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Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #11 Muslim Idiom Translations

In the previous chapters you could see that 2011 marking the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible was taken as a good opportunity by some editors to lance several various versions of Bible translations. 2014/15 bringing more news-reports of Muslim-extremist attacks and more missionary work in Islamic countries made some translators and publishers also chose for the Arabic title for God in their editions, though several christians where not pleased with such insertion.

Though several preaching groups found it time to reach out to non-religious people and to those who felt attracted by the Islam. Also coming to preach to Muslims, several preachers like us, think it better also to use names and terms common to those to whom we preach.

Wycliffe Bible Translators, Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and Mission Frontiers have translated the New Testament in a way they claim Muslims can understand.

Many Christians are calling it a perversion.

While this effort first came to light a few years ago, it has again come into the news with tracts starting to appear that are “Muslim friendly”.

Some examples:

  • Wycliffe/SIL produced Stories of the Prophets, a work that uses “Lord” instead of “Father” and “Messiah” instead of “Son.”
  • Frontiers (a Swiss-based publishing company) worked with a SIL consultant to produce True Meaning of the Gospel, an Arabic book that removes “Son” in reference to Jesus.
  • Frontiers also produced a Turkish translation of Matthew, distributed by SIL that uses “guardian” for “Father” and “representative” or “proxy” for “Son.”
  • SIL consulted on the Bengali Injil Sharif, advising that “Son” be translated as “God’s Uniquely Intimate Beloved Chosen One.”

Frontiers and SIL have also produced Meaning of the Gospel of Christ, an Arabic translation that removes “Father” in reference to God and replaces it with “Allah,” and removes or redefines “Son.”

Stories of the Prophets

An independent panel, organized by the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), wrote in one of its suggestions that it recognized

“that there is significant potential for misunderstanding of the words for ‘father‘ and ‘son‘ when applied to God, and that in languages shaped by Islamic cultures, the potential is especially acute and the misunderstandings likely to prove especially harmful to the reader’s comprehension of the gospel.” {5 Reasons “Muslim Friendly” Bible Translations are Counterproductive}

The panel recommended that translators consider the addition of qualifying words and/or phrases (explanatory adjectives, relative clauses, prepositional phrases, or similar modifiers) to the directly-translated words for “father” and “son,” in order to avoid misunderstanding.

“For example, as the biblical context allows, the word for ‘father‘ might be rendered with the equivalent of ‘heavenlyFather‘ when referring to God, and the word for ‘son‘ might be rendered with the equivalent of ‘divine Son,’ ‘eternal Son,’ or ‘heavenly Son’ when referring to Jesus,” {5 Reasons “Muslim Friendly” Bible Translations are Counterproductive}

the panel suggested.

The panel also recommended that translators use paratextual material

“to clarify and avoid misunderstanding in these cases.”

Wycliffe Bible Translators came under heavy criticism more than a year ago when Biblical Missiology created an online petition alleging that the translation group had eliminated familial terms describing God and Jesus in certain Arabic and Bengali translations of the Bible so as not to offend Muslim readers.

Biblical Missiology wrote

“Muslim friendly” Bible translations, technically termed “Muslim Idiom Translations” (MITs), are well-meaning attempts to produce the Bible in a way that is easily accepted and understood by Muslims. These translations use Islamic terminology, graphic elements and fonts, and Qur’anic phrases to make the book look, feel, and read like an Islamic book. Some MITs use the same distinctive frame around the text and numbered rosettes between the verses that Qur’an editions do, and some even replace literal translations of “Father” and “Son” with alternative terms like “guardian” and “prince”. {5 Reasons “Muslim Friendly” Bible Translations are Counterproductive}

"Muslim Friendly” Bible Translations, technically termed “Muslim Idiom Translations” (MITs), are by many considered to be counterproductive and deceiving

“Muslim Friendly” Bible Translations, technically termed “Muslim Idiom Translations” (MITs), are by many considered to be counterproductive and deceiving

Muslim Idiom Translation (MIT) refers to an increasingly common “approach” to so-called Scripture translation for Muslim audiences. Its usage among professing evangelicals involved in missions to Muslims continues to increase in spite of the fact that some of its most distinguishing features are at odds with historic, biblical orthodoxy. Although MIT has been around for close to three decades, there is great need for a critical look at this phenomenon.

For the missionary organisation MITs by appearing at first glance to be Muslim books, because they use cover artwork that is similar to Qur’anic art, introductions and headers that include Qur’anic phrases, with the use of distinctly Qur’anic names for prophets and other biblical characters, and Islamic theological phrases, are for them deceiving books. They write

While these traits might be intended to help Muslims accept and understand the Bible better, what they actually do is make Muslims think they are reading a Muslim book. But if they initially accept this book on the basis of it being Islamic, they do so under false premises. {5 Reasons “Muslim Friendly” Bible Translations are Counterproductive}

For them this is not consistent with 2 Corinthians 4:2

“But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.”

and react

Deception is not only wrong, but also counterproductive, because when it is discovered, it makes Muslims more resistant to the gospel. {5 Reasons “Muslim Friendly” Bible Translations are Counterproductive}

We must be aware that perhaps only uneducated and unknowledgeable Muslims would be ultimately fooled into thinking that an MIT is actually a Muslim book. Educated and well-informed Muslims would recognise that those Bible translations and Christian works which use the names of the Holy Scriptures characters with the names Muslims are used to, shall be able to recognise the similarities of those different holy Scriptures. We do not think they will

be rightly enraged at such a deceptive tactic, and would surely raise awareness about it to their fellow Muslims. {5 Reasons “Muslim Friendly” Bible Translations are Counterproductive}

Not all MITs remove or replace “Father” and “Son” with alternate terms, though some do, instead of giving a clear explanation for that son-ship and comparing it to the same situation many Muslims consider themselves sons and daughters of Abraham and therefore calling him their patriarch.

Pierre Rashad Houssney, MENA Regional Director for Horizons International, a Lebanese-American who grew up in the context of cross-cultural ministry among Muslims and international students, does find it wrong that Bibles are created with Arabic names and does find those new bible translations

imitating the books of other religious traditions,

and even worse, finds them

compromising on such a central theological issue as the Father and Son. {5 Reasons “Muslim Friendly” Bible Translations are Counterproductive}

English: The word Allah, in Arabic. alif hamza...

English: The word Allah, in Arabic. alif hamzat waṣl (همزة وصل) lām lām shadda (شدة‎) alif khanjariyya (ألف خنجرية‎‎) hā (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In several of those MITs instead of “Lord” or “God” is printed “Allah” (God in Arabic and in many other languages).  Though Allah is in our country commonly used for indicating the Most High God, by several native English speaking Christians it is a form they only know for the Islam, not knowing that in many Catholic and some protestant bible-translations this is also a common used title instead of placing ‘Lord‘, especially in Arabic language bibles commonly Allah is being used.

Some English people may think those translations with he word Allah are modifying the Word of God for their political agenda, but they are just using a general title we and many others are used to in our daily language.

According to Now the End Begins:

First, Wycliffe and SIL have produced Stories of the Prophets, an Arabic Bible that uses an Arabic equivalent of “Lord” instead of “Father” and “Messiah” instead of “Son.” Second, Frontiers and SIL have produced Meaning of the Gospel of Christ , an Arabic translation which removes “Father” in reference to God and replaces it with “Allah,” and removes or redefines “Son.” {New Bible Translation Eliminates “Father, Son, Holy Spirit and Messiah” Because It Insults Muslims}

Stories of the ProphetsThose Christian missionaries, Bible translators and leaders who are very worried and are trying to stop the publications of this Modified Bibles should know better. It surprises us that bible translators would be against the word “Allah” because they should know what it means, and that it is just the Arabic form of ‘God’ and is a better word than ‘Lord’.

As such when there is written about the Name of God in the New Testament, they should know it can as well be translated as Matthew 28:19 reading:

“Cleanse them by water in the name of Allah, his Messiah and his Holy Spirit”

instead of “baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” {New Bible Translation Eliminates “Father, Son, Holy Spirit and Messiah” Because It Insults Muslims}

for where we can find written

Matthew 28:19 The Scriptures 1998+  (19)  “Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit,

In this place they point out there naturally can be discussion about placing ‘Allah’, but at all other places where other replace the Name of God with “Lord” or with the title ‘God’ those people have no reason at all to complain, because “Allah” or “God” is always better and staying much more clear than the bad replacement of God’s Name by the title ‘Lord’, by which many readers can not see about whom is been spoken, about God or about God His son Jesus.

With using the word Allah everybody can see clear about whom is been spoken and Muslims have less reason to be offended and can show to those Christians who take Jesus as their god what the bible really says and show Who God really is. This way more Christians can come to believe in the same God Jews, real Christians and Muslims believe, namely the God of Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus and his disciples, the God of Israel, Allah/God the Adonai Elohim Whose Holy and divine Name is Jehovah.

Brian David rightly reacts to the readers of End Time Prophecy:

I don’t see the problem most Christians don’t read the Bible anyway and those few who do, have no idea what it is saying because they do not understand the language. If you do not look up every word, first in the Strong’s, then 1828 Webster’s and some law dictionary’s; you will have no clue as to what is being said within the scriptures.

For example, the word God in the Hebrew and Greek; mean judge, magistrate or ruler, these are the people that most Christians worship and fear.

God
H430
אֱלֹהִים
‘ĕlôhı̂ym
el-o-heem’
Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: – angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
2601 times

G2316
θεός
theos
theh’-os
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very: – X exceeding, God, god [-ly, -ward].
1343 times

Now here is where it gets good.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling awayG646 first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

G646
ἀποστασία
apostasia
ap-os-tas-ee’-ah
Feminine of the same as G647; defection from truth (properly the state), (apostasy): – falling away, forsake.

G647
ἀποστάσιον
apostasion
ap-os-tas’-ee-on
Neuter of a (presumed) adjective from a derivative of G868; properly something separative, that is, (specifically) divorce: – (writing of) divorcement.

Defection
DEFECTION, noun
1. Want or failure of duty; particularly, a falling away; apostasy; the act of abandoning a person or cause to which one is bound by allegiance or duty, or to which one has attached himself. Our defection from God is proof of our depravity. The cause of the king was rendered desperate by the defection of the nobles.
2. Revolt; used of nations or states.

In 2 Thessalonians 2:3 we see that the son of perdition will not be revealed until there is a falling away first which literally means a divorce from the state by abandoning our person which is a mask or a legal fiction that is an organization (Corporation). The act of abandoning a person or a legal fiction that is used by the state through surnames. Every had your person summoned to court like a demon.

Person
PERSON, noun per’sn. [Latin persona; said to be compounded of per, through or by, and sonus, sound; a Latin word signifying primarily a mask used by actors on the state.]

Surname
SUR’NAME, noun [Latin super and nomen.]
1. An additional name; a name or appellation added to the baptismal or christian name, and which becomes a family name. Surnames, with us, originally designated occupation, estate, place of residence, or some particular thing or event that related to the person. Thus William Rufus or red; Edmund Ironsides; Robert Smith, or the smith; William Turner.

The bilingual Hebrew–English edition of the Ne...

The bilingual Hebrew–English edition of the New JPS translation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Because of many Christians not knowing the difference between a god, god, God or The God, often they consider when the Bible says “god” they take it to be about the Divine Creator God, though in their ordinary daily language when they speak about sport-figures or film-actors and television vedettes they also use the word ‘god’, though hopefully they would not consider those gods they are talking about to be The God. The same as they say “oh god” we do hope they do not use that expression with the idea of using The God His Name, because than they would defile God’s Name many times.

But they should know that ‘god’ is not a name but a title, the same as ‘allah’ is a title and being a word that is used in many languages to speak about a higher placed person or a god whilst ‘Allah’ is also used to denote the Most High God, Jehovah/Yehowah/Yahuwah/Jahuwah/Yahweh.

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  1. Stories of the Prophets pdf version
  2. Wycliffe Global alliance
  3. Another Gospel
  4. What is wrong with Biblical Missiology’s Critique of the Insider Movement?
  5. Wycliffe Bible Translators Accept Panel Report Over Controversial Muslim Context Translation

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Preceding articles:

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #1 Pre King James Bible

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #2 King James Bible versions

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #3 Women and versions

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #4 Steps to the women’s bibles

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #5 Further steps to women’s bibles

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #6 Revisions of revisions

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #7 Jewish versions

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #8 Selective Bibles and selective people

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #9 Restored names and Sacred Name Bibles

Old and newer King James Versions and other translations #10 Journaling Bibles and illustrative women

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Additional reading

  1. Preaching to an unbelieving world
  2. The very very beginning 1 Creating Gods
  3. Titles of God beginning with the Aleph in Hebrew
  4. Between Alpha and Omega – The plan of creation
  5. Written and translated by different men over thousands of years
  6. Names, Titles, and Characters of Jesus Christ
  7. Accuracy, Word-for-Word Translation Preferred by most Bible Readers
  8. A learning process for each of us
  9. Word of God presented to people in more than 3200 languages

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Further reading

  1. Book Review | Translating Truth: The Case for Essentially Literal Bible Translation
  2. The King James Bible and the Restoration
  3. New Bible Translation Eliminates “Father, Son, Holy Spirit and Messiah” Because It Insults Muslims
  4. Ryrie’s Bibles and Manuscripts Auctioned off
  5. Troubled places
  6. Partnership possibilities to #endbiblepoverty @pciassembly @wycliffeuk
  7. A Useless Commentary
  8. Celebrating Completed Scriptures
  9. Bible in more languages than Hamlet and Harry Potter put together
  10. Internal Evidence
  11. 4 October ― 8 Mashíyyat
  12. Holy Scriptures
  13. The Baptist Confession of Faith: Of the Holy Scriptures
  14. The Baptist Catechism: What is the Word of God?
  15. The Baptist Catechism: 3° commandement:The third commandment requires the holy and reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, word, and works.
  16. How did Jesus hand on the Faith?
  17. Catholic view of Muslims
  18. Name
  19. Sabbath Word: Porverbs 3
  20. Who is Elohim? Part 2.
  21. The Lord’s name is Holy !
  22. Lessons From The Name Of God In The Book Of Esther 
  23. Son of God
  24. You Won’t Find It Here
  25. Conviction or Opinion?
  26. On Bearing the Name of Christ in Vain
  27. Known By Name
  28. What’s In a Name?
  29. The Mystery of Praising The Name
  30. The Heart of God

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Standing within proximity of the glory of God


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“No other “god” can stand within proximity of the glory of God,
or share the same platform with God the Creator.”
– Dianne Crossland

“Don’t let the scenery and poetry and music of your relationship with God shrivel up and die. You have capacities for joy that you can scarcely imagine. They were made for the enjoyment of God. He can awaken them no matter how long they have lain asleep. Pray for His quickening power. Open your eyes to his glory.”
John Piper

“Faith in God always brings a response from heaven – the kind of response that delivers and exalts,
if not in this life then surely in the life to come. This to the Glory of God.”
– Marcus Ampe

“To the glory of God we do have a mediator between God and man in heaven.
He died for the sins of many.
To Jesus all who are weary can come and he will speak for them to his Father,

who shall  give them rest,  supply all their needs according to their riches in glory.
He shall carry your burdens, watching over His word to do it for you.
He is it who heals you to His glory and to the glory of His son.
All good and perfect gift comes from above, from the Father
to His glory.
– Bible students

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
– Psalms 19:1 (NIV)

“A life in gratitude opens God’s glory.”
– Bengt Sundberg
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John Piper (theologian)

John Piper (theologian) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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2015 the year of ISIS

Forces of Evil

Behind Acts of Terror

“We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

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Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state. – Stalin at the Tehran Conference in 1943.

The past century was one of unprecedented evil: 20 million killed in Stalin’s purges, Hitler’s extermination of six million Jews, 1.7 million massacred in the killing fields by Pol Pot, and the millions of lives lost trying to defend or defeat these ruthless leaders. And the carnage escalated quickly into the 21st century as mankind witnessed the fiery deaths of over 4,000 from suicide missions perpetrated against the United States on 9/11 by Al-Qaeda extremists. But an even more sinister and illusive foe has been terrorizing the world with random, demonic acts of evil. The Salafi jihadist militant group that follows an Islamic fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam, ISIS has become more organized, more powerful and more evil than all other religious extremist groups.

2015 has been a year full of different terror attacks. We were shocked by those in Paris, San Bernardino, which has long battled high crime rates but got its mass shooting in 2015, where the perpetrators were “homegrown violent extremists” inspired by foreign terrorist groups. When we look at all the terror attacks effectuate we may wonder if the the hideous acts of terror around the world by radical Islamic militants were simply the function of an evil twist of character fueled by false religion, or are they provoked still further by a malicious, invisible force? Will the One true God bring an end to all this evil and terror?

Satan, Evil and Intelligent Beings

The Word of God leaves no doubt there is evil in the world. It tells us where it came into the world. It was by the greed of man that man was overtaken to rebel against God.

In the Bible we are told that by the years more and more people came into existence rebelling against their Most High Power. We also come to find out that even by the followers of Jeshua (Jesus Christ) there were those who were taken by fear and by lust of power and money, so that they doubted what Jesus should (Peter) do or betrayed their master teacher for some money (Judas). The apostle who resisted Jesus, Peter, was therefore called a Satan by Jeshua.

Going against the Will of God is considered being an opponent or adversary, which is being a Satan. In several languages it is translated as a personification of an evil doer or evil bringer. In English such a person or being, is also called a ‘devil‘. In the bible we are given several examples of such beings who do evil or who oppose God. As to the existence of a personal devil and his legions of demons, we can see that those possessed with ‘demons‘ are the ones who have a psychological illness. The Bible gives a comprehensive description of Satan, his emissaries and his aims. Satan is represented in Scripture as being the orchestrator and source of evil in the universe — the unrelenting enemy of God and man.

In the Book of books, the Bible, we are shown that even some men of God became a victim of that Satan. Those books show clearly how it is from within those people that filth or evil came over them. They were weak and let themselves being seduced by their own thoughts. We can see that they them selves were at fault and that nobody outside them was to blame for they  going wrong.

A god of this world

From the Scriptures we do know that several men opposed the Divine Creator and placed themselves higher than Him. Though we may not forget that nobody can be greater than God. Even Jesus knew very well that God was the greatest and that he could do nothing without God. Throughout history many people got an important position and as such became gods, i.e. higher placed people. As such we can find angels, Moses, Pharaoh, Apollo, Zeus being called gods, like Jesus was also called a god but none of them were the God of gods. Several of those higher placed beings also became worshipped as gods, whilst others rule the world as a god.

The Apostle Paul recognized the existence of a personal, invisible devil and gave him or them the title “god of this world.” (2 Corinthians 4:4) Paul also called Satan

“the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.” (Ephesians 2:2)

These words imply not only that there are evil principles at work, but that behind them there are invisible evil powers opposing all that is good.

“We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Rulers of the darkness of this world

We must not think evil is something of one specific being, a singular “Satan”. In all of us sits a Satan. We all can become victim of Satan, the evil within. If we are not careful and let our imagination go, and let our lust being taken over by our inner lust, we shall also become a Satan, an adversary of God like Peter at one time also was called a Satan.

Today we can see many adversaries of God at work. They are the Satan spoken of  in the Hoy Scriptures. We are also warned of those who oppose the Almighty God, that they will be the rulers of the world and that there shall come a “prince of the devils“. It shall come so fart that the world shall be put in chains by those adversaries of Allah or God. Even the angels, the celestial beings, shall come to see what happens on the world, and they too shall not be able to stop it. It shall continue until the Great or Last Day of this System of things.

Satan may have gained ‘legions of angels’, those beings who have actively supported his evil schemes, they shall be looked on by the faithful to God. Though the world shall continue to bring the unfaithful together trying to get more lovers of God away from Him. We are even told they would not mind to use all tricks to lure those people into their net. that is also what we are seeing today. Several people who have doubts about God and religion try to find a solution for their own life. They think those people from Islamic State or IS, can give them the right answer and give them an eternal happy life.

Islamic State does as if it is fighting for God, but when we look at their works, raping innocent girls, selling women as slaves, burning holy books and prayer houses (mosques and churches) we can see that those actions are against the Will of God. Their aim is to rule the world by creating their own state, the Islamic State. They do know, people are gone far away from God, and as such they are also an easy prey. In this world there is a lot of darkness and they make use of it to gain their power over all those who do not believe in the One True God.

Though they forget there are also others who as opposer of God want to rule the world. And in the bible we are told they too shall rise up against each other and claim to have the right to rule the world. as part of the signs of the last days we shall come to see that there shall start the Big Battle in the land of Euphrates and Tigris (Iraq and Iran) and that religion shall come up against religion, situations we can see today.

Together all those opposed to God shall do their best to have people to believe that either we should do away with all sorts of religion and should not believe in Allah or God, whilst others shall do their best to have people coming to their false religion.  Satan or satans, the adversary or adversaries of God shall come to cooperate as mischief workers amongst men. For them the most important is that nobody shall be a follower of Jesus Christ (a Christian) or would worship God as a united Body in Christ. The Islamic fundamentalist group “Islamic State” is the Satan which shall never let up their unrelenting desire to create a society under their control. (Matthew 9:34; Isaiah 14:12-15)

Continued malicious meddling

What we see happening today is a result of continued malicious meddling by “Satan and the demons”, the adversaries of god and those who are not sound in mind, as they prey upon the weakest of humanity. While fallen man is much to blame for these acts of violence, “wicked spirits” often enter sick or deluded minds, suggesting hideous acts of violence. The Scriptures describe in detail such incidents and the misery caused by evil spirit influence and possession. (Matthew 8:16; Mark 5:15; Luke 4:41; Luke 22:3)

Those who are inclined toward evil leave themselves open to suggestions from these wicked spirits. There are enough ‘lunatics’ or mad people who want to get their ideas into the mind of others. Some succeed cleverly to bring others in the ban of their thinking. Muslim extremists wreaking worldwide panic through acts of terror have been brain-washed by doctrines of ‘demons’, persons who have evil inside and want to bring that evil unto others, them believing that they have a God-directed mission to execute their victims. (1 Timothy 4:1) But, unlike the god of Muslim extremists, the God of real Muslims and the Judeo-Christian God, Jehovah, is a God of love, and He has told His children that there are seven things which are an abomination to Him — among these are hands that shed innocent blood, hearts that devise wicked plans, feet that run swiftly to evil and those who spread strife. (Proverbs 6:16-19) These activities describe well the acts of hateful extremists — no matter their religion.

16 There are six things that Jehovah does hate;+ yes, seven are things detestable to his soul:+ 17 lofty eyes,+ a false tongue,+ and hands that are shedding innocent blood,+ 18 a heart fabricating hurtful schemes,+ feet that are in a hurry to run to badness,+ 19 a false witness that launches forth lies,+ and anyone sending forth contentions among brothers.+ (Proverbs 6: 16-19)

While there are relatively few radicalised Muslims waging a war of terror, it is important to understand that the majority of Muslims are peace-loving. Christians must not succumb to the hysteria that creates fear of the entire Muslim community — most of whom are peaceable and reasonable. Remember Jesus’ admonition:

“Love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Matthew 22:39)

Escalating into devastating worldwide violence of our day

Today’s Headlines Written Nearly 2,000 Years Ago

In His foreknowledge, God could look down to our time and see the hate and greed in the human heart that would escalate into the devastating worldwide violence of our day. In His wisdom, God has permitted this extreme level of evil under “Satan’s temporary reign” that it might teach an everlasting lesson to all mankind. god has given the world in the hands of man. It was man who accused God of not being fair and not giving him liberty. Now man has the liberty to choose how to rule and how to live. History has proven that they made a mess of it. This limited experience living in a world with evil is teaching mankind to hate iniquity and to long for a better day under a righteous ruler — Messiah.

Therefore, to provide hope to His people, God placed in His Word prophetic indicators which would point to the time when Satan’s kingdom of evil would begin to collapse. Four signs were given to the prophet Daniel which would mark the time of the end — the end of this present evil world under the dominion of Satan. (Daniel 12:1, 4; Galatians 1:4)

12 “And during that time Miʹcha·el*+ will stand up,+ the great prince*+ who is standing in behalf of the sons of your people.+ And there will certainly occur a time of distress such as has not been made to occur since there came to be a nation until that time.+ And during that time your people will escape,+ every one who is found written down in the book.+ And there will be many of those asleep in the ground of dust who will wake up,+ these to indefinitely lasting life+ and those to reproaches [and] to indefinitely lasting abhorrence.+

“And the ones having insight will shine like the brightness* of the expanse;+ and those who are bringing the many to righteousness,+ like the stars to time indefinite, even forever.

“And as for you, O Daniel, make secret the words and seal up the book,+ until the time of [the] end.*+ Many will rove about, and the [true] knowledge* will become abundant.”+ (Daniel 12:1-4)

He gave himself for our sins+ that he might deliver us from the present wicked system of things*+ according to the will+ of our God and Father, (Galatians 1:4)

Signs for us to take heed

“many shall run to and fro”

In the past 100 years, numerous modes of transportation have been invented, increasing the speed of travel from 20 mph to over 18,000 mph. This has been a blessing to most of humanity, but it has also brought with it a means for terrorists to spread their evil rapidly far and wide.

“knowledge shall be increased”

Science and Invention magazine cover, November 1928

More than ninety percent of all scientists who have ever lived are alive today, and more than fifty percent of the world’s inventions have been created within the last three decades. Additionally, sophistication in communications allows man to see and hear global news instantly. This has created amazing tools to benefit mankind, but it has also provided terrorists the tools to spread their hate.

• Messiah will begin to “stand up” for Daniel’s “people”

Israel’s rebirth as a nation is a miracle of history. Never before has a nation been destroyed, its people dispersed to the ends of the earth and then — nearly 2,000 years later — regathered and reestablished as a nation. But, one of radical Islam’s most hated enemies is Israel. This horrible reality of terror has been playing out almost every day since Israel’s formation as a nation in 1948. And now, the other countries of the world are experiencing firsthand the fear of living their daily lives in expectation of yet another terrorist attack.

“a time of trouble such as never was”

Yalta summit in February 1945 with (from left ...

Yalta summit in February 1945 with (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin. Also present are USSR Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov (far left); Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew Cunningham, RN, Marshal of the RAF Sir Charles Portal, RAF, (both standing behind Churchill); Field Marshal Alan Brooke and Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, USN, (standing behind Roosevelt). Note ornate carpets under the chairs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Unprecedented trouble is the hallmark of our time and is confirmed by these recent tragic events. True, the world has always had trouble, but, prior to 1940, the potential for the annihilation of humanity by the single flick of a switch was unheard of. In the first three quarters of the 20th Century at least 100 million lives had been lost to war (Time Magazine, March 9, 1970). Thirty-four wars were being waged in 1988 alone. And today, “the weak say I am strong.” (Joel 3:10) A few, “the weak,” have brought the strong nations of the world into a state of extreme distress. Weakness, fuelled by jealousy, hatred, misinformation and prejudice punctuates Daniel’s vision of unprecedented trouble.

Maintaining Faith in an Unstable World

All four of these signs given to Daniel should give God’s people hope that the end of Satan’s evil regime is near. Yet, it is still hard to maintain faith in this unstable and frightening world. This makes it even more necessary that we, as Christians, take up the whole armour of God that we might be able to

“withstand in the evil day… having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God…” Ephesians 6:10-17

Yes, in this unstable world it takes an extreme, educated faith to believe that God’s plan will provide a constructive end to all the tears caused by evil — to believe that God is not indifferent to every sorrow. The Scriptures declare that He desires mankind to live in a world without fear, but He now allows Satan (God’s adversary) to rule for a limited time in order that each individual may learn valuable lessons — experiencing the results of evil and selfishness.

The world is quickly learning that it is helpless to win a war against evil. Thus we read,

“This sore travail has God given to man to be exercised therewith.” (Ecclesiastes 1:13)

It is comforting to know that when God finally says through His Son, It is enough — peace be still, we can rest assured that there will be great changes in the earth, and all will begin to see that the permission of evil was both educational and preparatory to the ushering of mankind into the ages of blessing to come, wherein

“all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (Genesis 28:14)

The promise is that once God, through His Son, puts an utter end to all evil,

“affliction shall not rise up the second time.” (Nahum 1:9; Job 34:29)

What will YOU men think up against Jehovah?+ He is causing an outright extermination.

Distress will not rise up a second time.+ (Nahum 1:9)

29 When he himself causes quietness, who, then, can condemn?

And when he conceals [his] face,+ who can behold him,

Whether it is toward a nation+ or toward a man,* it being the same thing? (Job 34:29)

In other words, the harsh lessons of evil will never be necessary again when all the families of the earth learn, by contrast, that love, peace, righteousness and unselfishness are far more preferable than living in this present evil world. The depth of God’s wisdom is shown in His foresight to devise a plan that provides for man’s free choice and experience with evil, but nevertheless brings redemption through Christ which will result in eternal happiness.

The Desire of All Nations Shall Come

Though God has permitted Satan’s evil influence for a relatively short time, He will soon put a stop to all evil and usher in His everlasting righteous Kingdom. Then the Scriptures assure us that all of “the inhabitants of the earth will learn righteousness” when the “knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the deep.” (Isaiah 26:9; 11:9)

The path of the righteous one is uprightness.+ You being upright, you will smooth out the very course of a righteous one.+ Yes, for the path of your judgments, O Jehovah, we have hoped in you.+ For your name and for your memorial+ the desire of the soul has been.+ With my soul I have desired you in the night;+ yes, with my spirit within me I keep looking for you;+ because, when there are judgments from you for the earth,+ righteousness+ is what the inhabitants of the productive land* will certainly learn.+ 10 Though the wicked one should be shown favor, he simply will not learn righteousness.+ In the land of straightforwardness he will act unjustly+ and will not see the eminence of Jehovah.+ (Isaiah 26:7-10)

They will not do any harm+ or cause any ruin in all my holy mountain;+ because the earth* will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah as the waters are covering the very sea.*+ (Isaiah 11:9)

The time is coming when Jehovah, the Almighty God shall certainly bring home the world its own badness upon the productive land. The adversaries of God shall receive the consequences of their own error. Badness shall also come upon the wicked themselves. It is also written down that Jehovah shall actually cause the pride of the presumptuous ones to cease, and the haughtiness of the tyrants or ʽa·ri·tsimʹ  Jehovah shall abase. (Isaiah 1:11) Then there shall come the moment that the adversary or all those who are under the spell of the adversary will be destroyed — never to hurt nor deceive the world again. Babylon and the defiled ones with all people shall be paid back according to their activities. According to all that they have done.  The love of God will abundantly bestow blessings of life, peace and happiness upon all.

20 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven with the key of the abyss+ and a great chain in his hand. And he seized the dragon,+ the original serpent,+ who is the Devil+ and Satan,+ and bound him for a thousand years. And he hurled him into the abyss+ and shut [it] and sealed [it] over him, that he might not mislead the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After these things he must be let loose for a little while.+(Revelation 20:1-3)

Yes, the influence of God’s benevolent Kingdom will have an overwhelming transforming effect on the hearts of men. Of this mighty future work we read,

“And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.” (Ezekiel 11:19-20)

There is great cause to rejoice, for it is the severity and hopelessness of the world’s problems that mark us at the threshold of these promised Kingdom blessings. Just as the terror of today was prophesied, the resurrection of all who have ever lived is also assured in prophecy. Then, all those who perished in the terrors of this day will be reunited with their loved ones, and

“The desire of all nations shall come.” (Haggai 2:7)

Legitimate Desires

What are Some of These Legitimate Desires?

Ask the homeless family living in times of unemployment,

“What is your desire?”

Their answer will be,

“If only we had a place to call home.”

God promises:

“They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit. They shall not plant and another eat.” (Isaiah 65:21-23)

Ask the father of a child dying of cancer,

“What is your desire?”

His answer will be,

“If only there were no sickness and crippling diseases, no cancer, no blindness, no pain and suffering.”

Thank God! These desires will be fulfilled in His Kingdom:

“And no inhabitant will say I am sick.” “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unstopped, then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy.” (Isaiah 33:24; 35:5,6)

And what will be the desire of the young man on the field of battle,

“If only there were no wars and man could learn to live in peace.”

The Kingdom promise is:

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Micah 4:3)

Ask the Mother of the young man killed at the hand of a terrorist,

“What is your desire?”

and she will say,

“If only I could hold him and see him happy again.”

Yes, the most blessed promise of all, lost loved ones will be united once again in the resurrection.

“I will ransom them from the power of the grave…” (Hosea 13:14; Isaiah 25:8)

“And the ransomed of the Lord shall return with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Isaiah 35:10)

These are but a few of the legitimate desires, which shall be satisfied. This is the promise of God’s Kingdom to come, where His will shall be done on earth, as it is even now done in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)

Close your eyes for a moment to the scenes of misery and woe, degradation and sorrow that yet prevail on account of sin, and picture before your mental vision the glory of the perfect earth.
Not a stain of sin will mar the harmony and peace of a perfect society, not a bitter thought, not an unkind look or word.
Love welling up from every heart will meet a kindred response in every other heart, and benevolence will mark every act.
There sickness shall be no more — not an ache nor a pain, nor any evidence of decay — not even the fear of such things.
Such will earth’s society be, and weeping bereaved ones will have their tears all wiped away, when thus they realize the resurrection work complete. (Revelation 21:4)

The year of God

2015 might have been the year of ISIS, in 2016 they shall not be off the radar. We know that everything may become worse but those who believe in god have good prospects and may build on their hope which is build on those prophesies from the Holy Scriptures.

Let us use that bible to guide us through the times coming and let us look forward to the return of Christ.

For sure to all the suffering shall come an end. Looking at the signs described in the Bible we do know we are not so far off from the Last Days. Than we shall have the Day of Jesus, when he shall judge all. Let us make sure that we shall be by the ones justified to enter the small gate of the Kingdom of God, being pleased to be united as partakers of God’s promise, united in the Body of Christ in the Year of God, notifying that the years of ISIS are over.

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Preceding article:

Belgian Bible Students review of 2015

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Additional reading

  1. What is life?
  2. Kitty Werthmann her account of grewing up in Austria under Nazi regime
  3. 150 Years after the 13th Amendment
  4. 2014 Religion
  5. Social media a destabilisation tool in the Middle East and Syrian conflict
  6. Islamophobic hate crimes rise in UK following terror attacks
  7. Wrong choices made to get rid of Assad
  8. Stronger than anything that wants to destroy
  9. Being Charlie 8
  10. French Muslims under attack
  11. Syrian but also Belgian connection to French attacks
  12. Refugee crisis, terrorist attacks and created fear
  13. Massive police operation in northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis
  14. Coming closer to the end of 2015 and the end for Donald Trump as presidential candidate
  15. Summary for the year 2015 #1 Threat and fear
  16. Summary for the year 2015 # 2 Strewn with corpses and refugees
  17. 2015 Human rights
  18. Stepping Toes 2015 in review
  19. Is ISIS a product of American in-action or a product of direct action
  20. Islamic State forcing the West to provide means for Kurdistan
  21. Paris attacks darkening the world
  22. Brussels-born Salah Abdeslam key suspect Paris terrorist attacks
  23. Trump brand of migrant demonization #2
  24. Bijbelvorsers Blogging annual report and 2015 in review
  25. The Existence of Evil
  26. Evil in the bible
  27. Heavenly creatures do they exist
  28. The “Mighty Ones”
  29. Angels in Old Testament History
  30. Guardian Angels?
  31. The Angels in World Affairs
  32. Evil in the bible
  33. Satan or the devil
  34. Lucifer
  35. Satan the evil within
  36. Christendom Astray The Devil Not A Personal Super-Natural Being
  37. Where does Satan lives?
  38. October month of witches and spirits
  39. Autumn traditions for 2014 – 2 Summersend and mansend
  40. Autumn traditions for 2014 – 3 Black Mass, Horror spectacles and pure puritans
  41. Autumn traditions for 2014 – 4 Blasphemy and ridiculing faith in God
  42. The Importance of the Prophetic
  43. Al-Fatiha [The Opening] Süra 1: 4-7 Merciful Lord of the Creation to show us the right path
  44. Arguments about believe and About Christianity versus Atheism
  45. To Soar In The Spirit You Have To Be Hard Core
  46. The redemption of man by Christ Jesus
  47. Sayings of Jesus, what to believe and being or not of the devil
  48. The Soul confronted with Death
  49. Intellectual servility a curse of mankind
  50. Running away from the past
  51. Being Religious and Spiritual 5 Gnostic influences
  52. Challenging claim
  53. Remember the day
  54. A voice cries out: context
  55. Getting out of the dark corners of this world
  56. God of gods
  57. The Song of The Lamb #1 Visions, symbols and suggested meanings
  58. Remain lovingly = No path for softies
  59. The chosen ones to fear or not to fear
  60. God my fence, my hope for the future
  61. Jesus Christ is the perfect security in storms
  62. Understand what the will of the Lord is
  63. Kingdom of God what will it be like

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Further reading

  1. A Clash Within Civilization
  2. ‘US Doesn’t Understand What It’s Doing in Syria’ – CIA Veteran
  3. PA security forces warn of permeation of ISIS ideology; Laud Israel-PA-US cooperation
  4. Swedish govt in “panic” after ISIS letters give 3 days to convert to Islam or be decapitated
  5. Christian mothers, wives take up the fight against ISIS, whose women serve as suicide bombers and slaves
  6. Too Great a Sacrifice? The KDF Pull-Out Debate
  7. A Job far away from completion
  8. Indonesia: ISIS considers country un-Islamic
  9. Nearly 19,000 Civilians Killed in Iraq Since 2014, U.N. Reports
  10. From Paris suburb to bloody attack, portrait of IS jihadis
  11. Isis will fail to emulate Islam’s great conquests. Here’s why
  12. Stop ISIS by Welcoming Refugees
  13. Isis Develops ‘Alrawi’ Encrypted Messaging App for Android: Report (1)
  14. Isis Develops ‘Alrawi’ Encrypted Messaging App for Android: Report (2)
  15. Alarming Evidence Suggests ISIS is Now a US-Israel Proxy Army
  16. ‘It’s a criminal gang pretending to be a state’: Discontent grows in ISIS ‘caliphate’ as oil funds dry up
  17. The Great ISIS Recession
  18. The Long Fight Against ISIS
  19. David Cameron criticises BBC for use of ‘Islamic State’
  20. Meet the New Gangster Warlords of Latin America
  21. In God We Trust
  22. The War on Nothing
  23. Today’s Victory Reminder: God Redeems Sinners
  24. Verse of the day – Forsake me not, O Lord
  25. Behold the Lamb of God!
  26. Redemption in Christ
  27. Grace, Redemption, and Bearing Fruit
  28. Looking Back at Life through the Lens of Romans 8:28
  29. Terorisme tidak harus dilihat dari lensa agama
  30. Dunia Orde Baru Akan Menguasai Dunia Dengan Teror

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Gods Uitspraken opgetekend in een boek

De Allerhoogste Schepper van hemel en aarde heeft door Zijn woord alles doen ontstaan en laat Zijn Woord tot in eeuwigheid verder duren.

 

 

Schrift door God geïnspireerd om ernstig te nemen

“Is er ooit een volk geweest dat net als u vanuit een vuur de stem van een god heeft gehoord en dat heeft overleefd?” (Deuteronomium 4:33 NBV)

“Vanuit de hemel heeft hij zijn stem laten horen om u op te voeden, en op aarde heeft hij u dat grote vuur laten zien en vanuit het vuur zijn geboden bekendgemaakt.” (Deuteronomium 4:36 NBV)

“En de HEER strekte zijn hand uit, raakte mijn mond aan en zei tegen mij: ‘Hiermee leg ik mijn woorden in jouw mond.” (Jeremia 1:9 NBV)

“11  De HEER zei: ‘Wie heeft de mens een mond gegeven? Wie maakt iemand stom of doof, ziende of blind? Wie anders dan ik, de HEER? 12  Ga nu, ik zal bij je zijn als je moet spreken en je de woorden in de mond leggen.’” (Exodus 4:11-12 NBV)

“want nooit is een profetie voortgekomen uit menselijk initiatief: mensen die namens God spraken werden daartoe altijd gedreven door de heilige Geest.” (2 Petrus 1:21 NBV)

“9  Denk terug aan alles wat eertijds is gebeurd. Ik ben God, er is geen ander, ik ben God, niemand is aan mij gelijk. 10  Die in het begin al het einde aankondigde en lang tevoren wat nog gebeuren moest. Die zegt: ‘Wat ik besluit, wordt van kracht, en alles wat ik wil, breng ik ten uitvoer.’” (Jesaja 46:9-10 NBV)

“12  Allen die vroom en in eenheid met Christus Jezus willen leven, zullen worden vervolgd. 13  Slechte mensen en oplichters zullen van kwaad tot erger vervallen; het zijn bedriegers die zelf bedrogen worden. 14  Maar jij, blijf bij alles wat je geleerd hebt en met overtuiging hebt aangenomen. Je weet wie je leraren waren 15  en bent van kindsbeen af vertrouwd met de heilige geschriften die je wijsheid kunnen geven, zodat je wordt gered door het geloof in Christus Jezus. 16  Elke schrifttekst is door God geïnspireerd en kan gebruikt worden om onderricht te geven, om dwalingen en fouten te weerleggen, en om op te voeden tot een deugdzaam leven, 17  zodat een dienaar van God voor zijn taak berekend is en voor elk goed doel volledig is toegerust.” (2 Timotheüs 3:12-17 NBV)

“Ik zal in hun midden profeten laten opstaan zoals jij. Ik zal hun mijn woorden ingeven, en zij zullen het volk alles overbrengen wat ik hun opdraag.” (Deuteronomium 18:18 NBV)

“Hij was het die, toen het volk in de woestijn bijeen was, als bemiddelaar optrad tussen onze voorouders en de engel die op de berg Sinai tegen hem sprak, hij was het die de levenbrengende woorden ontving om ze aan ons door te geven.” (Handelingen 7:38 NBV)

“Geloof je niet dat ik in de Vader ben en dat de Vader in mij is? Ik spreek niet namens mezelf als ik tegen jullie spreek, maar de Vader die in mij blijft, doet zijn werk door mij.” (Johannes 14:10 NBV)

“maar als dat wel het geval is en u gelooft me toch niet, geloof dan tenminste wat ik doe. Dan zult u begrijpen dat de Vader in mij is en dat ik in de Vader ben.’” (Johannes 10:38 NBV)

“Dit zei God, de HEER, de Heilige van Israël: ‘In rust en inkeer ligt jullie redding, in geduld en vertrouwen ligt jullie kracht.’ Maar jullie wilden niet.” (Jesaja 30:15 NBV)

“12  Ik, ik ben het die jullie troost. Hoe kun je dan bang zijn voor een sterveling, voor een mensenkind dat vergaat als gras? 13  Hoe kun je de HEER vergeten, die je gemaakt heeft, die de hemel heeft uitgespannen en de aarde gegrondvest? Hoe kun je je zo laten beheersen door angst voor de toorn van je belagers, voor hun pogingen je te vernietigen? Waar blijven die belagers met hun toorn?” (Jesaja 51:12-13 NBV)

“Wees niet bang voor hen die wel het lichaam maar niet de ziel kunnen doden. Wees liever bang voor hem die in staat is én ziel én lichaam om te laten komen in de Gehenna.” (Mattheüs 10:28 NBV)

“7  Het gras verdort en de bloem verwelkt wanneer de adem van de HEER erover blaast. Ja, als gras is dit volk.’ 8  Het gras verdort en de bloem verwelkt, maar het woord van onze God houdt altijd stand.” (Jesaja 40:7-8 NBV)

“zo geldt dit ook voor het woord dat voortkomt uit mijn mond: het keert niet vruchteloos naar mij terug, niet zonder eerst te doen wat ik wil en te volbrengen wat ik gebied.” (Jesaja 55:11 NBV)

“Dit verbond sluit ik met hen-zegt de HEER: mijn geest, die op jou rust, en de woorden die ik je in de mond heb gelegd, zullen uit jouw mond niet wijken, noch uit de mond van je kinderen, noch uit de mond van je kindskinderen, van nu tot in eeuwigheid-zegt de HEER.” (Jesaja 59:21 NBV)

“Ik verzeker jullie: zolang de hemel en de aarde bestaan, blijft elke jota, elke tittel in de wet van kracht, totdat alles gebeurd zal zijn.” (Mattheüs 5:18 NBV)

“Hemel en aarde zullen verdwijnen, maar mijn woorden zullen nooit verdwijnen.” (Mattheüs 24:35 NBV)

“Maar nog eerder vergaan hemel en aarde dan dat er ook maar één tittel van de wet wegvalt.” (Lukas 16:17 NBV)

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El-Shaddai God Almighty Who no-one may see and live

 

 

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1 NIV)

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; {Hebrew El-Shaddai} walk before me and be blameless.” (Genesis 17:1 NIV)

“2 God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, {Hebrew El-Shaddai} but by my name the LORD {See note at Exodus 3:15.} I did not make myself known to them. {Or Almighty, and by my name the LORD did I not let myself be known to them?}” (Exodus 6:2-3 NIV)

“”Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” (Exodus 15:11 NIV)

“Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, for he did this to those who had treated Israel arrogantly.”” (Exodus 18:11 NIV)

“But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no-one may see me and live.”” (Exodus 33:20 NIV)

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. {Or The LORD our God is one LORD; or The LORD is our God, the LORD is one; or The LORD is our God, the LORD alone}” (Deuteronomy 6:4 NIV)

“I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!” (Deuteronomy 32:3 NIV)

“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11 NIV)

“”The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods.” (2 Chronicles 2:5 NIV)

“How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out.” (Job 36:26 NIV)

“”Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”” (Psalms 46:10 NIV)

“[A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.] Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.” (Psalms 48:1 NIV)

“Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you?” (Psalms 71:19 NIV)

“Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvellous deeds.” (Psalms 72:18 NIV)

“Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD—that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.” (Psalms 83:18 NIV)

“Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.” (Psalms 86:8 NIV)

“For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?” (Psalms 89:6 NIV)

“How great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts!” (Psalms 92:5 NIV)

“3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; 7  for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, {Meribah means quarrelling.} as you did that day at Massah {Massah means testing.} in the desert, 9 where your fathers tested and tried me, though they had seen what I did.” (Psalms 95:3-9 NIV)

“For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.” (Psalms 97:9 NIV)

“He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant for ever—holy and awesome is his name.” (Psalms 111:9 NIV)

“I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.” (Psalms 135:5 NIV)

“Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no-one can fathom.” (Psalms 145:3 NIV)

“But the LORD Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the holy God will show himself holy by his righteousness.” (Isaiah 5:16 NIV)

“And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”” (Isaiah 6:3 NIV)

“The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread,” (Isaiah 8:13 NIV)

“To whom, then, will you compare God? What image will you compare him to?” (Isaiah 40:18 NIV)

“I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no saviour.” (Isaiah 43:11 NIV)

“Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.”” (Isaiah 44:8 NIV)

“For this is what the high and lofty One says—he who lives for ever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.” (Isaiah 57:15 NIV)

“Who should not revere you, O King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no-one like you.” (Jeremiah 10:7 NIV)

“I will accept you as fragrant incense when I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will show myself holy among you in the sight of the nations.” (Ezekiel 20:41 NIV)

“I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Sovereign LORD, when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.” (Ezekiel 36:23 NIV)

“And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’” (Ezekiel 38:23 NIV)

“The king said to Daniel, “Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”” (Daniel 2:47 NIV)

“And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls.” (Joel 2:32 NIV)

“”Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him shoulder to shoulder.” (Zephaniah 3:9 NIV)

“”This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,” (Matthew 6:9 NIV)

“”Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No-one is good— except God alone.” (Mark 10:18 NIV)

“for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name.” (Luke 1:49 NIV)

“God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth.”” (John 4:24 NIV)

“1  After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed: “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:1-3 NIV)

“”I have revealed you {Greek your name; also in verse 26} to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.” (John 17:6 NIV)

“25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”” (John 17:25-26 NIV)

“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ {Joel 2:28-32}” (Acts 2:21 NIV)

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)

“for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” {Joel 2:32}” (Romans 10:13 NIV)

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and {Or riches and the wisdom and the} knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” (Romans 11:33 NIV)

“4  So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one. 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), 6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.” (1 Corinthians 8:4-6 NIV)

“that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.” (1 Timothy 1:11 NIV)

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” (1 Timothy 2:5 NIV)

“For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.” (Hebrews 9:24 NIV)

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16 NIV)

“Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”” (Revelation 4:8 NIV)

“saying: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.” (Revelation 11:17 NIV)

“And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”” (Revelation 16:7 NIV)

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The Aleppo Codex is a medieval manuscript of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), associated with Rabbi Aaron Ben Asher. The Masoretic scholars wrote it in the early 10th century, probably in Tiberias, Israel. It is in book form and contains the vowel points and grammar points (nikkudot) that specify the pronunciation of the ancient Hebrew letters to preserve the chanting tradition. It is perhaps the most historically important Hebrew manuscript in existence. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God die Almagtige ’n Gees Wie geen mens kan sien en nogtans lewe nie

God die Almachtige Geest die geen mens kan zien

Allmächtige Gott denn kein Mensch wird leben, der Dich sieht

Dieu Tout-puissant Qui ont peut pas voir et vivre

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God die Almachtige Geest die geen mens kan zien

“In het begin schiep God de hemel en de aarde. {-(1:1-3) In het begin schiep God de hemel en de Aarde…god zei / Ook mogelijk is de vertaling: ‘In het begin toen God de hemel en de aarde schiep [ … ] zei God’.}” (Genesis 1:1 NBV)

“Toen Abram negenennegentig jaar was, verscheen de HEER aan hem en zei: ‘Ik ben God, de Ontzagwekkende. Leef in verbondenheid met mij, leid een onberispelijk leven.” (Genesis 17:1 NBV)

“2 God zei tegen Mozes: ‘Ik ben de HEER. 3 Ik ben aan Abraham, Isaak en Jakob verschenen als God, de Ontzagwekkende, maar mijn naam HEER heb ik niet aan hen bekendgemaakt.” (Exodus 6:2-3 NBV)

En God* sprak verder tot Mo̱zes en zei tot hem: „Ik ben Jehovah.+ En aan A̱braham,+ I̱saäk+ en Ja̱kob+ ben ik altijd verschenen als God de Almachtige,*+ maar wat mijn naam Jehovah+ betreft,* daarmee heb ik mij niet aan hen bekendgemaakt.*+  –

“Wie onder de goden is uw gelijke, HEER? Wie is uw gelijke, zo ontzagwekkend en heilig, wie dwingt zoveel eerbied af met roemrijke daden, wie anders verricht zulke wonderen?” (Exodus 15:11 NBV)

“door wie jullie met zoveel minachting behandeld zijn. Nu zie ik in dat de HEER machtiger is dan alle andere goden.’” (Exodus 18:11 NBV)

“Maar, ‘zei hij, ‘mijn gezicht zul je niet kunnen zien, want geen mens kan mij zien en in leven blijven.’” (Exodus 33:20 NBV)

“Luister, Israël: de HEER, onze God, de HEER is de enige! {-(6:4) \@de HEER, onze God, de HEER is de enige\@ Ook mogelijk is de vertaling: ‘de HEER, onze God, de HEER is één’, of: ‘de HEER is onze God, de HEER alleen’.}” (Deuteronomium 6:4 NBV)

Luister, o I̱sraël: Jehovah, onze God, is één Jehovah.*+ En gij moet Jehovah, uw God, liefhebben met geheel uw hart+ en geheel uw ziel+ en geheel uw levenskracht.+ En deze woorden die ik u heden gebied, moeten op uw hart blijken te zijn;+ en gij moet ze uw zoon inscherpen+ en erover spreken wanneer gij in uw huis zit en wanneer gij op de weg gaat en wanneer gij neerligt+ en wanneer gij opstaat. En gij moet ze als een teken op uw hand binden,+ en ze moeten tot een voorhoofdsband tussen uw ogen dienen;+ en gij moet ze op de deurposten* van uw huis en op uw poorten schrijven.+ –

“Want de naam van de HEER roep ik uit: de HEER is onze God, laat iedereen hem prijzen!” (Deuteronomium 32:3 NBV)

“U, HEER, bent groots en machtig, vol luister, roem en majesteit. Alles in de hemel en op aarde behoort u toe, HEER, u bezit het koningschap en de heerschappij.” (1 Kronieken 29:11 NBV)

“(2:4) Het moet een grote tempel worden, want onze God is groter dan alle andere goden.” (2 Kronieken 2:5 NBV)

“Zie hoe groot God is, buiten elk begrip, het getal van zijn jaren is ontelbaar.” (Job 36:26 NBV)

“(46:11) ‘Staak de strijd, en erken dat ik God ben, verheven boven de volken, verheven boven de aarde.’” (Psalmen 46:10 NBV)

“Een lied, een psalm van de Korachieten. (48:2) Groot is de HEER, hem komt alle lof toe. In de stad van onze God, op zijn heilige berg” (Psalmen 48:1 NBV)

“Uw gerechtigheid rijst hoog op, o God, u hebt grootse daden verricht. God, wie is aan u gelijk?” (Psalmen 71:19 NBV)

“Geprezen zij God, de HEER, de God van Israël. Hij doet wonderen, hij alleen.” (Psalmen 72:18 NBV)

“(83:19) Dan zullen zij weten dat uw naam HEER is, dat u alleen de Allerhoogste bent op aarde.” (Psalmen 83:18 NBV)

“Geen god is u gelijk, Heer, uw daden zijn zonder weerga.” (Psalmen 86:8 NBV)

“(89:7) Want wie daar boven kan de HEER evenaren, wie van de goden zich meten met de HEER,” (Psalmen 89:6 NBV)

“(92:6) Hoe groot zijn uw daden, HEER, hoe peilloos diep uw gedachten.” (Psalmen 92:5 NBV)

“3 De HEER is een machtige God, een machtige koning, boven alle goden verheven. 4 Hij houdt in zijn hand de diepten der aarde, de toppen van de bergen behoren hem toe, 5 van hem is de zee, door hem gemaakt, en ook het droge, door zijn handen gevormd. 6 Ga binnen, laten wij buigen in aanbidding, knielen voor de HEER, onze maker. 7  Ja, hij is onze God en wij zijn het volk dat hij hoedt, de kudde door zijn hand geleid. Luister vandaag naar zijn stem: 8 ‘Wees niet koppig als bij Meriba, als die dag bij Massa, in de woestijn, 9 toen jullie voorouders mij op de proef stelden, mij tartten, al hadden ze mijn daden gezien.” (Psalmen 95:3-9 NBV)

“U, HEER, bent de hoogste op heel de aarde, boven alle goden hoog verheven.” (Psalmen 97:9 NBV)

“Hij heeft zijn volk verlossing gebracht, voor eeuwig zijn verbond ingesteld. Heilig en ontzagwekkend is zijn naam.” (Psalmen 111:9 NBV)

“Ik weet het: groot is de HEER, onze Heer overtreft alle goden.” (Psalmen 135:5 NBV)

“‘Groot is de HEER, hem komt alle lof toe, zijn grootheid is niet te doorgronden.’” (Psalmen 145:3 NBV)

“De HEER van de hemelse machten houdt het recht hoog, de heilige God toont zich heilig in zijn gerechtigheid.” (Jesaja 5:16 NBV)

“Zij riepen elkaar toe: ‘Heilig, heilig, heilig is de HEER van de hemelse machten. Heel de aarde is vervuld van zijn majesteit.’” (Jesaja 6:3 NBV)

“Alleen de HEER van de hemelse machten is heilig, voor hem zijn angst en ontzag op hun plaats.” (Jesaja 8:13 NBV)

“Met wie wil je God vergelijken, hoe is hij uit te beelden?” (Jesaja 40:18 NBV)

“Ik, ík ben de HEER ! Buiten mij is er niemand die redt.” (Jesaja 43:11 NBV)

“Vrees niet, laat de angst je niet verlammen: heb ik het je niet vanaf het begin laten horen, heb ik het je niet aldoor verteld? Jullie zijn mijn getuigen: is er een god buiten mij, of een andere rots? Ik ken er geen.” (Jesaja 44:8 NBV)

“Dit zegt hij die hoog is en verheven, die troont in eeuwigheid-heilig is zijn naam: In hoogheid en heiligheid zal ik tronen met hen die verslagen en onaanzienlijk zijn, opdat de onaanzienlijke geest herleeft, opdat het verslagen hart tot leven komt.” (Jesaja 57:15 NBV)

“Wie zou geen ontzag voor u hebben? Koning van de volken, dat komt u immers toe. Onder alle wijzen van de volken, onder al hun koningen is niemand als u.” (Jeremia 10:7 NBV)

“Wanneer ik jullie heb weggeleid bij de volken waartussen jullie nu leven, zullen jullie mij als een geurig offer met vreugde vervullen. Ik zal jullie bij elkaar brengen vanuit de landen waarover jullie nu verstrooid zijn, en zo de volken laten zien dat ik heilig ben.” (Ezechiël 20:41 NBV)

“Ik zal mijn grote naam, die door jullie bij die volken is ontwijd, weer aanzien verschaffen. Die volken zullen beseffen dat ik de HEER ben-spreekt God, de HEER. Ik zal ze laten zien dat ik heilig ben;” (Ezechiël 36:23 NBV)

“Ik zal mijn grootheid en mijn heiligheid tonen en mij aan vele volken bekendmaken. Ze zullen beseffen dat ik de HEER ben.”” (Ezechiël 38:23 NBV)

“De koning zei tegen Daniël: ‘Het is waar, uw God is de God der goden en de heer der koningen. Hij onthult mysteries en daardoor hebt u dit mysterie kunnen onthullen.’” (Daniël 2:47 NBV)

“(3:5) Dan zal ieder die de naam van de HEER aanroept ontkomen: op de Sion, in Jeruzalem, is een toevlucht te vinden, zoals de HEER heeft beloofd; ieder die hij roept zal worden gered.” (Joël 2:32 NBV)

“Dan zal ik de lippen van de volken rein maken, zij zullen de naam van de HEER aanroepen, ze zullen hem dienen, zij aan zij.” (Sefanja 3:9 NBV)

“Bid daarom als volgt: Onze Vader in de hemel, laat uw naam geheiligd worden,” (Mattheüs 6:9 NBV)

“Jezus antwoordde: ‘Waarom noemt u mij goed? Niemand is goed, behalve God.” (Markus 10:18 NBV)

“ja, grote dingen heeft de Machtige voor mij gedaan, heilig is zijn naam.” (Lukas 1:49 NBV)

“want God is Geest, dus wie hem aanbidt, moet dat doen in Geest en in waarheid.’” (Johannes 4:24 NBV)

“1  Zo sprak hij. Daarna sloeg Jezus zijn ogen op naar de hemel en zei: ‘Vader, nu is de tijd gekomen, toon nu de grootheid van uw Zoon, dan zal de Zoon uw grootheid tonen. 2 Hij heeft van u macht over alle mensen ontvangen, de macht om iedereen die u hem gegeven hebt het eeuwige leven te schenken. 3 Het eeuwige leven, dat is dat zij u kennen, de enige ware God, en hem die u gezonden hebt, Jezus Christus.” (Johannes 17:1-3 NBV)

“Ik heb aan de mensen die u mij uit de wereld gegeven hebt uw naam bekendgemaakt. Zij waren van u, maar u hebt hen aan mij gegeven. Ze hebben uw woord bewaard,” (Johannes 17:6 NBV)

“25 Rechtvaardige Vader, de wereld kent u niet, maar ik ken u, en zij weten dat u mij hebt gezonden. 26 Ik heb hun uw naam bekendgemaakt en dat zal ik blijven doen, zodat de liefde waarmee u mij liefhad in hen zal zijn en ik in hen.’” (Johannes 17:25-26 NBV)

“Dan zal ieder die de naam van de Heer aanroept worden gered.”” (Handelingen 2:21 NBV)

“Zijn onzichtbare eigenschappen zijn vanaf de schepping van de wereld zichtbaar in zijn werken, zijn eeuwige kracht en goddelijkheid zijn voor het verstand waarneembaar. Er is niets waardoor zij te verontschuldigen zijn,” (Romeinen 1:20 NBV)

“want er staat: ‘Ieder die de naam van de Heer aanroept, zal worden gered.’” (Romeinen 10:13 NBV)

“Hoe onuitputtelijk zijn Gods rijkdom, wijsheid en kennis, hoe ondoorgrondelijk zijn oordelen en hoe onbegrijpelijk zijn wegen.” (Romeinen 11:33 NBV)

“4  Wat nu het eten van offervlees betreft: wij weten dat er in de hele wereld niet één afgod echt bestaat en dat er maar één God is. 5 Ook al zijn er zogenaamde goden in de hemel of op aarde-en zo zijn er immers heel wat goden en heren-, 6 wij weten: er is één God, de Vader, uit wie alles is ontstaan en voor wie wij zijn bestemd, en één Heer, Jezus Christus, door wie alles bestaat en door wie wij leven.” (1 Corinthiërs 8:4-6 NBV)

“die in overeenstemming is met het evangelie dat mij is toevertrouwd, het evangelie over de majesteit van de gelukzalige God.” (1 Timotheüs 1:11 NBV)

“Want er is maar één God, en maar één bemiddelaar tussen God en mensen, de mens Christus Jezus,” (1 Timotheüs 2:5 NBV)

“Christus is immers niet binnengegaan in een heiligdom dat door mensenhanden is gemaakt, in de voorafbeelding van het hemelse heiligdom, maar in de hemel zelf, waar hij nu bij God voor ons pleit.” (Hebreeën 9:24 NBV)

“Wij hebben Gods liefde, die in ons is, leren kennen en vertrouwen daarop. God is liefde. Wie in de liefde blijft, blijft in God, en God blijft in hem.” (1 Johannes 4:16 NBV)

“Elk van de vier wezens had zes vleugels, met overal ogen langs de randen en aan de binnenkant. Dag en nacht herhalen ze: ‘Heilig, heilig, heilig is God, de Heer, de Almachtige, die was, die is en die komt.’” (Openbaring 4:8 NBV)

“met de woorden: ‘Wij danken u, Heer, onze God, Almachtige, die is en die was, want in uw grote macht neemt u nu het koningschap op u.” (Openbaring 11:17 NBV)

“Ik hoorde het altaar antwoorden: ‘Ja, Heer, onze God, Almachtige, uw oordelen zijn betrouwbaar en rechtvaardig.’” (Openbaring 16:7 NBV)

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God die Almagtige ’n Gees Wie geen mens kan sien en nogtans lewe nie

Allmächtige Gott denn kein Mensch wird leben, der Dich sieht

Dieu Tout-puissant Qui ont peut pas voir et vivre

El-Shaddai God Almighty Who no-one may see and live

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God die Almagtige ’n Gees Wie geen mens kan sien en nogtans lewe nie


Genesis 1 1 In die begin+ het God+ die hemel en die aarde+ geskep.+

Genesis 17: 1 Toe Abram nege-en-negentig jaar oud was, het Jehovah aan Abram verskyn en vir hom gesê:+ “Ek is God die Almagtige.+ Wandel voor my en wees onberispelik.+

Eksodus 6 2-3: 2 En God het verder met Moses gepraat en vir hom gesê: “Ek is Jehovah.+ En ek het altyd aan Abraham,+ Isak+ en Jakob+ verskyn as God die Almagtige,+ maar wat my naam Jehovah+ betref, daarmee het ek my nie aan hulle bekend gemaak nie.+ 

Eksodus 15:11:11 Wie onder die gode is soos u, o Jehovah?+ Wie is soos u, magtig in heiligheid?+ Die Een wat gevrees moet word+ met lofliedere,+ die Een wat wonders doen.+

Eksodus 18: 11 Nou weet ek dat Jehovah groter is as al die ander gode,+ weens hierdie aangeleentheid waarin hulle vermetel teen hulle gehandel het.”

Eksodus 33:20: 20 En hy het bygevoeg: “Jy kan my aangesig nie sien nie, want geen mens kan my sien en nogtans lewe nie.”+

Deuteronomium 6:4: “Luister, o Israel: Jehovah ons God is een Jehovah.+

Deuteronomium 32:3: Want ek sal die naam van Jehovah bekend maak.+ SKRYF grootheid toe aan ons God!+

1 Kronieke 29:11:11 Aan u, o Jehovah, behoort die grootheid+ en die mag+ en die luisterrykheid+ en die voortreflikheid+ en die waardigheid;+ want alles in die hemel en op die aarde behoort aan u.+ Aan u behoort die koninkryk,+ o Jehovah, u wat u ook as hoof oor alles verhef.+

2 Kronieke 2:5: En die huis wat ek bou, sal groot wees,+ want ons God is groter as al die ander gode.+

Job 36:26: 26 Kyk! God is meer verhewe as wat ons kan weet;+ Die getal van sy jare is onnaspeurlik.+

Psalm 46:10: 10 “GEE toe en weet dat ek God is.+ Ek sal verhef word onder die nasies,+ Ek sal verhef word op die aarde.”+

Psalm 48:1: Jehovah is groot en baie lofwaardig+ In die stad van ons God,+ op sy heilige berg.+

Psalm 71:19: 19 U regverdigheid, o God, is tot in die hoogte;+ Wat die groot dinge betref wat u gedoen het,+ O God, wie is soos u?+

Psalm 72:18: 18 Mag Jehovah God, Israel se God, geloof word,+ Wat alleen wonderlike werke doen.+

Psalm 83:18: 18 Sodat mense kan weet+ dat u, wie se naam Jehovah is,+ U alleen die Allerhoogste+ oor die hele aarde is.+

Psalm 86:8: Daar is niemand soos u onder die gode nie, o Jehovah,+ Ook is daar niks soos u werke nie.+

Psalm 89:6: Want wie in die hemelruim kan met Jehovah vergelyk word?+ Wie is soos Jehovah onder die seuns van God?+

Psalm 92:5: Hoe groot is u werke, o Jehovah!+ Baie diep is u gedagtes.+

Psalm 95:3-9: Want Jehovah is ’n groot God+ En ’n groot Koning bo alle ander gode,+ Hy in wie se hand die diepste plekke van die aarde is+ En aan wie die pieke van die berge behoort; Aan wie die see behoort, wat hy gemaak het,+ En wie se hande die droë land gevorm het. Kom tog in, laat ons aanbid en ons neerbuig;+ Laat ons kniel+ voor Jehovah, ons Maker. Want hy is ons God, en ons is die volk van sy weiding en die skape van sy hand.+ Vandag, as julle na sy stem luister, Moet julle julle hart nie verhard soos by Meʹriba,+ Soos op die dag van Massa in die wildernis nie,+ 9  Toe julle voorvaders my op die proef gestel het;+ Hulle het my getoets, hulle het ook my dade gesien.+

Psalm 97:9: Want u, o Jehovah, is die Allerhoogste oor die hele aarde;+ U is baie hoog verhewe bo alle ander gode.+

Psalm 111:9: Hy het verlossing aan sy volk gestuur.+ צ [Sadeʹ] Tot onbepaalde tyd het hy sy verbond ingestel.+ ק [Kof] Sy naam is heilig en vreesinboesemend.+

Psalm 135:5: Want ek weet goed dat Jehovah groot is,+ En ons Here is meer as alle ander gode.+

Psalm 145:3 Jehovah is groot en baie lofwaardig,+ En sy grootheid is ondeurgrondelik.+

Jesaja 5:16: 16 En Jehovah van die leërs sal hoog word deur die strafgerig,+ en die ware God, die Heilige,+ sal homself beslis heilig deur regverdigheid.+

Jesaja 6:3:En die een het die ander toegeroep en gesê: “Heilig, heilig, heilig is Jehovah van die leërs.+ Die volheid van die hele aarde is sy heerlikheid.”

Jesaja 8:13: 13 Jehovah van die leërs—Hom moet julle as heilig beskou,+ en hy moet die voorwerp van julle vrees wees,+ en hy moet julle laat bewe.”+

Jesaja 40:18:18 En met wie kan julle God vergelyk,+ en watter gelykenis kan julle naas hom stel?+

Jesaja 43:11: Ek—ek is Jehovah,+ en buiten my is daar geen redder nie.”+

Jesaja 44:8: MOENIE in angs verkeer nie, en moenie verbysterd raak nie.+ Het ek jou dit nie van daardie tyd af persoonlik laat hoor en dit aangekondig nie?+ En julle is my getuies.+ Bestaan daar ’n God buiten my?+ Nee, daar is geen Rots nie.+ Ek het geeneen geken nie.’”

Jesaja 57:15: 15 Want só het die Hoë en Verhewene,+ wat tot in ewigheid woon+ en wie se naam heilig is,+ gesê: “In die hoogte en in die heilige plek woon ek,+ asook by die verbryselde en nederige van gees,+ om die gees van die nederiges te laat herlewe en om die hart van die verbryseldes te laat herlewe.+

Jeremia 10:7: Wie sou u nie vrees nie,+ o Koning van die nasies,+ want dit kom u toe; want onder al die wyses van die nasies en onder al hulle koningskappe is daar hoegenaamd niemand soos u nie.+

Esegiël 20:41: 41 Weens die rustige geur sal ek behae in julle hê+ wanneer ek julle onder die volke uitlei en julle bymekaarmaak uit die lande waarheen julle verstrooi is,+ en ek sal deur middel van julle geheilig word voor die oë van die nasies.’+

Esegiël 36:23: 23 ‘En ek sal beslis my groot naam heilig,+ wat onder die nasies ontheilig is, wat julle onder hulle ontheilig het; en die nasies sal moet weet dat ek Jehovah is’,+ is die woord van die Soewereine Heer Jehovah, ‘wanneer ek onder julle geheilig word voor hulle oë.+

Esegiël 38:23: 23 En ek sal my beslis groot maak en my heilig+ en my bekend maak voor die oë van baie nasies; en hulle sal moet weet dat ek Jehovah is.’+

Daniël 2:47: 47 Die koning het Daniël geantwoord en gesê: “Waarlik, julle God is ’n God van die gode+ en ’n Here van die konings+ en ’n Openbaarder van geheime, want jy kon hierdie geheim openbaar.”+

Joël 2:32:32 En elkeen wat die naam van Jehovah aanroep, sal veilig wegkom;+ want dié wat ontkom het, sal op die berg Sion en in Jerusalem wees,+ net soos Jehovah gesê het, en onder die oorlewendes, wat deur Jehovah geroep word.”+

Sefanja 3:9: Want dan sal ek volke tot ’n suiwer taal laat oorgaan,+ sodat hulle almal die naam van Jehovah sal aanroep,+ om hom skouer aan skouer te dien.’+

Matteus 6: 9:  “Julle moet dan só bid:+ “‘Ons Vader in die hemele, laat u naam+ geheilig word.+

Markus 10:18: 18 Jesus het vir hom gesê: “Waarom noem jy my goed?+ Niemand is goed nie, behalwe een, God.+

Lukas 1:49:49 omdat die Magtige groot dade vir my gedoen het, en heilig is sy naam;+

Johannes 4:24:24 God is ’n Gees,+ en dié wat hom aanbid, moet met gees en waarheid aanbid.”+

Johannes 17:1-3: 1 Jesus het hierdie dinge gespreek, en terwyl hy sy oë na die hemel opgeslaan het,+ het hy gesê: “Vader, die uur het gekom; verheerlik u seun, sodat u seun u kan verheerlik,+ soos u hom gesag oor alle vlees gegee het,+ sodat hy aan almal wat u hom gegee het,+ die ewige lewe kan gee.+ Dít beteken die ewige lewe,+ dat hulle kennis inneem+ van u, die enigste ware God,+ en van die een wat u uitgestuur het, Jesus Christus.+

Johannes 17:6: “Ek het u naam openbaar gemaak aan die mense wat u my uit die wêreld gegee het.+ Hulle het aan u behoort, en u het hulle aan my gegee, en hulle het u woord bewaar.

Johannes 17: 25-26: 25 Regverdige+ Vader, die wêreld het u inderdaad nie leer ken nie;+ maar ek het u leer ken, en hierdie mense het te wete gekom dat u my uitgestuur het.+ 26 En ek het u naam aan hulle bekend gemaak+ en sal dit bekend maak, sodat die liefde waarmee u my liefgehad het, in hulle kan wees en ek in eenheid met hulle.”+

Handelinge 2:21: 21 En elkeen wat die naam van Jehovah aanroep, sal gered word.”’+

Romeine 1:20: 20 Want sy onsigbare+ eienskappe word van die wêreld se skepping af duidelik gesien,+ omdat hulle waargeneem word in die dinge wat gemaak is,+ ja, sy ewige krag+ en Godheid,+ sodat hulle onverskoonbaar is;+

Romeine 10: 13 Want “elkeen wat die naam van Jehovah aanroep, sal gered word”.+

Romeine 11:33: 33 O die diepte van God se rykdom+ en wysheid+ en kennis!+ Hoe ondeurgrondelik is sy oordele+ en hoe onnaspeurlik sy weë!

1 Korintiërs 8:4-6: En wat die eet+ van voedsel betref wat aan afgode geoffer is: ons weet dat ’n afgod niks+ in die wêreld is nie en dat daar geen God is nie, behalwe een.+ En wat die eet+ van voedsel betref wat aan afgode geoffer is: ons weet dat ’n afgod niks+ in die wêreld is nie en dat daar geen God is nie, behalwe een.+ Want selfs al is daar dié wat “gode” genoem word,+ hetsy in die hemel+ of op die aarde,+ net soos daar baie “gode” en baie “here” is,+ is daar in werklikheid vir ons een God,+ die Vader,+ uit wie alles is, en ons vir hom;+ en daar is een Here,+ Jesus Christus,+ deur wie alles is,+ en ons deur hom.

1 Timoteus 1:11: 11 volgens die glorieryke goeie nuus van die gelukkige+ God wat aan my toevertrou is.+

1 Timoteus 2:5: Want daar is een God,+ en een middelaar+ tussen God+ en die mense,+ ’n mens, Christus Jesus,+

Hebreërs 9:24: 24 Want Christus het nie ingegaan in ’n heiligdom wat met hande gemaak is,+ wat ’n kopie van die werklikheid is nie,+ maar in die hemel self,+ om nou vir ons voor die aangesig van God te verskyn.+

1 Johannes 4:16:16 En ons het self die liefde+ wat God in ons geval het, leer ken en geglo. God is liefde,+ en hy wat in die liefde bly,+ bly in eenheid met God, en God bly in eenheid+ met hom.

Openbaring 4:8: En wat die vier lewende wesens betref,+ elkeen van hulle het onderskeidelik ses vlerke;+ rondom en aan die onderkant is hulle vol oë.+ En hulle het dag en nag geen rus nie terwyl hulle sê: “Heilig, heilig, heilig is Jehovah+ God, die Almagtige,+ wat was en wat is+ en wat kom.”

Openbaring 11:17: 17 en gesê: “Ons dank u,+ Jehovah God, die Almagtige,+ die Een wat is+ en wat was, want u het u groot krag opgeneem+ en as koning begin heers.+

Openbaring 16:7: En ek het die altaar hoor sê: “Ja, Jehovah God, die Almagtige,+ waaragtig en regverdig is u regterlike beslissings.”+

 

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God die Almachtige Geest die geen mens kan zien

Allmächtige Gott denn kein Mensch wird leben, der Dich sieht

Dieu Tout-puissant Qui ont peut pas voir et vivre

El-Shaddai God Almighty Who no-one may see and live

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