The Husband of One Wife and the NRSV

I have been studying Titus for an upcoming sermon series that I will be delivering in November at our church. That is why the last two posts have been from Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3 concerning the qualifications for elders. I have made it around to reading Titus from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). It reads: ...someone who is blameless, married only once, whose children are believers, not accused of debauchery and not rebellious. (Titus 1:6) As I…

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NLT Study Bible, ESV Study Bible, and “Blessed” (Psalm 1:1)

The usage of the word "blessed" in the scriptures is a word I have found interesting in my studies. It is hard for one English word to fully capture the meaning. Let's look at how the new study Bibles treat the word "blessed." ESV Study Bible: 1:1 Blessed. The truly happy person is happy because God showers him with favor. Jesus uses the Greek equivalent in Matt. 5:3—11; cf. also James 1:12. The Latin translation, beatus, is the source of…

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My Top Bible Translations

Some of the Bible blogs I frequent have posted their top 10 Bible translations. So I thought I would do the same for the fun of it. My only problem was that I could not come up with 10 that I like or use. So, here are my top 7: 1. English Standard Version (ESV). I would have never believed that I would come to use this translation so much when I first purchased one a few years ago. Up…

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