Continuing my work on Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians1 THESSALONIANS 4Now 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 to excel. […]

This blog continues my work on First Thessalonians THESSALONIANS 2: 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 […]

Here I am continuing my work on Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian Assembly, with my own translation and comment. Thessalonians 2: 13 Always we thank God for this; that when you received the word -heard through us from God – you grasped it as it is in reality, a word of God and not […]

Today I proceed with my translation with commentary of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians 1 THESSALONIANS 2 Indeed you know, brothers and sisters, that we did not arrive amongst you empty-handed, but after we had already suffered and been spitefully abused in Philippi, we found confidence in God to speak the Joyful News to you, […]

In my last blog I brought to completion my translation with commentary of Psalms 42-72, the second “book” of the Psalms. In this blog I return to the New Testament, perhaps with a sense of release, to translate and comment on Paul’s Letter to Thessalonians, which is both his first letter and the earliest written […]

This blog brings to an end my project of translating with a brief commentary, the second book of The Psalms, numbers 42-72. R 72 For Solomon God, give your good judgement to the king, and your justice to a king’s son! May he rule your people with justice and your poor with good judgement; May […]

This continues my translation with commentary of Psalms 42-72. As Psalm 70 is a doublet of Psalm 40, which I have already translated, I will omit it here. PSALM 71 In you, Yahweh, I am putting my trust; may I never be put to shame! In your justice deliver me and help me escape; Listen […]

This blog continues my translation with commentary of Psalms 42-72 PSALM 69 To the Choir Leader. To the tune “Lilies” For David. Rescue me, God because the water is up to my neck. I’m sinking in deep mud without foothold; I’m in deep water and the current takes me. Exhausted with crying out, my throat is […]

This blog continues my series of translations with brief commentary of Psalms 42-72 PSALM 68 To the choir leader. A Psalm for David. A song. Let God rise up; Let his enemies be scattered; Let God- haters run away from his face. Let them be dispersed like smoke! Like wax melting before a fire, let […]