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this high place

20220922 this high place Ezekiel 20:27-29 (JDV) Ezekiel 20:27 “Therefore, son of Adam, speak to the house of Israel, and tell them, ‘This is what the Lord Yahveh says: In this way also your fathers blasphemed me by committing treachery … Continue reading

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inappropriate prescriptions

20220921 inappropriate prescriptions Ezekiel 20:21b-26 (JDV) So I considered pouring out my wrath on them and exhausting my anger against them in the open country.Ezekiel 20:22 But I withheld my hand and acted for the sake of my name so … Continue reading

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their rules

20220920 their rules Ezekiel 20:18-21a (JDV) Ezekiel 20:18 ” ‘Then I said to their children in the open country, “Don’t follow the prescriptions of your fathers, defile yourselves with their idols, or keep their rules.Ezekiel 20:19 I am Yahveh your … Continue reading

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free of charge

free of charge 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9 (JDV) 2 Thessalonians 3:7 because you yourselves know how you should imitate us: We were not undisciplined when with you; 2 Thessalonians 3:8 we did not eat anyone’s food free of charge; instead, we … Continue reading

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criterion for disfellowship

criterion for disfellowship 2 Thessalonians 3:6 (JDV) 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from every brother or sister who is undisciplined and does not walk … Continue reading

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ritual of respect

ritual of respect Psalm 63:3-7 (JDV) Psalm 63:3 My lips will glorify you because your covenant faithfulness is better than life. Psalm 63:4 So I will bless you as long as I live; when you are named, I will lift … Continue reading

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cultural straitjacket

Acts 21:1-14 (JDV) cultural straitjacket Acts 21:1 After we had withdrawn from them, we set sail straight for Cos, the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. Acts 21:2 Finding a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we boarded … Continue reading

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read this instruction aloud

read this instruction aloud Deuteronomy 31:9-13 (JDV) Deuteronomy 31:9 Moses wrote down this instruction and he gave it to the priests, sons of Levi, who carried the ark of Yahveh’s covenant, and to all the elders of Israel. Deuteronomy 31:10 … Continue reading

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stand-alone gospel

Galatians 1:13-17 (JDV) Galatians 1:13 You see – you have heard about how I once behaved as a representative of Judaism: I intensely persecuted God’s congregation and tried to annihilate1 it. Galatians 1:14 I progressed in Judaism beyond many contemporaries … Continue reading

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not through human tradition

Galatians 1:11-12 (JDV) Galatians 1:11 You see – I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel announced by me is not of human origin Galatians 1:12 because I did not receive it from a human source and … Continue reading

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