Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Truly, Truly I say to you.

In the gospel of John, Jesus responded to questions by stating Truly, Truly I say to you. This last week I have been listening to the New Testament from an audio  Bible I received from church. It is called You've Got The Time by Faith Comes by Hearing. I started listening to it as I worked in my garden and as I did my house hold chores. I find that it is a great way to keep Gods Word on my mind and in my heart. This phrase,Truly, Truly I say to you, has stuck in my mind and I started wondering why did he repeat the word truly two times every time he said it. So I decided to start my study by comparing how the different versions of the Bible said worded it. 

I tell you the truth (NIV)

Truly Truly I say to you. (NASB & ESV) 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee,(KJV & ASV) 

Most assuredly, I say to you (NKJV)

I can guarantee this truth: (Gods Word)

After reading these different versions I think I now understand the reasoning for the repetition. He wanted to stress that He knew what he was talking about and that it was the true Word of God with out error.  I also read that In Matthew 18:15-20, we read of the importance of multiple witnesses. It creates validity and merit to what is being stated. By saying, "Truly, truly", Jesus is saying that He is His own witness and that what He says is accurate and true.

May God Bless your day

In His Service,

Melissa

1 comment:

A Little R&R said...

I liked reading this in all the translations. It really reinforces the fact that when we hear those words we ought to pay close attention. I am following you from GMGs. (oh, and I love it that you posted the passages you are memorizing. I am going to start that back up again, too!)