This continues my translation with comment of the Letter to Colossians, begun in bible blog 2256 COLOSSIANS 1: 15ff He is the visible likeness of the invisible God, The first-born of all creation: For in him all things were created In the heavens and on the earth Both the visible and the invisible beings – […]

Continuing with the new project: translation of the Letter to Colossians, with comment. COLOSSIANS 1 v 9ff Accordingly, since the day we heard of it we have not stopped praying for you, asking that you be filled with the understanding of God’s will, through complete wisdom and spiritual insight, so that you lead a life […]

I thought that I would examine the birth stories in the Gospel of Matthew but found I had done this a year or so back , bible blog 2024. There is nothing therefore to stop me proceeding to my next project, a translation of the Letter to Colossians, with comment. Most modern scholars have concluded […]

Concluding my translation with comment of the third book of Psalms (73-89) PSALM 89 A Maskil for Ethan the Ezrahite . Your lovingkindness Yahweh, will be my song forever; My mouth will mention your faithfulness to all generations. For you have said, “Lovingkindness is built to last,” You have fixed your faithfulness firm in the […]

Continuing my translation with comment of the third book of Psalms (73-89) PSALM 88 A song. A psalm of the Korahites. To the choirmaster. Set to “Mahalath Leannoth”. A maskil. For Heman the Ezrahite. . Yahweh, my rescuing God, I cry out by day And at night I cry out before you. May my prayer […]

Continuing my translation with comment of the third book of Psalms (73-89) PSALM 87 For the Korahites. A psalm. A song . Founded by him on the holy hills Yahweh prefers the gates of Zion To all the dwelling-places of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of you, City of God! . “I note Egypt and […]

Continuing my translation with comment of the third book of psalms (73-89) PSALM 86 A Prayer. For David. . Listen to me Yahweh and answer me, For I am afflicted and in need. Guard my soul for I am honest; Save your servant who trusts in you. . You are my God. Be gracious to […]

Continuing after an interruption my translation of the third book of Psalms, that is, Psalms 73-89 PSALM 85 To the choir leader. A psalm of the Korahites You showed your delight, Yahweh, in your land: You restored the prosperity of Jacob’s people; You forgave the sins of your folk; You covered all their crimes; You […]

Continuing my translation of book 3 of the psalms, with comment PSALM 84 To the choirmaster, on the Gittith. A Psalm of the Korahites. How desirable are your dwellings, Yahweh of armies! My soul hungers, yes, it pines, for Yahweh’s courts. My heart and my flesh cry out to the living God. The sparrow finds […]

Continuing my translation of book 3 of the Psalms, with comment. PSALM 83 A song. An Asaph Psalm Don’t keep silence, God, or hold your peace, Don’t stay quiet, God! Listen, Your enemies are roaring; Those who hate you have raised their heads; They make crafty plans against your people; They plot against the one […]