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Feb 24, 2018

LEVITICUS 7:
Yesterday we heard about sin and guilt offerings and about the ordination offering for priests. In today’s reading, it sounds to me that for repayment offerings (repayment being a sin which would usually be intentional), the person offering the sacrifice would not be entitled to receive any of the meat.

PSALM 13:
David starts by crying out “How long?” and ends with a note of praise. We can be thankful for his difficult experiences which give us these Psalms.

LUKE 9b:
Yesterday we heard of Jesus sending out his disciples, and afterward the feeding of the 5,000. Peter rightly declared what position Jesus was filling. Jesus predicted his death. He said that some standing there would not die before seeing the Kingdom of God, and perhaps he meant his three disciples who saw the transfiguration, because His kingship was clearly foreshadowed there.

GNT Translation note:
Lev. 8:17 He took the rest of the bull, including its skin, flesh, and intestines, and [had it burned//burned it] outside the camp, just as the Lord had commanded.
[There are many times in Scripture where it says that one leader or another performed some large work, but it is clear that they ordered that the work to be done. (example: King x built the city of x.) It takes a long time to burn up the things mentioned, and Moses could not have done this by himself.]
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Ps. 13:3 [Turn and] Look at me, O Lord my God, and answer me.
Restore my strength; don't let me die.
6 I will sing to you, O Lord,
because you have been [so] good to me.
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Luk 9:44 “Don't forget what I am about to tell you! [I, the Son of Man am//The Son of Man is] going to be handed over to the power of human beings.”
51 As the time drew near when Jesus would be taken up to heaven, he [firmly] made up his mind and set out on his way to Jerusalem.
58 Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but [I,] the Son of Man[, have// has] no place to lie down and rest.”

NLT Translation notes:
Luk. 9:18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “[According to the crowds, whose position am I ministering in?”/ /According to what the people are saying, whose position am I apparently filling?”//Who do people say I am?”]
[In English, the answer to “Who do people say I am?” would be “Jesus”— his name. This is a case where one has to use more words than the original to capture the same intent.]
19 “Well,” they replied, “some say the position of John

the Baptist, some say [taking Elijah's place//Elijah], and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead.”

20 Then he asked them, “But [whose place do you say I am filling?”//who do you say I am?”]
21 Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone [about this//who he was].
22 “[I, the//The] Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,”he said. “[I/He] will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. [I/He] will be killed, but on the third day [I/he] will be raised from the dead.”
23 Then he said to the crowd, “[PET  Everyone who wants to follow Me has to leave his own self interests and follow Me every day, thinking like this, I will keep following the Lord even to the point of death— even death by crucifixion!’//If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.]
44 “Listen to me and remember what I say. [I, the Son of Man am//The Son of Man is] going to be betrayed into the hands of [my/his] enemies.”
58 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but [I,/0] the Son of Man, has no place even to lay [my/his] head.”