Apologies to Bible Blog readers who may run into pages like this, which are intended to assist with worship preparation in the Sidlaw Churches. HELLO SIDLAW MEMBERS AND FRIENDS! This space is for you if you are preparing for Sunday worship. Here you will find the BIBLE PASSAGES for the week along with a note […]

Translation and Commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 12: 37 Although Jesus had done so many miraculous signs in their presence, they did not put their trust in him, so that the word of the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled, as he said, Lord who has trusted our report, and to whom has the Lord’s arm […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 12: 27 (Jesus said) Now my soul is troubled. And what am I to say? ‘Father, rescue me from this hour’? But for this cause I came to this hour. Father, give honour to your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have honoured it and I will […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 12:9 So when the large crowd of Judeans realised that Jesus was there, they came not only on his account, but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus too, for because of him many Judeans […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 12 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for him there, and Martha was serving, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him. Then Mary took a pound of […]

TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY ON JOHN’S GOSPEL JOHN 11:47 The chief priests and the Pharisees then convened a council and said: ” What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs. If we allow him to do so, everyone will place their trust in him and the Romans will come and take away […]

Translation  and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 11: 38 Then Jesus, roused to indignation again, came to the tomb. It was a cave and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Lift the stone away!” Martha, the dead man’s sister said to him, “Lord, he already stinks, for he’s been dead four days!” Jesus said […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 11: 17 Now when Jesus arrived he found that Lazarus had already been in the grave for four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away, and many of the Judeans had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother. Then Martha, as soon […]

Translation and commentary on John’s Gospel JOHN 11 Now a man was ill, a certain Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, […]

“My father loves me for this reason: because I lay aside my life so that I may lift it up again. No one takes it way from me but I lay it aside of my own free will. I have power to lay it aside and power to lift it up. I received this instruction from my […]