This blog continues my translation of the letter to Philippians, with a brief commentary. PHILIPPIANS 3 Look out for those dogs, those wicked workmen, those EXcisers-for we’re the true CIRCUMcisers, who worship in the spirit of God, who boast in Messiah Jesus, and have no faith in flesh and blood -even though I might put […]

I intend (in the Lord Jesus) to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may be cheered up by getting news of you. For I don’t have anyone else with as natural a concern for your interests. (They’re all looking after their own affairs, rather than Jesus Messiah’s.) But you know Timothy’s tried and tested […]

So, my dears, as you have always been good listeners, not only when I was with you, but now even more in my absence, keep on working at your own rescue with fear and trembling, For it’s God who energises you to will and to work according to his good design. Do everything without muttering or argument, […]

  This blog continues my translation of Philippians with a brief commentary PHILIPPIANS 2  So if you are encouraging each other in Messiah, persuading each other by love, sharing each other’s lives in the spirit; if you are moved by compassion; complete my happiness by thinking the same thoughts, holding the same love, with one accord […]

Only be good citizens of Messiah’s Joyful News, so that, whether I come and see you, or hear about you when I’m absent, I’ll know that you’re taking a stand in the one spirit, fighting singlemindedly, shoulder to shoulder, for trust in the Joyful News. And don’t be spooked by your opponents, for whom this […]

  PHILIPPINS 1: 12-25 For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that my situation has in fact worked for the advance of the joyful message. My ‘chains in Messiah’ have become well-known, not only to the whole Praetorium, but to all the rest as well. And the majority of the brothers and sisters who trust […]

PHILIPPIANS 1 Paul and Timothy, slaves of Messiah Jesus, to the holy ones in Messiah Jesus at Philippi including the overseers and helpers – Kindness to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Messiah. I give thanks to God whenever you come to mind; and whenever I pray for you all, I […]

This blog continues my comments on Isaiah in the Complete Jewish Bible version. ISAIAH 12 On that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. 2 Surely God is my deliverer; I will trust and not be afraid. […]

This blog continues my comments on Isaiah. I am working from the Hebrew, but using the Complete Jewish Bible for the blog ISAIAH 11 11 But a branch will emerge from the stump of Yishai, a shoot will grow from his roots. 2 The Spirit of The Lord will rest on him, the Spirit of […]

This blog continues my commentary on Isaiah ISAIAH 10:20 On that day the remnant of Isra’el, those of the house of Ya‘akov who escaped, will no longer rely on the man who struck them down, but will truly rely on the Lord the Holy One of Isra’el. 21 A remnant will return, the remnant of […]