Dedicated to the writings of Saint Luke.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"I will make you a community of peoples"

Only the New International Version correctly translates this verse appearing in Genesis 48:4 (NIV) consistent with the MT. I did not recognize the verse utilized by Pastor Dan in the brochure because neither the KJV nor the RSV uses the word “community.”

What is a community of peoples? What do we mean when we use this phrase in our brochure? The proposed revision answers these questions:

“We invite you to the community ordained by the Word and established by people who want to experience with you acceptance and belonging in God’s community of love. In this way, we believe we will become, with your help, a community of peoples.”

Copyrighted 2008


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