Category Archives: hypocrisy

playing with fire

playing with fire Jeremiah 32:26-35 (JDV) Jeremiah 32:26 The word of Yahveh came to Jeremiah, and this is what he said: Jeremiah 32:27 “Notice, I am Yahveh, the God of all flesh. Is there a matter too difficult for me? … Continue reading

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religious mask

religious mask Jeremiah 12:1-4 (JDV) Jeremiah 12:1 You will be righteous, Lord, even if I bring a case against you. Yet, I wish to contend with you: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are all the treacherous … Continue reading

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incense and sweet cane

incense and sweet cane Jeremiah 6:16-21 (JDV) Jeremiah 6:16 This is what Yahveh says: Stand by the crossroads and look. Ask about the path of long ago, “Which is the way to the good path?” Then take it and find … Continue reading

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underkill

underkill Jeremiah 6:10-15 (JDV) Jeremiah 6:10 Who can I speak to and give such a warning that they would listen? Notice, their ear is uncircumcised, so they cannot pay attention. Notice, the word of Yahveh has become contemptible to them—they … Continue reading

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death of a good couple

death of a good couple Acts 5:1-11 (JDV) Acts 5:1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. Acts 5:2 However, he put aside for himself part of the proceeds with his wife’s knowledge, … Continue reading

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not meaningless words

not meaningless words Deuteronomy 32:44-47 (JDV) Deuteronomy 32:44 Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and recited all the words of this song in the presence of the people. Deuteronomy 32:45 After Moses finished reciting all these words to all … Continue reading

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loyalty matters

loyalty matters Deuteronomy 28:15-19 (JDV) Deuteronomy 28:15 “But if you do not obey Yahveh your God by carefully following all his commands and prescriptions I am giving you today, all these afflictions will come and overtake you: Deuteronomy 28:16 You … Continue reading

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victimless crime

victimless crime Deuteronomy 27:23 (JDV) Deuteronomy 27:23 ‘The one who sleeps with his mother-in-law is afflicted with a curse.’ And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’ victimless crime One of the reasons for the pronouncement of the curses on Mount … Continue reading

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secret idols

secret idols Deuteronomy 27:14-15 (JDV) Deuteronomy 27:14 The Levites will answer in a loud voice to every Israelite: Deuteronomy 27:15 ‘The person who makes a carved idol or cast image, which is repulsive to Yahveh, the work of a craftsman, … Continue reading

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closing the loophole

closing the loophole Deuteronomy 19:11-13 (JDV) Deuteronomy 19:11 But if someone hates his neighbor, lies in ambush for him, attacks him, and strikes him fatally, and runs away to one of these cities, Deuteronomy 19:12 the elders of his city … Continue reading

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