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Comparative Translations

Monday, September 01, 2014

The Bible is probably the MOST translated book in the world, that is, it is the book translated into the most languages (both the Old Testament from Hebrew, and the New Testament, originally written in Greek)...

And in English, there are several versions in print, and sometimes I like to compare the different versions to try to get a better, or broader, or more applicable to my life understanding.

1 Corinthians 13, verses 4- 7 is one of the best loved passages in the Bible... see how it can be translated:

New American Standard Version
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

The Message
3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I donít love, Iíve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, Iím bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesnít want what it doesnít have.
Love doesnít strut,
Doesnít have a swelled head,
Doesnít force itself on others,
Isnít always ďme first,Ē
Doesnít fly off the handle,
Doesnít keep score of the sins of others,
Doesnít revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Amplified Bible
4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (Godís love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].


How great is it that we have all these resources!

  
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DEB62BIE62 9/1/2014 7:54PM

    The Message is not a good translation, if you want a true translation, try the ESV.

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Long Distance Friends

Monday, September 01, 2014

We had a gathering tonight after church to eat dinner with some friends who will be moving to Chihuahua, Mexico tomorrow.... I will miss them a lot, but they actually have a phone number that should be reachable easily from here so it isn't as if they are moving to the moon, or Antarctica.

We will see each other again.

  
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JAMER123 9/1/2014 12:43AM

    Best of luck to your friends for safe travels. Hope you get many chances to visit over the miles.
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Look! No Socks!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last night, I had a close encounter of the live kind...

I picked up a pile of dirty clothes and a little wiggly live thing jumped out of the material and slithered off under the cabinetry in the bathroom... it was a tiny gecko, only about two inches long, from the top of its nose to the tip of its tail, but having something jump out and take off scared the SOCKS off of me..... there was no way I could catch it, it was so small and fast, and I like geckos, generally...

So I hope he/she keeps the unwanted pests down. I'll catch him when he's bigger, and take him outside where he belongs....

  
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JANEDOE12345 8/31/2014 8:51AM

    I always thought lizards are good luck? Don't they eat bugs and keep the house fauna-free? Besides, that gecko is probably vacationing, taking a day off from his insurance job. Back to work Tuesday like the rest of us.

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JAMER123 8/30/2014 10:27PM

    I am with you on that!! emoticon

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Playing With Grandchildren

Friday, August 29, 2014

I got to play with some of the grandchildren today, ages 3 and almost 2..... one things for sure, they play hard...

And therefore I'm pooped...

But one of the victories: the family had arranged for us to eat at Maggiano's in the Domain... they said it was excellent food, and lots of it.. I had no vote (maybe I did but didn't want to be a sourpuss)...

THEN I found out that this restaurant offers a delicious meal for about $15....

BUT, it turns out that you order an entree for dinner, and then they fix a To Go order for you to take home in whatever OTHER entree that you desire, so you get a lot of delicious heavy Italian food there, and take home leftovers from that, as WELL as the OTHER entree.

I figured that I could afford (calorie wise) one meal of Italian (alfredo, or eggplant parmigiano, or (name some delicious Italian treat here), but I certainly didn't need a lot of extra sitting around at home making me feel guilty whether I indulged or not..... (I don't want the huge calories, and I don't want to waste food, either)

So I got a salad, a caprese (fresh tomato and fresh mozzarella) salad, with grilled chicken and a vinaigrette dressing. I was pleasantly full and felt at least SOME virtuous....it cost about the same as one of those other special deals, but I don't have to deal with the terrible temptations... it was worth it.


And I am worth it!

  
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MCFITZ2 8/30/2014 12:31AM

    Success. Fun with grandchildren, great food for dinner and the pleasure of your family.
Staying on track. wow a priceless day all aroun emoticon d

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JAMER123 8/30/2014 12:24AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sounds like you had a very delicious meal!
I don't know if I could have had the will power to forego pasta. I do enjoy it but they seem to serve way to much. Most the time I leave at least half or if I know I will eat it, box it and take it home.

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Whew!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My beloved Aggies of Texas A&M survived their first football game of the season against the explosive U of SouthCarolina tonight.... The game was in SC and the home crowd was ready for blood, but not only did the surprising Aggies NOT roll over and play dead, they rolled to an early lead, and then,

Wonder of Wonders!

The Aggies managed to hold on to the lead, and persevere right up to the last second.

Whew! My heart was pounding but I don't think I can count it as cardio....

  
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JAMER123 8/28/2014 11:12PM

    Good for them!! We watched the MN. Gophers play as well as the Vikings. They both have had the same success!!!
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