AMOS 3: 10 Proclaim it on the palaces in Ashdodand on the palaces in the land of Egypt; say:‘Assemble yourselves on the hills of Shomron!See what great tumult is seething within it,how much oppression is being done there.’10 For they don’t know how to do right,” says Adonai.“They store up violence and robbery in their palaces.” 11 Therefore, […]

Listen to this word which Adonai has spoken against you, people of Isra’el, against the entire family that I brought up from the land of Egypt: 2 “Of all the families on earth,only you have I intimately known.This is why I will punish youfor all your crimes.”3 Do two people travel togetherwithout having so agreed?4 Does a lion roar in […]

AMOS 2:9 THE LORD says, I destroyed the Emori before them;though tall as cedars and strong as oaks,I destroyed their fruit aboveand their root below.10 More than that, I brought you up from Egypt,led you forty years in the desert,so that you could have the Emori’s land.11 I raised up some of your sons to be prophets,other […]

My bible blog gets going again on the first day of the new year with a distinctive voice from the Hebrew Bible Amos 1:1-2:6 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) I have used the Complete Jewish Bible version because it is Jewish, with Jewish spellings of biblical names, as a reminder that this is a Hebrew text, […]

This blog brings to an end my work on Paul’s first letter to the Assembly in Thessaloniki. 1Thessalonians 5: 12 And we ask you, brothers and sisters, to cherish the ones who toil amongst you as your overseers in the Lord and guide your thinking. Regard them very dearly in love, because of their work. […]

This blog continues my work on Paul’s first letter to the Assembly in Thessaloniki. I have made a fresh translation and a brief commentary. 1 Tuessalonians 5:1 Now you don’t need any written instruction about ordinary or special times, since you know correctly that the Lord’s day will come like a thief in the night. […]

Continuing my work on Paul’s first letter to Thessaloniki 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 But we don’t want you to remain ignorant, brothers and sisters, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not be sorrowful like other people who have no hope. For if we trust that Jesus died and rose again, in […]

Continuing my work on Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians 1 THESSALONIANS 4 Now finally brothers and sisters we ask you and call upon you in the Lord Jesus, that as you learned from us how to walk in the right way and to please God – as indeed you are walking- you should continue […]

This blog continues my work on First Thessalonians THESSALONIANS 3: 17 For our part, brothers and sisters, when we were bereft of you for a short time – as faces but not as hearts – we tried all the more, with great longing, to see you face to face. We wanted to come to you, […]

Readers or searchers will find a resume of blogs 1- 1999 at Bible blog 2000; here is a resume of 2001- 2175, with the older higher on this page: Translation and commentary on Romans Commentary on Matthew’ birth narratives Translation with commentary on John’s Gospel Commentary on KJV Hebrews Commentary on Isaiah 1 – 12 […]