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no coincidences

no coincidences Acts 23:12-22 (JDV) Acts 23:12 When it was morning, the Jews formed a mob and bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. Acts 23:13 There were more than forty who … 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Acts 21:1-14 (JDV) cultural straitjacket Acts 21:1 After we had withdrawn from them, we set sail straight for Cos, the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.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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change from the norm

change from the norm Acts 18:1-17 (JDV) Acts 18:1 After these things happened, he left Athens and went to Corinth, Acts 18:2 and he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with … Continue reading

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treasure in the sand

treasure in the sand Deuteronomy 33:18-21 (JDV) Deuteronomy 33:18 He said about Zebulun: Enjoy, Zebulun, your journeys, and Issachar, your tents. Deuteronomy 33:19 They summon the peoples to a mountain; there they offer acceptable sacrifices, because they draw from the … Continue reading

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his last summit

his last summit Deuteronomy 32:48-52 (JDV) Deuteronomy 32:48 On that same day Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said: Deuteronomy 32:49 “Go up Mount Nebo in the Abarim range in the land of Moab, across from Jericho, … Continue reading

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poisonous grapes

poisonous grapes Deuteronomy 32:32-35 (JDV) Deuteronomy 32:32 For their vine is from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are poisonous; their clusters are bitter. Deuteronomy 32:33 Their wine is serpents’ venom, the deadly poison … Continue reading

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fire from God

fire from God Deuteronomy 32:22-25 (JDV) Deuteronomy 32:22 For fire has been kindled because of my anger and burns to the depths of Sheol; it devours the land and its produce, and scorches the foundations of the mountains. Deuteronomy 32:23 … Continue reading

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his wings

his wings Deuteronomy 32:9-11 (JDV) Deuteronomy 32:9 But Yahveh’s portion is his people, Jacob, his own inheritance. Deuteronomy 32:10 He found him in a desolate land, in a barren, howling open country; he surrounded him, cared for him, and protected … Continue reading

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illegitimate relationships

illegitimate relationships Deuteronomy 27:22 (JDV) Deuteronomy 27:22 ‘The one who sleeps with his sister, whether his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter is afflicted with a curse.’ And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’ illegitimate relationships The Israelite community was … Continue reading

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transvestites and mother bird theft

transvestites and mother bird theft Deuteronomy 22:5-7 (JDV) Deuteronomy 22:5 “A woman is not to wear male clothing, and a man is not to put on a woman’s garment, because everyone who does these things is repulsive to Yahveh your … Continue reading

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