Author Archives: emmock

Bible blog 2268

Animals in the Bible 2 THE BEAR Hebrew for Bear is Dov, and it appears in many books of the Old Testament; the Greek is arktos which appears in Revelation 13:2 where only its feet are mentioned. Typically it is mentioned not for itself but as an instance of savagery. David, about to face Goliath, […]

Bible blog 2267

THE HARE This is the first in a series of blogs which will focus on some of the animals mentioned in Scripture, but will be a bit different from the little illustrated article entitled,”Animals of the Bible” in the beautifully produced “Scholar’s Bible” which I used as a child. It also had a similar article […]

Bible blog 2266

This continues my translation with comment of The Letter to Colossians   COLOSSIANS 4:7ff Tychicus, my dear brother, faithful helper and co-slave of the Master, will let you know all my news. I have sent him to you for that very reason, to let you know about us, and to strengthen your hearts – and […]

Bible blog 2265

This continues my translation with comment of the Letter to Colossians COLOSSIANS4:2 ff Persevere in prayer, remain alert and be thankful; and pray for me too, that God may open a door for the message, for speaking the mystery of Messiah, -as a result of which I am under restraint – so that I may […]

Bible blog 2264

This blog continues my translation with comment on the Letter to Colossians COLOSSIANS 3:18ff Wives, subordinate yourselves to your husbands, as is appropriate in the Master. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be bitter towards them. Children, be completely obedient to your parents, for this is agreeable to the Master. Fathers, do not exasperate […]

Bible blog 2263.

COLOSSIANS 3: 12 As God’s chosen ones, loved and set apart, clothe yourselves in heartfelt compassion, kindness, modesty, gentleness, and constancy. Bear with one another and if you have cause to complain, forgive; as the master has forgiven you, so must you in turn. To all of these, add love, which binds them together and […]

Bible blog 2262

This continues my translation with comment of the Letter to Colossians COLOSSIANS 3 If therefore you have been raised up with Messiah, strive for the goods that are above, where Messiah is, seated next to God in honour. Direct your minds to what is above, not what is on the earth. For you have died […]

Bible blog 2261

This continues my translation with comment of the Letter to Colossians COLOSSIANS 2/16ff So do not allow anyone to condemn you for what you eat or drink, nor in respect of a festival, new moon, or Sabbaths; these are a shadow of things to come; reality is the person of Messiah. Do not allow anyone […]

Bible blog 2260

This continues my translation with comment of the Letter to Colossians COLOSSIANS CHAPTER 2 For I want you to know what a struggle I am having on your behalf, on behalf of the Laodiceans and of others who have not seen me face to face. My aim is that they may be encouraged, with hearts […]

Bible blog 2259

This continues my translation of the Letter to Colossians, with commentary. COLOSSIANS 1 v21ff You also, who once made yourselves strangers with hostile attitudes and wrong behaviour, he has now brought back into relationship with himself, in his flesh and blood body through his death, to place you beside him, select, faultless and irreproachable; -provided […]