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Love means building others. Building others requires understanding, intentionality and orderliness.
1 Corinthians 14
Words are cheap. Finding someone who faithfully lives out his words is something else altogether!
Proverbs 20
Which part of a conversation do you most enjoy———the part where you listen and learn, or the part where you say what you think?
Proverbs 18:2
If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple...pray!
James 5:13-18
The whole world is “Live. Die. Repeat.”
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
“We can never know who God is or even if he exists.” He has told us who he is and you know it is true by the way it pierces your heart.
Romans 10:5-13
Parables of guilt and grace from the story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah.
2 Samuel 11:1-12:25
Can you find the gospel in Genesis 3:20-24?
Genesis 3:20-24
“Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.'” Have you done your homework?
Hosea 6:4-11
The book of Hebrews speaks of six foundational elements to faith in Christ. Do you know them?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
A believer knows, receives, follows and trusts Jesus.
Mark 8:27-38
Settle the gospel once and for all, so that you can begin to eternally explore its glory.
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
Why are God's rules not like a prison?
Galatians 3:23-26
Can you teach the foundations of faith in Jesus?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
If Jesus had not become weak, then while Jesus would himself still be perfect, he would not be the perfect Savior.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
The one who brings us to the throne of God's grace himself sits on the same throne.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
We stay Christians when we keep coming to Christ.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
With God's people / wandering alone / brought back by a brother / saved from Hell
James 5:19-20
If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple. But you need to follow the directions!
James 5:13-18
Confidence in the shelter of God's Son is the condition for salvation.
Hebrews 3:1-4:13
How compassionate is God to show us his purposes! We are not at all in the dark as we await the King of Glory.
James 5:7-12
USE your money now for justice and mercy, lest the “security” of your savings become your refuge... and demise.
James 5:1-6
The Bible does not teach us to fast or stay up late for the purpose of seeking a special calling from God.
God's Special Callings
The I AM gives out grace and mercy on the basis of sovereign freedom alone.
Romans 9:14-18
Jesus: the sovereign, victorious Savior-King.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Open your eyes to the broadcast of God's glory in the lives of ALL those around you!
Romans 9:14-18
Why is it that those who believe in predestination and those who believe in future promises for Israel are so often not the same people?
Romans 9
When we unjustly speak against others, we are acting like God. (And that's bad!)
James 4:11-12
Bible stories teach theology.
Romans 9:6-13
God's timing is not only perfect, it is revelatory.
Romans 9:6-13
How does a man/woman of faith responds to apparent contradictions in the Bible?
Romans 9:1-5
Do you know how to biblically recognize privilege in your life?
Romans 9:4-5
“But he gives more grace.” The sweetness of these words is beyond words.
James 4:1-10
Christians are those who love God. Christians are those who love one another. Christians are those who love the lost.
Romans 9:1-3
Fruitfulness lies at the center of what it means to be a Christian.
John 15:1-17
Those with true wisdom don't talk about it; they show it.
James 3:13-18
Would you “waste” your life with me?
Mark 14:3-9
God’s kingdom is a kingdom of righteousness; a reality that remains firm in the New Covenant.
Matthew 5:17-20
The danger in teaching is found in the fact that it employs a powerful area of our lives with which we all struggle.
James 3:1-5
“Whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.”
2 Peter 2:17-22
We are counted righteous by faith-revealing works, since only a faith that works counts for anything.
James 2:14-26
God forbid that the Church draw people the way politicians do.
2 Peter 2:17-22
What does Jesus mean when he says, "your faith has made you well?"
Mark 10:46-52
Jonah did not love mercy though he happily received it. He simply loved himself.
James 2:1-13
What does it actually mean to worship the Lord?
Psalm 130:1-5
Jesus' great disciples are those who are servants of all, because Jesus is the ultimate servant in the gospel.
Mark 10:35-45
"Better is the little that the righteous has"--it is enough to be abundant in generosity.
Psalms 37:25-26
If we gain a view of the day to come, we will lose the turmoil in our hearts today.
Psalms 37:12-13
Believers are living stones; non-believers trip over the keystone.
1 Peter 2:4-8
"The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord."
Psalms 37:39
The Lord declares to his Son, the once-dead-king, "Rise up, O God; judge the earth. For you shall inherit the nations!"
Psalms 82:1-8
We shall have no fear in stumbling if we are holding God's hand.
Psalms 37:23-24
Be dumbfounded for the glory of God!
Romans 8:31-39
Threats may in fact win the day, but not the third.
Romans 8:31-39
Hate everything that revolves around you. Willingly walk the road of suffering. Renounce all that you possess.
Luke 14:25-33
Jesus' disciples hate what revolves around them.
Luke 14:25-33
No one coerced Jesus to bear the cross on our behalf.
Mark 10:17-52
There are only two alternatives—either Jesus is not good because he is not God, or he is good and likewise he is God.
Mark 10:17-22
We were lowly in our sin; he became lowly to wash away that sin. He shall return in glory as our great God; we shall reflect that glory as those belonging to him.
Titus 2:11-15
Do you struggle with fear in evangelism? God's cure will surprise you.
Philippians 1:12-14
What is the purpose of prayer? Why ought we to ask God for things? One answer is that prayer is meant to prove me.
John 15:7-8
Take joy, O kings, in trembling before God by turning to his Son for refuge.
Psalms 2
God's love for us Romans 5:1-5 Justification, peace with God and access to grace come via  fait...
Faith and love because of hope
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Colossians 1:9-12
Main point summary. Arc.
Colossians 1:3-8
Outline of Colossians I.
Colossians summary
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Matthew 13:44
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Acts 7:2-53
Main point summary. Arc.
Acts 17:22-31
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1 Peter 2:1-3
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Daniel 4:1-37
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Daniel 4:1-37
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Mark 8:34-38
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Mark 8:34-38
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Romans 8:9-11
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Romans 8:9-11
Wed 9am discussion group.
1 John 4:7-12
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1 Timothy 6:17-19
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1 Corinthians 1:26-29
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Genesis 3:20-24
Central Idea Be warned that judgment is coming Benjamin (and Judah)! The Lord himself will rot you a...
Torn that You May Seek
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Hosea 5:8-15
Central Idea O Israel (and Judah), let us turn back to the Lord and seek to know him, for he is fait...
Let Us Return to the Lord!
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Hosea 6:1-3
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John 15:12-17
Main point [Jesus:] Love one another like I have loved you by setting my course to die for you as my...
Love one another like I love
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John 15:12-17
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John 14:25-31
Bracket.
John 14:18-24
Main point Rejoice and believe since I have told you that I am going to the Father and leaving you my peace via the Holy Spirit.
Rejoice and Believe at What I Have Told You
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John 14:25-31
Main point [Jesus:] I will come to you and this is how--you will see me after death, find new life b...
How Jesus Comes to Us
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John 14:18-24
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John 14:15-17
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John 14:12-14
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John 14:1-7
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John 14:8-11
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Romans 1:8-17
Main point To those who love me , the Father will give the Spirit, who you know in knowing me.
The Spirit of truth coming...whom you know
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John 14:15-17
Main point You will do great works via prayer in my name [and so assure you hearts that you know God...
The middle purpose
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John 14:12-14
Main point Jesus: It is absurd to ask to see God after being with me, since seeing me is seeing the Father.
Dayenu to be with Jesus
Arc.
John 14:8-11
Main point summary. Discourse.
Acts 2:14-41
Bracket.
John 14:1-7
Main point Trust God by trusting me, for I am going to prepare for you to come and you know the way to God because you know me.
Trust God with peace, for you know me
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John 14:1-7
Diagram.
Colossians 4:2-6
Holy, blameless and above reproach.
Colossians 1:22
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Colossians 3:18-4:1
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Colossians 3:5-17
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Colossians 3:1-4
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Colossians 2:16-23
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Romans 16:25-27
Bracket.
Matthew 5:17-20
Diagram.
Colossians 2:6-15
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Colossians 1:24-2:5
Bracket.
Acts 1:1-11
Diagram.
Colossians 1:21-23
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Colossians 1:9-20
דיאגרמה.
Colossians 1:3-8
Bracket.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Diagram.
Colossians 1:1-2
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John 12:44-50
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Ephesians 2:1-10
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Ephesians 2:1-10
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1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
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2 Timothy 2:7
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Romans 8:28
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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
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Hebrews 1:1-4
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1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
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1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
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1 Peter 1:17-19
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1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
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Ephesians 3:7-12
Shown to whom? "Everyone" Demonic rulers and authorities, and perhaps angelic rulers as well.
Displaying God's wisdom
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Romans 16:25-27
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1 Thessalonians 2:9-16
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John 1:1
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Galatians 5:22-23
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1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
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1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
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Romans 8:28
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1 Thessalonians 1:1
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John 14:1
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Ephesians 2:4-7
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James 1:19-20
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John 3:31
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1 John 1:9
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1 Peter 1:13
מושא משנה.
John 14:26
קולוסים א22.
Colossians 1:22
רומים ה1-2.
Romans 5:1-2
יוחנן א1.
John 1:1
יוחנן ג16.
John 3:16
מפה של רכיבי דיאגרמה.
Genesis 1:1
Diagram.
Romans 1:16-17
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1 John 3:1-3
Your Plans and the Will of God Definitions Revealed will of God = What God clearly reveals to us fro...
התוכניות שלך ורצון האלוהים
Creation God works (i.
עבודה - A biblical theology of work
Diagram.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Diagram (with Seth).
Ephesians 1:3-14
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Ephesians 1:1-2
Two People That Do Not Exist There is a single, surprisingly simple biblical truth that answers two ...
United to Jesus, let us live to God
Main idea : United with Jesus in death and resurrection, let us present ourselves to God and righteousness.
Romans 6:1-14
Q:  What is the  "hope of glory" ? A: "Messiah in you" according to Col 1:27.
Romans 5:1-11
"because all sinned" (vs 12) - does this mean that all sinned in Adam or that all have sinned indivi...
Romans 5:12-100
Main Idea : Nothing of righteousness was gained by Abraham according to the flesh; therefore, t...
Romans 4:11-12
Exegetical Idea : John calls those born of God to aspire to LOVE -- something motivated and defined ...
1 John 4:7-12
Central Idea Those united to Christ by faith need no longer fear condemnation, because their sin has...
Romans 8:1-8
Central Idea Because of Messiah's shocking love, work-out your salvation in joyful awe.
Philippians 2:12-13
Jesus doesn't "believe in you," but this is good news! Central Idea We do not need Jesus to "believe...
John 2:23-25
Why does the snake receive a specific curse being this book is not for him?! The reason, I think, is...
Genesis 3:14-19
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2 Peter 1:5-11
Vs 17 is the main point.
John 5:1-18
God is righteous!! And his heart and plan overflow to be a righteous, righteous-maker of sinners.
Romans 3:21-26
“Either this book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.” (John Bunyan)
Psalms 1
For the main points of the narrative, relating them in a Progression seemed to be most helpful.
Luke 2:8-20
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Be quick to listen, slow to teach.
James 3:5-12
Beware of your tongue.
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#thetongue
Published January 19th, 2016; Updated March 21st, 2017
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Everyone stumbles with his tongue. Have you lied and deceived? Have you gossiped? Have you spoken in an overly harsh way? Have you exasperated with criticism? Have you mocked unlovingly to someone's face? Have you mocked someone behind their back? Have you twisted the truth? Have you snapped at someone? Have you held your tongue in cowardice? Have you held your tongue to promote deception? Have you used empty words that did not match your heart? Have you criticized hypocritically? Have you flattered others? Have you taught something untrue? The tongue is extremely powerful. Think of the three most hurtful things you have experienced. How many of them involved the tongue? Think of the three biggest regrets of your life. How many involved the tongue? Note how God created the universe...with words! "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." (Matthew 12:36-37 ESV) "...if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved." (Romans 10:9-10 ESV) The tongue is untamable. Have you been able to quit smoking/drinking/drugs completely? By God's grace, many can say "yes." Have you put a complete stop to speaking unlovingly? Have you repented of adultery or fornication, never to return? Praise God! Have you been able to repent of snapping at people, never to return? Have you learned to control your temper? Awesome. Have you learned to control your tongue from both hypocritical criticism as well as flattery? The tongue acts hypocritically. Have you spoken a wish for another's harm in your frustration or anger? Have you spoken to others in a way that has torn them down? Are these not forms of cursing them? Have you spoken praise and sung psalms to God? How can it be that we use the same mouth for both?!
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Think twice before becoming a teacher, since teachers are judged more strictly. This is because (1) everyone stumbles with his tongue, (2) the tongue is extremely powerful, (3) the tongue is an untamable fire, and (4) we use it hypocritically.
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c Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers,
אַחַי, אַל יִהְיוּ רַבִּים מִכֶּם לְמוֹרִים,
Μὴ πολλοὶ διδάσκαλοι γίνεσθε, ἀδελφοί μου, εἰδότες ὅτι μεῖζον κρίμα λημψόμεθα.
for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.
שֶׁהֲרֵי יְדַעְתֶּם כִּי עָלֵינוּ יִהְיֶה הַדִּין חָמוּר יוֹתֵר.
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For d we all stumble in many ways.
וַהֲלֹא כֻּלָּנוּ מַרְבִּים לְהִכָּשֵׁל.
πολλὰ γὰρ πταίομεν ἅπαντες. εἴ τις ἐν λόγῳ οὐ πταίει, οὗτος τέλειος ἀνὴρ δυνατὸς χαλιναγωγῆσαι καὶ ὅλον τὸ σῶμα.
And if anyone does not stumble in what he says,
מִי שֶׁאֵינוֹ נִכְשָׁל בְּדִבּוּר,
e he is a perfect man,
אִישׁ מֻשְׁלָם הוּא
f able also to bridle his whole body.
וְיָכוֹל לָשִׂים רֶסֶן לְכָל גּוּפוֹ.
conditional
concessive
If we put g bits into the mouths of horses
הִנֵּה בְּפִי הַסּוּסִים שָׂמִים אָנוּ רֶסֶן
εἰ δὲ τῶν ἵππων τοὺς χαλινοὺς εἰς τὰ στόματα βάλλομεν εἰς τὸ πείθεσθαι αὐτοὺς ἡμῖν, καὶ ὅλον τὸ σῶμα αὐτῶν μετάγομεν.
so that they obey us,
כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּשָּׁמְעוּ לָנוּ,
actionpurpose
we guide their whole bodies as well.
וְכָךְ מְנַהֲגִים אָנוּ אֶת כָּל גּוּפָם.
Look at the ships also:
וְהִנֵּה גַּם הָאֳנִיּוֹת,
ἰδοὺ καὶ τὰ πλοῖα τηλικαῦτα ὄντα καὶ ὑπὸ ἀνέμων σκληρῶν ἐλαυνόμενα, μετάγεται ὑπὸ ἐλαχίστου πηδαλίου ὅπου ἡ ὁρμὴ τοῦ εὐθύνοντος βούλεται,
though they are so large
אַף שֶׁגְּדוֹלוֹת הֵן
and are driven by strong winds,
וְנֶהְדָּפוֹת בְּרוּחַ עַזָּה,
series
they are guided by a very small rudder
הֶגֶה קָטָן יְנַהֵג אוֹתָן
wherever the will of the pilot directs.
אֶל הַמָּקוֹם שֶׁיִּרְצֶה הַהַגַּאי.
locative
ideaexplanation
So also the tongue is a small member,
כֵּן גַּם הַלָּשׁוֹן אֵיבָר קָטָן הִיא,
οὕτως καὶ ἡ γλῶσσα μικρὸν μέλος ἐστὶν
yet it boasts of great things.
וּמְדַבֶּרֶת גְּדוֹלוֹת.
καὶ μεγάλα αὐχεῖ.
comparison
How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!
רְאוּ אֵיזוֹ אֵשׁ קְטַנָּה מַבְעִירָה יַעַר גָּדוֹל!
ἰδοὺ ἡλίκον πῦρ ἡλίκην ὕλην ἀνάπτει•
And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness.
גַּם הַלָּשׁוֹן אֵשׁ הִיא, עוֹלָם שֶׁל עַוְלָה.
καὶ ἡ γλῶσσα πῦρ• ὁ κόσμος τῆς ἀδικίας
The tongue is set among our members,
הַלָּשׁוֹן נִצֶּבֶת בֵּין אֵיבָרֵינוּ
ἡ γλῶσσα καθίσταται ἐν τοῖς μέλεσιν ἡμῶν,
staining the whole body,
וּמְטַמֵּאת אֶת כָּל הַגּוּף.
ἡ σπιλοῦσα ὅλον τὸ σῶμα
setting on fire the entire course of life,
הִיא מַצִּיתָה אֶת גַּלְגַּל הֲוָיָתֵנוּ
καὶ φλογίζουσα τὸν τροχὸν τῆς γενέσεως
and set on fire by hell.
וְנִצֶּתֶת בְּאֵשׁ גֵּיהִנּוֹם.
καὶ φλογιζομένη ὑπὸ τῆς γεέννης.
For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed
כָּל מִין בְּהֵמָה וְעוֹף וְרֶמֶשׂ וְחַיּוֹת הַיָּם, הַמִּין הָאֱנוֹשִׁי יָכוֹל לְהִשְׁתַּלֵּט עָלָיו,
πᾶσα γὰρ φύσις θηρίων τε καὶ πετεινῶν, ἑρπετῶν τε καὶ ἐναλίων δαμάζεται
and has been tamed by mankind,
וְאָכֵן הִשְׁתַּלֵּט.
καὶ δεδάμασται τῇ φύσει τῇ ἀνθρωπίνῃ,
progression
but no human being can tame the tongue.
אֲבָל הַלָּשׁוֹן אֵין אָדָם יָכוֹל לְהִשְׁתַּלֵּט עָלֶיהָ;
τὴν δὲ γλῶσσαν οὐδεὶς δαμάσαι δύναται ἀνθρώπων,
It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
רָעָה הִיא וְחַסְרַת מַעְצוֹר, וּמְלֵאָה אֶרֶס מָוֶת.
ἀκατάστατον κακόν, μεστὴ ἰοῦ θανατηφόρου.
With it we bless our Lord and Father,
בָּהּ מְבָרְכִים אָנוּ אֶת הָאָדוֹן וְהָאָב,
ἐν αὐτῇ εὐλογοῦμεν τὸν κύριον καὶ πατέρα
and with it we curse people
וּבָהּ מְקַלְּלִים אָנוּ אֲנָשִׁים
καὶ ἐν αὐτῇ καταρώμεθα τοὺς ἀνθρώπους
who are made in the likeness of God.
שֶׁנַּעֲשׂוּ בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים.
τοὺς καθʼ ὁμοίωσιν θεοῦ γεγονότας,
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.
מֵאוֹתוֹ הַפֶּה יוֹצֵאת בְּרָכָה וְגַם קְלָלָה.
ἐκ τοῦ αὐτοῦ στόματος ἐξέρχεται εὐλογία καὶ κατάρα.
My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
אַחַי, לֹא צָרִיךְ שֶׁיִּהְיֶה כַּדָּבָר הַזֶּה.
οὐ χρή, ἀδελφοί μου, ταῦτα οὕτως γίνεσθαι.
Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water?
הֲיַבִּיעַ הַמַּעְיָן מַיִם מְתוּקִים וּמַיִם מָרִים מִמּוֹצָא אֶחָד?
μήτι ἡ πηγὴ ἐκ τῆς αὐτῆς ὀπῆς βρύει τὸ γλυκὺ καὶ τὸ πικρόν;
Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives,
אַחַי, הֲיוּכַל עֵץ הַתְּאֵנָה לַעֲשׂוֹת זֵיתִים,
μὴ δύναται, ἀδελφοί μου, συκῆ ἐλαίας ποιῆσαι
or a grapevine produce figs?
אוֹ הֲתוּכַל הַגֶּפֶן לַעֲשׂוֹת תְּאֵנִים?
ἢ ἄμπελος σῦκα;
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Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.
כֵּן גַּם מְקוֹר מַיִם מְלוּחִים אֵינֶנּוּ מֵפִיק מַיִם מְתוּקִים.
οὔτε ἁλυκὸν γλυκὺ ποιῆσαι ὕδωρ.
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