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Bible blog 2191

The second in a new series on translating Paul’s letter to Galatians. *I’m amazed at your speedy transfer from the one who called you in the kindness of Messiah, to another joyful message!* After brisk greetings, Paul moves abruptly to his business which is to take his readers up on their “transfer” from his message. […]

Bible blog 2190

Translating Galatians This blog is the first of a new series looking at the kind of issues faced by any translator of this and other letters of Paul. The document is presented to the reader as the text of an actual letter sent by Paul to the christian assembly in northern Galatia, possibly around 52CE. […]

Bible blog 2189

Amos 9. I saw Adonai standing beside the altar, and he said, “Strike the tops of the columns until the thresholds shake!Smash them to pieces on the heads of all the people!Those who remain I will kill with the sword;not one of them will succeed in fleeing,not one of them will escape.2 If they dig down […]

Bible blog 2188

AMOS 8 Here is what Adonai God showed me: there in front of me was a basket of end of summer fruit. 2 He asked, “‘Amos, what do you see?” I answered, “A basket of end of summer fruit.” Then Adonai said to me, “The end has come for my people,I will never again overlook their offenses.3 When that time comes, the songs […]

Bible Blog 2187

AMOS CHAPTER 7 Complete Jewish Bible Version altered by me Here is what Adonai God showed me: he was forming a swarm of locusts as the late crop was starting to come up, the late crop after the hay had been cut to pay the king’s tribute. 2 While they were finishing up eating all the vegetation in the […]

Bible blog 2186

AMOS CHAPTER 6 in the Complete Jewish Bible altered by me Trouble for those living at ease in Tziyonand for those who feel complacent on the hills of Shomron,the top men of the top nation,to whom the rest of Isra’el show respect.2 Travel to Kalneh and see;from there go on to Hamat the great;then go down […]

Bible blog 2185

AMOS CHAPTER 5 Complete Jewish Bible altered by me 5 Hear this word that I sing against youin lament, house of Isra’el: Virgin Israel has fallen downnever again to stand;Left lying on her own groundwith none to lend a hand.”3 For thus says Adonai God,“The city from which a thousand marchedwill be left with a hundred,and the one from […]

Bible blog 2184

AMOS 3: 10 Proclaim it on the palaces in Ashdodand on the palaces in the land of Egypt; say:‘Assemble yourselves on the hills of Shomron!See what great tumult is seething within it,how much oppression is being done there.’10 For they don’t know how to do right,” says Adonai.“They store up violence and robbery in their palaces.” 11 Therefore, […]

Bible blog 2183

Listen to this word which Adonai has spoken against you, people of Isra’el, against the entire family that I brought up from the land of Egypt: 2 “Of all the families on earth,only you have I intimately known.This is why I will punish youfor all your crimes.”3 Do two people travel togetherwithout having so agreed?4 Does a lion roar in […]

Bible blog 2182

AMOS 2:9 THE LORD says, I destroyed the Emori before them;though tall as cedars and strong as oaks,I destroyed their fruit aboveand their root below.10 More than that, I brought you up from Egypt,led you forty years in the desert,so that you could have the Emori’s land.11 I raised up some of your sons to be prophets,other […]