Tag Archives: Greek

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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Churchese; February 8, 2020


Romans 14:19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Edification is a word that gets used a good bit in church but hardly anywhere else. Considering that an edifice is an … Continue reading

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God’s Blessings; October 24, 2018


Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Paul was addicted to long sentences, which is extremely awkward for translators … Continue reading

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Temptations and Trials; September 28, 2018


1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a … Continue reading

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November 27, 2014


2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. I am no Greek scholar, but I have heard from … Continue reading

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