Do You Really Know God's Word ?

Thomas Kelly guesses's picture

I'm not convinced anybody knows any sentence of The Bible.

Part of the reasoning I guess is from when Jesus told some of his disciples a parable and asked them a question.

Matthew 21:31

“Which of the two did what his father wanted?”

“The first,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.'

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+21&version=NIV

I guess the right answer to that question is none of them because one said 'I will not' and went and one said 'I will' and didn't go. I guess the one doing what the father wants says 'Yes' and does.

I guess another part proves my answer.

Matthew 5:37

All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5&version=NIV

I'm not sure what happened in translation of the bible. I guess the teaching should be consistent.

Where did I get my reasoning from you may ask. You may read what is below I guess.

Chapter LI.— Weigh in the Balance.

Then Peter said: “If, therefore, some of the Scriptures are true and some false, with good reason said our Master, ‘Be ye good money-changers,’952

From The Clementine Homilies. ANf08 I guess.

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf08.vi.iv.v.li.html

Also I guess The Recognitions of Clement. are worth reading.

They are great works and equally valuable to a Christian for knowing God's Word I guess.

I guess its wise to study them and see which opinion of other people may be true.

Add to all from Jerome's letter I guess and this may be extraordinary.

Letter LVII. To Pammachius on the Best Method of Translating.

Let these word fanciers and nice critics of all composition tell us where they have read the words; 116and if they cannot, let me tell them that they are in Isaiah.1689 For in the place where we read and translate, “There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots,”1690 in the Hebrew idiom it is written thus, “There shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse and a Nazarene shall grow from his root.” How can the Septuagint leave out the word ‘Nazarene,’ if it is unlawful to substitute one word for another? It is sacrilege either to conceal or to set at naught a mystery.

As an example

Matthew 22:

39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[a] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22:38-40&version=NIV

Compared to

Matthew 7:

12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7:11-13&version=NIV

Compared to

Leviticus 19:

18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+19:17-19&version=NIV

Definition from e-sword programme after clicking on 'G25' of KJV+ 'Thou shalt love G25' of Mat 22:39 I guess.

ἀγαπάω

agapaō

Thayer Definition:

1) of persons
1a) to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly
2) of things
2a) to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing

http://www.e-sword.net/

I'm not sure what the translators of the King James Version actually read or how many times that version has been revised. Also I guess if you reason of what you may have read earlier of Jesus parable, the question he asked the disciples, from The Clementine Homilies, 'Chapter LI.— Weigh in the Balance.' and the rest. What do you believe or guess Jesus actually desired to show us in our language where the word 'love' may be known to appear in Matthew 22:39 ?

You may ask how do we learn the truth of this. I guess that to know it we should seek first his kingdom and his righteousness.

Chapter XXI.—Righteousness the Way to the Kingdom.

'we have now to inquire only about His righteousness and His kingdom. But if our mind suggest to us to make any inquiry concerning secret and hidden things before we inquire into the works of righteousness, we ought to render to ourselves a reason, because if acting well we shall merit to obtain salvation: then, going to God chaste and clean, we shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, and shall know all things that are secret and hidden,'

From The Recognitions of Clement. ANf08 I guess.

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf08.vi.iii.iv.xxi.html

Also.

Matthew 6:

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

My email tjkelly@live.co.uk.




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