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Here’s the latest from my translation of Colossians: 2:1 For I want you to know how great is the suffering I am experiencing on behalf of you and those in Laodicea and all who have not seen my face in [the] flesh, 2 so that their hearts might be comforted being held together by love […]

Without further ado: 24 Now I continue to rejoice in all sufferings for your sake, and I am completing the things that are lacking in Christ’s sufferings in my flesh for the sake of his body, the church 25 of which I started becoming a servant according to God’s plan which was given to me […]

First of all, what an amazing passage! I’m obviously running a bit behind schedule, but here’s my translation for two weeks ago. I’m happy with it, but not overjoyed; I’d like to spend a bit more time with it clarifying some of the ambiguities. Here it is: 15 who [Christ] is the image of the […]

It’s the end of our second week translating through Colossians. Here’s my translation for this week: 9 Because of this indeed we, since that day when we heard, are not ceasing from praying and asking on your behalf, so that you might be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual […]

Some friends and I are translating through Colossians this summer to keep up on our Greek. The point of the project is not only to understand Greek better, but to better understand the word of God. I’ll be posting my translation and brief thoughts week to week, and others will do the same in the […]

For any who are interested, myself and a few others will be translating through Colossians this summer to keep our Greek fresh. Here’s the schedule: Send me an email if you’d like to join in.

Hebrews 6:1a reads, “Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity” (ESV). Or does it? Without being alarmist about English translations of the Bible, I’d like to suggest that the common rendering of this verse is a bit off. (My Greek professor, Dr. Black, pointed this out to our class.) It […]