Tag Archives: Bible translations

Priorities; October 3, 2017


Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. There are some interesting differences between the NIV and the Japanese here. For starters, the NIV … Continue reading

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Anger; October 2, 2017


Psalm 4:4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. When I read this in the Japanese Shinkaiyaku translation, I was shocked. Rather than the traditional English, “In your anger … Continue reading

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April 17, 2017


Luke 24:27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. Too many Christians forget that the whole Bible points to and talks about Jesus. In some churches … Continue reading

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November 30, 2016


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. The first thing that grabbed me about this verse … Continue reading

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December 13, 2015


Haggai 2:7 “‘I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Well! Reading this verse in the Japanese just removed it from my personal … Continue reading

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July 15, 2015


Psalm 62:11-12 One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done. Yet again, difference … Continue reading

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October 3, 2013


Psalm 148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created. Again and again, especially in Psalms, the Bible stresses the fact that God made everything. Differences in languages bring about different nuances in … Continue reading

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