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Feb 10, 2024

EXODUS 21-22:
Yesterday we read about the awesome and fearful way the Lord revealed himself at Mount Sinai to the Israelites. (Remember that for when we come to Hebrews 13.) And God gave the 10 Commandments.

JOB 41:
God continues to confront and challenge Job, asking questions revealing God's power compared to human weakness.

A note about Leviathan in this chapter. Leviathan can be compared to a sea crocodile. The identification of Leviathan is disputed, ranging from an earthly creature to a mythical sea monster in ancient literature.

LUKE 1b:
Yesterday, in a very formal prologue, Luke stated his purpose. Then we read of Zechariah's unbelief, and how Mary accepted the role God had given to her. She said:

38 “ I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.”

NLT Translation notes:
18 “Now suppose two men quarrel, and one hits the other with a stone or fist, and the injured [man/person] does not die but is confined to bed.
[I can’t stand it when, in the name of gender sensitivity, ‘man’ gets changed to ‘person’. In this case, it is already clear that it is ‘two men’!]
27 And if a man knocks out [a/the] tooth [from/of] his male or female slave, he must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.
31 “You must be my holy people. Therefore, do not eat any animal that has been torn up and killed by wild animals. Throw [that/it] to the dogs.
Luk. 1:61 They said to her, “[But//There is] no one among your relatives who has that name.”
[See the note in NET about the use of ‘But’ here.]
67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and [{spoke/gave} this prophecy//prophesied]:
80 [John grew up//And the child grew] and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.


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