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Jeremiah 31:31-34
Passage Commentary : Perhaps I've overdone it, perhaps I've read into the text, but there seems to b...
Mark 4:13-20
Passage Commentary:: (soon to follow) Arc Commentary:: One of the clearest and most important relati...
Ephesians 1:3-14
Passage Commentary :: The concessive at the beginning of this passage has tremendous weight for inte...
Deuteronomy 17:14-20
Passage Commentary :: The two Ac/Pur clauses make clear the main point of this passage.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Passage Commentary :: A little context might help us here.
Exodus 20:20
Passage Commentary :: The logic of this passage relates in two main ways.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Passage Commentary :: This whole unit, perhaps even ch.
Ephesians 4:1-16
Passage Commentary :: Paul is entering into a prayer of intercession to wrap up the massive theology he's presented in ch.
Ephesians 3:14-21
Passage Commentary :: This is a powerful passage about God's reconciling work rooted in the peace-ma...
Ephesians 2:11-22
Passage Commentary :: Paul's desire in this passage seems to be two-fold.
Ephesians 3:1-13
A
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Passage Commentary :: The main point of this passage is that believers are not to conduct themselves...
Ephesians 4:17-24
A
Ephesians 5:22-33
Arc Commentary :: There are two main units in this passage: vv.
Ephesians 6:1-9
Arc Commentary :: The major contour of this passage are two command/explanations grounded in a single truth that the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-21
A
Ephesians 5:3-14
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Ephesians 6:10-20
Arc Commentary :: This passage breaks nicely into two larger sections: vv.
Ephesians 6:21-24
Exegetical Questions 1) How shall we best translate the datives of v.
Romans 9:1-5
1) Is the ὁτι in
Romans 9:6-13
As I'm currently understanding this passage, the core reason why God is righteous is that He works a...
Romans 9:14-18
Exegetical Questions 1) How is the argument functioning between vv.
Romans 9:19-23
    Text Critical Notes v.
Romans 9:24-29
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Romans 9:30-33
An Attempt at Capturing the Sense of the Arc :: "Brothers, (in light of Israel's massive rejection o...
Romans 10:1-4
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Romans 10:5-13
Main Idea :: Paul is still unpacking his desire to see Israelites come to their Messiah back in 10:1.
Romans 10:14-21
Main Idea :: Paul's main question of concern in this unit, having just quote some scathing scripture...
Romans 11:1-6
Main Idea :: v.
Romans 11:7-10
Main Idea :: I see the central thrust of this unit coming out most clearly in v.
Romans 11:11-16
Main Idea :: The central point Paul is making in this passage is found in v.
Romans 11:16-24
MAIN POINT :: vv.
Romans 11:25-32
Main Point :: God's riches, wisdom, and knowledge are deep beyond comprehension ultimately because e...
Romans 11:33-36
God-dependent yields a gospel-displaying life.
Deuteronomy 4:5-8
Main Purpose: To lay a foundational paradigm in which Israel should live out love to YHWH, the supreme and only God.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Main Purpose : To illustrate the way in which parents should instruct their children in the purpose of the commandments.
Deuteronomy 6:20-25
Main Purpose: This passage is given to warn the people of Israel against temptations that are sure t...
Deuteronomy 6:10-19
Exegetical Outline Main Purpose: YHWH promises to bless Israel and clear away their enemies, but it ...
Deuteronomy 7:12-26
Main Purpose : Giving an illustration of the third unit of the שׁמע, this unit seeks to give clea...
Deuteronomy 7:1-11
Main Purpose: To offer Israel a warning, motivation, and means for dealing with the deadly temptations of experiencing bounty.
Deuteronomy 8:7-20
Main Purpose : To aid in the present generation maintaining fidelity to the covenant, Moses motivate...
Deuteronomy 8:1-6
The main point of the text is made emphatically and repetitiously in v.
Deuteronomy 16:18-20
Two main charges are given in this text: -Israel must only choose a King from among their brothers (Israel) whom God has appointed to lead.
Deuteronomy 17:14-17
Main Point :: Israel (the first generation) did not receive the ability to perceive the truth about ...
Deuteronomy 29:2-6
Main Point :: In keeping with the foundation of this covenant, YHWH will lead Israel and they will be careful to follow his lead.
Deuteronomy 26:16-19
Main Point :: YHWH will raise up another prophet like Moses who will speak the very words of YHWH; t...
Deuteronomy 18:15-19
The main point of this greater text, though 30:1-10 should be included, is that Moses is giving thes...
Deuteronomy 30:11-20
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Rejoicing in Yahweh's Deeds
Psalms 126:1-6
Passage Commentary : This two part psalm of ascent has long been a prayer of mine.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2009-12-02 14:57:01
2010-02-08 09:46:37
Passage Commentary : This two part psalm of ascent has long been a prayer of mine. I wanted to put it through the rigors of arcing to see the fundamental elements that make it so powerful. Verses 3-4 form the core or hinge of the poem. One is a statement of God's deeds and the other supplication for them. One is in prose, one is a prayer. This provides the key to the two units, prose and prayer, but ultimately they have the same message: our joy is founded in the great deeds of Yahweh God! God did the unthinkable in bringing Israel back from captivity, can he do it again? The prayer uses the powerful metaphor of planting and harvest. It is risky to sow seed that could be immediately eaten. The farmer hopes for a greater harvest but also knows that it could all come to nothing should famine or disease strike the land. Thus the tears, the weeping, the risk! I can't help but think of Jesus' words, unless a grain of wheat fall into the earth and dies it remains alone, but if it dies it bears much fruit! Yet, it is Yahweh, "He who causes to be", that must bring about such fruit. So the prayer goes, "restore our fortunes like streams in the Negeb (desert)." These streams would course wildly and full in the rainy season, otherwise they were as dry as desert soil. This is the prayer of faith-filled risk for the glory of God! AMEN Arc Commentary : This arc is a bit of an experiment. Arcing poetry is very difficult because there are more mechanisms in operation than just the logic of the statements. But as a songwriter myself I know that when I write lyrics there is logic, there is a message. So, it may be valuable to analyze this text with another interpretation tool, but arcing has helped uncover the message of the Psalmist. Hebrew parallelism leads to lots of couplets that I've portrayed mainly as Ac/Mn, Ac/Res, Id/Ex, Sit/R. I think the most notable part of the arc are the two Ground statements that end each portion of the song. These are where I'm drawing out my understanding of the main point: our joy is founded in the great deeds of Yahweh God! Because He does great things - we are glad. Because he will provide a harvest - we can have joy. As always, comments and revisions are welcome!
10000000016087 16087 Notes 2009-12-02 14:57:01 2010-02-08 09:46:37 Passage Commentary : This two part psalm of ascent has long been a prayer of mine. I wanted to put it through the rigors of arcing to see the fundamental elements that make it so powerful. Verses 3-4 form the core or hinge of the poem. One is a statement of God's deeds and the other supplication for them. One is in prose, one is a prayer. This provides the key to the two units, prose and prayer, but ultimately they have the same message: our joy is founded in the great deeds of Yahweh God! God did the unthinkable in bringing Israel back from captivity, can he do it again? The prayer uses the powerful metaphor of planting and harvest. It is risky to sow seed that could be immediately eaten. The farmer hopes for a greater harvest but also knows that it could all come to nothing should famine or disease strike the land. Thus the tears, the weeping, the risk! I can't help but think of Jesus' words, unless a grain of wheat fall into the earth and dies it remains alone, but if it dies it bears much fruit! Yet, it is Yahweh, "He who causes to be", that must bring about such fruit. So the prayer goes, "restore our fortunes like streams in the Negeb (desert)." These streams would course wildly and full in the rainy season, otherwise they were as dry as desert soil. This is the prayer of faith-filled risk for the glory of God! AMEN Arc Commentary : This arc is a bit of an experiment. Arcing poetry is very difficult because there are more mechanisms in operation than just the logic of the statements. But as a songwriter myself I know that when I write lyrics there is logic, there is a message. So, it may be valuable to analyze this text with another interpretation tool, but arcing has helped uncover the message of the Psalmist. Hebrew parallelism leads to lots of couplets that I've portrayed mainly as Ac/Mn, Ac/Res, Id/Ex, Sit/R. I think the most notable part of the arc are the two Ground statements that end each portion of the song. These are where I'm drawing out my understanding of the main point: our joy is founded in the great deeds of Yahweh God! Because He does great things - we are glad. Because he will provide a harvest - we can have joy. As always, comments and revisions are welcome! notes
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Psalms
Psalms 126:1-6
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A Song of Ascents. When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion,
A Song of Ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,
We were like those who dream.
we were like those who dream.
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Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting;
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy;
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Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
The LORD has done great things for us;
Because the LORD has done great things for us;
We are glad.
we are glad.
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Restore our captivity, O LORD,
Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
As the streams in the South.
like streams in the Negeb!
comparison
Those who sow in tears
Those who sow in tears
shall reap with joyful shouting.
shall reap with shouts of joy!
He who goes to and fro weeping,
He who goes out weeping,
carrying his bag of seed,
bearing the seed for sowing,
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Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.
bringing his sheaves with him.
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10000000016087 16087 Arc 2009-12-02 14:57:01 2010-02-08 09:46:37 editing Psalms 126 1 126 6 Psalms 126:1-6 19 OT nasb esv i387373 i387374 i387375 i387376 i387377 i387359 A Song of Ascents. When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion, A Song of Ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, i387360 We were like those who dream. we were like those who dream. situationresponse 2 i387361 Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; actionresult 2 i387362 Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." actionresult 2 i387378 i387363 The LORD has done great things for us; Because the LORD has done great things for us; i387364 We are glad. we are glad. ground 1 i387379 i387380 i387365 Restore our captivity, O LORD, Restore our fortunes, O LORD, i387366 As the streams in the South. like streams in the Negeb! comparison 1 i387381 i387382 i387367 Those who sow in tears Those who sow in tears i387368 shall reap with joyful shouting. shall reap with shouts of joy! actionresult 2 i387383 i387384 i387369 He who goes to and fro weeping, He who goes out weeping, i387370 carrying his bag of seed, bearing the seed for sowing, actionmanner 1 i387385 i387371 Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, shall come home with shouts of joy, i387372 bringing his sheaves with him. bringing his sheaves with him. ground 1 actionresult 2 ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 nasb 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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