Monthly Archives: April 2018

Bible blog 2141

This new blossoming of your concern for me has brought me great happiness in the Lord – yes, you were always concerned, but had no way of showing it. I don’t mean that I lacked anything, for I’ve learned to be self-sufficient whatever my circumstances. I know how to be drab and how to be splendid; in […]

Bible blog 2140

I’ve reached the final chapter of Paul’s letter to the church assembly at Philippi, which I am translating with a brief commentary. So, brothers and sisters whom I love and miss, my crowning joy, stand firm in the Lord, as I have taught you, my dears. I call on Euodia, and I call on Syntyche, […]

Bible blog 2139

This blog continues my translation and brief commentary on Paul’s letter to Philippians. Philippians 3: 15 to end Grown-up believers should think in this way; and if you think differently, God will show you also this truth. Only let’s walk by what we’ve grasped. Be joint – imitators of me, my dears, and keep your eyes […]

bible blog 2138

This blog continues my translation of the letter to Philippians, with a brief commentary. PHILIPPIANS 3 Look out for those dogs, those wicked workmen, those EXcisers-for we’re the true CIRCUMcisers, who worship in the spirit of God, who boast in Messiah Jesus, and have no faith in flesh and blood -even though I might put […]

Bible blog 2137

I intend (in the Lord Jesus) to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may be cheered up by getting news of you. For I don’t have anyone else with as natural a concern for your interests. (They’re all looking after their own affairs, rather than Jesus Messiah’s.) But you know Timothy’s tried and tested […]

Bible blog 2136

So, my dears, as you have always been good listeners, not only when I was with you, but now even more in my absence, keep on working at your own rescue with fear and trembling, For it’s God who energises you to will and to work according to his good design. Do everything without muttering or argument, […]