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Here is not like there

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Isaiah 65:17-25 17Watch this! I am about to create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered. They will not come to mind. 18Instead, rejoice and celebrate forever, because of what I am creating. Watch this! I am about to create Jerusalem to be a source of gladness, and her people will be a source of joy. 19I also will be glad because of Jerusalem, and I will rejoice over my people. The sound of weeping will not be heard in her again, nor will the sound of crying. 20There will never again be an infant there who lives for only a few days, or an elderly man who does not fill out all his days, for one who dies at a hundred will be considered a young man, and one who fails to attain the age of one hundred will be regarded as cursed. 21Then they will build houses and live in them. They will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22They will not build a house and have another person live in it. They will not plant and have another person eat the crop, for the days o…

Justified on the Day of Judgment

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2 Thessalonians 1:5–10 5This is evidence of God’s righteous verdict that resulted in your being counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also suffer. 6Certainly, it is right for God to repay trouble to those who trouble you, 7and to give relief to you, who are troubled along with us. When the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his powerful angels, 8he will exercise vengeancein flaming fire on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9Such people will receive a just penalty:eternal destruction away from the presence of the Lord and from his glorious strength, 10on that day when he comes to be glorified among his saints, and to be marveled at among all those who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his own blood and made us a kingdom and priests to God his Father—to him be the glory and the power forever. (Revelation 1:5–7) Several years ago, a college student…

Living as saints now and forever

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Revelation 7:9-17After these things I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing in front of the throne and of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and with palm branches in their hands. 10 They called out with a loud voice and said: Salvation comes from our God, who sits on the throne, and from the Lamb. 11 All the angels stood around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures. They fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, 12 saying: Amen. Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and might belong to our God forever and ever. Amen. 13 One of the elders spoke to me and said, “These people dressed in white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” And I answered him, “Sir, you know.” 14 And he said to me: These are the ones who are coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Because of …

Luther and the EHV

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Now that the EHV is done it seems like a good time to consider the similarity and differences between Luther’s translation practices 500 years ago and ours today (the principles are the same; the circumstances are different).
We will use eight terms to discuss key attributes of Luther’s translation project and their application to translation projects today. The eight attributes are: confessional, communicative, creative, comprehensive, contextual, collaborative, continuative, and consequential.
1)Confessional “Confessional” Bible translation has reference to the basic presupposition that all true translators brings with them to the task—that they are handling the inspired Word of God. “I hold that a false Christian or a sectarian spirit is unable to give a faithful translation.” Luther believed that the Holy Spirit played a vital role in translation work, and hence “Scripture Alone” (sola Scriptura) must be the concrete guide.
Although any skilled linguist who is fluent in the source lan…