Category Archives: Context

157 Preaching to the Spirits in Prison. 1Peter 3:19

157 Preaching to the Spirits in Prison. 1Peter 3:19 In 1 Peter 3:19 we have an important difference between some translations like the King James Version versus other translations like the English Standard Version. “For Christ also hath once suffered … Continue reading

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156 Jesus Exulted. John 3:14

Some time ago I visited a member of my congregation in hospital. He said to me: ‘Reverend, I am finished. I want to go home.” In this case, “to go home” has a double meaning. On the one side he … Continue reading

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156 To boast is not Profitable. 2 Corinthians 12:1

To boast. 2 Corinthians 12:1 In 2 Corinthians 12:1 the translator of the Bible is confronted with no less than four variations that are caused by a very slight difference in the Greek. There is a little word that could … Continue reading

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148 Teacher to the Gentiles? 2 Timothy 1:11

It was customary for a writer to introduce himself to his addressee. Paul introduced himself in 2 Timothy 1:1. But when Paul comes to the essence of this letter, he emphasizes his position of authority with which he comes to … Continue reading

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146 ghost

146 Give up the ghost, John 19:30 This post is mainly taken from Tim Challies (www.challies.com). Sometimes we use an expression without thinking of where it comes from, or what its deeper meaning or implications might be.

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145 Dead or Useless, James 2;20

If our faith is not confirmed by our deeds, does that mean our faith is dead, leaving us lost? Or that our faith is useless, of no value to the congregation? Does this statement reflect on the salvation of the … Continue reading

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143. Because I go to the Father. John 16:16

The final clause of John 16:16 found in the King James Version of the Bible, is lacking from most modern versions of the Bible. Words printed in bold: “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a … Continue reading

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