Commentary on 1 John 2:12-17

Notes (NET Translation) 12 I am writing to you, little children, that your sins have been forgiven because of his name. Verses 12-14 are addressed to "(little) children" (teknia in v. 12 and paidia in v. 14), "fathers" (pateres), and "young men" (neaniskoi). What are we to make of these terms? The author is probably … Continue reading Commentary on 1 John 2:12-17

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Commentary on 1 John 2:3-11

Notes (NET Translation) 3 Now by this we know that we have come to know God: if we keep his commandments. Other verses in 1 John indicate that correct belief and love are necessary for complete knowledge of God. Here the author states that keeping the commandments is a sign of knowing God. In the … Continue reading Commentary on 1 John 2:3-11

Commentary on 1 John 1:5-2:2

Notes (NET Translation) 1:5 Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. The phrase "now this is" (kai estin haute) refers to what follows rather than what precedes. The author heard the message from Jesus Christ … Continue reading Commentary on 1 John 1:5-2:2

Commentary on 1 John 1:1-4

Notes (NET Translation) In the Greek 1 John 1:1-4 constitute one long sentence. The sentence is grammatically difficult (Raymond Brown calls it a "grammatical obstacle course").1 Most translations paraphrase it to some extent to make it more intelligible in English. 1 This is what we proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we … Continue reading Commentary on 1 John 1:1-4

Commentary on Numbers 36

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the heads of the family groups of the Gileadites, the descendant of Machir, the descendant of Manasseh, who were from the Josephite families, approached and spoke before Moses and the leaders who were the heads of the Israelite families. 2 They said, "The LORD commanded my lord to give the … Continue reading Commentary on Numbers 36

Commentary on Numbers 35

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the Moabite plains by the Jordan near Jericho. He said: 2 "Instruct the Israelites to give the Levites towns to live in from the inheritance the Israelites will possess. You must also give the Levites grazing land around the towns. This passage avoids saying … Continue reading Commentary on Numbers 35

Commentary on Numbers 34

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses: 2 "Give these instructions to the Israelites, and tell them: 'When you enter Canaan, the land that has been assigned to you as an inheritance, the land of Canaan with its borders, 3 your southern border will extend from the wilderness of Zin along the … Continue reading Commentary on Numbers 34