviticus is a continuation of Exodus, in the same way that Exodus is a continuation of Genesis. Leviticus also starts with the word ‘And’.  The title once again comes from Latin Vulgate which was based on the name in the Septuagint. So the name does not come from the Hebrew. Because of the name, many think that this book is a handbook only for the priests. Not so. Wenham (from Constable) states: “It would be wrong, however, to describe Leviticus simply as a manual for priests. It is equally, if not more, concerned with the part the laity should play in worship. Many of the regulations explain what the layman should sacrifice. They tell him when to go to the sanctuary, what to bring, and what he may expect the priest to do when he arrives. Most of the laws apply to all Israel: only a few sections specifically concern the priests alone, e.g., chs. 21—22. The lay orientation of the legislation is particularly noticeable in ch. 23, where the whole emphasis lies on the days that must be observed as days of sabbath rest.” Many New Testament concepts are foreshadowed in this book, such as the seriousness of sin in God’s sight, the necessity of atonement of sin, the holiness of God, and the necessity of a mediator between God and Man. H.C. Mears says, “In Genesis we see humanity ruined, in Exodus, humanity redeemed, and in Leviticus, humanity worshipping.” One can’t read this book without being thankful to Christ Jesus for His sacrifice which fulfills the incredibly detailed laws about sacrifice for us. PSALM 10:E.C. Olsen says this Psalm has “a triple theme: the silence of God, the despair of the humble, and the pride of the wicked.” This Psalm doesn't give us all the answers, but we know God understands how we feel about these things. LUKE 8:At the end of Luke 7 we read about how Jesus was anointed by a sinful woman, and how Jesus answered the silent criticism of Simon, the pharisee. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 10:3 The wicked are proud of their evil desires;[greedy people curse and reject You, Lord.//the greedy curse and reject the Lord.]4 The wicked do not care about [You//the Lord];in their pride they think that God doesn't matter.5 The wicked succeed in everything.They cannot understand [Your//God's] judgments;they sneer at their enemies.6 They say to themselves, “We will never fail;we will never [get//be] in trouble.”9 they wait in their hiding place like lions.They lie in wait for the poor;they catch them in their traps and drag them away. (People like me!)16 [You, O Lord, are//The Lord is] king forever and ever.Those who worship other godswill vanish from [your//his] land.====Luk. 8:2 and so did some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases[://.] [Here are their names:] Mary [(the woman from the village of Magdala)//(who was called Magdalene)], from whom seven demons had been driven out; 8 And some seeds fell in good soil; the plants grew and bore grain, one hundred grains each [stalk].” NLT Translation notes:Lev. 1:12 Then [you/0] cut the animal in pieces, and the priests will arrange the pieces of the offering, including the head and fat, on the wood burning on the altar.[Modern readers tend to think that the priests did all the messy bloody work. Not so!]====Ps. 10:2 The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor.[Why not let/Let] them be caught in the evil they plan for others[?!/.]4 The wicked are too proud to seek [You,  O God!// God.]They seem to think that [You are dead!//God is dead.][Compare with CEV on using 2nd person here.]8 They lurk in ambush in the villages,waiting to murder innocent people [(like me)!//.]10 Their helpless victims [(like me)//0] are crushed;they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.12 Arise, O L ORD !Punish the wicked, O God!Do not ignore [us helpless people/the helpless people]!13 Why do the wicked get away with despising [You, O//0] God?They think, “God will never call us to account.”14 But you [really do//0] see the trouble and grief they cause.You take note of it and [will/0] punish them.The helpless put their trust in you.You [really do] defend the orphans[!/.]15 [Oh, break//Break] the arms of these wicked, evil people!Go after them until the last one is destroyed.17 LORD , you [really do//0] know the hopes of the helpless!.Surely you will hear [our/their] cries and comfort [us/them].====Luk. 8:7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up [with the tender young plants and choked them out.//it and choked out the tender plants.] 8 Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” When he had said this, he called out, [“You people have ears to hear with, don't you?! Well then, listen and understand!”//Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.][Seed is a collective noun, therefore plural!]9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 Hereplied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets a of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others sothat the Scriptures might be fulfilled [where God said//0]:‘When they look, they won’t really see. When they hear, they won’t understand.’25 Then he asked them, “[Whatever happened to the idea of your believing in Me?!”//Where is your faith?]The disciples were terrified and amazed. “[What kind of man is this?!//Who is this man?]” they asked each other.“When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”30 Jesus demanded, “What is your name?”“[Batalion/Legion],” he replied, for he was filled with many demons.32 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs.[0/So] Jesus gave them permission.[The Greek ‘kai’ (and) is frequently left untranslated on purpose. I definitely don't like the addition of a 'So' logical connector here.]34 When the herdsmen saw [what happened//it], they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran.35 People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus’ feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they [all we overcome with fear//all became afraid//were afraid].48 “[0//Daughter],” he said to her, “[You are now healed because you believe fully in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”[Jesus does call her 'daughter' in Greek. But people can often get the wrong impression from that. One common wrong implication would be that this woman was younger than Jesus. If the translator changes to something like 'woman', then there are other problems with wrong implications. Other options I have thought of sound unnatural. For naturalness sake, it sounds best and most natural to me to just leave the word out.]50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. [Just keep believing fully in Me//Just have faith], and she will be healed.”]]></description>
  121. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 1-2:Yesterday at the end of Exodus, the worship in the completed and dedicated tabernacle was started. Leviticus is a continuation of Exodus, in the same way that Exodus is a continuation of Genesis. Leviticus also starts with the word ‘And’.  The title once again comes from Latin Vulgate which was based on the name in the Septuagint. So the name does not come from the Hebrew. Because of the name, many think that this book is a handbook only for the priests. Not so. Wenham (from Constable) states: “It would be wrong, however, to describe Leviticus simply as a manual for priests. It is equally, if not more, concerned with the part the laity should play in worship. Many of the regulations explain what the layman should sacrifice. They tell him when to go to the sanctuary, what to bring, and what he may expect the priest to do when he arrives. Most of the laws apply to all Israel: only a few sections specifically concern the priests alone, e.g., chs. 21—22. The lay orientation of the legislation is particularly noticeable in ch. 23, where the whole emphasis lies on the days that must be observed as days of sabbath rest.” Many New Testament concepts are foreshadowed in this book, such as the seriousness of sin in God’s sight, the necessity of atonement of sin, the holiness of God, and the necessity of a mediator between God and Man. H.C. Mears says, “In Genesis we see humanity ruined, in Exodus, humanity redeemed, and in Leviticus, humanity worshipping.” One can’t read this book without being thankful to Christ Jesus for His sacrifice which fulfills the incredibly detailed laws about sacrifice for us. PSALM 10:E.C. Olsen says this Psalm has “a triple theme: the silence of God, the despair of the humble, and the pride of the wicked.” This Psalm doesn't give us all the answers, but we know God understands how we feel about these things. LUKE 8:At the end of Luke 7 we read about how Jesus was anointed by a sinful woman, and how Jesus answered the silent criticism of Simon, the pharisee. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 10:3 The wicked are proud of their evil desires;[greedy people curse and reject You, Lord.//the greedy curse and reject the Lord.]4 The wicked do not care about [You//the Lord];in their pride they think that God doesn't matter.5 The wicked succeed in everything.They cannot understand [Your//God's] judgments;they sneer at their enemies.6 They say to themselves, “We will never fail;we will never [get//be] in trouble.”9 they wait in their hiding place like lions.They lie in wait for the poor;they catch them in their traps and drag them away. (People like me!)16 [You, O Lord, are//The Lord is] king forever and ever.Those who worship other godswill vanish from [your//his] land.====Luk. 8:2 and so did some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases[://.] [Here are their names:] Mary [(the woman from the village of Magdala)//(who was called Magdalene)], from whom seven demons had been driven out; 8 And some seeds fell in good soil; the plants grew and bore grain, one hundred grains each [stalk].” NLT Translation notes:Lev. 1:12 Then [you/0] cut the animal in pieces, and the priests will arrange the pieces of the offering, including the head and fat, on the wood burning on the altar.[Modern readers tend to think that the priests did all the messy bloody work. Not so!]====Ps. 10:2 The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor.[Why not let/Let] them be caught in the evil they plan for others[?!/.]4 The wicked are too proud to seek [You,  O God!// God.]They seem to think that [You are dead!//God is dead.][Compare with CEV on using 2nd person here.]8 They lurk in ambush in the villages,waiting to murder innocent people [(like me)!//.]10 Their helpless victims [(like me)//0] are crushed;they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.12 Arise, O L ORD !Punish the wicked, O God!Do not ignore [us helpless people/the helpless people]!13 Why do the wicked get away with despising [You, O//0] God?They think, “God will never call us to account.”14 But you [really do//0] see the trouble and grief they cause.You take note of it and [will/0] punish them.The helpless put their trust in you.You [really do] defend the orphans[!/.]15 [Oh, break//Break] the arms of these wicked, evil people!Go after them until the last one is destroyed.17 LORD , you [really do//0] know the hopes of the helpless!.Surely you will hear [our/their] cries and comfort [us/them].====Luk. 8:7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up [with the tender young plants and choked them out.//it and choked out the tender plants.] 8 Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” When he had said this, he called out, [“You people have ears to hear with, don't you?! Well then, listen and understand!”//Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.][Seed is a collective noun, therefore plural!]9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 Hereplied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets a of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others sothat the Scriptures might be fulfilled [where God said//0]:‘When they look, they won’t really see. When they hear, they won’t understand.’25 Then he asked them, “[Whatever happened to the idea of your believing in Me?!”//Where is your faith?]The disciples were terrified and amazed. “[What kind of man is this?!//Who is this man?]” they asked each other.“When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”30 Jesus demanded, “What is your name?”“[Batalion/Legion],” he replied, for he was filled with many demons.32 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs.[0/So] Jesus gave them permission.[The Greek ‘kai’ (and) is frequently left untranslated on purpose. I definitely don't like the addition of a 'So' logical connector here.]34 When the herdsmen saw [what happened//it], they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran.35 People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus’ feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they [all we overcome with fear//all became afraid//were afraid].48 “[0//Daughter],” he said to her, “[You are now healed because you believe fully in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”[Jesus does call her 'daughter' in Greek. But people can often get the wrong impression from that. One common wrong implication would be that this woman was younger than Jesus. If the translator changes to something like 'woman', then there are other problems with wrong implications. Other options I have thought of sound unnatural. For naturalness sake, it sounds best and most natural to me to just leave the word out.]50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. [Just keep believing fully in Me//Just have faith], and she will be healed.”]]></content:encoded>
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  127. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  LEV.1 LEV.2 PSA.10 LUK.8.1-21</itunes:summary>
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  139. <description><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 1-2:Yesterday at the end of Exodus, the worship in the completed and dedicated tabernacle was started. Leviticus is a continuation of Exodus, in the same way that Exodus is a continuation of Genesis. Leviticus also starts with the word ‘And’.  The title once again comes from Latin Vulgate which was based on the name in the Septuagint. So the name does not come from the Hebrew. Because of the name, many think that this book is a handbook only for the priests. Not so. Wenham (from Constable) states: “It would be wrong, however, to describe Leviticus simply as a manual for priests. It is equally, if not more, concerned with the part the laity should play in worship. Many of the regulations explain what the layman should sacrifice. They tell him when to go to the sanctuary, what to bring, and what he may expect the priest to do when he arrives. Most of the laws apply to all Israel: only a few sections specifically concern the priests alone, e.g., chs. 21—22. The lay orientation of the legislation is particularly noticeable in ch. 23, where the whole emphasis lies on the days that must be observed as days of sabbath rest.” Many New Testament concepts are foreshadowed in this book, such as the seriousness of sin in God’s sight, the necessity of atonement of sin, the holiness of God, and the necessity of a mediator between God and Man. H.C. Mears says, “In Genesis we see humanity ruined, in Exodus, humanity redeemed, and in Leviticus, humanity worshipping.” One can’t read this book without being thankful to Christ Jesus for His sacrifice which fulfills the incredibly detailed laws about sacrifice for us. PSALM 10:E.C. Olsen says this Psalm has “a triple theme: the silence of God, the despair of the humble, and the pride of the wicked.” This Psalm doesn't give us all the answers, but we know God understands how we feel about these things. LUKE 8:At the end of Luke 7 we read about how Jesus was anointed by a sinful woman, and how Jesus answered the silent criticism of Simon, the pharisee. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 10:3 The wicked are proud of their evil desires;[greedy people curse and reject You, Lord.//the greedy curse and reject the Lord.]4 The wicked do not care about [You//the Lord];in their pride they think that God doesn't matter.5 The wicked succeed in everything.They cannot understand [Your//God's] judgments;they sneer at their enemies.6 They say to themselves, “We will never fail;we will never [get//be] in trouble.”9 they wait in their hiding place like lions.They lie in wait for the poor;they catch them in their traps and drag them away. (People like me!)16 [You, O Lord, are//The Lord is] king forever and ever.Those who worship other godswill vanish from [your//his] land.====Luk. 8:2 and so did some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases[://.] [Here are their names:] Mary [(the woman from the village of Magdala)//(who was called Magdalene)], from whom seven demons had been driven out; 8 And some seeds fell in good soil; the plants grew and bore grain, one hundred grains each [stalk].” NLT Translation notes:Lev. 1:12 Then [you/0] cut the animal in pieces, and the priests will arrange the pieces of the offering, including the head and fat, on the wood burning on the altar.[Modern readers tend to think that the priests did all the messy bloody work. Not so!]====Ps. 10:2 The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor.[Why not let/Let] them be caught in the evil they plan for others[?!/.]4 The wicked are too proud to seek [You,  O God!// God.]They seem to think that [You are dead!//God is dead.][Compare with CEV on using 2nd person here.]8 They lurk in ambush in the villages,waiting to murder innocent people [(like me)!//.]10 Their helpless victims [(like me)//0] are crushed;they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.12 Arise, O L ORD !Punish the wicked, O God!Do not ignore [us helpless people/the helpless people]!13 Why do the wicked get away with despising [You, O//0] God?They think, “God will never call us to account.”14 But you [really do//0] see the trouble and grief they cause.You take note of it and [will/0] punish them.The helpless put their trust in you.You [really do] defend the orphans[!/.]15 [Oh, break//Break] the arms of these wicked, evil people!Go after them until the last one is destroyed.17 LORD , you [really do//0] know the hopes of the helpless!.Surely you will hear [our/their] cries and comfort [us/them].====Luk. 8:7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up [with the tender young plants and choked them out.//it and choked out the tender plants.] 8 Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” When he had said this, he called out, [“You people have ears to hear with, don't you?! Well then, listen and understand!”//Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.][Seed is a collective noun, therefore plural!]9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 Hereplied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets a of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others sothat the Scriptures might be fulfilled [where God said//0]:‘When they look, they won’t really see.When they hear, they won’t understand.’25 Then he asked them, “[Whatever happened to the idea of your believing in Me?!”//Where is your faith?]The disciples were terrified and amazed. “[What kind of man is this?!//Who is this man?]” they asked each other.“When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”30 Jesus demanded, “What is your name?”“[Batalion/Legion],” he replied, for he was filled with many demons.32 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs.[0/So] Jesus gave them permission.[The Greek ‘kai’ (and) is frequently left untranslated on purpose. I definitely don't like the addition of a 'So' logical connector here.]34 When the herdsmen saw [what happened//it], they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran.35 People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus’ feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they [all we overcome with fear//all became afraid//were afraid].48 “[0//Daughter],” he said to her, “[You are now healed because you believe fully in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”[Jesus does call her 'daughter' in Greek. But people can often get the wrong impression from that. One common wrong implication would be that this woman was younger than Jesus. If the translator changes to something like 'woman', then there are other problems with wrong implications. Other options I have thought of sound unnatural. For naturalness sake, it sounds best and most natural to me to just leave the word out.]50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. [Just keep believing fully in Me//Just have faith], and she will be healed.”]]></description>
  140. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LEVITICUS 1-2:Yesterday at the end of Exodus, the worship in the completed and dedicated tabernacle was started. Leviticus is a continuation of Exodus, in the same way that Exodus is a continuation of Genesis. Leviticus also starts with the word ‘And’.  The title once again comes from Latin Vulgate which was based on the name in the Septuagint. So the name does not come from the Hebrew. Because of the name, many think that this book is a handbook only for the priests. Not so. Wenham (from Constable) states: “It would be wrong, however, to describe Leviticus simply as a manual for priests. It is equally, if not more, concerned with the part the laity should play in worship. Many of the regulations explain what the layman should sacrifice. They tell him when to go to the sanctuary, what to bring, and what he may expect the priest to do when he arrives. Most of the laws apply to all Israel: only a few sections specifically concern the priests alone, e.g., chs. 21—22. The lay orientation of the legislation is particularly noticeable in ch. 23, where the whole emphasis lies on the days that must be observed as days of sabbath rest.” Many New Testament concepts are foreshadowed in this book, such as the seriousness of sin in God’s sight, the necessity of atonement of sin, the holiness of God, and the necessity of a mediator between God and Man. H.C. Mears says, “In Genesis we see humanity ruined, in Exodus, humanity redeemed, and in Leviticus, humanity worshipping.” One can’t read this book without being thankful to Christ Jesus for His sacrifice which fulfills the incredibly detailed laws about sacrifice for us. PSALM 10:E.C. Olsen says this Psalm has “a triple theme: the silence of God, the despair of the humble, and the pride of the wicked.” This Psalm doesn't give us all the answers, but we know God understands how we feel about these things. LUKE 8:At the end of Luke 7 we read about how Jesus was anointed by a sinful woman, and how Jesus answered the silent criticism of Simon, the pharisee. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 10:3 The wicked are proud of their evil desires;[greedy people curse and reject You, Lord.//the greedy curse and reject the Lord.]4 The wicked do not care about [You//the Lord];in their pride they think that God doesn't matter.5 The wicked succeed in everything.They cannot understand [Your//God's] judgments;they sneer at their enemies.6 They say to themselves, “We will never fail;we will never [get//be] in trouble.”9 they wait in their hiding place like lions.They lie in wait for the poor;they catch them in their traps and drag them away. (People like me!)16 [You, O Lord, are//The Lord is] king forever and ever.Those who worship other godswill vanish from [your//his] land.====Luk. 8:2 and so did some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases[://.] [Here are their names:] Mary [(the woman from the village of Magdala)//(who was called Magdalene)], from whom seven demons had been driven out; 8 And some seeds fell in good soil; the plants grew and bore grain, one hundred grains each [stalk].” NLT Translation notes:Lev. 1:12 Then [you/0] cut the animal in pieces, and the priests will arrange the pieces of the offering, including the head and fat, on the wood burning on the altar.[Modern readers tend to think that the priests did all the messy bloody work. Not so!]====Ps. 10:2 The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor.[Why not let/Let] them be caught in the evil they plan for others[?!/.]4 The wicked are too proud to seek [You,  O God!// God.]They seem to think that [You are dead!//God is dead.][Compare with CEV on using 2nd person here.]8 They lurk in ambush in the villages,waiting to murder innocent people [(like me)!//.]10 Their helpless victims [(like me)//0] are crushed;they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.12 Arise, O L ORD !Punish the wicked, O God!Do not ignore [us helpless people/the helpless people]!13 Why do the wicked get away with despising [You, O//0] God?They think, “God will never call us to account.”14 But you [really do//0] see the trouble and grief they cause.You take note of it and [will/0] punish them.The helpless put their trust in you.You [really do] defend the orphans[!/.]15 [Oh, break//Break] the arms of these wicked, evil people!Go after them until the last one is destroyed.17 LORD , you [really do//0] know the hopes of the helpless!.Surely you will hear [our/their] cries and comfort [us/them].====Luk. 8:7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up [with the tender young plants and choked them out.//it and choked out the tender plants.] 8 Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” When he had said this, he called out, [“You people have ears to hear with, don't you?! Well then, listen and understand!”//Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.][Seed is a collective noun, therefore plural!]9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 Hereplied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets a of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others sothat the Scriptures might be fulfilled [where God said//0]:‘When they look, they won’t really see.When they hear, they won’t understand.’25 Then he asked them, “[Whatever happened to the idea of your believing in Me?!”//Where is your faith?]The disciples were terrified and amazed. “[What kind of man is this?!//Who is this man?]” they asked each other.“When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”30 Jesus demanded, “What is your name?”“[Batalion/Legion],” he replied, for he was filled with many demons.32 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs.[0/So] Jesus gave them permission.[The Greek ‘kai’ (and) is frequently left untranslated on purpose. I definitely don't like the addition of a 'So' logical connector here.]34 When the herdsmen saw [what happened//it], they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran.35 People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus’ feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they [all we overcome with fear//all became afraid//were afraid].48 “[0//Daughter],” he said to her, “[You are now healed because you believe fully in Me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace.”[Jesus does call her 'daughter' in Greek. But people can often get the wrong impression from that. One common wrong implication would be that this woman was younger than Jesus. If the translator changes to something like 'woman', then there are other problems with wrong implications. Other options I have thought of sound unnatural. For naturalness sake, it sounds best and most natural to me to just leave the word out.]50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. [Just keep believing fully in Me//Just have faith], and she will be healed.”]]></content:encoded>
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  146. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: LEV.1 LEV.2 PSA.10 LUK.8.1-21</itunes:summary>
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  153. <title>GN-Day_051</title>
  154. <pubDate>Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  158. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 40:Yesterday we read about Bezalel making the outside articles for worship— like the altar for burnt offerings. There was a listing of materials used, and then we heard of the making of the priests' clothes— all according to how Moses was instructed by God. And Moses inspected everything and blessed the people. The stage is set for the start of worship according to God's instructions. PSALM 9:Psalm 9 is a song celebrating God sitting on his throne and judging justly. LUKE 7b:Yesterday we read about Jesus healing a favorite slave of a Roman officer and the raising of a widow's son from death. We start today’s rereading where Jesus was speaking about John the Baptist. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 9:7 But [You, Lord, are//the Lord is] king forever;[You have set up your//he has set up his] throne for judgment.8 [You rule//He rules] the world with righteousness;[You judge//he judges] the nations with justice.9 [You are//The Lord is] a refuge for the oppressed,a place of safety in times of trouble.11 [Listen up, everyone!] Sing praise to the Lord, who rules in Zion!Tell every nation what he has done!12 God remembers those who suffer;he does not forget their cry,and he punishes those who wrong them.16 [But You, Oh my Lord, have revealed yourself by your//The Lord has revealed himself by his] righteous judgments,and the wicked are trapped by their own deeds.19 Come, Lord! Do not let anyone defy you!Bring the [heathen nations//wicked peoples//heathen] before youand pronounce judgment on them.[I see that I need to undertake more study in a psalm like this to see if there is a differentiation between ‘nations’ (which are wicked people groups) and just plain ‘the wicked’. I am not sure that the word ‘heathen’ communicates well in this 21st century.]====Luk. 7:25 What did you go out to see? A man dressed up in fancy clothes? People who dress like that and live in luxury are found in palaces[— not deserts]!29 [PET: Most of the crowd who heard those words— including the tax collectors, praised God by saying, “If that’s so, God truly sent John the Baptist, and what John taught was also true!” For they had obeyed God’s will when they were baptized by John.//GNT: All the people heard him; they and especially the tax collectors were the ones who had obeyed God's righteous demands and had been baptized by John.][The key part that is hard to translate is literally “the people … made God (out to be) right.”]34 [I, the//The] Son of Man came, and [I eat and drink in a normal fashion//he ate and drank], and you said, ‘Look at this man! He is a glutton and wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and other outcasts!’45 You did not welcome me with a kiss [of friendship], but she has not stopped kissing my feet since I came.46 You provided no [customary] olive oil for my head, but she has covered my feet with perfume. 50 But Jesus said to the woman, “[PET: “It is because you believe in Me that you’ve been saved. Go with the feeling of calm under God’s protection.”//Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”][Note that in Indonesian, ‘peace’ is one of the words that we needed to translate with a phrase in order to get the concept of spiritual peace, as opposed to peace from war, etc.I have written about how ‘faith’ has become very fuzzy in meaning in the Western world today, and people could twist v.50 to mean almost anything. Jesus did NOT use ‘faith’ to mean such things as inner fortitude, vague hope, blind trust, denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, ‘faith’ is simply the noun form of ‘believe’.I was interested that no less a famous guy as Greg Koukl (Christian apologist, who spoke at our church last weekend [January2016]) gave strong evidence for this. He even said to stop using that term! His favorite translation for Greek ‘pistis’ is ‘trust’.] NLT Translation notes:Luk. 7:2 At that time [a/the] highly valued slave of a Roman officer a was sick and near death.9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t [found someone fully believing//seen faith] like this in all Israel!”15 Then the dead [young man//boy] sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.22 [He//Then he] told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and [0/the] Good News is being preached to the poor.25 Or were you expecting to see a man dressed in expensive clothes? No, people who wear beautiful clothes and live in luxury are found [instead/0] in palaces. 26 Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet. 27 John is the man to whom the Scriptures refer when [God said,//they say,]‘ Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,and he will prepare your way before you.’33 For John the Baptist didn’t [join with you in//spend his time] eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ 34 [I, the//The] Son of Man, on the other hand, [join you in//0] feasts and drinks, and you say, [I am// ‘He’s] a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner! [(And he would tell her to stop!)//0]”47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven [only a//0] little shows only little love.”49 The men at the table said among themselves, “[What kind of man is this//Who is this man] , that he goes around forgiving sins?!”[The answer to “Who is this man” is “Jesus.” It is more natural in English to make this rhetorical question as I have here.]50 And Jesus said to the woman, “[You are saved because you fully believe in me.//Your faith has saved you] [. Go/; go] in peace.”[In English, 'faith' has so many fuzzy meanings, that it makes a verse like this very unclear. Jesus did NOT use 'faith' to mean such things as 'inner fortitude', 'vague hope', 'blind trust', denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, 'faith' is simply the noun form of 'believe'.]]]></description>
  159. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 40:Yesterday we read about Bezalel making the outside articles for worship— like the altar for burnt offerings. There was a listing of materials used, and then we heard of the making of the priests' clothes— all according to how Moses was instructed by God. And Moses inspected everything and blessed the people. The stage is set for the start of worship according to God's instructions. PSALM 9:Psalm 9 is a song celebrating God sitting on his throne and judging justly. LUKE 7b:Yesterday we read about Jesus healing a favorite slave of a Roman officer and the raising of a widow's son from death. We start today’s rereading where Jesus was speaking about John the Baptist. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 9:7 But [You, Lord, are//the Lord is] king forever;[You have set up your//he has set up his] throne for judgment.8 [You rule//He rules] the world with righteousness;[You judge//he judges] the nations with justice.9 [You are//The Lord is] a refuge for the oppressed,a place of safety in times of trouble.11 [Listen up, everyone!] Sing praise to the Lord, who rules in Zion!Tell every nation what he has done!12 God remembers those who suffer;he does not forget their cry,and he punishes those who wrong them.16 [But You, Oh my Lord, have revealed yourself by your//The Lord has revealed himself by his] righteous judgments,and the wicked are trapped by their own deeds.19 Come, Lord! Do not let anyone defy you!Bring the [heathen nations//wicked peoples//heathen] before youand pronounce judgment on them.[I see that I need to undertake more study in a psalm like this to see if there is a differentiation between ‘nations’ (which are wicked people groups) and just plain ‘the wicked’. I am not sure that the word ‘heathen’ communicates well in this 21st century.]====Luk. 7:25 What did you go out to see? A man dressed up in fancy clothes? People who dress like that and live in luxury are found in palaces[— not deserts]!29 [PET: Most of the crowd who heard those words— including the tax collectors, praised God by saying, “If that’s so, God truly sent John the Baptist, and what John taught was also true!” For they had obeyed God’s will when they were baptized by John.//GNT: All the people heard him; they and especially the tax collectors were the ones who had obeyed God's righteous demands and had been baptized by John.][The key part that is hard to translate is literally “the people … made God (out to be) right.”]34 [I, the//The] Son of Man came, and [I eat and drink in a normal fashion//he ate and drank], and you said, ‘Look at this man! He is a glutton and wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and other outcasts!’45 You did not welcome me with a kiss [of friendship], but she has not stopped kissing my feet since I came.46 You provided no [customary] olive oil for my head, but she has covered my feet with perfume. 50 But Jesus said to the woman, “[PET: “It is because you believe in Me that you’ve been saved. Go with the feeling of calm under God’s protection.”//Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”][Note that in Indonesian, ‘peace’ is one of the words that we needed to translate with a phrase in order to get the concept of spiritual peace, as opposed to peace from war, etc.I have written about how ‘faith’ has become very fuzzy in meaning in the Western world today, and people could twist v.50 to mean almost anything. Jesus did NOT use ‘faith’ to mean such things as inner fortitude, vague hope, blind trust, denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, ‘faith’ is simply the noun form of ‘believe’.I was interested that no less a famous guy as Greg Koukl (Christian apologist, who spoke at our church last weekend [January2016]) gave strong evidence for this. He even said to stop using that term! His favorite translation for Greek ‘pistis’ is ‘trust’.] NLT Translation notes:Luk. 7:2 At that time [a/the] highly valued slave of a Roman officer a was sick and near death.9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t [found someone fully believing//seen faith] like this in all Israel!”15 Then the dead [young man//boy] sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.22 [He//Then he] told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and [0/the] Good News is being preached to the poor.25 Or were you expecting to see a man dressed in expensive clothes? No, people who wear beautiful clothes and live in luxury are found [instead/0] in palaces. 26 Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet. 27 John is the man to whom the Scriptures refer when [God said,//they say,]‘ Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,and he will prepare your way before you.’33 For John the Baptist didn’t [join with you in//spend his time] eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ 34 [I, the//The] Son of Man, on the other hand, [join you in//0] feasts and drinks, and you say, [I am// ‘He’s] a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner! [(And he would tell her to stop!)//0]”47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven [only a//0] little shows only little love.”49 The men at the table said among themselves, “[What kind of man is this//Who is this man] , that he goes around forgiving sins?!”[The answer to “Who is this man” is “Jesus.” It is more natural in English to make this rhetorical question as I have here.]50 And Jesus said to the woman, “[You are saved because you fully believe in me.//Your faith has saved you] [. Go/; go] in peace.”[In English, 'faith' has so many fuzzy meanings, that it makes a verse like this very unclear. Jesus did NOT use 'faith' to mean such things as 'inner fortitude', 'vague hope', 'blind trust', denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, 'faith' is simply the noun form of 'believe'.]]]></content:encoded>
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  165. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.40 PSA.9 LUK.7.20-50</itunes:summary>
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  177. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 40:Yesterday we read about Bezalel making the outside articles for worship— like the altar for burnt offerings. There was a listing of materials used, and then we heard of the making of the priests' clothes— all according to how Moses was instructed by God. And Moses inspected everything and blessed the people. The stage is set for the start of worship according to God's instructions. PSALM 9:Psalm 9 is a song celebrating God sitting on his throne and judging justly. LUKE 7b:Yesterday we read about Jesus healing a favorite slave of a Roman officer and the raising of a widow's son from death. We start today’s rereading where Jesus was speaking about John the Baptist. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 9:7 But [You, Lord, are//the Lord is] king forever;[You have set up your//he has set up his] throne for judgment.8 [You rule//He rules] the world with righteousness;[You judge//he judges] the nations with justice.9 [You are//The Lord is] a refuge for the oppressed,a place of safety in times of trouble.11 [Listen up, everyone!] Sing praise to the Lord, who rules in Zion!Tell every nation what he has done!12 God remembers those who suffer;he does not forget their cry,and he punishes those who wrong them.16 [But You, Oh my Lord, have revealed yourself by your//The Lord has revealed himself by his] righteous judgments,and the wicked are trapped by their own deeds.19 Come, Lord! Do not let anyone defy you!Bring the [heathen nations//wicked peoples//heathen] before youand pronounce judgment on them.[I see that I need to undertake more study in a psalm like this to see if there is a differentiation between ‘nations’ (which are wicked people groups) and just plain ‘the wicked’. I am not sure that the word ‘heathen’ communicates well in this 21st century.]====Luk. 7:25 What did you go out to see? A man dressed up in fancy clothes? People who dress like that and live in luxury are found in palaces[— not deserts]!29 [PET: Most of the crowd who heard those words— including the tax collectors, praised God by saying, “If that’s so, God truly sent John the Baptist, and what John taught was also true!” For they had obeyed God’s will when they were baptized by John.//GNT: All the people heard him; they and especially the tax collectors were the ones who had obeyed God's righteous demands and had been baptized by John.][The key part that is hard to translate is literally “the people … made God (out to be) right.”]34 [I, the//The] Son of Man came, and [I eat and drink in a normal fashion//he ate and drank], and you said, ‘Look at this man! He is a glutton and wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and other outcasts!’45 You did not welcome me with a kiss [of friendship], but she has not stopped kissing my feet since I came.46 You provided no [customary] olive oil for my head, but she has covered my feet with perfume.50 But Jesus said to the woman, “[PET: “It is because you believe in Me that you’ve been saved. Go with the feeling of calm under God’s protection.”//Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”][Note that in Indonesian, ‘peace’ is one of the words that we needed to translate with a phrase in order to get the concept of spiritual peace, as opposed to peace from war, etc.I have written about how ‘faith’ has become very fuzzy in meaning in the Western world today, and people could twist v.50 to mean almost anything. Jesus did NOT use ‘faith’ to mean such things as inner fortitude, vague hope, blind trust, denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, ‘faith’ is simply the noun form of ‘believe’.I was interested that no less a famous guy as Greg Koukl (Christian apologist, who spoke at our church last weekend [January2016]) gave strong evidence for this. He even said to stop using that term! His favorite translation for Greek ‘pistis’ is ‘trust’.] NLT Translation notes:Luk. 7:2 At that time [a/the] highly valued slave of a Roman officer a was sick and near death.9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t [found someone fully believing//seen faith] like this in all Israel!”15 Then the dead [young man//boy] sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.22 [He//Then he] told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and [0/the] Good News is being preached to the poor.25 Or were you expecting to see a man dressed in expensive clothes? No, people who wear beautiful clothes and live in luxury are found [instead/0] in palaces.26 Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet. 27 John is the man to whom the Scriptures refer when [God said,//they say,]‘ Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,and he will prepare your way before you.’33 For John the Baptist didn’t [join with you in//spend his time] eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’34 [I, the//The] Son of Man, on the other hand, [join you in//0] feasts and drinks, and you say, [I am// ‘He’s] a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner! [(And he would tell her to stop!)//0]”47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven [only a//0] little shows only little love.”49 The men at the table said among themselves, “[What kind of man is this//Who is this man] , that he goes around forgiving sins?!”[The answer to “Who is this man” is “Jesus.” It is more natural in English to make this rhetorical question as I have here.]50 And Jesus said to the woman, “[You are saved because you fully believe in me.//Your faith has saved you] [. Go/; go] in peace.”[In English, 'faith' has so many fuzzy meanings, that it makes a verse like this very unclear. Jesus did NOT use 'faith' to mean such things as 'inner fortitude', 'vague hope', 'blind trust', denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, 'faith' is simply the noun form of 'believe'.]]]></description>
  178. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 40:Yesterday we read about Bezalel making the outside articles for worship— like the altar for burnt offerings. There was a listing of materials used, and then we heard of the making of the priests' clothes— all according to how Moses was instructed by God. And Moses inspected everything and blessed the people. The stage is set for the start of worship according to God's instructions. PSALM 9:Psalm 9 is a song celebrating God sitting on his throne and judging justly. LUKE 7b:Yesterday we read about Jesus healing a favorite slave of a Roman officer and the raising of a widow's son from death. We start today’s rereading where Jesus was speaking about John the Baptist. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 9:7 But [You, Lord, are//the Lord is] king forever;[You have set up your//he has set up his] throne for judgment.8 [You rule//He rules] the world with righteousness;[You judge//he judges] the nations with justice.9 [You are//The Lord is] a refuge for the oppressed,a place of safety in times of trouble.11 [Listen up, everyone!] Sing praise to the Lord, who rules in Zion!Tell every nation what he has done!12 God remembers those who suffer;he does not forget their cry,and he punishes those who wrong them.16 [But You, Oh my Lord, have revealed yourself by your//The Lord has revealed himself by his] righteous judgments,and the wicked are trapped by their own deeds.19 Come, Lord! Do not let anyone defy you!Bring the [heathen nations//wicked peoples//heathen] before youand pronounce judgment on them.[I see that I need to undertake more study in a psalm like this to see if there is a differentiation between ‘nations’ (which are wicked people groups) and just plain ‘the wicked’. I am not sure that the word ‘heathen’ communicates well in this 21st century.]====Luk. 7:25 What did you go out to see? A man dressed up in fancy clothes? People who dress like that and live in luxury are found in palaces[— not deserts]!29 [PET: Most of the crowd who heard those words— including the tax collectors, praised God by saying, “If that’s so, God truly sent John the Baptist, and what John taught was also true!” For they had obeyed God’s will when they were baptized by John.//GNT: All the people heard him; they and especially the tax collectors were the ones who had obeyed God's righteous demands and had been baptized by John.][The key part that is hard to translate is literally “the people … made God (out to be) right.”]34 [I, the//The] Son of Man came, and [I eat and drink in a normal fashion//he ate and drank], and you said, ‘Look at this man! He is a glutton and wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and other outcasts!’45 You did not welcome me with a kiss [of friendship], but she has not stopped kissing my feet since I came.46 You provided no [customary] olive oil for my head, but she has covered my feet with perfume.50 But Jesus said to the woman, “[PET: “It is because you believe in Me that you’ve been saved. Go with the feeling of calm under God’s protection.”//Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”][Note that in Indonesian, ‘peace’ is one of the words that we needed to translate with a phrase in order to get the concept of spiritual peace, as opposed to peace from war, etc.I have written about how ‘faith’ has become very fuzzy in meaning in the Western world today, and people could twist v.50 to mean almost anything. Jesus did NOT use ‘faith’ to mean such things as inner fortitude, vague hope, blind trust, denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, ‘faith’ is simply the noun form of ‘believe’.I was interested that no less a famous guy as Greg Koukl (Christian apologist, who spoke at our church last weekend [January2016]) gave strong evidence for this. He even said to stop using that term! His favorite translation for Greek ‘pistis’ is ‘trust’.] NLT Translation notes:Luk. 7:2 At that time [a/the] highly valued slave of a Roman officer a was sick and near death.9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t [found someone fully believing//seen faith] like this in all Israel!”15 Then the dead [young man//boy] sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.22 [He//Then he] told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and [0/the] Good News is being preached to the poor.25 Or were you expecting to see a man dressed in expensive clothes? No, people who wear beautiful clothes and live in luxury are found [instead/0] in palaces.26 Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet. 27 John is the man to whom the Scriptures refer when [God said,//they say,]‘ Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,and he will prepare your way before you.’33 For John the Baptist didn’t [join with you in//spend his time] eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’34 [I, the//The] Son of Man, on the other hand, [join you in//0] feasts and drinks, and you say, [I am// ‘He’s] a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner! [(And he would tell her to stop!)//0]”47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven [only a//0] little shows only little love.”49 The men at the table said among themselves, “[What kind of man is this//Who is this man] , that he goes around forgiving sins?!”[The answer to “Who is this man” is “Jesus.” It is more natural in English to make this rhetorical question as I have here.]50 And Jesus said to the woman, “[You are saved because you fully believe in me.//Your faith has saved you] [. Go/; go] in peace.”[In English, 'faith' has so many fuzzy meanings, that it makes a verse like this very unclear. Jesus did NOT use 'faith' to mean such things as 'inner fortitude', 'vague hope', 'blind trust', denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, 'faith' is simply the noun form of 'believe'.]]]></content:encoded>
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  184. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.40 PSA.9 LUK.7.20-50</itunes:summary>
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  196. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 38-39:Yesterday we heard of the building of the tabernacle, the Covenant Box, and the other furniture of the Holy Place and Most Holy Place. Everything was done precisely as God had described before. The actor ‘he’ as we start this chapter is again Bezalel. PSALM 8:This psalm is quoted in Hebrews 1 and is frequently misunderstood. “Son of man” does not refer to Jesus in this Psalm or in Hebrews 1, and the NLT is correct in not using that term here. This is a psalm of praise for the awesomeness of God, expressing amazement at the place of _mankind_ in God's creation. LUKE 7a:In chapter 6 we read the Beatitudes, and Jesus taught about loving others and not judging them. Jesus taught using the figures of trees and their fruit, and building houses upon a rock foundation. One of the most frequently misquoted verses in Scripture was included in yesterday’s portion of Luke 6, “Do not judge others and you will not be judged.” But if we take that to the extreme, we would not be able to recognize good and bad people, as Jesus talks about in verse 45. And there are many other places where Christians are called upon to make judgments— especially those of us in leadership. But the key would be not bringing judgment against others if we might be found to be guilty of the same sin. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 38:26 This amount equaled the total paid by all [the men//persons] enrolled in the census, each one paying the required amount, weighed according to the official standard. There were 603,550 men twenty years old or older enrolled in the census.====Ps. 8:1 O LORD , our Lord, [how your {greatness//majestic glory} is visible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic _name_ fills the earth. (NLT)][This is a metonymy on the name of the Lord. (Meaning that this is a figure of speech where ‘name’ stands for the whole person of God, like ‘white house’ can stand for the current USA government administration.) Most of the time such metonymy simply refers to the whole person of the Lord— not just his name. In some places the same metonymy can refer to the Lord’s reputation— as NET translates here. The ‘Lord’s name’ metonymy is everywhere in Scripture. Although English clearly uses metonymy, we don't so often use it for ‘name’. Now that I think of it, a good way to translate this line using a common English metonymy would be, “O Lord, our Lord, your glorious handwriting is visible everywhere on earth!” (Or ‘fingerprints’ would work nicely too.)]4 what are *human beings*, that you think [so much about us//of them];mere mortals, that you care for [us//them]?5 Yet you made [us//them] inferior only to yourself;you crowned [us//them] with glory and honor.6 You appointed [us as//them] rulers over everything you made;you placed [us//them] over all creation:====Luk. 7:9 Jesus was surprised when he heard this; he turned around and said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, I have never found [a man who believes so fully as this//faith like this], not even in Israel!”10 The messengers went back to the officer's house and found his servant [had been healed//well].29 [PET: Most of the crowd who heard those words of Jesus— including the tax collectors, praised God by saying, “If that’s so, God truly sent John the Baptist, and what John taught was also true!” For they had obeyed God’s will when they were baptized by John.//GNT: All the people heard him; they and especially the tax collectors were the ones who had obeyed God's righteous demands and had been baptized by John.][The key part that is hard to translate is literally “the people … made God (out to be) right.”] NLT Translation note:Exo. 38:26 This silver came from the tax collected from each man registered in the census. (The tax [was/is] one beka, which is half a shekel, based on the sanctuary shekel.) The tax was collected from 603,550 men who had reached their twentieth birthday.====Ps. 8:1 O LORD , our Lord, [how your majestic glory is visible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth.][This is a metonymy on the name of the Lord. (Meaning that 'name' stands for the whole person of God, like 'white house' can stand for the current USA government administration..) Most of the time such metonymy simply refers to the whole person of the Lord, not just his name. In some places it can refer to the Lord’s reputation— as NET translates here. The 'Lord’s name' metonymy is everywhere in Scripture. Although English clearly uses metonymy, we don't so often use it for 'name'. Now that I think of it, a good way to translate this line would be, “O Lord, our Lord, your glorious handwriting is visible everywhere on earth!”]4 what are mere mortals that you should think aboutthem, human beings that you should care for them?5 Yet you, [O God,//0] made them only a little lower than[Yourself/God] and crowned them with glory and honor.9 O LORD , our Lord, [how your majestic glory isvisible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth.]====Luk.7:2 At that time [a/the] highly valued slave of a Roman officer a was sick and near death.9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t [found someone fully believing//seen faith] like this in all Israel!”15 Then the dead [young man//boy] sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.22 [He//Then he] told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and [0/the] Good News is being preached to the poor.33 For John the Baptist didn’t [join with you in//spend his time] eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ 34 [I, the//The] Son of Man, on the other hand, [join you in//0] feasts and drinks, and you say, [I am// ‘He’s] a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner! [(And he would tell her to stop!)//0]”47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven [only a//0] little shows only little love.”49 The men at the table said among themselves, “[What kind of man is this//Who is this man] , that he goes around forgiving sins?!”[The answer to “Who is this man” is “Jesus.” It is more natural in English to make this rhetorical question as I have here.]50 And Jesus said to the woman, “[You are saved because you fully believe in me.//Your faith has saved you] [. Go/; go] in peace.”[In English, 'faith' has so many fuzzy meanings, that it makes a verse like this very unclear. Jesus did NOT use 'faith' to mean such things as 'inner fortitude', 'vague hope', 'blind trust', denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, 'faith' is simply the noun form of 'believe'.]]]></description>
  197. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 38-39:Yesterday we heard of the building of the tabernacle, the Covenant Box, and the other furniture of the Holy Place and Most Holy Place. Everything was done precisely as God had described before. The actor ‘he’ as we start this chapter is again Bezalel. PSALM 8:This psalm is quoted in Hebrews 1 and is frequently misunderstood. “Son of man” does not refer to Jesus in this Psalm or in Hebrews 1, and the NLT is correct in not using that term here. This is a psalm of praise for the awesomeness of God, expressing amazement at the place of _mankind_ in God's creation. LUKE 7a:In chapter 6 we read the Beatitudes, and Jesus taught about loving others and not judging them. Jesus taught using the figures of trees and their fruit, and building houses upon a rock foundation. One of the most frequently misquoted verses in Scripture was included in yesterday’s portion of Luke 6, “Do not judge others and you will not be judged.” But if we take that to the extreme, we would not be able to recognize good and bad people, as Jesus talks about in verse 45. And there are many other places where Christians are called upon to make judgments— especially those of us in leadership. But the key would be not bringing judgment against others if we might be found to be guilty of the same sin. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 38:26 This amount equaled the total paid by all [the men//persons] enrolled in the census, each one paying the required amount, weighed according to the official standard. There were 603,550 men twenty years old or older enrolled in the census.====Ps. 8:1 O LORD , our Lord, [how your {greatness//majestic glory} is visible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic _name_ fills the earth. (NLT)][This is a metonymy on the name of the Lord. (Meaning that this is a figure of speech where ‘name’ stands for the whole person of God, like ‘white house’ can stand for the current USA government administration.) Most of the time such metonymy simply refers to the whole person of the Lord— not just his name. In some places the same metonymy can refer to the Lord’s reputation— as NET translates here. The ‘Lord’s name’ metonymy is everywhere in Scripture. Although English clearly uses metonymy, we don't so often use it for ‘name’. Now that I think of it, a good way to translate this line using a common English metonymy would be, “O Lord, our Lord, your glorious handwriting is visible everywhere on earth!” (Or ‘fingerprints’ would work nicely too.)]4 what are *human beings*, that you think [so much about us//of them];mere mortals, that you care for [us//them]?5 Yet you made [us//them] inferior only to yourself;you crowned [us//them] with glory and honor.6 You appointed [us as//them] rulers over everything you made;you placed [us//them] over all creation:====Luk. 7:9 Jesus was surprised when he heard this; he turned around and said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, I have never found [a man who believes so fully as this//faith like this], not even in Israel!”10 The messengers went back to the officer's house and found his servant [had been healed//well].29 [PET: Most of the crowd who heard those words of Jesus— including the tax collectors, praised God by saying, “If that’s so, God truly sent John the Baptist, and what John taught was also true!” For they had obeyed God’s will when they were baptized by John.//GNT: All the people heard him; they and especially the tax collectors were the ones who had obeyed God's righteous demands and had been baptized by John.][The key part that is hard to translate is literally “the people … made God (out to be) right.”] NLT Translation note:Exo. 38:26 This silver came from the tax collected from each man registered in the census. (The tax [was/is] one beka, which is half a shekel, based on the sanctuary shekel.) The tax was collected from 603,550 men who had reached their twentieth birthday.====Ps. 8:1 O LORD , our Lord, [how your majestic glory is visible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth.][This is a metonymy on the name of the Lord. (Meaning that 'name' stands for the whole person of God, like 'white house' can stand for the current USA government administration..) Most of the time such metonymy simply refers to the whole person of the Lord, not just his name. In some places it can refer to the Lord’s reputation— as NET translates here. The 'Lord’s name' metonymy is everywhere in Scripture. Although English clearly uses metonymy, we don't so often use it for 'name'. Now that I think of it, a good way to translate this line would be, “O Lord, our Lord, your glorious handwriting is visible everywhere on earth!”]4 what are mere mortals that you should think aboutthem, human beings that you should care for them?5 Yet you, [O God,//0] made them only a little lower than[Yourself/God] and crowned them with glory and honor.9 O LORD , our Lord, [how your majestic glory isvisible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth.]====Luk.7:2 At that time [a/the] highly valued slave of a Roman officer a was sick and near death.9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t [found someone fully believing//seen faith] like this in all Israel!”15 Then the dead [young man//boy] sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.22 [He//Then he] told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and [0/the] Good News is being preached to the poor.33 For John the Baptist didn’t [join with you in//spend his time] eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ 34 [I, the//The] Son of Man, on the other hand, [join you in//0] feasts and drinks, and you say, [I am// ‘He’s] a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner! [(And he would tell her to stop!)//0]”47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven [only a//0] little shows only little love.”49 The men at the table said among themselves, “[What kind of man is this//Who is this man] , that he goes around forgiving sins?!”[The answer to “Who is this man” is “Jesus.” It is more natural in English to make this rhetorical question as I have here.]50 And Jesus said to the woman, “[You are saved because you fully believe in me.//Your faith has saved you] [. Go/; go] in peace.”[In English, 'faith' has so many fuzzy meanings, that it makes a verse like this very unclear. Jesus did NOT use 'faith' to mean such things as 'inner fortitude', 'vague hope', 'blind trust', denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, 'faith' is simply the noun form of 'believe'.]]]></content:encoded>
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  202. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: EXO.38 EXO.39 PSA.8 LUK.7.1-30]]></itunes:subtitle>
  203. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.38 EXO.39 PSA.8 LUK.7.1-30</itunes:summary>
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  210. <title>NL-Day_050</title>
  211. <pubDate>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  215. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 38-39:Yesterday we heard of the building of the tabernacle, the Covenant Box, and the other furniture of the Holy Place and Most Holy Place. Everything was done precisely as God had described before. The actor ‘he’ as we start this chapter is again Bezalel. PSALM 8:This psalm is quoted in Hebrews 1 and is frequently misunderstood. “Son of man” does not refer to Jesus in this Psalm or in Hebrews 1, and the NLT is correct in not using that term here. This is a psalm of praise for the awesomeness of God, expressing amazement at the place of _mankind_ in God's creation. LUKE 7a:In chapter 6 we read the Beatitudes, and Jesus taught about loving others and not judging them. Jesus taught using the figures of trees and their fruit, and building houses upon a rock foundation. One of the most frequently misquoted verses in Scripture was included in yesterday’s portion of Luke 6, “Do not judge others and you will not be judged.” But if we take that to the extreme, we would not be able to recognize good and bad people, as Jesus talks about in verse 45. And there are many other places where Christians are called upon to make judgments— especially those of us in leadership. But the key would be not bringing judgment against others if we might be found to be guilty of the same sin. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 38:26 This amount equaled the total paid by all [the men//persons] enrolled in the census, each one paying the required amount, weighed according to the official standard. There were 603,550 men twenty years old or older enrolled in the census.====Ps. 8:1 O LORD , our Lord, [how your {greatness//majestic glory} is visible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic _name_ fills the earth. (NLT)][This is a metonymy on the name of the Lord. (Meaning that this is a figure of speech where ‘name’ stands for the whole person of God, like ‘white house’ can stand for the current USA government administration.) Most of the time such metonymy simply refers to the whole person of the Lord— not just his name. In some places the same metonymy can refer to the Lord’s reputation— as NET translates here. The ‘Lord’s name’ metonymy is everywhere in Scripture. Although English clearly uses metonymy, we don't so often use it for ‘name’. Now that I think of it, a good way to translate this line using a common English metonymy would be, “O Lord, our Lord, your glorious handwriting is visible everywhere on earth!” (Or ‘fingerprints’ would work nicely too.)]4 what are *human beings*, that you think [so much about us//of them];mere mortals, that you care for [us//them]?5 Yet you made [us//them] inferior only to yourself;you crowned [us//them] with glory and honor.6 You appointed [us as//them] rulers over everything you made;you placed [us//them] over all creation:====Luk. 7:9 Jesus was surprised when he heard this; he turned around and said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, I have never found [a man who believes so fully as this//faith like this], not even in Israel!”10 The messengers went back to the officer's house and found his servant [had been healed//well].29 [PET: Most of the crowd who heard those words of Jesus— including the tax collectors, praised God by saying, “If that’s so, God truly sent John the Baptist, and what John taught was also true!” For they had obeyed God’s will when they were baptized by John.//GNT: All the people heard him; they and especially the tax collectors were the ones who had obeyed God's righteous demands and had been baptized by John.][The key part that is hard to translate is literally “the people … made God (out to be) right.”] NLT Translation note:Exo. 38:26 This silver came from the tax collected from each man registered in the census. (The tax [was/is] one beka, which is half a shekel, based on the sanctuary shekel.) The tax was collected from 603,550 men who had reached their twentieth birthday.====Ps. 8:1 O LORD , our Lord, [how your majestic glory is visible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth.][This is a metonymy on the name of the Lord. (Meaning that 'name' stands for the whole person of God, like 'white house' can stand for the current USA government administration..) Most of the time such metonymy simply refers to the whole person of the Lord, not just his name. In some places it can refer to the Lord’s reputation— as NET translates here. The 'Lord’s name' metonymy is everywhere in Scripture. Although English clearly uses metonymy, we don't so often use it for 'name'. Now that I think of it, a good way to translate this line would be, “O Lord, our Lord, your glorious handwriting is visible everywhere on earth!”]4 what are mere mortals that you should think aboutthem, human beings that you should care for them?5 Yet you, [O God,//0] made them only a little lower than[Yourself/God] and crowned them with glory and honor.9 O LORD , our Lord, [how your majestic glory isvisible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth.]====Luk.7:2 At that time [a/the] highly valued slave of a Roman officer a was sick and near death.9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t [found someone fully believing//seen faith] like this in all Israel!”15 Then the dead [young man//boy] sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.22 [He//Then he] told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and [0/the] Good News is being preached to the poor.33 For John the Baptist didn’t [join with you in//spend his time] eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ 34 [I, the//The] Son of Man, on the other hand, [join you in//0] feasts and drinks, and you say, [I am// ‘He’s] a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner! [(And he would tell her to stop!)//0]”47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven [only a//0] little shows only little love.”49 The men at the table said among themselves, “[What kind of man is this//Who is this man] , that he goes around forgiving sins?!”[The answer to “Who is this man” is “Jesus.” It is more natural in English to make this rhetorical question as I have here.]50 And Jesus said to the woman, “[You are saved because you fully believe in me.//Your faith has saved you] [. Go/; go] in peace.”[In English, 'faith' has so many fuzzy meanings, that it makes a verse like this very unclear. Jesus did NOT use 'faith' to mean such things as 'inner fortitude', 'vague hope', 'blind trust', denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, 'faith' is simply the noun form of 'believe'.]]]></description>
  216. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 38-39:Yesterday we heard of the building of the tabernacle, the Covenant Box, and the other furniture of the Holy Place and Most Holy Place. Everything was done precisely as God had described before. The actor ‘he’ as we start this chapter is again Bezalel. PSALM 8:This psalm is quoted in Hebrews 1 and is frequently misunderstood. “Son of man” does not refer to Jesus in this Psalm or in Hebrews 1, and the NLT is correct in not using that term here. This is a psalm of praise for the awesomeness of God, expressing amazement at the place of _mankind_ in God's creation. LUKE 7a:In chapter 6 we read the Beatitudes, and Jesus taught about loving others and not judging them. Jesus taught using the figures of trees and their fruit, and building houses upon a rock foundation. One of the most frequently misquoted verses in Scripture was included in yesterday’s portion of Luke 6, “Do not judge others and you will not be judged.” But if we take that to the extreme, we would not be able to recognize good and bad people, as Jesus talks about in verse 45. And there are many other places where Christians are called upon to make judgments— especially those of us in leadership. But the key would be not bringing judgment against others if we might be found to be guilty of the same sin. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 38:26 This amount equaled the total paid by all [the men//persons] enrolled in the census, each one paying the required amount, weighed according to the official standard. There were 603,550 men twenty years old or older enrolled in the census.====Ps. 8:1 O LORD , our Lord, [how your {greatness//majestic glory} is visible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic _name_ fills the earth. (NLT)][This is a metonymy on the name of the Lord. (Meaning that this is a figure of speech where ‘name’ stands for the whole person of God, like ‘white house’ can stand for the current USA government administration.) Most of the time such metonymy simply refers to the whole person of the Lord— not just his name. In some places the same metonymy can refer to the Lord’s reputation— as NET translates here. The ‘Lord’s name’ metonymy is everywhere in Scripture. Although English clearly uses metonymy, we don't so often use it for ‘name’. Now that I think of it, a good way to translate this line using a common English metonymy would be, “O Lord, our Lord, your glorious handwriting is visible everywhere on earth!” (Or ‘fingerprints’ would work nicely too.)]4 what are *human beings*, that you think [so much about us//of them];mere mortals, that you care for [us//them]?5 Yet you made [us//them] inferior only to yourself;you crowned [us//them] with glory and honor.6 You appointed [us as//them] rulers over everything you made;you placed [us//them] over all creation:====Luk. 7:9 Jesus was surprised when he heard this; he turned around and said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, I have never found [a man who believes so fully as this//faith like this], not even in Israel!”10 The messengers went back to the officer's house and found his servant [had been healed//well].29 [PET: Most of the crowd who heard those words of Jesus— including the tax collectors, praised God by saying, “If that’s so, God truly sent John the Baptist, and what John taught was also true!” For they had obeyed God’s will when they were baptized by John.//GNT: All the people heard him; they and especially the tax collectors were the ones who had obeyed God's righteous demands and had been baptized by John.][The key part that is hard to translate is literally “the people … made God (out to be) right.”] NLT Translation note:Exo. 38:26 This silver came from the tax collected from each man registered in the census. (The tax [was/is] one beka, which is half a shekel, based on the sanctuary shekel.) The tax was collected from 603,550 men who had reached their twentieth birthday.====Ps. 8:1 O LORD , our Lord, [how your majestic glory is visible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth.][This is a metonymy on the name of the Lord. (Meaning that 'name' stands for the whole person of God, like 'white house' can stand for the current USA government administration..) Most of the time such metonymy simply refers to the whole person of the Lord, not just his name. In some places it can refer to the Lord’s reputation— as NET translates here. The 'Lord’s name' metonymy is everywhere in Scripture. Although English clearly uses metonymy, we don't so often use it for 'name'. Now that I think of it, a good way to translate this line would be, “O Lord, our Lord, your glorious handwriting is visible everywhere on earth!”]4 what are mere mortals that you should think aboutthem, human beings that you should care for them?5 Yet you, [O God,//0] made them only a little lower than[Yourself/God] and crowned them with glory and honor.9 O LORD , our Lord, [how your majestic glory isvisible everywhere on earth!//O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth.]====Luk.7:2 At that time [a/the] highly valued slave of a Roman officer a was sick and near death.9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t [found someone fully believing//seen faith] like this in all Israel!”15 Then the dead [young man//boy] sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.22 [He//Then he] told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and [0/the] Good News is being preached to the poor.33 For John the Baptist didn’t [join with you in//spend his time] eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ 34 [I, the//The] Son of Man, on the other hand, [join you in//0] feasts and drinks, and you say, [I am// ‘He’s] a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner! [(And he would tell her to stop!)//0]”47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven [only a//0] little shows only little love.”49 The men at the table said among themselves, “[What kind of man is this//Who is this man] , that he goes around forgiving sins?!”[The answer to “Who is this man” is “Jesus.” It is more natural in English to make this rhetorical question as I have here.]50 And Jesus said to the woman, “[You are saved because you fully believe in me.//Your faith has saved you] [. Go/; go] in peace.”[In English, 'faith' has so many fuzzy meanings, that it makes a verse like this very unclear. Jesus did NOT use 'faith' to mean such things as 'inner fortitude', 'vague hope', 'blind trust', denominational faith, or many other meanings. In Greek, 'faith' is simply the noun form of 'believe'.]]]></content:encoded>
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  221. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: EXO.38 EXO.39 PSA.8 LUK.7.1-30]]></itunes:subtitle>
  222. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.38 EXO.39 PSA.8 LUK.7.1-30</itunes:summary>
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  224. <itunes:episode>50</itunes:episode>
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  229. <title>NE-DBRP_014  GEN.25 GEN.26 JOB.14 MRK.9.1-29</title>
  230. <pubDate>Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:24:07 +0000</pubDate>
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  234. <description><![CDATA[The complete episode notes for this podcast are attached as a PDF file. Many podcast aggregator apps will not let you see these attachments. Using our dedicated DBRP listening app, you can get the PDF file by clicking on the wrapped present icon. Or you can find the PDF attached to this podcast at our website, dailybiblereading.info. For information about all the different categories of podcasts under the DBRP banner, see dailybiblereading.info. Here is the link to our Digging Deeper Facebook group. ]]></description>
  235. <content:encoded><![CDATA[The complete episode notes for this podcast are attached as a PDF file. Many podcast aggregator apps will not let you see these attachments. Using our dedicated DBRP listening app, you can get the PDF file by clicking on the wrapped present icon. Or you can find the PDF attached to this podcast at our website, dailybiblereading.info. For information about all the different categories of podcasts under the DBRP banner, see dailybiblereading.info. Here is the link to our Digging Deeper Facebook group. ]]></content:encoded>
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  240. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GEN.25 GEN.26 JOB.14 MRK.9.1-29]]></itunes:subtitle>
  241. <itunes:summary>NET Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.24 JOB.13 MRK.8.22-38</itunes:summary>
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  248. <title>GN-Day_049</title>
  249. <pubDate>Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  253. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 36-37:Yesterday we read about how Moses returned to the top of the mountain, taking two stone tablets which he had made, and God repeated many of the terms of the covenant. Chapter 34:28 says that Moses— not God, engraved the 10 commandments over again on the second set of stone tablets. Then after Moses came back down the mountain, the people responded to God by willingly bringing all that was required to make the Tabernacle. PSALM 7:Psalm 7 is the song of the slandered saint. LUKE 6b:Yesterday we saw the beginning of opposition to Jesus based on the way He kept the Sabbath law. He kept the Law, but did not follow added traditions. He chose his 12 disciples, and called them apostles (representatives). Then he gave the Beatitudes, which in Luke include both the Blessings and corresponding Woes. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 36:1 “Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the other workers to whom [I, the Lord, have//the Lord has] given skill and understanding, who know how to make everything needed to build the sacred Tent, are to make everything just as [I have//the Lord has] commanded.”====[Note that in the readings I sometimes add the word ‘please’ in order to make sure that the Psalm writer’s words are understood as a plea, and not as a demand. Most languages don’t allow someone to speak of himself in the third person as Hebrew does for God in Exodus 36:1 (noted above). And also it is odd for most of the world’s language to pray to the Lord while speaking of him in the third person. So a translator can change those things to fit in the receptor language grammar. (And we footnote such things, as I do here.)]Ps. 7:10 [You, O God, are//God is] my protector;[You save those who obey you.//he saves those who obey him.]11 [You are//God is] a righteous judgeand always [condemn//condemns] the wicked.12 If they do not change their ways,[You//God] will sharpen [your//his] sword.[You bend your bow and make//He bends his bow and makes] it ready;13 [You take up your//he takes up his] deadly weaponsand [aim you//aims his] burning arrows.14 See how [those] wicked people think up evil;they plan trouble and practice deception.17 I thank [you, Lord, for your//the Lord for his] justice;I sing praises to [You, O Lord,//the Lord,] the Most High.]====Luk. 6:32 “If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners do that! 34 And if you lend only to those from whom you hope to get it back, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount!35 No! Love your enemies and do good to them; lend and expect nothing back. You will then have a great reward [from God], and you will be [considered] children of the Most High God. For he is good to the ungrateful and the wicked. NLT Translation notes:32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit [from God//0] for that? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit from God? Even sinners do that much! 34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get [special favor from God//credit]? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.]]></description>
  254. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 36-37:Yesterday we read about how Moses returned to the top of the mountain, taking two stone tablets which he had made, and God repeated many of the terms of the covenant. Chapter 34:28 says that Moses— not God, engraved the 10 commandments over again on the second set of stone tablets. Then after Moses came back down the mountain, the people responded to God by willingly bringing all that was required to make the Tabernacle. PSALM 7:Psalm 7 is the song of the slandered saint. LUKE 6b:Yesterday we saw the beginning of opposition to Jesus based on the way He kept the Sabbath law. He kept the Law, but did not follow added traditions. He chose his 12 disciples, and called them apostles (representatives). Then he gave the Beatitudes, which in Luke include both the Blessings and corresponding Woes. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 36:1 “Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the other workers to whom [I, the Lord, have//the Lord has] given skill and understanding, who know how to make everything needed to build the sacred Tent, are to make everything just as [I have//the Lord has] commanded.”====[Note that in the readings I sometimes add the word ‘please’ in order to make sure that the Psalm writer’s words are understood as a plea, and not as a demand. Most languages don’t allow someone to speak of himself in the third person as Hebrew does for God in Exodus 36:1 (noted above). And also it is odd for most of the world’s language to pray to the Lord while speaking of him in the third person. So a translator can change those things to fit in the receptor language grammar. (And we footnote such things, as I do here.)]Ps. 7:10 [You, O God, are//God is] my protector;[You save those who obey you.//he saves those who obey him.]11 [You are//God is] a righteous judgeand always [condemn//condemns] the wicked.12 If they do not change their ways,[You//God] will sharpen [your//his] sword.[You bend your bow and make//He bends his bow and makes] it ready;13 [You take up your//he takes up his] deadly weaponsand [aim you//aims his] burning arrows.14 See how [those] wicked people think up evil;they plan trouble and practice deception.17 I thank [you, Lord, for your//the Lord for his] justice;I sing praises to [You, O Lord,//the Lord,] the Most High.]====Luk. 6:32 “If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners do that! 34 And if you lend only to those from whom you hope to get it back, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount!35 No! Love your enemies and do good to them; lend and expect nothing back. You will then have a great reward [from God], and you will be [considered] children of the Most High God. For he is good to the ungrateful and the wicked. NLT Translation notes:32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit [from God//0] for that? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit from God? Even sinners do that much! 34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get [special favor from God//credit]? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.]]></content:encoded>
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  272. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 36-37:Yesterday we read about how Moses returned to the top of the mountain, taking two stone tablets which he had made, and God repeated many of the terms of the covenant. Chapter 34:28 says that Moses— not God, engraved the 10 commandments over again on the second set of stone tablets. Then after Moses came back down the mountain, the people responded to God by willingly bringing all that was required to make the Tabernacle. PSALM 7:Psalm 7 is the song of the slandered saint. LUKE 6b:Yesterday we saw the beginning of opposition to Jesus based on the way He kept the Sabbath law. He kept the Law, but did not follow added traditions. He chose his 12 disciples, and called them apostles (representatives). Then he gave the Beatitudes, which in Luke include both the Blessings and corresponding Woes. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 36:1 “Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the other workers to whom [I, the Lord, have//the Lord has] given skill and understanding, who know how to make everything needed to build the sacred Tent, are to make everything just as [I have//the Lord has] commanded.”====[Note that in the readings I sometimes add the word ‘please’ in order to make sure that the Psalm writer’s words are understood as a plea, and not as a demand.Most languages don’t allow someone to speak of himself in the third person as Hebrew does for God in Exodus 36:1 (noted above). And also it is odd for most of the world’s language to pray to the Lord while speaking of him in the third person. So a translator can change those things to fit in the receptor language grammar. (And we footnote such things, as I do here.)]Ps. 7:10 [You, O God, are//God is] my protector;[You save those who obey you.//he saves those who obey him.]11 [You are//God is] a righteous judgeand always [condemn//condemns] the wicked.12 If they do not change their ways,[You//God] will sharpen [your//his] sword.[You bend your bow and make//He bends his bow and makes] it ready;13 [You take up your//he takes up his] deadly weaponsand [aim you//aims his] burning arrows.14 See how [those] wicked people think up evil;they plan trouble and practice deception.17 I thank [you, Lord, for your//the Lord for his] justice;I sing praises to [You, O Lord,//the Lord,] the Most High.]====Luk. 6:32 “If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners do that! 34 And if you lend only to those from whom you hope to get it back, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount!35 No! Love your enemies and do good to them; lend and expect nothing back. You will then have a great reward [from God], and you will be [considered] children of the Most High God. For he is good to the ungrateful and the wicked. NLT Translation notes:32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit [from God//0] for that? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit from God? Even sinners do that much! 34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get [special favor from God//credit]? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.]]></description>
  273. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 36-37:Yesterday we read about how Moses returned to the top of the mountain, taking two stone tablets which he had made, and God repeated many of the terms of the covenant. Chapter 34:28 says that Moses— not God, engraved the 10 commandments over again on the second set of stone tablets. Then after Moses came back down the mountain, the people responded to God by willingly bringing all that was required to make the Tabernacle. PSALM 7:Psalm 7 is the song of the slandered saint. LUKE 6b:Yesterday we saw the beginning of opposition to Jesus based on the way He kept the Sabbath law. He kept the Law, but did not follow added traditions. He chose his 12 disciples, and called them apostles (representatives). Then he gave the Beatitudes, which in Luke include both the Blessings and corresponding Woes. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 36:1 “Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the other workers to whom [I, the Lord, have//the Lord has] given skill and understanding, who know how to make everything needed to build the sacred Tent, are to make everything just as [I have//the Lord has] commanded.”====[Note that in the readings I sometimes add the word ‘please’ in order to make sure that the Psalm writer’s words are understood as a plea, and not as a demand.Most languages don’t allow someone to speak of himself in the third person as Hebrew does for God in Exodus 36:1 (noted above). And also it is odd for most of the world’s language to pray to the Lord while speaking of him in the third person. So a translator can change those things to fit in the receptor language grammar. (And we footnote such things, as I do here.)]Ps. 7:10 [You, O God, are//God is] my protector;[You save those who obey you.//he saves those who obey him.]11 [You are//God is] a righteous judgeand always [condemn//condemns] the wicked.12 If they do not change their ways,[You//God] will sharpen [your//his] sword.[You bend your bow and make//He bends his bow and makes] it ready;13 [You take up your//he takes up his] deadly weaponsand [aim you//aims his] burning arrows.14 See how [those] wicked people think up evil;they plan trouble and practice deception.17 I thank [you, Lord, for your//the Lord for his] justice;I sing praises to [You, O Lord,//the Lord,] the Most High.]====Luk. 6:32 “If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners do that! 34 And if you lend only to those from whom you hope to get it back, why should you receive a blessing [from God]? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount!35 No! Love your enemies and do good to them; lend and expect nothing back. You will then have a great reward [from God], and you will be [considered] children of the Most High God. For he is good to the ungrateful and the wicked. NLT Translation notes:32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit [from God//0] for that? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit from God? Even sinners do that much! 34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get [special favor from God//credit]? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.]]></content:encoded>
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  291. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 34-35:Yesterday, we read about how God's meeting with Moses was interrupted because of the people making the golden calf. (Don’t ya’ hate interruptions!) Aaron caved in to the people's desires. Moses interceded for the people, and God agreed not to destroy them. God eventually agreed to go with the people to the promised land. As we closed chapter 33, Moses had asked to actually see God. God will hide Moses in a cleft in a rock, and allow Moses to see his back. PSALM 6:This Psalm is a prayer of an wronged and oppressed man crying out to God for help and rescue. God has revealed more to us than was revealed to David. We now know that people can praise God after death. LUKE 6:Yesterday in chapter 5, Jesus called several of his disciples after the miracle of the large catch of fish, healed two men, and answered a question about fasting. GNT Translation note:Luk. 6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, and [another] Simon (who was called the Patriot), 16 [also] Judas son of James, and Judas [the man from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], who became the traitor.17 When Jesus had come down from the hill with the apostles, he stood on a level place with a large number of his disciples. A large crowd of people was there from all over Judea and from Jerusalem and from the coast[al] cities of Tyre and Sidon; 20 Jesus looked at his disciples and said,“Happy are you [who are] poor;the Kingdom of God is yours!22  “Happy are you when people hate you, reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil, all because of [Me,] the Son of Man! NLT Translation notes:13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be [his/0] apostles. Here are their names:16 Judas (son of James), Judas [(from the village of Karioth//0] (who later betrayed him).22 What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow [Me,/0] the Son of Man.]]></description>
  292. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 34-35:Yesterday, we read about how God's meeting with Moses was interrupted because of the people making the golden calf. (Don’t ya’ hate interruptions!) Aaron caved in to the people's desires. Moses interceded for the people, and God agreed not to destroy them. God eventually agreed to go with the people to the promised land. As we closed chapter 33, Moses had asked to actually see God. God will hide Moses in a cleft in a rock, and allow Moses to see his back. PSALM 6:This Psalm is a prayer of an wronged and oppressed man crying out to God for help and rescue. God has revealed more to us than was revealed to David. We now know that people can praise God after death. LUKE 6:Yesterday in chapter 5, Jesus called several of his disciples after the miracle of the large catch of fish, healed two men, and answered a question about fasting. GNT Translation note:Luk. 6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, and [another] Simon (who was called the Patriot), 16 [also] Judas son of James, and Judas [the man from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], who became the traitor.17 When Jesus had come down from the hill with the apostles, he stood on a level place with a large number of his disciples. A large crowd of people was there from all over Judea and from Jerusalem and from the coast[al] cities of Tyre and Sidon; 20 Jesus looked at his disciples and said,“Happy are you [who are] poor;the Kingdom of God is yours!22  “Happy are you when people hate you, reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil, all because of [Me,] the Son of Man! NLT Translation notes:13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be [his/0] apostles. Here are their names:16 Judas (son of James), Judas [(from the village of Karioth//0] (who later betrayed him).22 What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow [Me,/0] the Son of Man.]]></content:encoded>
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  311. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 34-35:Yesterday, we read about how God's meeting with Moses was interrupted because of the people making the golden calf. (Don’t ya’ hate interruptions!) Aaron caved in to the people's desires. Moses interceded for the people, and God agreed not to destroy them. God eventually agreed to go with the people to the promised land. As we closed chapter 33, Moses had asked to actually see God. God will hide Moses in a cleft in a rock, and allow Moses to see his back. PSALM 6:This Psalm is a prayer of an wronged and oppressed man crying out to God for help and rescue. God has revealed more to us than was revealed to David. We now know that people can praise God after death. LUKE 6:Yesterday in chapter 5, Jesus called several of his disciples after the miracle of the large catch of fish, healed two men, and answered a question about fasting. GNT Translation note:Luk. 6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, and [another] Simon (who was called the Patriot), 16 [also] Judas son of James, and Judas [the man from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], who became the traitor.17 When Jesus had come down from the hill with the apostles, he stood on a level place with a large number of his disciples. A large crowd of people was there from all over Judea and from Jerusalem and from the coast[al] cities of Tyre and Sidon;20 Jesus looked at his disciples and said,“Happy are you [who are] poor;the Kingdom of God is yours!22  “Happy are you when people hate you, reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil, all because of [Me,] the Son of Man! NLT Translation notes:13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be [his/0] apostles. Here are their names:16 Judas (son of James), Judas [(from the village of Karioth//0] (who later betrayed him).22 What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow [Me,/0] the Son of Man.]]></description>
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  330. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 32-33:Yesterday we read about the plans for the incense altar, and about the making of incense and anointing oil. We heard also of God's choosing and giving ability to Bezalel and Oholiab for making everything required in the worship of God. And God emphasized the importance of keeping the Sabbath as a covenant responsibility. PSALM 5:Psalm 5 is a song for early morning (when arising from a night of sleep). Erling Olsen comments that this Psalm says that God hates or detests evil doers. He says that this stands in stark contrast to pictures of God that make him only capable of the sentiment of love. We as God's created beings, have no right to criticize Him or remake him in an image we find more comfortable. God who created us has all emotions, and is just— possessing the right to judge his created beings. LUKE 5:Yesterday we read of Jesus being rejected in his home town, of healings, and casting out demons. He refused to have his identity proclaimed by demons, and silenced them. And He refused to stay in one town, but went around preaching in the whole area. GNT Translation notes:8 When Simon [— whose other name was] Peter[,] saw what had happened, he fell on his knees before Jesus and said, “Go away from me, Lord! I am a sinful man!”20 When Jesus saw how much [they believed in Him//faith they had], he said to the man, “[My friend, your sins are forgiven.//Your sins are forgiven, my friend.]”[Luke 5:22-23 were very difficult verses for us to translate in both languages I have translated for. For one thing, it is not physically ‘difficult’ to pronounce either statement. As to the answer to Jesus’ rhetorical question, I do NOT buy the interpretation found in some translations that it was easier for Jesus to forgive the man’s sins because it was something that could not be physically seen. It was hard for Jesus to say both statements— hard in the sense that both statements require the power of God. Remember, Jesus knows that He will go to the cross in order to purchase forgiveness for this man— and for us. Jesus chose the order of his statements— not based on apparent difficulty, but to prove an important point to everyone, and especially his critics.] NLT Translation notes:22 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, [ [PET] “I know that you have doubts in your hearts about what I said! 23 Of course it was hard for you to accept it when I said to this paralyzed man, ‘I've forgiven your sins.’ Will it be easier for you to accept if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mattress and go home’? 24 But by saying this, I'm proving to you that I— as the Son of Man, have the right to forgive the sin of man!”//“Why do you question this in your hearts? 23 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.][This was a very difficult passage for us to translate in both languages I have translated for. For one thing, it is not physically difficult to pronounce either statement. As to the answer to Jesus’ rhetorical question, I do NOT buy the interpretation found in some translations that it was easier for Jesus to forgive the man’s sins because it was something that could not be physically seen. It was hard for Jesus to say both statements— hard in the sense that both statements require the power of God. Remember, Jesus knows that He will go to the cross in order to purchase forgiveness for this man— and for us. Jesus chose the order of his statements, not based on difficulty, but to prove an important point to everyone, and especially his critics.]]]></description>
  331. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 32-33:Yesterday we read about the plans for the incense altar, and about the making of incense and anointing oil. We heard also of God's choosing and giving ability to Bezalel and Oholiab for making everything required in the worship of God. And God emphasized the importance of keeping the Sabbath as a covenant responsibility. PSALM 5:Psalm 5 is a song for early morning (when arising from a night of sleep). Erling Olsen comments that this Psalm says that God hates or detests evil doers. He says that this stands in stark contrast to pictures of God that make him only capable of the sentiment of love. We as God's created beings, have no right to criticize Him or remake him in an image we find more comfortable. God who created us has all emotions, and is just— possessing the right to judge his created beings. LUKE 5:Yesterday we read of Jesus being rejected in his home town, of healings, and casting out demons. He refused to have his identity proclaimed by demons, and silenced them. And He refused to stay in one town, but went around preaching in the whole area. GNT Translation notes:8 When Simon [— whose other name was] Peter[,] saw what had happened, he fell on his knees before Jesus and said, “Go away from me, Lord! I am a sinful man!”20 When Jesus saw how much [they believed in Him//faith they had], he said to the man, “[My friend, your sins are forgiven.//Your sins are forgiven, my friend.]”[Luke 5:22-23 were very difficult verses for us to translate in both languages I have translated for. For one thing, it is not physically ‘difficult’ to pronounce either statement. As to the answer to Jesus’ rhetorical question, I do NOT buy the interpretation found in some translations that it was easier for Jesus to forgive the man’s sins because it was something that could not be physically seen. It was hard for Jesus to say both statements— hard in the sense that both statements require the power of God. Remember, Jesus knows that He will go to the cross in order to purchase forgiveness for this man— and for us. Jesus chose the order of his statements— not based on apparent difficulty, but to prove an important point to everyone, and especially his critics.] NLT Translation notes:22 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, [ [PET] “I know that you have doubts in your hearts about what I said! 23 Of course it was hard for you to accept it when I said to this paralyzed man, ‘I've forgiven your sins.’ Will it be easier for you to accept if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mattress and go home’? 24 But by saying this, I'm proving to you that I— as the Son of Man, have the right to forgive the sin of man!”//“Why do you question this in your hearts? 23 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.][This was a very difficult passage for us to translate in both languages I have translated for. For one thing, it is not physically difficult to pronounce either statement. As to the answer to Jesus’ rhetorical question, I do NOT buy the interpretation found in some translations that it was easier for Jesus to forgive the man’s sins because it was something that could not be physically seen. It was hard for Jesus to say both statements— hard in the sense that both statements require the power of God. Remember, Jesus knows that He will go to the cross in order to purchase forgiveness for this man— and for us. Jesus chose the order of his statements, not based on difficulty, but to prove an important point to everyone, and especially his critics.]]]></content:encoded>
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  345. <pubDate>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  349. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 32-33:Yesterday we read about the plans for the incense altar, and about the making of incense and anointing oil. We heard also of God's choosing and giving ability to Bezalel and Oholiab for making everything required in the worship of God. And God emphasized the importance of keeping the Sabbath as a covenant responsibility. PSALM 5:Psalm 5 is a song for early morning (when arising from a night of sleep). Erling Olsen comments that this Psalm says that God hates or detests evil doers. He says that this stands in stark contrast to pictures of God that make him only capable of the sentiment of love. We as God's created beings, have no right to criticize Him or remake him in an image we find more comfortable. God who created us has all emotions, and is just— possessing the right to judge his created beings. LUKE 5:Yesterday we read of Jesus being rejected in his home town, of healings, and casting out demons. He refused to have his identity proclaimed by demons, and silenced them. And He refused to stay in one town, but went around preaching in the whole area. GNT Translation notes:8 When Simon [— whose other name was] Peter[,] saw what had happened, he fell on his knees before Jesus and said, “Go away from me, Lord! I am a sinful man!”20 When Jesus saw how much [they believed in Him//faith they had], he said to the man, “[My friend, your sins are forgiven.//Your sins are forgiven, my friend.]”[Luke 5:22-23 were very difficult verses for us to translate in both languages I have translated for. For one thing, it is not physically ‘difficult’ to pronounce either statement. As to the answer to Jesus’ rhetorical question, I do NOT buy the interpretation found in some translations that it was easier for Jesus to forgive the man’s sins because it was something that could not be physically seen. It was hard for Jesus to say both statements— hard in the sense that both statements require the power of God. Remember, Jesus knows that He will go to the cross in order to purchase forgiveness for this man— and for us. Jesus chose the order of his statements— not based on apparent difficulty, but to prove an important point to everyone, and especially his critics.] NLT Translation notes:22 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, [ [PET] “I know that you have doubts in your hearts about what I said!23 Of course it was hard for you to accept it when I said to this paralyzed man, ‘I've forgiven your sins.’ Will it be easier for you to accept if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mattress and go home’?24 But by saying this, I'm proving to you that I— as the Son of Man, have the right to forgive the sin of man!”//“Why do you question this in your hearts? 23 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.][This was a very difficult passage for us to translate in both languages I have translated for. For one thing, it is not physically difficult to pronounce either statement. As to the answer to Jesus’ rhetorical question, I do NOT buy the interpretation found in some translations that it was easier for Jesus to forgive the man’s sins because it was something that could not be physically seen. It was hard for Jesus to say both statements— hard in the sense that both statements require the power of God. Remember, Jesus knows that He will go to the cross in order to purchase forgiveness for this man— and for us. Jesus chose the order of his statements, not based on difficulty, but to prove an important point to everyone, and especially his critics.]]]></description>
  350. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 32-33:Yesterday we read about the plans for the incense altar, and about the making of incense and anointing oil. We heard also of God's choosing and giving ability to Bezalel and Oholiab for making everything required in the worship of God. And God emphasized the importance of keeping the Sabbath as a covenant responsibility. PSALM 5:Psalm 5 is a song for early morning (when arising from a night of sleep). Erling Olsen comments that this Psalm says that God hates or detests evil doers. He says that this stands in stark contrast to pictures of God that make him only capable of the sentiment of love. We as God's created beings, have no right to criticize Him or remake him in an image we find more comfortable. God who created us has all emotions, and is just— possessing the right to judge his created beings. LUKE 5:Yesterday we read of Jesus being rejected in his home town, of healings, and casting out demons. He refused to have his identity proclaimed by demons, and silenced them. And He refused to stay in one town, but went around preaching in the whole area. GNT Translation notes:8 When Simon [— whose other name was] Peter[,] saw what had happened, he fell on his knees before Jesus and said, “Go away from me, Lord! I am a sinful man!”20 When Jesus saw how much [they believed in Him//faith they had], he said to the man, “[My friend, your sins are forgiven.//Your sins are forgiven, my friend.]”[Luke 5:22-23 were very difficult verses for us to translate in both languages I have translated for. For one thing, it is not physically ‘difficult’ to pronounce either statement. As to the answer to Jesus’ rhetorical question, I do NOT buy the interpretation found in some translations that it was easier for Jesus to forgive the man’s sins because it was something that could not be physically seen. It was hard for Jesus to say both statements— hard in the sense that both statements require the power of God. Remember, Jesus knows that He will go to the cross in order to purchase forgiveness for this man— and for us. Jesus chose the order of his statements— not based on apparent difficulty, but to prove an important point to everyone, and especially his critics.] NLT Translation notes:22 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, [ [PET] “I know that you have doubts in your hearts about what I said!23 Of course it was hard for you to accept it when I said to this paralyzed man, ‘I've forgiven your sins.’ Will it be easier for you to accept if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mattress and go home’?24 But by saying this, I'm proving to you that I— as the Son of Man, have the right to forgive the sin of man!”//“Why do you question this in your hearts? 23 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.][This was a very difficult passage for us to translate in both languages I have translated for. For one thing, it is not physically difficult to pronounce either statement. As to the answer to Jesus’ rhetorical question, I do NOT buy the interpretation found in some translations that it was easier for Jesus to forgive the man’s sins because it was something that could not be physically seen. It was hard for Jesus to say both statements— hard in the sense that both statements require the power of God. Remember, Jesus knows that He will go to the cross in order to purchase forgiveness for this man— and for us. Jesus chose the order of his statements, not based on difficulty, but to prove an important point to everyone, and especially his critics.]]]></content:encoded>
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  363. <title>GN-Day_046 </title>
  364. <pubDate>Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  368. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 30-31:Yesterday we heard the instructions for consecrating the priests for their special work. PSALM 4:This is an evening hymn expressing our trust in God. LUKE 4:Yesterday we read of Jesus being tested by the devil, and we reread the story of how Jesus was rejected in his home town. When Jesus had finished reading from that special place in Isaiah 61, he sat down. In our culture we are likely to assume that sitting down was without the expectation of teaching. But in Jewish practice of this time, teachers sat down to teach. Frequently in the Gospels we find Jesus taking a sitting position when teaching. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 4:7 But the joy that you have given me [, O Lord,]is more than they will ever havewith all their grain and wine.====23 He said to them, “I am sure that you will quote this proverb to me, ‘Doctor, heal yourself.’ You will [then] also tell me to do here in my hometown the same things you heard were done in Capernaum. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 4: 3 You can be sure of this:The L ORD [has/0] set apart the godly for himself.7 [O Lord,/0] You have given me greater joythan those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.====38 After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to [Peter's/Simon’s] home, where he found [Peter's/Simon’s] mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. “Please heal her,”everyone begged.[Many new readers do not remember Peter’s given name, so in a place like this it is OK to use the name everyone knows and footnote the original.]]]></description>
  369. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 30-31:Yesterday we heard the instructions for consecrating the priests for their special work. PSALM 4:This is an evening hymn expressing our trust in God. LUKE 4:Yesterday we read of Jesus being tested by the devil, and we reread the story of how Jesus was rejected in his home town. When Jesus had finished reading from that special place in Isaiah 61, he sat down. In our culture we are likely to assume that sitting down was without the expectation of teaching. But in Jewish practice of this time, teachers sat down to teach. Frequently in the Gospels we find Jesus taking a sitting position when teaching. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 4:7 But the joy that you have given me [, O Lord,]is more than they will ever havewith all their grain and wine.====23 He said to them, “I am sure that you will quote this proverb to me, ‘Doctor, heal yourself.’ You will [then] also tell me to do here in my hometown the same things you heard were done in Capernaum. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 4: 3 You can be sure of this:The L ORD [has/0] set apart the godly for himself.7 [O Lord,/0] You have given me greater joythan those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.====38 After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to [Peter's/Simon’s] home, where he found [Peter's/Simon’s] mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. “Please heal her,”everyone begged.[Many new readers do not remember Peter’s given name, so in a place like this it is OK to use the name everyone knows and footnote the original.]]]></content:encoded>
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  387. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 30-31:Yesterday we heard the instructions for consecrating the priests for their special work. PSALM 4:This is an evening hymn expressing our trust in God. LUKE 4:Yesterday we read of Jesus being tested by the devil, and we reread the story of how Jesus was rejected in his home town. When Jesus had finished reading from that special place in Isaiah 61, he sat down. In our culture we are likely to assume that sitting down was without the expectation of teaching. But in Jewish practice of this time, teachers sat down to teach. Frequently in the Gospels we find Jesus taking a sitting position when teaching. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 4:7 But the joy that you have given me [, O Lord,]is more than they will ever havewith all their grain and wine.====23 He said to them, “I am sure that you will quote this proverb to me, ‘Doctor, heal yourself.’ You will [then] also tell me to do here in my hometown the same things you heard were done in Capernaum. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 4: 3 You can be sure of this:The L ORD [has/0] set apart the godly for himself.7 [O Lord,/0] You have given me greater joythan those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.====38 After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to [Peter's/Simon’s] home, where he found [Peter's/Simon’s] mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. “Please heal her,”everyone begged.[Many new readers do not remember Peter’s given name, so in a place like this it is OK to use the name everyone knows and footnote the original.]]]></description>
  388. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 30-31:Yesterday we heard the instructions for consecrating the priests for their special work. PSALM 4:This is an evening hymn expressing our trust in God. LUKE 4:Yesterday we read of Jesus being tested by the devil, and we reread the story of how Jesus was rejected in his home town. When Jesus had finished reading from that special place in Isaiah 61, he sat down. In our culture we are likely to assume that sitting down was without the expectation of teaching. But in Jewish practice of this time, teachers sat down to teach. Frequently in the Gospels we find Jesus taking a sitting position when teaching. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 4:7 But the joy that you have given me [, O Lord,]is more than they will ever havewith all their grain and wine.====23 He said to them, “I am sure that you will quote this proverb to me, ‘Doctor, heal yourself.’ You will [then] also tell me to do here in my hometown the same things you heard were done in Capernaum. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 4: 3 You can be sure of this:The L ORD [has/0] set apart the godly for himself.7 [O Lord,/0] You have given me greater joythan those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.====38 After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to [Peter's/Simon’s] home, where he found [Peter's/Simon’s] mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. “Please heal her,”everyone begged.[Many new readers do not remember Peter’s given name, so in a place like this it is OK to use the name everyone knows and footnote the original.]]]></content:encoded>
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  394. <itunes:summary>NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings:
  395. EXO.30 EXO.31 PSA.4 LUK.4.22-44</itunes:summary>
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  402. <title>ThereBack_Again_Feb2018_first_trip</title>
  403. <pubDate>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:48:32 +0000</pubDate>
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  407. <description><![CDATA[This podcast is sharing news from our family for February 2018. I will basically be commenting and adding to our recent e-mail update. If you want to be in the know about what is happening with us, use the link given in the episode notes to sign up for our e-mail updates. They are always entitled There, and Back Again. We’ve been using that title since around 1987 (which, by the way, was long before the Hobbit movie). Also, to see the pictures I will mention, please see the PDF file attached to this podcast. Links:If you would like to get our e-mail There, and Back Again letters, here is the link to sign up.     ReadMe First PDF Digging Deeper Facebook group  The PDF file can be downloaded from this episode’s page at dailybiblereading.info, or using our dedicated listening app. If you don’t have that app or have other questions, please see the ReadMe First file linked in the header of dailybiblereading.info.]]></description>
  408. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This podcast is sharing news from our family for February 2018. I will basically be commenting and adding to our recent e-mail update. If you want to be in the know about what is happening with us, use the link given in the episode notes to sign up for our e-mail updates. They are always entitled There, and Back Again. We’ve been using that title since around 1987 (which, by the way, was long before the Hobbit movie). Also, to see the pictures I will mention, please see the PDF file attached to this podcast. Links:If you would like to get our e-mail There, and Back Again letters, here is the link to sign up.     ReadMe First PDF Digging Deeper Facebook group  The PDF file can be downloaded from this episode’s page at dailybiblereading.info, or using our dedicated listening app. If you don’t have that app or have other questions, please see the ReadMe First file linked in the header of dailybiblereading.info.]]></content:encoded>
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  413. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[Increasing the understanding of God's Word in Indonesia]]></itunes:subtitle>
  414. <itunes:summary>News from our family before my first trip to Indonesia this year.</itunes:summary>
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  422. <pubDate>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  427. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 29:Yesterday we read about the design of the altar for burnt offerings and the plans for the courtyard. The dimensions we heard the day before were for the sacred tent that was enclosed by the courtyard that we heard about yesterday. And we read about the fabulous garments for the priests, Aaron and his sons. PSALM 3:As the title says, this is “A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.” Found at various strategic points in the Psalms is the word ‘Selah’. This has been variously translated. The truth is, we don’t know what it means! But people conjecture that it is a musical term, and it likely could have signalled an interlude. I suspect it could also be a repetition mark. Whatever it is, it likely would have had the effect of allowing the listener to pause and reflect on what was just performed or communicated. Luke 4:Yesterday we heard of John the Baptist's ministry and imprisonment, and the genealogy of Jesus. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 3:7 Come, Lord! [Please save me//Save me], my God!You punish all my enemiesand leave them powerless to harm me.====23 He said to them, “I am sure that you will quote this proverb to me, ‘Doctor, heal yourself.’ You will [then] also tell me to do here in my hometown the same things you heard were done in Capernaum. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 3:4 I cried out to [You/the], LORD ,and [You/he] answered me from his holy mountain.====Luk. 4:1 Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit [to go into/in] the wilderness,23 Then he said, “You will undoubtedly quote [0/me] this proverb [to me//0]: ‘Physician, heal yourself ’—meaning, ‘Do miracles here in your hometown like those you did in Capernaum.’]]></content:encoded>
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  445. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 29:Yesterday we read about the design of the altar for burnt offerings and the plans for the courtyard. The dimensions we heard the day before were for the sacred tent that was enclosed by the courtyard that we heard about yesterday. And we read about the fabulous garments for the priests, Aaron and his sons. PSALM 3:As the title says, this is “A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.” Found at various strategic points in the Psalms is the word ‘Selah’. This has been variously translated. The truth is, we don’t know what it means! But people conjecture that it is a musical term, and it likely could have signalled an interlude. I suspect it could also be a repetition mark. Whatever it is, it likely would have had the effect of allowing the listener to pause and reflect on what was just performed or communicated. Luke 4:Yesterday we heard of John the Baptist's ministry and imprisonment, and the genealogy of Jesus. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 3:7 Come, Lord! [Please save me//Save me], my God!You punish all my enemiesand leave them powerless to harm me.====23 He said to them, “I am sure that you will quote this proverb to me, ‘Doctor, heal yourself.’ You will [then] also tell me to do here in my hometown the same things you heard were done in Capernaum. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 3:4 I cried out to [You/the], LORD ,and [You/he] answered me from his holy mountain.====Luk. 4:1 Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit [to go into/in] the wilderness,23 Then he said, “You will undoubtedly quote [0/me] this proverb [to me//0]: ‘Physician, heal yourself ’—meaning, ‘Do miracles here in your hometown like those you did in Capernaum.’]]></description>
  446. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 29:Yesterday we read about the design of the altar for burnt offerings and the plans for the courtyard. The dimensions we heard the day before were for the sacred tent that was enclosed by the courtyard that we heard about yesterday. And we read about the fabulous garments for the priests, Aaron and his sons. PSALM 3:As the title says, this is “A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.” Found at various strategic points in the Psalms is the word ‘Selah’. This has been variously translated. The truth is, we don’t know what it means! But people conjecture that it is a musical term, and it likely could have signalled an interlude. I suspect it could also be a repetition mark. Whatever it is, it likely would have had the effect of allowing the listener to pause and reflect on what was just performed or communicated. Luke 4:Yesterday we heard of John the Baptist's ministry and imprisonment, and the genealogy of Jesus. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 3:7 Come, Lord! [Please save me//Save me], my God!You punish all my enemiesand leave them powerless to harm me.====23 He said to them, “I am sure that you will quote this proverb to me, ‘Doctor, heal yourself.’ You will [then] also tell me to do here in my hometown the same things you heard were done in Capernaum. NLT Translation notes:Ps. 3:4 I cried out to [You/the], LORD ,and [You/he] answered me from his holy mountain.====Luk. 4:1 Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit [to go into/in] the wilderness,23 Then he said, “You will undoubtedly quote [0/me] this proverb [to me//0]: ‘Physician, heal yourself ’—meaning, ‘Do miracles here in your hometown like those you did in Capernaum.’]]></content:encoded>
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  464. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 27-28:Yesterday in Exodus, we heard the beginning plans given by God for the Tabernacle (or sacred tent) and the Arc of the Covenant that were to become the focal point for worship of God under the Covenant. The whole Tabernacle— and particularly the atonement cover on top of the Arc of the Covenant (called the Mercy Seat), symbolized that God was living among them. (Ex. 25:8) The whole Tabernacle was to be made exquisitely as appropriate for God's own dwelling. PSALM 2:In Psalm 1, the author (probably David) mentioned obeying and studying ‘the Law’. In much of the Old Testament and even in the New, the word ‘Law’ came to mean more than the Mosaic Law or just the first 5 books of the Old Testament. We are within bounds to say that the author intended meditation and study of all of God’s Word. Today we have our first prophetic Psalm. LUKE 3:Yesterday we heard of Jesus' childhood, and now we hear of John the Baptist's ministry. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 27:2 Make projections at the top of the four corners. They are to form one piece with the altar, and the whole [altar] is to be covered with bronze. [‘Whole’ sounds like ‘hole’!]====Luk. 3:16 So John said to all of them, “I baptize you with water, but someone is coming who is much greater than I am. I am not good enough [to be his slave, the one who unties//even to untie] his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. NLT Translation note:Luk. 3:19 John also publicly criticized Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, for marrying [Herodiana/Herodias], his brother’s wife, and for many other wrongs he had done.[In Indonesia, we found it helpful for understanding to change Herodias' name to one that sounds feminine. And anyway, in Greek, one form of her name ends with -anan.]]]></description>
  465. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 27-28:Yesterday in Exodus, we heard the beginning plans given by God for the Tabernacle (or sacred tent) and the Arc of the Covenant that were to become the focal point for worship of God under the Covenant. The whole Tabernacle— and particularly the atonement cover on top of the Arc of the Covenant (called the Mercy Seat), symbolized that God was living among them. (Ex. 25:8) The whole Tabernacle was to be made exquisitely as appropriate for God's own dwelling. PSALM 2:In Psalm 1, the author (probably David) mentioned obeying and studying ‘the Law’. In much of the Old Testament and even in the New, the word ‘Law’ came to mean more than the Mosaic Law or just the first 5 books of the Old Testament. We are within bounds to say that the author intended meditation and study of all of God’s Word. Today we have our first prophetic Psalm. LUKE 3:Yesterday we heard of Jesus' childhood, and now we hear of John the Baptist's ministry. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 27:2 Make projections at the top of the four corners. They are to form one piece with the altar, and the whole [altar] is to be covered with bronze. [‘Whole’ sounds like ‘hole’!]====Luk. 3:16 So John said to all of them, “I baptize you with water, but someone is coming who is much greater than I am. I am not good enough [to be his slave, the one who unties//even to untie] his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. NLT Translation note:Luk. 3:19 John also publicly criticized Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, for marrying [Herodiana/Herodias], his brother’s wife, and for many other wrongs he had done.[In Indonesia, we found it helpful for understanding to change Herodias' name to one that sounds feminine. And anyway, in Greek, one form of her name ends with -anan.]]]></content:encoded>
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  471. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.27 EXO.28 PSA.2 LUK.3</itunes:summary>
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  483. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 27-28:Yesterday in Exodus, we heard the beginning plans given by God for the Tabernacle (or sacred tent) and the Arc of the Covenant that were to become the focal point for worship of God under the Covenant. The whole Tabernacle— and particularly the atonement cover on top of the Arc of the Covenant (called the Mercy Seat), symbolized that God was living among them. (Ex. 25:8) The whole Tabernacle was to be made exquisitely as appropriate for God's own dwelling. PSALM 2:In Psalm 1, the author (probably David) mentioned obeying and studying ‘the Law’. In much of the Old Testament and even in the New, the word ‘Law’ came to mean more than the Mosaic Law or just the first 5 books of the Old Testament. We are within bounds to say that the author intended meditation and study of all of God’s Word. Today we have our first prophetic Psalm. LUKE 3:Yesterday we heard of Jesus' childhood, and now we hear of John the Baptist's ministry. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 27:2 Make projections at the top of the four corners. They are to form one piece with the altar, and the whole [altar] is to be covered with bronze.[‘Whole’ sounds like ‘hole’!]====Luk. 3:16 So John said to all of them, “I baptize you with water, but someone is coming who is much greater than I am. I am not good enough [to be his slave, the one who unties//even to untie] his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. NLT Translation note:Luk. 3:19 John also publicly criticized Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, for marrying [Herodiana/Herodias], his brother’s wife, and for many other wrongs he had done.[In Indonesia, we found it helpful for understanding to change Herodias' name to one that sounds feminine. And anyway, in Greek, one form of her name ends with -anan.]]]></description>
  484. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 27-28:Yesterday in Exodus, we heard the beginning plans given by God for the Tabernacle (or sacred tent) and the Arc of the Covenant that were to become the focal point for worship of God under the Covenant. The whole Tabernacle— and particularly the atonement cover on top of the Arc of the Covenant (called the Mercy Seat), symbolized that God was living among them. (Ex. 25:8) The whole Tabernacle was to be made exquisitely as appropriate for God's own dwelling. PSALM 2:In Psalm 1, the author (probably David) mentioned obeying and studying ‘the Law’. In much of the Old Testament and even in the New, the word ‘Law’ came to mean more than the Mosaic Law or just the first 5 books of the Old Testament. We are within bounds to say that the author intended meditation and study of all of God’s Word. Today we have our first prophetic Psalm. LUKE 3:Yesterday we heard of Jesus' childhood, and now we hear of John the Baptist's ministry. GNT Translation notes:Exo. 27:2 Make projections at the top of the four corners. They are to form one piece with the altar, and the whole [altar] is to be covered with bronze.[‘Whole’ sounds like ‘hole’!]====Luk. 3:16 So John said to all of them, “I baptize you with water, but someone is coming who is much greater than I am. I am not good enough [to be his slave, the one who unties//even to untie] his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. NLT Translation note:Luk. 3:19 John also publicly criticized Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, for marrying [Herodiana/Herodias], his brother’s wife, and for many other wrongs he had done.[In Indonesia, we found it helpful for understanding to change Herodias' name to one that sounds feminine. And anyway, in Greek, one form of her name ends with -anan.]]]></content:encoded>
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  502. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 25-26:Yesterday we read the commands for the Israelites to be good neighbors and to practice justice. And we heard the requirement for all Israelites to celebrate three festivals, and God gave promises of how He would bring them into the land. Then we read the story of how Moses led the people in accepting the covenant. Note how important the sacrificial blood was in this ceremony. The Israelites promised to obey the covenant. Moses told them to wait for him, then followed God's call to go up to the summit of the mountain, where he stayed for 40 days and nights. PSALMS 1:Job— as I said before, is perhaps the earliest book of the Old Testament, but we didn't find a primitive book, did we?! We found a book of sophisticated poetry, one that uses literary devices and makes reference to a well-developed mythology. And we find a book that defies simple analysis. At the conclusion of Job, some of you may be feeling that some basic questions were not really answered. Some of you may be saying, “But I have suffered injustice, and God has not responded to me the way he responded to Job at the end of the book.” To those of you, I say that we can learn several things from Job, and one would be that there are many things God takes into account that we do not know about. And secondly, we can be sure that God is just and fair, and in the final analysis— when we reach heaven, all issues of justice will be resolved. And I also say this: I hope you continue to read the Bible with us this year, because we will find more answers about God’s sovereignty and justice as we go on. The book of Psalms was the nation of Israel's hymnbook. The poems were compiled over time, with most of the first half by King David. The Psalms fall into these categories: Instruction, Praise, Thanksgiving, Penitence, Trust, Distress, Aspiration, History, and Prophecy. Under the prophecy category, the Psalms talk of Jesus' prophetic office, his priestly office, his kingly office, his sufferings, and his resurrection. (For details, see HC Mears.) LUKE 2b:Yesterday we read of Jesus' birth, of the angels announcement to the shepherds, and of Jesus being presented in the temple— which is where we pick up the story today. GNT Translation note:Luk. 2:34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, [the child’s//his] mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” NLT Translation notes:Luk. 2:30 [For I have now//I have] seen your salvation,31 which you have prepared for all people.32 He is a light to reveal [You/God] to the nations,and he is the glory of your people Israel!”]]></description>
  503. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 25-26:Yesterday we read the commands for the Israelites to be good neighbors and to practice justice. And we heard the requirement for all Israelites to celebrate three festivals, and God gave promises of how He would bring them into the land. Then we read the story of how Moses led the people in accepting the covenant. Note how important the sacrificial blood was in this ceremony. The Israelites promised to obey the covenant. Moses told them to wait for him, then followed God's call to go up to the summit of the mountain, where he stayed for 40 days and nights. PSALMS 1:Job— as I said before, is perhaps the earliest book of the Old Testament, but we didn't find a primitive book, did we?! We found a book of sophisticated poetry, one that uses literary devices and makes reference to a well-developed mythology. And we find a book that defies simple analysis. At the conclusion of Job, some of you may be feeling that some basic questions were not really answered. Some of you may be saying, “But I have suffered injustice, and God has not responded to me the way he responded to Job at the end of the book.” To those of you, I say that we can learn several things from Job, and one would be that there are many things God takes into account that we do not know about. And secondly, we can be sure that God is just and fair, and in the final analysis— when we reach heaven, all issues of justice will be resolved. And I also say this: I hope you continue to read the Bible with us this year, because we will find more answers about God’s sovereignty and justice as we go on. The book of Psalms was the nation of Israel's hymnbook. The poems were compiled over time, with most of the first half by King David. The Psalms fall into these categories: Instruction, Praise, Thanksgiving, Penitence, Trust, Distress, Aspiration, History, and Prophecy. Under the prophecy category, the Psalms talk of Jesus' prophetic office, his priestly office, his kingly office, his sufferings, and his resurrection. (For details, see HC Mears.) LUKE 2b:Yesterday we read of Jesus' birth, of the angels announcement to the shepherds, and of Jesus being presented in the temple— which is where we pick up the story today. GNT Translation note:Luk. 2:34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, [the child’s//his] mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” NLT Translation notes:Luk. 2:30 [For I have now//I have] seen your salvation,31 which you have prepared for all people.32 He is a light to reveal [You/God] to the nations,and he is the glory of your people Israel!”]]></content:encoded>
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  521. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 25-26:Yesterday we read the commands for the Israelites to be good neighbors and to practice justice. And we heard the requirement for all Israelites to celebrate three festivals, and God gave promises of how He would bring them into the land. Then we read the story of how Moses led the people in accepting the covenant. Note how important the sacrificial blood was in this ceremony. The Israelites promised to obey the covenant. Moses told them to wait for him, then followed God's call to go up to the summit of the mountain, where he stayed for 40 days and nights. PSALMS 1:Job— as I said before, is perhaps the earliest book of the Old Testament, but we didn't find a primitive book, did we?! We found a book of sophisticated poetry, one that uses literary devices and makes reference to a well-developed mythology. And we find a book that defies simple analysis. At the conclusion of Job, some of you may be feeling that some basic questions were not really answered. Some of you may be saying, “But I have suffered injustice, and God has not responded to me the way he responded to Job at the end of the book.” To those of you, I say that we can learn several things from Job, and one would be that there are many things God takes into account that we do not know about. And secondly, we can be sure that God is just and fair, and in the final analysis— when we reach heaven, all issues of justice will be resolved. And I also say this: I hope you continue to read the Bible with us this year, because we will find more answers about God’s sovereignty and justice as we go on. The book of Psalms was the nation of Israel's hymnbook. The poems were compiled over time, with most of the first half by King David. The Psalms fall into these categories: Instruction, Praise, Thanksgiving,Penitence, Trust, Distress,Aspiration, History, and Prophecy. Under the prophecy category, the Psalms talk of Jesus' prophetic office, his priestly office, his kingly office, his sufferings, and his resurrection. (For details, see HC Mears.) LUKE 2b:Yesterday we read of Jesus' birth, of the angels announcement to the shepherds, and of Jesus being presented in the temple— which is where we pick up the story today. GNT Translation note:Luk. 2:34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, [the child’s//his] mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” NLT Translation notes:Luk. 2:30 [For I have now//I have] seen your salvation,31 which you have prepared for all people.32 He is a light to reveal [You/God] to the nations,and he is the glory of your people Israel!”]]></description>
  522. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 25-26:Yesterday we read the commands for the Israelites to be good neighbors and to practice justice. And we heard the requirement for all Israelites to celebrate three festivals, and God gave promises of how He would bring them into the land. Then we read the story of how Moses led the people in accepting the covenant. Note how important the sacrificial blood was in this ceremony. The Israelites promised to obey the covenant. Moses told them to wait for him, then followed God's call to go up to the summit of the mountain, where he stayed for 40 days and nights. PSALMS 1:Job— as I said before, is perhaps the earliest book of the Old Testament, but we didn't find a primitive book, did we?! We found a book of sophisticated poetry, one that uses literary devices and makes reference to a well-developed mythology. And we find a book that defies simple analysis. At the conclusion of Job, some of you may be feeling that some basic questions were not really answered. Some of you may be saying, “But I have suffered injustice, and God has not responded to me the way he responded to Job at the end of the book.” To those of you, I say that we can learn several things from Job, and one would be that there are many things God takes into account that we do not know about. And secondly, we can be sure that God is just and fair, and in the final analysis— when we reach heaven, all issues of justice will be resolved. And I also say this: I hope you continue to read the Bible with us this year, because we will find more answers about God’s sovereignty and justice as we go on. The book of Psalms was the nation of Israel's hymnbook. The poems were compiled over time, with most of the first half by King David. The Psalms fall into these categories: Instruction, Praise, Thanksgiving,Penitence, Trust, Distress,Aspiration, History, and Prophecy. Under the prophecy category, the Psalms talk of Jesus' prophetic office, his priestly office, his kingly office, his sufferings, and his resurrection. (For details, see HC Mears.) LUKE 2b:Yesterday we read of Jesus' birth, of the angels announcement to the shepherds, and of Jesus being presented in the temple— which is where we pick up the story today. GNT Translation note:Luk. 2:34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, [the child’s//his] mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” NLT Translation notes:Luk. 2:30 [For I have now//I have] seen your salvation,31 which you have prepared for all people.32 He is a light to reveal [You/God] to the nations,and he is the glory of your people Israel!”]]></content:encoded>
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  527. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: EXO.25 EXO.26 PSA.1 LUK.2.25-52]]></itunes:subtitle>
  528. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.25 EXO.26 PSA.1 LUK.2.25-52</itunes:summary>
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  535. <title>JoySightings_047</title>
  536. <pubDate>Sun, 11 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  540. <description><![CDATA[Three more parables from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage:  The Next Time Eden and the Serpent The Height of the Sky]]></description>
  541. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Three more parables from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage:  The Next Time Eden and the Serpent The Height of the Sky]]></content:encoded>
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  546. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[Parables: The Next Time; Eden and the Serpent; The Height of the Sky]]></itunes:subtitle>
  547. <itunes:summary>Three more parables from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage:
  548. The Next Time
  549. Eden and the Serpent
  550. The Height of the Sky</itunes:summary>
  551. <itunes:season>7</itunes:season>
  552. <itunes:episode>47</itunes:episode>
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  557. <title>GN-Day_042</title>
  558. <pubDate>Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  562. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 23-24:Yesterday we heard laws regarding treatment of slaves, cases of personal injury, protection of private property, and social responsibility. Job 42:After three chapters of God confronting Job, Job gives his final response, and we hear of God’s blessings to him. Luke 2a:Yesterday in Luke, Mary visited Elizabeth, and we read Mary's song of praise, and later John's father Zechariah prayed his prophetic prayer. GNT Translation notes:Luk. 2:15 When the angels went away from them back into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us [about].”33 The child's father and mother were amazed at the things Simeon [had] said about him. 34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, [the child’s//his] mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” NLT Translation notes:Exo. 23:17 At these three times each year, every man in Israel must appear before [Me,/0] the Sovereign[, the/0] LORD .25 “You must serve only [Me,/0] the LORD your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.]]></description>
  563. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 23-24:Yesterday we heard laws regarding treatment of slaves, cases of personal injury, protection of private property, and social responsibility. Job 42:After three chapters of God confronting Job, Job gives his final response, and we hear of God’s blessings to him. Luke 2a:Yesterday in Luke, Mary visited Elizabeth, and we read Mary's song of praise, and later John's father Zechariah prayed his prophetic prayer. GNT Translation notes:Luk. 2:15 When the angels went away from them back into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us [about].”33 The child's father and mother were amazed at the things Simeon [had] said about him. 34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, [the child’s//his] mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” NLT Translation notes:Exo. 23:17 At these three times each year, every man in Israel must appear before [Me,/0] the Sovereign[, the/0] LORD .25 “You must serve only [Me,/0] the LORD your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.]]></content:encoded>
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  568. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EXO.23 EXO.24 JOB.42 LUK.2.1-35]]></itunes:subtitle>
  569. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.23 EXO.24 JOB.42 LUK.2.1-35</itunes:summary>
  570. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  571. <itunes:episode>42</itunes:episode>
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  573. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  576. <title>NL-Day_042</title>
  577. <pubDate>Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  581. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 23-24:Yesterday we heard laws regarding treatment of slaves, cases of personal injury, protection of private property, and social responsibility. Job 42:After three chapters of God confronting Job, Job gives his final response, and we hear of God’s blessings to him. Luke 2a:Yesterday in Luke, Mary visited Elizabeth, and we read Mary's song of praise, and later John's father Zechariah prayed his prophetic prayer. GNT Translation notes:Luk. 2:15 When the angels went away from them back into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us [about].”33 The child's father and mother were amazed at the things Simeon [had] said about him. 34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, [the child’s//his] mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” NLT Translation notes:Exo. 23:17 At these three times each year, every man in Israel must appear before [Me,/0] the Sovereign[, the/0] LORD .25 “You must serve only [Me,/0] the LORD your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.]]></description>
  582. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 23-24:Yesterday we heard laws regarding treatment of slaves, cases of personal injury, protection of private property, and social responsibility. Job 42:After three chapters of God confronting Job, Job gives his final response, and we hear of God’s blessings to him. Luke 2a:Yesterday in Luke, Mary visited Elizabeth, and we read Mary's song of praise, and later John's father Zechariah prayed his prophetic prayer. GNT Translation notes:Luk. 2:15 When the angels went away from them back into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us [about].”33 The child's father and mother were amazed at the things Simeon [had] said about him. 34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, [the child’s//his] mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” NLT Translation notes:Exo. 23:17 At these three times each year, every man in Israel must appear before [Me,/0] the Sovereign[, the/0] LORD .25 “You must serve only [Me,/0] the LORD your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.]]></content:encoded>
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  587. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EXO.23 EXO.24 JOB.42 LUK.2.1-35]]></itunes:subtitle>
  588. <itunes:summary>NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: EXO.23 EXO.24 JOB.42 LUK.2.1-35</itunes:summary>
  589. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
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  592. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  595. <title>GN-Day_041</title>
  596. <pubDate>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  600. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 21-22:Yesterday we read about the awesome and fearful way the Lord revealed himself at Mount Sinai to the Israelites. (Remember that for when we come to Hebrews 13.) And God gave the 10 Commandments. JOB 41:God continues to confront and challenge Job, asking questions revealing God's power compared to human weakness. A note about Leviathan in this chapter. Leviathan can be compared to a sea crocodile. The identification of Leviathan is disputed, ranging from an earthly creature to a mythical sea monster in ancient literature. LUKE 1b:Yesterday, in a very formal prologue, Luke stated his purpose. Then we read of Zechariah's unbelief, and how Mary accepted the role God had given to her. She said: 38 “ I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.” NLT Translation notes:18 “Now suppose two men quarrel, and one hits the other with a stone or fist, and the injured [man/person] does not die but is confined to bed.[I can’t stand it when, in the name of gender sensitivity, ‘man’ gets changed to ‘person’. In this case, it is already clear that it is ‘two men’!]27 And if a man knocks out [a/the] tooth [from/of] his male or female slave, he must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.31 “You must be my holy people. Therefore, do not eat any animal that has been torn up and killed by wild animals. Throw [that/it] to the dogs.====Luk. 1:61 They said to her, “[But//There is] no one among your relatives who has that name.”[See the note in NET about the use of ‘But’ here.]67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and [{spoke/gave} this prophecy//prophesied]:80 [John grew up//And the child grew] and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.]]></description>
  601. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 21-22:Yesterday we read about the awesome and fearful way the Lord revealed himself at Mount Sinai to the Israelites. (Remember that for when we come to Hebrews 13.) And God gave the 10 Commandments. JOB 41:God continues to confront and challenge Job, asking questions revealing God's power compared to human weakness. A note about Leviathan in this chapter. Leviathan can be compared to a sea crocodile. The identification of Leviathan is disputed, ranging from an earthly creature to a mythical sea monster in ancient literature. LUKE 1b:Yesterday, in a very formal prologue, Luke stated his purpose. Then we read of Zechariah's unbelief, and how Mary accepted the role God had given to her. She said: 38 “ I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.” NLT Translation notes:18 “Now suppose two men quarrel, and one hits the other with a stone or fist, and the injured [man/person] does not die but is confined to bed.[I can’t stand it when, in the name of gender sensitivity, ‘man’ gets changed to ‘person’. In this case, it is already clear that it is ‘two men’!]27 And if a man knocks out [a/the] tooth [from/of] his male or female slave, he must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.31 “You must be my holy people. Therefore, do not eat any animal that has been torn up and killed by wild animals. Throw [that/it] to the dogs.====Luk. 1:61 They said to her, “[But//There is] no one among your relatives who has that name.”[See the note in NET about the use of ‘But’ here.]67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and [{spoke/gave} this prophecy//prophesied]:80 [John grew up//And the child grew] and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.]]></content:encoded>
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  603. <itunes:duration>25:17</itunes:duration>
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  606. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EXO.21 EXO.22 JOB.41 LUK.1.39-80]]></itunes:subtitle>
  607. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.21 EXO.22 JOB.41 LUK.1.39-80</itunes:summary>
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  614. <title>NL-Day_041</title>
  615. <pubDate>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  619. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 21-22:Yesterday we read about the awesome and fearful way the Lord revealed himself at Mount Sinai to the Israelites. (Remember that for when we come to Hebrews 13.) And God gave the 10 Commandments. JOB 41:God continues to confront and challenge Job, asking questions revealing God's power compared to human weakness. A note about Leviathan in this chapter. Leviathan can be compared to a sea crocodile. The identification of Leviathan is disputed, ranging from an earthly creature to a mythical sea monster in ancient literature. LUKE 1b:Yesterday, in a very formal prologue, Luke stated his purpose. Then we read of Zechariah's unbelief, and how Mary accepted the role God had given to her. She said: 38 “ I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.” NLT Translation notes:18 “Now suppose two men quarrel, and one hits the other with a stone or fist, and the injured [man/person] does not die but is confined to bed.[I can’t stand it when, in the name of gender sensitivity, ‘man’ gets changed to ‘person’. In this case, it is already clear that it is ‘two men’!]27 And if a man knocks out [a/the] tooth [from/of] his male or female slave, he must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.31 “You must be my holy people. Therefore, do not eat any animal that has been torn up and killed by wild animals. Throw [that/it] to the dogs.====Luk. 1:61 They said to her, “[But//There is] no one among your relatives who has that name.”[See the note in NET about the use of ‘But’ here.]67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and [{spoke/gave} this prophecy//prophesied]:80 [John grew up//And the child grew] and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.]]></description>
  620. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 21-22:Yesterday we read about the awesome and fearful way the Lord revealed himself at Mount Sinai to the Israelites. (Remember that for when we come to Hebrews 13.) And God gave the 10 Commandments. JOB 41:God continues to confront and challenge Job, asking questions revealing God's power compared to human weakness. A note about Leviathan in this chapter. Leviathan can be compared to a sea crocodile. The identification of Leviathan is disputed, ranging from an earthly creature to a mythical sea monster in ancient literature. LUKE 1b:Yesterday, in a very formal prologue, Luke stated his purpose. Then we read of Zechariah's unbelief, and how Mary accepted the role God had given to her. She said: 38 “ I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.” NLT Translation notes:18 “Now suppose two men quarrel, and one hits the other with a stone or fist, and the injured [man/person] does not die but is confined to bed.[I can’t stand it when, in the name of gender sensitivity, ‘man’ gets changed to ‘person’. In this case, it is already clear that it is ‘two men’!]27 And if a man knocks out [a/the] tooth [from/of] his male or female slave, he must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.31 “You must be my holy people. Therefore, do not eat any animal that has been torn up and killed by wild animals. Throw [that/it] to the dogs.====Luk. 1:61 They said to her, “[But//There is] no one among your relatives who has that name.”[See the note in NET about the use of ‘But’ here.]67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and [{spoke/gave} this prophecy//prophesied]:80 [John grew up//And the child grew] and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.]]></content:encoded>
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  625. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EXO.21 EXO.22 JOB.41 LUK.1.39-80]]></itunes:subtitle>
  626. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.21 EXO.22 JOB.41 LUK.1.39-80</itunes:summary>
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  638. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 19-20:Yesterday we heard of God satisfying the thirst of the Israelites by commanding Moses to hit a rock. Israel defeated the Amalekites. And Jethro brought Moses’ wife and sons to him and gave him good advice. Note that in Hebrew, God often talks of _Himself_ in what we might term the royal fashion— as ‘The Lord’, and as ‘He’ or ‘His’ (instead of ‘Me’ and ‘My’). Many translations into other languages must use ‘I, the Lord’ and ‘Me/My’, as to speak of oneself in the third person is ungrammatical. To speak that way is highly unusual in English. An example of this happens in today’s reading in Exodus 20:7, the law about not taking the Lord’s name in vain.) JOB 40:Yesterday God continued to challenge Job with questions too hard for humans to answer. In today’s chapter, starting at verse 15, we read about the Behemoth. The GNT footnote tells that some identify this as a hippopotamus. But the description of Behemoth's tail in verse 17 doesn't fit with a hippopotamus. Maybe a sea crocodile would be a better choice? But they don’t eat grass. It is perhaps better to simply say that the Behemoth and Leviathan are legendary or mythical sea creatures. LUKE 1:Yesterday we finished 2nd Peter with his advising us to get ready for the Lord's return. Luke— as we will find out in other NT books, was the physician who was a traveling companion of Paul. His goal was to write a well-researched and ordered account of Jesus' life— as he says in his formal prologue.   Robert Maddox states:“[Luke] writes to reassure the Christians of his day that their faith in Jesus is no aberration, but the authentic goal towards which God’s ancient dealings with Israel were driving.” More Muslims have become followers of Christ through reading Luke’s Gospel than from reading other three, because of its emphases. Luke is the longest book of the NT, and if we put Luke’s two books together, they form 27% of the NT. Luke wrote to Theophilus, who may have been a Roman dignitary, but since the name means “Lover of God” Luke may have intended his book for all of us who love God. Luke's explanations show that he was writing to the Greeks, and so he appropriately brings out that Christ came for all mankind— Jews and Gentiles. Luke also highlights the roles played by women. A major example is the material from his interviews with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Luke includes more poetry than the other Gospels, tells more about Jesus praying, and chronicles Jesus' parables and teaching. NLT Translation notes:Exo. 19:7 “You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. [I, the LORD//The LORD] will not let you go unpunished if you misuse [my/his] name.11 For in six days [I//the LORD] made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day [I/he] rested. That is why [I, the LORD,//the LORD] blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.12 “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land [that I,//0] the L ORD your God [am/is] giving you.[It is a feature of Hebrew that God frequently uses the honorific form where He refers to Himself in the third person. This is ungrammatical in many of the world’s languages, and is rather borderline ungrammatical even in English. Note the example in Job below.]====Luk. 1:38 “ I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.”61 They said to her, “[But//There is] no one among your relatives who has that name.”[See the note in NET about the use of ‘But’ here.]67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and [{spoke/gave} this prophecy//prophesied]:80 [John grew up//And the child grew] and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.  ]]></description>
  639. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 19-20:Yesterday we heard of God satisfying the thirst of the Israelites by commanding Moses to hit a rock. Israel defeated the Amalekites. And Jethro brought Moses’ wife and sons to him and gave him good advice. Note that in Hebrew, God often talks of _Himself_ in what we might term the royal fashion— as ‘The Lord’, and as ‘He’ or ‘His’ (instead of ‘Me’ and ‘My’). Many translations into other languages must use ‘I, the Lord’ and ‘Me/My’, as to speak of oneself in the third person is ungrammatical. To speak that way is highly unusual in English. An example of this happens in today’s reading in Exodus 20:7, the law about not taking the Lord’s name in vain.) JOB 40:Yesterday God continued to challenge Job with questions too hard for humans to answer. In today’s chapter, starting at verse 15, we read about the Behemoth. The GNT footnote tells that some identify this as a hippopotamus. But the description of Behemoth's tail in verse 17 doesn't fit with a hippopotamus. Maybe a sea crocodile would be a better choice? But they don’t eat grass. It is perhaps better to simply say that the Behemoth and Leviathan are legendary or mythical sea creatures. LUKE 1:Yesterday we finished 2nd Peter with his advising us to get ready for the Lord's return. Luke— as we will find out in other NT books, was the physician who was a traveling companion of Paul. His goal was to write a well-researched and ordered account of Jesus' life— as he says in his formal prologue.   Robert Maddox states:“[Luke] writes to reassure the Christians of his day that their faith in Jesus is no aberration, but the authentic goal towards which God’s ancient dealings with Israel were driving.” More Muslims have become followers of Christ through reading Luke’s Gospel than from reading other three, because of its emphases. Luke is the longest book of the NT, and if we put Luke’s two books together, they form 27% of the NT. Luke wrote to Theophilus, who may have been a Roman dignitary, but since the name means “Lover of God” Luke may have intended his book for all of us who love God. Luke's explanations show that he was writing to the Greeks, and so he appropriately brings out that Christ came for all mankind— Jews and Gentiles. Luke also highlights the roles played by women. A major example is the material from his interviews with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Luke includes more poetry than the other Gospels, tells more about Jesus praying, and chronicles Jesus' parables and teaching. NLT Translation notes:Exo. 19:7 “You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. [I, the LORD//The LORD] will not let you go unpunished if you misuse [my/his] name.11 For in six days [I//the LORD] made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day [I/he] rested. That is why [I, the LORD,//the LORD] blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.12 “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land [that I,//0] the L ORD your God [am/is] giving you.[It is a feature of Hebrew that God frequently uses the honorific form where He refers to Himself in the third person. This is ungrammatical in many of the world’s languages, and is rather borderline ungrammatical even in English. Note the example in Job below.]====Luk. 1:38 “ I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.”61 They said to her, “[But//There is] no one among your relatives who has that name.”[See the note in NET about the use of ‘But’ here.]67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and [{spoke/gave} this prophecy//prophesied]:80 [John grew up//And the child grew] and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.  ]]></content:encoded>
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  645. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.19 EXO.20 JOB.40 LUK.1.1-45</itunes:summary>
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  657. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 19-20:Yesterday we heard of God satisfying the thirst of the Israelites by commanding Moses to hit a rock. Israel defeated the Amalekites. And Jethro brought Moses’ wife and sons to him and gave him good advice. Note that in Hebrew, God often talks of _Himself_ in what we might term the royal fashion— as ‘The Lord’, and as ‘He’ or ‘His’ (instead of ‘Me’ and ‘My’). Many translations into other languages must use ‘I, the Lord’ and ‘Me/My’, as to speak of oneself in the third person is ungrammatical. To speak that way is highly unusual in English. An example of this happens in today’s reading in Exodus 20:7, the law about not taking the Lord’s name in vain.) JOB 40:Yesterday God continued to challenge Job with questions too hard for humans to answer. In today’s chapter, starting at verse 15, we read about the Behemoth. The GNT footnote tells that some identify this as a hippopotamus. But the description of Behemoth's tail in verse 17 doesn't fit with a hippopotamus. Maybe a sea crocodile would be a better choice? But they don’t eat grass. It is perhaps better to simply say that the Behemoth and Leviathan are legendary or mythical sea creatures. LUKE 1:Yesterday we finished 2nd Peter with his advising us to get ready for the Lord's return. Luke— as we will find out in other NT books, was the physician who was a traveling companion of Paul. His goal was to write a well-researched and ordered account of Jesus' life— as he says in his formal prologue.   Robert Maddox states:“[Luke] writes to reassure the Christians of his day that their faith in Jesus is no aberration, but the authentic goal towards which God’s ancient dealings with Israel were driving.” More Muslims have become followers of Christ through reading Luke’s Gospel than from reading other three, because of its emphases. Luke is the longest book of the NT, and if we put Luke’s two books together, they form 27% of the NT. Luke wrote to Theophilus, who may have been a Roman dignitary, but since the name means “Lover of God” Luke may have intended his book for all of us who love God. Luke's explanations show that he was writing to the Greeks, and so he appropriately brings out that Christ came for all mankind— Jews and Gentiles. Luke also highlights the roles played by women. A major example is the material from his interviews with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Luke includes more poetry than the other Gospels, tells more about Jesus praying, and chronicles Jesus' parables and teaching. NLT Translation notes:Exo. 19:7 “You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. [I, the LORD//The LORD] will not let you go unpunished if you misuse [my/his] name.11 For in six days [I//the LORD] made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day [I/he] rested. That is why [I, the LORD,//the LORD] blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.12 “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land [that I,//0] the L ORD your God [am/is] giving you.[It is a feature of Hebrew that God frequently uses the honorific form where He refers to Himself in the third person. This is ungrammatical in many of the world’s languages, and is rather borderline ungrammatical even in English. Note the example in Job below.]====Luk. 1:38 “ I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.”61 They said to her, “[But//There is] no one among your relatives who has that name.”[See the note in NET about the use of ‘But’ here.]67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and [{spoke/gave} this prophecy//prophesied]:80 [John grew up//And the child grew] and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.  ]]></description>
  658. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 19-20:Yesterday we heard of God satisfying the thirst of the Israelites by commanding Moses to hit a rock. Israel defeated the Amalekites. And Jethro brought Moses’ wife and sons to him and gave him good advice. Note that in Hebrew, God often talks of _Himself_ in what we might term the royal fashion— as ‘The Lord’, and as ‘He’ or ‘His’ (instead of ‘Me’ and ‘My’). Many translations into other languages must use ‘I, the Lord’ and ‘Me/My’, as to speak of oneself in the third person is ungrammatical. To speak that way is highly unusual in English. An example of this happens in today’s reading in Exodus 20:7, the law about not taking the Lord’s name in vain.) JOB 40:Yesterday God continued to challenge Job with questions too hard for humans to answer. In today’s chapter, starting at verse 15, we read about the Behemoth. The GNT footnote tells that some identify this as a hippopotamus. But the description of Behemoth's tail in verse 17 doesn't fit with a hippopotamus. Maybe a sea crocodile would be a better choice? But they don’t eat grass. It is perhaps better to simply say that the Behemoth and Leviathan are legendary or mythical sea creatures. LUKE 1:Yesterday we finished 2nd Peter with his advising us to get ready for the Lord's return. Luke— as we will find out in other NT books, was the physician who was a traveling companion of Paul. His goal was to write a well-researched and ordered account of Jesus' life— as he says in his formal prologue.   Robert Maddox states:“[Luke] writes to reassure the Christians of his day that their faith in Jesus is no aberration, but the authentic goal towards which God’s ancient dealings with Israel were driving.” More Muslims have become followers of Christ through reading Luke’s Gospel than from reading other three, because of its emphases. Luke is the longest book of the NT, and if we put Luke’s two books together, they form 27% of the NT. Luke wrote to Theophilus, who may have been a Roman dignitary, but since the name means “Lover of God” Luke may have intended his book for all of us who love God. Luke's explanations show that he was writing to the Greeks, and so he appropriately brings out that Christ came for all mankind— Jews and Gentiles. Luke also highlights the roles played by women. A major example is the material from his interviews with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Luke includes more poetry than the other Gospels, tells more about Jesus praying, and chronicles Jesus' parables and teaching. NLT Translation notes:Exo. 19:7 “You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. [I, the LORD//The LORD] will not let you go unpunished if you misuse [my/his] name.11 For in six days [I//the LORD] made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day [I/he] rested. That is why [I, the LORD,//the LORD] blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.12 “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land [that I,//0] the L ORD your God [am/is] giving you.[It is a feature of Hebrew that God frequently uses the honorific form where He refers to Himself in the third person. This is ungrammatical in many of the world’s languages, and is rather borderline ungrammatical even in English. Note the example in Job below.]====Luk. 1:38 “ I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.”61 They said to her, “[But//There is] no one among your relatives who has that name.”[See the note in NET about the use of ‘But’ here.]67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and [{spoke/gave} this prophecy//prophesied]:80 [John grew up//And the child grew] and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.  ]]></content:encoded>
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  664. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.19 EXO.20 JOB.40 LUK.1.1-45</itunes:summary>
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  672. <pubDate>Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  676. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 17-18:Yesterday we heard the wonderful victory song of Moses. Then we heard how the people of Israel grumbled against Moses, Aaron, and most importantly, the Lord. Even about something as simple as gathering manna, the people of Israel disobey repeatedly. They are not called stubborn for nothing.JOB 39:God continues for a second chapter in challenging Job. 2PETER 3:Yesterday it struck me that even in Peter's day, there were greedy false teachers. Peter's descriptions of the false teachers are some of the most colorful in the Bible. NLT Translation notes:Job 39:17 For [I/God] haves deprived her of wisdom.[I have//He has]  given her no understanding.====2Ptr. 3:8 [But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: One of the Lord’s days lasts a thousand years. And to the Lord, a thousand years [seems only like a day has passed.//But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.]18 Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ].]]></description>
  677. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 17-18:Yesterday we heard the wonderful victory song of Moses. Then we heard how the people of Israel grumbled against Moses, Aaron, and most importantly, the Lord. Even about something as simple as gathering manna, the people of Israel disobey repeatedly. They are not called stubborn for nothing.JOB 39:God continues for a second chapter in challenging Job. 2PETER 3:Yesterday it struck me that even in Peter's day, there were greedy false teachers. Peter's descriptions of the false teachers are some of the most colorful in the Bible. NLT Translation notes:Job 39:17 For [I/God] haves deprived her of wisdom.[I have//He has]  given her no understanding.====2Ptr. 3:8 [But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: One of the Lord’s days lasts a thousand years. And to the Lord, a thousand years [seems only like a day has passed.//But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.]18 Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ].]]></content:encoded>
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  683. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.17 EXO.18 JOB.39 2PE.3</itunes:summary>
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  696. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 17-18:Yesterday we heard the wonderful victory song of Moses. Then we heard how the people of Israel grumbled against Moses, Aaron, and most importantly, the Lord. Even about something as simple as gathering manna, the people of Israel disobey repeatedly. They are not called stubborn for nothing.JOB 39:God continues for a second chapter in challenging Job. 2PETER 3:Yesterday it struck me that even in Peter's day, there were greedy false teachers. Peter's descriptions of the false teachers are some of the most colorful in the Bible. NLT Translation notes:Job 39:17 For [I/God] haves deprived her of wisdom.[I have//He has]  given her no understanding.====2Ptr. 3:8 [But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: One of the Lord’s days lasts a thousand years. And to the Lord, a thousand years [seems only like a day has passed.//But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.]18 Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ].]]></description>
  697. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 17-18:Yesterday we heard the wonderful victory song of Moses. Then we heard how the people of Israel grumbled against Moses, Aaron, and most importantly, the Lord. Even about something as simple as gathering manna, the people of Israel disobey repeatedly. They are not called stubborn for nothing.JOB 39:God continues for a second chapter in challenging Job. 2PETER 3:Yesterday it struck me that even in Peter's day, there were greedy false teachers. Peter's descriptions of the false teachers are some of the most colorful in the Bible. NLT Translation notes:Job 39:17 For [I/God] haves deprived her of wisdom.[I have//He has]  given her no understanding.====2Ptr. 3:8 [But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: One of the Lord’s days lasts a thousand years. And to the Lord, a thousand years [seems only like a day has passed.//But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.]18 Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ].]]></content:encoded>
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  703. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.17 EXO.18 JOB.39 2PE.3</itunes:summary>
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  715. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 15-16:Yesterday we heard that because of the Passover plague which killed Egypt's firstborn, God claims the firstborn of Israel for all time to come. Then we heard of Pharaoh's final hardening of his heart, and the parting of the red sea. JOB 38:In the 6 chapters before this, Elihu has said that God uses multiple means of communication with humans. He maintained that God is just, and said that Job— in his despair, had gone too far in saying it doesn't make any difference if one tries to serve God. He said that God is amazing in His power, and God does notice and punish the wicked. Then it so happened that as Elihu was speaking, a storm was blowing up that showed God's awesome majesty. Then— in today’s chapter, the Lord answers Job, not the last speaker, Elihu. 2PETER 2:Yesterday we heard that we can employ God's promises to supply power for godly living. This power can even enable us to share in God's own nature, thereby escaping the world's corruption. Let’s review what we read yesterday starting at 1:19, as Peter's mention of the prophets are a stark contrast with the false teachers Peter will describe in chapter 2. 1:19 NLT Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. GNT Translation note:Job 38:18 Have you any idea how big the world is?Answer me if you know [so much].====2Ptr. 2:13 and they will be paid with suffering for the suffering they have caused. Pleasure for them is to do anything in broad daylight that will satisfy their bodily appetites; they are a shame and a disgrace as they join you in your [fellowship] meals, all the while enjoying their deceitful ways! NLT Translation notes:Gen. 15:26 He said, “If you will listen carefully to [my voice//0] the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in [my/his] sight, obeying [my/his] commands and keeping all [my/his] decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you.”====2Ptr. 2:20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way [of/to] righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.]]></description>
  716. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 15-16:Yesterday we heard that because of the Passover plague which killed Egypt's firstborn, God claims the firstborn of Israel for all time to come. Then we heard of Pharaoh's final hardening of his heart, and the parting of the red sea. JOB 38:In the 6 chapters before this, Elihu has said that God uses multiple means of communication with humans. He maintained that God is just, and said that Job— in his despair, had gone too far in saying it doesn't make any difference if one tries to serve God. He said that God is amazing in His power, and God does notice and punish the wicked. Then it so happened that as Elihu was speaking, a storm was blowing up that showed God's awesome majesty. Then— in today’s chapter, the Lord answers Job, not the last speaker, Elihu. 2PETER 2:Yesterday we heard that we can employ God's promises to supply power for godly living. This power can even enable us to share in God's own nature, thereby escaping the world's corruption. Let’s review what we read yesterday starting at 1:19, as Peter's mention of the prophets are a stark contrast with the false teachers Peter will describe in chapter 2. 1:19 NLT Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. GNT Translation note:Job 38:18 Have you any idea how big the world is?Answer me if you know [so much].====2Ptr. 2:13 and they will be paid with suffering for the suffering they have caused. Pleasure for them is to do anything in broad daylight that will satisfy their bodily appetites; they are a shame and a disgrace as they join you in your [fellowship] meals, all the while enjoying their deceitful ways! NLT Translation notes:Gen. 15:26 He said, “If you will listen carefully to [my voice//0] the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in [my/his] sight, obeying [my/his] commands and keeping all [my/his] decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you.”====2Ptr. 2:20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way [of/to] righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.]]></content:encoded>
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  722. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.15 EXO.16 JOB.38 2PE.1.19-21 2PE.2</itunes:summary>
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  734. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 15-16:Yesterday we heard that because of the Passover plague which killed Egypt's firstborn, God claims the firstborn of Israel for all time to come. Then we heard of Pharaoh's final hardening of his heart, and the parting of the red sea. JOB 38:In the 6 chapters before this, Elihu has said that God uses multiple means of communication with humans. He maintained that God is just, and said that Job— in his despair, had gone too far in saying it doesn't make any difference if one tries to serve God. He said that God is amazing in His power, and God does notice and punish the wicked. Then it so happened that as Elihu was speaking, a storm was blowing up that showed God's awesome majesty. Then— in today’s chapter, the Lord answers Job, not the last speaker, Elihu. 2PETER 2:Yesterday we heard that we can employ God's promises to supply power for godly living. This power can even enable us to share in God's own nature, thereby escaping the world's corruption. Let’s review what we read yesterday starting at 1:19, as Peter's mention of the prophets are a stark contrast with the false teachers Peter will describe in chapter 2. 1:19 NLT Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. GNT Translation note:Job 38:18 Have you any idea how big the world is?Answer me if you know [so much].====2Ptr. 2:13 and they will be paid with suffering for the suffering they have caused. Pleasure for them is to do anything in broad daylight that will satisfy their bodily appetites; they are a shame and a disgrace as they join you in your [fellowship] meals, all the while enjoying their deceitful ways! NLT Translation notes:Gen. 15:26 He said, “If you will listen carefully to [my voice//0] the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in [my/his] sight, obeying [my/his] commands and keeping all [my/his] decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you.”====2Ptr. 2:20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way [of/to] righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.]]></description>
  735. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 15-16:Yesterday we heard that because of the Passover plague which killed Egypt's firstborn, God claims the firstborn of Israel for all time to come. Then we heard of Pharaoh's final hardening of his heart, and the parting of the red sea. JOB 38:In the 6 chapters before this, Elihu has said that God uses multiple means of communication with humans. He maintained that God is just, and said that Job— in his despair, had gone too far in saying it doesn't make any difference if one tries to serve God. He said that God is amazing in His power, and God does notice and punish the wicked. Then it so happened that as Elihu was speaking, a storm was blowing up that showed God's awesome majesty. Then— in today’s chapter, the Lord answers Job, not the last speaker, Elihu. 2PETER 2:Yesterday we heard that we can employ God's promises to supply power for godly living. This power can even enable us to share in God's own nature, thereby escaping the world's corruption. Let’s review what we read yesterday starting at 1:19, as Peter's mention of the prophets are a stark contrast with the false teachers Peter will describe in chapter 2. 1:19 NLT Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. GNT Translation note:Job 38:18 Have you any idea how big the world is?Answer me if you know [so much].====2Ptr. 2:13 and they will be paid with suffering for the suffering they have caused. Pleasure for them is to do anything in broad daylight that will satisfy their bodily appetites; they are a shame and a disgrace as they join you in your [fellowship] meals, all the while enjoying their deceitful ways! NLT Translation notes:Gen. 15:26 He said, “If you will listen carefully to [my voice//0] the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in [my/his] sight, obeying [my/his] commands and keeping all [my/his] decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you.”====2Ptr. 2:20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way [of/to] righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.]]></content:encoded>
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  740. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EXO.15 EXO.16 JOB.38 2PE.1.19-21 2PE.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  741. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.15 EXO.16 JOB.38 2PE.1.19-21 2PE.2</itunes:summary>
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  748. <title>GN-Day_037</title>
  749. <pubDate>Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  753. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 13-14:Yesterday we heard of the final plague— including the death of the firstborn and the first Passover. And we heard the rules for the Passover celebrations. Note how Christ is foreshadowed in the Passover lamb, including the detail that not a bone was to be broken. JOB 37:This is the conclusion of Elihu's speech. 2nd PETER 1:Yesterday in James 5, James railed against the rich to encourage the poor. He also told us how to be patient in our suffering. The last section teaches about prayer for the sick and finally about repentance. I add a little footnote here. So often I hear the part about praying for the sick quoted by people who do not bother to fulfill all the instructions that James gives. If we are going to claim promises in Scriptures, we need to fulfill the conditions given! This 2nd letter of Peter's was probably written not long before he was martyred in AD 68. Or it could have been written as early as AD 65. A different person with a very different vocabulary served as Peter’s secretary to write this. One of the things that tells me that Peter really was the author is his consistent humility. In 1Peter 5, he spoke of himself as a fellow elder and a fellow in looking forward to the glory that will be revealed to us. And he starts this letter in a similar vein, calling his listeners those ‘who share the same precious [faith/way of believing] we [apostles] have.’ Constable quotes Vernon McGee:“Second Peter is the swan song of Peter, just as 2 Timothy is the swan song of Paul. There are striking similarities between the two books. Both epistles put up a warning sign along the pilgrim pathway the church is traveling to identify the awful apostasy that was on the way at the time and which in our time has now arrived. What was then like a cloud the size of a man’s hand today envelops the sky and produces a storm of hurricane proportions. Peter warns of heresy among teachers; Paul warns of heresy among the laity.” GNT Translation notes:2Ptr. 1:1 From Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ—To those who through the righteousness of _our God and Savior Jesus Christ_ have been given a [way of believing//faith] as precious as ours:[One has to be very observant to pick up from the GNT above that Peter designates Jesus as _both_ our God and our Savior. That Jesus is being named as God is quite clear in the Greek. In our translation into Indonesian we made that clear by isolating the idea in a separate sentence.PET: 1-2 Dear Brothers and Sisters of mine in the faith— namely you who have been blessed by God so that you fully believe in Christ Jesus just like we do. And because of believing you’re blessed abundantly just like we have— in that we have been saved through what Christ Jesus did to make us righteous. _He is our God and Savior!_]3 God's divine power has given us everything we need to live a [godly//truly religious] life through our knowledge of the one who called us to share in his own glory and goodness. 4 In [that//this] way he has given us the very great and precious [promises//gifts he promised], so that by means of [those promises//these gifts] you may escape from the destructive lust that is in the world, and may come to share the divine nature. 20 PET Above all else, however, remember that [no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. (See NIV.)//none of us can explain by ourselves a prophecy in the Scriptures. ][GNT gives a different interpretation than what most translations follow. I think GNT’s interpretation of this verse is possible, but less likely to be right as the majority one.] NLT Translation notes:Exo. 13:31 When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the L ORD had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. [At last/0] they [fully believed//put their faith] in the L ORD and in his servant Moses.====1 This letter is from Simon a Peter, a slave and apostle of Christ Jesus.I am writing to you who share the same precious [beliefs/faith] we have. The things we fully believe were given to us//faith we have. This faith was given to you] because of the justice and fairness of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], our God and Savior.5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your [believing/faith] with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge,14 For our Lord [and Christ Jesus//Lord Jesus Christ] has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life,  ]]></description>
  754. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 13-14:Yesterday we heard of the final plague— including the death of the firstborn and the first Passover. And we heard the rules for the Passover celebrations. Note how Christ is foreshadowed in the Passover lamb, including the detail that not a bone was to be broken. JOB 37:This is the conclusion of Elihu's speech. 2nd PETER 1:Yesterday in James 5, James railed against the rich to encourage the poor. He also told us how to be patient in our suffering. The last section teaches about prayer for the sick and finally about repentance. I add a little footnote here. So often I hear the part about praying for the sick quoted by people who do not bother to fulfill all the instructions that James gives. If we are going to claim promises in Scriptures, we need to fulfill the conditions given! This 2nd letter of Peter's was probably written not long before he was martyred in AD 68. Or it could have been written as early as AD 65. A different person with a very different vocabulary served as Peter’s secretary to write this. One of the things that tells me that Peter really was the author is his consistent humility. In 1Peter 5, he spoke of himself as a fellow elder and a fellow in looking forward to the glory that will be revealed to us. And he starts this letter in a similar vein, calling his listeners those ‘who share the same precious [faith/way of believing] we [apostles] have.’ Constable quotes Vernon McGee:“Second Peter is the swan song of Peter, just as 2 Timothy is the swan song of Paul. There are striking similarities between the two books. Both epistles put up a warning sign along the pilgrim pathway the church is traveling to identify the awful apostasy that was on the way at the time and which in our time has now arrived. What was then like a cloud the size of a man’s hand today envelops the sky and produces a storm of hurricane proportions. Peter warns of heresy among teachers; Paul warns of heresy among the laity.” GNT Translation notes:2Ptr. 1:1 From Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ—To those who through the righteousness of _our God and Savior Jesus Christ_ have been given a [way of believing//faith] as precious as ours:[One has to be very observant to pick up from the GNT above that Peter designates Jesus as _both_ our God and our Savior. That Jesus is being named as God is quite clear in the Greek. In our translation into Indonesian we made that clear by isolating the idea in a separate sentence.PET: 1-2 Dear Brothers and Sisters of mine in the faith— namely you who have been blessed by God so that you fully believe in Christ Jesus just like we do. And because of believing you’re blessed abundantly just like we have— in that we have been saved through what Christ Jesus did to make us righteous. _He is our God and Savior!_]3 God's divine power has given us everything we need to live a [godly//truly religious] life through our knowledge of the one who called us to share in his own glory and goodness. 4 In [that//this] way he has given us the very great and precious [promises//gifts he promised], so that by means of [those promises//these gifts] you may escape from the destructive lust that is in the world, and may come to share the divine nature. 20 PET Above all else, however, remember that [no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. (See NIV.)//none of us can explain by ourselves a prophecy in the Scriptures. ][GNT gives a different interpretation than what most translations follow. I think GNT’s interpretation of this verse is possible, but less likely to be right as the majority one.] NLT Translation notes:Exo. 13:31 When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the L ORD had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. [At last/0] they [fully believed//put their faith] in the L ORD and in his servant Moses.====1 This letter is from Simon a Peter, a slave and apostle of Christ Jesus.I am writing to you who share the same precious [beliefs/faith] we have. The things we fully believe were given to us//faith we have. This faith was given to you] because of the justice and fairness of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], our God and Savior.5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your [believing/faith] with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge,14 For our Lord [and Christ Jesus//Lord Jesus Christ] has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life,  ]]></content:encoded>
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  759. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EXO.13 EXO.14 JOB.37 2PE.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  760. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.13 EXO.14 JOB.37 2PE.1</itunes:summary>
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  772. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 13-14:Yesterday we heard of the final plague— including the death of the firstborn and the first Passover. And we heard the rules for the Passover celebrations. Note how Christ is foreshadowed in the Passover lamb, including the detail that not a bone was to be broken. JOB 37:This is the conclusion of Elihu's speech. 2nd PETER 1:Yesterday in James 5, James railed against the rich to encourage the poor. He also told us how to be patient in our suffering. The last section teaches about prayer for the sick and finally about repentance. I add a little footnote here. So often I hear the part about praying for the sick quoted by people who do not bother to fulfill all the instructions that James gives. If we are going to claim promises in Scriptures, we need to fulfill the conditions given! This 2nd letter of Peter's was probably written not long before he was martyred in AD 68. Or it could have been written as early as AD 65. A different person with a very different vocabulary served as Peter’s secretary to write this. One of the things that tells me that Peter really was the author is his consistent humility. In 1Peter 5, he spoke of himself as a fellow elder and a fellow in looking forward to the glory that will be revealed to us. And he starts this letter in a similar vein, calling his listeners those ‘who share the same precious [faith/way of believing] we [apostles] have.’ Constable quotes Vernon McGee:“Second Peter is the swan song of Peter, just as 2 Timothy is the swan song of Paul. There are striking similarities between the two books. Both epistles put up a warning sign along the pilgrim pathway the church is traveling to identify the awful apostasy that was on the way at the time and which in our time has now arrived. What was then like a cloud the size of a man’s hand today envelops the sky and produces a storm of hurricane proportions. Peter warns of heresy among teachers; Paul warns of heresy among the laity.” GNT Translation notes:2Ptr. 1:1 From Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ—To those who through the righteousness of _our God and Savior Jesus Christ_ have been given a [way of believing//faith] as precious as ours:[One has to be very observant to pick up from the GNT above that Peter designates Jesus as _both_ our God and our Savior. That Jesus is being named as God is quite clear in the Greek. In our translation into Indonesian we made that clear by isolating the idea in a separate sentence.PET: 1-2 Dear Brothers and Sisters of mine in the faith— namely you who have been blessed by God so that you fully believe in Christ Jesus just like we do. And because of believing you’re blessed abundantly just like we have— in that we have been saved through what Christ Jesus did to make us righteous. _He is our God and Savior!_]3 God's divine power has given us everything we need to live a [godly//truly religious] life through our knowledge of the one who called us to share in his own glory and goodness.4 In [that//this] way he has given us the very great and precious [promises//gifts he promised], so that by means of [those promises//these gifts] you may escape from the destructive lust that is in the world, and may come to share the divine nature.20 PET Above all else, however, remember that [no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. (See NIV.)//none of us can explain by ourselves a prophecy in the Scriptures. ][GNT gives a different interpretation than what most translations follow. I think GNT’s interpretation of this verse is possible, but less likely to be right as the majority one.] NLT Translation notes:Exo. 13:31 When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the L ORD had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. [At last/0] they [fully believed//put their faith] in the L ORD and in his servant Moses.====1 This letter is from Simon a Peter, a slave and apostle of Christ Jesus.I am writing to you who share the same precious [beliefs/faith] we have. The things we fully believe were given to us//faith we have. This faith was given to you] because of the justice and fairness of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], our God and Savior.5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your [believing/faith] with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge,14 For our Lord [and Christ Jesus//Lord Jesus Christ] has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life,  ]]></description>
  773. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 13-14:Yesterday we heard of the final plague— including the death of the firstborn and the first Passover. And we heard the rules for the Passover celebrations. Note how Christ is foreshadowed in the Passover lamb, including the detail that not a bone was to be broken. JOB 37:This is the conclusion of Elihu's speech. 2nd PETER 1:Yesterday in James 5, James railed against the rich to encourage the poor. He also told us how to be patient in our suffering. The last section teaches about prayer for the sick and finally about repentance. I add a little footnote here. So often I hear the part about praying for the sick quoted by people who do not bother to fulfill all the instructions that James gives. If we are going to claim promises in Scriptures, we need to fulfill the conditions given! This 2nd letter of Peter's was probably written not long before he was martyred in AD 68. Or it could have been written as early as AD 65. A different person with a very different vocabulary served as Peter’s secretary to write this. One of the things that tells me that Peter really was the author is his consistent humility. In 1Peter 5, he spoke of himself as a fellow elder and a fellow in looking forward to the glory that will be revealed to us. And he starts this letter in a similar vein, calling his listeners those ‘who share the same precious [faith/way of believing] we [apostles] have.’ Constable quotes Vernon McGee:“Second Peter is the swan song of Peter, just as 2 Timothy is the swan song of Paul. There are striking similarities between the two books. Both epistles put up a warning sign along the pilgrim pathway the church is traveling to identify the awful apostasy that was on the way at the time and which in our time has now arrived. What was then like a cloud the size of a man’s hand today envelops the sky and produces a storm of hurricane proportions. Peter warns of heresy among teachers; Paul warns of heresy among the laity.” GNT Translation notes:2Ptr. 1:1 From Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ—To those who through the righteousness of _our God and Savior Jesus Christ_ have been given a [way of believing//faith] as precious as ours:[One has to be very observant to pick up from the GNT above that Peter designates Jesus as _both_ our God and our Savior. That Jesus is being named as God is quite clear in the Greek. In our translation into Indonesian we made that clear by isolating the idea in a separate sentence.PET: 1-2 Dear Brothers and Sisters of mine in the faith— namely you who have been blessed by God so that you fully believe in Christ Jesus just like we do. And because of believing you’re blessed abundantly just like we have— in that we have been saved through what Christ Jesus did to make us righteous. _He is our God and Savior!_]3 God's divine power has given us everything we need to live a [godly//truly religious] life through our knowledge of the one who called us to share in his own glory and goodness.4 In [that//this] way he has given us the very great and precious [promises//gifts he promised], so that by means of [those promises//these gifts] you may escape from the destructive lust that is in the world, and may come to share the divine nature.20 PET Above all else, however, remember that [no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. (See NIV.)//none of us can explain by ourselves a prophecy in the Scriptures. ][GNT gives a different interpretation than what most translations follow. I think GNT’s interpretation of this verse is possible, but less likely to be right as the majority one.] NLT Translation notes:Exo. 13:31 When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the L ORD had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. [At last/0] they [fully believed//put their faith] in the L ORD and in his servant Moses.====1 This letter is from Simon a Peter, a slave and apostle of Christ Jesus.I am writing to you who share the same precious [beliefs/faith] we have. The things we fully believe were given to us//faith we have. This faith was given to you] because of the justice and fairness of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], our God and Savior.5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your [believing/faith] with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge,14 For our Lord [and Christ Jesus//Lord Jesus Christ] has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life,  ]]></content:encoded>
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  779. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible Readings for this episode are: EXO.13 EXO.14 JOB.37 2PE.1</itunes:summary>
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  786. <title>GN-Day_036</title>
  787. <pubDate>Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  791. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 11-12:Yesterday we heard of the plague against the livestock, the plague of boils, and the plague of hail. We are not told how much time there was in between each plague. It seems there was enough time for many Egyptians to buy more livestock before they were again decimated by the hail. Then we heard about the plague of locusts followed by the plague of darkness. I hope you noticed Who is doing the hardening of hearts and causing the stubbornness. Paul talks about that in Romans 9. JOB 36:This is Elihu's 5th chapter. JAMES 5:In chapter 4, James preached against the way the world had infiltrated the church— and we could say, still infiltrates the church. He gave an important clue about why God doesn't answer our prayers. And he taught that we need to purify our hearts from pride and having divided loyalty between God and the world. He gave a big clue on how to be rid of Satan's influence. Finally James taught us how prideful it is to judge others, and warned about prideful planning. Note that in verses 1-6 of our reading today, James is using the rhetorical device called ‘apostrophe’— where he harshly rebukes rich people who are NOT actually in his audience. He is is doing this to give comfort to his actual audience, which includes many who are poor. It is almost certainly the case that any rich people who were actually part of James’ audience had not done the crimes James mentions. GNT Translation notes:Job 36:29 No one [understands//knows] how the clouds moveor how the thunder roarsthrough the sky, where God dwells.====Jam. 5:14 [NLT: Are any of you sick? _You_ should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.//GNTD  14 Are any among you sick? _They_ should send for the church elders, who will pray for them and rub olive oil on them in the name of the Lord.][The Anglicized version (GNTDC) is wrong with “_You_ should send … who will pray for them.” The sick person themselves is the one to ask for prayer.]15 And God will answer their prayers for healing which are supported by fully believing that the Lord is answering. The Lord will bring him back to health. And if his sickness was caused by his sins, through such prayers, the Lord will forgive him. (PET) NLT Translation notes:Jam. 5:11 We give great honor to those who endured under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how[-- at the end/0], the Lord was kind to him [0/at the end], for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.15 [ [PET] And God will answer their prayers for healing which are supported by fully believing that the Lord is answering. The Lord will bring him back to health. And if his sickness was caused by his sins, through such prayers, the Lord will forgive him. //Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.]]]></description>
  792. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 11-12:Yesterday we heard of the plague against the livestock, the plague of boils, and the plague of hail. We are not told how much time there was in between each plague. It seems there was enough time for many Egyptians to buy more livestock before they were again decimated by the hail. Then we heard about the plague of locusts followed by the plague of darkness. I hope you noticed Who is doing the hardening of hearts and causing the stubbornness. Paul talks about that in Romans 9. JOB 36:This is Elihu's 5th chapter. JAMES 5:In chapter 4, James preached against the way the world had infiltrated the church— and we could say, still infiltrates the church. He gave an important clue about why God doesn't answer our prayers. And he taught that we need to purify our hearts from pride and having divided loyalty between God and the world. He gave a big clue on how to be rid of Satan's influence. Finally James taught us how prideful it is to judge others, and warned about prideful planning. Note that in verses 1-6 of our reading today, James is using the rhetorical device called ‘apostrophe’— where he harshly rebukes rich people who are NOT actually in his audience. He is is doing this to give comfort to his actual audience, which includes many who are poor. It is almost certainly the case that any rich people who were actually part of James’ audience had not done the crimes James mentions. GNT Translation notes:Job 36:29 No one [understands//knows] how the clouds moveor how the thunder roarsthrough the sky, where God dwells.====Jam. 5:14 [NLT: Are any of you sick? _You_ should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.//GNTD  14 Are any among you sick? _They_ should send for the church elders, who will pray for them and rub olive oil on them in the name of the Lord.][The Anglicized version (GNTDC) is wrong with “_You_ should send … who will pray for them.” The sick person themselves is the one to ask for prayer.]15 And God will answer their prayers for healing which are supported by fully believing that the Lord is answering. The Lord will bring him back to health. And if his sickness was caused by his sins, through such prayers, the Lord will forgive him. (PET) NLT Translation notes:Jam. 5:11 We give great honor to those who endured under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how[-- at the end/0], the Lord was kind to him [0/at the end], for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.15 [ [PET] And God will answer their prayers for healing which are supported by fully believing that the Lord is answering. The Lord will bring him back to health. And if his sickness was caused by his sins, through such prayers, the Lord will forgive him. //Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.]]]></content:encoded>
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  797. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: EXO.11 EXO.12 JOB.36 JAS.5]]></itunes:subtitle>
  798. <itunes:summary>GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings for today: EXO.11 EXO.12 JOB.36 JAS.5</itunes:summary>
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  805. <title>NL-Day_036</title>
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  810. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 11-12:Yesterday we heard of the plague against the livestock, the plague of boils, and the plague of hail. We are not told how much time there was in between each plague. It seems there was enough time for many Egyptians to buy more livestock before they were again decimated by the hail. Then we heard about the plague of locusts followed by the plague of darkness. I hope you noticed Who is doing the hardening of hearts and causing the stubbornness. Paul talks about that in Romans 9. JOB 36:This is Elihu's 5th chapter. JAMES 5:In chapter 4, James preached against the way the world had infiltrated the church— and we could say, still infiltrates the church. He gave an important clue about why God doesn't answer our prayers. And he taught that we need to purify our hearts from pride and having divided loyalty between God and the world. He gave a big clue on how to be rid of Satan's influence. Finally James taught us how prideful it is to judge others, and warned about prideful planning. Note that in verses 1-6 of our reading today, James is using the rhetorical device called ‘apostrophe’— where he harshly rebukes rich people who are NOT actually in his audience. He is is doing this to give comfort to his actual audience, which includes many who are poor. It is almost certainly the case that any rich people who were actually part of James’ audience had not done the crimes James mentions. GNT Translation notes:Job 36:29 No one [understands//knows] how the clouds moveor how the thunder roarsthrough the sky, where God dwells.====Jam. 5:14 [NLT: Are any of you sick? _You_ should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.//GNTD  14 Are any among you sick? _They_ should send for the church elders, who will pray for them and rub olive oil on them in the name of the Lord.][The Anglicized version (GNTDC) is wrong with “_You_ should send … who will pray for them.” The sick person themselves is the one to ask for prayer.]15 And God will answer their prayers for healing which are supported by fully believing that the Lord is answering. The Lord will bring him back to health. And if his sickness was caused by his sins, through such prayers, the Lord will forgive him. (PET) NLT Translation notes:Jam. 5:11 We give great honor to those who endured under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how[-- at the end/0], the Lord was kind to him [0/at the end], for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.15 [ [PET] And God will answer their prayers for healing which are supported by fully believing that the Lord is answering. The Lord will bring him back to health. And if his sickness was caused by his sins, through such prayers, the Lord will forgive him. //Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.]]]></description>
  811. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 11-12:Yesterday we heard of the plague against the livestock, the plague of boils, and the plague of hail. We are not told how much time there was in between each plague. It seems there was enough time for many Egyptians to buy more livestock before they were again decimated by the hail. Then we heard about the plague of locusts followed by the plague of darkness. I hope you noticed Who is doing the hardening of hearts and causing the stubbornness. Paul talks about that in Romans 9. JOB 36:This is Elihu's 5th chapter. JAMES 5:In chapter 4, James preached against the way the world had infiltrated the church— and we could say, still infiltrates the church. He gave an important clue about why God doesn't answer our prayers. And he taught that we need to purify our hearts from pride and having divided loyalty between God and the world. He gave a big clue on how to be rid of Satan's influence. Finally James taught us how prideful it is to judge others, and warned about prideful planning. Note that in verses 1-6 of our reading today, James is using the rhetorical device called ‘apostrophe’— where he harshly rebukes rich people who are NOT actually in his audience. He is is doing this to give comfort to his actual audience, which includes many who are poor. It is almost certainly the case that any rich people who were actually part of James’ audience had not done the crimes James mentions. GNT Translation notes:Job 36:29 No one [understands//knows] how the clouds moveor how the thunder roarsthrough the sky, where God dwells.====Jam. 5:14 [NLT: Are any of you sick? _You_ should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.//GNTD  14 Are any among you sick? _They_ should send for the church elders, who will pray for them and rub olive oil on them in the name of the Lord.][The Anglicized version (GNTDC) is wrong with “_You_ should send … who will pray for them.” The sick person themselves is the one to ask for prayer.]15 And God will answer their prayers for healing which are supported by fully believing that the Lord is answering. The Lord will bring him back to health. And if his sickness was caused by his sins, through such prayers, the Lord will forgive him. (PET) NLT Translation notes:Jam. 5:11 We give great honor to those who endured under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how[-- at the end/0], the Lord was kind to him [0/at the end], for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.15 [ [PET] And God will answer their prayers for healing which are supported by fully believing that the Lord is answering. The Lord will bring him back to health. And if his sickness was caused by his sins, through such prayers, the Lord will forgive him. //Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.]]]></content:encoded>
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  816. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: EXO.11 EXO.12 JOB.36 JAS.5]]></itunes:subtitle>
  817. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.11 EXO.12 JOB.36 JAS.5</itunes:summary>
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  824. <title>NE-DBRP_013  GEN.24 JOB.13 MRK.8.22-38</title>
  825. <pubDate>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  829. <description><![CDATA[The complete episode notes for this podcast are attached as a PDF file. Many podcast aggregator apps will not let you see these attachments. Using our dedicated DBRP listening app, you can get the PDF file by clicking on the wrapped present icon. Or you can find the PDF attached to this podcast at our website, dailybiblereading.info.]]></description>
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  835. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GEN.24 JOB.13 MRK.8.22-38]]></itunes:subtitle>
  836. <itunes:summary>Readings in the episode from the NET Bible:
  837. GEN.24 JOB.13 MRK.8.22-38</itunes:summary>
  838. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
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  844. <title>GN-Day_035</title>
  845. <pubDate>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  849. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 9-10:The two chapters we read yesterday included the story of Aaron's staff becoming a serpent, and the plagues of blood, frogs, gnats, and flies. Note verse that in our reading today: 9:19 Now give orders for your livestock and everything else you have in the open to be put under shelter. Hail will fall on the people and animals left outside unprotected, and they will all die.’ ” Evidently enough time had passed between the plague against the livestock so that the Egyptians were able to buy livestock, and I am sure the people of Israel profited in that! JOB 35:This is Elihu's 4th chapter preaching to Job. JAMES 4:Yesterday James preached about controlling the tongue, then he taught about the qualities of wisdom from God. GBT Translation notes:4 Unfaithful people!* Don't you know that to be the world's friend means to be God's enemy? People who want to be the world's friends make themselves God's enemies.*4:4 Greek You adulteresses! [This is about faithfulness to God, using human adultery as a picture of it. That is exactly how God views it— as we will see again in many passages of the Old Testament.]5 Don't think that there is no truth in the scripture that says, “The spirit that God placed in us is filled with fierce [jealous] desires.”16 But now [in your talking/planning//0] you are proud, and you boast; all such boasting is wrong. NLT Translation notes:4 You adulterers!* Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.* 4:4 Greek You adulteresses! [And this is about faithfulness to God, using human adultery as a picture of it. That is exactly how God views it.]]]></description>
  850. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 9-10:The two chapters we read yesterday included the story of Aaron's staff becoming a serpent, and the plagues of blood, frogs, gnats, and flies. Note verse that in our reading today: 9:19 Now give orders for your livestock and everything else you have in the open to be put under shelter. Hail will fall on the people and animals left outside unprotected, and they will all die.’ ” Evidently enough time had passed between the plague against the livestock so that the Egyptians were able to buy livestock, and I am sure the people of Israel profited in that! JOB 35:This is Elihu's 4th chapter preaching to Job. JAMES 4:Yesterday James preached about controlling the tongue, then he taught about the qualities of wisdom from God. GBT Translation notes:4 Unfaithful people!* Don't you know that to be the world's friend means to be God's enemy? People who want to be the world's friends make themselves God's enemies.*4:4 Greek You adulteresses! [This is about faithfulness to God, using human adultery as a picture of it. That is exactly how God views it— as we will see again in many passages of the Old Testament.]5 Don't think that there is no truth in the scripture that says, “The spirit that God placed in us is filled with fierce [jealous] desires.”16 But now [in your talking/planning//0] you are proud, and you boast; all such boasting is wrong. NLT Translation notes:4 You adulterers!* Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.* 4:4 Greek You adulteresses! [And this is about faithfulness to God, using human adultery as a picture of it. That is exactly how God views it.]]]></content:encoded>
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  855. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: Feb04 EXO.9 EXO.10 JOB.35 JAS.4]]></itunes:subtitle>
  856. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.7 EXO.8 JOB.34 JAS.3</itunes:summary>
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  863. <title>NL-Day_035</title>
  864. <pubDate>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  868. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 9-10:The two chapters we read yesterday included the story of Aaron's staff becoming a serpent, and the plagues of blood, frogs, gnats, and flies. Note verse that in our reading today: 9:19 Now give orders for your livestock and everything else you have in the open to be put under shelter. Hail will fall on the people and animals left outside unprotected, and they will all die.’ ” Evidently enough time had passed between the plague against the livestock so that the Egyptians were able to buy livestock, and I am sure the people of Israel profited in that! JOB 35:This is Elihu's 4th chapter preaching to Job. JAMES 4:Yesterday James preached about controlling the tongue, then he taught about the qualities of wisdom from God. GBT Translation notes:4 Unfaithful people!* Don't you know that to be the world's friend means to be God's enemy? People who want to be the world's friends make themselves God's enemies.*4:4 Greek You adulteresses![This is about faithfulness to God, using human adultery as a picture of it. That is exactly how God views it— as we will see again in many passages of the Old Testament.]5 Don't think that there is no truth in the scripture that says, “The spirit that God placed in us is filled with fierce [jealous] desires.”16 But now [in your talking/planning//0] you are proud, and you boast; all such boasting is wrong. NLT Translation notes:4 You adulterers!* Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.* 4:4 Greek You adulteresses![And this is about faithfulness to God, using human adultery as a picture of it. That is exactly how God views it.]]]></description>
  869. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 9-10:The two chapters we read yesterday included the story of Aaron's staff becoming a serpent, and the plagues of blood, frogs, gnats, and flies. Note verse that in our reading today: 9:19 Now give orders for your livestock and everything else you have in the open to be put under shelter. Hail will fall on the people and animals left outside unprotected, and they will all die.’ ” Evidently enough time had passed between the plague against the livestock so that the Egyptians were able to buy livestock, and I am sure the people of Israel profited in that! JOB 35:This is Elihu's 4th chapter preaching to Job. JAMES 4:Yesterday James preached about controlling the tongue, then he taught about the qualities of wisdom from God. GBT Translation notes:4 Unfaithful people!* Don't you know that to be the world's friend means to be God's enemy? People who want to be the world's friends make themselves God's enemies.*4:4 Greek You adulteresses![This is about faithfulness to God, using human adultery as a picture of it. That is exactly how God views it— as we will see again in many passages of the Old Testament.]5 Don't think that there is no truth in the scripture that says, “The spirit that God placed in us is filled with fierce [jealous] desires.”16 But now [in your talking/planning//0] you are proud, and you boast; all such boasting is wrong. NLT Translation notes:4 You adulterers!* Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.* 4:4 Greek You adulteresses![And this is about faithfulness to God, using human adultery as a picture of it. That is exactly how God views it.]]]></content:encoded>
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  875. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: Feb04 EXO.9 EXO.10 JOB.35 JAS.4</itunes:summary>
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  887. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 7-8:Yesterday we heard of Moses and Aaron's first disastrous meeting with Pharaoh, and Pharaoh's retaliation against the Israelite people. God spoke with Moses again reaffirming his promises and his covenant with the people of Israel. JOB 34:This is the third chapter of Elihu's six-chapter monologue. JAMES 3:Yesterday James warned that showing favoritism breaks the Law of Love that our King Jesus taught. And he talked about dead religion, which consists of easy believism with no acting out of what we believe. Here is a famous statement that sums up Biblical teaching nicely on this topic: “We are saved by faith alone (= fully believing), but saving faith will never be ‘alone’.”]]></description>
  888. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 7-8:Yesterday we heard of Moses and Aaron's first disastrous meeting with Pharaoh, and Pharaoh's retaliation against the Israelite people. God spoke with Moses again reaffirming his promises and his covenant with the people of Israel. JOB 34:This is the third chapter of Elihu's six-chapter monologue. JAMES 3:Yesterday James warned that showing favoritism breaks the Law of Love that our King Jesus taught. And he talked about dead religion, which consists of easy believism with no acting out of what we believe. Here is a famous statement that sums up Biblical teaching nicely on this topic: “We are saved by faith alone (= fully believing), but saving faith will never be ‘alone’.”]]></content:encoded>
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  894. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.7 EXO.8 JOB.34 JAS.3</itunes:summary>
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  906. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 7-8:Yesterday we heard of Moses and Aaron's first disastrous meeting with Pharaoh, and Pharaoh's retaliation against the Israelite people. God spoke with Moses again reaffirming his promises and his covenant with the people of Israel. JOB 34:This is the third chapter of Elihu's six-chapter monologue. JAMES 3:Yesterday James warned that showing favoritism breaks the Law of Love that our King Jesus taught. And he talked about dead religion, which consists of easy believism with no acting out of what we believe. Here is a famous statement that sums up Biblical teaching nicely on this topic: “We are saved by faith alone (= fully believing), but saving faith will never be ‘alone’.”]]></description>
  907. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 7-8:Yesterday we heard of Moses and Aaron's first disastrous meeting with Pharaoh, and Pharaoh's retaliation against the Israelite people. God spoke with Moses again reaffirming his promises and his covenant with the people of Israel. JOB 34:This is the third chapter of Elihu's six-chapter monologue. JAMES 3:Yesterday James warned that showing favoritism breaks the Law of Love that our King Jesus taught. And he talked about dead religion, which consists of easy believism with no acting out of what we believe. Here is a famous statement that sums up Biblical teaching nicely on this topic: “We are saved by faith alone (= fully believing), but saving faith will never be ‘alone’.”]]></content:encoded>
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  913. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.7 EXO.8 JOB.34 JAS.3</itunes:summary>
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  925. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 5-6:Moses has responded to God's call, returned to Egypt with Aaron, and has had a successful meeting with the leaders of the Israelite people. JOB 33:This is Elihu's second chapter of six in his speech. JAMES 2:Yesterday James told us to consider it a great joy when troubles come our way. Don't miss James’ reasoning for this seeming contradiction. Then he spoke very strongly about not just being people who merely listen to God's Word. We must do it. GNT Translation notes:Jam. 2:14 My brothers and sisters, what good is it for people to say that they [believe in Christ//have faith] if their actions do not prove it? Can that [kind of believing//faith] save them? 17 So it is with [belief//faith]: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead.18 But someone will say, “One person has [strong belief//faith], another has actions.” My answer is, “Show me how anyone can [believe in Christ//have faith] without [displaying any] actions. I will show you [that I believe//my faith] by my actions.” 19 Do you believe that there is only one God? Good! The demons also believe [that] — and tremble with fear. 20 You fool! Do you want to be shown that [believing//faith] without actions is useless? 21 How was our ancestor Abraham put right with God? It was through his actions, when he offered his son Isaac on the altar. 22 Can't you see? His [belief//faith] and his actions worked together; his [belief//faith] was made perfect through his actions. 23 And the scripture came true that said, “Abraham believed God, and because of his [believing//faith] God accepted him as righteous.” And so Abraham was called God's friend. 24 You see, then, that it is by people's actions that they are put right with God, and not by their [belief//faith] alone.26 So then, as the body without the spirit is dead, so also [believing//faith] without actions is dead.[I hope you remember why I use ‘believe’ instead of ‘faith’. In most of our English Bibles, ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ translate the same Greek root word (pistis/pisteuw). 1. Faith is fuzzy because the word has taken on all sorts of new meanings in English-speaking culture. 2. If you tell someone to have faith, they will likely ask, “But how?” Faith is not a volitional action. But ‘believing’ is! 3. And finally, I make the changes above for maintaining cohesion. In a verse like 23, it is important that the two phrases use the same word: ‘Abraham believed God’, and … ‘because of his believing’ he was counted as righteous. Such believing is not some fuzzy thing that Hollywood and our culture calls ‘faith’.] NLT Translation notes:Jam. 2:1 My dear brothers and sisters, a how can you claim to [fully believe//have faith] in our glorious Lord [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] if you favor some people over others?5 Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in [the area of fully believing in Christ//faith]? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? 6 But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the ones who slander [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], whose noble nameyou bear?10 For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty [of being a law breaker as the//as a] person who has broken all of God’s laws. 11 For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery.”HEADING: [Believing without Good Deeds Is Dead Religion//Faith without Good Deeds Is Dead]14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you [believe/have faith] but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of [believing/faith] save anyone? 17 So you see, [believing/faith] by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead [religion/0] and useless.18 Now [I can just hear someone arguing//someone may argue], “Some people [are good at believing//have faith]; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me [that you believe//your faith] if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you [that I fully believe through//my faith] by my good deeds.”19 You say you [believe//have faith], [because/for] you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe [that/this], and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that [believing/faith] without good deeds is useless?22 You see, [believing/faith] and his actions worked together. His actions made his [believing/faith] complete [in God's sight]. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his [fully believing//faith].” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by [believing/faith] alone.[I hope you remember why I use ‘believe’ instead of ‘faith’. ‘Faith’ and ‘believe’ translate the same root word (pistin/pisteuw) in Greek. 1. Faith is fuzzy because the word has taken on all sorts of meanings. 2. If you tell someone to have faith, they will likely ask, “But how?” Faith is not a volitional action. But believing is. 3. And finally I make the changes above for maintaining cohesion. In a verse like 23, it is important that the two phrases use the same word: ‘Abraham believed God’, and … ‘because of his believing’— that believing just mentioned, not some fuzzy thing Hollywood and our culture calls ‘faith’.]26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also [merely believing is just dead religion//faith is dead] without good works.]]></description>
  926. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 5-6:Moses has responded to God's call, returned to Egypt with Aaron, and has had a successful meeting with the leaders of the Israelite people. JOB 33:This is Elihu's second chapter of six in his speech. JAMES 2:Yesterday James told us to consider it a great joy when troubles come our way. Don't miss James’ reasoning for this seeming contradiction. Then he spoke very strongly about not just being people who merely listen to God's Word. We must do it. GNT Translation notes:Jam. 2:14 My brothers and sisters, what good is it for people to say that they [believe in Christ//have faith] if their actions do not prove it? Can that [kind of believing//faith] save them? 17 So it is with [belief//faith]: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead.18 But someone will say, “One person has [strong belief//faith], another has actions.” My answer is, “Show me how anyone can [believe in Christ//have faith] without [displaying any] actions. I will show you [that I believe//my faith] by my actions.” 19 Do you believe that there is only one God? Good! The demons also believe [that] — and tremble with fear. 20 You fool! Do you want to be shown that [believing//faith] without actions is useless? 21 How was our ancestor Abraham put right with God? It was through his actions, when he offered his son Isaac on the altar. 22 Can't you see? His [belief//faith] and his actions worked together; his [belief//faith] was made perfect through his actions. 23 And the scripture came true that said, “Abraham believed God, and because of his [believing//faith] God accepted him as righteous.” And so Abraham was called God's friend. 24 You see, then, that it is by people's actions that they are put right with God, and not by their [belief//faith] alone.26 So then, as the body without the spirit is dead, so also [believing//faith] without actions is dead.[I hope you remember why I use ‘believe’ instead of ‘faith’. In most of our English Bibles, ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ translate the same Greek root word (pistis/pisteuw). 1. Faith is fuzzy because the word has taken on all sorts of new meanings in English-speaking culture. 2. If you tell someone to have faith, they will likely ask, “But how?” Faith is not a volitional action. But ‘believing’ is! 3. And finally, I make the changes above for maintaining cohesion. In a verse like 23, it is important that the two phrases use the same word: ‘Abraham believed God’, and … ‘because of his believing’ he was counted as righteous. Such believing is not some fuzzy thing that Hollywood and our culture calls ‘faith’.] NLT Translation notes:Jam. 2:1 My dear brothers and sisters, a how can you claim to [fully believe//have faith] in our glorious Lord [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] if you favor some people over others?5 Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in [the area of fully believing in Christ//faith]? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? 6 But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the ones who slander [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], whose noble nameyou bear?10 For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty [of being a law breaker as the//as a] person who has broken all of God’s laws. 11 For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery.”HEADING: [Believing without Good Deeds Is Dead Religion//Faith without Good Deeds Is Dead]14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you [believe/have faith] but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of [believing/faith] save anyone? 17 So you see, [believing/faith] by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead [religion/0] and useless.18 Now [I can just hear someone arguing//someone may argue], “Some people [are good at believing//have faith]; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me [that you believe//your faith] if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you [that I fully believe through//my faith] by my good deeds.”19 You say you [believe//have faith], [because/for] you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe [that/this], and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that [believing/faith] without good deeds is useless?22 You see, [believing/faith] and his actions worked together. His actions made his [believing/faith] complete [in God's sight]. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his [fully believing//faith].” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by [believing/faith] alone.[I hope you remember why I use ‘believe’ instead of ‘faith’. ‘Faith’ and ‘believe’ translate the same root word (pistin/pisteuw) in Greek. 1. Faith is fuzzy because the word has taken on all sorts of meanings. 2. If you tell someone to have faith, they will likely ask, “But how?” Faith is not a volitional action. But believing is. 3. And finally I make the changes above for maintaining cohesion. In a verse like 23, it is important that the two phrases use the same word: ‘Abraham believed God’, and … ‘because of his believing’— that believing just mentioned, not some fuzzy thing Hollywood and our culture calls ‘faith’.]26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also [merely believing is just dead religion//faith is dead] without good works.]]></content:encoded>
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  932. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.5 EXO.6 JOB.33 JAS.2</itunes:summary>
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  944. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 5-6:Moses has responded to God's call, returned to Egypt with Aaron, and has had a successful meeting with the leaders of the Israelite people. JOB 33:This is Elihu's second chapter of six in his speech. JAMES 2:Yesterday James told us to consider it a great joy when troubles come our way. Don't miss James’ reasoning for this seeming contradiction. Then he spoke very strongly about not just being people who merely listen to God's Word. We must do it. GNT Translation notes:Jam. 2:14 My brothers and sisters, what good is it for people to say that they [believe in Christ//have faith] if their actions do not prove it? Can that [kind of believing//faith] save them?17 So it is with [belief//faith]: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead.18 But someone will say, “One person has [strong belief//faith], another has actions.” My answer is, “Show me how anyone can [believe in Christ//have faith] without [displaying any] actions. I will show you [that I believe//my faith] by my actions.” 19 Do you believe that there is only one God? Good! The demons also believe [that] — and tremble with fear. 20 You fool! Do you want to be shown that [believing//faith] without actions is useless? 21 How was our ancestor Abraham put right with God? It was through his actions, when he offered his son Isaac on the altar. 22 Can't you see? His [belief//faith] and his actions worked together; his [belief//faith] was made perfect through his actions. 23 And the scripture came true that said, “Abraham believed God, and because of his [believing//faith] God accepted him as righteous.” And so Abraham was called God's friend. 24 You see, then, that it is by people's actions that they are put right with God, and not by their [belief//faith] alone.26 So then, as the body without the spirit is dead, so also [believing//faith] without actions is dead.[I hope you remember why I use ‘believe’ instead of ‘faith’. In most of our English Bibles, ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ translate the same Greek root word (pistis/pisteuw). 1. Faith is fuzzy because the word has taken on all sorts of new meanings in English-speaking culture. 2. If you tell someone to have faith, they will likely ask, “But how?” Faith is not a volitional action. But ‘believing’ is! 3. And finally, I make the changes above for maintaining cohesion. In a verse like 23, it is important that the two phrases use the same word: ‘Abraham believed God’, and … ‘because of his believing’ he was counted as righteous. Such believing is not some fuzzy thing that Hollywood and our culture calls ‘faith’.] NLT Translation notes:Jam. 2:1 My dear brothers and sisters, a how can you claim to [fully believe//have faith] in our glorious Lord [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] if you favor some people over others?5 Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in [the area of fully believing in Christ//faith]? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?6 But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the ones who slander [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], whose noble nameyou bear?10 For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty [of being a law breaker as the//as a] person who has broken all of God’s laws. 11 For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery.”HEADING: [Believing without Good Deeds Is Dead Religion//Faith without Good Deeds Is Dead]14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you [believe/have faith] but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of [believing/faith] save anyone?17 So you see, [believing/faith] by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead [religion/0] and useless.18 Now [I can just hear someone arguing//someone may argue], “Some people [are good at believing//have faith]; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me [that you believe//your faith] if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you [that I fully believe through//my faith] by my good deeds.”19 You say you [believe//have faith], [because/for] you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe [that/this], and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that [believing/faith] without good deeds is useless?22 You see, [believing/faith] and his actions worked together. His actions made his [believing/faith] complete [in God's sight]. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his [fully believing//faith].” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by [believing/faith] alone.[I hope you remember why I use ‘believe’ instead of ‘faith’. ‘Faith’ and ‘believe’ translate the same root word (pistin/pisteuw) in Greek. 1. Faith is fuzzy because the word has taken on all sorts of meanings. 2. If you tell someone to have faith, they will likely ask, “But how?” Faith is not a volitional action. But believing is. 3. And finally I make the changes above for maintaining cohesion. In a verse like 23, it is important that the two phrases use the same word: ‘Abraham believed God’, and … ‘because of his believing’— that believing just mentioned, not some fuzzy thing Hollywood and our culture calls ‘faith’.]26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also [merely believing is just dead religion//faith is dead] without good works.]]></description>
  945. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 5-6:Moses has responded to God's call, returned to Egypt with Aaron, and has had a successful meeting with the leaders of the Israelite people. JOB 33:This is Elihu's second chapter of six in his speech. JAMES 2:Yesterday James told us to consider it a great joy when troubles come our way. Don't miss James’ reasoning for this seeming contradiction. Then he spoke very strongly about not just being people who merely listen to God's Word. We must do it. GNT Translation notes:Jam. 2:14 My brothers and sisters, what good is it for people to say that they [believe in Christ//have faith] if their actions do not prove it? Can that [kind of believing//faith] save them?17 So it is with [belief//faith]: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead.18 But someone will say, “One person has [strong belief//faith], another has actions.” My answer is, “Show me how anyone can [believe in Christ//have faith] without [displaying any] actions. I will show you [that I believe//my faith] by my actions.” 19 Do you believe that there is only one God? Good! The demons also believe [that] — and tremble with fear. 20 You fool! Do you want to be shown that [believing//faith] without actions is useless? 21 How was our ancestor Abraham put right with God? It was through his actions, when he offered his son Isaac on the altar. 22 Can't you see? His [belief//faith] and his actions worked together; his [belief//faith] was made perfect through his actions. 23 And the scripture came true that said, “Abraham believed God, and because of his [believing//faith] God accepted him as righteous.” And so Abraham was called God's friend. 24 You see, then, that it is by people's actions that they are put right with God, and not by their [belief//faith] alone.26 So then, as the body without the spirit is dead, so also [believing//faith] without actions is dead.[I hope you remember why I use ‘believe’ instead of ‘faith’. In most of our English Bibles, ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ translate the same Greek root word (pistis/pisteuw). 1. Faith is fuzzy because the word has taken on all sorts of new meanings in English-speaking culture. 2. If you tell someone to have faith, they will likely ask, “But how?” Faith is not a volitional action. But ‘believing’ is! 3. And finally, I make the changes above for maintaining cohesion. In a verse like 23, it is important that the two phrases use the same word: ‘Abraham believed God’, and … ‘because of his believing’ he was counted as righteous. Such believing is not some fuzzy thing that Hollywood and our culture calls ‘faith’.] NLT Translation notes:Jam. 2:1 My dear brothers and sisters, a how can you claim to [fully believe//have faith] in our glorious Lord [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] if you favor some people over others?5 Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in [the area of fully believing in Christ//faith]? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?6 But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the ones who slander [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], whose noble nameyou bear?10 For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty [of being a law breaker as the//as a] person who has broken all of God’s laws. 11 For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery.”HEADING: [Believing without Good Deeds Is Dead Religion//Faith without Good Deeds Is Dead]14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you [believe/have faith] but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of [believing/faith] save anyone?17 So you see, [believing/faith] by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead [religion/0] and useless.18 Now [I can just hear someone arguing//someone may argue], “Some people [are good at believing//have faith]; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me [that you believe//your faith] if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you [that I fully believe through//my faith] by my good deeds.”19 You say you [believe//have faith], [because/for] you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe [that/this], and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that [believing/faith] without good deeds is useless?22 You see, [believing/faith] and his actions worked together. His actions made his [believing/faith] complete [in God's sight]. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his [fully believing//faith].” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by [believing/faith] alone.[I hope you remember why I use ‘believe’ instead of ‘faith’. ‘Faith’ and ‘believe’ translate the same root word (pistin/pisteuw) in Greek. 1. Faith is fuzzy because the word has taken on all sorts of meanings. 2. If you tell someone to have faith, they will likely ask, “But how?” Faith is not a volitional action. But believing is. 3. And finally I make the changes above for maintaining cohesion. In a verse like 23, it is important that the two phrases use the same word: ‘Abraham believed God’, and … ‘because of his believing’— that believing just mentioned, not some fuzzy thing Hollywood and our culture calls ‘faith’.]26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also [merely believing is just dead religion//faith is dead] without good works.]]></content:encoded>
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  951. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.5 EXO.6 JOB.33 JAS.2</itunes:summary>
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  963. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 3-4:In yesterday's beginning to Exodus, we heard of Moses' birth and his young adulthood in Egypt. He murdered a man and had to flee for his life, going to Midian. We also read of his helping the seven daughters of Reuel, a scene that I can't read without thinking of the Cecil B. DeMill movie. JOB 32:Job having finished his defense, Elihu takes the stage. HC Mears says, Eliphaz basically said, “God never makes a mistake. What have you done to bring this on yourself?” Bildad essentially said, “God is just. Confess your sin.” Zophar suggested, “God is all-wise. He knows man.” Elihu, God's man, said the wisest thing: “God is good; look up, and trust Him.” Note that at the end of the book, Elihu is not mentioned as having misrepresented God. He does seem to speak wisely, but we can fault him for his arrogance. JAMES 1:Yesterday in 1Peter 5, Peter gave a very important encouragement to elders within the church. And among other things, he gave an important word on spiritual battle with Satan. The letter of James is similar to 1 Peter in several ways. In the first verse of both letters, both mention that their audience is dispersed throughout the world. Both describe their audience using Jewish catch phrases. James is also similar to Peter in the way he sets out several themes and keeps returning to them. Moyer says of this book, “As soon as we read through the letter of James we say to ourselves, ‘This man was a preacher before he was a writer.’” James is probably the oldest book of the New Testament, written perhaps only 15 years after Jesus' death and before the first council of Jerusalem in AD 50. This was written, not by the disciple named James, but by James the half brother of Christ. While Jesus was alive, James was not a believer. But he came to believe when Jesus appeared to him shortly after His resurrection. Some time after this and before his martyrdom in AD 62, James was the leader of the church in Jerusalem. James does not call himself ‘the brother of Jesus’ but His slave! GNT Translation notes:Job 32:10 So now [,//I want you to] listen to me;let me tell you what I think.13 How can you claim [that] you have discovered wisdom?God must answer Job, for you have failed.====Jam. 1:1 From James, a [slave//servant] of God and of the Lord [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ}:Greetings to [the twelve tribes of//all] God's people scattered over the whole world.[With these words, James illustrates that all the followers of Jesus are like the twelve tribes of Israel that were scattered everywhere. The twelve tribes of Israel had scattered as a result of persecution, and it was the same with the followers of Jesus.]2 My brothers and sisters, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, 3 for you know that when your [belief in Christ//faith] succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. NLT Translation notes:Jam. 1:1 This letter is from James, a slave of God and of [our Lord Christ Jesus//the Lord Jesus Christ].6 But when you ask him, be sure that [you fully believe that God is willing to give you that wisdom you are asking for./ /your faith is in God alone.]Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. [But unlike those heavenly lights, God//He] never changes or casts a shifting shadow.24 You see [that you have dirt on your face, and then just//yourself,] walk away, and forget what you [looked/look] like.  ]]></description>
  964. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 3-4:In yesterday's beginning to Exodus, we heard of Moses' birth and his young adulthood in Egypt. He murdered a man and had to flee for his life, going to Midian. We also read of his helping the seven daughters of Reuel, a scene that I can't read without thinking of the Cecil B. DeMill movie. JOB 32:Job having finished his defense, Elihu takes the stage. HC Mears says, Eliphaz basically said, “God never makes a mistake. What have you done to bring this on yourself?” Bildad essentially said, “God is just. Confess your sin.” Zophar suggested, “God is all-wise. He knows man.” Elihu, God's man, said the wisest thing: “God is good; look up, and trust Him.” Note that at the end of the book, Elihu is not mentioned as having misrepresented God. He does seem to speak wisely, but we can fault him for his arrogance. JAMES 1:Yesterday in 1Peter 5, Peter gave a very important encouragement to elders within the church. And among other things, he gave an important word on spiritual battle with Satan. The letter of James is similar to 1 Peter in several ways. In the first verse of both letters, both mention that their audience is dispersed throughout the world. Both describe their audience using Jewish catch phrases. James is also similar to Peter in the way he sets out several themes and keeps returning to them. Moyer says of this book, “As soon as we read through the letter of James we say to ourselves, ‘This man was a preacher before he was a writer.’” James is probably the oldest book of the New Testament, written perhaps only 15 years after Jesus' death and before the first council of Jerusalem in AD 50. This was written, not by the disciple named James, but by James the half brother of Christ. While Jesus was alive, James was not a believer. But he came to believe when Jesus appeared to him shortly after His resurrection. Some time after this and before his martyrdom in AD 62, James was the leader of the church in Jerusalem. James does not call himself ‘the brother of Jesus’ but His slave! GNT Translation notes:Job 32:10 So now [,//I want you to] listen to me;let me tell you what I think.13 How can you claim [that] you have discovered wisdom?God must answer Job, for you have failed.====Jam. 1:1 From James, a [slave//servant] of God and of the Lord [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ}:Greetings to [the twelve tribes of//all] God's people scattered over the whole world.[With these words, James illustrates that all the followers of Jesus are like the twelve tribes of Israel that were scattered everywhere. The twelve tribes of Israel had scattered as a result of persecution, and it was the same with the followers of Jesus.]2 My brothers and sisters, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, 3 for you know that when your [belief in Christ//faith] succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. NLT Translation notes:Jam. 1:1 This letter is from James, a slave of God and of [our Lord Christ Jesus//the Lord Jesus Christ].6 But when you ask him, be sure that [you fully believe that God is willing to give you that wisdom you are asking for./ /your faith is in God alone.]Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. [But unlike those heavenly lights, God//He] never changes or casts a shifting shadow.24 You see [that you have dirt on your face, and then just//yourself,] walk away, and forget what you [looked/look] like.  ]]></content:encoded>
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  970. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:  EXO.3 EXO.4 JOB.32 JAS.1</itunes:summary>
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  977. <title>NL-Day_032</title>
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  982. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 3-4:In yesterday's beginning to Exodus, we heard of Moses' birth and his young adulthood in Egypt. He murdered a man and had to flee for his life, going to Midian. We also read of his helping the seven daughters of Reuel, a scene that I can't read without thinking of the Cecil B. DeMill movie. JOB 32:Job having finished his defense, Elihu takes the stage. HC Mears says, Eliphaz basically said, “God never makes a mistake. What have you done to bring this on yourself?” Bildad essentially said, “God is just. Confess your sin.” Zophar suggested, “God is all-wise. He knows man.” Elihu, God's man, said the wisest thing: “God is good; look up, and trust Him.” Note that at the end of the book, Elihu is not mentioned as having misrepresented God. He does seem to speak wisely, but we can fault him for his arrogance. JAMES 1:Yesterday in 1Peter 5, Peter gave a very important encouragement to elders within the church. And among other things, he gave an important word on spiritual battle with Satan. The letter of James is similar to 1 Peter in several ways. In the first verse of both letters, both mention that their audience is dispersed throughout the world. Both describe their audience using Jewish catch phrases. James is also similar to Peter in the way he sets out several themes and keeps returning to them. Moyer says of this book, “As soon as we read through the letter of James we say to ourselves, ‘This man was a preacher before he was a writer.’” James is probably the oldest book of the New Testament, written perhaps only 15 years after Jesus' death and before the first council of Jerusalem in AD 50. This was written, not by the disciple named James, but by James the half brother of Christ. While Jesus was alive, James was not a believer. But he came to believe when Jesus appeared to him shortly after His resurrection. Some time after this and before his martyrdom in AD 62, James was the leader of the church in Jerusalem. James does not call himself ‘the brother of Jesus’ but His slave! GNT Translation notes:Job 32:10 So now [,//I want you to] listen to me;let me tell you what I think.13 How can you claim [that] you have discovered wisdom?God must answer Job, for you have failed.====Jam. 1:1 From James, a [slave//servant] of God and of the Lord [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ}:Greetings to [the twelve tribes of//all] God's people scattered over the whole world.[With these words, James illustrates that all the followers of Jesus are like the twelve tribes of Israel that were scattered everywhere. The twelve tribes of Israel had scattered as a result of persecution, and it was the same with the followers of Jesus.]2 My brothers and sisters, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, 3 for you know that when your [belief in Christ//faith] succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. NLT Translation notes:Jam. 1:1 This letter is from James, a slave of God and of [our Lord Christ Jesus//the Lord Jesus Christ].6 But when you ask him, be sure that [you fully believe that God is willing to give you that wisdom you are asking for./ /your faith is in God alone.]Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. [But unlike those heavenly lights, God//He] never changes or casts a shifting shadow.24 You see [that you have dirt on your face, and then just//yourself,] walk away, and forget what you [looked/look] like.  ]]></description>
  983. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 3-4:In yesterday's beginning to Exodus, we heard of Moses' birth and his young adulthood in Egypt. He murdered a man and had to flee for his life, going to Midian. We also read of his helping the seven daughters of Reuel, a scene that I can't read without thinking of the Cecil B. DeMill movie. JOB 32:Job having finished his defense, Elihu takes the stage. HC Mears says, Eliphaz basically said, “God never makes a mistake. What have you done to bring this on yourself?” Bildad essentially said, “God is just. Confess your sin.” Zophar suggested, “God is all-wise. He knows man.” Elihu, God's man, said the wisest thing: “God is good; look up, and trust Him.” Note that at the end of the book, Elihu is not mentioned as having misrepresented God. He does seem to speak wisely, but we can fault him for his arrogance. JAMES 1:Yesterday in 1Peter 5, Peter gave a very important encouragement to elders within the church. And among other things, he gave an important word on spiritual battle with Satan. The letter of James is similar to 1 Peter in several ways. In the first verse of both letters, both mention that their audience is dispersed throughout the world. Both describe their audience using Jewish catch phrases. James is also similar to Peter in the way he sets out several themes and keeps returning to them. Moyer says of this book, “As soon as we read through the letter of James we say to ourselves, ‘This man was a preacher before he was a writer.’” James is probably the oldest book of the New Testament, written perhaps only 15 years after Jesus' death and before the first council of Jerusalem in AD 50. This was written, not by the disciple named James, but by James the half brother of Christ. While Jesus was alive, James was not a believer. But he came to believe when Jesus appeared to him shortly after His resurrection. Some time after this and before his martyrdom in AD 62, James was the leader of the church in Jerusalem. James does not call himself ‘the brother of Jesus’ but His slave! GNT Translation notes:Job 32:10 So now [,//I want you to] listen to me;let me tell you what I think.13 How can you claim [that] you have discovered wisdom?God must answer Job, for you have failed.====Jam. 1:1 From James, a [slave//servant] of God and of the Lord [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ}:Greetings to [the twelve tribes of//all] God's people scattered over the whole world.[With these words, James illustrates that all the followers of Jesus are like the twelve tribes of Israel that were scattered everywhere. The twelve tribes of Israel had scattered as a result of persecution, and it was the same with the followers of Jesus.]2 My brothers and sisters, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, 3 for you know that when your [belief in Christ//faith] succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. NLT Translation notes:Jam. 1:1 This letter is from James, a slave of God and of [our Lord Christ Jesus//the Lord Jesus Christ].6 But when you ask him, be sure that [you fully believe that God is willing to give you that wisdom you are asking for./ /your faith is in God alone.]Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. [But unlike those heavenly lights, God//He] never changes or casts a shifting shadow.24 You see [that you have dirt on your face, and then just//yourself,] walk away, and forget what you [looked/look] like.  ]]></content:encoded>
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  989. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EXO.3 EXO.4 JOB.32 JAS.1</itunes:summary>
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  1001. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 1:Yesterday we wrapped up Genesis with Jacob's very prophetic blessings for each of his sons. Then we heard of the conclusion after Jacob was buried and finally Joseph died. Exodus is clearly a continuation of the story of Genesis, since the first word in the Hebrew text is ‘And’. Tradition holds that Moses is the author. The name Exodus derives from the name that was given by the Septuagint translators— which is the translation of the OT into classical Greek made 300 years before Christ. Here are two perceptive summary statements about Exodus— quotes by Durham (from Constable’s Notes): “No other biblical book surfaces elsewhere in the OT as frequently as the Book of Exodus does; in the NT only the Books of Psalms and Isaiah are cited more, and that for the fairly obvious reasons of liturgy and messianism.” “The story of the first half of Exodus, in broad summary, is Rescue. The story of the second half, in equally broad summary, is Response, both immediate response and continuing response. And binding together and undergirding both Rescue and Response is Presence, the Presence of Yahweh from whom both Rescue and Response ultimately derive.” Here is a quote by J. Daniel Hays:“The deliverance of Israel out of Egypt by Yahweh in the Old Testament is parallel in importance to the resurrection of Christ in the New Testament. The historicity of these events is a critical foundation for a proper understanding of the rest of the Bible.” And finally, Henrietta Mears in her handbooks says this:“Exodus is connected to Genesis in much the same way that the New Testament is connected to the Old Testament. Genesis tells of humanity’s failure under every test and in every condition. Exodus is the thrilling epic of God rushing to the rescue. It tells of the redeeming work of a sovereign God.” JOB 31:In the NNT, this is Job's sixth chapter of his long speech, and in the GNT it is his third. No matter how you divide the discourse, it is the final chapter of this long speech, in which he makes his final protest that he is innocent. After this, Elihu struts his stuff. 1PETER 5:Peter finished chapter 4 talking about proudly bearing the name of ‘Christ’— which is part of the word ‘Christian’, and being patient under suffering, if that is included in God's will for you. GNT Translation notes:Gen. 2:11 When Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his people, the Hebrews, and he saw how they were forced to do hard labour. He even saw an Egyptian [strike//beating//attaching//kill] a Hebrew, one of Moses' own people.  ====Job 31:12 [Such a sin//It] would be like a destructive, hellish fire,consuming everything I have.====1Ptr. 5:9 Be firm in [fully believing in Christ//your faith] and resist him, because you know that your fellow-believers in all the world are going through the same kind of sufferings. NLT Translation notes:1Ptr. 5:5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for [the Scriptures say,] “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your [fully believing in Christ//faith]. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.]]></description>
  1002. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 1:Yesterday we wrapped up Genesis with Jacob's very prophetic blessings for each of his sons. Then we heard of the conclusion after Jacob was buried and finally Joseph died. Exodus is clearly a continuation of the story of Genesis, since the first word in the Hebrew text is ‘And’. Tradition holds that Moses is the author. The name Exodus derives from the name that was given by the Septuagint translators— which is the translation of the OT into classical Greek made 300 years before Christ. Here are two perceptive summary statements about Exodus— quotes by Durham (from Constable’s Notes): “No other biblical book surfaces elsewhere in the OT as frequently as the Book of Exodus does; in the NT only the Books of Psalms and Isaiah are cited more, and that for the fairly obvious reasons of liturgy and messianism.” “The story of the first half of Exodus, in broad summary, is Rescue. The story of the second half, in equally broad summary, is Response, both immediate response and continuing response. And binding together and undergirding both Rescue and Response is Presence, the Presence of Yahweh from whom both Rescue and Response ultimately derive.” Here is a quote by J. Daniel Hays:“The deliverance of Israel out of Egypt by Yahweh in the Old Testament is parallel in importance to the resurrection of Christ in the New Testament. The historicity of these events is a critical foundation for a proper understanding of the rest of the Bible.” And finally, Henrietta Mears in her handbooks says this:“Exodus is connected to Genesis in much the same way that the New Testament is connected to the Old Testament. Genesis tells of humanity’s failure under every test and in every condition. Exodus is the thrilling epic of God rushing to the rescue. It tells of the redeeming work of a sovereign God.” JOB 31:In the NNT, this is Job's sixth chapter of his long speech, and in the GNT it is his third. No matter how you divide the discourse, it is the final chapter of this long speech, in which he makes his final protest that he is innocent. After this, Elihu struts his stuff. 1PETER 5:Peter finished chapter 4 talking about proudly bearing the name of ‘Christ’— which is part of the word ‘Christian’, and being patient under suffering, if that is included in God's will for you. GNT Translation notes:Gen. 2:11 When Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his people, the Hebrews, and he saw how they were forced to do hard labour. He even saw an Egyptian [strike//beating//attaching//kill] a Hebrew, one of Moses' own people.  ====Job 31:12 [Such a sin//It] would be like a destructive, hellish fire,consuming everything I have.====1Ptr. 5:9 Be firm in [fully believing in Christ//your faith] and resist him, because you know that your fellow-believers in all the world are going through the same kind of sufferings. NLT Translation notes:1Ptr. 5:5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for [the Scriptures say,] “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your [fully believing in Christ//faith]. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.]]></content:encoded>
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  1020. <description><![CDATA[EXODUS 1:Yesterday we wrapped up Genesis with Jacob's very prophetic blessings for each of his sons. Then we heard of the conclusion after Jacob was buried and finally Joseph died. Exodus is clearly a continuation of the story of Genesis, since the first word in the Hebrew text is ‘And’. Tradition holds that Moses is the author. The name Exodus derives from the name that was given by the Septuagint translators— which is the translation of the OT into classical Greek made 300 years before Christ. Here are two perceptive summary statements about Exodus— quotes by Durham (from Constable’s Notes): “No other biblical book surfaces elsewhere in the OT as frequently as the Book of Exodus does; in the NT only the Books of Psalms and Isaiah are cited more, and that for the fairly obvious reasons of liturgy and messianism.” “The story of the first half of Exodus, in broad summary, is Rescue. The story of the second half, in equally broad summary, is Response, both immediate response and continuing response. And binding together and undergirding both Rescue and Response is Presence, the Presence of Yahweh from whom both Rescue and Response ultimately derive.” Here is a quote by J. Daniel Hays:“The deliverance of Israel out of Egypt by Yahweh in the Old Testament is parallel in importance to the resurrection of Christ in the New Testament. The historicity of these events is a critical foundation for a proper understanding of the rest of the Bible.” And finally, Henrietta Mears in her handbooks says this:“Exodus is connected to Genesis in much the same way that the New Testament is connected to the Old Testament. Genesis tells of humanity’s failure under every test and in every condition. Exodus is the thrilling epic of God rushing to the rescue. It tells of the redeeming work of a sovereign God.” JOB 31:In the NNT, this is Job's sixth chapter of his long speech, and in the GNT it is his third. No matter how you divide the discourse, it is the final chapter of this long speech, in which he makes his final protest that he is innocent. After this, Elihu struts his stuff. 1PETER 5:Peter finished chapter 4 talking about proudly bearing the name of ‘Christ’— which is part of the word ‘Christian’, and being patient under suffering, if that is included in God's will for you. GNT Translation notes:Gen. 2:11 When Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his people, the Hebrews, and he saw how they were forced to do hard labour. He even saw an Egyptian [strike//beating//attaching//kill] a Hebrew, one of Moses' own people.  ====Job 31:12 [Such a sin//It] would be like a destructive, hellish fire,consuming everything I have.====1Ptr. 5:9 Be firm in [fully believing in Christ//your faith] and resist him, because you know that your fellow-believers in all the world are going through the same kind of sufferings. NLT Translation notes:1Ptr. 5:5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for [the Scriptures say,] “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your [fully believing in Christ//faith]. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.]]></description>
  1021. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EXODUS 1:Yesterday we wrapped up Genesis with Jacob's very prophetic blessings for each of his sons. Then we heard of the conclusion after Jacob was buried and finally Joseph died. Exodus is clearly a continuation of the story of Genesis, since the first word in the Hebrew text is ‘And’. Tradition holds that Moses is the author. The name Exodus derives from the name that was given by the Septuagint translators— which is the translation of the OT into classical Greek made 300 years before Christ. Here are two perceptive summary statements about Exodus— quotes by Durham (from Constable’s Notes): “No other biblical book surfaces elsewhere in the OT as frequently as the Book of Exodus does; in the NT only the Books of Psalms and Isaiah are cited more, and that for the fairly obvious reasons of liturgy and messianism.” “The story of the first half of Exodus, in broad summary, is Rescue. The story of the second half, in equally broad summary, is Response, both immediate response and continuing response. And binding together and undergirding both Rescue and Response is Presence, the Presence of Yahweh from whom both Rescue and Response ultimately derive.” Here is a quote by J. Daniel Hays:“The deliverance of Israel out of Egypt by Yahweh in the Old Testament is parallel in importance to the resurrection of Christ in the New Testament. The historicity of these events is a critical foundation for a proper understanding of the rest of the Bible.” And finally, Henrietta Mears in her handbooks says this:“Exodus is connected to Genesis in much the same way that the New Testament is connected to the Old Testament. Genesis tells of humanity’s failure under every test and in every condition. Exodus is the thrilling epic of God rushing to the rescue. It tells of the redeeming work of a sovereign God.” JOB 31:In the NNT, this is Job's sixth chapter of his long speech, and in the GNT it is his third. No matter how you divide the discourse, it is the final chapter of this long speech, in which he makes his final protest that he is innocent. After this, Elihu struts his stuff. 1PETER 5:Peter finished chapter 4 talking about proudly bearing the name of ‘Christ’— which is part of the word ‘Christian’, and being patient under suffering, if that is included in God's will for you. GNT Translation notes:Gen. 2:11 When Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his people, the Hebrews, and he saw how they were forced to do hard labour. He even saw an Egyptian [strike//beating//attaching//kill] a Hebrew, one of Moses' own people.  ====Job 31:12 [Such a sin//It] would be like a destructive, hellish fire,consuming everything I have.====1Ptr. 5:9 Be firm in [fully believing in Christ//your faith] and resist him, because you know that your fellow-believers in all the world are going through the same kind of sufferings. NLT Translation notes:1Ptr. 5:5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for [the Scriptures say,] “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your [fully believing in Christ//faith]. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.]]></content:encoded>
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  1039. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 49-50: In yesterday's reading, Jacob blessed Pharaoh, Joseph lead powerfully during the worst of the famine, and Jacob blessed Ephraim and Manasseh— putting the younger Ephraim above his older brother. (And if you remember Jacob's story, you'll know where he got that idea.) JOB 30: In the GNT, this is the 2nd of Job’s three chapters stating his complaints. In the NLT, this is the 5th chapter of his monologue. Yesterday Job spoke of his previous blessed life and high position. In this chapter he tells of his anguish. 1PETER 4: Yesterday in chapter 3 he gave instructions to wives, husbands, and all Christians— particularly when we suffer. NOTE: The final verses of chapter 3 having to do with Noah's day and spirits in prison have caused much debate. I agree with the maxim that states that in interpretation “Context is king.” It is therefore best to let the ending verses of chapter 3 be interpreted for us by what Peter says in chapter 4, verse 6. Let’s begin by re-reading 1PETER 3:17-22. GNT Translation notes: Gen. 49:12 [NLT puts in the text the alternate translation that GNT puts in the footnote: 12 His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth are whiter than milk.//GNT text: 12 His eyes are bloodshot from drinking wine, His teeth white from drinking milk.] ==== 1Ptr. 3:20 These were the spirits of those who had not obeyed God when he waited patiently during the days that Noah was building his boat. The few people in the boat — eight in all — were [safely brought through//saved by] the water, 3:21 which [is//was] a symbol pointing to baptism, which now saves you. It is not the washing away of bodily dirt, but the promise made to God from a good conscience. It saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ 4:6 That's why the Good News was given by Christ to those spirits in the world of the dead. Let that be a warning to all of us: God will judge all mankind according to what we have done. But the Good News has been given so that we can live with God forever. (PET)[I don't agree with those who do all sorts of interpretational gymnastics in order to say that the spirits in this verse are not the same as those just a few verses before. One of the main principles of interpretation is to let Scripture interpret Scripture— and even more so when it is the same author and in the same context. (Remember that Peter is not the one who came up with the unfortunate chapter break here.) I call on those who feel it necessary to find a difference between the ‘spirits’ to examine the doctrinal principles that force them to go to such lengths. Is it your doctrine that people are never given a second chance for salvation after death? In that case, just consider that God was starting the world all over in the flood, and God has the right to make a special case for those pre-flood people. In our own case, I agree, God will not give us a second chance after death. Actually, the way we have translated verse 6 above eliminates the second chance problem.] NLT Translation notes: Job 30:9 “And now [even] they mock me with vulgar songs! They taunt me! ==== 1Ptr. 4:1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have [have made the decision to be] finished with sin. 6 That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead —so although they were destined to die like all people, they [could//might//now] live forever with God in the Spirit. 18 And also [the Scripture says], “If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners?”]]></description>
  1040. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 49-50: In yesterday's reading, Jacob blessed Pharaoh, Joseph lead powerfully during the worst of the famine, and Jacob blessed Ephraim and Manasseh— putting the younger Ephraim above his older brother. (And if you remember Jacob's story, you'll know where he got that idea.) JOB 30: In the GNT, this is the 2nd of Job’s three chapters stating his complaints. In the NLT, this is the 5th chapter of his monologue. Yesterday Job spoke of his previous blessed life and high position. In this chapter he tells of his anguish. 1PETER 4: Yesterday in chapter 3 he gave instructions to wives, husbands, and all Christians— particularly when we suffer. NOTE: The final verses of chapter 3 having to do with Noah's day and spirits in prison have caused much debate. I agree with the maxim that states that in interpretation “Context is king.” It is therefore best to let the ending verses of chapter 3 be interpreted for us by what Peter says in chapter 4, verse 6. Let’s begin by re-reading 1PETER 3:17-22. GNT Translation notes: Gen. 49:12 [NLT puts in the text the alternate translation that GNT puts in the footnote: 12 His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth are whiter than milk.//GNT text: 12 His eyes are bloodshot from drinking wine, His teeth white from drinking milk.] ==== 1Ptr. 3:20 These were the spirits of those who had not obeyed God when he waited patiently during the days that Noah was building his boat. The few people in the boat — eight in all — were [safely brought through//saved by] the water, 3:21 which [is//was] a symbol pointing to baptism, which now saves you. It is not the washing away of bodily dirt, but the promise made to God from a good conscience. It saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ 4:6 That's why the Good News was given by Christ to those spirits in the world of the dead. Let that be a warning to all of us: God will judge all mankind according to what we have done. But the Good News has been given so that we can live with God forever. (PET)[I don't agree with those who do all sorts of interpretational gymnastics in order to say that the spirits in this verse are not the same as those just a few verses before. One of the main principles of interpretation is to let Scripture interpret Scripture— and even more so when it is the same author and in the same context. (Remember that Peter is not the one who came up with the unfortunate chapter break here.) I call on those who feel it necessary to find a difference between the ‘spirits’ to examine the doctrinal principles that force them to go to such lengths. Is it your doctrine that people are never given a second chance for salvation after death? In that case, just consider that God was starting the world all over in the flood, and God has the right to make a special case for those pre-flood people. In our own case, I agree, God will not give us a second chance after death. Actually, the way we have translated verse 6 above eliminates the second chance problem.] NLT Translation notes: Job 30:9 “And now [even] they mock me with vulgar songs! They taunt me! ==== 1Ptr. 4:1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have [have made the decision to be] finished with sin. 6 That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead —so although they were destined to die like all people, they [could//might//now] live forever with God in the Spirit. 18 And also [the Scripture says], “If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners?”]]></content:encoded>
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  1058. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 49-50: In yesterday's reading, Jacob blessed Pharaoh, Joseph lead powerfully during the worst of the famine, and Jacob blessed Ephraim and Manasseh— putting the younger Ephraim above his older brother. (And if you remember Jacob's story, you'll know where he got that idea.) JOB 30: In the GNT, this is the 2nd of Job’s three chapters stating his complaints. In the NLT, this is the 5th chapter of his monologue. Yesterday Job spoke of his previous blessed life and high position. In this chapter he tells of his anguish. 1PETER 4: Yesterday in chapter 3 he gave instructions to wives, husbands, and all Christians— particularly when we suffer. NOTE: The final verses of chapter 3 having to do with Noah's day and spirits in prison have caused much debate. I agree with the maxim that states that in interpretation “Context is king.” It is therefore best to let the ending verses of chapter 3 be interpreted for us by what Peter says in chapter 4, verse 6. Let’s begin by re-reading 1PETER 3:17-22. GNT Translation notes: Gen. 49:12 [NLT puts in the text the alternate translation that GNT puts in the footnote: 12 His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth are whiter than milk.//GNT text: 12 His eyes are bloodshot from drinking wine, His teeth white from drinking milk.] ==== 1Ptr. 3:20 These were the spirits of those who had not obeyed God when he waited patiently during the days that Noah was building his boat. The few people in the boat — eight in all — were [safely brought through//saved by] the water, 3:21 which [is//was] a symbol pointing to baptism, which now saves you. It is not the washing away of bodily dirt, but the promise made to God from a good conscience. It saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ 4:6 That's why the Good News was given by Christ to those spirits in the world of the dead. Let that be a warning to all of us: God will judge all mankind according to what we have done. But the Good News has been given so that we can live with God forever. (PET)[I don't agree with those who do all sorts of interpretational gymnastics in order to say that the spirits in this verse are not the same as those just a few verses before. One of the main principles of interpretation is to let Scripture interpret Scripture— and even more so when it is the same author and in the same context. (Remember that Peter is not the one who came up with the unfortunate chapter break here.) I call on those who feel it necessary to find a difference between the ‘spirits’ to examine the doctrinal principles that force them to go to such lengths. Is it your doctrine that people are never given a second chance for salvation after death? In that case, just consider that God was starting the world all over in the flood, and God has the right to make a special case for those pre-flood people. In our own case, I agree, God will not give us a second chance after death. Actually, the way we have translated verse 6 above eliminates the second chance problem.] NLT Translation notes: Job 30:9 “And now [even] they mock me with vulgar songs! They taunt me! ==== 1Ptr. 4:1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have [have made the decision to be] finished with sin. 6 That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead —so although they were destined to die like all people, they [could//might//now] live forever with God in the Spirit. 18 And also [the Scripture says], “If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners?”]]></description>
  1059. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 49-50: In yesterday's reading, Jacob blessed Pharaoh, Joseph lead powerfully during the worst of the famine, and Jacob blessed Ephraim and Manasseh— putting the younger Ephraim above his older brother. (And if you remember Jacob's story, you'll know where he got that idea.) JOB 30: In the GNT, this is the 2nd of Job’s three chapters stating his complaints. In the NLT, this is the 5th chapter of his monologue. Yesterday Job spoke of his previous blessed life and high position. In this chapter he tells of his anguish. 1PETER 4: Yesterday in chapter 3 he gave instructions to wives, husbands, and all Christians— particularly when we suffer. NOTE: The final verses of chapter 3 having to do with Noah's day and spirits in prison have caused much debate. I agree with the maxim that states that in interpretation “Context is king.” It is therefore best to let the ending verses of chapter 3 be interpreted for us by what Peter says in chapter 4, verse 6. Let’s begin by re-reading 1PETER 3:17-22. GNT Translation notes: Gen. 49:12 [NLT puts in the text the alternate translation that GNT puts in the footnote: 12 His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth are whiter than milk.//GNT text: 12 His eyes are bloodshot from drinking wine, His teeth white from drinking milk.] ==== 1Ptr. 3:20 These were the spirits of those who had not obeyed God when he waited patiently during the days that Noah was building his boat. The few people in the boat — eight in all — were [safely brought through//saved by] the water, 3:21 which [is//was] a symbol pointing to baptism, which now saves you. It is not the washing away of bodily dirt, but the promise made to God from a good conscience. It saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ 4:6 That's why the Good News was given by Christ to those spirits in the world of the dead. Let that be a warning to all of us: God will judge all mankind according to what we have done. But the Good News has been given so that we can live with God forever. (PET)[I don't agree with those who do all sorts of interpretational gymnastics in order to say that the spirits in this verse are not the same as those just a few verses before. One of the main principles of interpretation is to let Scripture interpret Scripture— and even more so when it is the same author and in the same context. (Remember that Peter is not the one who came up with the unfortunate chapter break here.) I call on those who feel it necessary to find a difference between the ‘spirits’ to examine the doctrinal principles that force them to go to such lengths. Is it your doctrine that people are never given a second chance for salvation after death? In that case, just consider that God was starting the world all over in the flood, and God has the right to make a special case for those pre-flood people. In our own case, I agree, God will not give us a second chance after death. Actually, the way we have translated verse 6 above eliminates the second chance problem.] NLT Translation notes: Job 30:9 “And now [even] they mock me with vulgar songs! They taunt me! ==== 1Ptr. 4:1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have [have made the decision to be] finished with sin. 6 That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead —so although they were destined to die like all people, they [could//might//now] live forever with God in the Spirit. 18 And also [the Scripture says], “If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners?”]]></content:encoded>
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  1077. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 47-48: In yesterday's reading, Jacob arrived in Egypt with his family. Excluding more extended family, the whole group numbered 70 people at that time. JOB 29: Yesterday we heard the chapter in praise of God’s wisdom, which GNT attributes to Zophar. Today Job speaks of his former blessings, in the first of three chapters which are the final statement of his case. 1PETER 3: Peter packed each sentence with meaning. I encourage you to take time to read the first two chapters slowly and think about Peter’s descriptive words. Yesterday, for instance, we read the wonderful “Living Stones” passage— which pictures deep meaning about our spiritual identity because of our being built upon (or, joined as one with) Christ, the Cornerstone. At the end of chapter 2, Peter taught about submitting to governmental leaders, and slaves submitting to their masters. NLT Translation notes: Job 29:12 For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who [needed/required] help. 18 “I thought, ‘Surely [my death will come after a good, long life//I will die surrounded by my familyafter a long, good life] and I will be surrounded by my family. 24 When they were discouraged, I [had only to smile//smiled] at them. My look of approval was precious to them. ==== 1Ptr. 3:15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about [where you have placed your hope//your Christian hope], always be ready to explain [about Christ/it].]]></description>
  1078. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 47-48: In yesterday's reading, Jacob arrived in Egypt with his family. Excluding more extended family, the whole group numbered 70 people at that time. JOB 29: Yesterday we heard the chapter in praise of God’s wisdom, which GNT attributes to Zophar. Today Job speaks of his former blessings, in the first of three chapters which are the final statement of his case. 1PETER 3: Peter packed each sentence with meaning. I encourage you to take time to read the first two chapters slowly and think about Peter’s descriptive words. Yesterday, for instance, we read the wonderful “Living Stones” passage— which pictures deep meaning about our spiritual identity because of our being built upon (or, joined as one with) Christ, the Cornerstone. At the end of chapter 2, Peter taught about submitting to governmental leaders, and slaves submitting to their masters. NLT Translation notes: Job 29:12 For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who [needed/required] help. 18 “I thought, ‘Surely [my death will come after a good, long life//I will die surrounded by my familyafter a long, good life] and I will be surrounded by my family. 24 When they were discouraged, I [had only to smile//smiled] at them. My look of approval was precious to them. ==== 1Ptr. 3:15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about [where you have placed your hope//your Christian hope], always be ready to explain [about Christ/it].]]></content:encoded>
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  1083. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.47 GEN.48 JOB.29 1PE.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1084. <itunes:summary>GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.47 GEN.48 JOB.29 1PE.3</itunes:summary>
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  1091. <title>NL-Day_029</title>
  1092. <pubDate>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1096. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 47-48: In yesterday's reading, Jacob arrived in Egypt with his family. Excluding more extended family, the whole group numbered 70 people at that time. JOB 29: Yesterday we heard the chapter in praise of God’s wisdom, which GNT attributes to Zophar. Today Job speaks of his former blessings, in the first of three chapters which are the final statement of his case. 1PETER 3: Peter packed each sentence with meaning. I encourage you to take time to read the first two chapters slowly and think about Peter’s descriptive words. Yesterday, for instance, we read the wonderful “Living Stones” passage— which pictures deep meaning about our spiritual identity because of our being built upon (or, joined as one with) Christ, the Cornerstone. At the end of chapter 2, Peter taught about submitting to governmental leaders, and slaves submitting to their masters. NLT Translation notes: Job 29:12 For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who [needed/required] help. 18 “I thought, ‘Surely [my death will come after a good, long life//I will die surrounded by my familyafter a long, good life] and I will be surrounded by my family. 24 When they were discouraged, I [had only to smile//smiled] at them. My look of approval was precious to them. ==== 1Ptr. 3:15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about [where you have placed your hope//your Christian hope], always be ready to explain [about Christ/it].]]></description>
  1097. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 47-48: In yesterday's reading, Jacob arrived in Egypt with his family. Excluding more extended family, the whole group numbered 70 people at that time. JOB 29: Yesterday we heard the chapter in praise of God’s wisdom, which GNT attributes to Zophar. Today Job speaks of his former blessings, in the first of three chapters which are the final statement of his case. 1PETER 3: Peter packed each sentence with meaning. I encourage you to take time to read the first two chapters slowly and think about Peter’s descriptive words. Yesterday, for instance, we read the wonderful “Living Stones” passage— which pictures deep meaning about our spiritual identity because of our being built upon (or, joined as one with) Christ, the Cornerstone. At the end of chapter 2, Peter taught about submitting to governmental leaders, and slaves submitting to their masters. NLT Translation notes: Job 29:12 For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who [needed/required] help. 18 “I thought, ‘Surely [my death will come after a good, long life//I will die surrounded by my familyafter a long, good life] and I will be surrounded by my family. 24 When they were discouraged, I [had only to smile//smiled] at them. My look of approval was precious to them. ==== 1Ptr. 3:15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about [where you have placed your hope//your Christian hope], always be ready to explain [about Christ/it].]]></content:encoded>
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  1102. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.47 GEN.48 JOB.29 1PE.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1103. <itunes:summary>NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.47 GEN.48 JOB.29 1PE.3</itunes:summary>
  1104. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
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  1110. <title>NE-DBRP_012  GEN.22 GEN.23 JOB.12 MRK.8.1-21</title>
  1111. <pubDate>Sun, 28 Jan 2018 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1115. <description><![CDATA[Hi! Thanks for listening to this NE series number 012.  Please see complete information about all DBRP podcasts at dailybiblereading.info. Our Digging Deeper Facebook group is linked here in the episode notes. The complete episode notes for this podcast are attached as a PDF file. Many podcast aggregator apps will not let you see these attachments. Using our dedicated DBRP listening app, you can get the PDF file by clicking on the wrapped present icon. Or you can find the PDF attached to this podcast at our website, dailybiblereading.info. I will not be continuing to share extended comments in connection with the NE podcast series. I have realized that Either I cannot continue to give comments for each NE series podcast, Or I will need to space the podcasts even farther apart. My real job is as a Bible translator for the people of Indonesia. Recently my work has expanded from overseeing one major translation project to overseeing two of them. I hope this will help you understand my reasons for not continuing with comments at this time. I do not rule out that I will decide to record comments for some future episode. For you who have been listening to the comments, this would be a good time for you to give me feedback. You can do that through the Contact link at dailybiblereading.info.]]></description>
  1116. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hi! Thanks for listening to this NE series number 012.  Please see complete information about all DBRP podcasts at dailybiblereading.info. Our Digging Deeper Facebook group is linked here in the episode notes. The complete episode notes for this podcast are attached as a PDF file. Many podcast aggregator apps will not let you see these attachments. Using our dedicated DBRP listening app, you can get the PDF file by clicking on the wrapped present icon. Or you can find the PDF attached to this podcast at our website, dailybiblereading.info. I will not be continuing to share extended comments in connection with the NE podcast series. I have realized that Either I cannot continue to give comments for each NE series podcast, Or I will need to space the podcasts even farther apart. My real job is as a Bible translator for the people of Indonesia. Recently my work has expanded from overseeing one major translation project to overseeing two of them. I hope this will help you understand my reasons for not continuing with comments at this time. I do not rule out that I will decide to record comments for some future episode. For you who have been listening to the comments, this would be a good time for you to give me feedback. You can do that through the Contact link at dailybiblereading.info.]]></content:encoded>
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  1121. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[readings from the NET Bible for today: GEN.22 GEN.23 JOB.12 MRK.8.1-21]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1122. <itunes:summary>readings from the NET Bible for today: GEN.22 GEN.23 JOB.12 MRK.8.1-21</itunes:summary>
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  1126. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1129. <title>GN-Day_028</title>
  1130. <pubDate>Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1134. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 46: In yesterday’s two chapters, Joseph's brothers went back to Egypt with Benjamin, Joseph's younger brother. Joseph contrived a creative way to reveal his identity. When Pharaoh heard about Joseph's brothers, he helped provide for Jacob's family to come to Egypt. JOB 28: This chapter and part of the previous chapter are assigned to Zophar in the GNT. NLT goes strictly with the assignments of speakers as in the Hebrew, where all of this is assigned to Job. Starting in 27:13, NLT therefore makes it clear that Job’s words, which sound mighty like what his opponents have said, are him (rather sarcastically) repeating their arguments. 1PETER 2: Peter addressed his letter to “To God's chosen people who live as [refugees/foreigners] scattered throughout” various provinces. But it is clear that Peter also has a spiritual meaning in mind, as the song says, “This world is not my home.” In chapter 2, Peter again comforts us and gives wonderful descriptions of our identity because of being joined to Christ. The first verse of chapter 2 starts with ‘then/So’, so let’s recall the last verses of chapter 1, starting at v22. NLT Translation notes: Job 28:6 [Down there/Here] the rocks contain precious lapis lazuli, and the dust contains gold. 16 [Wisdom is//It’s] worth more than all the gold of Ophir, greater than precious onyx or lapis lazuli. 19 Precious peridot from Ethiopia cannot be exchanged for [wisdom/it]. ==== 1Ptr. 2:5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 6 As [God says in the Scriptures// the Scriptures say], “I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who [believes/trusts] in him will never be [disappointed/disgraced].” [Both meanings for this word are good. I simply prefer 'disappointed'. I think the idea is that No one who trusts in Him will find out that they have believed a lie. See Biblewebapp.com.] 7 Yes, you who [believe/trust] in him recognize [how precious that Cornerstone is!//the honor God has given him.]But for those who reject him, [the Scriptures say,]“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” [In 7a, NLT is not wrong. (Almost always when I make changes, it is not correcting mistakes, but simply choosing an alternative.) The Greek is very terse: “For you who believe therefore is the honor,” And the choice of meaning may be conditioned on what choice the translator has made at for  disgraced /disappointed' above. I totally do not like ESV here: “So the honor is for you who believe,” Such a translation takes the focus off Christ and puts it on us. It seems to me that NIV is much better: “Now to you who believe, this stone is precious.”] 9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. [As the Scriptures say,/0]11 Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” [in this world] to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 13 For the Lord’s sake, respect all human authority— whether [that be/0] the king as head of state, 16 [You//For you] are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. 21 For God [has/0] called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.]]></description>
  1135. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 46: In yesterday’s two chapters, Joseph's brothers went back to Egypt with Benjamin, Joseph's younger brother. Joseph contrived a creative way to reveal his identity. When Pharaoh heard about Joseph's brothers, he helped provide for Jacob's family to come to Egypt. JOB 28: This chapter and part of the previous chapter are assigned to Zophar in the GNT. NLT goes strictly with the assignments of speakers as in the Hebrew, where all of this is assigned to Job. Starting in 27:13, NLT therefore makes it clear that Job’s words, which sound mighty like what his opponents have said, are him (rather sarcastically) repeating their arguments. 1PETER 2: Peter addressed his letter to “To God's chosen people who live as [refugees/foreigners] scattered throughout” various provinces. But it is clear that Peter also has a spiritual meaning in mind, as the song says, “This world is not my home.” In chapter 2, Peter again comforts us and gives wonderful descriptions of our identity because of being joined to Christ. The first verse of chapter 2 starts with ‘then/So’, so let’s recall the last verses of chapter 1, starting at v22. NLT Translation notes: Job 28:6 [Down there/Here] the rocks contain precious lapis lazuli, and the dust contains gold. 16 [Wisdom is//It’s] worth more than all the gold of Ophir, greater than precious onyx or lapis lazuli. 19 Precious peridot from Ethiopia cannot be exchanged for [wisdom/it]. ==== 1Ptr. 2:5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 6 As [God says in the Scriptures// the Scriptures say], “I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who [believes/trusts] in him will never be [disappointed/disgraced].” [Both meanings for this word are good. I simply prefer 'disappointed'. I think the idea is that No one who trusts in Him will find out that they have believed a lie. See Biblewebapp.com.] 7 Yes, you who [believe/trust] in him recognize [how precious that Cornerstone is!//the honor God has given him.]But for those who reject him, [the Scriptures say,]“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” [In 7a, NLT is not wrong. (Almost always when I make changes, it is not correcting mistakes, but simply choosing an alternative.) The Greek is very terse: “For you who believe therefore is the honor,” And the choice of meaning may be conditioned on what choice the translator has made at for  disgraced /disappointed' above. I totally do not like ESV here: “So the honor is for you who believe,” Such a translation takes the focus off Christ and puts it on us. It seems to me that NIV is much better: “Now to you who believe, this stone is precious.”] 9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. [As the Scriptures say,/0]11 Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” [in this world] to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 13 For the Lord’s sake, respect all human authority— whether [that be/0] the king as head of state, 16 [You//For you] are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. 21 For God [has/0] called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.]]></content:encoded>
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  1140. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.46 JOB.28 1PE.1.22-25 1PE.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1141. <itunes:summary>GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.46 JOB.28 1PE.1.22-25 1PE.2</itunes:summary>
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  1148. <title>NL-Day_028</title>
  1149. <pubDate>Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1153. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 46: In yesterday’s two chapters, Joseph's brothers went back to Egypt with Benjamin, Joseph's younger brother. Joseph contrived a creative way to reveal his identity. When Pharaoh heard about Joseph's brothers, he helped provide for Jacob's family to come to Egypt. JOB 28: This chapter and part of the previous chapter are assigned to Zophar in the GNT. NLT goes strictly with the assignments of speakers as in the Hebrew, where all of this is assigned to Job. Starting in 27:13, NLT therefore makes it clear that Job’s words, which sound mighty like what his opponents have said, are him (rather sarcastically) repeating their arguments. 1PETER 2: Peter addressed his letter to “To God's chosen people who live as [refugees/foreigners] scattered throughout” various provinces. But it is clear that Peter also has a spiritual meaning in mind, as the song says, “This world is not my home.” In chapter 2, Peter again comforts us and gives wonderful descriptions of our identity because of being joined to Christ. The first verse of chapter 2 starts with ‘then/So’, so let’s recall the last verses of chapter 1, starting at v22. NLT Translation notes: Job 28:6 [Down there/Here] the rocks contain precious lapis lazuli, and the dust contains gold. 16 [Wisdom is//It’s] worth more than all the gold of Ophir, greater than precious onyx or lapis lazuli. 19 Precious peridot from Ethiopia cannot be exchanged for [wisdom/it]. ==== 1Ptr. 2:5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 6 As [God says in the Scriptures// the Scriptures say], “I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who [believes/trusts] in him will never be [disappointed/disgraced].” [Both meanings for this word are good. I simply prefer 'disappointed'. I think the idea is that No one who trusts in Him will find out that they have believed a lie. See Biblewebapp.com.] 7 Yes, you who [believe/trust] in him recognize [how precious that Cornerstone is!//the honor God has given him.]But for those who reject him, [the Scriptures say,]“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” [In 7a, NLT is not wrong. (Almost always when I make changes, it is not correcting mistakes, but simply choosing an alternative.) The Greek is very terse: “For you who believe therefore is the honor,” And the choice of meaning may be conditioned on what choice the translator has made at for  disgraced /disappointed' above. I totally do not like ESV here: “So the honor is for you who believe,” Such a translation takes the focus off Christ and puts it on us. It seems to me that NIV is much better: “Now to you who believe, this stone is precious.”] 9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. [As the Scriptures say,/0]11 Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” [in this world] to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 13 For the Lord’s sake, respect all human authority— whether [that be/0] the king as head of state, 16 [You//For you] are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. 21 For God [has/0] called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.]]></description>
  1154. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 46: In yesterday’s two chapters, Joseph's brothers went back to Egypt with Benjamin, Joseph's younger brother. Joseph contrived a creative way to reveal his identity. When Pharaoh heard about Joseph's brothers, he helped provide for Jacob's family to come to Egypt. JOB 28: This chapter and part of the previous chapter are assigned to Zophar in the GNT. NLT goes strictly with the assignments of speakers as in the Hebrew, where all of this is assigned to Job. Starting in 27:13, NLT therefore makes it clear that Job’s words, which sound mighty like what his opponents have said, are him (rather sarcastically) repeating their arguments. 1PETER 2: Peter addressed his letter to “To God's chosen people who live as [refugees/foreigners] scattered throughout” various provinces. But it is clear that Peter also has a spiritual meaning in mind, as the song says, “This world is not my home.” In chapter 2, Peter again comforts us and gives wonderful descriptions of our identity because of being joined to Christ. The first verse of chapter 2 starts with ‘then/So’, so let’s recall the last verses of chapter 1, starting at v22. NLT Translation notes: Job 28:6 [Down there/Here] the rocks contain precious lapis lazuli, and the dust contains gold. 16 [Wisdom is//It’s] worth more than all the gold of Ophir, greater than precious onyx or lapis lazuli. 19 Precious peridot from Ethiopia cannot be exchanged for [wisdom/it]. ==== 1Ptr. 2:5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 6 As [God says in the Scriptures// the Scriptures say], “I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who [believes/trusts] in him will never be [disappointed/disgraced].” [Both meanings for this word are good. I simply prefer 'disappointed'. I think the idea is that No one who trusts in Him will find out that they have believed a lie. See Biblewebapp.com.] 7 Yes, you who [believe/trust] in him recognize [how precious that Cornerstone is!//the honor God has given him.]But for those who reject him, [the Scriptures say,]“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” [In 7a, NLT is not wrong. (Almost always when I make changes, it is not correcting mistakes, but simply choosing an alternative.) The Greek is very terse: “For you who believe therefore is the honor,” And the choice of meaning may be conditioned on what choice the translator has made at for  disgraced /disappointed' above. I totally do not like ESV here: “So the honor is for you who believe,” Such a translation takes the focus off Christ and puts it on us. It seems to me that NIV is much better: “Now to you who believe, this stone is precious.”] 9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. [As the Scriptures say,/0]11 Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” [in this world] to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 13 For the Lord’s sake, respect all human authority— whether [that be/0] the king as head of state, 16 [You//For you] are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. 21 For God [has/0] called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.]]></content:encoded>
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  1160. <itunes:summary>NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.46 JOB.28 1PE.1.22-25 1PE.2</itunes:summary>
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  1167. <title>GN-Day_027</title>
  1168. <pubDate>Sat, 27 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1172. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 44-45: Yesterday we heard of Joseph's brothers on their first and second trips to Egypt. [GNT only: Regarding my comment in yesterday’s podcast about Joseph giving wine without limit, it is likely that He was showing the normal generosity of a wealthy host. I very much doubt that under these circumstances his brothers would have allowed themselves to become drunk.] We pick up the story, still in Joseph's palace on the second trip. JOB 27: In the NLT, this chapter is the 2nd chapter of Job’s six-chapter-long speech. But in the GNT Zophar interrupts and carries on through chapter 28. FIRST PETER 1: In the last chapter of Mark’s Gospel, we read about the resurrection of Jesus. Since Mark very likely wrote his gospel based on Peter's information, it seems fitting that we move to Peter's two letters now. Evidently Peter spent the last decade of his life in Rome, where he was martyred around the year 64. Mark (whom Peter fondly refers to as ‘his son’ in chapter 5) was with him in Rome when this was written. Silas— whom we will hear of later in Acts, was the secretary for writing this letter. Scholars do not doubt that this letter is from Peter. Here are a couple of quotes from Constable’s Notes. Constable quotes Selwyn: “Along with [1Peter’s//its] [end times//eschatological] focus there is much emphasis on holiness (personal, social, and communal), hope, salvation, community, relationship to the world, the Trinity, and especially suffering.” “… despite its brevity—only 105 verses in all—[1Peter/it] is a microcosm of Christian faith and duty, the model of a pastoral charge, composed of divers materials and of many themes.” For those who want to delve deeper in studying this short letter, I encourage you to search out and mark every occurrence of these repeated words: trials/suffering, hope, joy, grace, and glory. GNT Translation notes: 1 This letter is from Peter, an apostle of [Christ Jesus*//Jesus Christ]. [This change will be made everywhere in my podcasts. Even though the Greek has the order as ‘Jesus Christ’ and that order sounds natural to our ears, it is not really grammatical. This is shown if I put some other title and name in that order. If I say, “Obama President is going to Egypt next week,” then everyone will say that that ordering is unnatural. We never say, “Obama President” but “President Obama...” By using the grammatical order for “Christ Jesus” it makes it clear that a title is being used. The title of Christ— by the way, means the same as the title in the Hebrew language, Messiah. Both terms mean ‘the anointed one’.] ‘faith’ → ‘fully believe’ [This change was also made in the podcast. It helps us to see the cohesion of the Greek word ‘pistis/pistew’ if the same root word is used in English.] 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” [Included in this Word that lasts forever//This word] is the Good News that was proclaimed to you. NLT Translation notes: Job 27:13 [You say//0], “This is what the wicked will receive from God; [I also added ‘You say” to verses 16, 18, and 22.] 14 They may have many children, [(you say,)] but the children will die in war or starve to death. 16 “Evil people [(you say)] may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing. 20 Terror[s] overwhelm[0/s] them like a flood,  [(you say,)] and they are blown away in the storms of the night. ==== 1 This letter is from Peter, an apostle of [Christ Jesus*//Jesus Christ].   [and this change will be made everywhere.] [*Even though the Greek has the order as 'Jesus Christ' and that order sounds natural to our ears, it is not grammatical. This is shown if I put some other title and name in that order. If I say, “Obama President is going to Egypt next week,” then everyone will say that that ordering is unnatural. We never say, “Obama President” but “President Obama...” By using the grammatical order for “Christ Jesus” it makes it clear that a title is being used. The title of Christ, by the way, means the same as the same title from the Hebrew language, Messiah. Both terms mean 'the anointed one'.] 5 And through your [fully believing//faith]* in Christ, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. [*As I have discussed in other footnotes before, the word 'faith' in English has developed many meanings, and because of that it makes the meaning unclear to use the word ‘faith’ in Bible translations in English. In Greek, 'faith' and 'believe' are just the verb and noun form of the same word.] 7 These trials will [prove//show] that [you truly believe//your faith is genuine]. [Your believing//It] is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your [believing//faith] is far more precious than mere gold. So when [you continue strong in your believing in spite of many trials//your faith remains strong through many trials], it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] is revealed to the whole world. 8 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you [fully believe in//trust] him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. 9 The reward for [believing in//trusting] him will be the salvation of your souls. [It greatly damages the cohesion of a passage when the translators sometimes translate the same Greek word as ‘believe’ and the noun form as ‘faith’. Now the NLT translators went even further by using ‘trust’ instead of ‘believe’. I urge us to use ‘believe/fully believe’ everywhere, so we can see the cohesion that centers on this term. One might say that the New Testament writers were harping on it! If people are afraid of the error of easy-believism, then I wouldn’t mind using the word ‘trust’ everywhere. But my main point is, let the cohesion be seen.] 14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. [Back then you didn’t know any better.//You didn’t know any better then.]16 For [God says in//0] the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” 21 Through Christ you have come to [believe//trust] in God. You believe that God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory. [The result is that you fully believe//And you have placed your faith] and hope in God. [moved to the front→ because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.]25 But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And [included in the word of the Lord that remains forever //that word] is the Good News that was preached to you!  ]]></description>
  1173. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 44-45: Yesterday we heard of Joseph's brothers on their first and second trips to Egypt. [GNT only: Regarding my comment in yesterday’s podcast about Joseph giving wine without limit, it is likely that He was showing the normal generosity of a wealthy host. I very much doubt that under these circumstances his brothers would have allowed themselves to become drunk.] We pick up the story, still in Joseph's palace on the second trip. JOB 27: In the NLT, this chapter is the 2nd chapter of Job’s six-chapter-long speech. But in the GNT Zophar interrupts and carries on through chapter 28. FIRST PETER 1: In the last chapter of Mark’s Gospel, we read about the resurrection of Jesus. Since Mark very likely wrote his gospel based on Peter's information, it seems fitting that we move to Peter's two letters now. Evidently Peter spent the last decade of his life in Rome, where he was martyred around the year 64. Mark (whom Peter fondly refers to as ‘his son’ in chapter 5) was with him in Rome when this was written. Silas— whom we will hear of later in Acts, was the secretary for writing this letter. Scholars do not doubt that this letter is from Peter. Here are a couple of quotes from Constable’s Notes. Constable quotes Selwyn: “Along with [1Peter’s//its] [end times//eschatological] focus there is much emphasis on holiness (personal, social, and communal), hope, salvation, community, relationship to the world, the Trinity, and especially suffering.” “… despite its brevity—only 105 verses in all—[1Peter/it] is a microcosm of Christian faith and duty, the model of a pastoral charge, composed of divers materials and of many themes.” For those who want to delve deeper in studying this short letter, I encourage you to search out and mark every occurrence of these repeated words: trials/suffering, hope, joy, grace, and glory. GNT Translation notes: 1 This letter is from Peter, an apostle of [Christ Jesus*//Jesus Christ]. [This change will be made everywhere in my podcasts. Even though the Greek has the order as ‘Jesus Christ’ and that order sounds natural to our ears, it is not really grammatical. This is shown if I put some other title and name in that order. If I say, “Obama President is going to Egypt next week,” then everyone will say that that ordering is unnatural. We never say, “Obama President” but “President Obama...” By using the grammatical order for “Christ Jesus” it makes it clear that a title is being used. The title of Christ— by the way, means the same as the title in the Hebrew language, Messiah. Both terms mean ‘the anointed one’.] ‘faith’ → ‘fully believe’ [This change was also made in the podcast. It helps us to see the cohesion of the Greek word ‘pistis/pistew’ if the same root word is used in English.] 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” [Included in this Word that lasts forever//This word] is the Good News that was proclaimed to you. NLT Translation notes: Job 27:13 [You say//0], “This is what the wicked will receive from God; [I also added ‘You say” to verses 16, 18, and 22.] 14 They may have many children, [(you say,)] but the children will die in war or starve to death. 16 “Evil people [(you say)] may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing. 20 Terror[s] overwhelm[0/s] them like a flood,  [(you say,)] and they are blown away in the storms of the night. ==== 1 This letter is from Peter, an apostle of [Christ Jesus*//Jesus Christ].   [and this change will be made everywhere.] [*Even though the Greek has the order as 'Jesus Christ' and that order sounds natural to our ears, it is not grammatical. This is shown if I put some other title and name in that order. If I say, “Obama President is going to Egypt next week,” then everyone will say that that ordering is unnatural. We never say, “Obama President” but “President Obama...” By using the grammatical order for “Christ Jesus” it makes it clear that a title is being used. The title of Christ, by the way, means the same as the same title from the Hebrew language, Messiah. Both terms mean 'the anointed one'.] 5 And through your [fully believing//faith]* in Christ, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. [*As I have discussed in other footnotes before, the word 'faith' in English has developed many meanings, and because of that it makes the meaning unclear to use the word ‘faith’ in Bible translations in English. In Greek, 'faith' and 'believe' are just the verb and noun form of the same word.] 7 These trials will [prove//show] that [you truly believe//your faith is genuine]. [Your believing//It] is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your [believing//faith] is far more precious than mere gold. So when [you continue strong in your believing in spite of many trials//your faith remains strong through many trials], it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] is revealed to the whole world. 8 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you [fully believe in//trust] him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. 9 The reward for [believing in//trusting] him will be the salvation of your souls. [It greatly damages the cohesion of a passage when the translators sometimes translate the same Greek word as ‘believe’ and the noun form as ‘faith’. Now the NLT translators went even further by using ‘trust’ instead of ‘believe’. I urge us to use ‘believe/fully believe’ everywhere, so we can see the cohesion that centers on this term. One might say that the New Testament writers were harping on it! If people are afraid of the error of easy-believism, then I wouldn’t mind using the word ‘trust’ everywhere. But my main point is, let the cohesion be seen.] 14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. [Back then you didn’t know any better.//You didn’t know any better then.]16 For [God says in//0] the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” 21 Through Christ you have come to [believe//trust] in God. You believe that God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory. [The result is that you fully believe//And you have placed your faith] and hope in God. [moved to the front→ because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.]25 But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And [included in the word of the Lord that remains forever //that word] is the Good News that was preached to you!  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1191. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 44-45: Yesterday we heard of Joseph's brothers on their first and second trips to Egypt. [GNT only: Regarding my comment in yesterday’s podcast about Joseph giving wine without limit, it is likely that He was showing the normal generosity of a wealthy host. I very much doubt that under these circumstances his brothers would have allowed themselves to become drunk.] We pick up the story, still in Joseph's palace on the second trip. JOB 27: In the NLT, this chapter is the 2nd chapter of Job’s six-chapter-long speech. But in the GNT Zophar interrupts and carries on through chapter 28. FIRST PETER 1: In the last chapter of Mark’s Gospel, we read about the resurrection of Jesus. Since Mark very likely wrote his gospel based on Peter's information, it seems fitting that we move to Peter's two letters now. Evidently Peter spent the last decade of his life in Rome, where he was martyred around the year 64. Mark (whom Peter fondly refers to as ‘his son’ in chapter 5) was with him in Rome when this was written. Silas— whom we will hear of later in Acts, was the secretary for writing this letter. Scholars do not doubt that this letter is from Peter. Here are a couple of quotes from Constable’s Notes. Constable quotes Selwyn: “Along with [1Peter’s//its] [end times//eschatological] focus there is much emphasis on holiness (personal, social, and communal), hope, salvation, community, relationship to the world, the Trinity, and especially suffering.” “… despite its brevity—only 105 verses in all—[1Peter/it] is a microcosm of Christian faith and duty, the model of a pastoral charge, composed of divers materials and of many themes.” For those who want to delve deeper in studying this short letter, I encourage you to search out and mark every occurrence of these repeated words: trials/suffering, hope, joy, grace, and glory. GNT Translation notes: 1 This letter is from Peter, an apostle of [Christ Jesus*//Jesus Christ]. [This change will be made everywhere in my podcasts. Even though the Greek has the order as ‘Jesus Christ’ and that order sounds natural to our ears, it is not really grammatical. This is shown if I put some other title and name in that order. If I say, “Obama President is going to Egypt next week,” then everyone will say that that ordering is unnatural. We never say, “Obama President” but “President Obama...” By using the grammatical order for “Christ Jesus” it makes it clear that a title is being used. The title of Christ— by the way, means the same as the title in the Hebrew language, Messiah. Both terms mean ‘the anointed one’.] ‘faith’ → ‘fully believe’ [This change was also made in the podcast. It helps us to see the cohesion of the Greek word ‘pistis/pistew’ if the same root word is used in English.] 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” [Included in this Word that lasts forever//This word] is the Good News that was proclaimed to you. NLT Translation notes: Job 27:13 [You say//0], “This is what the wicked will receive from God; [I also added ‘You say” to verses 16, 18, and 22.] 14 They may have many children, [(you say,)] but the children will die in war or starve to death. 16 “Evil people [(you say)] may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing. 20 Terror[s] overwhelm[0/s] them like a flood,  [(you say,)] and they are blown away in the storms of the night. ==== 1 This letter is from Peter, an apostle of [Christ Jesus*//Jesus Christ].   [and this change will be made everywhere.] [*Even though the Greek has the order as 'Jesus Christ' and that order sounds natural to our ears, it is not grammatical. This is shown if I put some other title and name in that order. If I say, “Obama President is going to Egypt next week,” then everyone will say that that ordering is unnatural. We never say, “Obama President” but “President Obama...” By using the grammatical order for “Christ Jesus” it makes it clear that a title is being used. The title of Christ, by the way, means the same as the same title from the Hebrew language, Messiah. Both terms mean 'the anointed one'.] 5 And through your [fully believing//faith]* in Christ, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. [*As I have discussed in other footnotes before, the word 'faith' in English has developed many meanings, and because of that it makes the meaning unclear to use the word ‘faith’ in Bible translations in English. In Greek, 'faith' and 'believe' are just the verb and noun form of the same word.] 7 These trials will [prove//show] that [you truly believe//your faith is genuine]. [Your believing//It] is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your [believing//faith] is far more precious than mere gold. So when [you continue strong in your believing in spite of many trials//your faith remains strong through many trials], it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] is revealed to the whole world. 8 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you [fully believe in//trust] him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. 9 The reward for [believing in//trusting] him will be the salvation of your souls. [It greatly damages the cohesion of a passage when the translators sometimes translate the same Greek word as ‘believe’ and the noun form as ‘faith’. Now the NLT translators went even further by using ‘trust’ instead of ‘believe’. I urge us to use ‘believe/fully believe’ everywhere, so we can see the cohesion that centers on this term. One might say that the New Testament writers were harping on it! If people are afraid of the error of easy-believism, then I wouldn’t mind using the word ‘trust’ everywhere. But my main point is, let the cohesion be seen.] 14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. [Back then you didn’t know any better.//You didn’t know any better then.]16 For [God says in//0] the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” 21 Through Christ you have come to [believe//trust] in God. You believe that God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory. [The result is that you fully believe//And you have placed your faith] and hope in God. [moved to the front→ because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.]25 But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And [included in the word of the Lord that remains forever //that word] is the Good News that was preached to you!  ]]></description>
  1192. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 44-45: Yesterday we heard of Joseph's brothers on their first and second trips to Egypt. [GNT only: Regarding my comment in yesterday’s podcast about Joseph giving wine without limit, it is likely that He was showing the normal generosity of a wealthy host. I very much doubt that under these circumstances his brothers would have allowed themselves to become drunk.] We pick up the story, still in Joseph's palace on the second trip. JOB 27: In the NLT, this chapter is the 2nd chapter of Job’s six-chapter-long speech. But in the GNT Zophar interrupts and carries on through chapter 28. FIRST PETER 1: In the last chapter of Mark’s Gospel, we read about the resurrection of Jesus. Since Mark very likely wrote his gospel based on Peter's information, it seems fitting that we move to Peter's two letters now. Evidently Peter spent the last decade of his life in Rome, where he was martyred around the year 64. Mark (whom Peter fondly refers to as ‘his son’ in chapter 5) was with him in Rome when this was written. Silas— whom we will hear of later in Acts, was the secretary for writing this letter. Scholars do not doubt that this letter is from Peter. Here are a couple of quotes from Constable’s Notes. Constable quotes Selwyn: “Along with [1Peter’s//its] [end times//eschatological] focus there is much emphasis on holiness (personal, social, and communal), hope, salvation, community, relationship to the world, the Trinity, and especially suffering.” “… despite its brevity—only 105 verses in all—[1Peter/it] is a microcosm of Christian faith and duty, the model of a pastoral charge, composed of divers materials and of many themes.” For those who want to delve deeper in studying this short letter, I encourage you to search out and mark every occurrence of these repeated words: trials/suffering, hope, joy, grace, and glory. GNT Translation notes: 1 This letter is from Peter, an apostle of [Christ Jesus*//Jesus Christ]. [This change will be made everywhere in my podcasts. Even though the Greek has the order as ‘Jesus Christ’ and that order sounds natural to our ears, it is not really grammatical. This is shown if I put some other title and name in that order. If I say, “Obama President is going to Egypt next week,” then everyone will say that that ordering is unnatural. We never say, “Obama President” but “President Obama...” By using the grammatical order for “Christ Jesus” it makes it clear that a title is being used. The title of Christ— by the way, means the same as the title in the Hebrew language, Messiah. Both terms mean ‘the anointed one’.] ‘faith’ → ‘fully believe’ [This change was also made in the podcast. It helps us to see the cohesion of the Greek word ‘pistis/pistew’ if the same root word is used in English.] 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” [Included in this Word that lasts forever//This word] is the Good News that was proclaimed to you. NLT Translation notes: Job 27:13 [You say//0], “This is what the wicked will receive from God; [I also added ‘You say” to verses 16, 18, and 22.] 14 They may have many children, [(you say,)] but the children will die in war or starve to death. 16 “Evil people [(you say)] may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing. 20 Terror[s] overwhelm[0/s] them like a flood,  [(you say,)] and they are blown away in the storms of the night. ==== 1 This letter is from Peter, an apostle of [Christ Jesus*//Jesus Christ].   [and this change will be made everywhere.] [*Even though the Greek has the order as 'Jesus Christ' and that order sounds natural to our ears, it is not grammatical. This is shown if I put some other title and name in that order. If I say, “Obama President is going to Egypt next week,” then everyone will say that that ordering is unnatural. We never say, “Obama President” but “President Obama...” By using the grammatical order for “Christ Jesus” it makes it clear that a title is being used. The title of Christ, by the way, means the same as the same title from the Hebrew language, Messiah. Both terms mean 'the anointed one'.] 5 And through your [fully believing//faith]* in Christ, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. [*As I have discussed in other footnotes before, the word 'faith' in English has developed many meanings, and because of that it makes the meaning unclear to use the word ‘faith’ in Bible translations in English. In Greek, 'faith' and 'believe' are just the verb and noun form of the same word.] 7 These trials will [prove//show] that [you truly believe//your faith is genuine]. [Your believing//It] is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your [believing//faith] is far more precious than mere gold. So when [you continue strong in your believing in spite of many trials//your faith remains strong through many trials], it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] is revealed to the whole world. 8 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you [fully believe in//trust] him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. 9 The reward for [believing in//trusting] him will be the salvation of your souls. [It greatly damages the cohesion of a passage when the translators sometimes translate the same Greek word as ‘believe’ and the noun form as ‘faith’. Now the NLT translators went even further by using ‘trust’ instead of ‘believe’. I urge us to use ‘believe/fully believe’ everywhere, so we can see the cohesion that centers on this term. One might say that the New Testament writers were harping on it! If people are afraid of the error of easy-believism, then I wouldn’t mind using the word ‘trust’ everywhere. But my main point is, let the cohesion be seen.] 14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. [Back then you didn’t know any better.//You didn’t know any better then.]16 For [God says in//0] the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” 21 Through Christ you have come to [believe//trust] in God. You believe that God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory. [The result is that you fully believe//And you have placed your faith] and hope in God. [moved to the front→ because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.]25 But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And [included in the word of the Lord that remains forever //that word] is the Good News that was preached to you!  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1210. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 42-43: Yesterday in chapter 41, we heard of Pharaoh's dream, and what happened to Joseph as a result of his correctly telling the interpretation. Note also that Joseph was careful to give the glory to God for that interpretation. JOB 26: Yesterday in chapter 25, Bildad only had a six verse response, because Job interrupted him with the speech we will read today. Bildad implied Job’s guilt in more than one way, including this most obvious rhetorical question: 4 Can anyone be righteous or pure in God's sight? MARK 16: Yesterday we heard of the death and burial of Jesus. That chapter was full of fulfilled prophecies. GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 16:1 After the Sabbath was over, Mary [— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene], Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint the body of Jesus. 17 Believers will be given the power to perform miracles: they will drive out demons in my name; they will speak in [unlearned languages//strange tongues]; NLT Translation notes: Gen. 42:5 So Jacob’s a sons arrived in Egypt along with others to buy food, for the famine [extended to//was in] the land of Canaan as well. 43:9 I personally guarantee his safety. You [can//may] hold me responsible if I don’t bring him back to you. Then let me bear the blame forever. 22 We also have additional money to buy more food. We have no idea who put our money [back/0] in our sacks.”]]></description>
  1211. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 42-43: Yesterday in chapter 41, we heard of Pharaoh's dream, and what happened to Joseph as a result of his correctly telling the interpretation. Note also that Joseph was careful to give the glory to God for that interpretation. JOB 26: Yesterday in chapter 25, Bildad only had a six verse response, because Job interrupted him with the speech we will read today. Bildad implied Job’s guilt in more than one way, including this most obvious rhetorical question: 4 Can anyone be righteous or pure in God's sight? MARK 16: Yesterday we heard of the death and burial of Jesus. That chapter was full of fulfilled prophecies. GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 16:1 After the Sabbath was over, Mary [— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene], Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint the body of Jesus. 17 Believers will be given the power to perform miracles: they will drive out demons in my name; they will speak in [unlearned languages//strange tongues]; NLT Translation notes: Gen. 42:5 So Jacob’s a sons arrived in Egypt along with others to buy food, for the famine [extended to//was in] the land of Canaan as well. 43:9 I personally guarantee his safety. You [can//may] hold me responsible if I don’t bring him back to you. Then let me bear the blame forever. 22 We also have additional money to buy more food. We have no idea who put our money [back/0] in our sacks.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1224. <title>NL-Day-026</title>
  1225. <pubDate>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1230. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 42-43: Yesterday in chapter 41, we heard of Pharaoh's dream, and what happened to Joseph as a result of his correctly telling the interpretation. Note also that Joseph was careful to give the glory to God for that interpretation. JOB 26: Yesterday in chapter 25, Bildad only had a six verse response, because Job interrupted him with the speech we will read today. Bildad implied Job’s guilt in more than one way, including this most obvious rhetorical question: 4 Can anyone be righteous or pure in God's sight? MARK 16: Yesterday we heard of the death and burial of Jesus. That chapter was full of fulfilled prophecies. GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 16:1 After the Sabbath was over, Mary [— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene], Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint the body of Jesus. 17 Believers will be given the power to perform miracles: they will drive out demons in my name; they will speak in [unlearned languages//strange tongues]; NLT Translation notes: Gen. 42:5 So Jacob’s a sons arrived in Egypt along with others to buy food, for the famine [extended to//was in] the land of Canaan as well. 43:9 I personally guarantee his safety. You [can//may] hold me responsible if I don’t bring him back to you. Then let me bear the blame forever. 22 We also have additional money to buy more food. We have no idea who put our money [back/0] in our sacks.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1243. <title>GN-Day_025</title>
  1244. <pubDate>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1248. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 41: In yesterday's reading, Joseph interpreted two dreams. He said something significant: Interpreting dreams is God’s business. JOB 25: Yesterday Job said, Why doesn't God set a time for judging, a day of justice for those who serve him? (Job 24:1) And speaking of the helpless and downtrodden he said, “In the cities the wounded and dying cry out, but God ignores their prayers. (v12) Starting in v18 GNT follows a number of other translations in saying that Zophar chimed in, disagreeing that the wicked are indeed punished, contradicting what Job was saying. NLT doesn’t do that. When you find a place like that and want more information, it is always a good idea to see if the NET (New English Translation) has a footnote. If you are using the YouVersion Bible reader, and do not see the footnote marks in NET and GNT, click the Menu button, then click Settings, and activate Show Notes. In chapter 25, Bildad only has time to speak a few lines when Job interrupts him. MARK 15b: In the first half of this chapter, Jesus was tried by Pilate, and condemned when Pilate caved in to pressure orchestrated by the religious leaders. The soldiers beat and mocked Jesus, he was nailed to the cross, and then everyone mocked him. GNT Translation notes: Gen. 41:55 When the Egyptians began to be hungry, they cried out to the king for food. So he ordered them to go to Joseph and do [whatever Joseph//what he] told them. ==== Mrk. 14:40 Some women were there, looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary [— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene], Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joseph, and Salome. 47 Mary [— the one from Magdalene//Magdalene] and Mary the mother of Joseph were watching and saw where the body of Jesus was placed.]]></description>
  1249. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 41: In yesterday's reading, Joseph interpreted two dreams. He said something significant: Interpreting dreams is God’s business. JOB 25: Yesterday Job said, Why doesn't God set a time for judging, a day of justice for those who serve him? (Job 24:1) And speaking of the helpless and downtrodden he said, “In the cities the wounded and dying cry out, but God ignores their prayers. (v12) Starting in v18 GNT follows a number of other translations in saying that Zophar chimed in, disagreeing that the wicked are indeed punished, contradicting what Job was saying. NLT doesn’t do that. When you find a place like that and want more information, it is always a good idea to see if the NET (New English Translation) has a footnote. If you are using the YouVersion Bible reader, and do not see the footnote marks in NET and GNT, click the Menu button, then click Settings, and activate Show Notes. In chapter 25, Bildad only has time to speak a few lines when Job interrupts him. MARK 15b: In the first half of this chapter, Jesus was tried by Pilate, and condemned when Pilate caved in to pressure orchestrated by the religious leaders. The soldiers beat and mocked Jesus, he was nailed to the cross, and then everyone mocked him. GNT Translation notes: Gen. 41:55 When the Egyptians began to be hungry, they cried out to the king for food. So he ordered them to go to Joseph and do [whatever Joseph//what he] told them. ==== Mrk. 14:40 Some women were there, looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary [— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene], Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joseph, and Salome. 47 Mary [— the one from Magdalene//Magdalene] and Mary the mother of Joseph were watching and saw where the body of Jesus was placed.]]></content:encoded>
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  1262. <title>NL-Day_025</title>
  1263. <pubDate>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1267. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 41: In yesterday's reading, Joseph interpreted two dreams. He said something significant: Interpreting dreams is God’s business. JOB 25: Yesterday Job said, Why doesn't God set a time for judging, a day of justice for those who serve him? (Job 24:1) And speaking of the helpless and downtrodden he said, “In the cities the wounded and dying cry out, but God ignores their prayers. (v12) Starting in v18 GNT follows a number of other translations in saying that Zophar chimed in, disagreeing that the wicked are indeed punished, contradicting what Job was saying. NLT doesn’t do that. When you find a place like that and want more information, it is always a good idea to see if the NET (New English Translation) has a footnote. If you are using the YouVersion Bible reader, and do not see the footnote marks in NET and GNT, click the Menu button, then click Settings, and activate Show Notes. In chapter 25, Bildad only has time to speak a few lines when Job interrupts him. MARK 15b: In the first half of this chapter, Jesus was tried by Pilate, and condemned when Pilate caved in to pressure orchestrated by the religious leaders. The soldiers beat and mocked Jesus, he was nailed to the cross, and then everyone mocked him. GNT Translation notes: Gen. 41:55 When the Egyptians began to be hungry, they cried out to the king for food. So he ordered them to go to Joseph and do [whatever Joseph//what he] told them. ==== Mrk. 14:40 Some women were there, looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary [— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene], Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joseph, and Salome. 47 Mary [— the one from Magdalene//Magdalene] and Mary the mother of Joseph were watching and saw where the body of Jesus was placed.]]></description>
  1268. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 41: In yesterday's reading, Joseph interpreted two dreams. He said something significant: Interpreting dreams is God’s business. JOB 25: Yesterday Job said, Why doesn't God set a time for judging, a day of justice for those who serve him? (Job 24:1) And speaking of the helpless and downtrodden he said, “In the cities the wounded and dying cry out, but God ignores their prayers. (v12) Starting in v18 GNT follows a number of other translations in saying that Zophar chimed in, disagreeing that the wicked are indeed punished, contradicting what Job was saying. NLT doesn’t do that. When you find a place like that and want more information, it is always a good idea to see if the NET (New English Translation) has a footnote. If you are using the YouVersion Bible reader, and do not see the footnote marks in NET and GNT, click the Menu button, then click Settings, and activate Show Notes. In chapter 25, Bildad only has time to speak a few lines when Job interrupts him. MARK 15b: In the first half of this chapter, Jesus was tried by Pilate, and condemned when Pilate caved in to pressure orchestrated by the religious leaders. The soldiers beat and mocked Jesus, he was nailed to the cross, and then everyone mocked him. GNT Translation notes: Gen. 41:55 When the Egyptians began to be hungry, they cried out to the king for food. So he ordered them to go to Joseph and do [whatever Joseph//what he] told them. ==== Mrk. 14:40 Some women were there, looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary [— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene], Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joseph, and Salome. 47 Mary [— the one from Magdalene//Magdalene] and Mary the mother of Joseph were watching and saw where the body of Jesus was placed.]]></content:encoded>
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  1281. <title>GN-Day_024</title>
  1282. <pubDate>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1286. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 40: In Genesis yesterday, some listeners to these podcasts were probably shocked. We heard the less than auspicious beginnings of Judah's line— particularly involving Tamar, who was more righteous than Judah. Then we heard of Joseph working for Potiphar and then being thrown in jail. Even in jail, he rose to the top. JOB 24: Job continues his response to Eliphaz. MARK 15a: At the end of chapter 14, Jesus was arrested, was tried before the council, and Peter denied knowing Jesus. GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 15:2 Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “[Yes, as you said.//You have said it.]” (NLT) [Jesus says “You say” in Greek. I am told that this would normally be interpreted as an affirmative response. For English, I don't like the NLT here, because “You have said it” might mean an enthusiastic affirmative. On the other hand, if we say something like “Those are your words,” it implies that Jesus is disagreeing. Probably the best way to translate an affirmative is to add a 'Yes' to make clear the meaning. I also am not completely happy with the GNT. When we say, ‘So you say,’ in English, we are implying that we are skeptical of the previous speaker’s statement. In this case, Pilate has asked a question, and the response ‘So you say’ seems inappropriate.] 18 Then they began to [mockingly] salute him: “Long live the King of the Jews!” 26 The notice of the accusation against him [read//said]: “The King of the Jews.” 30 [Come down now//Now come down] from the cross and save yourself!” NLT Translation notes: 2 Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “[Yes, as you said.//You have said it.}” [Jesus says “You say” in Greek. I am told that this would normally be interpreted as an affirmative response. For English, I don't like the NLT here, because “You have said it” might mean an enthusiastic affirmative. On the other hand, if we say something like “Those are your words,” it implies that Jesus is disagreeing. Probably the best way to translate an affirmative is to add a 'Yes' to make clear the meaning.] 3 [The//Then the] leading priests kept accusing him of many crimes, 32 Let this Messiah, this King of Israel, come down from the cross so we can see it and believe [in/0] him!” Even the men who were crucified with Jesus ridiculed him.]]></description>
  1287. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 40: In Genesis yesterday, some listeners to these podcasts were probably shocked. We heard the less than auspicious beginnings of Judah's line— particularly involving Tamar, who was more righteous than Judah. Then we heard of Joseph working for Potiphar and then being thrown in jail. Even in jail, he rose to the top. JOB 24: Job continues his response to Eliphaz. MARK 15a: At the end of chapter 14, Jesus was arrested, was tried before the council, and Peter denied knowing Jesus. GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 15:2 Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “[Yes, as you said.//You have said it.]” (NLT) [Jesus says “You say” in Greek. I am told that this would normally be interpreted as an affirmative response. For English, I don't like the NLT here, because “You have said it” might mean an enthusiastic affirmative. On the other hand, if we say something like “Those are your words,” it implies that Jesus is disagreeing. Probably the best way to translate an affirmative is to add a 'Yes' to make clear the meaning. I also am not completely happy with the GNT. When we say, ‘So you say,’ in English, we are implying that we are skeptical of the previous speaker’s statement. In this case, Pilate has asked a question, and the response ‘So you say’ seems inappropriate.] 18 Then they began to [mockingly] salute him: “Long live the King of the Jews!” 26 The notice of the accusation against him [read//said]: “The King of the Jews.” 30 [Come down now//Now come down] from the cross and save yourself!” NLT Translation notes: 2 Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “[Yes, as you said.//You have said it.}” [Jesus says “You say” in Greek. I am told that this would normally be interpreted as an affirmative response. For English, I don't like the NLT here, because “You have said it” might mean an enthusiastic affirmative. On the other hand, if we say something like “Those are your words,” it implies that Jesus is disagreeing. Probably the best way to translate an affirmative is to add a 'Yes' to make clear the meaning.] 3 [The//Then the] leading priests kept accusing him of many crimes, 32 Let this Messiah, this King of Israel, come down from the cross so we can see it and believe [in/0] him!” Even the men who were crucified with Jesus ridiculed him.]]></content:encoded>
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  1301. <pubDate>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1305. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 40: In Genesis yesterday, some listeners to these podcasts were probably shocked. We heard the less than auspicious beginnings of Judah's line— particularly involving Tamar, who was more righteous than Judah. Then we heard of Joseph working for Potiphar and then being thrown in jail. Even in jail, he rose to the top. JOB 24: Job continues his response to Eliphaz. MARK 15a: At the end of chapter 14, Jesus was arrested, was tried before the council, and Peter denied knowing Jesus. GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 15:2 Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “[Yes, as you said.//You have said it.]” (NLT) [Jesus says “You say” in Greek. I am told that this would normally be interpreted as an affirmative response. For English, I don't like the NLT here, because “You have said it” might mean an enthusiastic affirmative. On the other hand, if we say something like “Those are your words,” it implies that Jesus is disagreeing. Probably the best way to translate an affirmative is to add a 'Yes' to make clear the meaning. I also am not completely happy with the GNT. When we say, ‘So you say,’ in English, we are implying that we are skeptical of the previous speaker’s statement. In this case, Pilate has asked a question, and the response ‘So you say’ seems inappropriate.] 18 Then they began to [mockingly] salute him: “Long live the King of the Jews!” 26 The notice of the accusation against him [read//said]: “The King of the Jews.” 30 [Come down now//Now come down] from the cross and save yourself!” NLT Translation notes: 2 Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “[Yes, as you said.//You have said it.}” [Jesus says “You say” in Greek. I am told that this would normally be interpreted as an affirmative response. For English, I don't like the NLT here, because “You have said it” might mean an enthusiastic affirmative. On the other hand, if we say something like “Those are your words,” it implies that Jesus is disagreeing. Probably the best way to translate an affirmative is to add a 'Yes' to make clear the meaning.] 3 [The//Then the] leading priests kept accusing him of many crimes, 32 Let this Messiah, this King of Israel, come down from the cross so we can see it and believe [in/0] him!” Even the men who were crucified with Jesus ridiculed him.]]></description>
  1306. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 40: In Genesis yesterday, some listeners to these podcasts were probably shocked. We heard the less than auspicious beginnings of Judah's line— particularly involving Tamar, who was more righteous than Judah. Then we heard of Joseph working for Potiphar and then being thrown in jail. Even in jail, he rose to the top. JOB 24: Job continues his response to Eliphaz. MARK 15a: At the end of chapter 14, Jesus was arrested, was tried before the council, and Peter denied knowing Jesus. GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 15:2 Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “[Yes, as you said.//You have said it.]” (NLT) [Jesus says “You say” in Greek. I am told that this would normally be interpreted as an affirmative response. For English, I don't like the NLT here, because “You have said it” might mean an enthusiastic affirmative. On the other hand, if we say something like “Those are your words,” it implies that Jesus is disagreeing. Probably the best way to translate an affirmative is to add a 'Yes' to make clear the meaning. I also am not completely happy with the GNT. When we say, ‘So you say,’ in English, we are implying that we are skeptical of the previous speaker’s statement. In this case, Pilate has asked a question, and the response ‘So you say’ seems inappropriate.] 18 Then they began to [mockingly] salute him: “Long live the King of the Jews!” 26 The notice of the accusation against him [read//said]: “The King of the Jews.” 30 [Come down now//Now come down] from the cross and save yourself!” NLT Translation notes: 2 Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “[Yes, as you said.//You have said it.}” [Jesus says “You say” in Greek. I am told that this would normally be interpreted as an affirmative response. For English, I don't like the NLT here, because “You have said it” might mean an enthusiastic affirmative. On the other hand, if we say something like “Those are your words,” it implies that Jesus is disagreeing. Probably the best way to translate an affirmative is to add a 'Yes' to make clear the meaning.] 3 [The//Then the] leading priests kept accusing him of many crimes, 32 Let this Messiah, this King of Israel, come down from the cross so we can see it and believe [in/0] him!” Even the men who were crucified with Jesus ridiculed him.]]></content:encoded>
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  1319. <title>GN-Day_023</title>
  1320. <pubDate>Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1324. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 38-39: In yesterday's reading, we heard of Joseph's dreams, his brothers' jealousy, and Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt. JOB 23: Yesterday Eliphaz said: GNT 4 It is not because you stand in awe of God that he reprimands you and brings you to trial. 5 No, it's because you have sinned so much; it's because of all the evil you do. And he also said, 21 Now, Job, make peace with God and stop treating him like an enemy; if you do, then he will bless you. 22 Accept the teaching he gives; keep his words in your heart. 23 Yes, you must humbly return to God and put an end to all the evil that is done in your house. 24 Throw away your gold; dump your finest gold in the dry stream bed. 25 Let Almighty God be your gold, and let him be silver, piled high for you. 28 You will succeed in all you do, and light will shine on your path. Beware that some teachers of prosperity in our age say things just like that, and quote such verses without understanding the message of this book. MARK 14b: Yesterday we heard the story of the Last Supper, the prophecy that Peter would deny Jesus three times, and the prayers at Gethsemane. GNT Translation note: Gen. 38:6 For his first son Er, Judah [arranged a marriage with a woman named//got a wife whose name was] Tamar. ==== Mrk. 14:62 “I am,” answered Jesus, “and you will all see [me—] the Son of Man[,] seated at the right side of the Almighty and coming with the clouds of heaven!” 64 You heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” They all voted against him: [He was judged guilty and sentenced to death.//he was guilty and should be put to death.]]]></description>
  1325. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 38-39: In yesterday's reading, we heard of Joseph's dreams, his brothers' jealousy, and Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt. JOB 23: Yesterday Eliphaz said: GNT 4 It is not because you stand in awe of God that he reprimands you and brings you to trial. 5 No, it's because you have sinned so much; it's because of all the evil you do. And he also said, 21 Now, Job, make peace with God and stop treating him like an enemy; if you do, then he will bless you. 22 Accept the teaching he gives; keep his words in your heart. 23 Yes, you must humbly return to God and put an end to all the evil that is done in your house. 24 Throw away your gold; dump your finest gold in the dry stream bed. 25 Let Almighty God be your gold, and let him be silver, piled high for you. 28 You will succeed in all you do, and light will shine on your path. Beware that some teachers of prosperity in our age say things just like that, and quote such verses without understanding the message of this book. MARK 14b: Yesterday we heard the story of the Last Supper, the prophecy that Peter would deny Jesus three times, and the prayers at Gethsemane. GNT Translation note: Gen. 38:6 For his first son Er, Judah [arranged a marriage with a woman named//got a wife whose name was] Tamar. ==== Mrk. 14:62 “I am,” answered Jesus, “and you will all see [me—] the Son of Man[,] seated at the right side of the Almighty and coming with the clouds of heaven!” 64 You heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” They all voted against him: [He was judged guilty and sentenced to death.//he was guilty and should be put to death.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1343. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 38-39: In yesterday's reading, we heard of Joseph's dreams, his brothers' jealousy, and Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt. JOB 23: Yesterday Eliphaz said: GNT 4 It is not because you stand in awe of God that he reprimands you and brings you to trial. 5 No, it's because you have sinned so much; it's because of all the evil you do. And he also said, 21 Now, Job, make peace with God and stop treating him like an enemy; if you do, then he will bless you. 22 Accept the teaching he gives; keep his words in your heart. 23 Yes, you must humbly return to God and put an end to all the evil that is done in your house. 24 Throw away your gold; dump your finest gold in the dry stream bed. 25 Let Almighty God be your gold, and let him be silver, piled high for you. 28 You will succeed in all you do, and light will shine on your path. Beware that some teachers of prosperity in our age say things just like that, and quote such verses without understanding the message of this book. MARK 14b: Yesterday we heard the story of the Last Supper, the prophecy that Peter would deny Jesus three times, and the prayers at Gethsemane. GNT Translation note: Gen. 38:6 For his first son Er, Judah [arranged a marriage with a woman named//got a wife whose name was] Tamar. ==== Mrk. 14:62 “I am,” answered Jesus, “and you will all see [me—] the Son of Man[,] seated at the right side of the Almighty and coming with the clouds of heaven!” 64 You heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” They all voted against him: [He was judged guilty and sentenced to death.//he was guilty and should be put to death.]]]></description>
  1344. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 38-39: In yesterday's reading, we heard of Joseph's dreams, his brothers' jealousy, and Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt. JOB 23: Yesterday Eliphaz said: GNT 4 It is not because you stand in awe of God that he reprimands you and brings you to trial. 5 No, it's because you have sinned so much; it's because of all the evil you do. And he also said, 21 Now, Job, make peace with God and stop treating him like an enemy; if you do, then he will bless you. 22 Accept the teaching he gives; keep his words in your heart. 23 Yes, you must humbly return to God and put an end to all the evil that is done in your house. 24 Throw away your gold; dump your finest gold in the dry stream bed. 25 Let Almighty God be your gold, and let him be silver, piled high for you. 28 You will succeed in all you do, and light will shine on your path. Beware that some teachers of prosperity in our age say things just like that, and quote such verses without understanding the message of this book. MARK 14b: Yesterday we heard the story of the Last Supper, the prophecy that Peter would deny Jesus three times, and the prayers at Gethsemane. GNT Translation note: Gen. 38:6 For his first son Er, Judah [arranged a marriage with a woman named//got a wife whose name was] Tamar. ==== Mrk. 14:62 “I am,” answered Jesus, “and you will all see [me—] the Son of Man[,] seated at the right side of the Almighty and coming with the clouds of heaven!” 64 You heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” They all voted against him: [He was judged guilty and sentenced to death.//he was guilty and should be put to death.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1357. <title>GN-Day_022</title>
  1358. <pubDate>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1362. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 37: The focus of Genesis 36 was on the descendants of Esau, and the ethnic groups they spawned. JOB 22: In chapter 21, Job gave a very convincing argument that God does not always punish wicked people— refuting what Zophar said. Today Eliphaz begins the third set of exchanges between Job and his ‘friends’. Eliphaz’ promises at the end of his speech sound rather hollow to me. MARK 14a: Yesterday we read the prophecy chapter of Mark, chapter 13. The theme of that chapter is “Be ready” and Jesus says, “Keep watching for Me.” GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 14:10 Then Judas[, the man from the village of Cariot// Iscariot], one of the twelve disciples, went off to the chief priests in order to betray Jesus to them. 40 Then he came back to the disciples and found them asleep; they could not keep their eyes open. And they did not know what [excuse they could give to him//to say to him]. NLT Translation notes: Gen. 36: 2 This is the account of Jacob and his family. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father’s flocks. He worked [with/for] his half brothers, the sons of his father’s wives Bilhah and Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing. 6 “Listen to [my/this] dream,” he said. 7 “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!” ==== Job 22:28 [Then you/You] will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. 29 [Then if/If] people are in trouble and you say, ‘Help them,’ God will save them. ==== Mrk. 14:21For [I,] the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays [me/him]. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!”]]></description>
  1363. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 37: The focus of Genesis 36 was on the descendants of Esau, and the ethnic groups they spawned. JOB 22: In chapter 21, Job gave a very convincing argument that God does not always punish wicked people— refuting what Zophar said. Today Eliphaz begins the third set of exchanges between Job and his ‘friends’. Eliphaz’ promises at the end of his speech sound rather hollow to me. MARK 14a: Yesterday we read the prophecy chapter of Mark, chapter 13. The theme of that chapter is “Be ready” and Jesus says, “Keep watching for Me.” GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 14:10 Then Judas[, the man from the village of Cariot// Iscariot], one of the twelve disciples, went off to the chief priests in order to betray Jesus to them. 40 Then he came back to the disciples and found them asleep; they could not keep their eyes open. And they did not know what [excuse they could give to him//to say to him]. NLT Translation notes: Gen. 36: 2 This is the account of Jacob and his family. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father’s flocks. He worked [with/for] his half brothers, the sons of his father’s wives Bilhah and Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing. 6 “Listen to [my/this] dream,” he said. 7 “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!” ==== Job 22:28 [Then you/You] will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. 29 [Then if/If] people are in trouble and you say, ‘Help them,’ God will save them. ==== Mrk. 14:21For [I,] the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays [me/him]. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!”]]></content:encoded>
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  1376. <title>NL-Day_022</title>
  1377. <pubDate>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1381. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 37: The focus of Genesis 36 was on the descendants of Esau, and the ethnic groups they spawned. JOB 22: In chapter 21, Job gave a very convincing argument that God does not always punish wicked people— refuting what Zophar said. Today Eliphaz begins the third set of exchanges between Job and his ‘friends’. Eliphaz’ promises at the end of his speech sound rather hollow to me. MARK 14a: Yesterday we read the prophecy chapter of Mark, chapter 13. The theme of that chapter is “Be ready” and Jesus says, “Keep watching for Me.” GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 14:10 Then Judas[, the man from the village of Cariot// Iscariot], one of the twelve disciples, went off to the chief priests in order to betray Jesus to them. 40 Then he came back to the disciples and found them asleep; they could not keep their eyes open. And they did not know what [excuse they could give to him//to say to him]. NLT Translation notes: Gen. 36: 2 This is the account of Jacob and his family. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father’s flocks. He worked [with/for] his half brothers, the sons of his father’s wives Bilhah and Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing. 6 “Listen to [my/this] dream,” he said. 7 “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!” ==== Job 22:28 [Then you/You] will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. 29 [Then if/If] people are in trouble and you say, ‘Help them,’ God will save them. ==== Mrk. 14:21For [I,] the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays [me/him]. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!”]]></description>
  1382. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 37: The focus of Genesis 36 was on the descendants of Esau, and the ethnic groups they spawned. JOB 22: In chapter 21, Job gave a very convincing argument that God does not always punish wicked people— refuting what Zophar said. Today Eliphaz begins the third set of exchanges between Job and his ‘friends’. Eliphaz’ promises at the end of his speech sound rather hollow to me. MARK 14a: Yesterday we read the prophecy chapter of Mark, chapter 13. The theme of that chapter is “Be ready” and Jesus says, “Keep watching for Me.” GNT Translation notes: Mrk. 14:10 Then Judas[, the man from the village of Cariot// Iscariot], one of the twelve disciples, went off to the chief priests in order to betray Jesus to them. 40 Then he came back to the disciples and found them asleep; they could not keep their eyes open. And they did not know what [excuse they could give to him//to say to him]. NLT Translation notes: Gen. 36: 2 This is the account of Jacob and his family. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father’s flocks. He worked [with/for] his half brothers, the sons of his father’s wives Bilhah and Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing. 6 “Listen to [my/this] dream,” he said. 7 “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!” ==== Job 22:28 [Then you/You] will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. 29 [Then if/If] people are in trouble and you say, ‘Help them,’ God will save them. ==== Mrk. 14:21For [I,] the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays [me/him]. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!”]]></content:encoded>
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  1400. <description><![CDATA[After I read the three passages for day 11, I will pray briefly. I encourage you to pause the playback if you want to pray longer than 10 seconds. After that pause, I will give some comments on today’s readings. [This podcast is based upon Scriptures//The Scripture texts quoted are] from the New English Translation Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. The website that contains all the information about the Daily Bible Reading podcast series and the Digging Deeper Daily Bible reading plan is dailybiblereading.info. Please check it out. Our Digging Deeper Facebook group is linked here in the episode notes. The complete episode notes are in a PDF file that is attached to this podcast. If you are using our DBRP listening app, you can get the PDF file by clicking on the wrapped present icon. Or you can find the PDF attached to this podcast at our website, dailybiblereading.info.]]></description>
  1401. <content:encoded><![CDATA[After I read the three passages for day 11, I will pray briefly. I encourage you to pause the playback if you want to pray longer than 10 seconds. After that pause, I will give some comments on today’s readings. [This podcast is based upon Scriptures//The Scripture texts quoted are] from the New English Translation Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. The website that contains all the information about the Daily Bible Reading podcast series and the Digging Deeper Daily Bible reading plan is dailybiblereading.info. Please check it out. Our Digging Deeper Facebook group is linked here in the episode notes. The complete episode notes are in a PDF file that is attached to this podcast. If you are using our DBRP listening app, you can get the PDF file by clicking on the wrapped present icon. Or you can find the PDF attached to this podcast at our website, dailybiblereading.info.]]></content:encoded>
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  1415. <pubDate>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1419. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 36: Jacob's daughter Dinah was raped, and the perpetrator Shechem was killed and all the males in his town. God then told Jacob to return to Bethel. At the end of yesterday’s reading, Rachel and Grampa Isaak died. JOB 21: In Zophar's angry speech yesterday in chapter 20, he did not directly say that Job was wicked, but he clearly implied it. MARK 13: Chapter 12— which gives an overview of the interactions with the enemies and critics of Jesus, basically marks the end of Jesus' public ministry as related by Mark. GNT Translation note: Job 21:9 God does [NOT//not] bring disaster on their homes; they never have to live in terror. 17 Was a wicked person's light ever put out? [— as you claim,] Did one of them ever meet with disaster? Did God ever punish the wicked in anger 22 Can anyone teach God, who judges even those in high places? ==== Mrk. 13:14“You will see ‘The Awful Horror’ standing in the place where he should not be.” ([[I, Mark, write this note//Note] to the [one who reads out loud to others//reader]: [Explain//understand] what this means!) “Then those who are in Judea must run away to the hills. [In Greek can be interpreted as ‘read out loud (to others)’ and the word ‘understand’ could mean that the reader should ‘explain’. This would make three Greek words to be Mark’s parenthetical comment, saying, “Hey public reader, explain this!” This makes sense because Jesus was speaking and Mark was the one writing. We must bear in mind that in Mark’s day, only a small percentage of a congregation would be able to read. Since I think that interpretation likely, it behooves me to explain this! In saying ‘the Awful Horror’ Jesus is referring to the Antichrist, which was first clearly prophesied in Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11. Here we see a prime example of the way God repeats the fulfillment of important prophecies. In the immediate context in Mark 13 of fleeing to the hills, we can clearly see that Jesus was talking about the destruction of Jerusalem that happened in AD 70— about 40 years after he gave this prophecy. But Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2 teaches that ‘the man of lawlessness’ or alternately translated ‘Wicked One’ “will oppose every so-called god or object of worship and will put himself above them all. He will even go in and sit down in God’s temple and claim to be God.” While there have been many intermediate fulfillments of the Antichrist, the ultimate Antichrist still has not been revealed. We all still must keep watch. (More information about the Antichrist can be found in 1 John.)] 16 Someone who is [out] in [a//the] field must not go back to [his//the] house [to get his//for a] cloak. 27 He will send [out the angels//the angels out] to the four corners of the earth to gather God's chosen people from one end of the world to the other. 37 What I say to you, then, I say to all: [Keep on watching!//Watch!]” NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 13:8 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But [these things are only like//this is only] the first of the birth pains [of a pregnant woman— meaning, more is to come//with more to come]. 14 “The day is coming when you will see [the one who sets up a//the] sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing where hef should not be.” ([The one reading out loud to others should explain this!//Reader, pay attention!]) “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. 26 Then everyone will see [me coming as the Son of Man coming//the Son of Man coming] on the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And [I/he] will send out [my/his] angels to gather [my/his] chosen ones from all over the world— from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven. (Verses 29, 32, 34, and 35 are changed similarly to 26-27.) [As explained before, in many languages of the world (including English) a man never speaks of himself as ‘he’. I man will use ‘I’ or ‘me’ to talk about himself. Since Jesus is talking with his disciples, he was not concealing his identity here with the term ‘Son of Man’.] 31 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never [loose their force//disappear]. 36 Don’t let [me/him] find you sleeping when [I arrive//he arrives] without warning. 37 I say to you what I say and to everyone: [Keep watching for me!//Watch for him!]”]]></description>
  1420. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 36: Jacob's daughter Dinah was raped, and the perpetrator Shechem was killed and all the males in his town. God then told Jacob to return to Bethel. At the end of yesterday’s reading, Rachel and Grampa Isaak died. JOB 21: In Zophar's angry speech yesterday in chapter 20, he did not directly say that Job was wicked, but he clearly implied it. MARK 13: Chapter 12— which gives an overview of the interactions with the enemies and critics of Jesus, basically marks the end of Jesus' public ministry as related by Mark. GNT Translation note: Job 21:9 God does [NOT//not] bring disaster on their homes; they never have to live in terror. 17 Was a wicked person's light ever put out? [— as you claim,] Did one of them ever meet with disaster? Did God ever punish the wicked in anger 22 Can anyone teach God, who judges even those in high places? ==== Mrk. 13:14“You will see ‘The Awful Horror’ standing in the place where he should not be.” ([[I, Mark, write this note//Note] to the [one who reads out loud to others//reader]: [Explain//understand] what this means!) “Then those who are in Judea must run away to the hills. [In Greek can be interpreted as ‘read out loud (to others)’ and the word ‘understand’ could mean that the reader should ‘explain’. This would make three Greek words to be Mark’s parenthetical comment, saying, “Hey public reader, explain this!” This makes sense because Jesus was speaking and Mark was the one writing. We must bear in mind that in Mark’s day, only a small percentage of a congregation would be able to read. Since I think that interpretation likely, it behooves me to explain this! In saying ‘the Awful Horror’ Jesus is referring to the Antichrist, which was first clearly prophesied in Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11. Here we see a prime example of the way God repeats the fulfillment of important prophecies. In the immediate context in Mark 13 of fleeing to the hills, we can clearly see that Jesus was talking about the destruction of Jerusalem that happened in AD 70— about 40 years after he gave this prophecy. But Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2 teaches that ‘the man of lawlessness’ or alternately translated ‘Wicked One’ “will oppose every so-called god or object of worship and will put himself above them all. He will even go in and sit down in God’s temple and claim to be God.” While there have been many intermediate fulfillments of the Antichrist, the ultimate Antichrist still has not been revealed. We all still must keep watch. (More information about the Antichrist can be found in 1 John.)] 16 Someone who is [out] in [a//the] field must not go back to [his//the] house [to get his//for a] cloak. 27 He will send [out the angels//the angels out] to the four corners of the earth to gather God's chosen people from one end of the world to the other. 37 What I say to you, then, I say to all: [Keep on watching!//Watch!]” NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 13:8 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But [these things are only like//this is only] the first of the birth pains [of a pregnant woman— meaning, more is to come//with more to come]. 14 “The day is coming when you will see [the one who sets up a//the] sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing where hef should not be.” ([The one reading out loud to others should explain this!//Reader, pay attention!]) “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. 26 Then everyone will see [me coming as the Son of Man coming//the Son of Man coming] on the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And [I/he] will send out [my/his] angels to gather [my/his] chosen ones from all over the world— from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven. (Verses 29, 32, 34, and 35 are changed similarly to 26-27.) [As explained before, in many languages of the world (including English) a man never speaks of himself as ‘he’. I man will use ‘I’ or ‘me’ to talk about himself. Since Jesus is talking with his disciples, he was not concealing his identity here with the term ‘Son of Man’.] 31 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never [loose their force//disappear]. 36 Don’t let [me/him] find you sleeping when [I arrive//he arrives] without warning. 37 I say to you what I say and to everyone: [Keep watching for me!//Watch for him!]”]]></content:encoded>
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  1438. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 36: Jacob's daughter Dinah was raped, and the perpetrator Shechem was killed and all the males in his town. God then told Jacob to return to Bethel. At the end of yesterday’s reading, Rachel and Grampa Isaak died. JOB 21: In Zophar's angry speech yesterday in chapter 20, he did not directly say that Job was wicked, but he clearly implied it. MARK 13: Chapter 12— which gives an overview of the interactions with the enemies and critics of Jesus, basically marks the end of Jesus' public ministry as related by Mark. GNT Translation note: Job 21:9 God does [NOT//not] bring disaster on their homes; they never have to live in terror. 17 Was a wicked person's light ever put out? [— as you claim,] Did one of them ever meet with disaster? Did God ever punish the wicked in anger 22 Can anyone teach God, who judges even those in high places? ==== Mrk. 13:14“You will see ‘The Awful Horror’ standing in the place where he should not be.” ([[I, Mark, write this note//Note] to the [one who reads out loud to others//reader]: [Explain//understand] what this means!) “Then those who are in Judea must run away to the hills. [In Greek can be interpreted as ‘read out loud (to others)’ and the word ‘understand’ could mean that the reader should ‘explain’. This would make three Greek words to be Mark’s parenthetical comment, saying, “Hey public reader, explain this!” This makes sense because Jesus was speaking and Mark was the one writing. We must bear in mind that in Mark’s day, only a small percentage of a congregation would be able to read. Since I think that interpretation likely, it behooves me to explain this! In saying ‘the Awful Horror’ Jesus is referring to the Antichrist, which was first clearly prophesied in Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11. Here we see a prime example of the way God repeats the fulfillment of important prophecies. In the immediate context in Mark 13 of fleeing to the hills, we can clearly see that Jesus was talking about the destruction of Jerusalem that happened in AD 70— about 40 years after he gave this prophecy. But Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2 teaches that ‘the man of lawlessness’ or alternately translated ‘Wicked One’ “will oppose every so-called god or object of worship and will put himself above them all. He will even go in and sit down in God’s temple and claim to be God.” While there have been many intermediate fulfillments of the Antichrist, the ultimate Antichrist still has not been revealed. We all still must keep watch. (More information about the Antichrist can be found in 1 John.)] 16 Someone who is [out] in [a//the] field must not go back to [his//the] house [to get his//for a] cloak. 27 He will send [out the angels//the angels out] to the four corners of the earth to gather God's chosen people from one end of the world to the other. 37 What I say to you, then, I say to all: [Keep on watching!//Watch!]” NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 13:8 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But [these things are only like//this is only] the first of the birth pains [of a pregnant woman— meaning, more is to come//with more to come]. 14 “The day is coming when you will see [the one who sets up a//the] sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing where hef should not be.” ([The one reading out loud to others should explain this!//Reader, pay attention!]) “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. 26 Then everyone will see [me coming as the Son of Man coming//the Son of Man coming] on the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And [I/he] will send out [my/his] angels to gather [my/his] chosen ones from all over the world— from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven. (Verses 29, 32, 34, and 35 are changed similarly to 26-27.) [As explained before, in many languages of the world (including English) a man never speaks of himself as ‘he’. I man will use ‘I’ or ‘me’ to talk about himself. Since Jesus is talking with his disciples, he was not concealing his identity here with the term ‘Son of Man’.] 31 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never [loose their force//disappear]. 36 Don’t let [me/him] find you sleeping when [I arrive//he arrives] without warning. 37 I say to you what I say and to everyone: [Keep watching for me!//Watch for him!]”]]></description>
  1439. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 36: Jacob's daughter Dinah was raped, and the perpetrator Shechem was killed and all the males in his town. God then told Jacob to return to Bethel. At the end of yesterday’s reading, Rachel and Grampa Isaak died. JOB 21: In Zophar's angry speech yesterday in chapter 20, he did not directly say that Job was wicked, but he clearly implied it. MARK 13: Chapter 12— which gives an overview of the interactions with the enemies and critics of Jesus, basically marks the end of Jesus' public ministry as related by Mark. GNT Translation note: Job 21:9 God does [NOT//not] bring disaster on their homes; they never have to live in terror. 17 Was a wicked person's light ever put out? [— as you claim,] Did one of them ever meet with disaster? Did God ever punish the wicked in anger 22 Can anyone teach God, who judges even those in high places? ==== Mrk. 13:14“You will see ‘The Awful Horror’ standing in the place where he should not be.” ([[I, Mark, write this note//Note] to the [one who reads out loud to others//reader]: [Explain//understand] what this means!) “Then those who are in Judea must run away to the hills. [In Greek can be interpreted as ‘read out loud (to others)’ and the word ‘understand’ could mean that the reader should ‘explain’. This would make three Greek words to be Mark’s parenthetical comment, saying, “Hey public reader, explain this!” This makes sense because Jesus was speaking and Mark was the one writing. We must bear in mind that in Mark’s day, only a small percentage of a congregation would be able to read. Since I think that interpretation likely, it behooves me to explain this! In saying ‘the Awful Horror’ Jesus is referring to the Antichrist, which was first clearly prophesied in Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11. Here we see a prime example of the way God repeats the fulfillment of important prophecies. In the immediate context in Mark 13 of fleeing to the hills, we can clearly see that Jesus was talking about the destruction of Jerusalem that happened in AD 70— about 40 years after he gave this prophecy. But Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2 teaches that ‘the man of lawlessness’ or alternately translated ‘Wicked One’ “will oppose every so-called god or object of worship and will put himself above them all. He will even go in and sit down in God’s temple and claim to be God.” While there have been many intermediate fulfillments of the Antichrist, the ultimate Antichrist still has not been revealed. We all still must keep watch. (More information about the Antichrist can be found in 1 John.)] 16 Someone who is [out] in [a//the] field must not go back to [his//the] house [to get his//for a] cloak. 27 He will send [out the angels//the angels out] to the four corners of the earth to gather God's chosen people from one end of the world to the other. 37 What I say to you, then, I say to all: [Keep on watching!//Watch!]” NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 13:8 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But [these things are only like//this is only] the first of the birth pains [of a pregnant woman— meaning, more is to come//with more to come]. 14 “The day is coming when you will see [the one who sets up a//the] sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing where hef should not be.” ([The one reading out loud to others should explain this!//Reader, pay attention!]) “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. 26 Then everyone will see [me coming as the Son of Man coming//the Son of Man coming] on the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And [I/he] will send out [my/his] angels to gather [my/his] chosen ones from all over the world— from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven. (Verses 29, 32, 34, and 35 are changed similarly to 26-27.) [As explained before, in many languages of the world (including English) a man never speaks of himself as ‘he’. I man will use ‘I’ or ‘me’ to talk about himself. Since Jesus is talking with his disciples, he was not concealing his identity here with the term ‘Son of Man’.] 31 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never [loose their force//disappear]. 36 Don’t let [me/him] find you sleeping when [I arrive//he arrives] without warning. 37 I say to you what I say and to everyone: [Keep watching for me!//Watch for him!]”]]></content:encoded>
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  1457. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 34-35: Yesterday we heard about Jacob wrestling all night with a mysterious heavenly figure, and about Jacob's reunion with Esau. JOB 20: This chapter is Zophar’s second response to Job. In chapter 19, Job responded to Bildad's second speech. Job expressed amazing belief that he would see his defender (often translated ‘redeemer’). He says, 25 But I know there is someone in heaven who will come at last to my defense. 26 Even after my skin is eaten by disease, while still in this body I will see God. 27 I will see him with my own eyes, and he will not be a stranger. MARK 12b: Yesterday in the first half of Mark 12, Jesus told a pointed parable against the Jewish religious leaders, then he went on to refute the Sadducees. We re-read several verses today. NLT Translation notes: Gen. 34:17 But if you don’t agree to be circumcised, we will take [Dinah/her] and be on our way.” 30 Afterward Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have ruined me! You’ve made me stink among all the people of this land—among all the Canaanites and Perizzites. We are so few [, and now//that] they will join forces and crush us. I will be ruined, and my entire household will be wiped out!” 15 And Jacob named the place Bethel (which means “house of God”), because God had spoken to him [again/0] there. ==== Mrk. 12:26 “But now, as to whether the dead will be raised— haven’t you ever read about this in the writings of Moses, in the story of the burning bush? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said to Moses, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ 27 So he is the God of the living, not the dead. You have made a serious error.” [In my reading in the 019, I modified the translation like this, “I am the God Abraham worships… (present tense).” While this is justified in stating Jesus’ meaning at that point in the discourse, it is going too far in translating the Hebrew and Greek of the Old Testament passage. Jesus’ point is that the continuing relationship of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is implicit in God’s statement. So, I admit my mistake, and say that to make that explicit in the translation is going a bit too far.] 37 Since David himself called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah [just/0] be his son?” The large crowd listened to him with great delight.]]></description>
  1458. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 34-35: Yesterday we heard about Jacob wrestling all night with a mysterious heavenly figure, and about Jacob's reunion with Esau. JOB 20: This chapter is Zophar’s second response to Job. In chapter 19, Job responded to Bildad's second speech. Job expressed amazing belief that he would see his defender (often translated ‘redeemer’). He says, 25 But I know there is someone in heaven who will come at last to my defense. 26 Even after my skin is eaten by disease, while still in this body I will see God. 27 I will see him with my own eyes, and he will not be a stranger. MARK 12b: Yesterday in the first half of Mark 12, Jesus told a pointed parable against the Jewish religious leaders, then he went on to refute the Sadducees. We re-read several verses today. NLT Translation notes: Gen. 34:17 But if you don’t agree to be circumcised, we will take [Dinah/her] and be on our way.” 30 Afterward Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have ruined me! You’ve made me stink among all the people of this land—among all the Canaanites and Perizzites. We are so few [, and now//that] they will join forces and crush us. I will be ruined, and my entire household will be wiped out!” 15 And Jacob named the place Bethel (which means “house of God”), because God had spoken to him [again/0] there. ==== Mrk. 12:26 “But now, as to whether the dead will be raised— haven’t you ever read about this in the writings of Moses, in the story of the burning bush? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said to Moses, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ 27 So he is the God of the living, not the dead. You have made a serious error.” [In my reading in the 019, I modified the translation like this, “I am the God Abraham worships… (present tense).” While this is justified in stating Jesus’ meaning at that point in the discourse, it is going too far in translating the Hebrew and Greek of the Old Testament passage. Jesus’ point is that the continuing relationship of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is implicit in God’s statement. So, I admit my mistake, and say that to make that explicit in the translation is going a bit too far.] 37 Since David himself called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah [just/0] be his son?” The large crowd listened to him with great delight.]]></content:encoded>
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  1477. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 34-35: Yesterday we heard about Jacob wrestling all night with a mysterious heavenly figure, and about Jacob's reunion with Esau. JOB 20: This chapter is Zophar’s second response to Job. In chapter 19, Job responded to Bildad's second speech. Job expressed amazing belief that he would see his defender (often translated ‘redeemer’). He says, 25 But I know there is someone in heaven who will come at last to my defense. 26 Even after my skin is eaten by disease, while still in this body I will see God. 27 I will see him with my own eyes, and he will not be a stranger. MARK 12b: Yesterday in the first half of Mark 12, Jesus told a pointed parable against the Jewish religious leaders, then he went on to refute the Sadducees. We re-read several verses today. NLT Translation notes: Gen. 34:17 But if you don’t agree to be circumcised, we will take [Dinah/her] and be on our way.” 30 Afterward Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have ruined me! You’ve made me stink among all the people of this land—among all the Canaanites and Perizzites. We are so few [, and now//that] they will join forces and crush us. I will be ruined, and my entire household will be wiped out!” 15 And Jacob named the place Bethel (which means “house of God”), because God had spoken to him [again/0] there. ==== Mrk. 12:26 “But now, as to whether the dead will be raised— haven’t you ever read about this in the writings of Moses, in the story of the burning bush? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said to Moses, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ 27 So he is the God of the living, not the dead. You have made a serious error.” [In my reading in the 019, I modified the translation like this, “I am the God Abraham worships… (present tense).” While this is justified in stating Jesus’ meaning at that point in the discourse, it is going too far in translating the Hebrew and Greek of the Old Testament passage. Jesus’ point is that the continuing relationship of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is implicit in God’s statement. So, I admit my mistake, and say that to make that explicit in the translation is going a bit too far.] 37 Since David himself called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah [just/0] be his son?” The large crowd listened to him with great delight.]]></content:encoded>
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  1495. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 32-33: Yesterday we heard how Jacob and his big family got away from Laban and started the journey home. When Laban caught up with him, he and Jacob got into a quarrel and ended up making a covenant. JOB 19: In chapter 18, Bildad once again gave a speech about what happens to wicked people, and by implication, he said, “You're just getting what you deserve.” Job’s response in today’s chapter includes amazing revelations— considering that this is the earliest book in the Bible. Verses 23-27 can be compared with the second half of 1Corinthians 15. MARK 12a: In Mark 11, Jesus was welcomed in triumph in Jerusalem, he cursed a fig tree and taught about prayer, and cleansed the temple of merchant activity. Then he answered and confuted the chief priests who challenged his authority to “do these things,”— in particular, taking their businesses out of the temple. GNT Translation note: Mrk. 11:27 PET God spoke of our three forefathers as men who still live and worship Him. … NLT Translation notes: Job 19:15 My servants and maids [even/0] consider me a stranger. I am like a foreigner to them. 16 When I call my servant, he doesn’t [even/0] come; I have to plead with him! ==== Mrk. 12:1 Then Jesus began teaching them with stories [like this one]: “A man planted a vineyard. … 13 Later the leaders sent some Pharisees and supporters of [king/0] Herod to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. 16 When they handed [one/it] to him, he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped [here//on it]?” 26b Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said to Moses, ‘I am the God [Abraham worships//of Abraham], the God [Isaac worships], and the God [Jacob worships].’ 27 PET God spoke of our three forefathers as men who still live and worship Him. … [In Lumina.Bible.org Constable quotes Lane: “If the death of the patriarchs is the last word of their history, there has been a breach of the promises of God guaranteed by the [Abrahamic] covenant, and of which the formula ‘the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob’ is the symbol. It is in fidelity to his covenant that God will resurrect the dead.” Using a present tense verb makes it obvious to the English-speaking listener that the three patriarchs are still living. However, the problem becomes that if the Hebrew had been that specific, everyone would have understood that the patriarchs were still living. So my fix here, I now admit, goes too far.]]]></description>
  1496. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 32-33: Yesterday we heard how Jacob and his big family got away from Laban and started the journey home. When Laban caught up with him, he and Jacob got into a quarrel and ended up making a covenant. JOB 19: In chapter 18, Bildad once again gave a speech about what happens to wicked people, and by implication, he said, “You're just getting what you deserve.” Job’s response in today’s chapter includes amazing revelations— considering that this is the earliest book in the Bible. Verses 23-27 can be compared with the second half of 1Corinthians 15. MARK 12a: In Mark 11, Jesus was welcomed in triumph in Jerusalem, he cursed a fig tree and taught about prayer, and cleansed the temple of merchant activity. Then he answered and confuted the chief priests who challenged his authority to “do these things,”— in particular, taking their businesses out of the temple. GNT Translation note: Mrk. 11:27 PET God spoke of our three forefathers as men who still live and worship Him. … NLT Translation notes: Job 19:15 My servants and maids [even/0] consider me a stranger. I am like a foreigner to them. 16 When I call my servant, he doesn’t [even/0] come; I have to plead with him! ==== Mrk. 12:1 Then Jesus began teaching them with stories [like this one]: “A man planted a vineyard. … 13 Later the leaders sent some Pharisees and supporters of [king/0] Herod to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. 16 When they handed [one/it] to him, he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped [here//on it]?” 26b Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said to Moses, ‘I am the God [Abraham worships//of Abraham], the God [Isaac worships], and the God [Jacob worships].’ 27 PET God spoke of our three forefathers as men who still live and worship Him. … [In Lumina.Bible.org Constable quotes Lane: “If the death of the patriarchs is the last word of their history, there has been a breach of the promises of God guaranteed by the [Abrahamic] covenant, and of which the formula ‘the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob’ is the symbol. It is in fidelity to his covenant that God will resurrect the dead.” Using a present tense verb makes it obvious to the English-speaking listener that the three patriarchs are still living. However, the problem becomes that if the Hebrew had been that specific, everyone would have understood that the patriarchs were still living. So my fix here, I now admit, goes too far.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1571. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 30: In yesterday’s reading , Jacob left home, and God appeared to him and promised to bless him as he blessed Isaac. Jacob worked for Laban, married both Leah and Rachel, and he had four sons through Leah. JOB 17: Yesterday was the first chapter of Job's response to Eliphaz. He complained that his three comforters were not very comforting. 1-2 GNT I have heard words like that before; the comfort you give is only torment. 3 Are you going to keep on talking forever? Do you always have to have the last word? And he said, 6 But nothing I say helps, and being silent does not calm my pain. And 9 In anger God tears me limb from limb; he glares at me with hate. This last statement shows how easy it is for us humans to misunderstand God’s will or intentions concerning us. God did not hate Job! MARK 10b: Yesterday in the first half of chapter 10, Jesus gave God's true perspective on divorce, blessed some children, and said that is impossible for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God (in their own strength). By the way, there is a wrong teaching that is still often heard. People have heard that the ‘eye of the needle’ was a little door next to the big gate in Jerusalem, and that a camel could get through this gate but all the burden would have to be taken off. This is wrong. No such gate was made in New Testament days in Jerusalem. Such gates were made in castles in Europe in the middle ages. No, the meaning of the saying is just what he said: It is just as impossible for the rich to enter heaven as it is for a camel to go through the eye of a real sewing needle. The next statement of Jesus however shows the way the rich may enter heaven. Jesus gave a wonderful promise for missionaries at the end of the chapter. I bear witness to every part of that. 2,000 Orya people call me ‘Aya Bak’— which means ‘older brother’. The Lord has blessed me way more than 100 times. GNT Translation note: 45 For even [I, as] the Son of Man did not come to be served; [I//he] came to serve and to give [my//his] life to redeem many people.” 52 “[You may go.//Go,]” Jesus told him, “[You have been made well because you believed fully in me.//your faith has made you well.]” At once he was able to see and followed Jesus on the road. Constable’s notes for v.49: The two descriptions of Jesus in these verses reveal the faith of Bartimaeus. The crowds simply described Jesus as “the Nazarene.” Bartimaeus had obviously heard about Jesus and had concluded that He was the Messiah. “Son of David” is a messianic title (cf. 11:9-10; 12:35-37; 2 Sam. 7:8-16; Isa. 11:1, 10; Jer. 23:5-6; Ezek. 34:23-24). Even though Bartimaeus lacked physical sight he saw more clearly who Jesus was then the multitudes who could see. His cry for mercy from Jesus expressed the attitude of trust, humility, and dependence that Jesus had been teaching His disciples to maintain.  NLT Translation notes: 33 “Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where [I,/0] the Son of Manh will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence [me/him] to die and hand [me/him] over to the Romans.i 34 They will mock [me], spit on [me], flog [me] with a whip, and kill [me], but after three days [I/he] will rise again.” [One very seldom talks of oneself using a third person pronoun in most of the world's languages.] 45 For even [I, as/0] the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give [my/his] life as a ransom for many.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, [you are healed now because you fully believed in me//for your faith has healed you].” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.  ]]></description>
  1572. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 30: In yesterday’s reading , Jacob left home, and God appeared to him and promised to bless him as he blessed Isaac. Jacob worked for Laban, married both Leah and Rachel, and he had four sons through Leah. JOB 17: Yesterday was the first chapter of Job's response to Eliphaz. He complained that his three comforters were not very comforting. 1-2 GNT I have heard words like that before; the comfort you give is only torment. 3 Are you going to keep on talking forever? Do you always have to have the last word? And he said, 6 But nothing I say helps, and being silent does not calm my pain. And 9 In anger God tears me limb from limb; he glares at me with hate. This last statement shows how easy it is for us humans to misunderstand God’s will or intentions concerning us. God did not hate Job! MARK 10b: Yesterday in the first half of chapter 10, Jesus gave God's true perspective on divorce, blessed some children, and said that is impossible for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God (in their own strength). By the way, there is a wrong teaching that is still often heard. People have heard that the ‘eye of the needle’ was a little door next to the big gate in Jerusalem, and that a camel could get through this gate but all the burden would have to be taken off. This is wrong. No such gate was made in New Testament days in Jerusalem. Such gates were made in castles in Europe in the middle ages. No, the meaning of the saying is just what he said: It is just as impossible for the rich to enter heaven as it is for a camel to go through the eye of a real sewing needle. The next statement of Jesus however shows the way the rich may enter heaven. Jesus gave a wonderful promise for missionaries at the end of the chapter. I bear witness to every part of that. 2,000 Orya people call me ‘Aya Bak’— which means ‘older brother’. The Lord has blessed me way more than 100 times. GNT Translation note: 45 For even [I, as] the Son of Man did not come to be served; [I//he] came to serve and to give [my//his] life to redeem many people.” 52 “[You may go.//Go,]” Jesus told him, “[You have been made well because you believed fully in me.//your faith has made you well.]” At once he was able to see and followed Jesus on the road. Constable’s notes for v.49: The two descriptions of Jesus in these verses reveal the faith of Bartimaeus. The crowds simply described Jesus as “the Nazarene.” Bartimaeus had obviously heard about Jesus and had concluded that He was the Messiah. “Son of David” is a messianic title (cf. 11:9-10; 12:35-37; 2 Sam. 7:8-16; Isa. 11:1, 10; Jer. 23:5-6; Ezek. 34:23-24). Even though Bartimaeus lacked physical sight he saw more clearly who Jesus was then the multitudes who could see. His cry for mercy from Jesus expressed the attitude of trust, humility, and dependence that Jesus had been teaching His disciples to maintain.  NLT Translation notes: 33 “Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where [I,/0] the Son of Manh will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence [me/him] to die and hand [me/him] over to the Romans.i 34 They will mock [me], spit on [me], flog [me] with a whip, and kill [me], but after three days [I/he] will rise again.” [One very seldom talks of oneself using a third person pronoun in most of the world's languages.] 45 For even [I, as/0] the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give [my/his] life as a ransom for many.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, [you are healed now because you fully believed in me//for your faith has healed you].” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1591. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 30: In yesterday’s reading , Jacob left home, and God appeared to him and promised to bless him as he blessed Isaac. Jacob worked for Laban, married both Leah and Rachel, and he had four sons through Leah. JOB 17: Yesterday was the first chapter of Job's response to Eliphaz. He complained that his three comforters were not very comforting. 1-2 GNT I have heard words like that before; the comfort you give is only torment. 3 Are you going to keep on talking forever? Do you always have to have the last word? And he said, 6 But nothing I say helps, and being silent does not calm my pain. And 9 In anger God tears me limb from limb; he glares at me with hate. This last statement shows how easy it is for us humans to misunderstand God’s will or intentions concerning us. God did not hate Job! MARK 10b: Yesterday in the first half of chapter 10, Jesus gave God's true perspective on divorce, blessed some children, and said that is impossible for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God (in their own strength). By the way, there is a wrong teaching that is still often heard. People have heard that the ‘eye of the needle’ was a little door next to the big gate in Jerusalem, and that a camel could get through this gate but all the burden would have to be taken off. This is wrong. No such gate was made in New Testament days in Jerusalem. Such gates were made in castles in Europe in the middle ages. No, the meaning of the saying is just what he said: It is just as impossible for the rich to enter heaven as it is for a camel to go through the eye of a real sewing needle. The next statement of Jesus however shows the way the rich may enter heaven. Jesus gave a wonderful promise for missionaries at the end of the chapter. I bear witness to every part of that. 2,000 Orya people call me ‘Aya Bak’— which means ‘older brother’. The Lord has blessed me way more than 100 times. GNT Translation note: 45 For even [I, as] the Son of Man did not come to be served; [I//he] came to serve and to give [my//his] life to redeem many people.” 52 “[You may go.//Go,]” Jesus told him, “[You have been made well because you believed fully in me.//your faith has made you well.]” At once he was able to see and followed Jesus on the road. Constable’s notes for v.49: The two descriptions of Jesus in these verses reveal the faith of Bartimaeus. The crowds simply described Jesus as “the Nazarene.” Bartimaeus had obviously heard about Jesus and had concluded that He was the Messiah. “Son of David” is a messianic title (cf. 11:9-10; 12:35-37; 2 Sam. 7:8-16; Isa. 11:1, 10; Jer. 23:5-6; Ezek. 34:23-24). Even though Bartimaeus lacked physical sight he saw more clearly who Jesus was then the multitudes who could see. His cry for mercy from Jesus expressed the attitude of trust, humility, and dependence that Jesus had been teaching His disciples to maintain.  NLT Translation notes: 33 “Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where [I,/0] the Son of Manh will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence [me/him] to die and hand [me/him] over to the Romans.i 34 They will mock [me], spit on [me], flog [me] with a whip, and kill [me], but after three days [I/he] will rise again.” [One very seldom talks of oneself using a third person pronoun in most of the world's languages.] 45 For even [I, as/0] the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give [my/his] life as a ransom for many.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, [you are healed now because you fully believed in me//for your faith has healed you].” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1609. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 28-29: After what Jacob did to Esau, with Esau holding a big grudge, it is time for Jacob to get out of town. JOB 16: Eliphaz said that Job was showing no reverence for God, that his own words condemned him. His rhetorical questions all imply that Job is being proud and guilty of sin. Eliphaz maintained that no mortal can be pure. MARK 10a: In yesterday's reading Jesus predicted his death, spoke about who is greatest in God's kingdom, and talked about the seriousness of sin. GNT Translation note: Gen. 29:8 They answered, “We can't do that until all the flocks are here and the stone has been rolled back; then we [water all//will water] the flocks.” NLT Translation notes: Gen 29:8 “We can’t water the animals until all the flocks have arrived,” they replied. “Then [we/the] shepherds move the stone from the mouth of the well, and we water all the sheep and goats.” 9 Jacob was still talking with them when Rachel arrived with her father’s flock, for she was a shepherd[ess].  dailybiblereading.info]]></description>
  1610. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 28-29: After what Jacob did to Esau, with Esau holding a big grudge, it is time for Jacob to get out of town. JOB 16: Eliphaz said that Job was showing no reverence for God, that his own words condemned him. His rhetorical questions all imply that Job is being proud and guilty of sin. Eliphaz maintained that no mortal can be pure. MARK 10a: In yesterday's reading Jesus predicted his death, spoke about who is greatest in God's kingdom, and talked about the seriousness of sin. GNT Translation note: Gen. 29:8 They answered, “We can't do that until all the flocks are here and the stone has been rolled back; then we [water all//will water] the flocks.” NLT Translation notes: Gen 29:8 “We can’t water the animals until all the flocks have arrived,” they replied. “Then [we/the] shepherds move the stone from the mouth of the well, and we water all the sheep and goats.” 9 Jacob was still talking with them when Rachel arrived with her father’s flock, for she was a shepherd[ess].  dailybiblereading.info]]></content:encoded>
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  1647. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 27: In yesterday's reading we read the history of Isaac and Rebecca's family before the narrative focuses on their dissimilar twin sons— and especially Jacob. JOB 15: We know a lot more than Job did. One thing was shown yesterday. Job asked, 14 If a man dies, can he come back to life? … MARK 9b: After coming down the mountain with three of his disciples, Jesus met his other disciples who were having two difficulties simultaneously with people arguing with them and with failing to heal a man’s son— who was possessed by an evil spirit or a demon. Repeating a little of what I said in an earlier podcast: In Greek, ‘demon’ is daimonia, and the other term, ‘evil spirit’, is more literally ‘unclean spirit’. As someone who has worked in another culture and seen what has happened over my lifetime in the USA, I hope it will be helpful to some readers if I share about this topic. Some of you— particularly those of the older generation in the USA, will say, “What people called demons in Jesus’ day were just what we call mental illness.” While, paradoxically, it is the younger generation in the USA who more readily believe that demons actually exist. I think the younger generation have it right this time. Demons do exist. Here’s what I have observed: Where demons are not believed in, they are happy to stay in the background— where they are very adept at promoting falsehood and sin. Where demons are feared, worshipped, where people listen to satanic music and take part in occult rituals, demons come out more openly— to increase people’s fear of them and to manipulate people. As believers in Jesus, remember that Jesus has complete power over Satan and all demons. We who belong to Jesus should not fear them. Nor should we seek communication with such beings. Remember two things from yesterday’s story: The father wisely cried out, “Help my unbelief!” So the first thing to remember is to fully believe in Christ Jesus. The second is the answer Jesus gave to the disciples question: Prayer is of vital importance in this area of spiritual warfare. GNT Translation notes: Job 15:25 That is the fate of those who shake their fists at God and defy the Almighty [— like you]. ==== Mrk. 9:42“If anyone should cause one of these little ones [who believe in me to fall away//to lose faith in me], it would be better for that person to have a large millstone tied around the neck and be thrown into the sea.43 So if your hand makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a hand than to keep both hands and go off to hell, to the fire that never goes out.45 And if your foot makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a foot than to keep both feet and be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], take it out! It is better for you to enter the Kingdom of God with only one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into hell. 48 There ‘the worms that eat them never die, and the fire that burns them is never put out.’ [Jesus also taught using these sayings:] 49“Everyone will be purified by fire as a sacrifice is purified by salt. NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 9:22 The [demon/spirit] often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” 25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil f spirit. “Listen, you [demon/spirit] [who/that] makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” 26 Then the [evil/0] spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” 29 Jesus replied, “[That/This] kind can be cast out only by prayer. ” heading at 38: [Doing thing for Jesus' cause//Using the Name of Jesus]38 John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he wasn’t in our group.” 31 for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them. He said to them, “[I, the//The] Son of Man, [am/is] going to be betrayed into the hands of [my/his] enemies. [I/He] will be killed, but three days later [I/he] will rise from the dead.” 32 [However/0] they didn’t understand what he was saying, however, and they were afraid to ask him what he meant. 39 “Don’t stop  him!” Jesus said. “No one who performs a miracle [on my behalf/in my name/using my name] will soon be able to speak evil of me. [One thing I do not like about the NLT is the translation of 'in my name' as 'using my name' in places having to do with prayer like John 16. In v38 here, it works well. For believers in this age, when we pray 'in Jesus' name', the meaning is not simply that we end our prayers with an automatic 'in Jesus name'. The meaning of praying in Jesus' name is that we pray things for the cause of Jesus, on behalf of Jesus, or for Jesus' glory. This is why I end so many prayers on these podcasts with the idea of Jesus’ glory!]]]></description>
  1648. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 27: In yesterday's reading we read the history of Isaac and Rebecca's family before the narrative focuses on their dissimilar twin sons— and especially Jacob. JOB 15: We know a lot more than Job did. One thing was shown yesterday. Job asked, 14 If a man dies, can he come back to life? … MARK 9b: After coming down the mountain with three of his disciples, Jesus met his other disciples who were having two difficulties simultaneously with people arguing with them and with failing to heal a man’s son— who was possessed by an evil spirit or a demon. Repeating a little of what I said in an earlier podcast: In Greek, ‘demon’ is daimonia, and the other term, ‘evil spirit’, is more literally ‘unclean spirit’. As someone who has worked in another culture and seen what has happened over my lifetime in the USA, I hope it will be helpful to some readers if I share about this topic. Some of you— particularly those of the older generation in the USA, will say, “What people called demons in Jesus’ day were just what we call mental illness.” While, paradoxically, it is the younger generation in the USA who more readily believe that demons actually exist. I think the younger generation have it right this time. Demons do exist. Here’s what I have observed: Where demons are not believed in, they are happy to stay in the background— where they are very adept at promoting falsehood and sin. Where demons are feared, worshipped, where people listen to satanic music and take part in occult rituals, demons come out more openly— to increase people’s fear of them and to manipulate people. As believers in Jesus, remember that Jesus has complete power over Satan and all demons. We who belong to Jesus should not fear them. Nor should we seek communication with such beings. Remember two things from yesterday’s story: The father wisely cried out, “Help my unbelief!” So the first thing to remember is to fully believe in Christ Jesus. The second is the answer Jesus gave to the disciples question: Prayer is of vital importance in this area of spiritual warfare. GNT Translation notes: Job 15:25 That is the fate of those who shake their fists at God and defy the Almighty [— like you]. ==== Mrk. 9:42“If anyone should cause one of these little ones [who believe in me to fall away//to lose faith in me], it would be better for that person to have a large millstone tied around the neck and be thrown into the sea.43 So if your hand makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a hand than to keep both hands and go off to hell, to the fire that never goes out.45 And if your foot makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a foot than to keep both feet and be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], take it out! It is better for you to enter the Kingdom of God with only one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into hell. 48 There ‘the worms that eat them never die, and the fire that burns them is never put out.’ [Jesus also taught using these sayings:] 49“Everyone will be purified by fire as a sacrifice is purified by salt. NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 9:22 The [demon/spirit] often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” 25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil f spirit. “Listen, you [demon/spirit] [who/that] makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” 26 Then the [evil/0] spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” 29 Jesus replied, “[That/This] kind can be cast out only by prayer. ” heading at 38: [Doing thing for Jesus' cause//Using the Name of Jesus]38 John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he wasn’t in our group.” 31 for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them. He said to them, “[I, the//The] Son of Man, [am/is] going to be betrayed into the hands of [my/his] enemies. [I/He] will be killed, but three days later [I/he] will rise from the dead.” 32 [However/0] they didn’t understand what he was saying, however, and they were afraid to ask him what he meant. 39 “Don’t stop  him!” Jesus said. “No one who performs a miracle [on my behalf/in my name/using my name] will soon be able to speak evil of me. [One thing I do not like about the NLT is the translation of 'in my name' as 'using my name' in places having to do with prayer like John 16. In v38 here, it works well. For believers in this age, when we pray 'in Jesus' name', the meaning is not simply that we end our prayers with an automatic 'in Jesus name'. The meaning of praying in Jesus' name is that we pray things for the cause of Jesus, on behalf of Jesus, or for Jesus' glory. This is why I end so many prayers on these podcasts with the idea of Jesus’ glory!]]]></content:encoded>
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  1661. <title>NL-Day_015</title>
  1662. <pubDate>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1666. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 27: In yesterday's reading we read the history of Isaac and Rebecca's family before the narrative focuses on their dissimilar twin sons— and especially Jacob. JOB 15: We know a lot more than Job did. One thing was shown yesterday. Job asked, 14 If a man dies, can he come back to life? … MARK 9b: After coming down the mountain with three of his disciples, Jesus met his other disciples who were having two difficulties simultaneously with people arguing with them and with failing to heal a man’s son— who was possessed by an evil spirit or a demon. Repeating a little of what I said in an earlier podcast: In Greek, ‘demon’ is daimonia, and the other term, ‘evil spirit’, is more literally ‘unclean spirit’. As someone who has worked in another culture and seen what has happened over my lifetime in the USA, I hope it will be helpful to some readers if I share about this topic. Some of you— particularly those of the older generation in the USA, will say, “What people called demons in Jesus’ day were just what we call mental illness.” While, paradoxically, it is the younger generation in the USA who more readily believe that demons actually exist. I think the younger generation have it right this time. Demons do exist. Here’s what I have observed: Where demons are not believed in, they are happy to stay in the background— where they are very adept at promoting falsehood and sin. Where demons are feared, worshipped, where people listen to satanic music and take part in occult rituals, demons come out more openly— to increase people’s fear of them and to manipulate people. As believers in Jesus, remember that Jesus has complete power over Satan and all demons. We who belong to Jesus should not fear them. Nor should we seek communication with such beings. Remember two things from yesterday’s story: The father wisely cried out, “Help my unbelief!” So the first thing to remember is to fully believe in Christ Jesus. The second is the answer Jesus gave to the disciples question: Prayer is of vital importance in this area of spiritual warfare. Share your questions and comments at the Digging Deeper Facebook page. GNT Translation notes: Job 15:25 That is the fate of those who shake their fists at God and defy the Almighty [— like you]. ==== Mrk. 9:42“If anyone should cause one of these little ones [who believe in me to fall away//to lose faith in me], it would be better for that person to have a large millstone tied around the neck and be thrown into the sea.43 So if your hand makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a hand than to keep both hands and go off to hell, to the fire that never goes out.45 And if your foot makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a foot than to keep both feet and be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], take it out! It is better for you to enter the Kingdom of God with only one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into hell. 48 There ‘the worms that eat them never die, and the fire that burns them is never put out.’ [Jesus also taught using these sayings:] 49“Everyone will be purified by fire as a sacrifice is purified by salt. NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 9:22 The [demon/spirit] often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” 25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil f spirit. “Listen, you [demon/spirit] [who/that] makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” 26 Then the [evil/0] spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” 29 Jesus replied, “[That/This] kind can be cast out only by prayer. ” heading at 38: [Doing thing for Jesus' cause//Using the Name of Jesus]38 John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he wasn’t in our group.” 31 for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them. He said to them, “[I, the//The] Son of Man, [am/is] going to be betrayed into the hands of [my/his] enemies. [I/He] will be killed, but three days later [I/he] will rise from the dead.” 32 [However/0] they didn’t understand what he was saying, however, and they were afraid to ask him what he meant. 39 “Don’t stop  him!” Jesus said. “No one who performs a miracle [on my behalf/in my name/using my name] will soon be able to speak evil of me. [One thing I do not like about the NLT is the translation of 'in my name' as 'using my name' in places having to do with prayer like John 16. In v38 here, it works well. For believers in this age, when we pray 'in Jesus' name', the meaning is not simply that we end our prayers with an automatic 'in Jesus name'. The meaning of praying in Jesus' name is that we pray things for the cause of Jesus, on behalf of Jesus, or for Jesus' glory. This is why I end so many prayers on these podcasts with the idea of Jesus’ glory!]]]></description>
  1667. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 27: In yesterday's reading we read the history of Isaac and Rebecca's family before the narrative focuses on their dissimilar twin sons— and especially Jacob. JOB 15: We know a lot more than Job did. One thing was shown yesterday. Job asked, 14 If a man dies, can he come back to life? … MARK 9b: After coming down the mountain with three of his disciples, Jesus met his other disciples who were having two difficulties simultaneously with people arguing with them and with failing to heal a man’s son— who was possessed by an evil spirit or a demon. Repeating a little of what I said in an earlier podcast: In Greek, ‘demon’ is daimonia, and the other term, ‘evil spirit’, is more literally ‘unclean spirit’. As someone who has worked in another culture and seen what has happened over my lifetime in the USA, I hope it will be helpful to some readers if I share about this topic. Some of you— particularly those of the older generation in the USA, will say, “What people called demons in Jesus’ day were just what we call mental illness.” While, paradoxically, it is the younger generation in the USA who more readily believe that demons actually exist. I think the younger generation have it right this time. Demons do exist. Here’s what I have observed: Where demons are not believed in, they are happy to stay in the background— where they are very adept at promoting falsehood and sin. Where demons are feared, worshipped, where people listen to satanic music and take part in occult rituals, demons come out more openly— to increase people’s fear of them and to manipulate people. As believers in Jesus, remember that Jesus has complete power over Satan and all demons. We who belong to Jesus should not fear them. Nor should we seek communication with such beings. Remember two things from yesterday’s story: The father wisely cried out, “Help my unbelief!” So the first thing to remember is to fully believe in Christ Jesus. The second is the answer Jesus gave to the disciples question: Prayer is of vital importance in this area of spiritual warfare. Share your questions and comments at the Digging Deeper Facebook page. GNT Translation notes: Job 15:25 That is the fate of those who shake their fists at God and defy the Almighty [— like you]. ==== Mrk. 9:42“If anyone should cause one of these little ones [who believe in me to fall away//to lose faith in me], it would be better for that person to have a large millstone tied around the neck and be thrown into the sea.43 So if your hand makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a hand than to keep both hands and go off to hell, to the fire that never goes out.45 And if your foot makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a foot than to keep both feet and be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye makes you [fall away from me//lose your faith], take it out! It is better for you to enter the Kingdom of God with only one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into hell. 48 There ‘the worms that eat them never die, and the fire that burns them is never put out.’ [Jesus also taught using these sayings:] 49“Everyone will be purified by fire as a sacrifice is purified by salt. NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 9:22 The [demon/spirit] often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” 25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil f spirit. “Listen, you [demon/spirit] [who/that] makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” 26 Then the [evil/0] spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” 29 Jesus replied, “[That/This] kind can be cast out only by prayer. ” heading at 38: [Doing thing for Jesus' cause//Using the Name of Jesus]38 John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he wasn’t in our group.” 31 for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them. He said to them, “[I, the//The] Son of Man, [am/is] going to be betrayed into the hands of [my/his] enemies. [I/He] will be killed, but three days later [I/he] will rise from the dead.” 32 [However/0] they didn’t understand what he was saying, however, and they were afraid to ask him what he meant. 39 “Don’t stop  him!” Jesus said. “No one who performs a miracle [on my behalf/in my name/using my name] will soon be able to speak evil of me. [One thing I do not like about the NLT is the translation of 'in my name' as 'using my name' in places having to do with prayer like John 16. In v38 here, it works well. For believers in this age, when we pray 'in Jesus' name', the meaning is not simply that we end our prayers with an automatic 'in Jesus name'. The meaning of praying in Jesus' name is that we pray things for the cause of Jesus, on behalf of Jesus, or for Jesus' glory. This is why I end so many prayers on these podcasts with the idea of Jesus’ glory!]]]></content:encoded>
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  1680. <title>NE-DBRP_010  GEN.19 JOB.10 MRK.6.30-56</title>
  1681. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:29:21 +0000</pubDate>
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  1685. <description><![CDATA[Hi! This is NE series number 010. If you’re not driving or doing something else with your eyes, I suggest opening the PDF file attached to this podcast. It would be helpful also to have the NET Bible open so you can check out the footnotes I mention. One good place to open the NET Bible is at lumina.bible.org. Sorry for many of you who started listening to the NE series and then found that your episodes ran out after day 9! I try to put out complete information, but people find and start listening to these podcasts through various sites, platforms and apps, and so if you are one of those surprised by the episodes running out, sorry! The NE series is my current project and episodes will come out (when I am in the USA) about once per week. Here are three ways to be in the loop about what is happening with this series and others of my podcasts:  Visit dailybiblereading.info, the DBRP website. Download the DBRP app for your Apple or Android device. (See information at our site.) Join the Digging Deeper Facebook group.  Previously I released the first 9 episodes in the NE series in two parts, with the second part having a C at the end of the name. In this and the following NE podcasts, both parts will be rolled into one, but the format will be the same. After I finish reading the three Bible portions, I will invite you to pray with me. For those of you who only have time for the normal 24 minute episode length as in the GN or NL series, just stop listening after that prayer. For those who want to listen to the comments, just endure ten seconds of silence, and I will be back with the comments. The PDF file attached to this podcast will include both the Bible text that I read, plus my comments. The episode notes will just give brief introductory information like what I am reading now. If your podcast player does not allow you to see or download the PDF files mentioned, you can get them at dailybiblereading.info, or you can get everything if you download our Android or Apple DBRP listening app. For information about how to read the 3D plan, or to listen to more podcasts like this one, please see  dailybiblereading.info. If you have any questions at all relating to these podcasts or our Digging Deeper Daily reading plan, please see the ReadMe First PDF file that is linked in the site header of dailybiblereading.info. Open the PDF file that gives the complete episode notes when viewing this episode at our website, or using the wrapped package icon in our podcast app.]]></description>
  1686. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hi! This is NE series number 010. If you’re not driving or doing something else with your eyes, I suggest opening the PDF file attached to this podcast. It would be helpful also to have the NET Bible open so you can check out the footnotes I mention. One good place to open the NET Bible is at lumina.bible.org. Sorry for many of you who started listening to the NE series and then found that your episodes ran out after day 9! I try to put out complete information, but people find and start listening to these podcasts through various sites, platforms and apps, and so if you are one of those surprised by the episodes running out, sorry! The NE series is my current project and episodes will come out (when I am in the USA) about once per week. Here are three ways to be in the loop about what is happening with this series and others of my podcasts:  Visit dailybiblereading.info, the DBRP website. Download the DBRP app for your Apple or Android device. (See information at our site.) Join the Digging Deeper Facebook group.  Previously I released the first 9 episodes in the NE series in two parts, with the second part having a C at the end of the name. In this and the following NE podcasts, both parts will be rolled into one, but the format will be the same. After I finish reading the three Bible portions, I will invite you to pray with me. For those of you who only have time for the normal 24 minute episode length as in the GN or NL series, just stop listening after that prayer. For those who want to listen to the comments, just endure ten seconds of silence, and I will be back with the comments. The PDF file attached to this podcast will include both the Bible text that I read, plus my comments. The episode notes will just give brief introductory information like what I am reading now. If your podcast player does not allow you to see or download the PDF files mentioned, you can get them at dailybiblereading.info, or you can get everything if you download our Android or Apple DBRP listening app. For information about how to read the 3D plan, or to listen to more podcasts like this one, please see  dailybiblereading.info. If you have any questions at all relating to these podcasts or our Digging Deeper Daily reading plan, please see the ReadMe First PDF file that is linked in the site header of dailybiblereading.info. Open the PDF file that gives the complete episode notes when viewing this episode at our website, or using the wrapped package icon in our podcast app.]]></content:encoded>
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  1692. <itunes:summary>Today in the NET we read these passages: GEN.19 JOB.10 MRK.6.30-56. And this issue includes the Comments.</itunes:summary>
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  1699. <title>GN-Day_014</title>
  1700. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1704. <description><![CDATA[I encourage you to Dig Deeper in your Bible study this year. I have linked several powerful on-line Bible study tools on the Shovels page of the http://dailybiblereading.info. And when you find an especially precious insight or a question, please share it with us via our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBRPdiggingdeeper GENESIS 25-26: Yesterday in Genesis 24 we read the charming story of how Rebecca became Isaac's wife. JOB 14: In chapter 13, Job challenged Zophar and his other two friends with these words, 6 Listen while I state my case. 7 Why are you lying? Do you think your lies will benefit God? 8 Are you trying to defend him? Are you going to argue his case in court? 9 If God looks at you closely, will he find anything good? Do you think you can fool God the way you fool others? … 14 I am ready to risk my life. 15 I've lost all hope, so what if God kills me? I am going to state my case to him. 16 It may even be that my boldness will save me, since no wicked person would dare to face God. Job said in 13:15 that he would present his case to God, and that is exactly what he does, starting in verse 19 (in the GNT) or 20 (in the NLT). And Job continues to speak to God through all of chapter 14. MARK 9: Yesterday at the end of Mark 8, Jesus gave this requirement for all his followers: “Everyone who wants to follow Me must leave his own self interests, and follow Me continually with this resolve, ‘No matter if I die— even if that be by crucifixion, I will keep following the Lord!’” (PET) (The PET stands for the Plain English Translation. That is an English translation of our Plain Indonesian Translation (TSI).) The rest of the chapter has other important verses including this one: If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. GNT Translation note: Job 14:18 [A time comes//There comes a time] when mountains fall and solid cliffs are moved away. 19 Water will wear down rocks, and heavy rain will wash away the soil; [even] so you destroy our hope for life. ==== Mrk. 9:1 And he went on to say, “I tell you, there are some here who will not die until they [have seen God coming and setting up his Kingdom to reign on earth in great power!//have seen the Kingdom of God come with power.”] [In most languages (and I really think we need to include English) kingdoms don't ‘come’ or ‘arrive’. Similarly, cabbages don't read books. Such things are collocational clashes. The kingdom of North America doesn't move to South America. The Lord's prayer is a famous example. Instead of ‘May your kingdom come’ it is better in most of the world's languages to say, “May You come and reign here as our king.”] 23 [Jesus said, “Ha! ‘…if you can’!//“Yes,” said Jesus, “if you yourself can!] Everything is possible for the person who [believes//has faith].” [There are two different interpretations of Jesus’ exclamation in 23a.] 24 The father at once cried out, “I do [believe in you//have faith], but not enough. Help me [believe more fully//have more]!” (Literally, “help my unbelief.”) [Note that it is helpful for seeing the cohesion that is found in the Greek if we use the same word— ‘believe’ to translate the four different forms of ‘pistew’ found in this passage. Both Jesus (v19) and the father use the word ‘unbelief’. Translating ‘faith’ in some places and believe in others makes it appear that the two mean different things. In the Bible, ‘faith’ is simply the noun form of ‘believe’.] NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 9:1 Jesus went on to  say, “I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see [God coming and setting up his Kingdom on earth to reign in great power!//the Kingdom of God arrive in great power!]” [In most languages (and I really think we need to include English) kingdoms don't 'come' or 'arrive'. Similarly, cabbages don't read books. Such things are collocational clashes. The kingdom of North America doesn't move to South America! The Lord's prayer is a famous example. Instead of 'May your kingdom come' it is better in most of the world's languages to say, “May You come and reign here as king.”] 9 As they went back down the mountain, he told them not to tell anyone what they had seen until [He,/0] the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 12 Jesus responded, “[That's right.//0] Elijah is [0/indeed] coming to come first to get everything ready. Yet why do the Scriptures say that [I,/0] the Son of Man, must suffer greatly and be treated with utter contempt? 25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil f spirit. “Listen, you [demon/spirit] [who/that] makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” 26 Then the [evil/0] spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” 29 Jesus replied, “[That/This] kind can be cast out only by prayer. ”]]></description>
  1705. <content:encoded><![CDATA[I encourage you to Dig Deeper in your Bible study this year. I have linked several powerful on-line Bible study tools on the Shovels page of the http://dailybiblereading.info. And when you find an especially precious insight or a question, please share it with us via our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBRPdiggingdeeper GENESIS 25-26: Yesterday in Genesis 24 we read the charming story of how Rebecca became Isaac's wife. JOB 14: In chapter 13, Job challenged Zophar and his other two friends with these words, 6 Listen while I state my case. 7 Why are you lying? Do you think your lies will benefit God? 8 Are you trying to defend him? Are you going to argue his case in court? 9 If God looks at you closely, will he find anything good? Do you think you can fool God the way you fool others? … 14 I am ready to risk my life. 15 I've lost all hope, so what if God kills me? I am going to state my case to him. 16 It may even be that my boldness will save me, since no wicked person would dare to face God. Job said in 13:15 that he would present his case to God, and that is exactly what he does, starting in verse 19 (in the GNT) or 20 (in the NLT). And Job continues to speak to God through all of chapter 14. MARK 9: Yesterday at the end of Mark 8, Jesus gave this requirement for all his followers: “Everyone who wants to follow Me must leave his own self interests, and follow Me continually with this resolve, ‘No matter if I die— even if that be by crucifixion, I will keep following the Lord!’” (PET) (The PET stands for the Plain English Translation. That is an English translation of our Plain Indonesian Translation (TSI).) The rest of the chapter has other important verses including this one: If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. GNT Translation note: Job 14:18 [A time comes//There comes a time] when mountains fall and solid cliffs are moved away. 19 Water will wear down rocks, and heavy rain will wash away the soil; [even] so you destroy our hope for life. ==== Mrk. 9:1 And he went on to say, “I tell you, there are some here who will not die until they [have seen God coming and setting up his Kingdom to reign on earth in great power!//have seen the Kingdom of God come with power.”] [In most languages (and I really think we need to include English) kingdoms don't ‘come’ or ‘arrive’. Similarly, cabbages don't read books. Such things are collocational clashes. The kingdom of North America doesn't move to South America. The Lord's prayer is a famous example. Instead of ‘May your kingdom come’ it is better in most of the world's languages to say, “May You come and reign here as our king.”] 23 [Jesus said, “Ha! ‘…if you can’!//“Yes,” said Jesus, “if you yourself can!] Everything is possible for the person who [believes//has faith].” [There are two different interpretations of Jesus’ exclamation in 23a.] 24 The father at once cried out, “I do [believe in you//have faith], but not enough. Help me [believe more fully//have more]!” (Literally, “help my unbelief.”) [Note that it is helpful for seeing the cohesion that is found in the Greek if we use the same word— ‘believe’ to translate the four different forms of ‘pistew’ found in this passage. Both Jesus (v19) and the father use the word ‘unbelief’. Translating ‘faith’ in some places and believe in others makes it appear that the two mean different things. In the Bible, ‘faith’ is simply the noun form of ‘believe’.] NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 9:1 Jesus went on to  say, “I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see [God coming and setting up his Kingdom on earth to reign in great power!//the Kingdom of God arrive in great power!]” [In most languages (and I really think we need to include English) kingdoms don't 'come' or 'arrive'. Similarly, cabbages don't read books. Such things are collocational clashes. The kingdom of North America doesn't move to South America! The Lord's prayer is a famous example. Instead of 'May your kingdom come' it is better in most of the world's languages to say, “May You come and reign here as king.”] 9 As they went back down the mountain, he told them not to tell anyone what they had seen until [He,/0] the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 12 Jesus responded, “[That's right.//0] Elijah is [0/indeed] coming to come first to get everything ready. Yet why do the Scriptures say that [I,/0] the Son of Man, must suffer greatly and be treated with utter contempt? 25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil f spirit. “Listen, you [demon/spirit] [who/that] makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” 26 Then the [evil/0] spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” 29 Jesus replied, “[That/This] kind can be cast out only by prayer. ”]]></content:encoded>
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  1723. <description><![CDATA[I encourage you to Dig Deeper in your Bible study this year. I have linked several powerful on-line Bible study tools on the Shovels page of the http://dailybiblereading.info. And when you find an especially precious insight or a question, please share it with us via our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBRPdiggingdeeper GENESIS 25-26: Yesterday in Genesis 24 we read the charming story of how Rebecca became Isaac's wife. JOB 14: In chapter 13, Job challenged Zophar and his other two friends with these words, 6 Listen while I state my case. 7 Why are you lying? Do you think your lies will benefit God? 8 Are you trying to defend him? Are you going to argue his case in court? 9 If God looks at you closely, will he find anything good? Do you think you can fool God the way you fool others? … 14 I am ready to risk my life. 15 I've lost all hope, so what if God kills me? I am going to state my case to him. 16 It may even be that my boldness will save me, since no wicked person would dare to face God. Job said in 13:15 that he would present his case to God, and that is exactly what he does, starting in verse 19 (in the GNT) or 20 (in the NLT). And Job continues to speak to God through all of chapter 14. MARK 9: Yesterday at the end of Mark 8, Jesus gave this requirement for all his followers: “Everyone who wants to follow Me must leave his own self interests, and follow Me continually with this resolve, ‘No matter if I die— even if that be by crucifixion, I will keep following the Lord!’” (PET) (The PET stands for the Plain English Translation. That is an English translation of our Plain Indonesian Translation (TSI).) The rest of the chapter has other important verses including this one: If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. GNT Translation note: Job 14:18 [A time comes//There comes a time] when mountains fall and solid cliffs are moved away. 19 Water will wear down rocks, and heavy rain will wash away the soil; [even] so you destroy our hope for life. ==== Mrk. 9:1 And he went on to say, “I tell you, there are some here who will not die until they [have seen God coming and setting up his Kingdom to reign on earth in great power!//have seen the Kingdom of God come with power.”] [In most languages (and I really think we need to include English) kingdoms don't ‘come’ or ‘arrive’. Similarly, cabbages don't read books. Such things are collocational clashes. The kingdom of North America doesn't move to South America. The Lord's prayer is a famous example. Instead of ‘May your kingdom come’ it is better in most of the world's languages to say, “May You come and reign here as our king.”] 23 [Jesus said, “Ha! ‘…if you can’!//“Yes,” said Jesus, “if you yourself can!] Everything is possible for the person who [believes//has faith].” [There are two different interpretations of Jesus’ exclamation in 23a.] 24 The father at once cried out, “I do [believe in you//have faith], but not enough. Help me [believe more fully//have more]!” (Literally, “help my unbelief.”) [Note that it is helpful for seeing the cohesion that is found in the Greek if we use the same word— ‘believe’ to translate the four different forms of ‘pistew’ found in this passage. Both Jesus (v19) and the father use the word ‘unbelief’. Translating ‘faith’ in some places and believe in others makes it appear that the two mean different things. In the Bible, ‘faith’ is simply the noun form of ‘believe’.] NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 9:1 Jesus went on to  say, “I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see [God coming and setting up his Kingdom on earth to reign in great power!//the Kingdom of God arrive in great power!]” [In most languages (and I really think we need to include English) kingdoms don't 'come' or 'arrive'. Similarly, cabbages don't read books. Such things are collocational clashes. The kingdom of North America doesn't move to South America! The Lord's prayer is a famous example. Instead of 'May your kingdom come' it is better in most of the world's languages to say, “May You come and reign here as king.”] 9 As they went back down the mountain, he told them not to tell anyone what they had seen until [He,/0] the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 12 Jesus responded, “[That's right.//0] Elijah is [0/indeed] coming to come first to get everything ready. Yet why do the Scriptures say that [I,/0] the Son of Man, must suffer greatly and be treated with utter contempt? 25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil f spirit. “Listen, you [demon/spirit] [who/that] makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” 26 Then the [evil/0] spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” 29 Jesus replied, “[That/This] kind can be cast out only by prayer. ”]]></description>
  1724. <content:encoded><![CDATA[I encourage you to Dig Deeper in your Bible study this year. I have linked several powerful on-line Bible study tools on the Shovels page of the http://dailybiblereading.info. And when you find an especially precious insight or a question, please share it with us via our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBRPdiggingdeeper GENESIS 25-26: Yesterday in Genesis 24 we read the charming story of how Rebecca became Isaac's wife. JOB 14: In chapter 13, Job challenged Zophar and his other two friends with these words, 6 Listen while I state my case. 7 Why are you lying? Do you think your lies will benefit God? 8 Are you trying to defend him? Are you going to argue his case in court? 9 If God looks at you closely, will he find anything good? Do you think you can fool God the way you fool others? … 14 I am ready to risk my life. 15 I've lost all hope, so what if God kills me? I am going to state my case to him. 16 It may even be that my boldness will save me, since no wicked person would dare to face God. Job said in 13:15 that he would present his case to God, and that is exactly what he does, starting in verse 19 (in the GNT) or 20 (in the NLT). And Job continues to speak to God through all of chapter 14. MARK 9: Yesterday at the end of Mark 8, Jesus gave this requirement for all his followers: “Everyone who wants to follow Me must leave his own self interests, and follow Me continually with this resolve, ‘No matter if I die— even if that be by crucifixion, I will keep following the Lord!’” (PET) (The PET stands for the Plain English Translation. That is an English translation of our Plain Indonesian Translation (TSI).) The rest of the chapter has other important verses including this one: If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. GNT Translation note: Job 14:18 [A time comes//There comes a time] when mountains fall and solid cliffs are moved away. 19 Water will wear down rocks, and heavy rain will wash away the soil; [even] so you destroy our hope for life. ==== Mrk. 9:1 And he went on to say, “I tell you, there are some here who will not die until they [have seen God coming and setting up his Kingdom to reign on earth in great power!//have seen the Kingdom of God come with power.”] [In most languages (and I really think we need to include English) kingdoms don't ‘come’ or ‘arrive’. Similarly, cabbages don't read books. Such things are collocational clashes. The kingdom of North America doesn't move to South America. The Lord's prayer is a famous example. Instead of ‘May your kingdom come’ it is better in most of the world's languages to say, “May You come and reign here as our king.”] 23 [Jesus said, “Ha! ‘…if you can’!//“Yes,” said Jesus, “if you yourself can!] Everything is possible for the person who [believes//has faith].” [There are two different interpretations of Jesus’ exclamation in 23a.] 24 The father at once cried out, “I do [believe in you//have faith], but not enough. Help me [believe more fully//have more]!” (Literally, “help my unbelief.”) [Note that it is helpful for seeing the cohesion that is found in the Greek if we use the same word— ‘believe’ to translate the four different forms of ‘pistew’ found in this passage. Both Jesus (v19) and the father use the word ‘unbelief’. Translating ‘faith’ in some places and believe in others makes it appear that the two mean different things. In the Bible, ‘faith’ is simply the noun form of ‘believe’.] NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 9:1 Jesus went on to  say, “I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see [God coming and setting up his Kingdom on earth to reign in great power!//the Kingdom of God arrive in great power!]” [In most languages (and I really think we need to include English) kingdoms don't 'come' or 'arrive'. Similarly, cabbages don't read books. Such things are collocational clashes. The kingdom of North America doesn't move to South America! The Lord's prayer is a famous example. Instead of 'May your kingdom come' it is better in most of the world's languages to say, “May You come and reign here as king.”] 9 As they went back down the mountain, he told them not to tell anyone what they had seen until [He,/0] the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 12 Jesus responded, “[That's right.//0] Elijah is [0/indeed] coming to come first to get everything ready. Yet why do the Scriptures say that [I,/0] the Son of Man, must suffer greatly and be treated with utter contempt? 25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil f spirit. “Listen, you [demon/spirit] [who/that] makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” 26 Then the [evil/0] spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” 29 Jesus replied, “[That/This] kind can be cast out only by prayer. ”]]></content:encoded>
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  1730. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: GEN.25 GEN.26 JOB.14 MRK.9.1-29</itunes:summary>
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  1737. <title>GN-Day_013</title>
  1738. <pubDate>Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1742. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 24: In Genesis 22, Isaac asked, “I see that you have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide one.” It is amazing to me that Moses adds the proverb, “even today people say, “On the Lord's mountain he provides.” In our time, we easily see how this points to the provision of the Lamb of God on the mountain called Calvary. JOB 13: As we saw in chapter 12, Job by now is pretty ticked off, starting off with, “Yes, you are the voice of the people. When you die, wisdom will die with you. Note the irony Job points out: 4 Even my friends laugh at me now; they laugh, although I am righteous and blameless; but there was a time when God answered my prayers. 5 You have no troubles, and yet you make fun of me; you hit someone who is about to fall. 6 But thieves and godless people live in peace, though their only god is their own strength. MARK 8b: In yesterday's reading, Jesus fed the 4,000, and then the Pharisees demand a miraculous sign ‘showing God’s approval’— literally a sign ‘from heaven’. The reading yesterday ended with the disciples not understanding what Jesus meant by 15 “Take care,” Jesus warned them, “and be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.” GNT Translation notes: [When you see [brackets] in my transdation notes, the first words inside the brackets are my translation suggestion. The words after the // slash marks are the GNT text.] Gen. 24:33When food was brought, [Abraham’s servant//the man] said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.” 65b “He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her [veil//scarf] and covered her face. ==== Job 13:19 [O God,//] Are you coming to accuse me[ //, God]? If you do, I am ready to be silent and die. ==== Mrk. 8:23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. After [[applying his own spit to//spitting on] the man's eyes, Jesus placed his hands on him and asked him, “Can you see anything?” [The Greek does actually say that Jesus ‘spit’ in the man's eyes, but to spit in someone's face is so objectionable that more than one translation softens this a bit!] 27 Then Jesus and his disciples went away to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Tell me, [What role do people say that I am fulfilling?”//Who do people say I am?”] 29 “What about you?” he asked them. “[What role do you say I am fulfilling?”//Who do you say I am?”] [Normally in our language if Jesus said, “Who do people say I am,” the answer would be “Jesus.” Jesus was not asking about his name, so in most of the world’s languages this calls for a different question opener than ‘Who’.] 31 Then Jesus began to teach his disciples: “[I as the//The] Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. [I//He] will be put to death, but three days later [I//he] will rise to life.” [In many of the world’s languages, verse 31 would be translated as above, to show that Jesus is not talking about some third person named the Son of Man, but about himself. Even in English, a man seldom talks about himself using the pronoun ‘he’.]   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 8:23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, [applying his own spit to//spitting on]  the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” [The Greek does actually say that Jesus 'spit' in the man's eyes, but to spit in someone's face is so objectionable that more than one translation softens this a bit!] 27 Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, “[What do people say as to the position/role I am assuming?”//Who do people say I am?”][Normally in our language if Jesus said, “Who do people say I am,” the answer would be “Jesus”. Jesus was not asking about his name, so we need a different question opener than “Who”.] 28 “Well,” they replied, “some say [you are taking the position of] John the Baptist, some say [you are replacing] Elijah, and others say you are [filling the role of] one of the other prophets.” 29 Then he asked them, “[But in your opinion, whose position am I taking?”//But who do you say I am?”]… 31 Then Jesus began to tell them that [he— as] the Son of Man, must suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He [said, “I will be] killed, but three days later [I will/he would] rise from the dead. [The changes in this paragraph are made to show that Jesus is not talking about some third person named the Son of Man, but about himself. Even in English, a man seldom talks about himself using the pronoun 'he'.]]]></description>
  1743. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 24: In Genesis 22, Isaac asked, “I see that you have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide one.” It is amazing to me that Moses adds the proverb, “even today people say, “On the Lord's mountain he provides.” In our time, we easily see how this points to the provision of the Lamb of God on the mountain called Calvary. JOB 13: As we saw in chapter 12, Job by now is pretty ticked off, starting off with, “Yes, you are the voice of the people. When you die, wisdom will die with you. Note the irony Job points out: 4 Even my friends laugh at me now; they laugh, although I am righteous and blameless; but there was a time when God answered my prayers. 5 You have no troubles, and yet you make fun of me; you hit someone who is about to fall. 6 But thieves and godless people live in peace, though their only god is their own strength. MARK 8b: In yesterday's reading, Jesus fed the 4,000, and then the Pharisees demand a miraculous sign ‘showing God’s approval’— literally a sign ‘from heaven’. The reading yesterday ended with the disciples not understanding what Jesus meant by 15 “Take care,” Jesus warned them, “and be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.” GNT Translation notes: [When you see [brackets] in my transdation notes, the first words inside the brackets are my translation suggestion. The words after the // slash marks are the GNT text.] Gen. 24:33When food was brought, [Abraham’s servant//the man] said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.” 65b “He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her [veil//scarf] and covered her face. ==== Job 13:19 [O God,//] Are you coming to accuse me[ //, God]? If you do, I am ready to be silent and die. ==== Mrk. 8:23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. After [[applying his own spit to//spitting on] the man's eyes, Jesus placed his hands on him and asked him, “Can you see anything?” [The Greek does actually say that Jesus ‘spit’ in the man's eyes, but to spit in someone's face is so objectionable that more than one translation softens this a bit!] 27 Then Jesus and his disciples went away to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Tell me, [What role do people say that I am fulfilling?”//Who do people say I am?”] 29 “What about you?” he asked them. “[What role do you say I am fulfilling?”//Who do you say I am?”] [Normally in our language if Jesus said, “Who do people say I am,” the answer would be “Jesus.” Jesus was not asking about his name, so in most of the world’s languages this calls for a different question opener than ‘Who’.] 31 Then Jesus began to teach his disciples: “[I as the//The] Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. [I//He] will be put to death, but three days later [I//he] will rise to life.” [In many of the world’s languages, verse 31 would be translated as above, to show that Jesus is not talking about some third person named the Son of Man, but about himself. Even in English, a man seldom talks about himself using the pronoun ‘he’.]   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 8:23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, [applying his own spit to//spitting on]  the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” [The Greek does actually say that Jesus 'spit' in the man's eyes, but to spit in someone's face is so objectionable that more than one translation softens this a bit!] 27 Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, “[What do people say as to the position/role I am assuming?”//Who do people say I am?”][Normally in our language if Jesus said, “Who do people say I am,” the answer would be “Jesus”. Jesus was not asking about his name, so we need a different question opener than “Who”.] 28 “Well,” they replied, “some say [you are taking the position of] John the Baptist, some say [you are replacing] Elijah, and others say you are [filling the role of] one of the other prophets.” 29 Then he asked them, “[But in your opinion, whose position am I taking?”//But who do you say I am?”]… 31 Then Jesus began to tell them that [he— as] the Son of Man, must suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He [said, “I will be] killed, but three days later [I will/he would] rise from the dead. [The changes in this paragraph are made to show that Jesus is not talking about some third person named the Son of Man, but about himself. Even in English, a man seldom talks about himself using the pronoun 'he'.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1748. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.24 JOB.13 MRK.8.22-38]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1749. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  GEN.24 JOB.13 MRK.8.22-38</itunes:summary>
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  1756. <title>NL-Day_013</title>
  1757. <pubDate>Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1761. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 24: In Genesis 22, Isaac asked, “I see that you have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide one.” It is amazing to me that Moses adds the proverb, “even today people say, “On the Lord's mountain he provides.” In our time, we easily see how this points to the provision of the Lamb of God on the mountain called Calvary. JOB 13: As we saw in chapter 12, Job by now is pretty ticked off, starting off with, “Yes, you are the voice of the people. When you die, wisdom will die with you. Note the irony Job points out: 4 Even my friends laugh at me now; they laugh, although I am righteous and blameless; but there was a time when God answered my prayers. 5 You have no troubles, and yet you make fun of me; you hit someone who is about to fall. 6 But thieves and godless people live in peace, though their only god is their own strength. MARK 8b: In yesterday's reading, Jesus fed the 4,000, and then the Pharisees demand a miraculous sign ‘showing God’s approval’— literally a sign ‘from heaven’. The reading yesterday ended with the disciples not understanding what Jesus meant by 15 “Take care,” Jesus warned them, “and be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.” GNT Translation notes: [When you see [brackets] in my transdation notes, the first words inside the brackets are my translation suggestion. The words after the // slash marks are the GNT text.] Gen. 24:33When food was brought, [Abraham’s servant//the man] said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.” 65b “He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her [veil//scarf] and covered her face. ==== Job 13:19 [O God,//] Are you coming to accuse me[ //, God]? If you do, I am ready to be silent and die. ==== Mrk. 8:23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. After [[applying his own spit to//spitting on] the man's eyes, Jesus placed his hands on him and asked him, “Can you see anything?” [The Greek does actually say that Jesus ‘spit’ in the man's eyes, but to spit in someone's face is so objectionable that more than one translation softens this a bit!] 27 Then Jesus and his disciples went away to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Tell me, [What role do people say that I am fulfilling?”//Who do people say I am?”] 29 “What about you?” he asked them. “[What role do you say I am fulfilling?”//Who do you say I am?”] [Normally in our language if Jesus said, “Who do people say I am,” the answer would be “Jesus.” Jesus was not asking about his name, so in most of the world’s languages this calls for a different question opener than ‘Who’.] 31 Then Jesus began to teach his disciples: “[I as the//The] Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. [I//He] will be put to death, but three days later [I//he] will rise to life.” [In many of the world’s languages, verse 31 would be translated as above, to show that Jesus is not talking about some third person named the Son of Man, but about himself. Even in English, a man seldom talks about himself using the pronoun ‘he’.]   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 8:23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, [applying his own spit to//spitting on]  the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” [The Greek does actually say that Jesus 'spit' in the man's eyes, but to spit in someone's face is so objectionable that more than one translation softens this a bit!] 27 Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, “[What do people say as to the position/role I am assuming?”//Who do people say I am?”][Normally in our language if Jesus said, “Who do people say I am,” the answer would be “Jesus”. Jesus was not asking about his name, so we need a different question opener than “Who”.] 28 “Well,” they replied, “some say [you are taking the position of] John the Baptist, some say [you are replacing] Elijah, and others say you are [filling the role of] one of the other prophets.” 29 Then he asked them, “[But in your opinion, whose position am I taking?”//But who do you say I am?”]… 31 Then Jesus began to tell them that [he— as] the Son of Man, must suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He [said, “I will be] killed, but three days later [I will/he would] rise from the dead. [The changes in this paragraph are made to show that Jesus is not talking about some third person named the Son of Man, but about himself. Even in English, a man seldom talks about himself using the pronoun 'he'.]]]></description>
  1762. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 24: In Genesis 22, Isaac asked, “I see that you have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide one.” It is amazing to me that Moses adds the proverb, “even today people say, “On the Lord's mountain he provides.” In our time, we easily see how this points to the provision of the Lamb of God on the mountain called Calvary. JOB 13: As we saw in chapter 12, Job by now is pretty ticked off, starting off with, “Yes, you are the voice of the people. When you die, wisdom will die with you. Note the irony Job points out: 4 Even my friends laugh at me now; they laugh, although I am righteous and blameless; but there was a time when God answered my prayers. 5 You have no troubles, and yet you make fun of me; you hit someone who is about to fall. 6 But thieves and godless people live in peace, though their only god is their own strength. MARK 8b: In yesterday's reading, Jesus fed the 4,000, and then the Pharisees demand a miraculous sign ‘showing God’s approval’— literally a sign ‘from heaven’. The reading yesterday ended with the disciples not understanding what Jesus meant by 15 “Take care,” Jesus warned them, “and be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.” GNT Translation notes: [When you see [brackets] in my transdation notes, the first words inside the brackets are my translation suggestion. The words after the // slash marks are the GNT text.] Gen. 24:33When food was brought, [Abraham’s servant//the man] said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.” 65b “He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her [veil//scarf] and covered her face. ==== Job 13:19 [O God,//] Are you coming to accuse me[ //, God]? If you do, I am ready to be silent and die. ==== Mrk. 8:23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. After [[applying his own spit to//spitting on] the man's eyes, Jesus placed his hands on him and asked him, “Can you see anything?” [The Greek does actually say that Jesus ‘spit’ in the man's eyes, but to spit in someone's face is so objectionable that more than one translation softens this a bit!] 27 Then Jesus and his disciples went away to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Tell me, [What role do people say that I am fulfilling?”//Who do people say I am?”] 29 “What about you?” he asked them. “[What role do you say I am fulfilling?”//Who do you say I am?”] [Normally in our language if Jesus said, “Who do people say I am,” the answer would be “Jesus.” Jesus was not asking about his name, so in most of the world’s languages this calls for a different question opener than ‘Who’.] 31 Then Jesus began to teach his disciples: “[I as the//The] Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. [I//He] will be put to death, but three days later [I//he] will rise to life.” [In many of the world’s languages, verse 31 would be translated as above, to show that Jesus is not talking about some third person named the Son of Man, but about himself. Even in English, a man seldom talks about himself using the pronoun ‘he’.]   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 8:23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, [applying his own spit to//spitting on]  the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” [The Greek does actually say that Jesus 'spit' in the man's eyes, but to spit in someone's face is so objectionable that more than one translation softens this a bit!] 27 Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, “[What do people say as to the position/role I am assuming?”//Who do people say I am?”][Normally in our language if Jesus said, “Who do people say I am,” the answer would be “Jesus”. Jesus was not asking about his name, so we need a different question opener than “Who”.] 28 “Well,” they replied, “some say [you are taking the position of] John the Baptist, some say [you are replacing] Elijah, and others say you are [filling the role of] one of the other prophets.” 29 Then he asked them, “[But in your opinion, whose position am I taking?”//But who do you say I am?”]… 31 Then Jesus began to tell them that [he— as] the Son of Man, must suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He [said, “I will be] killed, but three days later [I will/he would] rise from the dead. [The changes in this paragraph are made to show that Jesus is not talking about some third person named the Son of Man, but about himself. Even in English, a man seldom talks about himself using the pronoun 'he'.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1767. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.24 JOB.13 MRK.8.22-38]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1768. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: GEN.24 JOB.13 MRK.8.22-38</itunes:summary>
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  1775. <title>GN-Day_012</title>
  1776. <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1780. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 22-23: In yesterday's reading in Genesis, Abraham deceived Abimelech, Isaak was born, and Sarah demanded that Hagar and her son be sent away— which grieved Abraham. (But remember that story, because Paul uses it as a spiritual metaphor in Galatians 4.) Finally Abimelech visited Abraham, and the two made several formally ratified promises. JOB 12: Yesterday, Zophar said to Job, 1-2 Will no one answer all this nonsense? Does talking so much put you in the right? 3 Job, do you think we can't answer you? That your mocking words will leave us speechless? 4 You claim that what you say is true; you claim you are pure in the sight of God. 5 How I wish God would answer you! 6 He would tell you there are many sides to wisdom; there are things too deep for human knowledge. God is punishing you less than you deserve. Having accused Job of sin in that way, Zophar then goes on to give this lovely advice: 13 Put your heart right, Job. Reach out to God. 14 Put away evil and wrong from your home. 15 Then face the world again, firm and courageous. 16 Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, MARK 8a: In Mark 7 yesterday, Jesus gave this very significant teaching: 15 There is nothing that goes into you from the outside which can make you ritually unclean. Rather, it is what comes out of you that makes you unclean.” And we heard the way that Jesus gave a difficult test to the Gentile woman. Don’t just assume that Jesus was unfeeling to that woman. There is treasure there to dig for in that enigmatic test! GNT Translation note: 4 His disciples asked him, “Where in this [desolate place//desert] can anyone find enough food to feed all these people?” 17 Jesus knew what they were saying, so he [said to //asked] them, [The reason I suggest this change is because we usually don’t use the word ‘ask’ if the questions are rhetorical in nature. This is a whole series of rebuking rhetorical questions.]]]></description>
  1781. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 22-23: In yesterday's reading in Genesis, Abraham deceived Abimelech, Isaak was born, and Sarah demanded that Hagar and her son be sent away— which grieved Abraham. (But remember that story, because Paul uses it as a spiritual metaphor in Galatians 4.) Finally Abimelech visited Abraham, and the two made several formally ratified promises. JOB 12: Yesterday, Zophar said to Job, 1-2 Will no one answer all this nonsense? Does talking so much put you in the right? 3 Job, do you think we can't answer you? That your mocking words will leave us speechless? 4 You claim that what you say is true; you claim you are pure in the sight of God. 5 How I wish God would answer you! 6 He would tell you there are many sides to wisdom; there are things too deep for human knowledge. God is punishing you less than you deserve. Having accused Job of sin in that way, Zophar then goes on to give this lovely advice: 13 Put your heart right, Job. Reach out to God. 14 Put away evil and wrong from your home. 15 Then face the world again, firm and courageous. 16 Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, MARK 8a: In Mark 7 yesterday, Jesus gave this very significant teaching: 15 There is nothing that goes into you from the outside which can make you ritually unclean. Rather, it is what comes out of you that makes you unclean.” And we heard the way that Jesus gave a difficult test to the Gentile woman. Don’t just assume that Jesus was unfeeling to that woman. There is treasure there to dig for in that enigmatic test! GNT Translation note: 4 His disciples asked him, “Where in this [desolate place//desert] can anyone find enough food to feed all these people?” 17 Jesus knew what they were saying, so he [said to //asked] them, [The reason I suggest this change is because we usually don’t use the word ‘ask’ if the questions are rhetorical in nature. This is a whole series of rebuking rhetorical questions.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1787. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: GEN.22 GEN.23 JOB.12 MRK.8.1-21</itunes:summary>
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  1794. <title>NL-Day_012</title>
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  1799. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 22-23: In yesterday's reading in Genesis, Abraham deceived Abimelech, Isaak was born, and Sarah demanded that Hagar and her son be sent away— which grieved Abraham. (But remember that story, because Paul uses it as a spiritual metaphor in Galatians 4.) Finally Abimelech visited Abraham, and the two made several formally ratified promises. JOB 12: Yesterday, Zophar said to Job, 1-2 Will no one answer all this nonsense? Does talking so much put you in the right? 3 Job, do you think we can't answer you? That your mocking words will leave us speechless? 4 You claim that what you say is true; you claim you are pure in the sight of God. 5 How I wish God would answer you! 6 He would tell you there are many sides to wisdom; there are things too deep for human knowledge. God is punishing you less than you deserve. Having accused Job of sin in that way, Zophar then goes on to give this lovely advice: 13 Put your heart right, Job. Reach out to God. 14 Put away evil and wrong from your home. 15 Then face the world again, firm and courageous. 16 Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, MARK 8a: In Mark 7 yesterday, Jesus gave this very significant teaching: 15 There is nothing that goes into you from the outside which can make you ritually unclean. Rather, it is what comes out of you that makes you unclean.” And we heard the way that Jesus gave a difficult test to the Gentile woman. Don’t just assume that Jesus was unfeeling to that woman. There is treasure there to dig for in that enigmatic test! GNT Translation note: 4 His disciples asked him, “Where in this [desolate place//desert] can anyone find enough food to feed all these people?” 17 Jesus knew what they were saying, so he [said to //asked] them, [The reason I suggest this change is because we usually don’t use the word ‘ask’ if the questions are rhetorical in nature. This is a whole series of rebuking rhetorical questions.]]]></description>
  1800. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 22-23: In yesterday's reading in Genesis, Abraham deceived Abimelech, Isaak was born, and Sarah demanded that Hagar and her son be sent away— which grieved Abraham. (But remember that story, because Paul uses it as a spiritual metaphor in Galatians 4.) Finally Abimelech visited Abraham, and the two made several formally ratified promises. JOB 12: Yesterday, Zophar said to Job, 1-2 Will no one answer all this nonsense? Does talking so much put you in the right? 3 Job, do you think we can't answer you? That your mocking words will leave us speechless? 4 You claim that what you say is true; you claim you are pure in the sight of God. 5 How I wish God would answer you! 6 He would tell you there are many sides to wisdom; there are things too deep for human knowledge. God is punishing you less than you deserve. Having accused Job of sin in that way, Zophar then goes on to give this lovely advice: 13 Put your heart right, Job. Reach out to God. 14 Put away evil and wrong from your home. 15 Then face the world again, firm and courageous. 16 Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, MARK 8a: In Mark 7 yesterday, Jesus gave this very significant teaching: 15 There is nothing that goes into you from the outside which can make you ritually unclean. Rather, it is what comes out of you that makes you unclean.” And we heard the way that Jesus gave a difficult test to the Gentile woman. Don’t just assume that Jesus was unfeeling to that woman. There is treasure there to dig for in that enigmatic test! GNT Translation note: 4 His disciples asked him, “Where in this [desolate place//desert] can anyone find enough food to feed all these people?” 17 Jesus knew what they were saying, so he [said to //asked] them, [The reason I suggest this change is because we usually don’t use the word ‘ask’ if the questions are rhetorical in nature. This is a whole series of rebuking rhetorical questions.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1806. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: GEN.22 GEN.23 JOB.12 MRK.8.1-21</itunes:summary>
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  1818. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 20-21: In chapter 19 of Genesis we heard what happened to Lot and his daughters after being saved from Sodom. The sons of Lot’s daughters became the ancestors of the Moabite and Ammonite races who were always at war with God’s people.  JOB 11: In chapter 10, Job accused God, 13 But now I know that all that time [since birth] you were secretly planning to harm me. 14 You were watching to see if I would sin, so that you could refuse to forgive me. 15 As soon as I sin, I'm in trouble with you, but when I do right, I get no credit. I am miserable and covered with shame. MARK 7: Yesterday's reading in Mark 6 was of Jesus feeding 5,000+ and walking on water. I would like to challenge each of my listeners to dig deeper to find a spiritual gem behind Jesus’ seemingly harsh and impolite first answer to the Syro-Phoenician woman. I encourage you to ask what right anyone (and especially any Gentile) would have to come to Jesus and ask for a miracle. With that question in mind, I encourage you to read all of Ephesians chapter 2. —————— Please help to improve this reading plan! If you join our online community, you can quickly post a suggestion when you spot a mistake in the the devotional content included in this plan. See the Sharing Together page of the dailybiblereading.info website for how to join us.  GNT Translation notes: Gen. 20:2 he [told people//said] that his wife Sarah was his sister. So King Abimelech of Gerar had Sarah brought to him. ==== Mrk. 7:8 “You put aside God's command and [instead] obey human teachings.” 6 Jesus answered them, “How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you[— you hypocrites!//! You are hypocrites,] [It’s] just as he wrote: 11 But you teach that if people have something they could use to help their father or mother, but say, ‘This is Corban’ (which means, it [already has been promised as an offering] belongs to God), 18 “You are no [smarter//more intelligent] than the others,” 33 [So Jesus took him off alone, away from the crowd. First he put his fingers in the man's ears. Then, spitting on his own fingers, he touched the man's tongue. //So Jesus took him off alone, away from the crowd, put his fingers in the man's ears, spat, and touched the man's tongue.]   NLT Translation notes: Gen. 20:17 But God heard the boy crying, and [an//the] angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 26 “This is the first I’ve heard of it,” Abimelech answered. “I have no idea who is responsible. You [0/have] never complained about this before.”]]></description>
  1819. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 20-21: In chapter 19 of Genesis we heard what happened to Lot and his daughters after being saved from Sodom. The sons of Lot’s daughters became the ancestors of the Moabite and Ammonite races who were always at war with God’s people.  JOB 11: In chapter 10, Job accused God, 13 But now I know that all that time [since birth] you were secretly planning to harm me. 14 You were watching to see if I would sin, so that you could refuse to forgive me. 15 As soon as I sin, I'm in trouble with you, but when I do right, I get no credit. I am miserable and covered with shame. MARK 7: Yesterday's reading in Mark 6 was of Jesus feeding 5,000+ and walking on water. I would like to challenge each of my listeners to dig deeper to find a spiritual gem behind Jesus’ seemingly harsh and impolite first answer to the Syro-Phoenician woman. I encourage you to ask what right anyone (and especially any Gentile) would have to come to Jesus and ask for a miracle. With that question in mind, I encourage you to read all of Ephesians chapter 2. —————— Please help to improve this reading plan! If you join our online community, you can quickly post a suggestion when you spot a mistake in the the devotional content included in this plan. See the Sharing Together page of the dailybiblereading.info website for how to join us.  GNT Translation notes: Gen. 20:2 he [told people//said] that his wife Sarah was his sister. So King Abimelech of Gerar had Sarah brought to him. ==== Mrk. 7:8 “You put aside God's command and [instead] obey human teachings.” 6 Jesus answered them, “How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you[— you hypocrites!//! You are hypocrites,] [It’s] just as he wrote: 11 But you teach that if people have something they could use to help their father or mother, but say, ‘This is Corban’ (which means, it [already has been promised as an offering] belongs to God), 18 “You are no [smarter//more intelligent] than the others,” 33 [So Jesus took him off alone, away from the crowd. First he put his fingers in the man's ears. Then, spitting on his own fingers, he touched the man's tongue. //So Jesus took him off alone, away from the crowd, put his fingers in the man's ears, spat, and touched the man's tongue.]   NLT Translation notes: Gen. 20:17 But God heard the boy crying, and [an//the] angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 26 “This is the first I’ve heard of it,” Abimelech answered. “I have no idea who is responsible. You [0/have] never complained about this before.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1824. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.20 GEN.21 JOB.11 MRK.7]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1825. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: GEN.20 GEN.21 JOB.11 MRK.7</itunes:summary>
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  1833. <pubDate>Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:37:25 +0000</pubDate>
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  1837. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 20-21: In chapter 19 of Genesis we heard what happened to Lot and his daughters after being saved from Sodom. The sons of Lot’s daughters became the ancestors of the Moabite and Ammonite races who were always at war with God’s people.  JOB 11: In chapter 10, Job accused God, 13 But now I know that all that time [since birth] you were secretly planning to harm me. 14 You were watching to see if I would sin, so that you could refuse to forgive me. 15 As soon as I sin, I'm in trouble with you, but when I do right, I get no credit. I am miserable and covered with shame. MARK 7: Yesterday's reading in Mark 6 was of Jesus feeding 5,000+ and walking on water. I would like to challenge each of my listeners to dig deeper to find a spiritual gem behind Jesus’ seemingly harsh and impolite first answer to the Syro-Phoenician woman. I encourage you to ask what right anyone (and especially any Gentile) would have to come to Jesus and ask for a miracle. With that question in mind, I encourage you to read all of Ephesians chapter 2. —————— Please help to improve this reading plan! If you join our online community, you can quickly post a suggestion when you spot a mistake in the the devotional content included in this plan. See the Sharing Together page of the dailybiblereading.info website for how to join us.  GNT Translation notes: Gen. 20:2 he [told people//said] that his wife Sarah was his sister. So King Abimelech of Gerar had Sarah brought to him. ==== Mrk. 7:8 “You put aside God's command and [instead] obey human teachings.” 6 Jesus answered them, “How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you[— you hypocrites!//! You are hypocrites,] [It’s] just as he wrote: 11 But you teach that if people have something they could use to help their father or mother, but say, ‘This is Corban’ (which means, it [already has been promised as an offering] belongs to God), 18 “You are no [smarter//more intelligent] than the others,” 33 [So Jesus took him off alone, away from the crowd. First he put his fingers in the man's ears. Then, spitting on his own fingers, he touched the man's tongue. //So Jesus took him off alone, away from the crowd, put his fingers in the man's ears, spat, and touched the man's tongue.]   NLT Translation notes: Gen. 20:17 But God heard the boy crying, and [an//the] angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 26 “This is the first I’ve heard of it,” Abimelech answered. “I have no idea who is responsible. You [0/have] never complained about this before.”]]></description>
  1838. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 20-21: In chapter 19 of Genesis we heard what happened to Lot and his daughters after being saved from Sodom. The sons of Lot’s daughters became the ancestors of the Moabite and Ammonite races who were always at war with God’s people.  JOB 11: In chapter 10, Job accused God, 13 But now I know that all that time [since birth] you were secretly planning to harm me. 14 You were watching to see if I would sin, so that you could refuse to forgive me. 15 As soon as I sin, I'm in trouble with you, but when I do right, I get no credit. I am miserable and covered with shame. MARK 7: Yesterday's reading in Mark 6 was of Jesus feeding 5,000+ and walking on water. I would like to challenge each of my listeners to dig deeper to find a spiritual gem behind Jesus’ seemingly harsh and impolite first answer to the Syro-Phoenician woman. I encourage you to ask what right anyone (and especially any Gentile) would have to come to Jesus and ask for a miracle. With that question in mind, I encourage you to read all of Ephesians chapter 2. —————— Please help to improve this reading plan! If you join our online community, you can quickly post a suggestion when you spot a mistake in the the devotional content included in this plan. See the Sharing Together page of the dailybiblereading.info website for how to join us.  GNT Translation notes: Gen. 20:2 he [told people//said] that his wife Sarah was his sister. So King Abimelech of Gerar had Sarah brought to him. ==== Mrk. 7:8 “You put aside God's command and [instead] obey human teachings.” 6 Jesus answered them, “How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you[— you hypocrites!//! You are hypocrites,] [It’s] just as he wrote: 11 But you teach that if people have something they could use to help their father or mother, but say, ‘This is Corban’ (which means, it [already has been promised as an offering] belongs to God), 18 “You are no [smarter//more intelligent] than the others,” 33 [So Jesus took him off alone, away from the crowd. First he put his fingers in the man's ears. Then, spitting on his own fingers, he touched the man's tongue. //So Jesus took him off alone, away from the crowd, put his fingers in the man's ears, spat, and touched the man's tongue.]   NLT Translation notes: Gen. 20:17 But God heard the boy crying, and [an//the] angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 26 “This is the first I’ve heard of it,” Abimelech answered. “I have no idea who is responsible. You [0/have] never complained about this before.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1844. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  GEN.20 GEN.21 JOB.11 MRK.7</itunes:summary>
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  1852. <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:48:15 +0000</pubDate>
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  1856. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 19: In yesterday's reading, Abram and Sarai received new names and God confirmed and expanded his covenant with Abram (now Abraham). Circumcision was added as a sign of following the covenant. Angels visited Abraham and Sarah and Abraham bargained with God about saving the few righteous people in Sodom— among whom I am sure Abraham was thinking of Lot. JOB 10: Job continues his response to Bildad. At the end of chapter 9 Job showed mankind's need of a mediator: 32 “God is not a mortal like me, so I cannot argue with him or take him to trial. 33 If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together. 34 The mediator could make God stop beating me, and I would no longer live in terror of his punishment. 35 Then I could speak to him without fear, but I cannot do that in my own strength. Mankind has now received that mediator in the person of Jesus. MARK 6b: In the first part of chapter 6, Jesus sent out the twelve disciples after giving them authority to cast out evil spirits. He also sent them to teach, and to heal. Then we learned about the death of John the Baptist. —————— Do you know an elderly person who can no longer read the Bible? Or, do you know someone who would enjoy listening to audio Scripture but who is not able to use the Internet? An easy way to help such people is by sharing MP3 recordings via inexpensive MP3 players or audio CDs. See http://dailybiblereading.info for how-to instructions and MP3 downloads.   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 6:44 A total of 5,000 men [plus some their uncounted families members//and their families] were fed from those loaves! 48 He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. He [acted as if he//0] intended to go past them,]]></description>
  1857. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 19: In yesterday's reading, Abram and Sarai received new names and God confirmed and expanded his covenant with Abram (now Abraham). Circumcision was added as a sign of following the covenant. Angels visited Abraham and Sarah and Abraham bargained with God about saving the few righteous people in Sodom— among whom I am sure Abraham was thinking of Lot. JOB 10: Job continues his response to Bildad. At the end of chapter 9 Job showed mankind's need of a mediator: 32 “God is not a mortal like me, so I cannot argue with him or take him to trial. 33 If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together. 34 The mediator could make God stop beating me, and I would no longer live in terror of his punishment. 35 Then I could speak to him without fear, but I cannot do that in my own strength. Mankind has now received that mediator in the person of Jesus. MARK 6b: In the first part of chapter 6, Jesus sent out the twelve disciples after giving them authority to cast out evil spirits. He also sent them to teach, and to heal. Then we learned about the death of John the Baptist. —————— Do you know an elderly person who can no longer read the Bible? Or, do you know someone who would enjoy listening to audio Scripture but who is not able to use the Internet? An easy way to help such people is by sharing MP3 recordings via inexpensive MP3 players or audio CDs. See http://dailybiblereading.info for how-to instructions and MP3 downloads.   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 6:44 A total of 5,000 men [plus some their uncounted families members//and their families] were fed from those loaves! 48 He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. He [acted as if he//0] intended to go past them,]]></content:encoded>
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  1863. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: GEN.19 JOB.10 MRK.6.30-56</itunes:summary>
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  1875. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 17-18: In chapter 15 we heard of God's covenant with Abram and Abram's _fully believing_ God's promises. Then in chapter 16 we read of Abram and Sarai trying to help God fulfill his promises. Chapter 15 verse 6 is a famous verse that is quoted three times in the NT: 6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and accepted him. (GNT) [The NT translates this verse a bit differently because it is quoted from the Septuagint (the LXX, the ancient translation of the Old Testament into Koine Greek, made in the third and second centuries BC). ] JOB 9: In chapter 8, Bildad defended God as always acting with justice and insisted that this meant that there had to be some sin on Job's part or his children's. MARK 6a: In the second half of Mark5, Jesus did two amazing miracles— the second one causing a dead girl to live again.  —————— Missionary Bible translators will tell you that when a Bible book is recorded, the readers often make good suggestions to improve the naturalness of the text. Similarly, the changes I have suggested for the NLT are often simply because I they sounded more natural to me without changing the meaning. In other places, I have made more important suggestions based on my Bible translation experience, and have written notes explaining my reasoning. Many of you will just want to skip reading the translation notes. I have included them in the reading plan in the hope that some who are reading the GNT and NLT will enjoy them.  GNT Translation notes: Gen. 18:12 So Sarah laughed to herself and said, “Now that I am old and worn out, can I still enjoy [having a child//sex]? And besides, my husband is old too.” 25 Surely you won't kill the innocent with the guilty. [That wouldn’t be right!//That's impossible!] You can't do that. If you did [that], the innocent would be punished along with the guilty. That [wouldn’t be right//is impossible]. The judge of all the earth has to act justly.” ==== Job 9:27-28 If I smile and try to forget my pain, all my suffering comes back to haunt me; I know that God [holds//does hold] me guilty. ==== Mrk. 6:6 He was greatly surprised, because the people did not [believe in him//have faith]. 14 Now King Herod heard about all this, because Jesus' reputation had spread everywhere. Some people were saying, “John the Baptist has come back to life! That is why [Jesus//he] has this power to perform miracles.” 15 Others, however, said, “He is Elijah[ (come back from heaven)].” Others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago.” 16 When Herod heard it, he said, “[He’s gotta be//He is] John the Baptist! I had his head cut off, but he has come back to life!” 17 Herod himself had ordered John's arrest, and he had him tied up and put in prison. Herod did this because of [Herodiana//Herodias], whom he had married, even though she was the wife of his brother Philip. 19 So [Herodiana//Herodias] held a grudge against John and wanted to kill him, but she could not because of Herod. [In our translations in Indonesia, it was found to help understanding to give Herodias a more feminine sounding name. In Indonesian Herod is Herodes, and Herodias was too close in sound and the two names became  confused. Even though English does not have that problem, I think it will helps a little to give her a name that people will recognize as a girl-name.]   NlT Translation notes: 17 For Herod had sent soldiers to arrest and imprison John as a favor to [Herodiana/Herodias]. She had been his brother Philip’s wife, but Herod had married her. 18 John had been telling Herod, “It is against God’s law for you to marry your brother’s wife.” 19 So [Herodiana/Herodias] bore a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But without Herod’s approval she was powerless, [In our translations in Indonesia, it was found to help understanding to give Herodias a more feminine sounding name. In Indonesian Herod is Herodes, and Herodias was too close in sound and becomes  confusing. Even though English does not have that problem, I think it will help some to give her name that people will recognize as a girl-name.] 21 [Herodianas’s] chance finally came on Herod’s birthday. He gave a party for his high government officials, army officers, and the leading citizens of Galilee. 22 Then [Herodiana's/his] daughter, also named Herodia came in and performed a dance that greatly pleased Herod and his guests. “Ask me for anything you like,” the king said to the girl, “and I will give it to you.” [As NLT's footnote shows, there is a textual problem in this verse. I have changed this to be like NIV, CEV, ESV and many others.]]]></description>
  1876. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 17-18: In chapter 15 we heard of God's covenant with Abram and Abram's _fully believing_ God's promises. Then in chapter 16 we read of Abram and Sarai trying to help God fulfill his promises. Chapter 15 verse 6 is a famous verse that is quoted three times in the NT: 6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and accepted him. (GNT) [The NT translates this verse a bit differently because it is quoted from the Septuagint (the LXX, the ancient translation of the Old Testament into Koine Greek, made in the third and second centuries BC). ] JOB 9: In chapter 8, Bildad defended God as always acting with justice and insisted that this meant that there had to be some sin on Job's part or his children's. MARK 6a: In the second half of Mark5, Jesus did two amazing miracles— the second one causing a dead girl to live again.  —————— Missionary Bible translators will tell you that when a Bible book is recorded, the readers often make good suggestions to improve the naturalness of the text. Similarly, the changes I have suggested for the NLT are often simply because I they sounded more natural to me without changing the meaning. In other places, I have made more important suggestions based on my Bible translation experience, and have written notes explaining my reasoning. Many of you will just want to skip reading the translation notes. I have included them in the reading plan in the hope that some who are reading the GNT and NLT will enjoy them.  GNT Translation notes: Gen. 18:12 So Sarah laughed to herself and said, “Now that I am old and worn out, can I still enjoy [having a child//sex]? And besides, my husband is old too.” 25 Surely you won't kill the innocent with the guilty. [That wouldn’t be right!//That's impossible!] You can't do that. If you did [that], the innocent would be punished along with the guilty. That [wouldn’t be right//is impossible]. The judge of all the earth has to act justly.” ==== Job 9:27-28 If I smile and try to forget my pain, all my suffering comes back to haunt me; I know that God [holds//does hold] me guilty. ==== Mrk. 6:6 He was greatly surprised, because the people did not [believe in him//have faith]. 14 Now King Herod heard about all this, because Jesus' reputation had spread everywhere. Some people were saying, “John the Baptist has come back to life! That is why [Jesus//he] has this power to perform miracles.” 15 Others, however, said, “He is Elijah[ (come back from heaven)].” Others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago.” 16 When Herod heard it, he said, “[He’s gotta be//He is] John the Baptist! I had his head cut off, but he has come back to life!” 17 Herod himself had ordered John's arrest, and he had him tied up and put in prison. Herod did this because of [Herodiana//Herodias], whom he had married, even though she was the wife of his brother Philip. 19 So [Herodiana//Herodias] held a grudge against John and wanted to kill him, but she could not because of Herod. [In our translations in Indonesia, it was found to help understanding to give Herodias a more feminine sounding name. In Indonesian Herod is Herodes, and Herodias was too close in sound and the two names became  confused. Even though English does not have that problem, I think it will helps a little to give her a name that people will recognize as a girl-name.]   NlT Translation notes: 17 For Herod had sent soldiers to arrest and imprison John as a favor to [Herodiana/Herodias]. She had been his brother Philip’s wife, but Herod had married her. 18 John had been telling Herod, “It is against God’s law for you to marry your brother’s wife.” 19 So [Herodiana/Herodias] bore a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But without Herod’s approval she was powerless, [In our translations in Indonesia, it was found to help understanding to give Herodias a more feminine sounding name. In Indonesian Herod is Herodes, and Herodias was too close in sound and becomes  confusing. Even though English does not have that problem, I think it will help some to give her name that people will recognize as a girl-name.] 21 [Herodianas’s] chance finally came on Herod’s birthday. He gave a party for his high government officials, army officers, and the leading citizens of Galilee. 22 Then [Herodiana's/his] daughter, also named Herodia came in and performed a dance that greatly pleased Herod and his guests. “Ask me for anything you like,” the king said to the girl, “and I will give it to you.” [As NLT's footnote shows, there is a textual problem in this verse. I have changed this to be like NIV, CEV, ESV and many others.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1882. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: GEN.17 GEN.18 JOB.9 MRK.6.1-29</itunes:summary>
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  1894. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 19: In yesterday's reading, Abram and Sarai received new names and God confirmed and expanded his covenant with Abram (now Abraham). Circumcision was added as a sign of following the covenant. Angels visited Abraham and Sarah and Abraham bargained with God about saving the few righteous people in Sodom— among whom I am sure Abraham was thinking of Lot. JOB 10: Job continues his response to Bildad. At the end of chapter 9 Job showed mankind's need of a mediator: 32 “God is not a mortal like me, so I cannot argue with him or take him to trial. 33 If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together. 34 The mediator could make God stop beating me, and I would no longer live in terror of his punishment. 35 Then I could speak to him without fear, but I cannot do that in my own strength. Mankind has now received that mediator in the person of Jesus. MARK 6b: In the first part of chapter 6, Jesus sent out the twelve disciples after giving them authority to cast out evil spirits. He also sent them to teach, and to heal. Then we learned about the death of John the Baptist. —————— Do you know an elderly person who can no longer read the Bible? Or, do you know someone who would enjoy listening to audio Scripture but who is not able to use the Internet? An easy way to help such people is by sharing MP3 recordings via inexpensive MP3 players or audio CDs. See http://dailybiblereading.info for how-to instructions and MP3 downloads.   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 6:44 A total of 5,000 men [plus some their uncounted families members//and their families] were fed from those loaves! 48 He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. He [acted as if he//0] intended to go past them,]]></description>
  1895. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 19: In yesterday's reading, Abram and Sarai received new names and God confirmed and expanded his covenant with Abram (now Abraham). Circumcision was added as a sign of following the covenant. Angels visited Abraham and Sarah and Abraham bargained with God about saving the few righteous people in Sodom— among whom I am sure Abraham was thinking of Lot. JOB 10: Job continues his response to Bildad. At the end of chapter 9 Job showed mankind's need of a mediator: 32 “God is not a mortal like me, so I cannot argue with him or take him to trial. 33 If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together. 34 The mediator could make God stop beating me, and I would no longer live in terror of his punishment. 35 Then I could speak to him without fear, but I cannot do that in my own strength. Mankind has now received that mediator in the person of Jesus. MARK 6b: In the first part of chapter 6, Jesus sent out the twelve disciples after giving them authority to cast out evil spirits. He also sent them to teach, and to heal. Then we learned about the death of John the Baptist. —————— Do you know an elderly person who can no longer read the Bible? Or, do you know someone who would enjoy listening to audio Scripture but who is not able to use the Internet? An easy way to help such people is by sharing MP3 recordings via inexpensive MP3 players or audio CDs. See http://dailybiblereading.info for how-to instructions and MP3 downloads.   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 6:44 A total of 5,000 men [plus some their uncounted families members//and their families] were fed from those loaves! 48 He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. He [acted as if he//0] intended to go past them,]]></content:encoded>
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  1913. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 17-18: In chapter 15 we heard of God's covenant with Abram and Abram's _fully believing_ God's promises. Then in chapter 16 we read of Abram and Sarai trying to help God fulfill his promises. Chapter 15 verse 6 is a famous verse that is quoted three times in the NT: 6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and accepted him. (GNT) [The NT translates this verse a bit differently because it is quoted from the Septuagint (the LXX, the ancient translation of the Old Testament into Koine Greek, made in the third and second centuries BC). ] JOB 9: In chapter 8, Bildad defended God as always acting with justice and insisted that this meant that there had to be some sin on Job's part or his children's. MARK 6a: In the second half of Mark5, Jesus did two amazing miracles— the second one causing a dead girl to live again.  —————— Missionary Bible translators will tell you that when a Bible book is recorded, the readers often make good suggestions to improve the naturalness of the text. Similarly, the changes I have suggested for the NLT are often simply because I they sounded more natural to me without changing the meaning. In other places, I have made more important suggestions based on my Bible translation experience, and have written notes explaining my reasoning. Many of you will just want to skip reading the translation notes. I have included them in the reading plan in the hope that some who are reading the GNT and NLT will enjoy them.  GNT Translation notes: Gen. 18:12 So Sarah laughed to herself and said, “Now that I am old and worn out, can I still enjoy [having a child//sex]? And besides, my husband is old too.” 25 Surely you won't kill the innocent with the guilty. [That wouldn’t be right!//That's impossible!] You can't do that. If you did [that], the innocent would be punished along with the guilty. That [wouldn’t be right//is impossible]. The judge of all the earth has to act justly.” ==== Job 9:27-28 If I smile and try to forget my pain, all my suffering comes back to haunt me; I know that God [holds//does hold] me guilty. ==== Mrk. 6:6 He was greatly surprised, because the people did not [believe in him//have faith]. 14 Now King Herod heard about all this, because Jesus' reputation had spread everywhere. Some people were saying, “John the Baptist has come back to life! That is why [Jesus//he] has this power to perform miracles.” 15 Others, however, said, “He is Elijah[ (come back from heaven)].” Others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago.” 16 When Herod heard it, he said, “[He’s gotta be//He is] John the Baptist! I had his head cut off, but he has come back to life!” 17 Herod himself had ordered John's arrest, and he had him tied up and put in prison. Herod did this because of [Herodiana//Herodias], whom he had married, even though she was the wife of his brother Philip. 19 So [Herodiana//Herodias] held a grudge against John and wanted to kill him, but she could not because of Herod. [In our translations in Indonesia, it was found to help understanding to give Herodias a more feminine sounding name. In Indonesian Herod is Herodes, and Herodias was too close in sound and the two names became  confused. Even though English does not have that problem, I think it will helps a little to give her a name that people will recognize as a girl-name.]   NlT Translation notes: 17 For Herod had sent soldiers to arrest and imprison John as a favor to [Herodiana/Herodias]. She had been his brother Philip’s wife, but Herod had married her. 18 John had been telling Herod, “It is against God’s law for you to marry your brother’s wife.” 19 So [Herodiana/Herodias] bore a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But without Herod’s approval she was powerless, [In our translations in Indonesia, it was found to help understanding to give Herodias a more feminine sounding name. In Indonesian Herod is Herodes, and Herodias was too close in sound and becomes  confusing. Even though English does not have that problem, I think it will help some to give her name that people will recognize as a girl-name.] 21 [Herodianas’s] chance finally came on Herod’s birthday. He gave a party for his high government officials, army officers, and the leading citizens of Galilee. 22 Then [Herodiana's/his] daughter, also named Herodia came in and performed a dance that greatly pleased Herod and his guests. “Ask me for anything you like,” the king said to the girl, “and I will give it to you.” [As NLT's footnote shows, there is a textual problem in this verse. I have changed this to be like NIV, CEV, ESV and many others.]]]></description>
  1914. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 17-18: In chapter 15 we heard of God's covenant with Abram and Abram's _fully believing_ God's promises. Then in chapter 16 we read of Abram and Sarai trying to help God fulfill his promises. Chapter 15 verse 6 is a famous verse that is quoted three times in the NT: 6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and accepted him. (GNT) [The NT translates this verse a bit differently because it is quoted from the Septuagint (the LXX, the ancient translation of the Old Testament into Koine Greek, made in the third and second centuries BC). ] JOB 9: In chapter 8, Bildad defended God as always acting with justice and insisted that this meant that there had to be some sin on Job's part or his children's. MARK 6a: In the second half of Mark5, Jesus did two amazing miracles— the second one causing a dead girl to live again.  —————— Missionary Bible translators will tell you that when a Bible book is recorded, the readers often make good suggestions to improve the naturalness of the text. Similarly, the changes I have suggested for the NLT are often simply because I they sounded more natural to me without changing the meaning. In other places, I have made more important suggestions based on my Bible translation experience, and have written notes explaining my reasoning. Many of you will just want to skip reading the translation notes. I have included them in the reading plan in the hope that some who are reading the GNT and NLT will enjoy them.  GNT Translation notes: Gen. 18:12 So Sarah laughed to herself and said, “Now that I am old and worn out, can I still enjoy [having a child//sex]? And besides, my husband is old too.” 25 Surely you won't kill the innocent with the guilty. [That wouldn’t be right!//That's impossible!] You can't do that. If you did [that], the innocent would be punished along with the guilty. That [wouldn’t be right//is impossible]. The judge of all the earth has to act justly.” ==== Job 9:27-28 If I smile and try to forget my pain, all my suffering comes back to haunt me; I know that God [holds//does hold] me guilty. ==== Mrk. 6:6 He was greatly surprised, because the people did not [believe in him//have faith]. 14 Now King Herod heard about all this, because Jesus' reputation had spread everywhere. Some people were saying, “John the Baptist has come back to life! That is why [Jesus//he] has this power to perform miracles.” 15 Others, however, said, “He is Elijah[ (come back from heaven)].” Others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago.” 16 When Herod heard it, he said, “[He’s gotta be//He is] John the Baptist! I had his head cut off, but he has come back to life!” 17 Herod himself had ordered John's arrest, and he had him tied up and put in prison. Herod did this because of [Herodiana//Herodias], whom he had married, even though she was the wife of his brother Philip. 19 So [Herodiana//Herodias] held a grudge against John and wanted to kill him, but she could not because of Herod. [In our translations in Indonesia, it was found to help understanding to give Herodias a more feminine sounding name. In Indonesian Herod is Herodes, and Herodias was too close in sound and the two names became  confused. Even though English does not have that problem, I think it will helps a little to give her a name that people will recognize as a girl-name.]   NlT Translation notes: 17 For Herod had sent soldiers to arrest and imprison John as a favor to [Herodiana/Herodias]. She had been his brother Philip’s wife, but Herod had married her. 18 John had been telling Herod, “It is against God’s law for you to marry your brother’s wife.” 19 So [Herodiana/Herodias] bore a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But without Herod’s approval she was powerless, [In our translations in Indonesia, it was found to help understanding to give Herodias a more feminine sounding name. In Indonesian Herod is Herodes, and Herodias was too close in sound and becomes  confusing. Even though English does not have that problem, I think it will help some to give her name that people will recognize as a girl-name.] 21 [Herodianas’s] chance finally came on Herod’s birthday. He gave a party for his high government officials, army officers, and the leading citizens of Galilee. 22 Then [Herodiana's/his] daughter, also named Herodia came in and performed a dance that greatly pleased Herod and his guests. “Ask me for anything you like,” the king said to the girl, “and I will give it to you.” [As NLT's footnote shows, there is a textual problem in this verse. I have changed this to be like NIV, CEV, ESV and many others.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1919. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.17 GEN.18 JOB.9 MRK.6.1-29]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1920. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  GEN.17 GEN.18 JOB.9 MRK.6.1-29</itunes:summary>
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  1927. <title>NL-Day_008</title>
  1928. <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:57:27 +0000</pubDate>
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  1932. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 15-16: Yesterday we heard the stories of Abram and Lot separating company, and of Abram rescuing Lot in time of war. Then we heard of the mysterious priest Melchizedek (who we will read about in the NT in Hebrews). JOB 8: In the preceding two chapters, Job said some very despairing and angry words, telling God basically to go take a walk and leave him alone. Job again wished for his own death. He said to God, 19 Won't you look away long enough  for me to swallow my spit? 20 Are you harmed by my sin, you jailer? Why use me for your target practice? Am I so great a burden to you? 21 Can't you ever forgive my sin? Can't you pardon the wrong I do? MARK 5b: In the first part of Mark 5, Jesus cast a host of demons out of a man named Mob. —————— The Daily Bible Reading Podcast site has two other kinds of podcasts in addition to the Bible recordings. There are community news updates, and there is a series of parables and and children stories called JoySightings. The updates are released with similar file names as the podcasts, but with a few more words, such as DBRP_0 fifty-one News from Jakarta. You can find them by looking at a chronological list of podcasts. There is a separate page for JoySightings at dailybiblereading.info.   GNT Translation notes: Initially I was not happy with the GNT translation for 15:6, so I looked up the Hebrew and other resources. GNT has translated well. It is best to translate the Old Testament as it would have been understood by readers in Moses’ day— without letting the New Testament color the translation too heavily. See the notes in the NET. 15:6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and _accepted him_. 16:6 Abram answered, “[Well,//Very well,] she is your slave and under your control; [you can] do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so cruelly that she ran away. ==== GNT moves v1 to the heading: More literally: Then Bildad the Shuhite replied to Job. ==== Mrk. 5:34 Jesus said to her, “[Dear one,//My daughter,] [you are healed because you believed fully in me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace, and be healed of your trouble.” [The Greek does say, ‘Daughter’. Like where Jesus calls Mary, his mother, ‘Woman’, this is very hard to translate. In the case of Jesus calling his mother ‘Woman’, that would be regarded as very impolite in English, and He was not being impolite in Greek or Aramaic. In the case of the woman healed in Mark 5, calling her ‘Daughter’ can imply that she was younger than Jesus— which is probably wrong. In using ‘Dear one’ as I have done here, I hope that it does not imply that she was too much on a friendly basis with Jesus.] 35 While Jesus was saying this, some messengers came from Jairus' house and told him, “Your daughter has died. [There’s no use in bothering the teacher any longer.//Why bother the Teacher any longer?]”   NLT Translation notes: Gen. 15:6 And  Abram [fully/0] believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his [believing like that//faith]. [This is the first time this year that you will hear me lecture on this, so I might as well make this footnote a bit long. Note how in English there is 'believed' and then 'faith'. This makes it appear that 'faith' is  something different from 'belief'. This is not true. In Greek they share the identical root, faith being the noun form of believe. Here in Hebrew, a literal translation is as ESV: “And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” The 'it' refers back to 'believed'. Another example comes up in today's NT reading.] ==== Mrk. 5:36 But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just [keep believing in me//have faith].” [In Greek, Jesus does not use the noun form 'faith' here, but an imperative verb, “just believe.” When English speakers say “Just have faith,” it has become way too vague. It can mean anything and most of my audience in America can think of movies where Hollywood makes fun of the statement. In English the saying has become hollow. It is just like saying, “Keep up your hope.” Hope in what?! Again, in Greek, 'faith' and 'believe' are the same word.] 34 And he said to her, “[0/Daughter,] your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” [The Greek does say, ‘Daughter’. Like where Jesus calls Mary, his mother, ‘Woman’, this is very hard to translate. In the case of Jesus calling his mother ‘Woman’, in English that would be impolite, and he was not being so impolite in Greek or Aramaic. In the case of the woman healed in Mark 5, calling her ‘Daughter’ can imply that she was younger than Jesus— which is probably wrong. Or it can imply a that they were already friends. In English, I think it is probably best to leave out the word and maybe add the word ‘kindly’: he said to her kindly.]]]></description>
  1933. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 15-16: Yesterday we heard the stories of Abram and Lot separating company, and of Abram rescuing Lot in time of war. Then we heard of the mysterious priest Melchizedek (who we will read about in the NT in Hebrews). JOB 8: In the preceding two chapters, Job said some very despairing and angry words, telling God basically to go take a walk and leave him alone. Job again wished for his own death. He said to God, 19 Won't you look away long enough  for me to swallow my spit? 20 Are you harmed by my sin, you jailer? Why use me for your target practice? Am I so great a burden to you? 21 Can't you ever forgive my sin? Can't you pardon the wrong I do? MARK 5b: In the first part of Mark 5, Jesus cast a host of demons out of a man named Mob. —————— The Daily Bible Reading Podcast site has two other kinds of podcasts in addition to the Bible recordings. There are community news updates, and there is a series of parables and and children stories called JoySightings. The updates are released with similar file names as the podcasts, but with a few more words, such as DBRP_0 fifty-one News from Jakarta. You can find them by looking at a chronological list of podcasts. There is a separate page for JoySightings at dailybiblereading.info.   GNT Translation notes: Initially I was not happy with the GNT translation for 15:6, so I looked up the Hebrew and other resources. GNT has translated well. It is best to translate the Old Testament as it would have been understood by readers in Moses’ day— without letting the New Testament color the translation too heavily. See the notes in the NET. 15:6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and _accepted him_. 16:6 Abram answered, “[Well,//Very well,] she is your slave and under your control; [you can] do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so cruelly that she ran away. ==== GNT moves v1 to the heading: More literally: Then Bildad the Shuhite replied to Job. ==== Mrk. 5:34 Jesus said to her, “[Dear one,//My daughter,] [you are healed because you believed fully in me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace, and be healed of your trouble.” [The Greek does say, ‘Daughter’. Like where Jesus calls Mary, his mother, ‘Woman’, this is very hard to translate. In the case of Jesus calling his mother ‘Woman’, that would be regarded as very impolite in English, and He was not being impolite in Greek or Aramaic. In the case of the woman healed in Mark 5, calling her ‘Daughter’ can imply that she was younger than Jesus— which is probably wrong. In using ‘Dear one’ as I have done here, I hope that it does not imply that she was too much on a friendly basis with Jesus.] 35 While Jesus was saying this, some messengers came from Jairus' house and told him, “Your daughter has died. [There’s no use in bothering the teacher any longer.//Why bother the Teacher any longer?]”   NLT Translation notes: Gen. 15:6 And  Abram [fully/0] believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his [believing like that//faith]. [This is the first time this year that you will hear me lecture on this, so I might as well make this footnote a bit long. Note how in English there is 'believed' and then 'faith'. This makes it appear that 'faith' is  something different from 'belief'. This is not true. In Greek they share the identical root, faith being the noun form of believe. Here in Hebrew, a literal translation is as ESV: “And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” The 'it' refers back to 'believed'. Another example comes up in today's NT reading.] ==== Mrk. 5:36 But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just [keep believing in me//have faith].” [In Greek, Jesus does not use the noun form 'faith' here, but an imperative verb, “just believe.” When English speakers say “Just have faith,” it has become way too vague. It can mean anything and most of my audience in America can think of movies where Hollywood makes fun of the statement. In English the saying has become hollow. It is just like saying, “Keep up your hope.” Hope in what?! Again, in Greek, 'faith' and 'believe' are the same word.] 34 And he said to her, “[0/Daughter,] your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” [The Greek does say, ‘Daughter’. Like where Jesus calls Mary, his mother, ‘Woman’, this is very hard to translate. In the case of Jesus calling his mother ‘Woman’, in English that would be impolite, and he was not being so impolite in Greek or Aramaic. In the case of the woman healed in Mark 5, calling her ‘Daughter’ can imply that she was younger than Jesus— which is probably wrong. Or it can imply a that they were already friends. In English, I think it is probably best to leave out the word and maybe add the word ‘kindly’: he said to her kindly.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1938. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.15 GEN.16 JOB.8 MRK.5.21-43]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1939. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: GEN.15 GEN.16 JOB.8 MRK.5.21-43</itunes:summary>
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  1947. <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:55:07 +0000</pubDate>
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  1951. <description><![CDATA[At the bottom of the notes for this podcast, I have included information about features of the YouVersion Bible reading app. Take a look if you are new to using that app, as I will not read that text in this podcast. GENESIS 13-14: In yesterday's reading we heard about God scattering people by confusing their languages. It’s important to remember that the city they were building is called Babylon. Then we traced the ancestry of Abram, who descended from Seth's line. Then we read about the call of Abram and what happened when they were staying in Egypt because of a famine. Abram doesn’t sound like a model husband. JOB 7: Today we hear the second chapter of Job’s response to Eliphaz. In chapter 6 Job said, 10 GNT If I knew he [God] would [kill me], I would leap for joy,   no matter how great my pain. I know that God is holy;    I have never opposed what he commands. And he also complained: 14 In trouble like this I need loyal friends—    whether I've forsaken God or not. 15 But you, my friends, you deceive me like streams    that go dry when no rain comes. And his three friends are only warming up to what they will say. In desperation Job says, 24 All right, teach me; tell me my faults.    I will be quiet and listen to you. 25 Honest words are convincing,    but you are talking nonsense. MARK 5a: We completed the one and only ‘parable chapter’ of Mark yesterday. Following the parable of the mustard seed, the disciples and Jesus took off to the other side of the lake. Jesus slept soundly in the boat while a storm was raging on the lake, and then he calmed the storm.   —————— If you click on a verse in this Bible app, you have six very useful options— including highlighting verses and writing comments. Have you tried making a verse-picture yet? The pictures are easy to make and provide an eye-catching way to share meaningfully with your friends on social media. The backgrounds provided within the app are quite nice, and now you can also upload background images from your own device’s picture gallery. Then you set the size, color, and location of the verse text. The results are often so artistic that your friends will re-share your creations. Please share your YouVersion verse-pictures with the Daily Bible Reading Podcast community! See how to join the community on the Sharing Together page at http://dailybiblereading.info.  GNT Translation notes: Job 7:12 Why [, O God,] do you keep me under guard? Do you think I am a sea monster? 17 Why are people so important to you[, O God]? Why pay attention to what they do? ==== Mark 5:17 [The people/So they] asked Jesus to leave their territory. 20 So the man left and went all through the Ten Towns [region], telling what Jesus had done for him. And all who heard it were amazed.   NLT Translation notes: Mrk 5:8 For Jesus had [already/0] said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.” 9 Then Jesus demanded, “What is your name?” And he replied, “My name is [Batalion/Legion], because there are many of us inside this man.” [A Roman legion could be as many as 6,826 men.] 15 A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been possessed by the [batalion/legion] of demons. He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid. 20 So the man [went/started] off to visit the Ten Towns of that region and began to proclaim the great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed at what he told them.]]></description>
  1952. <content:encoded><![CDATA[At the bottom of the notes for this podcast, I have included information about features of the YouVersion Bible reading app. Take a look if you are new to using that app, as I will not read that text in this podcast. GENESIS 13-14: In yesterday's reading we heard about God scattering people by confusing their languages. It’s important to remember that the city they were building is called Babylon. Then we traced the ancestry of Abram, who descended from Seth's line. Then we read about the call of Abram and what happened when they were staying in Egypt because of a famine. Abram doesn’t sound like a model husband. JOB 7: Today we hear the second chapter of Job’s response to Eliphaz. In chapter 6 Job said, 10 GNT If I knew he [God] would [kill me], I would leap for joy,   no matter how great my pain. I know that God is holy;    I have never opposed what he commands. And he also complained: 14 In trouble like this I need loyal friends—    whether I've forsaken God or not. 15 But you, my friends, you deceive me like streams    that go dry when no rain comes. And his three friends are only warming up to what they will say. In desperation Job says, 24 All right, teach me; tell me my faults.    I will be quiet and listen to you. 25 Honest words are convincing,    but you are talking nonsense. MARK 5a: We completed the one and only ‘parable chapter’ of Mark yesterday. Following the parable of the mustard seed, the disciples and Jesus took off to the other side of the lake. Jesus slept soundly in the boat while a storm was raging on the lake, and then he calmed the storm.   —————— If you click on a verse in this Bible app, you have six very useful options— including highlighting verses and writing comments. Have you tried making a verse-picture yet? The pictures are easy to make and provide an eye-catching way to share meaningfully with your friends on social media. The backgrounds provided within the app are quite nice, and now you can also upload background images from your own device’s picture gallery. Then you set the size, color, and location of the verse text. The results are often so artistic that your friends will re-share your creations. Please share your YouVersion verse-pictures with the Daily Bible Reading Podcast community! See how to join the community on the Sharing Together page at http://dailybiblereading.info.  GNT Translation notes: Job 7:12 Why [, O God,] do you keep me under guard? Do you think I am a sea monster? 17 Why are people so important to you[, O God]? Why pay attention to what they do? ==== Mark 5:17 [The people/So they] asked Jesus to leave their territory. 20 So the man left and went all through the Ten Towns [region], telling what Jesus had done for him. And all who heard it were amazed.   NLT Translation notes: Mrk 5:8 For Jesus had [already/0] said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.” 9 Then Jesus demanded, “What is your name?” And he replied, “My name is [Batalion/Legion], because there are many of us inside this man.” [A Roman legion could be as many as 6,826 men.] 15 A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been possessed by the [batalion/legion] of demons. He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid. 20 So the man [went/started] off to visit the Ten Towns of that region and began to proclaim the great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed at what he told them.]]></content:encoded>
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  1970. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 15-16: Yesterday we heard the stories of Abram and Lot separating company, and of Abram rescuing Lot in time of war. Then we heard of the mysterious priest Melchizedek (who we will read about in the NT in Hebrews).   JOB 8: In the preceding two chapters, Job said some very despairing and angry words, telling God basically to go take a walk and leave him alone. Job again wished for his own death. He said to God, 19 Won't you look away long enough  for me to swallow my spit? 20 Are you harmed by my sin, you jailer? Why use me for your target practice? Am I so great a burden to you? 21 Can't you ever forgive my sin? Can't you pardon the wrong I do? MARK 5b: In the first part of Mark 5, Jesus cast a host of demons out of a man named Mob. —————— The Daily Bible Reading Podcast site has two other kinds of podcasts in addition to the Bible recordings. There are community news updates, and there is a series of parables and and children stories called JoySightings. The updates are released with similar file names as the podcasts, but with a few more words, such as DBRP_0 fifty-one News from Jakarta. You can find them by looking at a chronological list of podcasts. There is a separate page for JoySightings at dailybiblereading.info.   GNT Translation notes: Initially I was not happy with the GNT translation for 15:6, so I looked up the Hebrew and other resources. GNT has translated well. It is best to translate the Old Testament as it would have been understood by readers in Moses’ day— without letting the New Testament color the translation too heavily. See the notes in the NET. 15:6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and _accepted him_. 16:6 Abram answered, “[Well,//Very well,] she is your slave and under your control; [you can] do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so cruelly that she ran away. ==== GNT moves v1 to the heading: More literally: Then Bildad the Shuhite replied to Job. ==== Mrk. 5:34 Jesus said to her, “[Dear one,//My daughter,] [you are healed because you believed fully in me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace, and be healed of your trouble.” [The Greek does say, ‘Daughter’. Like where Jesus calls Mary, his mother, ‘Woman’, this is very hard to translate. In the case of Jesus calling his mother ‘Woman’, that would be regarded as very impolite in English, and He was not being impolite in Greek or Aramaic. In the case of the woman healed in Mark 5, calling her ‘Daughter’ can imply that she was younger than Jesus— which is probably wrong. In using ‘Dear one’ as I have done here, I hope that it does not imply that she was too much on a friendly basis with Jesus.] 35 While Jesus was saying this, some messengers came from Jairus' house and told him, “Your daughter has died. [There’s no use in bothering the teacher any longer.//Why bother the Teacher any longer?]”   NLT Translation notes: Gen. 15:6 And  Abram [fully/0] believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his [believing like that//faith]. [This is the first time this year that you will hear me lecture on this, so I might as well make this footnote a bit long. Note how in English there is 'believed' and then 'faith'. This makes it appear that 'faith' is  something different from 'belief'. This is not true. In Greek they share the identical root, faith being the noun form of believe. Here in Hebrew, a literal translation is as ESV: “And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” The 'it' refers back to 'believed'. Another example comes up in today's NT reading.] ==== Mrk. 5:36 But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just [keep believing in me//have faith].” [In Greek, Jesus does not use the noun form 'faith' here, but an imperative verb, “just believe.” When English speakers say “Just have faith,” it has become way too vague. It can mean anything and most of my audience in America can think of movies where Hollywood makes fun of the statement. In English the saying has become hollow. It is just like saying, “Keep up your hope.” Hope in what?! Again, in Greek, 'faith' and 'believe' are the same word.] 34 And he said to her, “[0/Daughter,] your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” [The Greek does say, ‘Daughter’. Like where Jesus calls Mary, his mother, ‘Woman’, this is very hard to translate. In the case of Jesus calling his mother ‘Woman’, in English that would be impolite, and he was not being so impolite in Greek or Aramaic. In the case of the woman healed in Mark 5, calling her ‘Daughter’ can imply that she was younger than Jesus— which is probably wrong. Or it can imply a that they were already friends. In English, I think it is probably best to leave out the word and maybe add the word ‘kindly’: he said to her kindly.]]]></description>
  1971. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 15-16: Yesterday we heard the stories of Abram and Lot separating company, and of Abram rescuing Lot in time of war. Then we heard of the mysterious priest Melchizedek (who we will read about in the NT in Hebrews).   JOB 8: In the preceding two chapters, Job said some very despairing and angry words, telling God basically to go take a walk and leave him alone. Job again wished for his own death. He said to God, 19 Won't you look away long enough  for me to swallow my spit? 20 Are you harmed by my sin, you jailer? Why use me for your target practice? Am I so great a burden to you? 21 Can't you ever forgive my sin? Can't you pardon the wrong I do? MARK 5b: In the first part of Mark 5, Jesus cast a host of demons out of a man named Mob. —————— The Daily Bible Reading Podcast site has two other kinds of podcasts in addition to the Bible recordings. There are community news updates, and there is a series of parables and and children stories called JoySightings. The updates are released with similar file names as the podcasts, but with a few more words, such as DBRP_0 fifty-one News from Jakarta. You can find them by looking at a chronological list of podcasts. There is a separate page for JoySightings at dailybiblereading.info.   GNT Translation notes: Initially I was not happy with the GNT translation for 15:6, so I looked up the Hebrew and other resources. GNT has translated well. It is best to translate the Old Testament as it would have been understood by readers in Moses’ day— without letting the New Testament color the translation too heavily. See the notes in the NET. 15:6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and _accepted him_. 16:6 Abram answered, “[Well,//Very well,] she is your slave and under your control; [you can] do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so cruelly that she ran away. ==== GNT moves v1 to the heading: More literally: Then Bildad the Shuhite replied to Job. ==== Mrk. 5:34 Jesus said to her, “[Dear one,//My daughter,] [you are healed because you believed fully in me.//your faith has made you well.] Go in peace, and be healed of your trouble.” [The Greek does say, ‘Daughter’. Like where Jesus calls Mary, his mother, ‘Woman’, this is very hard to translate. In the case of Jesus calling his mother ‘Woman’, that would be regarded as very impolite in English, and He was not being impolite in Greek or Aramaic. In the case of the woman healed in Mark 5, calling her ‘Daughter’ can imply that she was younger than Jesus— which is probably wrong. In using ‘Dear one’ as I have done here, I hope that it does not imply that she was too much on a friendly basis with Jesus.] 35 While Jesus was saying this, some messengers came from Jairus' house and told him, “Your daughter has died. [There’s no use in bothering the teacher any longer.//Why bother the Teacher any longer?]”   NLT Translation notes: Gen. 15:6 And  Abram [fully/0] believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his [believing like that//faith]. [This is the first time this year that you will hear me lecture on this, so I might as well make this footnote a bit long. Note how in English there is 'believed' and then 'faith'. This makes it appear that 'faith' is  something different from 'belief'. This is not true. In Greek they share the identical root, faith being the noun form of believe. Here in Hebrew, a literal translation is as ESV: “And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” The 'it' refers back to 'believed'. Another example comes up in today's NT reading.] ==== Mrk. 5:36 But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just [keep believing in me//have faith].” [In Greek, Jesus does not use the noun form 'faith' here, but an imperative verb, “just believe.” When English speakers say “Just have faith,” it has become way too vague. It can mean anything and most of my audience in America can think of movies where Hollywood makes fun of the statement. In English the saying has become hollow. It is just like saying, “Keep up your hope.” Hope in what?! Again, in Greek, 'faith' and 'believe' are the same word.] 34 And he said to her, “[0/Daughter,] your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” [The Greek does say, ‘Daughter’. Like where Jesus calls Mary, his mother, ‘Woman’, this is very hard to translate. In the case of Jesus calling his mother ‘Woman’, in English that would be impolite, and he was not being so impolite in Greek or Aramaic. In the case of the woman healed in Mark 5, calling her ‘Daughter’ can imply that she was younger than Jesus— which is probably wrong. Or it can imply a that they were already friends. In English, I think it is probably best to leave out the word and maybe add the word ‘kindly’: he said to her kindly.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1976. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.15 GEN.16 JOB.8 MRK.5.21-43]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1977. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  GEN.15 GEN.16 JOB.8 MRK.5.21-43</itunes:summary>
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  1989. <description><![CDATA[At the bottom of the notes for this podcast, I have included information about features of the YouVersion Bible reading app. Take a look if you are new to using that app, as I will not read that text in this podcast. GENESIS 13-14: In yesterday's reading we heard about God scattering people by confusing their languages. It’s important to remember that the city they were building is called Babylon. Then we traced the ancestry of Abram, who descended from Seth's line. Then we read about the call of Abram and what happened when they were staying in Egypt because of a famine. Abram doesn’t sound like a model husband. JOB 7: Today we hear the second chapter of Job’s response to Eliphaz. In chapter 6 Job said, 10 GNT If I knew he [God] would [kill me], I would leap for joy,   no matter how great my pain. I know that God is holy;    I have never opposed what he commands. And he also complained: 14 In trouble like this I need loyal friends—    whether I've forsaken God or not. 15 But you, my friends, you deceive me like streams    that go dry when no rain comes. And his three friends are only warming up to what they will say. In desperation Job says, 24 All right, teach me; tell me my faults.    I will be quiet and listen to you. 25 Honest words are convincing,    but you are talking nonsense. MARK 5a: We completed the one and only ‘parable chapter’ of Mark yesterday. Following the parable of the mustard seed, the disciples and Jesus took off to the other side of the lake. Jesus slept soundly in the boat while a storm was raging on the lake, and then he calmed the storm.   —————— If you click on a verse in this Bible app, you have six very useful options— including highlighting verses and writing comments. Have you tried making a verse-picture yet? The pictures are easy to make and provide an eye-catching way to share meaningfully with your friends on social media. The backgrounds provided within the app are quite nice, and now you can also upload background images from your own device’s picture gallery. Then you set the size, color, and location of the verse text. The results are often so artistic that your friends will re-share your creations. Please share your YouVersion verse-pictures with the Daily Bible Reading Podcast community! See how to join the community on the Sharing Together page at http://dailybiblereading.info.  GNT Translation notes: Job 7:12 Why [, O God,] do you keep me under guard? Do you think I am a sea monster? 17 Why are people so important to you[, O God]? Why pay attention to what they do? ==== Mark 5:17 [The people/So they] asked Jesus to leave their territory. 20 So the man left and went all through the Ten Towns [region], telling what Jesus had done for him. And all who heard it were amazed.   NLT Translation notes: Mrk 5:8 For Jesus had [already/0] said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.” 9 Then Jesus demanded, “What is your name?” And he replied, “My name is [Batalion/Legion], because there are many of us inside this man.” [A Roman legion could be as many as 6,826 men.] 15 A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been possessed by the [batalion/legion] of demons. He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid. 20 So the man [went/started] off to visit the Ten Towns of that region and began to proclaim the great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed at what he told them.]]></description>
  1990. <content:encoded><![CDATA[At the bottom of the notes for this podcast, I have included information about features of the YouVersion Bible reading app. Take a look if you are new to using that app, as I will not read that text in this podcast. GENESIS 13-14: In yesterday's reading we heard about God scattering people by confusing their languages. It’s important to remember that the city they were building is called Babylon. Then we traced the ancestry of Abram, who descended from Seth's line. Then we read about the call of Abram and what happened when they were staying in Egypt because of a famine. Abram doesn’t sound like a model husband. JOB 7: Today we hear the second chapter of Job’s response to Eliphaz. In chapter 6 Job said, 10 GNT If I knew he [God] would [kill me], I would leap for joy,   no matter how great my pain. I know that God is holy;    I have never opposed what he commands. And he also complained: 14 In trouble like this I need loyal friends—    whether I've forsaken God or not. 15 But you, my friends, you deceive me like streams    that go dry when no rain comes. And his three friends are only warming up to what they will say. In desperation Job says, 24 All right, teach me; tell me my faults.    I will be quiet and listen to you. 25 Honest words are convincing,    but you are talking nonsense. MARK 5a: We completed the one and only ‘parable chapter’ of Mark yesterday. Following the parable of the mustard seed, the disciples and Jesus took off to the other side of the lake. Jesus slept soundly in the boat while a storm was raging on the lake, and then he calmed the storm.   —————— If you click on a verse in this Bible app, you have six very useful options— including highlighting verses and writing comments. Have you tried making a verse-picture yet? The pictures are easy to make and provide an eye-catching way to share meaningfully with your friends on social media. The backgrounds provided within the app are quite nice, and now you can also upload background images from your own device’s picture gallery. Then you set the size, color, and location of the verse text. The results are often so artistic that your friends will re-share your creations. Please share your YouVersion verse-pictures with the Daily Bible Reading Podcast community! See how to join the community on the Sharing Together page at http://dailybiblereading.info.  GNT Translation notes: Job 7:12 Why [, O God,] do you keep me under guard? Do you think I am a sea monster? 17 Why are people so important to you[, O God]? Why pay attention to what they do? ==== Mark 5:17 [The people/So they] asked Jesus to leave their territory. 20 So the man left and went all through the Ten Towns [region], telling what Jesus had done for him. And all who heard it were amazed.   NLT Translation notes: Mrk 5:8 For Jesus had [already/0] said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.” 9 Then Jesus demanded, “What is your name?” And he replied, “My name is [Batalion/Legion], because there are many of us inside this man.” [A Roman legion could be as many as 6,826 men.] 15 A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been possessed by the [batalion/legion] of demons. He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid. 20 So the man [went/started] off to visit the Ten Towns of that region and began to proclaim the great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed at what he told them.]]></content:encoded>
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  1992. <itunes:duration>18:27</itunes:duration>
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  1995. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.13 GEN.14 JOB.7 MRK.5.1-20]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1996. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  GEN.13 GEN.14 JOB.7 MRK.5.1-20</itunes:summary>
  1997. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
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  2000. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2008. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 11-12: Yesterday in Genesis 9-10, we heard the story of Noah's drunkenness and his curse on Canaan because of it (which wasn't very fair since it was his father Ham who actually caused the offense to Noah, and because Ham also had other sons). Then we heard about Noah's descendants. JOB 6: Eliphaz continues to imply that Job has sinned: 6 Evil does not grow in the soil,    nor does trouble grow out of the ground. 7 No indeed! We bring trouble on ourselves,    as surely as sparks fly up from a fire. Eliphaz’ main point in that chapter was that Job would be forgiven and blessed if he repented: 17 Happy is the person whom God corrects!    Do not resent it when he rebukes you. 18 God bandages the wounds he makes;    his hand hurts you, and his hand heals. There is truth in what Eliphaz says, and a similar statement to verse 17 is found in James 1. MARK 4b:Chapter 4 is the parable chapter of Mark. The Parable about the Different Kinds of Soil is in all three synoptic Gospels— which are Matthew, Mark, and Luke. That parable holds deep meaning that one never really grows out of. Each time you hear it, new facets come to light, and every believer should meditate on what kind of soil they are most like at the present time. ——————— To learn about the people who created this reading plan, see the Our Story page at http://dailybiblereading.info.    GNT Translation notes: Gen 12:18 Then the king sent for Abram and [complained to him//asked him], “What have you done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she [is/was] your wife? 19 Why did you say that she [is/was] your sister, and let me take her as my wife? Here is your wife; take her and get out!” ==== Job 6:26 [If you//You] think I am talking nothing but wind;    then why do you answer my words of despair? ==== [Rhetorical questions were often used by Jesus to start a new topic in his teaching, and at the end of the chapter, he used two rhetorical questions to give a mild rebuke to the disciples. In many of the world’s languages, people don’t use rhetorical questions for starting a new topic, but most languages seem to use questions for rebuking. In English, I think it is more natural not to use the verb ‘ask’ in the quote margin if the question is a rhetorical one.] 30 [Jesus began another teaching, “What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?” _asked_ Jesus.//“What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?” asked Jesus.] “What parable shall we use to explain it? Mrk. 4:40 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Why are you frightened? [It’s obvious that you still don’t believe in Me.//Do you still have no faith?]” [Note that in the podcast recordings, I will often change the word ‘faith’ to ‘believe’ or ‘fully believe’. This is because the English word ‘faith’ is used with all kinds of fuzzy meanings these days and can easily be misunderstood. 1) In Greek, ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ are the noun and verb forms of the same root word. 2) When one uses an abstract noun like ‘faith’ in English, we lose the object— in this case the Person who is being believed. Note that ‘faith’ does not have the a vague meaning like ‘endurance’ or ‘ability to live without fear’— which might be assumed in this passage. Such fuzzy meanings almost always end up placing ‘faith’ in ourselves— which is a big mistake. The ‘faith’ that Jesus is talking about at the end of this chapter is placing our trust 100% in Him!] NLT Translation notes: Gen. 11:4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches [into/0] the sky. ==== Mrk. 4:26 Jesus  also said, “The Kingdom of God [can be illustrated as being like when//is like] a farmer [0/who] scatters seed on the ground. [It bothers me grammatically to say that a 'kingdom' is like a 'farmer'. The king might be like a farmer, both being people. Jesus' illustration shows that the whole package is what is like the Kingdom of God, including farmer, seed, time for growing, and harvest.] 30 Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? 31 [God's Kingdom can be compared to//It is like] a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, 40 Then he [said to/asked] them, “[What a bunch of cowards you are! It is clear that you don't believe fully in me!”//Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”][I have treated these rhetorical questions as statements. In English it seems a bit silly to ask “Why are you afraid?” Jesus' question is a rebuke (and we can debate how strong a rebuke was intended). The second RQ is also a rebuke.] [Note that I will often change 'faith' to 'fully believe'. This might be a good illustration of why the English word 'faith' is often misunderstood. 1) People often have forgotten that the root meaning of 'faith' is 'believe'— having the same Greek root word. 2) When one uses an abstract noun like 'faith' we loose the object— in this case the Person who is being believed. Note that 'faith' does not have the a vague root meaning like 'endurance' or 'ability to live without fear', which might be assumed by some readers. Such words almost always end up placing 'faith' in ourselves. This is very wrong. What faith means here is placing trust 100% in Jesus.] 41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “[Wow, what kind of man is this Jesus?!//Who is this man?]”3 they [said to//asked] each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!” [The disciples had not forgotten Jesus' name! This translation is as suggested by Deibler.]]]></description>
  2009. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 11-12: Yesterday in Genesis 9-10, we heard the story of Noah's drunkenness and his curse on Canaan because of it (which wasn't very fair since it was his father Ham who actually caused the offense to Noah, and because Ham also had other sons). Then we heard about Noah's descendants. JOB 6: Eliphaz continues to imply that Job has sinned: 6 Evil does not grow in the soil,    nor does trouble grow out of the ground. 7 No indeed! We bring trouble on ourselves,    as surely as sparks fly up from a fire. Eliphaz’ main point in that chapter was that Job would be forgiven and blessed if he repented: 17 Happy is the person whom God corrects!    Do not resent it when he rebukes you. 18 God bandages the wounds he makes;    his hand hurts you, and his hand heals. There is truth in what Eliphaz says, and a similar statement to verse 17 is found in James 1. MARK 4b:Chapter 4 is the parable chapter of Mark. The Parable about the Different Kinds of Soil is in all three synoptic Gospels— which are Matthew, Mark, and Luke. That parable holds deep meaning that one never really grows out of. Each time you hear it, new facets come to light, and every believer should meditate on what kind of soil they are most like at the present time. ——————— To learn about the people who created this reading plan, see the Our Story page at http://dailybiblereading.info.    GNT Translation notes: Gen 12:18 Then the king sent for Abram and [complained to him//asked him], “What have you done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she [is/was] your wife? 19 Why did you say that she [is/was] your sister, and let me take her as my wife? Here is your wife; take her and get out!” ==== Job 6:26 [If you//You] think I am talking nothing but wind;    then why do you answer my words of despair? ==== [Rhetorical questions were often used by Jesus to start a new topic in his teaching, and at the end of the chapter, he used two rhetorical questions to give a mild rebuke to the disciples. In many of the world’s languages, people don’t use rhetorical questions for starting a new topic, but most languages seem to use questions for rebuking. In English, I think it is more natural not to use the verb ‘ask’ in the quote margin if the question is a rhetorical one.] 30 [Jesus began another teaching, “What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?” _asked_ Jesus.//“What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?” asked Jesus.] “What parable shall we use to explain it? Mrk. 4:40 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Why are you frightened? [It’s obvious that you still don’t believe in Me.//Do you still have no faith?]” [Note that in the podcast recordings, I will often change the word ‘faith’ to ‘believe’ or ‘fully believe’. This is because the English word ‘faith’ is used with all kinds of fuzzy meanings these days and can easily be misunderstood. 1) In Greek, ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ are the noun and verb forms of the same root word. 2) When one uses an abstract noun like ‘faith’ in English, we lose the object— in this case the Person who is being believed. Note that ‘faith’ does not have the a vague meaning like ‘endurance’ or ‘ability to live without fear’— which might be assumed in this passage. Such fuzzy meanings almost always end up placing ‘faith’ in ourselves— which is a big mistake. The ‘faith’ that Jesus is talking about at the end of this chapter is placing our trust 100% in Him!] NLT Translation notes: Gen. 11:4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches [into/0] the sky. ==== Mrk. 4:26 Jesus  also said, “The Kingdom of God [can be illustrated as being like when//is like] a farmer [0/who] scatters seed on the ground. [It bothers me grammatically to say that a 'kingdom' is like a 'farmer'. The king might be like a farmer, both being people. Jesus' illustration shows that the whole package is what is like the Kingdom of God, including farmer, seed, time for growing, and harvest.] 30 Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? 31 [God's Kingdom can be compared to//It is like] a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, 40 Then he [said to/asked] them, “[What a bunch of cowards you are! It is clear that you don't believe fully in me!”//Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”][I have treated these rhetorical questions as statements. In English it seems a bit silly to ask “Why are you afraid?” Jesus' question is a rebuke (and we can debate how strong a rebuke was intended). The second RQ is also a rebuke.] [Note that I will often change 'faith' to 'fully believe'. This might be a good illustration of why the English word 'faith' is often misunderstood. 1) People often have forgotten that the root meaning of 'faith' is 'believe'— having the same Greek root word. 2) When one uses an abstract noun like 'faith' we loose the object— in this case the Person who is being believed. Note that 'faith' does not have the a vague root meaning like 'endurance' or 'ability to live without fear', which might be assumed by some readers. Such words almost always end up placing 'faith' in ourselves. This is very wrong. What faith means here is placing trust 100% in Jesus.] 41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “[Wow, what kind of man is this Jesus?!//Who is this man?]”3 they [said to//asked] each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!” [The disciples had not forgotten Jesus' name! This translation is as suggested by Deibler.]]]></content:encoded>
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  2015. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are: GEN.11 GEN.12 JOB.6 MRK.4.21-41</itunes:summary>
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  2023. <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:42:53 +0000</pubDate>
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  2027. <description><![CDATA[In the YouVersion devotional notes for this episode and at the bottom of these program notes in the listening app, you can read about the difference between literal and meaning-based translations. So I think it is a good time, at the beginning of this podcast to say a few words about the two translations I have used in the podcasts. First of all, I agree with what the translators of the NIV said in the Preface to the NIV. They said, “There is no such thing as a perfect translation.” That includes the GNT as well as even the more famous and popular NIV. The whole purpose of these podcasts is to promote the reading, understanding, and fully believing of God’s Word. Literal translations will include passages that are impossible for modern listeners  to assimilate in audio form. So I want to read a version that my listeners can understand even if they are driving to work, or even if they are children like my grandkids. The GNT is a wonderful translation of God’s Word, and I think every English speaking believer should read it at least once in their lives. If you have heard people say bad things about it, that is likely because it caused controversy when it was first introduced and when people were not used to using more than one Bible. If the GNT were released today, there would be no controversy. The NLT is my favorite Bible translation. It’s predecessor was the Living Bible, which is cannot be called a faithful translation, but is a paraphrase. The NLT was created with a big team of scholars and is a very reliable meaning-based translation. Because of my Bible translation experience, there are things that I want to tweak in any translation. Listeners to the podcasts from twenty14-16 have not accused me so far of making controversial changes or of being doctrinally biased. The little tweaks I make to the GNT/NLT are intended to help listeners understand the meaning contained in the Biblical source languages, and they are documented at the bottom of the episode notes. GENESIS 9-10: In chapter 8 the flood receded. After everyone came out of the boat, Noah made a sacrifice. JOB 5: In chapter 4 Eliphaz implied that Job’s guilt was the reason he was being punished: “Stop and think! Do the innocent die? When have the upright been destroyed? 8 NLT My experience shows that those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same. MARK 4: In chapter 3 we have seen that opposition to Jesus was mounting from the Jewish religious leaders. They were already plotting to kill him and saying he performed miracles by the power of Satan. I want to comment briefly about the sin of blaspheming or reviling the Holy Spirit that we heard about at the end of chapter 3. Some people worry about whether they have done this and committed the unforgivable sin. Note the context here. The experts in the Law were saying the Jesus was working by the power of _Satan_. But Jesus was working by the power of the _Holy Spirit_. A person in a frame of mind like those Law experts will never repent. So Jesus was warning them, because they were mighty close to blaspheming the Holy Spirit by what they were saying about Jesus. I want you to know this: If you worry about whether in some past time you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit, then you haven’t! If you are the kind of person who feels sorrow for sins already committed and are ready to repent of sin, then you have never blasphemed the Holy Spirit, nor are you likely to ever do so.  ——————— Choose a good Bible version for your reading this year! I recommend that you choose a good _meaning-based_ translation for your Bible reading this year, not one of the _literal_ versions. I recommend that you use a literal version whenever you have time for in-depth study, but not for your daily devotional reading. Here’s the difference: The advantage of a literal translation is that it gives you a word-for-word view into the _form_ of the original. The disadvantage of literal translations is that they cannot give you the _meaning_ in clear and natural English. The advantage of a meaning-based translation is that it gives you the _meaning_ of the text in clear, natural English. The disadvantage of the meaning-based translation is that they cannot show you the word-for-word _form_ of the original text. We need both kinds of translations! Use both kinds when you are doing in-depth study. But for devotional reading, my top choices are the New Living Translation and the Good News Bible. These meaning-based translations will help you be successful in reading the Bible in a year, because the text is so much easier to understand.  Both have good scholarly backing and are reliable. I don’t recommend using a paraphrase like The Message. The popular NIV is halfway between literal and meaning-based. (This means that you cannot immediately know if a verse is translated literally or more freely based on meaning.) One of the most popular literal translations these days is the English Standard Version. My advice is to NOT use the ESV for your devotional reading unless you have time for reading the notes in your study Bible.   GNT Translation notes: Gen 10:2 [These were the sons of Japheth: //The sons of Japheth—] Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras[. The people groups who were their descendants bear their names.//— were the ancestors of the peoples who bear their names.] [And similar changes were made to aid my reading in the rest of the chapter. I found I just couldn’t read the text clearly the way it was.] 5 they were the ancestors of the people who live along the coast and on the islands. [They//These] are the descendants of Japheth, living in their different tribes and countries, each group speaking its own language. ==== Mrk 4:8 But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants sprouted, grew, and bore grain: some [stalks] had thirty grains, others sixty, and others one hundred.” 12 so that [— just as God said through Isaiah], ‘They may look and look,    yet not see; … 24 [Jesus/He] also said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear! …   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 4:6 But the plant[s/0] soon wilted under the hot sun, and since [they/it] didn’t have deep roots, [they/it] died. [Seed is a collective noun, so the plants should be plural, even though Greek is singular, referring back to 'seed'.] 11 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secret[s/0] of the Kingdom of God. [Even though the word 'mystery' is singular in Greek, it is more natural in English to use plural 'secrets'. One mystery can contain many secrets. Jesus is opening the possibility of his disciples understanding many things that were previously unrevealed to mankind. He is not saying he has given them just one secret.] 13 Then Jesus said to them, [“How could you fail to understand the meaning of that parable? If so, you will be hopeless at understanding all my other parables!”//“If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?”][Some translations translate this verse as two rhetorical questions. Jesus is using the RQ as a mild rebuke. When we do rebuking RQs in English, I think we tend to make them shorter.] 22 [Similarly/For] everything that is hidden [now/0] will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light. [Greek has a 'gar' connector here which is often translated as 'for'. But 22 is not a REASON for 21, but instead is showing the point of similarity with 21.]]]></description>
  2028. <content:encoded><![CDATA[In the YouVersion devotional notes for this episode and at the bottom of these program notes in the listening app, you can read about the difference between literal and meaning-based translations. So I think it is a good time, at the beginning of this podcast to say a few words about the two translations I have used in the podcasts. First of all, I agree with what the translators of the NIV said in the Preface to the NIV. They said, “There is no such thing as a perfect translation.” That includes the GNT as well as even the more famous and popular NIV. The whole purpose of these podcasts is to promote the reading, understanding, and fully believing of God’s Word. Literal translations will include passages that are impossible for modern listeners  to assimilate in audio form. So I want to read a version that my listeners can understand even if they are driving to work, or even if they are children like my grandkids. The GNT is a wonderful translation of God’s Word, and I think every English speaking believer should read it at least once in their lives. If you have heard people say bad things about it, that is likely because it caused controversy when it was first introduced and when people were not used to using more than one Bible. If the GNT were released today, there would be no controversy. The NLT is my favorite Bible translation. It’s predecessor was the Living Bible, which is cannot be called a faithful translation, but is a paraphrase. The NLT was created with a big team of scholars and is a very reliable meaning-based translation. Because of my Bible translation experience, there are things that I want to tweak in any translation. Listeners to the podcasts from twenty14-16 have not accused me so far of making controversial changes or of being doctrinally biased. The little tweaks I make to the GNT/NLT are intended to help listeners understand the meaning contained in the Biblical source languages, and they are documented at the bottom of the episode notes. GENESIS 9-10: In chapter 8 the flood receded. After everyone came out of the boat, Noah made a sacrifice. JOB 5: In chapter 4 Eliphaz implied that Job’s guilt was the reason he was being punished: “Stop and think! Do the innocent die? When have the upright been destroyed? 8 NLT My experience shows that those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same. MARK 4: In chapter 3 we have seen that opposition to Jesus was mounting from the Jewish religious leaders. They were already plotting to kill him and saying he performed miracles by the power of Satan. I want to comment briefly about the sin of blaspheming or reviling the Holy Spirit that we heard about at the end of chapter 3. Some people worry about whether they have done this and committed the unforgivable sin. Note the context here. The experts in the Law were saying the Jesus was working by the power of _Satan_. But Jesus was working by the power of the _Holy Spirit_. A person in a frame of mind like those Law experts will never repent. So Jesus was warning them, because they were mighty close to blaspheming the Holy Spirit by what they were saying about Jesus. I want you to know this: If you worry about whether in some past time you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit, then you haven’t! If you are the kind of person who feels sorrow for sins already committed and are ready to repent of sin, then you have never blasphemed the Holy Spirit, nor are you likely to ever do so.  ——————— Choose a good Bible version for your reading this year! I recommend that you choose a good _meaning-based_ translation for your Bible reading this year, not one of the _literal_ versions. I recommend that you use a literal version whenever you have time for in-depth study, but not for your daily devotional reading. Here’s the difference: The advantage of a literal translation is that it gives you a word-for-word view into the _form_ of the original. The disadvantage of literal translations is that they cannot give you the _meaning_ in clear and natural English. The advantage of a meaning-based translation is that it gives you the _meaning_ of the text in clear, natural English. The disadvantage of the meaning-based translation is that they cannot show you the word-for-word _form_ of the original text. We need both kinds of translations! Use both kinds when you are doing in-depth study. But for devotional reading, my top choices are the New Living Translation and the Good News Bible. These meaning-based translations will help you be successful in reading the Bible in a year, because the text is so much easier to understand.  Both have good scholarly backing and are reliable. I don’t recommend using a paraphrase like The Message. The popular NIV is halfway between literal and meaning-based. (This means that you cannot immediately know if a verse is translated literally or more freely based on meaning.) One of the most popular literal translations these days is the English Standard Version. My advice is to NOT use the ESV for your devotional reading unless you have time for reading the notes in your study Bible.   GNT Translation notes: Gen 10:2 [These were the sons of Japheth: //The sons of Japheth—] Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras[. The people groups who were their descendants bear their names.//— were the ancestors of the peoples who bear their names.] [And similar changes were made to aid my reading in the rest of the chapter. I found I just couldn’t read the text clearly the way it was.] 5 they were the ancestors of the people who live along the coast and on the islands. [They//These] are the descendants of Japheth, living in their different tribes and countries, each group speaking its own language. ==== Mrk 4:8 But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants sprouted, grew, and bore grain: some [stalks] had thirty grains, others sixty, and others one hundred.” 12 so that [— just as God said through Isaiah], ‘They may look and look,    yet not see; … 24 [Jesus/He] also said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear! …   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 4:6 But the plant[s/0] soon wilted under the hot sun, and since [they/it] didn’t have deep roots, [they/it] died. [Seed is a collective noun, so the plants should be plural, even though Greek is singular, referring back to 'seed'.] 11 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secret[s/0] of the Kingdom of God. [Even though the word 'mystery' is singular in Greek, it is more natural in English to use plural 'secrets'. One mystery can contain many secrets. Jesus is opening the possibility of his disciples understanding many things that were previously unrevealed to mankind. He is not saying he has given them just one secret.] 13 Then Jesus said to them, [“How could you fail to understand the meaning of that parable? If so, you will be hopeless at understanding all my other parables!”//“If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?”][Some translations translate this verse as two rhetorical questions. Jesus is using the RQ as a mild rebuke. When we do rebuking RQs in English, I think we tend to make them shorter.] 22 [Similarly/For] everything that is hidden [now/0] will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light. [Greek has a 'gar' connector here which is often translated as 'for'. But 22 is not a REASON for 21, but instead is showing the point of similarity with 21.]]]></content:encoded>
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  2042. <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2053. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:41:21 +0000</pubDate>
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  2057. <description><![CDATA[GENESIS 11-12: Yesterday in Genesis 9-10, we heard the story of Noah's drunkenness and his curse on Canaan because of it (which wasn't very fair since it was his father Ham who actually caused the offense to Noah, and because Ham also had other sons). Then we heard about Noah's descendants. JOB 6: Eliphaz continues to imply that Job has sinned: 6 Evil does not grow in the soil,    nor does trouble grow out of the ground. 7 No indeed! We bring trouble on ourselves,    as surely as sparks fly up from a fire. Eliphaz’ main point in that chapter was that Job would be forgiven and blessed if he repented: 17 Happy is the person whom God corrects!    Do not resent it when he rebukes you. 18 God bandages the wounds he makes;    his hand hurts you, and his hand heals. There is truth in what Eliphaz says, and a similar statement to verse 17 is found in James 1. MARK 4b:Chapter 4 is the parable chapter of Mark. The Parable about the Different Kinds of Soil is in all three synoptic Gospels— which are Matthew, Mark, and Luke. That parable holds deep meaning that one never really grows out of. Each time you hear it, new facets come to light, and every believer should meditate on what kind of soil they are most like at the present time. ——————— To learn about the people who created this reading plan, see the Our Story page at http://dailybiblereading.info.    GNT Translation notes: Gen 12:18 Then the king sent for Abram and [complained to him//asked him], “What have you done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she [is/was] your wife? 19 Why did you say that she [is/was] your sister, and let me take her as my wife? Here is your wife; take her and get out!” ==== Job 6:26 [If you//You] think I am talking nothing but wind;    then why do you answer my words of despair? ==== [Rhetorical questions were often used by Jesus to start a new topic in his teaching, and at the end of the chapter, he used two rhetorical questions to give a mild rebuke to the disciples. In many of the world’s languages, people don’t use rhetorical questions for starting a new topic, but most languages seem to use questions for rebuking. In English, I think it is more natural not to use the verb ‘ask’ in the quote margin if the question is a rhetorical one.] 30 [Jesus began another teaching, “What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?” _asked_ Jesus.//“What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?” asked Jesus.] “What parable shall we use to explain it? Mrk. 4:40 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Why are you frightened? [It’s obvious that you still don’t believe in Me.//Do you still have no faith?]” [Note that in the podcast recordings, I will often change the word ‘faith’ to ‘believe’ or ‘fully believe’. This is because the English word ‘faith’ is used with all kinds of fuzzy meanings these days and can easily be misunderstood. 1) In Greek, ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ are the noun and verb forms of the same root word. 2) When one uses an abstract noun like ‘faith’ in English, we lose the object— in this case the Person who is being believed. Note that ‘faith’ does not have the a vague meaning like ‘endurance’ or ‘ability to live without fear’— which might be assumed in this passage. Such fuzzy meanings almost always end up placing ‘faith’ in ourselves— which is a big mistake. The ‘faith’ that Jesus is talking about at the end of this chapter is placing our trust 100% in Him!] NLT Translation notes: Gen. 11:4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches [into/0] the sky. ==== Mrk. 4:26 Jesus  also said, “The Kingdom of God [can be illustrated as being like when//is like] a farmer [0/who] scatters seed on the ground. [It bothers me grammatically to say that a 'kingdom' is like a 'farmer'. The king might be like a farmer, both being people. Jesus' illustration shows that the whole package is what is like the Kingdom of God, including farmer, seed, time for growing, and harvest.] 30 Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? 31 [God's Kingdom can be compared to//It is like] a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, 40 Then he [said to/asked] them, “[What a bunch of cowards you are! It is clear that you don't believe fully in me!”//Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”][I have treated these rhetorical questions as statements. In English it seems a bit silly to ask “Why are you afraid?” Jesus' question is a rebuke (and we can debate how strong a rebuke was intended). The second RQ is also a rebuke.] [Note that I will often change 'faith' to 'fully believe'. This might be a good illustration of why the English word 'faith' is often misunderstood. 1) People often have forgotten that the root meaning of 'faith' is 'believe'— having the same Greek root word. 2) When one uses an abstract noun like 'faith' we loose the object— in this case the Person who is being believed. Note that 'faith' does not have the a vague root meaning like 'endurance' or 'ability to live without fear', which might be assumed by some readers. Such words almost always end up placing 'faith' in ourselves. This is very wrong. What faith means here is placing trust 100% in Jesus.] 41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “[Wow, what kind of man is this Jesus?!//Who is this man?]”3 they [said to//asked] each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!” [The disciples had not forgotten Jesus' name! This translation is as suggested by Deibler.]]]></description>
  2058. <content:encoded><![CDATA[GENESIS 11-12: Yesterday in Genesis 9-10, we heard the story of Noah's drunkenness and his curse on Canaan because of it (which wasn't very fair since it was his father Ham who actually caused the offense to Noah, and because Ham also had other sons). Then we heard about Noah's descendants. JOB 6: Eliphaz continues to imply that Job has sinned: 6 Evil does not grow in the soil,    nor does trouble grow out of the ground. 7 No indeed! We bring trouble on ourselves,    as surely as sparks fly up from a fire. Eliphaz’ main point in that chapter was that Job would be forgiven and blessed if he repented: 17 Happy is the person whom God corrects!    Do not resent it when he rebukes you. 18 God bandages the wounds he makes;    his hand hurts you, and his hand heals. There is truth in what Eliphaz says, and a similar statement to verse 17 is found in James 1. MARK 4b:Chapter 4 is the parable chapter of Mark. The Parable about the Different Kinds of Soil is in all three synoptic Gospels— which are Matthew, Mark, and Luke. That parable holds deep meaning that one never really grows out of. Each time you hear it, new facets come to light, and every believer should meditate on what kind of soil they are most like at the present time. ——————— To learn about the people who created this reading plan, see the Our Story page at http://dailybiblereading.info.    GNT Translation notes: Gen 12:18 Then the king sent for Abram and [complained to him//asked him], “What have you done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she [is/was] your wife? 19 Why did you say that she [is/was] your sister, and let me take her as my wife? Here is your wife; take her and get out!” ==== Job 6:26 [If you//You] think I am talking nothing but wind;    then why do you answer my words of despair? ==== [Rhetorical questions were often used by Jesus to start a new topic in his teaching, and at the end of the chapter, he used two rhetorical questions to give a mild rebuke to the disciples. In many of the world’s languages, people don’t use rhetorical questions for starting a new topic, but most languages seem to use questions for rebuking. In English, I think it is more natural not to use the verb ‘ask’ in the quote margin if the question is a rhetorical one.] 30 [Jesus began another teaching, “What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?” _asked_ Jesus.//“What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like?” asked Jesus.] “What parable shall we use to explain it? Mrk. 4:40 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Why are you frightened? [It’s obvious that you still don’t believe in Me.//Do you still have no faith?]” [Note that in the podcast recordings, I will often change the word ‘faith’ to ‘believe’ or ‘fully believe’. This is because the English word ‘faith’ is used with all kinds of fuzzy meanings these days and can easily be misunderstood. 1) In Greek, ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ are the noun and verb forms of the same root word. 2) When one uses an abstract noun like ‘faith’ in English, we lose the object— in this case the Person who is being believed. Note that ‘faith’ does not have the a vague meaning like ‘endurance’ or ‘ability to live without fear’— which might be assumed in this passage. Such fuzzy meanings almost always end up placing ‘faith’ in ourselves— which is a big mistake. The ‘faith’ that Jesus is talking about at the end of this chapter is placing our trust 100% in Him!] NLT Translation notes: Gen. 11:4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches [into/0] the sky. ==== Mrk. 4:26 Jesus  also said, “The Kingdom of God [can be illustrated as being like when//is like] a farmer [0/who] scatters seed on the ground. [It bothers me grammatically to say that a 'kingdom' is like a 'farmer'. The king might be like a farmer, both being people. Jesus' illustration shows that the whole package is what is like the Kingdom of God, including farmer, seed, time for growing, and harvest.] 30 Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? 31 [God's Kingdom can be compared to//It is like] a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, 40 Then he [said to/asked] them, “[What a bunch of cowards you are! It is clear that you don't believe fully in me!”//Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”][I have treated these rhetorical questions as statements. In English it seems a bit silly to ask “Why are you afraid?” Jesus' question is a rebuke (and we can debate how strong a rebuke was intended). The second RQ is also a rebuke.] [Note that I will often change 'faith' to 'fully believe'. This might be a good illustration of why the English word 'faith' is often misunderstood. 1) People often have forgotten that the root meaning of 'faith' is 'believe'— having the same Greek root word. 2) When one uses an abstract noun like 'faith' we loose the object— in this case the Person who is being believed. Note that 'faith' does not have the a vague root meaning like 'endurance' or 'ability to live without fear', which might be assumed by some readers. Such words almost always end up placing 'faith' in ourselves. This is very wrong. What faith means here is placing trust 100% in Jesus.] 41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “[Wow, what kind of man is this Jesus?!//Who is this man?]”3 they [said to//asked] each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!” [The disciples had not forgotten Jesus' name! This translation is as suggested by Deibler.]]]></content:encoded>
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  2064. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  GEN.11 GEN.12 JOB.6 MRK.4.21-41</itunes:summary>
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  2071. <title>GN-Day_005</title>
  2072. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:38:16 +0000</pubDate>
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  2076. <description><![CDATA[In the YouVersion devotional notes for this episode and at the bottom of these program notes in the listening app, you can read about the difference between literal and meaning-based translations. So I think it is a good time, at the beginning of this podcast to say a few words about the two translations I have used in the podcasts. First of all, I agree with what the translators of the NIV said in the Preface to the NIV. They said, “There is no such thing as a perfect translation.” That includes the GNT as well as even the more famous and popular NIV. The whole purpose of these podcasts is to promote the reading, understanding, and fully believing of God’s Word. Literal translations will include passages that are impossible for modern listeners  to assimilate in audio form. So I want to read a version that my listeners can understand even if they are driving to work, or even if they are children like my grandkids. The GNT is a wonderful translation of God’s Word, and I think every English speaking believer should read it at least once in their lives. If you have heard people say bad things about it, that is likely because it caused controversy when it was first introduced and when people were not used to using more than one Bible. If the GNT were released today, there would be no controversy. The NLT is my favorite Bible translation. It’s predecessor was the Living Bible, which is cannot be called a faithful translation, but is a paraphrase. The NLT was created with a big team of scholars and is a very reliable meaning-based translation. Because of my Bible translation experience, there are things that I want to tweak in any translation. Listeners to the podcasts from twenty14-16 have not accused me so far of making controversial changes or of being doctrinally biased. The little tweaks I make to the GNT/NLT are intended to help listeners understand the meaning contained in the Biblical source languages, and they are documented at the bottom of the episode notes. GENESIS 9-10: In chapter 8 the flood receded. After everyone came out of the boat, Noah made a sacrifice. JOB 5: In chapter 4 Eliphaz implied that Job’s guilt was the reason he was being punished: “Stop and think! Do the innocent die? When have the upright been destroyed? 8 NLT My experience shows that those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same. MARK 4: In chapter 3 we have seen that opposition to Jesus was mounting from the Jewish religious leaders. They were already plotting to kill him and saying he performed miracles by the power of Satan. I want to comment briefly about the sin of blaspheming or reviling the Holy Spirit that we heard about at the end of chapter 3. Some people worry about whether they have done this and committed the unforgivable sin. Note the context here. The experts in the Law were saying the Jesus was working by the power of _Satan_. But Jesus was working by the power of the _Holy Spirit_. A person in a frame of mind like those Law experts will never repent. So Jesus was warning them, because they were mighty close to blaspheming the Holy Spirit by what they were saying about Jesus. I want you to know this: If you worry about whether in some past time you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit, then you haven’t! If you are the kind of person who feels sorrow for sins already committed and are ready to repent of sin, then you have never blasphemed the Holy Spirit, nor are you likely to ever do so.  ——————— Choose a good Bible version for your reading this year! I recommend that you choose a good _meaning-based_ translation for your Bible reading this year, not one of the _literal_ versions. I recommend that you use a literal version whenever you have time for in-depth study, but not for your daily devotional reading. Here’s the difference: The advantage of a literal translation is that it gives you a word-for-word view into the _form_ of the original. The disadvantage of literal translations is that they cannot give you the _meaning_ in clear and natural English. The advantage of a meaning-based translation is that it gives you the _meaning_ of the text in clear, natural English. The disadvantage of the meaning-based translation is that they cannot show you the word-for-word _form_ of the original text. We need both kinds of translations! Use both kinds when you are doing in-depth study. But for devotional reading, my top choices are the New Living Translation and the Good News Bible. These meaning-based translations will help you be successful in reading the Bible in a year, because the text is so much easier to understand.  Both have good scholarly backing and are reliable. I don’t recommend using a paraphrase like The Message. The popular NIV is halfway between literal and meaning-based. (This means that you cannot immediately know if a verse is translated literally or more freely based on meaning.) One of the most popular literal translations these days is the English Standard Version. My advice is to NOT use the ESV for your devotional reading unless you have time for reading the notes in your study Bible.   GNT Translation notes: Gen 10:2 [These were the sons of Japheth: //The sons of Japheth—] Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras[. The people groups who were their descendants bear their names.//— were the ancestors of the peoples who bear their names.] [And similar changes were made to aid my reading in the rest of the chapter. I found I just couldn’t read the text clearly the way it was.] 5 they were the ancestors of the people who live along the coast and on the islands. [They//These] are the descendants of Japheth, living in their different tribes and countries, each group speaking its own language. ==== Mrk 4:8 But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants sprouted, grew, and bore grain: some [stalks] had thirty grains, others sixty, and others one hundred.” 12 so that [— just as God said through Isaiah], ‘They may look and look,    yet not see; … 24 [Jesus/He] also said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear! …   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 4:6 But the plant[s/0] soon wilted under the hot sun, and since [they/it] didn’t have deep roots, [they/it] died. [Seed is a collective noun, so the plants should be plural, even though Greek is singular, referring back to 'seed'.] 11 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secret[s/0] of the Kingdom of God. [Even though the word 'mystery' is singular in Greek, it is more natural in English to use plural 'secrets'. One mystery can contain many secrets. Jesus is opening the possibility of his disciples understanding many things that were previously unrevealed to mankind. He is not saying he has given them just one secret.] 13 Then Jesus said to them, [“How could you fail to understand the meaning of that parable? If so, you will be hopeless at understanding all my other parables!”//“If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?”][Some translations translate this verse as two rhetorical questions. Jesus is using the RQ as a mild rebuke. When we do rebuking RQs in English, I think we tend to make them shorter.] 22 [Similarly/For] everything that is hidden [now/0] will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light. [Greek has a 'gar' connector here which is often translated as 'for'. But 22 is not a REASON for 21, but instead is showing the point of similarity with 21.]]]></description>
  2077. <content:encoded><![CDATA[In the YouVersion devotional notes for this episode and at the bottom of these program notes in the listening app, you can read about the difference between literal and meaning-based translations. So I think it is a good time, at the beginning of this podcast to say a few words about the two translations I have used in the podcasts. First of all, I agree with what the translators of the NIV said in the Preface to the NIV. They said, “There is no such thing as a perfect translation.” That includes the GNT as well as even the more famous and popular NIV. The whole purpose of these podcasts is to promote the reading, understanding, and fully believing of God’s Word. Literal translations will include passages that are impossible for modern listeners  to assimilate in audio form. So I want to read a version that my listeners can understand even if they are driving to work, or even if they are children like my grandkids. The GNT is a wonderful translation of God’s Word, and I think every English speaking believer should read it at least once in their lives. If you have heard people say bad things about it, that is likely because it caused controversy when it was first introduced and when people were not used to using more than one Bible. If the GNT were released today, there would be no controversy. The NLT is my favorite Bible translation. It’s predecessor was the Living Bible, which is cannot be called a faithful translation, but is a paraphrase. The NLT was created with a big team of scholars and is a very reliable meaning-based translation. Because of my Bible translation experience, there are things that I want to tweak in any translation. Listeners to the podcasts from twenty14-16 have not accused me so far of making controversial changes or of being doctrinally biased. The little tweaks I make to the GNT/NLT are intended to help listeners understand the meaning contained in the Biblical source languages, and they are documented at the bottom of the episode notes. GENESIS 9-10: In chapter 8 the flood receded. After everyone came out of the boat, Noah made a sacrifice. JOB 5: In chapter 4 Eliphaz implied that Job’s guilt was the reason he was being punished: “Stop and think! Do the innocent die? When have the upright been destroyed? 8 NLT My experience shows that those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same. MARK 4: In chapter 3 we have seen that opposition to Jesus was mounting from the Jewish religious leaders. They were already plotting to kill him and saying he performed miracles by the power of Satan. I want to comment briefly about the sin of blaspheming or reviling the Holy Spirit that we heard about at the end of chapter 3. Some people worry about whether they have done this and committed the unforgivable sin. Note the context here. The experts in the Law were saying the Jesus was working by the power of _Satan_. But Jesus was working by the power of the _Holy Spirit_. A person in a frame of mind like those Law experts will never repent. So Jesus was warning them, because they were mighty close to blaspheming the Holy Spirit by what they were saying about Jesus. I want you to know this: If you worry about whether in some past time you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit, then you haven’t! If you are the kind of person who feels sorrow for sins already committed and are ready to repent of sin, then you have never blasphemed the Holy Spirit, nor are you likely to ever do so.  ——————— Choose a good Bible version for your reading this year! I recommend that you choose a good _meaning-based_ translation for your Bible reading this year, not one of the _literal_ versions. I recommend that you use a literal version whenever you have time for in-depth study, but not for your daily devotional reading. Here’s the difference: The advantage of a literal translation is that it gives you a word-for-word view into the _form_ of the original. The disadvantage of literal translations is that they cannot give you the _meaning_ in clear and natural English. The advantage of a meaning-based translation is that it gives you the _meaning_ of the text in clear, natural English. The disadvantage of the meaning-based translation is that they cannot show you the word-for-word _form_ of the original text. We need both kinds of translations! Use both kinds when you are doing in-depth study. But for devotional reading, my top choices are the New Living Translation and the Good News Bible. These meaning-based translations will help you be successful in reading the Bible in a year, because the text is so much easier to understand.  Both have good scholarly backing and are reliable. I don’t recommend using a paraphrase like The Message. The popular NIV is halfway between literal and meaning-based. (This means that you cannot immediately know if a verse is translated literally or more freely based on meaning.) One of the most popular literal translations these days is the English Standard Version. My advice is to NOT use the ESV for your devotional reading unless you have time for reading the notes in your study Bible.   GNT Translation notes: Gen 10:2 [These were the sons of Japheth: //The sons of Japheth—] Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras[. The people groups who were their descendants bear their names.//— were the ancestors of the peoples who bear their names.] [And similar changes were made to aid my reading in the rest of the chapter. I found I just couldn’t read the text clearly the way it was.] 5 they were the ancestors of the people who live along the coast and on the islands. [They//These] are the descendants of Japheth, living in their different tribes and countries, each group speaking its own language. ==== Mrk 4:8 But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants sprouted, grew, and bore grain: some [stalks] had thirty grains, others sixty, and others one hundred.” 12 so that [— just as God said through Isaiah], ‘They may look and look,    yet not see; … 24 [Jesus/He] also said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear! …   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 4:6 But the plant[s/0] soon wilted under the hot sun, and since [they/it] didn’t have deep roots, [they/it] died. [Seed is a collective noun, so the plants should be plural, even though Greek is singular, referring back to 'seed'.] 11 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secret[s/0] of the Kingdom of God. [Even though the word 'mystery' is singular in Greek, it is more natural in English to use plural 'secrets'. One mystery can contain many secrets. Jesus is opening the possibility of his disciples understanding many things that were previously unrevealed to mankind. He is not saying he has given them just one secret.] 13 Then Jesus said to them, [“How could you fail to understand the meaning of that parable? If so, you will be hopeless at understanding all my other parables!”//“If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?”][Some translations translate this verse as two rhetorical questions. Jesus is using the RQ as a mild rebuke. When we do rebuking RQs in English, I think we tend to make them shorter.] 22 [Similarly/For] everything that is hidden [now/0] will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light. [Greek has a 'gar' connector here which is often translated as 'for'. But 22 is not a REASON for 21, but instead is showing the point of similarity with 21.]]]></content:encoded>
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  2090. <title>NL-Day_004</title>
  2091. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:05:58 +0000</pubDate>
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  2095. <description><![CDATA[Most people find out about the DBRP through the YouVersion Bible reading app on their smart device. If you are one who has found out about these podcasts through some other means (like via iTunes), then I want to make you aware that the Bible app created by YouVersion.com is wonderful. You can subscribe to the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan within the app, then reading along with these daily podcasts is very easy. Just start your episode using the DBRP app or your podcast player, then start the YouVersion Bible app and activate the Reading Plan. GENESIS 7-8: In Genesis 5, we heard the overview of the descendants of Adam and Eve up to Noah. In chapter 6, Noah was further introduced. Also the reason for the flood was explained. JOB 4: In chapter 3 Job cursed the day he was born and expressed his deep misery. Remember that in the speeches of Job’s three friends we will see a mixture of truth and error. In particular, we should not follow Eliphaz’s example in today’s chapter. The Bible tells us repeatedly that we are not to trust or listen to communication from spirits. We will read the second chapter of Eliphaz’ response tomorrow. MARK 3: In Mark 2, Jesus shocked his listeners by first forgiving a paralyzed man’s sins before actually healing the man’s body. And in three other events in chapter 2 we can see the beginnings of the conflict between Jesus and the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees.  ——————— Be curious! When you find something in the Bible that brings up a question, there usually are good answers. Check out the Shovels page at http://dailybiblereading.info. I invite you to share the treasures you find, and your questions with the Digging Deeper Daily online community. See the Sharing Together page at dailybiblereading.info.   GNT Translation notes: Job 4:17 “Can anyone be righteous in the sight of God    or be pure before his Creator? [Of course not!] 19 Do you think he will trust a creature of clay [like you],    a thing of dust that can be crushed like a moth? ==== Mrk. 3:9 and Judas [the man from Cariot//Iscariot], who betrayed Jesus. 22 Some teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem were saying, “He has Beelzebul in him! It is the chief of the demons who gives him the power to drive [demons//them] out.” 27 “No one can break into a strong man's house [like Satan’s dominion] and take away his belongings unless he first ties up the strong man; then he can plunder his house. [Many times the rhetorical questions of Jesus can be misunderstood, and in many languages it is better to translate them as statements, as I have done here:] 33 Jesus answered, “[I’ll tell you who my mother is. And I will show you who my brothers are!//Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?]”   NLT Translation notes: Job 4:6 How come//Doesn’t] your reverence for God [doesn't/0] give you confidence? [Perhaps you place too much confidence in your own integrity.//Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?][Translation note: I have interpreted the two questions in v6 as rebuking rhetorical questions and translated them as statements. See the not at the end of Mark 3.] ==== Mrk. 3:10 He had healed many people that day, so all the [other/0] sick people eagerly pushed forward to touch him. 23 Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. [It is not possible that Satan would drive out his own demons.”//“How can Satan cast out Satan?” he asked.]33 Jesus  replied, [“Let me show you the kind of people whom I regard as my mother and brothers!”// “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?][In verse 23, Jesus was not asking a real question. He was using a rhetorical question to open the topic he was going to teach about. In our translations in Indonesia, we frequently changed Jesus' rhetorical questions to statements. This is because in many languages (and really even in English) people do not use rhetorical questions as their topic sentence at the beginning of a teaching. So if we didn't change such questions to statements, our readers would wrongly think that Jesus was unsure about what He was talking about and that He often started by asking his audience for advice.]]]></description>
  2096. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Most people find out about the DBRP through the YouVersion Bible reading app on their smart device. If you are one who has found out about these podcasts through some other means (like via iTunes), then I want to make you aware that the Bible app created by YouVersion.com is wonderful. You can subscribe to the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan within the app, then reading along with these daily podcasts is very easy. Just start your episode using the DBRP app or your podcast player, then start the YouVersion Bible app and activate the Reading Plan. GENESIS 7-8: In Genesis 5, we heard the overview of the descendants of Adam and Eve up to Noah. In chapter 6, Noah was further introduced. Also the reason for the flood was explained. JOB 4: In chapter 3 Job cursed the day he was born and expressed his deep misery. Remember that in the speeches of Job’s three friends we will see a mixture of truth and error. In particular, we should not follow Eliphaz’s example in today’s chapter. The Bible tells us repeatedly that we are not to trust or listen to communication from spirits. We will read the second chapter of Eliphaz’ response tomorrow. MARK 3: In Mark 2, Jesus shocked his listeners by first forgiving a paralyzed man’s sins before actually healing the man’s body. And in three other events in chapter 2 we can see the beginnings of the conflict between Jesus and the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees.  ——————— Be curious! When you find something in the Bible that brings up a question, there usually are good answers. Check out the Shovels page at http://dailybiblereading.info. I invite you to share the treasures you find, and your questions with the Digging Deeper Daily online community. See the Sharing Together page at dailybiblereading.info.   GNT Translation notes: Job 4:17 “Can anyone be righteous in the sight of God    or be pure before his Creator? [Of course not!] 19 Do you think he will trust a creature of clay [like you],    a thing of dust that can be crushed like a moth? ==== Mrk. 3:9 and Judas [the man from Cariot//Iscariot], who betrayed Jesus. 22 Some teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem were saying, “He has Beelzebul in him! It is the chief of the demons who gives him the power to drive [demons//them] out.” 27 “No one can break into a strong man's house [like Satan’s dominion] and take away his belongings unless he first ties up the strong man; then he can plunder his house. [Many times the rhetorical questions of Jesus can be misunderstood, and in many languages it is better to translate them as statements, as I have done here:] 33 Jesus answered, “[I’ll tell you who my mother is. And I will show you who my brothers are!//Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?]”   NLT Translation notes: Job 4:6 How come//Doesn’t] your reverence for God [doesn't/0] give you confidence? [Perhaps you place too much confidence in your own integrity.//Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?][Translation note: I have interpreted the two questions in v6 as rebuking rhetorical questions and translated them as statements. See the not at the end of Mark 3.] ==== Mrk. 3:10 He had healed many people that day, so all the [other/0] sick people eagerly pushed forward to touch him. 23 Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. [It is not possible that Satan would drive out his own demons.”//“How can Satan cast out Satan?” he asked.]33 Jesus  replied, [“Let me show you the kind of people whom I regard as my mother and brothers!”// “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?][In verse 23, Jesus was not asking a real question. He was using a rhetorical question to open the topic he was going to teach about. In our translations in Indonesia, we frequently changed Jesus' rhetorical questions to statements. This is because in many languages (and really even in English) people do not use rhetorical questions as their topic sentence at the beginning of a teaching. So if we didn't change such questions to statements, our readers would wrongly think that Jesus was unsure about what He was talking about and that He often started by asking his audience for advice.]]]></content:encoded>
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  2114. <description><![CDATA[Welcome back! This podcast is for day number 3 in the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. You have clicked on number 3 in the NE series, which means we will read from the N.E.T. Bible. This is the plain-numbered podcast that includes the Bible readings, and there is an episode with the same name but with the letter C tacked on. That episode contains my Comments on the readings you will hear right away. Hey, if you are following the Daily Bible Reading Podcast, and if you already visit Facebook from time to time, I invite you to join our Digging Deeper Facebook group. Please share the verse-pictures you create within the YouVersion Bible app, or share how God is working in you through His Word this year. You will find our group very open to your questions about God’s Word, and very ready to pray for you. My favorite way to interact with listeners is via the Facebook group. If there is a confidential issue or prayer request that you would like to speak to me about personally, please use contact link and form found at our web site. I will answer by e-mail. The Scripture texts quoted are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. See complete information about Everything DBRP at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 5-6: In chapter 3 of Genesis, the Lord gave his judgment against the serpent. When speaking to the serpent, God talked about the woman’s offspring (which is a collective singular noun, literally ‘seed’), and said, Genesis 3:15 And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring’s heel. This is the very first prophecy looking forward to a Messiah and Redeemer who will crush Satan’s head. Just before that, there is another picture worth noting: God provided clothes for the man and woman made from animal skins. This is the first hint of the sacrificial system that prefigures Christ. JOB 3: Today we read Job’s first speech. In the Bible— and especially in Job and the Psalms, we find out that God thoroughly understands and takes into account the fact that humans suffer. This is shown in the fact that such deep expressions of suffering are found in God’s Word— right from the earliest poetic writings. MARK 2: Yesterday in the second half of Mark 1, we read of Jesus miraculously healing people in Capernaum, and his refusing to stay only there. He preached and cast out demons all over the region of Galilee. The healing of the man with leprosy is notable because of the exchange between Jesus and that man, and also the results of the man not following Jesus’ instructions. NET translation notes: Genesis 5:1‭-‬2 NET This is the record of the family line of Adam. When God created [mankind//humankind], he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female; when they were created, he blessed them and named them “[mankind//humankind].” Gen. 6 and all through the Bible: I have decided to read ‘mankind’ and not ‘humankind’. I think changing the English language for this word is going too far in the cause of gender sensitivity. Gen. 6:3 [CEV Then the Lord said, “I won't let my life-giving breath remain in anyone forever. No one will live for more than one hundred twenty years.”// NET So the Lord said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.” Genesis 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They [(those children)] were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. ====  Job 3:8 [CEV Let those with magic powers place a curse on that day.//NET Let those who curse the day curse it – those who are prepared to rouse Leviathan.] Job 3:17 NET There[— in the grave] the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.  Job 3:13 NET For now[— if I had died,] I would be lying down and would be quiet, I would be asleep and then at peace  Job 3:22 [NLT96 It is a blessed relief when they finally die, when they find the grave.//NET who rejoice even to jubilation, and are exultant when they find the grave?]  ==== Mark 2:5‭ [PET 5 Jesus could see that the men fully believed that he had power to heal the paralyzed man. Jesus said to the man lying before him, “Young man, I forgive your sins.”* Footnote 2:5 I forgive your sins This is a divine passive and can either be translated as in either present or past tense. It seems better to not use passive in English, because this helps the reader take Jesus' statement in the same way that his critics understood him in verses 6-7. //NET When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”] Mark 2:8 [PET 8 Right away Jesus knew just what they were thinking, so he confronted them saying,, “So what's behind the way you are criticising me in your hearts right now?!//NET Now immediately, when Jesus realized in his spirit that they were contemplating such thoughts, he said to them, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?] Mark 2:9 [PET In the case of this paralyzed man, I don't think you'll find it easy to accept anything I could say!* You're not happy that I told him, ‘I forgive your sins.’ It will be just as hard for you to accept if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mat and go home’! Footnote 2:9 In the case … Literally Jesus used a rhetorical question, “Which is easier, to say …” Note that Jesus started speaking to them with the rhetorical question in verse 8, and added another one here. Neither question is meant to be answered. Here Jesus' questions function to both rebuke and teach. By asking “Which is easier to say,” he is of course not talking about the relative difficulty of pronouncing words, but of the kind of reaction that the words will have. //NET Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up, take your stretcher, and walk’?] Mark 2:10 [PET But now, in order to prove to you that I, as the Son of Man,* have the right to forgive people’s sins, hear this!” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, Footnote 2:10 Son of Man Jesus often spoke of himself “Son of Man.” This term, which Mark literally translates in Greek, really is an idiom from the Hebrew Old Testament. In Hebrew, ‘son of man’ means ‘normal human being’. Jesus called Himself that to remind his listeners about what the Prophet Daniel had witnessed in a vision of the King of Salvation. (Dan. 7:13-14) Daniel saw Jesus in heaven in the form of a ‘son of man’, meaning in the form of a ‘normal human being’, when God appointed him King over everything. Note that when Jesus speaks of himself in the third person in Greek, this translation will always make it clear that he is speaking about himself. //NET But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” – he said to the paralytic – Mark 2:14 NET As he went along, he saw [Matthew— whose other name was] Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at [his//the] tax booth. “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him. Mark 2:15 [PET 15 Later Jesus and his disciples were having dinner at Matthew’s house. Matthew’s fellow tax officials, and other people who were also considered to be sinners,* were eating there. At that time, many such people often followed Jesus. *2:15 also considered to be sinners All tax collectors were considered to be sinners. See the footnote for verse 14. //NET As Jesus was having a meal in Levi’s home, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. So they came to Jesus and said, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?” Mark 2:18 [PET On another day, John the Baptist’s disciples were following the Jewish tradition of fasting.* The sect of the Pharisees were also doing this. So some people came to Jesus and said, “John's disciples often abstain from eating. The Pharisees also do the same. Why don't your disciples?” *2:18 Jewish tradition … The original instructions in the Torah say to “humble yourselves/deny yourselves” on certain high holy days like the Day of Atonement (Lev. 23:27, 29; 32), and the way the Jews did this was to abstain from eating. But devout Jewish Rabbis extended this practice to a regular fast on Tuesdays and Fridays. The original purpose of denying or humbling themselves before God was to express sorrow for sins and seek God's favor. //NET Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. So they came to Jesus and said, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?” [The translation should not give the impression that the two groups were joining together to fast.] Mark 2:27 [PET Then Jesus added, “God gave the command about the Sabbath day in order to benefit people, not to make people slaves of the Sabbath day! //NET Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath. Mark 2:28 NET [So I,//For this reason] the Son of Man [am//is] Lord[,] even of the Sabbath.”]]></description>
  2115. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Welcome back! This podcast is for day number 3 in the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. You have clicked on number 3 in the NE series, which means we will read from the N.E.T. Bible. This is the plain-numbered podcast that includes the Bible readings, and there is an episode with the same name but with the letter C tacked on. That episode contains my Comments on the readings you will hear right away. Hey, if you are following the Daily Bible Reading Podcast, and if you already visit Facebook from time to time, I invite you to join our Digging Deeper Facebook group. Please share the verse-pictures you create within the YouVersion Bible app, or share how God is working in you through His Word this year. You will find our group very open to your questions about God’s Word, and very ready to pray for you. My favorite way to interact with listeners is via the Facebook group. If there is a confidential issue or prayer request that you would like to speak to me about personally, please use contact link and form found at our web site. I will answer by e-mail. The Scripture texts quoted are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. See complete information about Everything DBRP at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 5-6: In chapter 3 of Genesis, the Lord gave his judgment against the serpent. When speaking to the serpent, God talked about the woman’s offspring (which is a collective singular noun, literally ‘seed’), and said, Genesis 3:15 And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring’s heel. This is the very first prophecy looking forward to a Messiah and Redeemer who will crush Satan’s head. Just before that, there is another picture worth noting: God provided clothes for the man and woman made from animal skins. This is the first hint of the sacrificial system that prefigures Christ. JOB 3: Today we read Job’s first speech. In the Bible— and especially in Job and the Psalms, we find out that God thoroughly understands and takes into account the fact that humans suffer. This is shown in the fact that such deep expressions of suffering are found in God’s Word— right from the earliest poetic writings. MARK 2: Yesterday in the second half of Mark 1, we read of Jesus miraculously healing people in Capernaum, and his refusing to stay only there. He preached and cast out demons all over the region of Galilee. The healing of the man with leprosy is notable because of the exchange between Jesus and that man, and also the results of the man not following Jesus’ instructions. NET translation notes: Genesis 5:1‭-‬2 NET This is the record of the family line of Adam. When God created [mankind//humankind], he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female; when they were created, he blessed them and named them “[mankind//humankind].” Gen. 6 and all through the Bible: I have decided to read ‘mankind’ and not ‘humankind’. I think changing the English language for this word is going too far in the cause of gender sensitivity. Gen. 6:3 [CEV Then the Lord said, “I won't let my life-giving breath remain in anyone forever. No one will live for more than one hundred twenty years.”// NET So the Lord said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.” Genesis 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They [(those children)] were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. ====  Job 3:8 [CEV Let those with magic powers place a curse on that day.//NET Let those who curse the day curse it – those who are prepared to rouse Leviathan.] Job 3:17 NET There[— in the grave] the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.  Job 3:13 NET For now[— if I had died,] I would be lying down and would be quiet, I would be asleep and then at peace  Job 3:22 [NLT96 It is a blessed relief when they finally die, when they find the grave.//NET who rejoice even to jubilation, and are exultant when they find the grave?]  ==== Mark 2:5‭ [PET 5 Jesus could see that the men fully believed that he had power to heal the paralyzed man. Jesus said to the man lying before him, “Young man, I forgive your sins.”* Footnote 2:5 I forgive your sins This is a divine passive and can either be translated as in either present or past tense. It seems better to not use passive in English, because this helps the reader take Jesus' statement in the same way that his critics understood him in verses 6-7. //NET When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”] Mark 2:8 [PET 8 Right away Jesus knew just what they were thinking, so he confronted them saying,, “So what's behind the way you are criticising me in your hearts right now?!//NET Now immediately, when Jesus realized in his spirit that they were contemplating such thoughts, he said to them, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?] Mark 2:9 [PET In the case of this paralyzed man, I don't think you'll find it easy to accept anything I could say!* You're not happy that I told him, ‘I forgive your sins.’ It will be just as hard for you to accept if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mat and go home’! Footnote 2:9 In the case … Literally Jesus used a rhetorical question, “Which is easier, to say …” Note that Jesus started speaking to them with the rhetorical question in verse 8, and added another one here. Neither question is meant to be answered. Here Jesus' questions function to both rebuke and teach. By asking “Which is easier to say,” he is of course not talking about the relative difficulty of pronouncing words, but of the kind of reaction that the words will have. //NET Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up, take your stretcher, and walk’?] Mark 2:10 [PET But now, in order to prove to you that I, as the Son of Man,* have the right to forgive people’s sins, hear this!” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, Footnote 2:10 Son of Man Jesus often spoke of himself “Son of Man.” This term, which Mark literally translates in Greek, really is an idiom from the Hebrew Old Testament. In Hebrew, ‘son of man’ means ‘normal human being’. Jesus called Himself that to remind his listeners about what the Prophet Daniel had witnessed in a vision of the King of Salvation. (Dan. 7:13-14) Daniel saw Jesus in heaven in the form of a ‘son of man’, meaning in the form of a ‘normal human being’, when God appointed him King over everything. Note that when Jesus speaks of himself in the third person in Greek, this translation will always make it clear that he is speaking about himself. //NET But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” – he said to the paralytic – Mark 2:14 NET As he went along, he saw [Matthew— whose other name was] Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at [his//the] tax booth. “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him. Mark 2:15 [PET 15 Later Jesus and his disciples were having dinner at Matthew’s house. Matthew’s fellow tax officials, and other people who were also considered to be sinners,* were eating there. At that time, many such people often followed Jesus. *2:15 also considered to be sinners All tax collectors were considered to be sinners. See the footnote for verse 14. //NET As Jesus was having a meal in Levi’s home, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. So they came to Jesus and said, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?” Mark 2:18 [PET On another day, John the Baptist’s disciples were following the Jewish tradition of fasting.* The sect of the Pharisees were also doing this. So some people came to Jesus and said, “John's disciples often abstain from eating. The Pharisees also do the same. Why don't your disciples?” *2:18 Jewish tradition … The original instructions in the Torah say to “humble yourselves/deny yourselves” on certain high holy days like the Day of Atonement (Lev. 23:27, 29; 32), and the way the Jews did this was to abstain from eating. But devout Jewish Rabbis extended this practice to a regular fast on Tuesdays and Fridays. The original purpose of denying or humbling themselves before God was to express sorrow for sins and seek God's favor. //NET Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. So they came to Jesus and said, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?” [The translation should not give the impression that the two groups were joining together to fast.] Mark 2:27 [PET Then Jesus added, “God gave the command about the Sabbath day in order to benefit people, not to make people slaves of the Sabbath day! //NET Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath. Mark 2:28 NET [So I,//For this reason] the Son of Man [am//is] Lord[,] even of the Sabbath.”]]></content:encoded>
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  2120. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NLT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.5 GEN.6 JOB.3 MRK.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2121. <itunes:summary>Reading GEN.5 GEN.6 JOB.3 MRK.2 from the NLT</itunes:summary>
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  2128. <title>GN-Day_004</title>
  2129. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:23:40 +0000</pubDate>
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  2133. <description><![CDATA[Most people find out about the DBRP through the YouVersion Bible reading app on their smart device. If you are one who has found out about these podcasts through some other means (like via iTunes), then I want to make you aware that the Bible app created by YouVersion.com is wonderful. You can subscribe to the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan within the app, then reading along with these daily podcasts is very easy. Just start your episode using the DBRP app or your podcast player, then start the YouVersion Bible app and activate the Reading Plan. GENESIS 7-8: In Genesis 5, we heard the overview of the descendants of Adam and Eve up to Noah. In chapter 6, Noah was further introduced. Also the reason for the flood was explained. JOB 4: In chapter 3 Job cursed the day he was born and expressed his deep misery. Remember that in the speeches of Job’s three friends we will see a mixture of truth and error. In particular, we should not follow Eliphaz’s example in today’s chapter. The Bible tells us repeatedly that we are not to trust or listen to communication from spirits. We will read the second chapter of Eliphaz’ response tomorrow. MARK 3: In Mark 2, Jesus shocked his listeners by first forgiving a paralyzed man’s sins before actually healing the man’s body. And in three other events in chapter 2 we can see the beginnings of the conflict between Jesus and the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees.  ——————— Be curious! When you find something in the Bible that brings up a question, there usually are good answers. Check out the Shovels page at http://dailybiblereading.info. I invite you to share the treasures you find, and your questions with the Digging Deeper Daily online community. See the Sharing Together page at dailybiblereading.info.   GNT Translation notes: Job 4:17 “Can anyone be righteous in the sight of God    or be pure before his Creator? [Of course not!] 19 Do you think he will trust a creature of clay [like you],    a thing of dust that can be crushed like a moth? ==== Mrk. 3:9 and Judas [the man from Cariot//Iscariot], who betrayed Jesus. 22 Some teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem were saying, “He has Beelzebul in him! It is the chief of the demons who gives him the power to drive [demons//them] out.” 27 “No one can break into a strong man's house [like Satan’s dominion] and take away his belongings unless he first ties up the strong man; then he can plunder his house. [Many times the rhetorical questions of Jesus can be misunderstood, and in many languages it is better to translate them as statements, as I have done here:] 33 Jesus answered, “[I’ll tell you who my mother is. And I will show you who my brothers are!//Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?]”   NLT Translation notes: Job 4:6 How come//Doesn’t] your reverence for God [doesn't/0] give you confidence? [Perhaps you place too much confidence in your own integrity.//Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?][Translation note: I have interpreted the two questions in v6 as rebuking rhetorical questions and translated them as statements. See the not at the end of Mark 3.] ==== Mrk. 3:10 He had healed many people that day, so all the [other/0] sick people eagerly pushed forward to touch him. 23 Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. [It is not possible that Satan would drive out his own demons.”//“How can Satan cast out Satan?” he asked.]33 Jesus  replied, [“Let me show you the kind of people whom I regard as my mother and brothers!”// “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?][In verse 23, Jesus was not asking a real question. He was using a rhetorical question to open the topic he was going to teach about. In our translations in Indonesia, we frequently changed Jesus' rhetorical questions to statements. This is because in many languages (and really even in English) people do not use rhetorical questions as their topic sentence at the beginning of a teaching. So if we didn't change such questions to statements, our readers would wrongly think that Jesus was unsure about what He was talking about and that He often started by asking his audience for advice.]]]></description>
  2134. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Most people find out about the DBRP through the YouVersion Bible reading app on their smart device. If you are one who has found out about these podcasts through some other means (like via iTunes), then I want to make you aware that the Bible app created by YouVersion.com is wonderful. You can subscribe to the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan within the app, then reading along with these daily podcasts is very easy. Just start your episode using the DBRP app or your podcast player, then start the YouVersion Bible app and activate the Reading Plan. GENESIS 7-8: In Genesis 5, we heard the overview of the descendants of Adam and Eve up to Noah. In chapter 6, Noah was further introduced. Also the reason for the flood was explained. JOB 4: In chapter 3 Job cursed the day he was born and expressed his deep misery. Remember that in the speeches of Job’s three friends we will see a mixture of truth and error. In particular, we should not follow Eliphaz’s example in today’s chapter. The Bible tells us repeatedly that we are not to trust or listen to communication from spirits. We will read the second chapter of Eliphaz’ response tomorrow. MARK 3: In Mark 2, Jesus shocked his listeners by first forgiving a paralyzed man’s sins before actually healing the man’s body. And in three other events in chapter 2 we can see the beginnings of the conflict between Jesus and the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees.  ——————— Be curious! When you find something in the Bible that brings up a question, there usually are good answers. Check out the Shovels page at http://dailybiblereading.info. I invite you to share the treasures you find, and your questions with the Digging Deeper Daily online community. See the Sharing Together page at dailybiblereading.info.   GNT Translation notes: Job 4:17 “Can anyone be righteous in the sight of God    or be pure before his Creator? [Of course not!] 19 Do you think he will trust a creature of clay [like you],    a thing of dust that can be crushed like a moth? ==== Mrk. 3:9 and Judas [the man from Cariot//Iscariot], who betrayed Jesus. 22 Some teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem were saying, “He has Beelzebul in him! It is the chief of the demons who gives him the power to drive [demons//them] out.” 27 “No one can break into a strong man's house [like Satan’s dominion] and take away his belongings unless he first ties up the strong man; then he can plunder his house. [Many times the rhetorical questions of Jesus can be misunderstood, and in many languages it is better to translate them as statements, as I have done here:] 33 Jesus answered, “[I’ll tell you who my mother is. And I will show you who my brothers are!//Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?]”   NLT Translation notes: Job 4:6 How come//Doesn’t] your reverence for God [doesn't/0] give you confidence? [Perhaps you place too much confidence in your own integrity.//Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?][Translation note: I have interpreted the two questions in v6 as rebuking rhetorical questions and translated them as statements. See the not at the end of Mark 3.] ==== Mrk. 3:10 He had healed many people that day, so all the [other/0] sick people eagerly pushed forward to touch him. 23 Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. [It is not possible that Satan would drive out his own demons.”//“How can Satan cast out Satan?” he asked.]33 Jesus  replied, [“Let me show you the kind of people whom I regard as my mother and brothers!”// “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?][In verse 23, Jesus was not asking a real question. He was using a rhetorical question to open the topic he was going to teach about. In our translations in Indonesia, we frequently changed Jesus' rhetorical questions to statements. This is because in many languages (and really even in English) people do not use rhetorical questions as their topic sentence at the beginning of a teaching. So if we didn't change such questions to statements, our readers would wrongly think that Jesus was unsure about what He was talking about and that He often started by asking his audience for advice.]]]></content:encoded>
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  2139. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GNT Digging Deeper Daily Bible readings: GEN.7 GEN.8 JOB.4 MRK.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2140. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  GEN.7 GEN.8 JOB.4 MRK.3</itunes:summary>
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  2148. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:59:28 +0000</pubDate>
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  2152. <description><![CDATA[Hey, you who are following the Daily Bible Reading Podcast, if you have time to share with others of us, please join our online community. You can join the group at any time. Please share the verse-pictures you create within the YouVersion Bible app, or share how God is working in you through His Word this year. If you have only started to follow Christ, we provide a way to ask questions which can be asked and answered privately. If you are mature in Christ, consider helping moderate our community. For instructions on how to join us, please see the Sharing Together page at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 5-6: In chapter 3 of Genesis, the Lord gave his judgment against the serpent. God talked about the woman’s offspring (which is a collective singular noun) when speaking to the serpent, and said, “her offspring and yours will always be enemies. Her offspring will crush your head, and you will bite her offspring's[c] heel.” This is the very first prophecy looking forward to a Messiah and Redeemer who will crush Satan’s head. Just before that, there is another picture worth noting: God provided clothes for the man and woman made from animal skins. This is the first hint of the sacrificial system that prefigures Christ. JOB 3: Today we read Job’s first speech. In the Bible— and especially in Job and the Psalms, we find out that God thoroughly understands and takes into account the fact that humans suffer. This is shown in the fact that such deep expressions of suffering are found in God’s Word— right from the earliest writings. MARK 2: Yesterday in the second half of Mark 1, we read of Jesus miraculously healing people in Capernaum, and his refusing to stay only there. He preached and cast out demons all over the region of Galilee. The healing of the man with leprosy is notable because of the exchange between Jesus and that man, and also the results of the man’s not following Jesus’ instructions.   ——————— How can you get more out of your Bible reading this year? My top advice is to SLOW DOWN! The readings in this plan take around 20 minutes if read aloud. If you read silently, you might finish in only 10 minutes. But if you skim through like that, you won’t retain very much! I suggest these two ways to slow down:  Read out loud to yourself. Read expressively. When you find that your first attempt didn’t quite have the right intonation, go back and read the sentence again. Take time to think about— and pray about, what you have just read. Read along while listening to the Daily Bible Reading Podcast. This will definitely slow you down. And one extra advantage is that each podcast ends with a short prayer that is aimed at helping you apply what you have just read.  The landing page at http://dailybiblereading.info gives various ways to conveniently listen to the podcasts using any kind of smart device.  GNT Translation notes: Job 3:19 Everyone is there (in the world of the dead), the famous and the unknown,    and slaves at last are free. ==== Mrk. 2:5 Seeing how much [they believed in him (or, that Jesus could heal the man)//faith they had], Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My son, your sins are forgiven.” [I will make this modification frequently and will explain it soon in the translation notes.] 15 Later on Jesus was having a meal in Levi's house.[a] [Many tax collectors and other outcasts were//A large number of tax collectors and other outcasts was] following Jesus, and many of them joined him and his disciples at the table. 18 On one occasion the followers of John the Baptist and the Pharisees were fasting. … [This makes it sound like they were friends and doing this together. So in Indonesia we translated like this: 18 On one occasion the followers of John the Baptist were fasting, and the Pharisees were fasting also.] [In most languages of the world— and really even in English, it is ungrammatical to talk of oneself in the third person using ‘he/his or a title. I will consistently modify most places like this one to show that Jesus was talking about himself. I do this partly because many second-language speakers of English listen to these podcasts, and it also makes the meaning clearer even for native English speakers.] 28 So [I— as the Son of Man, am// the Son of Man is] Lord even of the Sabbath.”   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 2:5 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, [PET: I have forgiven your sins.//your sins are forgiven.]” [I will occasionally quote from the PET, which is the Plain English Translation. That is the English translation that matches our Plain Indonesian Translation (TSI). The PET was first created as part of the checking process for the TSI, and some parts have been published because so many Indonesians desire to learn English.] 9 [PET: Certainly you will have difficulty accepting that I said to this paralyzed man, ‘I have forgiven your sins.’ Will it be easier for you to accept it if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mattress and go home’?//Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’? ] 10 So I will prove to you that [I, the Son of Man have//the Son of Man has] the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, 18 Once when John’s disciples were fasting and the Pharisees were [also] fasting, some people came to Jesus and asked, “Why don’t your disciples fast like John’s disciples and the Pharisees do?” [The translation should not give the impression that the two groups were joining together to fast.] 28 So [I,] the Son of Man [am/is] Lord, even over the Sabbath!”]]></description>
  2153. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hey, you who are following the Daily Bible Reading Podcast, if you have time to share with others of us, please join our online community. You can join the group at any time. Please share the verse-pictures you create within the YouVersion Bible app, or share how God is working in you through His Word this year. If you have only started to follow Christ, we provide a way to ask questions which can be asked and answered privately. If you are mature in Christ, consider helping moderate our community. For instructions on how to join us, please see the Sharing Together page at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 5-6: In chapter 3 of Genesis, the Lord gave his judgment against the serpent. God talked about the woman’s offspring (which is a collective singular noun) when speaking to the serpent, and said, “her offspring and yours will always be enemies. Her offspring will crush your head, and you will bite her offspring's[c] heel.” This is the very first prophecy looking forward to a Messiah and Redeemer who will crush Satan’s head. Just before that, there is another picture worth noting: God provided clothes for the man and woman made from animal skins. This is the first hint of the sacrificial system that prefigures Christ. JOB 3: Today we read Job’s first speech. In the Bible— and especially in Job and the Psalms, we find out that God thoroughly understands and takes into account the fact that humans suffer. This is shown in the fact that such deep expressions of suffering are found in God’s Word— right from the earliest writings. MARK 2: Yesterday in the second half of Mark 1, we read of Jesus miraculously healing people in Capernaum, and his refusing to stay only there. He preached and cast out demons all over the region of Galilee. The healing of the man with leprosy is notable because of the exchange between Jesus and that man, and also the results of the man’s not following Jesus’ instructions.   ——————— How can you get more out of your Bible reading this year? My top advice is to SLOW DOWN! The readings in this plan take around 20 minutes if read aloud. If you read silently, you might finish in only 10 minutes. But if you skim through like that, you won’t retain very much! I suggest these two ways to slow down:  Read out loud to yourself. Read expressively. When you find that your first attempt didn’t quite have the right intonation, go back and read the sentence again. Take time to think about— and pray about, what you have just read. Read along while listening to the Daily Bible Reading Podcast. This will definitely slow you down. And one extra advantage is that each podcast ends with a short prayer that is aimed at helping you apply what you have just read.  The landing page at http://dailybiblereading.info gives various ways to conveniently listen to the podcasts using any kind of smart device.  GNT Translation notes: Job 3:19 Everyone is there (in the world of the dead), the famous and the unknown,    and slaves at last are free. ==== Mrk. 2:5 Seeing how much [they believed in him (or, that Jesus could heal the man)//faith they had], Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My son, your sins are forgiven.” [I will make this modification frequently and will explain it soon in the translation notes.] 15 Later on Jesus was having a meal in Levi's house.[a] [Many tax collectors and other outcasts were//A large number of tax collectors and other outcasts was] following Jesus, and many of them joined him and his disciples at the table. 18 On one occasion the followers of John the Baptist and the Pharisees were fasting. … [This makes it sound like they were friends and doing this together. So in Indonesia we translated like this: 18 On one occasion the followers of John the Baptist were fasting, and the Pharisees were fasting also.] [In most languages of the world— and really even in English, it is ungrammatical to talk of oneself in the third person using ‘he/his or a title. I will consistently modify most places like this one to show that Jesus was talking about himself. I do this partly because many second-language speakers of English listen to these podcasts, and it also makes the meaning clearer even for native English speakers.] 28 So [I— as the Son of Man, am// the Son of Man is] Lord even of the Sabbath.”   NLT Translation notes: Mrk. 2:5 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, [PET: I have forgiven your sins.//your sins are forgiven.]” [I will occasionally quote from the PET, which is the Plain English Translation. That is the English translation that matches our Plain Indonesian Translation (TSI). The PET was first created as part of the checking process for the TSI, and some parts have been published because so many Indonesians desire to learn English.] 9 [PET: Certainly you will have difficulty accepting that I said to this paralyzed man, ‘I have forgiven your sins.’ Will it be easier for you to accept it if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mattress and go home’?//Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’? ] 10 So I will prove to you that [I, the Son of Man have//the Son of Man has] the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, 18 Once when John’s disciples were fasting and the Pharisees were [also] fasting, some people came to Jesus and asked, “Why don’t your disciples fast like John’s disciples and the Pharisees do?” [The translation should not give the impression that the two groups were joining together to fast.] 28 So [I,] the Son of Man [am/is] Lord, even over the Sabbath!”]]></content:encoded>
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  2158. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[The 3rd day of Digging Deeper Daily readings for the GNT Bible]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2159. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  GEN.5 GEN.6 JOB.3 MRK.2</itunes:summary>
  2160. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  2161. <itunes:episode>3</itunes:episode>
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  2163. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2166. <title>NL-Day_002</title>
  2167. <itunes:title>The second day of NLT readings from the 3D reading plan</itunes:title>
  2168. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:41:09 +0000</pubDate>
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  2172. <description><![CDATA[For more information about the features of this reading plan, please see the ReadMe First PDF file available on every page of http://dailybiblereading .info. You will note that I read most Bible names phonetically— rather than the using normal English pronunciation. This means that the letter A will have a consistent sound ‘ah’ and the letter I will be pronounced ‘ee’. This happens to match Indonesian pronunciations, and that of many other languages. This also makes the pronunciation more like that of the source languages, Hebrew and Greek. GENESIS 3-4: In chapter 2 of Genesis, we saw that Eve was created and introduced to Adam. And the pair at the end of the chapter were “naked and not embarrassed/unashamed.” As I said in yesterday’s introduction, I have seen first-hand in my work in Indonesia that when a people group misunderstands and twists the story in Genesis 1-3, it will have far-reaching consequences for their lives. In the case of the Orya people, twisting the story of the fall caused much suffering and misery among families. JOB 2: At the close of chapter 1 of Job, Job had lost virtually everything he had, including his possessions, livestock, and children. He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” MARK 1b: Mark does not specifically identify himself as the author, but the church fathers unanimously say that the John Mark mentioned several times in the New Testament was the author. Mark was a companion of Peter, so the eyewitness content in this book is that of Peter. It is also thought that Mark wrote this account before or shortly after Peter’s martyrdom in Rome— which happened somewhere between 64-67 AD. This is certainly the first written Gospel, and it could have been written earlier than the earliest of Paul’s letters. Tradition says that Mark wrote this Gospel in Rome. That would help to explain why Mark gives background information to some Jewish customs that would have been unknown to his Roman readers, and why he doesn’t include teachings of Jesus which were based on the Jewish Scriptures and religion. Instead he tells us the plain story of Jesus and his miracles, so that the reader finds out who Jesus is. Yesterday in chapter 1 of Mark, Jesus was baptized by John, called his first disciples, and cast out an evil spirit from a man in a synagogue.   GNT Translation note: Gen. 3:15 I will make you and the woman hate each other; her offspring and yours will always be enemies. Her offspring will crush your head, and you will bite her offspring's heel.” [Verse 15 has several translational difficulties. When you find a place where you would like to understand why translation differ, I recommend looking at Lumina.bible.org and reading  the notes to the NET.]   NLT Translation notes: Mrk 1:34 So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. [Because//But because] the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak. 38 But Jesus replied, “[No. ]We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.”]]></description>
  2173. <content:encoded><![CDATA[For more information about the features of this reading plan, please see the ReadMe First PDF file available on every page of http://dailybiblereading .info. You will note that I read most Bible names phonetically— rather than the using normal English pronunciation. This means that the letter A will have a consistent sound ‘ah’ and the letter I will be pronounced ‘ee’. This happens to match Indonesian pronunciations, and that of many other languages. This also makes the pronunciation more like that of the source languages, Hebrew and Greek. GENESIS 3-4: In chapter 2 of Genesis, we saw that Eve was created and introduced to Adam. And the pair at the end of the chapter were “naked and not embarrassed/unashamed.” As I said in yesterday’s introduction, I have seen first-hand in my work in Indonesia that when a people group misunderstands and twists the story in Genesis 1-3, it will have far-reaching consequences for their lives. In the case of the Orya people, twisting the story of the fall caused much suffering and misery among families. JOB 2: At the close of chapter 1 of Job, Job had lost virtually everything he had, including his possessions, livestock, and children. He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” MARK 1b: Mark does not specifically identify himself as the author, but the church fathers unanimously say that the John Mark mentioned several times in the New Testament was the author. Mark was a companion of Peter, so the eyewitness content in this book is that of Peter. It is also thought that Mark wrote this account before or shortly after Peter’s martyrdom in Rome— which happened somewhere between 64-67 AD. This is certainly the first written Gospel, and it could have been written earlier than the earliest of Paul’s letters. Tradition says that Mark wrote this Gospel in Rome. That would help to explain why Mark gives background information to some Jewish customs that would have been unknown to his Roman readers, and why he doesn’t include teachings of Jesus which were based on the Jewish Scriptures and religion. Instead he tells us the plain story of Jesus and his miracles, so that the reader finds out who Jesus is. Yesterday in chapter 1 of Mark, Jesus was baptized by John, called his first disciples, and cast out an evil spirit from a man in a synagogue.   GNT Translation note: Gen. 3:15 I will make you and the woman hate each other; her offspring and yours will always be enemies. Her offspring will crush your head, and you will bite her offspring's heel.” [Verse 15 has several translational difficulties. When you find a place where you would like to understand why translation differ, I recommend looking at Lumina.bible.org and reading  the notes to the NET.]   NLT Translation notes: Mrk 1:34 So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. [Because//But because] the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak. 38 But Jesus replied, “[No. ]We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.”]]></content:encoded>
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  2178. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[The second day in the NL (NLT) series]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2179. <itunes:summary>GEN.3 GEN.4 JOB.2 MRK.1.29-45</itunes:summary>
  2180. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  2181. <itunes:episode>2</itunes:episode>
  2182. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
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  2186. <title>NL-Day_001</title>
  2187. <itunes:title>NLT: first day's Bible readings in the D3 reading calendar</itunes:title>
  2188. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:37:50 +0000</pubDate>
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  2192. <description><![CDATA[Congratulations on starting TODAY on a life-transforming journey! The Digging Deeper Daily plan will help you be successful in your commitment to read the whole Bible in a year. The unique order of the readings— together with the brief devotional notes, will help see the various threads that unify the message of the Old and the New Testaments. I hope these notes will help you remember what you have read the day before, and hint at the deep and incredibly rich treasures in God’s Word. But the most satisfying treasures that you find this year will be the ones you dig to discover for yourself! Check out the ‘Shovels’ page of dailybiblereading.info for tools to help you go deeper in your study. GENESIS 1-2: The first five books of the Bible are the Jewish Torah, and the Bible refers to them collectively as ‘the Law’. Many other books in the Bible attribute the authorship of these five books to Moses. Genesis is the foundational book of the whole Bible. When we were in our first Bible translation project among the Orya in Papua, Indonesia, I witnessed how getting a little detail of the foundation wrong (such as, how the first sin happened) can wreck the whole building that is being constructed. This book of Genesis tells us what God wants us to know about the beginning of our world, the beginning of sin, mankind’s rebellion against God, and who God and Satan are. JOB 1: The story of Job is set in the period of the patriarch Abraham, and it takes place in the land of the East. What I did not realize until recently is that signs indicate that this book was written at a later time and almost certainly by an Israelite. By the author writing that Job was “the richest man in the East”, it places the author in the West, in the land of Israel. The author frequently uses the name of ‘Yahweh’, which I think would not have been done in Abraham’s time— which was long before God’s name was revealed to Moses at the burning bush. The author was a highly educated man. All of the book— except the first two chapters, are in exquisite poetry. The author displays an in-depth knowledge of mythology, the constellations, and the current wisdom concerning the world— including the underworld and traits of exotic animals. I might as well say it: The philosophy of this book is worthy of Solomon. Whoever he is, the author displays incredible wisdom. One would expect an ancient book that is didactic in nature to end with a neat answer that sums up the author’s opinion. Or one would expect an ancient author to create a debate where the hero is totally right and the other speakers are clearly wrong. Instead, all the human speakers in the book of Job mix truth and error. It is a mark of inspired wisdom that in the end, the book of Job leaves us still pondering and searching for some answers. MARK 1a:This book will be introduced in the next podcast. GNT Translation notes: 1 This is the Good News about [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], the Son of God. [The order in Greek here is ‘Jesus Christ’, and sometimes the Greek puts the order the other way around. I will consistently read ‘Christ Jesus’. Here is the reason I do this: Although it has become natural for us to say ‘Jesus Christ’, it is actually against English grammar. ‘Christ’ is a title. And in English, titles (such as president, doctor, or ambassador) always come first. The reason why I point this out is this: I have found people who think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name. The title ‘Christ’ (from Greek) means exactly the same thing as Messiah (from Hebrew). Both mean ‘anointed one’. You will notice that I read many Bible names in a strange way. I read them with a more phonetic pronunciation— which in fact, is more like how the Indonesian language and many others read them. This allows me to be more consistent in my pronunciation, and it also happens to be more like the Hebrew and Greek pronunciations. English pronunciations for some names is quite far from the source language pronunciations. An example from today is the name Isaiah, which I pronounce as ‘Yesayah’.] 6 John wore clothes made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and his food [included//was] locusts and wild honey.  NLT Translation notes: Gen. 1:3Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the [end of the] first day. … And evening passed and morning came, marking the [end of the] second day. …and so forth.==== Mrk. 1:1 This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. It began 2 just as the prophet Isaiah had written, … [quoting what God said to his son:]6 [John reminded people of the prophet Elijah,] because his clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. And he ate food such aslocusts and wild honey.]]></description>
  2193. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Congratulations on starting TODAY on a life-transforming journey! The Digging Deeper Daily plan will help you be successful in your commitment to read the whole Bible in a year. The unique order of the readings— together with the brief devotional notes, will help see the various threads that unify the message of the Old and the New Testaments. I hope these notes will help you remember what you have read the day before, and hint at the deep and incredibly rich treasures in God’s Word. But the most satisfying treasures that you find this year will be the ones you dig to discover for yourself! Check out the ‘Shovels’ page of dailybiblereading.info for tools to help you go deeper in your study. GENESIS 1-2: The first five books of the Bible are the Jewish Torah, and the Bible refers to them collectively as ‘the Law’. Many other books in the Bible attribute the authorship of these five books to Moses. Genesis is the foundational book of the whole Bible. When we were in our first Bible translation project among the Orya in Papua, Indonesia, I witnessed how getting a little detail of the foundation wrong (such as, how the first sin happened) can wreck the whole building that is being constructed. This book of Genesis tells us what God wants us to know about the beginning of our world, the beginning of sin, mankind’s rebellion against God, and who God and Satan are. JOB 1: The story of Job is set in the period of the patriarch Abraham, and it takes place in the land of the East. What I did not realize until recently is that signs indicate that this book was written at a later time and almost certainly by an Israelite. By the author writing that Job was “the richest man in the East”, it places the author in the West, in the land of Israel. The author frequently uses the name of ‘Yahweh’, which I think would not have been done in Abraham’s time— which was long before God’s name was revealed to Moses at the burning bush. The author was a highly educated man. All of the book— except the first two chapters, are in exquisite poetry. The author displays an in-depth knowledge of mythology, the constellations, and the current wisdom concerning the world— including the underworld and traits of exotic animals. I might as well say it: The philosophy of this book is worthy of Solomon. Whoever he is, the author displays incredible wisdom. One would expect an ancient book that is didactic in nature to end with a neat answer that sums up the author’s opinion. Or one would expect an ancient author to create a debate where the hero is totally right and the other speakers are clearly wrong. Instead, all the human speakers in the book of Job mix truth and error. It is a mark of inspired wisdom that in the end, the book of Job leaves us still pondering and searching for some answers. MARK 1a:This book will be introduced in the next podcast. GNT Translation notes: 1 This is the Good News about [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], the Son of God. [The order in Greek here is ‘Jesus Christ’, and sometimes the Greek puts the order the other way around. I will consistently read ‘Christ Jesus’. Here is the reason I do this: Although it has become natural for us to say ‘Jesus Christ’, it is actuall