This blog continues my work on Paul’s first letter to the Assembly in Thessaloniki. I have made a fresh translation and a brief commentary. 1 Tuessalonians 5:1 Now you don’t need any written instruction about ordinary or special times, since you know correctly that the Lord’s day will come like a thief in the night. […]

Continuing my work on Paul’s first letter to Thessaloniki 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 But we don’t want you to remain ignorant, brothers and sisters, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not be sorrowful like other people who have no hope. For if we trust that Jesus died and rose again, in […]

Continuing my work on Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians 1 THESSALONIANS 4 Now finally brothers and sisters we ask you and call upon you in the Lord Jesus, that as you learned from us how to walk in the right way and to please God – as indeed you are walking- you should continue […]

This blog continues my work on First Thessalonians THESSALONIANS 3: 17 For our part, brothers and sisters, when we were bereft of you for a short time – as faces but not as hearts – we tried all the more, with great longing, to see you face to face. We wanted to come to you, […]

Readers or searchers will find a resume of blogs 1- 1999 at Bible blog 2000; here is a resume of 2001- 2175, with the older higher on this page: Translation and commentary on Romans Commentary on Matthew’ birth narratives Translation with commentary on John’s Gospel Commentary on KJV Hebrews Commentary on Isaiah 1 – 12 […]

Here I am continuing my work on Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian Assembly, with my own translation and comment. Thessalonians 2: 13 Always we thank God for this; that when you received the word -heard through us from God – you grasped it as it is in reality, a word of God and not […]

Today I proceed with my translation with commentary of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians 1 THESSALONIANS 2 Indeed you know, brothers and sisters, that we did not arrive amongst you empty-handed, but after we had already suffered and been spitefully abused in Philippi, we found confidence in God to speak the Joyful News to you, […]

In my last blog I brought to completion my translation with commentary of Psalms 42-72, the second “book” of the Psalms. In this blog I return to the New Testament, perhaps with a sense of release, to translate and comment on Paul’s Letter to Thessalonians, which is both his first letter and the earliest written […]

This blog brings to an end my project of translating with a brief commentary, the second book of The Psalms, numbers 42-72. R 72 For Solomon God, give your good judgement to the king, and your justice to a king’s son! May he rule your people with justice and your poor with good judgement; May […]

This continues my translation with commentary of Psalms 42-72. As Psalm 70 is a doublet of Psalm 40, which I have already translated, I will omit it here. PSALM 71 In you, Yahweh, I am putting my trust; may I never be put to shame! In your justice deliver me and help me escape; Listen […]