Jan 18, 2021
Yesterday we heard of the rivalry between Rachel and Leah, and about more sons for Jacob— whose names all have meanings appropriate to what Rachel or Leah were feeling at the time.
Yesterday Job again complained that he was surrounded by mockers, and despairingly again said
15 Where is there any hope for me?
Who sees any?
16 Hope will not go with me
when I go down to the world of the dead.
Jesus has by now prepared his disciples for his death by prophesying about it, and by teaching them about what it will be like to ‘lead’ in His kingdom. And he healed Bartimaeus, who called Jesus by his Messianic title: the Son of David.
GNT Translation notes:
Job 18:12 [The wicked//They] used to be rich, but now they go hungry;
disaster stands and waits at their side.
18 [The wicked//They] will be driven out of the land of the living,
driven from light into darkness.
Mrk. 11:6 They answered just as Jesus had told them, and the [people//crowd] let them go.
NLT Translation notes:
22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “[Believe fully//Have faith] in God.
32 But [we don’t//do we] dare say it was merely human[, do we/0]?” For they were afraid of what the people would do, because everyone [in that crowd//0] believed that John was a prophet.