Tag Archives: Bible translations

The Love of God; February 8, 2021


Isaiah 43:4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and I love you… Multiple Japanese translations isolate this from the second half of the verse, leaving out the conjunctions the NIV inserts, which makes me think the Hebrew … Continue reading

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The Word of God; February 7, 2021


Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers and the flowers fall,but the word of our God stands forever.” There are many angles to this seemingly simple statement. Isaiah has just been talking about the fleeting existence of grass and flowers as a … Continue reading

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Apostles; October 29, 2020


Romans 1:5 Through him and for his name’s sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. Reading the Bible in different languages has a number of advantages, … Continue reading

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The Bible; June 25, 2020


Jeremiah 8:8 “‘How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?’” This verse speaks volumes to me. Many people indeed treat the … Continue reading

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Language; June 20, 2020


Isaiah 38:16-17 Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. Comparing different Bible translations, … Continue reading

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Words of Life; May 23, 2020


Deuteronomy 32:45-47 When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully … Continue reading

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The Bible; May 13, 2020


Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. We tend to forget that when … Continue reading

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Sin; May 3, 2020


1 John 3:6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. For once I have an almost violent reaction against the Japanese translation of this verse, … Continue reading

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Faith and Evangelism; April 19, 2020


Philemon 1:6 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. I’ve liked this particular statement for a long time. There is … Continue reading

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God’s Truth; March 12, 2020


Colossians 1:13-14 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. I should have used this in my message … Continue reading

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