Monthly Archives: May 2019

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 […]

Bible blog 2198

This blog continues with my notes on translating Galatians. Galatians 3. You daft Galatians, who has enchanted you? With your own eyes you saw Jesus Messiah clearly depicted on the execution stake! Let me ask just one thing: did you get the Spirit by doing the prescribed actions of the Law or by trusting the […]

Bible blog 2197

Today’s blog continues my notes on translating Galatians Galatians 2: 15 We, Judeans by birth and not “sinners of Gentile origin”, we who know that a human being is not made right by the prescribed actions of the religious Law, but by the faithfulness of Jesus Messiah, we have put our trust in Messiah Jesus, so […]

Bible blog 2196

This blog continues my notes on translating Galatians. Galatians 2:11 But when Kephas came to Antioch I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong. For before certain men came from Jacob, he ate with the Gentiles; but when they arrived, he withdrew and kept aloof, for fear of the Snippers. […]