Tag Archives: translation

Priorities; May 18, 2020


Revelation 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. These readings were chosen on the basis of the … Continue reading

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Interpreting the Bible; November 18, 2019


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?” Here’s an important verse for Bible translators and interpreters! The Japanese … Continue reading

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Trusting the Bible; September 22, 2019


Psalm 119:138, 140 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy. Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them. At this point the Bible has been around for literally thousands of years, whereas … Continue reading

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Language; August 12, 2019


Psalm 61:4 I long to dwell in your tent for ever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. I think every believer has moments when this is the primary cry of their heart. We get more than tired … Continue reading

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Pastoral Ministry; May 26, 2019


1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. … Continue reading

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Accurate Ministry; April 24, 2019


2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, good-bye. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. Several differences in translation caught my eye about this … Continue reading

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Repentance; March 6, 2019


Acts 3:19 “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Different translations into different languages can make for some awkward transitions. In Japanese, ‚Äútimes of … Continue reading

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Discipline; September 29, 2018


1 Corinthians 11:31-32 But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world. Every language has them, but … Continue reading

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The Word of God; July 14, 2018


John 6:68-69 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” Peter had been paying attention! It took more than … Continue reading

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Choices; February 22, 2018


Jeremiah 32:39 “I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them.” Fearing God is a strange thing. If we fail to … Continue reading

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