Monthly Archives: May 2019

Bible blog 2208

GALATIANS 5: 13 You were summoned to freedom, my dears; only do not use your freedom as an incentive to your flesh and blood selves, but slave for one another through love. For the whole Law is summed up in one commandment: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. But if you snap and chew on […]

Bible blog 2207

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians GALATIANS 5: 7 You were running well; who cut you off from trusting the truth? This distrust does not come from the One who is calling you. A tiny piece of leaven ferments the whole lump of dough. I trust in the Lord that you you will […]

Bible blog 2206

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 5 Christ has set us free so that we can enjoy freedom! So make a stand and refuse to submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look, I, Paulos, am telling you that if you are snipped, Messiah will be of no benefit to you. I […]

Bible blog 2205

Here I continue my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 4:21 So tell me, you person wanting to be under Law, are you listening to the Law? For it is written in the Law that Abraham had two sons, one by the female slave and one by the free woman. But the son of the female […]

Bible blog 2204

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 4: 8 In the past, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to entities that are not divine by nature. Now that you know God, or better, are known by God, how can you turn back again to the feeble and impoverished basic rules, […]

Bible blog 2203

Today my brother Colin died. He had aggressive cancers in his bowels, stomach, liver and pancreas. He dealt with these inconveniences with grace and wit; and gratitude to medical staff, loved ones and friends. He would not have described himself as a Christian believer, although he understood the way of Jesus as the greatest wisdom […]

Bible blog 2202

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 4: 1 I’m saying that as long as the heir is an child he’s no different from a slave, although he’s the master of the whole estate; but he is under guardians and managers until the date set beforehand by the father. It’s just the same […]

Bible blog 2201

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 3: 21,22 So is the Law contrary to the promises? Far from it! In fact, if a Law which could create life had been given, putting people right would indeed come from the Law. But scripture has admitted no escape from the net of sin, with […]

Bible blog 2200

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 3: 15 I’ll give you a human instance, brothers and sisters: nobody sets aside or makes additions even to a human will once it has been ratified. Now the promises were directed to “Abraham and his descendant.” It did not say, “and to descendants”, meaning many, […]

Bible blog 2199

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 3:10 In fact, those who rest in the prescribed actions of the Religious Law are under a curse, for it is written, “a curse upon everyone who does not continue to do all the things written in the Law Book.” Now it is clear that nobody […]